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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Make Your Outdoor Patio Complete with Top 5 Patio Lighting Techniques

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design | Lighting Project

During the warmer months, our outdoor patio space becomes an extension of our living room. This is why so many of us look for creative ways to extend that enjoyment into the evening with outdoor lighting. In this post, we discuss our 5 favorite patio lighting techniques.

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Choosing The Right Pond Light and other Pond Lighting Tips

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Our ponds and water features bring us all so much joy. Observing the fish and aquatic plants can add a level of tranquility to our outdoor spaces. It makes sense why so many look for solutions to extend the enjoyment their pond brings them into the evening hours.

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Dark Sky Ordinance: Promontory, Glenwild, & Park City Outdoor Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Fixtures | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Lighting your property requires finesse. Especially when it comes to dark sky friendly lighting in Park City, Utah.

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Desert Landscape Lighting for your St. George Home

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design | Lighting Project

If you're used to desert living, then you know the cooler evening temperatures are always a welcome relief. After the blistering heat of the day disappears with the setting sun, we get to enjoy time out on the patio or next to the pool with friends and family.

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3 Wash Lighting Tips for a Spectacular Outdoor Lighting Effects

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design

Wash lighting is one of the secret ingredients to creating beautiful outdoor lighting design. However, understanding how to incorporate wash lighting can be tricky. In this post, we discuss tips for how and where wash lighting can be used to light your home or property.

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Troubleshooting Tips For When Landscape Lights Stop Working

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Low Voltage Lighting

Landscape lights are wonderful, that is, until they stop working. Attempting to troubleshoot the reason why your lighting system's inexplicably stopped working can be a challenge if you're not sure where to start. 

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The Best Floodlight Techniques to Light Your Home or Property

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Lighting Design

What exactly is flood lighting and how can it be used to improve your home's curb appeal?

First off, flood lighting might not be the best term to convey the lighting effect this technique is meant to create. The phrase "flood lighting" puts us in mind of an over powered bright light, atop a post, washing light over everything.

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Recessed Soffit Lights: Why Up Lighting is The Better Alternative

Topics: Lighting Design | Low Voltage Landscape Lighting | Lumen Output

For many, exterior soffit lights have become a popular way to lite a home's architecture. In this post, we discuss the alternative ways to have a beautifully lit home. 

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Home Security While on Vacation is as Simple as Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Light Trespass

Worrying about your home's security while on vacation is natural. A great security measure to keep your home safe is making it look lived in while you're away. At night, landscape lighting can make your home look like a someone is home.

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Questions I Wish I'd Asked Before Planning My Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation | Landscape Lighting Maintenance

Your landscape lighting system should be tailored to your needs: Understanding the way you enjoy your outdoor space is essential to an enjoyable outdoor lighting design.

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