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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.

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

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

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

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

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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…

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

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

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

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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

Increase the Beauty & Safety of your Augusta Home This Summer

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

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

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

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

Pool lighting can transform your pool into a relaxing oasis

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

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

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

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

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

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

A More Beautiful and Safer Home is a Phone Call Away

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

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

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

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

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

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

Below is a quick preview: Our lights…

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

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

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

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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Garden Preview Party

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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

Azaleas - A Sign of Tournament Time in Augusta

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.

Azalea Effect - Where Your Guests Get A Warm Welcome Every Night

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

 

Spring Preview – Let Us Bring that World-famous “Masters Magic” to your Augusta Home this Spring.

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Spring Preview – warmer days are coming soon…is your home ready for tournament time in Augusta?

I thought we could all use a pick-me-up on this chilly (32 degree) February day. No matter how cold it is today, it only gets better from here. In fact, it supposed to be 66 degrees on Sunday! With that kind of weather coming, it won’t be long before our world famous Augusta azaleas are blooming. You know what that means…its tournament time!

Yes, tournament time in Augusta.  Over the next two months our city will be transformed by “Masters magic” – the brown and barren landscape will transform into a picturesque environment of perfectly groomed grass, elegantly trimmed trees, and beautiful blooming azaleas.

Augusta outdoor lighting for a Masters makeover tournament time

Renting your house for Masters week? Let us bring that “Masters Magic” to your home so it will look its very best for your special guests.

Soon, the world’s attention will be upon our fair city as people from all over the globe travel here to attend our famous golf tournament. Many of our customers rent their houses out to golf lovers, others invite special guests to visit, but all expect their homes to have that “Masters magic”. They want their homes to look beautiful, elegant, yet subtle and understated. Our customers work hard to make their homes look just right. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we are in the business of bringing that famous “Masters magic” to each home we light.

A Warm Welcome at Night

Give a warm welcome to your Masters guests

Whether it be a company, or a group of good friends, Masters visitors spend lots of money and have high expectations for their trip to Augusta. Many homeowners spend a lot of money to make their houses look great during the day, but often forget that their renters will spend the majority of their time at their house during the evening hours. This is where we come in. Every year, our customers tell us how our lights provided their guests with a great renting experience. Here are two quick examples – Many of our customers love how our lights give them the ability to naturally extend their home’s living space into the garden and into the evening hours. Others love how our lights create a welcoming scene for their guests as they return home after a long day of golfing (or a fun night on the town).

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Our lights extend your home’s living space in the evening hours

Masters week will be here before we know it, and the world will once again come to Augusta. Let us help you bring that “Masters magic” to your home and garden this year. If you have any questions or would like a free home demonstration to experience how our lights can help your home or garden look right at night, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

Tournament time is our busiest time of the year and our schedule will fill up quickly, so call us today!

 

 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

What Can Our Lights Do For Your Home this Fall? Watch this.

augusta 11Are you on the fence about making an outdoor lighting investment? Have you just started to think about outdoor lighting for the first time? Here’s another important question you should be asking: So, what exactly can we do for your home this fall? Honestly, there are lots of ways to answer this question. However, the most important answer would come from you, the homeowner. When you hire Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, you get everything we have to offer to create the nighttime lightscape of your dreams.

What can we do for you home this fall?

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1. Whatever you DesireWhen you look at your backyard, what do you see? Dark areas? ‘Barely there’ lighting fixtures? Untapped potential or wasted space? If you are like most homeowners, you have a good idea what you would like for your home or garden to look like…and we can help you make your desires a reality. Although we have almost 20 years of outdoor lighting experience, we always start by asking our potential clients what they envision their home looking like with the perfect outdoor lighting. Once we have a good idea of what you are hoping for, we aim to exceed your expectations. We have become the largest and oldest outdoor lighting business in Eastern Georgia because we aim to listen to (and impress) our customers and with every job we do.

augusta172. Whatever you Need – Maybe you are not sure how you would like outdoor lights to look in your yard, or maybe you have been too busy working to give it too much thought. Thats okay, as long as you can tell us what you would like for your lights to do, we can walk you through the rest. Do you need to equip your backyard for evening entertaining? Do you need to enhance the safety of your loved ones and security of your property? Do you need to outline your driveway or light up some dark steps? We can help you accomplish any/all of these things, and make it look beautiful too. augusta 49Since our industry-leading lights are made exclusively for our franchise, we can even order custom fixtures to handle any lighting need you can think of. We’ve lit waterfalls, docks, and even a helipad. Point being, no matter how big or small, you tell us what you need from lights, and we will make it work right and look great for a lifetime.

