Looking for Ideas For Lighting at base of 300' long driveway
Sorry for the "picture through the screen" quality, but this seemed the best photo I have that captures the challenge I'm looking to solve. Our driveway is about 300 ft. long and is flanked by stone pillars at the entrance and a stone wall runs along the property line about 6 ft. from the road.
Currently there isn't any electric run to the end of the driveway, although we did have a switched outlet added to the exterior of the house to allow for future lighting.
When we purchased this house, we initially used solar lights across the front of the stone wall, but couldn't really find anything bright enough to provide much light at the columns. It's now 2 years later and the solar lights have gradually diminished to no light - might need new chargeable batteries, but we're not really satisfied with the solar option and would like to pursue something along the lines of LED lighting.
Our house sits pretty much on a limestone and/or granite base, so trenching was quite challenging when we ran electric to our barn in the back, so we were hoping to be able to use low voltage lighting in order to reduce the depth required for buried lines.
After some initial research, I'm concerned that the distance is too great to run low voltage 300 feet to get to the bottom of the driveway, and still provide lighting for the 2 columns and additionally some accent lighting across the front of the stone wall (total of 155 feet - split into 50 feet on one side, 100 feet on the other side) From September 28, 2012
Our headlights do a fine job of illuminating the driveway for the purpose of driving up/down the driveway at night, so alternating side lighting, while it might be a nice touch, isn't necessary.
The primary goal is to light the columns (either using lanterns on top of the columns or spotlights shining on the columns) in order to be able to find the driveway at night.
I always appreciate the comments and suggestions offered on GW and thank you in advance.