As homeowners look to extend time enjoying the outside of their property, a common solution ends up being landscape lighting. Landscape lighting systems not only allow the party to go on all night, but it also increases curb appeal and discourages burglars. As our JB Lawn Sprinklers Landscape Lighting Technicians visit homeowners for free consultations, we consistently receive similar questions. To help homeowners understand how landscape lighting systems work, installation process, and the costs involved, we decided to offer some additional information through this blog.
Landscape Lighting Questions Answered
Do Outdoor LED Lights Need Electricity?
The simple answer is Yes! While people commonly mistake solar lights for LED lights, the best landscape lighting systems do use electricity. Solar lights don’t offer the output to enhance your security and accent the features of your property. Fortunately, LED lights are energy efficient and don’t add too much to your electricity bill. In addition, our landscape lighting systems come with timers that can be assigned to turn on lights at sunset and turn off lights at sunrise.
What is the Best Outdoor Lighting Brand?
There are quite a few outdoor lighting brands to choose from with thousands of online reviews to see what customers have to say. Based on our customer feedback and installation experience, we’ve received strong reviews from our FX Luminaire, Unique Lighting, and Pro-Trade products. FX Luminaire has some of the highest quality lights on the market (especially their industry leading ZDC Technology). Pro-Trade is fantastic if you’re looking for brass fixtures and it doesn’t hurt they offer a lifetime warranty as well! Last but not least, Unique Lighting offers a wide variety of brass and copper lights that are popular choices in this area.
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Motion Sensor?
Motion sensors are not typically used in a low voltage landscape lighting system. Most systems are controlled by a transformer (used to bring the voltage down to 12 volts) in combination with a photocell and a timer. Conveniently, some newer technologies allow your transformer to link to some smart technology with astronomical timers. The average cost to install a motion sensor is around $400-$500 depending on the wiring needed.
How Long Will It Take To Install The Landscape Lighting System?
This process is actually pretty quick. Most landscape lighting jobs only take 1 to 2 days to complete and we’re able to do the installation with minimal damage to the turf and landscaping. We understand that your time is valuable so we try and complete these jobs in an efficient time frame!
How Much Does Outdoor Lighting Cost?
That really depends on what you’re looking for. We have two different lighting packages that start at $1,950.00 (plus tax). Both systems include path lights or bullet lights and a transformer with a timer. We can also include additional fixtures starting at $165.00 each but these prices vary depending on what type of light.
How to Contact J B Lawn Sprinklers Landscape Lighting Technicians
As you read this blog, other questions might have come to mind. Our JB Lawn Sprinklers Landscape Lighting Techs would be happy to answer those questions for you! Feel free to contact us through our website here with any specific questions or to schedule a free consultation by calling our office at 910-794-8042. If you’re looking for ideas on how to design your landscape lighting system, this article by Better Home and Garden was informative and provided some excellent thoughts.