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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Hiring for Landscape Lighting: The Sad Truth About an Unmatched Industry

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

Outdoor lighting brings elegance & tranquility to our outdoor living spaces. One of the most beautiful things about landscape lighting is how effortlessly it can be enjoyed. 

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Repairing Your Outdoor Landscape Lighting: Knowing When it's Time to Repair or Replace  

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

This is the question we find ourselves having to answer for many of our new clients: Can we repair this old system, or will it be better to simply put in a new one? 

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Choosing the Best Path Light for Your Landscape Lighting Project

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

Fixture selection is never an easy thing. With so many beautifully created fixtures on the market to choose from, it can seem challenging to pick the right one. Choosing the right path light is crucial. Path lights are the fixtures we see the most. They stand out in the landscape more than any other. 

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Troubleshooting Tips For Your Landscape Lighting System

Topics: Landscape Lighting Maintenance |

The frustration of not knowing why your landscape lights have stopped turning on is understandable. However, sometimes the solution to restoring power is simpler than you might think. Today, we are going to delve into the reason why your landscape lighting system has more than likely lost power. 

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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. 

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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? 

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Landscape Lighting: Why Wait to Install Your Low Voltage Lighting?

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

It's usually best to do your landscape lighting last. I know it sounds backwards, but it's true. With situations involving new landscape projects, we always recommend that you wait until the rest of the project has been completed before before you have your low voltage outdoor lightingadded. In this blog, we go over some of the reasons why it makes sense to have your lighting done after, rather than during, your new landscape installation. 

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Landscape Lighting Repair: Why Are My Landscape Lights Not Working?

Topics: Hiring a Lighting Professional | Landscape Lighting Maintenance |

Repairing your lighting system can be a headache. I'm not just talking about ding it yourself as a homeowner. It's not always a cake walk for the technicians who work with low voltage lighting systems professionally either. In this blog, we will discuss some of the issues that can lead to a failed lighting system, and why they can be difficult to troubleshoot. 

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Landscape Lighting Trends VS. Timeless Design That Will Last.

Topics: Landscape Lighting Design | Landscape Lighting Maintenance |

Timeless outdoor lighting design versus flash in the pan trends: It's the topic being discussed by many homeowners looking to light their home's landscape, or splash a bit of light over their outdoor living space. Many want their landscape to look modern and timeless; they don't want it to look dated  a few years down the road. The question remains - how do you achieve a classic look that doesn't turn into the plastic lawn flamingo? 

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