Posts Tagged ‘outdoor lighting low voltage’

Gorgeous Outdoor Path Lights from Kichler Lighting

Cathedral Bollard Path Light from Kichler Lighting

Cathedral Bollard Path Light from Kichler Lighting

Kichler Lighting has just unveiled all their latest creations for this summer’s outdoor lighting catalog and the products are just spectacular. This low voltage path light called Cathedral Bollard would be a gorgeous addition to any garden or patio. Constructed of aluminum with dark citrine glass, Cathedral Bollard really does resemble a miniature work of Gothic architecture and features a lush Textured Tannery Bronze finish. Measuring 27″ high and 4″ wide, Cathedral Bollard will really create an elegant impression for backyard guests and passersby.

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Tiffany Petals Outdoor Path Light

Tiffany Petals Outdoor Path Light

This adorable path light from Kichler is appropriately named Tiffany Petals and would add a dainty touch of spring to your outdoor walkways or garden patches. Fresh, unique garden lights are hard to come buy these days, but the Tiffany Petals light would certainly call attention to your love of nature and your appreciate for flowers and  youth. Showcasing an Olde Bronze finish and delicate yellow glass panes, Tiffany Petals is surprisingly prepared to handle the wettest location, so bring on those spring and summer rain showers! This outdoor path lighting wonder measures 26.5″ high and 11.5″ wide and would really create a sort of “Alice in Wonderland” ambiance wherever you choose to place it in your outdoor landscape.

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Concord Olde British Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Concord Olde British Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

This delightfully unusual and somewhat nautical path light is called Concord Olde Brick and definitely carries with it a sense of style and history, as well as a bit of colonial flair. As far as low voltage landscape lighting goes, this outdoor fixture is a winner when it comes to energy efficiency. The bulb for Concord Olde Brick is only 6.5 watts, so you’ll save on your electric bill in style. Featuring a frame finished in Olde Brick and a steampunk-esque seedy glass bulb, this outdoor path light would throw a welcome glow on your front walkways or secret garden paths. Measuring 27.5″ high and 8″ wide, Concord Olde Brick will not be overlooked, like a proud Navy Sea Captain setting out for port.

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Atlantis Path Lights | LED Brilliance from Hinkley Lighting

Atlantis Path Lights from Hinkley Lighting

Atlantis Path Lights from Hinkley Lighting

Hinkley Lighting is a pioneer when it comes to energy efficient outdoor lights, and the Atlantis path lights prove once again that Hinkley knows their way around LED and low voltage fixtures. Available in three subtle finishes–Titanium, Bronze, and Hematite–Atlantis has a strong geometric presence that will light your landscape in rain or shine, in the darkest, wildest storm or the calmest summer day.

Outdoor landscape lighting is the latest trend in outdoor home decor and Atlantis definitely holds its own on any lawn or walkway. Measuring 22″ high and 6.5″ wide, this energy saving low voltage landscape lighting will mesh well with any path style and create a soft glow to guide you home. The best aspect of the Atlantis path light from Hinkley Lighting is that it uses LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs so it saves you money and energy and is better for the environment, all in one. Now that is some versatile (and stylish!) path lighting!

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Atlantis Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Atlantis Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Hardy Island Lights | Landscape Lighting Made to Last

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Hardy Island Landscape Lights

Hardy Island Landscape Lights

Hinkley Lighting is a master of low voltage outdoor lighting and the latest path lights, Hardy Island, certainly live up to our expectations. Sleek and subtle, these outdoor landscape lights are quiet and reserved pillars of light. Featuring a Matte Bronze finish and fully enclosed Frosted Glass domes, these outdoor lights were named after the Hardy Island off the coast of British Columbia for a reason–they are durable! Constructed of solid brass, Hardy Island lights can stand up to the most ferocious weather. (But just for kicks, they are backed by an extended warranty)

Hardy Island low voltage landscape lights come in several varieties, with decorative dome styles ranging from Traditional, Hammered, Small Classic, Large Classic, and Standard. They are also available in two sizes, the smaller height being 16″ and the larger being 24″. The best aspect of Hardy Island path lights is their energy efficiency. Only using 12 volts, these lovely lights save a ton of electricity, have longer lives, require less maintenance, and light your sidewalk, garden, pond, or pagoda in style.

