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Frequently Asked Questions about Landscape Lighting

A Quick Guide to Outdoor Lighting Control

Frequently Asked Questions about Landscape Lighting

Thinking about upgrading your Fort Worth, Texas area home with landscape lighting? You’ve come to the right place. Thanks to technology, outdoor lighting systems can do so much more than just turn the lights on and off. Below, we’ve put together some answers to common questions about getting started with outdoor lighting control. Read on to find out about the benefits of lighting up your landscape and what you can expect from a professional lighting installation.

Why Should I Invest in Landscape Lighting?

There are tons of benefits that come from installing an outdoor lighting system. Here are a few of them: Landscape lighting is a great way to improve the look of your home while also increasing security and convenience.

  • Enhance Outdoor Entertainment
    The next time you have a party outside, you can use your automated lighting control system to set the ideal mood lighting. With a push of a button, your outdoor lighting could go green for St. Patrick’s Day. Show your patriotism with a red, white, and blue lighting design for Independence Day. Whatever the occasion, customizable lighting settings make it easy to add ambiance!
  • Make Your Home Safer
    Don’t risk tripping on the sidewalk or falling on the stairs as you walk to the front door. There are a lot of great outdoor lighting technologies that you can use for extra safety measures. Use motion sensors to automatically trigger pathway lights at night or initiate floodlights if unusual activity is detected.

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  • Instantly Improve the Look of Your Home
    By strategically highlighting different landscaping and architectural elements on your property, you can add depth and interest to your property. A well-developed lighting design draws the eye directly where you want it to go, which can be helpful if you want to downplay certain parts of your home in favor of other areas.

    Take a look at the image below. It shows two photos of the same backyard, but the addition of landscape lighting fixtures transforms how you view the area.

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How Can I Control My Light Fixtures?

Each lighting fixture is controlled by a central smart home automation system. This smart system allows you to manage your lights right from your smartphone or tablet. Simply pull up the app and then select the option that you want—turn on the lights, dim certain fixtures or areas, change the color tone, etc. We can also schedule the lights to turn on and off at certain times.

Another great control option is smart “scenes” that have preprogrammed lighting settings for different activities. So you could have an “Outdoor Entertainment” scene that, when selected, immediately adjusts the lights to the right brightness and color for party time.

Can I DIY My Outdoor Lighting System?

There are some elements of an outdoor lighting installation that you could do yourself if you want to spend the time and effort. However, keep in mind that with a professional lighting installation, you’re paying for far more than just the labor. Our team has the skill, experience, and knowledge to design and implement a lighting system that is easy to use and creates a truly exceptional design to your outdoor spaces.  

What Can I Expect from a Professional Lighting Installation?

We start any smart home automation project with a discussion where we learn about the aspects of home technology that are most important to you. We’ll also do an initial assessment of your outdoor areas so that we have a strong idea of the lighting needs for your home. Using that information, we can develop a lighting design perfectly fitted to you. Once you’re happy with the scope of the project, our team will start the installation process, and we’re not finished until you’re 100% satisfied with the final result.

How Much Will It Cost?

As with any home improvement project, you get what you pay for. Because each landscape design is unique to your home and the types of features you want (automated lighting control, versatile color palettes, etc.), we can’t give you a black and white number. A low-end, basic installation may be as cheap as a few hundred dollars, while spending thousands will get you a luxury lighting environment. To get an accurate estimate, just give us a call at (972) 488-5100 and we’ll outline the costs for the landscape design that’s a perfect fit for your needs.

If you’re ready to improve your home’s landscape with smart lighting control, then contact us today! You can also click the live chat button at the bottom of the page to ask a member of our team any other questions you might have.