With Christmas fast approaching, families up and down the country are pulling out all the stops to try to make their homes and yards look as magical as possible. While it is certainly true that nothing gives a home that perfect Christmas feel quite like a well-designed outdoor lighting scheme, the sheer enormity of the task is enough to put many families off.
Outdoor landscape lighting not only beautifies your home’s architectural features but can also be used to draw attention to your garden or lawn as well. When done right, landscape lighting will really make your home stand out from the rest and leave your neighbors gazing at your home in awe. Just take a look at some of these great outdoor Christmas displays to see how truly amazing your home could look this Christmas.
There is really no limit to the number of lighting effects that a professional landscape light contractor can achieve. Whether you want your roof covered in cascading multi-colored lights, or desire an ethereal moonlight beams that shine brightly down from your favorite tree, anything is possible when you have the know-how.
How outdoor lighting works
Landscape lighting typically runs off a stepped-down electrical power source from your house. Instead of being 120-volt main power, for safety reasons, outdoor lighting is reduced to a safer 12 volts. That way, if you accidentally cut a cable while gardening or your cat chews through it, the most you will get is a little harmless shock.
Installation can be problematic as it is not only a time-consuming process that requires you to individually pin long chains of lights into place, but also requires you to fix lights into the correct position/housings to ensure that they give the best possible illumination.
This is a lot harder than it sounds, as you need to account for shadows, branch movement and so on. You will also need to make sure that all outdoor wires and plugs are completely protected from rain and moisture; otherwise, you might end up having a candlelit Christmas because you have no electricity.
Why a professional makes all the difference
A fully trained lighting professional will be able to help you unlock the potential of your home in ways that you wouldn’t have dreamed possible. The ability to visualize the end result is extremely important for both architectural lighting and landscaping lighting.
In the same way that a house plan is hard to alter as you go along, complex lighting systems require a lot of effort to alter. If for example, you should decide to move the focus of your lighting to another part of the house or garden, then you will need to spend a lot of time adjusting and changing things. A good professional can help because they will immediately know what types of fixtures will be required to support any alterations to your outdoor lighting and will be able to give an accurate price for installation.
So if you don’t feel confident enough to install such complex outdoor lighting yourself, then why not put your mind at ease and hire a trained professional. Here at Southern Landscape Lighting Systems, we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and experience that each of our lighting professionals has.
We offer a fully comprehensive service that covers everything from installation to repair and maintenance. Regular maintenance by a reputable landscape lighting installation company such as our own will ensure that your outdoor lighting not only transforms your home but also gives you lasts a long time into the future too.
If you are looking for a great way to spice up the look of your home, then head to our website or visit one of our local stores in Brookhaven, Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and Marietta areas. For more details on how to find us please see this map.