Here at 12vgardenlights.com we sat and thought about some of the benefits of low voltage outdoor garden lights!
Then we thought we'd list them for others to see!
Here's our list! We think they speak for themselves. See what you think and do let us know if you can think of others!
Totally safe cabling, connectors and fittings - no possibility of electric shock
Easy to install & uninstall. All light fittings and cables use standard Plug & Play connectors
Flexible and adaptable as your garden matures or changes
Cables can be laid on the ground surface through borders, ran along fences or walls or discreetly hidden behind features
Everything can be adjusted as plants and shrubs grow, spread, moved or taken out!
Cables can be buried in the open ground such as lawns or planting borders
Cables can be laid in a simple conduit or under patios and driveways if needed
Easy to put together due to common and standard sized 'Plug & Play' fittings with watertight screw connectors
Cabling is easy to work around corners, bends and through fixtures due to flexibility
Further additional cables and fittings can be added easily at a later date if needed
All fittings and cables are made from high quality products. Not cheap quality so longevity assured
Techmar ensure all products go through rigorous testing in laboratory conditions.
Not reliant on cheap mass market 'solar drivers' that only last for a short time and/or have no illumination strength
Installation doesn't need a qualified electrician
- future problems if they occur can be identified by a non-qualified person (e.g. a broken cable from a garden spade)
- can be plugged into a normal 3 pin 230v domestic socket benefiting from UK fuse protection standards
Can be de-installed if you choose to move house and then re-installed at a new property
Simple cable conduit runs can be prepared if needed to protect the cable
Cable breakage/puncture or damage can easily be fixed
'Value for money' as the system lasts for years
Can be retrofitted to older 12v systems if need be
Domestic and wild animal safe
12v LED technology
- now technologically advanced
- completely outweighs 12v halogen or other incandescent forms
- extremely low power consumption; cheaper electricity bills
- very low heat emissions (almost minimal) helping lights last longer and better for the environment
- more resistant to shocks (footballs, accidental kicks or knocks etc)
- incredible life span for multi-thousand hours
Can easily and quickly be used as safety lighting along paths, steps, driveways and other areas in need of lighting
Can be used as 'marker points' to properties in rural areas where no street lighting exists
Acts as a security preventative to unwanted snoopers and thieves
Endless possibilities for lighting scenarios and better aesthetics to liven up the outdoors without the hassle of mains cabling and inherent safety issues
Ability to view gardens and outdoor areas otherwise cut off by the dark
Can be used for temporary features such as weddings, events, marquees etc
- no wire stripping and 'cabling up'
- no unsightly electrical 'choc boxes' or waterproofing glands needed
Speed of installation saves expensive labour costs
No more expensive than typical 230v light fittings or cabling and often cheaper
Replaces old incandescent or halogen power hungry lights with modern low energy consuming LED's
Can attach remote controls, PIR's (movement sensors) and timers to cabling for control of lighting
Separate circuits (cable runs) can easily be designed and built to link different fittings such as PIR's or to provide different effects
Lets you see your garden and wildlife during long winter months
Opens up the property and extends the rooms adding the sense of space and link to nature
If you think of others do let us know!
Further reading about 12v safety and 230V mains lighting can be found here
From the Team at 12vgardenlights.com
Outdoor garden lighting from the award winning Dutch company Techmar.