Kyle Adamson has found his niche — lighting. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky — “Go ‘Cats,” he said — Adamson designed and built stone patios, paver systems, walkways, stone fire pits, water features and other outdoor amenities early in his career.
As a key aim for this installation, Red Oak Design was asked to illuminate the area where the driveway meets the walk leading to the front door of this private residence in Mt. Sterling, Ky.
Kyle Adamson was recently interviewed by Kentucky Homes & Gardens magazine for their Sept/Oct 2014 issue. The feature article focuses on home lighting design and includes pictures of our past work.
Red Oak Design and owner Kyle Adamson were part of a feature article about landscape lighting in the August issue of Irrigation & Green Industry, a trade publication for outdoor and landscape professionals. Int he article, “Landscape Lighting…The New Level”, Kyle talks about his passion for outdoor lighting and some of the projects that have garnered national acclaim for Kentucky’s own Red Oak Design.
The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) is an organization that is working to promote and advance the outdoor lighting industry. I have been a member since 2007 and am excited that Red Oak Design received an Award of Merit for best feature-focused lighting project at the AOLP Annual Conference in San Diego, CA in February 2014. The knowledge I have gained from the AOLP has been instrumental in the passion I have for outdoor lighting and I’m truly thankful for the honor.
One of my favorite aspects about designing and installing outdoor lighting is being with the client when they see the finished project for the first time. Their beautiful home, landscape & outdoor spaces can now be enjoyed at night. But this is only the beginning of a great relationship.
What is the process ? Initial contact to happy client. When the initial contact is made from a perspective client, they usually ask how the process works to get outdoor lighting. This is Red Oak Design’s process.
So you decided to have an outdoor lighting system installed and are enjoying the results, now what? This is where lighting maintenance comes in. An outdoor lighting system can be designed and installed properly but must be maintained to continue to provide the desired effect. When we do a project, we provide a maintenance checklist and set up a schedule to provide this service.
There are many reasons clients want outdoor lighting, but usually they fall under 3 categories: aesthetics, security & safety.