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 …

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 …

Outdoor Lighting Tips – Becoming an Expert Consumer

This article is based on the assumption that you have already made the decision to hire a professional outdoor lighting designer to design and install your lighting system. Now with that in mind, here are a couple of outdoor lighting tips to become an expert consumer and ensure you get a top quality landscape lighting system built by a competent landscape lighting contractor. …

Lighting Designer – A Modern Day Artist

Before there was light, there was darkness. We wouldn’t appreciate light without darkness to contrast it. One of the amazing things about light and darkness, is that you can use both to create beauty and drama. That’s why we don’t shoot fireworks during the day. Their beauty only becomes apparent when contrasted against the dark night sky. Think about the Statue of Liberty. She …

Choosing an Outdoor Lighting Professional

You’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of Pinterest (discovering along the way lots of great recipes to try “someday,” how to speed clean your home, and 100 uses for dryer lint. Who knew?!), driven around your neighborhood to find homes whose landscape lighting you like, and Googled “ideas for landscape lighting” for inspiration and tips. Maybe, at first you thought …

Focal Feature Lighting in North Carolina

Focal feature lighting (also known as accent lighting) is basically any lighting that draws special attention to a specific feature such as architecture, a water feature, statue or sculpture. Simply put, it highlights things we want people to be aware of or notice in our yards. This form of lighting is quite popular in North Carolina due to its aesthetic appeal. With the right …