Does anyone here know of a high quality brand for low voltage landscape
lighting ? I have tried and tried fixtures from the big box stores , but
they are very cheap and seldom last more than one year.
I have not tried any led low voltage lights because I don't want the
bluish, garish look they cast.
Any tips on quality brands ??
Funny, when I was making led lights, I searched around for some good buys.
Found an intermatic metal stake light. I paid like $10-$15 each. I know the
standard lights burn out frequently. LEDs are available in warm white, that
you would be pleased with. Unfortunately, most do have a bluish color. Look
for 3000 degrees or less. 2700 is ideal, of course they do make excellent
color types. It was a DIY project, not for the average person. And of
course, bought assemblies are probably going to cost at least $30 minimum
each. Another option is rope lights. They do sell waterproof led rope
lights, and you can buy dimmers. They are pretty bright, and I have a warm
white set I just bought. Mine are not waterproof, but can be cut at each
3rd light, to make individual sets. Mine are going t o be used under
cabinet, and emergency, effect lighting. That's also for the DIY. If I find
an example of led lights, I'll post it here.
I have two types of lights outside. Both are solar and LED. All have been
3-4 years, work fine. I got a globe that got cracked, slit in half, full of
replaced the battery, rubbed the rust off, works great. unfortunately, I dont
where I got it. sigh. below are the walk lights. not sure if you want LIGHT or
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
Thanks for all replies, including this link from Gregg. I see that this
light uses the same tiny pin bulbs and socket, and I have found this to be
the weakest part of the dozens of fixtures that I have bought over the last
I am certain some company makes quality 12 volt lights that are far
superior to the junk found in Home Depot and Lowe's....
Again, thanks for all replies..
Try a lamp store, which is where I got mine some 5 years ago. I have
also seen sturdy fixtures at a store that specializes in lawn and garden
hardware (primarily irrigation systems, no plants).
Buy fixtures that are metal and glass without any plastic.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
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