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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Create an Inviting Home by Illuminating the Entrances

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

When a home has landscape lighting, it makes the home inviting and approachable for both the owner and their guests. The front entrance, and path to it, is clear and well lit allowing a home owner to not only see who is approaching the home, but guides guests easily to and from. 

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Landscape Lighting Must Haves for Fall

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, we can’t help but get excited for those crisp, fall evenings. Although the weather is perfect for a fire, or just a relaxing evening on the deck, the fading daylight makes it hard to fully take advantage of these nights. We are able to extend our time in our outdoor living spaces by simply adding landscape lighting. 

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Project Highlight: An Oasis in Salt Lake City

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

Over looking the Salt Lake Valley, this property is the perfect place for a get-together, or a relaxing evening alone. From the fire pit, to the pergola, to the incredible pool, and stunning views, it is a true oasis. Our team had the pleasure of adding landscape lighting to enhance all the beautiful aspects this property had to offer.

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Lighting Statues & Structures: Accentuating the Elegance and Beauty

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Statue Lighting |

Every landscape and property we light is different. Some have loads of trees and landscape, some have pergolas, some have outdoor kitchens, and some have these incredible structures and statues. 

When it comes to lighting a statue or structure in a landscape, it is important to make the light subtle and elegant, yet effective. Our goal is to highlight the monuments in a dramatic way without the light being too harsh, distracting from the beauty of the piece. 

Here are 3 ways we light statues and structures:

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Maintaining your Lighting System: The Importance of Annual Services

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Lighting |

You have invested money into your beautiful lighting system. The changes the system has made to both your home and landscape makes you wonder how you ever lived before the lights.

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Avoid Bad Outdoor Lighting [The Secret to Achieving Timeless Style]

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Outdoor Living Space |

Timeless style: Its something we're all looking to achieve. But what does timeless style have to do with avoiding bad lighting?

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Interior Design and Exterior Lighting Share the Same Language

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Typically when the sun sets our windows become inky black voids. Landscape lighting isn't just great for our time spend outside. In this post, we discuss how Landscape lighting can also transform our dark windows into beautiful living portraits and heighten our indoor living. 

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Tree Lighting Techniques: Ideas for Making Your Trees Look Spectacular

Topics: Down Lights | Hiring a Lighting Professional | Landscape Lighting Design

Tree lighting can add beauty and elegance to your outdoor space. However, beautiful tree lighting can be challenging to get right. Tree lighting can be involved and require a little finesse. In this post, we discuss some basic concepts to help make your outdoor tree lighting look spectacular.

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Our 3 Favorite Pathway Lighting Techniques for Residences

Topics: Down Lights | Landscape Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design

There are so many reasons why we want our pathways lit. In this post, we look at a few path lighting techniques that can help make your home a safer place to walk around at night.

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Our Favorite String Lights for a Beautiful Back Patio

Topics: Landscape Design | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Fixtures

String lights can make all the difference for a night out on the patio with friends and family. In this post, we discuss string lights and our favorite ways they can be used in your outdoor space.

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