Can Indoor Outdoor Lights Get Wet?

Can Indoor Outdoor Lights Get Wet?

Outdoor lighting is not only decorative, but it can also provide safety and security as well. And while outdoor lights that are meant to illuminate a sidewalk or ward off burglars are manufactured to withstand all types of weather, what about the type of decorative lights that you might string up around Christmas time or
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Are Outdoor Gas Fire Pits Safe?

Are Outdoor Gas Fire Pits Safe?

One of the most romantic ways to supplement a cool summer night is by lighting a fire. The warmth it provides is complemented by the constant dance of the flames. Spending an evening next to a fire pit is a great way to experience the outdoors even if the temperatures are on the chilly side.
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Do Outdoor Lights Need Special Bulbs?

Do Outdoor Lights Need Special Bulbs?

It’s true that many outdoor lights are manufactured to be able to withstand excess moisture and extreme temperatures. Because of this, there’s a recurring question of “Do outdoor lights need special bulbs?” The fact is that many outdoor light fixtures are compatible with regular light bulbs. In this article, we’ll describe some of the special
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What is Indoor-Outdoor Living?

What is Indoor-Outdoor Living?

One of the newer trends in home design is indoor-outdoor living.  But what is indoor-outdoor living you may ask?  To reduce it to its core, indoor-outdoor living is as if you would take an indoor room and simply move it outside.  Of course, this isn’t completely practical, but there are ways to simulate outdoor living
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How to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

How to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

Are you wondering how to improve your outdoor living space so that you make better use of your property?  There are some simple (and some not so simple!) things you can do to make your outdoor areas more inviting.  In this article, we’ll go over a list of ideas that will not only improve the
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What Outdoor Lights Don’t Attract Bugs?

What Outdoor Lights Don’t Attract Bugs?

When you’re working on setting up your backyard, at some point you’ll probably come to the realization that if you want to get the most use out of your space, you’ll need to set up some sort of lighting system.  However, if you don’t think this through completely you may find yourself attracting huge swarms
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Do Outdoor Lights Need GFCI?

Do Outdoor Lights Need GFCI?

Any kind of electrical wiring needs to follow electrical codes.  In the United States, this is known as the NEC or National Electric Code, while in Canada it’s called the CEC or Canadian Electric Code.  Both codes are very similar and are used to establish a standard of wiring materials and practices to ensure the
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How to String Outdoor Lights

How to String Outdoor Lights

If you are having some sort of evening outdoor gathering, string lighting is a good way to illuminate the area while adding a special ambience that you won’t get just by turning on your porch light.  While string lighting is pretty easy to install, there are some considerations that should be taken into account before
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What to Hang Outdoor Lights With?

What to Hang Outdoor Lights With?

Although there can be many different uses for outdoor string lights, most people use them solely for decorative purposes.  Of course, they will be giving off light, but probably not enough to take care of some intricate line work on a painting or reading a book comfortably in the dark.  Even still, outdoor lights can
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Are Outdoor Fire Pits Safe?

Are Outdoor Fire Pits Safe?

With the proper placement, planning and safety measures, an outdoor fire pit can be an enjoyable focal point for family and friends.  When the sun goes down and the air starts getting chilly there are not too many things that can stimulate the senses like an outdoor fire.  In this article, we’ll go over various
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