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Landscape Lighting Design Trends Dos & Don’ts In 2019

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Working in the landscape lighting industry, we’ve seen how different outdoor lighting design trends have come and gone over the years. While some design fundamentals hold strong and true for years, even decades, other design elements are...

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Topics: Home Illumination, Motion Lights, Illumination, Consider, Approaches, considerations, Lighting Enhancements, home security, motion sensors, safety, Residential, Commercial, Salt Lake City, Utah, LED Lights, 12V, area light, path light, beauty, lighting design, Up Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, tree lighting, flood lighting, stair lighting, lighting, Stairways, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, security lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Down Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Design, lighting trends

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

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

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

Extending Your Landscape Into Fall With Landscape Lighting

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Hate to say it, but summer is officially over. 

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Topics: Autumn, Residential, projects, Draper, Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Installation, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Bistro Lighting, Garden Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, LED Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Patio String lighting, lighting design, outdoor string lights, cafe lights, cafe bistro, Moonlighting

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

The Mosquito Problem: An Epidemic in The Landscape Lighting Profession

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In an industry flooded by companies offering landscape lighting, there has been a letdown, a real decline, in the way landscape lighting is being experienced by end users. The worst part is the end users don’t realize they’re missing out until it is too late.

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Topics: projects, best contractors, Residential, Commercial, Hire, Draper, Workmanship, Satisfaction, who do you want to work with, company, Lighting Engineering

How to Find the Best Contractors for Your Home Improvement Projects

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It's time to do some home improvement & you;re looking to hire a contractor. The only trouble is figuring out who to hire. Hiring a contractor isn't like choosing between two brands of potato chips in the grocery store. Quality of materials, workmanship, dedication, to the satisfaction of their clientele, pricing, etc., is going to range all over the board. Make sure you've chosen the professional for your needs with these different variables in mind. 

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Topics: contractor, honorable, company, making a decision, who do you want to work with, working together, landscape, home improvement, construction, Maintenance, Work, Job, Tasks, Satisfaction, Reviews, Workmanship, Salt Lake City, Utah, Draper, park city, horror stories, Hiring a professional, Hire, Commercial, Residential, good contractors, best contractors, projects

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