Friday Favorites: Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Lake Home Retreat

06/22/2018

Now that summer is here you might escape the city of Omaha for more relaxing weekends at your lake home retreat. There’s something about late nights by the lake, whether it’s creating memories telling stories around the fire pit or a quiet evening lounging while watching the view. It’s part of...

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Outdoor Lighting Design Techniques

11/05/2015

There are several different ways to light an outdoor area and different terms used. To help you learn the outdoor lighting design lingo, the following is a list of popular landscape lighting techniques and the effect it creates:

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Out and About: AIA South Dakota Convention

09/25/2015

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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...

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Adding Layers of Landscape Lighting to Your Home

04/03/2015

Last week we talked about getting started with landscape lighting and how you can always add more layers of lighting as you need or want later on. This week we wanted to share a story of one of our clients who did just that.

He and his wife had been discussing if they wanted to stay in their...

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Our Top 3 Outdoor Lighting Trends for 2015

03/13/2015

Happy Friday everyone! Since we are counting down the days to spring, why not feature some hot trends on our radar! Here are a few things to inspire you for the next couple of days…  

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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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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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Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Series Part Two: Grill Lighting

01/17/2014

As we continue our outdoor kitchen lighting series, we move on to McKay Landscape Lighting's unique grill lighting. One of the most important aspects of an outdoor kitchen is definitely the grill.  Whether or not a full outdoor kitchen accompanies you grill or not, having a low voltage light...

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Outdoor Kitchen Series Part One: LED Tape Light

01/12/2014

LED landscape lighting is becoming more popular as more homeowners "go green". Here at McKay Lighting, one of the unique ways we utilize LED tape lighting to make outdoor kitchens look great at night. Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest new trends in home construction and McKay's lighting...

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Holiday Lighting by McKay: Make your Home Shine During the Holidays

10/22/2013

McKay Lighting has specialized in landscape lighting for the past 20 years, but has also been professionally installing holiday lighting systems in the Omaha area for the past several years.  Our holiday lighting systems, like our landscape lighting systems are professionally designed with the...

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