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Welcome to Avalon Lighting Design

Avalon Lighting Design is an internationally recognized, award-winning landscape lighting design firm located in Orangevale, CA. Mark A. Carlson, principal and lighting designer, serves varying clientele who fully appreciate his unique skill-set and artistry.

Avalon Lighting Design promotes itself as a proven leader within the landscape lighting industry. With almost two decades of professional experience, both as designer and contractor, this firm only performs the trade—low voltage landscape lighting. Mark operates this sole-proprietorship, but is flexible enough to function in collaborative efforts, or on assimilated professional teams that he manages. This includes travel throughout the U.S.A. and other parts of the world. Avalon Lighting Design ensures the design process, as a controlling parameter to the success of any project. "Design" implies purpose and intent. "Relevant Lighting Design" is part of the Avalon culture. Success is obtained when the visitor experiences an emotional state and benefits from this stimulation.

Project Types:

  • Residential/Estates/Vacation Homes
  • Life-Style Centers/Commercial/Community Entries
  • Resorts/Villas/Hotels
  • Restaurants/Wineries/Specialty Art
  • Public & Private Gardens/Bonsai & Japanese Gardens/Atria
  • Healing or Therapeutic Gardens


  • Landscape Lighting Design
  • Consultation
  • Project Management
  • Specifications
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Background Music Credit: The Fragile Fate
Album: "Lilliam Ocean" (2016)
Musicians: Rupert Greenall, Jerry Marotta, and Eric Taylor
Mark Carlson is the Principal of Avalon Lighting Design and is an industry leader in this specialized art form. Design development and the design process are Mark’s competitive advantage. Mark continues to author books, Guides & Standards, and is a leading activist for the preservation of the Landscape Lighting discipline. Very few strive to this level of passion or expertise.