Light Pollution

Light pollution from improper outdoor lighting wastes billions of dollars and vast quantities of natural resources annually. Starry Night Lights is committed to fighting light pollution and restoring our heritage of star-filled skies. We offer the widest selection of night sky friendly outdoor lighting for your home or business.

Showcase: SPJ Lighting

Posted on September 14, 2010 by Noel

SPJ Lighting – Exterior Wall Sconce in Brass or Copper

Founded in 1998, SPJ has been delivering high quality lighting fixtures for over 12 years. What separates SPJ lighting from other competitors, lies in the materials used. Every SPJ light fixture uses either solid brass or copper (at the customers choice) and they are as durable as they are attractive. Utilizing brass or copper as an outdoor fixture is a great investment because both brass and copper are immune to oxidation: corrosion and rust. Naturally, all SPJ lighting fixtures come with a lifetime warranty.

SPJ Lighting – Copper or Brass Exterior Wall Mount Fixture
This lamp is eligible for SPJ’s patent pending ForeverBright LED technology(tm), touting an impressive 50,000 hour lamp life. Fear not, the color emitted from the light is a natural warm glow rather than the bright white light found in most LED lights. In addition, ForeverBright LED technology(tm) includes includes “Smart Systems” such as low voltage motion detection devices and emergency battery back-up products.

SPJ Lighting – Brass or Copper Recessed Light

“Copper and brass are not just for “coastal environments”. In modern landscape conditions with constant irrigation, fertilizer and soil amendments, a coastal environment is created in almost every garden. It is difficult for anything to survive in such harsh surroundings; therefore you can trust SPJ Lighting finishes to remain beautiful and functional until the end of time!”

Project DIY: Replacing Old Lights

Posted on March 15, 2010 by Noel

“Not only will you attract more potential buyers and get a quicker sale (not to mention being the envy of your neighbours) you’ll probably get a welcome boost in your sale price. Spending 5% of the value of your home on landscaping, and you might get back as much as 150% of your money back. If your landscaping is on the low end for the area, bringing it up to par with your neighbours could increase the value of your property by as much as 15%. And academic studies are proving the point. One university study found that consumers valued a landscaped home up to 11.3 percent higher than its base price. Another consumer survey in Ireland found that hedges raised property value by 3.6 percent, a landscaped kerb by 4% and a landscaped patio by a staggering 12.4%” – Article Source

Buying a home is an investment. As such, with any investment, one wishes to achieve the maximum return value on that investment. Our last DIY topic lauded the value of energy efficient, shielded outdoor lamps and the ‘ambiance’ it creates. This particular DIY article will focus more on larger outdoor lights found on homes. Have any outdoor lights barely hanging on? Been meaning to update them to reflect your style? Looking for something less obstructive but more welcoming? Take a look at the image at the beginning of the article. It possesses an old fashion yet contemporary look, it’s stylish and guess what, it’s 100% night sky friendly. Significant strides have been made in lighting technology, to provide numerous styles for demanding consumers. Rustic, classic, contemporary or a fusion of them all, Starry Night Lights delivers.

Quality Outdoor Lighting Increases Property Value

Posted on March 9, 2009 by Noel

The Greenman Man

March 21st marks the advent of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring, often associated with similes such as ‘rebirth, ‘renewal’ and ‘regrowth,’ draws nigh.  As yards, gardens and flowers begin to burgeon due to increased sunlight exposure from Earth’s 23.45 tilt, Spring allows for suitable hospitable conditions outdoors.  Whether that may entail gazing at the night sky, having a friendly Barbecue, or courteously turning on your lights for a deliver driver, landscape lighting can render an otherwise perfect ambiance into a horrific nuisance. Many families decide to apply Spring’s similes towards  ‘Spring Cleaning’ projects around their respected households. An excellent way to “Spring Clean” lies in home renovations. Speak with any real estate agent or perform a quick search on a search engine, to find out how exceptionally installed Outdoor lighting increases your property value.

If seeking customizable metallic fixtures utilizing either solid copper or brass, SPJ lighting fulfills that niche quite nicely. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, each copper or brass lighting fixture comes with a genuine lifetime warranty – no ‘limited-lifetime warranties’ ever.

Next up, Starry Night Lights has a newcomer to the family with Kickler lighting. Starry Night Lights welcomes Kickler lighting’s three basic principles of customer care, product value and design excellence. Annual customer surveys continue to rank Kickler lighting with the highest marks in quality, reliability and ease of installation. Starry Night Lights offers both 12v and 120v alternatives for whichever project you choose to undergo.

Durable Landscape Lighting

Posted on January 9, 2009 by Rob

brass lightingIn many parts of the country, landscape lighting is ‘out of sight, out of mind’. This is precisely the time to think about the workmanship of these fixtures, however. As you can see from the accompanying image, landscape lights can be installed in some pretty demanding situations. Don’t expect more than a couple of seasons from the cheap-o fixtures sold at many of the big box stores. If you want your landscape lights to look like new in 5 years, you really only have a couple of choices. Brass or Copper.

Copper is a natural metal that has a time tested immunity to oxidation. It has been used for centuries in many applications where it was vital that rust and corrosion would not affect its function. It has survived unchanged since the beginning of time — with the exception of turning a natural “Patina” or “Verde” color.

Brass is an alloy derived from copper and has the same corrosion resistant properties. Copper and brass can never rust, rot or corrode, even in the harshest outdoor environments. This is why these metals are the only choice for outdoor lighting. We’ve all seen what happens to many other types of home lighting that have been subject to the elements for any length of time, they have either rotted away to dust or the painted finishes are virtually not-existent.

Copper and brass are not just for “coastal environments”. In modern landscape conditions with constant irrigation, fertilizer and soil amendments, a coastal environment is created in almost every garden. It is difficult for anything to survive in such harsh surroundings; therefore you can trust brass and copper fixtures to remain beautiful and functional until the end of time! Brass and copper perfrom equally well in the harsh snowy climates of the north or at higher elevations. The landscape light in the accompanying image, poked its head out from under the snow recently. It had been buried for some time, as it has every winter since being installed several years ago. The fixture, made by in California by SPJ Lighting, looks as good as new, as do all the others installed at this home.


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