All About Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

residential landscape lighting by Horizon LandscapeArriving home late at night, there is no more uncomfortable feeling than pulling into a driveway and looking at a dark Bergen County home and yard. You’ve invested time and money making your home and landscape look immaculate –now it can be inviting and beautiful after dark. Soft lighting in a dark outdoor environment is nothing short of magic. It provides the warmth and ambiance that beckons us outdoors. It creates mood, romance, and drama. Low voltage landscape lighting adds interest and intrigue to any setting. With the proper lighting touch, your home and property can look just as comforting, inviting and beautiful in the evening hours as they do during the day.


Visibility and being able to see where you are walking is great, but carefully placed lighting will enhance
the overall appearance and beauty of your home and the landscape during the night. That magical look is not just for Disneyland – but take that as an example.

Do you ever see the fixtures when you go someplace you remember for their lighting? Like Disneyland? Far too often we hear people say:

What does the fixture look like?

Where will you place it so I can see it?

Those are all the wrong questions. The reality is that you do not want to see the fixture – you do want to see the effect of the light! Landscape lighting provides aesthetics at night. Part of the magic is not knowing where the lighting is coming from. You want to be drawn in to the mystery of the lighting effect.

Low voltage Landscape Lighting Fixtures

Placement of the lighting fixtures is important but that is only one part of the equation. There are a mass of different fixtures and manufacturers to choose from. How do you know which will give you the look you want? How do you know what is the best value for your dollar? Some fixtures provide down lighting, others give you area lighting and some are just for ambiance. Then there are the different manufacturers. Some produce architect specified quality while others accommodate the DIY individual who is more interested in price than quality.

One important item we have seen over the years is the movement from painted or powder coated fixtures to bronze and copper fixtures. The beauty of bronze or copper is that they never flake or rot.  They are virtually indestructible.  The only thing that can go wrong with these is the light bulb socket itself may corrode.  Then, provided you are handy, you can replace that part yourself or you can call in a professional to do the repair for you. Often the manufacturer does sell this replacement part with longer wire leads to fit your fixtures. Other times you need to interchange another manufacturer’s part to make the repairs. We have never found a fixture we have been unable to repair – although sometimes it was more cost effective to purchase a new one.

Your Search Stops Here!

When searching for the perfect landscape lighting system for yourself, you can do your research online or talk to others to see what they like but the easiest way is to consult with someone who installs landscape lighting on a daily basis. Our professional outdoor low voltage landscape lighting designer and service personnel specializes in just one thing: getting you the best night time landscape lighting you need for your property. When it comes to outdoor lighting, put your trust in Horizon Landscape Company.  We are located in Wyckoff, New Jersey and provide low voltage LED landscape lighting serving Northwest Bergen County.  Give us a call at 201-848-0022 to find out how we can help you change the look of your property!