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Launch Systems Installs Low-Voltage Wiring For Your Landscape Lighting & Entertainment

Sun-kissed days and vibrant nights - Anaheim offers the perfect stage for outdoor gatherings and backyard bashes. But tangled wires and DIY lighting dim the spotlight on your outdoor fun. Instead, contact Launch Systems for your low-voltage and outdoor lighting needs. 

Skip the voltage mathematics headaches and let a professional team like ours help you illuminate your landscaping, soundtrack your pool parties, and showcase movies under the stars in style! We integrate lighting, audio, and video – transforming your patio and pool areas into havens rich with ambiance and entertainment.

It’s time to learn how our experts get the party started (with perfectly dimmed, strategically placed light, of course)! Learn more about low-voltage landscape lighting below.

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Let’s Talk Landscape Lighting Safety

Moisture and electricity don’t mix, so low-voltage wiring for outdoor lighting requires extensive expertise. Low-voltage refers to systems that operate at 12-24 volts, which is much safer than standard household voltage (120V). 

It’s always important to be cautious when working with electricity, which is why you and the Launch Systems team should always follow these basic tips before working on any part of a landscape lighting system:

  • Turn off the power.
  • Use GFCI outlets to protect yourself from ground faults.
  • Bury wires properly to avoid damage from lawn mowers and other equipment.

Planning for Low-Voltage Outdoor Lighting

No matter the size of your property, strategic planning is essential. Wiring, components, placement, and other considerations must all be taken into account. Here are a few questions to ask yourself (or our planning team will ask) before purchasing or installing equipment:

Decide What You Want To Illuminate

This will help you determine the type and number of lights you need.

Choose a Transformer

The transformer will convert the 120V household current to the lower voltage needed for your lighting. Make sure the transformer is rated for the total wattage of your lights.

Select your Lights

Many types of low-voltage lights are available, such as path lights, spotlights, and floodlights. Selections should be weatherproof and have the appropriate brightness and beam angle.

Plan The Layout Of Your System

Sketch out where you want to place the lights and transformer. Be sure to keep the wires in mind and avoid running them through areas where they will be damaged. When you work with Launch Systems, we work together with other subcontractors to ensure every detail is in place so we can successfully execute your dream backyard experience.

Installing Landscape Lighting

With the layout mapped and safety measures in place, our team embarks on the methodical task of trenching. Think of it as creating secure highways for your low-voltage currents, each trench precisely six inches deep. Carefully, we guide the wires toward their destinations with ample slack near each light fixture for future adjustments. Finally, waterproof connectors and heat shrink tubing forge the bonds between wires and lights, ensuring a seamlessly functional system. 

Besides an excellent lighting design and installation, here are a few more landscape lighting tips to consider:

  • Use LED lights for energy efficiency and long lifespan.
  • Consider adding a timer to your system so you can automatically turn the lights on and off.
  • Landscape lighting can be a great way to improve the safety and security of your home, as well as make your outdoor space more enjoyable.

Working with a Professional Team

You can expect a superior lighting setup and high-performance components in your outdoor technology project, and you can expect top-tier levels of satisfaction in the following aspects as well:

  1. Expertise and experience: Professional integrators have the knowledge, skills, and experience to design and install a system that meets your specific needs, preferences, and budget. We’re familiar with the latest technologies and best practices for outdoor installations.
  2. Safety: Working with electricity, even low-voltage systems, can be dangerous if not done correctly. Professionals will know how to safely install all associated components to avoid electrical hazards.
  3. Complexity: Modern outdoor entertainment systems are complex, with multiple components that need to be integrated together seamlessly. We handle your system's planning, installation, and troubleshooting so you can relax and enjoy it.
  4. Convenience: Save time and hassle by letting us take care of everything. From selecting the right equipment to installing and programming your system, we’re here for you.
  5. Warranty and support: We stand by our work and offer extensive service plans. Preventative maintenance, system updates, and other problems are quickly resolved with a plan.

We Do More Than Lighting

We do so much more than outdoor lighting. While we’re on your property, we can orchestrate your dreamscape of outdoor living, including audio, video, pool and spa controls, and much more. Imagine a customized system tailored to your needs and budget! We can integrate your outdoor entertainment system with your smart home system so that you have complete control of lights, music, and other devices from your smartphone or tablet. Hiring a professional can save you money in the long run, avoiding costly mistakes and ensuring your system is installed correctly the first time.

Imagine a one-stop shop for the ultimate backyard experience in California. That’s Launch Systems! 

Landscape Lighting

Professionals can design a lighting system that highlights your landscaping features and creates a safe and inviting outdoor space. Timers and sensors will automate lighting activities, so you don’t need to remember a thing.

Outdoor Audio

Install speakers and subwoofers for high-quality sound throughout your outdoor spaces, with wiring for multiple audio sources taken care of by our team.

Outdoor Video

Imagine a projector and screen for an outdoor movie night or sporting event. Or connect your TV to your audio system to enjoy your favorite shows in the fresh air.

READ MORE: Outdoor Entertainment Options You’ll Love

A complex landscape lighting system requires low-voltage wiring and a professional’s expertise. Our team can provide that and so much more! If you have any questions at all about this or other topics, please don't hesitate to email Michael (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and he will help! 

You can also schedule a consultation now to get started on your project. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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