Low voltage lighting, also known as GPA, is becoming an increasingly popular type of lighting for gardens and backyards. The good news is there are a ton of choices for LED low voltage outdoor lighting that will give the same classic look as old-fashioned high voltage lighting. There are, however, several factors which determine their performance and how they work. These factors can be easily manipulated with the right equipment. Here is a rundown on what some of these factors are and how you can use them to your advantage. This information may even help you decide if these lights are right for your garden.
The first thing you should know about is the difference between “high pressure” and “low pressure” bulbs. High pressure bulbs put out more brightness, typically more than ten thousand lumens, while low pressure bulbs have a lower lumen output. These are great ways to increase the amount of lighting you have in your garden or yard, but be sure to only use these in areas that will receive direct sunlight. You will find that the newer higher pressure bulbs are just as bright as the lower powered ones. For this reason, if you are planning on using GPA landscape lighting, it would be a great way to test out the lights in advance before deciding to put them anywhere.
Another factor that affects the brightness of LED landscape lights is the wattage of bulb used in them. The larger the wattage, the brighter the light. Typically, the wattage number goes up incrementally, meaning the more watts you buy, the brighter your lights will get. However, you should keep in mind that the brighter your lights get, the more expensive they get as well.
The final factor that greatly affects the brightness of your lights is whether you are using 12v or 24v bulbs. Both of these types of exterior lighting are able to provide a much greater light intensity than standard incandescent bulbs. For that reason, you should think about how you are going to run your lights and how bright you would like them to be before you choose the type of bulbs that you want to use.
A great thing about using led lights for landscape lighting is the fact that they provide their own light source, making them much brighter than regular bulbs. In addition, an LED bulb is also known for being very long lasting and durable. It is capable of producing the brightest light that is available on the market. Another advantage to LED lights is that they require almost no electricity to run, which makes them a greener choice for homeowners. They also use very little energy to run, which means you do not have to worry about running your lights at night and paying for a high power bill.
If you would prefer your exterior lights to be a little softer, then you will be happy to know that you can find bulbs with a little less light for just about any occasion. There is an outdoor LED light bulb that is capable of producing just enough light for your driveway or walkway to be clearly visible. If you are looking to brighten up your path but you do not need all the lights for your yard at night, you should consider putting the lights in the center of your driveway or along a small wall. These soft lights make the area appear larger and give a super bright light for driving or walking safety. If you want to make your yard look bigger, then you can use super bright led lights in the middle of the pathway or in the walkway.
Low voltage landscape lighting can be installed with several different types of bulbs. There are lights that produce just enough light to brighten up a sidewalk or a walkway, and there are lights that produce the full 500 lumens that are required for streetlights. If you only plan to place one or two accent bulbs in your yard, then you can easily find bulbs that produce just the right amount of light for accentuating your landscaping and making your yard look more attractive. If you have a beautiful tree or a set of bushes in your yard, then you should use lights with a high lumen in order to draw attention to these features. If you do not have the money to invest in expensive accentuating lights, then you should be able to find good quality general purpose lights in your local Home Depot store in order to illuminate your path or to brighten up your yard completely.
If you want to add some extra security to your yard, you can use low voltage lighting in the area surrounding your home. Transformer lights are great because they do not require any type of electrical connections and they are very safe. If you decide to use a transformer, then you will want to make sure that you turn off any power to your home before starting to install the transformer. It is also important to make sure that your home is turned off before starting to work with the transformer. The transformer may also be useful if you are going to be carrying out a lot of heavy lifting or moving large objects around your yard. Another advantage to using a transformer is that the transformer is able to run even if there is a power failure in your area.