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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

Misconceptions: How to Add LED Landscape Lighting to Concrete & Hardscapes

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Have a beautiful hardscape? Adding elegant lighting can heighten the enjoyment these spaces bring us. But remember, there are a lot of misunderstandings about how and where hardscape lighting should be implemented. Sometimes the way we've seen others incorporate lighting into their hardscapes isn't going to be the best way to light our own hardscape. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design

Summertime with Safety in Mind: Security LED Landscape Lighting

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It's summer. What a perfect time to host a barbecue, wedding or birthday party, and what better way to show off your home than to install landscape security lighting. It's also the time when property and home theft occurs along with drownings and accidents, typically in and around pools or other water features. Having well-lit paths and surrounding areas can ensure peace of mind.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, security lighting, moon lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Artful Design, summer lights, summer nights, lighting design, beauty, 12V, area light, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, summertime barbecue, deck lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting trends, Swimming Pool Lighting, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, Residential, company, home security, safety, project, Home Illumination, Dining, Protection, outdoor living space

4 Path Lighting Design Ideas [Guide to Low Voltage Path Light Categories]

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There are numerous ways outdoor path lighting design can be approached and categorized. The key to understanding which path light categories will work well for you is learning how to recognize what will work best for the way you intend to use your pathway at night. There are positive and negative aspects to each pathway light design concept. Our hope is that this brief guide will help you understand how artistic pathway lighting isn't about fixtures, it's about design. 

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Topics: Down Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, moon lighting, Artful Design, Up Lighting, lighting design, path light, lighting designer, outdoor space lighting, Moonlighting, Lighting Enhancements, LED Up Lighting, low voltage, low voltage path light

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

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

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

Extending Your Landscape Into Fall With Landscape Lighting

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Hate to say it, but summer is officially over. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Garden Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Bistro Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, LED Lighting, Patio String lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Utah Lighting, lighting design, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor string lights, Moonlighting, Utah, Draper, Residential, projects, Salt Lake City, Autumn

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