How the right outdoor lighting can change your whole perception of your home and property

Outdoor lighting is one of the elements of good outdoor living design that can make a huge impact. Professional outdoor lighting can take a beautiful space by day and turn it into a breathtaking space by night. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country specialize in inspiring homeowners to fall in love with their home all over again.

A special blend of landscape and garden lighting mixed with architectural lighting and facade lighting may be just the mix to change your mood. We have reserved a front row seat to a journey of outdoor lighting that will inspire and delight.

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to help turn your reality into a surreal point of beauty in the evening. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration custom made for you.
(830) 624 – 1300
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Our new outdoor lighting package makes the perfect gift

Do you have that certain someone who is incredibly difficult to buy for? If so, our new outdoor lighting package makes the perfect gift because it is the gift that keeps on giving year after year. This special offer includes everything you need to improve the safety of your home and landscape, and add valuable curb appeal too. From the transformer, to our exclusive high quality fixtures and we even design and install your outdoor lighting as part of the package.

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make.

  • Our outdoor lighting package is just $1499 and includes your choice of 7 deck lights or up-lights, a 300 watt transformer, 200 feet of wire and our exclusive design and installation service!

Our fixtures are made of the highest quality materials; copper and brass which age to a beautiful patina over time and are built to last for years. This unreal deal also includes a lighting timer for added convenience and all taxes too.

Deck lights can add valuable function to your outdoor living space by enabling you to continue your outdoor activities long after the sun has set, they enhance visibility on your deck or other outdoor space and also create ambiance. Up lighting works by accentuating you home or landscapes unique features and aesthetic elements such as custom woodwork, a stunning stone or brick facade or even in a garden setting to enhance specific plantings, statues or water features.

Give the perfect gift, or give it to yourself ; the unforgettable gift of light, that keeps giving year after year. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about this incredible deal today. (830) 624 – 1300 Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more of the beautiful reasons to choose outdoor lighting by visiting our deck and patio lighting gallery and our architectural lighting gallery located on our website.

The magical gift of outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year

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.

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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.

OLP San Antonio featured in Aqua Magazine

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio was recently contacted by Aqua Magazine (www.aquamagazine.com) because of the great light job we did in conjunction with Doug Hink, of American Pools of Boerne.

This superior outcome of this project, which is in Highlands Ranch located in Boerne, Texas, was due to the fact that American Pools worked so closely with OLP.  We were consulted prior to the pouring of the concrete patio area so that prep work could be done.  We set conduit to each of the landscape beds so that wire could be run easily without disruption to the hardscape and Doug asked about proper placement of electrical so that our transformers would not be intrusive and detract from the finished product.  With precise placement of our solid copper landscape lights, we were able to achieve a stunning look.  The stone waterfall on the side of the cabana is highlighted with our low voltage, solid copper deck lights and do an amazing job to enhance the natural beauty of the stone.  The flower beds on either side of the negative edge were even enhanced with landscape lights on taller stakes. 

We are very pleased with the outcome of this project and are glad that Aqua Magazine not only saw the beauty of the pool, but how the proper lighting plan can extend it’s look into the night time.

San Antonio Home & Garden Show is a Big Hit

Recently, we had the opportunity to participate in the 30th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show, produced by Show Technology, at the Alamodome.  This was the second year for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to participate and it was a huge success.  The numbers of vendors was an all time high, the diversity of the products was amazing, and the consumer turn-out broke records.

While we had the opportunity to meet several new potential clients, we also had the opportunity to meet and talk to several new trade partners.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is very excited about the future working relationship we are forming with Kent of Keith Zars Pools.  Keith Zars Pools does some of the most beautiful and unique pool designs in San Antonio.  Ronnie Peake is one of the three landscape architects they have on staff to make the design of the pool and the landscape surrounding it seamless.  We will be developing our relationship with them to be the lighting designers for their future projects.

Liquid Assets Pool Company is another great company we will beginning to develop relationships with.  This is the pool company that designed and constructed the pool for  Dale Sauer Custom Homes in the 2008 Parade of Homes in San Antonio.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio had the honor to light this home, so we saw first hand the quality that went into this design.  We are looking forward to speaking with Rene Ortiz and partnering with him.

We also met with Doug of 1st Class Decks.  They are certainly a top notch deck company.  Each of their decks and outdoor living areas are custom designed combining the home owners wishes with solid construction.  Our goal is to use our wonderful deck lights to make their work stand out in the evening hours.  As we begin to partner with them, I look forward to posting photos of our joint projects.

Replace your own bulbs, or take the scheduled maintenance plan?

Whether it’s for automobiles, home heating and air conditioning systems or landscape lighting systems, ROUTINE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE is the key to keeping things running in tip-top shape.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio,  we recognize and applaud the do-it-yourself homeowner who wants to maintain their own OLP installed Landscape Lights.  That’s why we offer these tips and suggestions for replacing your bulbs:

Be sure to use quality lamps (bulbs) with the same wattage and flood angle as those that came with your original installation.

For the large PAR 36 (headlight style bulbs) in well/canister lights:

  • GE or Phillips Brand
  • 4000 hour rated life
  • PAR 36, 12-volt (low voltage bulbs)
  • Screw Terminals
  • 20 watt, 35 watt, or 50 watt, as was originally installed
  • Wide flood (30 degrees), Very Wide flood (55 degrees), or Narrow Spot (8 degrees) as was originally installed
  • Generally not available at Home Depot/Lowe’s.  Buy from a quality lighting store
  • Cost will run from $10-$15

For the small Bi-pin halogen bulbs in Path and sign fixtures:

  • Osram Sylvania Ministar S Halogen
  • 4000 hour rated life
  • 10 watt, 20 watt, or 35 watt as originally installed
  • G4 or G6 bi-pin base
  • NEVER EVER TOUCH THE GLASS WITH YOUR BARE FINGERS!!  (oils from your skin will dramatically shorten the life of the bulb)
  • cost will run $6-$12

For the MR-16 (projector style bulbs) in small spot light applications:

  • GE or Osram Sylvania
  • BAB (flood beam) or ESX (narrow beam) 20 watt, FMW (flood beam) 35 watt, or EXN (flood beam) 50 watt
  • GU5.3 Bi-pin base
  • 4000 hour rated life
  • CG (Cover Glass) preferred
  • Cost will run $5-$8

Of course, changing the bulb is only part of the periodic maintenance, and a complete inspection of the system should be accomplished at this time.

Many homeowners desire the complete servicing package that our Scheduled Maintenance Plan offers.  When we do a bulb replacement during scheduled maintenance, we take care of all the following items:

  • Bulb replacement with bulbs matching the original installation
  • Trim shrubs to ensure illumination is not shaded by plant growth
  • Treat fixtures with fire-ant retardent
  • Re-aim fixtures correctly for those that may have been bumped or moved
  • Re-bury exposed wire
  • Check Voltages
  • Check Transformer connections

Our service plan runs $19/fixture, and includes all the service mentioned above.  When a homeowner is on our maintenance plan they only pay for the scheduled maintenance, and any additional service calls for system repair are free for the length of the plan.  That means the $90 service call charge is waived!

The Length of the maintenance plan is dependent upon how late each homeowner runs their landscape lighting system each night.

  • Systems that run until around Midnight = Annual (1 year) Service Plan
  • Systems that run until 3 am = 9 month Service Plan
  • Systems that run all night = 6 month Service Plan

These lengths equal the average service life of a 4000 hour quartz halogen bulb.

When the typical service call costs $90, plus $19 per bulb replaced, you can see how quickly the costs can add up, which is why the Scheduled Maintenance Plan is easily the way to go!

If you haven’t taken advantage of our Scheduled Maintenance Plan, call us today at 210-971-8759 and have your system brought back up to the level of performance you had when it was originally installed!

Scott Bellamy, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Why we are the Best Value

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has everything necessary to meet your residential and business landscape lighting needs.

In today’s world, businesses often throw out buzzwords like “Quality” and “Value”.  At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we take those terms seriously.  With that in mind, we’d like to share what we mean by “Value”.

WHY WE ARE THE BEST VALUE

OUR DESIGNS. Even if a home is built using the highest quality materials, without a well thought-out blueprint the final reslut is compromised.  We use certified lighting designers.  They listen carefully to your concerns and what you want to accomplish with your new lighting system.  then they will develop a design to achieve your goals.  Best of all, you are able to see the design at night before you decide if this home improvement investment is right for you.

OUR FIXTURES.  Light fixtures are perhaps the single mosst critical component of a lighting system.  the following are the three basic considerations for choosing a light fixture:

  • Which lamp will achieve the desired effect?
  • which fixture can best accomodate this lamp?
  • what is the quality of fixture materials?

We exclusively use corrosion-resistant materials such as hand-spun copper and cast brass.  Our fictures can stand up to years of harsh outdoor settings – rain, fertilizers, sun exposure, etc. – that could easily destroy other products such as those made of steel or aluminum.  although we can source painted fixtures, ours will not fade, chip or peel – ever.

OUR TRANSFORMERS.  Often termed the “engine” of a professional outdoor lighting system, we use commercial-grade multiple volt transformers.  with a multi-volt unit our installers can select the proper startig voltage to ensure perfect and balanced illumination – regardless of the individual fixture distances.  Also, unlike lesser units, our transformers are “potted,” which means the electrical components are completely sealed with epoxy to prevent corrosion.

OUR INSTALLATIONS.  Outdoor lighting is our focus, and our installers are fully trained with the primary goal of leaving your property in better condition than they found it.  nearly all work is done by hand with careful attention to costly plantings and hardscaping.  If you can’t tell the installer was at your home, we have succeeded.

OUR MAINTENANCE.  The single biggest complaint customers have about the home improvement sector is poor maintenance and seervice after the sale.  We are not like most contractors because we want a long-term relationship with you and take pride in prompt, capable servie even years after the initial installation.  We offer ongoing and very cost-effective maintenance programs, where each year the lighting system is completely checked out and all lamps are replaced.

OUR LIGHTING CONTROL.  We offer standard on-off options and also are an exclusive provider of LCA – Lighting Control Automation.  This allows you to set the on- and off- times once and never change them again.  Should you, for both convenience and security reasons, want any number of interior lights controlled, we can accommodate these needs as well – during the initial installation or years later as your needs change.

OUR STRENGTH.  We are the numbe one provider of professional outdoor lighting with a worldwide location count approaching 100.  Since 1995 we have grown to be the category leader by providing the best overall value.  We walk the talk.

Scott Bellamy, President

Outoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

210-971-8759