The Gift of Light: An Exquisite Surprise for Your Loved One This Christmas

LED Outdoor Lights in Augusta

Give the gift of light this holiday season!

Outdoor lighting makes a great gift this holiday season, or for any gift giving occasion. A gift that is used every day is the best kind of gift there is. Making their life easier, more pleasurable and giving them that warm feeling in their heart every day – means the gift was a perfect one. Check, check & check. Outdoor lighting meets all of those criteria and more, consider outdoor lighting for a surprise your loved one will never forget.

Outdoor lighting is the gift that keeps giving all year long. During these long winter nights, you are giving your loved one safety & security. You’re highlighting beauty for them to behold that would have otherwise been hidden under the cover of darkness. And when spring and summer arrive, you’re providing fantastic lighting for long summer nights of entertaining and enjoyment.

Don’t forget the joy that you will gain from giving. Surprising a spouse or loved one with outdoor lighting is an experience you will never forget. We’ll work with you to set up a successful surprise. All you have to do is make sure the recipient of your gift is away from home long enough for us to install the custom outdoor lighting system. For that precious moment when your loved one arrives home and you flip the switch is one we can’t experience enough. The joy, the surprise, the astonishment at the transformation of their home is a moment in life that will be forever etched in your and their memories.

We’d love to work with you on surprising your loved one with a transformed home exterior. No matter what the gifting occasion is, call us ahead of time and we’ll work with you as best we can to make sure the surprise is pulled off without a hitch. Call today to make sure we can work with your timeline. 706-722-5711

Join Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta at the Sacred Heart Garden Festival, April 20-23, 2017

Every year we anticipate the Tournament’s arrival for weeks, and it’s here and gone in a flash. Luckily, we still have a wonderful event to continue the celebration of Augusta’s unique charm. This month we have the Sacred Heart Garden Festival which allows us to see the beauty of Augusta’s magnificent gardens.

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival

Starting with the Thursday night Garden Festival Preview Party and ending elegantly with Sunday afternoon tea, the weekend allows the attendees the opportunity to tour some of the areas most prestigious private gardens.

Fun, helpful, and inspiring are just some of the words used to describe what the Festival brings each year. This year’s speakers are some of the best local gardeners, industry experts, and vendors sharing the best local gardening advice to help you make 2017 the year of the garden at your Augusta home.

During the Festival, you can find us in Vendor Village (we’re usually in the outdoor area) with our LED landscape lights on hand. If you want to see our lighting in action, enjoy the system we have installed at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. A nighttime viewing can help you imagine what our expert lighting designers could do at your Augusta home.

We hope to see you at the Festival, check out the schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival

April 20 – 23rd, 2017



See you soon,

Pat & Karen Otis

Augusta Symphony Guild’s 8th Annual Symphony of Kitchens

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta is pleased to invite you to join us at the Augusta Symphony Guild’s 8th Annual Symphony of Kitchens.

The Symphony of Kitchens Tour is a self-guided kitchen tour on Saturday March 11th from 10am – 4pm. Ticket holders will enjoy demonstrations at each location from cooking demonstrations to a floral presentation and even musical entertainment. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the Symphony Orchestra of Augusta.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will be hosting an outdoor lighting demonstration, sharing with ticket holders all of the gorgeous and practical benefits of adding landscape lighting and architectural lighting to your Augusta home.

Symphony of Kitchen Tour 2017 Events

Toast to the Tour Party

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 7 p.m.

Symphony of Kitchens Tour

Saturday, March 11, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Buy tickets at: Augusta Symphony Guild’s 8th Annual Symphony of Kitchens

We hope to see you there!

If It Seems Too Good to Be True…

LED copper path light - energy efficient and beautifulThe age old adage is certainly well known for a reason. While it sounds good to get replacement bulbs for your outdoor lights from your local big box store and swap them out yourself, we want to warn you there maybe some hidden costs and surprises. We hate to see our customers suffer from unforeseen problems and hassles down the road. We want what is best for our customers and are fine if you do change your own bulbs but share the following advice.

More is More

halogen bulbWith our replacement bulbs you are getting top quality outdoor light bulbs that you just can’t buy at your local big box store. While you can drive to your local Lowe’s and pick up a similar looking bulb for your outdoor lighting fixture for a lower price, the quality is just not the same. Our bulbs come with a 1 year warranty and on average last 1.5 years. The bulbs from the big box store last much less time than ours and offer no warranty. We’d hate to see you having to replace your bulbs so frequently and with no warranty coverage and in the end spending more.

Other Bulbs Can Damage Your Fixtures

Burnt outdoor lighting fixtureAnother way the big box bulbs can actually end up costing you is by causing damage to your fixtures. If you get the wrong bulb for your fixture it can run too hot and melt the inside of the fixture. This will not only ruin your light fixture, but it will also void the warranty for the entire light. We understand some customers want to replace their own bulbs but we recommend they call us and let us help them with the details of a safe bulb.  Our customers are everything to us. We care about you and would hate to see you have to not only buy another replacement bulb, but a replacement fixture as well.

Save Yourself the Headaches with a System Checkup

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta Maint. Plan

Our Annual Maintenance Plan will keep your lighting perfected year after year.

We do believe the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives annual maintenance plan is a good way to keep your outdoor lighting system running in tip top shape.  This annual maintenance plan includes

  • changing all bulbs
  • repairing and reburying any lines that may have made their way up to the surface
  • checking your transformer and voltage
  • adjusting or resetting timers
  • straightening fixtures that have been moved
  • provide priority repairs at no additional cost
  • fine-tuning your outdoor lighting system where needed
  • one year warranty on all bulbs

A lot can happen in a year, your landscaping can mature, you may have had to excavate near a light to make a home repair or maybe the kids knocked over a light. With our annual maintenance plan we’ll make all adjustments and repairs to keep your outdoor lighting system in great working order. The best part is, you don’t have to do a thing.

We are Here for You

For over 16 years we have been installing and servicing outdoor lighting in the CSRA When we install your outdoor lighting system, it is just the beginning of the  relationship we will have with you. We will do everything we to make sure your system stays up and running in peak condition. We have the best warranty and the best service available! However, to maintain this level of customer service and to provide the best quality lights available, we must charge a reasonable price for our products and service. . We are here for the long term. Charging a reasonable price allows us to stay in business so you’ll always have parts and service available for your outdoor lighting system.

If you have any questions, would like to know more about our annual maintenance plan or would like a free home consultation, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Athens/Lake Oconee. Or visit our website: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta.

Gather Your Friends & Family with Enchanting Outdoor Lighting for Your Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are my favorite time of year. A time to slow down and spend time with those we hold dear. The season is about family & friends and of course food! However, the holiday season falls during some of the shortest days of the year, frequently making party arrivals & departures take place under the cover of darkness. As the party hostess/host you can provide elegant outdoor lighting that also provides safely illuminated guidance for holiday guests.

Welcome Your Guests with Elegant Entry Lighting

Arriving to a holiday party in the dark is the norm, but it doesn’t have to be. With the sun setting early this time of year, we begin to get used to traveling to and from under the cover of night. Make sure you provide a warm welcome to your holiday guests with elegant entry lighting at your Augusta home. Starting when your guests pull up to your driveway, the festive atmosphere from your outdoor lighting puts a smile on their face and in their hearts. The softly lit front entry way provides guidance as they safely climb stairs and enter your home for a holiday party they will never forget.

LED Landscape LightAs your guests enter your home where the music is playing and the festivities are in full swing, the elegant party atmosphere continues. With a view of the stunning lights sparkling in the backyard, you and your guests toast to Thanksgiving or Christmas and your gratitude for the friends, family and time you get to share this season. With Augusta outdoor lighting you can create a magical holiday atmosphere inside & out.

When the party winds down and everyone is tired from the evenings festivities, be sure to offer well lit stairs and pathways for easy navigation from your home to their cars. As the perfect party comes to and end, you can rest easy knowing your guests enjoyed the festivities.

Pat OtisCall today for your free consultation and nighttime demonstration. 706-722-5711 And Happy Holidays from everyone at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta & Lake Oconee.

Watch: The Skinny on LED Lights (or Top 3 Reasons You Should Invest in LEDs this Summer)

LED copper path light - energy efficient and beautiful

A great example of the natural beauty of LED lights

Hello all – These “dog days of summer” have got me thinking about the high cost of summer enjoyment. What does it take for us to enjoy these summer days? Central air conditioning, for sure, but it comes with a high price tag via exorbitant utility bills. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your summer nights, by beautifying your home with outdoor lights, without it costing you an arm and leg? Good news: it is possible…with our LED lights.

My experiences with skeptical customers have taught me that some people are skittish about LED bulbs, assuming that all LEDs give off a harsh, artificial, or blueish light (like car headlights), lending to an unnatural look and feel. I admit that, sadly, some LEDs do look unnatural, but I also know that the vast majority of those lights utilize a cheap low quality LED bulb.

A Riddle - Which Set of Outdoor Lights is Halogen and which is LED?

Can you tell which set of outdoor lights is halogen and which is LED? No?! Exactly my point…

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we only use LED lights with Cree-chip technology which, as the article above states, is one of the highest quality LED bulbs available on the market today. Need more proof? Look at the pictures in this blog – our LED lights give off the same color temperature and effect that people love from our halogen bulbs. The Cree bulbs we use register very well of the CRI-scale (Color Rendering Index), meaning that all of our lights will deliver a natural glow, giving your house our signature warm, inviting, and elegant look. Still want to learn more? I highly recommend this informative video from our national office: The Skinny on LEDs

BONUS – not only do they look great, but our LEDs maximize your lighting investment by saving you money in 3 primary ways…


LED conversion = More lights, more beauty, more security, & more savings! What a deal!

1. Our LED bulbs are more efficient. Our LEDs use 85% less energy than their standard halogen counterparts, which translates into an 85% cavings on your energy bill.  This means that you can run your lights as long as you want without worrying about the cost. Higher efficiency means that you will save some of your hard-earned green while being green and helping the environment.

2. Our LEDs Are Warrantied Twice as Long. We already have the best warranty in business, and using our LEDs only makes our guarantee even better. With LED bulbs, or an LED conversion, we  warranty your bulbs for twice as long as our standard halogen bulbs (2 yrs on all LED bulbs), giving you the peace of mind, and extended enjoyment, that comes standard with the best warranty in the business. 

3.  Our LEDs are able to be retrofitted into your existing lighting system. While some lighting companies try to sell your whole new LED-specific fixtures, our bulbs are able to be retrofitted into all of our fixtures. This means you can make an LED conversion without buying a whole new lighting system. This is an great formula: LEDs conversion = More lights, more beauty, more security, & more savings!

Sit Down and Breathe Deep Enjoy Our Deck & Moon Lighting Combo

Want to enjoy your lighting investment more? LEDs allow you to run your lights 2x as long with 85% more savings.

Ok, so how do you get LED bulbs? For the reasons listed above, some of our customers choose to initially install an LED system, while others choose to upgrade to LED bulbs during their Annual Maintenance Plans (AMP).  Since our LEDs use so much less energy than their halogen counterparts, an upgrade pays for itself over time…

So, call us if you would like to learn more about the benefits of an LED conversion for your Annual Maintenance Plan. If you are convinced about the benefits of an LED retrofit, or just have some more questions, you can reach us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.  If you would like some more examples of our work, you can also visit our website to look through some of our favorite Augusta outdoor lighting photos.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Video: Transform your Augusta Home into an Evening Oasis This Summer


An Evening Oasis: A Remedy for The Dog Days of Summer

Hello all – In case you haven’t noticed, we are officially in the ‘dog days of summer’. Even though these summer days are pretty hot, I hope you are getting some time outside to enjoy these beautiful summer nights. In case the summer heat has got you feeling sapped, I thought I would post  a few video clips to offer a little mid-summer motivation.

Augusta outdoor lighting for a Masters makeover tournament time

Let Us Help You Sit Down, Breathe Deep, & Enjoy These Summer Nights with Your Friends and Family

To me, there are few things better than sitting outside and enjoying a beautiful summer evening with family and friends. Imagine – sitting in your backyard with a cool beverage in your hand and your partner by your side; the lighting bugs are flashing, the crickets are chirping, and the stars are twinkling overhead. As you take in this ‘evening oasis’, you close your eyes and breathe in deep, finally relaxing after a long day of work…

Our Reliable Service Ensures that Your Lights Continue Look Great Year After Year

Our Lights Will Transform Your Yard into an Evening Oasis that Encourages Rest, Relaxation, and Fellowship

Sounds great, huh? But, lets be honest, these ‘evening oasis’ moments are beautiful, yet rare, in life. Yet, they don’t have to be the rarefied air of summer vacations, spa visits, or millionaires. Smart homeowners intentionally invest in creating an outdoor atmosphere that encourages rest, relaxation, and fellowship. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee help you create an ‘evening oasis’ atmosphere for your home this summer.

Transform Your Yard with Outdoor Lighting - Augusta / Lake Oconee

Be Inspired: Watch These Videos to see How We can Transform your Home into an Evening Oasis this Summer

Want a little more inspiration?  Check out this new Summer Night Lights video we put together. For more detail, watch this video series called “Transformation Augusta”. Here, you will see me meet with the homeowner of an elegant 100+ year old Augusta home. You will see how we discuss her objectives, walk her property, install the system, and transform her home into an evening entertaining oasis. As you watch these videos, remember that your home’s transformation is just a phone call away. If you are ready to see how we can transform your home into an evening oasis with our lights, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. Pat Otis, President Signature       Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

Increase the Beauty & Safety of your Augusta Home This Summer

Summer is here, and if you are like me, you are ready to sit back and enjoy those cool summer nights in your backyard. I mean, what could be better?  Well, that depends…


Our lights make your home look beautiful,and give your family those priceless feelings of safety & security.

Try this – next time you are sitting in your backyard, take a moment to consider: how does this feel? Also consider: wouldn’t it be nice to relax in a backyard that makes you feel inspired, welcomed, safe and secure? In my mind, these are priceless feelings, especially safety and security. That said, I don’t think the desire for beauty and safety is an either/or choice with outdoor lighting, in my mind the desire for beauty and safety is always a both/and option….at least when you use the right lighting company.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we aim to be that right lighting company, specializing in creating house and garden lighting systems that increase your home’s beauty, safety, and security. We talk a lot about how our lights beautify, but how do our lights promote safety and security in your home or garden? 

Pool lighting can transform your pool into a relaxing oasis

Hear a Noise? Turn on the Lights. Our LCA Timers Let You Control Your Lights from Anywhere in the House

Safety: Our lights make your yard more safe in a variety of ways: beautiful solid copper pathlights will help your guests know where to walk in your yard, hidden moon-lights can illuminate the dark spots in your yard with a soft glow from above, and custom pool lights increase visibility in your pools and water features. You, your family and guests will breathe easier and be safer with our lights pushing back the darkness, bringing our signature warm, welcoming and elegant lighting effect to your backyard.

Increase you family's safety by lighting up your walkways and driveways

Increase you family’s safety by lighting up your walkways and driveways

Security: Professional outdoor landscape and architectural lighting not only makes your home look more beautiful and inviting, it also adds a “blanket of security” to your home and yard. It is proven that homes and businesses with strategically placed outdoor lighting often deter potential criminals. Outdoor lighting can make it easier for you and your neighbors to see if someone tries to enter your home, but it can also help you feel more secure when you and your family come home after dark. Our LCA timers also add a another dimension of security to your home. Hear a strange noise in your yard? You can turn on your lights from anywhere in your house with our digital LCA timers. You can also set custom lighting programs, creating the look of someone being home even while you are away.  While the feeling of safety and security is priceless, our lights and LCA timers can help you get a lot closer than you were before.

A More Beautiful and Safer Home in Just a Phone Call Away

A More Beautiful and Safer Home is a Phone Call Away

We can create a custom lighting design for your home that will increase the beauty, safety and security of your property. Whether you are interested in traditional landscape lighting, or some of our security lighting features, we know you’ll breathe a little easier, knowing that your home is well lit and your family is safer at night as a result. If you’d like to see how we can make your home or business look more beautiful and feel more secure, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. Next time you sit in your dark yard, just remember that a safer and more beautiful home is just a phone call away.

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

Top 5 Ways We Can Help Your Garden to Glow This Summer

Its a new summer season, and that means there are new memories to be made, new sights to see, and new parties to throw. It also means a new summer focus for our blogs. Last year we had a lot of fun thinking through how we could help you to light up those “summer nights”, and this year we turn our attention to your yard and garden.

Let’s be honest – you spend a lot of time and money making your lawn and garden great. enjoy your garden at night with quality outdoor lightingSo, why should you spend any more than have to? But, also consider this – why should you just get to enjoy your investment during the daylight hours? Most of us spend most of our time at home during the evening hours, and we think you should be able to enjoy your yard investment whenever you want. Our lights will help you do this.

For the rest of the summer we are going to focus on how we, at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, can help  your yard and garden to really glow this summer season…and every season after.

Below is a quick preview: Our lights…

Every Garden Has Hidden Beauty Waiting To Be Uncovered with our lights

1. Bring out the hidden beauty of your yard at night. Most people aren’t aware that the evening hours offer a fresh and unique perspective of your garden. Yet, as this Gazebo picture shows, there are areas of hidden beauty in every garden at night just waiting to be uncovered. Summer nights offer the ideal opportunity to see your garden in a whole new light. Let us work hard to help you bring out the hidden beauty of your garden and see your yard in a whole new light this summer.

2. Make outdoor entertaining a breeze. Whether it be a cocktail party or a family picnic, our lights always help keep the party going. Quality outdoor lighting means that your guests don’t have to leave when evening comes; and, unlike other lesser lighting fixtures, we guarantee that our lights will always be beautiful, dependable, and versatile. This means you can rest assured that no matter the celebration, our lights will be there to help you make the most of any event you will ever host.

water feature lighting draws attention to the waterfall as the focal points of your yard

3. Highlight your favorite features of your yard. Nighttime is the ideal time to accent what you desire to be the focal point of your yard. Think about it this way – the evening offers you a black canvas to draw attention to your favorite parts of your lawn and garden. Like the artist Rembrandt, the original “painter of light”, we bring light into places where it does not exist, accenting the parts of your yard that you most want to highlight.

4. Bring greater safety and security to your yard. We all instinctively know that safety and security are priceless feelings. Our lights increase your yard’s safety with beautiful path lights, helping people know where to walk in your yard, hidden moon-lights illuminating the ground with a soft glow from above, and pool lights increasing visibility in your pools and water features. As for security, you and your family will breathe easier as our lights push back the darkness and illumine the dark spots of your yard.

5. Enhance Your Home’s Beauty Every Season. It seems like the spring leaves have only just arrived, and we know you want to savor every moment of this lush green haven. Whether it be the blazing colors of fall, or the beautiful blooms of spring, our experienced lighting professionals know how to design and install a lighting system that ensures your home will look beautiful each and every season. Our incredible warranty also guarantees that your home will keep looking great, night after night, season after season, year after year.


This is just a quick preview, and I look forward to unpacking the difference our lights can make for you lawn and garden this summer. And, when you are ready to see how we can help your garden to glow, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Stop By & See Us at the 2015 Sacred Heart Garden Festival


Screenshot 2015-04-23 11.29.04Can you believe it? Tournament time has come and gone in Augusta. And what a great week it was!

Good news: even though Masters week is over, there are still plenty of great things happening in our fair city. For example – take the Sacred Heart Garden Festival (which runs this Thursday through Sunday). This is justifiably one of most popular events we have in our community. Year after year, folks tell us that this Festival is an incredibly fun, helpful and inspiring experience. We agree. The theme of this year’s festival is  “Classic Southern Gardening”, and there will be a plethora of speakers, vendors, and amateur gardeners who will be sharing their expertise, products, and experiences about about growing your garden and giving it a classic southern charm.

We are proud to be the official outdoor lighting company of the Sacred Heart Church

We are proud to be the official outdoor lighting company of the Sacred Heart Church

Best of all, this Festival is for a great cause – all proceeds will support the enduring legacy of the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. We have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Sacred Heart Cultural Center for many years. We believe in what they do, and they also believe in what we do. We are proud to say that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee is the Center’s choice for all their outdoor lighting needs (In fact, when you visit the Center this weekend you will see that our lights are permanently installed in the Center).

Our Reliable Service Ensures that Your Lights Continue Look Great Year After Year

Stop by our booth in Vendor Village to see how our lights can help your garden glow this spring.

We will also have some of our lights set up on display in Vendor Village. We would love to meet you, and show you our newest products, so stop by our booth and see us if you can. Below is the schedule for this year’s Festival – We will have an OLP representative in Vendor Village for each and all of these times. We plan to be there to answer all of your outdoor lighting questions and help you think through your outdoor lighting needs.

Garden Preview Party

ANN-016Thur., April 23, 7 pm

Garden Festival Hours

Fri., April 24, 9 am-8 pm

Sat., April 25, 9 am-5 pm

Sun., April 26, 12 pm-5 pm 

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a free home consultation, stop by our booth, drop us an email, or call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Athens/Lake Oconee.

Hope to see you at the Festival,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee