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May 12, 2023 August 14th, 2023 No Comments
By VOLT ® Lighting - May 12, 2023

Simplify Landscape Lighting Design with VOLT®’s Adjustable LED Bulbs

Low-voltage LED landscape lighting is a popular choice for homeowners who want to highlight the beauty of their house and enhance outdoor living spaces. One of the key components of any outdoor lighting system are the LED light bulbs. Most LED bulb types are offered in a wide variety of wattages, color temperatures, and beam spreads, which can make deciding which bulbs to purchase difficult.

Beam spread, or beam angle, refers to the spread of light from the luminaire, and along with wattage (i.e., brightness), is arguably one of the most important aspects of achieving a balanced, beautiful lighting design.

Thanks to recent innovations from VOLT®, deciding which beam spreads to use just became easier. Two of the most commonly used bulbs for LED landscape lighting – MR16 and MR11 – are now offered with patented, adjustable beam spread technology.

What are Adjustable Beam Angle LED Bulbs?

Adjustable beam angle LED bulbs are a VOLT exclusive lighting solution that allows you to adjust light output to suit your specific application. These bulbs come with a built-in mechanism that allows you to easily change the beam spread by simply rotating the bulb’s lens. With this extremely handy design feature, homeowners can quickly adjust light output as needed to acquire the ideal spread of illumination on a desired landscape or architectural feature.

For example, you may want to narrow the beam angle to focus illumination on open spaces between windows, or widen it to illuminate a larger feature such as a tree canopy. Beam angle options include: 20º narrow, 40º flood, and 60º wide flood. With these beam spreads offered in one bulb, this innovation eliminates the worry of wondering if you’ve purchased the correct beam spread for a particular landscape lighting application.

Advantages of Adjustable Beam Angle LED Bulbs

There are several advantages to using adjustable beam angle LED bulbs in your landscape lighting system.

  1. Increased flexibility: As mentioned, adjustable beam angle LED bulbs offer unparalleled flexibility in how you direct the light. This makes it easy to adjust your lighting to match your specific needs, whether you’re unsure of which bulb to purchase when designing your system, or possibly making adjustments as landscape features continue to grow over time.
  2. Energy efficiency: LED bulbs are well known for their energy efficiency – LEDs can achieve the same light output as traditional Halogen bulbs while using up to 85% less energy (watts), which can help reduce energy waste and lower your overall electricity costs.
  3. Longevity: LED bulbs have an exceptionally long lifespan, and adjustable beam angle LED bulbs are no exception. This means you can enjoy beautiful and functional landscape lighting for years to come without worrying about frequent bulb replacements. VOLT LED bulbs have an estimated life of between 40,000 hrs. and 60,000 hrs. They are essential “lifetime” light sources.
  4. Cost-effective: While adjustable beam angle LED bulbs may be slightly more expensive than traditional bulbs, they can provide significant long-term cost savings through their energy efficiency, longevity, and all-in-one design. VOLT LED bulbs are also backed by Lifetime Warranties.

Adjustable beam angle LED bulbs offer a range of benefits for low voltage landscape lighting. By providing increased flexibility, energy efficiency, longevity, and customizable lighting effects, these bulbs can help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that meets your specific needs. When selecting landscape lighting, be sure to consider the advantages of adjustable beam angle LED bulbs and how they can enhance your overall lighting design.

If you need help selecting other aspects such as wattage and color temperature, be sure to check out this helpful article – “Everything To Know About Bulbs For Landscape Lighting”.

Check out our VOLT® Learning Center to find how-to videos and articles!

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