Draw Attention to Your Flagpole with Outdoor Lighting

05/26/2014

In honor of Memorial Day, we would like to shed a little light on flagpole lighting. If you have a flagpole in your front or backyard, consider the impact lighting could have on it at night. Adding light to your flagpole is a great way to make your yard stand out at night. Depending on the size...

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Deck and Stair Lighting

05/21/2014

Memorial Day is only a few days away, and what better way to spend your holiday evening than outdoors? Adding outdoor lighting to your deck can transform your deck into an outdoor room into the evening hours. Your deck will be highlighted at night and will be safe to use into the evening as...

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Hand-Blown Glass Fixtures: What You Need to Know to add Unique Color to Your Property

04/22/2014

One of McKay's most unique fixtures is our hand-blown glass fixtures.  These fixtures have become one of the more popular fixtures installed by McKay because of their unique look and their versatile uses. Homeowners have come up with unique ways to utilize these fixtures and McKay has made the ...

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LED Lighting: Subtly Enhancing a Blue Spruce with a Cool White LED Bulb

04/09/2014

While we like to stay away from using colored lenses at McKay Landscape Lighting, adding a Cool White LED bulb to a Blue Spruce can be a subtle and natural way to bring out the tree's color at night. Some lighting companies use colored lenses to enhance the colors on specific projects, but at...

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Commercial Wall Lighting: Bring Unique Lighting to Commercial Properties

04/05/2014

An earlier post outlined some of the unique advantages of lighting an outdoor wall surrounding a homeowner's property.  Of course, many home will not have a prominent wall surrounding their property.  Instead, perhaps the entire neighborhood is surrounded by a wall.  This wall provides security...

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Outdoor Deck Lighting: Unique Deck Lighting Ideas

03/21/2014

The previous post in this series focused on traditional deck lighting, but this post takes a different approach and looks at a few unique outdoor deck lighting ideas.  The post features some popular unique deck lighting fixtures that McKay Landscape Lighting has used in our designs. If you don't...

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Outdoor Deck Lighting: Creating a Unique Outdoor Living Area

03/18/2014

Similar to an outdoor kitchen, your deck extends your living area outdoors. As the weather continues to warm up, we are all likely looking forward to spending more time on our decks with family and friends. Outdoor deck lighting is necessary if you hope to extend those hours with family into the...

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Water Feature Lighting Part Two: Submersible Lighting

02/25/2014

Our last blog post focused on pond lighting from above and around a pond. However, this post focuses on a different lighting design tactic of submersible pond lighting. These specially designed fixtures are installed within a pond and shine light from under the water. While McKay designers...

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Water Feature Lighting Part One: Downlighting

02/04/2014

Water feature lighting has become a popular way for homeowners to showcase their water features and the surrounding area. While many use submersible pond lighting, McKay prefers to use downlighting to showcase the water feature. Instead of creating glare from within the water, our designers...

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Outdoor Kitchen Series Part 3: LED Step Lighting

01/29/2014

The third and final part of our outdoor kitchen series looks at a different application of LED tape lighting: LED step lighting. Any small step in your outdoor living area or outdoor kitchen can cause problems for you or your guests at night.  This unique LED stair lighting softly lights the...

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