A landscape lighting company does not always have to be a more expensive option. Because they are lighting experts, they are able to do the job quickly, offer professional service as well as after-sales service and will ensure that the system works as it should.
If you’re looking for the perfect solution for outdoor lighting for your home in Marietta, then there are a number of factors to consider before hiring a lighting company or choosing to do it yourself.
It can be tempting to do a DIY installation, and there are many YouTube tutorials and countless blog posts that walk through the process. But, three key reasons hiring a landscape lighting contractor may be a better solution and save you money in the long run.
Quality Lights at a Competitive Price
A landscape lighting company will be able to source quality lights at competitive prices. They are experts which means that they know what lights work best for different functions, and which brands perform better than the competition.
In many cases, they will be able to source the best outdoor lights at a lower price than you would be able to if you were shopping for them yourself. LED lighting, in particular, is becoming an increasingly affordable option for landscape lighting as the technology improves.
Factor in Your Time
Because you are not a lighting expert, you will need to do extensive research into how to light different areas of your home including deck lighting and security lighting; you will also need to understand the different options including using LED lighting and whether it would be a good fit for your yard.
Once you have done your homework, you will then have to purchase the lights, cabling, and transformer and make the necessary calculations about what size transformer to use, how much cabling you will need and what light fittings would be best suited to your garden.
Your Mistakes Will Cost You
Any miscalculations that you have made during the preparation phase will come back to haunt you as you carry out the installation. If you have bought a transformer that is too small for the number of lights that you want to connect, you may have to purchase an additional transformer. Cutting cabling at the wrong place may means yards of wasted cables that can’t be used. And there is a risk that the fittings you purchase won’t be the right ones – either they are not low-voltage, are for indoor use or can’t be used with LED bulbs.
After Sales Service
If something happens to your DIY installation and it stops working, you will need to do the diagnosis yourself. This is in addition to any repairs or servicing that needs to be done to the system. If you use a professional landscape lighting installation company to do the job, your system will be serviced for a year afterward, free of charge. This includes lens cleaning, replacing timer batteries, adjusting and re-aiming fixtures and re-burying exposed wires.
If you’d like some advice for outdoor LED lighting for your home, contact Southern Landscape Lighting Systems in Marietta and they also serve Sandy Springs. They have an excellent reputation for offering affordable landscape lighting. Southern Landscape Lighting Systems will be able to offer a solution that is customized specifically for your needs as well as setting up a free consultation and lighting demonstration at your home.