What is a design and would my project need one?
A design is a to-scale representation of your project and where/what things will be installed, planted, or changed. It may be in color or black and white. Depending on the types of projects you are interested in, the consultant may recommend one.
How many lights can be attached to one transformer?
Approximately 25-35 lights can be attached to each transformer, depending on if anything else (not lighting systems) is connected to the transformer.
Would my project need multiple transformers?
Depending on the size of the project, number of lights desired, and the voltage/wats of any existing transformers, jobs may need to have another transformer installed. The transformer our company generally installs is 360W, 120V and costs approximately $700.
What type/model of lights does the company use?
East Coast Landscape Design uses the Unique brand of lights, assembled in California.
Picture 1= step light or light in retaining wall. Picture 2= uplight. Picture 3= accent light. Picture 4= downlight. Picture 5= path light.
What type of lighting options can be used to highlight a home and yard?
There are several different types of lighting that can accent your property. Each type of lighting has a unique look and purpose. Some of the types of lighting available is accent lighting or spotlighting and functional lighting that allows someone to navigate in the dark.
-The two types of accent lighting are uplights and downlights. An uplight is a light on the ground that spolights landscaping or trees from below. A downlight by comparison lights up landscaping from above.
-Some examples of functional lighting is path lights, step lights, and lights installed in retaining walls.
Spring 2008- lighting installed in retaining wall and steps and 1 path light, constructed in Clarksville MD, shown below.