4 Things to Know When Buying Landscape Lights

4 Things to  Know When Buying Landscape Lights

By purchasing landscaping lighting that uses LEDs, you can run your system on a cheaper transformer.

There is a vast variety of landscape lighting options available today. A few common types include hanging lights, pathway lights, flood or up lighting, lamps, and deck lighting. You can enhance the aesthetics of your property by incorporating a few different types of lighting. Before purchasing any lights for your yard, there are a few things that you should know. Keep reading for a few important considerations when purchasing landscape lights for your property.

Consider The Locations Of Your Outlets

If you don’t want to spend extra money on cables, plan so that your lighting transformer(s) is near an outdoor outlet. Transformers can be plugged in any standard GFCI outlet. Before you choose your landscape lighting, it is a good idea to map out your property on paper so that you can plan accordingly with all your purchases.

Don’t Overdo It

Although landscape lighting can elevate your properties curb appeal, you certainly don’t want to go overboard. In some cases, a few lights are all your property needs. Many homeowners make the mistake of incorporating too many lights into your landscape. If your aim is just to add a dimension of ambiance, take the approach of less is more.

LED Is The Way To Go

Did you know that LED lights use less energy than your standard incandescent light bulbs?  By purchasing landscaping lighting that uses LEDs, you can run your system on a cheaper transformer. Also, LED bulbs last a lot longer than the other types of light bulbs on the market today.

Cables Do Not Necessarily Need To Go Underground

Many people bury cables underground so they are out of sight and won’t take away from the beauty of their landscape. However, this is not always necessary. A lot of times, you can get away from merely running cables above ground and mask them with mulch/dirt or tuck them behind plants.

Choose Sposato Irrigation

Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Google +, Facebook, and Twitter.