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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: Lighting Enhancements, home security, Residential, Utah, Salt Lake City, Satisfaction, working together, Fire Pit, Undercap Lighting, Moonlighting, pergola, outdoor space lighting, patio, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, home security lights, cafe bistros, outdoor living, cafe lights, cafe bistro, Fixtures, LED, beauty, landscape, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, architectural lighting, lighting, Bistro Lights, String Bistro Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Down Lighting, Pool Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, project, considerations, Consider, Approaches, Illumination

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: safety, Residential, Tasks, Satisfaction, outdoor kitchen, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, outdoor living, outdoor space, path light, beauty, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Artful Design, Professional Outdoor Lighting, LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Path Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Pergola, Deck and Patio 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

Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

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Who says you have to leave the house to experience the best dinning in town? With the right light, your outdoor dining experience can be made both functional and beautiful.

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Topics: staycation living, outdoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen lighting, patio, pergola, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, summer, landscape lighting trends, LED Lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, deck lights, summertime barbecue, cafe bistros, outdoor space, outdoor living, outdoor string lights, cafe lights, cafe bistro, lighting design, Hiring a professional, install, Utah Lighting, summer nights, summer lights, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Patio String lighting, Bistro Lights, String Bistro Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Lighting Fixtures, Landscape Lighting Expert, outdoor lighting installed, Bistro Lighting, patio string lights, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design

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

Troubleshooting Tips For Your Landscape Lighting System

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The frustration of not knowing why your landscape lights have stopped turning on is understandable. However, sometimes the solution to restoring power is simpler than you might think. Today, we are going to delve into the reason why your landscape lighting system has more than likely lost power. 

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Topics: install, repairs, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, service, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah

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

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