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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

 

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

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

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.

water feature lighting draws attention to the waterfall as the focal points of your yard

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

Here Today, Here Tomorrow, Here When You Need Us

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

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

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

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

We promise to be here or you…

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great Masters Week,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Pool Lights

Our Pool Lights are Beautiful, Functional, and Sturdy

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

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

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

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

Waterfall, Fountain and Focal Lighting in Augusta & Lake Oconee

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you all soon,

 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

Its Tournament Time in Augusta, Let us Bring the “Azalea Effect” to Your 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 and that I have forgotten all about that nasty ice storm, 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’s attention is turned 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 Masters Makeover Makes Your Garden Glow 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 17 years and 3,000 lighting jobs, we have honed some ‘trade-secret techniques’ that enable us to perfectly accent the best features of 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 17+ 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 give your home, business, or garden a ‘Masters makeover’ this spring, giving you 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

 

Its that Time of Year Again in Augusta…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta & Lake Oconooe Outdoor Lighting

Its been a long winter, but Spring has come to Augusta.
Is your home looking its best?

I don’t know what I’d do without my wife, my office manager, or my cell phone. These 3 consistently remind me of the important things I tend to forget. This week, I am going to remind you about 2 important things that are coming up very soon this time of year…

Our Lights Look So Good, & are So Inexpensive to run, you Will Leave Them on All Night Long.

Our LCA timers take away the hassle. They are very convenient, extremely customizable, & always reliable.

1). Daylighting Savings is this weekend! This Sunday, we ‘spring forward’ an hour. Yes, we lose an hour of sleep, but we also gain back some of those precious hours of daylight in the evening hours. So, this is a remember to find every clock in your house, car, and office and set it forward one hour.

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Is your pool ready for those hot summer nights?

What a hassle, huh? Forget one clock and you might show up somewhere pretty late. Wouldn’t it be nice if your whole house was like your cell phone, automatically updating to the correct time when needed? Thankfully, you don’t have to hassle with our lights.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we have a lighting timer system that we are very proud of. Our ‘Lighting Control Automation’ (LCA) system is an intuitive, state-of-the-art system that our customers absolutely love. I’ll give you three quick reasons why our LCA system is the best timer available on the market today.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - augusta / aiken Pool Party

Custom program your LCA timer for a variety of themes that fit your lifestyle. This one is called: “evening swim”

Our LCA timers are…CONVENIENT: Our LCA timers utilize cutting edge coordinate-based software that automatically adjusts for constantly changing conditions like local sunrise/sunset, daylight savings time, etc. This makes our timer system extremely convenient – you don’t have to reset your timer every few months, you just enjoy lights that work right when you need them to. CUSTOMIZABLE: Our LCA timers are also fully customizable to meet your individual needs (and wildest desires). Depending on your preferences, we can program our lightsto come on at different times, in different zones, and even with different devices (switches, computer tablets, cell phones). Get this – not only can we program our lights, but we can also integrate any existing inside or outside light into our LCA system. This means we can program ‘smart lighting themes’ for your home. Some of our popular themes include the ‘welcome home’, “evening party’, ‘midnight snack’, ‘on vacation’ themes, and many more. Our LCA timers options are limited only by your imagination. CONSISTENT: Best of all, our LCA timers never suffer from weak signal issues, making them extremely consistent and reliable. Our timers ensure that your lights work like you want them to, every time you need them to.

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

How does your garden glow? Our famous “Masters Makeover” brings new life to this pond at night.

2). The Masters Golf Tournament is less than a month away! Yes, its tournament time in Augusta. Many of our customers bring in special guests and we are in the business of bringing that world-famous ‘Masters Makeover’ to each and every home we light. For the next few weeks I will tell you about some of the major ways that we can help you bring that ‘Masters Makeover’ to your home or garden.

If you have any questions about our LCA timers, or if you would like see a free demonstration of how we can help your house get ready for the Masters, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee. Tournament time  is a very busy time of year for us, and our schedule is filling up quickly, so call us today! 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

To LED or Not To LED? That is the Question…

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A great example of the natural beauty of LED lights

 

Hello all – I recently saw an article on Fox News that caught my attention. It is entitled: “LEDs turn out the light on incandescents and CFLs“. This is a great (and non-biased) article that highlights the benefits of LED lights above incandescent lights. I highly recommend reading this article and considering the pro-LED argument it makes.

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. 

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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LEDs 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

 

3 Ways an LED Conversion Maximizes Your Lighting Investment

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These winter days are longer, which gives our lights a chance to really shine. Keep reading to learn why you can run our lights longer with confidence.

So, its snowing in Augusta. I hope today finds you inside your home, staying nice and warm. I also hope you and your family get a chance to get out and enjoy this snow.

The chance to enjoy snow is rare around these parts. In the south, snow is something we only occasionally enjoy, when the conditions are just right. It is fine to occasionally enjoy snow, but not your lights. You’ve invested in your lights and you should enjoy them regularly.

Here in the dead of winter the days are longer, which means that our lights have a chance to really shine. As of late, one of our most popular services is an LED conversion, done during an Annual Maintenance Plan service. LED conversion has become so popular because most of our customers realize that this the ideal time of year to keep your lights running longer, and they see how our LEDs help them maximize their lighting investment in (at least) 3 primary ways.

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

Click here for a full sized pic – see if you can tell which one is halogen and which is LED…

1. Our LEDs Look Great – Some people have experienced LEDs that give off an unappealing or artificial color light (think of car headlights). Sadly, some LEDs do look unnatural, but most of those lights utilize a cheap low quality bulb. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we only use LED lights with Cree-chip technology, which is the highest quality LED bulb available on the market today. As you can see in the pictures, our LED lights give off the same color temperature and effect that people love in our halogen bulbs. The Cree bulbs we use register very well of the CRI-scale (Color Rendering Index), proving that all of our lights will deliver a natural glow, giving your house our signature warm, inviting, and elegant look.

*Need more proof? Look at the picture above. Can’t tell a difference? Exactly my point..

Augusta-landscape-lighting

An LED conversion helps your lights look better for longer
with twice the bulb rating and twice the warranty (2 yrs)

2. Our LEDs Last Longer – LEDs also maximize your lighting investment by increasing the longevity of your lighting system. Our LED bulbs are able to be retrofitted into all of our fixtures and are rated for twice as many hours as their halogen counterparts.  With a LED conversion, we also warranty your bulbs for twice as long as our standard bulbs (2 yrs on all LED bulbs), giving you the peace of mind that comes with the best warranty in the business.

LED copper path light - energy efficient and beautiful

Our LEDs are 85% more efficient than their halogen counterparts, meaning you’ll enjoy their beauty longer while also saving money. Now, that’s a great deal.

3. Our LEDs Save Money – Last, but certainly not least, LEDs save you money each and every night you run them. Some people wrongly assume that the up-front costs of LED lighting will eliminate any savings LED lights might bring. But, this is not true. Since LED lights are 85% more efficient than standard halogen bulbs, you will quickly notice a savings on your utility bills. 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 also being green and helping conserve energy and the environment.

For the reasons listed above, many of our customers choose to upgrade to LED bulbs during their Annual Maintenance Plans (AMP), and since LEDs use so much less energy than their halogen counterparts, an upgrade pays for itself over time.

Please call us if you would like to learn more about the benefits of an LED conversion during your Annual Maintenance Plan. If you know you are ready to give LEDs a chance, 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 photos.

Hope to talk to you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

 

A Resolution You Can Keep: Help Your Home Look Its Very Best at Night

A Warm Welcome at Night

Let Us Help Your House Look Its Very Best At Night

 

Happy (Chilly) New Year!

I hope you all are staying warm and safe during this cold spell. I also hope you had a wonderful holiday season, enjoying some good time with your friends and family, welcoming in the 2014.

Whether it be getting in better shape, stopping a bad habit, or learning a new skill, each New Year brings so many resolutions. Many will join a gym, or start a new diet, resolving to look and feel better in 2014. Believe it or not, some folks actually keep their resolutions, and those people are very happy they did what it took to look and feel their best.

LED Outdoor Lights in Augusta

Enjoy A Warm Welcome On These Chilly Winter Nights

Will this be the year you resolve to do what it takes to help your home look its best at night? If so, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee can help you keep your important resolution.

If you need some motivation, or are on fence about adding some outdoor lighting for your home, check out some of the beautiful high resolution pictures we have added to our new OLP Augusta Pinterest and our new OLP Augusta Lake Oconee Houzz pages. We are thrilled to have a presence on these popular websights, and encourage you all to look them over (and share them with your friends).

OLP Pic Pinterest and Houzz accounts

Check Out the High Def Lighting Pics on our new Houzz & Pinterest Pages

My resolution for 2014:  I resolve to continue to provide our customers with the high quality outdoor lighting design, installations, and service that our company has come to be known for.  Whether you are a long-time customer, a fairly new client, or a soon-to-be patron, I also hope we get the opportunity to work with you all more in 2014.

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

Spring Will Be Here Before You Know It, We Can Help You Get Your Home Ready Now…

If you want to know more about outdoor lighting, add-ons, new installations, annual maintenance plans, warranty services, or anything else we offer, please contact us today. We would love to show you how our lights can make your home look its very best with a FREE lighting consultation or night-time home demonstration. Remember, resolutions are kept one small step at a time, so take a small step and call us today at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. We promise, you’ll be glad you did.

Happy New Year,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens