Outdoor Lighting to Give Your Yard an Elegant Look

Outdoor Lighting to Give Your Yard an Elegant Look

Outdoor lighting is an often-overlooked design feature available to any home or even commercial building. The lighting outside not only enhances what is outside, but it also adds to the view from inside the home or building. You may not be aware that it is possible to have all kinds of permanent outside lighting that is easily controlled from the inside.

Where to Put It

You can have outdoor lighting in obvious places like along paths or stairs, but the lighting can have more of an impact in less obvious places. The lighting can be available where people sit outside or highlighting something of special interest like an outdoor kitchen or fireplace. Lighting can be aimed up at specimen tree or in the branches, and it can even sculpt the shapes of different plantings.

What Can the Lighting Consist of?

What is really interesting is the lighting can be different colours, it can blink, and it can even appear to “run”. That’s the beauty of a permanent professional lighting installation. The lights are always there for when you want them. You can modify colours with the seasons or holidays. There is a tremendous flexibility available when you install professional outdoor lighting. The lighting does not have to be just on your eaves or roof like Christmas lights.

Permanent outdoor lighting is beautiful, elegant, and flexible. It is available whenever you want to turn it on with the flick of a switch. Everything is controlled indoors. This kind of lighting can highlight hardscape or softscape, and we highly recommend that you consider it to add something special to your patio and outdoor living spaces.

If you are interested in permanent exterior lights, give Northern Lights a call on the Lower Mainland at (604) 357-4781. This is our area of expertise, and we are an Authorized Dealer for Gemstone Lights.

Benefits of Outdoor LED Landscape Lighting

Benefits of Outdoor LED Landscape Lighting

In today’s blog article we are going to discuss the benefits of permanent outdoor LED landscape lighting. This time of year, many people are preoccupied with Christmas lighting, but you can have landscape lighting all year round.

And lighting can be interesting. The lights can be small or large or any size in between. They can be down low in the yard or up high in your plantings or along a fence. There are no rules for you can or cannot have.


Whatever you have going on in your garden, outdoor LED landscape lighting is beautiful any time of the year. There is something magical about looking outside and seeing lights in the yard, whether you are lighting up a green area, a particular specimen tree, or just providing ambient lighting for those sitting on your deck or patio.


Permanent outdoor LED landscape lighting can be used for utilitarian purposes, such as lighting walking paths, stairs, or an area of the yard where you walk your dog late at night. This type of lighting is much more effective and provides more safety for those outside than a floodlight attached to your house.


The benefits of LED lights are that they run cool, they use very little electricity, they are very bright, and the bulbs last a very long time, much longer than other types of bulbs. If you are going to put in outdoor landscape lighting, LED is the smartest choice.

Keep in mind that with permanent exterior landscape lighting, you can still be creative and have flexibility with the colours of your lights or blinking lights. Exterior LED lighting can be as fun and creative as you are.

If you are interested in permanent exterior LED landscape lights, give Northern Lights a call on the Lower Mainland at (604) 357-4781.

Top 5 Benefits of Permanent Exterior Holiday Lighting for Your Home

Top 5 Benefits of Permanent Exterior Holiday Lighting for Your Home

Not everyone is aware that it is possible to have permanent exterior holiday lighting for your home. This is lighting that can be turned on and off easily, whenever the mood strikes you. In today’s blog article, we would like to offer five benefits of permanent exterior holiday lighting.

  1. Ready When You Are

For most people, installing holiday lighting is something they do in the fall and take down sometime in January. Not only is this dangerous, and usually performed by the homeowner, but you must wait for the right weather conditions to install you lights. In other words, you do not want to install or uninstall lighting in the driving rain, blowing snow, or heavy winds. When lights are installed permanently, all of these issues go away, and the lights are ready whenever you want to turn them on.

  1. Quality

Permanently installed lights are a better quality than what you buy at the local big box store. These are lights that are designed to withstand the weather and remain in place all year round. In addition, this kind of lighting is always ready to go. There is no tangle of strings of lights, daisy-chained together, which you have to figure out every year how to install.

  1. Safety

Consider the safety factor, of permanently installed lights versus flimsy strings of lights and extension cords. You have professionals installing lights once, not amateurs installing and uninstalling lights every year. Most homeowners are not safe teetering on a ladder or on their roofs.

  1. Convenience

When lights are permanently installed, you can turn them on for any holidays you want. You can even have a choice of what colors or what type of display you want, for example, solid or blinking. This is much more convenient than addressing your lights on a yearly basis. Permanently installed lights go on with the flick of a permanently mounted switch.

  1. Economics


Permanently installed lights are economic. These lights last longer, are more energy efficient, and deter crime because you can light up your exterior anytime you want with the flick of a switch. Install of constantly replacing your strings of big-box store lights, get some permanent ones that never need to be replaced other than a bulb or two, which is covered under warranty for years.


We love the idea of permanent exterior holiday lights because they make sense. If you are interested in permanent exterior holiday lights, give Northern Lights a call on the Lower Mainland at (604) 357-4781. This is our area of expertise.