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The Notorious Question Asked by Lighting Designers: Why Light?

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The first thing we ask all our clients when we meet is why light: why are we here, what do we want to achieve with your landscape lighting design. When you meet with a professional lighting designer, this will be the most important question they ask.

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Topics: safety, Residential, Tasks, Satisfaction, outdoor kitchen, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, outdoor living, outdoor space, path light, beauty, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Artful Design, Professional Outdoor Lighting, LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

Top 5 Down Lighting Ideas for Your Landscape Lighting

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Before we talk about different ways down lighting can be implied in an outdoor setting, it’s important to define what down lighting looks like.

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Topics: Down Lighting, Path Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, home security lights, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, patio, outdoor lighting design, Residential, outdoor space, pond lighting, lighting for ponds, Statuary, Lighting Enhancements, Moonlighting, outdoor space lighting, path light, area light, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, security lighting, Outdoor lighting

Extending Your Landscape Into Fall With Landscape Lighting

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Hate to say it, but summer is officially over. 

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Topics: Autumn, Residential, projects, Draper, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Bistro Lighting, Garden Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, LED Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Patio String lighting, lighting design, outdoor string lights, cafe lights, cafe bistro, Moonlighting

Fall, the Perfect Time to Experience Low Voltage Landscape Lighting.

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Landscape lighting is a four season sport: it can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you are looking out over the snow laden trees, or the budding blooms of spring, lighting just brings a certain magic to our homes and landscapes. 

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Topics: home security, projects, Residential, Draper, Utah, Salt Lake City, Satisfaction, Job, home improvement, Fire Pit, Lighting Engineering, Low Voltage Transformer, Moonlighting, outdoor space lighting, landscape lighting trends, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting backyard, water feature lights, deck lights, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, cafe bistros, outdoor space, cafe lights, path light, landscape, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, cost for landscape lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, tree lighting, Bistro Lights, Japanese Maple Tree, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, patio string lights, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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