Why Quality Wiring and Installation is Just as Important in a Beautiful Lighting System
Homeowners work exceptionally hard at making their homes look beautiful as possible during the day, yet many do not know how to make them look just as beautiful at night. For homeowners looking to enhance the appearance of their homes from dusk until dawn, there are numerous ways to achieve this. One of them is to install high quality landscape lighting that will work to effectively illuminate the exterior of your home during sunset until sunrise. The over-all effect of having a beautiful lighting system will make your home the envy of the neighborhood. To ensure the best possible lighting system in your home, you need high quality installation material.
Why Quality Materials are Essential
When it comes to outdoor lighting, distance is an important factor to consider because you may plan on having numerous fixtures strategically located all over your lawn. As your fixtures are located further from your lawn’s main power transformer, there is a larger chance of them experiencing voltage drought, which causes their light bulbs to appear less bright or to have no lighting at all. This is where high quality wiring is essential as it ensures your lighting system’s performance and reliability. With high quality wiring, you have everything that you need to allow your fixtures to be located 50 feet or 100 feet away from the transformer, without compromising the quality of lighting.
Installing good outdoor lighting in your garden is achieved with high quality material such as wiring, connectors, and fasteners to name a few. These fixtures will be hidden under the lawn or under a pavement, which is why they must be of the highest quality to prevent faulty connections that lead to a defective lighting system. There are a number of methods that can be utilized in connecting your outdoor lighting fixtures to your landscape lighting system’s main feed. One of the most essential activities that ensure the best connection is wiring, which requires low voltage copper wire that provides the necessary insulation. With other types of wires, they usually corrode with time and allow moisture to leak in, resulting in failure to connect with your garden main feed. Keep in mind that most wiring is invisible to the human eye because they are normally arranged under pebbles, mud, leaves, and grass that accumulate moisture during rain, snow, and other weather conditions.
Another essential material required for outdoor landscape lighting is a connector. Connectors are used to link each of your light fixtures to your lighting system’s main feed. With each light fixture such as spotlights and floodlights, they have a separate wire called a pigtail that requires a connector to connect to the trunk line or main feed. When low quality connectors are used, they are usually made from a cheaper plastic material. These connectors will only work for a limited time, which means that you will most likely have to have them replaced regularly.