Have you considered low voltage lights for your yard? They make your yard appear more attractive and safer as well. In the past few years the durability and the performance has improved considerably. One reason that people were reluctant to use these types of lights is that they were not very reliable. People had the impression that they broke down or were not bright enough.
Back in the 1950’s, low voltage lights for the outdoors got their start. An electrical contractor had an idea of using something less powerful than the standard 120-volt lights of the time. In addition, the fixtures were quite expensive too. This contractor used 12-volt fixtures for his first version of the lower voltage lighting.
These days, the fixtures for low voltage lights are better quality and they cost less, the bulbs are longer lasting and the entire system is easier to install. These are the main reasons that the popularity of these bulbs is catching on.
Newer designs are putting the emphasis on the fixtures. Previously, consumers wanted the fixtures of their low voltage lights to be hidden. Now, you can find them in many different shapes and designs. Some examples include frogs, turtles, flowers or various glass shapes.
Installing low voltage lights in the yard allows homeowners to enjoy their yards in the evening by entertaining on their patio or deck. Some lighting kits are equipped with sensors that turn on only when there is motion nearby. This is a good security feature that many homeowners are looking to add to their homes.
Are you concerned about the installation process? Most low voltage lights are easily installed by any inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. The cost of these systems can vary depending on what is included with the system. For a few hundred dollars, you can get a good quality system that includes a floodlight, a transformer, and six to eight path lights, wire connectors and a 12-volt cable.
Many people have things in their yard that they want illuminated. Low voltage lights are great at providing accent lighting in your yard. This is just another way that these lighting systems are gaining in acceptance and popularity.