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Installation

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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FEBRUARY

Texas HOA Lighting by NightScenes

Texas HOA lighting can be done very well with low voltage LED landscape lighting We have been lighting entries to developments in central Texas for several years.  We have always used low voltage lighting in our designs and wouldn’t even consider the use of high voltage lighting.  We also would never even think about using […]

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FEBRUARY

Landscape Lighting Certification

What is a landscape lighting certification? Who provides these certifications? Just like any real profession out there, the landscape lighting industry has certifications which can be earned by those who really want to set themselves apart from the pack. For landscape lighting there are two main types of certifications, the manufacturer’s certification and the national […]

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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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OCTOBER

Austin Area Landscape Lighting Installation and More

Landscape Lighting Installation, Design, Maintenance and Repair There are good reasons why some companies like to provide a wide variety of services. The main reason is diversification. Just like with investing, most people rightly believe that it’s not good to put all of your eggs in one basket. This is why I like to invest […]

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AUGUST

Landscape Lighting Transformers, What do You Need?

Answers to properly sizing landscape lighting transformers for your outdoor lighting projects I have been getting a lot of questions lately about landscape lighting transformers. How much load is too much? Why is it hot? Why isn’t it working? And more. So let’s try to help you decide what kind of transformer you need. The very […]

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JULY

Austin Outdoor Lighting Design

Good Outdoor Lighting Design is Art You Can Live In I had an interesting conversation recently with one of my landscape designer friends who frequently calls us in to provide outdoor lighting design for his projects. He told me that he was bringing me in on a very nice project, and the client enjoys the […]

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