Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

How do we continue to serve you after installation?

We offer the first years maintenance included with installation.  After the first year, maintenance service contracts are offered including:

  • Checking bulbs
  • Cleaning lenses
  • Making minor adjustments to fixtures if foliage has grown around
  • Trimming and minor pruning around fixtures
  • Adjusting timing clocks
  • Checking wire runs for malfunction due to animals or accidental abrasion from lawn care equipment


What damage will occur to my landscaping?

Unlike Line voltage type lighting which requires deep trenches and disrupts lawns and landscaping, we use mostly hand tools to run wire and place fixtures in 6” slit trenches. In some cases a small trenching blade is used. Usually, the only evidence we were there are the wonderful lighting effects.

How does a NY Landscape Lighting System compare to a big Home Store Lighting kit?

There is no comparison. A professionally designed and installed lighting system uses components and techniques that are far superior to these home store kits. We use only copper and brass fixtures with 15yr. and lifetime warranties. Home store fixtures will usually not work or look very good after a year. When you feel one of our fixtures in your hands at the consultation you will see and feel the difference.

How much does one of your Landscape Lighting systems cost? 

Depending on your property features, smaller systems start around $2,000 and take 1-2 days to complete. Medium size projects are about $4,000-$6,000 taking 3-5 days. Larger size projects are $6000 and up.

I would like to reduce my energy consumption. Can you help?

We sure can. Low voltage lighting uses about 1/3 of the energy as line voltage. Low voltage 35- 50 watt lamps can replicate 75 watt line voltage lamps. With the new LED lamps we have available, power consumption is reduced even more.

Do I need to plan ahead for a Landscape Lighting System?

Most of our projects are installed to existing landscaping. If you are having any landscaping or hardscaping done first, have 1″ Schedule 40 conduits run under any patio, walkway, or driveway hardscaping if possible. If your home is new construction, ask that a dedicated GFCI outlet be placed outside in a convenient location to areas of your property.

How is my new system controlled?

Most of our systems use a hassle free design, utilizing a photocell and timer combination. This turns your system on automatically at dark and turns off at a desired time. We also offer remote control and motion controlled home automation systems if you desire. These home automation controls can tie into any existing lighting scene in the home.

What is the transformer?

The transformer is the unit that converts the line voltage power from the home into low voltage power for our fixtures. All of our wiring goes into the transformer cabinet usually mounted on the side of the home near available power outlets. Timers and photo cell controls are connected in this cabinet.