How much does Landscape Lighting cost?
Each landscape lighting project and each project site is unique. Each site presents its own possibilities for lighting creativity and its own physical difficulties. Therefore it is impossible to estimate a project cost without visiting the site.
However, we will try to give you an idea of cost and the factors involved in the cost below:
The designer selects the fixtures that hold the lamps (bulbs) and those fixtures direct the light to the objective. We use solid brass fixtures for strength and durability. Our fixtures include spotlights in various sizes, wash lights, path/area lights, floodlights, bollards, and a number of specialty lights.
All are well-sealed to prevent moisture intrusion. We use professional-grade low-voltage transformers which have primary and secondary breaker protection. Our lamps are the highest quality LEDs and, for most applications, in warm-white color temperature.
What contributes to the cost?
The system components are one factor in the cost. Design and installation comprise the balance of the cost.
Our transformer will plug into a GFCI outlet with a bubble cover on the outside of your home. The outlet would need to be added if there is not one in a useable location.
Our most important consideration in cost of installation is burying the low-voltage wire. The standard is for wire to be buried six inches deep in soil, not merely covered by mulch. We follow the home foundation for the main wire run. The trenching is done with hand tools because we are typically working in tight space around existing landscaping. We may encounter heavy packed soil, stones, large rocks, tree and shrub roots, or excessively deep mulch. At times, it may be necessary to tap under sidewalks with conduit to run wire. Any of these may add to the time it takes to bury our wire. When our wire crosses landscape beds where later plantings may be done, we will sleeve our wire in conduit to prevent possible cutting or nicking of the wire. Still, it is necessary to cover the conduit with soil.
Considering all those factors, projects with a small number of fixtures across the front of a home with minimal obstruction to trenching might be $2000-$3000. On a larger scale, we have done projects with 40-50 or more fixtures throughout a property in the range of $15,000 to $20,000.
Great! When can we get started?
We look forward talking to talking to you about your lighting project…small, large, or in between.
Give us a call at (419) 502-8988, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to ask questions or to schedule an initial in-person consultation at no charge to you.