Category Archives: Commercial Lighting

Top 3 Costs of Bad Commercial Lighting (and How we Can Help).


What does your place of business look like at night?

Most business owners know that the key to a successful business is reducing costs and increasing profits, while maintaining high-quality standards. Many companies spend mega-bucks to advertise the high-quality of their brand, products, or services. While many business owners strategically think through what their place of business (shop, office, restaurant, etc) says about them as a company, many neglect to consider how their place of business looks at night. No lighting, or worse, bad lighting, has an impact on their way your customers feel and experience your business brand. My thesis is simple – there is a high cost to bad commercial lighting…but we can help you fix that.

The top three high costs of bad commercial lighting (and how we can help).


Great outdoor lighting makes your customers feel safe while enhancing the beauty and appeal of your business property

1. Bad commercial lighting can make your customers feel less safe. This first point is rooted in common sense: when your business property is unlit or poorly lit, your customers feel less safe visiting your place of business at night. Even if your company does not have nighttime hours, evenings come pretty early for half the year (Look outside at 6:00 today and see what I mean). Regardless, it is safe to assume that when your customers feel less safe, they will visit your place of business less. Less customers typically means less sales, which means less revenue.  Many business owners have not considered the high cost that bad lighting can have on their bottom line.

Great commercial lighting not only makes your business look beautiful and appealing, it also helps your customers feel safer. When people feel comfortable, they are more likely to visit, stay longer, and give greater attention to the products and services you are offering. Our lights can help you create that beautiful, inviting, and secure environment you want for your customers and employees.


We can help your signage become an elegant landmark for thousands of people as they travel by every night.

2.  Bad commercial lighting means that your business goes unnoticed. I made this point last week, but I think it bears repeating – next time you are driving home at night, look around and see what gets your attention. Where is your eye drawn? What signs do you see? How many of those signs are familiar to you…how many do you use as landmarks on your travels? I think you get the point – darkness is the great equalizer of commercial real estate as all business are hidden from sight at night…except the ones that make an effort to stand out.


Great commercial outdoor lighting helps your business stand out at night

Great commercial lighting helps your business stand out at night. Because many commercial signs and buildings are not illuminated at night, the illuminated signs really stand out. The evening hours are a great marketing opportunity, and outdoor lighting can be a great marketing tool for your business. Remember, the key to successful advertising is consistency, and great commercial lighting makes your business stand out at night. With the right lighting, your signs and buildings can become a landmark for thousands of potential customers as they travel by every night.

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Consider: how does outdoor lighting impact your impression of this building and the business brand it represents?

3. Bad commercial lighting damages your business brand. Successful companies spend lots of money to “curate their brand”, and know that bad press, negative reviews, or subpar products/services can hurt the image they are trying hard to build. What does bad lighting (“hot spots”, “dark patches”, harsh 110v floodlights) say about your business brand? Is this the message your want to send? Cheap lighting that is poorly designed, or lighting that works infrequently, is a problem. Harsh high voltage lighting can communicate a lack of style or elegance. Sloppy lighting can inadvertently send the wrong message about the business brand you have worked hard to build.


Our brand is ‘warm, elegant, and inviting’ and is why OLP is the business of choice for many of the CSRA’s premier commercial properties

On the other hand, great commercial lighting enhances your brand. Our signature style, our ‘brand’, is often described as ‘warm, elegant, and inviting’. This is why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee is the commercial outdoor lighting company of choice for many of the premier hotels, restaurants, office buildings, medical practices, neighborhoods, golf courses, and stores in/across the CSRA. We have the experience, artistry, skills, and custom products to compliment and enhance the presence of your brand.

If you are ready to work with us to design a lighting design that will highlight the defining features your brand and business at night, or just have some questions you want to ask, 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 pics.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee


Help Your Augusta Business Stand Out With Commercial Outdoor Lighting


If you want to survive in the jungle – blend in. In business, you need to stand out to thrive.

I was recently watching a show about rainforest animals. The program made a simple, yet profound point: if you want to survive in the jungle, you need to blend in. Good camouflage is what keeps successful predator’s bellies full, and successful prey out of those same bellies. It’s funny how different the rainforest is from business. In business, the goal is exactly the opposite: if you want to survive in business, you need to stand out. Companies spend tons of marketing money to make sure that they are noticed for their product, their brand, their building, their logo, and so on.

Before-and-after-outdoor-lightingHowever, many businesses, especially small businesses, inadvertently overlook the marketing power of light and the marketing opportunity of night. The most successful business are always thinking smart, and even if they aren’t open at night, smart business owners take the chance to stand out by investing in night-time advertising.

Try this – next time you are driving home at night, look around, see what gets your attention. Where is your eye drawn? What signs do you see? How do you feel about the signs that you see? Because many signs are not illuminated at night, the illuminated signs really stand out. Adding outdoor lighting can be a great marketing tool. Good outdoor lighting helps your business easy to find at night. Now look little closer, how many signs have bad lighting? Do you see “hot spots” and “dark spots” on some signage?  What does that say to you? Cheap lighting that is poorly designed, or that works infrequently is a problem. In fact, sloppy lighting can send the wrong message about the business brand you have worked hard to cultivate.


Good outdoor lighting helps your sign, and your business, stand out at night.

Over the past 17 years, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee has built a solid reputation as a Augusta’s premier commercial lighting company. We have done a lot of commercial lighting across the CSRA. If you would a few examples of the commercial work we do – check out the Evans town center, Georgia Bank and Trust building, McCloud Attorney building, Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood home, and the Sacred Heart Church….just to name a few.


How can we help your business stand out at night?

If you are a business owner take a moment to consider how we can help your business to thrive by standing out to night. If you are ready to let us help with your night-time advertising, or just have some more questions you want to ask, 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 pics.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

A New Years Update – Thanks & Blessings from our Family to Yours

Only a few more days until we enter the New Year of 2015! I hope you all have been enjoying the holiday season and were able to sit back and enjoy some quality time with your friends and family members. Other than celebrating the birth of my Savior, spending time with family and friends is my favorite part of the holiday season.

'Nana' with Hannah and Logan in Michigan

In this spirit, I thought it would be nice to post a New Years update from the Otis clan. As many of you know, all of our children have worked for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, and some continue to play a part in the family business. Many of you also kindly ask how are children are doing, so here is a quick update…

Marc, Megan, Hannah and Logan

Our oldest son, Marc, recently accepted a job in Michigan State University’s Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. As they prepare to move to East Lansing his wife, Megan, will look for part time teaching positions and Marc will continue to whittle away at his PhD. Our granddaughter, Hannah, is learning to read and will be starting Kindergarten in the fall! Our grandson, Logan, is also growing up quickly, and has learned to walk quite well since we saw him last.  He is bonding well with their new Chocolate Lab puppy, Moose. While they were unable to come home for Christmas, we are excited to go visit them in a few short days.

Justin is also doing well. After years of traveling around the country to for work, he has accepted a new position as a corrosion engineer for Atlanta Gas & Light in Atlanta, GA. He is enjoying learning the science behind the oil and gas industry. It is a growing industry and we are happy for him. We are also grateful that he has a job closer to home.

Kristin, Brendon & Foster

Kristin is over halfway through her PhD program at University of South Carolina. She continues to be passionate about school psychology and is thriving in her studies, equally enjoying both seeing clients and teaching undergraduate classes.  She and her long-time boyfriend, Brendon, are doing a great job raising their beautiful Golden Retriever, Foster

Justin & Jonathan in Paris

While continuing school, Jonathan has narrowed his focus to the field of perfusion. He enjoys the medical field, working with machines and is at his best under pressure. This field seems like a perfect fit for him. This past year, he earned his EMT certification, is taking additional sciences and shadowing several doctors at GRU. He plans to apply to MUSC’s Cardiac Perfusionist program in the coming fall and we know he will do great, helping lots of people through his work.


