Transformers are used when installing low voltage lighting. Its function is to step down your line voltage, which is approx. 120 volts, and reduce it to 12 volts to operate your landscape lights. Transformers are typically the most expensive part of your landscape lighting project and often the least thought about. Properly sizing your transformer […]
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If you want to highlight your home with outdoor lighting but you don’t have it in your budget to hire a professional – don’t worry. We can help you. This post along with many others on this site will help you figure out what to do, what to use, and how to maintain it.
Help is here for the do- it- your-selfers and researchers wanting to find out more about landscape lighting design. If you know what you want to light but don’t know what to use below is a short and sweet list of which fixtures to use for the most commonly illuminated areas of a home.
What are Up Lights? Well they are just that- landscape lights that point up. OK, that’s a little broad. Up lights is a term used to describe outdoor lighting fixtures that shine light upward away from the fixture itself. The source of the light, in this case the light fixture is never meant to be […]
If you’re thinking about installing low voltage fixtures it helps to know what types of outdoor lighting fixtures are available and how to use them. This post will help you identify which fixtures you need to get the results you want. There are two types of landscape lighting fixtures to chose from, up lights and […]
Perspective- This refers to the skillful placement of illumination that considers the viewer’s location. Every property has walkways, driveways, and various private areas frequented by the homeowners and their visitors. The landscape lighting designer needs to consider each location and create lighting schemes that present visual interest and serve the lighting needs. This is sometimes […]
The word task in it of itself brings to mind something you don’t want to do Aesthetic Lighting- What does this mean exactly. There are hundreds of fixtures on the market today but I am not only referring to the look of the fixtures but also the overall look of yourB landscape lighting design. Beauty […]
Landscape Lighting is more than just throwing lights in the ground. Professional landscape lighting designers have to be trained in this field both as an art form and it’s electrical aspects. Unless otherwized educated the typical DIY homeowner may try to design and install their own landscape lighting, but their efforts are thwarted by changing […]
Below are tips to help you in designing your landscape lighting. This post will discuss cohesion, layering, focal points, quality of light and how it relates to landscape lighting. These are areas where most homeowners fail to spend time researching or implementing. Landscape lighting isnbt just about buying a one size fits all boxed set […]
Up and Down Outdoor lighting fixtures might look similar but are not constructed in the same manner. Most down lights are made exclusively for tree and structural lighting where the lights are mounted pointing downward.