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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Using Outdoor Downlighting 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. […]

How to Avoid Voltage Drop in Outdoor Lighting Systems

Outdoor lighting can be a beautiful addition to any home. But as you design your outdoor lighting system, you need to beware of the great nemesis of outdoor lighting: voltage drop. In this article, we will discuss the causes of voltage drop, the problems it creates, and how you can design your system to avoid […]

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 […]

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