How Long Does It Take To Install An Outdoor Lighting System?


How long does it take to install an outdoor lighting system? How long is a piece of string? It’s kind of the same thing: too many variables to definitively answer the question. First and foremost, it will take some time to arrange an appointment with your lighting professional for them to come out and look at your project, then to receive and approve their price quote, and for them to order and receive the materials. I wouldn’t expect to call somebody on Monday and have a system in place and working by Friday evening.

The number of fixtures has a great impact on the length of time to do the install. More fixtures equal more installation time. When work is needed to be completed in conjunction with other contractors such as irrigation or landscapers, that can lengthen the installation timeline. Needing to go under concrete takes extra time. Bad weather can delay an installation, as can electrical or other problems on the job site.

The area where the lights are to be installed makes an impact on the timeline as well. Mounting lights to trees takes some extra time to do properly, and installing a fixture in hard clay takes longer than if the ground is soft.

When we look at your job, we’ll take all that into account. And we will try to give you an accurate timeline using our experience, our training, and our common sense. Sometimes situations arise that throw off our timeline, but we always want to make sure the job is done properly. It’s never worthwhile to rush the install and risk doing it incorrectly, which can lead to outages, frustrated customers, and warranty calls for us. Better to do it right the first time. We take “Professional” seriously.

So, how long does it take to install a professional outdoor lighting system? Well, our answer is . . . as long as it takes to do it right.

Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights- Architectural and Landscape Lighting serves properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc.

Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose us. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969.

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