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Fall, the Perfect Time to Experience Low Voltage Landscape Lighting.

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Landscape lighting is a four season sport: it can be enjoyed any time of the year. Whether you are looking out over the snow laden trees, or the budding blooms of spring, lighting just brings a certain magic to our homes and landscapes. 

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The Mosquito Problem: An Epidemic in The Landscape Lighting Profession

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In an industry flooded by companies offering landscape lighting, there has been a letdown, a real decline, in the way landscape lighting is being experienced by end users. The worst part is the end users don’t realize they’re missing out until it is too late.

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Topics: Lighting Engineering, Satisfaction, Workmanship, Draper, Commercial, Residential, best contractors, projects, company, who do you want to work with, Hire

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

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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