Low voltage landscape lighting – From the beginning, the invention of light has been most useful for many other human needs. Thus, light velocity has always dominates the scientific knowledge. Landscape lighting for example has variously grown from “just lighting the garden” to many inspiring ideas that adds beauty to the house.
The main idea is just playing with lights and shadows, the shadows can hide obvious landscaping problems while the highlights can bring up a positive object. The idea then grew to shoot the light from different angle or giving an abject by a single spotlight, this will bring out a dramatic seance or bring out the textures of the object. While underwater lighting that is usually used in fountains or ponds now come in different colors to give a bright contrast.
The front of your house is the first thing that someone sees when they’re just passing by, or they’re going to visit. It will be the first glance for a whole judgement of the whole house. They won’t expect a clean house if your garden is not looked after well and vise versa. So you should have a well-planned garden that looks good in day and night. The problem with gardens in the night is that you wouldn’t want a dark and scary feel nor you want a high voltage light that makes it look more like a mini-market. That why we will discuss about low voltage landscape lighting that is most suitable for your garden.
Without light, it would be dark, in the dark it’s hard to see very well, if we were walking in a dark garden, we might hit something in your way, so the lighting needed is to make things visible, that way it will be safer. With low voltage landscape lighting, not only it can increase the security but can also add the value of your garden. By lighting the path, pools, drives and entry areas. These landscape types are usually mounted on built-in stakes that makes it easy to move.
The system of these low voltage landscape lighting has many positive points that makes it popular, it is easy to install with a 12-volt current. With a light-weight cable that can be laid or buried makes it also easy to move around if you’re relocating the object in your garden. Above all these advantages, the price to have is relatively inexpensive.
There are different types of installation techniques, placements and combinations, for example you might choose the solar powered landscape lighting that has no wires and transformers. It takes the advantage of the sun’s rays in the day time with a photo-electric panel to charge. Then with it’s light sensor in the late afternoon it will activate itself. This has an extra advantage, wireless, there won’t be any tangeled wires or cables.
Another example of low voltage landscaping lighting is fiber optic lighting that uses individual stands of ultra-pure glass conduct light from remote sources. These cables do not transfer heat nor electricity that makes it more flexible whether it is laid on the ground, buried into the paves or concreted to the walls.
With all the advantages that low voltage landscape lighting has, there are still a few disadvantages that for some are easily dealt, but some has to be thought out. For example a low voltage might give less lighting power, to overcome this problem you can use a bright 12 volt halogen lamp. Another thing we have to keep in mind using low-voltage landscaping lighting is the transformers that has to be sized to match combines voltage of lamps that are used. Some cables that are not buried or only buried in a shallow point has to be given extra attention because so it won’t be easily damage.
Ideas of low voltage landscape lighting is only limited by pur imagination, so we have to broaden our minds and search for creativity to explore many more ideas. The chances are open and obsticles can be discussed to be solve. There’s no better feeling than making the world a little bit brighter with saving energy.
By agung and filed under category: Lighting & Fans, Outdoors