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Handy Man Be Damned – Be Sure You Choose the Professionals for Your Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation

Listen, we like to DIY projects at home too. We’ve also been known to hire a general “handyman” for some odds and ends when we get too busy to complete a project ourselves. However, there are just some things that should be left to the experts. Wilmington outdoor lighting design, installation, and service is one of them.

Expert Outdoor Lighting

As defined by Merriam-Webster, an expert is “one with the special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.”

You may have heard the old saying “jack of all trades, master of none.” When we think of and interact with the talented handy persons of this world, this saying comes to mind. Hiring a handyman is great for many small projects around your home, but some are too intricate and too important to forgo the experts.

Residential Lighting

Any project that could involve any of your main utilities is way too important and way too dangerous to go with anyone but the best. Electrician work, even low voltage, is a highly technical skilled trade that can’t just be “figured out” and safely executed with a YouTube video. Please, whatever you do, when it involves gas, electric, water, or sewage, always call the plumber, electrician, or outdoor lighting expert.

A Handy Man Not So Handy with Outdoor Lights

We know firsthand how easy outdoor lighting can look. We were new to this business once upon a time. During training, we quickly discovered how much goes into the design, plan, and execution of an outdoor lighting installation. It is not all that uncommon for us to stumble upon existing systems that were installed by a DIYer or a handyman. There are quite a few pitfalls to going this route, but one of the biggest is the wasted time and money that could result in an unfinished, hodgepodge project that ends up costing more in the long run.

Case in point: We recently helped a client with a handyman outdoor lighting installation gone wrong. When we arrived on site, the transformer was tripping every single time the lights were on. We were able to troubleshoot, find the issue, and rectify it. But the client is using less than quality lights and does not have the peace-of-mind of our warranty.

Outdoor Lighting Repairs & Maintenance

If there is a problem with your outdoor lighting, we want you to avoid the scenario by choosing us first. We are happy to help at any time during the process. Please don’t hesitate to call us for troubleshooting, outdoor lighting maintenance, or repairs, even if you had someone else install. Of course, we want you to get the full benefits of working with the experts from the outset.

When you choose OLP, you’ll get the best fixtures, the technical low-voltage skills, superior design, and impeccable installation. But, most importantly, our work will be covered under warranty, and our fixtures have their own lifetime warranty. That means peace-of-mind comes with your gorgeous new outdoor lighting system.

Call the experts today at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington to start with a free design consultation and demonstration.

SOURCES: “Definition of EXPERT.” Merriam-Webster Logo, 10 Sept. 2020,