Landscape Lighting Design in Orlando
At Elegant Custom Images, we can create a quality landscape lighting design for your Orlando, Florida home or commercial property to get as many shadows as possible.
Shadows create silhouette images of trees, plants and accessories within the landscape design, and really make a home or office building stand out. Lighting design takes work and caring about how an installation will look. We treat every home as if it were our own, and treat our customers the way we would want to be treated. This means that in the lighting design, we will not use an inordinate amount of lights. More is not necessarily better. We will make a design recommendation based on our years of experience, while also taking into consideration your needs and wants. It is better to understate a bit and then add more lights where needed, than to overload and have the landscape lighting design look overdone.
Outdoor Landscape Lighting Design
Outdoor landscape lighting design typically incorporates adding LED Lights or other low voltage lighting up into the eaves of your home. This process enables the lights to spread and give you a complete outline look. We try to get as much width as possible with the landscape lighting as it makes your home look as nice at night as it does in daylight. We generally will use transformers that are larger than you require to both take on additional lighting if you require it, as well as to handle trees as they get larger over the years. This saves you money in the long run, since you will not have to change out the transformers. We ensure that when the outdoor landscape lighting comes up on your home, it looks the way it is supposed to.
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Landscape Lighting Fixtures
Elegant Custom Images caries a variety of landscape lighting fixtures to suit your needs, depending on your budget and style preferences. Our Heavy Cast Brass lighting fixtures are top of the line in terms of both quality and durability. We get our solid brass fixtures from a manufacturer that has years of experience, and is well known as an industry leader in landscape lighting fixtures.
Milled Brass fixtures are another option for your landscape lighting needs. These fixtures are second to none in terms of quality, with a price tag that falls midway between the cheapest and most expensive lighting fixtures. Milled brass fixtures are heavy duty, and come with a full 25-year warranty.
Some landscape lighting firms promote low-cost aluminum lighting fixtures. But, there’s a big trade-of when it comes to durability, particularly in Florida. Aluminum fixtures may be cheaper than brass, but they don’t fare well in our heat and humidity. They rust and corrode prematurely. Powder coated products fade quickly too. And most take a lesser wattage bulb as a maximum size, compared to other metal fixtures. Aluminum lighting fixtures are also more susceptible to damage from landscapers. These fixtures typically don’t last more than 2-3 years, compared to brass, which will last for decades. Investing a little more today in a brass fixture, will pay dividends for years to come.
We use only stainless steel, 25-year transformers. The cores have been wrapped in silicone to prevent corrosion here in Florida. The products are very good quality and have capacities ranging from 300 watts to 1500 watts. The transformers all are multi-tapped, which enable us to design a landscape lighting system that has the exact voltage requirements at every location on your property. This is an important piece as the bulbs are halogen gas bulbs. They require heat to light the bulb. Voltage provides the heat. If the voltage is too high or low, then the bulbs will burn at a faster rate. Too high on the voltage very well could destroy the lighting fixture on top of everything else. So the proper amount of voltage is an absolute must. They all have multiple commons, which allow us to spread the amp loads out across the transformer and keep the system running as cool as possible. Remember, the cooler things run, the longer they last!
On all home runs, we use nothing but high quality 12 gauge wire, all UL approved, underground burial wire. The lighting wire is guaranteed for the life of the system.
Landscape Lighting Bulbs
We use 75,000 hour rated LED lights in our outdoor landscape lighting fixtures. The LED’s come in various colors such as warm white (most commonly used), standard white and cool white. When the landscape lighting system is designed correctly, with the proper voltage maintained at each fixture, then the system will run a very long time.
At Elegant Custom Images, we solder all of our connections at the hubs, so the wiring cannot pull apart; we include brass crimping and place the connections in long, heavy duty grease tubes, and then place them in a main hub. In this way, we can certify that the connections will stay waterproof and have good connectivity. The tubes also keep the connection steady, which is so important in Florida. If a contractor uses wire nuts or clamp type connections, the integrity of the landscape lighting system will be compromised as the life span is shortened considerably.
"Bob Kelly and his team did a marvelous job with my landscape lights. Most importantly they have
kept everything running 100% with the low cost annual maintenance program they offered to me."