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LED Landscape Lighting Service – Price Gouging

I recently got a call from a landscape lighting client for whom we had installed a LED landscape lighting system back in 2012. We warrant our LED bulbs for one full year (our brass and copper fixtures and stainless steel transformers are warranted for lifetime) so the bulbs were several years out of warranty. As […]

LED LIGHTING – More about Color Temperature

More about color or Kelvin- Selecting the right color lamp is critical to a perfectly designed lighting system. The most common Kelvin is 3000k or closest to halogen. The most common Kelvin colors are: • 2700k-3000k = Very Warm Incandescent • 3000k = Warm White or Halogen • 4100k = Neutral / Cool White • […]

More about Lumens

Lumens are the most important measurement when measuring actual light. Every one of us was taught to look at “watts” to measure light output. Watts actually measure heat and will vary by manufacturer. Lumens are the new watts, as they are defined and measureable. It is important to note that tighter beam angles and higher […]

LED Lingo

Understanding lighting fundamentals is critical to successful lighting design. Here are the key lighting terms and concepts: • Efficacy – Energy shown in lumens per watt (lpw) • Lumen – Intl Measurement for visible, spherical light – more accurate than watts. • LPW – Lumens per watt- Lumens output divided by consumed watts • Foot […]

LED Lighting and Color Temperature

Color Temperature is a measurement that indicates the degree of color being emitted from a light source in degrees Kelvin. Interestingly enough, it is not a measure of temperature at all but rather a way to gauge the varying degrees of the visible color spectrum that emanates from a light source. We’ll talk more about […]

What do you like or dislike about your LED’s?

Let us know how your LED’s are working out for you? What have you used them for??                           solar lighting residential landscape lighting security lighting professional landscape lighting security lights landscape lighting installation landscape lights garden outdoor lighting exterior lights landscape lighting kits […]


LED’s are now available in most lamp bases and conventional sizes. Also, most 12v LED’s are now compatible with standard transformers, which mean they can be integrated and designed with conventional incandescent and halogen products. LED’s are great for many applications including: solar outdoor lighting copper landscape lights outdoor lighting landscape lighting company garden lighting […]

Benefits of LEDs

Benefits of LEDs LEDs are currently the most efficient light source available – On average, LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours. Standards allow for a 30% drop in efficiency over time, so most LED manufacturers state 30,000 hours. LED lamps operate with virtually no heat or affect to room temperature – No heat means less […]

What are LEDs?

What are LEDs? Simply stated, LED’s are solid state PC circuit boards. Unlike conventional lamps (bulbs), LED’s do not have a filament. LED’s utilize semi conductor “chips or diodes” that light up with energized electrons. LED’s require drivers that convert 110v current to 12v AC and DC current. Today, most of these components are integrated […]

Delta Outdoor Lighting of Austin Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals  Austin, TX, February 4, 2014 – Delta Outdoor Lighting of Austin, TX has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20-year old LED Landscape Lighting specialist was chosen by the […]