Outdoor Lighting and Generator Resources

Dallas Landscape Lighting offers the following information about outdoor lighting and standby power generators

We have given you the information about our company and the services we provide. We’ve shown you our photo galleries and videos. Enough about us!

If you are interested in having outdoor lighting installed, outdoor kitchen wiring, landscape lighting design, ceiling fans mounted in an arbor, or a backup generator installed at your home or business, you probably want to learn more about these things. You should always arm yourself with knowledge, so here ya go!

The Magic of Landscape Lighting – an article featuring Jesse Maupin, owner of Dallas Landscape Lighting

LinkedIn Article The Magic of Landscape Lighting – Jesse Maupin’s LinkedIn page

MSN / Real Estate – The Art of Landscape Lighting (Photo Slide Show) – Here’s how great outdoor lighting looks when the pros — and one amateur — do it

About.com / ElectricalOutdoor Lighting and Receptacle Codes – There are so many things to remember when considering a landscape lighting design. Trust that Dallas Landscape Lighting (or a professional in your area) knows these codes and keeps them in mind when coming up with your lighting system.

“Myth: Lighting is a small part of my electric bill. Why change?
Truth: Lighting currently represents about 15% of a typical household’s electric bill.”
Kichler Style Guide @ Kichler.com 7 Myths About LED Lighting and the Truth Behind Them

“LEDs aren’t just something you buy simply because you need light; they are a great investment, one that delivers better returns than many investments on the stock market,”
– Ross Barna CEO of RAB Lighting
Electrical Contractor’s Magazine ArticleGlowing Outside: Outdoor and Landscape Lighting LED’s Are Among the Biggest Trends Revolutionizing This Growing Market (April 2014)

“Effective illumination makes these and a variety of other objects (fallen twigs, steps, etc.) more visible, thus reducing the likelihood of problems, some of which lead to nuisance suits, higher insurance rates, bad publicity, etc.”
– Richard V. Morse
National Lighting Bureau ArticleCase History: Illuminating Concept: Lighting Can be a Real Investment

“The biggest trend/opportunity in outdoor lighting is definitely in retrofits. Converting existing installations to LED technology saves energy, pays back the cost of the project in under two years, and then continues to pay it back for long after.”
– Ross Barna CEO of RAB Lighting
Electrical Contractor’s Magazine ArticleGlowing Outside: Outdoor and Landscape Lighting LED’s Are Among the Biggest Trends Revolutionizing This Growing Market (April 2014)

“Early on, LEDs were used primarily where colored lighting effects were desired, and their usage continued to evolve into areas where maintenance was particularly challenging or expensive.
 More recently, however, applications with high energy costs started to make LED technology attractive. Today, with all of the advancements that have been made in optics, thermal management, chip technology and controls, there are few reasons to use anything but LEDs for outdoor applications,”
– David Grimm, VP & GM of outdoor products for Acuity Brands Lighting
Electrical Contractor’s Magazine ArticleGlowing Outside: Outdoor and Landscape Lighting LED’s Are Among the Biggest Trends Revolutionizing This Growing Market (April 2014)

“The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects that, by 2020, more than 75 percent of outdoor luminaire shipments will be light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
-Darlene Bremer, Writer for Electrical Contractor Magazine
Electrical Contractor’s Magazine Article An Outside Shot: Trends in Outdoor and Landscape Lighting (December 2015)

“There is no way to adequately describe the dramatic effects lighting can have on a property. Wavering customers can be turned around pretty quickly if you show them exactly how lighting can make their home more attractive and livable.”
– Electrical Contractor’s Magazine ArticleLandscape Lighting: Part Art, Part Science, All Business (January 2009)

“Exterior lighting protects your family and guests from personal injury and also discourages prowlers. Statistics show that an unlit home is three times more likely to be burglarized than a lit one.”
Southern Living : Outdoor Lighting: Don’t Be Left in the Dark When it Comes to Outdoor Safety Lighting

“Make sure the outside of your home is sufficiently lit, and consider installing lights in shadowed areas.”
U.S. News & World Report MoneyHow to Protect Your Home  From Burglars (January 2014) – Keep your home safe from thieves with these 8 tips.

“It is not a good idea to attempt plumbing or electrical projects yourself.”
Apartment Therapy Blog PostHome Renovation: Pros vs DIY (March 12, 2010) –This popular interior design blog gives you a good guide to whether to go DIY or to call in the pro’s. SPOILER ALERT: All electrical projects are in the “Just call a Professional” level of difficulty.

“The direct benefits of preventive maintenance programs in the reduced costs of repairs and minimized or eliminated downtime”
Electrical Contractor’s Magazine Article Nothing Lasts Forever: Preventative Maintenance (May 2013) The importance of having a professional maintain your electrical system (lighting and otherwise)

“Outdoor lighting enhances the beauty of your property while providing safety and security. Outdoor lighting also allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark and adds value to your home.”
American Lighting AssociationOutdoor Lighting: Create an Outdoor Resort in Your Back Yard (May 2011) A trusted source on outdoor lighting spells out how you can create a whole new look for your outdoor living areas with light alone.

Stand-by Generator Information (Back Up Power)

>Electrical Contractor’s Magazine Article – Put Your Backup Into It: Backup Generators (November 2012) – Very informative article on why you should consider purchasing and installing a generator. Yes, we do this too.

CNBC.com – Five Ways a Power Outage Can Cost You Money (September 2014) – Article that outlines many ways an outage can cost the average home owner big money.

RedCross.org – Power Outage Safety – For prolonged power outages there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.

ERCOT.comThe Official page of Electric Reliability Council of Texas

TheStatesman.com – ERCOT: Texas narrowly avoided rolling power blackoutRead about how close we come to a Level 3 Electrical Power Emergency – and why we are  experiencing even MORE frequent electricity blackouts. Level 3 requires rotating outages to keep the grid functioning. Info given by Electric Reliability Council of Texas

DFW.CBSLocal.com – ERCOT Conducts Rolling Blackouts In South Texas – (October 8, 2014) – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) instructed transmission and distribution providers in the South Texas border region to cut system demand on an emergency basis after the transmission issues arose because of unplanned power plant outages.

CNN.com – U.S. Electricity Blackouts Skyrocketing (October 2010) – Informative article about the increasing number of power outages in the United States.

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