Why should we install a lighting system?
Landscape and architectural lighting will increase your home and businesses security, safety and beauty. When we review your site during the demonstration process, we will point out areas where lighting can enhance your outdoor areas. It is a well known fact that lighting around your home can help deter potential breakins.
What do we do in the demonstration?
For the demonstration process, Landscape Illumination, Inc. will bring fixtures to your home or business so you can see first hand how the lighting will look.
What do we do after the demonstration?
Landscape Illumination, Inc. will figure out the cost of your professionally designed lighting system and present you with the cost as soon as the demo is completed.
How do we figure out what fixtures to use?
Landscape Illumination, Inc. has many fixtures to choose from to create your uniquely designed lighting system. We also know the effect that each fixutre gives, and where it can be used the best. This is what we do. We are professional lighting designers. We will make several suggestions on fixture selection during the demonstration.
What does the average system cost?
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 twenty-five hundred 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.
What are the warranties on your systems?
Fixture warranties range from ten 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.
How long will it take to install my system?
Most systems take between one and three days to install, but every system is different. Time of installation is site dependent.
What is the cost to operate an “average” system?
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.
How long will the bulbs last?
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 waranreed for 40,000 hours which is around 15 years.
Can we add fixtures to our existing system?
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.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Landscape Illumination, Inc. accepts: cash, check, VISA, Discover, MASTERCARD, and American Express. In some circumstances, we will offer an extended payment option if necessary.