Great Hadco Led Landscape Lighting Ideas
All you do is attach a fixture or solar panel where it will receive direct or indirect sunlight. Some solar lights come with a solar panel that is attached with a wire; these are usually spot lights or uplights that highlight an area that is usually sitting in darkness most of the time. You position the light on a tree or some other object to be highlighted and the solar panel needs to be inserted in an area that receives sunlight to absorb the suns energy. There are some solar lights that are recessed for placing in decks and others for placing on posts or railings; these will need a screwdriver for installation.
The solar landscape fixtures consist of a solar panel LED bulb and anywhere between 1 and 4 rechargeable batteries. The energy from the sun will be changed to electrical energy by way of the solar panel and be stored in the batteries. It will take about eight to ten hours of sun to completely charge the batteries after the initial installation of the solar landscape lights. After the charging is complete the units will come on at dusk. Here are more landscape lighting tips that will apply either to low voltage or solar lights for good results in the garden.
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Finally you may enjoy the addition of softening filters spread lenses or color media. Colored glass filters are available in a variety of hues and dichroic-coated lenses are available in practically any wavelength. MAINTENANCE Most importantly keep your beautiful landscape lighting system maintained. As with any other home system your outdoor lighting system requires maintenance for proper working order and safe operation. Most professional installation contractors offer an annual or semi-annual maintenance plan. Clean the fixture housing and lenses regularly re-lamp and re-aim the fixtures as needed. Check the area around the electrical wiring for wear corrosion or insect infestations.
Click or pierce-squeeze connectors can easily allow moisture into the wire. Moisture and corrosion are the enemies of electrical systems. A waterproof splice is necessary for all connections that will be placed underground. A soldered connection with a waterproof electrical connector is a primo connection. Make the connections at the transformer. Most consumer quality transformers have only one voltage tap. Professional and contractor grade transformers have multiple taps to that the optimum operational voltage can be achieved.