Three of McKay Landscape Lighting's photos were chosen for the Special Feature, "A Shining Example: Today's Outdoor Lighting Trends" in Kentucky Homes & Gardens September/October issue.
The article mentions, "The functionality of any outdoor area greatly increases when it can easily be well lit at night, whether for entertaining or safety reasons, or both. There are many ways to accomplish this, including placing task lighting above the cooking stations to help with food preparation, or adding a decorative chandelier, ambient wall scones and free standing lanterns that create the perfect ambiance for sitting and dining areas, as well as points of entry. Accent lighting can also be used to illuminate trees, wash walls and light pathways or trails."
The special feature concentrates on outdoor lighting trends and features 11 photos from landscape lighting professional in Kentucky as well as across the United States. Among the mentioned benefits of lighting, the article provides inspiration as to how homeowners can incorporate light into their outdoor spaces or property as well as avoid the "runway effect" by opting for subtle ways to incorporate light that's both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The homeowner's vision for lighting the space along with consideration of how the space gets used plays an important role in developing the lighting design. As the article mentions, "This requires skill to determine which architectural angels and landscape details are worth illuminating and which could be a waste of time and effort, as well as working with the shadows in a precise way to bring about a three-dimensional effect. Since lighting is one of the main factors that helps set the mood for an outdoor space, it can work to create virtually any desired look and feel."
The author also points out that today's lighting systems are both energy efficient and technologically advanced some even allowing the homeowner to control the lighting system via smartphone or tablet. Which is not only beneficial for homeowners but provides an ease of use that wasn't available years ago.
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We’ve been in the landscape industry since 1987, becoming a dedicated outdoor lighting firm in 1992. Our experienced lighting team provides the expertise and experience needed to light your outdoor space for both beauty and security. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, custom lighting services and products, to homes and businesses across the nation.
Located in Omaha, McKay Lighting services Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota areas, including Lincoln, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Des Moines, Kearney, the surrounding areas and beyond.