The Value of Landscape Lighting
As August draws to a close, you may be starting to notice that it’s getting darker earlier at night and staying darker longer in the morning. While the transition from summer to fall can be bittersweet, it is also a herald of the abundant autumn activities just around the corner. All things pumpkin, the changing of the leaves, and crisp cool nights are all in store for the coming months. As we prep for this time of year, be sure to consider how your landscape can factor into your fall schedule. Cooler nights (and less bugs!) means more nights enjoyed out on the deck or around the fire pit with family. Now, when you sit out on your patio at night and look at the rest of your landscape, what do you see? The black outline of what might be that tree you installed when you moved in? You’ve probably invested a lot of time and money into making your dream yard. Why limit the full enjoyment of your landscape to just the daytime hours? Let’s be honest, most of the time you spend outside is after a long day’s work and that often means it’s dark out. The solution? A professional landscape lighting installation can bring your landscape to life in the darkest of nights providing garden lighting. With the latest advances and technologies, landscape lighting and pool lighting offers a number of valuable benefits to your property.
Pathway to a backyard in Winnetka, IL utilizing LED landscape lighting to illuminate the concrete stepper stones
Pros of Adding Landscape Lighting
Depending on what you want for your property, we can install anything from pathway lighting to an entire array of garden lighting, pool lighting, uplights, step lights, and many more. Along with adding the ability to enjoy your landscape from sundown through sun up, landscape lighting installations can:
- Increase the property value
- Be less expensive than you think – power for a year is cheaper than a cup of coffee
- Improve the safety and home security of your home at night
- Step up your evening entertaining game
- Highlight features in your landscape
Outdoor patio in Winnetka, IL illuminated for entertaining in the landscape
Just as with any improvement you complete on your home, installing landscape lighting to your home will raise your property value. If you already have landscape lighting, make sure that it is utilizing the latest LED bulb technology rather than and not older halogen models. On average, an LED light in the landscape only costs around $1 – $2 per year compared to upwards of $15 per year for a halogen bulb! Talk about savings. Plus, the energy cost of running a couple of LED lights for a year is cheaper than a cup of coffee from Starbucks. The latest LED landscape lights come in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles to match your aesthetic and they look and function much better than big-box retail store solar lights. Landscape lighting can also protect your home and keep you safe. Lights can help to deter intruders and increase visibility to prevent trips and falls when you go for that late-night trash bag drop off. They can also help illuminate paths, areas and key features of your landscape for any guests you may have over at night. You can eliminate the need to pull out the cellphone camera light to navigate your yard with a simple addition of path and step lights. Add some uplights to accent your favorite trees or boulders and you’ll have the nicest yard on the block when the sun goes down!
A unique stone display in Lake Forest, IL with LED lights to add shadow and dimension
Our professional team of landscape designers and installers partners with the top brands and their representatives to bring you the best LED landscape lighting options available. There is no need for any existing lighting – we can install anything from a brand-new transformer and lights to retrofitting an old system with updated LED technology. We can even set up a sample display in your yard so that you can visualize how we can transform your landscape using different styles of lights. We’ve been installing lighting in the Chicago area for over 40 years, so you know you’re getting the best! If you’re interested in discussing your landscape lighting options or interested in including landscape lighting in a new project, reach out to us at (847) 634-1660 today to get started!