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Let your Business Shine

Illuminate your business in a whole new way, and draw in customers like never before. Creative Outdoor Lighting has been in the lighting business for over 16 years, you could say we’ve seen the light.  Outdoor lighting adds a new sense of professionalism and value to your business. You always want to look your best, and the same goes for your business, so why wouldn’t you want to look your best at night? It’s also a great way to stand out from your neighbors. Potential customers are […]

Electrical Plumbing Analogy

We now know about basic electrical theory (if you missed our prior blogs read about Basic Electrical Theory and Amps, Volts, Resistance Oh My here) so lets put this all into an analogy we can all understand. We are going to compare electrical theory with plumbing- Yes, we know that electricity and water don’t mix, but we think this will help hit the concept home! Voltage= the pressure of water Amperage = the flow rate of the water Resistance = […]

Amps, Volts, and Resistance- Oh My!

We learned the basic theory of electricity in our last blog, but here’s a recap- Atoms make up everything in the universe, and those atoms are made of electrons, neutrons, and protons. When the electrons are feeling frisky they flow from atom to atom creating the flow of electricity. But how do we measure this, and how is it applied to our everyday use? The three most basic units in electricity are voltage (V measured in volts), current (I measured […]

What is Electricity?

We all know how electricity works; you turn on the switch and the light comes on. We often take for granted what is actually happening when we flip that switch. We know that current is flowing through a light bulb and that inside that light bulb is a filament that glows when the current passes through. We also know that if we unscrew that light bulb, we break the circuit and the bulb will cease to light. We are even […]

What is Color Temperature?

Light, in it’s most basic form, has many characteristics that are each described in their own way.  Features such as intensity, hardness or softness, angle, and even movement play a huge role in how our eyes interpret what we see.  These different qualities of light can even affect our mood and emotional response to the world around us.  Another important quality of the light we see every day is color.  Of course, bold lighting colors are often used in the […]

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Lighting Techniques Part 2

The first step to creating a beautiful outdoor lighting system is the design. There are  many techniques to use to make a beautiful outdoor paradise- see Lighting Techniques Part 1 for more examples that we like to use. Grazing To highlight an interesting texture, place up-lights at the base of the wall with beams directed upward. The texture of the wall will create shadows that will really make it pop. This technique is terrific to show off stonework or pilasters. […]

Landscape Lighting Springfield MO

Lighting Techniques Part 1

The first step to creating a beautiful outdoor lighting system is the design. Here are a few techniques that we like to use and how to apply them. Although, with a little imagination there is no limit to the number of ways you can add magic and beauty to your nighttime yard. Highlighting / Up-Lighting  Highlighting is perfect for illuminating those beautiful trees that add character to your house. This technique lights a tree from the ground up to show […]

Low Voltage Lighting Systems

You’ve worked hard to get your home looking exactly how you like it, but did you know that most visitors are coming to your door at night? A properly designed and installed low voltage lighting system will let your guests see your beautiful home in a whole new light! It’s perfect for highlighting the architectural features of a home, showing off a blooming garden, adding safety and security to your porch, and making your backyard the moonlight getaway you need […]

Indoor Commercial Lighting Applications

Have you been thinking about or are you planning a commercial lighting project? There are some major considerations today in commercial lighting applications. The really good news? Technology is playing a huge roll in driving the on going cost of commercial lighting applications. As you see in the picture commercial lighting is BIG! Of course, it doesn’t look light thisany-longer, for sure! Basically there are three types of lighting and two basic functions of indoor lighting must accomplish, here’s the […]

Outdoor Security Lighting

You, as a Springfieldian, should consider this stat: The Springfield crime rate is much higher than the Missouri average crime rate and is much higher than the national average crime rate. Crime Index,#465* Springfield, MO 3,869.55 Missouri 1,960.89 U.S. 1,776.27 The crime index value is calculated based on the data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the crime level in a region. Higher crime index value means more crime. Today’s topic is really critical when it comes to […]