Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Design
Kevin A. Mussmacher, P.E.
The Low Voltage
Landscape Lighting Design Course is a set of definitions, theories and practical
guidelines which are helpful and necessary in the design of a low voltage landscape
lighting system for both residential and commercial properties. The student
should be able to master this course in 3-5 hours dependent on experience with
This course is
divided into 6 sections each addressing one of the following topics:
Section 1 - Definitions
Section 2 - Types of Lighting Fixtures and Techniques
Section 3 - The Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Plan
Section 4 - Transformer Selection and Placement
Section 5 - Implementation Tips
Section 6 - Cost Estimating and Budgeting
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
This course will allow the student to:
This course is intended for Architects and Engineers that want to add Landscape Lighting to the lists of services that they offer or just want to become more knowledgeable in an area of design that they may be required to review or supervise. This course might also be useful to landscape design professionals desiring to expand their list of services. Since this course is limited to low- voltage lighting techniques and equipment, no electrician license is required to perform this work.
Benefit to Attendees
has been recognized as a key element to the architectural aesthetics of a home
or commercial property. Where previously lighting was used merely to light a
pathway to let you see where you were walking, it is now used for safety, security
and to enhance the beauty of structures and garden elements. It also enhances
the value of properties by creating nighttime curb appeal and increased evening
utility of the home's exterior features. This course will enable the designer
to layout an effective and attractive lighting scheme and to select the proper
elements for plan implementation.
The course content is in a PDF file Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Design. You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Introduction to Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Design is a set of definitions, theories and practical guidelines helpful and necessary in the design of a low voltage landscape lighting system for both residential and commercial properties. It gives theory, practical examples of lighting layouts and real market examples of products available for plan implementation. Numerous links are provided below and in the body of the course to sites where more specific information on products may be obtained.
Related Links and References
The following publications are excellent references on this topic:
The Art of Outdoor
Lighting: Landscapes With the Beauty of Lighting by Randall Whitehead
The Landscape Lighting Book by Janet Lennox Moyer
The following links
provide product specifics for Low Voltage Landscape lighting:
http://www.intermatic.com/?action=div&did=1 Intermatic Malibu® Landscape Lighting
FX Luminaire Inc. FX Luminaire Lighting Products
HADCO Lighting HADCO Lighting Products
http://www.residential-landscape-lighting-design.com/ Residential Landscape Lighting & Design
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.