Landscape Lighting Techniques

Before you start adding backyard or other landscape lighting to your yard it is good to know a little bit about common landscape lighting techniques. Once you understand the common lighting techniques you can start planning your overall design to both highlight certain features and to create the best design for your specific yard and home.

Once you decide which of these lighting techniques you want to use in your yard you can begin planning your overall design and start shopping for the specific fixtures that will help you achieve these goals. Continue reading

Backyard Lighting Design

To create an effective backyard lighting design it is important to know a little bit about the basic types of outdoor lighting and how to use them effectively to achieve the look you want. In most cases you will want to blend a couple types of lighting to get the desired effect while being mindful not to over light any single area. Over lighting can do the opposite of what you want and detract from the overall design.

Using things like landscape and garden lights can help highlight your landscaped areas at night. They can also be used in other areas around your yard to help enhance look and functionality. Continue reading

LED Step Lights

One way to keep your home safer is by using LED step lights. Far too many accidents happen in the home, and dimly lit steps are often to blame for this. They can be in the form of wooden deck steps, or paving stone steps through a garden, or a staircase in the home. All of these locations are typically dimly lit and that raises the potential for accidents.

LED technology or “Light Emitting Diode” is not a new invention, but the ways it can be used have been growing in the last decade. LED’s are bright lights that practically never need to be changed and can run using a fraction of the power of traditional light bulbs. Added to that, they are small Continue reading