Add a Little Light to the Night

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Achieve nightime drama by using landscape lighting around your home.

So you’ve got yardwork and landscaping on your to-do list this weekend. Take comfort in knowing that a little spruce up goes a long way and adds to the curb appeal of your home. But have you considered highlighting your efforts with landscape lighting? Landscape lighting can easily be installed while you are already working on your yard.

With just a few steps, your yard and landscape can look as good at night as it does in daylight. Landscape lighting can add dramatic effects to your home, spotlight a special shrub or yard ornament and increase security. Your local lighting showroom can help you select the right light for your needs. Low-voltage systems, such as the Ambiance® Landscape Lighting System are easy-to-install systems that include everything from decorative path lights to well lights and spot lights to deck and step lights.

Here are a few helpful tips to planning your landscape lighting project.

• Stand in front of your property and determine its best features, or take pictures of your home. A decorative shrub or ornamental tree could take on a dramatic look with uplighting or backlighting. A wash of light against a textural facade such as brick, stone or stucco also can create interest.

• Visit your local lighting showroom. Lighting showrooms provide professional guidance and services to help you select and plan your lighting needs. Lighting professionals understand how even a little light, placed properly, can go a long way. You can also visit http://www.SeaGullLighting.com to locate a showroom or dealer near you.

• When meeting with a lighting professional or contractor, provide pictures not only of your home and yard but of properties and effects you’d like to replicate — even magazine pages work well for ideas.

• Walk your property at night. With portable lights or flashlights, you can get a feel for how much lighting is needed as well as the type of effects you want. Many lighting showroom professionals will offer, as part of their service, a nighttime demonstration on your property. Professionals featuring Ambiance® Landscape Lighting Systems will come out with samples of actual product for demonstration.

For more information on Ambiance® Landscape Lighting Systems by Sea Gull Lighting or to find a dealer nearest you, call (800) 347-5483 or visit them online at http://www.SeaGullLighting.com.

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