Outdoor Lighting

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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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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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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Reduce Light Pollution from Outdoor Lighting

Reduce Light Pollution from Outdoor Lighting

Consumers are becoming more and more environmentally conscious. Of course, many municipalities have made recycling available for decades. Responsible homeowners make sure to separate out their glass, plastic, paper, and metal to keep it out of landfills. New technologies have also made it easier to reduce our carbon footprint. Energy efficient appliances and lighting options, like CFLs and LEDs, have …

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Outdoor Lighting Terms to Know

Outdoor Lighting Terms to Know

Outdoor lighting is an excellent investment in your home or business. Think about it. You have spent time and money making the exterior of your property look beautiful. You’ve painted your home, spruced up your landscaping, and carefully cared for all the plants. But if you lack outdoor lighting, you are only getting half of the value of all that …

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Tips for Lighting an Outdoor Fireplace

Tips for Lighting an Outdoor Fireplace

As fall sweeps into Georgia, it’s time to start thinking about all of our favorite autumn activities. Break out the sweaters, warm up with a hot cup of cocoa, and pull on your favorite mittens. Now is a great time to fire up your outside fireplace for some cozy evenings outside with family and friends. It may seem a little …

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Using Outdoor Downlighting to Mimic Nature

Outdoor Downlighting Lighting to Mimic Nature

For years, the trend in outdoor lighting has been “see the light, not the fixture”. Nowhere is this more apparent than in artfully designed and skillfully installed downlighting. Many homes have some amount of downlighting already installed. Often this is in the form of simple fixtures under gutters, soffits, or some other type of overhang. These lights typically light up …

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How to Pick a Landscape Lighting Company

How to Pick a Landscape Lighting Company

So you’ve decided you are ready to install landscape lighting. Or maybe you are building a new home and want to make sure it is appropriately lit from the start. There are plenty of good reasons to install outdoor lighting for your home. Good outdoor lighting will add to your home’s curb appeal as well as to its safety and …

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