Landscape Lighting FAQs


With so many Do-It-Yourself (DIY) systems available why should I consider a professionally installed lighting system?

DIY kits do not produce the same quality of light or provide the same durability that a commercial grade system does. The transformers supplied with DIY kits are typically under-powered. Both the fixtures and the transformer are often made of inexpensive plastic that lacks durability. These systems come pre-packaged with under-powered fixtures and lacks flexibility.

What are the benefits of landscape lighting?

Generally speaking there are 5 benefits to outdoor lighting: 1) Safety 2) Security  3) Comfort  4) Decor  5) Curb Appeal.  Please click the following link to more fully explain the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting.

Why does O’Leary Irrigation only use low-voltage lighting?

In addition to being safer and more energy efficient, low-voltage lighting systems provide much cleaner and sharper lighting that is impossible to achieve with high-voltage systems. Low-voltage systems provide light to accentuate a given area subtly while high-voltage systems provide too much light at the source, drawing attention to the light source and away from the area you are trying to light.

What brands of landscape lighting equipment does O’Leary Irrigation install?

O’Leary Irrigation has many years of experience installing and servicing all major landscape lighting brands. If your project does not have a brand specification, we would suggest the use of the fx Luminaire product line, which is widely recognized as a leader in the industry.

Is service available after the warranty period?

Yes. O’Leary Irrigation has a fully staffed and equipped service department. We can service most brands of low-voltage landscape lighting systems.

What is O’Leary Irrigation’s lighting warranty?

O’Leary Irrigation backs all manufacturer warranties on all fixtures, equipment and installation accessories. We provide a full one-year warranty against any defects of workmanship.

Will there be any damage to my lawn or landscape during installation?

No. If trenching is required across the lawn, a small incision is made about 6-8 inches deep, the wire is placed inside, and the grass folded over top of it. In just a few days you will not be able to tell an incision was made. In planting beds, the mulch or ground cover is carefully raked back, the wire is inserted into the surface of the soil and restored to its original condition.

How long will installation take?

Installations will vary from a few hours to a few days depending on the complexity and size of the system.

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