So you go to a big home improvement store and bring home a box of solar-powered LED landscape lights. After an afternoon in the yard put them on the ground … well, maybe a little disappointing.
A better choice might be low voltage landscape lighting.
There are professional offering residential lighting in Stuart FL. These are the best people to contact about low voltage landscape lighting for your home. If you are ready to try it for yourself, keep in mind that there is nothing better than years of experience, but here is an outline to help guide your process.
Following are the steps to create low voltage landscape lighting:
1) LIGHTING DESIGN
2) CABLE & INSTALLATION PLAN
3) ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
4) LAMP & FOCUS
Although this is an electrical application, low voltage lighting requires very little energy to run and is relatively safe. You will need a GFCI outlet outside or in the garage, and a transformer that converts 120 volts to 12 volts. It is important that the outlet is an interrupter circuit ground disturbance – to protect from electrical hazards. Your transformer must have the right wattage to accommodate the lighting you plan to install.
If you plan to install a professional-quality landscape lighting system, the best time to consult with a designer is when you are still in the landscape planning stage, or when you are starting your planting plan.
A professional designer will choose the optimal lighting effect, choose a light source and find equipment and wire lines, and calculate the electrical load and circuit that is right for you. With a professionally installed landscape lighting system, you will get the maximum effect for your money, and satisfaction will last for years.
If you are going to try it yourself, the first thing you need to think about is how you will use the space. Choose a light source that will be bright enough to meet the needs of the area, but that can be installed without producing glare or illuminating other people's pages. For safety reasons, do not place lights closer than 10 feet from a pool, spa or pool.
LIGHTING DESIGN Plan your lighting design by choosing features to be improved, and areas that require light. Attractive plants and trees, paths, statues, fountains and facades of your home – all of which are great features for lighting. Choose a good, reliable, energy-efficient light source – professional LED fixtures or halogen lamps and xenon MR16 are very popular choices. Buy good quality equipment and equipment. Professional grade materials and contractors will serve for years.