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New vs. Existing: When to Install Hardscape Lighting

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Now or Later?

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Steps, Stairways, architectural lighting, cost for landscape lighting, moon lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Artful Design, summer lights, summer nights, Utah Lighting, Hiring a professional, cement, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design, craftsmanship, beauty, cafe lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, deck lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, landscape lighting trends

10 Great Ways To Light A Swimming Pool This Summer!!

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If you own a swimming pool, you’re halfway to having a luxury resort in your own back yard. How do you get the rest of the way? By lighting your pool area so it becomes a magical place at night.

At Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, our expertise is creating a resort-like setting around your pool, so you feel like you’re on vacation, without even leaving home.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Pool Lighting, craftsmanship, beauty, 12V, Fixtures, summertime barbecue, water feature lights, lighting backyard, under water lights, landscape lighting trends, Swimming Pool Lighting

Pond Lighting Trends for Beautiful Effects: Do's & Don'ts

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Ponds and water features do a lot for the tranquility and beauty of your landscape and outdoor living space. It only makes sense to light them and extend that enjoyment into the evening hours.  You want the lighting for your pond to look sophisticated and tasteful, not overstated & washed out. This is why so many people turn to the beauty created by low voltage landscape lighting systems. To create a timeless look, here are some pond lighting design concepts that can help make your pond magical. 

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Topics: Water Feature Lighting, Down Lighting, Japanese Maple Tree, pond lighting, moon lighting, Up Lighting, craftsmanship, beauty, Fixtures, outdoor living, outdoor space, water feature lights, lighting backyard, lighting for ponds, pond, under water lights, lighting trends, landscape lighting trends

How to Hang Patio String Lights & Considerations for Café Lights

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Warm weather stirs us out of hibernation; it's only natural to find excuses to spend more time outside. Thoughts of summer nights inspire you to get crafty and start hanging up some café style string lights. The only problem is that they just don't quite look like you imagined. The string lights you purchased are either too short or too long. They just look wrong no matter how you arrange them.  Even though this frustration doesn't sound like a fun way to kick off the summer, your dreams for beautiful , patio, bistro or cafe string lights doesn't have to end in tears. 

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Topics: patio string lights, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Bistro Lighting, Bistro Lights, Patio String lighting, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor string lights, Wedding String Lights, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, Halogen

Enhancing Outdoor Living Spaces After Dark With Beautiful Landscape Lighting Design

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The best landscape lighting designs for outdoor living spaces are crafted by those who understand two things: that lighting is meant to be enjoyed in the evening , and that lighting needs to be tailored around the needs of the end user. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, security lighting, pond lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, summer lights, summer nights, lighting design, cafe lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, summertime barbecue, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, getaway, home security lights, outdoor lighting design

Holiday String Lights for Weddings & Parties:  A Bad Idea?

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We've all seen them: the beautiful sparkling lights wrapped around the trees at weddings and restaurants. They bring  charming sense of magic to a warm summer night, no matter what the occasion. 

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Topics: Down Lighting, Garden Lighting, patio string lights, Outdoor lighting, Bistro Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Artful Design, Up Lighting, summer nights, Small Business, Hiring a professional, lighting design, beauty, area light, LED, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor string lights, wedding lights, LED Mini Lights, Wedding String Lights

Hiring for Landscape Lighting: The Sad Truth About an Unmatched Industry

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Outdoor lighting brings elegance & tranquility to our outdoor living spaces. One of the most beautiful things about landscape lighting is how effortlessly it can be enjoyed. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, lighting, curb appeal, service, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Utah Lighting, repairs, work together, landscape, hardscapes, lighting design, craftsmanship, beauty, 12V, LED, Fixtures

Repairing Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting: Knowing When it's Time to Repair or Replace  

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This is the question we find ourselves having to answer for many of our new clients: Can we repair this old system, or will it be better to simply put in a new one? 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, service, Utah Lighting, repairs, Hiring a professional, landscape, cement lighting, 12V, LED, path light, Fixtures

Choosing the Best Path Light for Your Landscape Lighting Project

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Fixture selection is never an easy thing. With so many beautifully created fixtures on the market to choose from, it can seem challenging to pick the right one. Choosing the right path light is crucial. Path lights are the fixtures we see the most. They stand out in the landscape more than any other. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, 12V, area light, LED, path light, Fixtures

Mountain Modern Lighting in Olympus Cove

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Nothing makes out job come to life easier then when someone has already set the stage for a beautiful masterpiece to come together. This property was stunning before we ever set foot on it. Lighting was simply our contribution for helping make this exquisite home come to life. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Residential Security Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Low Voltage LED Lighting, service, architectural lighting, Artful Design, install, landscape, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design, craftsmanship, beauty

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