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The Great Debate: DIY or Professional Landscape Lighting Installation?

It can be tempting to go to your nearest home improvement store and purchase your own lighting fixtures to save money, and then install the lights yourself after becoming “Youtube certified.” Maybe instead you decided to hire the lowest bidding handyman in your neighborhood to do the job. If you wanted, your handyman says he can also pave your driveway, redo your stucco, paint your house, renovate your bathroom, mow your lawn—and on the list goes.

But are you sure a jack-of-all-trades is who you want working on your upscale home, as opposed to a licensed professional landscape lighting company who only does lighting, and does it year-round? Saving a few dollars or cutting corners on a project you want to last a lifetime will not get you the results or the look you want.

What it takes for professional landscape lighting in Memphis, TN

Crafting a customized elegant outdoor landscape lighting in Memphis, TN takes experience and know-how. You may think it’s as simple as placing a light pointing toward your house, but angle, depth, spacing, hue, location, and much more all play a role in achieving the curb appeal you crave. Landscape lighting fixtures are a small part of the system that makes up your outdoor lighting solution.

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It also requires knowledge of electrical theory and formulas. One mistake could cause your system to fail or create costly repairs. For instance, an unequal voltage may create lighting that has bright and dim spots, while too much energy causes premature burnout. An imbalanced load on your electrical system can also be a safety hazard and put your family at risk.

There’s a quote that states, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Save yourself the headache and risk, and let an experienced installer take care of your outdoor lighting needs.

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Your landscape shouldn’t disappear after dark. With professionally-designed-and-installed landscape lighting, it won’t! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. You can reach us by calling us at (901) 446-0688. We look forward to hearing from you soon!