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Landscape Lighting Design Trends Dos & Don’ts In 2019

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Working in the landscape lighting industry, we’ve seen how different outdoor lighting design trends have come and gone over the years. While some design fundamentals hold strong and true for years, even decades, other design elements are...

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Topics: Home Illumination, Motion Lights, Illumination, Consider, Approaches, considerations, Lighting Enhancements, home security, motion sensors, safety, Residential, Commercial, Salt Lake City, Utah, LED Lights, 12V, area light, path light, beauty, lighting design, Up Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, flood lighting, stair lighting, lighting, Stairways, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, security lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, lighting trends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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