Low voltage fence lighting is an excellent way to add atmosphere to the yard, front or back.
When our clients discover the subtle tones they get from adding lighting, they often wonder why they didn’t do so earlier.
A big question about installing the low voltage fence lighting is frequency.
“How often should we place them on the fence?”
“Do we put one on every post or what’s the idea?” as one of our clients asked recently.
At Fence Supply Online we do not have a clear answer to this question A few guidelines may help you discover what is right for your home.
As with many design ideas, it is a matter of personal taste when it comes to low voltage fence lighting.
Our experts came up with a few tips, and we put them into this post.
On the list of suggestions for placing low voltage fence lighting is:
- Technical considerations
- Measure the area
- What look do you want?
- Low voltage strip lighting is a bit different
- Post cap low voltage fence lighting is easy to install
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
It is always a good idea to get the technical considerations out of the way before you go too far on a project.
The low voltage fence lighting will need a power source. Check with your electrical contractor on power outlets and about running them throughout the garden area. If you are doing the work yourself ensure you use the correct equipment.
Into the power source you will need to plug a power supply for the low voltage lighting.
Each power supply can only service a certain amount of lights. If you install too many bulbs, you will have a few problems.
The rule is to add up the number of lights you want and multiply by the wattage of the bulbs. This will give you the necessary output from the power supply. So if you have 100 by 0.5-watt bulbs, you will need a power supply of 50 watts.
Always get one larger than your needs, in case you want to add more lights in the future.
Measure the area
Measure how much fence area you want to light up with the low voltage lighting.
A good rule of thumb is to place a light every six to eight feet along the length of the fence.
Of course you can change this to suit your tastes. Remember the more lights you install, the brighter the area, but you can alter the wattage of the bulbs too if you like.
A well-lit area may suit a deck for the summer’s evening, but a fence around the backyard may need fewer lights to make it look warm and inviting.
Strip lighting is a bit different
Not everyone considers installing strip lighting, but it can be a good look on the property.
Our easy to install under the rail low voltage fence lighting can be out of view, yet add plenty of light.
As it is strip lighting, you can also install it on the posts or even along the edge of the deck.
The strip lighting works with the same power supply as the post light, and you can mix it up with the two styles.
We supply strip lighting in a variety of colors to help match with your design scheme.
Post cap low voltage fence lighting is easy to install
Some clients worry about installing the lighting after the install.
All of our post cap lighting fits the same size of the post; if you have a 4” post, we supply the 4” low voltage light.
The lights clip onto the posts with very little fuss.
The halo LED bulbs use little power but throw out a beautiful light to add ambiance on a special evening.
We love to talk about fencing and fence lighting.
Fence Supply Online experts can help you with all your questions.
Low voltage lighting is easy to install and is cost-effective.
Call us today for all your low voltage lighting needs.