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    How to Keep Your Custom Outdoor Lighting Shining Bright for Years

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Do you have an outdoor lighting system? Custom landscape lighting is a great investment in your home that increases its resale value and aesthetic appeal, but poor maintenance can dim the value and life of your lighting system. Keep your system free of dark spots by following these simple maintenance steps.

    • Lighting Fixtures: Choosing the right type of light fixture is more than an aesthetic decision. The right fixture can actually help protect the actual bulb and wires. Fixtures that are resistant to corrosion, such as brass or copper, are ideal for long-lasting outdoor lighting system, but other materials can work just as well with proper maintenance. Clean fixtures periodically and check the seals to ensure they are working properly.
    • Timers and Controllers: Timers and controllers determine the amount of time that your system will be on or off. Adding controls to your lighting system can reduce the amount of energy required to power your system.  In addition to helping you save on energy costs, a timer can also help you get the most efficient use of your light bulbs, increasing their lifespan.
    • Light Bulbs: Even with good protection and efficient use, using a light bulb for the wrong application can be a costly decision. Different light bulbs are used for different tasks, so make sure you use them according to their designated function. Some light bulbs of the same type are rated for different fixtures, so read the fine print before using one. Once you find the right bulb, check for quality, not price.  Generic lights can be a viable option, but they may contain inferior materials and last for much less time.

    For more information about landscape lighting and outdoor lighting, visit Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Lighting. With over 10 years of experience, Silver Moon Lighting has designed and installed custom landscape lighting throughout the Dallas area and provides through maintenance services. If you live in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or the DFW area, call us today at (972) 525-8152 to schedule a design consultation.

    Different Outdoor Lighting Effects and Applications

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Outdoor lighting for your house can serve multiple functions, offering a warm welcome to guests and safeguarding against intruders. When it comes to designing an outdoor lighting system, a variety of design, placement, and material choices can help you create a plan unique to your home and needs. Here are some outdoor lighting ideas to consider for your own landscape lighting plan.

    • Path Lighting: Path lighting is a very common form of outdoor lighting.  It is visually pleasing and practice, illuminating walkways or driveways to reveal any potential hazards.  Unlike other outdoor lighting fixtures that may need to be buried, path lights can be left exposed.  By displaying a clear path, you can safely direct guests to and from your home.
    • Wall Washing: Whether you want a soft, welcoming glow around your house or a bright and safe yard, a multitude of fixture and placement combinations can create a look unique to your home and property. While each outdoor lighting plan will vary based on the size, location, and architecture of the house, any home can benefit from a combination of soft and bright lights that create rich texture.
    • Spotlighting: Spotlighting can focus attention to a specific feature of your home or bathe a large area in light. Decorative and functional, your landscape lighting not only means added curb appeal but also increased security.  Having a well-lit yard draws attention to your home’s beauty while leaving few hidden spots that can draw the attention of potential intruders.

    For more information about landscape lighting and outdoor lighting, visit Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Lighting. With over 10 years of experience, Silver Moon Lighting has designed and installed custom landscape lighting throughout the Dallas area. If you live in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or the DFW area, call us today at (972) 525-8152 to schedule a design consultation.

    Installing Outdoor Lighting: Well Lights

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Though small and buried in the ground, well lights can cast an impressive shadow by lighting up tree canopies and exterior walls. Because these lights are installed below grade, they are discreet during the day but can help create a beautiful statement once the sun sets.

    When installing well lights, ensure that the fixture is set in a dry base and then carefully covered, preventing water and bugs from getting in. Extra wiring can be tucked beneath the fixture, which makes it easier to move and access for maintenance and service. For more information about installing well lights, contact a landscape lighting professional and watch the video below.

    For more information about landscape lighting and outdoor lighting, visit Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Lighting. With over 10 years of experience, Silver Moon Lighting has designed and installed custom landscape lighting throughout the Dallas area. If you live in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or the DFW area, call us today at (972) 525-8152 to schedule a design consultation.

    Outdoor Lighting Effects and Applications :: Silver Moon Lighting, Dallas

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Outdoor lighting for your house can serve multiple functions, offering a warm welcome to guests and safeguarding against intruders. When it comes to designing an outdoor lighting system, a variety of design, placement, and material choices can help you create a plan unique to your home and needs. Here are some outdoor lighting ideas to consider for your own landscape lighting plan.

    • Path Lighting: Path lighting is a very common form of outdoor lighting.  It is visually pleasing and practice, illuminating walkways or driveways to reveal any potential hazards.  Unlike other outdoor lighting fixtures that may need to be buried, path lights can be left exposed.  By displaying a clear path, you can safely direct guests to and from your home.
    • Wall Washing: Whether you want a soft, welcoming glow around your house or a bright and safe yard, a multitude of fixture and placement combinations can create a look unique to your home and property. While each outdoor lighting plan will vary based on the size, location, and architecture of the house, any home can benefit from a combination of soft and bright lights that create rich texture.
    • Spotlighting: Spotlighting can focus attention to a specific feature of your home or bathe a large area in light. Decorative and functional, your landscape lighting not only means added curb appeal but also increased security.  Having a well-lit yard draws attention to your home’s beauty while leaving few hidden spots that can draw the attention of potential intruders.

    For more information about landscape lighting and outdoor lighting, visit Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Lighting. With over 10 years of experience, Silver Moon Lighting has designed and installed custom landscape lighting throughout the Dallas area. If you live in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or the DFW area, call us today at (972) 525-8152 to schedule a design consultation.

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