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The advantages of low-voltage (LV) lighting make it particularly attractive for certain kinds of applications.
Landscaping is one popular use. LV lighting’s operating voltage eliminates many potential problems that could lead to lethal shock. For example, if a mole chews through a conductor, nobody’s going to get a lethal shock from stepping into a water puddle that’s in contact with the bare conductor. The same cannot be said for 120V lighting.
LV lighting also poses less of a problem than 120V lighting does for things such as sprinkler systems, kids playing on the lawn, the summer downpour, or wet winter snow.
Another common use is store display lighting. In addition to having an inherently safe lighting system, you have one that provides exactly the light needed to accomplish the desired accenting or other effects. Keep in mind that LV lamps allow you to control the lighting using only the reflector, which gives you much better control than is possible with higher voltage lighting. For one thing, less light spills to places you don’t want it to go.
If your company does any retail lighting projects, you will gain a marketplace edge by knowing what LV products and systems are available and what their lighting effects are.
LV lighting is ideal for lobbies or areas within lobbies, whether a corporate office or a hotel. Reduced ambient light combined with LV can please and direct the eye. Other good uses include trophy cases, celebrity photos, and walkways.