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LAMP & FOCUS Finally put your light bulbs in the fixtures and aim them. Do this around dusk so you can see where you are pointing them. As you put the light bulbs in moisten the ends of each bulb with lamp grease. This prevents dielectric corrosion and makes the light bulb easier to remove when time to change it. Aim your fixtures carefully making sure not to overshoot the features or aim any fixtures into the neighbors yard. If you find that there is no better placement to prevent glare install accessories like hex baffles shields or louvers. Some in-ground fixtures come with covers leaf-guards or gravel screens. Be sure to install them if they are needed.
At one time most landscape lighting consisted only of a front porch light and maybe a light or two on the pathway. Today our landscape lighting ideas also include our backyard gardens after the sun has gone down. By using innovative landscape lighting we can create additional rooms of our homes. The garden rooms that we created are now used for relaxing and entertaining. We need to figure out how we want our homes and landscape to look after dark. Do we want to highlight the landscape or our house or both? Trees fountains hardscapes statuary and flowerbeds will stand out with the right placement of your lights.
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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.
It is best to illuminate all areas that intruders like to hide and the best ones for that are spotlights that are set to come on when any type of motion occurs. There are a few things to avoid in regards to landscape lighting. When there are too many lights lighting up your property it will look too garish and you do not want that. You basically only want to bring out the most interesting aspects of your landscape features structures and/or special areas. When you place lights along a pathway do not line them up evenly alternate them for each side and make sure they are spaced according to what the manufacturer recommends.