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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Landscape Lighting: The Secret Behind Effective Home Security

Landscape lighting is a popular way to enhance the appearance of a property and improve safety. It can be used to accentuate architectural features, create a safe environment for pedestrians and vehicles, and to highlight the best features of a property, such as trees, garden beds, and water features. In this blog post, we will explore the what, who, why, where, and when of landscape lighting in more detail.

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Are Up Lights & Wash Lights Really The only Landscape Lights you Need?

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

There are numerous techniques used in designing landscape lighting for a home or property.  But there are two approaches we want to touch on that are often used along side one another to illuminate things from the ground up: Up Lighting and Wash Lighting. 

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Four Deck Lighting Ideas to Consider

Topics: Bistro Lights | Deck lighting | Stair Lighting

Is there anything better than coming home after a long day at work or while having a relaxing day at home than to sit out on your deck? The setting might be the best while the sun is out, but what about when the moon’s out? You might find the need for outdoor landscape lighting. With the help from Landscape Lighting Pro, we can help. 

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Create Visual Interest with Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can be a powerful tool for creating visual interest in outdoor spaces. When used effectively, it can highlight the natural beauty of a garden, draw the eye to specific features, and create a sense of drama and ambiance. Here we will explore the ways in which landscape lighting can be used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a space, as well as some key considerations for those looking to incorporate it into their own landscapes. 

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Benefits of Adding Bistro Lights

Topics: Bistro Lights |

Isn't it lovely sitting on a patio with string lights hung above you making your experience more enjoyable? It evokes the feeling of sitting in a European bistro, equal parts festive and relaxing. 

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Service, Repair, or Replace: What's Wrong with my Landscape Lights?

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

Hold it right there. If you've been scrolling through search results trying to find information to help you figure out what is wrong with your landscape lighting system, you've come to the right place! If you continue reading you will probably learn more than you really wanted to know.

But before we get too deep into what could be going on with your lighting system, click here to get a quick walkthrough on how to address the most common problem we see when people's lights stop working.

Whether your lighting systems is just showing its age or it isn't working at all, you want to get the problem resolved. Over the years we've seen countless lighting systems in need of service, repair, and even replacement.

How do you know what kind of shape your current lighting system is in? Well, hopefully today we'll be able to help you figure out for yourself if your system just needs service, a few repairs, or a complete overhaul! 

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End of Year Must Haves for your Landscaping

Topics: Fire Pit Lighting | outdoor kitchen |

As the end of year is nearing and the season turns cooler the nights grow longer, and those crisp, fall nights invite us to enjoy the outdoors before the snow flies. While this weather is perfect to sit around your fireplace, or on your deck with friends and family, the early darkness can make it hard to take advantage of your space. With landscape lighting, you are able to extend your time in your outdoor living spaces. 

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Step and Stairway Lighting Ideas for your Landscape

Topics: Stair Lighting |

When thinking about outdoor lighting, it's fun to light your favored trees, patio, or water feature, but don't forget to illuminate your outdoor stairs and steps or your plan could fall, just like you. 

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Illuminate your Outdoor Fire Pit with Landscape Lighting

Topics: Bistro Lights | Down Lights | Fire Pit Lighting

With the chilly evenings, you might be spending more time gathered around the comfort of your outdoor fire pit. As these warm fire pits are often used only at night, let's talk about some ways we can increase their charm to ensure safer use by sharing some outdoor fire pit lighting ideas. 

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Tips and Tricks for Tree Accent Lighting

Topics: Down Lights | Landscape Design | Tree Lighting

When it comes to planning your outdoor lighting for your home, you should contemplate every feature of your property. The first step is making sure the light is properly balanced across your yard. This means you need to consider both the lighting of your home and your yard. One of the biggest challenges is finding the ideal parts of your landscape to spotlight. An item often overlooked is distinctive trees in your yard. There are a number of ways to light up trees and elements to consider when choosing what is best for you. With the help of Landscape Lighting Pro, we have come up with some great tips. 

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