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  • 5 Myths About Installing Landscape Lighting

    Let's cover some of the most common misconceptions surrounding landscape lighting!

  • Patio Lighting For Spring

    A properly lit patio offers an oasis for relaxation and a safe haven to recharge after a long, busy day. Light and color can create the right atmosphere for mood and ambiance while also providing safety.

  • Path & Area Lights: Beautiful & Functional

    Safety and security are often the main purposes of path lighting - but homeowners should also keep beauty in mind by selecting aesthetically pleasing fixtures.

  • Which Kit Is Best For You?

    Conveniently pre-assembled kits offer all of the components needed for a complete landscape lighting system, bundled at reduced costs. Thanks to these handy kits, a homeowner can completely transform a house while getting the accomplished feeling of successfully completing a DIY project with beautiful results.

  • Four Fixtures Under $40 - Transforming Your Yard on a Budget

    Thanks to the innovative design team at VOLT®, you can easily transform your yard with only four fixtures, each currently under $40.

  • Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces

    As landscape lighting technology has advanced, so have the unique control features available to homeowners who want to decide how and when their systems function.

  • Staying Involved in a Project That Requires a Contractor

    Whether it involves a complex design or line-voltage lights, both will require the help of a licensed electrician. Although a licensed electrician may be needed for a project, most homeowners today would still prefer to have a say in the design and installation process.

  • Using Light and Shadows to Create Ambiance

    Decorative area lights are eye-catching luminaires; beautiful during the daytime and at night. When lit, the towers project compelling patterns of light and shadows to help set the mood and provide ambiance.

  • Home Lighting: Increasing Beauty & Utility with Outdoor Spotlights

    Proper lighting plays a vital role in the comfort and livability of any living space. A calculated lighting design can set the mood, add ambiance, and improve spaciousness. However, when designing lighting, most people tended to focus on the interior of their home, with exterior lighting coming as an afterthought.

  • DIY Grab & Go Landscape Lighting Kits

    Through the convenience of low-voltage landscape lighting kits, homeowners can become lighting designers in their own right.

  • The DIY Guide To Deck Lighting

    Whether it be for your family lifestyle or for outdoor activities, landscape lighting helps extend the living spaces of your property during the nighttime. The use of sleek, professional quality fixtures can stealthily enhance the look and feel of your home and property.

  • How to Select Spotlights for a Landscape Lighting Project

    Spotlights are used to put emphasis on specific architectural or landscape features. Unlike floodlights that shed light across a wide area, spotlights have narrower beams so they can focus on one thing at a time.

  • How to Choose Floodlights for Your Landscape Lighting Project

    Just as a flood describes water overflowing its boundaries, a flood light is defined as a luminaire that spreads light beyond the boundaries of other (more focused) lights. A flood of water is usually a problem, but a flood of light can be either good or bad.

  • How to Select Path & Area Lights

    Learn how to select the ideal path or area landscape light from VOLT's wide selection of sizes and styles in brass, copper and aluminum.

  • Guide to Outdoor Downlighting: Nature Inspired Lighting from Above

    With downlights, we create landscape lighting that seems natural, like moonlight. Learn how proper outdoor downlighting comes down to skillfully placed & aimed luminaires.

  • Lumens to Watts Conversion: Choose the Right LED Replacement Bulb

    The old days of selecting light bulbs by watts are over. Use our lumens-to-watts conversion chart to choose the right LED bulb for your application.

  • How to Install Landscape Lighting: Basic Instructions

    Installing a landscape lighting system is a project most homeowners can complete by following these simple steps, from fixture assembly through fine tuning. Learn how to install landscape lighting with this easy-to-follow article.

  • How to Install Landscape Lighting Like a Pro

    While basic landscape lighting installation is fairly straightforward, many common shortcuts can reduce system longevity and cause ongoing maintenance issues. For professionals, landscape lighting installation shortcuts not only impact the customer and your reputation but also reflect negatively on the landscape lighting industry as a whole. To address this, VOLT provides a number of resources found in our Learning Center that support the professional in the use of best practices.

  • 6 Tips for a Better Landscape Lighting Plan

    The first step in a landscape lighting project is planning a layout. A do-it-yourselfer with basic electrical skills can do so by following these six tips.

  • Landscape Lighting Design Overview

    Plants and trees often take center stage in landscaping, but smart exterior lighting plays an equally important role. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, landscape lighting design also improves the functionality, safety and security of outdoor spaces around your home.

