NiteLites St Louis Landscape Lighting Provides Money Saving Tips for New Construction and Outdoor Low Voltage Lighting

NiteLites St Louis Landscape Lighting Provides Money Saving Tips for New Construction and Outdoor Low Voltage Lighting

  • On June 29, 2013

NiteLites of St. Louis Landscape Lighting offers the following money and time saving steps for property owners planning on installing exterior lighting during new construction or renovation projects. These pre-construction steps are recommended for obtaining the best results from professionally installed low voltage and outdoor LED lighting systems.

  1. Place 1 1/2 inch or larger conduit under driveways and walkways. Conduits should extend 12 inches past each side of the pavement edge. The pavement should be marked with a narrow groove on each side and the homeowner should have a drawing where the conduit locations are measured from a fixed reference such as the curb or garage wall. If possible, place 2 conduits – one for lighting and the other for a sprinkler system that may be installed in the future.
  2. Have new landscaping planted at least 24 inches away from foundation of the project.
  3. Install electrical outlets in all locations where lighting transformers will be needed. Each outlet should have 15 or 20 amp capacity and should have a GFCI outlet. Be sure to have spare outlets for holiday lighting as well.
  4. Be sure to have in-use weatherproof covers installed on all of your outside outlets. In-use covers have a bubble cover that keeps the outlet dry even when items are plugged in. This is an essential step that is often overlooked.
  5. Request that the electrician install each exterior outlet on a dedicated and labeled breaker.
  6. Start communication early with your outdoor lighting professionals. The lighting experts at NiteLites will review project plans to determine the best locations to add outlets. This is much less expensive to do as part of the initial building project rather than adding them on after the construction is complete. As an extra time saving measure for prospective clients, the NiteLites team will even review building plans faxed to their office. Plans should be faxed to “NiteLites of St. Louis” at 314-993-8150.

NiteLites Landscape Lighting of St. Louis offers a free onsite consultation prior to the final sign off of construction projects. For more information, call NiteLites at 314-993-8155 or stop by the 2010 Builders St. Charles Home Show. The show will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Louis, MO, April 23rd through April 25th . These outdoor lighting professionals will be exhibiting their comprehensive specification grade exterior low voltage systems and outdoor LEDs for both residential and commercial properties.

NiteLites specializes in the professional installation and repair of outdoor low voltage lighting, including: architectural lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor LEDs, tree lighting, pool side lighting, garden lighting, deck lighting, recessed step lighting, submersible lighting for fountains and ponds, and pathway lighting.

NiteLites of St. Louis is now hiring outdoor lighting professionals. Outdoor work, Professional Appearance, Good Communication Skills, Mandatory Clean Driving Record, and Mandatory No Criminal Record required. Full Training will be provided, and up to 40+ hours per week will be offered. Responsibilities include outdoor lighting installation, aiming and adjustment at night, and proper upkeep of tools and equipment. All experienced landscapers and electricians will be given preference.

NiteLites home illumination franchises are located in 34 cities and the company is growing rapidly. To view the details of the upcoming professional outdoor lighting exhibits, visit The following territories are available for the pursuit of outdoor lighting business opportunities: Las Vegas, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Phoenix, San Antonio, Memphis, New Orleans, Miami, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Seattle, Hartford, Tucson, Denver, Lexington, and San Jose. For more information on NiteLites Architectural and Landscape Lighting franchise opportunities visit their website or call toll free 1-866-NITELITES.

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