A well-planned outdoor lighting scheme does more than just bring your garden to life. It can enhance the safety of your garden, create that extended living space feel, and even increase the value, as well as kerb appeal of your home.
But set aside the many benefits that garden lighting brings, safety should be your number one priority.
Although there are some dangers that come with electrical installations, just a few simple steps will protect you, your family, and property with nothing to worry about.
With that said, here are five garden lighting safety tips for your installation.
1. Use water-proof rated outdoor transformers
When enhancing your outdoor space with light, you’ll want to go for low voltage 12v fixtures. This means you can do all the work yourself, without the need for an electrician. But more importantly, without the potential cause of shock or electrocution. Safety should be your number one priority.
But in order to power your low voltage fixtures correctly, you’ll need a transformer – more precisely, a waterproof transformer. Transformers convert the 120v mains electricity supplied from your house, down to the 12v needed for each low voltage landscape lighting fixture in your garden.