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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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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

How to Avoid a Bad Landscape Lighting Experience

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In the world of landscape lighting, we've met our share of clients who've had bad experiences with whoever installed their original low voltage lighting system. Sadly, we we seem to be meeting more of these people all the time. We explore the things you need to know to avoid a bad landscape lighting experience

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Topics: LED Lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, lighting design, landscape, work together, Hiring a professional, install, repairs, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, cost for landscape lighting, service, Lighting Technician, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, security lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Utah Lighting, LED

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: 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

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

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: 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  

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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? 

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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

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

Troubleshooting Tips For Your Landscape Lighting System

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The frustration of not knowing why your landscape lights have stopped turning on is understandable. However, sometimes the solution to restoring power is simpler than you might think. Today, we are going to delve into the reason why your landscape lighting system has more than likely lost power. 

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Topics: install, repairs, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, service, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah

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