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Resort Living: Professional Landscape Lighting

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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. 

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

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

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

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

The Simple Truth to Landcape Lighting

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Recently, a customer of ours left a nice google review we enjoyed musing over: "Great job for a fair price. They actually cared that I was satisfied." While this review was short and to the point, it really got us thinking about what's important to us as a company - Why we work so hard to ensure that all our clients are satisfied. 

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

Landscape Lighting Fails: Everything You Need to Know

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5 Ways to Ensure Your System Fails

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

Landscape Lighting Trends VS. Timeless Design That Will Last.

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Timeless outdoor lighting design versus flash in the pan trends: It's the topic being discussed by many homeowners looking to light their home's landscape, or splash a bit of light over their outdoor living space. Many want their landscape to look modern and timeless; they don't want it to look dated  a few years down the road. The question remains - how do you achieve a classic look that doesn't turn into the plastic lawn flamingo? 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Garden Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Bistro Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, String Bistro Lighting, service, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Beautiful Homes, Artful Design, Halogen Lighting

The Number One Landscape Lighting Tip You Need to Know

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Landscape lighting needn't be loud and overexcited. The number one landscape lighting tip you need to know is simple: less says more. One of the things I learned very early on during my introduction to lighting design was that we can create functional lighting without having to sacrifice beauty. One of the most fulfilling aspects of my job is having the opportunity to help educate homeowners about the subtly that effective outdoor lighting can exude. 

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Topics: Outdoor lighting, Beautiful Homes, Artful Design

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