Installing Landscape Lighting – DIY vs. Hiring A Professional

Installing Landscape Lighting – DIY vs. Hiring A Professional

With the resurgence of DIY home improvement projects, it is easy to get swept in the “I can do it” mentality of home improvement. When installing landscape lighting, some projects are perfect for a homeowner to tackle, while others are best left to a professional...
Landscape Lighting Design for Large Properties

Landscape Lighting Design for Large Properties

Landscape lighting design is crucial when it comes to improving the overall aesthetic of your home. As a DIYer, it’s easier to arrange a few accent lights around a smaller property. But when you’re working with a property on a much larger scale, overwhelm can...
Popular Techniques For Statue Lighting

Popular Techniques For Statue Lighting

If you’re an appreciator of art and beautiful aesthetics, you probably have statues and sculptures in your yard. Art shouldn’t be reserved for the indoors afterall. Take pride in how your artwork is displayed just as if it were in a gallery – except the gallery...
3 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

3 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

As a homeowner, it is vital to prioritize your home’s curb appeal. Curb appeal is the attractiveness of a home from the perspective of a passerby of a street. The theory is simple, the more attractive and safe your home appears from the curb, the more your property is...
How To Design Garden Lighting?

How To Design Garden Lighting?

A garden’s beauty shouldn’t disappear with the daylight. By adding outdoor lighting to your beautiful garden features, you can create a beautiful ambiance that can be enjoyed at any hour.  Designing Garden Lighting For Aesthetics Since all gardens are unique in their...
How To Choose A Professional Lighting Company In Texas

How To Choose A Professional Lighting Company In Texas

If you are a homeowner or business owner, the odds are you’ve considered adding landscape lighting to your property. Outdoor lighting can completely transform your estate and choosing a professional lighting company is the first step. If you live in Texas, Houston...
How To Choose A Landscape Lighting Design

How To Choose A Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape Lighting Design can seem overwhelming to someone who hasn’t looked into it before. Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve decided it’s time to integrate outdoor lighting into your current home, Houston Lightscape’s guide will help you figure everything...
SPRINGTIME ILLUMINATIONS

SPRINGTIME ILLUMINATIONS

Springtime will spring before you know it. It’s the golden season for outdoor living, before the formidable Houston summer heat. Time to survey the patio, ready the grill, and get ready for those laid-back evenings with family and friends. Early springtime is also...
COLOR IN LANDSCAPE LIGHTING?

COLOR IN LANDSCAPE LIGHTING?

The First Law of Residential Landscape Lighting is “less is more”. A design achieves the greatest drama and beauty with as little lighting as possible. How little is “as little as possible”? Generally, just enough to meet safety, security, and functionality needs. An...
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL?

DIY OR PROFESSIONAL?

A quick search of the internet turns up a lot of content on do-it-yourself (DIY) outdoor and landscape lighting. As a matter of fact, there are literally thousands of articles, blogs, and guides on the subject. Retailers of outdoor lighting hardware naturally promote...
REPAIR OR REPLACE?

REPAIR OR REPLACE?

New clients are not always starting from a scratch. Quite a few explain they’ve got outdoor lighting systems already in place. They’re not satisfied with the performance of the system, or perhaps with its general condition. Long-time owners of a property realize one...
2019 TRENDS IN OUTDOOR LIGHTING

2019 TRENDS IN OUTDOOR LIGHTING

2019 has been an interesting and active year in outdoor and landscape lighting. As its days dwindle to a precious few, let’s pause and highlight some of the year’s top outdoor lighting trends.  Path lighting, if you will, to next year. The standout markers of 2019...
HARDSCAPE LIGHTING

HARDSCAPE LIGHTING

  HARDSCAPE AND SOFTSCAPE Outdoor living spaces have two basic ingredients: softscape and hardscape. Softscape is all that’s alive and growing. Trees, shrubs, lawns, flowers, succulents, and so forth. Hardscape is pretty much everything else. It’s not living....
OUTDOOR  LIGHTING FIXTURES GUIDE

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES GUIDE

  OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES Guides to outdoor and landscape lighting usually suggest specific design uses for the various types of fixtures. Readers, however, aren’t always familiar with the trade lexicon. Let’s go over the outdoor lighting fixtures menu and shed...
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING POWER COSTS

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING POWER COSTS

Landscape lighting systems consume electrical power.  And alas, electrical power costs money. Therefore, unless money is no object, it’s reasonable to ask how much it costs to power a landscape lighting system. Obviously, any homeowner thinking of having a system put...
OUTDOOR LIGHTING MAINTENANCE

OUTDOOR LIGHTING MAINTENANCE

Outdoor lighting systems need a modicum of maintenance to live long and prosper. The lighting designer ’s mantra is “less is more”. The maintenance version is “a little goes a long way”. It doesn’t take much to keep an outdoor lighting system in tip-top shape. It just...
LIGHTING YOUR TREES

LIGHTING YOUR TREES

In 1913 the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote: “ I think that I shall never see, A poem as lovely as a tree”. Trees are indeed magnificent works of nature. They ’re the most impressive natural features on most of the properties in our area. Lighting trees with 21st-century...
HOME SECURITY LIGHTING

HOME SECURITY LIGHTING

  WILL OUTDOOR LIGHTING MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER? From time to time there’s an item in the media suggesting that outdoor lighting doesn’t improve home security. One of the arguments is that outdoor lighting is as likely to help a burglar as to deter one.  Others note...
DARK SKIES

DARK SKIES

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Dark Skies Program estimates that 80% of Americans have never seen the Milky Way. The reason isn’t poor eyesight, bad weather, or lack of a telescope. Rather, it’s because the nights in our developed areas aren’t dark...
LIGHT THE DAY

LIGHT THE DAY

November is here. The Jack O’Lanterns are gone. We know that soon our thoughts will turn to the holiday season. For many of us, this means digging out the Christmas lights and stringing up the house exterior with the seasonal display. Some do more, some do less, some...