Posted on: 21 April 2016
Electrical systems have changed over the past few decades, and so have the systems that are installed in homes. Today, in addition to the normal 110-volt wiring, there are also low-voltage systems that can be used to power anything from a phone charger to lighting and small household appliances. It is becoming more common for the low-voltage systems to be used for more than lighting in homes, and here are some of the ways you may want to consider using low-voltage lighting for your home's electrical systems:
1. Low-Voltage Wiring To Power Modern Electronics
One of the things that you may want to consider doing with low-voltage wiring is use it to power your modern electronics. Many of the devices you use every day, already use a low-voltage, such as cellphones, laptops and tablets. There are also devices like music players and entertainment devices that can be connected to low-voltage wiring, because you can install USB charging ports with existing outlets in your home.
2. Low-Voltage Wiring To Power Security Systems, Cameras And Home Automation
Most security systems and surveillance programs also use low-voltage wiring to power them. The wiring is usually required when you have these systems installed. You can expand upon this may preparing your home for automation with low-voltage wiring. Many of the motors and other systems used in automation also need low-voltage wiring to power them, saving you money by not needing to install transformers for some of these improvements in your home.
3. Prepare Your Home For Renewable Energy With Low-Voltage Wiring
You may also want to consider preparing your home for renewable energy. This is something that can be done with the addition of solar wiring for some of the electrical systems that use less energy in your home, such as CFL or LED lighting. A small investment in solar or wind energy can allow you to power all the lighting in your home with renewable energy and low-voltage wiring. If you are considering renovating the lighting in your home, talk with your electrician about preparing your home for these improvements as well.
Installing electrical wiring that is low-voltage has many advantages, and there are many repairs and improvements that you can safely do yourself. If you are considering installing low-voltage wiring for your home, contact a residential electrical contractor to help with the design and initial installation of the wiring in your home.Share