Do the beautiful aspects of your outdoor areas disappear as night falls?
Outdoor lighting will bring these areas to life providing texture and atmosphere in a way that daylight cannot, while adding value to your property. SunshowerOnline have a large range of low voltage LED and Halogen garden lights, transformers, drivers, lighting cable, cable joiners and accessories.
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The main difference you need to worry about is their output current. Each brand of lighting has their own specified power compatibility, typically our transformers are 12v or 24v AC & our drivers are 12v DC. So if you’ve got existing lights or globes or are researching, it’s very important to check what power supply they are compatible with before you buy a power supply.
The size of your transformer/driver depends on the total wattage of the lights on your circuit. Eg: If you are using 8 x Spotlights with 5W LED Globes, you’re using 40W. You need a driver that is rated to handle the total of 40W. However, keep in mind that it’s important not to cut it too fine with matching the wattage to the capacity of the driver, if you undersize you will find the farthest lights will flicker. For this reason we recommend you allow for at least an extra 20%.
Cable sizing is different for each situation & is determined by a number of factors: The number of lights & wattage of each light & their distance from the power supply. We go into more detail in our Product Guides, but it’s important not to undersize for both safety & effective operation.
Yes, all 12v Garden lighting cable is safe to run in the garden bed, it doesn’t need to buried for any regulations’ sake. If you’re concerned the cable might incidentally get damaged, we then recommend you run it in some conduit or PVC pipe.
A sunset switch is a photocell module installed after the transformer, that turns the system on once the ambient light drops below a preset level. Perfect for use with garden lighting installations, to automatically turn on the lights once the sun sets.
There’s no better, they’re just different. One popular view is that cool white globes look best on hard surfaces & warm climates for that cooling effect, whereas warm white globes better suit soft surfaces like foliage & cool climates for the warming effect.