Karen is also doing well and staying busy. With family spread out over Columbia, Augusta, and Michigan, she stays on the move. This past year, we are sad to report that we lost our faithful Golden Retriever, Toby.  When Justin moved to ATL he picked up his dog, Romo, and we found ourselves without a dog for the first time in many years. So, we decided to fix that…twice over.  Karen’s birthday present was two new little Golden Retriever puppies – Daisy and Cash. They are sweet (and precocious) little puppies and they keep us plenty busy these days.

Our company had a record-breaking year in 2014, and after sixteen years, I still love what I do. I truly consider it a calling to bring greater beauty, safety, and value by lighting up homes and businesses in Augusta, Aiken, Lake Oconee, & Athens. Last year, I also continued working as a volunteer firefighter in Columbia County, even earning my EMT certification. I am also gradually  getting advanced paramedic training, so that I can keep serving as a first-responder for my church and community.

augusta22Although life is far from perfect, the holiday season reminds me how much the Lord has blessed us, and how much we don’t deserve his kindness to us. I am grateful for this time of year, which points me back to the priceless grace that he offers to all through his Son, Jesus.

As this year comes to close, I look back and give thanks for you, our customers. Despite an ever-expanding client list, you all still feel like family to us. If we can do anything to help you, please do not hesitate to call us at  (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee/Athens. I look forward to serving all of your outdoor lighting needs in 2015, and for many years to come.

May your New Year be filled with many thanks and blessings as well,

Pat Otis


Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Santa Needs a Few Holiday Helpers, Why Wouldn’t You?


Ever wish you had holiday helpers like Santa?

You’ve probably noticed that holiday decorations are going up all around town. The twinkling lights and festive colors bring to mind special memories and help ease us into the holiday spirit.  All this festive décor also reminds us that there is much to do to get ready for the holidays.

Ever wish you had it like Santa? Wouldn’t it be nice to have all those little elves helping you get ready for the holidays? If only elves could come to your home, cook your food, and put up all your decorations so you could sit back and create new memories with your friends and family…

Good news – we can be your holiday helpers! Every year we design and install outdoor holiday lighting packages for many homes and businesses across Augusta, Aiken, Athens, and Lake Oconee. We love creating that magical, elegant holiday feel for our customers’ homes and we can do the same for you this year. If you haven’t seen what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee can do for a home, we’d like to show you some examples.

Our Lights Take the Headache Out of Holiday Decorating

Our Lights Can Help Your Home to Look Warm, Welcoming, and Elegant This Holiday Season

This homeowner chose to use our roofline lighting along with pre-lit garland and wreaths. It’s simple, and yet elegant. We think it gives this house just the right amount of holiday cheer. The beauty of our product line and expert service is that we have so many options and each design is created specifically for each customer’s home with the lighting and décor products they prefer. (In fact, as the picture below shows, you don’t have to use holiday-specific lighting to create a warm and welcoming effect at your house this holiday season. Did you know that our regular lights make excellent Christmas presents? They are a beautiful gift that keeps on giving night after night, season after season, year after year).

LED Outdoor Lights in Augusta

Our Lights Also Make Great Christmas Gifts, Helping Your Home to Look Its Best, Night after Night, Year after Year.

As your holiday helpers, we will come install all the outdoor lighting and décor you need to make your home or business look beautiful. We are fully-insured, professionally trained, and highly recommended by our customers. You will be amazed at how our custom lighting makes your home look and we guarantee that you will be delighted at how easy the process is. If you purchase our holiday lighting services, we will even come back after the holidays, take down your lights, and store them at our facility until next year! When you use us, you can forget all the ladders, the boxes, and the fuss.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee Commercial Holiday Lighting

Let Us Be Your Holiday Helpers This Year. Not Only Will Your Home Look Great, but Less Stress Means You Will Be Able to Sit Back and Enjoy the Things That Matter Most

We want you to have an amazing and relaxing holiday season this year, and we know we can help make that happen. In fact, you can click here for a nice video of some of our holiday lighting jobs.

One phone call to us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee/Athens, and you will be able to sit back and watch the holiday magic come to your home or business. The holiday season will be here before you know it, so call us today and let us help you take some of the headache out of your holiday preparation.

Pat Otis, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Top 5 Reasons Our Holiday Lighting is the Best You Can Buy

Give The Gift of Outdoor Lighting This Year

Inside: Top 5 Reason to Give the Gift of Outdoor Lighting

Have you ever noticed how many lists we make during the holidays? Grocery lists, shopping lists, cleaning lists, invitation lists, Christmas card lists, and so on. All of these lists remind us that the holidays are a lot of work!

Don’t worry about the work…we are here to help. Look through our list below to see the top 5 reasons you should use Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee to help with all your holiday lighting needs.

When you use us, you get holiday lighting that is…

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Our LED lights only use 20% of the energy of standard fixtures and bulbs

1. Efficient – Our fixtures and bulbs are some of the most energy and cost-efficient products on the market today. For example, our LED lights only use 20% of the energy of standard fixtures and bulbs! We know that everyone needs to tighten up their budget during the holiday season, but we don’t think it has to come at the expense of making your house look great. When you use us, you can enjoy your lights without worrying about wasting energy, breaking the bank, or even harming the environment.

Our Lights Take the Headache Out of Holiday Decorating

We have the experience to design a beautiful, warm, and welcoming look for your home this holiday season.

2. Beautifully Designed  – Since your house is the first (and last) thing your visitors will see, don’t trust your holiday lighting to just anyone. While some of our competitors sell products that give off a harsh and unnatural light, our holiday LED lights give off a very subtle and natural glow. We put each and every one of our products through extensive testing to make sure that we can achieve our signature elegant lighting effect. As a company, we have the experience and artistry needed to design a beautiful, warm, and welcoming look for your home this holiday season.

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Holiday lighting is an investment you will use each year, so make sure you buy from the best

3. Built To Last – Because many holiday lighting companies start up as ‘seasonal side projects’, many are here today and gone tomorrow. Since outdoor holiday lighting is an investment that you will use year after year, you want to make sure to invest in quality products from a reputable company. Not only have we been serving the CSRA longer than anyone else in our area (13 yrs), we also offer the highest quality of products available on the market today. Everything about our company is built to last for the long haul. When you use us, you will rest easier, knowing that your holiday lighting investment will continue to pay big dividends year after year.

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights aiken augusta athens lake oconee

We treat every holiday lighting job like a custom project

4. Customizable – Since we are not your average outdoor lighting company, we do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach to holiday lighting. We treat every job as a custom project. When you choose to use us, we will sit down with you for a free holiday design consultation and planning session. We will listen to your ideas and show you some decorating options available to help you create a look and feel that compliments your house and inspires your guests.

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Our ‘turn-key’ approach helps you forget the holiday hassles and focus on what is really important this season

5. Easy – Decorating the house, cooking holiday goodies, buying presents…we know that you have got a lot going on this time of year. This is why we make the process of buying holiday lighting quick and easy. Once we agree upon a design, we will set up and maintain your lights throughout the holidays. Best of all, when the New Year comes, we will even take your lights down and store them in our warehouse until you need them again next year. Our ‘turn-key’ approach gives you the opportunity to forget some of the holiday hassles and focus on what is really important to you this season.

If you would like to see some examples of our holiday lighting jobs, please check out this quick youtube video. If you have questions or would like a free holiday lighting consultation, please call us at at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. Our appointments are filling up quickly, so call us today!

Happy Holidays,


Pat Otis, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Commercial Holiday Lighting – A Festive Business Atmosphere is Only a Call Away.

C9 holiday lights create a festive commercial atmosphere in aiken and athens

A Festive Business Atmosphere Draws Potential Customers In Like Moths to a Flame


I almost can’t believe that I am writing about commercial holiday lighting when summer isn’t even officially over yet! However, after years of working with successful small business owners, I have learned that they all have one thing in common: they are always well prepared.


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Good News: We Can Help Your Small Business Get Ready for the Holiday Rush


This means successful business owners start planning for the holiday rush earlier than everyone else. They want their store to stand out because they know that a festive atmosphere gets people in the mood for the holiday season and that a festive glow draws customers into their stores like moths to a flame.  They know that more customers in their stores, means more sales…its just that simpleGetting your place of business ready for the holidays is a lot of work, but the payoff is worth it. Getting your business ready for the holidays is also a lot of work, but it is something that many people just don’t have time to do themselves.


Good news – help is just a phone call away! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee can help with all your commercial holiday decorating needs. Our commercial line of holiday lighting and decor will create a festive, professional, and elegant atmosphere for your business, both inside and out.

c9 string lights outdoor commercial lighting

Our C9 String Lights Highlight the Unique Architectural Features of Your Business or Storefront

What products do we recommend? Our most popular commercial product is our C9 string lights. C9 lights bring attention to your building by defining its unique architectural features. Our C9 string lights can use LED bulbs, so they are long lasting (rated for 50,000 hrs) and inexpensive to run, using only 20% of the energy of standard bulbs (this means you can keep them on longer for less). Our C9 lights are also customizable, and we offer a variety of finishes and colors to meet your lighting preferences. In fact, some of our customers like our C9 lights so much, they choose to keep them up all year long!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee Commercial Holiday Lighting

Our Pre-lit Wreaths and Garland are Popular Choices for Their Beauty, Durability, and Affordability

Some other popular commercial holiday products include our customizable, pre-lit wreaths and garland. We offer a variety of foliage with optional (real) pinecones or red berries. Our wreaths and garland are meticulously manufactured for extreme durability and are even UV-protected to ensure they will not fade in the sunlight. All of our foliage is available with your choice of incandescent or LED lights to offer a festive look for day and night, both indoors and out.


Once You Experience our ‘Turn-Key’ Holiday Lighting Service, You’ll Wonder Why You Ever Did it Any Other Way.


We know that the holidays are a busy time of year, so we aim to make the commercial holiday lighting process “turn-key” (aka – as quick and easy as possible) for your convenience. When you call us, we will come out to your business and design a custom holiday lighting package for you. Once a plan is agreed upon, our fully-insured, safety-trained professionals will handle all the installation, wiring and circuitry. Best of all, once the hustle and bustle of the season has subsided, we will remove your holiday decorations and store them until you need them next year. Quick, easy, and simple, just the way your holidays should be.

Our turn-key approach to commercial holiday lighting and decorating is all you’ll need to give your business a festive atmosphere. We even offer a FREE commercial holiday consultation to answer all your questions and remove all the guesswork from your holiday lighting investment. Help for all of your commercial holiday lighting needs is just a call away at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

3 Reasons We Are the CSRA’s Premier Event Lighting Company

Quick riddle for you: what do the Academy Awards, the Royal Wedding, and Augusta’s Sacred Heart Garden Tour all have in common? Answer: Great Event Lighting. 

Whether it be Backyard Parties, Elaborate Weddings, Office Celebrations, or Community Fundraisers, Quality Lighting Makes a Good Event Great

Although we are best known for installing permanent residential and commercial lighting systems, did you know that we also offer temporary lighting systems for special events? For many years, we have quietly been making a name for ourselves as the CSRA’s premier event lighting company. It has been our honor to light a wide variety of important events for our customers: from backyard parties to elaborate weddings, office celebrations to community fundraisers, we shine at special events where good lighting is a must. 

So, why should you call us for your next special event?  Here are the top 3 reasons…

Our Lights…

1. Set the Right Mood for Your Special Event

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Romantic, Elegant, Exciting, or Anything in-between, Let Us Create the Perfect Mood for your Special Event

We’ve all heard the term “mood lighting” used many times before. The term’s popularity is evidence of the power of light to shape our mood and experience of an event. Consider some of the most memorable events you have experienced. Whether it be a  romantic dinner with your partner, a performance piece that touched you deeply, or a particularly beautiful wedding, chances are, by intentional design (or blind luck), lighting played an important part in making that event so meaningful and memorable for you. Truly, good mood lighting has the power to make a good event great. Whether you are aiming for romantic, intimate, exciting, or anything in between, we have the practical experience, technical skill, and artistic sensibilities needed to help you create the perfect mood for your next special event.

