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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

6 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Entertaining Guests

Topics: Lighting Design | Lighting Project |

Who doesn't enjoy entertaining and having friends over for a little backyard soiree? For backyard entertaining, here are our favorite outdoor lighting ideas to help bring the festivities to life at your next event or get together!
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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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5 Security Lighting Techniques to Keep Your Home Safe at Night

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design

Security lighting can improve most any home's security system.

However, there are varying opinions and multiple ways security lighting can be approached. In this post, we discuss our 5 favorite techniques / concepts to help improve your home's security with low voltage landscape lighting. 

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Make Your Outdoor Patio Complete with Top 5 Patio Lighting Techniques

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design | Lighting Project

During the warmer months, our outdoor patio space becomes an extension of our living room. This is why so many of us look for creative ways to extend that enjoyment into the evening with outdoor lighting. In this post, we discuss our 5 favorite patio lighting techniques.

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Desert Landscape Lighting for your St. George Home

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design | Lighting Project

If you're used to desert living, then you know the cooler evening temperatures are always a welcome relief. After the blistering heat of the day disappears with the setting sun, we get to enjoy time out on the patio or next to the pool with friends and family.

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3 Wash Lighting Tips for a Spectacular Outdoor Lighting Effects

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design

Wash lighting is one of the secret ingredients to creating beautiful outdoor lighting design. However, understanding how to incorporate wash lighting can be tricky. In this post, we discuss tips for how and where wash lighting can be used to light your home or property.

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The Best Floodlight Techniques to Light Your Home or Property

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design

What exactly is flood lighting and how can it be used to improve your home's curb appeal?

First off, flood lighting might not be the best term to convey the lighting effect this technique is meant to create. The phrase "flood lighting" puts us in mind of an over powered bright light, atop a post, washing light over everything.

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Recessed Soffit Lights: Why Up Lighting is The Better Alternative

Topics: Lighting Design | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Lumen Output

For many, exterior soffit lights have become a popular way to lite a home's architecture. In this post, we discuss the alternative ways to have a beautifully lit home. 

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