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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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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

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Sustainability, Commercial Lighting, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, lighting, service, Outdoor Lighting Cost, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Halogen vs. LED, repairs, flag pole, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, craftsmanship, 12V, LED, Fixtures, cafe lights, outdoor string lights, outdoor living, outdoor space, lighting backyard, LED Lights, power, transformers, Voltage Maintenance, Low Voltage Transformer, Lighting Engineering

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

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

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: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Sustainability, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, Outdoor LED maintenance, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, Lighting Technician, lighting, curb appeal, service, Outdoor Lighting Cost, cost for landscape lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Beautiful Homes, Utah Lighting, repairs, work together, landscape, hardscapes, lighting design, craftsmanship, beauty, 12V, LED, Fixtures

Choosing the Best Path Light for Your Landscape Lighting Project

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Fixture selection is never an easy thing. With so many beautifully created fixtures on the market to choose from, it can seem challenging to pick the right one. Choosing the right path light is crucial. Path lights are the fixtures we see the most. They stand out in the landscape more than any other. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Maintenance, Path Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Budget LED Landscape Lighting, Budget Landscape Lighting Project, Landscape Lighting, Outdoor lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, outdoor lighting installed, Landscape Lighting Expert, LED Lighting, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together, landscape, lighting design, 12V, area light, LED, path light, Fixtures

How To Get The Best Results: Working With Your Landscape Lighting Designer

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Before you even get in contact with your lighting designer, you've already looked at beautiful images of lighting design. You've figured out what you like and don't like. You've envisioned something in your own home and are excited to see it all come to fruition. Before you begin showing your designer where you want each fixture placed, let's slow down and consider what allowing your designer to have a bit more ownership, more creative contribution in the design, can do to help enhance your home. 

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Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation, Landscape Lighting Design, Commercial Lighting, LED Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, customer service, Landscape Lighting Expert, Lighting Fixtures, Low Voltage LED Lighting, service, Landscape Lighting Park CIty, low voltage lighting, Professional Outdoor Lighting, Artful Design, Small Business, Utah Lighting, install, Hiring a professional, work together

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