Residential 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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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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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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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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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 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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