Outdoor Security Lighting Techniques To Deter Crime

Many homeowners install outdoor lighting systems to enhance the natural beauty of their home, but outdoor lighting systems can also be used for security. An outdoor lighting system that is centered on protecting your home from intruders can help your family feel safe. Bright lights deter crime by making it harder for thieves, vandals, and […]

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Scary Halloween Lighting Ideas

Halloween is known for its spooky decorations, making it the perfect time to take advantage of spooktacular lighting options to create some nightmarish scenes. Outdoor lighting is absolutely necessary to show off your Halloween decorations; otherwise, they may not be visible at twilight or the witching hour! And don’t settle for simply illuminating your hard […]

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Good Lighting and Its Impact on Your Landscaping

Having a beautiful landscape increases the visual appeal and value of your home while creating a welcoming atmosphere for your guests. A stunning landscape includes trees and shrubs, fountains and gardens, and lighting and stonework. Landscape lighting ensures that the masterpiece that you created can be viewed no matter the time of day, provides security […]

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What to Consider When Choosing Outdoor Lighting

If you are thinking about adding outdoor lighting to your home or updating your existing setup, there are some things you need to consider. Some of these considerations should include what size fixtures you need, what you want to accent, and what style looks best for your home. Here are some things to keep in […]

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Lighting Choices to Promote Energy Efficiency

Looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient? You may want to take a look at your home’s lighting. The average homeowner spends about 5% of their energy bill on lighting their home. While that may not sound like a lot, cutting back on lighting costs helps save the average household between $30-$40 […]

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Outdoor Lighting Techniques For Your Swimming Pool

Top 4 Swimming Pool Lighting Techniques The 4 most popular swimming pool lighting techniques, courtesy of Creative Nightscapes’s design team, are: Ambient Lighting Task Lighting Accent Lighting Light Layering Poolside lighting not only ensures that your swimmers are safe and adds character and value to your home. The right outdoor pool lighting techniques can make […]

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Selling Your Home? Outdoor Lighting Adds Curb Appeal

April through September is the peak season for moving. Summer brings in warm and beautiful weather, and it is the perfect time for families to search for their dream home. If your family is planning on moving and selling your old home, these upcoming months would be the perfect time to do it! However, you […]

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Lighting Features That Create a Visually Stunning Light Display

Outdoor lighting elevates and transforms a home’s outdoor landscape. The resulting shadows can make your home appear regal and magical, your own castle within an enchanted forest. While it can make your house seem like something out of a storybook, outdoor lighting can take this effect a step further by making your home look multidimensional, […]

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Client, We at Creative Nightscapes hope you are doing well during this unprecedented time. Amid all the uncertainty we are still operating under normal business hours. Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00. While the health and safety of our employees is very important to us, we are very fortunate our business affords us the opportunity to […]

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2019 Kichler Lighting Contractor of the Year

Creative Nightscapes has done it again! For five out of the past seven years, Creative Nightscapes has been awarded the Kichler award for Lighting Contractor of the Year! This award recognizes excellence in professional landscaping lighting, installation, and service. This is the third time, the first time being in 2013, that Creative Nightscapes has received […]

The 2019 Kichler Contractor of the Year Award given to Creative Nightscapes.
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What to Look For in an Outdoor Lighting Company?

There’s nothing quite like seeing the familiar and comforting shape of your home softly illuminated by a gentle halo of light under the dark cover of night. Not only can outdoor lighting add aesthetic charm to your home, but they can also add a measure of safety and security to make sure you can always […]

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What Is the Best LED Color Temperature For Outside?

Outdoor lighting is perfect for helping boost the aesthetics, safety, and overall feel of your home and outdoor living space. Whether you are looking to light up an outdoor entertainment center, a pool, or just the walkways of your garden or driveway, you will need to know what color temperature you are looking for. What […]

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Myths About LED Lighting

The world of lighting keeps getting more innovative. With LED lighting, energy efficiency and environmental protection are factors many homeowners and business owners consider when choosing their lighting. However, many people are often hesitant to give up their old bulbs in favor of LEDs. Some myths surrounding LED lights include that they are expensive or […]

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Sunday Night Lights for Enjoying Football

The pride you have for your favorite football team is apparent. You are decked out in your favorite jersey. War paint adorns your cheeks. You have mastered the game face and your special recipe for the ultimate grilled chicken wings, burgers, and hotdogs. Now you just need the ultimate place to cheer your favorite team […]

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Benefits of Low Voltage Lighting

When it comes to residential landscape lighting, low voltage lighting is the most common option for homeowners. It is easy to install, it has a low cost, and it is safe to use. If you are looking to install landscape lighting into your yard or garden but are unsure whether or not low voltage landscape […]

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What Kind of Fruit Trees Grow in Texas?

Fruit trees are a gorgeous, healthy, and practical addition to any home garden or landscape. They are easy enough to take care of as a beginning gardener or a great plant to take care of with your children, allowing them to see science in action. Texas is a perfect state for all kinds of fruit […]

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How to Choose Landscape Lighting

Designing the perfect landscape lighting plan can be overwhelming. There are a variety of lights to choose from, and you want it to look good while also providing added protection for you and your family. When it comes to choosing the right kind of landscape lighting, your main focus should be security and what part of […]

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Where Should I Place my Security Lights?

The United States Department of Justice reports that over 2 million home robbery/burglary crimes occurred in 2017. For homes with outdoor security lighting, the chance of being burglarized was significantly lower than for homes without them. In order for security lights to be the most effective, they need to be placed in the optimal places […]

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Creative Nightscapes Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Creative Nightscapes Outdoor Lighting is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our […]

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How to Light a Water Feature

If you have a water feature, you want to draw as much attention to it as possible – especially at night. With the correct use of submersible lights, spotlights, uplights, downlights, and colored lights, you can make your water features beautiful and eye-catching at all times of the day. Here are some tips on how […]

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