Essentials of outdoor lighting


Since outdoor lighting today is low voltage, it’s indeed safer and less costly to install. With a step-down transformer in place, the effects of outdoor lighting are endless. From ethereal moonlight radiating down from a tree canopy to a refined glow that showers all over the garden wall, one can say that lighting scheme is all about artistry.

  • Since outdoor lighting normally depends on a stepped-down power from your home, it’s best to familiarize yourself with different fixtures such as the transformer, bulb, fixture housing, stake and the cable.
  • If you want the most spectacular lighting, seek the help of a lighting specialist to learn more about the variety of fixtures available and the methods of installation.
  • To maintain the upkeep of your outdoor lighting, make sure you keep the fixtures free from leaves and other debris to avoid overheating. To maintain your home’s safety, be sure to replace burned-out bulbs right away so the others connected on the circuit will not be susceptible to voltage overloads.
  • When it comes to warranties, outdoor lighting together with the transformers lasts for 1-10 years. This being said, textures made of brass, copper and stainless steel can be expected to shine for an indefinite period of time.

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