SUMMERTIME IS UPON US, AND THE “BIG BOX” STORES HAVE OUTDOOR LIGHTING IN UTTER SURPLUS. BEFORE YOU BECOME EXCITED ABOUT SCORING A FABULOUS DEAL ON THE CHEAPEST LIGHTING FIXTURES MONEY CAN BUY, ALLOW US TO OFFER A FEW TIPS FROM A PROFESSIONAL CHARLOTTE LANDSCAPE LIGHTING COMPANY.
The Glow Worm Effect:
Like with many inexpensively made imports, those stake lights you see in the discount aisle are not made to last and they don’t provide quality light. The solar-powered ones are especially weak. The concept of solar lighting sounds so promising, but the results on the street have been really disappointing. When I drive by homes with these anemic lights, calling the mind to the glow worm night light toy, popular in the 80’s. Glow worms are terrific for calming a fretful child at bedtime, but are not a great choice for lighting a home!
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The Airport Effect:
We also suggest that you avoid straight, parallel lines of stake lights going down a path or driveway. They almost always end up looking like an airport runway. You don’t live at the airport; your home shouldn’t look like one.
The Prison Escape:
Another common DIY outdoor lighting mistake is putting the fixtures in any space that is convenient and then pointing them at various places in the yard. This creates two problems. First, you often see the fixture itself standing out like a lonely soldier on a field. Second, your home may end up looking like it has been caught as part of a prison escape attempt.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte brings professional custom designs and techniques to the table when we create up each of our outdoor lighting plans. This includes the proper placement of the light beams and concealment of the fixtures. Each and every light operates as a player on a team whose goal is to make your home look outstanding after dark.
Our low-maintenance, energy-efficient Charlotte LED outdoor lighting fixtures put out an incredible amount of light. The solid copper and heavy-duty PVC lights blend in beautifully with all your landscaping and they are built to last season after season. They can be put on a timer or paired with remote control for added convenience.
Are you ready for a professional landscape lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte? Contact us today!