At TerraCast® we use LED, or Light Emitting Diode bulbs exclusively in all of our lighting products.
The technology of LED is the future in lighting. Not only is it more energy-efficient than the other options, it offers immediate on/off, there’s no warm-up or cool-down, and it doesn’t overheat. Pair that with a longer life and a smaller price tag, and it’s a no-brainer.
All of our landscape lighting products can run on 12 volt or 110 volt wiring, although we recommend the 110. Complications can happen with in-ground wiring, and the 12-volt wire is rather delicate. One stray hit from a weed-wacker and you’re in the dark!
The average brightness selection for landscape lighting is 400-800 lumen output. That’s a nice soft glow, comparable to a 30 to 60 watt incandescent bulb. It’s not too harsh for eyes already used to the dark, but bright enough to see by, and accentuate the attributes of your outdoor space.
We can tailor the bulb to the look you are trying to achieve for your specific project. If you’re looking for a warm yellow look, or a cooler bluish look, brighter color or higher lumen output, we can lamp our fixtures to match your vision.