"A premier outdoor and landscape lighting design, repair and installation service"
The fine art of Landscape Lighting - Kenilworth, IL. 60043
We are A Well Lit Garden and we provide a premium residential service to the Kenilworth area that focuses solely on landscape lighting.
This service includes:
Landscape Lighting Design - our designs are customized to your budget and site's unique characteristics.
That's why we will perform a site visit to your residence in Kenilworth to measure, evaluate and generate your lighting design.
Outdoor Lighting Repair - we offer a wide range of services performed by an experienced Electrical Engineer
Installation - Our systems are engineered and installed for long-term reliability
Maintenance - We don't just clean lenses and replace lamps; we improve the lighting design with lamp selection and fixture placements
LED Solutions - We offer both a retrofit solution that works with your existing landscape lighting luminaries and integrated LED fixtures for new installations
What is the best material for landscape lighting luminaries?
When comparing copper to brass luminaries, both materials are good choices for fixture composition but copper offers a few key advantages over brass.
Remember, brass is a composite typically comprised of copper and zinc (usually about 70% copper and 30% zinc).
The zinc provides hardness to the alloy which makes brass an excellent choice for parts where the softer copper is not suitable for such applications as screws and knuckles.
Obviously, when you have 70% of the brass makeup costing say $6,800 per ton and 30% of the makeup costing $1,835 per ton (current prices on the LME), brass should naturally be a less expensive material than 100% copper.
The two primary reasons brass is used in products are:
- Certain applications require harder materials.
- Brass can be polished to a beautiful finish. Also, the zinc in brass helps resist tarnishing, especially important for indoor lighting fixtures and decorative hardware.
There are 2 very meaningful advantages to copper based luminaries:
First, copper is one of the few materials that will truly stand the test of time, which is one reason why copper is used for roofing, plumbing, and historic structures.
Most traditional brass compositions used for landscape luminaries have 70% copper and 30% zinc. Above 15% zinc content and dezincification can occur which depletes the zinc and leaves the remaining product porous and weak.
The second advantage of copper over brass (and many other materials used for lighting products) is the true sustainability of the material from an eco-friendly perspective.
Brass is an alloy. Copper is pure and the more likely material to end up being recycled. Copper holds its intrinsic value over time, a key to true sustainability.
In other words, copper at the beginning of the production stage and at the end of a product's lifespan will maintain a significant portion of its value, making it desirable and, therefore, financially feasible to recycle.
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Thank you Terry Lawrence of P. M. Lighting
for this perspective on copper versus brass.
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The Landscape Lighting regulations for the Village of Kenilworth, IL. 60043
Ordinance, permits and licensing
The Village of Kenilworth does not currently
regulate residential outdoor or landscape lighting.
No permit is required for the design, repair, installation or maintenance of landscape lighting.
Contractors providing low voltage lighting services are NOT required to be licensed within the Village of Kenilworth, Cook County or the state of Illinois.
The following is a link to the Village of Kenilworth
for your convenience.