These “dark sky” fixtures point downward, capturing their glow inside protective shields of metal or glass, thereby reducing light trespass without sacrificing the wattage you need. The sleek, elegant design of dark sky lights also makes your house look chic and updated. Traditional homes aren’t excluded from the trend — shop our catalog for colonial and Victorian fixtures that meet dark sky guidelines. You’ll find styles in a variety of materials, shapes, and degrees of light intensity.
The term “moonlighting” sometimes means having more than one job, but in the world of landscape design it’s a reference to downward light hanging from a tree or some other high space. With one or more strategically placed moonlights in your yard, you can create a serene spotlight that also protects your home against intruders and puts flower gardens, ponds, and fountains on display. Since a moonlight should be hung about twenty or thirty feet up from the ground, take precautions during the installation. Use stand-off hanger bolts instead of staples when affixing the fixture to a tree. And, of course, call in a professional if you have a fear of heights or feel wobbly on a ladder.
Entertaining is not always about what, but sometimes about why. Social media makes it easy to invite friends over for impromptu picnics, patio gatherings, and pool parties. Be prepared with a well-lit entertaining space designed for selfies, videos, and the ongoing digital documentation of #fun. Transform an unused portion of your backyard into a welcoming mood-lit space complete with a rustic bench positioned under a tree strung with tiny electric lanterns or crystal balls.