Host The Perfect Backyard Party With Landscape Lighting

We think we’re all due for a backyard party (or two) after this harsh winter — don’t you? There’s one month until the first unofficial celebration of the season — Memorial day — have you prepped your backyard yet? Besides cleaning off your patio, setting up your furniture, and prepping your barbeque, landscape lighting is a must

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Landscape Lighting Tips

1. Add Pendant Lighting To Your Barbeque

Pendant lighting is trending this summer. It showcases your unique style and personality and it’s easy to install!

It’s best when placed above seating and eating areas on your deck, patio, and gazebos, too.

2. Use Outdoor Post Mounts For Your Pathway

What’s a pathway without lighting to help guide the way? Some backyards use tiki torches or mason jar lights, but a more permanent solution is to add post mount lighting. Post mounts come in a large variety of designs and sizes and will give your pathway, and surrounding landscape, that final touch you were looking for.

Place post mounts around the outer edges of your deck, pool, or stone pathways in the front, back, and sides of your home.

3. Place Portable Lamps Around Your Patio

When the sun goes down, portable lighting is your best friend. No matter where you are in your backyard, portable lamps can follow, giving you added comfort.

Portable lamps work great for backyard tents, patios, decks, and tree houses.

For five more landscape lights to add to your backyard, check out our blog: Lighting Up Your Backyard for Summer

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.

Outdoor Lighting Secrets

Let’s face it: you put a lot of money into designing the perfect house. But when day turns to night, no one can see the beauty. That is, unless you invest in a little outdoor lighting! Outdoor lighting can either be really simple or really complicated – we light to think it’s simple. That’s just because we have a few designer tricks up our sleeves to share with you:

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Mimick Moonlight
When the full moon fails to shine on a clear fall night, don’t let that ruin your outdoor features. Here are a few techniques outdoor lighting designers use to create beautiful shadows and highlights:
Highlight trees by illuminating from below
Have a focus on your entryway
Stick with warm white lights to showcase your home

Secure Your Property
Pathway lighting can help eliminate injury and other hazards. You can also set up motion-detecting lights mounted near the garage to provide illumination when intruders come close to your home. It will also highlight any shadows passing by.

Switch to LEDs
LEDs are the best of today’s lighting options. Not only because they last long but also because they save you money on electricity. LEDs cost only about 25% more to install on average, but they will save approximately 75% on your electricity bill. Did we also mention they come with a 15 year warranty?

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.

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.