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Landscape Lighting Company Lighting Up Marietta’s Business Landscape

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If the Marietta business environment wants to shed some light upon itself, it could not have asked for a better company to ensure it happens. Especially since the company will now be in the neighborhood permanently.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems (SLLS), which has a strong reputation for LED landscape lighting design, installation and maintenance in the area, just announced that it is opening a satellite Marietta landscape lighting company office as one of two new locations in the area. A third location is also now open in Alpharetta Georgia to better serve both Marietta and Alpharetta area homeowners and businesses.

The new Marietta location will provide all of the same services that the main Acworth location has provided for clients throughout the Northern Atlanta area and suburbs. SLLS provides free consultations and estimates about landscape lighting projects, customized lighting system plans and designs, professional installation of each system and ongoing maintenance and repair, including up to a 20 year warranty on our top of the line LED lighting fixtures.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems built its award-winning business around LED (light-emitting diode) lighting for the outside of the home or business with lighting for landscapes and for security. Featured in prominent local and regional media, the company has won several customer-service and landscape-design awards.

SLLS is a highly versatile company, offering LED outdoor lighting systems for homes, businesses, neighborhood or parking-lot entrances, front yards, patios, gardens, decks and balconies. Southern Landscape Lighting Systems can develop and design a lighting system almost anywhere that lighting is needed outside of a structure, whether it’s for being inviting to guests, or to deter uninvited guests with nefarious intentions. At all three Georgia locations, the landscape lighting professionals at SLLS see your project through from conception to design to completion and well beyond.

Free consultations and on-site estimates are available for Marietta, Alpharetta and surrounding areas. Also, the company can provide you with lighting demonstrations in the evenings, allowing you the opportunity to see the lighting options in action at the time they would be used so you can see firsthand what it will do before you commit to a plan.

LED lighting has become popular lighting technology, and there are several benefits of this new lighting despite its perceived high cost compared to old incandescent lighting.

One of the benefits is that LED lighting doesn’t have components that wear out, meaning they rarely, if ever, have to be replaced. Second, the lights give off less heat than the traditional halogen bulbs, and they use less voltage and wattage than the incandescent bulbs, which means over the life of your system, LED will save you money on electric bills and general maintenance.

LED lighting also is cheaper to install because it uses transformers which are smaller than traditional lighting. SLLS not only designs and installs lighting systems, but it also maintains them, conducts service checks and ensures system integrity for the life of the system.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems is now taking its business to serve the Marietta community directly, as the company has developed a definitive market for its products and services, and will provide greater convenience to Marietta GA homeowners with the same quality service and lighting system design that has been the foundation of the company’s reputation.

For more information about Southern Landscape Lighting Systems and its three locations in Georgia, visit

Marietta Security Lighting Company Opens New Location

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( — April 26, 2018) Marietta, Georgia — Many Marietta, Georgia area homeowners are planning projects to enhance the curb appeal of their homes this spring, but they should also consider investing in security landscape lighting. Outdoor security lighting not only enhances the look and style of a home, but also increases its safety. A well-lit property and perimeter provides a warm, impressive welcome to nighttime guests, illuminates safe paths for family members returning home at night, lights stairways on decks and in front of entrances, and deters would-be intruders from singling out the home for burglary. TheAlbany, NY Police Dept. concluded that “lighting is the most inexpensive form of crime prevention that there is.”

According to the FBI, criminals committed an estimated 1,515,096 burglaries in 2016. This figure indicates a 30.8 percent decline in burglaries since 2007, but victims lost an estimated $3.6 billion in property losses with an average loss per burglary estimated at $2,361. Then there’s the untold emotional and psychological costs on victims as they feel violated and lose their sense of security. Homeowners can refuse to become future victims by hardening their home to make it less inviting to intruders that includes installing outdoor security lighting, among other practical steps.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems is excited to announce their new satellite office in Marietta, GA enabling the company to better serve the Marietta area homeowners looking to add security or landscape lighting to their home. SLLS is ready to help homeowners decide which lighting options are right for their home, and can also include a security and landscape lighting design and the installation of the final outdoor lighting system.

