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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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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

Pond Lighting Trends for Beautiful Effects: Do's & Don'ts

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Ponds and water features do a lot for the tranquility and beauty of your landscape and outdoor living space. It only makes sense to light them and extend that enjoyment into the evening hours.  You want the lighting for your pond to look sophisticated and tasteful, not overstated & washed out. This is why so many people turn to the beauty created by low voltage landscape lighting systems. To create a timeless look, here are some pond lighting design concepts that can help make your pond magical. 

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Topics: water feature lights, Water Feature Lighting, pond lighting, pond, lighting for ponds, under water lights, lighting backyard, outdoor space, outdoor living, Fixtures, craftsmanship, beauty, Japanese Maple Tree, Up Lighting, Down Lighting, moon lighting, lighting trends, landscape lighting trends

Holiday String Lights for Weddings & Parties:  A Bad Idea?

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We've all seen them: the beautiful sparkling lights wrapped around the trees at weddings and restaurants. They bring  charming sense of magic to a warm summer night, no matter what the occasion. 

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Topics: cafe lights, outdoor string lights, cafe bistro, LED, area light, beauty, lighting design, Hiring a professional, Small Business, summer nights, Beautiful Homes, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Artful Design, Up Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, Bistro String Lighting, Bistro Lights, LED Lighting, Landscape Lighting Expert, patio string lights, Bistro Lighting, Outdoor lighting, wedding lights, LED Mini Lights, Wedding String Lights, Down Lighting, Garden Lighting

Up Lighting vs. Flood Lighting

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Low voltage landscape lighting is stunningly effective at highlighting the different architectural features of your home. Making your home feel warm and inviting in the evening hours all comes down to how it's being illuminated. In this blog, we explore two approaches to architectural lighting and discuss how they can work in unison to create something truly astonishing. 

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Topics: Up Lighting, flood lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, install, soffit lighting, flag pole, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Expert, Landscape Lighting Installation

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