Do you plan to illuminate your out-of-doors soon? If so, you have a lot of choices to consider. For example, you may use standard lighting, or you might want to consider low voltage LED selections for pathway landscape lighting and other needs. Here are some good reasons to choose energy efficient low voltage lights.
What is Low Voltage Lighting?
Your home circuits are 120 volts of electricity. If you came into contact with this kind of electricity (and you were well grounded) it could kill you. On the other hand, a typical low voltage system operates on only 12 volts. You might receive a mild shock from this kind of voltage, but it is not lethal. Installation is simple and safe when you install low voltage pathway landscape lighting. You can run wires just under the ground. You use low voltage direct burial cables which are weather and waterproof, so there is no need for conduit with most systems. If someone accidentally came into contact with the power from this system, it would not cause serious issues. This is important if you have pets outdoors which sometimes like to dig.
A typical low voltage pathway landscape lighting system uses highly efficient LED light bulbs. For instance, our Zumbra 7 Series lighting can cast light up to a sixteen-foot diameter. Each fixture only uses three watts of power, and it would take a 45-watt standard bulb to give you the same lighting. This is 15 times less energy usage. Multiply this savings by the number of lights you install, and you see how much you can save on your electricity bill. This is only one option from Touchstone Accent Lighting. Call us soon at 1-888-475-2112 to talk to a knowledgeable illuminologist about your lighting needs.