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5 Home Security Lighting Ideas for Your Landscape Lighting

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It goes without saying that home security has never been more important. The unfortunate risk that comes with home ownership is the possibility of crime. And if the news tells us anything, crime can happen anywhere. Outdoor security lighting is a great way to illuminate your home and create a serious deterrent for trespassers at night.

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Topics: Residential Security Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, security lighting, soffit lighting, architectural lighting, flood lighting, home security lights, home security, motion sensors, safety

The Mosquito Problem: An Epidemic in The Landscape Lighting Profession

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In an industry flooded by companies offering landscape lighting, there has been a letdown, a real decline, in the way landscape lighting is being experienced by end users. The worst part is the end users don’t realize they’re missing out until it is too late.

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Topics: Lighting Engineering, Satisfaction, Workmanship, Draper, Commercial, Residential, best contractors, projects, company, who do you want to work with, Hire

How to Find the Best Contractors for Your Home Improvement Projects

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It's time to do some home improvement & you;re looking to hire a contractor. The only trouble is figuring out who to hire. Hiring a contractor isn't like choosing between two brands of potato chips in the grocery store. Quality of materials, workmanship, dedication, to the satisfaction of their clientele, pricing, etc., is going to range all over the board. Make sure you've chosen the professional for your needs with these different variables in mind. 

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Topics: park city, Hiring a professional, landscape, home improvement, construction, Maintenance, Work, Job, Tasks, Satisfaction, Reviews, Workmanship, Utah, Draper, Commercial, Residential, good contractors, best contractors, projects, contractor, honorable, company, making a decision, who do you want to work with, working together, Salt Lake City, horror stories, Hire

Three Tips to Creating a Budget for Your Landscape Lighting Project.

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You’ve looked at beautiful images of landscape lighting and are ready to move forward: You want to have a lighting system of your own installed.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Garden Lighting, patio string lights, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, service, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Up Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, beauty, area light, LED, path light, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio

5 Tips to a Maintenance Free Landscape Lighting System

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Whoa!!! Pump the breaks! The idea of a maintenance free outdoor / landscape lighting system is a beautiful sentiment. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as maintenance free landscape lighting. All 12V lighting systems require some level of maintenance & upkeep. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Sustainability, Commercial Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, 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, lighting, service, Outdoor Lighting Cost, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, repairs, flag pole, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, craftsmanship, 12V, LED, Fixtures, cafe lights, outdoor string lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, lighting backyard, LED Lights, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering

Can I Add More Lights to My Existing Landscape Lighting System?

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It is absolutely possible to add additional fixtures to your existing system, but there are a number of factors that first need to be considered.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, 12V, LED, Fixtures, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer

5 Outdoor Bench Lighting Ideas

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Under cap lights (often referred to as bench lights) have become a popular lighting solution beyond conventional bench lighting because they can do three things: accent a wall, illuminate a path, and define the borders of an outdoor space. 

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Topics: Pool Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Steps, Stairways, stair lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, fire pit lighting, install, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design, pavers, area light, path light, outdoor space, water feature lights, lighting designer, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, patio, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, bench lighting, Under Bench Lights, Undercap Lighting, Fire Pit

Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

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Who says you have to leave the house to experience the best dinning in town? With the right light, your outdoor dining experience can be made both functional and beautiful.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, patio string lights, Bistro Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Patio String lighting, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Professional Outdoor Lighting, summer lights, summer nights, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor string lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, summertime barbecue, deck lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, landscape lighting trends, summer, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, staycation living

Choosing The Right Underwater Landscape Light Fixture

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Be it a pond, fountain, or other water feature, underwater fixtures can be needed  to create the right light.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Water Feature Lighting, Pool Lighting, Outdoor lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, pond lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, craftsmanship, LED, Fixtures, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting for ponds, under water lights, Swimming Pool Lighting, summer

Myths: Wiring Low-Voltage Landscape Transformers & LED Lighting Systems

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There is a lot that goes into the technical side of how a low voltage lighting system works and operates. Recently a client asked me a specific question about the technical side of his system. He wanted to know why his transformer was wired to the 12v terminal instead of the 14v. If it feels like we already jumped from 0-60, don't worry! There isn't a quiz at the end.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, Utah Lighting, Halogen Lighting, Hiring a professional, work together, lighting design, 12V, LED, lighting designer, LED Lights, Halogen, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering

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