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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: Home Illumination, Illumination, Approaches, Consider, considerations, Workmanship, Satisfaction, outdoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen lighting, pergola, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, outdoor space, outdoor living, Fixtures, LED, area light, path light, beauty, craftsmanship, landscape, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Artful Design, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Down Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation

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

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

Hiring for Landscape Lighting: The Sad Truth About an Unmatched Industry

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Outdoor lighting brings elegance & tranquility to our outdoor living spaces. One of the most beautiful things about landscape lighting is how effortlessly it can be enjoyed. 

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Topics: Fixtures, LED, craftsmanship, lighting design, beauty, landscape, hardscapes, work together, repairs, Utah Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, cost for landscape lighting, service, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, 12V, Beautiful Homes, Outdoor Lighting Cost, curb appeal

Repairing Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting: Knowing When it's Time to Repair or Replace  

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This is the question we find ourselves having to answer for many of our new clients: Can we repair this old system, or will it be better to simply put in a new one? 

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Topics: 12V, Fixtures, path light, landscape, cement lighting, Hiring a professional, repairs, Utah Lighting, service, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, LED

The Simple Truth to Landcape Lighting

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Recently, a customer of ours left a nice google review we enjoyed musing over: "Great job for a fair price. They actually cared that I was satisfied." While this review was short and to the point, it really got us thinking about what's important to us as a company - Why we work so hard to ensure that all our clients are satisfied. 

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Topics: Utah Lighting, Small Business, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Outdoor Lighting Cost, service, lighting, Lighting Technician, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation, Residential Security Lighting, Sustainability, Commercial Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Path Lighting, Garden Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, cost for landscape lighting, Beautiful Homes, repairs, install

Eight Landscape Lighting Questions You Should Ask: Part -1

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What else is there to say about lighting? I feel like I've written copious amounts on the topic. As a result, it becomes difficult to figure out what I should write about next. Do I write another blog about the advancements in LED technology? The sense of security outdoor lighting creates for your home? The list goes on & on. I started questioning: Why do I write these blogs? 

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Topics: Halogen Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, Small Business, Artful Design, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, install, Utah Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, service, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape Lighting Fails: Everything You Need to Know

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5 Ways to Ensure Your System Fails

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Topics: Artful Design, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, cost for landscape lighting, architectural lighting, lighting, Lighting Technician, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Garden Lighting, Down Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Beautiful Homes, Outdoor Lighting Cost, curb appeal, install, repairs, Utah Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Outdoor LED maintenance, security lighting, LED Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting Repair: Why Are My Landscape Lights Not Working?

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Repairing your lighting system can be a headache. I'm not just talking about ding it yourself as a homeowner. It's not always a cake walk for the technicians who work with low voltage lighting systems professionally either. In this blog, we will discuss some of the issues that can lead to a failed lighting system, and why they can be difficult to troubleshoot. 

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Topics: LED Landscape Lighting, LED Lighting, customer service, service, repairs, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Utah Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Technician

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