Making Your Home the Envy of the Neighborhood With Gooseneck Lighting Fixtures

You maybe focused on making the exterior of your home very attractive at day but surprisingly many of us never even think about making it just as nice at night.
I have some great ways to make your yard beautiful and safe from dusk to dawn. The overall effect will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Landscape lighting is easy to install and it's very economical to use. You can use spot lights to illuminate small areas and flood lights to cover general area of illumination. You can use different styles of outdoor lighting fixtures that can really transform your yard into a beautiful landscape. To name a few, you can use entrance lighting fixtures like gooseneck lights that illuminate walk ways, drive ways and path ways. You can even use hidden well lights to dramatically accent trees and shrubbery and buildings.

Choose the correct location for your lights

Here is the best way to test where your light should go. With the help of a friend use flashlight that has both spot and flood light settings and then shine them to where you think you want to install your lights. There are few things you need to consider like what type of lighting is best for a certain location and what angle enhances the area.

Formalize your Plan

Sketch the birds eye-view of your plan including with its key features like, trees, walls, driveways and garden. Then plot the exact location of your gooseneck lights and other lighting fixture that you choose from step number one.

Choose Low or high voltage lighting

High voltage lighting is commonly used in commercial establishments to illuminate their sign brackets and signage. Moreover, you should seek a help from professionals for installation. But if you are looking for safety and security, then low voltage lighting might be a good choice. It doesn't require much electricity to use and can be installed without professional help. If you are not confident working with electricity you might contact your local utility company for assistance.


For your installation, you need gooseneck lights and other lighting devices you chose for landscaping, you also need a power pack, connector caps and electrical tape. If you have a 200 watt lighting system you will need a 12- gauge cable or 16- gauge if it's lower than 200 watts. You need a shovel or an edger for wire trench, a utility knife, wire cutters and wire strippers, screw driver and working gloves. You may also need a wooden post for your power pack. To figure out what size power pack your plan requires, add up the total wattage of your lighting system. The wattage should be 75 - 100% of the power pack rating according to a good source. Take note that for large installation you need more than one.

Here is what you need to do:

1. Begin by locating your outlet outside of your house. All outdoor outlet should be ground fault circuit interupter (GFCI) outlets. They provide extra shock protection and and areas apply moisture.

2. Attach the power pack nearby to a post on the ground or on the house itself.

3. Assemble your gooseneck lights according to the manufacturer's instructions.

4. Then place your lights on the final positions according to your plan.

5. Lay out the cable. Connect each light to the cable with the cable connector caps. Make sure that you read instructions that came along with the product to install it properly.

6. Once you are done with your wiring system, follow the instructions provided to connect the cable to the power pack.

7. Then plug the power pack to the outlet.

Make sure that all lights are working. Adjust their focus and begin installing them permanently. Set the controls for automatic on and off times of the power pack then sit back and enjoy your dramatic new night time landscape.

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