Step One: Case the House for Security Lighting Opportunities

Thinking like a criminal is an important tactic for beating them. Convicted burglars have readily shared their home invasion strategies with police and reporters across the nation, including how they select a home for entry. They “case” the homes in the neighborhood, looking for easy targets. Criminals typically want to get the goods hassle-free. The more challenges and hurdles they face for getting into a property without being seen, the greater the risk they run of getting caught.

Homeowners should case their own homes at different times of day and imagine how they would break in if they were criminals. They should look for anywhere a criminal may hide or approach undetected. Landscaping can play a role in this, so shrubbery and bushes should stay trimmed and trees shouldn’t be close enough to upper story windows for criminals to climb and access. Residents should also look for dark areas of the property that can conceal an intruder’s approach at night. The neighborhood and surrounding environment are also important for them to consider as well, such as requirements of homeowners’ associations and local city ordinances.

Step Two: Create a Plan to Harden and Secure the Home

Homeowners should at least have strong locks for doors and windows and might consider investing in an alarm system. Fake CCTV cameras are inexpensive and can make criminals think the home is harder to case and gain entry with even an appearance of security systems in place.

The house should look occupied always. A car left in the driveway and keeping a radio on inside can suggest to criminals that someone’s inside. Developing relationships with neighbors has the added benefit that may be more inclined to keep an eye on the property and check mail to keep the house looking lived in during extended absences.

Step Three: Light it Up with a High-Quality Security Lighting System

Proper lighting on the property’s perimeter is simultaneously welcoming to guests and threatening to burglars. Lights expose nighttime invaders crossing the yard or accessing an entryway and increase the chance that the perpetrator’s face will be recognized in a police lineup.

Homeowners have a variety of landscape lighting designs to choose from that offer different style and purposes:

  • Floodlights come with up to three heads and light up a wide area. They’re great for covering driveways, yards, and decks.

  • Landscape path lighting and post luminaries are a great way to welcome guests with safe walking paths across a yard or on decks.

  • Surface-mounted luminaires attach to a ceiling, making them great for lighting entrances at sheltered porches.

 Outdoor security lights can activate passively with motion sensors or photocells in dusk-to-dawn lighting. With motion detector security lighting, the area is illuminated whenever the sensor detects movement within range. They can activate when residents or guests pull a car into the driveway or approach on foot, or when unwanted intruders sneak into the area. Criminals don’t want the exposure, plus the motion activation has the added element of surprise when it turns on and a burglar is suddenly bathed in light. In his book, “Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life,” former CIA case officer Jason Hanson writes that “it’s a myth that bright lights will help burglars see what they’re doing. They don’t want you to see them, and the bright lights are going to stop them from wanting to rob your house.” Dusk-to-dawn lighting stays on all night. Not only can these lights increase curb appeal of the house at night, it also serves as an after-dark deterrent to burglars before they even approach the home.

Homeowners can activate lights themselves through dimmers and time switches. Dimmers replace standard wall switches and users control the brightness of lights by pushing a slider up and down by degrees. With time switches, homeowners can set specific times of that they want lights to turn on and turn off.

Choosing the Right Security Lights and Getting the Security Lighting System Installed

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems is a 5-star rated landscape lighting service company serving the Marietta, Alpharetta and Northern Atlanta service areas. SLLS designs and installs custom outdoor lighting. They offer free consultations to help homeowners determine the outdoor landscape lighting designs that are right for needs specific to their home and neighborhood environment. They also offer nighttime demonstrations that allow customers can see the lighting systems in action for themselves.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems offer more than just designing, selling, and installing outdoor landscape security lighting. After installation, customers can call on them to service their lights free of charge for a year. Because outdoor landscape lighting is exposed to the elements, it’s important for homeowners to provide maintenance to the lights, and Southern Landscape Lighting Systems is proud to offer care for the products to keep your outdoor security and landscape lighting systems in perfect working order.

