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What’s It Like to Get an Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis?

Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis

Are you thinking about getting a professional outdoor lighting system for your St. Louis home? There’s no better way to enhance your home’s curb appeal and create an upscale, finished look for your house and landscaping. However, you may have questions, especially if outdoor lighting systems are new to you, or if you’ve taken a DIY approach to landscape lighting in the past. Let’s walk through the process and answer a few common questions.

Choosing Your Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis

The first part of the process is getting in touch with a professional outdoor lighting system service in St. Louis—and that part is easy. You can fill out an online form or give us a call. Of course, we’re not the only outdoor lighting company in St. Louis. You have options. Just be sure that you find a service that specializes in outdoor lighting systems. (Here’s what to look for in professional landscape lighting companies.) Some landscaping companies add on outdoor lighting as an extra service, but don’t specialize in the design and installation of outdoor lighting systems. It makes a big difference. If you want landscape lighting that truly enhances your home and outdoor living spaces, that creates the upscale look you want, that is high-quality and guaranteed, choose a company that specializes in outdoor lighting.

Designing an Outdoor Lighting System for Your St. Louis Home

Once you get in touch, we will schedule a time to come to your house and talk about what you want from an outdoor lighting system. Everyone has different priorities, and that’s just fine. Our goal is to make sure that each of our customers gets the look they want, which is why we customize all the lighting systems we install. You may find that some companies have pre-designed outdoor lighting systems, and don’t provide many options beyond those. That can work, in some cases, but often there are unique challenges or preferences. We prefer to talk with our customers, find out what they want, and then work with them to design an outdoor lighting system that is perfect for their home, yard, and outdoor space.

After the initial consultation, we will put together a clear estimate of the outdoor lighting system design that we believe will be best for your home. Then we will schedule a time to do a demo, in the evening, so you can actually see what the outdoor lighting system will look like before it’s installed. That’s the time when we can make adjustments, tweak settings, and talk about the best ways to achieve the look you want.

Installing an Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis

Once you’ve approved the estimate, we schedule a time for installation. It probably won’t take as long as you think. Most of our systems require a half-day to one full day for complete installation. If we run into any unexpected challenges that might delay installation, we communicate with you so you always know what to expect. However, the truth is that with over 10 years of experience in outdoor lighting systems, we know how to deliver on time and on budget. There really isn’t much that surprises us anymore, so we are able to create accurate quotes and stay on schedule with installation.

Options for an Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis

One question that comes up often is the budget for an outdoor lighting system. Of course, everyone is working with a different budget. And each customer has different priorities. The great news is that we can design your outdoor lighting system in a way that allows you to easily expand in the future. We do that by ensuring that your transformer is powerful enough to handle additional load in the future. That way, if you want to add some bistro lights to the patio, or pathway lights down to the firepit, it’s easy to do so. We come out, add any needed support structures, and run the wire to connect the new light fixtures into your current outdoor lighting system.

Think of your outdoor lighting system as a series of projects:

  • New entryway lights for your porch and patio
  • Home uplighting
  • Landscape lighting throughout the front yard and garden
  • Motion-sensor spotlights for enhanced security
  • Pathway lights around your garden and pool
  • Lights on the deck stairs and railing
  • Bistro lights over your outdoor dining area
  • Color-changing lights in a water feature

You decide which projects have the highest priority, and set a budget. You might want to start with home uplighting and pathway lights. No problem. We’ll design the outdoor lighting system that includes those. When you’re ready to add the next project, just give us a call and we’ll repeat the process: estimate, design, demo, and installation.

Maintaining an Outdoor Lighting System in St. Louis

Maintenance for landscape lighting and other parts of an outdoor lighting system is important. Like anything that lives outdoors, lighting fixtures may be dirtied, damaged, or displaced by inclement weather. If you want to handle the maintenance yourself, we can give you some pointers on what to do. We also recently added a “Lighting Protection Plan” for our customers, an easy and affordable way to maintain new and existing lighting systems. We do an annual check on your lighting fixtures, adjust their position, clean the glass lenses and optics, take care of any exposed wire, and more. We also use contractor-grade lighting fixtures in our outdoor lighting systems, so our customers have the best quality and excellent warranties on their lights.

When you’re ready to install an outdoor lighting system in your St. Louis home, we hope you’ll give us a call at 314-332-2030. We love sharing great ideas and working with our customers to design the perfect lighting system. Get in touch to get the process started.

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