Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE CONSULTATION PROCESS WORK?
We schedule a time to meet with you at your home, and our lighting designer will put together a custom design for your home and yard. From there, we create a proposal, which includes fixture placement photos and fixture spec sheets.
ONCE WE SAY "YES," HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MY LIGHTS ARE INSTALLED?
Our average lead time is one to two weeks.
HOW LONG DOES THE INSTALLATION TAKE?
A typical installation will take about a working day. A larger installation can take anywhere from two to four days.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST?
The price is based on the number of fixtures. Our fixtures range from $200 to $250 per fixture. That price includes the wire, a photocell timer, and labor. An average home needs between 7 to 15 fixtures to light the front of the house, trees, and shrubs. Thus, an average system starts at about $1,400.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY?
The cast brass fixtures and professional-grade transformers that we use have a lifetime warranty. Our LED elements are warranted for five years. We also have an annual maintenance plan available for continued service and maintenance.
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HOW ARE THE LIGHTS POWERED?
All of our lights are hardwired to a professional-grade low voltage transformer that will typically mount to the side of your home and plug into a normal exterior outlet.
DO YOU BURY THE WIRES?
Yes, all wires are buried underground. Our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives certified lighting technicians hand trench the entire project with little disruption to your grass and landscaping.
DO YOU USE LED?
Yes, all lights Outdoor Lighting Perspectives installs will be high quality, long-lasting LEDs.
WHAT COLOR ARE THE LIGHTS?
With LED technology, you can customize the color from warm white to even color-changing landscape lights.
CAN I CHANGE THE COLOR OF MY LIGHTS?
Yes. Have a favorite football team? Want to change the colors to celebrate the holidays? Feeling blue? We've got you covered.
WHAT KINDS OF FIXTURES DO YOU USE?
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we only use the best cast brass fixtures built to withstand the elements of our Northern Virginia weather conditions.
HOW DO THE LIGHTS TURN ON AND OFF?
We have a few favorite options for timing control. Our most used timer is the tried and true photocell timer. We also have a very reliable smartphone system.
LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been in the Northern Virginia area since 2000.
HOW MANY OUTDOOR LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS HAVE YOU DONE?
If experience is what you're looking for, we've got it. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has completed over 1,200 projects in the Northern Virginia area. In most instances we can provide addresses to or photos of homes that we’ve lighted in your neighborhood.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?
We accept most forms of payment. Cash, check, and credit card. We also offer financing options, with 12-months same as cash or up to five-years low APR.
I HAVE AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM. CAN I STILL GET LANDSCAPE LIGHTING?
Yes. Our trained and certified Outdoor Lighting Perspectives technicians know to look for your irrigation system and carefully work around it.
CAN I ADD TO MY OUTDOOR LIGHTING SYSTEM LATER?
Yes, with a low voltage outdoor lighting system, it's simple to add to your system. In fact, many of our clients light their homes and yards in phases. Starting with the front and then adding to the backyard, deck, pool, and patio areas. And we love to light tree lines as well.
DO YOU WORK ON LANDSCAPE LIGHTING SYSTEMS THAT YOU DIDN'T INSTALL?
Absolutely. We are a full-service outdoor lighting company that can service any low voltage lighting system. We even offer a free lighting assessment.
DO I HAVE TO BE HOME DURING THE INSTALLATION?
As long as we have your permission to be on your property and access the outlet, then no, you don't need to be at home. Typically our team will be working outside and will not need to go inside your home.