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March 24, 2020
New Lighting Installation in the Rob Roy Community in Austin

Our latest client in the Rob Roy community in Austin, Texas contacted us for an outdoor lighting consultation because they were tired of living in the dark at night. Their home did not have an outdoor lighting system currently and they wanted to add it for security and safety, but also to highlight the architecture […]

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May 28, 2019
Extending Your Summer Nights with Outdoor Lighting

These warmer months are wonderful for hosting backyard BBQs, wine nights with the girls, and other outdoor events. Adding outdoor lighting to your outdoor entertainment areas allows you to extend the fun! There are many options for homeowners to have this done. Bistro Lighting   One popular option is Bistro lighting. Outdoor bistro string lights […]

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April 9, 2019
Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals Project Awards

Every year, the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), honors our industry with awards for lighting and design. This year, Texas Outdoor Lighting was honored to receive four awards from the AOLP for an array of projects completed last year. It’s a true honor and a bit humbling to us at TOL, and we believe […]

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April 2, 2019
Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Lighting Design This Spring

Spring is here! It’s that time of the year where we all get outside and get our yards and outdoor living spaces spruced back up. Here are a few tips and ideas to enhance your outdoor lighting as well. Spring Landscape Lighting Maintenance: Outdoor lighting requires periodic maintenance to keep it looking and performing its […]

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February 19, 2019
Investing in Quality

One of the most important aspects of a Texas Outdoor Lighting design is bringing value to the homeowner through a beautiful outdoor lighting system.  A professionally designed and installed landscape lighting system represents a significant investment in your home and property. Just like any other investment in your home, you receive the benefits of what […]

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January 29, 2019
Preserving the Texas Sky

As the song goes, “The stars at night, are big and bright, Deep in the heart of Texas”. In the Texas Hill Country, preservation of the natural night sky is important to all who live here.  There are organizations such as the International Dark Sky Association who are dedicated to protecting our beautiful Texas sky […]

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January 8, 2019
Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

We put a lot of time and energy into our homes and properties. Mowing the lawn, adding landscape, fixing up the exteriors to be more visually pleasing, only to lose sight of all these visual enhancements when the sun goes down. Outdoor lighting can enhance the beauty of your home at night by highlighting the […]

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December 18, 2018
Smart Home Automation & Outdoor Lighting

Everything we do is automated with technology. We have apps on our phones for everything. We can see who’s at our door when we aren’t home,order almost anything to be at our doorstep within 2 days, watch the big game from our child’s baseball game. If you can think of it, you can probably do […]

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December 11, 2018
Importance of Reviews to Consumers

For most potential consumers, reading a business’ reviews online is the first step in choosing which company they decide to use. A review read on Yelp, Google, Facebook, etc can be just as important as a recommendation from a friend. According to Bryan Caplan, 73 percent of consumers have more trust in a local business […]

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November 6, 2018
Patio Lighting

Now that the weather has cooled off a bit, us Texans are able to enjoy our outdoor patios. A patio is an extension of your home, as it adds another entertaining or relaxing space. Outdoor lighting can make your patio more beautiful as the sun goes down and help you use it for extended hours. […]

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October 31, 2018
Creating a Budget for Your Lighting Project

You’ve seen all of our posts and beautiful photo images of landscape lighting and are ready to move forward: You want to have a lighting system of your own installed. Coming up with a budget can be intimidating. There are three things you need to do to be on your way to creating the outdoor […]

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October 23, 2018
Fall is the Right Time for Outdoor Lighting!

Even if we hate to admit it, summer is officially over! That means you have to pack up the grill, pull the plug on the outdoor lighting and completely forget about your landscape until next spring, right? Wrong! When the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, people tend to focus on indoors, but […]

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October 16, 2018
Driveway Lighting

Have you ever pulled into a driveway that was so dark you had difficulty navigating yourself through it? Not being able to see properly probably made you worry about hitting something on the property or not seeing someone. Now, consider your own driveway. Would your guests have any difficulty at night? Lighting a driveway serves […]

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October 9, 2018
Increasing Curb Appeal & Value

As Austin continues to grow, the demand for homes for sale is high. According to the Statesman, experts expect another strong year for Austin housing market. If you are looking to sell your home, how can you set your property apart from the next? Outdoor lighting can enhance the curb appeal and even possibly increase […]

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October 2, 2018
Our Process: From Ideas to Finished Product

If you’ve been considering adding outdoor lighting but find you’re hung up on design ideas like where to place lighting and what kind of lights to use, let Texas Outdoor Lighting help you! We can professionally design and install the right outdoor lighting system to turn your ideas into reality. The first step in turning […]

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September 25, 2018
Superior Maintenance Program

Thanks to worry-free maintenance, our outdoor lighting systems require no energy from you! Outdoor lighting maintenance is an extremely important component to keep any property's lighting system looking great for a number of years.  Texas Outdoor Lighting provides an ongoing annual maintenance program that will ensure that your lighting system will look amazing for many […]

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September 18, 2018
DIY vs Hiring a Professional for Your Lighting Project

In the era of HGTV, Pinterest, YouTube Videos, etc. we all get the urge to get our hands dirty and DIY some of our home projects. Whether a small job such as painting a bedroom, or a larger job like redoing your kitchen cabinets, the tutorials available make the jobs seem easy and more affordable. […]

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September 11, 2018
Resort Lighting

