What Do I Lose By Hiring The Wrong Lighting Company?

More than you can imagine! Hiring the wrong landscape lighting company spells disaster for any homeowner. When this happens, what you get is a bad design, poor installation, lack of service and lots more. You might as well get ready for a total replacement of your system within the next 12 months or even less. Frustration is no more than …

Custom Built versus Production Built Lighting Systems

Many homeowners find themselves frustrated when picking out the right fixtures for lighting. Many store providers incorporate a one-size-fits-all approach for all projects, which is not an attractive approach for outdoor lighting. This approach ( otherwise known as ‘production build’) fails to consider the unique requirements of both the landscape and the homeowner. Hence, more than half of your desired lighting system …

What is the New Trend for Outdoor Lighting?

For some people, just the concept of outdoor lighting itself is new! Perhaps their notion of “outdoor lighting” is a fixture by the door, and the big, bulky flood light at the corner of the garage or house that lights up the whole yard (also known as “Prison Yard Chic”). But outdoor lighting is so much more!! Not only does …

Outdoor Lighting and Light Pollution

There are several benefits associated with having an outdoor lighting system installed in your yard, summed up in our tagline, Safety. Security. Serenity. We’ve discussed the benefits many times here on our blog. But what about the dark side of lighting, like light pollution? (ha-ha! Get it? “Dark side?” Oh, I just crack myself up!) Light pollution is caused by …

Projects Outside Our Normal Service Area

At Southern Lights, we offer top quality landscape lighting services for North Carolina’s Triad. But we often get calls from folks asking, “Will you come out to my house to do outdoor lighting? Am I in your service area?” The answer is probably “yes!” In 30 minutes we can be in Southern Virginia. And some places that aren’t considered part …