Landscape lighting is a great way to showcase your landscaping at night. Low voltage lighting can make your outdoor living areas useable after sunset. There are many types of landscape lighting options to choose from when you are looking to accent your properties features.
Landscape lighting pros and cons:
Solar Lighting Features- Solar light features are a popular option for many homeowners. Solar lights do not require hard wiring and can be placed almost anywhere. The most common types of solar lights are accent lights along walkways and driveways. The best part of solar lights is that the sun charges them during the day and they automatically turn on at night when the sun goes down. Solar lights are a less expensive alternative to low voltage lights because they do not require the use of electricity.
Using solar lights allow you to take your lights inside for the winter. If you live in an area where it snows, shoveling your walks increases your chance of damaging the lights. If they are hiding under snow piles, they can easily be stepped on. The biggest drawback is that most solar lights are not nearly as bright as low voltage lights. The light produced by solar lights is usually dim and will not substantially light large areas.
Low Voltage Features- Low voltage lights are a great way to highlight your favorite landscape areas at night. Low-voltage landscape lights can be installed in landscape projects to make your outdoor living spaces usable at night. There are products available that can be installed flush on steps and patios, eliminating trip hazards. Low voltage lights offer high quality, low-cost solutions for night-time home accents. Water features also benefit from the use of low-voltage lights. Change the look of your water features by lighting them up at night. Create an exciting spectacle by arranging your lights to highlight certain parts of your water features.
Landscape lighting in any form will increase the night-time eye appeal of your property.