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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.
Do some experimenting with low voltage lighting and solar lighting. Both types of lighting are flexible enough to move things around and adjust angles for the right effect. Some solar lighting spotlights and the low voltage lighting kits have wiring that you can bury but can be left until last until everything is positioned correctly. When your patio area and the landscape in the front yard look good to the eye you wisely used some good landscape lighting tips. So you went to the big home improvement store and brought home a box of little solar powered LED landscape lights. After an afternoon out in the yard sticking them in the ground the result is... well probably a little disappointing.
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Outdoor kitchens and arbors are also ideal places to install these lights as the wires and fixtures can be hidden effectively in the structure themselves. This would make the structure appear magically luminous which adds attraction and brightens the mood of people in gatherings and various events. Low voltage landscape lights are the ideal alternatives to other landscape lighting. Not only are they the cheapest form of lighting they are also the safest for everyone to use. Just remember to look for the reliable manufacturers in order to maximize the benefits of the low voltage landscape lights.
WIRING PLAN & INSTALLATION Next begin to consider where you can best place the wire runs. Along the edges of hardscapes is often a good choice. Make right angles for wire turns and arrange your plan not only for maximum efficiency but also in a way that makes sense to you as you work in your property. A good way to try this is to run string or twine from the location of your transformer (by your GFCI outlet) to the fixtures. There are several methods of laying out the wiring. The better and best ways are by using a "T" style installation or a "hub" installation. Most professional quality LED installations can use a series or "daisy chain" method. The method you choose will depend on the type of fixtures the distance from the transformer and the type and size of wire.