 2. Make Your Event Planning Easier


Make event planning easier with Outdoor Lighting in augusta and aiken

Let Us Help you Take Care of Some Crucial Aesthetic and Practical Details to Ensure that your Special Event is Beautiful, Seamless, and Low Stress.

Let’s be honest – planning special events can present a quite a challenge. Consider all the details an event planner has to keep track of: does the caterer have all the equipment they need? Is the florist on time and on track? Which guests still need directions? Every event requires planners to juggle a lot of details, but the best events create a mood (and a host) that is calm, complimentary, and engaging. When you choose us, we help you by taking care of some of the most crucial aesthetic and practical details to ensure that your special event is beautiful, seamless, and most importantly, low stress. We will quietly set up our lights at a convenient time before your event, test/program them on site, and quickly take them down at a time that works best for you. With us, you get to rest a bit easier, trusting that there will be no hassle, no fuss, and no problems with our lights. We know that you’ve got enough to worry about, so let us help you enjoy the event you have worked so hard on.

3. Provide Lighting of Some of CSRA’s Most Prestigious Events  

garden festival page marker editWe have worked hard to become the official event lighting company for some of the most discerning clients and prestigious events in the CSRA. We are proud to provide the lighting  for the Sacred Heart Garden Tour, Swamp Soiree, Blue Jean Ball, Historic Augusta’s Cotton Ball and Woodrow Wilson boyhood home, and many other stalwart community events. These events all have a well-deserved reputation, and we our happy to lend our lights to compliment and enhance the popularity and success of these must-attend events.

When you choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we offer you a free consultation to learn about your event, and to design a lighting package that will best compliment the goals and mood of your special event. Once we know your goals, we will design custom event lighting package for your event and offer you a competitive quote while you wait. If you would like to learn how our lights can help create the perfect mood for your next special event, give us a call at  (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Thanks for letting us be part of these special moments in your life,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee


How Does Your Garden Glow? Rembrandt, Backyard Stories, and Accent Lighting

Every Garden Has Hidden Beauty Waiting To Be Uncovered

Highlight the Best Parts of Your Yard

Did you know that our lights can actually refocus the way your yard looks at night? Its true. By highlighting your favorite features of your yard, our lights can help you create the landscape of your dreams.

In fact, 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 hours offer you a black canvas to draw attention to your favorite parts of your lawn and garden. You may not have considered it before, but the painting metaphor fits what we do fairly well, because we consider ourselves to be artisans of outdoor lighting, and we draw inspiration from a wide variety of other artists, like painter Rembrandt Van Rijn.


“The Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt

Long before Thomas Kinkaid, Rembrandt (1606-1669) was known as “the painter of light”. This is because he started with a black canvas and added in light layer by layer, emphasizing the features he most wanted to highlight in his paintings. For example, take “The Prodigal Son” painting here: notice how Rembrandt uses light to draw attention to the characters and relationships portrayed. While the aloof older brother (on the right)  is  brighter than the background characters, he remains a secondary and relatively dark character in the painting, as in the story itself (Luke 15:11-32). By his use of light, Rembrandt draws our gaze onto the true focal point of the story – the relationship between the father and prodigal son, particularly on the welcoming hands of the father.  Through his use of light, Rembrandt tells a powerful story without saying a word. This is the power of art, and of light, to tell a story that intrigues, inspires, and welcomes us in.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee Gazebo and Garden Arbor Lighting

Like Rembrandt, we Start with a Dark Canvas and Add Light Layer by Layer, Creating a Beautiful Work of Art.

Whether it is the “The Prodigal Son” or one of his many self-portraits, Rembrandt’s paintings remain some of the most beautiful in the art world. Rembrandt inspires us because we also start with the dark canvas of night. We bring light into places where it does not exist, accenting the parts of your yard that you most want to highlight. While we would never claim to be the Rembrandt of outdoor lighting, we do think that the effect our lights bring to your yard is priceless. Tell us what you want to highlight, and we guarantee you’ll agree.

Our Masters Makeover makes this pond and waterfall glow at night.

What Story do you Want Your Backyard to Tell?

Like Rembrandt, we can use light to tell a story in your yard – want to highlight the tranquility of your backyard? Let us accent that beloved water feature with customized submersible lighting fixtures.  Want to portray your backyard as an evening oasis? We can feature your favorite plants, flowers and trees with the lights that accents the unique beauty of each. Want to create a cozy atmosphere for evening entertaining? Let us light your sitting/eating area moon lights from above and deck lights from underneath. So the most important question is: what story do you want your backyard to tell? Answer that and we’ll take care of the rest…

If you have any questions or would like a free home demonstration to experience how our artisan lights can tell a story in your yard, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Hope to hear from you all soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee


Here Today, Here Tomorrow, Here When You Need Us

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

For Over 15 Years, Our Reliable Service has Ensured that Your Lights Continue to Work Right Each Night, Helping Your Home Look its Very Best

Lately, I have been thinking about the phrase – “here today, gone tomorrow.” This popular cliche describes many fleeting things in our world – pop music stars, internet memes, start-up businesses, and so on. It does not, however, describe our company.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee we promise to be here today and here tomorrow as well. For 15 years, we have stood behind that promise and made it our aim to be here for you, faithfully serving the CSRA since 1999.

We promise to be here or you…

LED Outdoor Lights in Augusta

The Popularity & Longevity of our Company Comes From Quick Response Times, Reliable Service and a Dependable Warranty. All these Keep your Lights Lights Looking Good & Working Right When you Need Them.

Next Week – Next week is Masters Week, and although many of our customers head out of town, we are staying in town to be available for whatever you might need. If you or your guests have any issues with your lighting system during Masters Week, call us and we will be there right away to make your lights look and work right again. 

If Something Goes Wrong During Masters Week, We are Here for You. Call us and We will Make it Right, Right Away

Fear Not – If Something Goes Wrong with your Lights During Masters Week, We are Here for You.
Call us and We will Make it Right, Right Away

Next Year – Every spring our schedule is filled with new installations for new customers, annual maintenance plans for our existing customers, and even non-OLP lighting system repairs for our competitors’ customers.  This last category constitutes a growing part of our business every year. Outdoor lighting is a significant investment (that can pay beautiful dividends), yet many people don’t think about servicing their system in the years to come. But, this is the biggest problem with ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ lighting companies – unreliable service. A landscaper or amateur lighting guy may offer a lower installation price, but consider the long-term costs of unreliable service. Outdoor lighting is all we do and we will aim to do it right. When you use us, you can rest easy knowing that your lights will be shining every night, year after year.


We Guarantee that your Guests will Enjoy a 'Deep Breath' Outdoor Atmosphere During Masters Week

We Guarantee that your Guests will Enjoy a ‘Deep Breath’ Outdoor Atmosphere During Masters Week

Next Decade – We have been serving the CSRA for over 15 years, significantly longer than anyone else in our area. This highlights what many consider to be our strongest selling point – our warranty. Put simply, we have the best warranty in the biz. Anyone can sell you a warranty, but will they be around to honor it if something goes wrong? We have been standing behind our warranties for over 15 years, our national franchise has been doing so for over 21 years. This means that when you buy one of our lighting systems, you know that you are getting a guarantee that is worth something. We will be here for you when you need us. That peace of mind is priceless.

As our outdoor lighting competitors come and go in the CSRA, we remain. Longevity is one of the ‘intangible benefits’ that you get with our company, but you can easily appreciate tangible benefits that come with our lights – quick response time, reliable service and a dependable warranty. Bottom line,  you can trust that we are here for you today, and we will be here for you tomorrow, faithfully serving all your outdoor lighting needs.

If you have any questions, or would like a free home consultation, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Athens/Lake Oconee.

Have a great Masters Week,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee


Water Feature Lights Bring Those “Ooh & Aah” Moments to your Augusta Home

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Our Lights can Bring Some of those Precious “Ooh & Aah” Moments to Your Home, Garden, or Business This Spring.

Well, its official: spring has sprung in Augusta! After such a long and cold winter, I am grateful for the warmer (and greener) days that lie ahead. Most of all, I am looking forward to soaking in some of those “ooh and aah” moments of spring and summer.

Do you know what an “ooh & aah” moment is?  I think about the amazing Fourth of July Fireworks finale at Patriots Park, showing my grandkids around a flashing firetruck, or sitting by the campfire, gazing up at a clear and starry night sky. When I think of “ooh & aah” moments, I also think of those moments when a new customer gets a first glimpse of what our lights can do for their home, garden or business. My favorite part of my job is that I get to give people those rare and precious “ooh & aah” moments every time I demo or install a new lighting job.

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Pools, Spas, Ponds, Streams, Waterfalls, or Fountains – Our Lights Will Make Your Water Features Shine at Night

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we can bring an “ooh & aah” moment to your home this spring. Of all the kinds of lights we install, water feature lighting virtually guarantees an “ooh & aah” from even the most demanding of customers. I generally group water features into 4 primary categories: functional (pools/spas), natural (ponds/streams), focal (waterfalls/fountains), and miscellaneous (docks, etc) water features. Allow me a moment to tell you about how we like to light up each one…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Pool Lights

Our Pool Lights are Beautiful, Functional, and Sturdy

Pool & Spa Lighting – Pools and spas are functional water features because they are meant to be jumped on, swam in, and relaxed by. Pool lighting is, by far, our most popular form of water feature lighting. It is functional because pool lights not only have to create a relaxing environment for a nighttime swim or evening entertaining, but they also have to stand up to more wear-and-tear than other kinds of lighting. As you can see in the photos, high quality pool lighting makes all the difference. Our lighting will set the mood while also providing a greater sense of safety and security for your loved ones as they enjoy your pool or spa at night. When we design a pool or spa lighting system, we create a lighting scheme that is beautiful, water-resistant, and sturdy, standing up to landscapers, children, and the challenges of water-based lighting.

Pond, Streams, Natural Landscapes Lighting in Augusta & Lake Oconee

We Specialize in Bringing Out the Hidden Beauty of Natural Landscapes – What Could We Do For Your Home?

Pond & Stream Lighting – Pond and stream lighting are, by definition, natural water features. As such, we aim to highlight the inherent beauty of your water-based landscape. Whether you live next to a babbling brook, or near a pond, natural water features provide the “oohs & aahs” like nothing else. So, why not enjoy your beautiful water features at night? Everytime I look in my backyard at night, I am reminded of the inherent and hidden beauty of creation. We have a small pond surrounded by a few trees and I love to watch how our weeping willows reflect off the surface of the water. Over the years, I have found that natural water features connect us to something greater than ourselves, and it is our aim to accent the naturally breathtaking features of your landscape at night.

Waterfall, Fountain and Focal Lighting in Augusta & Lake Oconee

We Love to Light up Waterfalls & Fountains Because they Offer an Impressive and Ever-changing Perspective

Waterfall & Fountain Lighting – Focal water features are some of our favorite kinds of water features to light. Waterfalls and fountains are especially fun, because they offer a unique perspective that is impressive and and ever-changing. Few other things help your home or business feel like a resort more than focal water feature lighting. Since waterfalls and fountains possess inherently elegant and soothing qualities, perfectly-placed, well-designed lights will provide an incredible accent. Imagine the soothing, shimmering droplets of water cascading down, encouraging you and your guests to relax, breathe deep, and soak in the serenity.

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No Matter how Unusual Your Project or Wild Your Idea, we Guarantee you Will “Ooh & Aah” When we are Done

Miscellaneous Lighting – While we consider all of our lighting projects to be custom jobs, some types of water features require a little more customization than others. For example – dock lighting. Over the years, we have installed lights on docks, above docks, and even under docks (in the water). Whether you want to travel safely on a midnight boat ride, sit down enjoy the gentle breeze off the water, or simply see the fish swimming by, our lights can help. No job is too tough and no challenge too much, let us know what you want and we bet we can make it happen.

So, no matter what kinds of water features are in your yard, let us bring you some of those precious “ooh & aah” moments this spring. If you have any questions or would like a free home demonstration to experience how our lights can help your water features shine at night, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Hope to hear from you all soon,


Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee