Lighting

Lighting

Landscape lighting adds a brilliant touch to your outdoor living environment. In many situation it increases security by reducing dark areas in your yard.
Let’s go over some history and the nuts and bolts of landscape lighting.
The majority of residential landscape lighting is low voltage (LV) (12v).  In the past the bulbs were primarily incandescent but current energy efficiency regulations have boosted the development of Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology which has brought the price down and performance to levels beyond that of any bulbs in the past. An important factor to note in LV lighting is fixture quality. There are fixtures for every budget and quality and useful life is generally reflected in the price of the fixture. This price can vary by $100 on avg. per fixture.   Experience tells us that brass and copper fixtures are the most reliable materials for corrosion resistance and durability. Another reliability factor revolves around the wiring connections. It is imperative to use only two stage waterproof direct bury connectors for trunkline connections and silicone grease wire nuts for smaller connections.
Now that we’ve had the quality conversation it’s time to get to the real deal. The effect of landscape lighting. More important than the looks of the light fixture is the effect that the light fixture can create. Lighting design is the skilled use of photo metrics like color temperature and wattage. These light characteristics are used to select the type of fixture and LED for the specific areas that will be illuminated. Varied lighting effects can be achieved using different placement techniques and LED selection. Every situation will propose different solutions to achieve desired results. Use LED lighting to showcase your landscape at night. Additional features include photocell activation along with wireless control that is app based allowing you to control and adjust your lighting from anywhere you have internet access.
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