New perspectives with outdoor lighting

January 27, 2015 by Sarah Longfellow

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outdoor lighting perspectivesYou’ve finally got your house under control, everything important is running like a well-oiled machine.  You have the lawn tamed, the plants trimmed, you’re officially the master of your own domain.  Well, what is the reason why when we look at our house from afar, that we feel like it could use some more, something to make it stand out?  Have you considered your outdoor lighting perspectives?  What does your house look like at night?  Functional?  Well, what about upgrading to some outdoor lighting perspectives that look just as impressive at all hours, not just when the sun is out.
If you can pull it off, your house can turn into one that grabs the attention of all the neighbors, family, and friends you invite over; attention that bestows greatness, not belittles or bemuses.
Flexibility with outdoor lighting
outdoor lighting perspectivesThe freedom you have with landscaping today is amazing.  Outdoor lighting used to be an expensive investment, both up-front and long-term.  Now there are much better low-voltage systems that make things cheaper to install and operate.  A 120-volt outdoor fixture system will only use 1/10th the power that your typical moonbeams and fog lights would use, yet these lower powered outdoor lights are much more efficient and can produce a wide range of effects.  This is where you can let your creativity shine and really make your home pop.
If you are intimidated by installing your own lighting and indecisive when it comes to artistic expression, you can hire an outdoor lighting specialist to do it all for about $2,000, which varies higher or lower, of course, depending on the size of your landscape.
outdoor lighting perspectivesDoing it yourself will undoubtedly be much cheaper, as LED lights have brought the cost of fixtures and installation down significantly.  The electrical components are under a lower power load and therefore last longer.  LED lights average about a twenty year lifespan, or roughly 40,000 hours of normal usage.
Not only are LEDs much more efficient and dependable, but they are also much more flexible for how you can use them.  You can go for the traditional flood lights or you can focus a group of lights to create an aura around a garden or alongside your walkway.  LED faerie lights have a distinct quality that just can’t be reproduced with any other old halogen or incandescent light.  It’s no wonder people are opening up more to new outdoor lighting perspectives.

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