Landscape lighting, properly designed and installed can really enhance the appearance of your home at night and provide a level of security. On this page you’ll find a couple of videos and some still photos of the landscape around my house and and the lighting that I plan to install as well as some night time photos after the lighting was installed.
I figured that if I just start with the landscape lighting video people are sure to have questions about some of the plants in my landscape so I decided to do that video first.
This video is about the landscape design around my house.
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Let’s start with the video where I show you what landscape lighting fixtures I bought for my house and where and how I am placing them. The fixture that I choose for my house are Kichler Landscape Lights. I bought my at Lowes because I figured it would be easier to buy them locally and I could easily return any product that I didn’t need or did not meet my expectations. With that said, they worked out perfectly.
Yeah, I know. I miss spoke in the video if you can believe that and said the lights shining up the pillars are flood lights and they are not, they are spot lights. And yes, my camera person accidentally had the tip of her finger in the shot. Oh well, you know by now that we try but never claim to be perfect. And that’s why I do a page on the blog as well so we can answer questions and clarify anything that we need to.
The after photos;
I really like these path lights because not only do they shine down and light the walkway and some of the colorful plants in the landscape but just a smidgen of light shines through the holes in the fixture.
Keep in mind, these fixtures are all either 3 watt or 5 watt LED bulbs. The 12 volt transformer is 120 watts output so I am assuming that even though the entire lighting package is less than 60 watts the correct calculation to run these lights would be the 120 watts that the transformer produces while it’s on. Which is just a tad more than a 100 watt light bulb.
Using the photo eye on the transformer my lights come on at dusk and right now I have them set to shut off after four hours. As the days get shorter I’ll extend that to six hours. I do not leave them on all night even though if I did it still wouldn’t cost that much to run them.
I hope you found this useful and as always, by any and all means stay inspired!
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