Just adding the landscape features to your home and garden is not enough. They should be properly maintained. When they are decorated and provided with certain additional features, the landscape area can be made more beautiful as well as functional. Installing proper lighting fixtures for a landscape ensures safety, security, and beauty. Low-voltage lighting, in particular, is useful for lighting the garden areas. It makes use of a transformer that steps down the 120 volt current from the outlet to 12 volt current. Here are some benefits of using low-voltage landscape lighting.
Proper position and installation of this lighting system provides much safety. It reduces and avoids the dangers like short circuits associated with line voltage lighting systems. The design of the system makes it operate at wet and moist areas.
It is easy to install the low voltage lighting system. You can install it on your own without using any special tools. There is no need to take help of a certified electrician.
The line voltage lighting system uses 120 volt current while the low voltage system uses just 12 volt current. So the consumption of low voltage systems is very less. Hence they are considered energy-efficient and in turn cost-effective.
Apart from these, there are several other benefits of low voltage landscape lighting. They require reduced electricity requirements. They also use relatively smaller fixtures that blend into landscaping. It is also easy and economical to arrange and adjust the low voltage lighting system that needs to be changed over time. With these features and benefits, it is better to add low voltage lighting to your landscape areas.