DIY Vs. Hiring a Professional

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Many home owners wonder if they could install LED lighting systems in their landscape themselves and save money. The truth is that buying the systems from a store would be cheaper in the short term but might be more costly in the long run. It really all depends if the home owner knows how many lumens might be needed for a desired lighting effect or the optimal angle and beam width to light a tree properly.

Like with anything else, buying the parts and installing it yourself seems much cheaper but having a professional do it usually produces better results. Not only is the installation done faster but the system will be designed to give you exactly the effect you want for your landscaping and not just a “one size fits all” set of lights.

There is also the issue of mistakes. At Accent Outdoor Lighting we have done hundreds of these systems and we know what is needed and can catch any special needs in the design. We can tell from past experience that you will need a special lighting set up for a desired result or that the light fixture needs to be elevated slightly more than normal to give the effect desired. The trial and error method of DIY often requires second, third, or more trips back to the store to get another part or another fixture and that drives the price up.

Our fixtures are the best around and we fully guarantee them. They are all brass and copper fixtures that we know from experience will last for years to come and provide you with a beautiful landscape lighting system. If there ever is an issue, we are there to fix it. So it may seem like going out and getting the parts for yourself might be cheaper but in the long run it often isn’t. The hassle, time, effort, and unforeseen material costs rapidly eat away the DIY discount you might first expect. The hassle free guarantee gives you peace of mind and lets you know that once we install a low voltage LED system, it is going to do what you want, how you want, and without worry to you.

Some people enjoy the DIY challenge but we have had some customers that found their DIY turn into a ITICDIYBINH (I thought I could do it yourself but I need help) and ended up costing them a lot of time, effort, and money that they could have saved by hiring a professional to begin with.

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2017-10-03T16:34:44+00:00By |Outdoor Improvements, Technology|

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