By far the most exciting aspect to
low voltage outdoor lighting must be the dramatic effect it
can have on your landscape in the evening and at night! Annuals
show their bright colours, large specimen trees and shrubs
come alive with dancing shadows and up-lit canopies, and architectural
features of your home and garden show completely different
features than they did during the day.
does it work?
lighting systems consist of three main components: A source
of energy and transformer - usually simply an outdoor plug
can be used as the power supply that the transformer plugs
into. Transformers come in a variety of sizes to match the
number of fixtures in the systems, and varying quality of
construction. Transformers can also be fitted with timers
and photocells to conserve power.
second component of any landscape lighting system are the
conductors - these are simply direct-burial low-voltage wires
sized to correctly carry the load from the transformer to
lamps are the final and most exciting part of the landscape
lighting system. There are two basic types of lamps: path
lamps and up-lamps. Path lamps are very decorative lamps that
are seen both night and day. Because they are exposed and
very much a part of your landscape decor, many customers enjoy
picking the style and colour of path lamps themselves just
as they would front door hardware, or trim and mouldings inside
their house. Up-lights are generally fairly hidden and are
used to shine light from the base of a tree or shrub upwards
inside the foliage to create a stunning nighttime effect.
Lamps are available in a variety of different finishes, shapes,
colours, materials, and styles.
If you’ve made a substantial
investment in your landscape, both initially and in ongoing
maintenance; why not enjoy it day and night. And remember,
the show changes every season, year after year. Spring &
summer’s bright colours, the autumn’s turning
of the leaves, and a dramatic effect for what could otherwise
be dreary winter nights.
Landscape lighting lets you
enjoy the beauty of your outdoor setting during the evening
hours, night after night. In addition to its many safety and
security benefits, landscape lighting can significantly expand
your living space while extending your time for recreation,
relaxation, and entertaining outdoors.
meet with one of our experienced team professionals to explore
the possibility of adding light beauty to your landscape.
Using top-grade fixtures and equipment, we design and install
your night lighting system.