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A Truly Unexpected and Delightful Lighting Design at a Barndominium! Barndo-what?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio had the opportunity to provide lighting for a wedding at a newfangled residence, and we’ve gotta tell you – we are totally loving this!

Over the last decade, we have seen some wonderful new home designs arise out of the most creative old structures. We’ve seen busses become roving tiny homes and shipping container residences, but this was our first experience with a barndominium. If you are wondering what on Earth a barndominium is…well, it’s a barn-turned-residence. Who’d have thunk it? We wouldn’t have, but we soon learned! At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, we will always remember the first time we were invited to provide professional outdoor lighting for a barndominium.

Just take a look at the gorgeous tree wrap and roof edge lighting that we provided throughout the property.

A show of hands…who wants to live in a barndominium?

It all began with a request for special event lighting for a wedding.

— Tree and roofline outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio was called upon to light multiple areas of the barndo (did we just coin a new word?). We provided lots of tee wrap lighting and roofline lighting for both the residence and the outdoor kitchen and pool area.

— San Antonio patio lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

The barndominium homeowners loved the special event lighting so much, they decided to keep it!

— San Antonio residential tree wrap and roofline lighting on barndominium home.

Awww, shucks! We have to admit, the tree wrap and roofline lighting suits this new-style residential venue perfectly. Hands-down, this is one of the most unique residences we’ve seen, and we hope to be able to light even more barndominiums in the future.

h3, If someone asks, “Were you raised in a barn?” These residents can say, “No, but I live in one!”

Residential outdoor lighting design on truly unique barndominium home.

Do you live in a barndo, or similarly upcycled residence? Are you looking to add to the unique style and unexpected beauty of your unusual commercial or residential venue? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio would love to provide commercial or residential outdoor lighting for your fun and curious business or home. Add whimsy to your wholly unexpected or exceptional home with professional San Antonio outdoor lighting.

Do you have a new business or residence, which requires all-new professional outdoor lighting design and installation? If so, Please Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more!

Annual Lights of Esperanza Celebration at Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North is pleased to have provided professional holiday lighting for this annual lighting event – illuminating the campus with joy and cheer to ring in the holiday season!

Lights of Esperanza takes place each year on the campus of TAMU-San Antonio. All things holiday can be enjoyed across the school grounds, such as ice skating and snow sliding, in anticipation of illuminating nearly every block with beautiful holiday lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North was called upon to design and install special event holiday lighting for Lights of Esperanza – which can appropriately be translated to Lights of Hope. ‘Tis the season!

Make us a part of your annual celebrations with San Antonio special event lighting!

— Traditional holiday wreath lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North.

The origin of Christmas lighting dates back to the 17th century, where instead of strings of LED lighting, candles were the vehicle to providing holiday observance. Candles were attached to Christmas trees inside homes (Worth noting: the fire extinguisher was not invented until the 19th century), and also placed in windows, which let other Christian holiday observers know that their fellowship was welcome in that home. Today, holiday lighting has not only come along way (We salute you, Thomas Edison and Edward Johnson), but at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, we would like to think that the tradition itself has become so much more. Lighting your home in beautiful holiday lights should offer a message of love, hope, and acceptance to all, who see them.

— Beautiful holiday garland, wreath, and trim lighting at TAMU-San Antonio’s Lights of Esperanza celebration by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Holiday lighting each year is responsible for approximately 6% of the United States’ annual electrical capacity. That’s a lot of cheer! With our high-efficiency San Antonio LED outdoor lighting products, you not only see up to an 80% savings on electrical consumption, but you get longer product life, new warmer color temperatures that glow just like incandescent bulbs, and lights that are durable in extreme heat and cold. Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North to provide custom-designed, top-quality LED lighting design for your celebration. Make your annual event the most wonderful time of the year, no matter the time of year!

— Let your Christmas lighting be a beacon of hope this holiday season.

Keep traditions and create new ones with custom designed holiday lighting.

Holiday lighting and the products that provide it are ever-evolving. Think of the lights and traditions that your family had when you were growing up, and how differently those things look today. We are now decorating earlier in preparation for holidays, and not just for Christmas. Over the last decade or so, we have seen a rising trend in Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and even Easter lighting. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North to bring your favorite holidays to light with professional outdoor lighting design, installation, and take-down.

— Happy holidays from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North!

Do you have an annual event, which requires professional outdoor lighting in the San Antonio area? Make Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North a part of your annual celebration! Please Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more!

