During the winter, we take classes to enhance our knowledge and skills. Recently, we attended classes on the changing technology for outdoor landscape lighting. Several of the lighting manufacturers are employing new technology to make outdoor lighting more efficient and fun. We had a great time learning about new products in the landscape lighting market and look forward to sharing the information with you.
Low voltage halogen lighting is being replaced with more efficient LED lighting in the landscape. Halogen lights can use anywhere between 10 and 50 watts of power for each light. LED fixtures use 80% less voltage, which means lower energy costs and longer lamp life. Traditional halogen fixtures become very hot, so much so they cannot be touched after running for only a few minutes. LEDs create far less heat than traditional lighting. This results in a longer lamp and fixture life. Depending on the application LED lamps can last 50,000 hours or more. Energy savings is good for the environment and your budget.
In addition to new LED lighting technology, FX Luminaire has invented Luxor ZD Technology™ . They claim that it is “the most versatile, affordable, and easy-to-use zoning and dimming control system ever created.” A living space changes throughout the night depending on your activity. Using Luxor, you can illuminate a path, seating area, dining table, or spa at different times of the night or even on different days. Your lighting system should reflect your lifestyle, and with Luxor you can create myriads of scenes based on your landscape and how you use it. With the Luxor ZD, you can create up to 250 independently adjustable lighting groups.
With over 30,000 color choices, the themes can change to fit the season or the time of night.
Are you a proud OSU Beaver, U of O Duck or Seahawk fan and proud to show your colors to the neighborhood? To show your support of your favorite team, you need a Luxor ZDC transformer. Not only can you control the zones and dimming, the ZDC offers 30,000 different color choices to customize landscape lighting for any, mood, occasion or season. On game night, let your lighting reflect your true colors. On Mother’s day, you can light your landscape with Mom’s favorite colors. You can create a personalized color palette of 250 user-saved options.
With your new zoning, dimming and color choices, the Luxor Wi-Fi system is the next step in managing your landscape lighting. Zoning, dimming and color are now controllable with your smartphone or tablet. For example, the lights can be initiated immediately when walking outside to have dinner or going to the mailbox then dimmed to set a mood, then return to normal schedule when finished.
If you are interested in learning more about the new technology, go to www.fxl.com. If you would like to arrange for a demonstration of landscape lighting at your home, give us a call at 541-382-9412.
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