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Task Lighting to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Spaces for Spring

Task Lighting

Don’t look now, but spring is right around the corner. According to the calendar, spring starts March 20th, and the weather is catching up to the new season as well. As we begin to thaw out from the winter cold, everyone wants to get outdoors. Warmer evenings means a pleasant stroll after work, a long walk with your dog, or …

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Make Your Outdoor Lighting System Last Longer – Part Two: Installation

outdoor lighting installation

If you want your outdoor lighting system to last as long as possible with only minor maintenance, you have to areas of concern. First, you need to select fixtures that will stand up to weather and other abuse they may get, such as lawn mowers, animals, and the occasional bump. However, no matter how durable your fixtures are, the part …

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How to Create a Magical Porch, Patio, or Deck

How to Create a Magical Porch, Patio, or Deck

It may be hard to think about right now, but spring is just five weeks away. Before you know it, the season for outdoor living will be back. If you have a porch, patio, or deck, you have a perfect location for some outdoor relaxation, both day and night. Of course, if you want to use your outdoor space at …

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Make Your Outdoor Lighting System Last Longer – Part One: Durable Fixtures

Make Your Outdoor Lighting System Last Longer

Outdoor lighting is a great way to add some pizzazz to your home. Even the most elegant home can disappear into the dark without outdoor lighting. So when you make the decision to install outdoor landscape lighting for your home, you are making an investment. Like any investment, you want to make your outdoor lighting system last longer. When you …

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Using Shadows to Create Dramatic Landscape Lighting Effects

Using Shadows to Create Dramatic Landscape Lighting Effects

When we think about landscape lighting, we often think about the light. After all, it’s right there in the name. But there are many ways to create dramatic effects. Some aspects of outdoor lighting are, by necessity, all about light. We spend a lot of time in this blog talking about how to use lighting for security, to make spaces …

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Lighting Outdoor Living Spaces for All Seasons

Lighting Outdoor Living Spaces for All Seasons

We’re deep into winter, and you may be thinking about cozying up in the warmth of your house. But just because the weather has cooled off, you don’t have to abandon your outdoor living spaces. In fact, some outdoor living spaces do great in the colder months. Your outdoor living spaces are meant to be an extension of your home, …

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What Is the Best Bulb for Outdoor Landscape Lighting?

What Is the Best Bulb for Outdoor Landscape Lighting?

So you’ve planned out a great outdoor lighting design. You’re all ready to install your system and bask in its beautiful light. There’s just one thing missing. Before you can start, you need to figure out what bulbs you will be using. But what is the best bulb for outdoor landscape lighting? That’s a question that you will have to …

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Outdoor Wall Lighting

Outdoor Wall Lighting

In this blog, we talk a lot about landscape lighting techniques. However, as much as we appreciate the art of landscape lighting, homes are not public parks, and residential outdoor lighting is about a lot more than trees and bushes. That’s why we wanted to dedicate a full blog post to outdoor wall lighting. If you think about it, walls …

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Maximizing the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Maximizing the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

If you’ve ever walked or driven down a dark residential street and noticed that some houses just look nicer than others, you’ve probably noticed the benefits of outdoor lighting. A home with minimal lighting at night doesn’t look like much. But a home with elegant, well thought out and designed lighting is a sight to behold. If you want to …

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Unique Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Unique Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lighting is there to make your home look great at night. Of course, there’s good lighting, and there’s great lighting. So what’s the difference? You know it when you see it, but it’s not always easy to pinpoint. Good lighting checks all the boxes and lights up all the right things: walkways, trees, columns, entryways. But good lighting can …

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