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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 Use Dichroic Color Filters for Landscape Lighting

    Dichroic filters are used to alter the color of a light source. In this article, learn how to select, care for & use color filters to bring your landscape lighting project to life.

  • Tiki Inspired Lighting (and a Cocktail) for Backyard Island Ambiance

    With a Mai Voltage Cocktail in hand and our 2-in-1 Tiki-Brass Torch Lights setting the mood, you can enjoy the laid-back tiki lifestyle in your backyard oasis.