Some help needed for landscape lighting


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Old 10-07-20, 04:54 PM
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Some help needed for landscape lighting

Hello all,

I live on a corner lot with very minimal lighting on the street. I have recently added motion sensor lights, however, with very minimal traffic setting them off, I am interested in installing landscaping lighting. As shown in the pictures, I tried to "edit" to show where I'd like a few of them placed. Two back near the bushes and shed highlighting that area, and two more near the front bedroom window. All of my prospective sights are edited with a small black line.

The problem is, I'm unsure how to wire them if installed at these places. Two of these lights would be on the corner of the house, and two would be in the front of the house with only an electrical outlet for the transformer near the front door seemingly right between the four. I would be unsure how to wire without needing dig into some grass and run a wire across the driveway and possibly more. Living in Arizona, the weather here is still > 100 degrees so I'm not opposed of running wire through grass if need be as in the next few weeks we are planning to overseed with rye grass for the winter lawn anyway. Nonetheless, attached is some motion sensor lights added and how the house looks during the day where I plan on installing.

Any ideas? Thanks for all the help.

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Old 10-08-20, 02:44 AM
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I would be unsure how to wire without needing dig into some grass and run a wire across the driveway
Not sure what your asking, if the lights are desired on the opposite side of the drive you have to get power to them, I don't know of any way other way unless you use some of those cheap solar powered lights!
 
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Old 10-09-20, 11:18 AM
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You'll need to UF-B cable. Typically buried 18" deep, but can be 12" if used on a GFI protected circuit.
You can take any path you want. Maybe instead of going under the driveway, going through the back yard around the fence might be better, under a 2' path is easier than an 18' driveway. But of course, don't know what's back there.

What kind of lighting fixtures are you planning?
 
 

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