Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives holiday lighting

Our holiday lighting designs are timeless and elegant.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is now taking appointments for our ultra-convenient holiday outdoor lighting program. We realize in the coming weeks many of you will be focused on celebrating that last hoorah of summer with a Labor Day barbecue, or planning a last-minute escape to the shore before the normal everyday routines of school and work become part of your routine. Before the hustle and bustle begins to take center stage, we urge you to make the one call that could take mounds of stress of you during the upcoming holiday season ahead. One call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to schedule your holiday outdoor lighting and your holiday lighting, from design to take down is once and done! Sound too good to be true? Just listen to what our holiday lighting program includes…

  • Design
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio pays close attention to every special lighting detail

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio pays close attention to every special lighting detail.

We custom design your lighting display just for you. Our design staff ensures your holiday lighting display is customized to suit both your taste and your home’s architecture. Our professional lighting designer will also upload an image of your home onto his/ her laptop computer. You and the designer will work side-by-side during an in-home design consultation to create just the right look for your home. Our design software lets you preview each lighting element in-place on the onscreen image of your home. You can change themes or elements with the click of a mouse. Choose from a wide variety of roofline lights, wall displays, 3-D yard displays, wreaths, garland and much more. Each of these elements is coordinated to create a stunning, unified lighting scheme that will illuminate your entire property.

  • Installation
San Antonio outdoor Christmas tree wrap lighting

San Antonio outdoor Christmas tree wrap lighting.

We professionally install your entire lighting display down to the last bulb. Risking life and limb on ladders and guessing whether your circuits can carry your loads is no way for you to enjoy the holidays. You will feel much more relaxed when you leave the installation of your outdoor holiday lighting to us. Our holiday lighting professionals will install every last one of your outdoor lights. You can count on your lights to be installed exactly the way you want them and when you want them with safety and beauty in mind. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio prides ourselves on neatness, punctuality and professionalism. You’ll never need (or want) to hang your own lights again!

  • Removal and Storage of your holiday lighting display
Icicle LED holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

This home was decorated by using LED holiday lights.

We take down and store your lights for you. Cross the task of removing your holiday lighting off your list, after all, isn’t that the task no one ever looks forward to. Our professional installers are also available to remove your lights. A  crew will arrive by a pre-specified, mutually convenient date and take down every last holiday light. We’ll neatly and professionally organize your lights in boxes that we will store for you at our temperature controlled facility. You need never strain to lug out another ladder to take down your holiday lights. (Or risk any mishaps with aforementioned ladder.) Our trained team does it all. We pack your lights into organized boxes that make next year’s installation easy and efficient. Those boxes are stored in our clean, dry facilities – ready for us to pull out and deliver to you next season.   Just imagine the added storage space you will have by freeing up the room normally reserved for your holiday lighting display. With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country the possibilities are endless!

San Antonio Commercial Holiday Lighting with Incandescent Mini Lights

Our holiday lighting program is open to commercial customers too. Lighting will add holiday cheer and help increase revenue at your place of business during the holiday season!

It may seem early, but in the business of outdoor lighting, scheduling your outdoor holiday lighting before the first leaves of autumn fall will guarantee your outdoor holiday lighting is up and running right on time. This is especially important in your retail business when holiday lights and sound could mean the difference between capturing early holiday sales or not. We offer the widest selection of outdoor holiday lights around, everything from classic and elegant to unique and over the top designs.

OLP holiday lighting 013

Dont delay contact us today to create a stunning outdoor holiday lighting design for your home and landscape for the upcoming holiday season.

Our holiday outdoor lighting program is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country’s holiday lighting program takes one of the most dreaded tasks of the year and makes it something to look forward to. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with family and friends. Bid farewell to the teetering ladder, tangled cords and headaches of installing your holiday lights, the frustration is absent and the hassle is gone.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today to learn more about our innovative holiday outdoor lighting program
(210) 971-8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com


We can create a winter wonderland for you right here in Texas.

Check out our outdoor holiday lighting gallery located on our website for more holiday lighting inspiration today!


Read Full Post »

Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

The exquisite tree lighting at this home in San Antonio leaves an impression on everyone that passes this stunning home and landscape.

