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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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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.

Pools are great for daytime fun but they take on a whole new life at night, especially when you instill the experience and expertise of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio. Evening entertaining around your pool, utilizing your pool or even just reading a book by the pool becomes an event that soothes all the senses when you add pool and underwater lighting to the scenario.

The pool is not the only water feature that will benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting. Exquisitely integrated water features such as waterfalls and koi ponds which are readily used in the design of San Antonio’s landscapes become a focal point with the addition of outdoor lighting.

If you are still on the fence about just how much of a statement outdoor lighting can make at your pool or special water feature, watch this stunning pictorial that proves a picture is worth 1,000 words…

Learn more about taking your pool or water feature from ordinary to extraordinary by contacting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today (210) 971-8759 Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more of our breathtaking pool and water feature lighting designs by visiting our pool and underwater lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in its prime and the onslaught of beautiful holiday lighting is all around us to enjoy and inspire us at this time of year. What happens when all the beautiful lights come down and the season comes to a close? Do you miss the glow of outdoor holiday lighting when it is time to welcome in the new year? If you feel yourself missing the loveliness of outdoor holiday lighting then you need to know that outdoor lighting is not just for the holidays. The grace and beauty that comes with holiday outdoor lighting can also be found in our elegant and graceful outdoor lighting designs that can be enjoyed 365 days a year.

Don’t let the after holiday light take-down get you down. We can meet with you to design an outdoor lighting design plan that fits your home and landscape perfectly. From architectural and facade lighting to accentuate your homes distinct design and landscape to garden lighting that gives your surroundings  the feel of an outdoor oasis, and even pool lighting to take a dip in style every evening, all year through. Our San Antonio residents often get to take advantage of their water features throughout the year, which is more of a treat when you can take that midnight swim under the basque of stunning pool lighting.

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Beautiful outdoor lighting like this can be yours all year long with our personal, and stunning designs

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has been creating magic in landscapes and gardens and areas of outdoor interest as well as enhancing homes in the San Antonio area for many years. Not only does the addition of outdoor lighting make your property and landscape more inviting and elegant, it makes your home and yard safer as well. From the minute you pull  into the driveway each evening you can be greeted with the effects of outdoor lighting. From making your way to the garage, and into the front door and everywhere in between, outdoor lighting makes your life easier and more relaxed. No more fumbling to find the keys at a dark entrance, no more trying to navigate through the garden to pick that prized sprig of basil for you dinner dish. Outdoor lighting can enhance your home as well as your lifestyle.

Outdoor lighting San Antonio

This already stunning home becomes gorgeous under the spell of outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting also promotes safety on a different level. A well-lit home is a safer home and is less likely to become the target of crime. Our outdoor lighting can even be programmed with lighting control automation to give the appearance that someone is home even when you are away. This technology can be programmed to control specific exterior lights and interior lights as well.

With all the many aspects that the addition of outdoor lighting can add to you life, you can never go wrong. Make the place you call home magical all year-long with our stunning outdoor lighting designs.

Outdoor lighting also makes a great gift for you or your loved one this holiday season. It can be the only gift they receive that keeps on giving the whole year through! Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about designing an outdoor lighting plan for your home, or to learn how to make this Christmas the most special ever by giving the gift of  outdoor lighting. (830) 624 – 1300 email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Need more inspiration? Visit our breathtaking photo galleries located on our website, to see what you and your home has been missing.

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pool lighting ethereal san antonio

This pool lighting creates an illusion of a lush lagoon.

I can’t think of any better way to work off the stresses of the world  during these dog days of summer than spending an evening by the pool. The allure of the water serves as a tranquil release from work, traffic, the kids and worrying about what to cook for dinner. The surrealism that a pool conveys can be relaxing and can tantalize your senses and transport you to a new plane. Your pool can become an even more powerful seduction to the senses with the addition of professional pool lighting. The way the light dances off the water can add a new facet of beauty to an already beautiful location. There are many lighting applications available to use in and around your pool or water feature that can add to the tranquility your pool promotes.

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Expertly designed pool lighting can make the difference between a pool with “just” lights and a pool and surrounding area that takes on a personality strong enough to change your mood. Pool lighting, especially for homeowners that use their pool in the evening is a necessity for safety’s sake, but pool lighting can be so much more than just a safety implement. Pool lighting can add depth and texture to the landscape, and create a focal point of elegance and beauty within your backyard.

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Here is a detailed photo of a spool of LED ribbon lighting, used in pool and water feature lighting applications. It is submersible and promotes stunning effects.

We like to use many different lighting techniques to emphasize your pools beauty and create a breathtaking effect. In the areas surrounding your pool or water feature we use up lighting and down lighting to play off the architectural elements around your pool. We also use path lighting, and landscape  lighting as needed throughout the landscaped areas around the pool to create more drama and individuality. LED ribbon lighting is also used in the pool itself, which is fully submersible and can be used to accentuate eaves and ledges to illuminate the water. LED ribbon lighting emits an ethereal type of light that heightens the senses when used in conjunction with a flowing water feature such as a waterfall. LED ribbon lighting is completely hidden so the result is an even, balanced, soft and romantic illumination that is not overpowering.

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LED ribbon lighting comes in color changing hues as well

Ribbon lighting is called such because the lighting comes in stripes with small LED diodes spaced evenly across the stripping, similar to a ribbon in its design. LED ribbon lighting is also easy on the pocketbook as well as on the eyes. LED’s as a whole are more energy-efficient and economical. LED lighting costs considerably less in energy costs than typical outdoor lights, and this combined with the type of light they emit, are cause for many homeowners to celebrate. This ribbon lighting is also available with color changing hues to use in a unique setting, or for a particular application.

john-signature3If you are ready to turn your pool or water feature into a water fantasy that dances with light, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more. Call us at (830) 624 – 1300 or you can drop us a line at our email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can also see more stunning pool and water feature lighting by visiting our gallery at http://san-antonio.outdoorlights.com/local/gallery/pool-underwater-lighting.html

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Waterfall lighting San Antonio

Waterfall lighting San Antonio

 

Beautiful water features need a couple of key ingredients besides water. They need a structure for the water to cascade down and they need texture which allows the water to make a beautiful sound as it trickles down. Therefore, natural rock and stone are wonderful components for natural water features.

In terms of lighting, daylight is an important component of a water feature but darkness is also important. Your water feature will look completely different and have a completely different effect during the day than it does at night. During the day, the water glistens and sparkles in the natural light. During the evening, we appreciate the way the water color seems so much darker and the way the water glistens in shades of blue and black and plum.

In order to see and appreciate our outdoor water features, we have to have some outdoor lighting. Lighting water features requires outdoor lighting expertise. The goal of good outdoor lighting is to create a soft, warm, and romantic effect. Good lighting experts will not “flood” an area with light. They will not throw a very bold “spot” of light on a particular area for emphasis. The goal is to gently bathe the desired illumination area.

 

Rock waterfall lighting San Antonio

Rock waterfall lighting San Antonio

 

Water lighting can be done for pools, waterfalls, and other water features. Give us a ring to come out and discuss your outdoor lighting goals with you. We do not charge for our on-site consultation. We come out at a convenient time for you and actually set up the lighting you would have. You essentially get to try it before you buy it.

Give us a ring for a free outdoor lighting demonstration at your home.

Give us a ring for a free demo at your home.
(830) 624 – 1300

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