• Three for Thursday: LED Outdoor Lighting Accessories

    Summer is here and it's time to start livin' in your slice of the great outdoors...comfortably, of course. Here are three nifty products that will add a little spice to your outdoor evenings. 1) Help your guests navigate to your outdoor soiree with an eco-friendly solar LED address light ...
  • Yo, Vanilla Ice Is a Home Renovator!

    Rapper Vanilla Ice is back, but not in the way you might think! He has a new home renovation show called (not surprisingly) The Vanilla Ice Project. It airs on the DIY Network every Thursday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). From Ice Ice Baby in the early 1990s, Mr. Ice, aka Robert Van Winkle, moved to buying property...
  • Warm Weather Outdoor Ideas

    Warmer weather will be here any day (we promise!) To get you ready, here are a few simple ideas and products that will help you enjoy your part of the great outdoors in the spring and summer days ahead. Add string party lights to patios and porches. These create soft, warm lighting perfect for...
  • A Labor Day Deal: LED Landscape Light Sale

    As a special treat for the Labor Day weekend, we're running a sale offer on our Set of 4 Solar LED Landscape Lights . Get 'em now for a mere $24.95, half-off the regular price. There's no wiring needed or electricity used. Just install them in your garden or along walkways and let solar...
  • Lighting City Monuments with LEDs

    We've noticed an increased commercial interest in LED applications, for example, in exterior lighting. Cities all over the world are exploring new ways of lighting their monuments at night. LEDs offer a highly efficient, colorful new approach. All of the possible applications are still being explored...
  • A Plug-In Outdoor Landscape Light

    Need light for your garden landscape? Try this portable, plug-in landscape lamp ! Standing at nearly six feet high, you can use it to highlight garden plantings or to create a garden sitting "room" for parties and events. It's also great on a patio for after-dark BBQ feasts. ...
  • Creating Stunning Outdoor Rooms

    If there weren't a tree hanging overhead, it would be easy to assume this luxurious space was indoors. That's the key to creating stunning outdoor rooms - designing an area that's every bit as comfortable and stylish as if it were inside. I designed this outdoor room for my client, a Prince...
  • Shine the Light with LED Landscape Lighting

    The current issue of the Better Homes and Gardens "Ideas for Your Home Remodel" has a feature on eco-friendly solar lights and LED landscape lighting . As one of their best buys, they picked our Copper Solar LED Landscape Light , saying, "Love It: This solar-powered LED light's...
  • Three for Thursday: Contemporary Outdoor Style

    Summer has arrived, although the super hot temps are here in L.A. just yet. Still, it's outdoor season! So here are three new products that will lend contemporary style to your outdoor areas. First off, a massive outdoor day bed (see above) that would look perfect poolside or in a shaded garden...
  • Dazzling Deck Lighting with LED Rope Lights

    If you've ever wanted to host a dance party on your deck, the folks over at Instructables have you covered. Using LED rope lighting, these guys have created a party-ready patio. Check out this video: As spring and summer approach, it's time to get those outdoor spaces spruced up. We've...
  • Try an Umbrella LED Light for Your Next Cookout

    Enjoy perfectly lit family dinners in your backyard! Patio umbrellas shade you from the sun during the day. However, they do not traditionally have a practical function in the evening and their comforting, shielding shape goes unappreciated. Adding a light to the inside of a patio umbrella is a...
  • The Focus Mobile Landscape Lighting Showroom

    Our friends at Focus landscape lighting have a cool mobile showroom that's going to be appearing at our LAMPS PLUS Torrance store location on Saturday, July 17th, from 10am to 6pm. One side of the truck pops open, allowing for product demos and showcases. Pretty neat! If you are in the So-Cal...
  • Tip for the New Year: Outdoor Lighting Collections

    If you've been needing to add more light to your home's exterior and resolved to tackle the issue this year then I have a quick tip. Shop for outdoor lighting here! Symmetry goes a long way in creating curb appeal so find matching wall lights to flank your garage or front door. Use post lights...
  • Tips for Turning Back the Clock Tomorrow

    Don't forget ... clocks go back tomorrow, November 1st, at 2am. As Daylight Savings Time ends, energy bills get bigger in part because people keep their lights on longer throughout the winter months. As we turn back the clocks, here are a few tips to help turn down your energy bills. - Replace...
  • LED Landscape Lighting

    It’s a perfect time to upgrade your exterior lights to LED landscape lighting . As the Summer months rapidly approach you may want to take stock of how your home looks from the outside. DIY Network had some inspiring pictures of landscape lighting and ways to make your exterior stylish, safe...
  • Entertain At Home With Outdoor Dining

    To me, warmer weather means outdoor dining and relaxed entertaining. Who can resist the draw of a Summer breeze on a deck, patio or apartment balcony?! As long as you have some outdoor space you can enjoy stylish outdoor dining. Decor Pad pictures makes it so easy to fall in love with design and their...
  • The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
  • Ideas For LED Landscape Lighting

    Light up the night—and your daytime look too—with LED landscape lighting in your favorite style. Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor parties have to set with the sun. Invest in the perfect landscape light that’s more than just an excuse to extend...
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