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Making your Outdoor Living Beautiful through Pond Lighting

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Adding a splash of beauty to your outdoor living space can be as simple as lighting your pond. Weather it’s the therapeutic sound of running water, or observing fish in their natural element, ponds have always been a wonderful solution for bringing a real sense of atmosphere to any outdoor living space.

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Topics: Water Feature Lighting, security lighting, lighting, pond lighting, water feature lights, lighting for ponds, pond, under water lights, outdoor living space

Summertime with Safety in Mind: Security LED Landscape Lighting

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It's summer. What a perfect time to host a barbecue, wedding or birthday party, and what better way to show off your home than to install landscape security lighting. It's also the time when property and home theft occurs along with drownings and accidents, typically in and around pools or other water features. Having well-lit paths and surrounding areas can ensure peace of mind.

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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

Choosing The Right Underwater Landscape Light Fixture

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Be it a pond, fountain, or other water feature, underwater fixtures can be needed  to create the right light.

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Water Feature Lighting, Pool Lighting, Outdoor lighting, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, pond lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, lighting design, craftsmanship, LED, Fixtures, water feature lights, lighting designer, lighting backyard, outdoor lighting design, lighting for ponds, under water lights, Swimming Pool Lighting, summer

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

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

Low Voltage Landscape Lighting for Your Pond and Water Feature

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Planning and keeping a water feature takes a lot of work. It takes a vision to create, lots of preparation to build, and time to maintain. But in the end it's all worth it. The soothing sound of a babbling brook, the turning of water, the serene setting it creates amplifies the enjoyment we find in our landscapes. The big question I have is what happens to that water feature after sundown?

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Topics: Water Feature Lighting, Landscape Lighting, pond lighting

Accenting Plants & Water Features with Landscape Lighting

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Having the best lighting for your landscape is sure to give your home the aesthetic appeal you're looking for, especially if you're hosting a wedding or other big celebration, or if you're putting your home up for sale. Not sure what would look good or ensure the right lighting? Keep reading to get the best ideas for having outdoor lighting installed by Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah for whatever plants and water features you want to enhance or illuminate.

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Topics: Water Feature Lighting, Outdoor lighting, accenting plants

Downlights vs. Submersible Pond Lights: Which Option Will Make Your Pond Sparkle?

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If you have a backyard pond, you know the peaceful pleasure this water feature brings to your outdoor living.

Ponds are beautiful during the day, with sunlight catching the subtle sparkle of darting fish and lilies floating lazily in the breeze.

But once the sun sets, they disappear.

Until you light them. Then your peaceful pond turns spectacular.

Waterfalls sparkle. Fountains become dramatic focal points. Pond surfaces glimmer and the lights reflect off fish as they swim past.

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Topics: Water Feature Lighting

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