Which is better - 12V or 120V?

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  1. Sparrott4

    Sparrott4 Guest

    I see that VOLT offers lights that are either 12V or 120V. Which are better for my home lighting project?
  2. administrator

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    Jun 28, 2016
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    For many reasons, 12V (also known as low voltage) is better.

    A 12V current is safe - it cannot cause electrical shock injury. This means that with a little guidance, a determined do-it-yourselfer can safely connect and run wires that carry a low voltage current. And, if your landscaper cuts into a low voltage wire, there's no chance for harmful electrical shocks.

    You will also find a greater selection of low voltage lights for your property. They come in all shapes and sizes and are great for creating a variety of impressive lighting effects.

    Finally, you can create a much more energy-efficient system with 12V (compared to 120V) - especially when using LEDs.

    Go for low voltage and enjoy!