Top Three Questions About Custom Landscape Lighting
Keeping your landscape looking great takes a lot of work, so why should you let that great work disappear every night with the sunset?
If you're interested in keeping your home's landscape attractive and accessible during the night-time hours, then landscape lighting can be an excellent way to highlight your yard's most attractive attributes and add aesthetic and functional appeal to your property. a professional outdoor lighting set up can accentuate and enhance the most attractive parts of your Fort Lauderdale landscape.
Whether it’s under-lit trees or a subtle light wash over your garden, landscape lighting has endless possibilities. And at Sherman Electric, we know that an artful design is just as important as the mechanical aspects of the job. So our professional will work with you to make sure that both of these aspects are perfectly executed.
Landscape lighting can do a lot for you home and your yard. Here are some questions you may want to consider before beginning the project:
1. Should You Hire a Professional, or Do the Job Yourself?
What this comes down to is the quality you’re looking for from the results of the project. Landscape lighting isn’t necessarily too difficult to take on yourself, but if you want a professional quality job, you’ll need to hire a professional. You could most likely set up a few lighting fixtures in your yard with their own, limited, self-contained power sources as a weekend project, and for some homeowners, that’ perfectly alright.
For the most stunning design possible, however, you’ll need to hire a professional. The electricians at Sherman Electric can make sure the design of your new landscape lighting installation is an enhancement of your home and your yard. And we’ll set up all of the lighting fixtures so that they’re connected to the same power source, which you’ll be able to control from inside your Fort Lauderdale home.
2. Is it Better to Pay More for LED Lights?
LED bulbs cost around $40 each, which is roughly 8 times more than halogen bulbs. LED lights have cooler temperatures, which makes them look almost bluish, so if you do decide to use them, you may want to try find a bulb with a warmer temperature.
The main positive argument for LED lights is that they can be used for around 40,000 hours before they need to be replaced. With regular use, that means they’ll last around 20 years—that’s around ten times longer than standard light bulbs.
3. What Should Your Landscape Lighting Design Focus On?
There are three things you’ll want to make sure are incorporated into your landscape lighting design:
- Security, and
You’ll want to make sure the electrical work is done perfectly to avoid any hazards. And your lighting setup should light areas near entryways, porches, and patios. But it can also help you achieve a more aesthetic goal. Lighting trees, pieces of artwork, stone paths, or any other exterior features you'd like to accentuate can be an excellent addition to your home.
If you're looking for custom landscape lighting services in Fort Lauderdale, call Sherman Electric at 954-942-9770, or fill out our online request form.
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