Is Outdoor Lighting Expensive?

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When considering professional outdoor lighting installation, one of the first aspects that comes to mind is cost. Of course, no one wants to spend heaps on something that will seemingly go unnoticed, but outdoor lighting not only doesn’t go unnoticed, but it’s also a measure of safety. Consider the possibility of a family member coming home to an empty, unlit house because the outdoor lighting was cheaply done or faulty. A little investment would be worth that feeling of security that comes with outdoor lighting.

The Materials

The main reason professional outdoor lighting can seem expensive is because of the materials used. Cast brass materials are not cheap, but they are well worth it. They are the most reliable and long lasting material that can be used for outdoor lighting. Fixtures made from cast brass are more prone to last a lifetime and even if they don’t, we offer a lifetime warranty. That means these are the last lights you ever have to buy.

Think of it as something like a good mattress. Is a good mattress cheap? No, but you spend 30% of your life in a bed. People that realize that spend thousands to make it as comfortable and beneficial as possible. We’re talking about outdoor lighting that will increase personal security and showcase your home, which you probably worked very hard for, every single night.


Although LED lights are more common in this day and age, they are still a bit more expensive because they are considered a more advanced technology than basic incandescent lightbulbs. They provide more light in a much more efficient manner than typical lights, in addition to saving you money on your electric bill in the long run with their low kilowatt usage.

The Service

While you might feel more inclined to purchase outdoor lights from Home Depot or Lowe’s for a DIY attempt, which is guaranteed to save you money initially, there is no getting around the fact that these lights and installation process will be low quality and have a short life span.

When using a landscape lighting service, you are building an investment with the help of an expert to do the job in the best and most efficient way possible, producing lasting results.

If you’re still skeptical of using a lighting service or even outdoor lighting as a whole, our Free 3 Day Trial gives you the opportunity to preview the quality of experience you will receive before spending any money.


If you’re willing to take the time to start a landscape lighting project at your home, there’s a lot you need to know. Which lights will you choose? How many lights do you need? What kind of transformer is best based on your lighting needs? Based on how many lights you picked and how much energy each one uses, how much and what kind of wiring do you need? Are you confident you can do the necessary and important labor to bury your wiring without ruining your yard?

With all of that considered, we’d estimate it would take you about 3-4 weeks (minimum) to do a great job with no prior knowledge. Remember, time is money. You’re talking about spending a full month of work figuring out how to do landscape and outdoor lighting. Why waste your own valuable time and more money in the long run when you could hire seasoned professionals to take care of everything in one afternoon?

So, is outdoor lighting expensive? Yes. But so is doing it yourself when you think about all the time you invest in figuring it all out. It really just depends on how you think about it. What we can say is that we guarantee a professional will do a great job way more often than a standard homeowner. It’s just not a fair fight. Landscape lighting professionals like us do this every day. We know what works and what doesn’t. Plus we already have the best quality materials you need for your home to look great.