When it comes to outdoor lighting, the consumer generally has two choices: 12v (low voltage) and 120v (line voltage.) Low voltage works on a direct current and is the most common choice for outdoor lighting needs. The primary advantages of 12 volt path lighting are a minimal risk of electrical hazards, saving on energy consumption, ease of installation, and lower cost. The cables required to feed the current are slimmer and can be placed just below the ground’s surface. Apart from this, there are decorative benefits available with low voltage path lighting. There are up to 20 different beam variations per lamp wattage. 12 volt path lighting also offers a selection of lenses which can be placed over the lamps to give lights of different colors. Many low voltage lights now have LED versions which have an astounding lifespan. This means lower bulb replacement costs over the lifetime of the product.
Line voltage (120v) outdoor lighting works on an alternating current and is commonly used for security, commercial, and public use. Line voltage outdoor lighting requires an electrician’s expertise for installation. 120v outdoor lighting is mainly used with fewer but brighter fixtures, often where wide-ranging up lighting is needed. Line voltage outdoor lighting fixtures tend to be large and produce a great deal of light.
When installing 12 volt path lighting, the lights must be connected to a low voltage transformer to convert the normal domestic line voltage into low voltage - this allows the lights to function. A single transformer can be connected to multiple 12v path lighting fixtures. Low voltage transformers are rated based on the number of 12v path lighting fixtures they can accommodate and the wattage they support.
The 12V path lighting fixtures offered through our website can be connected to photocells, timers and motion sensors to further enhance their effectiveness and efficiency. We offer numerous 12v path lighting fixtures through our online store to enable you to achieve your desired effect and illumination requirements. These 12v path lighting fixtures offer a wider range of better quality lamps and smaller sizes for more flexibility. For more information on the best 12v path lighting fixtures for your landscape, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com or call us toll free at 1-877-385-2104. Our team of experts will be happy to help you!