Lighting

Tips on how best to light your outdoor living space for maximum enjoyment and safety during the nighttime hours.

Are Solar Lights Bad for Plants?

Are Solar Lights Bad for Plants? (Answered)

I had never seen this question pop up before this week. So as I researched the answer, I was learning something new, too. I’m going to share with you something I find quite interesting that could potentially save you and your plants some stress.  If your solar lights don’t impede on plant roots & are…

Do Exterior Lights Need to be Grounded?

Do Exterior Lights Need to Be Grounded? (With Facts)

When it comes to installing exterior lighting, there are a lot of questions raised surrounding electricity. None are so prevalent or important as understanding grounding.  Every light fixture that you install, whether inside or out, should be properly grounded. There are very few exceptions. Landscape lighting may not use a lot of electricity, but without…

Does Outdoor Lighting Increase Home Value?

Does Outdoor Lighting Increase Home Value? A Helpful Guide

The most obvious places where lighting can be improved to make your home more valuable are the landscaping, the entrance or atrium, the kitchen, the bathroom, or any featured or shared room in the house. But on every listing I researched, outdoor or landscape lighting was in the top three. If your lighting both indoor…

Hanging Lights on a Covered Patio Without Nails

How Do I Hang String Lights on a Covered Patio Without Nails?

Hmmm, now this is a good question. Sometimes you just don’t want to use unsightly nails in your wood. Besides, the wood right around those nails is going to degrade much quicker. So, if you want to still hang string lights or fairy lights on your covered patio, you’ve got to be creative.  There are…

How Many Lumens Are Appropriate for Outdoor Security Lights?

How Many Lumens Are Appropriate for Outdoor Security Lights?

To answer the question, you should really first understand what lumens are and what significance they have for lighting, especially when it comes to outdoors.  The correct amount of lumens used for safety and security can differ depending upon where you are placing those lights. According to most contractors, when it comes to private residence…

Where to Place Landscape Lighting

Where to Place Landscape Lighting – Designs and Layout Plans

So the easiest way to install landscape lighting – in my experience, is to actually grab some graph paper, walk outside and begin mapping out where you need lighting. And then, go back over your yard at night as well. Be careful, but doing it at night will let you actually see where the yard…

10 Best Lighting Types for Outdoor Spaces

6 Best Lighting Types for Outdoor Spaces (With Examples)

Every outdoor space is different. Every owner has a different style, and every backyard has different needs. Some people just want to indulge in their hot tub. Some people want to enjoy a calming ambiance and light plays a special role in that. You may need to keep some security lights ready. There may be…

What are Fairy Lights

What Are Outdoor Fairy Lights? 5 Answers You Can Appreciate

I love the idea of fairy lights, but what use do they have in your outdoor space? This article delves into what they are and some uses for them. Read on!