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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

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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How to Incorporate Wash Lighting into your Landscape Lighting Design

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures | Outdoor Lighting

Think of Wash Lighting as a technique that enhances the overall visual appeal of your Landscape. Wash Lighting isn't intended to make your Landscape brighter or be the main focal point. Instead, it is designed in a way that allows you to utilize your Landscape to create a cohesive feeling that will bring your entire Lighting design together. 

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Tips For Tree Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures | Outdoor Lighting

Adding tree lighting to your Landscape Lighting design can add beauty & elegance to your outdoor scenery. There are different techniques & approaches that can be implemented. Great tree lighting requires an artistic vision for what you want to see and experience at night.

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Moonlighting - what is it and why you need it?

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures | Outdoor Lighting

Nothing beats a warm evening where your surroundings are lit by moonlight. Depending on the weather conditions and cloud cover, as well as the landscape of your home, the moonlight can be hidden from sight. 

By incorporating the Moonlighting technique to your Landscape Lighting System you'll be able to enjoy the same beautiful effect you get from natural moonlight. 

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Outdoor Deck Lighting Ideas

Topics: Bistro Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

Your deck is an extension of your indoor living areas. Having a well lit deck with strategically placed fixtures will extend the amount of time that can be spent outside. 

We'll talk about a few of the ways to utilize different fixtures and how the placement will make your deck safe & illuminating at night.

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