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LED Deck Light
If you want to "go green" with your lighting, think LED! All solar lights and certain low voltage (12v) lighting use LEDs. LED stands for light emitting diode - instead of using the standard filament seen in incandescent light bulbs, LEDs are illuminated by the movement of electrons in semiconductor material. This makes them an efficient light source that remains cool to the touch and reduces energy costs.
Most LED bulbs require a DC 12-volt transformer, but some higher-end styles are rated for both AC and DC power. Check the item description on your bulbs to verify the power type required. Most home centers only sell AC transformers, but you can easily find several brands of both AC and DC transformers at DecksDirect.com.
Incandescent Deck Light
Incandescent bulbs create light by use of a filament. When power is applied the filament glows, generates heat, and produces light. Incandescent bulbs are available for low voltage and line voltage applications, and the wattage used varies with the type of light bulb installed. Incandescent bulbs require line voltage or AC transformers, both of which are easily purchased at most home centers.
Did you know? Most home centers only sell AC transformers, but you can easily find several brands of both AC and DC transformers at DecksDirect.com.
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