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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Our Favorite String Lights for a Beautiful Back Patio

Topics: Landscape Design | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

String lights can make all the difference for a night out on the patio with friends and family. In this post, we discuss string lights and our favorite ways they can be used in your outdoor space.

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Landscape Designers: Have You Found the Right Lighting Designer?

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

Have you ever found it challenging to find a landscape lighting specialist who fits your process?

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Questions I Wish I'd Asked Before Planning My Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation | Landscape Lighting Maintenance

Your landscape lighting system should be tailored to your needs: Understanding the way you enjoy your outdoor space is essential to an enjoyable outdoor lighting design.

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Come Home to Light: Why Landscape Lighting is so Important

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

A client once said to me that her outdoor lighting is something she can't go without. I felt this was a bold statement, landscape lighting can't be that important to our clients, considering so many of us have lived without landscape lighting for most of our lives. 

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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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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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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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Pergola and Bistro Lighting for Your Patio

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation

The only thing better than sitting out on the patio under the pergola has to be enjoying the night air with cafe bistro lights. 

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5 Ideas to Make Your Landscape Lighting Project a Success

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

Getting ready to plan your landscape lighting project can be a lot of fun! There is a lot to consider and no one way is the only way to bring warming illumination to your home. With that in mind, there are some approaches to lighting that can be overlooked.

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