Installing landscape lights isn’t the easiest of undertakings. It’s a task that requires the right set of skills to do properly, and a lot can go wrong during the installation process, especially if you don’t have the right skill set for the job. Here are some of the mistakes that can happen while landscape lights are getting installed.
Selecting the Wrong Type of Fixtures for Your Landscape Lights
Installing the landscape lights isn’t the first step of the process. Before beginning that step, you must first select a lighting fixture. The lights you pick will directly impact how successful your lighting system becomes.
You need a fixture that is strong and capable of enduring all types of hazardous weather conditions. Find out what materials are used to create your lighting fixtures because some lights might look well-made but can be less than stellar in practice.
In addition, the fixture needs to be well-engineered. If the fixture you get isn’t entirely water-tight, you can run into problems over time. You need protection for your lamps, wiring, and sockets, and these must be kept insulated from the outdoor elements.
Not Using Sufficient Wire Connections for Landscape Lights
If your lighting system ever fails, bad wire connections are a likely culprit. It’s the most common failure in many types of lighting systems. This is why having a strong connection is such a big deal. Wire connections are among the places that are most likely to be affected by moisture, which can subsequently cause your system to be tripped. Also, moisture that gets into insulated wires will have trouble getting out. This causes your connections to become eroded.
Many connections are available for purchase, but a lot of them don’t have enough tightness to keep water out. We recommend heat shrink connectors because of their ability to keep moisture out more effectively than other connectors you can find.
Not Considering the Lighting Effect in Your Design
Your lighting system isn’t going to perform well unless you consider how well it will light the area once your system is fully operational. You can’t just focus on the fixtures themselves and expect good results. Knowing what lighting effect you’ll get is equally important, and that means knowing where to put your lights for the best effect is needed. Consider bringing help from a professional landscape design company if you don’t know how to position your lights. They’ll know where they should go to get the effect you want.
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