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Just like anything else in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to landscape lighting. This doesn’t mean that we don’t strive to provide affordable and competitive prices at Prestige Outdoor Lighting, but you are making an investment when you pay to have professional service and excellent product. We feel that it is important to put cheap lighting on the spot, so you know what to look for and what NOT to look for in your own outdoor lighting projects. Here are three signs of cheap landscape lighting systems to avoid!

Low Powered Lights

Lights that are underpowered will stick out. Perhaps you are trying to illuminate a fountain or beautiful tree that is your favorite feature in your landscape. An underpowered light may only illuminate halfway up. These lights do not have the strength to provide a beautiful glow that is necessary to bring the tree to life in the night. You may also notice that cheap landscape lights are low powered and are too dim or dull. You want to be sure that your money is going to good use. If the point in your investment is illumination, be sure that you are achieving the full effects desired by full powered beautiful lights.

Lack of Contrast in Lighting

We feel that landscape lighting systems can be done many ways and that the customer always has an option. However, you want to be strategic if choosing to only do part of your landscape lighting project at a time. Moonlighting, downlighting, uplighting, path lighting. Are these terms all familiar to you? Maybe you have heard them before. But do you know what it means to use these techniques together to create a beautiful balance of light for your property? A cheap landscape lighting system lacks this balance and may only use one of these techniques. Be sure to decide what the most important points of your property are that you want to highlight and seek advice from an outdoor lighting expert on how to proceed with your project to be sure you start with lighting in the right ways to achieve this.

Lighting Color or Temperature

It’s hard to count the number of times we have seen lighting systems that are the wrong temperature or color of light for the space and atmosphere desired. A prime example of this is string lights. Many homeowners or businesses who decide to add in landscape lighting as one of their additional services install string lights with a blueish white tint. Then, they find themselves unhappy with the finished look and wonder where they went wrong. String lights for a patio should be a warm color to provide an inviting and natural glow in your backyard where you can wind down and unload the stresses of the week. There is such a thing as too “warm” or too “cold” of a temperature in your lighting systems. An expert can pinpoint these right off the bat!

At Prestige Outdoor Lighting, we strive to provide quality lighting systems like the one above at an affordable price. While we are always willing to work with you on your project, we will also be honest and help you make decisions that will achieve quality and beauty in your lighting system. Give us a call today at 910-754-5483 and we can help you get started with a quality lighting system and design!