Low Voltage Landscape Lighting - A Smart Choice for your Backyard!
Low voltage landscape lighting - When outdoor lighting trends
catch on, people become interested. This is what has happened with
low voltage outdoor lighting systems. It seems years back, residential
outdoor lighting was mostly line voltage, and hardly anyone knew
about low voltage. Today, however, this type of landscape illumination
is popular, and can enhance both decorative and functional outdoor
lighting: you can show off and highlight favorite plants, trees
and sculpture as well as light up for safety around pathways, stairs
and circulation routes.
Why a low voltage system is for you?
For one, they are safe and easy to install - there is no risk of
injury from electric shock - and light system fixtures and components
can be installed in a few hours. Unlike 120-volt line landscape
lighting, these cables don't need to be buried deep underground:
this offers maximum flexibility. If you have a newly planted backyard
garden, you can move the fixtures around and adjust the light effects
on plants as they mature.
Additional benefits include: enhancing the beauty of your landscape
at night; creating safe night time surroundings; and discouraging
intruders. With an emphasis on energy conservation, adding these
types of fixtures will save you money by lowering your electric
bills. How? By reducing the 120-volt current of a normal electrical
line to a harmless, more economical 12-volt current.
Looking to buy
For a wide selection of low voltage transformers, cables and lamp
fixtures at affordable prices shop online. If you're shopping with
quality in mind, buy fixtures from brands such as Hinkley,
Kichler, Focus, Arroyo
Craftsman, Unique and Rockscapes. Stay away from lesser quality
fixtures like Malibu landscape lighting - not a good long term investment.