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 on site and review it with you. Most of our clients move forward that day and will get scheduled for a professional installation with our certified lighting technicians.
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?
While every lighting design is customized to the home, a good way to ballpark your outdoor lighting investment is to calculate about ½ a percent to 1 percent of your property value.
What is your warranty?
The cast brass fixtures and professional grade transformers that we use, we provide a lifetime warranty. Our LED elements are warranted for five years. We also have an annual maintenance plan available for continued service and maintenance. For more information, click here.
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 in to a normal exterior outlet.
Do you bury the wires?
Yes, all wires are buried underground. Our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives certified lighting technicians will 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 Houston weather conditions.
Can I integrate with my smart home or control my lights with my smart phone?
Yes! We have smart home and phone control options available.
How do the lights turn on and off?
We have a few favorite options for timing control. Our most popular one is a digital timer that self adjusts for daylight saving time automatically. We also have other phone control options. Whether you want them from dusk to dawn, or dusk to your preferred off time, we have the right option for you.
How long have you been in business?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been in the Houston area since 1998.
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 1200 projects in the Houston area.
What are your payment options?
We accept most forms of payment. Cash, check, quickpay/zelle, and credit card. We also offer financing options, with 6 months no interest, or 5 years of low monthly payments.
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 will carefully work around it.
Can I add to my outdoor lighting system later?
Yes, with a low voltage outdoor lighting system, it’s very easy to add on to your system.
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 for any existing or new clients.
Do I have to be home during the installation?
As long as we have your permission to be on your property and we can access the outlet we will be using for the low voltage transformer, no. Typically our team will be working outside, and will not need to go inside your home.