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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

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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St. George Outdoor Lighting Design: Modern Desert Oasis

Topics: Bistro Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

Creating a modern desert oasis can be accomplished by using a combination of the appropriate lighting fixtures and strategic placement. By doing so we are able to illuminate and distinguish the unique desert landscape & the homes architectural features.

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Plan Your Outdoor Living Areas in Spring

Topics: Bistro Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

Spring is literally right around the corner, and we're all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. We want to get as much out of the warm weather at possible and being able to stay outside longer is the answer. 

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3 Ways to Efficiently Light Entryways

Topics: Bistro Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

The front entrance, and path from the road are the main focal point when approaching your home. Well lit entrances and pathways allow homeowners to see who is approaching their home, as well as guiding guests to and from. 

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3 Unique Lighting Ideas to Enhance Your Landscape Lighting Experience

Topics: Bistro Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

There are many areas where Landscape Lighting can enhance, illuminate and distinguish a property. The most common areas include, walkways, stairs, entrances and driveways. All of these elements come together to create a safe and beautiful home.

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