landscape lighting

5 Ideas to Add Lighting to Your Dock

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Make your boat dock an inviting and safer place to be by adding the right lighting. Here are five ideas for better dock lighting.

  • Let there be light….at the water’s edge. Adding light near or under the water that is right beside your dock can give your dock a dramatic look. However, it will also make it easier for boaters to see your dock at night. Another bonus: The right lighting in the water can help attract fish!

  • Add specially colored lights to show where boaters should steer the boat. For instance, if boaters should steer the boat to a specific side, you can add a colored light or two to help identify that area.

  • Consider the right lighting choices for docks. Naturally, you’ll want lighting material that is water- and salt-resistant. You’ll also want to think about lighting source options, such as solar-powered lighting. Solar is a potentially great option if your dock is in the sun all day.

  • Think about motion-activated lighting. This could be an ideal choice if your dock is located near other docks, and you don’t want any too-bright lighting to annoy your dock neighbors. Motion-activated lighting will illuminate only when you or someone else is actually using your dock.

  • For a finished look, try flush mounted lighting. This is the sort of lighting that is installed flat on the surface of your dock. In fact, dock visitors can walk right on the lighting. This makes the lighting less noticeable while still providing proper illumination.

When choosing lighting options for your dock, it’s always helpful to consult with lighting experts who know the right dock voltage required and who can share a voice of experience. Let Arbor Illuminations guide you to the light for better dock lighting.


Arbor Illuminations Sheds Light on Your Beautiful Dock

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 Illuminations works directly with homeowners, property managers, custom-home builders, architects, and contractors in the area. 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.