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Help Your Augusta Business Stand Out With Commercial Outdoor Lighting

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If you want to survive in the jungle – blend in. In business, you need to stand out to thrive.

I was recently watching a show about rainforest animals. The program made a simple, yet profound point: if you want to survive in the jungle, you need to blend in. Good camouflage is what keeps successful predator’s bellies full, and successful prey out of those same bellies. It’s funny how different the rainforest is from business. In business, the goal is exactly the opposite: if you want to survive in business, you need to stand out. Companies spend tons of marketing money to make sure that they are noticed for their product, their brand, their building, their logo, and so on.

Before-and-after-outdoor-lightingHowever, many businesses, especially small businesses, inadvertently overlook the marketing power of light and the marketing opportunity of night. The most successful business are always thinking smart, and even if they aren’t open at night, smart business owners take the chance to stand out by investing in night-time advertising.

Try this – next time you are driving home at night, look around, see what gets your attention. Where is your eye drawn? What signs do you see? How do you feel about the signs that you see? Because many signs are not illuminated at night, the illuminated signs really stand out. Adding outdoor lighting can be a great marketing tool. Good outdoor lighting helps your business easy to find at night. Now look little closer, how many signs have bad lighting? Do you see “hot spots” and “dark spots” on some signage?  What does that say to you? Cheap lighting that is poorly designed, or that works infrequently is a problem. In fact, sloppy lighting can send the wrong message about the business brand you have worked hard to cultivate.

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Good outdoor lighting helps your sign, and your business, stand out at night.

Over the past 17 years, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee has built a solid reputation as a Augusta’s premier commercial lighting company. We have done a lot of commercial lighting across the CSRA. If you would a few examples of the commercial work we do – check out the Evans town center, Georgia Bank and Trust building, McCloud Attorney building, Woodrow Wilson’s boyhood home, and the Sacred Heart Church….just to name a few.

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How can we help your business stand out at night?

If you are a business owner take a moment to consider how we can help your business to thrive by standing out to night. If you are ready to let us help with your night-time advertising, or just have some more questions you want to ask, you can reach us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.  If you would like some more examples of our work, you can also visit our website to look through some of our favorite Augusta outdoor lighting pics.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

 

3 Ways an LED Conversion Maximizes Your Lighting Investment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Our LEDs Save Money – Last, but certainly not least, LEDs save you money each and every night you run them. Some people wrongly assume that the up-front costs of LED lighting will eliminate any savings LED lights might bring. But, this is not true. Since LED lights are 85% more efficient than standard halogen bulbs, you will quickly notice a savings on your utility bills. This means that you can run your lights as long as you want without worrying about the cost. Higher efficiency means that you will save some of your hard-earned green while also being green and helping conserve energy and the environment.

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

Please call us if you would like to learn more about the benefits of an LED conversion during your Annual Maintenance Plan. If you know you are ready to give LEDs a chance, or just have some more questions you want to ask, you can reach us at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta / Aiken or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee / Athens.  If you would like some more examples of our work, you can also visit our website to look through some of our favorite Augusta outdoor lighting photos.

Hope to talk to you soon,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee

 

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

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Let Us Help Your House Look Its Very Best At Night

 

Happy (Chilly) New Year!

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

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

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Enjoy A Warm Welcome On These Chilly Winter Nights

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy New Year,

Pat Otis, President

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta / Aiken

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Lake Oconee / Athens

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Long Term Outdoor Lighting Relationships

You’ve heard the benefits of choosing outdoor landscape lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta.  You’ve even taken the steps to have our extraordinary copper and brass lighting fixtures installed by our lighting professionals. And, now you are enjoying the warm glow washing over your home and outdoor living spaces.  But we don’t want our relationship to end there.  We want to help you maintain the perfect illumination on your home and outdoor living spaces and our Annual Maintenance Plan can do just that.

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Our Annual Maintenance Plan will keep your lighting perfected year after year.

 

No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours. Whether you have our halogen or LED bulbs, on an annual basis, we will replace all the light bulbs, repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Plus, any service you may need throughout the year will be done on a priority basis.

 

Even if your outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ maintenance services.  Our Annual Maintenance Plan assures you need never lift a finger to adjust a fixture or change a bulb. Your lighting system will remain headache-free and illuminating beautifully year after year.

 

Be sure to ask about the Annual Maintenance Plan available on all of our Augusta outdoor lighting installations. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta stands behind our landscape lighting, pool lighting, focal lighting, holiday lighting and beyond and looks forward to creating a long-term outdoor lighting relationship with you.

 

Pat
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta
706-722-5711