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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.

  • San Antonio outdoor lighting maintenance

    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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Our maintenance program ensures you enjoy all the benefits of your outdoor lighting all year-long!

Choosing the right professional to service your lighting is just as important as the maintenance itself. It is crucial to entrust your lighting to an experienced outdoor lighting company. In much the same way you place your trust with right mechanic for your automobile maintenance, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill County is the outdoor lighting company you can trust for all your outdoor lighting needs.

San Antonio outdoor lighting maintenance

We make sure all fixtures are correctly in place.

We offer the area’s most thorough outdoor lighting maintenance program. Our annual maintenance program is free during the first year with any full-service outdoor lighting installation. Following your first year of service we strongly recommend continuing with the program to ensure continuation of the full benefits of your quality outdoor lighting installation. We also offer this service to homeowners even if your lighting was installed by another lighting company.

Full Service outdoor lighting

We inspect every aspect of your system to make sure it is operating in tip-top condition.

Our maintenance program consists of  thoroughly checking every aspect of your system on an annual basis. This detailed service includes bulb replacement, checking and repairing any damaged wire within the system, checking the transformer(s), straightening any fixtures that may have gone askew, checking and resetting timers, and trimming  or adjusting  the area for overgrown plants that may affect your system’s performance. Our continued service agreement ensures your lighting stays beautiful and worry-free all year. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about this season!

If you are ready to hand the headache of having to service your lighting over to the professionals, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. We are full service outdoor lighting experts specializing in commercial and residential design and installation as well. We also service competitors’ lighting systems.
(210) 971 – 8759
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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San Antonio home with all new halogen outdoor lighting bulbs

San Antonio home with all new halogen outdoor lighting bulbs

Did you ever replace a bulb in your house – say that’s one of a row of bulbs and then you’re amazed at how dull the others have become? When change happens slowly over time, we don’t realize the total effect. Then, we’re stuck in a situation where the new bulb makes the others look weak in comparison. Then, while you’re happy that the refreshed bulb looks so good and you remember how dramatic the lighting effect used to be but you can’t have just one that looks good.

I can think of so many times this has happened with my house. Over time, things slowly deteriorate but we don’t notice because it happens slowly. I’ve had my downstairs carpet for the better part of 10 years. Recently my dog came in with muddy paws and took one big step on the carpet before I shooshed her away back out to get her paws clean.

halogen par-36 bulb

halogen par-36 bulb

I brought in the spot cleaner and did a heavy-duty clean on that spot only to remove the cleaner and realize that spot was so much cleaner than the rest of the rug that it made the whole rug look bad in comparison. Then what was I to do? Well, since replacing the carpet isn’t going to happen immediately, I did the best I could do. I took a scrub brushed and generally “spread the clean” into the surrounding carpet so there wasn’t this random clean spot on the rug:).

You’d probably be surprised to know that halogen outdoor lighting bulbs are still burning a year after they are installed but like all bulbs, they have dimmed significantly. That’s why when we do the annual maintenance, we replace every single bulb. We can’t have a random bright spot. Even if we went out to the home and replaced a bulb that had gone bad a month earlier, we still replace it again.

Halogen Par 36 Bulb

Halogen Par 36 Bulb

It’s part of the annual maintenance plan. Here’s what it includes.

  • Replace every single bulb
  • Make sure lines are re-buried
  • Trim light landscaping around fixtures
  • Make sure effect of light is what it is when first installed
  • Check all wiring inside transformer, make sure all voltages are still correct, make sure it’s up to par – ants can get in there in warmer climates such as San Antonio
  • Re-configure any timing settings they need
  • Re-train customer on timer

Our annual maintenance plan also includes coming out at no charge to fix anything that might go wrong throughout the year. Give us a ring if you need service on either our system or even a competitor’s system.

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