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Outdoor lighting systems don’t just keep your home visible to show off your new, expert landscaping project. Lighting systems provide safety and security to your home, and if done well they set the ambiance and style you wish to achieve.
Every home style has several complementary options for lighting fixtures. From solar-powered and wired options to color and materials, our lighting design experts are here to help.
But if you're like most homeowners, the last thing you want to do is remember to turn your landscape lights on every night and off every morning. Lucky, you can easily control your outdoor lighting through the use of timers or other controls. Whether you're trying to decide which option will work best for your needs or want to replace the one you have, we have a solution that is right for you!
An analog timer is manually set to come on and off at consistent times. It's a basic but easy to use option. Just set pins in the timer to adjust when you want your lights to come on and turn off. The downside to this outdoor lighting timer is that you'll need to manually adjust it throughout the year for maximum efficiency.
A photocell uses light to regulate an outdoor lighting system, a judo-move for your lighting maintenance. It turns your lights on as it senses the sunlight lowering and then turns the lights off as it senses sunrise in the morning. While the photocell is a great option, it can't be set for different times. Let's say you want your lights to turn off so that they don’t intrude on any bedrooms and disrupt your sleep. Not to worry! You can connect a timer unit to the photocell to cutoff at designated times in the evening.
An astronomic lighting timer overcomes the limits of the first two options by using your location (via GPS) to determine dusk and dawn times. It automatically adjusts for Daylight Saving Time and can be set for other time considerations. For lighting systems with several transformers, this is a great option to keep all of the lights synchronized as the season's change.
If you have a smart home/automation system or are considering one, it might work seamlessly with your landscape lighting system. Most smart home systems allow you to easily control your lights from a smartphone or tablet. Some even offer the ability to create different lighting zones, change colors, or allow dimming. Talk with one of our landscape lighting designers about connecting your exterior lighting to a smart home automation system or for help selecting a control system. They'll be able to offer their professional advice based on their experience which will save you time, energy, and headache.
Our outdoor lighting designs bring all of these factors together to create the ideal space for your home, style, and budget while meeting all your illumination and safety needs. Contact us to get started with an on-site review of your property and we’ll begin laying the groundwork for your perfect outdoor lighting system!