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Design

OCTOBER

Why Should You Choose a Landscape Lighting Designer For Your Project?

A few reasons to look for a landscape lighting designer Many landscapers and irrigation installers do install outdoor lighting frequently, and there are times when what you want fits easily within the scope of his/her lighting skill set but sometimes you need a real landscape lighting designer. These folks are sold lighting products at their […]

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MAY

Central Texas Boathouse Dock and Pier Lighting

Dock and Pier Lighting on The Highland Lakes I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful area of Central Texas with several lakes just a stone’s throw away with communities like Lakeway, Spicewood, Marble Falls, Kingsland and Horseshoe Bay. From my back porch, I am blessed with the view of a lot of people enjoying boating […]

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MAY

Why Should You Look For An AOLP Member For Your Landscape Lighting Project?

What is the AOLP and what can you expect from an AOLP member?   The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals is the only national, not for profit, trade association dedicated to the outdoor lighting industry. It is a gathering of men and women whose life work centers primarily on landscape lighting, or supports this industry. This organization […]

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MAY

Proper Step Lighting Design

Good step lighting for safety Step lighting is what I like to call safety lighting. Its purpose is to guide you safely from one level to the next, highlighting the path your feet must follow. Obviously, if you can’t see where you are going at night, a trip or fall could cause serious injury. In some […]

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MAY

Austin Landscape Lighting Design: LED Color Temperatures

LED Color can vary and can look great when used properly The color of daylight is a topic given very little thought by the average person. We notice the actual color of light only when it is in contrast to darkness. What is light color and how is it measured? While we may think of […]

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MAY

Landscape Lighting Design Services To Go

Our Landscape Lighting Design Services Go Everywhere The heart of our business is in central Texas – which is a pretty wide area considering the size of our state. We are asked a lot how far we will go to install a lighting system. The answer really is: anywhere. Our primary landscape lighting design services […]

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MARCH

Austin Outdoor Lighting: Choosing a Pathway Lighting Fixture

Pathway Lighting Fixtures, Let’s Choose The Right One Here in the Austin and central Texas area I see a LOT of leaning and broken pathway lighting fixtures. This is primarily because the landscape lighting designer or installer did not consider what type of pathway lighting fixture needed to be placed in a particular location in […]

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DECEMBER

Landscape Lighting Glare

Landscape lighting glare control needs to be a priority when designing an outdoor lighting system in Austin or anywhere. See the effect, not the source (Bill Locklin, the father of landscape lighting) I just read a brief article and realized that I really  needed to write something about landscape lighting GLARE again.  Glare is one […]

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DECEMBER

Landscape Lighting Timers

Let’s take a look at a few landscape lighting timers and how they can control your outdoor lighting system One of the most common problems that we find on landscape lighting systems in the Austin, San Antonio and surrounding Hill Country area is the use of cut-rate mechanical timers to control the on/off operation of […]

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NOVEMBER

Landscape Lighting Ideas, Why Light?

Why light in your landscape? Once we know why you want lighting, we can come up with the landscape lighting ideas to answer the questions. The first question we ask our potential clients when we start talking about their landscape lighting ideas is, “Why light? Why is it that you want lighting?” Although we may […]

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