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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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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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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

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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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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Downlighting & Uplighting: When Do You Need Each In Your Landscape?

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Downlighting vs. uplighting: this is common lingo in the landscape lighting world.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, patio, outdoor space lighting, summer, lighting trends, lighting for ponds, outdoor lighting design, lighting designer, outdoor space, beauty, lighting design, work together, install, Utah Lighting, summer nights, Beautiful Homes, Professional Outdoor Lighting, low voltage lighting, moon lighting, Up Lighting, Artful Design, pond lighting, tree lighting, architectural lighting, Japanese Maple Tree, Landscape Lighting Expert, customer service, accenting plants, Garden Lighting, Down Lighting, Moonlighting

Landscape Lighting: Why Wait to Install Your Low Voltage Lighting?

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It's usually best to do your landscape lighting last. I know it sounds backwards, but it's true. With situations involving new landscape projects, we always recommend that you wait until the rest of the project has been completed before before you have your low voltage outdoor lightingadded. In this blog, we go over some of the reasons why it makes sense to have your lighting done after, rather than during, your new landscape installation. 

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Topics: Garden Lighting, Artful Design, LED Landscape Lighting, LED Lighting, tree lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Fixtures, Path Lighting, customer service

Landscape Lighting Trends VS. Timeless Design That Will Last.

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Timeless outdoor lighting design versus flash in the pan trends: It's the topic being discussed by many homeowners looking to light their home's landscape, or splash a bit of light over their outdoor living space. Many want their landscape to look modern and timeless; they don't want it to look dated  a few years down the road. The question remains - how do you achieve a classic look that doesn't turn into the plastic lawn flamingo? 

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Topics: Artful Design, Bistro Lighting, Beautiful Homes, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Halogen Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Outdoor lighting, Path Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, tree lighting, service, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Garden Lighting

4 Low Voltage Deciduous Tree Lighting Techniques for Home Owners

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When it comes to lighting the radiant majesty of a large deciduous tree, there are different techniques and approaches that can be employed. Proper low voltage tree lighting requires a vision and artistic eye for what you want to see and experience at night. In this blog, we have outlined some basic guidelines to help you in your creative process. We have broken it down into four canons: Balance and Composition; Creating Depth through Layering; Choosing Specific Trees to Accent; and Understanding Fixture Choice for Different Trees.

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Topics: Japanese Maple Tree, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, tree lighting

Tree Lighting Ideas: 4 Concepts For Lighting Your Evergreens & Pine Trees in Your Landscape

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There are four concepts to remember when lighting your evergreens with a low voltage outdoor lighting system: light penetration, fixture placement, view point,  and Kelvin temperature choice. Be it a Blue Spruce, an Eastern Hemlock, or even a Ponderosa Pine, these concepts can help you when you're trying to figure out how to approach and light the evergreens around your home. 

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Topics: tree lighting, Evergreens

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