Our Design Philosophy

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, we believe there’s more to outdoor lighting than throwing fixtures in the ground.  Our goal is to develop a relationship with every client that will last for the full ten year warranty of our fixtures.

It starts with sharing the philosophy of our company:  Quality handmade fixtures, expert installation, a solid warranty, annual maintenance plans, and a company that believes in customer service above all else.

When you call us at 210-971-8759, we share our company’s philosophy, and listen to your wants and desires.

Next is showing you our quality fixtures in a night time setting with a free demonstration at YOUR home.  Our expert lighting designers start by LISTENING, so we can determine exactly what you’re looking for.  We’ll guide your desires with our expert eye and offer suggestions to accomplish your goals while providing an expert lighting design that enhances the beauty, safety, and security of the home.

Then we set up the fixtures so you can see the beautiful way your home is transformed at night.  At that point we can tweak the design by adding and removing lights until you are perfectly satisfied.

At that point we give you a fair, competitive proposal of exactly what your installation will cost.  With every installation, we include our tempered glass lens covers for the well lights, and our state-of-the-art Lighting Control Automation.

Sometimes, homeowners want to get several bids.  That’s okay with us!  We always recommend to the homeowner that they compare apples to apples, evaluate the COMPANY they’re dealing with, and always insist on a night time demonstration!

Three out of four times, the homeowners decide on the spot that they love it, and we can schedule the installation!

Our installations take from two to four days, and when we’re finished, we leave your home looking better than we found it.  That’s our promise!

Next, we always return the night of completion to do a complete night time adjustment, making sure every fixture is illuminating exactly what it should, and that you, the homeowner, are completely satisfied.  We go over the warranty and the lighting control automation, making sure you have no questions.

Finally, we will mail you a thank you card and gift a week or so after the installation.  That completes the process, and you can begin enjoying your beautiful home and outdoor living spaces after dark.

We always send a letter and follow up with a phone call when it’s time to change out your bulbs.  Remember, our annual maintenance plan includes bulb changes, voltage testing, trimming shrubs, treating with fire ant retardent, reburying expose wires, and completely reconditioning the system for continued peak performance.

Quality fixtures, expert installation, and a company that still knows the meaning of customer service.  That’s what matters to you, so it also matters to us!

Call us to schedule your installation or service.  We’d love to hear from you!

Scott Bellamy

Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

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Dark Sky Compliance

Many people in the San Antonio area are beginning to hear about a term called “dark sky“.  Essentially, the term refers to reducing nocturnal glow & glare from urban & coastal areas.  As our culture and society becomes ever more environmentally friendly, we seek new and better ways to live in harmony with nature, and that includes addressing our night sky.

The goal of various “Dark Sky Compliance” measures is to deal with the excess artificial light, especially near or around urban areas, that has reduced our ability to see the stars at night.  And it’s not just being addressed to help the environment.

Bexar County Commissioners Court Regulation No. 12.501.072208, known as “The Camp Bullis Lighting Order”, was recently passed to address the light pollution that was affecting the night time medical field training exercises at Camp Bullis.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has always been sensitive to the issue of light pollution, and that is why we design our residential landscape lighting plans the way we do.  We use primarily low voltage systems that use lower wattage bulbs increasing energy efficiency while still providing the correct amount of light.  When we do use line voltage lighting, we use it in a downward lighting application.  All of our lighting is shielded and aimed in such a way as to eliminate “light encroachment” or “light trespass” to the surrounding neighbors.  We believe in “lighting for effect”.  Light should illuminate the structure or landscape without any additional glare, i.e., light should never be hitting you in the eyes.

The International Dark-Sky Association has developed some simple Guidelines for Lighting Regulations for Small Communities, Urban Neighborhoods, and Subdivisions.  In the article, it is noted that Low Voltage landscape lighting is exempt from most lighting regulations, but such lighting should be shielded in such a way as to eliminate glare and light trespass.

Our customers can rest assured that our residential low voltage landscape lighting designs and installations are in full compliance with paragraph 2.2 of The Camp Bullis Lighting Order, and are in full compliance with the guidelines specified by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Our goal has always been and continues to be to provide you, our customer, with high quality landscape lighting that will enhance your home’s beauty, safety, security, while also being friendly to the enviroment.

That’s a promise.

Scott Bellamy

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio