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A house without lights is like a night without stars. Luckily, there are many practical reasons to install outdoor lighting. It increases safety and visibility, adds curb appeal, and sets the scene for outdoor parties. Today we’re discussing how Stereo Planet Bend makes our customers’ homes light up the night.

Yard Light Designs 

Landscape lights can take your yard from basic to exceptional. We recommend starting your journey with pathway lights that lead through the front of the yard to your porch. These can be as decorative as you like. Some are modern, with matte metal and frosted glass, while others are more traditional, like shepherd hooks. If you prefer a discrete lighting source, in-ground recessed lighting can illuminate without much fuss. 

Perhaps you want to draw attention to certain landscaping features like decorative plants or hedges; in that case, in-ground spotlights can add that touch of lighting drama you’re looking for.

If you have stairs leading up to your front door, we can install linear light strips under the overhang so you and your visitors can be sure-footed on your way to the entrance. Once there, an elegant sconce by the front door can make your entryway more inviting. 

When installing these options, we use Lutron bulbs and products so you can control the color and brightness. You can even set timing options so that when the sun goes down, your lights go up!

Porches and Outdoor Living Spaces

Lighting is one of the best ways to establish ambiance. So make sure your outdoor living spaces are outfitted with lighting that shines on the best assets, such as porches, fire pits, and lounge areas. Here are a few unexpected ways you can turn these areas into show stoppers for entertaining, al fresco dining or having a family gathering:  

  1. LED linear light strips affixed to columns on a gazebo or alongside walls for a modern, minimalist look
  2. String lights woven through trees that surround seating areas
  3. In-ground spotlighting on fences or trellises 
  4. Ring-shaped lights inside planters
  5. Hanging lanterns over outdoor dining areas that transition from a soft glow at sunset to lavender at night.

Outdoor holiday, decorative, and other exterior lights can all be controlled now using the Lutron Outdoor Plug. The plug connects to your wireless network, so you can use Lutron Bridge (Lutron’s smart hub) to pair outdoor lights with their app. Plus, it’s totally weatherproof and includes notches, so you can hide the wire beneath porch rails or awnings.

The outdoor plug brings the ease of smart lighting indoors, so everything is programmable from a single interface.

Upgrade Your Landscape Lighting with Stereo Planet in Bend!

Ready for your home to become the neighborhood star? Discover the different product possibilities, designs, and integrations that Stereo Planet’s smart home experts can bring to your outdoor lighting project. Contact us and schedule a free consultation today!

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