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Understanding Voltage Drop in Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems

Understanding Voltage Drop in Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems

Low-voltage systems are standard for landscape lighting, but many homeowners don’t understand the underlying electrical issues. If you are planning a low-voltage landscape lighting system, you will need to consider certain properties of the electrical wiring or your system will fail. A key to planning a successful landscape lighting system is understanding voltage drop in low-voltage landscape lighting systems. Why …

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Tips for Planning Deck Lighting

Tips for Planning Deck Lighting

A deck can be a wonderful leisure and entertainment space during the day. But to extend its usefulness into the nighttime hours, you will need some well planned out lighting. Picking the right type of lighting for your deck and installing it properly takes planning. But when it’s done well, you are rewarded with a great space you can enjoy …

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Color Temperature and Landscape Lighting

Color Temperature and Landscape Lighting

Choosing the color temperature of your outdoor lights is an important part of any outdoor lighting plan. With modern lighting technologies, consumers can choose not only the brightness of their lights, but the color temperature. Measured in degrees Kelvin (K), lower temperatures tend to produce a warmer amber light, while higher temperatures produce a cooler, whiter light. The Best Color …

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LED Bulbs for Outdoor Use

LED Bulbs Outdoor Use

Led bulbs are great for indoor and outdoor use. However, an LED that will be used outdoors should be rated for outdoor use. Most bulbs have a UL (Underwriters Laboratory) rating. Depending on the amount of exposure the bulb will face, you should use an LED bulb with a wet/damp rating or at least a damp rating. Picking an LED …

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Outdoor Path Lighting Tips

Outdoor Path Lighting

Path lighting is usually one of the first types of lighting a homeowner installs. But there are also a number of mistakes many homeowners fall into with this seemingly simple lighting feature. Just follow these tips for an outdoor nightscape that will catch the eye and make your home even more beautiful. Getting Path Lighting Right The right path lighting …

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Outdoor Lighting for Home Security

Boosting Home Value Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can be an essential part of your home security system. A dark house is an invitation to burglars and home invaders. Properly placed outdoor lighting will making it harder for burglars to approach your home unnoticed and greatly increase your security. Why Home Security Lighting is Important Old-fashioned home burglary is still the most common type of home …

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Halogen Versus LED for Outdoor Lighting

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When it comes to enhancing the beauty and outdoor appeal of your home, outdoor lighting is an important but often overlooked feature. We all know about curb appeal, that wow factor when you first pull up to a home. And there are lots of ways to bring out that wow. Homeowners will often paint their homes, add features like porches …

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Which Lights to Use for Outdoor Lighting and Landscape Lighting

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Outdoor and landscape lighting done right  can really bring your home to life after dark. Most Atlanta homes come with a simple porch light to illuminate the front door. But that leaves the rest of the house in total darkness, completely obscuring your beautiful home and surrounding gardens. Some homeowners may install path lighting along a front walkway. This may …

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How to Choose the Right Landscape Lighting for Your Home

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Landscape lighting is a major component of any outdoor lighting plan. So it’s important to know all of your options and choose the best landscape lighting solutions for your home. That means selecting the right design and layout, as well as the right hardware, cables, and wiring to give you the most appealing nighttime visual. The first thing to consider …

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The Best Places to Put Your Outdoor Lighting

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There is no doubt that outdoor lighting can add that elusive “wow” factor to your home. And well placed and planned out lighting on the exterior of your home can be a major plus for curb appeal. Look closely the next time you see an evening shot of a resort or fancy home. That outstanding look is the result of …

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