Wow Your Guests with Professional Outdoor Lighting Throughout the Holiday Season

Your holiday parties will be lit with path, deck, patio & overall elegance with outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Is your San Antonio or Hill Country area home the place to be through the fall and winter holidays? Do you have ample outdoor living space to accommodate lots of family and friends for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving? Or maybe your home is the designated Christmas Eve stop for eggnog and tree-trimming with extended family and friends. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North to light your outdoor spaces for all your holiday get-togethers and parties this year, and into the next.

Welcome your guests with beautiful San Antonio façade & path lighting!

Wow your family and friends this holiday season with dramatic façade lighting for your home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will create a lighting installation tailored to your home’s architectural design and your lighting needs. If you have been wondering how to add curb appeal to your home, façade lighting is the way to go! Highlight your front stoop, bump-outs, stone columns, gables, turrets, or any other architectural element on your home.

Do you have a long driveway or beautiful curving sidewalk that leads to your home? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio will light your guests’ way all the way to your front door. Path and landscape lighting not only pack a true design punch, but it also adds safety to areas that become too dim after dark.

Light your outdoor party spaces with task lighting & decorative lighting

If you are planning to cook, dine, and entertain outdoors this holiday season, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio will light up your entire outdoor living area. Don’t grill or deep fry your
turkey this year in unlit spaces in your backyard! Illuminate your San Antonio outdoor living space with deck lighting and patio lighting. Lighting from above, such as strings of festival decorative lighting will provide task lighting above your grill or your patio dance floor – hey, Mr. DJ, play that song! Deck lighting will brighten every nook of your deck space. Cook, eat and celebrate with friends and family on your deck into the night. Keep in mind we also offer special event outdoor lighting as well, perfect for hosted celebrations, weddings and parties.

Be festive, merry, and most especially bright in your outdoor spaces this year. Don’t bring your get-togethers inside after dark. Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to set your perfect holiday party scene – we can light it up!

We will brighten your holiday parties with professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting that will have you eating dessert on Thanksgiving evening, awaiting Santa’s arrival well into the night, or watching the ball drop in NYC this New Year’s Eve. Drink a toast to the beautiful, FUNctional outdoor living lighting provided by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio that will keep your outdoor party going all night long.

Make us a part of your holiday parties this year with decorative and task outdoor lighting around your home and throughout your favorite outdoor living spaces! Please Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more!

Plan Your Lighting Project Now, Before 2019 Tariffs Take Effect!

Save money on your 2018 lighting project with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio. If cost savings is imperative to your project, do not wait till 2019.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio hates to be the bearer of bad news, but as most of us know by now, new tariffs loom on the horizon. While we wish these price increases would not affect our business, the hard truth is…they do. And unfortunately, it affects our clients once 2019 rolls around. If you have been planning a new outdoor lighting project or lighting update for your home or business, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio implores you to act now to avoid the higher cost of materials.

How do the new U.S. tariffs affect our product costs?

Regrettably, the products offered by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio are projected to see up to a 20% increase in cost. This increase includes our metal lighting fixtures, as well as many of the LED components we use in our outdoor lighting. These price increases must be passed on to our commercial outdoor lighting and residential outdoor lighting clients. The unfortunate increase in LED lighting components is quite the conundrum, as one of the biggest reasons home and business owners choose LED outdoor lighting is for energy cost savings. The new tariffs impede those savings, which can be up to 60% over their halogen and incandescent counterparts. Higher material costs can affect the overall lifetime savings.

What can be done to keep your outdoor lighting budget intact?

Currently, we have but one solution to avoid the adverse costs from the U.S. tariffs increase. Please ACT NOW to begin your outdoor lighting project. We San Antonio area residents are fortunate in that outdoor lighting projects can still be installed this time of year, unimpeded by fall and winter weather, unlike other areas of the country. Our mild climate is conducive to year-round lighting installation and maintenance. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here to answer your questions concerning cost increases and to get your residential or commercial outdoor lighting project underway. If budgetary concerns are a factor in your new or updated lighting project, please reach out to us to plan your project now.

If you are ready to put your outdoor lighting project into action to avoid the impending materials cost increases, please call us now at (210) 876-1084 or email us to begin!

Add Seasonal Flair To Your Home and Landscape with San Antonio Fireside Outdoor Lighting

Autumn has arrived — and though we are lucky enough to still have warm weather here in the San Antonio and Hill Country area, it’s the perfect time of year to get that “around the campfire" vibe going now. Backyard fire pits and fireplaces offer the perfect fall and winter time outdoor lighting opportunity for family to gather together to enjoy an evening with a good old-fashioned marshmallow roasting and lively storytelling.

