Your Guide to Landscape Lighting Installation

The right landscape lighting can make your yard more attractive and even safer too by reducing the risks of someone tripping and falling. Lighting can also add value to your property. Yet installing lighting is easier said than done.

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Fortunately, adopting the right installation approach can reduce many hassles.

First, you’ll want to figure out where the nearest power source is. If there isn’t a power source nearby, you might need to install one. You may also be able to use solar power lighting but keep in mind that if they don’t get enough light they may not work.

Usually, landscape lighting uses low-voltage wiring. If someone accidentally cuts the wires, the current won’t be strong enough to seriously hurt someone in most situations. Still, you’ll want to bury wires to protect them and mitigate risks. Burying the wire four to six inches below the ground is typically enough. It’s wise to use really high-quality cables to decrease the risk of mishaps.

Of course, the specifics of each project will depend on the type of lighting and where it is going to be installed. Pathway lighting is much different from a floodlight, for example. While landscape lighting requires an investment, remember that you’re also adding value to your home or other property. In the long run, the right lights could pay for themselves.