You have finally made the decision to add landscape lighting. And now that you've completed your installation, you've got to choose the right bulbs for the job. A friend suggests you check out a local hardware store. So, you go to the store, and stand in front of that section of shelves. Oh my! You didn’t realize that not only would you have to choose fixtures; you will have to choose bulbs. Who knew the light bulb would be a major decision.
So, what types of bulbs are there?
These have a color range, last much longer than Incandescent and Halogen, and consume less energy. Yet, there is that Fluorescent light effect you see in many buildings.
these are more expensive than others, but they have a long life and a low energy consumption level.
These give a pleasing light, but they have a short life and they consumer electricity.
Which bulb is for you? You could fixtures of each kind (usually a particular fixture uses a particular bulb) and try them out. You would need to install each of them, and wait until night to see the effects. But, that is wasteful and you might want a Fuorescent bulb fixture in one area and an LED bulb fixture in another area.
So, what can you do to decide which bulb is for you? It’s simple. Just: