Category Archives: Outdoor Lighting

Landscape Lighting Creates A New World

You may not realize it, but your landscaping exists in two worlds. By day, the design is a fixed picture for all to see and admire. Save for seasonal changes, it’s likely to remain so over the course of many years. But by night, the picture is altogether different when the ad1 LED  Kichler Dahlia_49558AZLED_Outdoor_ dition of landscape lighting transforms your property into a 3-D painting designed to be viewed not just from without, but from within.

In this kind of painting, the types of light you install are your paintbrushes. They suggest different moods and define new spaces. Down-lighting with spotlights creates mellow, naturalistic effects; uplighting with well-lights tends to be dramatic and grandiose. Back-lighting lends an air of mystery; front-lighting flattens. Beyond placement of fixtures, there are questions of which types of lenses to use and what color or colors you may want them to project.

Rules of good composition apply just as they would in any painting hanging in your home, only now they apply in three dimensions. But symmetry, balance, choice of focal points, depth and overall cohesion become far more complicated when you consider that a tree or fountain might be viewed not just from one or two, but many possible angles. And there’s no point in creating a nighttime paradise that’s too dangerous to explore so choices for pathway and step lighting are critical.

New to the marketplace are apps that let you control your night lightscape through your computer, smartphone or tablet. They operate via wifi or Bluetooth, sending commands to the lighting transformer to dim or brighten or change colors of various lighting zones.

It’s complicated, so complicated you might want to consider enlisting the services of a landscape architect to help you. Whatever design you arrive at, Yale Lighting Concepts can supply you with any landscape lighting fixtures you might need. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Exterior Lighting that Enhances Curb Appeal and Home Security

Are you looking to sell your home, add a touch of elegance to an outdoor living space, or are you concerned about it being more secure when you are away? Exterior lighting is a simple and inexpensive solution that ensures your asset is showcased properly and is protected from vandals and intruders. Whether you are looking for wall sconces, fountain lights, or hanging chandeliers, proper exterior lighting adds a nice finishing touch to your home and we can help you find the best fixtures for the following applications:

Highlighting the Details

Highlight the special features of your exterior space at night with the help of decorative lights in many different styles. You can add a soft glow to water fountains, plants and bushes, patios, hot tub spaces, and more. Our lights come in a variety of different shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Lighting is like the icing on the cake of a well designed space and will add a look of richness to your property.

Lighting the Way

Help guide visitors to your front door with accent lighting that illuminates your driveway and walking paths. There is nothing worse than someone tripping and falling because they can’t see where they are going when they arrive to visit you. Check out the well lights and landscape lighting available on our website and ensure your guests arrive to your front door safely. Our well and landscaping lights are made of high quality materials that will withstand the elements and will shine bright for many years to come.

Creating an Ambiance

Whether the design of your home is classic and historical or contemporary and modern, we have an exterior lighting fixture that will make your yard sparkle at night. Soft lighting will add a warm ambiance to your outdoor living space that makes for a relaxing evening with friends and family. Depending on the concept of your outdoor living space, you can incorporate chandeliers, hanging lights, post lighting, or fountain lighting to the space.

Home Protection

Good home security means making sure the exterior of your home is visible to neighbors and those passing by on the street. To keep would-be burglars away, make sure that all of your entryways and windows are lit up so the bad guy has nowhere to hide and can’t break into your home in the cover of darkness. We have a variety of lights that will enhance the security of your home and give you peace of mind. To save on energy, check out flood lights and motion activated lighting systems that only activate when there is motion in the area.

Finish the look of your property off right with the brilliant assortment of lights offered by Yale Lighting Concepts. We have exterior lights that will enhance the curb appeal of your home as well as give it added security. Our exterior lights are made of high quality materials that will last for many years to come. Contact us today so we can help you find the right lights at an affordable price.

Give Your Home The Curb Appeal It Deserves

When you invite your family members and friends over to your home, do most of them come in the evening? When your family Hinkley Landscape 115_HardyIsland_16022MZ members come to your home in the evening, do they always see your plants and trees? Do they notice when you have rearranged items on your patio? Has anyone noticed that you painted your patio floor because you wanted to hide the cracks and scrapes on the concrete?

If people are having a difficult time noticing anything when they come to your home in the evening, it may be time for you to reconsider your home lighting plan. If you only have one light on your porch, you are probably attracting bugs more than you are creating curb appeal.

Before you make any decisions regarding your home lighting design, we recommend that you start with the results you are looking for when you want to light your space. What are your main goals? Is your main goal to create better lighting for your home’s pathways? Do you want to illuminate your porch or patio to prevent anyone from tripping or falling? Do you want to have better lighting in your backyard for the upcoming family dinners and parties?

Regardless of why you want to improve your home’s lighting, it is important for you to make goals ahead of time because you will give yourself the ability to think outside of the norm. Also, you will be able to ensure that all of your bases are covered because you have listed all of your goals and intentions.

We want you to think beyond the standard light bulbs and the standard solar lights. When you combine solar lights with a combination of other lights, you will be able to turn your home and your yard into an awesome place at night. When you have the right style of landscape lighting, you will not only create better lighting, you will also improve the entire mood and atmosphere of your home’s outdoor area. Your choice of landscape lighting should be a combination of landscape beauty and outdoor lighting.

When you are ready to create your landscape lighting goals, we want you to keep these areas in mind:

  • Walkway
  • Driveway
  • Porch or Patio
  • Steps
  • Additional features of your home that you feel need extra lighting

If you want to add a uniqueness to your home’s landscape, we encourage you to give LED lighting a try. LED lighting will give you the flexibility you need that you may not be able to find in a different lighting source. You will have the opportunity to increase or decrease the lighting depending on your preference.

Are you ready to give your home a little curb appeal? Contact us today. We are waiting to help you.

Make Your Summer Nights Glow With Poolside Lighting

Poolside Lighting _Yale Spending time in the pool is the perfect way to pass those late summer evenings. But don’t let dark corners and dim lighting turn your poolside fun into a miserable experience. With the right poolside lighting, your pool will sparkle and your guests will love lounging by the pool all night.

Spotlight Your Best Poolside Features. It’s important to consider the area surrounding your pool when you consider outdoor lighting. Well lights around prized plants and shrubs will bring out their nighttime beauty, and uplights on majestic trees will create an artistic display of branches and leaves. Landscape lighting around water features, pergolas, and seating areas will create a warm, welcoming glow. And path lighting will help you and your guests navigate your poolside area safely.

A Rainbow of Colors to Light the Night. LED lights are becoming more and more popular for backyard and poolside lighting. They have a long lifespan, low energy cost, and their bright light is fun without being harsh. Best of all, color-changing LED lights can instantly turn your get-together into an aquatic party, and can set the theme for any occasion. LED lights are often installed under the pool coping to add light around the perimeter of your pool.

Floating Lights are Fun and Energy-Efficient. Floating pool lights are a quick and easy way to add a burst of fun light to your pool. Solar floating lights have an advantage over battery-operated versions, since they’re convenient for long-running, low-cost lighting that only comes on at night.

Don’t let poor lighting keep you from enjoying your pool to the fullest this summer. Contact us to learn more about the right outdoor lighting that will make your summer evenings glow.

Add Curb Appeal and Security to Your Home with Outdoor Lighting

Lighting adds ambiance and warmth to any home. During the summer, having outdoor lighting will add curb appeal and value to your home, as well as promote security and safety. By using outdoor lighting in the following ways you will make your home an inviting and safe haven for your family and guests.

Highlight Your Home’s Features

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  • Outdoor lighting can help you highlight the aspects of your home that can boost its curb appeal. Consider adding lights to pathways, entryways, and around driveways. This will create clear lines into the entrance of your home and help prevent stumbling at night. It will also create parameters separating your yard from your neighbor’s. Outdoor lighting can also be used to highlight garden and patio areas. This creates an inviting space to entertain guests when you barbecue on summer nights. It also allows you to utilize this space no matter the time of day, and gives the kids a chance to still play in the yard even after dark. Outdoor lights act not only as visual aids in dark spaces, but also can add color and texture to your garden when placed next to vibrant flowers or water features.


Safety and Security

  • Adding outdoor lights to your home will not only increase its curb appeal, but also increase security. This is especially important during the summer when you are away on vacation. Houses that are well-lit are less likely to attract burglars and decrease vandalism. Having a well-lit entryway will help you feel more secure getting home late at night, or having guests over who are new the area. Outdoor lighting also helps you navigate the outside of your home at night, preventing unnecessary falls.


Outdoor lighting is a beautiful way to add curb appeal and security to your home. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of outdoor lighting and the different types of products we offer.

Illuminate Your Summer Garden with Home Lighting

When you design, plant, and maintain a beautiful garden, you have created a space that is elegant and useful for entertaining guests on warm summer nights. Choosing to illuminate your garden with sophisticated outdoor home lighting will enhance your garden’s beautiful features, add dramatic curb appeal, and create an elegant nighttime look._R0F6728

Outdoor path lighting will help you and your guests to move safely through your garden. We offer a wide variety of path lighting, including charming animal-themed lights for a whimsical look with a practical function. If you have stairs in your garden, each step can be safely illuminated with our selection of LED step lights.

Uplighting the unique focal points in your garden is a simple way to showcase trees and architectural features that have an interesting shape or cast unusual shadows in the garden. Trees and bushes can be uplit with underground well lights for a dramatic look, and our accent lights will enhance artwork, fountains or waterfalls to define the central heart of your garden.

To determine the best lighting design for your garden, you can take the same approach as you would to choose ambient and task lighting inside your home. Most areas of your garden will benefit from dramatic accent lighting, path illumination, and a soft ambient glow. With the same artistic eye you used to design your garden, you can create beautiful vignettes with the use of shadows and silhouettes.

We invite you to browse our online catalog or visit one of our East Coast showrooms for more information about our outdoor lighting products. When you contact us, you’ll find the lighting you need to transform your garden into a summer evening retreat.

Lighting your Home with LED’s for Dramatic Night Lighting

You can create dramatic exterior home lighting with next-generation LED lighting systems. Traditional floodlights will blanket exterior spaces with monochromatic illumination that fails to show off different exterior textures or surfaces of your house. When you use LED lights, you can emphasize different architectural feature and spaces with color and lighting temperature variations that leave a stunning impression on viewers. You can also push LED lighting patterns onto walkways and landscape to unify your entire exterior space.

When you select an LED system to light the exterior of your home, consider the spread1 LED Kichler Dahlia_49558AZLED_Outdoor_ of the beam and different wattage LED luminaires that are available. Your lighting specialist will explain the color temperature range that is available with LED’s. Lighting color temperature can have an inverse relationship to the actual physical temperature of a light fixture. Lower value temperatures will cast softer and warmer light, and higher temperature fixtures cast a brighter light.

Energy efficiency is an added benefit of next-generation LED lighting systems. You may be able to cut your electrical energy consumption by up to 50% with an LED system. That system can operate for more than 50,000 hours, and in some cases up to 100,000 hours, all of which reduces your maintenance and bulb replacement costs. Further, newer LED’s do not have the same reduction in luminosity over time that plagued a few of the first generation of LED lighting systems.

If you are concerned with safety, you can use LED lights for both dramatic lighting effects and for uniform lighting across a broad area. LED lights generate illumination that is more akin to natural lighting, which allows better visualization of surfaces and contrasts to improve safety.

Yale Lighting has locations throughout Pennsylvania to serve all of your lighting needs, whether LED or otherwise. Please contact us or see out website for more information about our products and services.

Deck & Patio Lighting: Making A Statement With A Chandelier

Outdoor Chandelier Entertaining outside is a great way to enjoy the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Whether you want to have a big party or a quiet dinner, the right lighting will not only help to provide the necessary light, but also create a mood. So when you are thinking about the best deck & patio lighting options available to you, why not consider a chandelier?

If you are looking for the perfect light for your outside table area, look no further than the Eight Light Outdoor Chandelier. This stunning light fixture will not only help to provide a great deal of light for your outside space, but will also add great detail and character. The beautiful swirling arms give the chandelier an ornate appearance.

Maybe your taste is for something a little more modern, with clean lines. In that case, the Four Light Outdoor Chandelier would be a perfect fit. Offering just the right amount of detail work, this simplistic yet elegant fixture would be a great addition to your outdoor space. Not only will it provide light for your outdoor entertaining, but its minimalist design can either allow it to blend seamlessly into the space or be used as a statement piece.

Lastly, if you are looking for a pendant light to go over your outdoor dining table, then the Two Light Outdoor Pendant is a perfect fit. This light fixture is stunning, as the two drum shades that feature plenty of detail work will look good in any space. By adding it above your table, you’ll be able to enjoy it anytime you entertain outside.

Entertaining outside is one of the best parts of summer. Whether you prefer to host big parties for the holidays or more intimate dinners, you’ll enjoy having a beautiful chandelier to light up the space. To find the perfect light for your outdoor space, please contact us.