Three Common Landscape Lighting Questions

You work hard and often to keep your landscape looking great, so why let all that hard work disappear each night at sunset?

Landscape lighting is the perfect way to keep your landscape looking great during the darker hours of the night, and it can often transform and enhance your landscape – especially during dark Iowa winters and late night backyard summer BBQs. You don’t have to let that hard work fade away each night: a professional landscape lighting design can accentuate the most attractive parts of your Des Moines’ area home’s landscape and give it new life.

Whether it’s under-lit trees or a soft glow over your garden, landscape lighting has endless possibility. At WIREONE, we know that creating an artful landscape lighting scheme is just as important as making sure it’s properly installed. So our professionals will work to make sure that both of those aspects of the job are perfectly accomplished.

Landscape lighting can do a lot for your home and your yard or garden. Here are some questions you may want to ask before your project begins:

Should You Hire a Professional or Do the Job on Your Own?

Whether or not you need to hire a professional depends on the results you’re looking to get out of the project. Landscape lighting projects aren’t necessarily too difficult for the average homeowner to accomplish on their own, but if you’re looking for professional results, you’ll need to hire a professional.

You could most likely set up a few lighting fixtures in your yard with their own, limited, self-contained power sources as a weekend project, and for some homeowners, that’ perfectly alright.

For the most stunning results, however, a professional job can’t be beat. The electricians at WIREONE can make sure that your new landscape lighting design is a thorough enhancement of your current landscape. And we’ll set up all of the lighting fixtures so that they’re connected to a singular power source that can be controlled from within your home.

Is it Better to Pay More for LED Lights?

LED bulbs cost around 5 times as much as standard halogen bulbs (they usually run around $40 a piece). However, they’ll also last much longer—around 40,000 hours—before they need to be replaced. With regular use, your LED bulbs won’t need to replaced for around 20 years, which is about ten times longer than standard bulbs.

What Should Your Landscape Lighting Design Focus On?

There are three main things that you want to make sure your landscape lighting design accomplishes: safety, security, and sophistication.

You’ll want to make sure the electrical work is done perfectly to avoid any hazards. And your lighting setup should light areas near entryways, porches, and patios. But it can also help you achieve a more aesthetic goal. Lighting trees, pieces of artwork, stone paths, or any other exterior features you’d like to accentuate can be an excellent addition to your home.

Ready for more ideas?

If you’re ready to get started or have any questions, give us a call today at 515-259-6549. You can also start doing some brainstorming by checking out our Facebook and Instagram pages, or viewing our board on Landscape Lighting on Pinterest.