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Answering 3 Questions about Landscape Lighting Design

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1. What Should Be My First Considerations for my Lighting Design?

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Topics: Home Illumination, Illumination, Approaches, Consider, considerations, Workmanship, Satisfaction, outdoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen lighting, pergola, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, outdoor space, outdoor living, Fixtures, LED, area light, path light, beauty, craftsmanship, landscape, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Artful Design, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Down Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation

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

Downlighting & Uplighting: When Do You Need Each In Your Landscape?

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Downlighting vs. uplighting: this is common lingo in the landscape lighting world.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, patio, outdoor space lighting, summer, lighting trends, lighting for ponds, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, outdoor space, beauty, lighting design, work together, install, Utah Lighting, summer nights, Beautiful Homes, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, moon lighting, Up Lighting, Artful Design, pond lighting, tree lighting, architectural lighting, Japanese Maple Tree, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, accenting plants, Garden Lighting, Down Lighting, Moonlighting

New vs. Existing: When to Install Hardscape Lighting

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Now or Later?

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

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

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

How To Get The Best Results: Working With Your Landscape Lighting Designer

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Before you even get in contact with your lighting designer, you've already looked at beautiful images of lighting design. You've figured out what you like and don't like. You've envisioned something in your own home and are excited to see it all come to fruition. Before you begin showing your designer where you want each fixture placed, let's slow down and consider what allowing your designer to have a bit more ownership, more creative contribution in the design, can do to help enhance your home. 

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Topics: install, Utah Lighting, Small Business, Artful Design, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, service, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation, LED Landscape Lighting, Hiring a professional, work together

Eight Landscape Lighting Questions You Should Ask: Part -1

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What else is there to say about lighting? I feel like I've written copious amounts on the topic. As a result, it becomes difficult to figure out what I should write about next. Do I write another blog about the advancements in LED technology? The sense of security outdoor lighting creates for your home? The list goes on & on. I started questioning: Why do I write these blogs? 

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Topics: Halogen Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, Small Business, Artful Design, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, install, Utah Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, service, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape Lighting Fails: Everything You Need to Know

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5 Ways to Ensure Your System Fails

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Topics: Artful Design, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, cost for landscape lighting, architectural lighting, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Garden Lighting, Down Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Beautiful Homes, Outdoor Lighting Cost, curb appeal, install, repairs, Utah Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Outdoor LED maintenance, security lighting, LED Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting: Why Wait to Install Your Low Voltage Lighting?

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It's usually best to do your landscape lighting last. I know it sounds backwards, but it's true. With situations involving new landscape projects, we always recommend that you wait until the rest of the project has been completed before before you have your low voltage outdoor lightingadded. In this blog, we go over some of the reasons why it makes sense to have your lighting done after, rather than during, your new landscape installation. 

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Topics: Garden Lighting, Artful Design, LED Landscape Lighting, LED Lighting, tree lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Fixtures, Path Lighting, customer service

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