Top Three Landscape Lighting Questions


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Landscape LightingLandscape lighting is a fantastic way to not only increase the visibility of your landscape during the night, but also to make your Baltimore home’s landscape much more attractive, and even safer. You don’t need to let your landscape fade away each night. Outdoor lighting schemes can enhance the most attractive parts of your landscape and increase your home’s resale value.

There are endless options for landscape lighting designs, from under-lighting for trees, to subtle light washes over gardens, and even security lighting. At Magothy Electric Company, we understand that the aesthetics of the design are just as important as the mechanical aspects of the job. Our professionals can work with you to make sure that both aspects are done perfectly.

Landscape lighting can do a lot for your home and your yard. Here are the most common questions are professionals receive about landscape lighting projects:

Should You Hire a Professional, or Do the Job Yourself?

When you’re deciding whether or not to hire a professional for your landscape lighting project, you’ll need to consider what kind of results you want to achieve. And if you’re looking for professional results, there’s no substitute for professional work.

Installing a landscape lighting scheme could be a job that the average Baltimore homeowner could tackle on their own, but the quality of the work and final product will be markedly different than that of a professional. Without a professional, you’ll most likely be setting up a few stand-alone lighting fixtures with their own limited power sources.

For a stunning and artful landscape lighting design, however, you’ll need to hire a professional. Our landscape designers can make sure that your outdoor lighting installation is enhancement of your current landscape and your entire home.

Is it Better to Pay More for LED Lights?

LED bulbs cost around $40 each, while regular halogen bulbs cost as little as $5. LED bulbs often have “cooler temperatures,” which means that they emit a blueish light, so homeowners often try to find LED bulbs that are modified to have warmer temperatures.

Although they cost more, LED lights can be used for around 40,000 hours before they’ll need to be replaced. With regular use, you can count on these bulbs lasting 20 years—ten times as long as standard light bulbs.

What Should be the Focus of Your Landscape Lighting Scheme?

There are three things that your landscape lighting deign shoudl focus on:

  • – Safety
  • – Security
  • – and Sophistication

You’ll want to make sure the electrical work is done perfectly to avoid any hazards. And your lighting setup should light areas near entryways, porches, and patios of your Baltimore home. But it can also help you achieve a more aesthetic goal. Lighting trees, pieces of artwork, stone paths, or any other exterior features you’d like to accentuate can be an excellent addition to your home.

If you’re in need of professional landscape lighting services in Baltimore, call Magothy Electric Company at 410-439-0088, or fill out our online request form.