Improve Your Home With Landscape Lighting
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Low voltage landscape lighting is considered to be one of the most valuable improvements that you can make to your home. For the cost associated with the total installation job including fixtures, very few other home improvement projects have the ability to add so much value to your home when it comes to resale. Even if you are not thinking of selling any time soon, the improvement to the curb appeal of your home after the installation of landscape lighting is dramatic. This is because landscape lighting itself is dramatic, designed specifically to call out the dramatic elements using shadows and light. Landscape lighting itself is simply a series of lights that have been attached to a power line which has been planned out then buried in strategic areas within your yard or along pathways. The low voltage wire starts at a power source that is specifically designed for this type of application. The wire comes in different thicknesses depending on the application and how many lights are desired to be added. Another reason behind the thickness of the wire is that electricity diminishes over distance, meaning that if you are attempting to install lights far from the power source, you are going to need more current to push that electricity the further distance. If the light fixture is underpowered, it will appear to be dim when compared to the other lights in the run. Each light uses as much electricity as it can, leaving the remaining current for the next lights in order of installation. This is why it is only possible to install so many lights per run of low voltage wire, before the lights toward the end of the run are dimmer than the rest. This will also be impacted by how bright the lights that are desired are, as the brighter lights are going to need more electricity than smaller and dimmer ones. These are only a few of the reasons that landscape lighting should be installed by a seasoned professional, who understands the idiosyncrasies of voltages as well as the amount of load that a line can carry in order to accomplish the task. Once this plan is all mapped out and the lighting fixtures are placed into regions that will provide the most dramatic visual impact, they are connected to the wire installation. Power is provided and the lights then transform your home at night into a completely different visual, adding an elegance and dramatic element. In addition to the dramatic reasons, landscape lighting installed along pathways has the ability to provide added safety to your home. Through illumination of the places where people walk, you can reduce your potential risks of tripping and falling. This will provide both safety and security to your home, all the while beautifying it in a way no other improvement can. If you are interested in installing landscape lighting into your Orange County home, contact us for a free estimate.