Landscape Lighting System Design – Planning For The Future


You landscape grows! Trees and shrubs get bigger over time, and you may find that the lighting you originally had designed and installed is no longer adequate. This is especially true of new construction. Rarely can someone afford to install mature plantings, and even if they do, there will always still be some growth.

Additionally, even if you live in a home with mature landscaping, you may find that after a while you would like some more lighting. Maybe you’ve added something and now need path lights or a light to create a focal point. Or maybe you just couldn’t quite afford it at the time and now you can. Or maybe you realize you would like to feature something that you hadn’t considered before. There are many reasons why you might want to add lighting and planning for that from the start is a smart way to go.

Any time we design and an install outdoor lighting system, we try to ensure that it can handle additions as the landscape grows and matures. How? First, we make use of a transformer large enough to handle additions as the landscape matures. Today’s LED lighting makes this especially easy due to its low wattage consumption. We also make sure to take expansion into consideration when planning and installing the wiring. This enables any expansion to be done more quickly and easily, which usually saves the client money on the expansion but adds very little to the initial installation cost. It’s a case of “The Might As Wells”—as long as we’re doing this, we might as well do this also. It’s a smart investment to help keep your options open for the future.

A certified outdoor lighting technician will understand the importance of planning for the future when designing and installing your outdoor lighting system. Planning today can save you money and hassles in the future, so you “might as well” do it.

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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