Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Right Outdoor Lighting Perspectives for You

Flowers are blooming, temperatures are beautiful and summer is right around the corner  - it's that time of the year again! As the summer months move forward and the chilly weather moves out, the local hardware stores start getting crowded with customers gathering supplies for their last minute-sping projects.

In addition to building a new deck, planting a garden or adding color to an exterior wall, installing outdoor lighting has become a popular addition to the honey-do list.

There is more to installing outdoor lighting than just mounting a few lights over your garage or deck. It may be a good idea to consider having your lights installed by the professionals at Irrigation & Lighting Specialist before biting off more than you can chew. We can give you the right outdoor lighting perspectives you'll need to add a tasteful flare to the exterior of your house.

"I have seen it several times before, a homeowner tries to install outdoor lighting as a do-it-yourself project and they end up doing more harm than good," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "Installing outdoor lighting is like an art form. A lot has to go into it and doing it the right way is harder than one may think."

Unique Outdoor Lighting Methods

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist has lighting designers that concentrate on creating subtle overtures and nuances for your outdoor space. This approach ensures that outdoor lighting will increase your home's curb appeal, security and beauty instead of turning it into the Las Vegas Strip.

Proper outdoor lighting can add hours to your party or family fun, but a common mistake homeowners make is over-lighting. A little can go a long way when it is installed properly.

Too much light can create unwanted light pollution that can create glares, waste energy, wash out the view from the sky or shine into indoor rooms. We use the following outdoor lighting perspectives to prevent this happening to your home:
  • Careful light positioning to predict where the majority of the light will shine. 
  • Shielded bulbs that have reflectors to direct the light where you want it. 
  • LED lighting to reduce harsh lighting and reduce the amount of energy your lights use. 
  • Controlled lighting using timers, dimmers or motion sensors can control when and how your light is used depending on your needs. 
"Having a professional company install your outdoor lighting really makes a difference," says Minor. "We love taking our customers' outdoor spaces to new, beautiful levels. Avoid the crowded hardware stores, sit back and leave outdoor lighting to the professionals." 

To learn more about our outdoor lighting perspectives, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to creating a welcoming atmosphere you and your family can enjoy for years to come! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring is the Perfect Time for Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

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Charlotte has been unseasonably cool this spring, but it seems as if the cold fronts are behind us and the sun is here to stay. Projected temperatures for the month of May are in the mid-80's, providing the perfect weather for you and your family to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. The Charlotte outdoor lighting experts at Irrigation & Lighting Specialist can help transform your outdoor space into a family-fun hot spot.

Regardless of whether your home is equipped with a pool, a deck, a lavish lawn or a barbecue pit,  properly installed outdoor lighting can help you get the most out of your outdoor space. With adequate outdoor lighting, you will no longer be forced back indoors after the sun sets. 

"For years, we have been providing superior lighting options to homeowners in our region," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "What really sets us apart is our ability to decide what kind of lighting best accents the beauty of your landscape and your home, not just how you will use the light. We make sure you won't have to sacrifice beauty for functionality. We capture both!"

Decks, Pools and Much More

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Spring is the perfect time to open up your pool, bring out the grill and invite some friends over for some festivities, but creating a welcoming and entertaining atmosphere is more than just  putting on some music and putting out a fruit tray. Professionally installed outdoor lighting can add a warm ambiance and bring safety to your guests. Additionally, you won't be forced to bring the party inside or end it too early.

If you are currently using tiki torches or a self-installed flood light to lit your outdoor night-life, you are barley tapping into your entertaining potential. The lighting professionals at Irrigation & Lighting Specialists can add the right amount of lighting to your entertainment area. Deck and step lighting and underwater lighting for your pool are all areas we excel at.

"Home entertainment during the spring months tends to see a great deal of activity around the pool and on the deck," says Minor. "Our lighting options help create safe areas for guests to move freely and avoid tripping. They also add a nice mystique to your parties."

To learn more about our Charlotte outdoor lighting services, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to kicking off your spring and summer months by creating an atmosphere you and your family can enjoy for years to come!