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.
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…
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 & 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 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.
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