Outdoor LED Landscape Lighting: Designed for the Future

Lighting designers are always looking for what is leading lighting into the future. One of the most ubiquitous trends in recent years is LED lighting. It is an appealing option for any outdoor lighting design for very clear reasons. It is energy efficient, which is ideal for lights that will be seeing a lot of use over long stretches of time. LED lights also naturally last longer, which means a less frequent need for maintenance. Auroralight Inc. has taken advantage of this innovation in many of our fixtures and uses it as an integral feature in our product family, the Encore Collection, and the full line was featured in Lawn & Landscape magazine. 

Revolutionizing Landscapes with Copper Landscape Lighting

Although LED landscape lights like the Encore Collection come with distinct advantages because of LED technology, the Encore Collection is not only LED-compatible but also features solid brass and copper construction. Brass and copper landscape lighting have their own benefits. The conductivity of these metals makes them ideal for landscape lighting because they create heat sinks. This is combined with other incredible features included in the fixtures of the Encore Collection. As Lawn & Landscape describes it, “At the core of each luminaire is a Cree powered, Thermally Integrated and Field Serviceable LED Module. By leveraging the conductivity of copper and brass, it allows the Module to function as a massive heat sink to ensure that heat dissipation, longer life and peak performance is achieved.” This combination of high-tech and high-performance features makes the Encore Collection ideally suited for the most incredible outdoor LED landscape lighting. 

The Encore Collection is also highly flexible because it has a wide range of fixture styles. The full product family includes bollards, pendants, and wall sconces that can be used individually or are compatible with the Aurora Catenary System (ACS). Our president, Michael Joye, states, “The collection offers a sophisticated level of design continuity within a project, while featuring a wide range of products to choose from.” Auroralight Inc. takes pride in using timeless but modern designs so that clients enjoy landscape lighting luminaires that withstand the test of time in every way. Bollards are ideal for use along pathways or around the perimeter of intimate outdoor spaces while pendants are perfect for pergolas, gazebos, or patios. Of course, every fixture is also designed and engineered to undergo the stresses of outdoor exposure and age with elegance. 

In order to make the Encore Collection even more robust, Auroralight also added the Moonlighter series of LED pendant lights. They are ideal for creating the perfect downlighting in both intimate and larger outdoor spaces. The series has 3 shade designs with progressive sizes so it can seamlessly integrate with other lighting fixtures in the Encore Collection. Auroralight Inc. understands that architectural and landscape lighting requires flexibility and range so designers never have to compromise on the integrity of their vision. 

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Explore the Encore Collection for yourself and discover what sets Auroralight apart. Our outdoor LED landscape lighting options and commitment to using solid copper and brass construction have earned us the highest praise from our clients and many returning customers. Contact us for information on getting an official quote or connecting with a sales representative. 

Landscape Lighting by Auroralight Brings Luxury Poolside

Sometimes one of the most inviting and luxurious spaces of your home is actually outside. However, your outdoor spaces can’t really come to life without the proper lighting. Clever outdoor lighting design can both enhance the number of hours you can spend outdoors and provide an overall aesthetic experience. 

Auroralight specializes in copper landscape lights that have always been designed with endurance and appearance in mind, which is why our products were a natural choice for two poolside lighting projects featured in Luxury Pools magazine. 

Landscape Lighting and Underwater Lighting Advancements

As technology drives forward, it has a strong presence in lighting innovations. One of the most prevalent is the use of LEDs. They have multiple benefits, including outstanding performance and energy efficiency. This makes them a popular choice for modern landscape lighting designers who are looking to make eco-conscious designs for their clients and are ideal for a pool setting since there are likely to be several fixtures that need to run for extended periods of time. 

Auroralight has been at the forefront of landscape lighting since its inception in 1996, so it’s no wonder that the vast majority of Auroralight’s products are LED-compatible. They make a perfect complement to our other engineering priorities. We design modular fixtures that make it easy to only replace a part in need of service. Our specialty is also robust, durable, and recyclable materials, and that is why we use copper and brass for the body of our fixtures. They not only provide an eco-friendly option but also weather well with time in tough environments, developing a beautiful natural patina. 

For the projects featured, Auroralight supplied products that served multiple purposes throughout both properties, including “various elevations and separate areas for a swimming pool, fire pit, and pergola.” One of the properties utilizes downlighting, step lights, and path lights from our diverse product lines. The lighting designers were also able to select products from our underwater lighting products to bring illumination directly into the pools. The results are clear: “Each links beautifully with its homeowners’ goals of making the most use of outdoor space, whatever the time of day.” 

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To learn more about Auroralight’s products and our incredible warranty, feel free to contact us with any questions or to start a project quote. 

Auroralight LEDs Bring Residence Into the Future

Time can render some lighting fixtures obsolete. At Auroralight, our goal as an experienced landscape light manufacturer is to produce timeless fixtures that are supported by modern innovations. Our designs are not only aesthetically modern and dynamic but also modular, which makes it easy to maintain our products for years to come. These are precisely the characteristics that made our products the optimal solution for a large-scale project for a home  that sits on two lots in a gated community. 

Renewal with Modern Outdoor Landscape Lighting

The project seemed simple enough. The homeowner was in desperate need of a landscape lighting upgrade after their multitude of trees had matured and tripled in size. Originally, each tree had only one dedicated fixture. That left the property mostly in darkness. The project was given to McKay Landscape Lighting, and the project designer, Andrew Coleman (AJ) quickly ascertained that the best solution would be a full upgrade that included at least two fixtures per tree as well as a transition to LED lamps. 

Auroralight became a clear answer for all the problems presented by this project. Many of our fixtures are compatible with LED lamps, and our product lines include a wide variety of lighting solutions conducive to all kinds of spaces and landscapes. This particular project included spotlights, path and area lighting, and directional lighting to achieve the proper effect. Another key component of this project was the need to light modern sculptures throughout the property, which was again easily handled by our robust product line. 

Ultimately, the designer chose to use our flexible spotlights for two applications. First, they were used to emphasize the roofline of the home so that the architecture was clearly visible. As AJ explains, “The main goal was to highlight the beauty of the home and provide added security at the same time.” Second, the same spotlights were used to illuminate the modern sculptures and play up their unique angles and create interesting shadows. 

For the trees, AJ chose our original and ever-popular SLX16 Mariner. This accent light offers many potential applications, and our Storm Drain™ lens drainage system makes it an ideal choice for use around trees that see a lot of rainfall, dirt, and debris. Finally, the design was finished with our exceptional path lighting that is ideal for use in discreet applications like garden beds and other areas to help illuminate without distracting from the beauty of the landscape itself. 

Of course, the entire project benefitted from the use of LED lamps. They offer a plethora of advantages, including a more sustainable lighting solution, a longer lifespan, improved energy efficiency, and no heat or UV emissions. 

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If you’re looking to update and modernize your outdoor landscape lighting or architectural lighting, then turn to the experts at Auroralight. Our products feature estate quality designs and technological advances that come directly from our factory in Carlsbad, California to you. Contact us for more information and to start your quote today. 

Auroralight Products Light Up Duchesne Academy

At Auroralight we strive to create estate-quality luminaires that bring elegance and illumination to a wide variety of environments and spaces. This is part of why we have been a leader in the outdoor lighting industry for over 25 years. Our fixtures are sleek and modern but also timeless, which matched the needs of a special project in Omaha, Nebraska featured in Landscape Architect. Hear how we helped the lighting designer solve multiple problems presented by this unique installation. 

Illuminating Historical Structures and Modern Outdoor Path Lighting

For this project, our products were used to highlight the historical campus of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. The campus itself is over 100 years old, and it was in desperate need of a lighting upgrade. The project demanded a clever design that combined strong, dramatic lighting with improved efficiency and modern technology to help offset ongoing costs. 

The project was headed by McKay Lighting, and the designer knew from the outset that the best way to improve efficiency was to replace the current high-voltage lights with low-voltage LEDs. Many of Auroralight’s products use high-efficiency LED bulbs as part of our commitment to creating modern but sustainable lighting solutions. This resulted in significant cost savings for the academy and ensures that the lighting can be easily maintained for a long time to come. 

Another challenge created by the campus was the presence of old structures as well as large deciduous trees that leave significant leaf debris in the fall and winter. The lighting designer cleverly avoided installing anything directly into the historic structures while still providing a stunning lighting feature for the academy’s stately arch. For the leaf debris, fixtures were placed on risers so there was plenty of room for the leaves to settle naturally and the light fixtures to continue to illuminate the trees above. The products used also include built-in drainage to prevent moisture from building up on the lens and distorting or blocking the light. 

The project designers from McKay Lighting also made an interesting and bold choice. They did not use any traditional path lighting. The modern outdoor path lighting they chose to create focused on the trees, buildings, and other significant structures around the campus to draw the eye up rather than focus it on a path. The results are spectacular and highlight the architectural features of the area. To create this effect, the design relied heavily on our robust selection of directional lighting. Some of the fixtures used include our signature luminaire, the SLX16 Mariner, as well as the LSL40 Sitka. Both include our Storm Drain™ Lens Drainage System and are made with solid brass construction. 

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Auroralight Featured in Ocean Home Magazine

Auroralight is a natural fit for many environments, but from the beginning, our goal has always been to create landscape lighting fixtures that can stand up to the harsh demands of the coastal environment. This made us a natural choice for a feature in Ocean Home Magazine.

Brass and Copper Landscape Lighting: Setting the Industry Standard

Ocean Home Magazine entitled their article “Enlightened Landscapes” for a reason. Auroralight is not about following industry trends but about creating them. As Ocean Home highlights, Auroralight’s founder Michael Joye “noticed exterior lighting fixtures being adversely affected by otherwise normal climate conditions” and very quickly found the perfect solution, “high-quality material such as solid brass and copper—now the industry standard—instead of plastic and aluminum.” This revolutionary idea has become a cornerstone of the Auroralight brand, and our exceptional materials will continue to create exceptional landscape lighting fixtures. 

As part of their feature, Ocean Home included photos that show the versatility of Auroralight’s lighting products. One shows a sleek and modern outdoor kitchen lit delicately from above. The downlighting is focused on the stainless steel appliances and avoids competing with the natural ambiance of the evening. The other shows a larger variety of what Auroralight can do. It features the grand entrance of a large and stately home and includes directional lighting, downlighting, and pathway lighting. It shows the graceful and strong impact that the right lighting can have for both landscape and architectural features around any property.

Another reason Auroralight leads the industry is because of our expansive selection of products. “Directional lighting, downlighting, in-grade lighting, bollards, path and area lighting, pendants, underwater lighting, wall and step lighting, mounts: This California-based company has become an industry leader.” A perfect addition to that list has been our cutting edge catenary lighting system. It is designed for “lights [that] can be hung in an attractive pattern of staggered lengths, perfect for outdoor plazas and intimate dining patios.” A discrete junction box keeps any wiring out of site but is also easily accessible when service is required. Explore our full selection of pendants and catenary lighting.

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If you’re ready to learn more about what Auroralight can do for your landscape and/or architectural lighting project, contact us