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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Why Light My Property With Landscape Lighting

Topics: Security Lighting |

You've likely spent countless hours planning and designing the features of your yard all to showcase your home. From yard design and plantings to specific accents used to give that special touch and make your house your home. In most cases, this has been done during the day with an emphasis on how it looks in bright light. But, have you considered how it might look when the sun sets?

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Prepare my Landscape Lighting for the Winter Season

With Fall approaching, now is the perfect time to protect the hard work you put in during the spring and summer to optimize your landscape and take protective measures to ensure your lighting is prepared for the upcoming winter. With the potential of snowfall, freezing temperatures, and/or a lack of sunshine, you may need to address some elements in your landscape lighting. 

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Safety is Essential: Keep Guests Safe with Pathway and Step Lighting

Topics: Path Lights |

When approaching your home the main points to illuminate are the front entrance and the pathway leading to your home. With a well-lit front entryway and pathway, it allows homeowners to see who is coming and going, as well as aid guests approaching and leaving your property. Outdoor lighting placements must be strategic as some spots are a must, while others become optional. The good news is there are limitless options. 

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Garage Security Lighting: Enhance your Home's Safety & Beauty

In today's world, one can never be too safe in securing your home. An area that may be overlooked is the garage. Landscape lighting around your garage offers you the peace of mind and lighting enhancement you deserve both to beautify your homes as well as make it safer.

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Lighting: The Most Important Part of your Pool Experience

When most people hire a pool contractor, lighting tends to either be overlooked or placed at the bottom of the priority list. But what people don't realize is the important role lighting ends up playing in their outdoor living space. 

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Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal With Landscape Lighting

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

With curb appeal there are several things you can do to increase your home's appeal, all these improvements are lost as soon as the sun goes down. When adding outdoor lighting it can really boost the beauty of your home and its value in ways you wouldn't imagine during the daytime.

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5 Elements to Consider when Choosing Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Are you considering an outdoor landscape lighting system for your home? When selecting the right design and fixtures for your home design, there are several factors you should take into account so you make the right choice. Here are a couple of things to consider when choosing the best outdoor lighting system for your home's property.

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Landscape Lighting VS. Solar Lighting

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

Landscape Lighting can be achieved in several different ways. For example, there is 12v lighting and solar lighting. 

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How to Pick Out Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Fixtures For Your Yard

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

Whether you're already familiar with landscape lighting fixtures, or are just getting started, this guide will help familiarize you with fixture types, uses, selections, and applications. Different fixtures are used around the landscape to add both beauty and function. In fact, the topic of form and function might be a good place for us to get started. 

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Professional Landscape Lighting on a Budget

Topics: Down Lights | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting

Are you considering adding Landscape Lighting to your home, but you're not sure where to start or what to expect budget-wise? While it can be intimidating, let's go over a few simple things to take into consideration when budgeting for a Outdoor Landscape Lighting system. 

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