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Spring is suddenly upon us. With the longer and warmer days homeowners thoughts are turning to planning and preparing their outdoor living areas, decks, pool areas, landscapes, and masonry projects. You’ve been spending your winter looking at beautiful photos in magazines, searching the internet, adding photos to your Pinterest page, and scrolling photos on Houzz. Now it’s time to take action. But first you need to prepare a plan.

Your outdoor lighting should be in the forefront of your planning process. First of all, consideration must be given to proper fixture selection to fit into your building projects. Proper access need to be provided during construction for cables to feed power to the fixtures. 

When beginning installation of new walkways and terraces sleeves must be installed beneath grade to provide an accessible way to get low voltage cables where they are required and needed. Stonewalls will require electrical conduit to be installed where needed as the walls are being constructed. Sleeves will also need to be installed under new driveway installations if that is in the plans.

At this point the best thing you as a homeowner could do is put together a meeting with all the involved craftsmen. Having the landscape designer, the landscape contractor, the mason contractor, the carpenter , and the outdoor lighting company all meeting together prior to the commencement of your project will be invaluable. This collaboration will ensure a flawless installation of your lighting and will reflect in the quality of the final results. 

Still, no matter when you decide when to install your outdoor lighting our AOLP certified outdoor lighting technicians at Northern Outdoor Lighting will do a professional and meticulous job installing your lighting. But just keep it in mind that having us involved early in the process will make everything go along smoothly and may actually save you some dollars in the installation cost.

So if you’re planning on any new outdoor living areas or major landscape renovations please contact Northern Outdoor Lighting as soon as possible. We’ll do our absolute best to accommodate you into our spring schedule

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TESTIMONIAL

I reached out on a whim to Bill to design and install the lighting for my wedding last summer - I wanted temporary lights and he was an expert in permanent, he was excited about the challenge and said that the materials were the same, just a slightly different strategy. I was 100% unprepared for how awesome, professional, cautious, thoughtful and reliable Bill would be about our project, which started as a temporary installation as I said and turned into permanent installations all over my parents farm because they loved the lighting so much.

Bill came up and did several site visits to our home in NH, he listened to my vision for how the lighting would flow at our outdoor wedding on our property, he made his own recommendations as well, which were creative and fun. He showed me sample fixtures and sent through a budget and got to work. For the installation he came several days in advance of the wedding with a small crew to start putting the lights in place - he wanted to test everything before the day before in case anything was wrong. Each day the property came to life in a way that was unexpected. We'd never had outdoor lighting before and having it wash across the barn, the forest, the bread oven, the gardens - it was all incredible.

“The event went off beautifully and Bill took all my crazy phone calls. After the main event my parents decided to make a lot of the lighting permanent and they have enjoyed it ever since. Bill made sure all the wires and such were buried and the property was clean and safe even when they were temporary and did a totally pro installation when they were made permanent. He has taken countless calls from my dad about replacing a bulb or adjusting a light - he is just the nicest person to deal with.

He never makes anyone feel uninformed even though many are when it comes to outdoor lighting - I certainly was - and he became like a member of our family for the weeks surrounding the biggest day of my life!”

Kate Gundry