Garden electrical system

How to build DIY garden electrical system with lampposts

To start building a DIY garden electrical system with street lights you must first connect a copper cable with three wires to the electrical panel and install the differential switch. Then dig a channel in the earth 50 cm deep which will follow the shortest path that the electric cable will make. Put some sand on the bottom of the channel and place a corrugated tube on the surface where you will pass the electric cable inside. Build a 30 cm deep concrete base remembering to pass the copper cable through it. Screw the lantern onto the concrete base with dowels and screws. If you need to install several street lights in the garden, they must all be connected in parallel. Finally cover the corrugated pipe with sand, close the channel and cover the concrete base with earth.

To build a garden electrical system with wall lamps, you need to connect a copper cable to the electrical panel and install a differential switch, then you have to bring the cable outside the house to the points where you want to connect the wall lamps. The connection between the different lamps must always be made in parallel. It is advisable to put at least two wall lamps on each side of the house and, if the garden is too large, it is also necessary to install spotlights or street lamps further away from the house. To build a garden electrical system with underground spotlights, you have to dig a hole 15 cm deeper than the spotlight and you have to dig a channel where you can insert 10 cm of sand and the corrugated pipe with the electric cable inside. Put 5 cm of concrete under where you will place the spotlight. Remember to pass the corrugated pipe with the electric cable, inside the concrete base. Before the concrete dries, insert the base of the spotlight inside it and install the spotlight with the bulb inside. Close the channel with sand and earth.

How to choose the most suitable lamps for your garden

It is very important to choose the type of lamp well according to the style you want to give to your garden. To illuminate a garden you can use street lamps, underground spotlights or outdoor wall lamps. Streetlights are preferred in terms of design. There are many different forms. There are those in the antique style from the 1800s and others in steel created to modernize the courtyards of all houses. Underground spotlights are more modern and are very useful for those who need space. The best way to use them is to place them side by side or place them inside a swimming pool so they will have much more style at night. Wall lamps, on the other hand, are an alternative for those who do not want to dig in their garden to pass cables underground and to fix street lamps or spotlights, this is because they can be applied directly to the external walls of the house. However, they must necessarily be flanked by street lamps or spotlights if you have a very large garden available because they cannot illuminate it all by themselves.

Garden electrical system: What type of lighting to choose

Choosing a good type of lighting is used to illuminate the garden according to your needs, to save on the electricity bill and to create the desired atmosphere in your garden. The most used lighting today is the LED one because in addition to giving a modern touch to the environment, it has a high luminous intensity, consuming much less than a fluorescent bulb and also lasts much longer. LED bulbs are recommended for underground spotlights or modern lampposts, while some lamps are sold directly equipped with LEDs. If you have chosen an antique-style lamp, however, the LEDs do not make a good impression and therefore it is more appropriate to use energy-saving warm light bulbs. Warm light or cold light? The bulbs, in addition to consumption and brightness, they also stand out in warm light and cold light bulbs. Those with warm light are tending to red-orange, while those with cold light are tending to white.

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