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We recently undertook a project in San Antonio where the client was interested in the lighting aspects of showing the home in beautiful light but also wanted the feeling of added security. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio came up with a design that works for both. When the project was complete the client was over joyed and stated that when they drive up to the house at night, it feels great to see their beautiful house and be able to walk securely from the driveway to the front door. There are many benefits of outdoor lighting, beauty and security are two of them.

If you are interested in bringing out the beauty in your home, want added security, or both, contact us at (210)-971-8759 or email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Remember that feeling of love at 1st sight the first evening you enjoyed your outdoor lighting system?

Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio  installed your system?  The effect was dramatic and chances are it made you fall  in love with your home and landscape all over again. Do you look at your outdoor lighting now and think it just doesn’t look as bright and beautiful as it did that first season? That may be true.  Although our halogen lights do have an average life of 5,000 hours, they will begin to dim slowly and you may not notice the change over time. Maintaining your  halogen outdoor lighting system involves more than just keeping it looking its best. It also keeps your system running safely night after night.

Even though our fixtures are designed to be low-maintenance, small adjustments may be necessary to get your outdoor lighting system back to its best;  back to operating at their full potential.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio offers easy options for your existing halogen outdoor lighting system:

  • First and foremost, it is important to make sure that recent storms, birds or children have not covered your outdoor lighting fixtures with mulch, leaves or anything else that can keep the heat produced from the bulbs from escaping. The lighting fixtures need to be kept free from debris that can accumulate. This will ensure safe operation of your system.
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    Installing lens covers will keep out leaves and other debris to keep your system running safer and more efficiently.

    Installing our cost-effective optional lens covers is a great way to keep debris out.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives plastic and glass lens covers help keep the debris from covering the bulb or from insects making nests inside the fixture.  They are easy to install and do not affect the color of the lighting.  Lens covers are a much more cost-effective than replacing a fixture due to malfunctions from obstructions.

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    We make sure all fixtures are correctly in place each visit as part of our maintenance program.

    Going green with LED lighting is a superb option for your system.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio’s LED lighting technology provides an 80% energy savings just by switching to our LED systems. Our LED bulbs, which can be retrofitted in ours and other systems, have a rated life of 50,000 hours, or an average life of 19 years. The color and illumination are undistinguishable from traditional halogen lights and many homeowners agree they prefer the LED over the halogen from an aesthetic standpoint!

  • The best way to keep your system looking and performing at it’s best  is to give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to sign up for our thorough Annual Maintenance Plan. With this plan, we will come to your house and replace all light bulbs, repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, reset or check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system  will remain headache-free and operating beautifully.
A blend of highly energy-efficient copper and brass fixtures adorn this home

Converting your existing halogen system to LED may be easier than you think!

Keeping your halogen system looking as beautiful as the day it was installed is simple with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio & The Hill Country. Contact us to learn more today and fall in love with your outdoor lighting all over again, night after night!

Phone: (210) 771-6080 Email:  sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can see more images of our breathtaking outdoor lighting designs by visiting our outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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Outdoor lighting you can transform a property that is beautiful by day and make it mesmerizing by night.

Few things are as elemental at creating visual harmony at your home and landscape as outdoor lighting. With the addition of outdoor lighting you can transform a property that is beautiful by day and make it mesmerizing by night. This process is as simple, and at the same time, as complex as it sounds. The key to gaining the most benefit from your outdoor lighting design is utilizing the experience and knowledge of a professional. A professional that knows which areas of your home and landscape are best for placement, which type of fixtures to use and even which trees within your landscape make the best specimens for lighting.

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San Antonio,TX professional landscape and garden lighting.

Being in the business of professional outdoor lighting, we have seen many less than professional outdoor lighting designs and installations here in the San Antonio area since we have been in business. We have went in behind many of the other “so called” outdoor lighting professionals to fix the headaches they have left homeowner to deal with over the years, along with amending the failed attempts at the “do it yourselfer” trying to properly install their own outdoor lighting. The problems we have fixed range from poor design, to fixtures that don’t deliver on their promises. A good rule of thumb to remember in outdoor lighting is you get what you pay for. Even if you set on a journey with all good intentions to save a few bucks by hiring a cut-rate installer, in the end it usually ends up costing you more instead of less.With this in mind, We want to take this opportunity to warn you of examples of outdoor lighting practices to avoid and fixtures that just don’t deliver on their promises. This list outlines some of the ways poor outdoor lighting can leave you disappointed, and in the dark.

