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Outdoor Lighting

best outdoor light fixtures for your garden yard
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Spring is in the air and summer is not far behind, and for a place that only gets somewhere between 360-600 hours of sunshine in the warmest months (depending on where you’re located), we know how important good outdoor lighting is. Whether you’re trying to brighten up a gloomy day or extend your evenings in your garden, the type of light fixtures you select will have a huge impact on the look and feel of your outdoor space, as well as the impact you will have on your neighbours and nature. Knowing this, how do you ensure you make the

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energy efficient lighting business guide outdoor lighting
Energy Efficient Lighting for Businesses Guide

When making the switch to energy efficient lighting for your business, exterior lighting is just as important as your interior lighting design—especially if you are responsible for your own landscaping and outdoor lighting. A well-lit facade, garden, or car park signals to shoppers and the public that you care about the safety and security of your business, employees, and customers, as well as: By integrating energy efficient LEDs into your commercial outdoor lighting design, you can also achieve a greater degree of control over the appearance and impression your business gives. Let’s take a look at some of the considerations

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Outdoor Lighting Impact on Nature
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As the weather warms up and we dare to dream of spending time outdoors again, our thoughts naturally turn to our gardens and other outdoor spaces, and we begin to make plans. Whether you’re fantasizing about lazy afternoons lounging in the sun or weekend cookouts that will make you the envy of your cul-de-sac, your plans for your outdoor space may include updated lighting that will allow you to linger a bit longer after the sun sets. Whether or not you intend it to, that artificial lighting can have an impact on the wildlife in your yard. When you decide

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holiday lighting spotlight led rope lights
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Its official astronomical start date may not be until December 21, but wintry weather is already upon us, and with it, the holiday season. The days may be at their shortest and darkest, but there are lots of festive ways to introduce more light into your home. If you’ve delayed decking the halls and facade of your home until now—delay no longer. There are several styles of energy-efficient holiday lighting you can use to illuminate both in- and outside of your house or flat in creative ways, including rope lights. Rope Lights Rope lights are a versatile lighting option that

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can i use battery operated lights outdoors
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Lightweight, requiring no complicated installation, and offering immediate illumination with the flip of a switch or press of a button, battery-operated lights are a quick and convenient way to add ambience or security lighting just about anywhere. They don’t require access to an electrical outlet and look wonderful in jars, along mantles, stair railings, and windows—but what about outdoors, where they’ll be exposed to less-than-ideal temperatures, inclement weather, and the occasional curious critter? The answer to whether you can use battery lights outdoors is a soft yes, with one important caveat: They have to be outdoor rated. If your battery-powered

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Room by Room Guide to Lighting your Home

Your garden is a space to be enjoyed, even into the evening when the light starts to fade. You may feel limited by the lighting options currently available to you—outdoor lighting can sometimes be restricted to nothing more than a single porch light or security lamp—but enhancing your garden with the proper illumination it deserves is an easy way to convert it into a usable space at any hour. The Intention Behind the Illumination When it comes to your garden, you need to look at what fixtures and outlets are available, the layout of the garden, current usage patterns, and

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step by step guide outdoor holiday lighting christmas
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As the darkest day of the year approaches (the winter solstice, not Christmas for all you Grinches out there), it never hurts to add a little more light to your home. Festive holiday lights can help brighten your mood and get you in the spirit of the season. Setting up outdoor lights can sometimes be a bit of a hassle, but we’re here to help make the process as smooth as possible. 1. Pick Your Lights There are several different types of lights you can utilize in your outdoor decorations. It’s important to make sure that the lights you choose

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how to light outdoor space garden yard patio
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As we move from spring to summer, everyone is looking for ways enjoy the warm weather. The days may be getting longer, but you can extend your time outside even more with an impeccably illuminated garden. Whether it’s for entertaining, safety, aesthetics, or something else, outdoor lighting is a vital part of your home. There are several key factors to consider, as well as some important details to iron out, when creating the perfect mix of outdoor lighting, including: Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects of outdoor illumination: Safety First With outdoor lighting, you run

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