Landscape Lighting: Pros and Cons
Landscape lighting is
perfect for those romantic nights out at the patio where you will sit gazing at
the stars for long, endless hours. It is wonderful for those chilly nights out
at the deck where you will simply gaze at the almost fairy-like ambiance created
by the seemingly dancing lights on the crystalline snow that shrouds your whole
landscape lighting is a great way to build up the aesthetic appeal of your
outdoors, especially if it is done to highlight the best features of your
garden, your deck, your patio or your home. There are now quite a lot of
lighting fixtures for outdoor use to choose from.
These are available on low voltage
lighting systems, which are quite easy to install even for beginners and is
also very safe. These types of lighting system utilizes a transformer to change
the light voltage that is acquired from your house into 12 volts.
Here are some of the advantages of landscape lighting using
the low voltage system:
- This lighting feature of your home is a great
entertainment feature. You can actually spend a lot of time outdoors with
your family and friends and enjoy the great ambiance while you take in some
glasses of wine or even just cups of coffee. These lighting systems can even
be installed on your deck for that perfect setting to your outdoor grill
- Low voltage lighting can be installed quite easily. It
can also be operated quite safely and is very cost effective. This type of
lighting also casts a beautiful glow to our landscape.
- Another great advantage to this low voltage landscape
lighting is that it hikes your level of security and security because no
burglar is bound to lurk in amply lighted homes.
- Because of the expandable properties of these low voltage
lighting systems, they can be easily expanded or altered along with your
- This type of lighting system, especially when installed
by professionals, enhances the beauty of your property, increasing is value
in the real estate market if you are planning to sell it. This landscape
lighting showcases your home during nighttime and even makes your home
easier to find.
Like any other lighting systems, the low voltage landscape
lighting also has its disadvantages and these are some of them:
- The bulbs used in the low voltage lighting system will
eventually burn out in time and need to be replaced.
- You may need to reset the automatic timer for daylight
savings or when the time of the sunset and sunrise changes.
- Lighting with low voltage usually means lesser power when
it comes to lighting purposes. Although this can be remedied if you will use
120 volts on areas where you need more powerful lighting for security
No matter what disadvantages that you might meet in installing
a low voltage lighting system in your home, the advantages almost always
overweight them. It is always because of these advantages that you will always
opt to install landscape lighting to make your home quite a scenic place to live
in, especially at night.
For more information on installing
outdoor lighting, please read this article on
design tips for landscape lighting.
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