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Is a LED upgrade or retrofit right for you?

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte we strive to provide the right balance of value and convenience for customers looking to upgrade their current outdoor lighting systems. Many times it not necessary to discard all the elements of an existing system in order to bring your outdoor lighting up to date. By updating and replacing specific elements of your existing system, and the fixtures themselves, we can save you a substantial amount of time and money over starting from scratch. This is what we refer to as retrofitting. We can provide many solutions for retrofitting your existing low voltage quartz€ halogen lighting system to LED. Retrofit candidacy varies based on the types of fixtures you have and the age of your system. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can evaluate your current system and provide options tailored to your specific needs, budget and personal taste.

On the project pictured above, which is located in the quaint Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte, we converted the homeowner’s existing line voltage to super-efficient LED and converted many of the handmade specialty fixtures the homeowner had picked out for a new landscape design. You can read more about the details of this particular project in our blog post The vintage charm of this Elizabeth area home and its landscaping is preserved and enhanced through the collaborative efforts of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Solow Design Group.

A huge advantage of LED is that LED bulbs are engineered to last much longer than halogen bulbs. LEDs have an average useful bulb life of up to 50,000 hours, while the quartz€ halogen bulb has a useful bulb life between 2,000‑3,000 hours. The light provided by LED lighting is crisp, clear and bright. Because of their long life expectancy, you can expect to enjoy this light, without replacement costs, for much longer than traditional lighting sources.

If you are considering a LED upgrade for your outdoor lighting system. Or if you are considering converting your existing system to LED, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to help you every step of the way. We are the area’s premiere choice for outdoor lighting design and installation. The truth is, upgrading or conversion is really much easier than you may think. In the hands our highly skilled technicians, you can be cutting energy costs in no time, and if you want to make additions to your system we may even be able to add more fixtures to your current transformer than you thought. Since LEDs use less wattage, more lights can be added than halogen.

Please read our blog Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte answers your questions about LED upgrades and conversions to get quick answers to some of the most common questions we receive from homeowner’s wishing to upgrade or convert to LED:

The benefits of converting an existing system to LED lighting include:

  • A more clean, natural and beautiful illumination
  • A substantial savings in energy costs
  • Longer bulb life with less frequent replacement
  • Decreases your carbon footprint on the environment
  • UV-free bulbs which are less prone to attracting insects and they are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems

Our LED’s are not the same as those you see in the big box stores, and we have worked hard in the last decade to improve the quality and color of our LED’s to be far more natural than ever before. LED’s are now measured through the Kelvin scale to determine how warm or cool light looks to the eye in regard to color temperature, and this helps us deliver the look our Charlotte area customers want.

Contact us to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can discuss all the upgrade and retrofit options with you at (704) 849-8808 or reach us via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.

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