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The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

How to Strategically Plan your Landscape Lighting System

Topics: Outdoor Lighting |

 When creating a plan for a landscape lighting system, there are many ways to ensure you are getting exactly what is needed and wanted. It is important to go in with a clear plan of goals and execution. The best way to make sure you create the light you are looking for is to make a priority list for you and the system.

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4 Lighting Ideas for the Most Inviting Home on the Block

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

A warm and inviting home is something most homeowners strive to create. From the overall look of the home, to the landscaping, we work hard to make sure the curb appeal is one that impresses not only ourselves, but the neighbors and guests as well. At night however, curb appeal can be lost due to the face all these amazing elements aren't able to be seen. Outdoor lighting is a simple and effective way to keep that warm and inviting feeling to your home even at night! 

Here are 4 greats ways to create the most inviting home on the block through landscape lighting! 

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How to Choose the Right Landscape Lighting Fixtures

Topics: Landscape Lighting Fixtures | Outdoor Lighting |

Adding landscape lighting to a property is a simple way to enhance all aspects. Lighting brings the home and its outdoor living spaces to an entirely new level. The hard part about landscape lighting is knowing which fixtures to put where! Each fixture creates a different output of light and can make it a challenge to know which fixture should be used to light all the different aspects of the home.

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How to Ensure Your Lighting System will Achieve Your Desired Results

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

When done right, landscape lighting is an incredible investment. It does more than simply illuminate properties at night. Proper lighting creates warmth, ambience, and that sense of security. Poorly designed, installed, and maintained landscape lighting systems, however, can lead to unexpected issues and an overall unsuccessful investment. How can you be sure you are getting everything you need and want from your landscape lighting system?

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Project Highlight: Bringing Security and Curb Appeal to a Salt Lake Home

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

Landscape lighting is the perfect way to enhance the curb appeal to any home. On this particular project it was especially true due to the fact that we were able to highlight all the beauty the home had to offer. From the architecture to the landscaping to the outdoor living space, we were able to accentuate all the beauty this property had to offer. 

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Unique Lighting Techniques to Extend Your Evenings Outdoors

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

Outdoor living spaces, whether that is a fabulous patio, a fire pit, or outdoor kitchen, are extensions of our home. They provide that extra space for you and your guests to enjoy time together while enjoying the outdoors.

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Bring Safety to Your Outdoor Steps with These 4 Lighting Techniques

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Stair Lighting |

There is nothing better than a summer evening spent outdoors. The warm night air is so inviting can and easily draw you out into your outdoor living space. Your relaxing evening can be cut short without the proper lighting, however. This is especially true if you have a set of stairs to steps in your outdoor living space.  Without proper lighting, these pose as a safety hazard for both you and your guests.

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4 Lighting Ideas for a Family-Fun Backyard

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Pool Lighting |

Outdoor living spaces can bring and your family together in a new way. Evenings can be spent together out by the fire or swimming in the pool. One of the best ways to extend these evenings is to add lighting to your outdoor living space. There are many lighting options that can bring a fun yet functional atmosphere to your backyard.

This blog highlights 4 landscape lighting ideas to create a family-fun backyard this summer!

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Landscape Lighting: Hiring a Professional vs DIY

Topics: DIY vs Landscape Lighting Professional | Outdoor Lighting |

When starting any home project, there is always that thought of “I can do this myself.” When it comes to an outdoor lighting project, a DIY feels enticing. You can save money and still get the lighting needed right? That is true, but there are a few things to consider before jumping into a DIY project involving outdoor lighting. From wiring, to the fixtures, to the over all operation of the system, there is a lot that goes into a successful lighting project.

This blog will highlight 4 things to consider when deciding between a DIY project or hiring a landscape lighting professional! 

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St. George Project Highlight: Creating a Desert Sanctuary with Landscape Lighting

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | St. George Lighting Techniques |

We love that we are able to install lighting year round here in St. George. While the ground is frozen in other parts of Utah, St. George is warm enough for us to get in the ground and burry the wire for our lighting systems.

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