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12 volt ac inverter landscape lighting - installing low-voltage outside lights

by:KEBO      2019-09-22
Want to undertake the task of installing landscape lighting?Installing a low-voltage External light is an immediate reward.Not only do they make your house look more warm, charming and warm, they add a layer of security to your home.Want to undertake the task of installing landscape lighting?Installing a low-voltage External light is an immediate reward.Not only do they make your house look more warm, charming and warm, they add a layer of security to your home.If this sounds like a job you want to take on yourself, then you need to be familiar with the components of the landscape lighting system.Transformer included in this list, lowVoltage of lighting cables, lamps and bulbs.The following is a quick breakdown of each component: a transformer is an electrical device that converts (or converts) 120 V current into a safer 12 V current.This transformer is called an electronic low-level transformer.Voltage transformer.It contains an electronic device called an inverter.The inverter is actually something that converts DC (DC) to AC (AC.According to the rule of thumb, it is best to adjust the size of the transformer according to the accumulated wattage of all the lights in the system, plus about 25% of the cable.Additional wattage also helps to prevent voltage drop (or voltage drop), which occurs where the line is further away from the transformer.Therefore, the light closest to the transformer will emit the brightest light, while the farthest light will emit less light.The quality of the wires used in the system will also affect the degree of voltage drop.To further illustrate, for simplicity, suppose you have just purchased a system that includes 8 fixtures, each with a 10 watt light.The minimum wattage you need is 80 watts (8 fixtures x 10 watts = 80 watts ).Next, you need to multiply 80 by 1.25 (or 25% more ).So, 80 x 1.25 = 100.This is the size of the transformer you need.You can further increase the size of the transformer to consider additional fixtures that may be added in the future;But it is generally not recommended to exceed the load tile by more than 100%.You might guess, a low cabin.Voltage landscape lighting systems require special cables from Transformers to fixtures.These cables can be installed without digging or otherwise interfering with the full landscape.This is done by securing the cable in place and covering the cable with dirt or covering.But the usual way is to bury the cable in 3-6 inch shallow ditch.#12 landscape cable is the most commonly used wire in landscape lighting design.This cable is made up of tightly connected copper strands.This distinction makes it different from a wire made up of a single strand of copper.However, when describing the lines used in the lighting system, you will often hear the term "wire" for the cable ".The subcommittee is an abbreviation for services that are simultaneously thermoplastic) other types of cables.#12 reference is made to the diameter of copper strands, as described in the standard measurement guidelines for US wire gauges (or ad hoc working groups.The larger the wire, the smaller the number of cables.This means that the diameter of the #8 SPT cable is larger than the #12 cable, so it is able to carry a larger electrical load.Although the #12 SPT cable is a standard cable, other dimensions are also used in the residential landscape design.Tail fibers (or wires connected to fixtures) are usually #16 SPT cables.For cases where the wire runs at a longer distance, #8 or even sometimes even #10 cables are used to handle the increased wattage load and reduce the voltage drop.Low voltage landscape lighting equipment has a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.When choosing fixtures, look for fixtures that are not only decorative, but can be easily adjusted or moved as your landscape changes.The area light is designed to spread the light to a large object or area.These lights are also called floodlights, shower lights, or spotlights.Used to highlight bushes, trees, statues, walls, etc.If implemented skillfully, the effects of these lights can be very significant.Path lights are designed to illuminate the area below and expand within a few feet of the light fixture.These lights are most commonly used on lanes and sidewalks.In general, the spacing of these lights should be between 6 and 10 feet.What you don't want is your sidewalk or driveway like a minirunway.Most of the bulbs used in landscape lighting design today are halogen lamps.These bulbs are energy efficient and give off bright white light.Depending on the brightness you want the bulb to shine, the power range for each halogen lamp can range from 7 watts to 75 watts.Halogen lamps usually last about 2500 hours.If your bulb uses an average of 8 hours per night, this means that you can expect to use about 2920 hours per year (8 hours per night × 365 days per year = 2920 hours per year ).
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