BOLT is a team of creative lighting geeks whom love what we do. We are a full service outdoor landscape lighting designer and installer. Our bulletproof LED systems are super efficient, elegant and affordable. Let us light up your life!
4 06, 2019


2019-06-04T17:43:38-04:00 Lighting for Swimming Pools|

Pools are the go-to fun Summer activity for families. Safety is paramount and In order for them to be enjoyed at night pools have to be lit properly and pass inspection set forth by local codes. Check with your local local town or county requirements to make sure your community pool is safe enough to allow for night time use. Bolt Outdoor Lighting Pros was recently asked to update this wonderful pool in west part of Cary. We knew the lighting needed to be extremely functional, but we also wanted to be creative and bring a little fun to the project. This community pool in west part of Cary had to redo all the outdoor lighting. It was originally installed nearly 15 years ago when halogen systems were the standard. Fixtures were deteriorated, power supplies failed so we engineered in integrated LED lighting made in the USA for its longevity, energy savings, elegance and superior illumination. The property actually has 2 pools, a team lap pool and a younger depth pool with slide.  So when we were to convert the systems to all LED we made sure to design in some elegant upgrades to provide a comforting feel and energy to the spaces. First we had to properly illuminate the pool decking- illuminating atleast 8 [...]

17 04, 2019


2019-04-17T13:01:53-04:00 Landscape Lighting Design, LIT AWARDS|

The International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI) performs a week long intensive training course once per year for landscape lighting professionals. Learning the history of outdoor lighting, theory and concepts created from world renown landscape lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer. Kevin Bolt Fontaine, owner/designer at Bolt Outdoor Lighting Pros, attended the 2018 ILLI course and we are pleased to say that the 2018 ILLI class Kevin attended has been selected as one of the winners in the landscape lighting category at the LIT Design Awards! The instructional class was held at the University of Oklahoma campus and the team designed and installed several outdoor lighting systems on the campus for the students to enjoy for a few days. Lighting has evolved into an art form. Janet Moyer and ILLI stress the importance of quality lighting design and correct installation technique and the class was thrilled to be apart of such an inspirational class. Professional Landscape Lighting LIT AWARDS Illuminating this mature tree requires tremendous design skill and professional execution. We had pro tree climbers to set over 8 low voltage lights up in this tree downlighting from the large tree on campus iluminates the walkway for students to navigate safely This wonderful observatory garden at Oklahoma campus provides students night time [...]

31 01, 2019

North Carolina Bolt Outdoor Lighting Company Awarded Best of Houzz in 2019

2019-01-31T14:16:48-04:00 lighting design|

Bolt Outdoor Lighting of North Carolina Awarded with Best Of Houzz 2019 for Customer Service Awarded by a Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual Best of Houzz Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs Apex NC, January 24, 2019 – Bolt Outdoor Lighting in Raleigh, Cary, and Apex North Carolina has won “Best in Customer Service and Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovations and designs. The creative landscape lighting design professionals at the Bolt outdoor lighting company were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on the Outdoor Lighting Design company winners’ profile as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners [...]

15 01, 2019

Creative & Functional Lighting Design Services

2019-01-16T11:16:13-04:00 lighting design|

Creative & Functional Lighting Designs are the hallmark to the outdoor lighting systems we install. We collaborate with our clients and take the time to properly analyze the architecture and landscape elements that will benefit with new lighting designs. Many factors go into a well-planned design such as: how the client wishes to use the property, how can we compliment the style of the home and landscape, how can we overcome the safety concerns? We blend these criteria and more into a design plan that we can then share confidently with our customers. Outdoor LED Lighting Designers near Raleigh at Your Service Our outdoor led lighting fixtures are first class and built to last; proudly made in the USA. So choosing which fixtures to use is the fun part with clients. As far as correct placement of the lights and how bright or dim certain areas should come to life at night, we are happy to provide a free estimate and discuss how our creative accent lighting solutions, along with our years of experience and our formal training in outdoor lighting will help to properly light up your outdoor architecture, pathways, gardens, trees and landscapes. Most recently we traveled to Oklahoma to attend a design technique & lighting application theory developed by the outdoor lighting [...]

12 06, 2018

IT GETS DARK EVERY NIGHT. Highlighting lighting designer Janet Moyer

2019-01-15T12:15:01-04:00 lighting design|

Janet Moyer, award winning landscape lighting designer/installer and author. Janet has been a world wide leader in the lighting field since she began in the late 70's as an illuminating engineer. In the 80's she started her own company specialized in landscape lighting. She raised the bar for this industry through developing a sophisticated art form using art and science into her lighting designs and projects. These revolutionary techniques brought a new dimension to the lighting field, bringing landscapes and gardens to life at night. Janet currently runs http://www.jbluminae.com/ and continues lighting education seminars. “It gets dark every night. Landscape lighting offers us the ability to enjoy our landscape and to feel safe and comfortable in our landscape.” Janet Moyer- Author, award winning lighting designer, founder of the International Landscape Lighting Institute, owner of jbluminae. Bolt Outdoor Lighting Pros is excited to be a participant in her lighting design course and will continue to honor the landscape lighting craft with elevated design and installation techniques to brighten our client's gardens. If you live near the Raleigh NC area to the East Coast beaches and would like a consultation- please reach out to us info@ [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="1"][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="1"][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea"][/contact-form]

23 04, 2018

Discover the Possibilities with LED Outdoor Lighting Designs!

2019-01-15T12:19:31-04:00 lighting design|

The stage was being set ages ago. The electric light bulb. Some credit Edison for it's creation, but there were actually a few others who were first to develop the technology that went into his eventual patent in 1879. Alessandro Volta developed the first practical method of generating electricity in 1800. The first electric lamp was actually invented in 1802 by an english inventor named Humphry Davy. Outdoor Lighting Designs Enhance Lives Fast forward to today; technology and innovation has allowed lighting and its varied forms and uses to become a truly vital and amazing tool.  Lighting, efficient and affordable, has spread across many platforms by which we use creatively to enhance our lives. Outdoor lighting is a true passion of ours. The ability to lead one's eye into outdoor rooms, to allow safe travels down steps and winding paths, create a mood, all the while enhancing the outdoor elements in its natural beauty. Professional Lighting Design Services Life's a stage and your debut is on. Think of us as your creative and trusted roadies and just relax. Let us focus on the task at hand as we design and install an elegant atmosphere for you. The show is about to begin, and your family, friends and guests are front row, eagerly awaiting your entrance.