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Enhance Your Garden With Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Aug 17, 2007
Have you ever gone past someone's front yard in the evening and been enchanted by the low voltage landscape lighting that has been installed? I know I have. It is amazing how lights can make a garden look majestic at night.

Of course, low voltage landscape lighting is not only used to make a yard look stunning but it is also there as a safety factor. If you come home late at night and need to navigate your way to the front door or up the pathway to the back yard then it is a great idea to have some of these lights installed to help you safely reach your destination. Not everyone likes to have bright security lights glaring into the neighbor's yard, so these types of lights are the perfect option.

You will be happy to know also that you can pick them up at reasonable prices that wont break the bank. Low voltage landscape lighting can also be a great addition to the bbq and pool areas. You can buy ones that can be blended in to the environment unobtrusively.

The installation of these lights is quite simple too. You just buy the style that you think will suit and then lay them where you want them to go. Make sure that the transformer is in an inconspicuous but easy and safe to reach position. Once you have done this then you can start digging up where you want the cable to go and then once you have positioned the cable in, cover with soil, mulch, stones or whatever you like.

It is better if you have an outside power socket to connect to but many people choose to connect through a window to an inside power socket. It depends on how far away your transformer will be from the house. The choice is yours. For safety reasons it is better to call an electrician to add a power socket outside for you. You can always get an electrician to do the whole installation job for you as well if you don't want to do it yourself.

Some people like the other option of installing solar lights to their garden, which in turn saves a lot of work. They do not give of as good a light as low voltage landscape lighting but they can be installed much easier and of course faster. However, you do have to wait about 48 hours before they work properly as they need to be charged from the sun but after that period they should work every night.

Either of these types of garden lights can be bought at most large department stores or hardware stores and they should come with simple instructions. Which ever you decide on you will still be pleased with the effect that you will get in your garden at night.
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