There are many benefits to installing night and path lighting in your garden and landscape. A well-lit landscape is welcoming and distinctive. Lighting expands outdoor nighttime activities all year long and also reinvents the garden by highlighting shapes and textures with interesting shadows and silhouettes showing off only the best specimens and features.
A 12-volt lighting system (consisting of a transformer, lamps, fixtures and special cable) offers many advantages over 120-volt lighting besides the obvious factor of safety. Low-voltage lamps use electricity more efficiently giving more light per watt of power used. 12-volt lamps also last longer than 120-volt incandescent lamps, reducing maintenance on the system. The flexibility of the wire and the fact that you don’t have to bury it make installation easy and allows you to move fixtures as the garden grows and changes. Modern 12-volt systems can handle most any residential lighting project.
From a safety perspective, lighting stairs, walkways and paths is essential. Lighting should come on at dusk and remain on until bedtime. Path lighting reduces the possibility of personal injury and a homeowner’s liability.
Exterior lighting can be used to discourage unwanted intruders and vandals by removing hiding places. While bright spotlights can also be used for this purpose, they are not necessary if the project is planned properly. The same level of security is possible with carefully placed low-voltage lighting with a much more aesthetically-pleasing result for the homeowner and their neighbors.
Exterior lighting is a Habersham Gardens specialty and we are your go-to pros if you’re considering installing a system. Please contact us at 404-873-4702, ext. 2302 with your questions or if you would like a complimentary quote on installation. We know you’ll love the results.