What Do I Lose By Hiring The Wrong Lighting Company?

More than you can imagine! Hiring the wrong landscape lighting company spells disaster for any homeowner. When this happens, what you get is a bad design, poor installation, lack of service and lots more. You might as well get ready for a total replacement of your system within the next 12 months or even less. Frustration is no more than …

Outdoor Lighting and Light Pollution

There are several benefits associated with having an outdoor lighting system installed in your yard, summed up in our tagline, Safety. Security. Serenity. We’ve discussed the benefits many times here on our blog. But what about the dark side of lighting, like light pollution? (ha-ha! Get it? “Dark side?” Oh, I just crack myself up!) Light pollution is caused by …

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 …

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 …

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 …