30 Reasons to Get Landscape Lighting

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30 Reasons to Get Landscape Lighting

In honor of our 30th anniversary this year, we want to give you 30 reasons why you should consider illuminating your beautiful landscape. Landscape lighting can be done to fit any budget, and it is the one thing that can really make a dramatic impact on the outside of your home at night. Take a look at why we’re so passionate about landscape lighting here at Sunrise:


  1. It extends your living space.
  2. When you’ve put so much into your landscaping, being able to see it at night only makes sense.
  3. You can spotlight your home’s best architectural features.
  4. You can focus on special decorative items, like fountains or statues.
  5. A bullet light – sort of like a spotlight – can target a unique tree trunk or garden feature.
  6. Even the smallest of landscape details can get attention. Those little plants that you love, but are close to the ground, can be illuminated overhead.
  7. Make your favorite tree stand out, especially when it has brilliantly-colored fall foliage.
  8. Even a retaining wall can become a focal point when drenched in light.
  9. A wash of light can cover your whole home, making it stand out from your neighbor’s houses.landscape lighting reston, landscape companies reston
  10. Downlights can be used in trees to establish a dreamy, moonlit effect in your yard.
  11. Lighting is great for highlighting the various textures of your home or garden.
  12. It’s not only for your front yard! Make your backyard a magically-lit wonderland for you and your family to enjoy.
  13. Great patio lighting sets the mood for any party.
  14. Nothing is cooler than a backyard BBQ with landscape lighting that will surprise and wow your guests.
  15. Lighting will enhance all your holiday decorations, showcasing wreaths and decorated trees.
  16. Simple pathway markers are great for illuminating paths, making them safer.
  17. A flood light is a great safety feature. Burglars stay away from well-lit homes.
  18. A lighting system allows you to bring out your creative side, with hardware offerings that present different lighting effects.
  19. Systems are very low-maintenance. All you need to do is keep fixtures free of leaves and debris, and replace bulbs when needed.
  20. Brass, copper, and stainless steel fixtures could last a lifetime.
  21. Want light but hate the look of fixtures? Well lights can be buried underground to light the underside of features, with no hardware above ground.landscape lighting leesburg va4
  22. Even though they cost a little more, LED lights can last 40,000 hours (about 20 years).
  23. LED lights only use up to 11 watts of power, unlike halogens that could use up to 60.
  24. LED lights come in a variety of color temperatures to choose from – from a cold blue to a much warmer white.
  25. Fixtures come in a wide variety of finishes and styles. Think of them as your landscape jewelry.
  26. You don’t even have to remember to turn them on! You can set your system to go on with an automatic timer.
  27. Even a little lighting can go a long way.
  28. Landscape lighting can increase your home’s value when used as part of a beautiful landscape design.
  29. Experts say that the value landscape lighting adds to your home is longer lasting than a kitchen upgrade or new flooring.
  30. What’s better for curb appeal than a beautifully-lit home?


Landscape lightingIf you are interested in adding value to your home, enhancing its security, and setting your house apart from the crowd – all with little to no maintenance – contact us today for a customized quote.

Sunrise Landscape and Design is Northern Virginia’s premier landscaping company offering a full range of landscaping and lawn care services. Our landscape and design services include hardscapes, water features, irrigation and landscape lighting. Our lawn care services will keep your lawn vibrant and healthy year round. Contact us today for all your landscape and lawn care needs!