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 […]
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 […]
The most common type of landscape lighting I see today are pathway and area lights. These lights are usually found lining the pathway up to a home and are often confused with one another because they are similar– but they are in deed different. A pathway light will have the bulb located in front of […]
Setting the mood? Huh, sounds like something out of a bad 70’s movie. Well in terms of outdoor lighting it’s not just turning them on or off. It’s about designing your landscape lighting in such a way as to invoke feelings of comfort, drama, and even mystery. OK, you think I’m over-romanticizing outdoor lighting, well […]
Not all outdoor lighting design are created equal. Landscape lighting is not about throwing a few lights on the ground and pointing them up a wall. There’s proper technique, classic design, and many more factors.