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

Solar Driveway Lights

Solar driveway lights provide an attractive way to illuminate a driveway. They provide a comforting welcome as home owners pull into their garage, and also create a greater sense of security.

This is definitely not a new concept, but recent innovations make both solar driveway lighting and pathway lighting much more appealing. Instead of the pole lights that are inserted in the ground near the driveway, newer style driveway lights combine solar lighting technology with a more aesthetically appealing appearance that blend the lights into the driveway itself.

In addition to the first generation pole type driveway solar lights, there are a couple of newer styles. One of the easiest to install is the surface mounted style. These are self-contained solar packs using LED light technology. With rounded edges, these can be Continue reading

Backyard Lighting

Using the right type of backyard lighting can do many positive things for your home. Besides increasing the value of your home, both in terms of usefulness and financial value, it can also increase the way you use the outdoor area of your home. Having a nice place to spend time on those warm evenings makes your home feel bigger and the lighting you use can have a big impact on the feel and functionality of these areas.

If you don’t know where to start consider some of the more popular landscape lighting techniques. Keep in mind outdoor lighting serves four very specific functions. Once you prioritize these functions and define your style you can start looking at ideas that will work for your needs and for the specific layout of your home. Continue reading