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The Value of Landscape Lighting in Boulder, CO


As September draws to a close, you may be starting to notice that it’s getting darker earlier at night and staying darker longer in the morning. While the transition from summer to fall can be bittersweet, it is also a herald of the abundant autumn activities just around the corner. All things pumpkin, the changing of the leaves, and crisp cool nights are all in store for the coming months. As we prep for this time of year, be sure to consider how your landscape can factor into your fall schedule. Cooler nights (and less bugs!) means more nights enjoyed out on the deck observing the foothills of Boulder or around the firepit with family. Now, when you sit out on your patio at night and look at the rest of your landscape, what do you see? The black outline of what might be that tree you installed when you moved in? You’ve probably invested a lot of time and money into making your dream yard. Why limit the full enjoyment of your landscape to just the daytime hours? Let’s be honest, most of the time you spend outside is after a long day’s work and that often means it’s dark out. The solution? A professional landscape lighting installation can bring your landscape to life in the darkest of nights. With the latest advances and technologies, landscape lighting offers a number of valuable benefits to your property.


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Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Depending on what you want for your property, we can install anything from a couple of path lights to an entire array of path lights, landscape lighting, pool lighting, uplights, step lights, and many more. Along with adding the ability to enjoy your landscape from sundown through sun up, landscape lighting installations can:

  • Increase the property value.
  • Be less expensive than you think – power for a year is cheaper than a cup of coffee.
  • Improve the safety and security of your home at night.
  • Step up your evening entertaining game.
  • Highlight features in your landscape.

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Value of Landscape Lighting

Just as with any improvement you complete on your home, installing landscape lighting to your home will raise your property value. If you already have landscape lighting, make sure that it is utilizing the latest LED bulb technology and not older halogen models. On average, an LED light in the landscape only costs around $1 – $2 per year compared to upwards of $15 per year for a halogen bulb! Talk about savings. Plus, the energy cost of running a couple of LED lights for a year is cheaper than a cup of coffee in Boulder. The latest LED landscape lights come in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles to match your aesthetic and they look and function much better than big-box retail store solar lights. Vista and Kichler are among the top brands that LID Landscapes installs around Boulder, CO. Landscape lighting can also protect your home and keep you safe. Lights can help to deter intruders and increase visibility to prevent trips and falls when you go for that late-night trash bag drop off. They can also help illuminate paths, areas and key features of your landscape for any guests you may have over at night. You can eliminate the need to pull out the cellphone camera light to navigate your yard with a simple addition of path and step lights. Add some uplights to accent your favorite trees or boulders and you’ll have the nicest yard on the block when the sun goes down!

Contact us to Learn More

Our professional team of designers and installers partners with the top brands and their representatives to bring you the best LED landscape lighting options available. There is no need for any existing lighting – we can install anything from a brand-new transformer and lights to retrofitting an old system with updated LED technology. We can even set up a sample display in your yard so that you can visualize how we can transform your landscape using different styles of lights. We’ve been installing lighting in the Boulder area for 40 years, so you know you’re getting the best! If you’re interested in discussing your landscape lighting options, or interested in including lighting in a new project, reach out to (303) 440-7833 today to get started!



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Andrew Holler

Andrew Holler

Andrew Holler graduated from CU Boulder in 2015 and began working on an installation crew at LID Landscapes shortly after. While working in the field, Andrew was able to broaden his knowledge of the landscape industry and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2018. In this role, Andrew helps to run our Design-Build and Snow Management departments, inventory and purchasing, fleet and facilities management, marketing and information technology, and accounts payable. Andrew is a Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and his contributions have led to various process improvements for the company.