Low-voltage lighting is just as suitable for domestic applications as it is for off-grid use
If you're an avid outdoor type and can't wait for your next camping trip or caravan vacation, you'll already know all about the benefits of low-voltage lighting solutions. From driving lights that practically turn night into day, to low-profile overheads, as well as flexible strip lights, there are countless 12V alternatives to mains-powered illumination.
Why use low-voltage lighting at home?
One obvious answer is that you'll save on your electricity bill by replacing 50w halogens with LED downlights which pull 90% less power. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
They don't get anywhere near as hot as their halogen equivalents, and use much less power: an AC work light that emits a dazzling 2400lm still only pulls 30W.
Battery-powered options provide weeks of intermittent use, are effortless to install, and great for lighting up the pantry or a dark corner of the garage. Some have the option of remote control, while others are motion-activated.
Outdoor options are fully waterproof and solar-rechargeable, making them a cinch to install. Motion-activated lights also add safety in areas such as stairways, while adjustable spotlights increase security.
You can create amazing feature lights or set the mood using remote-controlled colour-changing strips, perfect for a child's room or an entertaining area.
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- October 2019