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Low voltage refers to the line that is sending the voltage from the house outlet to a transformer and lowers the voltage to only 12 volts. This style is quite safe and can be install easily without hiring an electrician or without procuring a permit. The transformer that comes with the low voltage kit will plug into a 110/120v outlet located on the exterior of your home. Multiple cable runs are attached to the transformer that can connect up to a group of six light fixtures. Solar units have become more popular these days as outdoor lighting because they are easier to install than the low voltage kits due to the fact there are no wires attached.
A professional designer will choose the optimum lighting effects select the light source and locate the fixtures and wire runs and calculate the appropriate electrical load and circuits for you. With professionally installed landscape lighting system youll get the maximum effect for your money and the satisfaction will last for years. If youre going to try it yourself the first thing you need to think about is how you are going to use the space. Choose light sources that will be bright enough to satisfy the needs of the area but that can be installed without producing glare or shining into someone elses yard. For safety reasons do not put the lights closer than 10 feet from a pool spa or pond.
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When deciding where to place lights you need to assess the elements on your property such as trees flower beds statues and walkways. Which structures should be highlighted and which should be downplayed? You obviously want to make sure pathways are well lit for safety but you also want to show off that rose bush you painstakingly nurtured or the fountain you couldnt wait to bring home. Trash cans and other eyesores you will want to keep hidden. You are painting a picture with light in your yard just as you painted one when you landscaped. The key is to create a balance highlighting a few spots and providing lighting transitions between them. While there are no rules careful thought and planning are required as too much lighting creates a busy panorama and too little leaves an unfinished portrait.