2. Can I install garden lighting myself?
Since most outdoor lighting products are low voltage, it’s safe and easy enough for any DIYer to install their own garden lights -especially with the use of Ellumiere.
Ellumiere is the simplest and most effective garden lighting system available today. It offers a 3 step, easy-to-follow installation without the need for an electrician, and can be customised to your taste. From a selection of decklights, spotlights, and bollards, through to transformers, connectors and sensors, Ellumiere has all you need to make your garden glow.
3. Do I need a transformer for my garden lights?
Household mains electricity is usually 230 volts, and with most garden lights running at a lot less (12 volts) a transformer will be needed to supply the lighting with the correct amount of power.
But before you select a transformer, it’s important to know the total wattage of the lamps you want to install in your garden. We advise selecting a transformer with more capacity than you actually need right now, allowing you to expand your garden lighting system in the future.
For example, if your total wattage of bulbs is initially 40 watts, choose a 72-watt transformer.
4. Why is 12v (low voltage) used for garden lighting?
12v low voltage lighting systems are far safer and more robust than a 240v garden lighting scheme. Meaning you don’t need to call for an electrician, and being less prone to tripping, won’t cause any nuisance. On top of this, there’s no need for expensive armoured cables buried deep underground with a 12v system.