Joe Swett
By Published On: January 7th, 2019Comments Off on Landscape Lighting 10118.8 min read

Want to take your home’s curb appeal to the next level? Consider adding some landscape lighting to your existing home or new construction? Lighting not only enhances your home aesthetically but it improves functionality, security and safety.

Here are some common questions that most people have about Landscape Lighting as they are researching their options:

Can the fixtures harsh coastal Florida weather?

For each installation, the weather is considered and only long-lasting and quality fixtures are used. Consider selecting copper, brass, and composite fixtures so they can withstand any element.

What is Layered lighting?

To make the area more appealing, lights are layered in both high and low spaces around the yard which adds dimension to the space. This concept is used in interior design with different types of lighting.

What are color temperatures?

Quality over quantity. The quality of lights matters more than the quantity. The color temperature of light fixtures can be found on the packaging. Cool temperatures are typically color temperatures of 3500K (Kelvin). Warm temperatures are at the level of 300K and below. It is a good idea to consult with a Landscape Lighting Company to go over the options to select what is best for your home or business.

How much illumination is necessary to create an enjoyable outdoor setting?

With landscape lighting, less is more. Usually it is better than excess. Think about If all portions of your property are illuminated, nothing will be featured.

If you are like most people, you have a favored section of your backyard for reading, socializing, listening to music, or simply relaxing. Such a space will benefit from positioning a light in an overhead position to send light on down over your shoulders onto the book or other items you are looking at. If you plan on using your deck or other backyard space for meals once illumination is added, lights should be positioned by the cooking area. The other parts of this space should have minimal lighting in order to create a relaxed feel.

When is the right time to plan landscape lighting?

There is no wrong time. If your home is under construction, it is a good time since you can plan and determine the distribution of electrical power.

When you are planning your landscaping, you can discuss the lighting options and power.

Can you provide landscape lighting for small gardens?

Yes, intimate garden setting with lights can be very charming to highlight architectural features or landscaping.

Can you provide landscape lighting for small lots?

The fixtures are fully adjustable with glare control shields so the light won’t spill over into a neighbor’s home.

Is there maintenance after installation?

Yes, you can receive maintenance which will keep your lighting system in great condition. A Landscape Lighting Company can provide a backup inventory of fixture components if ever you are in need of repair.

Should I expect lamp burnouts often?

No, since the lamps are both long lasting and energy-efficient. You can expect a lifespan of five years or more.

Let our qualified specialist answer all of your questions about installing a landscaping lighting system that works for you.

At Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers, we know sprinkler installation and repair, landscape lighting and all-natural mosquito control and more. Our highly qualified, fully licensed and insured specialists have been beautifying residential and commercial landscapes in Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As an established, family-owned irrigation management business, we believe that keeping Florida homes and businesses looking their best begins with a healthy lawn. Give us a call at 727-351-8047 or schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help your lawn become lusher, greener, and healthier.

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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