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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

3 Ways to Light Your Putting Green This Summer!

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Is there a better way to relax then playing a few rounds of golf? After a long day of work, sinking a few balls on the putting green can really take your mind off things. 

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How to Choose The Worst Outdoor Lights: LED Landscape Lighting

Topics: Hiring a Lighting Professional | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation

With countless landscape lighting fixtures available on the market, choosing the right ones can be a common problem. How do you know you are getting a quality fixture for the money you are spending? How do you know it will last? How do you know, your lighting system will be installed properly to stand the test of time?

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Lighting Ideas for Your Spa or Hot Tub

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Most folks don't want bright lights shining on them while they are relaxing in the spa at night.

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Misconceptions: Adding LED Landscape Lighting to Concrete & Hardscapes

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Have a beautiful hardscape? Adding elegant lighting can heighten the enjoyment these spaces bring us. But remember, there are a lot of misunderstandings about how and where hardscape lighting should be implemented. Sometimes the way we've seen others incorporate lighting into their hardscapes isn't going to be the best way to light our own hardscape. 

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Swimming Pool Lighting Techniques to Add Beauty & Function to Your Summer Nights

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Pool Lighting |

Let's discuss some of the things professional lighting designers think about when implementing swimming pool lighting techniques to add beauty and function to your summer nights. 

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Tree Accent Lighting Ideas for Beautiful Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

In the real world, no two trees are identical (even if they are the same species). In the world of landscape lighting, it follows that no two trees should be illuminated in exactly the same way. 

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Pendant Lights: Beautiful Landscape Lighting Fixtures to Accent Your Outdoor Living

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

Are you looking for something unique and different for your landscape lighting project? Pendant lights are beautiful landscape lighting fixtures that help accent and elevate your outdoor living space. 

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Beautiful Patio String Lights: Bistro Lighting Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

String lights are a popular solution for patio lighting dilemmas. Cafe bistro lights offer functional light well suited for outdoor entertaining. This combination of functional light and fun atmosphere is why exactly why people want to hang them above their patio. 

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Summertime with Safety in Mind: Security LED Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

It's summer. What a perfect time to host a barbecue, wedding or birthday party, and what better way to show off your home than to install landscape security lighting. It's also the time when property and home theft occurs along with drownings and accidents, typically in and around pools or other water features. Having well-lit paths and surrounding areas can ensure peace of mind.

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4 Path Lighting Design Ideas [Guide to Low Voltage Path Light Categories]

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

There are numerous ways outdoor path lighting design can be approached and categorized. The key to understanding which path light categories will work well for you is learning how to recognize what will work best for the way you intend to use your pathway at night. There are positive and negative aspects to each pathway light design concept. Our hope is that this brief guide will help you understand how artistic pathway lighting isn't about fixtures, it's about design. 

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