Earth Conscious Apps, a company located in Zephyrhills, Florida, has developed an app called the Landscape Lighting Toolkit. It features electrical calculators and tutorials to help landscape lighting designers create efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems. The app can also be used to troubleshoot existing setups.

Each transformer and run can be fine-tuned using the app, resulting in lower total costs. The only necessary pieces of information needed are the wire gauge, length of run, voltage tap, and watts.

“Low voltage and LED technology, specifically, have introduced some complexities into landscape lighting that unfortunately aren’t widely understood, such as the difference between apparent power and true power,” the CEO of the company says. “Many problems encountered by first-time LED installers aren’t problems with the luminaries at all.”