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...
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 Path Lighting?

How To Choose Path Lighting?

As opposed to brighter and more prominent lights, path lights are unique in their subtle elegance, making them the perfect finishing touch for your outdoor lighting layout. Delicate and discreet, they are wonderful accents for illuminating your home or business.  The...

Houston Outdoor Lighting Design

Those who own a residential or commercial property know how much thought goes into its’ appearance. When you invest in something, you want to see it transform into the best version of itself. You hire someone to help with the building and someone to help with the...
Professional Outdoor Lighting in Sugar Land

Professional Outdoor Lighting in Sugar Land

There’s a lot that goes into owning a home or business. It’s something that you want to put your all into and make that property the best it can be. Outdoor lighting is an easy way to add curb appeal and value to your property. While the DIY approach can be tempting,...

4 Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Entertaining

With the weather warming up, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy your yard. So many people take their yard for granted. It can be the best place to experience the excitement of Summer. The days of Summer can be too hot to entertain though, making night the perfect...
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...
OUTDOOR LIGHTING DESIGNERS: NOT TOO BRIGHT?

OUTDOOR LIGHTING DESIGNERS: NOT TOO BRIGHT?

The human eye is naturally drawn to the brightest spot in the field of vision. That’s one of the most basic principles experienced outdoor lighting designers live and work by. Our designs and installations use this understanding to shape the overall impression a home...
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOR SMALLER HOMES

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOR SMALLER HOMES

Turns out, a surprising number of homeowners think landscape lighting is too extravagant for their modest properties. A perk for the owners of estates, mansions, mini-mansions, and grand residences. That is to say, for people with something to show off.  A little...
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...
THE WIRE

THE WIRE

The goals of outdoor and landscape lighting are to make a property look amazing at night. This is the artistic side of the profession. On the technical side, the proper choices in hardware and configuration must support the designer’s art. This is where hardware...
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....
SELECTING TRANSFORMERS

SELECTING TRANSFORMERS

WHAT IS A TRANSFORMER? A transformer is a box which takes in electricity at X volts and puts out electricity at Y volts.   In fact, by the laws of physics voltage isn’t the only thing a transformer changes. In brief, when voltage is stepped down, current steps...
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...