Landscape Lighting for Every Taste

Now the world don’t move, to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you, may not be right for some… words from an 80’s sitcom, yes.  However they are also true.  Everyone likes different things, everyone is unique.  This is also true when it comes to choosing landscape lighting for your home.  Whether you are simple or complex, earthy or elegant, practical or artistic, there is landscape lighting to suit every taste.

Lighting Solutions For The Alpha Male

You are straightforward, practical, and a ton of fun.  Lighting for you means security, and necessity.  You don’t want a burglar stepping into your home and meeting the business end of a 44.  You also want to be able to barbecue late into the night and entertain friends in the hot tub.  Yes, we have lighting for that.  Choose our low voltage flood lights and deck lights. With these you can light the house up like a Christmas tree, hide one in the bushes above your barbecue grill to help you keep an eye on the steaks, and line your deck and tub area so no one slips and falls after taking a dip.  You can even get your hands dirty and impress the ladies by installing them yourself.  How about that?

The Art of Illumination

If you are the artistic type, you will want to illuminate your landscape with flair, sophistication, and a complex array of design.  To you, lighting is another layer of design and self expression. With directional lights, you can up light and down light certain architectural features to completely change the look of your home and garden at night.  Path lighting can  set ambiance, show individuality and self expression as well as having a practical purpose. Path lights in today’s market have beautiful finishes, graceful lines to modern angles, and many have a vintage flair. If you are the artsy-fartsy type you’ll also enjoy using your landscape lighting to bring attention to a quaint sitting area or ornamental yard art piece.  Yes, the yard is your Sistine Chapel and your are Leonardo DaVinci…go for it!

Shining in the Mainstream

Okay, so the reality is most of us are somewhere in the middle.  The great thing is you can take one or more of these ideas from our alpha and our artist and use them to create a landscape that fits you to a tee.  You can spend a lot or spend a little, do it fast or take your time, just remember your lighting choices are a reflection of your uniqueness because it take different strokes to move the world.

Properly Installing your Low-voltage lighting

 

 

Where to mount the transformer

The transformer needs to be mounted next to a properly grounded indoor or outdoor outlet.  It must be mounted at least 18″ above the ground if you are placing it outside.  You can mount it on a wall, fence, post,  or other suitable surface.  Continue reading “Properly Installing your Low-voltage lighting”

Choosing Regular 120V Lighting VS 12V Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

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Regular 120V Lighting VS Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

 

There are several differences between 120 volt and 12 volt (low voltage) outdoor landscape lighting systems.  For starters, regular voltage systems operate on household 120 volt power and require connections to your home system as with any appliance.  Low voltage landscape lighting systems uses a transformer which lowers the electrical output to the lights.  In this case, special energy saving fixtures are used that can operate efficiently off of a lower voltage.  This is just one example of the differences between the two.  Installation for instance is another. Continue reading “Choosing Regular 120V Lighting VS 12V Low Voltage Landscape Lighting”