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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Fire Pit Lighting: Taking your Entertainment Space to a New Level

Topics: Fire Pit Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

Is there anything better than spending a fall evening out by the fire? The answer is no (in our opinion at least)! Fire pits transform your outdoor space and create a go-to hangout spot. Adding outdoor lighting can take this area to a whole new level! 

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Maintaining your Lighting System: The Importance of Annual Services

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

You have invested money into your beautiful lighting system. The changes the system has made to both your home and landscape makes you wonder how you ever lived before the lights.

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LED vs Halogen Lamps: Why we Only Work with LED

Topics: LED vs. Halogen | Outdoor Lighting |

For years there has been a debate over LED and halogen lamps. While halogen lamps have been around and used longer, LEDs have reinvented the light bulb, and in turn has changed the outdoor lighting world.

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Lighting Must Haves for your Pool: Going Beyond the Pool Interior

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Pool Lighting |

When we think about lighting our pools, our minds tend to go straight to lights inside of the pool or spa and not the surrounding pool deck or sitting areas.

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Be the Envy of your Neighborhood: 4 Areas Lights Boost Curb Appeal

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

We all want our homes to look their best. Adding lights to your home and landscape is one of the best ways to enhance the beauty of your property.

 

Here are four areas to light to boost your curb appeal!

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3 Reasons to add Bistro Lights: Spicing up Your Entertainment Space

Topics: Bistro Lights | Outdoor Living Space |

We all love sitting on a patio with string lights perfectly hung above us while we enjoy a meal. It gives us a festive and relaxing French bistro feel.

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4 Ways to Light your Deck & Patio: The Perfect Entertainment Spot

Topics: Outdoor Living Space | Patio Lighting |

Our decks have turned into outdoor living rooms. They have amazing seating areas, places to eat, and are the perfect spot for entertaining. Adding lights around your deck and railings brings safety and functionality to your outdoor space. 

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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting: Providing Beauty and Functionality

Topics: outdoor kitchen | Outdoor Living Space |

Summer is here which means the weather is perfect for enjoying time outdoors, both during the day and at night. Barbecues and get-togethers with family and friends are one of the best ways to spend these warm days and nights.

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Water Feature Lighting: Creating an Escape

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Living Space |

Water features bring a peaceful feel to your landscape. Unfortunately, these can only truly be enjoyed during the day without proper lighting.

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Installation: Don't Accidentally Create a Frankenstein Lighting System

Topics: Hiring a Lighting Professional | Lighting Specialist |

What on earth is a Frankenstein landscape lighting system? I'm glad you asked!

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