The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Level Up Your Outdoor Kitchen with a Well-Planned Lighting Design

Topics: Bistro Lights | Hiring a Lighting Professional | LED Lighting

If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor kitchen on your property, you appreciate the atmosphere and function this feature can bring. Having an outdoor kitchen will make any backyard inviting, this will allow you to enjoy a new level of outdoor entertaining. Even in the case of winter, folks find themselves using the outdoor kitchen to enjoy and entertain. An outdoor kitchen to enjoy and entertain. An outdoor kitchen is a great way to charm guests while grilling a meal, all throughout the year.

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5 Ways to Avoid a Bad Landscape Lighting System

Topics: LED Lighting | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

Investing money in an outdoor lighting system is something that can go very well or very wrong. There are so many different fixtures, techniques, and options when it comes to lighting systems. How do you know what way to go? What fixtures to use? Where to put the lights? While there is never a full-proof way to avoid a light going out or a fixture being broken, there are many ways to create an extremely well built and thought out lighting system that is designed with your needs in mind, upholds against the elements of the outdoors, and last for years to come. 

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Security Lighting: Benefits of Landscape Lighting When out of Town

Topics: LED Lighting | Security Lighting |

Landscape lighting can serve as your first line of defense when it comes to home security, especially when you are out of town. A well lit home serves a threat to any trespasser because it creates the opportunity to be seen. 

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Tree Lighting Techniques: Ideas for Making Your Trees Look Spectacular

Topics: Down Lights | Hiring a Lighting Professional | Landscape Lighting Design

Tree lighting can add beauty and elegance to your outdoor space. However, beautiful tree lighting can be challenging to get right. Tree lighting can be involved and require a little finesse. In this post, we discuss some basic concepts to help make your outdoor tree lighting look spectacular.

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Take a Load Off: Converting Your Outdoor Lighting System from Halogen to LED

Topics: Landscape Lighting | LED Lighting |

There are a number of reasons why you might be looking to convert your outdoor lighting system from halogen lamps to LED lamps.

you may want to cut down your energy bill, you might want to expand your outdoor lighting system, or you could simply want to have something that will cut down routine maintenance.

Whatever the case, there is no downside to retrofitting your outdoor lighting system with LED lamps!

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What You Need to Know About LED Landscape Lighting

Topics: LED Lighting | LED Technology |

The landscape lighting industry has changed drastically since the introduction of LED technology. Traditional halogen systems are becoming a thing of the past as people have their current halogen systems upgraded to LED, or more commonly, have a newly designed LED landscape lighting system installed.  The benefits LED systems provide over halogen make them not only more commonly used, but more durable, affordable, and desirable. For anyone looking for a system that will last for years to come, LED is the right choice.

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