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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

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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Flood Lighting for your Home without the Spotlight Feeling

Topics: Floodlighting | Security Lighting |

When it comes to floodlighting, there is a fine line between creating functional security lighting without it feeling like a spotlight. Many when they hear the word “floodlight,” their minds go straight to the motion lights that flash on when..well..there is motion. These motion lights “flood” the space below with a bright light to ward off trespassers. 

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Project Highlight: Gorgeous Mediterranean Style Home in Holladay

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

Recently we finished adding landscape lighting to this gorgeous Mediterranean style home in Holladay. This home gave us plenty of beauty to highlight and a great landscape to provide safety and functionality to the property as well. We had so much fun bringing light to this home; explore the ways we did below!

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Project Highlight: Providing Ambiance and Functionality in Utah County

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

This property is the perfect place for any type of get-together. From infinity pool, to the multiple sitting areas, and fire pits, it is a homeowners dream. Our team had the pleasure of adding landscape lighting to enhance all the beautiful aspects this property had to offer.

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Illuminating your Driveway: Creating Safety and Visual Appeal

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, driveways can become a hazard to those who drive or walk on them. From black ice to the visual hindrance the dark evenings of winter bring, driveways benefit from outdoor lighting immensely. 

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4 Benefits of Having Landscape Lighting in the Winter

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

Here in Utah we know that winter can be long and cold. All the snow, dark nights, and cold windy days makes us not want to leave our homes. When we think about landscape lighting, our minds often go straight to summer nights in our outdoor living spaces. Landscape lighting in the winter however, is extremely beneficial as well.

 

Here are 4 benefits landscape lighting provides in the winter months:

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Be the Envy of your Neighborhood: 4 Areas Lights Boost Curb Appeal

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

We all want our homes to look their best. Adding lights to your home and landscape is one of the best ways to enhance the beauty of your property.

 

Here are four areas to light to boost your curb appeal!

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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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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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Home Security While on Vacation is as Simple as Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Light Trespass

Worrying about your home's security while on vacation is natural. A great security measure to keep your home safe is making it look lived in while you're away. At night, landscape lighting can make your home look like a someone is home.

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