Design & Installation Process

Our Process


Initial Design Consultation - 15 to 20 minutes

For 20 Years our nationwide tried and true design & installation process begins with an initial consultation visit to your home. At that time we will establish your goals by talking to you to get a feel for any likes and dislikes for lighting your home. Based on this conversation we will tell you what we think would look nice, architectural features lit, lighting techniques etc. and we may make suggestions to get your feedback. This step only takes 15 to 20 minutes of your time and is designed to give us the information we need for a successful lighting design installation. We will then let you go while we take high resolution digital photographs of your property so that we can load them into our proprietary state of the art light editing software. (See example of a design using our light editing software to the right)

STEP 2  

Create Actual Lighting Design - 3 to 4 Days

When we create your unique lighting design at our office using our lighting design editing software we can view your home while at the same time apply different lighting fixtures, colors, beam spreads, voltages and techniques. There is a lot to be considered in a good lighting design and since we have more than 20 years experience in outdoor lighting systems we know what is important. This allows you to have the piece of mind that we have taken everything into account so that our lighting design for your home will exceed your expectations and make your home look as beautiful at night as it does during the day. Then after we are completely satisfied with your lighting design we will contact you to review the digital lighting design for your home and property. At this meeting we will also review the project cost. This generally takes 45 minutes to an hour to review your design, answer questions and proceed to installation.  Then after we are completely satisfied with your lighting design we will contact you to review the digital lighting design for your home and property.


Review the Project, Design and The Costs - Generally 45 to 60 Minutes

This meeting at your home is when we will review the completed lighting design on an IPad using our proprietary software where we will show you what your home will look like lit up at night before we install one fixture. We will explain our thought process and the project costs. We will answer any questions you may have, make any adjustments if needed, explain scheduling and then proceed to installation. 


Installation Day - Usually One or Two Days Depending on the System Size

Either the week before or the week of your installation we will contact you to let you know our planned installation day and start time (weather dependent). Prior to installation one of our associates may take a final walk through of your project depending on the complexity of your project and installation. Installations usually take one full day but may take either part of a second day or the entire second day depending on the project size and time of year. Extremely large projects may take longer. Neatness and cleanliness is a priority for us and we will leave your property looking the way it was prior to our arrival. The only difference is that you will now have an elegant Sundown® Outdoor Lighting system on it.


Monday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday12:00PM - 3:00PM
Sunday -

Landscape Lighting Installation | Chicago Suburbs - Google

Sundown Outdoor Lighting designs, manufactures and installs outdoor lighting systems in the greater Chicago, IL metropolitan area for the last twenty one years, including the cities of Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena, Homer Glen, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lemont, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Oak Brook, Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Woodridge, Darien, Lombard, Lagrange, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Manteno, Brookfield, Westchester, Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Park, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Yorkville, Aurora, St. Charles, Oswego, Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, Ottawa,                 and other Chicago area suburbs. We have also designed and installed systems in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Maine and Arizona.