Last updated: 2022-05-01

How To Install Landscape Lighting

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Before You Buy A Lighting Kit

Decide what you will light.

Design Goals
  • Create visual apeal
  • Improve Home's Ambiance
  • Light up a night time space
  • Add comfort and security to outdoor areas
  • Increase Security
  • Outdoor lighting can be a good front end to your security system
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Figure out what you will need.
If you buy a box of landscape lights at a Big Box Store
You will have to use the lights that come in the box. This can put a choke on creativity. Fine for landscape lighting kept simple. Any splash of light here and there looks good. In fact that's what it's all about. That and making outdoor areas useful at night.
Identify your lighting needs first. Buy fixtures and bulbs that provide the amount and type of light you want to see.
Fixtures can be matched with a bulb designed for specific light output.
Achieve better results using fixtures and bulbs that are designed for the lighting results you have in mind.
Allows you to put on a competitive edge.
A good lighting job pays off every time you look at it.
A little tweaking; have a few extra bulbs of different watts (brightness), different beam angles;
See what looks best...

Up Lighting.

With LED light, a little goes a long way.

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