When surveying your yard or garden, you should take numerous things into consideration when planning your landscape lighting layout.
Next, using graph paper design the layout of your landscape and identify the elements and areas you want to bring light to, using a flashlight can be helpful. Select the proper fixtures for each location depending upon function and style. Options include Down-lighting, Up-lighting, walk-lights, floodlights, Surface/deck lights and Low profile Lights.
Add up the total wattage from each light and select the appropriate power pack, all this requires is some simple addition. Select a power pack that holds more wattage capacity than the total wattage of all the lights.
Purchase cable according to the length required to reach all areas needing to be lit. Cables can be connected together for additional length.
Simply plug the power pack into an outdoor electrical outlet. Attach the cable to the transformer and run it through out the yard connecting each light at its desired location. Remember to leave some slack for re-positioning and the expansion of landscaping. Lastly, attach the low voltage cable to the power pack. Slit the cables slightly to allow each of the pre-stripped wires to be inserted into the terminals to make contact and screw the plates down securely on the bare wire. Everything is now connected and ready to turn on!
Turn system on to test fixtures and make adjustments as required before hiding cable. You are now ready to relax and enjoy your enhanced outdoor living area. Come see the lighting fixtures Friedman's Home Improvement has to offer! Our Xpert Advisors are always available to answer your questions.