Outdoor Lighting FAQ
There is no better time than now to make sure your house has the best curb appeal. With the help of Illuminations USA, that can become a reality. We have many years in the landscape lighting business and have developed cutting edge designs that will look great in your yard. We work with the most amazing lighting company that supplies their lights for our design work. Our landscape lighting is a perfect addition to your yard.
We also offer security lighting. Having a lighted path to your home gives you added comfort and security knowing that the property is lighted. You can’t go wrong with choosing our LED security lighting. We use LED lights because of their lasting ability and low energy cost. Using low voltage lights doesn’t mean to have you change bulbs often, it just means they are more energy efficient that high wattage bulbs.
We are an award winning company for our landscape lighting and architectural lighting services. We take great pride in the services we have to offer our clients. We have worked really hard to provide you with unique designs and installation. We offer competitive prices for our services, but the quality of work can’t be beat. All of our employees are professional and experienced. Please feel free to contact us with any of your questions or to get started on installing your new landscape lights.
How much energy cost will it take to run this system?
It’s very inexpensive because all the lights we use are low-voltage, and you’re running off of only one transformer to run all your outdoor lights.
What is a transformer?
It is a unit plugged into an outlet that converts 120 volts to 12 volts.
How long does a project take?
The front of an average home takes about a day for installation.
Will my yard be destroyed during installation?
No. Unlike high-voltage, it is not required to bury low-voltage more
than six inches deep.
Can you light tall peaks and trees with low voltage?
Yes. With the correct beam spread and wattage, we can light just about anything.
How safe is electrical lighting around the pool and wet areas?
Low-voltage lighting is very safe around water.
Why shouldn’t I use my contractor or landscaper to do my lighting?
There are many things to know about lighting. ILLUMINATIONS specializes in landscape lighting only since 1994. Landscapers, irrigation, electricians, handymen and the neighbor down the street have no idea about voltage drop, proper placement of the correct fixture to do the job, wattage or beam spread. Not to mention artistic design! With the advent of multi-tap transformers it is imperative that amperage rules are adhered to for proper illumination and bulb life. Employees at ILLUMINATIONS have been trained in the latest methods of installation and with the supervision of Steven Riggs our landscape lighting artist and designer each project becomes a work of art.
How big of a difference does landscape lighting really make?
All the difference in the world. Click here to view an example.
What is the difference with LED outdoor lighting?
There is a 75% energy savings over conventional lighting. There is no maintenance for 18 years with average residential use. LED lighting means 40,000 hour fixtures!
If you have any questions that you don’t see here, feel free to contact us at 407-880-0700.