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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.

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

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

 

Augusta Labor Day Celebration – Send-off the Summer with Outdoor Lights

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Outdoor Lighting Takes Your Labor Day Party to the Next Level

 

Can you believe that in one week from today summer will officially be over?! Not only has this been one of the rainiest summers on record, it also felt like one of the shortest in recent memory (thankfully, we still have a lot of nice weather ahead of us).

Rain or shine, we will collectively celebrate Labor Day this weekend, saying goodbye to summer and welcoming in the fall. In homage to the winnowing days of summer, friends and families will gather around their pools and backyard BBQs to send-off the summer together.

Did you know that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee can help you send-off the summer in style? Its true!

Pool Lighting in the CSRA, Augusta and Athens

Our Lights Keep Your Parties Going As Long As You Desire

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1. Keep Your Parties Going Longer – By Labor Day, the days are already getting shorter, and night is coming sooner each evening. While we can’t stop the summer from ending, we can keep your Labor Day party going as long as you desire. Good outdoor lighting means that your guests don’t have to leave when evening comes; and, unlike other lesser lighting fixtures, our lights are always beautiful, dependable, and versatile. This means you can rest assured that no matter the season or celebration, our lights will always be there to help you make the most of any event you will ever host.

Patio / Deck Outdoor Lighting in Augusta, Athens, Lake Oconee, and Aiken

You’ll Be Amazed by How Much More Time You Spend Outdoors

2. Extend Your Outdoor Living Space– Our ‘Summer Nights’ ad campaign was all about helping homeowners understand how our lights can extend your outdoor living space into the evening hours. Thankfully, this is not simply a summertime benefit. Living in Georgia, we are able to comfortably enjoy outdoor evenings almost anytime of year. Whether it be family dinners on the patio in the fall, or snuggling up next to a fire pit in the winter, our lights will continue to pay dividends for your family year round. Many of our new customers are initially surprised about how often our lights come in handy, and are often thrilled by how many more evenings they spend outside as a result.

Tree, Dock, Lakehouse Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

We Know How to Make Your Home Look Beautiful All Year Round

3. Enhance Your Home’s Beauty Every Season – Soon the leaves will begin to change colors, and as beautiful as they 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. 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, year after year.

Let us help you send-off the sumer in style by enjoying these beautiful nights with your friends and family. If you have any questions or would like a free home demonstration to experience how our lights can help you have a great Labor Day event, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.

Hope you have a great Labor Day,

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Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

Lighting Up the Sacred Heart Garden Festival

 

Sacred Heart Garden Festival Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

 

Can 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.

Happy to Be Sacred Heart's Choice for Outdoor Lighting

Sacred Heart – A Great Augusta Tradition, in a Great Augusta Landmark

 

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 Festival this weekend you will see that our lights are permanently installed in the Center).

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Display at Sacred Heart

Stop By and See Our Display in Vendor Village

 

Here is the schedule for the 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

          Thur, April 25, 7 pm

     Garden Festival Hours

          Fri, April 26, 9 am-5 pm

          Sat, April 27, 9 am-5 pm

          Sun, April 28, 11 am-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, Owner

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

5 Reasons to Purchase a Service Plan This Spring

 

Well, its official – Spring is here! You know what that means – its time for warmer weather, fresh blooms, and…spring cleaning.

Service Plans for Outdoor Lighting

Let Us Spruce Up Your Lighting System This Spring

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.

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. Yes, 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.

LED Outdoor Lights in Augusta

An LED Upgrade Keeps Your House Looking Just as Good for Twice as Long with 80% Less Energy

 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.

Service Plans @ Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Garden Lighting

Our Annual Maintenance Plan Helps Your Home Shine for Masters Week

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 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 Annual Maintenance Plan this spring. If you have any questions about pricing, or would like a free home consultation, call us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

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

Pat Otis, President

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

 

Helping Your Augusta Home Look ‘Just Right’ at Night

 

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Highlighting the Unique Texture of Home at Night

I love reading to my granddaughter. I cherish the memories we make and the stories we tell. One of my granddaughter’s favorite stories is “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears”. You know the tale. She loves to help me tell it, anticipating the part where she says – “Juuuust right”. Although she is still a toddler, she is old enough to understand the concept of ‘just right’.

We all understand the idea of something being ‘just right’, but what most people don’t understand, is how difficult it is to get outdoor lighting to look just right. In fact, many inexperienced lighting companies often make one of two common mistakes when lighting a home or outdoor space: under-lighting, or more commonly, over-lighting. We have all seen a house or yard that suffers from under-lighting –  little blue blips of light sadly casting light only a few inches from their bulb. Many have also seen the travesty of an over-lit property – high voltage spotlights blast a house front with a blinding light that looks harsh and sterile.

Outdoor lighting stone home

Imagine What Our Signature Style Could Do for Your House

Over-lighting is a common mistake that many novice outdoor lighting designers make. Even though some of our competitors may use low-voltage systems, many will still err on the side of over-lighting. Lights that are too bright, or incorrectly installed, will wash out much the detail and texture of what they are lighting. Problem is, our competitors lack the experience and ability to bring out the depth and texture of your property.