3. Whatever you See – Perhaps you have just started thinking about outdoor lighting and need something to get you started and bring you up to speed. Let me direct you towards our new OLP Augusta website, and invite you to check out our newly edited “Transformation Augusta” video on our OLP YouTube Channel. augusta 31The video is short, but packed with helpful information and beautiful scenes that give you a sense of what our lights can do for your home. Our goal is not to simply sell you a lighting system, rather we want to ensure that you make a wise investment in your home. We believe in what we offer to our customers, and think you will too, once you see what our lights can do for your home.

Want to find out more? If you like what you’ve seen in our “Transformation Augusta” video and want to learn exactly what our lights can do for your home this fall, call us for a FREE home consultation. If you are interested, we would be happy to come to your home, learn what you desire/need, and show you the amazing difference our lights will make. You can reach our office at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Athens/Lake Oconee.

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I hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

 

 

Outdoor Lighting For Every Season

CINN-001It seems like these sweet summer nights have only just arrived, but soon the days will get shorter, the air will become crisper, and the leaves will begin to change. Ask any student and they will tell you, fall is coming (and it will be here before we know it). Thankfully, our outdoor lights can help you savor these last weeks of summer, but did you also know that our lights can enhance the beauty of your home in unique and interesting ways each and every season?

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.

Allow me to give you a few concrete examples of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee can enhance the beauty of your home each season…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Pool LightsSummer – Your yard is used more during the summer than any other time of the year. The days are longer, but the party doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Whether it be pool, garden, or deck lighting, we can help you get the most use out of your yard when the weather is most enjoyable. We know you want to savor every moment of this lush green haven, and we have spent all summer showing you how our lights can help your garden to glow.

Tree LightingFall – This is also a wonderful season for outdoor lighting. The leaves are changing from lush greens to blazing reds, orange and yellows. As beautiful as your trees, flowers, and gardens look during the day, they are even more beautiful at night with our lights. While do-it-yourself lighting kits and fly-by-night lighting guys are less expensive, they also lack the design expertise and warranty you get with our company. When we design a lighting system, we craft it to compliment all seasons and all viewing perspectives. This means that you can help you to enjoy how the leaves are changing every night of fall, from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Illuminate_TnailWinter – Many people are surprised to learn that winter is an amazing season for outdoor lighting. But, think about it: the leaves are gone, the days are short and the nights are long. Barren branches bring a new, beautiful, and interesting perspective to your trees and landscape. Since the days are short, you actually get the most use out of your lights during these long winter nights. Yes, the nights are longer, and your family will be at home most during these evening hours. We design each lighting systems to not only beautify your home, but also to increase the safety and security of your home at night. Whether going to/from your car, taking out the trash, or simply watching your favorite television shows, our lights help you and your loved ones to feel (and more importantly, be) more safe as the sun goes down.

flower lighting Augusta Lake Oconee GASpring – There is nothing quite like spring in Augusta, and nothing quite captures the ‘Masters magic’ and beautiful blooms like a quality lighting system designed by our outdoor lighting artisans. As our lights highlight the beautiful blooms of spring, you and your guests will be reminded that the long wait of winter is ending, that longer days and warmer weather are just around the corner. When the world looks at Augusta in spring it sees images of perfectly groomed grass, elegantly trimmed trees, and beautiful azaleas in bloom each and every year. When people see Augusta, they see something that is beautiful and elegant, yet subtle and understated. Many of our customers rent their houses out for guests, others invite special friends to visit, but all want to give their homes that “Masters makeover”. They want their homes to look beautiful and elegant, yet subtle and understated. This also describes the lighting effect that we are known for, and that we guarantee to bring to each and every home we light.

If you have any questions, or would like a free home consultation, to learn how we can help you home to look great season after season, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta/Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Athens/Lake Oconee.

I hope to hear from you soon,

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