Just wrapped up another landscape lighting project for 2022. With a stone customer from 2012 check out their stone wall http://www.rockinwalls.com/2012/08/beechdale-road-roland-park-md-finished.html
I was able to upgrade a great deal (8) of there old lights with new light bulbs saving 200 watts of power. Then added another new batch on the upper side of the home. Helping to give a lot more functional use on there pathway and porch entrance. I also sleeved in PVC /2" pipe a great deal of the new lines to avoid long term cutting from landscape plantings or weed trimmers. Then a few others in 1/2" copper pipe. The copper pipe looks a bit more finished then then no pipe or PVC.
These little steps are something others don't take the time to do. Why I don't know. The less need for call backs due to property maintenance damage is key! I'd rather save my clients money from trouble shooting damaged wires because shovel damage. PVC pipe is cheap and doesn't take that much longer to drop it into the ground.
This project includes many up lights, water lights, decorative path lights and 2 towers (1) 42" and the other 26". Which both give off beautiful shadows in the space. All bronze fixtures with a lifetime warranty (labor not included) I buy direct so I can pass on the savings to my customers.
I believe in building all my systems with the ability to be expanded if needed with above ground hubs. This makes expansion easy. While many companies offer landscape lighting not all hold a BFA in Visual Communications in Graphic Design from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art. Lighting may have basic rules that are followed. But lighting is still not a One and Done! A small change in a light bulb watt can change everything. With my training I can see what others might not.
I also enjoy lighting spaces using a "NATURAL" approach: ~ Asymmetry ~ Few Shadow Effects ~ Softer Light ~ Architecture not emphasized.
VS "THEATRICAL" ~ Symmetry ~ Shadow Effects ~ Crisp Light ~ Architecture Emphasized.