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  • How Landscape Lighting Affects Lawn Care

    Installing a basic landscape lighting system is an easy DIY project that, if done correctly, poses very little risk of lawn damage. Of course, you can also hire a pro to do it for you.

  • A DIYer's Dream - The Top Dog Spotlight

    Learn about the Top Dog Spotlight. This solid brass uplight features a convex lens, toothed knuckle and adjustable glare guard.

  • 5 Beautiful, Simple Landscape Lighting Techniques for Your Home

    Learn about these five landscape lighting techniques that add beauty and allure to your home's exterior at night.

  • Is Landscape Lighting Worth It? What Are the Benefits?

    Outdoor lighting is becoming a home improvement must-have. Let’s review the benefits of installing a landscape lighting system.

  • VOLT vs. Big Box Stores - The Benefits of Factory-Direct

    Let’s review how the factory-direct products and services from VOLT Lighting stack up against the big box, brick-and-mortar competition.

  • How Landscape Lighting Increases Home Security

    Landscape lighting deters would-be intruders by illuminating all entry/exit points, eliminating dark areas and potential hiding spots, and creating the illusion of an occupied residence.

  • National Sunglasses Day: The Importance of Lenses

    Just as lenses are important in the design of sunglasses, they are equally important when it comes to designing a beautiful low voltage landscape lighting system.

  • 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

    Let’s review what you need to know for a landscape lighting project involving a professional contractor and how best to stay involved before, during and after the project is completed.

  • 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

    If landscape lighting is painting with light, then spotlights are the brushes. Spotlights can be applied to most  applications and are commonly used for emphasis.

  • 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

    Deck lights are compact, versatile fixtures that provide bright spots in your landscape. Learn how to use them to extend your home's living spaces at night.

  • 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 and 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

    Do-it-yourselfers: Learn how to perform a professional landscape lighting installation with five straightforward tips you can use at your home.

  • 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. Let's examine how landscape lighting can make your home less attractive to burglars who operate under the cover of darkness.

  • The How and Why of Recycling Mercury-Containing Bulbs

    Millions of mercury-containing lamps are sold in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, most are improperly discarded, putting human health and the environment at risk.

  • 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

    The use of turtle-friendly lighting helps improve the survival rate of sea turtle hatchlings. Learn about turtle safe fixtures and how to install them.

  • 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).

  • 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 10 reasons to switch to LED bulbs.