4 components of a low voltage landscape lighting system
Low voltage landscape lighting components
Lamps and Fixtures - lamps are what we think of as "light
bulbs" fixtures are the housing component for the lamp. You
can buy lamps and fixtures separately when designing your lighting
system or choose fixtures that come with lamps. In your outdoor
lighting design you will want to consider the overall lamp wattage
used, this will help you to determine which power console is appropriate
for your system. Used for area, path, safety and security lighting.
Power Console (transformer) - You will buy a console by determining
the total wattage used in your system. Select a transformer that
has a higher wattage capacity than the total watts. This will allow
you flexibility to add more lighting fixtures over time.
Mounting method - How you mount your fixtures will depend
largely upon where they are located: trees, deck, in ground. Mounting
components include: wall plates, stakes and canopies.
Cable - You will need to determine which gauge cable is needed
for your low voltage landscape system; this is determined by cable
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