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

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

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

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

Resort Living: Professional Landscape Lighting

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When most people think resort lighting, they automatically picture night time scenes of island retreats with palm trees and sandy beaches. While these lovely pictures of paradise are inspiring, the truth is that the right resort inspired landscape lighting can make any space feel like a slice of heaven. 

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Topics: resort, resort lighting, lighting design, outdoor space lighting, entertaining outdoors, summer, Swimming Pool Lighting, LED Lights, lighting backyard, water feature lights, outdoor lighting design, deck lights, home security lights, lighting designer, summertime barbecue, getaway, outdoor space, outdoor living, 12V, LED, path light, craftsmanship, hardscapes, cement lighting, Hiring a professional, Utah Lighting, fire pit lighting, summer nights, summer lights, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Stairways, outdoor lighting installed, security lighting, customer service, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Sustainability, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, resort inspired living, island retreat, staycation living

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

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

Sustainability In Your Utah Landscape Lighting Design

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If ever there has been interest and concern for the environment, it is today.  We all attempt to do our part to protect the delicate balance of Mother Nature.  So, how does this all relate to our existing outdoor lighting system or for our planning towards installing on our property?  

Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, as well as the landscape lighting industry as a whole consider sustainability a major part of their overall outdoor lighting project design process.  

Product utilization, installation techniques and lighting pollution concerns are all sustainable issues that must be taken in to consideration when planning your Utah landscape lighting design project. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability

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