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Old 03-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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Lights for porch

I have new landscaping put in with a nice size porch coming off the front door, however, at night the steps leading to the driveway are dark. This is such a safety concern for me. I have low voltage lighting which provides plenty of light for my trees and such but no light that accents the porch and steps. The problem I have is my low voltage system has a 300 watt transformer in which I have enough lighting to cover the 300 watts. How can I add two more lights to cover the porch area and steps?


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Old 03-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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Lights for porch

Reduce the wattage of the bulbs in some of the existing fixture so you can install 2 more fixtures and stay within 300 watts total. Convert some of the fixtures to LED's
Or buy a bigger transformer.


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Old 03-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Quick thoughts:

A. Bigger transformer ($$$)
B. Remove some other lights and add porch lights.
C. Downgrade the bulb size on some other lights to give you some room in the transformer for more lights.
D. Separate small system to light the steps.
E. Solar Lights
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