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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Bring Safety to Your Outdoor Steps with These 4 Lighting Techniques

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Stair Lighting |

There is nothing better than a summer evening spent outdoors. The warm night air is so inviting can and easily draw you out into your outdoor living space. Your relaxing evening can be cut short without the proper lighting, however. This is especially true if you have a set of stairs to steps in your outdoor living space.  Without proper lighting, these pose as a safety hazard for both you and your guests.

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4 Lighting Ideas for a Family-Fun Backyard

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Pool Lighting |

Outdoor living spaces can bring and your family together in a new way. Evenings can be spent together out by the fire or swimming in the pool. One of the best ways to extend these evenings is to add lighting to your outdoor living space. There are many lighting options that can bring a fun yet functional atmosphere to your backyard.

This blog highlights 4 landscape lighting ideas to create a family-fun backyard this summer!

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Landscape Lighting: Hiring a Professional vs DIY

Topics: DIY vs Landscape Lighting Professional | Outdoor Lighting |

When starting any home project, there is always that thought of “I can do this myself.” When it comes to an outdoor lighting project, a DIY feels enticing. You can save money and still get the lighting needed right? That is true, but there are a few things to consider before jumping into a DIY project involving outdoor lighting. From wiring, to the fixtures, to the over all operation of the system, there is a lot that goes into a successful lighting project.

This blog will highlight 4 things to consider when deciding between a DIY project or hiring a landscape lighting professional! 

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What to do With my Landscape Lights After a Big Snow Storm

One of the greatest benefits of landscape lighting in the winter is that brings light to those early, dark evenings. It makes those cold nights feel warmer by illuminating all the beauty your home and property offer. In most cases however, winter brings snow and... well... that means your landscape lighting system will need some attention. 

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Bring Life to Your Outdoor Living Space with these 4 Lighting Ideas!

Before we know it, the weather is going to change. The days will be longer, the trees will be budding, and outdoor living spaces will feel more inviting. This blog gives 4 lighting ideas for your home this Spring! 

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Less Says More When Designing a Landscape Lighting System

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Tree Lighting |

Adding a lighting system to your landscape is such a simple way to elevate your home and property. An outdoor lighting system, when done right, can enhance the curb appeal and add functionality to the walkways, living spaces, and property as a whole. 

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How to fix my broken landscape lighting fixtures

Landscape lighting does so much to accentuate your yard's beauty at night. That is until your fixtures start breaking. Today we are going to discuss how different low voltage landscape lighting fixtures can go bad and why they break.

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St. George Project Highlight: Creating a Desert Sanctuary with Landscape Lighting

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | St. George Lighting Techniques |

We love that we are able to install lighting year round here in St. George. While the ground is frozen in other parts of Utah, St. George is warm enough for us to get in the ground and burry the wire for our lighting systems.

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Lighting Ordinances: Lighting a Dark Sky Friendly Home in St. George

Topics: Lighting Ordinances | Outdoor Lighting |

There is something to be said about the peace and serenity of the desert. It has its own unique beauty that deserves to be preserved. One thing contributing to that beauty is the protection of the night sky. Much like Park City, St. George is a place that is dark sky friendly by implementing ordinances that protect the night sky. 

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Path Light Installation: Where and How to Place Them

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Path Lights |

Path lights are one of the most common landscape lighting fixtures. They are often what we think of first when even thinking about landscape lighting. Path lights are very versatile and can be used in many areas of the property to bring function and beauty. One of the most difficult things with path lights (aside from the wiring) is where to place the fixture! 

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