Outdoor Lighting Tips and Trends

Outdoor lighting tips and trends

Posts about ideas and options to help a homeowner light their property stylishly and responsibly.

Think about creating a lighting project good for you, your family, your neighbors, wildlife, birds and the whole of the night sky.

To begin with, you may want to read an overview about more environmentally friendly choices for outdoor lighting.

Could This Be the Ideal Street Light?

Everyone should be interested in saving, saving money, saving time, saving the environment. One small way of saving that could bring about some big results is in the innovations of providing special, self-cleaning glass for street lights. But that’s not all. There are...

Energy Conservation and the Night Sky

Before electricity, there was fire to conquer the darkness. Soon humans discovered burning torches and candles. Fear and awe of the night sky was evident. The sky was lit with millions of candles and torches called stars and planets. Innovation drove...

Rare Earths Metals Controversy Continues

China, in a move that has stirred up a veritable hornets nest of controversy, sent the prices of fluorescent light bulbs through the roof in an attempt to reduce their environmental impact. Nowadays, energy efficient light bulbs - sometimes called "green" light bulbs...

It’s Lights Out for an Old Friend

Congress has mandated that all light bulbs be 25% to 30% more efficient by 2014. The phase out begins in 2012. The first incandescent bulb to go will be the 100 watt bulb starting January 2012 and the last will be the 40 watt bulb in January 2014. Europe has already...