In the world of landscape lighting or outdoor residential or commercial lighting, there are 2 options with regards to the available power sources. On one hand, you have the power of the sun when using solar powered landscape lights. On the other hand, you have your normal 120v power outlet to power hardwired landscape lights.
Each option has its own pros and cons. We want to simply share our knowledge and experience on this subject of which power source will provide you with the most desirable results for your outdoor lighting.
Solar lights are powered by sunlight. A battery inside of the fixture actually uses the energy collected and stored by the mini solar panels. The LED bulbs within the lighting fixture will turn on and consume the energy from the battery when darkness falls.
As simple and hassle-free as this may seem, most homeowners never consider what could possibly happen on a gloomy day, or a rainy day when there is very little to no sunlight. Ultimately, the lights may not shine to their full brightness, or for very long through the night, if at all without enough energy collected via the solar panels.
Although the solar powered options available are much more economical, you can almost bet that the cheaper they are, the less of an energy output, affecting the brightness levels, the quality of the materials, and the consistency in the color temperature and brightness long-term.
Hardwired landscape lights are powered by a 120 volt transformer device, which takes your standard home energy outlet and converts it to a lower voltage to power the lights at night (between 12 and 15 volts). This means that as the sun goes down, and darkness falls, the lights are fully powered for the duration of your desired lighting time.
This means your lights will be completely powered and ready to go, every night, at full capacity no matter the weather conditions or lack of sunlight, consistently, day after day, for years to come.
Plan to make an investment in a professionally installed hard wired landscape lighting system. Expect commercial-grade materials, constant and consistent brightness for years to come. Our Pro and Premium packages also offer additional benefits such as individual lighting control, dimming, changing colors, and even includes lifetime replacement warranties.
Reach out to us to get a quote to beautify your home with that subtle, yet classy shine of professional landscape lighting design and installation.
Dwell Shine, LLC is your “Landscape Lighting Near Me” professional landscape lighting design and installation brand serving the Greater Houston Metropolitan in Houston, Texas.
We specialize in creating custom outdoor spaces for homeowners to enjoy year round from Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscaping, Hardscape Installations and Paver Sealing, Patio Covers, Decks and Pergolas, to caring for your lawn with Irrigation system installations and repairs, and year round lawn treatments.
We also offer seasonal services including Powerwashing and Softwashing applications in the spring, and Holiday Lighting Installations in the fall season.
We provide professional landscape lighting installation services for residential and commercial clients across the Greater Houston Metropolitan area in Houston, Texas. Including servicing the following areas: