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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

Fall, the Perfect Time to Experience Low Voltage Landscape Lighting.

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Landscape lighting is a four season sport: it can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you are looking out over the snow laden trees, or the budding blooms of spring, lighting just brings a certain magic to our homes and landscapes. 

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Topics: home security, projects, Residential, Draper, Utah, Salt Lake City, Satisfaction, Job, home improvement, Fire Pit, Lighting Engineering, Low Voltage Transformer, Moonlighting, outdoor space lighting, landscape lighting trends, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting backyard, water feature lights, deck lights, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, cafe bistros, outdoor space, cafe lights, path light, landscape, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, cost for landscape lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, tree lighting, Bistro Lights, Japanese Maple Tree, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, patio string lights, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

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

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

5 Outdoor Bench Lighting Ideas

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Under cap lights (often referred to as bench lights) have become a popular lighting solution beyond conventional bench lighting because they can do three things: accent a wall, illuminate a path, and define the borders of an outdoor space. 

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Topics: bench lighting, hardscapes, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, Under Bench Lights, Undercap Lighting, Fire Pit, fire pit lighting, patio, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, LED Lights, water feature lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, outdoor space, path light, area light, pavers, lighting design, cement lighting, install, Professional Outdoor Lighting, stair lighting, Stairways, Steps, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, Pool Lighting

Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

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Who says you have to leave the house to experience the best dinning in town? With the right light, your outdoor dining experience can be made both functional and beautiful.

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Topics: staycation living, outdoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen lighting, patio, pergola, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, summer, landscape lighting trends, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, deck lights, summertime barbecue, cafe bistros, outdoor space, outdoor living, outdoor string lights, cafe lights, cafe bistro, lighting design, Hiring a professional, install, Utah Lighting, summer nights, summer lights, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Patio String lighting, Bistro Lights, String Bistro Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Lighting Fixtures, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Bistro Lighting, patio string lights, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

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

Myths: Wiring Low-Voltage Landscape Transformers & LED Lighting Systems

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There is a lot that goes into the technical side of how a low voltage lighting system works and operates. Recently a client asked me a specific question about the technical side of his system. He wanted to know why his transformer was wired to the 12v terminal instead of the 14v. If it feels like we already jumped from 0-60, don't worry! There isn't a quiz at the end.

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Topics: LED Lights, Halogen, 12V, LED, Hiring a professional, Halogen Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, Outdoor lighting, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Installation, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering, lighting designer, lighting design, work together, Utah Lighting, Lighting Technician, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting Design, power

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