Tips to Light Your Outdoor Patio

Outdoor patios are the ultimate entertaining space for homeowners. When you create a cozy and functional place for friends and family to gather on a sunny spring day or warm summer evening, lighting design is essential. For guests to be comfortable, they should be able to see when the sun goes down! We offer 6 tips to help you light a patio.

Accentuate the Steps

outdoor patio lighting As the host of a party, you never want a guest to be injured on your property. Steps are often the culprit when someone trips and falls outside a home. Riser lights can be installed within steps so each one is highlighted as you approach the staircase, big or small!

Add a Ceiling Fan

An outdoor ceiling fan serves two functions for you and your guests. For one, it can help circulate cool air across the space to keep everyone comfortable on a hot day or night. And when the sun sets, a ceiling fan can provide some overhead lighting to keep the party going.

Back to Recessed Basics

Covered outdoor patios can keep guests dry during a brief rain shower and provide a more formal setting for a dinner party. When natural sunlight is blocked, it’s important for a patio to be adequately lit. Recessed lighting can save space and provide a soft, ambient glow.

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Celebrate Spring with Outdoor Lighting

Connecticut Lighting Centers Vice President, Todd Director, recently appeared on WGGB TV’s Western Mass News to discuss outdoor lighting and home automation for spring. At our showrooms, we carry fixtures that are built to last and save energy.

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Customers come to us all the time looking for outdoor lighting fixtures that they won’t have to change every season. Quoizel has a new series of lights called Coastal Armour, made from durable material built to resist the elements. Homeowners will no longer have to worry about the finish of their landscape lights fading after a rainy spring!

A house that is lit up at night looks more welcoming, keeps guests safe and deters intruders. With today’s LED technology, you can leave your whole yard lit throughout the night without worrying about the cost of electricity.

Increase Home Security with Skybell

Who’s ringing the doorbell? Now you can answer the door with your smartphone. The Skybell video doorbell easily replaces your current push button and an Apple or Android app walks you through the installation process.

Every time the doorbell senses motion, a video is sent directly to your phone. Skybell also integrates with other home automation technology brands, including Nest and Lutron.

Skybell is especially popular for parents with school aged children, who may arrive home first. For $199, you can keep your family safe and secure, even when you’re away from home!

Visit our Hartford or Southington showroom today to browse the largest selection of landscaping lighting in New England and learn more about the Skybell video doorbell.

Connecticut Lighting Centers Wins Best Lighting Showroom

BOH Winner '17For nearly two decades, residents of Connecticut have voted in the Best of Hartford Magazine Readers’ Poll. Categories include favorite local businesses, professional services, musicians and more. Connecticut Lighting Centers is humbled to have been named Best Lighting Showroom for the 14th year in a row in the 2017 edition of this annual competition!

A Spotlight On Our Family Business

We are truly proud of this recognition, as it reflects our commitment to providing the best customer experience possible. Our professional showroom staff is dedicated to helping you complete your lighting design project. Whether it is a residential or commercial property, you’ll find everything you need. Both Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery have a large selection of lighting, home accents and automation products.

Connecticut Lighting Centers carries the largest selection of lighting in New England. From chandeliers and pendants to wall sconces and outdoor lamp posts, we are your one-stop-shop for home design. We also have a variety of home accents on display, like unique mirrors and embellished picture frames from the most trusted brands in the industry.

We take the distinguished honor of Best Lighting Showroom very seriously and hope you will visit our Hartford or Southington showroom to see what all the buzz is about!

What Are the Benefits of LED Light Bulbs?

Recently our Vice President, Todd Director, appeared on Western Mass News to discuss the innovations of LED technology and choosing the right LED light bulbs for your specific needs.

The New & Improved LED Light Bulb

In the past, we used to hear customers say all the time that LED light bulbs were “ugly” because they didn’t look the same as traditional incandescent bulbs. Today, an LED light bulb is nearly identical to the styles we’re used to seeing in our homes. Available in several varieties, from bulbs to fixtures, LED light bulbs produce no heat, emit quality brightness and last much longer than a typical bulb.

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The Wonders of LED Lighting

Vice President Todd Director met with Scot Haney from Better CT to explain why our LED light bulb display at Connecticut Lighting Centers is unlike any other lighting showroom!

Why Choose LED Bulbs?

At Connecticut Lighting Centers, we have over 150 styles of light bulbs. Our light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs come in all different varieties, from nostalgic and retro to modern. LED bulbs are superior in performance to incandescent and halogen light bulbs, with a warmer color temperature. Measured in degrees Kelvin (K), the most prevalent color temperature for residential needs are 2700 to 3000K. LEDs no longer emit blue-tinted light, but a warm amber light that won’t wash out your living spaces. When it comes to dimming capabilities, we make sure your bulb is sold with the proper dimmer that does not change the operation of your LED bulb.

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