Landscape and pathway light fixtures are designed to be installed next to driveways, walkways, and pathways. They can be used as accent lights to showcase a yard, garden, or architectural features of buildings and homes. Carpenter Electric’s selection of landscape lighting for Miami area properties consists of pathway lighting, spotlights, flood lights, bollard lights, pond lights, recessed well lights, and torches.
Spotlights are typically used as garden lighting for trees or shrubs or to highlight an architectural feature of a home or building. Choosing the right style and finish can be an important step in the process of selecting the right spotlights for your home. You can choose from finishes that include bronze and black. You can also select from different lamp types such as halogen and LED depending on your lighting needs.
Floodlights describe an outdoor light, usually affixed to the ground that “floods” an area with light. While some floodlights limit the size of the area they illuminate, most floodlights are designed to illuminate as much as possible. Floodlights are available in a wide range of finishes, including: bronze, black, white, iron, and many more. Floodlights provide a fantastic opportunity to highlight your garden in unique and stylish ways.
DIMMING AND LIGHTING CONTROL
With a wide array of styles, colors, and control options, Carpenter Electric offers hundreds of choices in stand-alone dimmers and switches. Multiple designs and control openings compliment any décor and provide functionality for ambiance, convenience, and security—meeting all of your indoor Miami lighting control needs.
Every dimmer in West Palm automatically saves 4-9% in electricity—even at the highest lighting levels—over a standard on-off switch. And when users choose to dim their lights, even more electricity is saved. Dimmers and other lighting controls allow individuals to adjust light levels for specific entertainment options, enhance ambiance, set a mood, and take advantage of daylight to reduce energy use.
Accent lighting is mainly decorative, intended to highlight pictures, plants, or other elements of interior design or landscaping.
Some things that you should know about accent lighting are:
• Light only what you want to see. Through lighting, you have the ability to direct attention on the things you want people to notice in your home. Lighting can make an unattractive room beautiful (and vice versa).
• Add a world of color with lensing. Spread lenses will soften light arching on walls, drawing less attention to the light source and more on what you're trying to light.
• Hidden sources are more appealing. Recessed lighting goes with any decor. The recessed fixture blends perfectly within the ceiling, and the homeowner doesn't have to go out and pick a fixture.
• Good things come in small fixtures. Using a smaller fixture can help cut utility costs. Engineers have been able to harness a small power source and amplify it to have the intensity of a much brighter light.
• Less light can give you more room. Proper lighting is essential to creating the right mood and really brings a home together in the end.
CONVERSION TO LED
There is no comparison between the cost of LED lights vs. traditional incandescent options, whether it is for residential or commercial lighting.
Labor Savings:With incandescent bulbs, the true cost of the bulb is the cost of replacement bulbs and the labor expense and time needed to replace them. These are significant factors, especially where there are a large number of installed bulbs. For office buildings and skyscrapers, maintenance costs to replace bulbs can be enormous. These issues can all be virtually eliminated with the LED option.
Operational Savings:The operational life of current white LED lamps is 100,000 hours. This is 11 years of continuous operation, or 22 years of 50% operation. The long operational life of an led lamp is a stark contrast to the average life of an incandescent bulb, which is approximately 5000 hours. If the lighting device needs to be embedded into a very inaccessible place, using LEDs would virtually eliminate the need for routine bulb replacement.
Reduced Power Consumption:The key strength of LED lighting is reduced power consumption. When designed properly, an LED circuit will approach 80% efficiency, which means 80% of the electrical energy is converted to light energy. The remaining 20% is lost as heat energy. Compare that with incandescent bulbs which operate at about 20% efficiency (80% of the electrical energy is lost as heat).