The Bright Ideas Blog

Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

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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Lighting Ordinances: Lighting a Dark Sky Friendly Home in St. George

Topics: Lighting Ordinances | Outdoor Lighting |

There is something to be said about the peace and serenity of the desert. It has its own unique beauty that deserves to be preserved. One thing contributing to that beauty is the protection of the night sky. Much like Park City, St. George is a place that is dark sky friendly by implementing ordinances that protect the night sky. 

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Path Light Installation: Where and How to Place Them

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Path Lights |

Path lights are one of the most common landscape lighting fixtures. They are often what we think of first when even thinking about landscape lighting. Path lights are very versatile and can be used in many areas of the property to bring function and beauty. One of the most difficult things with path lights (aside from the wiring) is where to place the fixture! 

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2020 Recap: Some of our Favorite Projects of the Year

Topics: Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting |

2020 was quite the year. We wanted to close it out on a high note with some of our favorite projects we have had the pleasure of installing this year. Landscape Lighting Pro is so honored that we were able to bring some light to this crazy year. Enjoy! 

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Project Highlight: Gorgeous Mediterranean Style Home in Holladay

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

Recently we finished adding landscape lighting to this gorgeous Mediterranean style home in Holladay. This home gave us plenty of beauty to highlight and a great landscape to provide safety and functionality to the property as well. We had so much fun bringing light to this home; explore the ways we did below!

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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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Project Highlight: Providing Ambiance and Functionality in Utah County

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

This property is the perfect place for any type of get-together. From infinity pool, to the multiple sitting areas, and fire pits, it is a homeowners dream. Our team had the pleasure of adding landscape lighting to enhance all the beautiful aspects this property had to offer.

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Illuminating your Driveway: Creating Safety and Visual Appeal

Topics: Outdoor Lighting | Security Lighting |

As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, driveways can become a hazard to those who drive or walk on them. From black ice to the visual hindrance the dark evenings of winter bring, driveways benefit from outdoor lighting immensely. 

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