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

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

 

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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).

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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.

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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

Its Tournament Time – Let us Bring the “Azalea Effect” to Your Augusta Home

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Azaleas – A Sign of Tournament Time in Augusta

I hope you are enjoying our recent weather warm-up. Recently, it has been so beautiful  that I have forgotten all about winter, taking solace in the fact that spring is just around the corner.

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The Azalea Effect – Give Your Guests Get A Warm Welcome Every Night

I love springtime in Augusta. The explosion of leaves, animals and flowers is a sight to behold. Next month, the world will turn its gaze upon our fair city, as people from all over the globe travel here to attend our famous golf tournament. When the world looks at Augusta it sees images of perfectly groomed grass, elegantly trimmed trees, and beautiful azaleas in bloom each and every year. All of this combines to create what I call the ‘azalea effect’ –  when people see Augusta, they see something that is beautiful and elegant, yet subtle and understated. In Augusta, people see something that just looks right.

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

Our Lights will Make Your Garden Shine at Night

Augusta is known for going the extra mile to make things look right. Our company also reflects this same value – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee is committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve the ‘azalea effect’ at your house – we aim to make your home, business or garden look right at night. Our commitment to excellence is one of the primary reasons why we continue to be Augusta’s premier outdoor lighting company year after year.

After 17 years and 3,000 lighting jobs, we have honed some ‘trade-secret techniques’ that enable us to perfectly accent your home or garden at night

After 18 years and 3,000 lighting jobs, we have honed some ‘trade-secret techniques’ that enable us to perfectly accent your home or garden at night

But, lets be honest, anyone can have a desire to make things look good, but can they deliver on that commitment? Our company has 18+ years experience lighting homes in the CSRA area, so we know the best techniques and have the best technology to best compliment our local architecture, foliage, and style. After 3,000 lighting jobs, we have honed some trade-secret techniques that enable us to perfectly accent and detail the beauty of your home or garden at night. As for technology, we only use our custom fixtures and the highest quality bulbs available on the market today. Our light fixtures are designed to be beautiful, efficient, effective, and long-lasting to ensure years of enjoyment. Our LED lights also utilize Cree bulb technology, which offers a natural glow that other lesser LED bulbs simply cannot reduplicate.

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Just Imagine Your Guests Sitting Down, Breathing Deep, and Enjoying the Azalea Effect at Your Home this Year.

Spring blooms will be here before we know it, and the world will once again focus on Augusta. Let us bring your home, business, or garden that ‘Masters Magic this spring, giving your home that world-famous ‘azalea effect’. If you have any questions or if you would like learn more about how our lights can help your home or garden look right at night, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Don’t delay and call us today, as our schedule fills up quickly this time of year.

 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives – Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives – Lake Oconee / Athens

 

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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…

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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

 

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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.

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“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