The Finishing Touches: Lighting Focus And Adjustments


The proper way to install an outdoor lighting system encompasses many elements, but the final must-do step is to come back at night and properly adjust the lights. Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Typically, the installers who neglect this step are the type who use the same formula over and over, with the same fixtures and bulbs, but without regard to either the design aspect of their profession, the architecture of the house, or the homeowner’s requests. This attitude towards outdoor lighting installation is sloppy, lazy and has no place in our company. And even if you the homeowner would never know your project was being skimped on, we certainly would.

Yes, during the summer it is tempting to skip this final step since darkness falls much later than when compared to the winter. But it is part of the job, and we feel like we should do the job right. Generally, when we come back at night we spend some time adjusting the lights to make sure the desired effect is achieved. Sometimes though, we discover that a fixture just isn’t right for that spot after all. Then we have the opportunity to easily change that. Sometimes, we find that the aim of a fixture has inadvertently created glare that wasn’t detectable during the daytime, or shines into the homeowner’s house. Again, we have the opportunity to correct the layout. Or perhaps the homeowner now desires more lights because they like the initial layout so much they want to continue the effect elsewhere on the property. Our goal is not just to “get it done.’ We want to complete your project with great design, quality products and top-notch installation techniques, so you are not only satisfied, but delighted! And there is no way to achieve that without a return visit at night.

The highest quality fixtures and wires will not satisfy you if the outdoor lighting system installation is poor. There will be unnecessary outages and repair costs. One of the reasons a certified outdoor lighting technician is so important is that they are trained in the proper way to install your lighting system, including those final steps. They have the knowledge, training and expertise to ensure you are not only satisfied with your outdoor lighting system, but delighted.

Are you looking for Landscape Lighting in Greensboro? 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 at 336-451-4969.

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