We understand that every project and client are different. Although, it may seem a little overwhelming, our goal is to help guide you towards an achievable project that fits within your budget. Giving your budget to the designer doesn’t mean you are going to be taken advantage of, it allows for an honest conversation to build momentum and a great landscape lighting designs that can be implemented all at once or in phases.
Our Lighting Process
During our initial consultation, we like to meet with the client and discuss their desired outcome (safety.security.serentity.) Our certified outdoor lighting designer will ask questions, answer questions, and give ideas and information to create the best plan possible, resulting in your desired outcome.
We understand that every project and client are different. Although, it may seem a little overwhelming, our goal is to help guide you towards an achievable project that fits within your budget. Giving your budget to the designer doesn’t mean you are going to be taken advantage of, it allows for an honest conversation to build momentum and a great lighting design that can be implemented all at once or in phases.
Fixtures are not necessarily what creates great landscape lighting, but fixture selection is still a critical part of the planning process especially where fixtures are visible, such as pathlights.
At Southern Lights, we utilize an excellent 3D animation in the design process. This technology allows us to bring a project to life on screen and “walk” our customers through their new space, providing the most realistic vision of the plan possible. In addition to a 3D walk through, we provide traditional blue-prints of the landscape design as well.
Finally, you get to experience for yourself all that Southern Lights has to offer. This is the most rewarding part of the design process because you will get to see the transformative effect that professional landscape lighting can have on a home. However, the installation is not the last part of the process.
Your project isn’t done yet! Proper landscape lighting maintenance ensures system longevity, performance, and accuracy. We recommend that all fixtures be inspected every year to make sure that they are working properly. There is no point to spending money on a landscape lighting system only to let break down over time due to carelessness.
Responsible Lighting Design
- Simply stated, Southern Lights aims to responsibly create a sense of security, safety, beauty, pride of ownership, and magic in nighttime landscapes. During the design process we will help guide you in the latest design techniques to best implement your desired lighting within your budget. We believe that happy neighbors improve our clients’ enjoyment of their landscape lighting, so we implement the necessary techniques to shield glare from the view of the client, the neighbor and any passersby.
- We understand that irresponsible lighting has the potential to negatively impact the quality of life for the larger community. As Landscape Lighting Designers, we have a unique opportunity to educate our clients about the issues of glare and preservation of the night sky. We pay particular attention to our clients’ desire for safety and balance their wishes with information about the science of vision, glare, and our desire to preserve the night skies and light-sensitive wildlife habitat for the future. Southern Lights Landscape Lighting strives to provide our clients subtle and beautiful landscape lighting.
Keeping Wildlife & Environment In Mind
What Our Customers Say About Us
I have a landscape lighting system that Southern Lights installed for me years ago and I still get compliments from neighbors and others about how great it makes my home look. The crew there did an awesome job, from meeting with me to showing me all the various possibilities and creative ideas they had, to professionally and promptly installing the lighting system to being ultra-responsive to any maintenance issues that have arisen. They have gone as far as to deliver replacement light bulbs to my door step! All the folks there do such a great job and truly show that they care about what they’re doing and really want to help you. Southern Lights is the kind of business that you can’t wait to work with. They have set the bar for other lighting & landscaping companies and in my opinion, maintain the “Disney” customer focus culture of the industry.
~ Ron Booker