FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Most Frequently Asked Questions (You’ve got questions…We’ve got the answers!)
Landscape and architectural lighting will increase your home and businesses security, safety and beauty. When we review your site during the demonstration process, we will point out areas where lighting can enhance your outdoor areas.
Cost is affected by several things: number of lights, degree of difficulty for installation, number of transformers, etc… A rough estimate can be given during consultation and a final estimate will be provided before starting any work. Basic systems start around $2300 installed. Southern Lights has installed systems ranging from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. This “basic” price represents multiple fixtures with one transformer. Keep in mind, that systems can be installed in phases as your budget allows.
Most systems take between one and three days to install, but every system is different. Time of installation is site dependent.
Yes, as long as there is room on the transformer. When Southern Lights designs a system, we always leave at least 10% on the transformer for future expansion or lamp changes due to plant growth. Also, fixtures can be relocated with ease as the landscape or other activities dictate. If your system currently has incandescent (Halogen) lamps, you could potentially free up 80% of space in your transformer by simply switching your lamps to LED’s. For more information on LED’s, click here.
We’re happy to install and service lighting all across North Carolina and beyond. Many of our customers trust us with their 2nd homes around the country. Our core customers live in Greensboro, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Reidsville, Burlington, Jamestown, High Point, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, and throughout the state.
The majority of our systems use simple timers and photocells to control the usage and require very little tweaking. We also have the ability and knowledge on integrating your lighting into a more technical format: home automation, motion control, wireless, and more. We also offer systems with user friendly controls so you can turn your lights on or off as you desire typical of your current on/off switches. Dimmable technology is also an option we can provide for that customer that needs/wants total control. We will be happy to customize a system around your lifestyle and needs.
Southern Lights accepts: cash, check, VISA, and MASTERCARD.