A Review of the Intermatic DT620 and HB800 Astronomical Timers

By Bill Smith, COLD, CLVLT, President WEStar Illumination, LLC Astronomical timers are the best thing since sliced bread. They help both to conserve energy and make lighting systems easier to own. I recently recorded a “How To” video for two such timers by Intermatic: the DT620CL and HB800RCH, both of…

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Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Tips

By Paul R. Gosselin If you have an outdoor lighting system at your home, you could probably walk around at night and see things that need some attention. Here are three tips to help you get the most out of your lighting system. 1. Clean your lenses. There may be…

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Landscape Lighting Fixtures as Design Elements

By Paul R. Gosselin, CLVLT, President/Designer, NightScenes Landscape Lighting Professionals www.night-scenes.com In most instances, experienced outdoor lighting designers want the landscape lighting fixtures they use to just disappear into the landscape. Landscape lighting for atmosphere and ambiance generally adheres to the creed “see the effect, not the source.” But there…

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5 Questions People Ask About Outdoor Lighting

By Paul R Gosselin, CLVLT, President/Designer, NightScenes Landscape Lighting Professionals www.night-scenes.com We have been designing, installing and maintaining outdoor lighting systems for 10 years, and I think I’ve heard just about every concern that people have regarding outdoor lighting. In 2014 lighting is the #1 requested feature for people who…

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