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Which Is Best for Landscape Lighting: LEDs or Halogens?

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Find the Best Brightness and Color Temperature for Your Outdoor Spaces 

Are you ready to revamp your home’s landscape lighting? Or install a system for the first time? 

Landscape lighting has the power to dramatically enhance how your home looks and feels after dark, accentuating architectural details and landscaping. Not only is outdoor lighting visibly appealing, but with more visibility, you’ll protect your home from burglaries and accidents. 

As lighting designers and installers, we get asked many questions about landscape lighting. People are often perplexed about which lights are best for outdoor use: halogen or LED bulbs? It may seem like a low-stakes choice, but the lights you choose can dramatically affect your outdoor lighting experience (and energy use!). 

Here’s all you need to know for your River Forest, IL home. 

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4 Ways to Improve Audio Quality in Your Backyard

When you bring a speaker outside, does it sound tinny and quiet, despite how it sounds indoors? It’s time to upgrade your outdoor audio. Here’s four tips for superior audio in Oak Brook, IL.

Make Every Day a Party with High-End Outdoor Audio

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your favorite songs outside with the same sound quality that you enjoy indoors? But all too often, our portable speakers can hardly reach across the lawn without requiring you to crank the volume. The sound quality on most portable speakers is tinny and thin, lacking the details that feel so powerful when you listen on indoor speakers. 

Many homeowners try to blast their garage or porch speakers in hopes that they’ll be heard at the other end of the yard. But the deafening sound is uncomfortable for anyone near the stereo and may not create as far a range as you’d hope. 

If this is your experience, it sounds like it’s time to upgrade your outdoor audio! With the right equipment and installation tactics, you can install weatherproof speakers across your lawn that deliver high-fidelity sound year-round. 

Here’s how to get the best sound in your Oak Brook, IL backyard!  

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Get Striking Images & High-Quality Sound With A Custom Home Theater

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Feel Total Immersion in Your Favorite Movies With a Custom Home Theater 

Imagine a space in your home dedicated entirely to entertainment, where you can sit back and choose your favorite movie, sport or series to enjoy with high-quality audio and unsurpassed video. If you would like to install a custom home theater for your Elmhurst, IL home, we can help! 

Turn that designated space in your home into a true home theater with immersive sound, custom seating and vivid images that will transport you right in the middle of the action. Read on to learn more about the benefits of installing a home theater tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

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Learn The Benefits of Upgrading Your Oak Park, IL Outdoor Entertainment System

As summer approaches in Oak Park, IL, our daily activities shift, and we spend more time outside our homes. Thinking about moving the activities to your backyard is the perfect time to ask yourself if your outdoor entertainment system is up to date and in top shape to deliver you and your family the enjoyment you are looking for. An updated entertainment system will transform your Oak Park, IL backyard into a space suitable for many hours of relaxing, entertaining, and having fun with family and friends. Continue reading to learn about the benefits and solutions available to upgrade your outdoor entertainment system.

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3 Surprising Things an Alarm.com Home Security System Can Do


Make the Most of Smart Home Security for Better Peace of Mind 

Home security has gone next level. Instead of surveying the aftermath of a situation and doing damage control, with smart home security, you can get ahead of potential incidents to prevent them from happening in the first place. 

When you implement a smart home security system like Alarm.com into your Hinsdale, IL home, which ties everything from cameras to lights to door locks and more into one intuitive platform, you’ll experience improved peace of mind like never before. Discover the possibilities below. 

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