Lighting Your San Antonio Home for Beauty and Security

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We recently undertook a project in San Antonio where the client was interested in the lighting aspects of showing the home in beautiful light but also wanted the feeling of added security. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio came up with a design that works for both. When the project was complete the client was over joyed and stated that when they drive up to the house at night, it feels great to see their beautiful house and be able to walk securely from the driveway to the front door. There are many benefits of outdoor lighting, beauty and security are two of them.

If you are interested in bringing out the beauty in your home, want added security, or both, contact us at (210)-971-8759 or email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

San Antonio architectural and facade lighting helps define our area’s unique architecture

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

LED outdoor lighting is the clear choice to a greener tomorrow, with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio lighting the way

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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

The seduction of professional pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

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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

The poetry of tree lighting.

Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

Throughout history the tree itself has always been a cultural symbol. The tree is oftentimes used to represent nature and the environment. In mythology, as well as ancient folklore there is a “tree of life” which represents fertility as well as immortality. The tree helps all of us sustain life, with our close-knit cycle of oxygen to carbon dioxide exchange. Trees are very important to our ecosystem even down to each breath we take.  That being confirmed, the tree’s beauty is profound, from stately and regal to haunting and willowy. Ornamental trees that are readily used within our homes landscapes are no stranger to that unique beauty that details the characteristics of each conifer. Specimen trees make a perfect candidate to be lit with the addition of outdoor lighting.

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This tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio uses uplighting to accentuate the height and form of the tree.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio recognizes the beauty of the tree, as does many of its happy customers who chose to apply tree lighting within their outdoor lighting installation. Tree lighting comes in many forms and can provide a multitude of functions, from creating a focal point within the landscape to becoming a pillar of light to illuminate the darkest night and providing ample light on a pathway or sidewalk. The possibilities are endless. Tree lighting can be used to create depth and texture within a landscape or garden lighting design. Of course we can’t forget to mention the origins of the classic holiday tree, lit top to bottom in an array of stunning illumination to ring in good times and make us look back at joyous times of old.

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

As with any outdoor lighting application which is properly designed and executed, tree lighting should bring your attention to the object you are illuminating, as with the case of tree lighting, this would be the tree itself. Proper tree lighting  should inspire the onlooker by the effect that the lighting has on the tree, not the fixture providing it. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, our goal is to always focus on the effect our outdoor lighting creates and not the fixture the light is coming from.

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These mesquite trees take tree lighting to a new level, simply breathtaking

This effect takes years of experience to perfect. We start out by using the proper fixture to create the desired effect. We also choose specimens that will accentuate the lighting, not obscure it, those trees with too many limbs or limbs that are bushy and close together don’t make for good tree lighting. Once we have decided, along with the homeowner’s imput on the perfect tree, we then proceed with the appropriate  fixture. Many times we use uplighting to compliment the tree’s height and width. When choosing a tree to promote the use of down lighting or moon lighting, we like to play the light off upper branches to create a dazzling effect onto the area we are looking to illuminate. We can also use lights to create a layered effect when lighting multiple groupings of trees, this highlights the form of the trees, for a stunning effect. We also make sure not to harm the tree in any way during the installation. Damage caused to a tree can pave the way for insect and disease to move in and cause further damage, or even kill the tree. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio also makes certain cords and wiring is out of sight, which means no dangers involved with loose cords or exposed areas running atop the ground which can become a safety hazard.

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

If you are ready to add tree lighting to increase the beauty and ambiance within your lawn and landscape, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  San Antonio to learn more about all aspects of beautiful and elegant outdoor lighting. We also offer holiday lighting for those special trees or evergreens within your landscape. (830) 624 – 1300 email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can also visit our photo gallery for more examples of stunning tree lighting at : http://san-antonio.outdoorlights.com/local/gallery/landscape-garden-lighting.html

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio lights the way for residents of this special city

The Spanish influenced architecture of San Antonio lends itself to beautiful outdoor lighting

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Texas is the second largest state, only behind Alaska, in the United States. Among Texas’ unique and diverse landscapes you have the beautiful southwestern desert, grasslands, forests, coastlines and of course the one landscape Texas is famous for – the prairie. Images of a covered wagon pulled by a team of mules transport you back into the old west and when our ancestors were planting roots in  history that will be remembered forever.

Who can forget that famous call from the Texas army under Sam Houston “remember the Alamo”.  The very place where the Alamo still stands today is what many would refer to as gem of Texas.  There is no other city quite like San Antonio. San Antonio is full of heritage and history . You will see architecture tinged with Spanish influence throughout the city itself and in the homes of its residents. Walking through the streets of San Antonio is like walking through a history book and a fairy tale at the same time. It is no wonder that San Antonio boasts a population of almost 1.33 million people. The maverick spirit which makes San Antonio all it is today is apparent all around you.

San Antonio garden lighting

San Antonio garden lighting

San Antonio also boasts a wide array of outdoor activities which can be enjoyed year round because of the warm climate. This warm climate is a big reason why so many people choose to call San Antonio their home. The architecture throughout the communities in and around San Antonio use many natural elements to showcase the beauty of their homes and mother natures backdrop of peaceful rivers, lush vegetation, and gorgeous native trees. Many residents also take advantage of the abundant landscaping materials such as abundant blooming flowers and plants, as well as unique shrubs and foundation plants.

No one element of your home or landscape can make more of statement than it can with the addition of professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  San Antonio has years of experience and knowledge in  illuminating architecture, pools, and landscapes for our residents. We can turn an already beautiful residence and grounds into a work of art with our outdoor lighting applications.

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A spectacular entrance lighting.

I realize the old saying “everything is bigger in Texas” is quite often used in a positive manner. Bigger is not always better when it comes to outdoor lighting. Our fixtures are designed to do the job. Many other outdoor lighting companies install a large amount of fixtures to get the point across. This is simply not the case with lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio. For example, our copper path lights only require between three and four strategically placed path lights to illuminate a standard sized walkway or entry properly and promote an alluring effect as well. We want to focus on the area or object we are lighting for you, not the fixture. Properly designed and installed lighting draws your eye to the effect it creates, not on the fixture. It is about the quality and not the quantity of the lighting that makes us unique.

San Antonio architectural outdoor lighting and pool lighting

San Antonio architectural outdoor lighting and pool lighting

If the purpose for installing outdoor lighting is to accentuate your homes unique architectural elements Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  San Antonio knows the right fixture and the right installation of that fixture to ensure beautiful results. We often use well lights to illuminate your homes architectural breaks, or vertical lines. We are always careful to not place any light in the direction of a window. This is one major flaw that other outdoor lighting companies don’t  pay close attention to, but here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio we look at our outdoor lighting applications as an art form. We also instill the use of spot lights, and in some cases moonlighting to illuminate any peak line or dormers within your homes design.

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Outdoor lighting can also play a major role in the security of your residence. Advances in technology now afford homeowners the luxury of being able to control their outdoor lighting using LCA (Lighting control animation). This convenient technology will allow you to customize your outdoor lighting to come on and go off at the times that best suit you. This technology has also been carried a step further by being able to control your outdoor lighting via your smart phone. Advancements such as these will ensure you will be in the driver’s seat when in comes to lighting your home and landscape and is an effective deterrent to keep intruders away.

If you are ready to see the beauty of San Antonio in a whole new light. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to schedule a night-time demonstration. We can capture the beauty of your home and landscape through outdoor lighting and capture the maverick spirit of why you call San Antonio home. Call us at (830) 624 – 1300 or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Lighting with LED

LED, or Light Emitting Diode, is the next big advancement in the technology of “lamps”, or what we commonly know is the “light bulb.”  LED’s are exciting because they are light sources that use only a fraction of the energy and have ten or more times the lifespan of incandescent or florescent bulbs.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

B & B Manufacturing, our Landscape Lighting Fixture supplier, recently attended the 2009 LIGHTFAIR in New York.  LED lighting is right around the corner for applications in residential landscape lighting.  Very soon, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio & the Hill Country, LLC will be offering LED fixtures as part of our fixture choices.

Mark Severance of B & B Manufacturing was kind enough to share these insights with regard to LED applications.

“It is important to remember that just because the technology is capable of producing LED lighting that competes with halogen and HID (high-intensity discharge,) it doesn’t mean there aren’t serious considerations to using LED’s.  First and foremost are costs.  Quality, and I stress ‘quality’ LED fixtures are quite expensive.  In fact they are 4-5 times as expensive as standard halogen low voltage.  It’s also difficult at this early evolutionary stage of outdoor LED fixtures to determine a quality fixture from a piece of junk.

“You might have someone argue that lower wattage LED fixtures require smaller (cheaper) transformers and less wire but even when you consider these costs reductions the hard product costs (to the installer) of a standard low voltage installation nearly triples because of the increased fixture costs.”

What does that mean to the cost of (your) installation?  In order to  make the same operating profit per installation, I would have to raise the fixture price of a standard 20 light installation of $4500 to a 20 light LED installation of $13,500.  Obviously, I would not sell many of these jobs!  Even if I reduced my operating profit by a third and offered the installation at around $9000, the benefits to you, the home owner, are not substantial.

The return on your investment as the customer (considering utility rates and reduced maintenance costs due to fewer bulb replacements) is between 10-12 years.

These are the realistic pros and cons of LED’s.  However, we are still going to make them available to you, our customers, so that those who are jazzed about LED’s and are willing to spend the money have this option available.

Truthfully, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives wants to be a company of innovators, and LED’s are innovative.  That’s why, as LED fixture prices come down in the next few years, we will be ready to supply our customers with LED fixtures that make sense not only emotionally, but financially as well.

Our Design Philosophy

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, we believe there’s more to outdoor lighting than throwing fixtures in the ground.  Our goal is to develop a relationship with every client that will last for the full ten year warranty of our fixtures.

It starts with sharing the philosophy of our company:  Quality handmade fixtures, expert installation, a solid warranty, annual maintenance plans, and a company that believes in customer service above all else.

When you call us at 210-971-8759, we share our company’s philosophy, and listen to your wants and desires.

Next is showing you our quality fixtures in a night time setting with a free demonstration at YOUR home.  Our expert lighting designers start by LISTENING, so we can determine exactly what you’re looking for.  We’ll guide your desires with our expert eye and offer suggestions to accomplish your goals while providing an expert lighting design that enhances the beauty, safety, and security of the home.

Then we set up the fixtures so you can see the beautiful way your home is transformed at night.  At that point we can tweak the design by adding and removing lights until you are perfectly satisfied.

At that point we give you a fair, competitive proposal of exactly what your installation will cost.  With every installation, we include our tempered glass lens covers for the well lights, and our state-of-the-art Lighting Control Automation.

Sometimes, homeowners want to get several bids.  That’s okay with us!  We always recommend to the homeowner that they compare apples to apples, evaluate the COMPANY they’re dealing with, and always insist on a night time demonstration!

Three out of four times, the homeowners decide on the spot that they love it, and we can schedule the installation!

Our installations take from two to four days, and when we’re finished, we leave your home looking better than we found it.  That’s our promise!

Next, we always return the night of completion to do a complete night time adjustment, making sure every fixture is illuminating exactly what it should, and that you, the homeowner, are completely satisfied.  We go over the warranty and the lighting control automation, making sure you have no questions.

Finally, we will mail you a thank you card and gift a week or so after the installation.  That completes the process, and you can begin enjoying your beautiful home and outdoor living spaces after dark.

We always send a letter and follow up with a phone call when it’s time to change out your bulbs.  Remember, our annual maintenance plan includes bulb changes, voltage testing, trimming shrubs, treating with fire ant retardent, reburying expose wires, and completely reconditioning the system for continued peak performance.

Quality fixtures, expert installation, and a company that still knows the meaning of customer service.  That’s what matters to you, so it also matters to us!

Call us to schedule your installation or service.  We’d love to hear from you!

Scott Bellamy

Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Comparison Shopping for Landscape Lights

In today’s economic times, it pays more than ever to do comparison shopping.  The same advice holds true when looking for a landscape lighting company to handle your landscape lighting needs.

The following list are some things you should inquire about when evaluating a Landscape Lighting Company:

  1. Reputation.  How long have they been in business?  Do they have references?  Are they a member of the local Better Business Bureau?
  2. Type of Fixtures.  Do they use a variety of fixtures based on the application, or is it “one type for all applications”?  Do they use well lights for facade lighting?  Do they do uplighting?  Downlighting?  Do they offer low voltage?  Line voltage (household current)?
  3. Quality of Fixtures.  Are they painted fixtures?  Copper?  Aluminum?  Plastic?
  4. Warranty.  What kind of warranty is offered on the fixtures?  Is the warranty for at least ten years?
  5. Service Plan.  Do they offer an annual maintenance plan?  What does it consist of?
  6. Type of Transformer.  Is the transformer a pluggable type?  Is it a multi-tap?  Is the timer built in or is it a separate unit?
  7. Lighting Control.  How is the lighting controlled?  Timer?  Photocell?  Lighting control from inside the home?  Can I integrate my porch lights and existing lights/switches with the system?
  8. Night Time Demonstration.  Do they offer a night time demonstration?  Is it complimentary?
  9. Made in the USA.  Are their fixtures made in the USA?  Are they handcrafted?
  10. Dark Sky Compliant.  Is their system Dark Sky Compliant?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, we’ve done your homework for you!  We’ve asked ourselves these very questions, and are proud to say we can answer each and every one of them in a manner that will benefit YOU, the homeowner!  Here are our answers to the ten areas mentioned above:

  1. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has been in business in San Antonio for almost two years, and is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.  The Our parent company, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise Corporation, has been in business for almost fifteen years, and has over 70 locations around the world.
  2. We use a variety of fixtures depending upon the specific application.  We use well lights with large PAR-36 bulbs for lighting the façade, large trees, and other objects, smaller bullet type fixtures with MR-16 (projector style) bulbs for smaller shrubs, number signs, or statues.
  3. We use extruded PVC in the construction of our well lights, and all our path and specialty lights are made of solid copper.  We never use painted or powder coated fixtures, as they still peel with time.
  4. We offer a one year warranty on our bulbs, assuming a normal operation time of sunset to approximately midnight; a ten year warranty on our fixtures; a lifetime warranty on our transformers; a two year warranty on our Lighting Control Automation.
  5. We offer an annual maintenance plan, where we will come and change all bulbs, rebury exposed wire, trim shrubs, treat with fire ant retardant, and check voltages and transformer operation to completely recondition the system for another year.
  6. Our transformers are all pluggable, multi-tap transformers, which allow us to use a variety of timing systems, especially our state-of-the art Lighting Control Automation.  A multi-tap transformer allows us to fine tune the voltages at each fixture to be sure every one is between 11.0-11.5 volts.  Because the timer is a separate system, a timer failure does not render the entire transformer unusable, as happens with the cheaper integrated timer/transformer systems you find at the box stores.
  7. While we offer timers and photocells, our state-of-the-art Lighting Control Automation allows the homeowner complete control of the lighting from inside the home, along with allowing the integration of porch lights, security lights, and switches into the system, for an added level of home security.
  8. We always offer the homeowner a Night Time Demonstration, so they can see exactly what their home looks like with our lighting installed.
  9. All of our fixtures are handcrafted right here in the USA.
  10. Our low voltage systems are fully Dark Sky Compliant.

For answers to addtional questions you may have, feel free to read our blog posts, visit our website, or call us at 210-971-8759 for more information.

Kenneth Wells

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio