5 Benefits of LED Landscape Lighting

Are you looking to update the exterior of your home and save on your electric bill? Installing LED landscape lighting could help you do both.

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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.

Longer Lifespan.

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 light bulbs 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 wary 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.

Contact the licensed professionals at Summer Rain Lighting Systems to transform your backyard with LED landscape lighting.

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.

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 built of professionals from various backgrounds:

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Bill Gallagher

Bill started his career with Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems back in 1981 and has been a past president of the Connecticut Contractors Irrigation Association (CCIA). He has always had an appreciation for beautiful lawns and landscapes. 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.

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 five years. He lives in Cos Cob with his wife and children.

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.

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.