Almost all landscape lighting systems today are low voltage. Low voltage lighting is much safer than traditional 120volt lighting and it is much more cost efficient to install. Low voltage landscape lighting is more than ten times less power and it can achieve all of the desired effects from up-lighting the façade of a home or business, accenting walkways with glare-free pathway lights, highlighting ponds and waterfalls with underwater lights, and much more.
HOW DOES A LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING SYSTEM WORK
A low voltage lighting system uses a transformer to reduce the voltage from your outlet from 120volt to 12volts. There is a variety of light bulbs from halogen to LED that determine the brightness, color, and beam spread of the outdoor lights. Landscape lights come in different shapes and sizes depending on the desired use and light effect. Each fixture uses a stake or mounting hardware to hold the light in the ground or attach it to a surface. Special waterproof connectors are used to connect each light to the transformer.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING INSTALLATION
You have done everything to make your house and yard look topnotch. So why leave all of your hard work in the dark at night when you can have automatic strategically placed landscape lights create a beautiful display at night? Properly done, landscape lighting will bring out the best of all your hard work by accenting your property’s architectural features and drawing particular attentions to your favorite plants.