Among the many facets in landscape design that we offer at Oakland Nursery, one you may not know about is 044incandescent and LED lighting packages. Until recently, LED lighting was almost completely unaffordable, but now, with energy efficiency on the forefront, this is no longer the case.

On average, LED lighting packages tend to be $750 more than an incandescent lighting package.  However, over time, savings through both maintenance and electricity make LED packages much more cost effective. LED bulbs use 70-85% less energy than normal incandescent bulbs and LED bulbs have a lifetime effectively 5-10x longer and LED bulbs come with a 5 year warranty from the manufacturer.  Heat displacement is also a major advantage for LED bulbs. LED bulbs operate at much lower temperatures, making them less likely (almost impossible) to cause mulch fires or warp lighting fixtures.  Incandescent bulbs operate at up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit; LED’s operate between 77-150 degrees.

So why should you use landscape lighting in your landscape at all? Here are five great reasons to do so:

1) Beautification. Landscape lighting can be used to accent architectural features in the

l040andscape, creating focal points and accentuating features.

2) Usability. Landscape lighting can extend the time you spend outdoors. Strategically placed around patios, seating and dining areas, lighting in the yard helps you bring the indoors out.

3) Create Safe Passage. By highlighting steps, thorny vegetation, and elevation changes, landscape lighting can assure that you and your guests can easily moveDSC_0067 around at night.

4) Security. Landscape lighting can often be used to deter potential intruders.

5) Value. Landscape lighting brings the overall property to life, gives a stunning first impression and can bring a real return of investment.

If you would like some more information or a free quote please contact the Irrigation & Lighting department at 614-268-3444 or email us at Get ready to bring your family outdoors this summer with the beauty of lighting in your yard!

Provided by: Allison Miller

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