Portland Low Voltage Landscape Lighting
You have put so much thought and effort into your landscape. Do you get to enjoy it enough?
December 21 is usually the shortest day of the year, with Portland only getting 8 hours and 42 minutes of sunlight this year. What about the other 6-10 hours that you could be enjoying your beautiful yard?
Low voltage outdoor lighting to the rescue!
Ross NW Watergardens designs and installs low voltage landscape lighting in the Portland, OR area. We would love to work with you!
The Rules of Low Voltage Lighting
(according to Ross NW Watergardens)
- Restraint! Too many lights and your yard will look like a night game at PSU. The idea is highlight focal points in a variety of ways. Up lighting, back lighting, spot lighting, path lights, and even under water lights all have a place. But we will never install even one more light than you need.
- Quality. Low voltage lighting fixtures from "Big Box" stores can look good- for a little while. However, the plastic parts of these fixtures quickly get brittle and break. The wiring corrodes. The metal oxidizes and looks old. Yes, you will still have a lighting system in 3 years- but it will be ugly. We install quality brass, copper, and steel fixtures with long warranties and great reputations. The brass and copper lights acquire a patina and actually look better with age.
- LED lights whenever possible. LED bulbs are the way to go. They use very little electricity and last almost forever. Yes, they do add to the initial cost of the system. But they are absolutely a superior product.