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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

Security Lighting in Salt Lake City

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It’s no secret that crime is a scary and very real problem in Salt Lake City. Crime can happen to anyone, anywhere. It’s truly alarming how often crime happens. I’m not just spouting some sort of fear mongering: I know from personal experience. The neighbor just north of me had three packages stolen off his front porch last week while he was at work, the neighbor just south of me had her garage broken into at night while she was out of town, and another neighbor had their car (parked under a noticeable security camera) broken into while they were sleeping. We all know someone in our neighborhood who has fallen victim.

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Topics: Residential Security Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, security lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, lighting, flood lighting, Utah Lighting, beauty, area light, outdoor space, lighting designer, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, outdoor space lighting, Low Voltage Transformer, Utah, Draper, Commercial, Residential, Salt Lake City, home security, motion sensors, safety, considerations, Illumination, Home Illumination, Deterring Crime, Motion Lights, Crime, Home Safety, Target

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 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

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

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, security lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, service, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Utah Lighting, repairs, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, LED, lighting designer, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights

Resort Living: Professional Landscape Lighting

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When most people think resort lighting, they automatically picture night time scenes of island retreats with palm trees and sandy beaches. While these lovely pictures of paradise are inspiring, the truth is that the right resort inspired landscape lighting can make any space feel like a slice of heaven. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, security lighting, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Stairways, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, summer lights, summer nights, fire pit lighting, Utah Lighting, Hiring a professional, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design, craftsmanship, 12V, LED, path light, outdoor living, outdoor space, summertime barbecue, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, getaway, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, Swimming Pool Lighting, summer, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, resort, resort lighting, resort inspired living, island retreat, staycation living

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