Outdoor Lighting Controls

The landscape lighting industry is undergoing what could be described as a mini-revolution. In the past, controlling an outdoor lighting system was limited as the controller only provided automatic on or off depending on the time of the day (known as the astronomical time switch) or the amount of daylight (photosensor). Typically, fixtures had no individual control, as they were controlled only at the circuit level. However, the story has changed, with new code mandates for sophisticated control sequences of outdoor or landscape lighting, as well as the increased controllability of new LED light fixtures. Outdoor lighting currently provides numerous options such as beam spread choices, intensity ranges, and color that can be tailored to suit personal preferences. It is now also possible to custom tune each fixture and control them individually.

The opportunities currently provided by outdoor lighting are almost limitless. In addition to allowing the front and back yard lighting to work  independently, infrared and Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology, can create specific lighting vignettes all over the landscape or property through the use of a remote control.

Just as home automation provides several opportunities that allow homeowners to create scenes such as ‘security’ or ‘entertainment’, the options are now applicable to outdoor or landscape lighting as well. And it comes along with virtually anything else you can imagine, including being controlled on your mobile device.

Depending on how you wish to use your outdoor living area–be it for a party where you would want to light up the whole yard, or a star gazing setting that only requires a few down lights—the desired lighting effect can easily be achieved with today’s technology. At Southern Lights, our certified and trained technician can help you make your lighting wishes come true!


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