Exterior Motives

Faded gels. Broken lamps. Stolen fixtures. That's the reality for many outdoor lighting installations “after the love has gone,” to quote Earth, Wind, and Fire. When an exterior lighting scheme is first switched on, the designer is a proud parent, boasting of his or her new “baby” and showing it off to anyone who will crane his neck. Unfortunately, disappointment does not wait for a project's teenage years; the terrible twos can be really terrible when the first batch of sources burns out or

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