Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

Jun 20, 14 Five Lighting Ideas for a Well-Lit Pool

With the Fourth of July only two weeks away, we’re well into the middle of summer. And you know what that means: if you haven’t already, it’s time to cool down at the pool. However, continuing the fun after the sun goes down requires a well-lit swimming pool. Though most home pools only have simple lighting installed for safety, pool lighting can also be a great way to amp up the ambiance of your backyard. Below are five ideas that will help you make the most of your pool lighting!

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How to Light Your Home for Aging Eyes

Jun 16, 14 How to Light Your Home for Aging Eyes

It’s a simple fact of life that as we get older, our bodies become weaker and our senses just aren’t as sharp as they used to be. One of those senses that begin to deteriorate over time is eyesight.  As we age, our eyes become more sensitive to the way they perceive and react to light. However, there are certain modifications to the lighting in your home to make sure your space is comfortable for those whose eyesight is beginning to worsen as an effect of aging.

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Tips for Planning an Expert Outdoor Lighting Design

Jun 13, 14 Tips for Planning an Expert Outdoor Lighting Design

Nothing can accent the unique features of your home or yard like a carefully planned outdoor lighting design. But how do you plan your lighting without knowing where (or how) to place your lights? While we’ve already introduced a few basic principles of outdoor lighting, we neglected to share what to consider when planning your layout and what lighting techniques are best in certain areas of your landscape. That’s why in this week’s blog, we offer these expert tips and more to help turn your shadowy landscape into a well-lit oasis.

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4th of July Lighting Ideas

Jun 10, 14 4th of July Lighting Ideas

Fourth of July represents many things from the celebration of our independence to the exciting fireworks displays everywhere from beaches to backyards.  These backyards are filled with friends, families and great food.  While it won’t compete with hot dogs or hamburgers, lighting will play a supporting role during many of these cookouts.  If you’re thinking about ways to help your yard or patio stand out, here are some 4th of July lighting ideas to consider.

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Perfect Lighting for a Perfect Proposal

May 30, 14 Perfect Lighting for a Perfect Proposal

Planning the perfect proposal can be stressful. With modern proposals becoming increasingly elaborate, the pressure is on to make yours stand out. However, considering all the details that go into these special moments, you probably overlooked one small element that can make a big difference: your lighting. After all, what’s the right ring and the right method without the right mood? However you plan to pop the question, these  lighting ideas will help you set the stage for a proposal story she’ll be telling friends and strangers for years to come.

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LED Lighting Updates: How to Keep Them Energy-Efficient

May 26, 14 LED Lighting Updates: How to Keep Them Energy-Efficient

For most people, the main motivation for making the transition from incandescent to LED light bulbs is the promise that they will save money on their electricity bill. But for some, the most important thing about LEDs is that they produce the same amount of light as incandescents while conserving valuable energy. Either way, when giving your home an LED lighting makeover, it can be easy to get carried away with the idea that LEDs use less power and may cause you to add more lights than you need. To keep you from defeating the purpose of installing LEDs in the first place, there are a few things you can do to make sure your upgrade stays energy-efficient.

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