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

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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Topics: home security, projects, Residential, Draper, Utah, Salt Lake City, Satisfaction, Job, home improvement, Fire Pit, Lighting Engineering, Low Voltage Transformer, Moonlighting, outdoor space lighting, landscape lighting trends, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting backyard, water feature lights, deck lights, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, cafe bistros, outdoor space, cafe lights, path light, landscape, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, cost for landscape lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, tree lighting, Bistro Lights, Japanese Maple Tree, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, patio string lights, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

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

Can I Add More Lights to My Existing Landscape Lighting System?

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It is absolutely possible to add additional fixtures to your existing system, but there are a number of factors that first need to be considered.

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Topics: Low Voltage Transformer, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, power, 12V, Fixtures, LED, lighting design, Hiring a professional, install, Halogen vs. LED, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Installation

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

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