Electrican,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Low Voltage Lighting for Your Landscaping – Part 1

After making your house beautiful with a new driveway, walkway, walls, or landscaping, you may not have thought about enhancing the new additions with low voltage lighting. When done well, lighting design can make your home more attractive at night.

There is also an important safety reason for installing exterior lighting. Both residents and visitors will find it easier to move up and down stairs and walkways because of better visibility. Security will also be improved because a well-lit exterior will discourage potential intruders from entering your property.

The following will discuss the design aspects of low voltage landscape lighting. Make sure to talk to a reputable electrical services company before you start on a project like this. Working with an experienced and licensed electrician will ensure safety and get the best results.  

Discovering Beauty

Your home’s architectural and landscaping features can be lit artistically to bring out their beauty after sunset. Placement of lights is the key to landscape lighting design. If done properly, the appearance of your house will be transformed during nighttime. Dimension and depth accomplished by skillfully placed lighting fixtures will result in creating beauty not possible during daylight hours.

Initial Step

There are numerous aspects to consider during the design process of a landscape lighting system. The very first step is taking a walk around your home’s exterior during the day and studying architectural and landscaping features that you think should be highlighted. Take notes and discuss your ideas with an electrician who has extensive experience in landscape lighting.

Lighting and Fixtures

Lighting design is achieved primarily by the combined effects of the lights installed. Typically, this is accomplished by the types of bulbs in the light fixtures. However, homeowners will benefit in the long run by selecting high-quality outdoor low voltage lighting fixtures. They will provide greater protection for light bulbs and have greater durability in the elements. This results in less maintenance and costs.

Part 2 will discuss the Basics of Lighting and Light Reflection & Absorption for low voltage landscape lighting design.

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