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San Antonio beautiful outdoor lighting

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

As you peruse the pages of your favorite home or garden magazine you will probably notice the prevalence of tantalizing images that show homes and landscapes with outdoor lighting. You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic at your home isn’t within your reach. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only dream, but live the dream too!

Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too! Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

Here in San Antonio and the Hill Country, July all the way into September is some of our warmest times of the year. The climate sometimes means homeowners are only able to comfortably utilize their outdoor living spaces and yards for leisure during the evening hours, when the sun has set.  In addition many people work or play till long after the sun goes down and they often don’t have time to enjoy their backyard until the evening hours. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space. Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!
(210) 971-8759
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Illuminating your outdoor living spaces can change the way you use your backyard at night!

Illuminating your outdoor living spaces can change the way you use your backyard at night!

It’s not often that a service or product can totally change the way you feel about an area of your home. Our upscale, elegant outdoor lighting designs can indeed, do just that. Our lighting can transform a once dark and desolate space in the evening and bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and the way you utilize the exterior of your home. If  you have ever wished your landscape  and outdoor living spaces looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen. Even though upscale outdoor lighting may seem like a dream that is far out of reach, it isn’t.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the space you have always dreamed of; relaxing, functional and memorable in the evening. The benefits of lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property, it can add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle too!

Patio lighting San Antonio TX

Here, we combined landscape and patio outdoor lighting to create a spa-like escape for these homeowners.

  • With the summer outdoor living season underway, we have put together a list of the top 5 outdoor areas that benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio deck lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio deck lighting.

#1) Decks – Decks are the most all- American of all outdoor spaces. 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.

#2) 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.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio water feature lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio water feature lighting.

#3) Pools and outdoor water features – What better way to heighten the senses than light dancing off of tranquil water? Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Our installations include Koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains as well. 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. It will also allow you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature against the night sky. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country make sure to illuminate the areas around your pool and water feature as well. This combination of landscape and romantic lighting create an outdoor oasis setting in your own backyard.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country patio lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country patio lighting.

#4) Gardens– Our mild temperatures allow homeowners to partake in gardening as a year-round affair, but especially during the late spring and early summer. As temperatures rise blooming perennials are at their peak color and fragrance during this time. What better way to showcase the vibrant colors than by adding garden and landscape lighting to further your garden enjoyment. Certain types of plants and flowers will provide even more benefit as they are in full bloom in the evening as opposed to the day; with garden lighting you can enjoy endless splendor in first person as the moment unfolds.

#5) Paths and walkways – Outdoor lighting is a wonderful way to make a grand entrance – but, this one is also 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 wildlife such as 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. The finishing touch to your outdoor oasis!

San Antonio landscape lighting and path lighting

Path lighting permits endless, effortless travel for you and your guests.

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 designers are waiting to assist you!
(210) 971-8759
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Outdoor lighting San Antonio

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.

San Antonio TX  professional landscape and garden lighting

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.

San Antonio beautiful outdoor lighting

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.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio LED outdoor lighting

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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San Antonio TX outdoor lighting

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.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

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
Architectural lighting by outdoor lighting perspectives of San Antonio

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.
Outdoor lighting San Antonio

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.
Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio LED outdoor lighting

LED outdoor lighting is changing the way we view outdoor lighting.

take the plunge with outdoor lighting

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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take the plunge with outdoor lighting

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.

San Antonio deck 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.
tree and patio lighting

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.
  • San Antonio landscape lighting and path lighting

    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.

  • San Antonio pool and spa lighting designs

    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.

  • San Antonio TX garden lighting in the rose garden

    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.

San Antonio urban outdoor lighting designs

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

Visit our deck and patio lighting photo gallery, our pool and underwater photo gallery and our landscape and garden photo gallery on our website to see more inspiring images of outdoor lighting bliss.

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San Antonio TX  garden lighting in the rose garden

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.

San Antonio TX professional landscape and garden lighting

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.

San Antonio tree lighting used in the landscape

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.

    San Antonio TX Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

    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
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more inspiring imagery by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery located on our website today.

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