For several years, we have struggled with lighting around our pool area. We installed Solar Lights because of the ease of installation, but they were unreliable and didn’t showcase our landscape as we had hoped.
Today I’m sharing how easy it is to install LED Low Voltage Landscape Lighting from AQ Lighting to our landscape.
In addition, you will see how easy it is to add more lights to your original system as your budget allows.
These beautiful LED Copper Lights easily plug into each other and come with a transformer that plugs into a standard electrical outlet.
The Post is Sponsored by AQ Lighting but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
original Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Installation
I wanted the area to be well lit for the safety of our guests.
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We began with 3 up-lights for the three crepe myrtle trees surrounding the pool and 3 landscape lights for the sidewalk.
Notice how beautifully the copper is aging. I love the patina after only a few months.
The assembly of the lights was a breeze. Once we determined the location of the lights, it was just a matter of plugging them together and burying the cords under the mulch.
After a few months with our new lighting, we decided the side walk could use more lights. Plus, I’d like to see that beautiful patina on both sides of the walk.
I contacted AQ Lighting and they assured me that we could easy upgrade and add 6 more landscape lights without any problem.
The great thing about their lighting system is you can begin with a few basic items for your landscape and once your budget allows, you can add additional landscape lights without starting over.
Determine What You Need
It’s so easy to start adding lighting to your landscape. Begin by determining what you’d like to add and AQ Lighting can help you determine exactly what you need to complete the project.
Once I explained our plan, everything needed to expand our landscape lighting arrived in one handy box.
Some simple assembly is required for the lights, however it’s an easy process. You can watch my YouTube video below to see how simple the process is.
In addition to the AQ Lighting supplies, I used a rubber mallet, a block of wood and a drill with a large bit to install the lighting.
Note: You may not need the drill. Our landscape has a lot of roots and the drill helps to loosen the soil so the stakes can be easily driven into the ground.
Install additional Landscape lighting
Let’s get these lights installed. Begin by determining where each light will be placed. Once they are in the correct spot, you will then attach the cables to each one. This will assure that the cable length is appropriate and you will know exactly where to add each stake.
Fortunately for us, it was not necessary to move any of the original lights. I were able to attach to the last light that was installed and continue around until all the lights were connected.
I began by using the drill to loosen the soil where the first stake would be placed.
Next, using the block of wood and rubber mallet, I drove the stake into the ground.
Be sure to leave approx. 1/2 inches above the ground so that your can attach your light.
As you can see, the base of the landscape light easily screws into the top of the stake.
This project is so easy I was able to install all the lighting myself. It only took about 1 1/2 hours to install the additional 6 lights. This included the assembly time as well. You can watch my YouTube video for more assembly details.
Before and After
Be sure the lights are level and cover the base and cables with your mulch.
Evening Views After
The transformer includes a timer for turning the lights on and off, which is another wonderful feature.
We have our timer set for the lights to come on at dusk and burn for 4 hours. The timer is easy to adjust when the time changes or if we are having late night guests and need the lights to burn longer.
The LED lights give a warm glow to the sidewalk and the crepe myrtle trees. In addition, we can easily find Rudy after the sun sets. LOL
Once the sun has completely set, the AQ Lighting provides plenty of light to navigate around the pool without creating a harsh or blinding light.
Keeping the lighting subtle but efficient was our goal.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how easy it is to install low voltage landscape lighting at your home. If you have any questions, please leave in the comments below or contact AQ Lighting for more information.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.