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How to Choose The Worst Outdoor Lights: LED Landscape Lighting

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With countless landscape lighting fixtures available on the market, choosing the right ones can be a common problem. How do you know you are getting a quality fixture for the money you are spending? How do you know it will last? How do you know, your lighting system will be installed properly to stand the test of time?

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, service, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, repairs, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, 12V, LED, Fixtures, LED Lights, Maintenance, Satisfaction, good contractors, best contractors, projects, contractor, honorable, company, horror stories, Consider, low voltage, path lights, Outdoor Rated, Problems, Failure, fixing landscape lighting

How do I Fix my Landscape Lights?

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It’s understandably frustrating when your landscape lighting stops working.

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Topics: Sustainability, LED Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, service, low voltage lighting, repairs, landscape, lighting design, 12V, LED, Fixtures, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, outdoor space lighting, Maintenance, Work, Residential, Broken Fixtures

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Artful Design, Hiring a professional, landscape, lighting design, craftsmanship, beauty, area light, LED, path light, Fixtures, outdoor living, outdoor space, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, Satisfaction, Workmanship, considerations, Approaches, Illumination, Consider, Home Illumination

Deciding What Color Temperature is Best for Your LED Landscape Lighting

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What color temperature is best for landscape lighting? It’s our hope that this information will help you understand what professional lighting designers think about when working with different LED color temperatures. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, light pollution, Outdoor lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, lighting, cost for landscape lighting, low voltage lighting, Halogen vs. LED, 12V, LED, outdoor space, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, power, Salt Lake City, considerations, Illumination, Cool white, LED Temperature, Warm White, Kelvin Temp, Lamp Warmth, LED Color

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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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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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Garden Lighting, patio string lights, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, service, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Up Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, beauty, area light, LED, path light, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Sustainability, Commercial Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, 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, service, Outdoor Lighting Cost, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, repairs, flag pole, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, craftsmanship, 12V, LED, Fixtures, cafe lights, outdoor string lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, lighting backyard, LED Lights, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, 12V, LED, Fixtures, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer

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

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

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