Best Landscape Lighting service rating in the nation

We have had a great experience with Lighthouse now on two house. In both cases, Chad and team did an outstanding job on assessing the architecture of the house and coming up with a great lighting scheme. They were extremely professional, willing to spend the team to design an optimal solution, and were fairly priced. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Lighthouse Lighting did an excellent job listening to what I wanted in my landscape lighting. The plan and installment were done professionally and look great. I have used them for my holiday lights and those are done beautifully also. Chad is very easy to work with and guarantees his work. I would recommend him.
I have hired this company for the past 5 years to put up Xmas lights on my house and barn. Chad and his workers are very professional and do great work, I plan on using them for many years to come.
Work was completed on time and in accordance with the quote. No attempt to up sell the project, just good suggestions and options to consider. The workers showed up when expected and was very careful with the existing landscaping. The quality of the material was exactly what I expected and when finished he cleaned everything up and even rewired some existing landscape lighting that needed updating. 

We have used Lighthouse Lighting of Iowa in 2012 and 2014, with summer 2014 work adding to previous years work. Chad is visionary, creative and makes great suggestions on how to bring out house and landscaping features. He is upfront with costs and both times the final cost did not vary from his initial estimate.
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have found Chad and Lighthouse Lighting a few years back. Chad is wonderful to work with and listens to exactly what you want. He always responds to requests, emails and calls usually in less than 24 hours. Gem of a company…
I LOVE our lighting. It is perfect for us I even called him back to light up one more tree. The actual cost was exactly what he originally quoted no hidden surprises. I have not posted photos because they do not do justice to the depth and character given to our home. I would recommend Chad and his company to anyone interested in residential or commercial outdoor lighting.
Lighthouse has always provide me with good service at a fair price. That’s why I continue to use Chad and his company!
I hired this contractor to put up lighting in my ten year old home and it looks splendid. It is not only beautiful, but I have had comments that it makes my house look new. The contractor is very pleasant and easy to work with, on time, and I did not know he was even there except that I have great lights. Plus, he has a lifetime warranty.
We have been very pleased with Lighthouse Lighting and their work on our home. They have been courteous, respectful of our time, worked with us on budget and delivered on time. There was one adjustment that had to be made after the initial installation and they were quick to fix it. Overall, we’ve had no problems in the almost 3 years since initial installation.


Des Moines (75 mile service radius)

Chad Wardlow | Territory Owner
phone number:
(515) 207-9961

What we do

Outdoor Lighting
The landscape lighting design specialists at
Lighthouse, are some of the best trained
lighting designers in the industry today.
Architectural & Landscape
Lighting Installation
Our installation teams are ready
to tackle even the most complex designs,
using cutting edge techniques.
System Maintenance
Repair & Warranty
Helping you protect your investment for years
to come. Ensuring your system always
works like new.

Design & Installation Project Overview

Lighthouse® Outdoor Lighting of Des Moines has been serving the state of Iowa for the last 8 years. We create breathtaking nightscapes that transform our customer’s properties into amazing works of art. Whether you’re looking for whole estate landscape lighting or simply need to illuminate your pathway, deck, patio, outdoor steps, pond or any outdoor feature at all, our team can help. If you think you’re ready to take the next step, schedule a no cost consultation and demo.


This location is owned and operated by a licensed electrician who has been designing and installing lighting for over 13 years. Our vast experience in landscape lighting will help you transform your home or business into a truly unique property. A property with professionally installed landscape lighting makes your home safer and is more inviting for your friends and family. A landscape lighting plan involves much more than just putting a light under a tree or near an entryway. Each fixture must be chosen to have the correct elements, beam spread, projection, location, wattage and color temperature. Our lighting design options can be catered to fit any project no matter how large or small. We have transformed homes and landscaping of all sizes. Our designs are carefully thought through to  enhance your architecture and landscaping to the fullest extent. We have a number of fixtures that can help make your outdoor area feel like a vacation destination. It’s our goal to design an innovative and unique landscape lighting plan for each customer so they can feel the “Wow, What a Difference with Lighthouse” effect. Please  call today for a free design and proposal.

Chad Wardlow | Territory Owner Des Moines, IA Regional Office

This location serves the following communities

  • Adel
  • Altoona
  • Ames
  • Ankeny
  • Boonville
  • Bondurant
  • Boone
  • Cambridge
  • Carlisle
  • Clive
  • Cumming
  • Dallas Center
  • Des Moines
  • De Sota
  • Dexter
  • Earlham
  • Granger
  • Grimes
  • Grinnell
  • Hartford
  • Huxley
  • Indianola
  • Johnston
  • Knoxville
  • Lake Panorama
  • Madrid
  • Martensdale
  • Milo
  • Mitchellville
  • Nevada
  • Newton
  • Norwalk
  • Osceola
  • Pella
  • Perry
  • Panora
  • Pella
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasantville
  • Polk City
  • Prairie City
  • Prole
  • Runnells
  • Slater
  • St.Charles
  • St. Marys
  • Story City
  • Urbandale
  • Waukee

Our Process

Free Consultation &<br /> Project Evaluation

Free Consultation &
Project Evaluation

A professionally trained and certified lighting designer from our Des Moines, IA regional center will meet you on site to evaluate your project at no cost to you. Leaving behind an official quote for system and services.

Comprehensive<br /> Lighting Design

Lighting Design

All professional lighting designs can be completed in 48 hours. Includes equipment list, installation plan, & formal system and installation quote. Design services can also be purchased as an a la carte stand alone product.

White Glove<br /> Installation

White Glove

A professionally installed landscape lighting system, no matter how complex, should be discreetly installed with little to no visible impact to your landscape, patio or home. We leave every lighting project site clean & picture perfect!


System Fine

Once the lights go down, your designer will come back to fine tune the landscape lighting system to ensure it is performing as good or better than you expected. We then do a full inspection and fixture by fixture walkthrough with you.


System Maintenance
& Support

Every Lighthouse installation comes with a 1 year onsite service plan at no additional charge. We change bulbs, clean lenses, trim shrubs, and double check connections making sure your system is 100% operational. 93% of our customers opt to extend their service agreement beyond the first year.

Need Help? Call (515) 207-9961

Why Lighthouse?

Industry leading designers

Many of our lighting designers are award winning and nationally recognized among their peers for excellence within the lighting industry.

Personal service

We communicate with you from start to finish on your project, so you know exactly what to expect and there are no surprises.

Meticulous Installation

Our installation teams are expertly trained to install your lighting to the highest standards with the least amount of landscape and property disturbance.


Best of breed product line

Our fixtures and equipment are designed and manufactured by us to exceed the quality and standards of other lighting companies.

Proven Success

Lighthouse is a nationally recognized expert in lighting with over 15,000 completed lighting installations nationwide.

Cutting edge technology

Lighthouse is the leader in developing and implementing new and innovative technologies in automation and lighting control.


Need Help? Call (515) 207-9961