Why You Should Always Refer to Lighting Experts

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Many homeowners want to take on the task of designing and installing their own outdoor lighting, thinking it will be a fun project and an easy way to save money. However, there are several reasons why this is not a good idea. In this blog, we’ll break down the reasons why it’s always a better idea to go to the professionals first.

Quality of Fixtures

If you're looking for quality light fixtures, it's worth consulting a lighting expert. These professionals have access to higher-quality fixtures than what you'll find at your local hardware store. It may seem like an easy and cheap solution to pick up fixtures from a hardware store, but they may not be reliable. The fixtures you picked could have a short lifespan, weak connections, or timing issues which could make them a nightmare to maintain.

Curb Appeal

You may think designing and installing your own lighting in your yard would be easy. But, like any creative endeavor, it takes a certain eye and talent to get the job done correctly and well. A professional lighting crew will be able to offer advice on the best way to light your space, taking into account factors like the type of landscape, the size of your yard, and the activities that will take place there. They will work to enhance what your home and yard already have to offer, instead of detracting from the natural and architectural beauty of your property. Not only does bad lighting design lower your curb appeal it can make your yard harder to navigate. With poor or glaring lighting, any small hole, hill, or stair can become a danger.


Many people enjoy stringing lights outdoors to decorate for the holidays or to add some extra light to their yard. It also may seem like an easy DIY to add pathway lights to your yard for added security. However, it is crucial to be aware of the dangers of hanging and installing lights outdoors without proper experience or knowledge. If the lights are not properly secured, they can come loose and fall, which can cause serious injuries. Additionally, if the cords are not positioned correctly, they can create trip hazards that could lead to falls. An experienced lighting crew will be able to install any light fixture properly and on a faster timeline than the average homeowner. An expert crew can get it done the first time correctly, ensuring everything is up to code to keep you and your home safe.


When it comes to saving money, you may be eager to reach for a DIY lighting kit or call up a less expensive company to get the job done, but this could end up costing you more money. If the job is faulty, it could need to be redone. Having to install lighting in your yard all over again will end up costing you twice as much. It’s always a smart idea to reach out to professionals to ensure you’re getting the best job possible.

How We Can Help

Our team of design experts can help design the backyard of your dreams. We offer free design consultations to help you explore all of your options. We offer only the most premier products, and our technicians are trained to install any type of light fixture beautifully and safely. We work hard to deliver stunning results.

For all of your lighting needs and questions contact Enlightened Lighting at (703) 215-9089! We are a team with a simple design philosophy that delivers stunning results.