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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Come Home to Light: Why Landscape Lighting is so Important

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

A client once said to me that her outdoor lighting is something she can't go without. I felt this was a bold statement, landscape lighting can't be that important to our clients, considering so many of us have lived without landscape lighting for most of our lives. 

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Modern Curb Appeal With Landscape Lighting (Inspirational Images)

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Pulling up to a dark and ominous home at night can be anything but charming. Adding curb appeal to your home in the evening can be achieved with beautiful landscape lighting. In this post, we share how this modern home was transformed in the evening with a subtle detail: landscape lighting. 

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Low Voltage Landscape Lighting in Sandy Utah: Beautiful Secret Garden

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

This beautiful pond and garden located in Sandy, Utah, is a hidden gem, that's had a lot of love poured into it. When the homeowners first purchased this home, there was just a hill with some grass

Over the last 20 years they've transformed this space into a truly magical escape. Their decision to add low voltage landscape lighting made all the difference in how they now they can now use and enjoy this space in the evening. 

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Our Top 3 Outdoor Security Lighting Ideas to Keep Your Home Safe

In today's world, heightening your home's security is critical. At night, outdoor security lighting is one of the most effective deterrents for keeping  trespassers at bay.

Here are our top 3 forms of security lighting for keeping your home safe, secure, and beautiful.

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3 Wash Lighting Ideas to Make Your LED Landscape Lighting Magical

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Wash lighting ties your landscape and home's architecture together. The ambient light produced by wash lighting is the secret to a beautifully lit property. 

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3 Ways to Light Your Putting Green This Summer!

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Is there a better way to relax then playing a few rounds of golf? After a long day of work, sinking a few balls on the putting green can really take your mind off things. 

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How to Choose The Worst Outdoor Lights: LED Landscape Lighting

Topics: Hiring a Lighting Professional | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation

With countless landscape lighting fixtures available on the market, choosing the right ones can be a common problem. How do you know you are getting a quality fixture for the money you are spending? How do you know it will last? How do you know, your lighting system will be installed properly to stand the test of time?

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Light Pollution / Being Dark Sky Friendly [Outdoor Lighting Park City]

Preserving the beauty of the night sky is everyone's responsibility. That said, dark sky friendly ordinances do create a challenge for many looking to add task lighting to their property for safety and aesthetics. 

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Patio String Lights for Beauty [How to Hang Bistro & Cafe Lights]

It can be challenging to find a solution for lighting your outdoor space. How do you create a functional light source that doesn't sacrifice ambiance?

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Troubleshooting Low-Voltage Landscape Transformer & LED Systems

Topics: Landscape Lighting Maintenance |

It can be frustrating when your landscape lights stop working for no apparent reason. When this happens, its been my experience that the best place to start is troubleshooting your low-voltage landscape transformer.

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