For over 20 years, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been leading the architectural and landscape lighting industry. Lighting is all that we do and that’s why we are the best. As we visit properties, time and time again we have come across lighting systems that quite frankly aren’t up to snuff. Why? Oftentimes it’s a result of the outdoor lighting company not providing a great design, high-quality fixtures, or the system hasn’t been in touch for years.
If you are considering accentuating your property with exterior lighting in the Greater Richmond area, here are some questions to ask the companies you are looking to work with?
What service makes up the majority of your work?
Over the last 5-10 years, we’ve noticed more companies getting into the landscape lighting business, but it’s not their bread and butter. They may be landscapers, deck companies, pool companies, and more. Why is that a concern? When lighting isn’t the main part of the business, we see companies not taking the time during the design or maintenance phases to create the perfect system for you and the specific details of your property. They also may not be up to speed on the latest in the industry.
What type of fixtures do you install?
Not all fixtures are created equal (which we discussed in this previous blog post). Ask what types of fixtures are being used on your property? Are they LED fixtures? Solar? Where do they get them. If they say they purchase the lights from the big box store, we suggest working with another provider as the highest quality copper and brass fixtures typically aren’t sold there.
Do you have a warranty?
Outdoor lighting is an investment in your property and you should have some assurances that the system will perform and look great for years. Make sure to ask any company you are considering what their warranty is on all parts of the system. That way you know what your options are if something isn’t working well in 6, 12, or more months.
Do you offer service and maintenance?
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we want your lights to look great for years and just like your air conditioning and other home systems, your lights need to proactive service. We offer all of our clients annual maintenance plans and are more than happy to come out and fix any issues that you may have with your lights.
These four questions will guide you towards hiring the right outdoor lighting company for you. If you have questions or would like to speak with us about your property, please fill out the form below.