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How to Install Landscape Lights

By: Danny Lipford

Want to add ambiance to your yard? Add landscape lighting. (DepositPhotos)

Installing low-voltage landscape lighting in your yard isn’t hard and makes a good DIY project. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Start by choosing the low-voltage landscape lighting fixtures for your yard. These can include path lighting, down lighting, accent lighting, and spot lights to highlight trees or other features.
  2. Layout the location of the landscape lighting fixtures in your yard.
  3. Mount low-voltage transformers near existing outdoor electrical outlets.
  4. Run low-voltage cables so the wires pass next to each of the fixtures.
  5. Install landscape lighting fixtures.
  6. Connect the low voltage fixtures to the cable using snap-on connectors.
  7. Bury cables in the ground or hide them under mulch.

Watch this video to find out more.

Fence at night lit by landscape lights.

Fence at night lit by landscape lights.

Yard and deck at night lit by landscape lighting.

Yard and deck at night lit by landscape lighting.



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4 Comments on “How to Install Landscape Lights”

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  • Mary Clemons Says:
    March 29th, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Landscape lights could significantly improve a home’s curb appeal. Thank you for sharing the tips!

  • Silviano Says:
    March 19th, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Wow that’s it I was really looking forward to seeing at least a short clip of the final results at night

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 16th, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Bob,
    I added some photos at the bottom of the page showing what the landscape lighting looked at night. Scroll all the way down to see them. Thanks for your feedback!

  • Bob Says:
    May 16th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I watched your “How to Install Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting in Your Yard” video. You should really show the final results. A short clip of what the lighting looked like at night would have been nice.

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