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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

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

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, patio string lights, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Japanese Maple Tree, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, Professional Outdoor Lighting, fire pit lighting, Utah Lighting, Hiring a professional, landscape, lighting design, path light, cafe lights, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, lighting for ponds, under water lights, landscape lighting trends, outdoor space lighting, Moonlighting, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering, Fire Pit, home improvement, Job, Satisfaction, Utah, Draper, Residential, projects, Salt Lake City, home security

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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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, Water Feature Lighting, Residential Security Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Down Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Pool Lighting, Garden Lighting, patio string lights, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, service, tree lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Up Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, beauty, area light, LED, path light, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, deck lights, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, home security lights, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio

Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas

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Who says you have to leave the house to experience the best dinning in town? With the right light, your outdoor dining experience can be made both functional and beautiful.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Pergola, Deck and Patio Lighting, patio string lights, Bistro Lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Bistro Lights, Patio String lighting, Bistro String Lighting, String Bistro Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Cost, Professional Outdoor Lighting, summer lights, summer nights, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, cafe lights, cafe bistro, outdoor string lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, cafe bistros, summertime barbecue, deck lights, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights, landscape lighting trends, summer, entertaining outdoors, outdoor space lighting, pergola, patio, outdoor kitchen lighting, outdoor kitchen, staycation living

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, Utah Lighting, Halogen Lighting, Hiring a professional, work together, lighting design, 12V, LED, lighting designer, LED Lights, Halogen, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, security lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, service, cost for landscape lighting, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Utah Lighting, repairs, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, LED, lighting designer, outdoor lighting design, LED Lights

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

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

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