Landscape Lighting - Lighting Components

Lighting Components

There are many different types of landscape lighting systems, controls and switching, wiring connections, fixture types, functions-purposes-styles, and light sources.

Components can include:
  • Power
    • connection to main property power source (code and permit determined)
    • Transformers (12v and multi-tap transformers)
    • Timers
    • Light sensor switching (photocells)
    • motion sensor switching
    • Manual 'light switches'
    • automated light switching units-systems
    • remote lighting switching - on-property devices, off-site phone or online systems
  • Electric wiring
    • conduit - underground for line voltage, vulnerable locations, under or in constructed elements-pavements
    • cable, wire - underground per codes for line and low voltage, above ground at stake-mounted and tree mounted fixtures.
  • Light Fixtures - fixed location - line voltage (120V U.S.) and low voltage (12V U.S.)
    • Post mount - column mount
    • Address light
    • Wall mount
    • Ceiling mount - hanging fixture
    • Security lights
    • Tree lights - up and down lights
    • In-grade fixtures- uplights buried in-ground - top flush with surface
    • Adjustable aim "bullet" - uplight
    • sports court lights - ie: tennis courts
    • portable fixtures "hard-wired" or "plug-in" 'wet location rated' interior style fixtures
    • string lighting - "holiday lights" - bulbs and LED
  • Light fixtures - low voltage (12V U.S.) - modest location adjustments
    • path lights
    • area lights
    • uplights (directional, spot, and flood lights)- stake mount
    • wall lights - surface mount
    • tree-mount lights - down lights
    • deck lights - surface mount
    • well lights - mounted below grade
    • hardscape lights- integrated into walls.
    • step lights - recessed into stair risers
    • rope lighting - fiber optics

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