FAQ’s

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Landscape and architectural lighting will increase your home and businesses security, safety and beauty. When we review your home or business during the consultation process, we will identify areas where lighting can enhance your outdoor areas. It is a well known fact that lighting around your home can help deter potential break-ins.

For the consultation process, Landscape Illumination, Inc. will bring fixtures to show you how the lighting will enhance the beauty, safety and security of your home or business.

Landscape Illumination, Inc. will complete a proposal of your professionally designed lighting system and present you with the cost as soon as the consultation is completed.

Landscape Illumination, Inc. has many fixtures to choose from to create your uniquely designed lighting system. We also know the illumination factor that each fixture provides, and where is the most accurate spot to place. This is what we do. We are professional lighting designers. We will make several suggestions on fixture selection during the initial consultation.

Cost is affected by several things, but mainly style and quantity. Over the last 4 years, Landscape Illumination, Inc. has installed systems ranging from a few hundred dollars to over seventy-five thousand dollars. The average system price for the last three years has been around three thousand dollars. This “average” price represents multiple fixtures and is usually just the front of a home. Keep in mind, that systems can be installed in phases as your budget allows.

Fixture warranties range from fifteen years to lifetime, depending on the material they are made from and the manufacturer. Transformers carry a lifetime warranty and are made from stainless steel. Landscape Illumination, Inc. warranties for the bulbs for one year, and their installation work for life. With the LED product, the manufacturer warranties the light source for 15 years.

Most systems take between one and three days to install, but every system is different. Time of installation is site dependent.

Low voltage landscape lighting is extremely efficient to operate. Most of our clients use their systems for four hours a night in the summer, and six hours a night in the winter. Most systems can be operated for less than fifty cents a day or around ninety dollars a year. With LED, the cost is even less to operate.

It is not uncommon for the bulbs in our systems to last eighteen to twenty-four months. However, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that your systems’ bulbs be replaced every year. Landscape Illumination, Inc. will offer a yearly maintenance contract after your system has been installed. With LED, the light source is warranted for 40,000 hours – around 15 years.

Yes, as long as there is room on the transformer. When Landscape Illumination, Inc. designs a system, we always leave at least 10% on the transformer for future expansion or bulb changes due to plant growth. Also, fixtures can be relocated with ease as the landscape or other activities dictate.

Landscape Illumination, Inc. accepts: cash, check, VISA, Discover, MASTERCARD, and American Express. In some circumstances, we will offer an extended payment option if necessary.