There are many types of landscape lighting equipment to put the light right where you need it. Lighting straight carries a variety of different style of each light type, for every area or task you can think of.
For walkways and driveways:
Path light such as pole lights and hanging path lights
Silhouetting, spot lighting, grazing of textured surfaces:
Spot light, Flood lights, tree or wall-mounted lights
Up-lighting through trees out of a well or pond:
Pond light, submersible underwater light
Lights for a covered patio or gazebo:
Hanging light, hanging planter light
Functional light for decks and patios:
Rail mount, column mount, step lights
Miscellaneous lights for specific functions:
Barbecue light, sculpture lights, birdbaths
CHOOSING YOUR TRANSFORMER
when you have chosen your lights, it’s time to figure out where to put them and how to power them. That’s where a transformer, a bit of sums and a touch of creativity come into
Step 1: Add the total wattage of all fixtures
The transformer must be equal to or higher than the total watts. If you think you may add fixtures to your system in the future, a higher wattage transformer is recommended. Transformers come in a wide variety of wattages from 60-1200 watts.
Step 2: Decide where you want to install the transformer
Be sure to install the transformer near a power source or outlet, and as close to your lights as possible to minimize cable runs.
Step 3: The transformer itself
Transformers vary in style and quality. It’s up to you to choose which one is right for your lighting plan and yard.
An optional photocell for dusk-till-dawn operation and timer are excellent choices, both as an energy-saving measure and as a security precaution if you should leave town.
Most transformers are installed on an outside wall and can be either hardwired or plugged into an outlet.