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Join Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta at the Sacred Heart Garden Festival, April 20-23, 2017

Every year we anticipate the Tournament’s arrival for weeks, and it’s here and gone in a flash. Luckily, we still have a wonderful event to continue the celebration of Augusta’s unique charm. This month we have the Sacred Heart Garden Festival which allows us to see the beauty of Augusta’s magnificent gardens.

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival

Starting with the Thursday night Garden Festival Preview Party and ending elegantly with Sunday afternoon tea, the weekend allows the attendees the opportunity to tour some of the areas most prestigious private gardens.

Fun, helpful, and inspiring are just some of the words used to describe what the Festival brings each year. This year’s speakers are some of the best local gardeners, industry experts, and vendors sharing the best local gardening advice to help you make 2017 the year of the garden at your Augusta home.

During the Festival, you can find us in Vendor Village (we’re usually in the outdoor area) with our LED landscape lights on hand. If you want to see our lighting in action, enjoy the system we have installed at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. A nighttime viewing can help you imagine what our expert lighting designers could do at your Augusta home.

We hope to see you at the Festival, check out the schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

The Sacred Heart Garden Festival

April 20 – 23rd, 2017

 

 

See you soon,

Pat & Karen Otis

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

Increase the Beauty & Safety of your Augusta Home This Summer

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

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

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

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

Pool lighting can transform your pool into a relaxing oasis

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

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

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

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

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

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

A More Beautiful and Safer Home is a Phone Call Away

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

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

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

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

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

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

Below is a quick preview: Our lights…

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

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

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

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3. Highlight your favorite features of your yard. Nighttime is the ideal time to accent what you desire to be the focal point of your yard. Think about it this way – the evening offers you a black canvas to draw attention to your favorite parts of your lawn and garden. Like the artist Rembrandt, the original “painter of light”, we bring light into places where it does not exist, accenting the parts of your yard that you most want to highlight.

4. Bring greater safety and security to your yard. We all instinctively know that safety and security are priceless feelings. Our lights increase your yard’s safety with beautiful path lights, helping people know where to walk in your yard, hidden moon-lights illuminating the ground with a soft glow from above, and pool lights increasing visibility in your pools and water features. As for security, you and your family will breathe easier as our lights push back the darkness and illumine the dark spots of your yard.

5. Enhance Your Home’s Beauty Every Season. It seems like the spring leaves have only just arrived, and we know you want to savor every moment of this lush green haven. Whether it be the blazing colors of fall, or the beautiful blooms of spring, our experienced lighting professionals know how to design and install a lighting system that ensures your home will look beautiful each and every season. Our incredible warranty also guarantees that your home will keep looking great, night after night, season after season, year after year.

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This is just a quick preview, and I look forward to unpacking the difference our lights can make for you lawn and garden this summer. And, when you are ready to see how we can help your garden to glow, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

Stop By & See Us at the 2015 Sacred Heart Garden Festival

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Augusta and Lake Oconee Flower & Path Lights

Our LEDs Look Great, Longer
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

 

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

 

 

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.

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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!

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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

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