August 25, 2019

Landscape Lighting – Your Spirit, Personalities and Atmosphere

Outside Lights Can Make Your Spirit Bright

Landscape LightingOne of my favorite memories is from years ago when I lived in a different house.  The next door neighbor hung numerous multi-colored outside lights on an evergreen tree in her backyard.  She left these lit all day and night and they were the only outside lights throughout all our neighbors’ backyards.  I can clearly remember the first night I awoke in the middle of the night and looked outside.  There was a fresh blanket of snow covering and the outside lights on the Christmas tree were sparkling with magnificence.  It took my breath away.  I found myself purposely getting up in the middle of the night, each night, to look at the festive winter wonderland of outside lights.  When we moved into our next home, we copied this tradition of our old neighbor by hanging outside lights on our backyard evergreens to spread the luminescent luxury to others.

People’s Personalities Are Reflected In Their Yard Lighting

Landscape Lighting 1Have you ever wondered who lived in certain houses?  An insight into what they are like is more easily discovered during the holidays by looking at their yard decorations and yard lighting, or lack thereof.  The way people decorate their outdoors can tell you a lot about how they behave and what they think.  People’s actions regarding yard decorations and yard lighting can be due to many factors:  cultural and religious beliefs, time, money, family traditions, lack of interest, etc.  During the most recent years, my favorite yard lighting is stringing monochromatic white lights over all trees, shrubs, and house.  This is the typical yard lighting design of my neighbors.  I wonder, does this mean I need to “keep up with the Jones?”

Patio Lights Provide a Warm Inviting Atmosphere to Share With Family and Friends

Landscape Lighting 2I find myself grateful to have a family member who has the most beautiful patio I have ever seen.  From the family room, you step out on the same level through French doors onto a cement patio with a large outdoor area rug.  Directly across the patio is a working outdoor fireplace.  When not in use, candles are strategically placed inside contributing to the patio lights.  The outdoor room has a lighted ceiling fan, also contributing to the patio lights.  Other patio lights include wall sconces, a floor lamp and assorted solar candles.  Sofas are strategically arranged to allow for easy conversation and allow for easy viewing of the backyard.  Landscape lighting makes the backyard glow with beauty.  A privacy curtain, tied back during the day, is a creative way to enjoy private evenings outside.  It’s easy to decorate this room for the holidays.  Monochromatic white Christmas string lights, hung around the room, add beautifully to the other patio lights.

Contribute to the Environment by using Energy-Efficient Outdoor Christmas Decor

Outside Lights Make Your Home a One-of-a-Kind in the Neighborhood

There’s nothing quite as magic as a yard full of glowing outside lights during the holiday season. Whether it’s elegant white string-lights or festive red and green, nothing shows off the spirit of Christmas more than a well-lit yard. There’s an almost endless amount to choose from when picking which lights to incorporate into your outdoor Christmas décor. With all the different styles, colors and lengths to pick from it can sometimes be difficult to find which ones are right for you. So here is a rundown of some of the popular styles of outside lights to choose from this season:

  • Contribute to the environment by using energy efficient xmas lightIcicle Lights are a good way to bring out the holiday cheer. With a variety of colors and styles to choose from, icicle light are perfect for being strung across the edges of roofs, patios and any other large outdoor structures. And, for those who live in climates that don’t permit snowfall, icicle lights are a great way to replicate the natural grandeur of winter.
  • Contribute to the environment by using energy efficient xmas light 1String Lights are generally known for their elegance and subtlety. If you want your home to have a warm glow and don’t want to have to worry about your lighting scheme looking tacky, string lights are definitely the way to go. String lights come in a variety of colors and shapes, making them the perfect simple touch to any holiday environment
  • Contribute to the environment by using energy efficient xmas light 2Novelty Lights are meant for those who want to inject a little humor into their decorating. With so many different styles to choose from, you’re sure to find a light that fits your own unique personality. Novelty lights can range anywhere from Santa, reindeer and snowman lights to characters like the Grinch, racehorse jockeys and even your favorite football team.
  • Help the Environment this Season by decorating with Outdoor LED Lights
    LED lights are fast becoming the new craze in Christmas lighting for several different reasons. They are long lasting, don’t heat up, don’t contain mercury and use much fewer watts than other lights, making them the perfect eco-friendly decoration. And by clustering LED bulbs on the same decoration, manufacturers have expanded the possibilities of light patterns and brightness intensities that the lights emit. The three most common styles of LED lights are recessed/track bulbs, diffused bulbs and spotlight/floodlight bulbs. The most common colors to choose from are red, green, blue, white, amber and holiday mix.

    Yard Lighting Turns any Property into a Winter Wonderland

    With all the different styles of lights to choose from this year, you should have no problem decorating your yard exactly how you want. From tree lights to patio lights to lit plastic statues, there is guaranteed to be a light scheme to fit every need and personality. So show off your individuality and eco-friendliness this season by investing in the newest LED outdoor lighting technology.