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Outdoor Lighting - What is it? The Icing on the Cake!
Outdoor lights are the icing on the cake for almost any project. It puts an essential final touch to whatever it is you’ve built. There are numerous ways to set up calm, ambient lights for the evening and highlight various aspects of the property.
Then, there are plenty of ways to bolster your functional lighting as well. In fact, we always address light fixtures before finishing any upgrade task, whether it’s a new deck, patio, or covered structure. This is how you make sure your outdoor living space is usable 24/7, during any season.
Durable LEDs for All Outdoor Lighting
Everything we install utilizes LED lights. You can do this as fancy or economically as you’d like. LED lights can do pretty lavish things, including change colors, replicate your favorite sports team, commemorate holidays, and much more.
We can also fully illuminate or down-light trees, the house itself, and plenty of hardscaping elements. Lighting installation is easier than the other heavy-duty items we handle. Hinkle Outdoor Living has plenty of experience determining the right volume of lights, transformer arrangements, wattage, and appropriate bulbs.
Most of the decision-making boils down to which outdoor feature you wish to accentuate. With just a little creativity and our experience, you can develop a true backyard masterpiece for your Kansas City home.
Amateur Lighting Mistakes - Why You Should Have a Pro Do it Instead
What are the mistakes an amateur might make with outside lighting?
Sometimes, folks might run too many lights on one stream. It’s easy to overload a system, wear out the lights, or blow a transformer that way. We’ve also seen homeowners use the wire cap nuts, whereas we prefer to use lights that are encompassed with a protective gel.
Finally, you would want to focus hard on the design elements. Some lights work better in certain places than others. Many positioning mistakes are easy to fix, but it’s easy for a novice to select the wrong lens for certain size elements.
Most of our expertise just comes from experience rather than extensive training. After a while, you get a feel for what works or what doesn’t. You’ll know a professional lighting design when things match well, whereas amateurs might mismatch the light lumens or try different lights for paths and hardscapes.
However, with today’s 3D design technology, it’s not that hard to create something effective and beautiful. With our service, you’ll be able to see a 3D rendering of everything before we assemble anything.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Exterior Lighting
Increased Functionality – It makes very little sense to invest in a serious upgrade (like an outdoor kitchen) without fitting it with terrific lighting. It’s also important to have reliable lighting around your swimming pool, but that requires careful consideration of water/electrical safety (hence hiring a pro for it).
Improve Home Safety – Besides beautification, having better lighting outside can make your entire house safer. Intruders are less likely to target well-illuminated homes.
Almost Limitless Curb Appeal – It’s easy to boost aesthetics and home value without breaking the bank.
Energy Efficiency – Whenever you install energy-efficient LED lights, you’ll enjoy all that extra light with bulbs that don’t burn out fast or consume lots of juice.
Enliven Your Landscaping – As we mentioned already, lights can highlight and embellish trees, bushes, gardens, and other landscaping components.
Hinkle Outdoor Living: Top Design Service for Lighting, Decks, Patios, & More
You can count on professional lighting design whenever you hire Hinkle Outdoor Living for anything. While we seldom do lighting as a stand-alone task, this is something we address carefully during major renovations. It’s all part of our mission to build fully transformative outdoor living spaces.
Here are some examples of what that includes:
- Fiberglass Swimming Pools
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Decks & Patios
- Covered Structures
- . . . and any combination thereof.
You can see how well we accomplish these tasks by glancing at the photos in our finished project gallery. There you’ll see a myriad of ways we’ve helped homeowners all throughout the KC Metro area. Our comprehensive design/construction service earns us consistent positive feedback from dozens of homeowners clients.
Everything we install includes ample warranty coverage, and our commitment to correct any minor errors before leaving. That’s not something you’ll get with every contractor in Kansas City.
Contact us anytime to learn all the fantastic ways to improve your property with modern outdoor lighting fixtures.
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