Benefits of Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

  1. Significantly reduced electricity requirements
  2. Much better color quality from the light bulbs
  3. A tremendously smaller fixture that blends into the landscaping
  4. Fixtures that lend themselves to both uplighting and downlighting which is much more flexibility than only downlighting
  5. The ability to use more fixtures to put light where you want and create much more drama and beauty
  6. No mercury is in MR16’s light bulbs which represent a core item used in low voltage landscape lighting installations (lots of Mercury is in Mercury Vapor light bulbs)
    1. Mercury is bad for the environment and will get back into the ground from disposed lamps
  7. MR16 light bulbs allow much better control over the manner of lighting each aspect of the landscaping and thus provides many more lighting options
  8. There are well over 200 fixtures to choose from using low voltage giving a virtually unlimited number of options for various lighting techniques and specialty requirements
  9. Much easier and cost effective to adjust the lighting for landscape changes over time
  10. Low voltage makes risk on injury minimal
  11. Much easier and cost effective to expand later

Benefits of Functional Outdoor Lighting

  1. Safety: Outdoor lighting can add safety in a variety of ways. Light walkways to ensure that people navigate these areas safely. Use zone lighting to illuminate areas of your yard and landscape for nighttime use. Zone lighting can be effective for lighting a patio, deck, garden, pool area or outdoor seating area. Illuminate sidewalks, driveways, garages and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark. The more lights, the safer your outdoor areas will be.
  2. Security: A well-lit landscape and yard presents a feeling of security and maintenance. When you keep your outdoor areas illuminated, you present a feeling of care and involvement. When people view your well-lit yard, they often interpret your property as cared-for and well maintained. This can discourage trespassing and theft.   Install lights with motion detectors so they illuminate when motion activates them. A dark yard can be splashed with bright lights when someone walks through your yard – this can be helpful for family and friends to keep people safe and it can also deter would-be criminals from trespassing on your property.
  3. Comfort: Extend your living areas by lighting your outdoor landscape. If you have a deck or patio with seating, add comfortable and attractive lighting to enable you to use these areas after dark. The ambiance of outdoor seating can be pleasant and inviting, especially when you feature attractive outdoor lighting that adds to your outdoor decor. Use a combination of uplights as well as lights installed on outdoor structures to illuminate your seating areas effectively.
  4. Decor: Showcase and highlight specific areas of your landscape with decorative lighting. By installing uplights around your landscape in various spots, you pull the eye to these areas and display