LECDTM lighting has inherent mechanical strength because of its ceramic thermal fusion and steel structure. As a result, LECDTM lamps are well suited for outdoor applications with high environmental stress. Landscape lighting applications (often termed "lightscaping"), including entrance and exit signs, security warnings, building numbers, address markers, and pathway elements like flagstones, step edges, and corner markers, offer substantial market opportunities. Beyond the energy savings, LECDTM lamps provide aesthetic advantages as well. On walkways, for example, LECDTM lighting illuminates the path rather than the entire path area. The durability of the LECDTM ceramiconsteel technology also permits rough handling and outdoor exposure without damage. Low power levels and long service life provide an attractive life-cycle cost, as well as an ideal lighting platform for usage with a wide range of conventional and alternative energy solutions, including: grid power, solar (photovoltaic), wind, battery, fuel cells, etc. LECDTM lighting is also appropriate for many indoor applications for both residential and commercial buildings. Low area lighting levels can be combined with brighter LECDTM lighting for steps, lighted controls, and signs. Because they are so rugged, LECDTM lamps are also particularly well suited for locations prone to vandalism.