The Bright Ideas Blog

Landscape Lighting Design Trends Dos & Don’ts In 2019

Posted by

Working in the landscape lighting industry, we’ve seen how different outdoor lighting design trends have come and gone over the years. While some design fundamentals hold strong and true for years, even decades, other design elements are...

Read More

Topics: Home Illumination, Motion Lights, Illumination, Consider, Approaches, considerations, Lighting Enhancements, home security, motion sensors, safety, Residential, Commercial, Salt Lake City, Utah, LED Lights, 12V, area light, path light, beauty, lighting design, Up Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, flood lighting, stair lighting, lighting, Stairways, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, security lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, lighting trends

Deciding What Color Temperature is Best for Your LED Landscape Lighting

Posted by

What color temperature is best for landscape lighting? It’s our hope that this information will help you understand what professional lighting designers think about when working with different LED color temperatures. 

Read More

Topics: Illumination, considerations, Salt Lake City, power, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, home security lights, outdoor space, 12V, LED, Halogen vs. LED, low voltage lighting, cost for landscape lighting, lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, light pollution, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Design, Cool white, Warm White, Kelvin Temp, Lamp Warmth, LED Temperature, LED Color

5 Tips to a Maintenance Free Landscape Lighting System

Posted by

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. 

Read More

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?

Posted by

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.

Read More

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

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

Posted by

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.

Read More

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

Resort Living: Professional Landscape Lighting

Posted by

When most people think resort lighting, they automatically picture night time scenes of island retreats with palm trees and sandy beaches. While these lovely pictures of paradise are inspiring, the truth is that the right resort inspired landscape lighting can make any space feel like a slice of heaven. 

Read More

Topics: resort, resort lighting, lighting design, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, summer, Swimming Pool Lighting, LED Lights, lighting backyard, water feature lights, outdoor lighting design, deck lights, home security lights, lighting designer, summertime barbecue, getaway, outdoor space, outdoor living, 12V, LED, path light, craftsmanship, hardscapes, cement lighting, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, summer nights, summer lights, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Stairways, outdoor lighting installed, security lighting, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Sustainability, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, resort inspired living, island retreat, staycation living

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

Posted by

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.

Read More

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

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

Posted by

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. 

Read More

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

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

Posted by

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? 

Read More

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

Choosing the Best Path Light for Your Landscape Lighting Project

Posted by

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. 

Read More

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

Subscribe to the Bright Ideas Blog!

landscape lighting design guide

Get in touch or request a consultation

     

Posts by Topic

see all