Take the plunge and enjoy the season with the addition of outdoor lighting designed to enhance your outdoor living lifestyle.
All homeowners are a little bit like kids this time of year. The anticipation of the beginning of summer brings out this quality in even the staunchest personalities. Instead of wishing for ice cream trucks and catching fire flies in jars, adults long for outdoor spaces that can transport them to a state of relaxation. From versatile backyard decks, to poolside areas built to soothe all the senses. There is much to be said about having that one special spot in your landscape that you can enjoy all season long an escape to at the end of a hard day. Imagine that space with the addition of outdoor lighting. Imagine being able to extend the hours you can enjoy your outdoor oasis and all the possibilities adding light would bring. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio urges you to visualize your favorite outdoor space under the romantic illumination of outdoor lighting. With the summer season close at hand, we have compiled a list of the top 5 outdoor spaces that benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting.
Deck lighting increases the function and enjoyment of your backyard deck.
- Decks – Decks are the most all American outdoor spaces around. Today’s decks range from simple to over the top designs which beg for enhancements such as lighting. Not only will deck lighting create ambiance in your deck space, it will also make it safer to enjoy during the evening. Evening social endeavors such as barbecues and outdoor dinner parties have no curfew or time limits to the good times when outdoor lighting is involved. Our expert lighting designs include stair tread lighting, post and deck rail lighting. We also accentuate the custom features of your deck with specialized lighting such as lighting under bench seating and above grilling and cooking areas. We can finish out your deck lighting by adding landscape and path lighting around the perimeter of your deck to allow easy navigation from the yard to your deck, which also enhances the landscaping around your deck too.
This patio is located within the landscape and comes alive with the addition of San Antonio patio lighting.
- Patios – In the same way deck lighting enhances the beauty of your deck, patio lighting does the same. Patios are generally centrally located within the landscape. Patios can be a part of an outdoor living combination area, or placed as a secret refuge within the landscape. No matter where your particular patio is located, we can add lighting that will enhance the function and beauty of your patio and the landscape surrounding it.
Path lighting permits endless, effortless travel to and from locations within your landscape.
Paths and walks – This one is important for safety’s sake. Trying to travel from your house to your outdoor spaces in the dark is dangerous. Limited visibility and the chance of coming into contact with a snake or fallen branch can present a dangerous scenario when trying to reach your destination in the dark. Path lighting increases visibility and opens up the landscape around it. Gently lit paths that extend from your home to your outdoor oasis destination make utilizing these spaces effortless and worry free any time of the evening. Professional path lighting also delivers a mesmerizing effect within the landscape.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio delivers summer lovin outdoor lighting designs to increase the beauty and fun of the season.
Pools – What better way to heighten the senses than light dancing off of tranquil water? Pool lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Lighting will allow you to enjoy that “midnight swim” with peace of mind, and will also allow extended hours of enjoyment by the pool and in the pool. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country make sure to illuminate the areas around your pool as well. This combination of landscape and pool lighting creates an outdoor oasis setting in your own backyard.
Here we combined garden and statuary lighting to provide a secret garden atmosphere for these San Antonio residents.
Gardens- Our mild temperatures make gardening a year round affair, but especially during the late spring and early summer. As temperatures rise blooming perennials are at their peak color during this time. What better way to showcase the bold hues and lush greens than by adding garden and landscape lighting to further your garden enjoyment. Certain types of plants and flowers are in full bloom in the evening as opposed to the day; with garden lighting you can enjoy endless splendor in first person.
Urban backyards can enjoy the same benefits from our timeless outdoor lighting designs.
If you are ready to make this summer the best ever during the time you and your family will spend outdoors contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Our outdoor lighting designs will bring out the same amazement and enchantment you found in the outdoors as a kid!
(830) 624 – 1300
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San Antonio’s unique homes make the perfect backdrop for architectural lighting.
