When people think of landscape lighting they often think about their personal home. Maybe they have garden features or pathways that they would like to be lit to increase the curb appeal and overall value of their home. Maybe they have security concerns or live in a rural area with wild animals, in which case they’d be looking at motion sensors or floodlights. But what few people think about is the landscape lighting required by commercial businesses. Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting specializes in a wide variety of outdoor lighting – from security plans, to personalized landscape lighting for your home, to unique exterior commercial lighting for St. Louis’s local businesses and housing developments.
What businesses or developments would require a landscape lighting plan?
Landscape lighting is wonderful, because there is no cookie-cutter model. Any business or development can benefit from a unique, completely customized landscape lighting plan. Some commercial buildings we work with are:
- Suburban neighborhoods, Condo Developments, and Apartment Complexes. Neighborhood lighting is incredibly unique because it requires both security, like the lighting of walkways, and aesthetic lighting, like the lighting of garden features.
- Retirement and senior living communities. Security plays an especially valuable role here. It’s necessary to keep outdoor areas lit for the safety of employees and residents alike.
- Open-air shopping areas, and boutiques. Shops are often open into the evening and you want your customers to have an enjoyable and safe experience at your commercial location. Landscape lighting can offer these advantages.
- Restaurants and their patios. You need a lighting plan that captures the spirit of your restaurant, highlights your location’s visibility to potential patrons in the evening, and softly but effectively lights your patio.
- Safety and security lighting for warehouses, storage facilities, etc. Keeping your property well-lit can keep employees safe and deter criminal activity.
What kinds of lighting do these businesses benefit from?
As we mentioned before, there is no one-size-fits-all lighting solution. We love working with local, commercial businesses on their outdoor lighting projects because we can tailor a solution exactly to their needs. Of course, some businesses that are more customer-facing, like restaurants or shopping areas, tend to have more of an aesthetic focus. Other commercial properties such as residential areas – neighborhoods, condos, and apartment complexes – require a variety of lighting types. These properties need both security and aesthetics to please and protect their residents. Still other commercial properties like warehouses and storage units need broad-stroke lighting to keep their area secure and to provide an extra layer of safety.
What types of lighting does Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting use?
At Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting, we use low-voltage LED lighting because it is aesthetically pleasing and its glow is stunning. We also use it because it is long-lasting, which is perfect for commercial properties that don’t want to constantly be replacing lights or adjusting their lighting design plan. LED lighting is also known for its energy efficiency, which is important for any business to keep in mind to keep their electric bills low and stay environmentally friendly. Finally, LED lighting fixtures emit a low amount of heat and are strong enough to perform even in extreme temperatures – be it the blazing heat of summer or the icy cold of winter.
Rolling Aesthetics and Security into One Plan
If your business needs both a stunning light display and security lighting, no worries! Our lighting designers at Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting can help you create a custom plan that addresses all your needs. We offer our customers an initial consultation and walk-through tour, where we come to your property and very literally walk through with you, by your side. We listen to your ideas and make recommendations, getting a deeper understanding of your lighting needs so we can create a plan that’s perfect for you. We will work with you to incorporate an aesthetic that matches your business and also provides ample security lighting to keep your patrons, employees, and everyone else near your property safe from dusk to dawn.
Automating Commercial Lighting
Most business owners we know are busy. In fact, some of them aren’t even physically at the property they manage at all times, and we don’t expect them to be. We can help you set up timed lighting, or motion-sensing lighting that essentially automates your outdoor lighting. You can adjust the timer as needed as seasons change or leave it alone and forget about it.
Need Help Over Time?
You won’t need to worry about whether you need assistance over time with your lighting. Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lighting offers a worry-free Annual Maintenance Program that ensures your commercial lighting will always be taken care of. Your schedule is full enough; you don’t need perpetual outdoor lighting maintenance weighing on your mind, too.
Even though the LED lighting systems we use at Dusk to Dawn are low maintenance and long lasting, we understand that things happen. Lawn and landscape maintenance companies can dislodge a system, burrowing animals can do damage, and weather can take a toll on wiring. We perform fixture, transformer, cable, and electrical maintenance annually, and we also honor all warranties on our systems. Of course, we also replace warrantied lights that burn out, free of charge.