12V is the most common option for residential outdoor lighting. Known as "low voltage," it is achieved by converting standard 120V current into 12V through use of a transformer. We stock a full range of modern landscape lighting products that exclusively use LED technologies.
The advantages of low voltage landscape lighting are:
- Inexpensive to install
- Easy to maintain and adapt
- Longer lamp life than line voltage
- Wide variety of fixtures and installations (even underwater lights)
- Mounting Hardware
- Lighting Techniques
A great landscape lighting design helps your clients wow their friends and neighbors. Using a variety of techniques brings the home into an all new light.
Frequently asked questions
What voltage is landscape lighting?
Landscape lighting is 12 volt. The use of low voltage wiring and fixtures makes the installation and maintenance process much more cost effective.
How many lights can I install on one circuit?
The number of lights depends on the amount of power each light draws (watts) and how much capacity your transformer has. An installation that uses 4 watt lights can have up to 11 lights on circuit with a 60 watt transformer with 16 gauge wire. If you have a basic plan with measurements our staff can help size the right lights, wire and transformer.
Do I need a photocell to turn lights on a sunset?
Many of our transformers have built in photo cells to detect sunset. These transformers need to be mounted outside and the photocell must have access to sunlight.
I want to put my transformer inside, but I want the lights to go on at sunset how do I do this?
There are two good options that will meet your needs. One is to get a timer that supports a remotely located photocell. Second option is get a Bluetooth enable timer that you can program, and it will calculate the times of sunrise and sunset.
How do I splice wires together?
Landscape lighting wire connections are usually buried and can be affected by erosion. We recommend using gel filled connectors to eliminate corrosion. We carry both gel filled marettes an Kichler Pro-Connectors.