Specializing in outdoor lighting for last 18 years has provided Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh a great deal of experience. We know there’s a difference between professional outdoor lighting companies who concentrate in the design and installation of outdoor lighting system and those companies such as landscapers or irrigation companies who tack this on as a side entity to their business. We’ve fixed many problems created by these companies and offered solutions that were not provided by others. One solution that really sets us apart in the Raleigh area is the use of our LEDs.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh offers the very best in outdoor lighting fixtures. In fact, our fixtures are specifically manufactured for us right here in the United States. Our accent features are made from solid copper and brass and our well lights from heavy-duty pvc to stand the test of time. Our fixtures will not fade, chip or peel like the fixtures offered by companies not specializing in outdoor lighting. One of the best features of our Raleigh outdoor lighting fixtures is that our fixtures can be used with halogen bulbs or our energy-efficient LEDs. With LEDs are becoming more mainstream, our fixtures can be upgraded at any time and if the time comes when an LED reaches the end of its lifecycle, a new LED “bulb” can be installed, something that most companies cannot claim. In fact, once most other LED fixtures reach the end of their lifecycle, the entire fixture must be replaced, not just the “bulb”.
Another advantage to using Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is for the LED Par bulbs we offer. Other landscapers or irrigation companies will most likely offer MR16 LEDs in their lighting, and not always in the correct fixtures. The problem with LED MR16s is that they were originally designed for interior use and not designed to go into an enclosed outdoor lighting fixture. While LEDs do generate less heat than halogen lamps, when enclosed in a fixture to keep it protected from the environmental elements, the heat builds up and affects the LED chip, shortening the life span of the LED. Our unique PAR bulbs are sealed so they actual bulb can sit in the environmental elements without being enclosed. It also includes a massive heat sink, which spreads and dissipates the generated heat through a large metal piece, allowing the PAR to operate at a much cooler temperature. Additionally, the size of our PAR’s surface area is larger, allowing it to be cooled by the surrounding air.
Not all PAR bulbs are created equal, just is the case for MR16s. Our LED PAR bulb has a rated life of 50,000 hours. To do some quick calculations, if you run your outdoor lighting system for 7 hours a day, that PAR bulb will last you 19 years. There is no socket that can fail and testing shows that the bulb could be submerged in water and still work perfectly. And most importantly, the color or our LEDs is a warm white that will highlight all the best characteristics of your home and landscape.
Your Raleigh outdoor lighting system is going to be highlighting your home and outdoor living spaces for a long time so having it installed right the first time will save you a lot of aggravation and maintenance costs. Call the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh so we can custom design a system just right for your home. You’ll be getting the best in outdoor lighting because outdoor lighting is what we do. Call your irrigation company for your sprinkler system and leave your outdoor lighting needs to the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.
David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh