Is Landscape Lighting Expensive?

When considering professional outdoor lighting installation, one of the first aspects that comes to mind is cost. No one wants to spend heaps of money on something that will seemingly go unnoticed…outdoor lighting does NOT go unnoticed! Consider the possibility of a family member coming home to an empty, unlit house because the outdoor lighting was cheaply done or faulty. Think about all those great architectural details painstakingly added to your home disappearing under the cover of darkness. Imagine that perfect summer afternoon gathering turning transitioning into a perfect night with friends in a perfectly lit backyard. A little investment would be worth that feeling of security and sense of enjoyment that comes with outdoor lighting.

The Materials

The main reason professional outdoor lighting can seem expensive is because of the materials used. Cast brass materials are not cheap, but they are well worth it. They are the most reliable and long lasting material that can be used for outdoor lighting. Fixtures made from cast brass are more prone to last a lifetime. Additionally, our fixtures are the only fixtures on the market that are 100% repairable in the field. That means these are the last lights you ever have to buy. Ask about

Think of it as something like a good mattress. Is a good mattress cheap? No, but you spend 30% of your life in a bed. People that realize that spend thousands to make it as comfortable and beneficial as possible. We’re talking about outdoor lighting that will increase personal security and showcase your home, which you undoubtedly worked very hard for, every single night.


Although LED lights are more common in this day and age, they are still a bit more expensive because they are considered a more advanced technology than basic incandescent lightbulbs. They provide more light in a much more efficient manner than typical lights, in addition to saving you money on your electric bill in the long run with their low kilowatt usage.

The Service

While you might feel more inclined to purchase outdoor lights from Home Depot or Lowe’s for a DIY attempt, which is guaranteed to save you money initially, there is no getting around the fact that these lights and installation process will be low quality and have a short life span.

When using a landscape lighting service, you are building an investment with the help of an expert to do the job in the best and most efficient way possible, producing lasting results.

If you’re still skeptical of using a lighting service or even outdoor lighting as a whole, our 3 day demo service gives you the opportunity to preview the quality of experience you will receive before spending any money.


If you’re willing to take the time to start a landscape lighting project at your home, there’s a lot you need to know. Which lights will you choose? How many lights do you need? What kind of transformer is best based on your lighting needs? Based on how many lights you picked and how much energy each one uses, how much and what kind of wiring do you need? Are you confident you can do the necessary and important labor to bury your wiring without ruining your yard?

With all of that considered, we’d estimate it would take you about 3-4 weeks (minimum) to do a great job with no prior knowledge. Remember, time is money. You’re talking about spending a full month of work figuring out how to do landscape and outdoor lighting. Why waste your own valuable time and more money in the long run when you could hire seasoned professionals to take care of everything in one afternoon?

So, is outdoor lighting expensive? Yes. But so is doing it yourself when you think about all the time you invest in figuring it all out. It really just depends on how you think about it. What we can say is that we guarantee a professional will do a great job way more often than a standard homeowner. It’s just not a fair fight. Landscape lighting professionals like us do this every day. We know what works and what doesn’t. Plus we already have the best quality materials you need for your home to look great.

How Much Does Landscape Lighting Cost?

How much does outdoor lighting cost? The cost of every project is varied. It all depends on the type of fixture, the number of fixtures, the size and quantity of transformers, and the locations the fixtures are installed. In general, our fixtures are priced from $150 to $275 each installed. Transformers typically cost about $400 based on size and features. In most cases a good starting budget for homes in the Dayton area is $4K- $7K. Meeting with our professional team will give you an exact price for your needs and the peace of mind to know that you have made a quality investment backed by incredible service.

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