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Where should I Place Outdoor Security Lights?

A security light over the front porch of a house

According to a major study conducted in New York’s public housing areas, outdoor security lighting cuts nighttime crime by 39 percent. The study of 80 high-crime housing developments found that security lighting dramatically decreased the instance of both misdemeanor and felony crimes. In general, all security lighting deters crime; criminals are less likely to strike if they think […]

How to Wire Outdoor Lights

Landscape features are lit up at night by LED lighting

The right outdoor lighting can add a lot of ambiance and curb appeal to your property. At the same time, outdoor lighting can serve a functional purpose. If your property is lacking the outdoor lighting you desire, you can always install new light boxes, wiring, and lighting to suit your needs. Before you get started, however, there […]

How to Light a Pool Area

A beautifully lit pool with bubblers inside and plants all around

There are few features of your home that can add the kind of entertainment value, convenience, and sheer fun of an outdoor pool. Whether you’re constructing a new pool or hoping to revamp the one you’ve had for years, you’ll find that lighting serves a crucial role in this process. Here are some things you’ll […]

5 Scary Exterior Lighting Ideas for Halloween

A variety of lit Jack-o-Lanterns on the ground at night

Do you love Halloween? If so, then it’s time to start decorating! Whether you’re inviting in trick-or-treaters or you’re throwing a Halloween bash, your front yard will give people their first impression of your Halloween spirit. One of the biggest elements of your Halloween landscape decorations is the lighting. After all, Halloween activities generally start […]

Benefits of LED Lighting over Other Lights

A beautiful back yard with a gazebo seen at night by outdoor lighting

Recently, the light bulb aisle has changed from 90% incandescents and 10% LEDs and fluorescents to 90% LEDs and 10% fluorescents. People who look for their old familiar incandescents soon realize that they’re almost impossible to find. This is because of a law made effective in 2014 that dictates that incandescents can only be produced if […]