BRIGHTNESS AND TEMPERATURE

BRIGHTNESS AND TEMPERATURE

How much light? Outdoor lighting designers hold to the maxim that “less is more.” Homeowners are concerned with security, safety, and utility. A good design, professionally installed and maintained, fully addresses these practical concerns while knocking...
POOL DECK DESIGNS

POOL DECK DESIGNS

A residential swimming pool with basic underwater lighting is like a blank canvas. It practically begs for a deck and area lighting design that elevates the merely attractive to a boutique resort feast for the senses. The guiding artistic principle is subtlety. We...
OUTDOOR LIGHTING FOR BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FOR BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS

The basic goals of outdoor lighting designs for businesses and institutions are much the same as those of homeowners but are often prioritized differently. Private homeowners do have to comply with codes and ordinances that are intended to limit the intrusion of one...
TRENDING SMART LIGHTING CONTROLS

TRENDING SMART LIGHTING CONTROLS

The digital revolution is transforming outdoor lighting designs just like everything else in our lives. Smart lighting is trending up across the board. The term “smart lighting” is a broad one which refers to two related paths of innovation. Lighting...
BACK TO THE FUTURE: LED CONVERSIONS

BACK TO THE FUTURE: LED CONVERSIONS

If an outdoor lighting installation was put in before 2013, it could well be a line-voltage system powering halogen bulbs with 120-volt house current. If it’s older than 2010, it’s nearly certain that’s what it is. These systems were state of the art...
LIGHTING WATER FEATURES

LIGHTING WATER FEATURES

Water features fall into four broad categories: pools, fountains, waterfalls, and streams. Each of these presents a particular set of lighting challenges and opportunities, but all can provide spectacular results. The most basic lighting design question for a water...
Different Types of Up Lights

Different Types of Up Lights

There are many different types of uplights that hold a wide variety of bulbs. Each has a specific function in outdoor landscape lighting. When used properly, the desired look will be accomplished. we will be covering interchangeable LED outdoor lighting fixtures. The...
Integrated VS. Interchangeable

Integrated VS. Interchangeable

Before 2010 if you hired a professional outdoor lighting company to install low voltage lighting around your house or yard there was some version of an interchangeable halogen fixture implemented into the system. If you were trying to light up a house, tree, statue,...
Moon Lighting and its many uses

Moon Lighting and its many uses

Moonlighting is a very universal way of lighting, some might call it the swiss army knife of lights. Moonlighting appeared in the early 1990’s in Houston and became popular because of how beautiful and warm it looked and all the different ways it could be used. Unlike...
Finding the Right Outdoor Lighting Company

Finding the Right Outdoor Lighting Company

The phrase outdoor lighting means many different things. Accent lighting, landscape lighting, security lighting, and hardscape lighting are just a few of the different types of ways you can use lights around your home, business or commercial property. Every project is...