These 12V Garden Lights provide a warm, inviting atmosphere for any outdoor space. The lights feature a bright LED bulb that emits a warm, welcoming glow. They are perfect for lighting up gardens, walkways, and other outdoor spaces. These low voltage garden lights are easy to install and come with all the necessary mounting hardware. They are durable and waterproof, making them suitable for use in all weather conditions. Regardless of the size of your outdoor space, these outdoor lighting fixtures will add a touch of beauty.
If you look around your house, you'll notice that too many light fixtures are directly connected to your electrical system's line voltage. Line voltage, which is mostly known as the household current, is the standard voltage 240V (high voltage) found in outlets and junction boxes in Australia. Many types of traditional lighting, including ceiling lighting and wall sconces, use line voltage fixtures.
Low voltage lights use less than 50 volts of power (typically 12 or 24 volts). What you will see in our collection here are 12V and features LED, making them extremely energy efficient.
12V lighting uses transformers to convert the standard 240V from your mains power into 12 volts. Or you will hear such terms, drivers, power packs, or inverters that reduce the line voltage from high to low. This is most commonly used for outdoor lighting.
Put yourself at ease as it is only simple to install transformers. Simply plug it into any GFCI outlet, this will protect your outlets from moisture. You can choose to mount the unit on the side of your house or under a deck, or you can keep it in a shed. Cables can be placed on the ground surface, pass around on fences or walls, or conceal them behind features.
Why Low Voltage 12V Garden Lights?
Low voltage 12V lights can now brighten up your garden in a well-lit and visually stunning way with improved technology. Screw connectors are used throughout the system, from the transformer to the light fixtures. There will be no training or tools are required for cabling and installation process. It's almost as simple as assembling a racing car or train set.
Creating ambient and atmospheric lighting effects outdoors is now possible, thanks to the arrival of low voltage lighting. Here are few more benefits of 12V Garden Lights:
They are easy to install and remove. They use the standard plug-and-play connectors on all light fixtures and cables. So it is a completely safe cabling, connectors, and fittings without the risk of electric shock.
There will be a significant deduction in your electricity bill with 12V and its LED light feature so the energy consumption is considerably low.
Low to nearly none heat emissions that makes the lights to last longer and be better for the environment. Traditional light bulbs have an average lifespan of 1000 - 2000 hours while these 12V garden lights can last up to 6,000 hours. Because of their excellent life span, they are useful to illuminate larger outdoor areas with wide beams.
More shock-resistant (footballs, accidental kicks or knocks etc) so this low voltage lights are safe for your kids and pets.
Helpful lighting system for you to see your gardens and outdoor areas that are hidden in the dark.
Having these lights in your property increases safety when returning to your homes at night especially for your elderly family members.
You can tweak your lighting setup and enhance the aesthetic appeal to liven up the outdoors without the hassle of cabling and safety issues. This is best for temporary situations like outdoor weddings, events and more.
How to choose the right outdoor lights?
When choosing outdoor lighting, you'll want to think about the lights that are best suited for your space as well as how it will affect your whole property. Take a stroll around your property and think about how much light you'll need for safety and security. Then make careful thought about how much light you want for mood and ambience. Creating balance is very important when illuminating features of your landscape, such as pathways or garden features. Here are some things you should consider:
Know your lighting purpose
It will be easy to pick up lights and put them in your cart if you know the lighting purpose. If you want to light up your outdoor steps or pool area, we have 12V LED recessed lights perfect for these areas. For lighting your entryways or porches, these low-voltage wall lights available as well in our collection.
Size of the space
Consider the size of the area or outdoor space you want to light up. Take the measurements, note the distances and dimensions to know the number of lights you will use.
Look for lights that have appropriate brightness levels to suit the purpose you have in mind. Bright lights wouldn't create a cozy ambience for your outdoor living space, but it's good to know the light output of the fixture. This detail is available on Zest Lighting product pages.
Since you are looking for outdoor lights it is important to check the materials and design of the lights if they can withstand harsh weather conditions like heavy rains. This is indicated in the IP rating of the light fixtures. It ensures that the low-voltage light that you choose is resistant to dust, water moisture, or any other elements in the environment.
Compatibility and Budget
Before making a purchase, make sure the lights are compatible with your power source and any additional accessories you may need, such as a transformer. And last but not least, set a budget and choose lights that fit within your price range while still meeting your lighting goals or purpose.
Garden or Landscape Lighting with 12V Lights
Path lights are a popular choice for lighting up your walkway. They are typically powered by just 12 volts and come with posts to keep them above the ground. Some even have light sensors, which turn on automatically when the sun goes down. Pairing path lights with entryway lights can help increase pathway illumination and shed some extra light near the door of your home.
Spotlights and low-voltage well-lights are great for providing additional lighting around your home. Spotlights can be used to light up your driveway, sculptures, or even brickwork on walls. When connected to motion sensors, they can also enhance the security of your home. Well-lights are installed in the ground and are perfect for highlighting trees, shrubs, and garden décor.
If you're looking to light up low-lying foliage or objects of interest, down lighting lamps are a great option. These lights create a softer and more inviting atmosphere around your home by blocking direct glare from the bulb. Some landscape lighting kits even come with dimmer switches, allowing you to change the outdoor lighting effect from time to time.
Lastly, hanging pendant lights are a popular choice for creating a festive atmosphere. These lights look great when hung on trees or pergolas, and they're surprisingly affordable!
It’s great to know how 12V Garden Lights are safe to use, easy to install and highly energy efficient. Plus the plug & play installs are the easiest systems to use with no hard wiring required.
Ready to upgrade your outdoor space with ease? Create an inviting feel that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years to come with our 12V garden lights. Contact Zest Lighting today if you have more questions.