I am constantly asked which trees offer  the most benefit to the home and landscape when used in landscape lighting, or focal tree lighting designs. Homeowners want to take advantage of the best aesthetic return by making sure to choose the right tree(s) in their landscape for tree lighting.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

Escape to your own paradise this summer with San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

When you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to outdoor lighting, the genre of outdoor lighting that will ultimately be the most dramatic is tree lighting.  Trees as a species naturally have a great deal of character. No two trees present themselves identically. For example the character and effect that is interpreted through lighting a mesquite tree is far different from the interpretation conveyed through lighting a palm tree. Choosing specific trees within your landscape for tree lighting can breathe new life into your landscape and give your entire property a distinct feel.

Palm tree lighting creates a tropical paradise

Palm tree lighting creates a tropical paradise right at your back door

To prove my point, I am going to take two trees that are commonly used in San Antonio landscape designs and by example show you the way various trees can make you feel when you add tree lighting. Palms trees and mesquite trees are two beloved trees of the landscapes in our area. Palms exhibit a unique branching structure that is all their own. Their abundant overlapping branching pattern is beautiful to look at and makes a wonderful focus of tree lighting designs. The bark, wide caliber of the trunk and tall height of palms exudes majesty and presence and is one of the most requested tree by our customer to use as a focal tree lighting candidate. Palms are very exotic and can take your senses to a place where you can leave your cares behind and relax with a fruity drink. By adding tree lighting to the palm trees in your landscape, you can take yourself to an exotic far-away place without ever leaving your backyard.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Up lighting provides a way to enhance the haunting beauty of San Antonio’s mesquite tree

Mesquite trees are hauntingly beautiful trees. Their outstretched and weeping, curved limbs create a branching pattern that conveys wisdom and elegance in the landscape. When Mesquite trees are lit they cast shadows in the areas surrounding the tree that mimic light dancing from the glow of a full moon; eerie and beautiful at the same time. Lighting mesquite trees in your landscape is a great way to add mystery and drama to the curb appeal of your home as well.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Tree lighting used along this path makes the area come to life

In order to bring out the character of each individual tree and makes the unique characteristics shine through we use various tree lighting techniques. Up lighting is used to accentuate the trunk and height of a tree. Well lights are often used at the base of a tree to play up the trees width and girth, and down lighting and moon lighting are often used to accentuate the canopy and add drama to the tree and the area around the tree. We treat each tree as a separate entity with our tree lighting designs because what works for one tree best, will not necessarily work for another. Professional tree lighting is an art we take seriously. We also pay special attention not to damage or alter your tree leaving it susceptible to fungus and disease when installing your tree lighting fixtures. A healthy tree is a beautiful tree for years and years to come.

We added tree lighting to this group of trees adjacent to a waterfall. See how the light dances off the water.

Our tree lighting when paired with our expert landscape lighting designs can bring out the best in your landscape, and improve the way your entire property looks in the evening. Tree lighting and landscape lighting also gives you added security and plenty of curbside ambiance too.

Palm tree lighting used in Texas landscape border

This homes entrance is lined with native palms, we were able to add soft washes of strategically planned lighting to not only light the driveway but focus on the beauty of the palms as well.

To learn more about how we can dramatically impact the appearance of your landscape with our sumptuous tree lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today.(830) 624 – 1300 or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can also visit our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website to see more stunning example of tree lighting designs in your area.

Read Full Post »

We have been very fortunate to begin a trade partnership with Keith Zars Pools in the San Antonio area.  This company sets the standard for pool companies in the Hill Country area.  From their unique designs, to their beautiful tiles and finishes, Keith Zars Pools has set themselves apart from the rest.  We recently had the opportunity to do some façade lighting for one of Keith Zars Pools’ top salesmen, Kent Ely (kely@keithzarspools.com) and he was pleased with the great up lighting we did for him.  We are hopeful that this relationship will continue to grow and we can make the pool and landscaped areas they design and install even more beautiful in the evening with our solid copper landscape lights.

Read Full Post »

From Living Lake Country.

