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

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It is not too late, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio today to make this holiday the most magical ever!

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It is not too late to make this Christmas the most magical ever!

Just this past week, as I was sitting in traffic and playing the “hurry-up-and-wait” game we all find ourselves participating in this time of year, I noticed a sign hammered into the ground right at the intersection that read “Will hang Christmas lights cheap.”  That was it, the single line of text, followed by a local phone number underneath. My mind  began to drift to images of what a “cheap” holiday lighting installation would look like, or if it would even illuminate. I then quickly surmised, than like all products and services promoted as being “cheap”, you usually get what you pay for. With that conclusion, I then began to think of all the ways we are able to provide beautiful, professionally appointed holiday lighting to homeowners and business owners in the San Antonio area, even on a budget!

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Snowfall lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio,

Our outdoor holiday lighting program is convenient, and more affordable than you may think. Since the program is all-inclusive, it will save you time and money in the long run, and our stunning awe-inspiring results will leave you breathless! Even though Thanksgiving has passed we are still accepting appointments for our holiday outdoor lighting program. Don’t feel this late in the game you will have to settle for less by leaving your holiday lighting needs up to someone who advertises their service on a flimsy cardboard sign. There is still time to make this Christmas the most magical ever!

  • Design

We custom design your lighting display just for you. Our design staff ensures your holiday lighting display is customized to suit your taste, budget and your home’s architecture. Our professional lighting designer will also upload an image of your home onto his/ her laptop computer. You and the designer will work side-by-side during an in-home design consultation to create just the right look for your home. Our design software lets you preview each lighting element in-place on the onscreen image of your home. You can change themes or elements with the click of a mouse. Choose from a wide variety of roofline lights, wall displays, 3-D yard displays, wreaths, garland and much more. Each of these elements is coordinated to create a stunning, unified lighting scheme that will illuminate your entire property.

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    Our trained and experienced installers take your holiday lighting display to new heights safely.

    Installation

We professionally install your entire lighting display down to the last bulb. Risking life and limb on ladders and guessing whether your circuits can carry your loads is no way for you to enjoy the holidays. You will feel much more relaxed when you leave the installation of your outdoor holiday lighting to us. Our holiday lighting professionals will install every last one of your outdoor lights. You can count on your lights to be installed exactly the way you want them and when you want them with safety and beauty in mind. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio pride ourselves on neatness, punctuality and professionalism. You’ll never need (or want) to hang your own lights again!

  • Removal and Storage of your holiday lighting display
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio pays close attention to every special lighting detail

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio pays close attention to every special lighting detail.

We take down and store your lights for you. Cross the task of removing your holiday lighting off your list, after all, isn’t that the task no one ever looks forward to. Our professional installers are also available to remove your lights. A crew will arrive by a pre-specified, mutually convenient date and take down every last holiday light. We’ll neatly and professionally organize your lights in boxes that we will store for you at our temperature controlled facility. You need never strain to lug out another ladder to take down your holiday lights. (Or risk any mishaps with aforementioned ladder.) Our trained team does it all. We pack your lights into organized boxes that make next year’s installation easy and efficient. Those boxes are stored in our clean, dry facilities – ready for us to pull out and deliver to you next season.   Just imagine the added storage space you will have by freeing up the room normally reserved for your holiday lighting display. With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country the possibilities are endless!

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We can create a winter wonderland for you right here in Texas.

Our holiday lighting program takes one of the most dreaded tasks of the year and makes it something to look forward to. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the reason with family and friends. Bid farewell to the teetering ladder, tangled cords and headaches of installing your holiday lights, the frustration is absent and the hassle is gone, and that is worth its weight in gold! Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today to learn more about our innovative holiday outdoor lighting program today. (210) 971-8759 email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com Check out our outdoor holiday lighting gallery located on our website for more holiday lighting inspiration today!

Is you home’s entrance dark and scary? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can portray your home in a whole new light!

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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.

Experience a midsummer’s night dream with pool and water feature lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

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

Pools are great for daytime fun but they take on a whole new life at night, especially when you instill the experience and expertise of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio. Evening entertaining around your pool, utilizing your pool or even just reading a book by the pool becomes an event that soothes all the senses when you add pool and underwater lighting to the scenario.

The pool is not the only water feature that will benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting. Exquisitely integrated water features such as waterfalls and koi ponds which are readily used in the design of San Antonio’s landscapes become a focal point with the addition of outdoor lighting.

If you are still on the fence about just how much of a statement outdoor lighting can make at your pool or special water feature, watch this stunning pictorial that proves a picture is worth 1,000 words…

Learn more about taking your pool or water feature from ordinary to extraordinary by contacting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today (210) 971-8759 Email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more of our breathtaking pool and water feature lighting designs by visiting our pool and underwater lighting photo gallery located on our website.

San Antonio pier and dock lighting that no longer leaves your property’s most prominent feature in the dark

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The addition of lighting to your dock or pier adds beauty and safety to your lakeside playground.

If you are one of the fortunate homeowners lucky enough to live by the lake, or by a pond then you know the beauty that ensues looking into your property’s most prominent feature. Having the backdrop of a large water feature such as a lake or pond changes the entire aspect of your home and your property. It would be a travesty to not be able to take in the lovely views of the water at night. Adding outdoor lighting to your pier or dock can remedy the many dark evenings spent staring into the void.

Not only does lakefront living bring on reason for adding light, being able to utilize the lake or pond at night gives way to many evening recreational opportunities and is a great reason to add outdoor lighting “down by the lake”. For example, your grandson is down for the weekend and he wants nothing more than to learn how to fish. The best time to fish is usually around dusk. Having the capacity to safely fish off your pier at night with your grandson is enough reason alone to install  lakeside outdoor lighting. Not only will this tender moment not have to be cut short because of nightfall, you can linger in the memory you are creating without the worry of not being able to see what is around you or have enough light to make it safely back to the house. You may even get that big bite you have been waiting on and not miss your grandson reeling in his first fish.

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Deck lights are wonderful to use on a dock or pier.

There are so many reasons that outdoor lighting on your dock or pier make sense. From aesthetic appeal to safety, to time spent outdoor that would otherwise not happen. In general, lighting a pier or dock can have it’s obstacles but the benefits make it worth overcoming those obstacles.  Most of the time the area you are lighting is farther away from the house, and requires innovative design to achieve the desired effect for such a setting. We can make adding lighting and coming up with innovative designs easy with our experience and knowledge of dock and pier lighting.  We recommend in many cases adding subtle path lighting on the descent to the lake for added ambiance and security. This will allow for safe travel to the dock or pier, then we like to use fixtures on the dock or pier that will emit a soft wash of light instead of blaring light. We achieve this through careful fixture selection for your individual dock or pier and in some instances we add frosted lenses to minimize the glare from the bulb. All of this adds up to the perfect illumination to enjoy your lakeside haven at night.

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Fishing anyone? Dock lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio makes it possible into the wee hours if desired.

To add even more convenience Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can program your dock lighting into the lighting control automation where the lights by the lake will automatically come on at dusk and turn off at dawn. You will never have to flip a switch unless you want to , and when the occasion arises to spend some time with friends and family down by the water’s edge at night, the lights have already been cut on for you.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about our innovative dock and pier lighting designs, and how we can add more magic to your beautiful lakeside retreat. (830) 624 – 1300 email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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 magical gift of outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in its prime and the onslaught of beautiful holiday lighting is all around us to enjoy and inspire us at this time of year. What happens when all the beautiful lights come down and the season comes to a close? Do you miss the glow of outdoor holiday lighting when it is time to welcome in the new year? If you feel yourself missing the loveliness of outdoor holiday lighting then you need to know that outdoor lighting is not just for the holidays. The grace and beauty that comes with holiday outdoor lighting can also be found in our elegant and graceful outdoor lighting designs that can be enjoyed 365 days a year.

Don’t let the after holiday light take-down get you down. We can meet with you to design an outdoor lighting design plan that fits your home and landscape perfectly. From architectural and facade lighting to accentuate your homes distinct design and landscape to garden lighting that gives your surroundings  the feel of an outdoor oasis, and even pool lighting to take a dip in style every evening, all year through. Our San Antonio residents often get to take advantage of their water features throughout the year, which is more of a treat when you can take that midnight swim under the basque of stunning pool lighting.

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Beautiful outdoor lighting like this can be yours all year long with our personal, and stunning designs

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has been creating magic in landscapes and gardens and areas of outdoor interest as well as enhancing homes in the San Antonio area for many years. Not only does the addition of outdoor lighting make your property and landscape more inviting and elegant, it makes your home and yard safer as well. From the minute you pull  into the driveway each evening you can be greeted with the effects of outdoor lighting. From making your way to the garage, and into the front door and everywhere in between, outdoor lighting makes your life easier and more relaxed. No more fumbling to find the keys at a dark entrance, no more trying to navigate through the garden to pick that prized sprig of basil for you dinner dish. Outdoor lighting can enhance your home as well as your lifestyle.

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This already stunning home becomes gorgeous under the spell of outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting also promotes safety on a different level. A well-lit home is a safer home and is less likely to become the target of crime. Our outdoor lighting can even be programmed with lighting control automation to give the appearance that someone is home even when you are away. This technology can be programmed to control specific exterior lights and interior lights as well.

With all the many aspects that the addition of outdoor lighting can add to you life, you can never go wrong. Make the place you call home magical all year-long with our stunning outdoor lighting designs.

Outdoor lighting also makes a great gift for you or your loved one this holiday season. It can be the only gift they receive that keeps on giving the whole year through! Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about designing an outdoor lighting plan for your home, or to learn how to make this Christmas the most special ever by giving the gift of  outdoor lighting. (830) 624 – 1300 email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Need more inspiration? Visit our breathtaking photo galleries located on our website, to see what you and your home has been missing.