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Why Is Outdoor Lighting So Expensive?

While professional outdoor lighting may have a higher initial cost, the investment can pay off in terms of durability, energy savings, and overall aesthetic enhancement of your outdoor spaces.

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Additionally, it's essential to consider the long-term benefits and potential cost savings associated with high-quality, well-designed outdoor lighting systems.

Here is why professional outdoor lighting can be more expensive than discounted alternatives:

Quality Materials: Proprietary high-end quality outdoor lighting fixtures are often made from durable and weather-resistant materials such as copper, brass and specialty metals. These materials, such as stainless steel or corrosion-resistant alloys, are more expensive than lower-quality alternatives but they ensure the longevity of the fixtures in various weather conditions.

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Engineering and Design: Professional outdoor lighting often involves careful engineering and design to create fixtures that not only provide adequate illumination but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor space. This attention to detail requires skilled professionals and can contribute to higher costs.

Weather Resistance: Outdoor lighting fixtures need to withstand exposure to the elements, including rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Ensuring that the fixtures are weather-resistant involves additional design considerations and materials, adding to the overall cost.

Specialized Features: Some professional outdoor lighting systems come with advanced features such as programmable lighting schedules, motion sensors, or smart home integration. These features often involve more sophisticated technology, contributing to higher costs.

Installation Costs: The installation of professional outdoor lighting systems may require specialized skills and equipment. Professional electricians or outdoor lighting specialists may need to be hired, adding to the overall cost of the project.

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Energy Efficiency: Higher-end outdoor lighting fixtures often come with energy-efficient technologies, such as LED lighting. While these fixtures may have a higher upfront cost, they can result in long-term savings through lower energy consumption and maintenance costs.

Customization: Most outdoor lighting projects may involve customized solutions to meet specific design requirements or to address unique challenges presented by the outdoor space. Customization often increases costs as it requires additional time and resources.

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Warranty and Support: Quality outdoor lighting fixtures typically come with longer warranties and better customer support. This reflects the manufacturer's confidence in the durability and performance of their products but can contribute to higher upfront costs.

Why Should I Get Outdoor Lighting?

Is Professional Landscape Lighting Worth It?

Like most things in life, when it comes to exceptional quality goods and services, you truly do get what you pay for.

Professional outdoor lighting is very different from a DIY do-it-yourself outdoor lighting project or cut-rate installation from a vendor who installs outdoor lighting as a side hustle, like the guy who mows your lawn.

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With our expertly trained COLT-Certified professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP), you get an experienced licensed installer, and a professional design that is tailor-made specifically for your home and property. This is a 180º turnaround from going to a big box store, buying the first fixtures you see, and sticking them into the ground – without any professional guidance whatsoever. More significantly, with outdoor lighting, you will enjoy having the freedom to use your outdoor spaces at night, each and every night, for as long into the evening as you wish.

Professional landscape lighting also means you get the knowledge of our trained, acclaimed, seasoned outdoor lighting company. You also get the service and maintenance behind your installation along with top-notch, high-quality fixtures and lighting components.

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Speaking of something well worth it, for your peace of mind, our professional landscape lighting company offers longer warranties and better customer support. This reflects our confidence in the durability and performance of our professional landscape lighting products that contribute to the slightly higher costs.

Does Outdoor Lighting Add Value To My Home?

Yes, outdoor lighting can add value to your home in several ways. In fact, here are the top 8 values outdoor lighting will add to your home:

1. Curb Appeal: Well-designed outdoor lighting enhances the aesthetics of your home's exterior, improving its curb appeal. This can make a positive first impression on potential buyers or visitors.

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2. Security and Safety: Professionally designed, installed and maintained outdoor lighting will enhance the security of your home by deterring potential intruders. Well-lit exteriors also reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, making your property safer for residents and guests – values much appreciated in today’s world.

3. Extended Living Spaces: Outdoor lighting allows you to use your outdoor spaces, such as patios, decks, lanais, and gardens well into the evening. This can effectively increase your living space and make your property more attractive to potential buyers.

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4. Highlighting Architecture and Landscaping: Strategic professional outdoor lighting can accentuate the architectural features of your home and landscaping. This can create a visually appealing atmosphere, showcasing the beauty of your property.

5. Increased Property Value: A well-lit exterior can contribute to the overall perceived value of your home and property. Prospective buyers today appreciate homes with thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces, and this can positively influence their perception of the property's worth.

6. Energy Efficiency: Choosing our LED energy-efficient outdoor lighting option, not only reduces your energy costs; but it also appeals to environmentally conscious buyers, adding value to your home.

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7. Smart Home Integration: Incorporating smart outdoor lighting systems very often are an attractive feature for tech-savvy buyers. These systems allow users to control and customize their outdoor lighting remotely, adding a modern and convenient touch by using their digital tablet, iPhone 15 Pro Max, Pixel 8 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and others.

8. Eliminating Dark and Scary Spaces: It’s hard to imagine something worse than driving home after dark and not being able to see a thing – except from an occasional glow of a nearby streetlight. With professional outdoor lighting it will be a strong comfort – and pleasure – to pull up to your lit home each and every evening – especially after picking up the children from their late afternoon activities and grocery shopping.

Does Outdoor Lighting Increase Property Value?

Yes, outdoor lighting most assuredly increases property value. The return on investment will be impacted by various factors such as location, the overall real estate market, and the specific characteristics of your home.

That being said, studies have suggested that well-executed professional landscape lighting projects often yield a positive return on investment (ROI).

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Estimates for the outdoor lighting property value increase on outdoor lighting projects typically range from 50% to 75%. This means that for every dollar spent on outdoor lighting improvements, you might expect an increase in property value of 50% to 75% of that investment.

While installing landscape lighting may seem like a big investment initially, its benefits are unmatched. Landscape lighting is an essential feature of your home if you want to boost the value of your property.

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Good landscape lighting here in Florida is an excellent investment for homeowners, making a huge difference when you go to sell your home. Just be sure that the lighting increases safety and security, adds aesthetics, is energy-efficient, increases curb appeal, and enhances the beauty of your home so that you get a good return on your investment.

Enjoy The Many Values Of Professional Landscape Lighting By Starting Right Here

Call our local team of experts at (727) 513-3420.

To make it even more convenient, you can also click this link to schedule a personalized, customized professional landscape light consultation.

Robert van der Putten, owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay.