If there is one thing we love, it is a fixture with an element of uniqueness and functionality to it. So you can imagine, when we came across these bollards, it didn’t take much to get our attention. And we knew our clients would love them too!
With that, we are happy to share with you that we’ve added some brilliant new steel bollards that are bound to impress guests and add a layer of safety, security, and uniqueness to your home.
Find out more, and take a sneak peek at the newest addition to our custom light bollard selections: Continue reading “Why We Love Decorative Light Bollards (And You Should, Too!)” »
Meet our Office Manager, Kim Moy. She’s been a part of the McKay team since 2008 and helps ensure the office runs smoothly and that all of our customers receive the highest care. Kim loves gardening and walks with her husband and their dog. Find out more about Kim and her role McKay… Continue reading “Employee Spotlight: Outdoor Lighting Office Manager” »
There are several different ways to light an outdoor area and different terms used. To help you learn the outdoor landscape lighting lingo, here’s a list of some popular lighting techniques and the effects they create: Continue reading “The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Outdoor Lighting Design Techniques & Effects” »
Daylight savings ends Sunday, November 1st. For homeowners that have an outdoor lighting system, this time of the year is a good reminder to reset your outdoor lighting timer, as well, as the evenings are getting dark sooner.
In this short 2-minute video, Keith, our service manager explains how to easily reset your landscape lighting timer. We’ve also included his step-by-step instructions below to reset your outdoor lighting timer this fall:
Continue reading “Video: How to Reset Your Landscape Lighting Timer” »
Meet our Outdoor Lighting Crew Chief and Installer, Ken Simons. He has been part of the McKay team since 2013. Fun fact about Ken: he’s had to have his tonsils removed twice! Who knew that could happen? Find out more about him and his role at McKay… Continue reading “Employee Spotlight: Outdoor Lighting Crew Chief & Installer” »
A superior product is always the sum of its parts. Landscape lighting systems are no different. At McKay Landscape Lighting, we only use high quality parts and fixtures when installing an outdoor lighting system. Aside from our quality fixtures, there are the parts of the system that homeowners never see – the wire, connectors, and types of fasteners. Keith, our service technician, shares the reasons why McKay only uses quality products, even on the parts that go unseen: Continue reading “Outdoor Lighting Installation & Repairs: Quality Wire and Connections” »
“With Autumn comes a chill… let GLOW warm you.”
Describes this year’s GLOW in the Garden: A Gilded Masquerade in the Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden hosted by the Joslyn Art Museum’s Young Arts Patrons last Friday, October 2nd. Continue reading “Event Lighting: Joslyn GLOW in the Garden” »
Most likely, the material quality of your outdoor lighting fixtures are the last thing on your mind when planning the outdoor lighting project for your home. However, given the harsh environmental elements that landscape lighting fixtures have to endure, it’s important to choose a material that can handle the demands of outdoor use.
Most outdoor lighting fixtures are made out of materials like composite, aluminum, brass, or copper. Here’s more information about each material.
(Photo Credit: AIA South Dakota)
McKay Landscape Lighting had the opportunity to present on landscape lighting design and applications at ENGAGE, the AIA South Dakota Convention on September 11, 2015. The annual event brings architects and other design professionals together to learn, share ideas, and meet each other while taking their CEU educational sessions, networking events and the AIA South Dakota Exhibit Expo. Continue reading “Out and About: AIA South Dakota Convention” »
When new homebuilders contacted AJ Coleman, our outdoor lighting designer they were looking to forgo the traditional coach lights for their home, but knew they wanted quality fixtures to light the columns of their garage for safety and security at night. Our solution was to install water resistant copper well lights at the base of each column on and around the garage thus giving them a clean and aesthetically pleasing look. The well lights were put into place as the concrete was being poured. Continue reading “Project Spotlight: Contemporary Tudor Home Outdoor Lighting” »