Outdoor Lighting - Which Type is Right for you

By: Glyn Farber

Low voltage outdoor lighting fixtures, usually 12 volts, generate areas of soft light for walkways, lawns and gardens. That's because they come in a variety of styles and sizes, and can easily be installed by a do-it-yourselfer. You don't have to pay top dollar for a well made light. Spend as munch as $200.00 for a solid brass fixture or as little as $5.00 for one made of plastic. You can also save money when you buy an outdoor lighting kit with several well made fixtures.

A good quality kit will cost you $100.00 to $200.00. Lighting generated by low voltage outdoor lighting fixtures are not the only choices you have for your walkways and lawns.

Outdoor lighting powered by 120 volt house current display strong light output and can be connected to your home security system. However 120 volt system generally require professional installation and are mainly sold by lighting supply stores. Cost range from $25.00 to $200.0 per fixture.

A much better choice for your outdoor lighting is Solar Powered. Solar powered outdoor lighting produce a soft light because they use a low wattage LED lamp powered by a rechargeable battery. The best feature is that they do not need any wiring. Only ample sun light to recharge the batteries. The only draw back of solar power outdoor lighting is lights tend to be dim and cover only a small area. Expect to pay only $10 to $50 per fixture and receive a better deal for kits.

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