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February 08/2023

What is Low Voltage Landscape Lighting?

More homeowners prefer low-voltage lighting for their outdoor spaces. If you have a landscape lighting installation project lined up, we recommend hiring a professional for guidance. There are many outdoor lighting options on the market, and choosing the wrong one can compromise the aesthetics and functionality of your yard. At Atlanta Irrigation Company, we handle sprinkler repair services and installation and maintenance of landscape lighting fixtures.

Low-voltage outdoor lighting creates suitable living areas in your yard at night, improving the quality of your property. However, there are different options on the market, hence the need to work with a reputable service provider. Here are reasons low voltage lighting is recommended for your landscape and outdoor living areas.


The most obvious reason low voltage lighting is becoming more popular is cost. A landscape lighting installation project is cheaper if you opt for low voltage than high voltage. Wiring in low voltage fixtures is not buried too deep, like 120+ volt systems or buried in conduits, reducing the cost significantly. Even though the overall cost is low, property owners should schedule routine landscape lighting repair and maintenance inspections to ensure everything is in tip-top condition.


A low-voltage system provides at least 11 to 12 volts to each fixture. If there’s an exposed wire or signs of damage, the system poses no risk to children and pets on the premises. Low voltage also helps keep your premises safe during routine yard maintenance, whether edging or planting flowerbeds. In case you damage fixtures during landscaping projects, Atlanta Irrigation Company has a team of seasoned professionals ready to handle everything from landscape lighting repair and maintenance to irrigation system installation and sprinkler repair services.


Low-voltage systems are highly flexible, allowing our technicians to install them in creative locations to enhance patio space or landscape features. Many fixtures can run simultaneously without compromising efficiency or the desired aesthetic appeal. We recommend a winding path that leads back to the yard or a water feature. You can show off many areas using low-voltage lighting, especially to accent yard features during a get-together or evening party.


Most systems on the market use LED bulbs and fixtures mainly because of their enhanced efficiency and lifespan. The average life span of conventional bulbs is 5,000 to 10,000 hours, but an LED bulb is usually 40,000 to 50,000 hours with proper care and maintenance. LED bulbs also produce less wattage than incandescent bulbs, making them cheaper to operate and maintain annually. Our professional technicians can help you choose suitable outdoor lighting fixtures, guaranteeing optimal efficiency and durability.

If you suspect a problem with your landscape lighting, it may be time to hire an expert for maintenance. We recommend routine inspections to address small signs of deterioration before the damage is irreversible. Contact us at Atlanta Irrigation Company and schedule a consultation with our technicians. We provide top-notch landscape lighting and sprinkler repair services at competitive rates.