Landscape Lighting Installation & Design Services in San Diego

Enjoying your outdoor living space doesn’t have to be restricted to daylight hours. Professional landscape lighting ensures that your patio can be enjoyed safely both in the early morning and after the sun goes down. Install-It-Direct specializes in the design and installation of outdoor lighting systems that highlight landscaping features, illuminate pathways, increase home security, and allow you to enjoy your outdoor living areas with your morning cup of coffee or as you wind down at night.

Residential Landscape Lighting in San Diego

Install-It-Direct provides professional landscape lighting services in San Diego. Landscape lighting makes a beautiful and functional addition to any home.

Enhance Curb Appeal

Residential landscape lighting can increase the curb appeal of your home by highlighting architectural features, walkways, driveways, fountains, and other focal points that enhance your home’s visual appeal.

Increase Safety and Security

Our landscape lighting services can increase the safety of your family and guests by illuminating walkways, stairs, and potential tripping hazards. Outdoor lighting can also make your property more secure by illuminating dark corners and home entry points. In many cases, landscape lighting can offer a more attractive option for increasing security without unattractive security lights.

Highlight Landscaping Features

You can use landscape lighting to create the ambiance of moonlight over your patio even on moonless nights, to uplight oak trees, illuminate a statue, or make your swimming pool or other water feature the focal point of your yard.

Extend Outdoor Entertaining

Illuminating your outdoor living areas allows you to entertain with ease long after the sun sets. This is particularly important in the winter months when the days are much shorter.

Make Outdoor Living Spaces More Functional

Outdoor lighting installation should also make your outdoor living areas and yard more functional. For example, if you have an outdoor kitchen or built-in barbecue grill, your landscape lighting should include task lighting that allows you to safely and easily grill or prepare meals outside after dark. Proper lighting can also make outdoor game nights more fun and can create spaces where you and your family can work from home, do homework, or just relax on your patio with your favorite book.

Front of house with outdoor lighting on home and walkway

Outdoor Lighting Frequently Asked Questions

How does landscape lighting enhance outdoor spaces?

Installing outdoor lighting is like putting the finishing touches on your landscape design. It serves important functions, such as increasing safety and security and making your outdoor spaces more functional. It can also enhance your outdoor spaces by highlighting landscaping or architectural features or creating just the right mood for your next dinner party.

Can you customize the lighting design to meet specific needs or preferences?

Yes! Our landscape lighting design services are completely customizable and can create a custom design that meets your needs and preferences.

How long does the installation process take?

The timeline for landscape lighting installation will depend on the size of the job, but most jobs are completed in just one day. In fact, one of the services we offer is a try-before-you-buy outdoor lighting demonstration where we install your landscape lighting on Friday, and then you get to experience it for the weekend before you let us know if you would like to keep it.

Can landscape lighting increase my home’s value?

Residential landscape lighting can increase the value of your home by enhancing curb appeal, making the property safer and more secure, and making outdoor living areas look and feel more appealing and attractive.

Can landscape lighting installation be a DIY project?

Maybe. It depends on what you are hoping to achieve and the type of lighting you want to use. If you just want to illuminate a small section of your yard with a low-cost option, a DIY solar landscape lighting kit might meet your needs. This is going to work best if it is a small area that receives lots of sun during the day and requires minimal illumination at night, since solar lights usually do not offer much light.

If you need to illuminate a larger area or want to use halogen or LED lights that require electrical wiring, you are better off going with professional lighting design and installation services. Aside from the safety concerns of working with electricity, professional designers and installers also know how best to position lights to highlight landscaping features or illuminate walkways and will provide a comprehensive, cohesive design for your outdoor living areas or entire property.

Premium Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting

We offer energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures in a variety of shapes and finishes. Our long-life LEDs will illuminate for years without needing to be replaced, and only use a small amount of energy.

Our outdoor lighting services include but are not limited to:

  • Up lights for trees, columns, and architectural structures
  • Hanging and down lights for outdoor kitchens, trees, gazebos, pergolas and more
  • Area lights for walkways and gardens
  • Well lights for shrubs, trees, and other landscape elements
  • Hardscape lights for patios, steps, porches and more
  • Water lights for underwater lighting of pools, fountains, and rock structures
  • Putting green lights to illuminate the hole and flag
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Path Lighting

As the most common landscape light, path lights are perfect when spread out along walkways. They can also be used to outline driveways, ponds, and other features in your outdoor living space.

Area Lighting

Illuminate any area in your outdoor living space with area lighting. Area lighting is perfect for showcasing any part of your backyard.

Up Lighting

Focus on the gorgeous trees, shrubs, and walls of your backyard from down below with up lighting. Up lighting will present a beautiful view of your outdoor living area not visible during the day.

Down Lighting

To imitate natural light and focus on outdoor elements such as trees, then down lighting can help. Placed above elements, down lighting can make nighttime gardening and entertaining more pleasurable.

Step Lighting

Climbing a flight of steps at night can be a hazard for anyone. Make sure your steps are safe with the help of step lighting.

Wall Lighting

Light up your garden or your front door with wall lighting. Wall lighting, typically in the form of sconces, will boost the appearance of your home to appear more welcoming.

Water Lighting

If you have any water features in your outdoor living space, then use water lighting to accentuate that. The reflection of the lighting off your water feature will improve the overall look of your backyard.

Looking for an entire front or backyard overhaul? We offer full-service landscape design in San Diego. From paver installation to water features and custom fire pits, our experienced landscape designers can do it all.

Try Before You Buy

Interested in seeing how landscape lighting could improve your outdoor space? Our professionals will install outdoor lighting on Friday and let you enjoy them through the weekend. If you love them, we’ll leave them! If not, our crew will uninstall them free of charge. Simply call or fill out our online form to schedule a free weekend demonstration of our landscape lighting services!


Outdoor Lighting Projects in San Diego

Wondering how outdoor lighting could improve your home? View examples of local landscape lighting installations for inspiration.