We believe that a good low voltage lighting system can enhance the beauty of your landscape at night as well as help with safety.
Low-voltage lighting systems use 12-volt current, similar to that used for most electric-train sets. Outdoor lighting is great for security, and it can add charm and magic to a walkway, patio or garden. The right lighting can bring your landscape to life at night as well as help your guests see where they’re going.
Another low-voltage advantage is that new lights can be installed while the power is on. This is especially helpful when you’re positioning lights at night.
At the heart of a low-voltage system is the transformer, which reduces household current and controls the times that the lights are on. Most transformers feature a timer that can be set for 4, 6 or 8 hours. Some models include a photocell that can be used to turn the lights on at night and off in the daytime.
Exterior light fixtures come in a wide range of designs to suit different areas and create different lighting effects. Most fixture types are available in either 12-volt or 120-volt versions. For the homeowner, 12-volt, or low-voltage landscape lighting (please click here to see our Low Voltage Lighting products for your landscape) systems have several advantages. Most important, low-voltage landscape lighting equipment is easier to install. Except for the transformer that’s connected to a 120-volt circuit, the entire system runs on harmless 12-volt current. Low-voltage wiring is lightweight and can be laid on the ground or buried just below the surface. We even have lights that look like rocks in your garden.
In contrast, a 120-volt system runs on the same power that supplies your home and requires the same precautions and expertise that normal house wiring does. Outdoor 120-volt lighting will need to be installed according to code and may require buried conduit. Once installed, 120-volt systems are relatively permanent, while outdoor landscape low-voltage lighting fixtures can easily be relocated if you wish to change your lighting scheme. One disadvantage with low voltage wiring is that that the wires are not buried deeply and are more prone to being damaged.
In addition to 12 – and 120-volt systems, some light fixtures use the energy in sunlight to provide electric light in the evening. These solar lamps have a photoelectric panel that charges a battery while the sun shines. When the sun goes down, a light sensor activates the lamp.
Working With the Best
EPS has the ability to design with low voltage lighting system to paint an infinite palette of mood begins with full knowledge of how light works within a given space. As leading designers we know this elusive science. We also know our tools-the world’s best low voltage lighting products-and how to effectively harness them.
By consulting with architects, builders and interior designers in specifying original equipment, including house wiring, consistent high quality is always assured. Existing residences with their structural limitations may produce low voltage lighting design challenges that are creatively resolved every day with stunning results. Much of our success is due to its long-standing familiarity with custom low voltage design practices for your residential or landscape needs.
It Doesn’t Stop with Installation
Installation of low voltage lighting systems by our electricians follows as a sensible corollary to design. These tandem procedures by a single source provide continuity and emphasize the responsibility to provide owners with a system that works trouble-free from day one.
Our experts, all of them well qualified, each with extensive experience, are familiar with the high-quality, high-performance equipment they install. As caretakers of the low voltage lighting systems, we can tailor bulb replacements and other service and maintenance needs without delay via an extensive maintenance fleet.