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Patio lighting San Antonio TX

Our maintenance program ensures you enjoy all the benefits of your outdoor lighting all year-long!

Choosing the right professional to service your lighting is just as important as the maintenance itself. It is crucial to entrust your lighting to an experienced outdoor lighting company. In much the same way you place your trust with right mechanic for your automobile maintenance, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill County is the outdoor lighting company you can trust for all your outdoor lighting needs.

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We make sure all fixtures are correctly in place.

We offer the area’s most thorough outdoor lighting maintenance program. Our annual maintenance program is free during the first year with any full-service outdoor lighting installation. Following your first year of service we strongly recommend continuing with the program to ensure continuation of the full benefits of your quality outdoor lighting installation. We also offer this service to homeowners even if your lighting was installed by another lighting company.

Full Service outdoor lighting

We inspect every aspect of your system to make sure it is operating in tip-top condition.

Our maintenance program consists of  thoroughly checking every aspect of your system on an annual basis. This detailed service includes bulb replacement, checking and repairing any damaged wire within the system, checking the transformer(s), straightening any fixtures that may have gone askew, checking and resetting timers, and trimming  or adjusting  the area for overgrown plants that may affect your system’s performance. Our continued service agreement ensures your lighting stays beautiful and worry-free all year. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about this season!

If you are ready to hand the headache of having to service your lighting over to the professionals, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. We are full service outdoor lighting experts specializing in commercial and residential design and installation as well. We also service competitors’ lighting systems.
(210) 971 – 8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can see more images of our breathtaking outdoor lighting designs by visiting our outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Beautiful Texas architecture comes to life with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Beautiful Texas architecture comes to life with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio. Keep it running smoothly with our annual maintenance plan.

Many homeowners choose to schedule their home and landscape maintenance during the fall as opposed to the spring. The cooler temperatures make the perfect time to perform those important household maintenance chores without having to break a sweat. Just as your A/C unit, smoke detectors and sprinkler systems need an annual “check-up”, your outdoor lighting system does too. Making sure your outdoor lighting system is in good working order will help keep operational costs low and ensure safety.

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Take the worry and headache out of maintaining your outdoor lighting system, let us take care of it for you.

Choosing the right professional to service your lighting is just as important as the maintenance itself. It is crucial to entrust your lighting to an experienced outdoor lighting company. In the same way you place your trust with right mechanic for your automobile maintenance, we are the outdoor lighting company you can trust for all your outdoor lighting needs.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio offers the most thorough outdoor lighting maintenance program in the area. Our annual maintenance program is free during the first year with any full-service outdoor lighting installation. Following your first year of service we strongly recommend continuing with the program to keep you enjoying the full benefits of your quality outdoor lighting installation. We offer this service to homeowners even if the lighting was installed by another lighting company.

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Our maintenance is the most thorough in the area. We check every facet of your system in detail.

Our maintenance program consists of checking all aspects of your system on an annual basis. This detailed service includes bulb replacement, checking and repairing any damaged wire within the system, checking the transformer(s), straighten any fixtures that have gone askew, check and reset timers, and trim or adjust the area for overgrown plants that may affect your system’s performance. Our continued service agreement ensures your lighting stays beautiful and worry-free all year. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about.

If you are ready to hand the headache of having to service your lighting over to the professionals, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. We are full service outdoor lighting experts specializing in commercial and residential design and installation as well. We also service competitors’ lighting systems. (830) 624 – 1300
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can see more images of our breathtaking outdoor lighting designs by visiting our outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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OLP Path lighting

Our path lighting creates an entrance of safety and beauty by focusing on the light and not the fixture. Notice how few of our fixtures are needed to achieve results like this.

This past weekend I had to venture into one of the “big box” stores to grab a gallon of milk and some necessities on the way home from work. I usually avoid these stores, but it was close and on the route home.  As I quickly grabbed some dog treats for my pooch, I noticed a long aisle filled to the brim with solar stake lights. There were lights as far as the eye could see, silver toned, gold toned, green topped and even some with  insects on top. It reminded me of an army ready for battle. Unfortunately, in the business of outdoor lighting this type of lighting never wins the victory the homeowner is looking for.

I carefully watched a young lady from afar go over the number she thought would do the trick for the area she had in mind. It is probably safe to assume she was planning on illuminating her entry or possibly her landscaping border. By the time she was finished making her selection her buggy was brimming over with at least 30  stake lights. I automatically wanted to speak up and tell her there is a better way. I decided not to approach her, it could make her uncomfortable and the big box store might think I am trying to take their business. As I left the store that evening I couldn’t help but reflect on that young lady filling her buggy with stake lights. She had the right idea, but was going about it with the wrong answer in mind.

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Does your outdoor lighting resemble an airport runway?

When you are dealing with inferior quality outdoor lights, for example the stake lights which are predominately used to border a dark path or walkway, you are never going to be able to get enough quality light out of them to efficiently light your intention. Just one of our path lights will achieve what nearly 100 solar stake lights still cannot provide. It is what we refer to in the business as “the airport runway effect”. It takes so many of these lights that you end up with your lawn looking like an airport runway. With outdoor lighting less is more. You want the eye to focus on the area you are lighting, not the lighting fixtures.

A professional outdoor lighting design leads your eye to a focal point, an effect, even changes your mood. When you look at your home at night do you notice the lighting fixture or the illumination it exudes? Many homeowners think that professional outdoor lighting is beyond their reach. This is certainly not the case. We can properly light your homes exterior and landscape on a budget, or complete it in phases that will accommodate your need 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, whereas those stake lights will stop working as early as within this year. Take into consideration how often they will need replacing and you would be surprised that our lights are actually more economical in the long run.

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Move up to quality lighting, the return on your investment is incredible!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about the right way to do outdoor lighting. The results will stun you and leave you inspired. Contact us to set up a night-time demonstration at (830) 624 – 1300 sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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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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LED Lights up close

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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Outdoor lighting San Antonio

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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Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Trees native to San Antonio are made more gorgeous through expert tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Among the many other positive attributes associated with  living in beautiful San Antonio, residents can also add a stunning selection of native trees to the list. Trees such as the live oak, red oak, Texas laurel and mesquite trees are some of the most commonly seen trees within our San Antonio landscapes. Many residents also plant other beautiful trees that thrive in our warm climate such as palms and other foreign conifers. You may find yourself wondering how to create a focal point of interest in your landscape design by using these stunning tree specimens within the landscape, and the perfect enhancement for any stunning tree is the addition of tree lighting. Tree lighting is one of the most crucial elements we use in our landscape lighting designs to focus the individual beauty of a single tree, or multiples within a grouping of trees in order to showcase the haunting grace of the tree.

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

Along with the ethereal beauty tree lighting can create within your landscape it can also serve other purposes other than those strictly for aesthetic value. Tree lighting can aid in safely illuminating a path or walkway for safer travel throughout the landscape at night. It can also help create a more secure setting for any outdoor activity, whether in the back yard or around the pool, lighting specific choice trees planted within your landscape will contribute to more outdoor light in order to take advantage of more night-time activities in a well-lit environment. Tree lighting can add ambiance and set the mood for your outdoor entertaining as well.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio uses many different techniques when lighting trees within the landscape. From the use of up lighting which is used to draw attention to the width, and height of the tree to make it appear to have even a larger presence and  appear more majestic within the landscape, to the use of magical moonlighting. Moonlighting is used to create a dreamy effect by casting light through the upper branches of a tree to cast a hauntingly beautiful glow on the area below. We also create memorable holiday lighting designs by using outdoor holiday outdoor tree lighting as well. From evergreens to palms with an island feel, we can light trees within your landscape to invite and welcome the holidays in style. Many of our holiday lighting designs are available in LED lighting which are economical to operate, and are eco-friendly making your holiday tree lighting choice as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes!

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights.

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights is one way to add enchantment to your landscape for the holidays with tree lighting

This cord has actually grown into the tree, which leaves the tree damaged and vulnerable to disease and insects

Improper tree lighting installation techniques such as this can result in damage to the tree leaving it vulnerable to insects and disease, such as this cord which has actually grown into the tree.

When considering the use of tree lighting within your property it is important to use an outdoor lighting professional who is experienced in tree lighting. Tree lighting must be installed in a manner that does not harm the tree you are lighting. Inexperienced installers will sometimes damage the tree during the installation leaving the tree damaged and susceptible to disease and insects that can in some cases cause the tree to perish. Proper installation also means that wiring and cording is not left atop the ground in any manner which could be deemed unsafe of cause an accident. There is a great deal involved in having your tree lighted properly from trunk to branch and everywhere in between. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio treats each individual tree we light with the utmost caution and care, to keep it healthy and keep the surrounding area around your tree safe.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about the art of tree lighting, for holiday and everyday. You can give us a call at  (830) 624 – 1300  or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

To see more images of tree lighting in the San Antonio area, visit our landscape lighting gallery located on our website.

lighted palm tree by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Home for the holidays with palm tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

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