Hanging tree lights are decorative light fixtures which are hung from trees and shrubbery to provide striking illumination in your outdoor landscape. Hanging tree lighting are a part of the overall lighting blueprint for exteriors and should be designed to complement the other lights in the surrounding outdoor landscape. Most hanging tree lights are low voltage (12v) to minimize the risk of electrical hazards and save on power consumption. A low voltage transformer is used to convert the line voltage into low voltage allowing the operation of hanging tree lights. The lights must be IP-rated for use in damp, wet and dusty conditions. Within our online store, we offer a vast selection of tried and trusted brands for your hanging tree lighting needs.
Choose lights that match your overall theme and décor. Keep exposed cabling to a minimum during installation and place the lights as close to the electrical source as possible. Use a separate low voltage transformer and rocker switch, or other control mechanism specific for hanging tree lights. Hanging tree lighting can be placed either as accent lighting to focus on standing trees and shrubbery or as decorative lighting in patterns or designs enclosed around the trees. The fixtures can cast either up-light or down-light.
The bulbs most frequently used for hanging tree lighting include halogen, xenon, metal halide and LEDs. Louie Lighting offers light fixtures with all possible combinations of bulbs. (Incandescent bulbs are rarely used since they generate more heat than light.) To effectively hang tree lights, be aware of wattage, spacing and layering of the lighting. We offer bulbs in a range of wattages.
A few useful tips when installing hanging tree lights:
1.When using hanging tree lights, select shades of white, blue or green. The use of red, yellow, amber or pink lights can cause a shabby or ruddy cast.
2.Secure the cables and wires with gutter clips so that they remain unaffected by strong gusts of wind or heavy gales.
3.There is no need to take elaborate steps to conceal the wiring in case of tree lighting. Simply organize the electrical cords neatly along the trees and they become virtually undetectable.
4.Keep electrical sockets nearby to avoid the use of long extension cords.
5.Select a low voltage transformer of a higher wattage capacity than what you need at present. This way, you will have the freedom to add extra lights later without having to change the transformer.
6.Make use of photocells and timers to save on electricity consumption costs. These are compatible with low voltage hanging tree lights.
7.Low voltage lights are preferred due to their lower energy consumption, lesser initial cost, safety, easy of installation, and great variety.
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