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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

 

Help Your Augusta Business Stand Out With Commercial Outdoor Lighting

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

Tree Lighting: Discover & Enjoy the Priceless Treasures in Your Yard

“Trees are your best antiques”  ~ Alexander Smith,19th cen Scottish Poet

It take a lighting professional to bring out the best in each and every tree

Our Lights Will Bring Out the Hidden Beauty of Your Trees at Night

Antiques are valuable because they simultaneously connect us to the past, present, and even the future. Antiques are our dearest heirlooms, and as such, they are meant to be preserved, displayed, and admired. Trees are our best antiques. There is something about a beautiful tree that makes us stop and admire the beauty of the world around us. A majestic towering tree reminds us of those who have gone before us and those who will come after. Trees also provide beauty to our homes, give us shade from the summer heat, and spread a sense of relaxation. Indeed, trees are our best antiques.

Isn’t a shame to only be able to admire trees in daytime? So much of our time at home is spent in the evening hours. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to enjoy our trees when we are at home most? Imagine sitting outside on a fall evening gazing at one of your trees as the sun sets and, at the perfect moment in the settling dusk, a soft light washes over your tree with an elegant glow. Later, as you turn off your bedroom lights, you stand by the window gazing outside and taking in the beauty of your the yard once more before you sleep. When done right, outdoor lighting not only extends your usable outdoor space, it also enhances your home.

Lighting Up Your Augusta Garden

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we know how to enhance your home at night. Our outdoor lighting design team offers a high level of experience and artistry to help you determine the best type of outdoor lighting for your space. We know the right type of fixtures, the ideal angles, and the best techniques to achieve the most appealing look to compliment your house, outdoor space, and ornamental trees.

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Moon lighting mimics the soft glow of the moon

When thinking about tree lighting, there are two very different techniques to consider depending on the result you are trying to achieve. If you want to illuminate an ornamental tree with beautiful branches, such as a willow, oak, or palm tree, the best choice is “canopy-lighting”. With “canopy-lighting” we place a discrete, wide beam ground light in an optimal place to light up the trunk, crown, and canopy in a very elegant way. Another technique that we commonly use is called “moon lighting”. This method mimics the shadowing and light naturally given off by the moon. We carefully mount our custom light fixtures in the ideal places to cast light down through leaves and branches, giving a natural, soothing, and comfortable feel to your outdoor space.

Spend Your Nights Gazing at the Priceless Antiques You Never Knew You Had

Both of these lighting techniques produce amazing, yet unique results. If you love the trees in your yard, and are interested in highlighting their natural wonder, please call us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta. If you want to know what your trees could look like at night, let us come out and give you a free demonstration. Soon you could be spending your nights gazing at the elegant antiques you never knew you had.

Patrick Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspective 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.

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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.

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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

 

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

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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.

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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

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…

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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.

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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.

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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

Increase the Safety of Your Home This Holiday Season

 

Hello all,  I hope this blog finds you well.

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Our lights help your family feel more safe and secure at night

I’ve been thinking about a few things that I would like to talk about this week – family, Halloween, and home security.

Family – We are anxiously awaiting the birth of our second grandchild, and our first grandson, Logan, who should be here any day now. Karen and I love our kids and grandkids, and there isn’t anything that we wouldn’t do for them.

Halloween – Young or old, Halloween is such a fun time of year – dressing up, going to a party, getting and giving loads of candy…whats not to like? But, for some, Halloween can be a slightly scary time of year as well. Maybe you get freaked out by masks, ghouls, ghosts, or zombies…maybe the hair on the back of your neck stands up a little when you walk out to your car in the dark. Fear of the unknown, or concern over what might be lurking in the darkness, is a powerful feeling, especially when it involves the safety and security of your family.

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Our lights help your family feel more secure each time you come home

Home Security – The picture above captures this feeling so well doesn’t it? For most folks, there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do to make sure that their family feels safe and secure at home.

So, what does all this have to do with this blog? Its simple: daylight savings time will soon be over.  As we ‘fall back’ an hour, our days will become even shorter and evening will come much sooner. You have probably already noticed it getting darker as you come home from work. But, next time you pull up to your dark house take a moment to consider – how does this feel? Also consider – wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a house or yard that makes you feel inspired, welcomed, and safe?

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

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 surroundings. 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.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee 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 our special holiday lighting options, we know you’ll breathe a little easier, knowing that your home is well lit and your family is safer and secure at night as a result. In fact, we think you’ll agree every time you pull in the driveway.

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Holiday lighting makes your house look more festive and and feel more secure at night

If you’d like to see the difference that our outdoor or holiday lighting can make for your home or business, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. Next time you pull into that darkened driveway, just remember that a safer and more beautiful home is just a phone call away.

Pat Otis, Owner

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

October is National Outdoor Lighting Month!

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Celebrate National Outdoor Lighting Month with Us

 

Well, it’s official – break out your calendars, because we now have our own ‘holiday’!

No, you probably won’t get any days off from work, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still celebrate. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee is proud to announce that October has officially been named “National Outdoor Lighting Month”!

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Looking to add that ‘special something’ to your home, business or special event?
Our lights bring a warm elegance wherever you place them

Why an outdoor lighting month? Our goal is to raise consumer awareness about the important products and services we offer. People spend lots of money on their homes each year, and we believe that outdoor lighting is one of the best investments you can make. Whether it be increasing security, extending living space, or enhancing the beauty of your home or office, these are just a few of the dividends that come from an investment of outdoor lighting. Best of all, an investment  in outdoor lighting keeps paying dividends night after night, month after month, year after year.

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Click on the link below to see what you’ve been missing

Why October? Think about it – October is the ideal time of year to raise consumer awareness about outdoor lighting – the days are getting shorter, evening comes sooner, its still warm enough to enjoy evenings outdoors, festive entertaining opportunities abound, and some people have even started to think about holiday lighting. In these ways and more, October is a month that lets our lights shine.

If you are still on the fence about purchasing outdoor lighting, or just want a visual example of what outdoor lighting could do for your home, business or special event, check out this incredible National Outdoor Lighting Month website to see what you’ve been missing.

If you would like see a free demonstration of how our lights specifically enhance the beauty and security of your home or business, we would love to give you a free home demonstration. To schedule an appointment, or simply get more information, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Happy Outdoor Lighting Month to you all,

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Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Augusta – Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee – Athens