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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

Top 5 Reasons Our Holiday Lighting is the Best You Can Buy

Give The Gift of Outdoor Lighting This Year

Inside: Top 5 Reason to Give the Gift of Outdoor Lighting

Have you ever noticed how many lists we make during the holidays? Grocery lists, shopping lists, cleaning lists, invitation lists, Christmas card lists, and so on. All of these lists remind us that the holidays are a lot of work!

Don’t worry about the work…we are here to help. Look through our list below to see the top 5 reasons you should use Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee to help with all your holiday lighting needs.

When you use us, you get holiday lighting that is…

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Our LED lights only use 20% of the energy of standard fixtures and bulbs

1. Efficient – Our fixtures and bulbs are some of the most energy and cost-efficient products on the market today. For example, our LED lights only use 20% of the energy of standard fixtures and bulbs! We know that everyone needs to tighten up their budget during the holiday season, but we don’t think it has to come at the expense of making your house look great. When you use us, you can enjoy your lights without worrying about wasting energy, breaking the bank, or even harming the environment.

Our Lights Take the Headache Out of Holiday Decorating

We have the experience to design a beautiful, warm, and welcoming look for your home this holiday season.

2. Beautifully Designed  – Since your house is the first (and last) thing your visitors will see, don’t trust your holiday lighting to just anyone. While some of our competitors sell products that give off a harsh and unnatural light, our holiday LED lights give off a very subtle and natural glow. We put each and every one of our products through extensive testing to make sure that we can achieve our signature elegant lighting effect. As a company, we have the experience and artistry needed to design a beautiful, warm, and welcoming look for your home this holiday season.

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Holiday lighting is an investment you will use each year, so make sure you buy from the best

3. Built To Last – Because many holiday lighting companies start up as ‘seasonal side projects’, many are here today and gone tomorrow. Since outdoor holiday lighting is an investment that you will use year after year, you want to make sure to invest in quality products from a reputable company. Not only have we been serving the CSRA longer than anyone else in our area (13 yrs), we also offer the highest quality of products available on the market today. Everything about our company is built to last for the long haul. When you use us, you will rest easier, knowing that your holiday lighting investment will continue to pay big dividends year after year.

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We treat every holiday lighting job like a custom project

4. Customizable – Since we are not your average outdoor lighting company, we do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach to holiday lighting. We treat every job as a custom project. When you choose to use us, we will sit down with you for a free holiday design consultation and planning session. We will listen to your ideas and show you some decorating options available to help you create a look and feel that compliments your house and inspires your guests.

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Our ‘turn-key’ approach helps you forget the holiday hassles and focus on what is really important this season

5. Easy – Decorating the house, cooking holiday goodies, buying presents…we know that you have got a lot going on this time of year. This is why we make the process of buying holiday lighting quick and easy. Once we agree upon a design, we will set up and maintain your lights throughout the holidays. Best of all, when the New Year comes, we will even take your lights down and store them in our warehouse until you need them again next year. Our ‘turn-key’ approach gives you the opportunity to forget some of the holiday hassles and focus on what is really important to you this season.

If you would like to see some examples of our holiday lighting jobs, please check out this quick youtube video. If you have questions or would like a free holiday lighting consultation, please call us at at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens. Our appointments are filling up quickly, so call us today!

Happy Holidays,

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Pat Otis, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lighting Up Your Augusta Garden

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

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Moon lighting mimics the soft glow of the moon

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

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

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

Patrick Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

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

 

Check Out our Beautiful New Website

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

Outdoor Lighting is a Visual Art Medium and our New Website Shows How Beautiful a Medium It Can Be

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, if that is true, then what is a new picture-driven website worth? A hundred blog posts? At least…

Since outdoor lighting is a visual art medium,  I have been wanting to develop a website that better captures and demonstrates the beauty of what we do at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee. I am proud to announce that we have a beautiful new (and improved) website for your browsing pleasure.

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Enjoy More Big HD Quality Pictures Like These

When you visit our new site, you will…

– Be inspired by big, beautiful high-definition pictures of our outdoor lighting jobs from residential to commercial, holiday to garden, halogen to LED.

– Understand the difference high quality outdoor lighting fixtures, design, and services makes.

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

Our New Website Will Inspire You to Let Us Help You Highlight the Hidden Beauty in Your Home at Night

– Link to our professional Blog, Facebook, Houzz, Pinterest, and YouTube pages.

– Learn about our award-winning local business, and our national parent company, Outdoor Living Brands.

I hope, at the very least, I have enticed you to check out our new website. I am very proud of it and welcome your feedback.

As you click through these new pages, ask yourself this question – what can our lights do for your home, business, or event this summer?  If you live in Augusta, Aiken, Lake Oconee, Athens, or anywhere in between, email or call us at #706-722-5711 to set up a FREE home demonstration and find out how we can bring out the hidden beauty of your home at night.

Happy browsing,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives – Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives – Lake Oconee / Athens

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…

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Our Pool Lights are Beautiful, Functional, and Sturdy

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

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.

Augusta outdoor lighting for a Masters makeover tournament time

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

 

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

LED copper path light - energy efficient and beautiful

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