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 LIBBY LANGDON OUTDOOR COLLECTION. CRYSTORAMA. TM 3503.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING.
PURE EDGE LIGHTING. TM 4515.
  Beyond LED, new solar technologies allow bulbs to “store” energy, and repurpose for later use. At GS Designs by Gama Sonic, the company employs solar technology in its outdoor lighting. It’s latest advancement, Morph, is a revolutionary new process
that bends the solar cells to conform to curved surfaces and allows the lamps to capture more of the sun’s energy for a longer duration of radiant light. The new technology also gives GS Designs options for di erent lighting styles.
HIGH DESIGN
Lighting styles are important for outdoor heading into 2018. Landscape lighting has moved toward design that embeds the lighting directly into the architecture of the home and the landscape, while providing security that is at once beautiful and functional.
Perhaps the biggest trend in outdoor lighting, however, is the growth of hanging  xtures and chandeliers designed to light up an outdoor dining or seating area much the same way they do inside.
Designers are beginning to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor décor. Designer Libby Langdon, who has designed an outdoor collection for Crystorama, is on the cutting edge of this trend. “It’s an exciting time in the
outdoor furniture and home décor industry; people are realizing that they can create complete cozy and comfortable outdoor rooms the same way they would their indoor rooms,” Langdon said.
Designs for outdoor lighting cover the spectrum from traditional to transitional to modern, according to lighting companies. Feiss, for example, is introducing an outdoor living statement for 2018, with a portion of its catalog dedicated to outdoor lighting,
and with a focus on hanging  xtures. These “chandeliers” are designed to bring outdoor lighting to a standard that rivals the design of indoor lighting.
“Outdoor lighting is becoming a re ection of the consumer’s taste for interiors,” Litner said.
OUTDOOR LIGHTING WITH SOLAR TECHNOLOGY. GS DESIGNS BY GAMA SONIC. TM 4525.
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