Hiring an Outdoor Lighting Professional versus Doing It Yourself

Every homeowner wants their house to look absolutely perfect. Many spend a lot of time, energy, and money to make sure that their home looks inviting. But your home will only look appealing if the outdoor lights illuminate the lawn and create a great ambiance. Outdoor lights can also increase the security for your home.

It sounds really easy to just install a low voltage outdoor light but there is more to outdoor lighting than hanging a bulb. Designing and installing a complete system of outdoor lights needs planning, experience, and high-quality materials. Without these factors, your outdoor lighting will definitely fail over time.

Here are some reasons why you should hire an outdoor lighting professional instead of going for a potentially disastrous DIY project.

Outdoor Lighting Techniques

An outdoor lighting professional will actually use time-tested techniques to bring your patio and home to life. This is something that no amateur can achieve since they don’t know much about fixture placement. A professional will be aware of the following techniques and use them in the best way possible:

  • Down-lighting
  • Up-lighting
  • Deck Lighting
  • Tree Lighting
  • Grazing
  • Area and Path Lighting

There are also other fixture placement aspects that need to be taken into account when you are installing them. This will ensure that your fixture lasts longer and don’t get needlessly damaged.

Engineering and Wiring

There needs to be a steady supply of electricity in order for your lighting to work efficiently. Electricity work can be quite dangerous, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. Local codes also require that you have proper licensing while installing lighting to ensure that it’s safe. An outdoor lighting professional will be able to obtain the proper permits easily before they install the electric system.

The lighting system also needs to be tied together in a good way to ensure that it doesn’t all fall apart. This includes how deep the wires are buried and what kind of wiring you use. Wiring connections should also be taken into consideration when you install the system. You wiring system should also be protected from water and well-insulated to avoid failure or accidents.

High-Quality Fixtures

Homeowners can hastily purchase landscape fixtures from any local retail store without putting any thought into it. While they may be inexpensive, these metal or plastic kits don’t compare to the high-quality lighting system that a professional will install. A professional high-quality system has better output and will illuminate your home effectively. They are also long-lasting while kit lights will begin to fail in two years maximum.

If you hire an outdoor lighting professional, you will definitely notice that the lighting increases the aesthetic look of your house in a significant manner.  Contact Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape now to discuss enhancing your home with outdoor lighting. We can be reached at (586) 739-6646 or (248) 650-3600.  We look forward to hearing from you!