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Nexus Path Lighting | Landscape Lights with Style

Hinkley Lighting Nexus Path Lights

Hinkley Lighting Nexus Path Lights

Hinkley Lighting has released its newest chic lighting family, the Nexus path lights. These outdoor LED lights are so sleek and simple, it’s amazing the kind of ambiance they can create by being placed in a garden or walkway. As low voltage lights, Nexus is a wonderful way to save energy and build layers of light in your outdoor landscape. Featuring a smooth Bronze finish and high impact acrylic LED shields, these outdoor landscape lights are durable and compact, modern enough to impress but subtle enough that they won’t steal the limelight from your gorgeous garden, driveway, or outdoor sidewalk.

Nexus outdoor LED lights are extremely versatile. Each light engine design is available in two sizes, which you can pair with various stem lengths ranging from 6″ stems to 24″ stems so you can mix and match to create the perfect outdoor lighting composition. Nexus light bases also come in a variety of shapes–from T-connectors to curving swivel bars, straight bars to angular elbow rods. The shape possibilities are practically endless!

But perhaps my favorite feature of the Nexus low voltage landscape lights is that they really are great energy savers. Utilizing a mere 15 volts, the optimal output for LEDs to maximize power and lengthen the light fixture’s life, Nexus is ideal for long runs and energy conservation. These lights are 75% more efficient than traditional low voltage halogen lighting. The fully enclosed LED strips provide 50,000 hours of maintenance-free use. And they rotate 350 degrees! I can’t think of any other outdoor landscape lighting that is so flexible, durable, and creative; Nexus is the winner, hands down. (Product Page: http://www.brilliantoutdoors.com/hin-15409bz.html)

Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures: Vital to Your Outdoor Lighting

Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures are very easy to install and light up a landscape beautifully. They can be used to light up a pathway, garden, pond, fountain or border an area. I’ve seen many humdrum homes get a complete landscape lighting makeover that transformed them into picturesque dream homes that look like they came straight out of a magazine, without the help of a professional designer or electrician. Planning and sketching out your landscape lights can go a long way in creating a lovely scenic view of your home. Using low and high beam flashlights is a great way to play with different lighting effects.  A kit from a department store that doesn’t specialize in low voltage lighting fixtures and outdoor lighting usually doesn’t do the trick and may actually cheapen and degrade your home. Unfortunately I’ve also seen landscapes with cheap fixtures that flooded the area with light and looked more like the security lighting for a parking lot. When investing in your home, it’s best to stay away from cheap lights you’ll be unhappy with and won’t hold up over the years and then you end up buying the expensive ones anyways. Also, when dressing up your home and landscape adding designer lights will add exquisite style and raise it’s financial worth. As a homeowner myself, I don’t like to skimp on the details, especially because taking care of my home says a lot about me and my style and class. It’s also important to make sure that you balance the low voltage lighting fixtures, that are generally used in the landscape, with light fixtures that are placed on your home. Otherwise you’ll end up  with an unprofessional look and either your home will look like it’s strangely rising out of the dark…

Bad Outdoor Lighting

…or your home will mysteriously fade into the darkness behind an illuminated landscape, both create an unwelcoming and eery feeling.

Bad Landscape Lighting

Unbalanced outdoor lighting also creates an aura of disconnection and looks uninviting to guests. If you don’t want the Frankenstein  or the Munsters look for your  home, balance your home outdoor lighting with your landscape. Use some low voltage lighting fixtures along with the decorative outdoor fixtures.

The decorative lighting fixtures will look beautiful at night and during the day. During the day, they will add charm and elegance to your home, and add exquisite details. However, low voltage landscape lighting is necessary for creating low points of interest with subtle light and a professionally done look.

Here is a landscape that has good use of low voltage lighting fixtures in the landscape and lighting on the home, but they lack lighting and decorative fixtures around the entrance to their home. A dark doorway gives a very unfriendly message.

Bad doorway lighting

While the landscape and low voltage lighting fixtures look splendid, the doorway and center of their home is severely lacking. Though this picture was taken in the early evening, the problem is exasperated as the sky becomes darker and the dark hole in the middle becomes more evident.

The doorway to your home should be a high focal point area as this is where you greet guests and make them feel welcome to come inside. Furthermore, adding ornate lighting fixtures will add beauty to your home.

Here are some examples of beautifully created outdoor lighting.

Perfect Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

 

This home uses both decorative low voltage and outdoor lighting fixtures alongside the door and path. Note the functional low voltage well lights that graze the high textured surface of the stacked stone wall; a very nice touch.

Perfect Low Voltage Lighting

 

Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures done lovely.

These homes and landscapes look inviting and lovely! Beautifully balanced use of decorative outdoor and low voltage lighting fixtures.

 

 

 

 

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