“Can I add on to my landscape lighting that is already in place?” We get this question all the time! We are asked this from our customers that had their systems done 8 years ago and want some updates and additions, from those who had another company complete their original install on their landscape lighting, and even those who have some DIY landscape lighting in place for their home. The answer is YES. We can help you add on to your existing landscape lighting. However, there are factors to be considered before making these additions!
Factors To Consider Before Upgrading
One of the first things to consider is what sort of system do you currently have in place? Many newer systems are LED but perhaps you have halogen lighting in place already and want to make additions to your home’s outdoor lighting. If you have an LED system and your transformer is maxed out, you will need to add an additional transformer or consider upgrading your existing transformer. Whereas if you have a maxed out halogen system and want to add LED lights to this system, the transformer can handle many more lights than if you had used more halogen lights? Why? Because LED lamps take up far less watts of power than halogen lamps.
This brings to light (no pun intended) the issue of transformer size. You don’t want to overload your transformer with too many watts of power from the additions to your lighting system. Don’t push it and try 99% of capacity on your transformer. If you are nearing capacity, we recommend you go ahead and upgrade the size of the transformer you are using or add an additional transformer.
Why To Hire a Professional
Maybe hearing some of these factors seems overwhelming. You might not know which is best for you: halogen vs LED or don’t know anything about your transformer. You might also not know what would look best with your current lighting design. These are all excellent reasons to contact a professional landscape lighting company to create a new upgraded design for you and assist with the equipment you will need to accomplish this.
Prestige Outdoor Lighting has upgraded several landscape lighting systems for our own customers and those coming from other companies that want some additions. We stand ready to assist and will help you achieve a safe and beautiful outdoor lighting system for your home. Give us a call at 910-754-5483 for your free consult!