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Benefits of Retrofitting Halogen Outdoor Lights to LED


The LED outdoor lighting experts at Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation in Liberty, MO, are working to assist property owners in the greater Kansas City metro area with transitioning halogen landscape or outdoor lighting during the halogen phase out. Our technicians are able to retrofit current halogen landscape lighting to efficient LED lights. To ensure you are confident in your early transition to LED, we have compiled a list of the top reasons LED is the future of outdoor lighting!


FX Luminaire LED Landscape Lights


6 Reasons LED Landscape Lighting is Better than Halogen Lights


1) LESS VOLTAGE USED

2) LOWER ENERGY COSTS

3) CONSISTENT LIGHTING LEVEL

4) LONGER LAMP LIFE

5) LESS HEAT

6) FIXTURE LIFE LENGTH


Now lets look at each of these reasons a bit closer:

1) LESS VOLTAGE USED: Depending on the halogen light, LEDs use around 80% less voltage. Most halogen lights need somewhere between 10 to 80 watts to run. LED fixtures use an average of 10 watts to run, but the FX Luminaire LED light fixtures that Natural Accents uses and recommends run on closer to 2 to 5 watts.


Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting customer enjoying their outdoor fireplace lit by LED architectural and landscape lights


2) LOWER ENERGY COSTS: With less voltage used to run each LED light, property and home owners can enjoy the same number of LED lights as they had halogen, but at a lower electric use. This lower electric use translates into a lower monthly electrical bill. Who wouldn't like to see their monthly expenses go down?


3) CONSISTENT LIGHTING LEVEL: Halogen lights burn out. At the end of their life they no longer emit any light. LED lamps on the other hand dim as they near the end of their life span. This allows owners or property managers to still enjoy proper illumination, instead of a glaring void of light when a halogen lamp burned out.

Outdoor pool seating area glows with LED outdoor lighting


4) LONGER LAMP LIFE: With professional installation and maintenance, LED lamps allow for thousands of hours of illumination before reaching the end of their life. This longer life means you won't have to replace lamps frequently; another savings opportunity!


5) LESS HEAT: Halogen lights quickly heat up and become a burn hazard to anyone that might accidently touch them. LED lights on the other hand, heat up, but not as hot. Also the FX Luminaire lighting fixtures that Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting recommends have temperature sensors designed to cool fixtures as they run.


Outdoor seating area in Kansas City home garden illuminated by LED lights


6) FIXTURE LIFE LENGTH - Since FX LEDs cool fixtures down as they run, the lighting fixture lifespan itself is extended. Homeowners and property managers enjoy saving on the frequency of lighting fixture replacement since there is the a larger amount of time as well as fixture expense associated with a fixture replacement than just a lamp replacement.


Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting recommends and trusts FX Luminaire LED lights and lighting systems. For quality lighting systems that stand the test of Midwest summers and winters, we recommend FX Luminaire. As FX Luminaire leads the lighting industry for highly efficient and high quality architectural and landscape lighting, using them to retrofit your old outdoor halogen lighting system is a easy decision to make the switch to LED.


DOE General Service Lamps Enforcement Transition Stages - https://bit.ly/3WYcJUX


Be prepared for the halogen lighting phase-out when you contact the retrofitting experts at Natural Accents Lighting! Our woman-veteran owned team is a text or call away at 816-407-1300 or you can book your retrofit appointment here. The new year is the perfect time to schedule your halogen lighting retrofit so you are ready for all the outdoor fun that spring and summer bring!


Natural Accents Lighting is the most awarded outdoor lighting company in the Kansas City area for a reason. Lighting is all we do and we do it with a passion. For us, light is art!

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What You Need to Know About the Halogen Lighting Phase-Out


Beautiful Outdoor LED Wash lights highlight a retaining stone wall



As 2022 draws to a close, the countdown to 2023 begins. For property owners in the United States with outdoor halogen lights this means they will need to start looking to replace or retrofit their lighting systems. While many landscape companies offer lighting replacement services for your outdoor lighting system, the lighting experts at Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting are able to retrofit your current halogen system to new lighting standards saving you money and time.


DOE General Service Lamps Enforcement Transition Stages from https://bit.ly/3WYcJUX


You may wonder why you need to retrofit your system now as halogen light bulbs will still be available for purchase. While it is true that you can continue to purchase halogen bulbs as a consumer in 2023, these products are no longer be manufactured. That means as supplies run low, your "less expensive" landscape lighting option will be harder to find and probably increase in price as well.


Distributers and retailers start receiving warning notices in January 2023 for the sale of these products. Full penalties begin in July 2023, with partial penalties being given before then to sellers. For now, consumers will be able to use the halogen lights they already are using and ones purchased in 2023.


Snow covered Kansas City residence lit with LED outdoor lighting installed by Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting



Wondering why you need to retrofit your system now since you can continue to use the working halogen light bulbs you have? One benefit of retrofitting your outdoor lighting now is that you will begin enjoying the savings of using LED lighting sooner. LED bulbs tend to be more expensive up front, their longer life and lower cost to run save you in the long term.


Another benefit of retrofitting your system now, is that you will miss the rush to replace or retrofit your halogen system when the consumer grace period ends. Then demand for LED landscape lights and LED outdoor lighting systems will lead to an increase in price as well for LED products and services. Begin your phase out early will save you additional costs when demand increases.


Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting technician working on a lighting repair while bundled up from the cold



Be prepared for the halogen lighting phase-out when you contact the retrofitting experts at Natural Accents Lighting! Our woman-veteran owned team is a text or call away at 816-407-1300 or you can book your retrofit appointment here. Winter is a great time to get a jump on your halogen lighting retrofit.


Natural Accents Lighting is the most awarded outdoor lighting company in the Kansas City area for a reason. Lighting is all we do and we do it with a passion. For us, light is art!


LED lights being tested before installation



Want to Read More?


Department of Energy Statement:

https://bit.ly/3VFO1r3


Department of Energy Enforcement Policy Statement—General Service Lamps:

https://bit.ly/3WYcJUX

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Natural Accents Lighting Decked the Halls for

Our Kansas City Clients!


Twinkle light tree wrapping and Kansas City homes decorated for the holiday season



The Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation holiday lighting team wishes to thank the families and organizations that trusted us with their 2022 holiday lighting projects. Whether it was decorating a 45-foot tall pine tree, draping the eaves of a home with twinkle lights, wrapping a tree in candy-cane lights, installing a permanent holiday lighting system, or programing an existing color-changing lighting system to a new holiday theme, our installation team had a blast. Thank you so much for allowing Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting to be part of your holiday celebration!


Commercial property with permanent holiday lighting installed by Natural Accents Outdoor Lighting



We are mid-way through Hanukkah and are hours away from celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day; it is not too early to book your 2023 holiday lighting project. Natural Accents has started booking for next year's holiday season. While we look forward to expanding this service to many more clients, we would hate for anyone to miss out having our experts take this chore off your holiday to-do list!


45-foot pine tree decorated with twinkle lights by the holiday lighting team at Natural Accents Lighting



Ready to enjoy the 2023 holiday season more? Contact the pros at Natural Accents Lighting to schedule your holiday lighting project today! Our woman-veteran owned team is a text or call away at 816-407-1300 or you can book your holiday lighting appointment here.


Natural Accents is the most awarded outdoor lighting company in the Kansas City area for a reason. Lighting is all we do and we do it with a passion. For us, light is art!


Kansas City home with color-changing permanent holiday lighting with different themes




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