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Christmas Isn't a Side Show and Neither Are You: Why You Should Leave Your Holiday Lighting In The Hands of Professionals

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It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air has a nip to it, and you find yourself thinking about Christmas lighting. While September may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas, the truth is that your lighting specialists have already begun prepping for the holiday season. Your holiday lighting specialists have hundreds of beautiful homes to get dressed up with light for the holidays every year, which is why it's never too early to contact them.

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How Much Does Outdoor Holiday Lighting Cost?

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While the smiles and happiness holiday lighting bring may be priceless, I’m betting you still want to know how much the festive décor is going to cost.

There are so many factors that affect the price — from the difficulty of the project to the products used — making it hard to give specific prices that cover all properties. An outdoor holiday lighting project could run anywhere from $500 to several thousand.

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The Top 4 Outdoor Holiday Lighting Tips

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The most wonderful time of the year can be even merrier with festive holiday lighting.

But to catch your family and neighbor’s attention with a stunning display, you need to understand the ins and outs of lighting.

To make sure you have a bright Christmas, here are our Top 4 outdoor holiday lighting tips.

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The Benefits Of LED Landscape Lighting - We Answer The Questions

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“You won’t even notice a difference.”

That’s what I tell homeowners when they’re a bit on the fence about LED outdoor lighting, often admitting they “don’t like the look of LEDs.”

If that sounds like something you might say and if your landscape lighting system is still made up of incandescent and halogen bulbs, you’re going to want to hear this.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Holiday Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance

5 Holiday Lighting Safety Tips To Prevent Shocks, Trips And Slips

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No one ever said mixing electricity, ice and ladders was a good idea, but every holiday season, I see enterprising homeowners perched precariously on ladders while decorating their homes for the holidays.

With that in mind, I thought I’d take this time to remind you of some necessary safeguards when it comes to installing and maintaining your outdoor holiday lighting — they’ll only become more useful as snowflakes start to pop up in our Utah forecasts.

Here are five outdoor lighting safety tips to consider long before you flip that switch.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Holiday Lighting

3 Top Holiday Lighting Trends For 2014

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When the topic of holiday lighting comes up, it’s hard for me not to think of Clark Griswold from the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Clark, played by Chevy Chase, had a lighting style all his own – a style you and I might sum up into one word, excessive.

In one scene from the film, Clark’s asked if his house is on fire. He responds, “No, Bethany; those are Christmas lights.”

There’s a good chance your neighborhood has endured a Griswold house in the last 20 years or so. But in my experience, no one wants their house to look like it’s on fire. Fortunately for us, outdoor holiday lighting styles today are a bit more refined and better designed.

To help your home stand out in a good way this holiday season, here are three top holiday lighting trends for 2014 from Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah.

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Topics: Holiday Lighting

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