Want to learn more about LDF Outdoor Lighting?

Watch this interview with Mike Imondi on NBC4!


Lighting is our sole passion and focus.  We are not a landscaping or sprinkler company that treats lighting as an add-on service.

We are locally owned and operated, serving only the Central Ohio area.  We are not a national franchise whose products and creativity are dictated by corporate guidelines.

LDF has a certification from the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, multi-year Angie’s List Super Service awards, and an A+ BBB Rating.


LDF is not a landscape company that also does lighting.  We are not a national franchise. All we do is lighting. It is our sole passion and focus. Since we are not a franchise, we are only accountable to our customers, not a national corporation dictating what products to use and streamlining creativity into a one size fits all package. Because lighting is all we do, we are not distracted by other work competing for our attention and resources. Lighting shouldn’t be just another item on a ‘services offered’ menu.

We are driven by the enjoyment of what we do and the gratification it brings our customers. What I have learned is that if you take care of the customer first, take ownership of every job, and enjoy what you do… the rest of the business will take care of itself.

New System Design and Install

We want to meet with you and evaluate your property and priorities. Together, we will design a creative, functional and unique plan that turns night time into the most beautiful and inviting time to enjoy your outdoors.

Existing System Upgrades

We are often asked if we service existing systems. Our policy is that once we touch a system to repair or upgrade, we are essentially taking ownership of it. Therefore, we will not simply “bandaid” or patch systems. Our process is to do a full assessment of your existing system. We will recommend what components can be reused and what should be discarded. In addition, we perform a complete re-wiring of your system to make certain it’s installed to match our standards and methods.

System Conversions

We convert existing incandescent/halogen systems to LED.   This turns into a major energy saver; doing your part to help the planet; as well as your wallet in energy bills.

A few of our projects

We have three main focuses on our lighting solutions; Architectural, Hardscape and Landscape.  Below are some photos of all three.  



“We completed a major patio and landscape project around our home. Mike Imondi was recommended to us by our landscape contractor, and we could not have been more pleased. Mike was professional, made great suggestions, and was easy to work with, and the end result was outstanding. We spend time outside most evenings admiring and enjoying his work, and we have received numerous compliments on our new lighting. Mike is truly an artist.”
Anne & Bob S., Dublin, OH
“Mike Imondi, with Landscape Design First, has handled all of our plant and lighting needs since 1994. He is very knowledgeable, creative and responsive, and is especially adept at meeting deadlines. In 2006, we did a very large remodeling project to our home, which required that all the plants and lighting be reworked. Mike completed his work beautifully and ahead of schedule! We still hear “oohs and aahs” every week from friends, family and neighbors when they see the gorgeous home he has created for us. We feel very fortunate to have Mike working with us.”
Jim and Patti R, Columbus, OH
“The transformation of our entire backyard from an unusable eyesore into a seasonal living and entertainment area, we owe entirely to Mike and Landscape Design First. Mike’s ability to listen to our objectives and design an outdoor experience that felt like a natural extension of our house was amazing. Mike collaborated extremely well with our pool and landscaping contractors and oversaw the entire construction process. Rarely in life do you come across someone like Landscape Design First that shattered our expectations the way they did. And most impressively, our project has been done over two years and he still checks in on us to see if we are still ecstatic with the results.”
Jim and Kim, Dublin, OH