To us, professional outdoor lighting is a state of mind

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This stunning home comes to life with professional outdoor lighting

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Here is the same home without outdoor lighting.

When you take into consideration the amount of investment a homeowner makes on their residence and the surrounding landscape, it makes perfect sense to secure your investment with professional outdoor lighting. Having outdoor lighting comes with many benefits such as adding security and safety to your property, adding function to your lifestyle, and above all adding beauty and increasing curb appeal. Another aspect of outdoor lighting is the way it can change your mood. Properly designed and installed outdoor lighting creates ambiance and can truly change the entire appearance of your home and landscape during the evening hours. Many types of outdoor lighting give homeowners the perfect recipe for “mood” lighting at home.

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

One genre of outdoor lighting that is a showstopper is architectural and facade lighting for your home. There is an art to properly lighting a home, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio is a master at the craft. By carefully emphasizing your homes width and depth we can actually make your home appear larger under the glow of outdoor lighting. Our outdoor lighting fixtures are some of the best in the industry. The main reason is because they exude a soft wash of light instead of blinding, bright lights used by other lighting professionals. To accentuate your homes nicest features we use a combination of up lighting, down lighting and well lights. We can highlight key features of your homes architecture such as masonry and stone walls, dormers, and custom woodwork to make onlookers take a second look. Our architectural and facade lighting is individualized for your specific home, every nuance and detail is brought to life under the night sky.

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This homes architectural and facade lighting produces a hauntingly beautiful illumination and patterning effect

The same care and precision that we pour into lighting your home is also shown in your landscape. When we design and install landscape and garden lighting we can single out special trees and gardens to give them a life all their own in the evening. We offer focal tree lighting, group tree lighting, bed and border lighting, path lighting and everything in between. Blooming bushes, trees and flowers gain a new persona when highlighted in the landscape and colors are bolder and more individualized. The same rose garden that is beautiful by day is simply stunning when you add professional garden lighting to the mix.

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This home is big on curb-appeal resulting from well-appointed architectural and landscape lighting around the home.

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. Have you ever been riding through a familiar neighborhood at night and noticed the beauty of a home or landscape that never really “stood out” during the day? Noticing details or just ornamental trees that you never realized were there during the day as you passed the home, and seeing them at night under the influence of outdoor lighting and pausing to take in the beauty is proof of a job well done.

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 into something magical by contacting us today to set up a night-time demonstration.
(830) 624 – 1300

Visit our architectural lighting gallery, as well as our landscape and garden lighting galleries located on our website to see more inspiring examples of the difference professional outdoor lighting can make at your home.

San Antonio tree lighting focuses on the perfect palm and the majestic mesquite tree

Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

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

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

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

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

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

Palm tree lighting creates a tropical paradise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palm tree lighting used in Texas landscape border

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

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

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

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We would like to welcome everyone to our weblog.  Please check back often to find great ideas, suggestions and a wealth of information on everything to do with landscape lighting.  We will begin posting more information soon on a wide variety of topics, including trouble-shooting your system, the advantages of Lighting Control Automation (LCA), and the benefits of increased home security from having our lighting installed.

Scott Bellamy

President, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio