What Are the Safety Advantages of Low Voltage Lighting VS Hardwired Lighting?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between low voltage and line voltage is? It’s relatively simple; much simpler than one might think. Line voltage simply means that it is running on the voltage of the home without the implementation of a transformer, which here in Saudi Arabia is 220 volts. Low voltage also runs off the home line, but uses a transformer to bring the voltage down to a mere 12 volts. Practically speaking in terms of low voltage lighting, you will get the same results as far as illumination goes, but without the danger of such high voltage levels associated with line voltage.

Low voltage lighting is becoming increasingly popular not only due to safety issues, but energy savings as well. By using only 12 volts, your electrical bill will be lower in regards to powering your outdoor lighting system. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about the dangers of dealing with a 220 volt shock should you sever the wiring while planting something in your yard. Low voltage outdoor lighting is excellent for highlighting a home’s façade and landscaping throughout the evening hours. The illumination quality is not affected by the lower voltage. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Saudi Arabia uses fixtures of the highest quality both aesthetically and practically. Our fixtures will not only withstand the elements and age with a gorgeous patina, but they will provide perfect illumination due to our various options in regards to the bulbs being used.

LED lighting is taking off more rapidly than ever. It is one the most energy efficient means through which low voltage lighting is used. Outdoor LED lighting, running only on 12 volts, can illuminate your home for up to 50,000 hours. This means, hypothetically, if you ran your outdoor LED lighting system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they would last roughly 5.7 years. Obviously they will last much longer than that because the lights will only come on once the sun has gone down enough to trip their sensors. Low voltage lighting has numerous advantages over line voltage. Too many to not make the easy decision of going with low voltage lighting.

If you ever want to find out how to have your home equipped with a low voltage outdoor lighting system, feel free to call us anytime at +966 13 845 6798 or visit our website. We will be more than happy to answer any and all your questions. We also offer free consultations and nighttime demonstrations which will allow you to see how low voltage outdoor lighting would look on your home prior to ever actually installing a fixture. We very much look forward to hearing from you!