Avoid These Common Outdoor Lighting Mistakes

Published On: November 30, 2023

It is important for you to get the best possible results when it comes to investing in an outdoor landscape lighting design. Some people decide against going with professional help and they create and install a lighting system on their own.

Here are some common outdoor lighting mistakes that you will avoid by hiring professionals:

Lack of appropriate lighting techniques- Using a variety of lighting techniques and fixtures will give you an effective design. Using all the same lighting techniques will not create a unique and appealing look. Using different types of techniques such as up- lighting, down-lighting, and moonlighting will allow you to create dramatic effects that cast the desired amount of light.

Unbalanced lighting- It is important to not create division in your yard. By balancing lighting around your property, you can draw attention to the entire yard and not one specific spot. Knowing where to place fixtures, how far apart to place them and the angle at which to adjust are important factors to consider when trying to get the most out of the design.

No room for growth- Trees and bushes grow as they age. Keeping this in mind is key when deciding where to place fixtures that will enhance your landscape. If you are not allowing for growth, you will find yourself having to frequently re-adjust and you will possibly need to remove and reinstall fixtures in the future.

Unnecessary light pollution- Perhaps one of the most important things to consider when designing the ideal landscape lighting system is taking into consideration your neighbors and the nearby roads. You do not want to create light that will blind drivers or send unwanted illumination into your neighbors’ windows.

Lack of maintenance- Landscape lighting systems require regular maintenance and care. Over time, fixtures will collect dirt, mineral deposits and even bugs. Which in turn, creates performance issues. It is a good idea to have a professional perform an inspection at least once a year.

Premier Lighting Chicagoland will design and install a professional landscape lighting system and perform regular maintenance to ensure that it stays looking nice and lasts for a long time.

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