As with any other home improvement project, you can approach Wilmington outdoor lighting design from many different perspectives and a wide variety of budgets. After reading this list, we think you will be persuaded that investing in high quality fixtures is the way to go with your landscape lighting.
#1 Outdoor lighting fixtures will be outside year round. All of them will be exposed to the elements and many of them will be near the ground where moisture and critters can shorten their lifespan. Odds are that you won’t want to be doing this project again in a couple of years so you will need lights that have endurance.
#2 Poor quality lighting usually means low level lighting. Solar-powered lights are especially susceptible to this problem. Instead of a bright light that allows you to see your home, walkway or landscaping clearly, you get the “glowworm” effect from lights that aren’t architectural grade.
#3 Inexpensive landscape lighting fixtures can be a safety hazard. Lights and wiring that aren’t built to last will be prone to corrosion and easily disconnected. Electrical shorts aren’t something that you want in your yard or anywhere near your home and family.
#4 Using the right light for the job. The lights that are available at Big Box stores and online are frequently ones that are the cheapest to produce and easiest to sell. That doesn’t mean that they are well suited to your home. For instance, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington typically uses well lights instead of floods because they are safer, more efficient and do a superior job of showcasing your home and yard.
#5 Brass and copper are so much better looking than green plastic. If you request a free home consultation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we will show you examples of the beautifully handcrafted metal fixtures that we use. There is no comparison.
#6 Copper fixtures and LED lights are an eco-friendly home run. The LED low wattage bulbs are incredibly energy efficient and are even more so when you put them on a timer. Copper, because of its purity and worth is easily recycled, but it rarely has to be. Why? Because of its exceptionally long lifespan. In the time you would use 15 or more plastic or other low-quality fixtures, you will have one copper fixture that still has plenty of good years left and has a gorgeous patina.
If these reasons have persuaded you to see what Wilmington outdoor lighting can do for you, give us a call. Our consultation is always free and we’ll show you how beautiful your home and landscaping can look.