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 […]

Color Temperature and Landscape Lighting

Have you ever adjusted the coloring on your photos, making them cooler (bluer) or warmer (redder) to correct funky lighting? Lighting your yard requires similar finesse. Choosing the color temperature of your outdoor lights is an important part of any outdoor lighting plan. With modern lighting technologies, consumers can choose not only the brightness of […]

Outdoor Path Lighting Tips

Path lighting is usually one of the first types of lighting a homeowner installs. It adds safety and helps define outdoor spaces. But there are also a number of mistakes many homeowners fall into with this seemingly simple lighting feature. Just follow these path lighting tips for an outdoor nightscape that will catch the eye […]

Understanding Voltage Drop in Low-Voltage Lighting Systems

Low-voltage systems are standard for landscape lighting, but many homeowners don’t understand the underlying electrical issues. If you are planning a low-voltage lighting system, you will need to consider certain properties of the electrical wiring or your system will fail. A key to planning a successful lighting system is understanding voltage drop. Why Voltage Drop […]

Best Reasons to Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting Around Your Home

You have a beautiful yard, and you should be proud of it. Not only that but as we swing into summer, everyone loves to spend more time outdoors. But without outdoor lighting, nobody will be able to see or enjoy your outdoor living space after the sun goes down. Just as the day starts to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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