One you have decided on the lights for your dolls house you are ready to get your transformer and wiring. To determine what transformer you need count up the number of bulbs that will be used in your dolls house lighting. Remember that this is the number of bulbs and not the number of lights, so a three armed tulip light will count as three bulbs.
Next count how many lights you will be using to determine how many plug sockets you need. The average socket board has twelve plug sockets so you may need to use more than one. You can run more than one socket board off a single transformer.
Something you may want to consider when lighting doll houses is if you are using a lot of lights to use two separate doll house lighting circuits, one for each side of your dolls house. You can then use a lower watt transformer and fewer socket boards on each circuit lowering the probability of a fault occurring. If a fault does occur it will be much easier to pinpoint. If you are having trouble deciding what lights and transformer you need why not opt for a full lighting set.
You should now be ready to get your transformer, socket board and some lights. You don't have to have all the lights for your house at once but here are some tips to follow:
Concentrate on one room or area of your dolls house. It is important when lighting doll houses to plan where your lights are going to go before you decorate so you can cover wires. If you start with one room you can light it and decorate it then move onto the next spreading the cost of doll house lighting and still enjoying the dolls house.
Start with the bottom floor rooms. If you are having ceiling lights the wires will need to be covered by the flooring in the above room so it's important that you have the lighting in the each room before you decorate the room above.
Ceiling roses look very attractive and can complete a light fixture but these will need to be fitted before the light goes up so now is a good time to purchase these. You should also paint or decorate your ceiling before you fit a ceiling light.
Now you are ready to get your socket board, transformer and lights for your doll house lighting.