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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Falling Down the Front Steps: Safety Lighting to Avoid Home Injuries

Topics: Low Voltage Lighting |

Dark entryway steps at night can spell serious trouble.

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Planning Landscape Lighting for Your New Landscape

Topics: Lighting Design |

rebuilding your landscape?

With landscape rebuilds there is a lot to plan. First you need a landscape design, then you need a good landscape contractor who is able to carry out your vision.

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Where Do I Put Landscape Lighting Fixtures in My Yard?

Topics: Lighting Design |

Landscape lighting fixtures come in all shapes and sizes. Every fixture has a job to do, just like every tool does. The trick to good lighting is to be sure you aren't trying to use a hammer where you really needed a screwdriver. 

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HOA Sign Lighting to Add Beauty & Security

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Whether its out of a sense of pride for your community, or simply wanting to make sure people can find it more easily, many HOAs want a well lit sign.

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3 Patio Lighting Tips for Beginners [Free Design Guide Download]

Topics: Patio Lighting |

Successfully lighting your patio space can be tricky. You want your lighting to make your back patio look and feel like an extension of your indoor space. Not sure where you need lighting or where to focus your attention? There are three lighting elements you should really try to incorporate: functional lighting, task lighting, and ambient lighting.

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Lighting Your Koi Pond: Do You Trust the Average Pond Guy?

Topics: Low Voltage Lighting |

There is a lot of information out there about building, designing, and maintaining koi ponds, but very little information about lighting them. 

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Outdoor Wedding Lighting Mistakes to Avoid: Make it a Magical Evening

Topics: Outdoor Lighting |

He popped the question and the ring is on! Now what? 

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