San Antonio is full of beautiful homes. The area’s rich history and vibrant diversity are not only reflected in its people, but also in the homes they live in. The architectural roots of San Antonio’s homes include Spanish, Mexican, Native American and even French influences. From cottage style bungalows to Mediterranean inspired estates everywhere you look there is something new and unique to drink in. Our residents also cultivate the beauty of their homes through extensive landscaping. With this in mind you might think making your home and landscape even more timeless and enchanting is impossible, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio reminds you that no home is complete without the right accessory – outdoor lighting.
Architectural and landscape lighting bring this stunning house to life in the evening.
The combination of your home’s distinct features and landscape can be taken a step further with the addition of outdoor lighting. Architectural lighting is the best way to enhance your home’s beauty and bring it out of the dark. Our architectural and facade lighting emphasizes your homes width, depth and height. Our proven outdoor lighting techniques and exclusive fixtures bring out the textures in your homes facade. These textures might incorporate stone, brick, stucco or a combination of mediums. Proper outdoor lighting will allow you to appreciate the texture that you see during the day into the evening. We can take an already beautiful home and turn it into a work of art with outdoor lighting.
Our landscape lighting can help you achieve your own tropical paradise.
Our architectural outdoor lighting is just the tip of the iceberg, when you add landscape and garden lighting into the mix your property takes on an elegant persona of balance and beauty. Our landscape lighting applications vary from landscape to landscape. What works best for one homeowner’s property may not give you the effect you desire. This is why we put together a custom landscape lighting plan that will focus on what parts of your landscape you wish to enhance. These can encompass a wide range of lighting techniques such as tree lighting, up lighting and even garden path lighting. We can customize your landscape to draw attention to a single tree and accentuate its features, or illuminate a group of trees within the landscape. We treat your landscape with as much appreciation as that of your home. No two homes are the same, and no two landscapes are the same. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country realizes this and works diligently to give each of these facets of your property the attention it deserves.
This home is big on curb-appeal resulting from well-appointed architectural and landscape lighting around the home.
If you are ready to bring your beautiful home and landscape out of the shadows contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country today. Our outdoor lighting designs are sure to make your humble abode worthy of more than just a second look!
(830) 624 – 1300
Native Texas palm trees under the glow of outdoor lighting
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Our advanced lighting control automations ensures the lights are always on when they are supposed to be.
It is that time of the year again. Daylight savings time begins on March 10th this year which means longer days and darker mornings. For homeowners who are using traditional timers for their outdoor lighting DST means plenty of headaches so break out the aspirin. Programming manual lighting timers is a guessing game at best. Dusk is never a fixed time, and adding the changes DST initiates makes programming manual outdoor lighting timers more difficult. Thankfully, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country have the answer to the dilemma of always chasing dusk. Our Lighting Control Animation extends into our smart system timers that take the guess-work out of your lighting.
Lighting Control Automation turns the lights on and off at the right time for energy conservation and security
Our smart system provides convenience and flexibility all in one. Having to manually set your lighting timer to accommodate changes in dusk and daylight savings time will become a thing of the past. With lighting control animation your outdoor lighting can be programmed to come on automatically at dusk each evening. This same technology also allows for your lighting to come on at partial illumination with the onset of dusk and increase to full illumination as the evening progresses. This feature saves energy costs and creates an unforgettable ambiance. LCA also allows for your lights to turn off at midnight, right before sunrise or any time you desire. Another added feature of this smart technology includes having the capability to tie in your indoor lighting. We can create custom zones to control groups of lights and/or appliances at the flick of one switch. We can also program certain zones to turn on and off automatically so your home always looks occupied enhancing safety when you are away.
Lighting control automation timer.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can also link your lighting control to your smart phone for added convenience when you are away from home. You can turn your lights on or off at different times via your smart phone to allow flexibility when you need it. This added luxury to our already convenient LCA technology delivers peace of mind when on vacation, and also on those evenings when your teenager can’t seem to make curfew on time. Whether you are 1 mile away, or 100 miles away from home the control lies within your hand!
Our LCA technology gives you control of your outdoor lighting via your smart phone from remote locations.
