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Landscape Lighting History: The Tradition Continues in Utah

Lighting has always played an important roll in people's lives

Light, natural and man-made, has been utilized and developed since man emerged on this earth. Light has been used for security and safety; this tradition continues to this day.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, leading companies like General Electric and visionaries like Thomas Edison discovered and developed the utilization of electricity and thus lighting for the Industrial Revolution in America. From this beginning, lighting became available to individuals in their personal lives. landscape-lighting-home

In the 1930's, as the great depression was subsiding, the Art of Light and the vision of homes and their surrounding property became a dream and passion to Frank B Nightingale considered the father of garden lighting (Landscape lighting).

Frank's passion turned into a reality when in 1933 he established Kim Lighting and Manufacturing Co. After 19 years as an employee of General Electric, Frank left and thus outdoor garden lighting became a reality and soon available to homeowners through-out America. 

Frank's father worked with Thomas Edison during the time the Incandescent light bulb was discovered. The evolution of that discovery and Frank's vision of combining light bulbs and the Art of Light to develop an industry that flourished then and now.


Security lighting transformed into something beautiful

He took lighting from necessity for security and safety to the art form of outdoor lighting. To this day the desire for security lighting and safety continues and layering that with extending one's life style of your home to include the enhancement of your lawn and garden with special features like trees, plants, waterfalls, etc. for your family and friends to enjoy and appreciate. 

The "Art of Light" and professional landscape artistry can begin a vision of what outdoor lighting can do for your home. When you begin the collaboration with Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah towards turning your vision into a true expression of the future of your personal landscaped yard, you are at the starting point of making it happen.  Imagine the idea of you being the artist and your existing landscape being the canvas of your design.

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On this canvas paint a picture of your nightscape viewing from within your home then overlay that portrait with lighting that enhances the features in your yard. This can become a reality when your decide to work with a lighting pro brings the latest technological advances in landscape lighting, quality products, experience of projects similar to yours to the project.

This partnership will bring your vision and the pro's expertise to a result you can be proud to say "it was my vision and passion that made it possible". The Art of Light becomes the foundation for landscape lighting projects. This art form began with but a vision and passion in the 1930's and culminates in your lighting goals of enhancing your outside activities and areas of interest to enjoy your home for many years.


If you are looking for beautiful security lighting for your home but don't know where to start, take the first step and request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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