So a lot has been discussed regarding the technical and performance characteristics of both LED fixtures and LED lamps. I wanted to bring up another consideration that comes into play. Consistency. As a Designer & Installer, I have always promoted the fact that INTEGRA is not beholden to any one manufacturer or supplier of fixtures and equipment. Instead, we use the best of the best from any of a large number of manufacturers and suppliers. Let's face it, there isn't one manufacturer out there that makes the best of everything. In so doing, you simply cannot make a switch over to integrated LED fixtures. Why? It comes down to consistency, colour and output consistency to be exact. One thing that I really dislike in outdoor lighting is a mish-mash of colour temperatures. Not much looks worse in my opinion than some coach lights at 2500K, some path lights at 2700K, some bullet uplights / wash floods at 3000K and some 4000K downlighting. It just comes across as a ill conceived mess. Now enter integrated LED fixtures. Manu. "A" has some nice new LED bullets that they sell as "warm white", but their path lights leave a lot to be desired. Manu "B" has some awesome looking LED Paths again sold as 'warm white', but nothing yet for Decks or Structures. Manu "C" has put all their development efforts into coming up with the 'perfect' new warm white LED downlight. Again, no one manufacturer has the category killer in every category. The problem is, that each manufacturers version of "warm white" is slightly different too. Manu. "A" considers warm white to be 3000K and they only tolerate a +/- 100K variance. Manu. "B" considers warm white to be 2700K, with the thinking that they want their products to closely emulate incandescent. (they haven't even considered CCT tolerances) Manu. "C" considers warm white to be 2700K to 3300K, tolerating a +/- 600K swing in order to meet their Lumen Output target. (this is actually pretty typical !) So what is a guy to do? In order to maintain colour and output consistency AND use LED fixtures, you basically have to align your business with one manufacturer and go with their offerings, taking the Good with the "just OK". I for one am not willing to make those types of product quality sacrifices on behalf of my clients. Now Enter LED Lamps: Using LED lamps allows you the freedom to pick and choose the best fixtures and components from all those different manufacturers you have come to know and rely upon. Paths from Auroralight, Bullets from Vision3 & Vista, Floods from HK, Arch. fixtures from Hunza, Niche fixtures from Nightscaping, Treelights from CAST, etc. AND you can keep strict colour and output consistency across the entire system because your lamps all come from the same vendor who maintains strict quality control and limited tolerances of only +/- 100K. I know that in my business, I prefer to provide my clients with the best fixtures and components for the application and would rather not have to compromise that quality in order to maintain a consistent look across the property.