What is the Best Outdoor Lighting Fixture?

Outdoor lighting today has so many options—how do I decide what the right fixture is? There is no one fixture which does it all, that’s for sure.  The proper fixture is determined by several factors. But the first and most important factor is to always start with quality fixtures. Do not settle for junk. You will regret it. Lighting Technique …

Top Deck Lighting Ideas to Consider

Long gone are the days of a deck simply being a square with a table, 4 webbed chairs, an umbrella and a grill. Decks and patios today are outdoor living rooms. They have inviting furniture with cushions and pillows, TVs, fire features, water features, plants and flowers, sometimes even curtains, kitchens and more. These outdoor living rooms allow our lifestyle …

How Do I Light a Water Feature?

If you are fortunate enough to have a water feature in your yard, you already know what a peaceful atmosphere it creates, how relaxing the sound of water is, and how much beauty a water feature adds to your home, especially when the water sparkles and jumps with reflected sunlight. But that all goes away when the sun goes down. …

Should Money Be a Factor in Landscape Lighting?

Of course money is a factor in making a decision for landscape lighting! The price is what we see first and no one wants to waste money. But sometimes what seems like a good deal is a disaster in disguise. A good lighting system is an investment. A poor lighting system is a money pit. “The Other Guy” There are …

“My Landscape Lighting System is Not Working Should I Do?”

Outdoor lighting systems generally require little maintenance (once or twice a year), but issues do occur. So how do I check for landscape lighting system problems? So if you’re thinking, “My landscape lighting system isn’t working properly,” here are some tips to help you check for landscape lighting problems. As always, if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, please …

Greensboro Outdoor Lighting: Area’s Best Warranty

When you spend good money on a professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting system, you expect quality fixtures and top-notch installation. And with Southern Lights, that’s what you’ll get. We are so confident about our products and installation, that we can offer the area’s best warranty. Nowhere else will you find a warranty that includes all the following:  Lifetime fixture …

Color Lenses: Why Should I Use Them?

Color lenses provide a variety of colors to achieve a range of lighting effects. Below are different colored lens options and what they are used for. Applications: Purple Fusion – Used for dramatic effects to elicit romantic, mystical, or bold feelings. When projected on plant material, the effect can be dreamlike. On statuary, the effect can be otherworldly. On architecture, the …

We are NOT a Franchise. Shop Local.

Franchises can be helpful. For instance, when you are travelling, if you stop at a chain restaurant to eat, you pretty much know what you’re going to get– the options will basically be the same as the ones offered at home. It’s familiar. Not exciting, but familiar. But at the same time, franchises are limiting. The offerings are dictated by the corporate headquarters, not …