DIY vs Professional Outdoor Lighting Installation

Are you a confident ‘DIY-er’? With the summer quickly approaching it’s time to start planning your outdoor spaces for entertaining, and what outdoor entertaining space is complete without lighting? How comfortable are you with getting your outdoor lighting projects up and running? What kind of projects can you take on by yourself and when should you consider having a professional install your lighting design for you?

DIY Projects
Sometimes all you need is something simple like staked solar lights. This would be a good project to tackle yourself, but there a few things to keep in mind. Remember to place the solar fixtures in an area where you get good exposure to the sun all year. Also remember that DIY solar lights will not be as bright in winter months. Lastly, remember that solar lights do not last anywhere near as long as an electric lighting system, however this may be an opportunity to try different types and designs if your budget is small.

There are many options when it comes to boxed outdoor lighting systems and these often appeal to budget-strapped DIYers. Installation is typically fairly straightforward and there are a variety of boxed sets to choose from. Remember that, as with anything, you get what you pay for, and cheaper sets may have poorer quality fixtures, wiring, timers, etc. Lastly, check the warranty on what you are purchasing. Most boxed systems have a 1 year warranty, so it would be beneficial to know how easy it would be to obtain replacement parts for the system you have installed.

When you install outdoor lighting, remember that the weather does not always cooperate. Is the system you are installing built to last through the extreme weather patterns in Southern Ontario?

Honestly assess whether or not you have the ability to complete the project from start to finish. Without good knowledge of electricity and electric panels, splicing and adding on to boxed sets could have heartbreaking consequences.

Professional Installation
A professional outdoor lighting installer can provide a classy design customized to suit your tastes and needs. The design will be professionally installed in accordance with strict safety standards.

A professional installer will make sure your system is properly powered, meets all of the applicable codes and standards, and will allow you to simply enjoy the finished product.

Professionally designed and installed systems are 100% customized to suit your yard, your planned usage, and can highlight unique features of your property and offer more security. The design will be unique to you and your property, making your outdoor space one that stands out from the rest. A well-lit outdoor space will reduce unwanted shadows, make your property more secure and create a welcoming atmosphere. Trust the experts at Landscape Lighting Ottawa to create an outdoor oasis you will love.

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