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Lighting Options by Landscape Illumination, Inc.

Landscape Illumination, Inc. is a landscape lighting and seasonal lighting and design company that specializes in custom lighting design for homes and businesses. We use only the highest quality, lowest maintenance, outdoor lighting system components available

When you choose to work with Landscape Illumination, Inc., you can be assured of receiving nothing but the absolute finest system available

Landscape and seasonal lighting are our ONLY business, not a sideline or an addition to other design activities. We have the knowledge of proper fixture placement and light capabilities which is by far the most important aspect in professional landscape lighting design and installation.

Allow Landscape Illumination, Inc. to enhance your landscaping or extend the architecture of your home. Outdoor lighting fixtures illuminate smooth transitions between indoor and outdoor living spaces while softer lighting textures create inviting scenes and dramatic shadows.

No project is too large or too small for our prompt, courteous service.

Landscape Lighting

We specialize in custom lighting design for homes and businesses. We use only the highest quality, lowest maintenance, outdoor lighting system components available. Click the image below below to view our landscape lighting portfolio!

Seasonal Lighting

We use commercial grade lights, not available in stores, to custom fit your home or business. After the holiday, we take down and store your lights for you until next year! Click the image below to view our Holiday Lighting portfolio

Lighting Consultation

Landscape Illumination, Inc. believes that the ONLY way you get exactly what you want in your low voltage lighting system is with an on-site consultation. After the consultation we can put together a plan based on what you’re interested in.

All packages include:

  • On-site consultation
  • On-Site planning and designing
  • All materials (fixtures, bulbs, transformers, timers and wire)
  • Installation of all materials
  • Final after-dark adjustments
  • Warranties

We can also install your lighting system in phases – adding on as your needs change and your budget allows.

Landscape Illumination, Inc. services what we sell, and what we didn’t sell. Also, we offer yearly maintenance contracts for systems new and existing systems – even the ones we didn’t install.

We welcome the opportunity to add your home or business to our list of satisfied customers!

Lighting Systems

System Composition

Landscape Illumination, Inc. follows the standards set forth by the Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas(LVLIA) for all installations.

A high quality low voltage lighting system consists of 5 main components: Transformer, Wire, Fixtures, Bulbs and Connectors.

A low voltage lighting system uses a transformer to convert 120 volt current to 12 volt current. This safe, low voltage is distributed to the 12 volt light fixtures via wire cable.

Transformers can be mounted inside or outside depending on the lighting design and electrical outlet location. We use only the highest quality stainless steel case transformers that are UL 1838 approved for landscape lighting. Also, they carry a lifetime warranty.

Special low voltage lighting cable is used to connect the fixtures to the transformer, usually 10,12,or 18 gauge is used. The cable can be easily hidden in the landscape or in the lawn. No trenching or disturbance of existing landscaping is needed. We also staple all of our cables in the ground to keep them in place.
Low voltage lighting fixtures can be very decorative or easy to hide (if needed). They come in a wide range of colors and styles. Fixtures are also very easy to move and adjust as your landscape changes.

We use only fixtures manufactured by Vista and Kichler . Both manufacturers offer a wide selection of high quality landscape lighting products. For your information we have provided some photos below of actual fixtures, as well as links to both Vista and Kichler , should you be interested in visiting their website.

Most bulbs used in landscape lighting fixtures today are halogen. The reason for this is you get a brighter, whiter light with less wattage. Wattages can range from 7 to 75 watts per bulb in a low voltage system, depending on the effect you are looking for. Average life of a halogen bulb is 2500 hours. How long is that? If you use your lighting system an average of 6 hours a night / 365 days a year, that is equal to 2190 hours. We usually recommend replacement of most bulbs after 1 year of service.
One of the most important aspect of a high quality low voltage lighting system is “water-tight” connections. We use only direct bury splice kits from 3M ® that prevent splices from getting wet and pulling apart.