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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

How do I Fix my Landscape Lights?

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

It’s understandably frustrating when your landscape lighting stops working.

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Pergola and Bistro Lighting for Your Patio

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation

The only thing better than sitting out on the patio under the pergola has to be enjoying the night air with cafe bistro lights. 

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Landscape Lighting Design Trends Dos & Don'ts In 2019

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design |

Working in the landscape lighting industry, we’ve seen how different outdoor lighting design trends have come and gone over the years. While some design fundamentals hold strong and true for years, even decades, other design elements are...

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Light vs. Dark: Finding the Balance in your Landscape Lighting Design

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Fashioning an outdoor lighting system that inspires beautiful illumination, and provides function without sacrificing ambiance, atmosphere, or splendor, is a true art.

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Answering 3 Questions about Landscape Lighting Design

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

1. What Should Be My First Considerations for my Lighting Design?

The number one thing your lighting designer will invite you to think about is the way you use and enjoy your outdoor living space.

Your front yard is something you light for everyone else. Your backyard is for you and your own personal enjoyment. This is why thinking about your outdoor living space should be a top priority.

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Security Lighting in Salt Lake City

Topics: Commercial Lighting | Landscape Lighting Design |

It’s no secret that crime is a scary and very real problem in Salt Lake City. Crime can happen to anyone, anywhere. It’s truly alarming how often crime happens. I’m not just spouting some sort of fear mongering: I know from personal experience. The neighbor just north of me had three packages stolen off his front porch last week while he was at work, the neighbor just south of me had her garage broken into at night while she was out of town, and another neighbor had their car (parked under a noticeable security camera) broken into while they were sleeping. We all know someone in our neighborhood who has fallen victim.

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Deciding What Color Temperature is Best for Your LED Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

What color temperature is best for landscape lighting? It’s our hope that this information will help you understand what professional lighting designers think about when working with different LED color temperatures. 

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5 Ideas to Make Your Landscape Lighting Project a Success

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

Getting ready to plan your landscape lighting project can be a lot of fun! There is a lot to consider and no one way is the only way to bring warming illumination to your home. With that in mind, there are some approaches to lighting that can be overlooked.

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The Notorious Question Asked by Lighting Designers: Why Light?

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

The first thing we ask all our clients when we meet is why light: why are we here, what do we want to achieve with your landscape lighting design. When you meet with a professional lighting designer, this will be the most important question they ask.

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Top 5 Down Lighting Ideas for Your Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design |

Before we talk about different ways down lighting can be implied in an outdoor setting, it’s important to define what down lighting looks like.

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