Working with a landscape lighting professional will give you a customized solution with safety lights, pathway lighting or lighting to highlight your landscape exactly the way you envision it. A do-it-yourself lighting kit from a local hardware store will be less expensive than using a professional, but you’ll only have access to lower end fixtures that won’t perform as well as professional-grade. These lower end fixtures are typically made of aluminum, which easily corrode and will have to be replaced sooner. Employing a lighting professional will give you access to better quality light fixtures that will last longer.
Working with a professional allows you to review all the different lighting options out there, from types of fixtures to spacing and electrical needs. Because outdoor wiring is different than indoor wiring, a lighting professional will understand electrical systems, wattage needs, and can worry about code requirements or permits, if necessary. Also, working with electricity can be dangerous unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
Please reach out to us at Gerbert & Sons to discuss your landscape lighting needs!