The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Landscape Lighting Design is Not a Handy Man Project

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

For some projects it might make sense to DIY it or hire a handy man. But when it comes to landscape lighting design, we aren't talking about just throwing some lights in your garden beds.

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Are Soffit Lights the Best Option to Light your Home?

Topics: Recessed Soffit Lights | Soffit Lights |

Exterior lights are a very common and popular way to enhance your home after dark. When you light the architecture of your home, it inevitably increases the curb appeal and safety at night. The lighting creates this warm and welcoming feel to the front of your home.

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Employee Highlight: Nina Thomas, Office Manager

Meet Nina!

If you have ever called the Landscape Lighting Pro office, you have probably been greeted by our bubbly Office Manager, Nina! She has been with Landscape Lighting Pro for a little over a year and has played a large part in the growth of the company. She runs all aspects of customer service, handles financials, organizes our job board, and manages our technicians schedules. We would be lost without her!

Nina was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah and still resides there with her husband of 17 years, son, two cats, and dog! She has two granddaughters from her eldest son and she could not be more obsessed! Nina lives and breathes for saving animals and is a huge Comic-Con fan. 


Below is a little interview with Nina to get to know the voice behind the phone! 

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4 Ways to Light your Outdoor Paths

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Path Lights |

There are a multitude of reasons to light the pathways around a property. We do it to boost curb appeal, to highlight where the entrances are located, but mostly for the ease and safety when traversing the property after dark. There is a sense of relief when knowing that both you, your family, and your guests know exactly where they are going. The worry of someone tripping and falling is lessened and there is a comfort knowing everyone can see where they are walking. 

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Is Landscape Lighting Worth the Money?

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

Starting any home project can feel risky. You never know how it will turn out, if you will like the results, but most importantly, if it will be worth the time and money spent in completing the project. This is true with a landscape lighting project as well. 

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Landscape Lighting: A Simple Way to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

During the daylight hours, it is easy to show off all of the hard work you have put in to creating a beautiful home. From the landscape to the architecture of the home, it all comes together as one to create this visually appealing look upon arrival. Unfortunately, all the beauty that you put into your curb appeal cannot be appreciated at night. This is such a shame for those passing by or guests coming to visit for dinner. A simple and effective way to increase your curb appeal in the dark is to add landscape lighting to your property!

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Downlighting & Uplighting: When to Use Each Landscape Lighting Technique

Topics: Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

Landscape lighting is meant to enhance and beautify your property. It should create a space that draws you out after dark. The goal we have when lighting a landscape is to bridge the gap between an indoor living room and an outdoor living room. We want you to want to out in your outdoor living spaces and enjoy them even after the sun goes down. 

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5 Ways to Avoid a Bad Landscape Lighting System

Topics: LED Lighting | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting |

Investing money in an outdoor lighting system is something that can go very well or very wrong. There are so many different fixtures, techniques, and options when it comes to lighting systems. How do you know what way to go? What fixtures to use? Where to put the lights? While there is never a full-proof way to avoid a light going out or a fixture being broken, there are many ways to create an extremely well built and thought out lighting system that is designed with your needs in mind, upholds against the elements of the outdoors, and last for years to come. 

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Top 7 Lighting Ideas for your Backyard this Summer!

Topics: Backyard Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

When the nice weather hits, outdoor living spaces become more and more utilized. The outdoor kitchen is being used, the pool is open, and the fire pit is burning. The swimming and barbecuing shouldn't need to stop after the sun goes down. Installing backyard lighting is a great way to not only extend the hours in your outdoor living space, but also enhances the ambiance and safety of your backyard. 

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4 Unexpected Areas to Add Landscape Lighting

Topics: Lighting Project | Outdoor Lighting |

There are so many areas landscape lighting can enhance and bring life to a property. The most common areas include places like walkways, stairs, entrances, driveways, and all the different types of landscaping around the property. 

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