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Types of Outdoor Garden Lighting
|Summary:There are many types and styles of outdoor lighting. Consider these different types of light fixtures when planning your outdoor home lighting project.
Home Lighting: Outdoor Garden Lighting for the Home
Functional Lighting is used when you need to illuminate an area for safety or functionality, not to add to your decor.
This type of outdoor lighting includes barn lights, floodlights and lighting for recreational purposes. Security Lighting includes motion detectors, path lights, tier lights and floodlights.
Security lights are useful for deterring intruders and making it safer to walk on your property.
Wall-Mounted Lights are decorative lights that are perfect for lighting up the areas around doorways, or for providing an accent around windows. Post-Mounted Lights are available in 120 volt or low-voltage. They either cap or mount to the sides of posts, making them perfect for lighting your stars and pathways or the edges of your deck or patio. Landscape Lighting is typically placed along walkways, in gardens, and among trees and bushes. Landscape lights enhance appearance, create different effects, and prevent tripping.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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