There are three distinct advantages to using low voltage lighting. Safety, fixture selection and installation. Low voltage lighting uses a 12 volt system instead of the normal domestic voltage of 110 volts. It’s much safer to have outside because there’s no shock hazard from damaged fixtures or slices cables if you should happen to come in contact with them. There is a wide variety of sizes, shapes and applications that are smaller and more compact, yet produce stunning results. People who have installed these systems, professional or “do-it-yourselfers” say a big benefit is the cleaner installation that it provides. The low-voltage systems use less hardware to distract from the grounds and offer less disruption to gardens.