Now that we are out of the winter months, you’ll most likely find yourself enjoying the warmer weather. Outdoor lighting is an essential part of any home. Not only does it create a beautiful and illuminated atmosphere outdoors, but it also provides much-needed safety. Here are a few helpful tips, basic rules of thumb, you should consider when creating your beautiful outdoor scenery.
- What do you light and what do you leave in the dark? When you are deciding where to put your lights, you need to think about function. A deck with stairs or a meandering pathway needs to be lit to ensure that you can move about your yard without risk of injury.
- What types of lights do you put in? Now that you have decided where you are putting your lights, how will you actually do it? There are multiple basic types of fixtures that you want to get familiar with when you are making your lighting plan. Some of these light fixtures are spotlights, floodlights, inground lights, path lights, and much more. Make sure you are familiar with and know all your options.
- What voltage or wattage will you be using? With any electrical fixture, you also want to be mindful of the voltage and wattage. For safety purposes, it is important to understand the voltage produced by your electric circuits and the voltage your electric fixtures can safely work with.
- LED landscape lights – Another factor to consider with wattage is the use of LED lights. LED lights are a great solution not only because they lower your energy bill, but because they are long-lasting lights. LED lights are able to achieve the same amount of lighting output with fewer watts than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, making LED landscape lights more efficient.
It’s important to note that it’s vital that you consult with a professional when laying out your landscaping plan so they can ensure you’re working with the right voltage for your transformer. Ready to get started on your outdoor lighting? Contact Transformation Electric today at 724-266-7177.