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

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

Deciding What Color Temperature is Best for Your LED Landscape Lighting

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What color temperature is best for landscape lighting? It’s our hope that this information will help you understand what professional lighting designers think about when working with different LED color temperatures. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, light pollution, Outdoor lighting, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, lighting, cost for landscape lighting, low voltage lighting, Halogen vs. LED, 12V, LED, outdoor space, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, power, Salt Lake City, considerations, Illumination, Cool white, LED Temperature, Warm White, Kelvin Temp, Lamp Warmth, LED Color

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

Top 5 Down Lighting Ideas for Your Landscape Lighting

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Before we talk about different ways down lighting can be implied in an outdoor setting, it’s important to define what down lighting looks like.

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Topics: Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Path Lighting, Down Lighting, Outdoor lighting, security lighting, tree lighting, pond lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, area light, path light, outdoor space, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting for ponds, outdoor space lighting, patio, Moonlighting, Residential, Statuary, Lighting Enhancements

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

Three Tips to Creating a Budget for Your Landscape Lighting Project.

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You’ve looked at beautiful images of landscape lighting and are ready to move forward: You want to have a lighting system of your own installed.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Garden Lighting, patio string lights, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, service, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Up Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, beauty, area light, LED, path light, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio

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

5 Outdoor Bench Lighting Ideas

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Under cap lights (often referred to as bench lights) have become a popular lighting solution beyond conventional bench lighting because they can do three things: accent a wall, illuminate a path, and define the borders of an outdoor space. 

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Topics: Pool Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Steps, Stairways, stair lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, fire pit lighting, install, cement lighting, hardscapes, lighting design, pavers, area light, path light, outdoor space, water feature lights, lighting designer, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, patio, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, bench lighting, Under Bench Lights, Undercap Lighting, Fire Pit

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

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