Happy New Year from Brilliant Nights

We’d like to wish you a safe and prosperous 2018. We appreciate all of the business our Tampa area customers have given us this past year!

As you begin to make New Year’s resolutions, consider making some changes to your home that can lower your bills. Schedule a maintenance appointment to be sure your air conditioning is running efficiently, fix leaky faucets to save water, and upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances if it’s time to replace your washer, dryer, or refrigerator. 

If your landscape lighting system is still running on halogen bulbs, you should also consider switching to LED. 

3 Reasons You Should Switch to LED Bulbs

If you had your outdoor lighting system installed years ago, you probably still have the original halogen bulbs that came with it. Since then, LED lights have been introduced and are very popular — actually preferred — by many homeowners. Read on to find out why, and call us when you decide to upgrade your bulbs.

Reason 1: Bugs Don’t Like LED Outdoor Lighting

Many insects are drawn to hot, bright white or blue Halogen bulbs because of their UV light, but they don’t often fly toward cool white or yellow LED lights. This is mainly because they can’t see them as well.  When it comes to outdoor lighting, a strong rule of thumb is that the lower the Kelvin (K) temperature, the more yellow the light will be, and the more yellow the light, the harder it is for bugs to see. If you replace the bulbs in your existing landscape lighting system with LED bulbs, you will most likely have fewer insects buzzing around your outdoor entertainment area.

Reason 2: You’ll Save on Energy Bills

Replacing a 30 watt halogen bulb with a 5 watt LED bulb can add up to 80% savings in electric usage. Just one bulb! While the initial investment in new LED bulbs may seem bigger than you’d like, you’ll get that money back in your pocket within just a few years and continue saving for many years after that.

Reason 3: You Won’t Have to Buy New Bulbs for a Long Time

The sticker price on LED bulbs may turn you off initially, but when you think about how long they last, it’s totally worth it. Because while halogen bulbs need to be replaced every 2 years, LED bulbs can last up to 15!

Why You Should Hire a Landscape Lighting Company to Replace Your Halogen Bulbs

While LED bulbs are available at big box stores, you won’t get the quality brands that Brilliant Nights knows and trusts. Case in point…a store brand LED bulb comes with a 1-year warranty. Doesn’t make much sense considering that LED lights should last up to 20 years, does it? We work with the best landscape lighting manufacturers like Volt Lighting, who provides a lifetime warranty with every LED bulb! And we always guarantee our installation or we’ll come back and fix it.

And because landscape lighting is our only business, we know how to safely handle electrical components and measure the voltage of your system to make sure it meets the requirements of your new LED bulbs. When it comes to your professional outdoor lighting system, it’s always best to leave it to a professional. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.



Switch to LED Landscape Lighting in the New Year

If you’ve been thinking about switching your Halogen bulbs to LED,  a new year is a great time to do it.  But since not all LED lights are the same, it’s a good idea to consult with a landscape lighting company like Brilliant Nights in Tampa before making any purchases or installing lighting on your own.

Reduce Summer Bugs With Landscape Lighting

Many of us in the Tampa area will soon be hosting graduation parties and Memorial Day barbecues, and enjoying lots of laughs with friends and family. But there’s one group of uninvited guests who always tends to show up in the evening — they get into our food, make us itchy and even buzz annoyingly around our faces. How rude!

Switch to Energy Efficient LED Lighting in 2016

Happy New Year! We appreciate all of the business our customers in the Tampa area has brought to us in 2015. As you look ahead to the new year and start to make resolutions, it’s a good time to start making plans for ways you can save money. One of the ways you can save big is on energy bills, including landscape lighting bills.