Residential Lighting

Outdoor Stairway Lighting

Outdoor Stairway Lighting

One of the goals of outdoor lighting is to make sure that spaces are usable at night. Another function is for safety and security. Those two goals come together when it comes to outdoor stairway lighting. Of course, stairways themselves may take many forms. Indoors, stairways are almost always a simple way to get from one level of a building …

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How Bright Should Outdoor Lighting Be?

How Bright Should Outdoor Lighting Be

Outdoor and landscape lighting is a great way to accent your home. But we often run across homeowners who are split on the decision to install outdoor lighting. One partner is all for it. They imagine a beautiful home with resort-style lighting. More often than not, they have seen other homes with great outdoor lighting and appreciate the added curb …

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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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Tech Trends in Outdoor and Landscape Lighting

Tech Trends in Outdoor and Landscape Lighting

Outdoor lighting is an exciting field these days. New technologies are expanding possibilities. Design and technology improvements are making lights more efficient and more adaptable. As wireless technology and the internet of things picks up speed, interest is growing in smart lighting systems. All of this is to say that tech trends in outdoor and landscape lighting are moving quickly. …

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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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Hardscape Lighting Basics

Hardscape Lighting Basics

Hardscape is any inanimate part of your outdoor space. This includes retaining and sitting walls, pavers, steps, decks, and other parts of your outdoor landscape that aren’t alive. Unlike lighting living parts of your landscape such as flower beds, bushes, lawns, and trees, installing hardscape lighting often means drilling into hard materials. But despite the added challenge, hardscape lighting is …

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Creating Custom Outdoor Lighting

Creating Custom Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to outdoor lighting, there’s no such thing as a cookie cutter approach. The best lighting designers know that any design needs to reflect the people who will be enjoying it. For some people, they are happiest when they can use their outdoor space for entertaining. The love to fire up the grill and have all their friends …

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Top Outdoor Lighting Trends for 2018

Top Outdoor Lighting Trends for 2018

Summer is in full swing and so is outdoor living season. There’s nothing like spending time on an elegantly lit patio or deck on a warm summer evening. If you have a backyard or garden, some strategically placed lights can turn it into a nighttime haven for relaxing and entertaining. But when it comes to outdoor lighting, fashions come and …

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Outdoor Security Lighting

Outdoor Security Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds beauty and depth to your home at night.It can also be an integral part of your home security system. Outdoor security lighting keeps your home secure by discouraging trespassers and intruders. With more light, there is more chance of being recognized or caught. That’s enough to keep most criminals at bay. Why Use Security Lighting The most …

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