How to Install Underground Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

How to Install Underground Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Installing underground low voltage landscape lighting can greatly enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor spaces. With proper planning and installation, you can create a stunning and long-lasting lighting system to illuminate garden beds, accent architectural features, light pathways, and highlight trees and shrubs. Here is a step-by-step guide on how I installed underground low voltage lighting in my landscape.

Selecting the Right Low Voltage Lighting System

When choosing an underground landscape lighting system, there are several key factors to consider:

Planning the Lighting Layout

Carefully planning the lighting layout is a crucial step. Here are some tips for designing an effective plan:

Gathering Materials and Tools Needed

Before starting, ensure you have all necessary materials and tools:

Installing the Transformer

The transformer should be installed first:

Running Cable to Fixture Locations

With the transformer ready, it's time to run cable to the planned fixture locations:

Installing Light Fixtures

Once cabling is laid out, the fixtures can be installed:

Connecting to the Transformer

With the fixtures positioned, complete the system wiring back to the transformer:

Proper installation results in a beautifully lit outdoor space that adds form, function and safety for years to come! Take time to carefully plan the lighting layout and use quality fixtures with UL listing for best results.