Thank you very much for considering an Ottawa Landscape Lighting System.
A brief note about what a professional landscape lighting system may cost
We’ve all seen the disposable, do-it-yourself, plastic landscape lighting kits at big box stores for less than $100. These typically last one year, perhaps two, and have fixed amounts of wire and fixtures that give you limited ability to be creative.
A professionally installed landscape lighting system becomes a permanent part of your landscape, remains adaptable to your landscape as it grows, or changes, and with proper maintenance continues to give you enjoyment for decades.
The cost of a permanent lighting system can vary depending on what the fixtures are constructed of, and what design elements exist. As a general rule, the more decorative the fixtures are, the more expensive they are.
Also with a professional system, depending on the manufacturer, fixture warranties can range from 5 to 15 years and transformers, or other components may carry a lifetime warranty.
As a rough guideline, the best way to establish an approximate budgetary cost for a fully installed lighting system (complete with fixtures, bulbs, transformer, controls, wiring, connectors, labour, etc) is to differentiate by the fixture material construction.
A complete system installed with cast aluminum fixtures, using halogen and incandescent bulbs may typically run between $250 – $350, per fixture for the entire system, installed.
A complete LED system, with cast aluminum fixtures, and some brands of copper fixtures, may run $350-$450 per fixture, installed.
If the fixtures are constructed of higher grade materials such as heavier grade copper, brass, or bronze, the system may be $450+ per fixture.
As with any sort of ballpark, there are economies of scale that can come into play.
In order for us to serve you better, we ask that you please take a moment to answer these few questions about your property and your landscape lighting vision: