Lighting Up Your Backyard for Summer

Forget the candles and flashlights – light up your outdoor space with creative and efficient lighting options! There are many types of outdoor lights that can turn your ordinary backyard into a luxurious and functional entertainment space. Here are five types of lights we recommend for summer:

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Deck and Patio
For all of those summer gatherings, you will need essential deck and patio lights. If you use your patio space often, choose high quality fixtures to last you for years to come.

Garden
You garden isn’t only meant to be seen in daylight! Let your flowers illuminate at night with outdoor lighting. This will make your pinks, yellows, and greens glow just as bright as they do in the morning, and is the perfect way to showcase the hard work you’ve done!

Pathway
Good lighting make it easy to navigate your way along your pathways. Bright lights can allow you to walk without tripping, even when you’re carrying groceries in the house.

Poolside
Light up the night with poolside lighting – perfect for outdoor parties and backyard family reunions. Poolside lights can also create a kid-friendly yard and set the mood for a relaxing summer’s night.

Automatic
Make life easier by installing automatic lights in your backyard. Not only will it make taking out the trash easier, but it will also alert you of any intruders or stray animals that walk by.

At Summer Rain Lighting Systems, we offer a wide array of lighting services that will illuminate the beauty of your landscape and architecture. We happily serve our local community in Greenwich, CT as well as our neighboring towns. Give us a call today at 203-629-8050 or visit us on the web to learn more about our services.

#ThrowbackThursday: A Glance Back at Summer Rain

Summer Rain is celebrating 30 years of customer service. We are recognized as one of the top 100 irrigation companies in America and a leading local irrigation company. But like any business, we didn’t start out that way – it took time for our team to grow and become what it is today.

Our design and service teams are build of professionals from various backgrounds:

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Bill Foscato
Bill is an honest, hardworking, and reliable Summer Rain employee. He has worked with the company for two years as a landscape lighting and electrical manager. He was born in California, raised in Connecticut, and now lives on the border of Connecticut and New York. In his free time, Bill loves family, books, gardening, exercise, and his local community.

James Loughran, Jr.
James is a Greenwich native and has been with Summer Rain for 20 years. He is a positive force in our company and an active member of the community. In fact, James has been the president of the Greenwich Youth Football League for the past 5 years. He lives in Cos Cob with his wife and children.

Bill Gallagher
Bill started his career with Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems back in 1981 and has a past as the president of the Connecticut Contractors Irrigation Association (CICA). He has always had an appreciation for beautiful lawn and landscape. He also has a passion for being involved in community projects, including the Boys and Girls Club, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, and Catholic Youth Program.

Frank Parelli, III
Frank is a Summer Rain veteran. For more than 20 years, he has been a dedicated team member and is currently our service manager. He is dedicated to being a hard working employee, husband, father, and coach. He is the coach of Greenwich Youth Football League and Greenwich Basketball Association. He also enjoys playing basketball in his free time!

All of our employees here at Summer Rain are a vital part of our success and go to great lengths to make sure our customers are nothing short of satisfied. To learn more about our team, click here. If you are in the vicinity of Greenwich, CT and are considering installing a new sprinkler system, give us a call at 203-629-8050 or visit us on the web.

5 Benefits of LED Landscape Lighting

If your New Year’s resolution has been to update the exterior of your home and save on your light bill, installing LED landscape lighting could help you do both. LED lighting is energy efficient and can provide a more modern look to your landscape lighting. Even if you currently have a halogen system, you may be able to convert it to LED. LED landscape lighting has many advantages, including:

More Energy Efficient. LED lights are 90% more efficient than bulbs used in traditional landscape lighting systems.

Lower Carbon Footprint. LED is a “greener” technology as it emits less carbon dioxide.

Lasts Longer. Compared to traditional halogen lightbulb, which has the longevity of up to 4,000 hours, LED lights last up to 20,000 hours!

Less Insect Activity. Unlike LED lights, halogen lightbulbs emit UV light, which attracts insects. By switching to LED lights, you can potentially decrease insect activity in recreational areas like your backyard.

Better Visibility. When LED landscape lighting first came out, residents were weary of using them as they produced only a faint glow. Now, you are able to choose from a variety of light intensity and hues of LED lights. In areas such as walkways and stairs, using high intensity LED lights could help prevent accidents.