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4 Questions to Ask Your Outdoor Lighting Designer

When investing in a landscape lighting system, having it customized and done properly is important. This is where asking the right questions come into play. When your questions are answered it leaves little room for disappointment.


1. Is Landscape Lighting your specialty? 

Many businesses like landscape contractors, handy men or deck & pool companies, advertise that they offer Landscape Lighting services but that doesn't mean they have the experience  & knowledge needed to complete the job to your satisfaction. Instead, you want to hire a company who's main focus is Landscape Lighting design. When investing your time & money into a Landscape Lighting system, hiring a company that specializes in Landscape Lighting Design is the best way to go


2. What type of fixtures & warranties do you offer?

When it comes to outdoor Lighting fixtures, there are many different options to choose from. Design & functionality are important but if your fixtures aren't built to last, the later two don't matter. If the fixtures presented are made from aluminum or plastic & without warranty, take it as a red flag! These fixtures are not made to fight against the outdoor elements for long term. The best lighting fixtures are made from either brass or copper & are designed to protect the socket and lamp from moisture. These fixtures are meant to stand the test of time. When you invest in high quality fixtures, the company providing them should offer an extensive warranty. Here at Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, we offer a lifetime warranty on all our fixtures. This gives you peace of mind knowing the fixtures you buy are built to last and will be replaced if a problem arises overtime.

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3. Do you offer service & maintenance? 

Often you will find that when going with a company that doesn't specialize in Landscape Lighting, you may experience disappointment when it comes to your system needing to be serviced, or having an annual maintenance service option, because often those types of services aren't offered. Another question to ask is, "how long has the company been in business?". You'll want to avoid hiring a company that doesn't have the experience or a promising longevity to be around when you need them.. Your best bet is hiring an attentive, dependable & well established company that offers service whenever needed & encourages yearly maintenance to keep your system working it's best.


4. Why should I hire you instead of doing it myself?

You can certainly design & install the fixtures of your choice and be happy with the outcome. However by hiring a company that specializes in Landscape Lighting, you will have an experienced, knowledgeable designer meet with you and go over your wants and needs. Our designers uses their extensive understanding in outdoor lighting to make sure the system will be contoured to your outdoor space. They pay attention to the layout & how the space is used, the goal is to understand the way it will be interpreted at night through different design elements.  ones safe.


If you are looking to add Landscape Lighting for your home but don't know where to start, take the first step and call us at 801-440-7647, or fill out a consultation request from by clicking the link above. We'll have an experience Lighting designer come to your home for a free consultation that will create a not only functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For nearly 20 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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