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We provide beautiful professional, outdoor lighting for your San Antonio home and landscape.

Avoid outdoor lighting companies that are here today and gone tomorrow – How many times have you seen a cardboard sign stuck in the grass at a busy intersection about installing your outdoor lighting cheap? Many times the sign will also include landscaping and other exterior work advertised at a discount rate too. We advise homeowners to avoid these “fly by night” companies because most often they have little or no experience in outdoor lighting. Let’s face it; any reputable professional is not going to advertise via a yard stake sign on a street corner. These companies try to peddle whatever services they can offer on a seasonal basis to make money. You may see the same company advertise to aerate or seed your lawn cheap in early spring, or leaf removal in the fall, and then two weeks later the same company is advertising outdoor lighting at a discount–this should scream buyer beware!  These individuals may install your outdoor lighting on your San Antonio home and landscape in April and by the time the first problems arises, they are in another  county or state peddling their services or in the worst case scenario, nowhere to be found when it comes time to stand behind their service or fixtures.

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Avoid becoming a victim to the contractor that is Jack of all trades and master of none–  We encourage homeowners to do their homework before choosing the right lighting professional to design and install their outdoor lighting. It is a wise idea to steer clear of a company with claims of being a master of all things involving the exterior or your home. Landscaping firms, irrigation firms and other outdoor improvement specialty companies may advertise outdoor lighting as a by-line to their main area of expertise, and while some may turn out to do a good job, putting your faith in a company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor lighting singularly is like playing a game of Russian roulette — hit or miss.

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Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country, outdoor lighting is our business and it is all we do.

Avoid falling victim to the charms of big box stores – Many big box stores offer a selection of do-it-yourself outdoor lighting fixtures. Choosing to purchase these fixtures will often leave you disappointed with not only the quality of light they produce, but also their lack of longevity. Many of these fixtures are constructed so poorly, and with the cheapest materials that by the end of the season most of the lights no longer work. Even though many come with warranties and guarantees written on the box, the exclusions written in extra fine print leave homeowners little course of action if the fixtures stop working or break and feeling hopeless and discouraged. Unless you want to purchase and install new outdoor lighting fixtures year after year, we recommend sticking with a reputable lighting professional that installs only premium outdoor lighting fixtures that are in it for the long haul.

Our fixtures are made with quality materials you can see, and feel.

Our fixtures are made with quality materials you can see, and feel.

Doing it right the first time…

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country, outdoor lighting is our business and it is all we do. Installing outdoor lighting is difficult, requires lots of knowledge, and can be fraught with perils if not done correctly including the risk of fire, the risk of cutting important power and other lines just for starters. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course, our holiday lighting designs have been providing San Antonio area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like ours for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of dedicated people to go along with it.

If you are considering the addition of outdoor lighting at your residence, or have an existing outdoor lighting system in need of an upgrade to bring it up to the standards you deserve, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today–(210) 971 – 8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Our beneficial outdoor lighting is the New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep!

We are now well into the New Year and have put away the reminders of the holidays and are on our way to improving our lifestyles, our habits and our homes. Many of the resolutions that we made in honor of the New Year may have already came to a screeching halt and many of you may already be feeling the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle. No matter which is the case, the reality of making a change or improvement that is easily attainable is on the minds of many San Antonio homeowners and many of these encompass improving our homes and landscapes.

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Our landscape lighting can help you achieve your own tropical paradise.

Improving the aesthetic of your home and landscape is easier than you may think. By simply adding a professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting you can increase the safety, security and curb appeal of your home and property dramatically. Here is a glimpse at just a few of the many ways you can gain the most benefit at your residence…

  • Safety – Outdoor lighting adds safety to your home and landscape in a variety of ways. Lighting walkways and paths ensures your guests are able to navigate these areas safely. This includes making paths you frequent within the landscape other than just the front sidewalks visible as well, such as paths that lead to outdoor spaces like pools, patios and other recreational areas. You can also increase safety and beauty through zone lighting. Zone lighting is used to illuminate areas of your yard and landscape for nighttime use. For example, when you spend time outdoors with family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscape areas. Zone lighting is an effective way to light a patio, deck, garden, pool area or outdoor seating area. For enhanced safety we also suggest illuminating sidewalks, driveways, garages and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark
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A well-lit home is a safer home.

