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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

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

It’s Spring (Cleaning) Time! (aka – Top 5 Reasons You Need our Annual Maintenance Plan)

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Spring is here! Do your lights need a quick refresh?

 

Well, its official – Spring is here! You know what that means – its time for warmer weather, fresh blooms, and…spring cleaning. Some people dread spring cleaning, but I kinda like it. Whether it be my house, my trucks, my yard…I like to spruce things up. I like to take a little time to make my stuff look like new again. A little bit of hard work often can make a big difference.

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Let Us Spruce Up Your Lighting System This Spring

How do your outdoor lights look lately? Do they look as good as when they were first installed? Truth is, every outdoor lighting system will eventually need servicing. Now, our systems need less maintenance than most because we install it right the first time. But, your yard is (literally) a living and breathing thing. Whether you plan for it or not, your yard will change over time. You need a lighting system that can change with it. You need a lighting company you can count on. Don’t worry, we can help. I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should let us spruce up your lighting system with our Annual Maintenance Plan this spring.

When you purchase an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee you get the benefit of…

1. Refreshing Your Lighting System – When you purchase an AMP from us, we will come out and make your outdoor lighting system look and work like new again. Not only will we change all of your bulbs, but we will also troubleshoot any other issues your system might be experiencing – we will clean your fixtures, repair broken fixtures, and re-bury any exposed wire. We will also re-evaluate your lighting design and reposition lights to account for any changes to your house or additions to your yard. We even trim trees and shrubbery to ensure that your property is receiving the optimal lighting effect.

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With an LED conversion, you get twice the warranty coverage – 2 yrs worth.

2. Extending Your Warranty – When you purchase our AMP, we will extend your bulb warranty for an additional year, or an additional 2 years for an LED upgrade (see below). If you keep continuous service coverage with us after installation, we will even continue to cover your fixtures and transformers beyond their original warranties. We easily have the best warranty in the business and this means no service charges, no bulbs out, and most important to you – no fuss.

3. Upgrading to LED – When you purchase an AMP, it is the perfect time to consider upgrading to LED bulbs. LED technology has developed to the point where it meets our high standards and expectations. Our LED bulbs utilize the new CRI (Color Rendering Index) technology to ensure a soft, natural light while using less energy. LEDs typically use 80% less energy than their halogen counterparts, which means that an upgrade pays for itself over time. All of our light fixtures are able to be retrofitted to LED, and doing so doubles your warranty to 2 years on each LED bulb.

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

Our Reliable Service and Industry-leading Warranty Ensures that Your Lights Continue Look Great Night after Night, Year After Year

4. Adding-on (at a Discount) – For the next 3 months, we are running a spring special – When you schedule an AMP we will give you 5% off any add-on to your lighting system. This limited-time discount includes any light fixtures, transformers, timer system upgrades, or light switches you decide to add.

5. Repairing A Non-OLP System – While we wish that everyone used our lights, some people decide to go elsewhere. Whether they install their own lights, or use a competitor, we often get calls from homeowners who need us to come in and fix their lighting system. While many of these people are initially unhappy they have to call us, most are glad they did in the end. Many of these new customers tell us how their lighting system ‘looks better than ever’ after we service it. We just love that.

Are you renting for Master’s? Having a party soon? Just got spring (cleaning) fever? Let us make your lighting system look and work like new again with an AMP this Spring. If you have any questions about pricing, or would like a free home consultation, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Tournament time is our busiest time of the year and our schedule is filling up quickly. We have a few spots still open, so call us today!

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

 

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

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

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

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

'Nana' with Hannah and Logan in Michigan

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

Marc, Megan, Hannah and Logan

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

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

Kristin, Brendon & Foster

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

Justin & Jonathan in Paris

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pat Otis

 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

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

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