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Landscape Lighting Wire Landscape Lighting Wire (Showing 3 categories) Advanced Search Advanced Search 10/2 Landscape Lighting Wire Low Voltage 12/2 Landscape Lighting Wire Low Voltage 14/2 Landscape Lighting Wire Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Wire Find the best selection of lighting cable for your outdoor remodeling project when you peruse the largest inventory of lighting online at 1000Bulbs.com. Find 10/2, 12/2 and 14/2 wire specifically designed for outdoor lighting projects, such as accent, security and landscape lighting. These black low-voltage lighting cables are available in lengths from 50 to 500 feet. Additionally, each wire has a maximum voltage of 150 volts. Nobody has a better selection of lighting cables and 12/2 wires for your needs at lower prices. If you have questions, we’re here to help! Just ask one of our trained staff members for assistance.
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Landscape Lighting Wire

Landscape Lighting Wire Find the best selection of lighting cable for your outdoor remodeling project when you peruse the largest inventory of lighting online at 1000Bulbs.com. Find 10/2, 12/2 and 14/2 wire specifically designed for outdoor lighting projects, such as accent, security and landscape lighting. These black low-voltage lighting cables are available in lengths from 50 to 500 feet. Additionally, each wire has a maximum voltage of 150 volts. Nobody has a better selection of lighting cables and 12/2 wires for your needs at lower prices. If you have questions, we’re here to help! Just ask one of our trained staff members for assistance.
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Landscape Lighting Wire

Lighting Wire Our online store has one of the largest warehouse selections of Landscape Lighting Wire. It comes in 100′, 250′, or 500′ in length to fit your needs. Wire for Landscape LightingOur low voltage landscape lighting is perfect for you next electrical project. Coming in many sizes and lengths, it is sure to do the job.
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Find the best selection of lighting cable for your outdoor remodeling project when you peruse the largest inventory of lighting online at 1000Bulbs.com. Find 10/2, 12/2 and 14/2 wire specifically designed for outdoor lighting projects, such as accent, security and landscape lighting. These black low-voltage lighting cables are available in lengths from 50 to 500 feet. Additionally, each wire has a maximum voltage of 150 volts. Nobody has a better selection of lighting cables and 12/2 wires for your needs at lower prices. If you have questions, we’re here to help! Just ask one of our trained staff members for assistance.
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Required Tools for this Project Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration. Level Extension ladder Garden rake Voltage tester Posthole digger Safety glasses Wire stripper/cutter Wrench set You’ll also need a volt meter, a garden spade and aluminum tent stakes. Required Materials for this Project Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list. Transformer Lights #10 gauge outdoor wire #12 gauge outdoor wire For each ground light: 1-1/2-in. PVC coupler with ½-in. tee for wire opening 1-1/2 in. x 12-in. PVC pipe, 1-1/2-in. PVC cap with ½-in. female thread ½-in. copper pipe Two ½-in. sweat-to thread copper adapters One box of weatherproof wire connectors
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Lay out your light fixtures and wire. Use 10-gauge wire for the main lines from the transformer to where the lights begin, then switch to 12-gauge wire between the lights. To bury the wires where they cross the lawn, use a flat-nosed shovel to cut a slot and fold back the sod. Bury these wires at least 6 in. deep so they won’t be damaged if the lawn is aerated. In protected planting beds, the low-voltage wire can simply be covered by mulch or soil.
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Photo 1: Position all the fixtures Lay out your light fixtures and wire. Use 10-gauge wire for the main lines from the transformer to where the lights begin, then switch to 12-gauge wire between the lights. To bury the wires where they cross the lawn, use a flat-nosed shovel to cut a slot and fold back the sod. Bury these wires at least 6 in. deep so they won’t be damaged if the lawn is aerated. In protected planting beds, the low-voltage wire can simply be covered by mulch or soil.
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VOLT’s® premium direct burial (DBR) cable is specifically designed for low voltage landscape lighting. 10/2 is a heavier gauge wire, and is primarily for longer runs and/or heavier loads (total wattage). The insulation is of high quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Sunlight resistant, perfect for outdoor lighting applications.
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VOLT’s® premium direct burial (DBR) cable is specifically designed for low voltage landscape lighting. 10/2 is a heavier gauge wire, and is primarily for longer runs and/or heavier loads (total wattage). The insulation is of high quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Sunlight resistant, perfect for outdoor lighting applications. Order Now! Ships Today!
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Voltage drop on a lighting circuit in a 120V system isn’t considered a major issue. The branch circuit currents are relatively low—usually 20A or below—and the standard wire sizes are usually large enough to minimize resistance problems. When working with 12V systems, however, the line current for any given load increases by a factor of 10. For example, a 100W 120V incandescent lamp draws .83A, but an equivalent load of two 50W MR16 12V lamps draws 8.3A. If you use the same size and length wire in both systems, the voltage drop in the 12V system will be 10 times greater than in the 120V system. In this case, voltage drop becomes a significant consideration.
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With the rising popularity of residential and commercial landscape lighting, end-users and homeowners have begun looking for systems and components that combine easy installation and adequate safety considerations in one package. Standard 120V systems are unable to meet these requirements, so the industry’s landscape lighting manufacturers have responded by adopting 12V low-voltage systems as the standard for outdoor applications.
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Low-Voltage Electrical Cable: The cable used for landscape lighting is specifically made for burial underground. It runs from the transformer to each light fixture in the system. Low-voltage cable is commonly available in 12-, 14-, and 16-gauge. The lower the number, the thicker the wire and the greater its capacity.
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Our online store has one of the largest warehouse selections of Landscape Lighting Wire. It comes in 100′, 250′, or 500′ in length to fit your needs.
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Connect the wires with weatherproof wire connectors. These wire connectors have a shield on the bottom and a blob of sealant inside that make them weatherproof. If your lights came with press-on connections, cut them off, strip off 1/2 in. of insulation, and install the connectors.
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Photo 4: Use weatherproof connectors Connect the wires with weatherproof wire connectors. These wire connectors have a shield on the bottom and a blob of sealant inside that make them weatherproof. If your lights came with press-on connections, cut them off, strip off 1/2 in. of insulation, and install the connectors.
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Accent Fixtures: The unsung heroes of any landscape lighting design are the accent lights. These specialty fixtures, which are often hidden from view, include floodlights, spotlights, up lights, and wall-wash fixtures. They’re used to shine a light on trees, shrubs, walls, flower beds, fences, ponds, and other landscape features.

