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Remember that feeling of love at 1st sight the first evening you enjoyed your outdoor lighting system?

Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio  installed your system?  The effect was dramatic and chances are it made you fall  in love with your home and landscape all over again. Do you look at your outdoor lighting now and think it just doesn’t look as bright and beautiful as it did that first season? That may be true.  Although our halogen lights do have an average life of 5,000 hours, they will begin to dim slowly and you may not notice the change over time. Maintaining your  halogen outdoor lighting system involves more than just keeping it looking its best. It also keeps your system running safely night after night.

Even though our fixtures are designed to be low-maintenance, small adjustments may be necessary to get your outdoor lighting system back to its best;  back to operating at their full potential.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio offers easy options for your existing halogen outdoor lighting system:

  • First and foremost, it is important to make sure that recent storms, birds or children have not covered your outdoor lighting fixtures with mulch, leaves or anything else that can keep the heat produced from the bulbs from escaping. The lighting fixtures need to be kept free from debris that can accumulate. This will ensure safe operation of your system.
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    Installing lens covers will keep out leaves and other debris to keep your system running safer and more efficiently.

    Installing our cost-effective optional lens covers is a great way to keep debris out.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives plastic and glass lens covers help keep the debris from covering the bulb or from insects making nests inside the fixture.  They are easy to install and do not affect the color of the lighting.  Lens covers are a much more cost-effective than replacing a fixture due to malfunctions from obstructions.

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    We make sure all fixtures are correctly in place each visit as part of our maintenance program.

    Going green with LED lighting is a superb option for your system.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio’s LED lighting technology provides an 80% energy savings just by switching to our LED systems. Our LED bulbs, which can be retrofitted in ours and other systems, have a rated life of 50,000 hours, or an average life of 19 years. The color and illumination are undistinguishable from traditional halogen lights and many homeowners agree they prefer the LED over the halogen from an aesthetic standpoint!

  • The best way to keep your system looking and performing at it’s best  is to give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to sign up for our thorough Annual Maintenance Plan. With this plan, we will come to your house and replace all light bulbs, repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, reset or check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system  will remain headache-free and operating beautifully.
A blend of highly energy-efficient copper and brass fixtures adorn this home

Converting your existing halogen system to LED may be easier than you think!

Keeping your halogen system looking as beautiful as the day it was installed is simple with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio & The Hill Country. Contact us to learn more today and fall in love with your outdoor lighting all over again, night after night!

Phone: (210) 771-6080 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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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.

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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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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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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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globe lighting San Antonio

The magic of globe lighting and permanent festival lighting can be enjoyed throughout the year.

With all the emphasis placed on the many benefits of outdoor lighting you have to keep in mind that the scale or genre of that outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be grand to be effective. Maybe you have a spot within your landscape that is difficult to light using conventional outdoor lighting methods. You might even have that one spot in your yard, or adjacent to your home that is unused, and overlooked because you are the only one that has the vision to see it as a diamond in the rough. For these type of scenarios, or if you just want to escape from the norm. Fiesta (or festival) lighting and globe lighting might just be the answer.

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Courtyard during the day before we added the festival lighting

You might have already seen this type of lighting used in commercial applications while visiting the patio of some quaint tavern or bistro and remember the impression the lighting made on your entire dining experience. That same mood lighting used in many successful upscale eateries can be yours for the asking, right in your very own backyard setting.

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The addition of permanent festival lighting made a huge impact on this courtyard space and the manner in which the homeowners now use it.

Festival lighting does deliver a viable light source to improve function in a specified area, but more than anything fiesta-style and globe lighting can help paint a picture of the mood you want to convey with your space.  Permanent festival lighting is tough enough to weather all seasons and can become the highlight of your outdoor lighting design simply because it induces whimsy and fun at every age.

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Globe lighting is available in a rainbow of colors to suit any taste.

By using commercial grade lighting products and using a cable to support the weight of the wiring components we can ensure the safety and the integrity of the system over long spans. Permanent fiesta lighting is available in white and colored light hues. We can even instill the use of unique globe lights as part of lighting your unique space.

With the Halloween season quickly approaching could you imagine hosting the neighborhood autumn celebration on your covered patio, or other outdoor space with these lights strung amid the decorations and tempting treats for all to enjoy? Having the capability to use these lights in time for the upcoming holiday would definitely be a unique way to showcase the occasion, and after the party is over you will still be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities having such a unique, and distinct lighting installation will ensue. From outdoor parties, or just enjoying the evening over an outdoor dinner for two will take on new meaning under the illumination of permanent festival and globe lighting.

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Globe lighting can cast a haunting to happy glow on your outdoor gatherings.

So if you have a courtyard or alley patio that is in need of a little life then contact Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country to help you awaken that forgotten area in your landscape. This unique lighting alternative can even be used to add romance to covered patios, or other outdoor structures. Think outside the box to create a mesmerizing, unforgettable effect in your own backyard today. Call or email us today to learn more
(830) 624 – 1300
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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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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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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