On September 4, 1882, Thomas Edison introduced the world to electric lighting. When he switched on his electrical power distribution system, 110-volt direct current turned on 400 electric lights in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in lower Manhattan. In 127 years, electric lighting has come a long way.

Oscar Peterson of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in Watertown said that the lighting industry is changing to meet the demands of energy-conscious homeowners. New technology makes lighting the home inside and out more convenient, safe, and “green.” Landscaping usually brings gardening to mind, but outdoor lighting can have a large impact on curb appeal as well as security.

According to Peterson, outdoor lighting design is one of the fastest growing trends in home decorating, creating more beautiful neighborhoods and safer, more secure homes. “Ten years ago, virtually no one was doing outdoor lighting in a pleasing, effective manner,” Peterson said. “Today, the practice of outdoor lighting has become much more sophisticated and effective, resulting in systems that are practical and add to the beauty of a home as seen at night.”

The most common error that homeowners make with outdoor lighting, according to Peterson, is emphasizing the use of floodlights, either mounted on the home and shining down or placed in the front of the home and shining onto the façade. While floodlights may give a sense of wellbeing, they can actually create safety and security problems.

“When you have a floodlight shining toward your house and you look outside, all you can see is the glare from the floodlight, which can protect intruders from detection,” he said. “Plus, if the floodlight is on the eve of the house and shining out, you will be blinded as you approach the house and risk stumbling and falling.”

Floodlights illuminate both the area where they are directed and adjacent areas. The result is neighbors who must endure the bright glare of their neighbor’s lights. “Floodlighting also does nothing for the aesthetics of a home at night. When you are blasting 500 watt lights against a home, all of the detail and texture of the home is lost," he said. More savvy homeowners are selecting outdoor lighting systems with a series of energy-efficient, low-wattage lights strategically placed around the home. The lights are positioned on the ground and shine up on distinctive features, creating a pleasing effect and providing sufficient light to ward off intruders and assure sure footing.

“Uplighting provides security because you are placing lights in the areas where an intruder might hide, such as bushes adjacent to the home,” he said. “When you look from inside the home out, you are not blinded by lights, so that you can see if anyone is in the area. Even when looking from across the street, uplighting will create a silhouette of anyone next to your home.”

Carefully placed uplighting also contributes to safety, by providing sufficient light for navigating sidewalks and steps without shining directly into your face. Path lights assure walking safety without light spilling over into a neighbor’s yard. While practical concerns are essential with outdoor lighting, homeowners can also use uplighting systems to add to the beauty of their homes.

He advises placing lights to accent interesting architectural or landscape features. “You can accent the texture of the brick, masonry above windows, or other distinctive elements," he said. "It’s an opportunity to accent ornamental trees, such as Crabapples, River Birches, or Japanese Maples."

Stucco and clapboard homes also come to life at night with properly positioned, energy-efficient, low-wattage lights. They should be positioned no more than four feet away from the area they are lighting and positioned less than 30 degrees from vertical. Don’t forget the deck or patio, where outdoor lighting can add to safety, security, and enjoyment.

“For patios, consider using path lights around the perimeter, which will reflect light onto the patio,” he said. “With decks, we suggest lights with a shielded light source underneath the handrails. These lights provide just the right light for conversation and are much more pleasant than typical deck lighting with a bright light shining from the side of a home.”

According to Peterson, low-wattage halogen lights of 20-35 watts are much brighter than incandescent lights of the same wattage. "A properly installed low-wattage system will consume approximately 30 percent less energy than a lighting plan that emphasizes line voltage floodlights.”

What would Edison think of advancements in the industry? Is it worthwhile for homeowners to install modern outdoor landscape lighting? Peterson agreed that making the change won’t compromise comfort or style. New lighting technology can save energy, while creating inviting, comfortable spaces – making light greener and better.

Watertown-based Oscar Peterson of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives belongs to the Milwaukee/NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Home Improvement Council, Inc. With over 900 members, the Milwaukee Chapter is the nation’s largest.

Read Full Post »

Read Full Post »

Here are two more survey returns that show why we continue to have a 100% satisfaction rating!


Read Full Post »


See this survey and much more at our Flickr Site







Read Full Post »

Older Posts »