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OUTDOOR LIGHTING EXPERTS
North Carolina’s most trusted source for residential and commercial lighting
Our approach begins with creative design and includes...
Installation is always by trained professionals and...
Maintenance and Repair
We offer regularly scheduled maintenance packages,...
Upfitting your current halogen or incandescent lighting system...
Take the stress and danger out of holiday lighting by...
Southern Lights offers landscape lighting consultations by...
Southern Lights is proud to be one of the longest operation turn-key outdoor lighting providers in North Carolina.
Southern Lights was founded by landscape architect John Garner. His vision of a service oriented firm built on foundations of creative design and sound engineering became a reality in 1994. Initially a solo owner-operator, the firm incorporated after several years and has grown tenfold, emerging as a solid experienced team.
Southern Lights’ clients benefit from that experience and stability, receiving exterior lighting solutions individualized to fit their specific needs. From initial consult, through design and installation process, to as-built documentation and continuing repair and maintenance service, clients receive thoughtful individual attention to make their lighting issue “one less thing” to worry about. Let Southern Lights bring nuance and finesse to your visual world.
Southern Lights of Raleigh is a leader in low-voltage outdoor lighting installations.
Systems are designed to solve specific challenges unique to each project. Ambient lights levels, architectural style, materials in use on site, vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns, budget and other factors are taken into account to create individual solutions for each project. We work alone or with your design team as circumstances dictate. Comperhensive design has a value. Reasonable fees may apply.
All systems are installed to NEC (National Electric Code) guidelines. We are fortunate to have a core group of experienced production personnel to make the implementation process quick and efficient. We hand dig trenches where needed and layer mulch and soil upon backfill. We clean up when done and “leave it like we found it”. We were once accused of not showing up until the lights came up at dusk. If we have to lift sod or relocate plants we water them in before we leave.
Maintenance and Repair
We offer regularly scheduled maintenance packages, as well as per call repairs to address your repair and maintenance needs. Maintenance includes cleaning fixtures, relamping, fixture location adjustments to accommodate plant growth and checking transformers and controls.
Let us upgrade your legacy system to LED. We will evaluate your system and make recommendation among the many choices available. LEDs save an average of 80% energy usage and last 8-10 times as long as incandescent halogen. Often, drop-in replacement LEDs can be combined with your existing fixtures for an economical upfit with short payback time. Integral LED fixtures are also an option when higher levels of light are required.
We offer holiday lighting to a few new clients each year. We wrap tree trunks and branches with mini lights, spiral wrap larger trees with C-7 LEDs, install LED wrapped grapevine balls, install color MR16s in existing facade lighting among other services. We sell rather than rent holiday lighting product and offer takedown and storage services.
Southern Lights offers landscape lighting consultations by registered landscape architect to the professional design community. Landscape architects, interior designers, architects, and engineers can benefit from our hands on experience and knowledge of lamping and various product lines.
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Dedicated to providing the very best outdoor lighting for your residential and commerical properties.
Design & Sales
Clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro,
Pine Knoll Shores, Rocky Mount, Cary, Bahama, Zebulon, Fayetteville, Black Mountain, Vilas, New Bern, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Pinehurst, Angier, Fuquay Varina, Apex, Wake Forest, and Lake Gaston areas as well.
We came home late the other evening and were pleased to see our home was the prettiest (and brightest) on the street. I will pass your services on to anyone looking to beautify their home.Amanda F.
The 2 men who did the quarterly maintenance did a very good job and were extremely well mannered.Florence P.
Thank you again for your prompt service and professionalism. All is well at Hillcrest Rd.Robert Z.
We are thoroughly enjoying our place this week and the lighting. It is very beautiful and still so subtle. We had friends over last night and they just loved it which is more important than you might think!Carol M.
Downlights over table work well! Thanks! Fire pit lighting looks good as well. Thanks for the good job. Will enjoy the extra lighting!Marcy T.
Thank you very much for being so thorough, kind and customer focused!Heidi D.
Your guys did an excellent job – You know I need help and depend on you.Owen K.
Thank you for keeping us “lit up”! Also, thanks for your help with the lighting controls.Elaine W.
We absolutely LOVE the lights. It all works beautifully.Rick M.
Whether you need illumination for an entertainment area or aesthetically pleasing security lighting, Southern Lights’ systems offer trouble free low maintenance solutions to meet your needs. Contact us today!
735 Pershing Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608
+1 (919) 755-0380