LED has taken over the landscape and outdoor lighting industry in New Jersey and across the United States. While you may be familiar with the energy efficiency of low-voltage outdoor lighting (Halogen), you may not realize LED is exponentially more efficient. In fact, LED outdoor lighting uses 80% less energy than Halogen and looks fantastic!
So what does it cost to run an LED outdoor lighting or LED landscape lighting system? Let’s take a look at the numbers on the average system. If an average residential LED outdoor lighting system includes 20 lights, it should cost just over $3 a month in electricity costs.
While electricity costs vary, we can plan for about 16 cents per kilowatt hour here in New Jersey. With a 7 watt LED light running for about 5 hours per night, we use 1.05 kWh per light per month. With a 20 light system that adds up to a total of 21 kWh per month. The math tells us that will cost $3.36 per month in electricity for the priceless beauty the system adds to our home and property.
While we simplified the example system to contain all 7-Watt lights, our custom designs may lead to your system containing a few 12-Watt LED outdoor lights, depending on your needs. The cost difference would be minimal if that were the case given an entire system of 12-Watt lights would only run $5.76 per month.
If you need lighting for your property, we have the best eco-friendly, energy-efficient outdoor lighting on the market. If you already have lighting but are spending a great deal more to run it, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern New Jersey today, we offer outdoor lighting LED retrofits that will help you meet your energy-saving and cost-saving goals this year. 973-486-0819