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Outdoor Lighting For a Great Home Improvement
By Scott E Jordan

Colorful outdoor lighting can add additional beauty to your home background. Installation of outdoor lighting in one's home is only common during the Christmas season. While others may treat outdoor lighting as a decoration for their homes, they can also contribute to essential safety to your home and your family. Learn the basics on installing your outdoor home lighting and why are they are important in one's safety.

In choosing your outdoor lighting, opt for those low voltage lights. These lights come with a built-in transformer with a timer that allows you to decide when to have the lights on or off for an added convenience. To install these low-voltage lights in your outdoors, you will need a GFCI receptacle. Ask an electrician or some experts to install one. But beforehand contact a local gas and electric company to ensure that there are no underground cables and pipes before starting to dig your background. Also, make sure that your transformer has the adequate wattage for your lights.

In planning how to design your home with an outdoor lighting, having a diagram will help you to keep track where to place the lights to be installed. Plan also of the different plants, flowers or trees you want to specify to shine. The different problem areas in your home should also be taken note of to avoid certain casualties in the future. After purchasing the appropriate number of lights, position them according to your planned diagram. It is advised that you water your plants the day before installing the lights to avoid scattered soft dirt into the lights. Allow enough cable at the transformer for each of the lights so you will not be having problems while moving them in the future. The cable of your lights must be buried under the ground around 5 inches deep. Dig the ground using a small shovel and cover it with dirt after placing the cable.

These outdoor lights are beneficial in one's home in a way they help in the improvement of light availability around your background. Well-lighted background is advisable to avoid accidents like stumbling and also to safeguard your home in case of any intruders that will put you in danger.

For the final strike, set the timer from the transformer to your desired time to come on and go off and your all set to go. Enjoy the beauty of your outdoor lights the way you want it to be.

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