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Jan 29, 2015

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Top 5 Outdoor + Patio Lighting Ideas

Although we may be in the midst of a cold winter season, warmer days are ahead.  Set your sights on spring and prepare for more seasonal temperatures.  The latest outdoor lighting and patio lighting will set the stage for outdoor entertaining.

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image: Progress Lighting

Top 5 Trend Setting Lighting Ideas for the Great Outdoors

1.  Dark-sky and Eco-friendly Landscape Lighting


Dark Sky-friendly lighting does not create “light pollution” and is shielded to block unwanted illumination from going skyward, creating glare and limiting our view of the stars in the nighttime sky.

p2364cr liberty post light troy

“Liberty” path lights from Troy Lighting are ENERGY STAR and Dark Sky-rated.

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“Ceramic” dark-sky compliant outdoor light fixtures from Minka Lavery are perfect for patio and outdoor lighting applications.

2. Architectural Ensembles

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The “Scope” outdoor light fixture series from Progress Lighting adds a distinct architectural feature to both traditional and contemporary style homes with opal glass in a warm Antique Bronze finish.

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“Mosaic” from Maxim Lighting steps up with a unique geometric sophistication and LED illumination. Indoor/outdoor with dimmable LED.

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“Blink” from Troy Lighting adds the artist’s touch to your architectural design with a French Iron finish.

3.  Robust and Nostalgic Designs

42006-1 maritime ELK

“Maritime” from ELK Lighting with clear seeded glass and a Hazelnut Bronze finish exhibits strength and character. Pair with a nostalgic bulb to add a timeless, classic elegance.

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“Retto” from Eurofase Lighting handsomely sports the nostalgic bulb accompanied by a clean clear glass panel encased in Weathered Bronze metal.

2915oz hinkley sutcliffe

“Sutcliffe” from Hinkley Lighting rocks early American with a reflective copper backing featured within the streamlined composition finished in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

4. Rugged and Weather-resistant

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“Stonington” from Quoizel Lighting features a new weather-resistant outdoor material and clear water glass in an Arts & Crafts style.

5. Low Maintenance LED

hunter_10_outdoor_black LBL

“Hunter” from LBL Lighting features Energy Smart LED illumination in a modern metallic composition fashionably presented in this “hunter’s bow” design.

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“Suspense” from WAC Lighting’s Modern Forms