So, what is needed to get outdoor lighting that makes your house look just right at night? It takes the right technology, the right design, and the right service. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we have what it takes to do the job right. We have the best technology available on the market today, dependable and affordable service options, and the technique and design skills that comes from 15 years of experience in outdoor lighting. In short, we have all the right stuff that is needed to bring out the texture and details of your stone facades, stucco, ironwork, water features, and garden accent pieces.

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Our Lights Capture the Nuance and Detail of Your Yard

We are known for our signature lighting style. Our signature style creates a elegant effect that is neither too subtle, nor too harsh. When you use Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, you get a warm and inviting look that will perfectly compliment your home or garden. We believe once you see what we can do for your home, you will understand why our signature effect is coveted by our customers and competition alike.

Our commitment to making things look just right is why we work closely with many of the best known builders, architects, and landscapers in the CSRA area, and why we are often their first and last call for outdoor lighting. We would love to be your first and last call for outdoor lighting as well. If you have any questions or if you would like learn more about how our lights can help your home or garden look just right at night, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

Pat Otis, President

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

 

Lighting Up The Blue Jean Ball

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We are excited to donate the lighting for this great event

 

Every so often, I like to dedicate a blog to something cool and interesting that is happening in our local CSRA community. This is one of those blogs.

You may not know that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee is the CSRA’s premier event lighting experts. We are often asked to provide event lighting for parties, weddings, and special occasions. This Saturday, we have donated some of our outdoor lights for a good cause – The Annual Blue Jean Ball.  This annual party is a fun charity event that seeks to raise money and awareness for Turn Back the Block.

What is Turn Back the Block? Turn Back the Block is a non-profit organization that exists to revitalize our local Harrisburg community by supporting home improvement and promoting home ownership.

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A Recent Home Rehab Project in Harrisburg

From their website –  “Not too long ago, the Harrisburg community was a thriving place to live, shop, worship and learn…In recent years, Harrisburg has experienced disinvestment, and the pride that once radiated through the community has dwindled. Turn Back the Block is a plan to return that sense of pride in the neighborhood and change lives for the better…recent statistics show the 14% of Harrisburg homes are vacant or abandoned,and that less 25% of homes are owner-occupied. Turn Back the Block is founded on the belief that home ownership is the axis for community transition. Using the existing housing stock in this historic mill village, Turn Back the Block enables individuals and families the opportunity to participate in the rehabilitation of their future homes via sweat equity. Our Family Selection and Shepherding Committee will qualify applicants and assist them in the process of home ownership, both before and after closing. Turn Back The Block offers low and interest- free mortgages to participants, and utilizes all payments to build the program for other families”.

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Revitalizing Harrisburg One House at A Time

We are very exciting to be supporting this charity and, if you would like more information on their organization or how you can get involved, visit their website or email them at turnbacktheblock@gmail.com.

 If you have questions about event lighting, or if you would like learn more about what our lights can do for your next party, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

 Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee

Top 3 Reasons Why Winter is a Wonderful Season for Outdoor Lighting in Augusta

 

Winter is the time for comfort – it is the time for home” – Edith Sitwell.

As I write this blog, the weather is changing…its getting colder, closer to where January temperatures should be. I don’t always like the chilly weather, but thats winter. Winter often gets bum rap as far as seasons go. People love spring for its beautiful blooms, summer for its warm nights, fall for its harvest colors, winter for the holidays. Yet, other than the holidays, many people do not enjoy the winter months of January and February. But, I think winter is a a great time for outdoor lighting.

Here are the top 3 reasons of why winter is wonderful season for outdoor lighting in Augusta.

Winter Tree Lighting

Winter Gives Your Yard a New Look For Outdoor Lighting

1. Winter Brings New a Landscape to Your Yard – We don’t get a lot of snow around these parts, but even without snow, winter brings out unique characteristics in our local landscape. As the trees lose their leaves, they and your whole yard takes on a new and more interesting more look. Full green branches morph more sculpturesque shapes and intricate patterns, giving new dimensions to both lights and shadows. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee we love to light interesting objects, and the bare trees of winter display some of the most beautiful work we do. Snow, rare as it is in Augusta, is absolutely beautiful with our lights. When it comes, it is a sight to behold, and nothing looks better than our lights illuminating the picturesque snow.

2. Winter Gives Man-made Light A Chance To Shine – During these winter months, it gets darker sooner and stays darker longer than any other time in the year. These extra evening hours mean that you have more of a chance to enjoy your home at night. When you come home from work, our lights will greet you giving a visceral sense of security and beauty to the rest of your evening. Think about it this way – there is no other time of year where your outdoor lights will be used and enjoyed more than in the winter. *Also – you never can tell what the weather will be like in Augusta, you might be able to sit outside and enjoy your lights anytime in winter…I did this week!

Our Lights Can Give Your Home a Warm and Welcoming Look for Winter Entertaining

A Warm and Welcoming Look For Your House this Winter

3. Winter is Great For Entertaining – Even after the holidays, winter is a wonderful time for entertaining. As the quote above suggests, the chilly winter weather is the perfect time to invite close friends and family over for a warm meal in your home. Our custom lights and designs can give your house that warm, welcoming, and elegant look that sets the right tone for all your winter get-togethers.

These are just a few reasons why winter is a wonderful time for outdoor lighting in Augusta. If you want to know more, or would like for us to show you what our lights can do for your house, please give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

May this winter be wonderful for you,

 

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Lake Oconee