blog-hero-background-1

The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

The Simple Truth to Landcape Lighting

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

Recently, a customer of ours left a nice google review we enjoyed musing over: "Great job for a fair price. They actually cared that I was satisfied." While this review was short and to the point, it really got us thinking about what's important to us as a company - Why we work so hard to ensure that all our clients are satisfied. 

Read More

Eight Landscape Lighting Questions You Should Ask: Part -1

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

What else is there to say about lighting? I feel like I've written copious amounts on the topic. As a result, it becomes difficult to figure out what I should write about next. Do I write another blog about the advancements in LED technology? The sense of security outdoor lighting creates for your home? The list goes on & on. I started questioning: Why do I write these blogs? 

Read More

Up Lighting vs. Flood Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

Low voltage landscape lighting is stunningly effective at highlighting the different architectural features of your home. Making your home feel warm and inviting in the evening hours all comes down to how it's being illuminated. In this blog, we explore two approaches to architectural lighting and discuss how they can work in unison to create something truly astonishing. 

Read More

What to Expect From Your Landscape Lighting Professional

Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation |


Landscape lighting professionals are dedicated to their trade. The technical know how and experience necessary, to do landscape lighting at the top level, can take years of practice in the field to acquire. Because outdoor lighting professionals want to become the best at what they do, they do not associate with any other trades. A landscape lighting professional is not a jack of all trades, but rather, a master at his craft. When hiring an outdoor lighting professional, you should expect them to be an expert at what they do.

Read More

3 Principles to Consider when Installing Landscape Lighting

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Installation |

In previous posts, we have discussed numerous aspects of outdoor lighting. We have covered nearly everything from lighting the pergola, illuminating the patio, hardscape, water features, to even lighting that favorite Japanese maple tree. 

Read More

5 Things to Improve Curb Appeal and Increase Your Property Value

Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation |

So, you know you need a certain something to improve curb appeal for your home. You’re just not sure what it is.

Maybe you flip through home decor magazines for inspiration, or hit the boards on Pinterest.

Your instinct is right on.

Curb appeal is a real thing. Certain outdoor home improvements add automatic curb appeal, as well as getting you a good return on investment if you decide to sell your house.

Read More

The Best Techniques To Properly Floodlight Your House

Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation |

First, let me get something out in the open. I don’t really like the term “floodlighting.”

It sounds like you put one huge light in front of your house and, boom! Your home is blasted with a flood of stark light.

Grab your sunglasses and kiss any of the beautiful details of your home’s architecture goodbye.

The sad thing is, that’s exactly what some homeowners do.

Read More

120V vs. 12V: Which is the Safer Landscape Lighting Option?

Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation |

While our end goal is beautiful, artistic outdoor landscape lighting, safety is among our top concerns.

How do we safely get the electricity to your outdoor landscape lighting?

There are two voltage choices for outdoor lighting: 120V vs. 12V.

Let’s take a look at which is the safest option.

Read More

When to Install Your Landscape Lighting: New Vs. Existing Landscape

Topics: Landscape Lighting Installation |

When is the right time for a landscape lighting designer to get involved in a landscaping project? Before it begins? As it begins? After everything else is done?

Here at Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, we get a lot of questions about when to install landscape lighting.

And the answer is...well, it depends.

Read More