The headache associated with programming your outdoor lighting to facilitate the dramatic change with the onset of daylight savings time is non-existent with LCA. You will never have to worry about resetting it because our LCA system automatically adjusts to daylight savings time. Springing forward and falling back with DST has never been easier.
If putting an end to manually programming your outdoor lighting can’t come soon enough, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country. Our smart system can deliver convenience and peace of mind you never thought possible. Don’t delay DST begins on 3/10/13!
(830) 624 – 1300
See more examples of how our lighting control automation can enhance the ambiance and safety of your home and landscape by visiting our outdoor lighting gallery and our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website.
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See how LED outdoor lighting can add magic to your home and landscape for all seasons?
Have you ever looked at your outdoor lighting system and thought “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system instead”? This may be the case with many homeowners who either did not get on the boat with LED when they initially had their existing lighting installed, and those whose existing system was installed at a time when LED outdoor lighting was not as accessible. The good news is all is not lost. Converting your existing outdoor lighting system to LED is a viable option for many homeowners and it also means you can enjoy the many benefits of LED without having to start from square one.
LED outdoor lighting is changing the way we see outdoor lighting.
After hearing this good news, you are probably asking where do I start? First, your system will have to be inspected to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. Your outdoor lighting professional can inspect your existing system and determine if your system is a candidate for conversion. Once your system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.
Benefits of LED outdoor lighting
- LED outdoor lighting systems consume 80-85% less energy than traditional outdoor lighting systems. This energy efficiency can be felt each time you pay your electrical bill.
- LED outdoor lighting systems have longevity which is evident with longer lasting bulbs that need replacement less often. For example a typical halogen bulb will burn for approximately 2,000 to 4,000 hours, whereas an LED will last a whopping 50,000 operating hours!
- LED is a green burning technology because it leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment. LED’s are responsible for less greenhouse gases by reduced carbon dioxide emissions. LED’s also contain no harmful chemical such as mercury that makes handling and disposal dangerous.
- LED’s are UV free which means no ultraviolet rays which are prone to attract insects. This means using LED in your landscape, deck and patio lighting installation will give you peace of mind in not attracting insects that can invade your outdoor living enjoyment.
- LED’s are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems. They are shock resistant, and also react better to changes in temperature, weather conditions and repeated cycling. LED’s will better withstand the demands needed by a bulb placed in outdoor situations.
LED lights are long-lasting, energy-efficient and among the safest lights on the market.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio keeps up with the ever-improving changes in LED outdoor lighting. Over the last few years LED has become more accessible in terms of affordability and availability. It is true LED costs a little more up-front than a typical lighting system but the money you save on energy usage and bulb replacement will enable you to recoup those initial costs quickly.
If you are ready to make a change for the better, an LED conversion may be the perfect fit for your outdoor lighting needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country to learn more about LED conversion today. Call us at (830) 624 – 1300
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Landscape and garden lighting can extend the hours you can enjoy your garden.
After the holidays wind down many people set their sights on looking forward to not only the prospect of a new and improved year, but also a new spring. The appeal of springtime is universal whether you live in the far reaches of Alaska, or along the sunny shores of Hawaii. Spring signifies a renewal of the earth and presents us with a flurry of new colors to enjoy in our gardens and throughout our landscapes. San Antonio residents are lucky enough to experience the beauty of spring throughout the year, because of the absence of frigid temperatures and a constant warm climate. San Antonio’s average annual median temperature is about 70 degrees, perfect for planning and planting. Spring is still a time when San Antonians cultivate and plan their gardens, borders and other additions to the landscape. With this in mind, planning on how to showcase those new plantings, as well as existing ones, is just as important a detail as deciding what shrubs and flowers to place in these areas.
Landscape lighting enables you to enjoy areas within your landscape at night that were once only functional during the day.
