Things to Consider When Installing LED Lighting


We offer a huge variety LED landscape lighting solutions at Brite Side Landscapes. LED’s use a fraction of the power other lighting does and you don’t have to worry about voltage drop. LED also allows for the freedom to incorporate zoning, dimming, color changing, and wireless options. It may cost slightly more, but it allows you to program your lighting for a desired effect. Example: holiday lighting or game day lighting can all be programmed from your phone.

In the old days, with halogen or incandescent fixtures, the further you were out from your transformer the more common it was to experience decreased lighting because of power loss. When you utilize an LED system, if you are doing less than 250 ft with 20 lights or less, you should not experience voltage drop. When you get into more elaborate systems (500 feet with 50 lights), that is when you may have to add in another transformer. But for the average household, 250 feet should be plenty to get the job done.


When it comes to figuring in the output of lights being used, the important thing to keep in mind is the brightness measured in lumens. A bigger tree for example will require more lumens simply because there is more surface area to light up. As a rule of thumb, lights with 150- 300 lumens will do a good job of accomplishing this.  

Another factor that can help direct light in a more condensed area is beam angle. If you have to light up something that is narrow but tall, it would be beneficial to use a narrower beam angle. This comes into practice when lighting up flagpoles or other tall narrow structures and ensures light is not wasted.