I recently had the opportunity to meet with one of Chattanooga’s largest commercial building contractors concerning the outdoor lighting at his personal home. He lives in a beautiful home in a golf course community. He has been in his home for 18 years. The landscaping and outdoor lighting had both fallen into a bit of disrepair. The lighting fixtures that the landscaper had used when it was installed were of average quality at best. It was a halogen system that really was not lighting the house and garden very well anymore and had become a maintenance nightmare. I told him that LifeSpark could take care of all his lighting problems and he would never have to touch the system again.Our first step was to redesign the entire outdoor lighting system. By re-positioning the lighting fixtures we are more effectively able to highlight the architectural features of the home while eliminating light intrusion into the home. The first step to getting the most out of your outdoor lighting dollars is to let a professional design the system. It takes experience to know how to call attention to the beauty of your home while downplaying other things. The next step was to work in concert with the landscaper to get the installation timing just right. We wanted to come in after the new planting were installed, but before the new ground cover was put in. Marty at The Crafted Garden was great to work with in this respect. On installation day we removed all traces of the old system from wiring to transformer. Once we had a clean slate to work with, we began installing our state-of-the-art LED Outdoor Lighting system. LifeSpark’s standard system includes top of the line Integrated LED fixtures, there are no bulbs in our fixtures. Our fixtures are aircraft grade billet aluminum and are made in the USA. We install all of our fixtures with waterproof locking wire connectors to ensure there is never a moisture-related short at any of the connections. The system is powered by a commercial grade stainless steel transformer. All of this equipment is controlled by an astronomical timer which self-adjusts daily to the rising and setting of the sun and has a battery backup just in case of power outage. Our new client will never have to worry about changing a bulb in his new landscape lighting system. The entire installation is backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer or installation defect. That warranty is not pro-rated, nor is there a service fee charged to assess a problem. Finally, once per year LifeSpark will perform an annual maintenance on the system to clean and readjust all of the fixtures at NO additional charge. We do not charge the client to maintain the system to keep it under warranty. In the end, this homeowner ended up with a great new outdoor lighting system that he will never have to touch or spend another dime on to maintain. But the true test is how the house looks. It looks fabulous. The house really pops and the garden is highlighted in just the right spots and with the right amount of light. There is depth to the design so all of the light is not concentrated just on the house or the garden. The homeowner was out of town during the installation and got back about 10:00 in the evening to see it for the first time. He called me that very evening to tell me how happy he was with the result. Awesome! That is what drives us here at LifeSpark. Knowing that our clients are getting great value for their money but more importantly, that they are thrilled with the result. Call us today or fill out the Consultation Request right on this page to set up your In-home Consultation and let us show you how LifeSpark can add a little “Spark” to your home’s nighttime appearance.