2018 Outdoor Lighting Trends

2018 Outdoor Lighting Trends

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If you’re planning on landscaping your garden this year, then you’ll want to know about all the hot outdoor lighting trends that are becoming popular this year. Read on for the top 5 trends of 2018. 1. Eco-friendly outdoor lighting Everyone’s trying to go greener in their everyday life, and outdoor lighting is a great place to make a difference. Solar-powered lights are especially popular in locations with warm, sunny climates, helping to save money and use less energy when lighting the front and backyard. LED lights are also a popular eco-friendly choice because they operate at a lower voltage and use less energy than other types of bulbs while still producing plenty of illumination. 2. Smart timers It seems like smart technology is being applied to everything, and outdoor…
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Lighting Your Home for Summer Entertaining

Lighting Your Home for Summer Entertaining

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Summer is the perfect excuse for sitting out in your yard and maybe even inviting some friends over. The weather is warmer and it stays light outside for longer, but if you find yourself entertaining guests until later in the evening, you’ll need to make sure your home and yard are well-equipped with lighting to keep the fun going. Here are our tips for properly lighting your home for summer entertaining. Lighting pathways Path lights are practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. They can be used to light pathways through your garden or up your driveway so that your guests can see where they’re going later at night and don’t trip on an unseen flagstone. LED path lights and other types of landscape lights along your pathways create a nice…
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Low Voltage Lighting

Low Voltage Lighting

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Do you understand the basics of low voltage lighting? The lights in your home will either be low voltage or line voltage. We’ll have a quick run through of what this means and how you can benefit by using low voltage lighting. What is low voltage lighting? As opposed to the AC-operated line voltage, low voltage is run via direct current using a transmitter. This transforms the electricity signal to bring it down from 120 volts (as in line voltage) to just 12 volts. Low voltage lighting is used for a variety of different household lights, which we will look at in more detail later on in this article. The benefits of low voltage lighting Each type of lighting has its own pros and cons, but low voltage lighting is…
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Benefits of Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Benefits of Outdoor Landscape Lighting

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Benefits of Outdoor Landscape Lighting Have you thought about installing outdoor landscape lighting to the front of your home or out in the backyard? Well, there are plenty of reasons why you should. Here are just a few of the benefits outdoor landscape lighting can add to your home. Home SecurityA dark home looks like an easy target for anyone trying to break in as it will be easier for them to stay hidden. If the outside of your home is well lit, then it will be much easier for you or your neighbours to spot someone sneaking around outside, deterring them from attempting anything. Plus, a well-lit house and yard gives the appearance that somebody is at home, providing another deterrent. With this in mind, we also offer outdoor lights…
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