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How to Choose an Outdoor Lighting Contractor

Do you feel confident about choosing the right contractor for your home renovation project?

Chances are, if you are in need of home services, such as outdoor lighting installation or service, you might be a little intimidated by the options. Choosing an outdoor lighting contractor is no easy feat. Your landscapers, lawn services, and electricians can all do the job. But do you really want someone who “can” do it? Or do you want someone who is the expert and will do the best job?

Follow this handy guide when you’re ready to hire a new outdoor lighting contractor:

Reputations Matter

Online reviews from previous clients are the quickest way to learn about the quality of the outdoor lighting contractor you are considering. Look for 4-stars and up on Google. Search for them on BBB. And if they use Home Advisor, Angie’s List or another directory, make sure they have a good reputation there too.

Licensed & Insured

Ask your prospective contractor for proof of licensing and insurance. This protects you, the business, and their staff in case of accidents.

Friendly & Professional

There is just something to be said about working with someone who is pleasant. In the home services contractor world, there is some tough status quo to overcome. But you don’t have to accept less than professional. Hire someone who is courteous, on-time, and professional.

Listening Skills

Every home and business is different. You shouldn’t settle for some pre-packaged plan for your lighting system. If your prospective contractor is not listening to your wants and needs but is pushing products on you at an alarming rate, keep looking!

Portfolios and References

Practice makes perfect. Don’t hire the guy who just started in lighting to keep himself busy when his lawn care business is in the slow season. Outdoor lighting is what we do. And it is ALL we do. We have references and portfolios galore and encourage you to browse our website and social media pages for inspiration.

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Highly Skilled Lighting Repair & Installation Crew

Ask your outdoor lighting sales professional or designer who they have on staff to install the lighting. Do they have a dedicated team of expertly trained technicians or do they hire day workers to do the job? At OLP, we know that for the best quality installations the crew needs to have extensive training, an impeccable record, and plenty of experience. So much so, that we developed our own internal training and certification program for technicians.


The quality of your lights is as important as the quality of the design and installation. Good lights will be copper or brass and come with a warranty. Plastic, aluminum, and powder-coated aluminum just won’t last!

Are you ready to extend the use of your yard at night? Call the pros at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of West Houston and The Woodlands at (713) 231-5898 today! We serve The Heights, Memorial, River Oaks, The Woodlands, Spring, Magnolia, and most of Houston and North Houston.