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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

3 Reasons to add Bistro Lights: Spicing up Your Entertainment Space

Topics: Bistro Lights | Outdoor Living Space |

We all love sitting on a patio with string lights perfectly hung above us while we enjoy a meal. It gives us a festive and relaxing French bistro feel.

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4 Ways to Light your Deck & Patio: The Perfect Entertainment Spot

Topics: Outdoor Living Space | Patio Lighting |

Our decks have turned into outdoor living rooms. They have amazing seating areas, places to eat, and are the perfect spot for entertaining. Adding lights around your deck and railings brings safety and functionality to your outdoor space. 

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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting: Providing Beauty and Functionality

Topics: outdoor kitchen | Outdoor Living Space |

Summer is here which means the weather is perfect for enjoying time outdoors, both during the day and at night. Barbecues and get-togethers with family and friends are one of the best ways to spend these warm days and nights.

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Water Feature Lighting: Creating an Escape

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Living Space |

Water features bring a peaceful feel to your landscape. Unfortunately, these can only truly be enjoyed during the day without proper lighting.

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Avoid Bad Outdoor Lighting [The Secret to Achieving Timeless Style]

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Living Space |

Timeless style: Its something we're all looking to achieve. But what does timeless style have to do with avoiding bad lighting?

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8 Mental Health Benefits to Having a Beautifully lit Outdoor Sanctuary

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Living Space |

A client once told me that the reason she spends all day working in her garden is because its cheaper than going to seen a therapist. Time spent outside can be incredibly relaxing! Especially at night! In this post, we discuss how beautiful outdoor lighting in your backyard sanctuary can help you maintain your sanity.

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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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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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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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