  • How to Install Low Voltage Lighting: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

    Learn how to avoid five common low voltage lighting installation mistakes and steer clear of costly problems that can undermine your project.

  • Common Landscape Lighting Fixtures

    Choosing from all the different types of landscape lighting fixtures can be overwhelming. Use our fixture guide to choose the best ones for your application.

  • Easy Steps to Prepare Your Landscape Lighting Fixtures for Winter

    Follow these easy steps to ensure your property and fixtures are ready for the winter months!

  • Everything You Should Know About Patina and Surface Stains

    The two most common aesthetic dilemmas that can occur on landscape lighting fixtures are hard water stains and patinas on the fixtures surface. Learn about the effects of these issues as well as the remedies for them.

  • Home Security Lighting to Make Your Home Less Attractive to Burglars

    A home burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. Outdoor security lighting can make your home less attractive to criminals so you can feel safer. 

  • The How and Why of Recycling Mercury-Containing Bulbs

    ​Millions of mercury-containing lamps are sold in the United States each year. Unfortunately, most are improperly discarded. Considering establishing a recycling program to minimize the risk to human health and the environment. 

  • Using Dark Sky Approved Lighting to Reduce Light Pollution

    Researchers claim that 99% of people in Europe and the United States live under light-polluted skies. In some parts of the world, people never experience a true night sky, but merely an artificial twilight. If you want to reduce light pollution, there are just four main dark sky lighting principles you need to know.

  • Turtle Safe Lighting Fixtures and Best Practices

    By some estimates, only 1 in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood. Natural selection accounts for most of these losses (and explains why female sea turtles lay so many eggs) but there’s also a more recent threat that humans are directly responsible for: artificial lighting.

  • Professional's Guide to Landscape Lighting Photography

    Despite advances in digital cameras, taking night shots is still a challenge. The following guide gives you simple tips and tricks to create outstanding landscape lighting photos.

  • LED Energy Savings Calculators

    These LED energy savings calculators help you to make smart decisions. The first calculator simply estimates the cost of any lighting system (regardless of lamp type). The second calculator allows you to compare the costs of an older system with a newer LED system. The third calculator gives you an estimate on the payback time when you invest in an LED system.

  • Everything to Know About Landscape Lighting Bulbs

    In this article, we cover the types of landscape lighting bulbs, also known as lamps. Topics include: LED vs. Halogen, Brightness, Wattage to Lumen Equivalents, Beam Angle, Color Temperature, and LED Lamp Life (L70). VOLT® manufactures a variety of lamp types designed to fit specific VOLT® fixtures.

  • How to Choose Quality Landscape Lighting Fixtures

    Brass, copper or aluminum? Learn how to choose high quality landscape lighting fixtures that are a good fit for your environment.

  • Why Switch to LED Bulbs?

    As the quality of LED bulbs has improved and the cost has dropped, LED lighting makes more sense than ever. Here are ten reasons to switch to LED bulbs.

  • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting vs Line Voltage

    Learn the difference between low voltage (12V) vs. line voltage (120V) and how they are each used in landscape lighting projects.

  • Why Choose LED Lighting?

    Learn about the benefits LEDs provide and why they are rapidly replacing incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and other light sources.

  • UL Listings: What They Are & Why They Matter

    You may have seen a UL mark on an appliance or a table lamp or anything else that runs on electricity. You will certainly see it on VOLT® products. But this mark is notably absent from many landscape lights on the market. Why? The answer to that question requires some explaining.

  • LED Bulbs: Choosing the Best Color Temperature for Outdoor Lighting

    Whether warm or cool, color temperature influences the emotional impact of a room or landscape. Learn how to choose an LED bulb that delivers the best color temperature to create the desired effect for your application.

  • Understanding LED Thermal Management

    LEDs are known as solid state technology. This means no glass bulbs, gases, mercury, or filament. LED light is produced very efficiently. As a current is passed through the diode, a small amount of heat is released backwards. Most well-designed LED lighting systems require the use of a heat sink to reduce thermal stress.

  • How to Prevent Light Trespass

    Preventing light trespass or glare typically depends on the location of the fixture, the angle the light is projected and the fixtures ability to shield from glare. Choosing the right fixture, installing it properly and having the right lighting design are all critical.

  • How to Wire a Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Transformer

    In this article, we provide a "Quick Start" set of instructions to connect your transformer to your outdoor landscape lighting system. Topics include requirements, connecting lighting runs to the transformer, and transformer troubleshooting.