Lighten Up a Dark Walkway

Use easy-to-install low voltage lighting for path lighting to provide safe passage around your house at night.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Lighten Up a Dark Walkway

Path lighting along a walkway assures safe footing to or from a car at night. Low voltage systems make the job easy because there's no trenches to dig for the wires. You stake them in the ground, connect them with cables and cover with mulch. The unit is powered by a transformer that reduces standard line voltage and plugs into an outlet. A contractor will charge $337 to install 60 feet of low voltage path lighting with a transformer; you can buy the lighting for $210 at home and garden centers. For navigating in the dark from the garage to the house there's nothing more family friendly than a lighted path.

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