Installing low-voltage landscape lighting in your yard isn’t hard and makes a good DIY project. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Start by choosing the low-voltage landscape lighting fixtures for your yard. These can include path lighting, down lighting, accent lighting, and spot lights to highlight trees or other features.
  2. Layout the location of the landscape lighting fixtures in your yard.
  3. Mount low-voltage transformers near existing outdoor electrical outlets.
  4. Run low-voltage cables so the wires pass next to each of the fixtures.
  5. Install landscape lighting fixtures.
  6. Connect the low voltage fixtures to the cable using snap-on connectors.
  7. Bury cables in the ground or hide them under mulch.

Watch this video to find out more.

Fence at night lit by landscape lights.
Fence at night lit by landscape lights.
Yard and deck at night lit by landscape lighting.
Yard and deck at night lit by landscape lighting.
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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