More often than not, our homes are our most valuable investments. In efforts to keep their landscaping efforts from getting lost in the dark, more and more homeowners are turning to outdoor landscape lighting.
In fact, a recent survey carried out by the American Society of Landscape Architects found that outdoor lighting was the second most popular outdoor design element for U.S. homeowners. Fire pits and fireplaces ranked first.
The main choices for outdoor lighting are solar-powered and low-voltage lighting. In this issue, we’ll share pros and cons of each.
Reasons for adding outdoor lighting go far beyond making your home and landscape look really good. Other reasons for adding a landscape lighting system include:
As we wrote in a previous blog entry, solar-powered lighting is a good idea for the environmentally-conscience homeowner. They’re relatively cheap, easy to install and require very little maintenance.
On the downside, you definitely get what you pay for. If you opt for solar-powered lighting, be prepared to deal with:
There are a host of reasons that more and more homeowners are choosing to go with low-voltage lighting for their outdoor landscaping needs.
Unlike solar-powered lights, installation of low-voltage lighting systems do contain a wiring process, which means that not just anyone can install them.
However, the pros definitely make the decision between the two easier for the consumer to make. For example:
If you are interested in receiving an estimate for landscape lighting, or in a complimentary lighting demonstration at your house, please contact us at 619-334-9464, or you can reach James directly via email.