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LED vs Incandescent Light Bulbs: Which is Better?

LED light bulbs are more energy efficient than using filament incandescent light bulbs because they waste considerably less energy in the form of heat. LED lights cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they can last up to 50 times longer and use less electricity. Most LED bulbs require a 12-volt DC transformer. Incandescent bulbs usually require using a 12-volt AC transformer. Always check the product specifications for power type before planning your deck lighting system. LED lights must be wired in parallel, not in a series, and polarity must be maintained throughout the lighting system.

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These LED deck lights provide enough illumination to light the entire floor of this deck.


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Lighting

LED vs Incandescent Light Bulbs: Which is Better?

LED light bulbs are more energy efficient than using filament incandescent light bulbs because they waste considerably less energy in the form of heat. LED lights cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they can last up to 50 times longer and use less electricity. Most LED bulbs require a 12-volt DC transformer. Incandescent bulbs usually require using a 12-volt AC transformer. Always check the product specifications for power type before planning your deck lighting system. LED lights must be wired in parallel, not in a series, and polarity must be maintained throughout the lighting system.

LED Deck Lighting
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LED Deck Lighting

These LED deck lights provide enough illumination to light the entire floor of this deck.


Popular Features Articles
Benches, Planters & Skirting

Deck Skirting and Fascia

Skirting can be an attractive feature that can be added to any low-level deck.

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How to Install Post Cap Lights

Follow our step-by-step instructions to install low-voltage post cap lighting.

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The Best Outdoor Rugs to Buy

Outdoor rugs are a great way to add additional style and protection to your deck or patio. Check out our recommendations for the best outdoor rugs.

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If you have an elevated deck, maximize the empty space below it with our top under-deck design ideas, from storage to landscaping.

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Deck Design Styles

Learn how to design a deck to match your sense of style and to compliment your house.

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