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Creative Garden Light Designs

One of the gifts of being a homeowner is the ability to create your home however you wish. Whether going for a classic look or a contemporary feel, there is an endless array of possibilities for home design. Homeowners however can sometimes forget that the ability to create timeless, classic, or otherworldly looks extends not just to your home but to your landscape as well! Gardens can become entryways to mysterious, intriguing destinations or to bright, loud explosions of color, based solely on the garden theme you choose!

Gardens & Landscapes


Direct Lighting vs. Indirect Lighting

There are a variety of lighting decisions for you to consider when selecting the correct outdoor landscape lighting intensity – in fact, as many as when selecting your indoor lighting. When lighting a piece of art or a kitchen countertop, you’re always juggling the purpose of the lighting design, as well as other factors including fixture options, fixture positions, esthetics, ambiance, mood, type of light, color of light, angle of light, reflective beam/range, reflective impact, down lighting, up lighting and many more.



Northwest Outdoor Lighting specializes in creating and installing custom landscape lighting designs for residential and commercial properties. Nationally awarded and recognized for our landscape lighting designs and techniques, we combine innovation and creativity to enhance the landscape and architecture.

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Landscape Security Lighting

At Northwest Outdoor Lighting, our clients are looking to install landscape lighting for a variety of reasons. Certainly they want to accentuate their home’s beauty, or emphasize aspects of their property that may otherwise be overlooked. But another strong reason clients seek landscape lighting is because of security. With the holidays coming, thieves are out in full force, looking for easy jobs to pull. The darkness of your property may offer thieves just such an opportunity.



Should I Retrofit My Bulbs for LED?

LED lights have recently become all the rage for homeowners and landscape lighting designers. There’s lots of good reasons for this; LED lights are cooler, brighter, and more energy-efficient, and can offer homeowners both a higher-value lighting system and a cooler lighting scale overall. Many clients are looking to upgrade their existing lighting systems, and wondering if they can retrofit LED bulbs into their standard landscape lighting sockets. We strongly advise our clients against this, for a few reasons.



What Is LED Outdoor Lighting? Currently all the rage for everyone from car drivers to homeowners, these lights typically use 75% less energy and will bring a substantial savings to the US energy demand as well as your personal home energy savings. However, we have found that there is still a great deal of confusion and uncertainty about these lights, so we wanted to share information that could shed some light on the subject (pun intended!).


Light Up Your Summer

It’s summer time, and with the onset of summer comes barbeques, outdoor picnics, pool parties and holiday cookouts. In addition to the food, friends and family that bring people together, have you thought about the role that great ambience can play in a great summer party?



Modern Landscape Lighting

As landscape lighting professionals, we at Northwest Outdoor Lighting know that landscape lighting comes in all shapes and sizes. However, there are so many options when it comes to design that some clients can feel overwhelmed. As design experts, we know that different locations require different approaches to design. We consider it a gift and an opportunity to create lighting designs that perfectly compliment the design of our clients’ homes.

Lighting Design

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