Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
Low voltage landscape lighting is the traditional way to add light to your garden.
Landscape lighting uses various types of light fixtures to showcase garden’s plants, structures and pathways.
Low voltage landscape lights can make a house look magical at night, via diynetwork.com
When you see a house that almost looks magical at night because of the lighting, chances are this is the lighting system that they have installed.
There are so many different types of light fixtures available that it can be a little daunting to know what you need.
But we’ll help you figure it out! Click HERE to read about how to create different outdoor lighting effects.
Low voltage lighting is powered by a transformer* that is plugged into a regular electrical outlet. It normally comes with a sensor that turns the lights on at dusk and off at dawn. It may also have the option to keep the lights on for a certain number of hours.
The lights themselves are attached to a low voltage wire* that runs through the garden. Because it is low voltage, it doesn’t carry enough electricity to shock or hurt anyone, so it does not fall under the same building codes as a standard electrical installation would.
That is good news for DIYers since it means you can install your own low voltage lighting, and it’s really not as hard as it looks!
Low voltage lighting is a very reliable light source that can be installed anywhere that you can run a wire to.