Frequently Asked Questions
What is landscape lighting?Landscape and architectural lighting is the permanent placement of lighting fixtures in the outdoor environment. The intent is to highlight the form, texture and definition of landscape plantings as well as enhancing the architectural features of your home or building. The objective is extending the nighttime hours by creating an opportunity for enjoyment long after the sun has set.
How will it benefit my property?In the greens industry landscape lighting is used to showcase your home and property for both aesthetics and functional use. A single light, or many lights, properly done will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home and landscape but will provide safety and security of any location into the nighttime hours by illuminating walkways, allowing for safe passage and discouraging potential intruders.
What type of lighting is appropriate for my property or home?Architectural and landscape lighting is normally done with low voltage fixtures installed at various locations around the home and property. It works in combination with a transformer that reduces line voltage (120 volts) to low voltage (12 volts). Low voltage direct burial wire is run in-ground from the transformer location to the various grouping of fixtures in and around the property. Various types of fixtures are available that wash the side of a house, graze a textured surface, illuminate steps, walkways and pathways, shadow trees or shrubs, and silhouette plants. Our lighting designer's extensive knowledge of lighting products and systems will work with your in selecting the most appropriate lighting fixtures to meet your needs, as well as to meet your budget.