Landscape lighting is a low voltage lighting system that is easy to install and can be done by anyone. You connect lights together using 12 gauge stranded 2 wire. The wires run back to a transformer which converts 120 volts into 12 volts. Inside the transformer, we can install a photocell and timer.The photocell detects low light levels and turns the system on while the timer is used to turn the system off. Landscape Lighting brings your backyard to life and allows you to enjoy your yard throughout the evening. These systems are not solar as the technology has yet to create solar products that can produce the proper light amount required other than a low glow.
Over the past couple of years the landscape lighting industry has been introducing LED lights as an alternative to Halogen lights. LED lights are a far better alternative for many reasons. They use less energy, which saves you money. They don't require you to replace the bulbs every year. They have a larger voltage variation allowance, which helps with the installation and wiring techniques. Most LED fixtures will last over 15 years, which compared to halogen fixtures, are a cheaper alternative in the long run.