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Low Voltage Pathway Lighting Sets

Looking to get some Low Voltage Pathway Lighting Sets for your outdoor space?  We will look at the Moonrays 95534 10 piece set that will have everything you need to set up a path or area lighting needs for your high traffic areas.

No need to purchase extra parts as this low voltage lighting set will include everything you need to light your pathway to your entrance door except a 110-volt power source.  It will take a little work to set up, once it is done you will have very little maintenance to keep your pathway lite for your guests.

Now let us look at what you get and what it takes to get your pathway lit for the safety and security of your home.

Low Voltage Pathway Lighting Sets-Side walk illuminated with a Low voltage light kitWhat do you get in the box

When opening the box you will find 10 light fixtures, 10-yard stakes, 50 feet of 18 gauge low voltage landscape wire and a 48-watt transformer.  The transformer will have a photocell to control when the lights are working.  The location of the transformer will determine the ability of this system to control the cycle of the lights.  Make sure it is not in the shade all day long as this will have some effect on the timing of the lights.

Assembly and how it works

Low Voltage Pathway Lighting Sets-Low voltage light kitYou will need to assemble the light fixtures before placing them out for your layout.  Once the heads are placed on the post, the bulbs inserted, the top and second-tier shades are installed you are ready to head out to the yard to place your lights.

You must determine your layout before you begin to lay the wire for your lights. Starting with the location of the transformer and working away from it will be the best method for determining the layout.  Connection to the wire run will be made with twist type of connectors.

In this kit the 50 foot of wire may not be enough for all situations.  If you have to get a longer wire an upgrade to a 16 or 14 gauge wire would be wise, see my recommendations for wire runs in a post here.

For more information on the Moonrays 95534 use this link

Low Voltage Pathway Lighting Sets-Rail top low voltage lightsOther options for this kit

If you would like to use these lights on a deck railing or post top, you can cut the post off to the large round portion.  You can mount the post with a couple of screws.  Please make note that you will have to run your cable to the fixture.  If you use a hollow post you can run the cable up the middle.  If it mounted on a railing you can tuck the wire under the bottom and drill a hole through the top rail for it to come through.

You can upgrade to LED light bulbs.  They are available for low voltage lighting.  They cost quite a bit more than regular bulbs but will last the lifetime of your lights.  Check your transformer for the proper wattage of the LED bulbs.

Pros

  • Everything is included to make this system work
  • A photocell is used to control when the lights are on
  • Can be used on railing or post top with some modifications

Cons

  • Lightweight plastic can be damaged easily
  • Wires and bulbs may be hard to connect
  • If not connected properly transformer does not last very long
  • 50 feet of wire is not enough for most installations

For more information on the Moonrays 95534 use this link

Conclusion and recommendations

When looking for a low voltage lighting kit the Moonrays 95534 will be a good kit to start from.  If your light run is short, the 50-foot cable will be sufficient.  Longer runs or a bigger area will require you to purchase additional wire.

This kit can also be used in different areas, not just on a path or driveway.

You will have to have some patience to get the lights connected, as the bulb plug and the wire connectors can be a little troublesome to get a good electrical connection.

Any questions or comments on this set of lights, use the forms below and I will get back to you shortly.

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