Lighting Awards & Press

Landscape Architect Magazine

HIGH DRAMA FROM LOW SOURCES How Unusual Applications Can Have a Big Impact on Lighting Design

By Lori Hawkins, RLA, ASLA (Hawkins Landscape Architecture) and Pete Bryant, CLVLT, COLD (Southern Lights Outdoor Lighting & Audio)

Landscape Management Magazine

RE-LAMPED!Landscape lighting pros explain how they position their halogen to LED conversion offerings. Design-Build-Installation

By Marisa Palmieri (Landscape Management Magazine)

Casual Living Magazine

OUTDOOR LIGHTING DESIGNS SHINE IN JULIAN PRICE HOUSE RENOVATION. The historic home featured on an episode of Hoarders becomes a designer show house

By Jennifer Bringle (Casual Living Magazine)

Irving Park Living Magazine

A little history behind Southern Lights.

Landscape Lighting isn’t a new concept, but it definitely hast started gaining traction in the outdoor living environment. Southern Lights isn’t new to the game either. 

Greensboro News & Record

FROM ‘HOARDERS’ HOUSE TO SHOWHOUSE New owners transform Greensboro’s famous ‘Hillside’ home (Julian Price House).

By H. Scott Hoffman (Greensboro News & Record)


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Southern Lights is honored to receive ClaroLux’s 2015 Lighting & Design Award. The award winning design and install is the headquarters for Southern Lights and Southern Exposure Landscape. The all brick structure sits on an acre and half of open land at one of the major intersections in rural Summerield. Known as the Hillsdale Brick Store on the National Register of Historic Places, , the building was originally constructed as the sole post office in what was then, the town of Hillsdale, NC. The lighting needed to showcase our skill as well as respect the historic style of the building.

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AOLP (Association of Lighting Professionals) is the largest association of lighting designers, installers, manufacturers and distributors in the country and leads the industry in training, certifications and setting standards. Southern Lights is an AOLP member as well as CLVLT certified, and COLD member. Companies from all over the country submit projects for lighting awards. Southern Lights is very honored to receive an award for Best Feature Focus Lighting for our custom water feature in downtown Randleman. See the award and other winners here.

A beautiful design and install project completed in downtown Randleman has earned us the honor of ClaroLux’s 2014 Lighting & Design Award. Southern Lights took first place in the Commercial Architectural Lighting category. The project took about 12 months to complete all together and is our largest project to date. Our company is very excited to receive recognition for all of the hard work from such a great industry leader like ClaroLux. See the award and other winners here.

Southern Lights is honored to receive ClaroLux’s 2013 Lighting & Design Award. The award winning design and install was a large residential project located in Greensboro. The project began in the design phase. Southern Exposure Landscape, our parent company designed and installed an expansive entertaining patio, fireplace and kitchen. The area was given life with over 70 ClaroLux fixtures. This project has also been featured in Landscape Contractors Magazine.