Landscape lighting describes a large and varied family of outdoor lighting fixtures. These versatile, weatherproof lights can be used to illuminate pathways, flower beds, trees, fences, driveways, stone walls, doorways, and more.
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Figure A: Low-voltage lighting plan A successful outdoor lighting plan requires selecting the right fixtures, then placing and wiring them correctly. Use waterproof pond lights for illuminating pools, fountains and other water features; offset path lights for lighting walkways; cone lights for highlighting both walkways and the surrounding plants; tree-mounted spotlights for simulating moonlight; and flood lights for illuminating trees, buildings and other large elements.
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Once you’ve finalized the lighting layout, you can control voltage drop by selecting the most effective gauge wire. The smaller the gauge, the less the voltage drop.
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Plug the transformer’s power cord into the outlet. Next, connect each light fixture to the cable. Most landscape lighting fixtures come prewired with easy-to-use snap-on connectors. Simply pinch the connector onto the cable. Sharp prongs inside the connectors pierce the cable and make contact with the wires. Since the transformer is already plugged in, the fixture should light up. If it doesn’t, pull apart the connector and try again, or check the lightbulb.

In standardizing the 12V low-voltage system, manufacturers have made available various sizes of step-down transformers to convert a standard 120V source to a 12V supply. The components of the system may be easier to work with, but voltage drop must be considered and understood to effectively service the customer’s landscape lighting needs.
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Some landscape lighting systems operate on “line voltage,” the 120-volt current from your house. For DIY installation, though, we highly recommend low-voltage systems that operate on just 12 volts. They’re less expensive, easier to install, safer, and use less energy.
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Installing low-voltage outdoor lighting is a big-impact DIY project. And since it’s low voltage, it’s safe to use and install, even for beginners. Outdoor lighting can be used to illuminate paths, steps and dark zones, plus it can add artfully dramatic emphasis to your yard’s best features.

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