  Texas Outdoor Lighting can help you with all of your resort lighting needs. Our highly-efficient LED lighting installations can reduce energy consumption by up to 75%. Whether it be a retro-fit of an outdated system or a new-build plan, Texas Outdoor Lighting offers expert consultation with our design team, the latest technologies and premium […]

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September 4, 2018
Making the Switch from Halogen to LED

  We have seen a lot of changes and progress within the lighting industry over the past decade. As with everything these days, newer technology and efficiency is developed and becomes available over time. An outdoor lighting system installed many years ago may be becoming old or even obsolete compared to today's standards. Halogen bulbs […]

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May 2, 2018
New Lighting Trend: Bistro Lighting

Bistro Lighting is a new and unique trend that's specifically geared for use while entertaining.  There are a number of ways this light can be used, from smaller deck projects to larger scale projects that light entire backyards. As the weather continues to warm up, outdoor bistro lights provide a breathtaking way to provide light […]

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April 24, 2018
Garage Lighting: Curb Appeal and Safety

The garage can play an important role in increasing your home's curb appeal.  Unfortunately, it can also be an easy target for thieves.  A comprehensive landscape lighting design can enhance the beauty of your garage and boost curb appeal while deterring potential intruders. The garage may not seem like a high priority when creating a […]

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April 20, 2018
Feature Friday: Ai Weiwei's "Forever Bicycles"

Recently, The Contemporary Austin contacted us wanting lighting to help feature their new sculpture, "Forever Bicycles".  Ai Weiwei is the Chinese artist behind the sculpture.  He is an artist and a political activist who has been persecuted in his home country of China for speaking out against the governments actions. "Forever Bicycles" is 32 feet […]

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April 11, 2018
Outdoor Lighting: Landscape Renovation Trend

More homeowners than ever are investing in eco-friendly outdoor projects whether its updating irrigation systems, emphasizing composting or creating an outdoor garden.  John Wyer, an award-winning garden designer, gave predictions on outdoor trends for 2018 and stated that outdoor living spaces with integrated lighting will be a must have feature for residential outdoor living spaces […]

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April 2, 2018
Feature Lighting: "Yippee Ki Yay"

Texas Outdoor Lighting had the privilege of lighting the stickwork sculpture created by internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty that's entitled "Yippee Ki Yay'.  The sculpture is located in Pease Park in Austin, TX.  Mr Dougherty utilized locally harvested materials to build the stickwork sculptures including depression willow, ash and ligustrum. Joel Mayor, our lighting designer […]

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March 8, 2018
Lake Home Outdoor Lighting

A lake home is a popular weekend retreat here in Austin and its surrounding areas.  Spending your spring, summer and fall days exploring Texas lakes via fishing, boating and tubing then capping off the adventures with leisurely evenings gathered around the fire pit telling stories and roasting marshmallows is a favorite for Austinites. Texas Outdoor Lighting can […]

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February 22, 2018
The Best Time to Start Planning for Spring Outdoor Lighting

With only a few more weeks left of winter, spring is just around the corner.  This is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your outdoor living areas.  Today, we are featuring some of our favorite outdoor retreat lighting projects as inspiration to those of you who are considering utilizing outdoor lighting to […]

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February 8, 2018
Questions to ask potential landscape lighting companies.

A good landscape lighting design will increase the safety and security of your property, transform your dark outdoor spaces to warm and inviting living areas as well as add value to your home.  The first step in beginning to plan your outdoor lighting is to hire the right expert for the job.  Asking the right […]

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September 26, 2017
Hardscape Outdoor Lighting

Do you want outdoor lighting on your established home but are concerned it can't happen due to your hardscaping?  Here at Texas Outdoor Lighting, our installation manager and technicians have professional experience installing lighting systems in hardscaping.  Installing outdoor lighting in hardscaping takes precision and that is what we focus on every day here at […]

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September 21, 2017
Get Ready for Fall with Outdoor Lighting

After a long day, nothing beats coming home to a peaceful outdoor living space.  Whether it’s a cozy outdoor deck or a relaxing backyard garden, there’s something soothing about nature. As we head into fall, the sun is setting earlier and the evenings are beginning to get cool and crisp.  A landscape lighting design will […]

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August 1, 2016
The Alamo

We are so fortunate to have been trusted to work on such a beautiful piece of history. This 5 acre project in downtown San Antonio took over 700 lights to illuminate. All work was completed at night as to not interfere with the visiting day traffic. Texas Outdoor Lighting worked side by side with an […]

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August 1, 2016
The Waltons

This vacation home was a joy to design. Not only did we update old lighting but we added new lighting to the home, landscaping and boat dock. Notice the lighting coming off the roof highlighting the columns of the home. Sometimes when people think of what we do, they picture us working on the ground. […]

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August 1, 2016
Bar Lighting

The tape lighting under the bar allows for visibility while not overpowering. The fun of having an outdoor kitchen area or bar is utilizing it in the evenings. When you entertain you don’t want to be blasted by bright lights. Texas Outdoor Lighting uses tape lighting often in these types of situations.

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October 31, 2013
Texas Outdoor Lighting Completes High-Tech Lighting System for Texas' Beloved Alamo

It started with a visit to the Alamo. Our owners, Joel Mayor and his wife, were driving by the Alamo and noted how poorly our beloved State Shrine looked under its dated, dim lighting. We knew we could do better. A Call to the Daughters of the Texas Republic The next day, Joel and his […]

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