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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.

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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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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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Outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Our outdoor lighting brings this home to life in the evening.

The front of your home and especially your home’s front entrance is one of the most frequented areas of your property. We are moving into the season where a dark front entrance can not only be a safety hazard, it also fails to promote a warm, inviting atmosphere. This is very important  as we move into the time of year when more guests will  be coming to call. The fundamentals of creating a warm and welcoming entrance at your humble abode begin with three key elements.  These elements are often used when creating a more inviting home and landscape for other genres of home beautification. We use these same key strategies when adding professional lighting to your home as well.

The three dynamics of proper outdoor lighting to promote curb appeal include:

  • The Vehicular Experience – This dynamic serves as the first impression for those who pass your home in the evening and guests who pull into the driveway. Proper outdoor lighting will improve the overall aesthetic impact of your home starting the moment your home becomes visible. The vehicular experience can be enhanced by landscape lighting, architectural and facade lighting.
San Antonio TX outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at this home adds loads of curb appeal from the street!

  • The Pedestrian Experience – Once you have made a lasting impression to those that enter onto your property, the next step is promoting a safe and beautiful trip to your front door. The best way to ensure these key elements are met with your outdoor lighting design is to add pathway lighting. Our pathway lighting consists of using soft washes of light to gently illuminate your walkways, sidewalks and paths that lead your guests from the driveway or parking area of your property to the front door.
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.

  • The Entry Experience – What makes an outdoor lighting design exceptional is how it greets people through a series of experiences. The culmination of these experiences reach a fever pitch as your guests make their way to your front door. The front door is the most important part of your home’s front facade.Every decision made should be considered for its support and accent; this includes the addition of focal point lighting, architectural lighting and even porch lighting.   If there are steps up to this entry-level, make sure they are properly illuminated.
Outdoor lighting San Antonio

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

A professional outdoor lighting design encompasses all the power of curb appeal and can even change your mood. When you look at your home at night do you notice the lighting fixture or the illumination it exudes? Many homeowners think professional outdoor lighting is beyond their reach; this is certainly not the case. We can properly light your home’s exterior, including your home’s entrance, and landscape on a budget. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country can complete your outdoor lighting design in phases that will accommodate your needs and budget as well.  Just as the old saying goes “you get what you pay for”, our lights will endure the test of time and will last for many years to come.

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This lighting not only illuminates the exterior of this San Antonio home but shows off the architectual features.

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, we can add elegance and refinement to the mix to change your state of mind. Learn how you can improve your home and landscape and make your home warm and inviting for those who come to call by contacting us today to set up a night-time demonstration. (210) 971-8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can see more examples of our magical outdoor lighting designs by visiting our architectural and facade lighting photo gallery, and our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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San Antonio palm tree lighting creates ambiance

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.

San Antonio fountain outdoor lighting

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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Sustainable living practices

Choices we make in regards to our home and landscapes can impact the environment from our backyard to across the globe.

In the big scheme of things, sometimes it is the little things that can really motivate and cause you to reflect about your individual role on the world around you. As I was flipping through the channels last Saturday afternoon to find something to watch on TV I ran across a movie called “Arctic Tale” which takes the viewer on the journey of a polar bear and a walrus that live in the arctic and how the impact of global warming is changing their natural habitat. After the movie was over, it made me think about my role on the environment and just how important sustainable living practices are all living things in our own backyard, down the street or even thousands of miles away .Each and every choice we make in regards to taking care of our needs and wants impacts the world on a global level. As with many facets of our lives, decisions we make in regards to our home and property can support a greener lifestyle and support sustainable living practices. Outdoor lighting is no exception.

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The new outdoor living trend shows that many more homeowners are choosing to complement their home and landscape as well as make it safer and more secure through the use of  outdoor lighting. With that in mind, stunning outdoor lighting designs can be accomplished using “green” technologies that have less impact on the environment and save homeowners in electrical costs. Sustainability is defined by the capacity to endure. Which encompasses a long-term maintenance of responsibility of environmental, economic, and social aspects of the world around us. In 1993 Rosenbaum, a notable Sustainable Architect, defined sustainability clearly by “Sustainable means using methods, systems and materials that won’t deplete resources or harm natural cycles”.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio uses LED technology to deliver a “greener” approach through our outdoor lighting designs. If you are thinking of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape from scratch, LED is definitely the way to go. Even if you already have outdoor lighting, our LED conversion program is a viable choice by converting your existing lighting to LED. In many cases the conversion is easier than you may think, and will save you a lot of money in the long run by choosing to convert to this greener more, sustainable technology.We are easily able to convert over 90% of our customers existing systems to LED systems. If you are on the fence about choosing LED for your outdoor lighting, here is a list of reasons why LED is the clear choice…

  • Bulb Life– LED bulbs last 10 times longer than regular bulbs. Some LED bulbs can last as long as 50,000 hours!
  • Cool Burn– LED’s burn cooler than other bulbs. There is no heat-build up in relation to operating an LED bulb. This reduces the risk of overheating, damage and even fire.
  • Durability– Since LED’s contain no filament, when other bulbs would break or shatter, LED’s will hold up to more vibration, bumping or other circumstances.They also burn more efficiently in colder surroundings than other bulbs.
  • No Harm– LED’s contain no dangerous mercury that can impact the environment.
  • Efficiency– LED’s use very little energy to operate which saves you on energy costs, and makes them a sustainable choice in outdoor lighting. Less energy on your end means less impact on the world around us.
  • Beautiful– LED’s burn evenly and cohesive illuminating areas with just the right amount of light for security, safety and to promote ambiance. With a CRI ( color rendering index), rating from 80 to the mid 90’s, which means they exude a high-quality illumination on a CRI scale of 1-100 in terms of light quality.
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This already stunning home becomes gorgeous under the spell of outdoor lighting

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about our LED outdoor lighting designs. Remember, that the choices we make today will impact the world tomorrow. Call us at (830) 624 – 1300 or you may email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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This San Antonio home proves that professional facade and architectural lighting will delight the senses and welcome guests with open arms.

When you stop and think about it, how many things in all aspects of our world are enhanced by the effective use of lighting?  From the family photo sitting atop your mantle, to the musical you just bought tickets for at your local theatre. Proper lighting can make or break the perfect photo all the way to the perfect evening out on the town. The effects of proper lighting can improve upon many genres of how we perceive things, and even the way we feel and react. The use of lighting inside your home as well as on the exterior of our homes is no exception.

I once heard it said that everyone looks good under the glow of candlelight. The soft glow and warm flicker of the flame can make our complexion look smooth and flawless, and the light plays up our best features. In my experience I have found this statement to be true. In much the same way candlelight enhances our good qualities,  the use of facade and architectural lighting can enhance your homes best qualities as well. Professionally installed facade and architectural lighting can make you home appear wider, taller, more inviting, and can accentuate the reasons why you love your home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio uses an experience and result proven formula to play up the widest, and tallest areas of your home. We also pay close attention to any design elements that are present to make your homes facade and exterior unique and timeless. These can include stonework, detailed trim and even statues or fountains present on the exterior of your home. Our use of up lighting as well as down lighting will enhance your homes curb appeal in the evening and make you the envy of the neighborhood.

facade lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Facade and architectural lighting improves curb appeal and accentuates your home's beauty.

To prove the point we are making of how proper outdoor lighting can make your home look better than ever, just ride through any given neighborhood in the evening. Your senses will automatically be drawn to the homes that have professional outdoor lighting. Your home is the single biggest investment most of us will make in our lives. Don’t trust your ever important home to be properly lit by using a few flood lights, or by the installation of inferior lighting fixtures. You deserve to have your home illuminated in the right light. We use top quality fixtures and have the experience and the know-how to make your home simply breathtaking under the veil of the night sky. Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting that will make you fall in love with your home all over again.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about our outdoor lighting, including facade and architectural lighting. We can even set up a night-time demonstration to experience all that your home and landscape can be with the right light! Call today (830) 624 – 1300 or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can see more stunning imagery of facade and architectural lighting by visiting our architectural lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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