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San Antonio beautiful outdoor lighting

We provide beautiful professional, outdoor lighting for your San Antonio home and landscape.

As you peruse the pages of your favorite home or garden magazine you will probably notice the prevalence of tantalizing images that show homes and landscapes with outdoor lighting. You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic at your home isn’t within your reach. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only dream, but live the dream too!

Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too! Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

Here in San Antonio and the Hill Country, July all the way into September is some of our warmest times of the year. The climate sometimes means homeowners are only able to comfortably utilize their outdoor living spaces and yards for leisure during the evening hours, when the sun has set.  In addition many people work or play till long after the sun goes down and they often don’t have time to enjoy their backyard until the evening hours. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space. Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!
(210) 971-8759
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Illuminating your outdoor living spaces can change the way you use your backyard at night!

Illuminating your outdoor living spaces can change the way you use your backyard at night!

It’s not often that a service or product can totally change the way you feel about an area of your home. Our upscale, elegant outdoor lighting designs can indeed, do just that. Our lighting can transform a once dark and desolate space in the evening and bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and the way you utilize the exterior of your home. If  you have ever wished your landscape  and outdoor living spaces looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen. Even though upscale outdoor lighting may seem like a dream that is far out of reach, it isn’t.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the space you have always dreamed of; relaxing, functional and memorable in the evening. The benefits of lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property, it can add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle too!

Patio lighting San Antonio TX

Here, we combined landscape and patio outdoor lighting to create a spa-like escape for these homeowners.

  • With the summer outdoor living season underway, we have put together a list of the top 5 outdoor areas that benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio deck lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio deck lighting.

#1) Decks – Decks are the most all- American of all outdoor spaces. Today’s decks range from simple to over the top designs which beg for enhancements such as lighting. Not only will deck lighting create ambiance in your deck space, it will also make it safer to enjoy during the evening. Evening social endeavors such as barbecues and outdoor dinner parties have no curfew or time limits to the good times when outdoor lighting is involved. Our expert lighting designs include stair tread lighting, post and deck rail lighting. We also accentuate the custom features of your deck with specialized lighting such as lighting under bench seating and above grilling and cooking areas. We can finish out your deck lighting by adding landscape and path lighting around the perimeter of your deck to allow easy navigation from the yard to your deck, which also enhances the landscaping around your deck too.

#2) Patios – In the same way deck lighting enhances the beauty of your deck, patio lighting does the same. Patios are generally centrally located within the landscape. Patios can be a part of an outdoor living combination area, or placed as a secret refuge within the landscape. No matter where your particular patio is located, we can add lighting that will enhance the function and beauty of your patio and the landscape surrounding it.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio water feature lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio water feature lighting.

#3) Pools and outdoor water features – What better way to heighten the senses than light dancing off of tranquil water? Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Our installations include Koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains as well. Lighting will allow you to enjoy that “midnight swim” with peace of mind, and will also allow extended hours of enjoyment by the pool and in the pool. It will also allow you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature against the night sky. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country make sure to illuminate the areas around your pool and water feature as well. This combination of landscape and romantic lighting create an outdoor oasis setting in your own backyard.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country patio lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country patio lighting.

#4) Gardens– Our mild temperatures allow homeowners to partake in gardening as a year-round affair, but especially during the late spring and early summer. As temperatures rise blooming perennials are at their peak color and fragrance during this time. What better way to showcase the vibrant colors than by adding garden and landscape lighting to further your garden enjoyment. Certain types of plants and flowers will provide even more benefit as they are in full bloom in the evening as opposed to the day; with garden lighting you can enjoy endless splendor in first person as the moment unfolds.

#5) Paths and walkways – Outdoor lighting is a wonderful way to make a grand entrance – but, this one is also important for safety’s sake. Trying to travel from your house to your outdoor spaces in the dark is dangerous. Limited visibility and the chance of coming into contact with wildlife such as a snake or fallen branch can present a dangerous scenario when trying to reach your destination in the dark. Path lighting increases visibility and opens up the landscape around it. Gently lit paths that extend from your home to your outdoor oasis destination make utilizing these spaces effortless and worry free any time of the evening. Professional path lighting also delivers a mesmerizing effect within the landscape. The finishing touch to your outdoor oasis!

San Antonio landscape lighting and path lighting

Path lighting permits endless, effortless travel for you and your guests.

If you are ready to make this summer the best ever during the time you and your family will spend outdoors contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Our outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you!
(210) 971-8759
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Patio lighting San Antonio TX

Here, we combined landscape and patio outdoor lighting to create a spa-like escape for these homeowners.

Have you ever wished your landscape looked as if it came from the pages of a home and garden magazine? Or ever found yourself longing for a gently illuminated landscape that brought your plants to life in the evening? Even though upscale outdoor lighting such as elegant landscape lighting seems out of reach, it isn’t. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your landscape into the space you have always dreamed of; magical, ethereal and memorable in the evening. The benefits of professional landscape lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property. Here is a  look at the four (4) major benefits of adding landscape lighting…

  • Top Four (4) Benefits of Adding Landscape Lighting to Your Home:

1) Landscape Lighting for Security

Burglars typically decide which homes to rob from their vantage point in the street. They look for easily accessible homes they feel they can enter and exit under a veil of darkness, without being observed by a passersby. If your San Antonio or Hill Country home is well lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable, exposed and more likely to be caught!

Our fixtures are made with quality materials you can see, and feel.

Landscape lighting such as adding path lights to garden paths and sidewalks aids in the safety of your evening landscape.

2) Landscape Lighting for Safety

Walking around in the dark outside your San Antonio home can be hazardous. It’s easy to trip or fall when you can’t see your own feet especially after a spring or summer storm or windy conditions. In this way, landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and friends walking around outside at night. Landscape lighting can even enhance your pet’s evening trips outdoors allowing you a full view of the spaces your pet frequents in time to avert a potential mishap with a wild animal, or debris that could pose a threat.

after outdoor lighting

This stunning home comes to life with professional outdoor lighting

3) Landscape Lighting for Increased Property Value

Curb appeal! Did you know that homes with outdoor lighting generally sell for more than those that do not?  Savvy home buyers recognize the many benefits of outdoor lights when comparing different homes. This allows you to set a higher asking price if your home boasts this feature. Remember, landscape lights installed by an outdoor lighting professional ensure proper installation and placement delivering the best aesthetics. This is just one of the reasons why investing in a professionally installed system is well worth the investment.

Zen inspired lanscape lighting

Zen inspired lanscape lighting brings out the beauty of this outdoor oasis.

4) And of Course, Landscape Lighting for Beauty

Our recipe of superb placement, quality fixtures and soft washes of light enhance the curb appeal of your landscape and home and makes it stand out among the darkened homes on your street. Outdoor lighting gives you a chance to show off your carefully designed paths, gardens and natural areas, colorful plantings and areas of interest within the landscape, even when it’s pitch black outside.

If you are looking for an outdoor lighting application that will give you the most enjoyment and benefit from your investment, consider landscape lighting. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country to discover the best kept secret to achieving the ultimate benefit from your evening landscape.
(210) 771-6080
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more inspiring imagery by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery located on our website today.

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take the plunge with outdoor lighting

Take the plunge and enjoy the season with the addition of outdoor lighting designed to enhance your outdoor living lifestyle.

All homeowners are a little bit like kids this time of year. The anticipation of the beginning of summer brings out this quality in even the staunchest personalities. Instead of wishing for ice cream trucks and catching fire flies in jars, adults long for outdoor spaces that can transport them to a state of relaxation. From versatile backyard decks, to poolside areas built to soothe all the senses. There is much to be said about having that one special spot in your landscape that you can enjoy all season long an escape to at the end of a hard day. Imagine that space with the addition of outdoor lighting. Imagine being able to extend the hours you can enjoy your outdoor oasis and all the possibilities adding light would bring. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio urges you to visualize your favorite outdoor space under the romantic illumination of outdoor lighting. With the summer season close at hand, we have compiled a list of the top 5 outdoor spaces that benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting.

San Antonio deck lighting

Deck lighting increases the function and enjoyment of your backyard deck.

  • Decks – Decks are the most all American outdoor spaces around. Today’s decks range from simple to over the top designs which beg for enhancements such as lighting. Not only will deck lighting create ambiance in your deck space, it will also make it safer to enjoy during the evening. Evening social endeavors such as barbecues and outdoor dinner parties have no curfew or time limits to the good times when outdoor lighting is involved. Our expert lighting designs include stair tread lighting, post and deck rail lighting. We also accentuate the custom features of your deck with specialized lighting such as lighting under bench seating and above grilling and cooking areas. We can finish out your deck lighting by adding landscape and path lighting around the perimeter of your deck to allow easy navigation from the yard to your deck, which also enhances the landscaping around your deck too.
tree and patio lighting

This patio is located within the landscape and comes alive with the addition of San Antonio patio lighting.

  • Patios – In the same way deck lighting enhances the beauty of your deck, patio lighting does the same. Patios are generally centrally located within the landscape. Patios can be a part of an outdoor living combination area, or placed as a secret refuge within the landscape. No matter where your particular patio is located, we can add lighting that will enhance the function and beauty of your patio and the landscape surrounding it.
  • San Antonio landscape lighting and path lighting

    Path lighting permits endless, effortless travel to and from locations within your landscape.

    Paths and walks – This one is important for safety’s sake. Trying to travel from your house to your outdoor spaces in the dark is dangerous. Limited visibility and the chance of coming into contact with a snake or fallen branch can present a dangerous scenario when trying to reach your destination in the dark. Path lighting increases visibility and opens up the landscape around it. Gently lit paths that extend from your home to your outdoor oasis destination make utilizing these spaces effortless and worry free any time of the evening. Professional path lighting also delivers a mesmerizing effect within the landscape.

  • San Antonio pool and spa lighting designs

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio delivers summer lovin outdoor lighting designs to increase the beauty and fun of the season.

    Pools – What better way to heighten the senses than light dancing off of tranquil water? Pool lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Lighting will allow you to enjoy that “midnight swim” with peace of mind, and will also allow extended hours of enjoyment by the pool and in the pool. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country make sure to illuminate the areas around your pool as well. This combination of landscape and pool lighting creates an outdoor oasis setting in your own backyard.

  • San Antonio TX garden lighting in the rose garden

    Here we combined garden and statuary lighting to provide a secret garden atmosphere for these San Antonio residents.

    Gardens– Our mild temperatures make gardening a year round affair, but especially during the late spring and early summer. As temperatures rise blooming perennials are at their peak color during this time. What better way to showcase the bold hues and lush greens than by adding garden and landscape lighting to further your garden enjoyment. Certain types of plants and flowers are in full bloom in the evening as opposed to the day; with garden lighting you can enjoy endless splendor in first person.

San Antonio urban outdoor lighting designs

Urban backyards can enjoy the same benefits from our timeless outdoor lighting designs.

If you are ready to make this summer the best ever during the time you and your family will spend outdoors contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Our outdoor lighting designs will bring out the same amazement and enchantment you found in the outdoors as a kid!
(210) 971-8759
Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Visit our deck and patio lighting photo gallery, our pool and underwater photo gallery and our landscape and garden photo gallery on our website to see more inspiring images of outdoor lighting bliss.

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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.

San Antonio outdoor lighting

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.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

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.

San Antonio landscape lighting

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.

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San Antonio palm tree lighting creates ambiance

Palm trees expertly lit at the entrance of this home create elegance and curb appeal.

San Antonio is the home of a rare gem of a tree which is only suitable for certain climates. Fortunately, in this part of Texas the Palm tree thrives. The shape, growing pattern and branching make it a perfect specimen for outdoor tree lighting. Many different types of palms will grow successfully in our region, but the Texas Sabal palm and blue palm are the only palms native to Texas.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

Using palm trees within the border of your landscape adds depth and drama, especially with the addition of landscape and tree lighting.

With their majestic, fan-like canopy the palm tree comes alive under the glow of outdoor lighting. The palm has the ability to turn an average landscape by day into a tropical oasis with the addition of tree lighting.

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.

You may wonder just how we create such a surreal atmosphere by lighting palm trees in your landscape. The answer is a proven recipe of up lighting and down lighting to create a soft wash of light. The key is to accentuate the unique shape, height and form of the palm, without overpowering it. Professional tree lighting uses technique and training to assess each tree on an individual basis, making it stand out, but no overpowering it.

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

lighted palm tree by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

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

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about enhancing the palm trees within your landscape and turn your yard into a tropical paradise of beauty and light. We can even light your palm trees for the holidays too, as part of our holiday lighting program.

We can set up a night-time demonstration to show you what you have been missing
(830) 624 – 1300
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more inspiring images of tree lighting, including palm tree lighting by visiting our landscape and garden outdoor lighting galleries 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.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

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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