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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

5 Ideas to Make Your Landscape Lighting Project a Success

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Getting ready to plan your landscape lighting project can be a lot of fun! There is a lot to consider and no one way is the only way to bring warming illumination to your home. With that in mind, there are some approaches to lighting that can be overlooked.

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Topics: Lighting Enhancements, home security, Residential, Utah, Salt Lake City, Satisfaction, working together, Fire Pit, Undercap Lighting, Moonlighting, pergola, outdoor space lighting, patio, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, home security lights, cafe bistros, outdoor living, cafe lights, cafe bistro, Fixtures, LED, beauty, landscape, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, architectural lighting, lighting, Bistro Lights, String Bistro Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Down Lighting, Pool Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, project, considerations, Consider, Approaches, Illumination

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

Choosing The Right Underwater Landscape Light Fixture

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Be it a pond, fountain, or other water feature, underwater fixtures can be needed  to create the right light.

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Topics: summer, under water lights, lighting for ponds, lighting backyard, water feature lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, Fixtures, LED, craftsmanship, lighting design, Hiring a professional, install, pond lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor lighting, Pool Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Swimming Pool Lighting

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

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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.

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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

Pond Lighting Trends for Beautiful Effects: Do's & Don'ts

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Ponds and water features do a lot for the tranquility and beauty of your landscape and outdoor living space. It only makes sense to light them and extend that enjoyment into the evening hours.  You want the lighting for your pond to look sophisticated and tasteful, not overstated & washed out. This is why so many people turn to the beauty created by low voltage landscape lighting systems. To create a timeless look, here are some pond lighting design concepts that can help make your pond magical. 

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Topics: water feature lights, Water Feature Lighting, pond lighting, pond, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting backyard, outdoor space, outdoor living, Fixtures, craftsmanship, beauty, Japanese Maple Tree, Up Lighting, Down Lighting, moon lighting, lighting trends, landscape lighting trends

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

Choosing the Best Path Light for Your Landscape Lighting Project

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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. 

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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

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