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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

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

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

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Artful Design, Hiring a professional, lighting design, beauty, path light, outdoor living, outdoor space, lighting designer, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, outdoor kitchen, Tasks, Satisfaction, Residential, safety

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

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

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

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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