10 Ideas for Your Deck Lighting

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Decks are an enjoyable, relaxed haven in the home for families and friends to eat, grill, sit around and talk, or simply watch the sky. Maximize the use of your deck with appropriate deck lighting. Here are some popular deck lighting ideas:

  • Lighting for your deck stairs. This not only looks snazzy, it also provides added safety for those walking along your steps at night. 

  • String lights. We all need a little more festivity in our lives, and string lights for your deck are an inexpensive way to turn the fun up a notch.

  • Lighting on your deck floor. This adds an elegant touch and makes it easier to see when walking.

  • Recessed lighting. This is a great option if your deck has an overhead covering and provides your deck users with additional light while eating or enjoying the outdoors.

  • Lighting for your deck railing. Deck railing lighting can be placed in many ways and adds a unique look to your deck. 

  • Railing posts deck lighting. With this approach, the lighting appears on top of your deck’s rail posts. You’ll shed lots of light—literally—on your deck.

  • Lighting that change color. These can give your deck a different mood. Kids usually love the color changes.

  • Lighting that is part of an overhead ceiling fan. This does the dual duty of cooling down your deck and providing light.

  • Motion-activated lighting. This may be an option you’d choose on a stairwell or other areas of the deck where you don’t necessarily want lighting all of the time—but you want to know it’ll turn on when someone is nearby. 

As you consider deck lighting, think about some general lighting trends, including lighting that is eco-friendly, lighting that is solar-powered, and lighting that you can control remotely. Arbor Illuminations can help guide you through the best options available right now in these areas. Arbor Illuminations also can advise you on the best lighting level for various lighting components on your deck. For instance, you want lighting that’s bright enough to add a mood or help everyone see better, but not so bright that your neighbors will complain when your lights are on.

 

Arbor Illuminations Sheds Light on Your Beautiful Property

Arbor Illuminations prides itself on providing an unparalleled customer experience by designing elegant and functional architectural and landscaping lighting systems while using cutting-edge installation methods and components to guarantee system longevity. Arbor Illumination works directly with homeowners, property managers, custom-home builders, architects, and contractors in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Casey Key, Longboat Key, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Lakewood Ranch. We are the premier landscape lighting design firm for all of Southwest Florida. Call us today at 941-444-5554, or visit us online for more information. You can also submit a design consultation online.

Here’s Why Your Business Needs Professional Landscape Lighting

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If you run a business, you’ve probably devoted at least a little time to landscape lighting. However, does your landscape lighting truly illuminate your location? If you made a trip to a local hardware store, installed a light or two and called it a day, you may not be getting the full benefits that are provided to companies that use professional landscape lighting. Here’s why your business needs professional landscape lighting.

  • It can make your business look beautiful. The right lighting can showcase the beauty of your building or location, highlighting specific architecture, nature, or objects you want customers to see.

  • It means better safety. Let’s face it—a lot of accidents and falls happen in the dark, as do robberies. Better lighting can help cut down on falls and on criminals who want to prey upon your location.

  • It’s more professional. Customers will judge you before they even walk in the door. Professional landscape lighting shows them that you want to show off a polished, impressive look. This even comes across in pictures of your business that people find online.

  • The pros know what’s popular. Professional landscape lighting companies knows what is popular for lighting trends. That means they’ll suggest trends that could work for your business, so you can show clients that you’re up-to-date.

  • Installing lighting can get more complex than you anticipate. With everything on your mind from running a business, the number of decisions you have to make with landscape lighting could just add additional headaches to your to-do list. Why not let the pros handle it, and you can breathe a sigh of relief?

  • It’s more affordable than you might think. Although using a professional landscaping lighting company isn’t cheap, there are benefits that should save you money in the long run. For instance, our work comes with a guarantee, saving you from extra expenses from repairs. There’s also the time-saving factor.

Arbor Illuminations Sheds Light on Your Beautiful Business

Arbor Illuminations prides itself on providing an unparalleled customer experience by designing elegant and functional architectural and landscaping lighting systems while using cutting-edge installation methods and components to guarantee system longevity. Arbor Illumination works directly with homeowners, property managers, custom-home builders, architects, and contractors in the local area. We are the premier landscape lighting design firm for all of the state. Call us today at 941-444-5554, or visit us online for more information. You can also submit a design consultation online.

6 Trends in Landscape Lighting

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Better landscaping lighting can elegantly beautify your home. To keep your home the most beautiful one on the block, consider these 5 current landscaping lighting trends.

1. Color-changing lighting. If you want to further personalize the look and feel of your landscaping, then color-changing lighting is a great option. The different colors can give your home a unique look and give your home a resort-type feel.

2. Lighting that’s eco-friendly. There’s a huge push in landscaping toward eco-friendly choices, and the same holds true for landscape lighting. More and more lighting is LED, which is energy-efficient and can last a lot longer than traditional lighting.

3. Solar-powered lighting. Along the lines of eco-friendly trends is the use of solar-powered lighting, which allows you to use the Earth’s natural resources to power your landscape lighting in Southwest Florida. You also may be surprised by the affordable cost of solar-powered lighting.

4. Lighting you can control smartly. As more appliances can be controlled with the help of an app on your phone, there’s also a big push to control outdoors lighting easily. With the help of these “smart” controls, you can set a lighting schedule or even set a mood for your outdoors lighting—say, by having more or less light for personalized control.

5. Lights on stairs and walking paths. With a growing emphasis on safety and a large number of aging baby boomers in Florida, homeowners are looking for more ways to make their home safe. That’s why better illumination on outdoor stairwells and along walking paths is now officially a trend. 

6. Better security lighting. It seems like just about everyone has a security camera outside their home nowadays. To help accompany the focus on security cameras, there’s also a growing interest in security lighting, some of which is as simple as a do-it-yourself motion-sensor light connected to your camera; other times, it’s a more elaborate system.

Arbor Illuminations Sheds Light on Your Beautiful Property

Arbor Illuminations prides itself on providing an unparalleled customer experience by designing elegant and functional architectural and landscaping lighting systems while using cutting-edge installation methods and components to guarantee system longevity. Arbor Illumination works directly with homeowners, property managers, custom-home builders, architects, and contractors in the local city. We are the premier landscape lighting design firm for all of the state. Call us today at 941-444-5554, or visit us online for more information. You can also submit a design consultation online.