The best way to amplify the beauty of your gardens and landscape is through the addition of outdoor lighting. If your garden and landscape plantings are easy on the eyes during the day, by adding garden and landscape lighting you can transform these areas into a magical space in the evening. Garden and landscape outdoor lighting is not only coveted for its aesthetic appeal but having a well-lit landscape will also enable you to take advantage of utilizing your property to its full advantage. Imagine being able to enjoy the beautiful fruits of your labor with no constraints in the beautiful rose garden that you worked so hard to cultivate. Imagine being able to play lawn games such as croquet, or horseshoes while hosting an evening barbecue for friends and family. The possibilities that professional garden and landscape lighting encompass are endless.
The vibrant hues of this ornamental tree come to life under the spell of garden lighting.
A few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting include…
- Landscape and garden lighting adds value to your home and property while adding the finishing touch to your landscape design.
- Adding garden and landscape lighting will give you the chance to show off your creativity
- Adding accent lighting throughout the landscape, such as path lighting will make your yard safer for evening travel, while creating ambiance.
- Adding landscape and garden lighting adds to your homes curb appeal.
- Adding specialized landscape and garden lighting, such as tree lighting will add depth and mystery to your evening landscape.
- Adding low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs. Low-voltage lighting consumes about 1/3 the electricity compared to traditional systems and is more environmentally sustainable from a “green” perspective.
From rose gardens, to statuary, our landscape and garden lighting brings your landscape to life in the evening.
If you are ready to begin planning new additions to your San Antonio garden and landscape don’t leave out the part that will make these areas the most memorable. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country to discover the best kept secret to achieving the ultimate benefit from your evening landscape.
(830) 624 – 1300
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This home is the epitome of both professional outdoor lighting, and professional outdoor holiday lighting.
The holidays are a magical time of year. From the feeling you get when you pull up a driveway lined with trees lit in the festive colors of the season, to riding through the neighborhood and slowing down to linger in the enchantment of a beautifully adorned home all aglow with elegant white Christmas lights. This is the stuff that Christmas memories are made of. The ethereal beauty that holiday lighting is famous for.
With the holidays soon coming to an end, the lights will soon come down and lay in wait until next year and with this many miss the sparkle and shine that holiday lighting adds to their lives. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country want to remind you that the magic doesn’t have to end. Outdoor lighting can provide endearing beauty and enhanced safety and security throughout the entire year. Professional outdoor lighting can bring back the magic for every season, and every month of the year.
Outdoor Lighting genres such as water feature lighting add magic to your home and landscape year round.
One of the most memorable elements outdoor lighting such as landscape lighting, tree lighting and even architectural lighting will provide is a stage for the changing seasons. As your landscape changes, your outdoor lighting will be there to illuminate each drama as it unfolds. This can include lighting that emphasizes a perennial flower garden that changes with each colored bloom and bud, or a line of flowering trees that transform from green to whimsical pink blooms from one season to the next. Even a climbing ornamental vine that was lovingly planted near the entrance to your home will change personalities from spring to fall.Your architectural lighting will be there so you won’t miss a single scene of the action. Even though your outdoor lighting stays in the same place, the area it illuminates evolves, as does the visual imagery it illuminates.
See how outdoor lighting can add magic to your home and landscape for all seasons?
The benefit of outdoor lighting doesn’t end with “just another pretty face”. It also enhances the safety and security of your home and landscape. By adding outdoor lighting you create a more secure area to enjoy outdoor activities. Security lighting such as path lighting can even makes the trip to your front door more secure because you no longer have to muddle around at a dark entrance to find your keys. By adding lighting you introduce ease and convenience as a way of life. Research also indicates that outdoor lighting reduces the chances of falling victim to crime because a well- lit home is less likely to become the target of unsavory activity. Burglars will pass by a home that cannot facilitate their activity under the veil of darkness.
Merry Christmas from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio!
Outdoor lighting can be as magical and diverse as the lighting we enjoy throughout the holiday season. Unexpected washes of ambient light can transform your home and landscape into the picture perfect place you have always dreamed. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country to learn more, and to schedule your night-time demonstration right away.
(830) 624 – 1300
You can see more inspiring outdoor lighting images by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery, and our architectural lighting gallery located on our website.
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