Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
Outdoor landscape lighting has come a long way from citronella candles! Today, the styles of lighting for
outdoor areas include an amazing assortment from the elegant to the efficient.
There are almost as many options for outdoor lighting as for indoor fixtures. Before purchasing outdoor lighting
for your landscaped yard, there are a few facts to consider.
Selecting The Right Lighting
Before you go shopping for some low voltage landscape lighting, it would be best for you to
first evaluate your garden design. If you used computer software to help you design your yard, use that same
computer software to find out what types of lightings you will need to achieve that exotic effect. Note that
although low voltage landscape lighting already provide you a variety of lightings and colors, you cannot
really fit all of these things into your garden without ruining the overall ambiance of the whole place.
Keeping Underground Wiring Protected
When installing low voltage landscape lighting a power line will from the transformer and connect to every light in
the chain. The cable has to be designed to be buried under the ground and in some communities, it will have to be
encased in a waterproof conduit. Even though the power running through the wire is low, a short circuit by a faulty
wire can cause electrical problems if installed incorrectly.
To get the right lighting effects for your yard, try to run several simulations using your landscaping computer
software. Play with the lights. Put the lights at different angles so that you will some ideas of how things will
look like. If you have some structures in your yard like those nice decorative bridges, ponds and the likes, try to
manipulate the light to highlight these structures. It will probably take you a lot of trials before you can find
the right places to set up the contents of your low voltage landscape lighting kits so take your time.
Protecting Your Lights
Most low voltage landscape lighting already has light protection so you need not worry about exposing
your lights to the elements. However, there are some types of lights that need extra protection. To make sure that
your lights are well protected, check the product description of your lighting before you buy it. Never take things
for granted when it comes to your yard or patio lights.