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Spring is suddenly upon us. With the longer and warmer days homeowners thoughts are turning to planning and preparing their outdoor living areas, decks, pool areas, landscapes, and masonry projects. You’ve been spending your winter looking at beautiful photos in magazines, searching the internet, adding photos to your Pinterest page, and scrolling photos on Houzz. Now it’s time to take action. But first you need to prepare a plan.

Your outdoor lighting should be in the forefront of your planning process. First of all, consideration must be given to proper fixture selection to fit into your building projects. Proper access need to be provided during construction for cables to feed power to the fixtures. 

When beginning installation of new walkways and terraces sleeves must be installed beneath grade to provide an accessible way to get low voltage cables where they are required and needed. Stonewalls will require electrical conduit to be installed where needed as the walls are being constructed. Sleeves will also need to be installed under new driveway installations if that is in the plans.

At this point the best thing you as a homeowner could do is put together a meeting with all the involved craftsmen. Having the landscape designer, the landscape contractor, the mason contractor, the carpenter , and the outdoor lighting company all meeting together prior to the commencement of your project will be invaluable. This collaboration will ensure a flawless installation of your lighting and will reflect in the quality of the final results. 

Still, no matter when you decide when to install your outdoor lighting our AOLP certified outdoor lighting technicians at Northern Outdoor Lighting will do a professional and meticulous job installing your lighting. But just keep it in mind that having us involved early in the process will make everything go along smoothly and may actually save you some dollars in the installation cost.

So if you’re planning on any new outdoor living areas or major landscape renovations please contact Northern Outdoor Lighting as soon as possible. We’ll do our absolute best to accommodate you into our spring schedule

Published March 31.17 More at Facebook!

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TESTIMONIAL

“Bill Knowles has done three landscape lighting proposals for me, two of which I had him install (15-25 fixtures each). Bill is very knowledgable about landscape lighting products. He recommends fixtures that are durable and long lasting. He has the experience to know where best to position light fixtures and how to properly wire them. He is confident in his approach but easy going about listening to owner input. His proposals were clear and detailed with product cut sheets provided. He does not usually provide any drawings locating the lighting on a landscape plan, however, if there were a Landscape Architect involved I assume they would provide that service. As an Architectural Designer myself I was particularly interested in the aesthetics of the lighting, not just their function. Bill delivered two great looking projects. As for the warranty it is very generous. After installation Bill returned to adjust light levels (with lower wattage bulbs), make adjustments to the timers, and replace any faulty bulbs at no charge.”

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