  • Peace of Mind – A well-lit landscape and home promotes a feeling of security, alertness and proof you care about maintaining your property. When you keep your outdoor areas illuminated, you present a feeling of  involvement and pride in your home. Outdoor lighting reduces the dark areas present around your home and promotes  a sense that your are aware of your surroundings, this helps deter would-be criminals from trespassing onto your property. Outdoor lighting can maintain your peace of mind as a homeowner in knowing you are adding another layer of security to your home.
  • Beauty  – The beauty that outdoor lighting provides is reason enough to celebrate year round! A professional outdoor lighting design encompasses all the power of curb appeal by beautifying your home and landscape, and can even change your mood.
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A well-lit home exudes with a sense that the homeowner takes pride and is aware of his/her surroundings.

  • LED Outdoor Lighting – Over half of our outdoor lighting installations here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country are LED. LED outdoor lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are also free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. The absence of these materials will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too, because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly.
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LED outdoor lighting is changing the way we view outdoor lighting.

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Take the plunge and enjoy every aspect of your home and landscape with the addition of outdoor lighting.

A good measure of how well your lighting professional has lit your home and landscape is to watch how others respond to your outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country can not only change the way you and others view your home and surrounding grounds, it can add elegance and refinement to the mix and change your state of mind. Learn how you can improve your home and landscape and make your home warm and inviting  just in time for the holidays! Contact us today to learn more (210) 971 – 8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting photo galleries including our landscape lighting photo gallery, and our architectural lighting photo gallery, located on our website today!

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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.

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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.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

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.

San Antonio landscape lighting

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!
(210) 971-8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Native Texas palm trees under the glow of outdoor lighting

Native Texas palm trees under the glow of outdoor lighting

Visit our architectural lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden photo gallery located on our website for more outdoor lighting inspiration.

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Loveliest holiday lighting ever

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.

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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.

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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!

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
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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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This stunning home comes to life with professional outdoor lighting

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Here is the same home without outdoor lighting.

When you take into consideration the amount of investment a homeowner makes on their residence and the surrounding landscape, it makes perfect sense to secure your investment with professional outdoor lighting. Having outdoor lighting comes with many benefits such as adding security and safety to your property, adding function to your lifestyle, and above all adding beauty and increasing curb appeal. Another aspect of outdoor lighting is the way it can change your mood. Properly designed and installed outdoor lighting creates ambiance and can truly change the entire appearance of your home and landscape during the evening hours. Many types of outdoor lighting give homeowners the perfect recipe for “mood” lighting at home.

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Path lighting and entry lighting provide a secure entrance to the heart of this San Antonio home.

One genre of outdoor lighting that is a showstopper is architectural and facade lighting for your home. There is an art to properly lighting a home, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio is a master at the craft. By carefully emphasizing your homes width and depth we can actually make your home appear larger under the glow of outdoor lighting. Our outdoor lighting fixtures are some of the best in the industry. The main reason is because they exude a soft wash of light instead of blinding, bright lights used by other lighting professionals. To accentuate your homes nicest features we use a combination of up lighting, down lighting and well lights. We can highlight key features of your homes architecture such as masonry and stone walls, dormers, and custom woodwork to make onlookers take a second look. Our architectural and facade lighting is individualized for your specific home, every nuance and detail is brought to life under the night sky.

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This homes architectural and facade lighting produces a hauntingly beautiful illumination and patterning effect

The same care and precision that we pour into lighting your home is also shown in your landscape. When we design and install landscape and garden lighting we can single out special trees and gardens to give them a life all their own in the evening. We offer focal tree lighting, group tree lighting, bed and border lighting, path lighting and everything in between. Blooming bushes, trees and flowers gain a new persona when highlighted in the landscape and colors are bolder and more individualized. The same rose garden that is beautiful by day is simply stunning when you add professional garden lighting to the mix.

San Antonio landscape lighting

This home is big on curb-appeal resulting from well-appointed architectural and landscape lighting around the home.

A good measure of how well your lighting professional has lit your home and landscape is to watch how others respond to your outdoor lighting. Have you ever been riding through a familiar neighborhood at night and noticed the beauty of a home or landscape that never really “stood out” during the day? Noticing details or just ornamental trees that you never realized were there during the day as you passed the home, and seeing them at night under the influence of outdoor lighting and pausing to take in the beauty is proof of a job well done.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country can not only change the way you and others view your home and surrounding grounds, we can add elegance and refinement to the mix to change your state of mind. Learn how you can improve your home and landscape into something magical by contacting us today to set up a night-time demonstration.
(830) 624 – 1300
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Visit our architectural lighting gallery, as well as our landscape and garden lighting galleries located on our website to see more inspiring examples of the difference professional outdoor lighting can make at your home.

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