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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

Troubleshooting Low-Voltage Landscape Transformer & LED Systems

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It can be frustrating when your landscape lights stop working for no apparent reason. When this happens, its been my experience that the best place to start is troubleshooting your low-voltage landscape transformer.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Outdoor lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Low Voltage LED Lighting, low voltage lighting, 12V, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Maintenance, 120 Volt, 12 Volt, High Voltage Vs. Low Voltage, low voltage, Timer, Lighting Control, Control Timer, Problems, Failure, fixing landscape lighting, GFCI, GFI, Outlet

Residential Outdoor Security Lighting Tips: What Designers Think About

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Crime is a very real problem. It happens everywhere, and no one is immune to it. But effective outdoor security lighting can greatly decrease the chances of crime impacting you or your property. 

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Topics: Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting, security lighting, home security lights, home security, motion sensors, safety, Home Illumination, Motion Lights, 12 Volt, low voltage, Outdoor Security Lights, Motion Sensor Lights

Most Common Problem with LED Landscape Lighting is the Bulb

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There's no question that LED landscape lighting can beautifully accent your home and property. The real issue is that not all LED bulbs are created equal. If you want to learn how to avoid the biggest problem with LED landscape lighting, you'll want pay close attention to the LED bulb you select. 

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Topics: LED Landscape Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, LED Temperature, LED Color, low voltage, Outdoor Rated, LED Bulbs, Problems, Failure

How to Reset & Reprogram Your Landscape Lighting Timer [Video]

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Lets face it, the instructions that come with your intermatic timer require a technical writing degree to decipher. You just want an easy way to quickly reset & reprogram your low voltage landscape lighting timer. We've simplified these instructions to make it easier for you to reset & reprogram your timer and get back to enjoying your outdoor lights.

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Topics: Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, low voltage, Timer, Landscape Lighting Timer, Outdoor Lighting Timer, Intermatic, Intermatic Timer, Lighting Control, Control Timer

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

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