Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is definitely a good idea for your landscape, whether you want to do it on your own or have a professional assist in the process. It will certainly change the way that your backyard looks. If done professionally, it adds artful, dramatic emphasis to your entire backyard. Since is it low voltage, it is generally safe and can be done without many interruptions on the main electrical supply. Low voltage outdoor lighting typically uses 12 or 24 volts and requires a transformer to lower the line voltage from 120 volts.

What is Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting?

If you have had surging bills every time you use floodlights in your home, then low voltage lighting can be a good alternative. All you need to do is to position lights strategically next to plants, items of interest, and walkways. You can perfectly illuminate dark zones, steps, and paths using outdoor lighting. You can add wires and bulbs to the system while it’s still operating since it’s low voltage.

There are some key components that you need to buy at your local store before you start the installation. A transformer will step down the voltage from 120 volts to 12 volts. Your electrician can, however, determine a specific transformer size by counting the number of lights that you want to install. You will also need a low voltage electric cable for the wiring. Armoured cables are the most recommended for this job since they can be buried in the soil at no extra cost. Finally, you will need accent fixtures. They include spotlights, wall wash fixtures, hanging lights, and many more.

Contact Tim Kyle Electrical Services

Looking for residential electrical service in Walkersville? Enjoy your planting investment even when Mother Nature’s “light” is off. Low voltage outdoor lighting can enhance your night time landscape. Illuminated lights can greet you when you drive up to your home. Contact Tim Kyle Electrical Service today for landscape lighting ideas.