Outdoor Illumination provides differentiated, high-end outdoor lighting to residential and commercial properties in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, North & South Carolina, and Florida.

We are ‘landscapers of light’ who treat your garden with the utmost in respect and care. We create a scene you will cherish late into the evening.

Custom-designed lighting… adding more living space, security, and value.


A garden is a place of calm and beauty, color and light. Our mission is to transform our clients’ gardens into an evening oasis. With the experience of over 5,000 custom designed installations, Outdoor Illumination is uniquely qualified to accent your garden for your pleasure – deep into the night.

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Transform your home under soft Outdoor Illumination. Well-placed lighting enhances curb appeal, accenting the most notable elements of architecture, provides a visual destination for you and your guests, and adds a measure of security.

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Decks, patios, docks, pergolas, arbors, porches. We consider best options for these outdoor structures – and their surrounding landscapes. The intention is to create a comfortably illuminated ‘outdoor room’.

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Outdoor Illumination has earned a reputation as a trusted resource for custom design and installation of outdoor lighting on historic sites and museums, with a keen eye to the sensitivity associated with these architectural gems. A list of marquis properties include: Dumbarton Oaks, Tudor Place, Dumbarton House, Paca House, Belmont Manor, Lincoln Cottage, Blair House, Decatur House, Hill Center, The Vice President’s Residence and many more.

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LEDs are rapidly evolving. Our team has vast experience with this revolutionary technology, and we will consider best options for your property, considering impact, beam spread, color temperature and more in our design. These considerations also arise in our maintenance visits, as we migrate from halogen, incandescent and HID technologies to more efficient and sustainable LEDs. We work to integrate with evolving control technologies – and most of our systems are engineered to operate automatically, employing astronomical timers and other smart lighting control management.

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Landscapes evolve, outdoor environments are harsh, and your system needs maintenance that considers both mechanical performance and aesthetic effects. Our maintenance technicians are carefully trained veterans of our trade. And our maintenance agreements are the best way to manage your system for years to come.

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Residential Projects

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