Every lighting job and every lighting system are the same, right? Well, not quite. The wiring method used can affect both system performance and, more importantly, the visual outcome the lighting portrait. To control voltage drop in low-voltage landscape lighting systems, there are two things to consider.
How to Install Low-Voltage Yard Lights
How Do I Add Lights to an Existing Landscape Lighting System?
I bought a Portfolio watt transformer for low voltage outdoor lighting and hooked up a ' 12 gauge cable outdoor rated lighting cable to it. And turned it on. The little display flashes "E" and then "1". The instructions say that the E means that there is a fire hazard so check the circut. So I unhooked every light except one. Same error. I hooked on a different light and unhooked the first one.
How to Put in Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting
Installing low-voltage landscape lights provides an economical way to add dramatic impact and function to your home and outdoor space with minimal effort. Low-voltage landscape lighting is safe and easy to work with, and requires no previous electrical experience. You can showcase particular features in your yard with landscape lights -- light up pathways, outline garden beds or bring ambiance and charm to your yard. Kits provide all the necessary ingredients -- lights, cable, connectors and controls -- for a successful landscape light project.
Landscape lighting is the ideal way to add drama, beauty and allure to your home exterior at night. Walk the landscape during the day and night to select key focal points: A stoic oak tree, a tall, handsome palm, a majestic group of juniper shrubs. Or hardscape feature a stone wall accented with fine travertine capstones, a carefully crafted facade, or even water features. These are all great examples to give you an idea of what to look for when it comes to focal areas of your landscape. These are the main visual features, and the first level of light in the landscape.