Process - Start to Finish

Site Survey and Client Interview

At Lightscape, Inc., our initial stage is to get to know you and your project and start to generate the overall ideas for your outdoor lighting and electrical.  This is also the time to get an understanding of your desires and budget. We will visit your site and take notes about your property as well as the surrounding neighborhood to ensure a cohesive design.

Design Process

The outdoor lighting design creation process starts with a base plan, either provided by a Landscape Architect, Designer, or if nothing exists, a sketch created by our designers of your existing features.  We are often brought into the initial home and landscape design meetings to ensure power loads and home control zones are covered and initiate the idea generation process.  From there an initial concept is created conforming to city and national codes. We work with the landscape architect or art curator (if applicable) in specifying the appropriate fixtures and lamp types for the best results. The design process is a collaborative effort between all members of the design team. 

Presentation and Approval

The outdoor lighting plan is submitted to the client for approval. Revisions are made if necessary and once the client signs off on the project, all required electrical permits are pulled.

Installation and Enjoyment

Every job is laid out by the designer / project manager so that our installation crews know where to locate each fixture.  Our crews have experience in the landscape industry and utilize their plant knowledge to ensure the utmost care to plants / trees and their root systems. We dig all trenches by hand, preserving sod, roots, and ground cover. Crew members approach mature trees using a spoke-and-wheel trenching method that protects the integrity of the delicate root structure. If necessary, on-staff professional tree climbers ascend trees using "spike-less" shoes to install down lights. All efforts are taken to ensure that your systems is hidden during the day and enjoyed at night.

Installation Technique

At Lightscape, Inc., our attention to detail is the signature quality of our installation crews.  English speaking foreman oversee your installation from start to finish.  We utilize hand dug trenching to ensure limited impact on tree and plant roots and overall site conditions during installation.  This is very important because our work is done close to the end of a landscape project. Our crews are able to make your landscape look as if we were never there.


Crew member have a background in landscape development which gives them the knowledge and experience necessary to care for the landscape as they work.  Each crew has professional tree climbers and electricians eliminating the need to utilize subcontractors.  This helps to ensure our high standards are met on each job.


Whether installing a low voltage or line voltage outdoor lighting system, our installation standards ensure a landscape lighting system that will provide stress free enjoyment from start to finish.