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In recent years, manufacturers have made tremendous improvements in the quality and longevity of transformers, which are basically the heart of the low-voltage system. At the same time, the range of fixtures available is greater than ever. Various finishes are available on the fixtures as well; in many cases the lights can match other items around the home such as mailboxes or urns. And like any trend, the popularity is spreading by imitation. If it looks great at the neighbor’s house, chances are, it will look just as good on your property. Today, many homeowners are learning about the advantages of low-voltage lighting over traditional outdoor spotlighting, so they are starting to ask for it by name.
Once the design and the fixtures are chosen, a typical low voltage landscape lighting installation can be completed in one day. Certain circumstances, such as when it is necessary to run wires under driveways or concrete surfaces, may prolong the installation. Disruption to the property is minimal.
This is America. Of course you can. Seriously, you need to ask yourself what you’ve invested in the landscape, and whether it’s worthwhile to extend the amount of time you (and others) can use and enjoy that landscape. If you’ve invested in a breathtaking blossoming specimen tree, for example, landscape lighting enables the nighttime enjoyment of its beauty and color. A fabulous deck, properly lit, often will be used more often in the evening than during the day. If you take pride in your home, and enjoy being outdoors, landscape lighting is an excellent investment.