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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

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

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

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

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

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

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