About Southern Landscape Lighting Systems

Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs Georgia Voters chose Southern Landscape Lighting Systems as the best Outdoor Landscape Lighting company in the 2017 Consumers’ Choice Award

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems

2470 Windy Hill Rd SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067
United States
(678) 616-9166
Marietta Outdoor Landscape Lighting Company

Marietta Outdoor Lighting Company Wins Prestigious Landscape Lighting Award

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(Marietta, GA – February 9, 2018) —

Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs Georgia Voters have chosen Southern Landscape Lighting Systems as the best Outdoor Landscape Lighting company in the 2017 Consumers’ Choice Award and Outdoor Landscape Lighting Company

About Southern Landscape Lighting

The Southern Landscape Lighting Systems team designs and installs custom outdoor lighting to accentuate features of the home, landscaping, subdivision entrance, or business. They offer the highest quality products, professional design, installation and continuing service support for local customers living in the Marietta, Alpharetta and surrounding communities.

It’s important to note that Southern Landscape Lighting Systems will not only design a quality landscape and security lighting system, but will also install it with trained and certified technicians. Using meticulous installation techniques that match the workmanship of the brands of lighting fixtures they offer, they take pride in producing outdoor living spaces that are transformed with quality outdoor LED lighting, accents and security lighting. One of the greatest factors that contributed to being the 2017 Consumers Choice Award recipient is their “commitment to delivering a 5-star experience for each customer they serve no matter how large or small the job may be,” said Lindsey Barnhill, co-owner of Southern Landscape Lighting Systems.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems offers free day-time consultation where they come out in person to home or business to discuss options for illuminating the areas a customer wants to highlight and secure. They also answer any and all questions about types of products, materials, LED versus halogen during the consultation. They also provide customers with the number of fixtures, types of fixtures to be installed, and the price for installation.

For those customers who are ready to move forward immediately with a project, the Southern Landscape Lighting Systems team can come out to your home or business and provide a live demonstration of the outdoor and landscape lighting opportunities for both aesthetics and greatly enhanced security. This process starts at dusk and usually takes between 2-3 hours of time. Since not every home or business is the same, this experience is very helpful in assuring a customer can understand what the effect will look like.

Outdoor Landscape Lighting FAQ

A very typical question homeowners ask is, “do you have to be licensed to install or service a low voltage lighting system in the state of Georgia?” The answer is yes and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. This is IN ADDITION to having a business license and this type of license is an actual trade license that is required by law. If you are considering multiple quotes, ask to see the competition’s low voltage license before signing any contract (it will start with LV). This is extremely important for your safety. Many fires have started from faulty installations or fixtures and your insurance company may deny a claim if they find out you hired a non-licensed contractor. For more information visit the State of Georgia’s Secretary of State website to review the law regarding this.

Another common question Marietta homeowners frequently ask is, “Does Southern Landscape Lighting Systems service existing systems?” The answer is yes but Southern only services and/or repairs professionally installed systems. DIY systems or any systems that utilize Lowe’s or Home Depot fixtures, are not able to be serviced.

Finally, a frequent question asked is what kind of maintenance is recommended on a system? Because these systems are outside, they do require some amount of TLC each year. Even with LED fixtures. Mineral deposits build up on the lenses, landscapers knock lights out of alignment, plant material grows, and bulbs can burn out. This is an important component in ensuring your system does last a lifetime. Southern Landscape Lighting Systems provides a high-degree of expertise and professionalism in every job with every customer.

About the Consumers’ Choice Award

The Consumers’ Choice Award (CCA) is celebrating it’s 17th year of success in Atlanta. For over 25 years the Consumers’ Choice Award has been considered a business seal of excellence. For recipients, the award not only constitutes the crowning achievement of their efforts, but also represents the knowledge that they have earned the trust and loyalty of consumers.

The CCA is dedicated to identifying and promoting businesses that exemplify superior customer service, integrity, and professionalism. Our goal is to recognize and nurture business excellence through customer service reviews and recommendations for the benefit of local enterprises and the customers they serve.

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems can be found online at

Southern Landscape Lighting Systems

4494 Acworth Industrial Dr NW, STE 105
Acworth, Georgia 30101-5600
United States
(678) 324-6842