Arrow Property Services offers expert landscape lighting wiring solutions to homeowners in Ottawa and nearby areas. The processes which are used when adding landscape lighting to your house are essential to the functionality and longevity of the product. Top quality installation means that your lighting will not fail either in the short term or the long term. It is important to have an expert perform outdoor lighting wiring as you may need wiring replacement or even circuit breaker replacement.
One essential factor of landscape lighting installation is the wiring method. Knowing the different wiring choices available will provide you with better insight into your outdoor lighting project.
Daisy Chain Wiring
The daisy chain wiring configuration is among the most common wiring methods, because of its simplicity. However, with greater ease comes reduced voltage. On a daisy chain, the very first light receives more energy and is therefore brighter compared to the last light. This may lead to a home which has brighter lights on one side, say by the entry door, than on the other side, in front of the garage. If you’re running a daisy chain a small distance, the difference in brightness is not very obvious, if at all. But the longer the wire runs the more obvious the difference becomes.
The T-wiring system gets its name simply because of its appearance, which appears to be a “T.” It is shaped this way because the main wire is run to the center of the fixture it powers, in hopes of controlling the voltage drop. This provides for more uniform brightness than the daisy chain wiring technique.
Hub System Wiring
Hub system wiring is commonly recognized as the best mixture of efficiency, longevity, and brightness. With the hub system, each and every fixture comes with 15 to 20 inches of wire, and then the main wire is run towards the center of the fixture. All the wires on the fixtures run to the main wire, just like the spokes on a bike tire. For every “hub” there are two to four fixtures connected. This system cuts down on the number of connections and thus the number of issues you might come across. The additional wires used in this technique may be run through pipes or hidden underneath the ground.
Landscape and outdoor lighting provide fantastic ways to improve the beauty of the outside of your home. Outdoor lighting can significantly enhance the curb appeal of your home during the evening hours. Landscape and outdoor lighting can also improve security around your home by getting rid of the dark areas that attract intruders.
- Light up trees, shrubs, or flowers
- Light the front of your home
- Light up a sidewalk or set of stairs
- Light up a certain feature of your home
- Light up a garden
- Light up the pool area or decking
Call Arrow Property Services today for more information on landscape lighting and exterior lighting for your home in the Ottawa area.