A well illuminated house is a safer house. Paths, walkways, steps and structures are illuminated to make them pronounced and to provide safe passage. A well illuminated yard is also typically a safer yard with fewer opportunities to hide in darkness.
Common ways to use landscape lighting:
You Can Enjoy Your Property at Night
The enjoyment of the property doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. A properly illuminated yard can be a fun place to come home to at night. Many of our client’s have busy lives that don’t allow them time to enjoy their properties until the evening hours.
Landscape lighting highlights property features, adds depth, and perspective to your property in the nighttime hours.
Our Landscaping Background Sets us Apart
Our lighting systems are designed by licensed lighting designers who are also licensed landscape designers.
Having an extensive landscaping and design background really compliments our lighting approach. When you’re already coming from a design perspective, creating a high impact outdoor lighting system comes easily – simply because we know what works.
After all, landscape lighting is a component of landscape design.
The Beauty of Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting
For many landscape lighting applications, low voltage lighting is the method of choice. It effectively does the job and is typically less costly. This type of lighting uses a transformer to convert 120 volt electricity (same as your house) to 12 or 24 volt.
Using low voltage for outdoor lighting is less invasive to your home electricity. Permits are not needed, junction boxes don’t need to be accessed and lines won’t have to be buried so deep.
Low voltage can also be use typical incandescent bulbs or new energy efficient LED bulbs. Some key benefits of low voltage lighting:
- More energy efficient.
- Less heat is generated.
- Many more lighting options.
- Plugs in to outside outlet.
Using Line Voltage for Outdoor Lighting
Some lighting applications require much more light. If this is the case we will use 120 volt line voltage for your lighting situation. This type of lighting will require deeper trenching and installation techniques.
This work is performed in conjunction with our preferred subcontractor who is licensed electrician in Westchester.
Maintenance of Landscape Lighting Systems
To ensure seamless operation year round, maintenance needs to be performed annually. This guarantees you won’t have unnecessary interruptions.
During the annual service we will change all lamps, check voltage, align fixtures and clean and lubricate fixtures with corrosion inhibitors.
Need Landscape Lighting?
We would be happy to stop by your property and give you some ideas. Our primary services areas are Chappaqua NY, Armonk and Bedford. But we do service have clients all over Westchester.