Fire features and other hardscapes often fall into darkness when they are not being used, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can creatively cast a glow at these features so they are pulled into your overall lighting scheme even when they are not lit. We can employ expert lighting design to make a fireplace or fire pit look fiery even on the darkest night so that they are a continual focal point every evening. Why let an expensive hardscape investment sit in darkness, after all?

Custom outdoor lighting isn’t just for your home’s façade, garden beds and walkways. Don’t miss out on illuminating features, hardscapes and other outdoor living structures so they can be enjoyed year-round with ease. Add light to the stonework or brick that faces your fireplace for added seasonal texture, or bring the patio around your fire pit out from the gloomy darkness so you can sit at it at any time with a cup of coffee and conversation whether it is hosting flames or not.

Let’s also not forget about the safety aspects that good outdoor lighting can provide, too. Hardscapes that project outward into passage areas can be dangerous if they can’t be seen by your guests. Tripping over an outdoor fireplace hearth or fire pit stones is a hazard waiting to happen if they aren’t visible. Adding targeted lighting that makes it easy for visitors to navigate without putting harsh lighting in their eyes is all part of what our expert lighting designers know how to skillfully do. We don’t just point a bright light at your fireplace, we wash it in a delicate light that gives you all the atmosphere of a real fire.

Pulling a fire pit zone into the context of your overall backyard design so that it doesn’t look like a forgotten afterthought can be tricky, but adding overhead string lighting is a terrific tactic to make this space part of the cohesive design of your garden. It adds tons of character and gives a truly festive appeal with a unique seasonal feel. Our commercial grade string lighting is made in the USA and will not sag over time thanks to our commercial-grade components.

Whether you are working with an architect now to design a new outdoor fireplace or you already have one in place—we can work with you to plan your lighting wiring now or we can retrofit an existing outdoor amenity, deck or patio after the fact.

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be enjoying the seasonal changes happening in your outdoor oasis. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio show you how to continue to enjoy your backyard to bring out the campfire feel that brings families together.

For a complimentary design consultation or answers to questions about how we can help you with outdoor lighting for every season (and reason), please Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more!

San Antonio No Fuss Astronomical Outdoor Lighting Timers Take All the Headaches out of Daylight Savings Time

Fall is a beautiful time of year where outdoor lighting becomes even more necessary thanks to shorter days. It’s also a time when many people face the pain of having to re-set their landscape lighting timers to compensate for darkness arriving earlier due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). On November 4th, customers of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio don’t have to worry about this hassle thanks to the fact that we install astronomical timers with every system.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio provides our lighting customers with an easy and efficient timer that you don’t have to fuss with twice with daylight savings time changes. The old days of having to manually reset your timer by fiddling with a dial or buttons is no longer needed thanks to our astronomical timers. Having to remember how to reset it or find where you left your manual six months before no longer has to be an issue! Our awesome timers utilize GPS technology, so they automatically reset themselves based on your geo-location. Your outdoor lighting system routinely adapts to the time change in your region and knows exactly when it needs to turn on and off based on your pre-set desired parameters. You set it once, and you never have to do it again!

Unlike many of our northern neighbors, we are still able to enjoy warm evenings outside in Texas; and that means making sure your outdoor garden lights need to kick on at the right tome so we can continue to relish these gorgeous nights for continued outdoor gathering and dining. All the outdoor fun doesn’t have to quit simply because the days have gotten shorter. Keep the entertaining going in your outside oasis despite Daylight Savings Time without even having to think about it.

The convenience and ease of outdoor home automation can’t be beat when you can ensure that your family will always come home to a well-lit home no matter what the hour or how dark it is. Even if there’s a power outage you still won’t have to fret, because each of our astronomical times has a battery back-up that remembers exactly what time your timer was originally set to. As daylight hours shrink, your timer knows precisely when it needs to come on to provide safety, security and ambiance to your home. Our timers are also wallet-friendly because there is no wasteful electricity consumption with an outdoor lighting system being on when it doesn’t need to be.

If you’ve got an older outdoor lighting system in place with an old-fashioned style timer, we can still come out and re-set it for you; OR we can swap out your manual style one for an automated astronomical timer so you can enjoy all the no-fuss benefits, too!

Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more about the convenience of our set it and forget it outdoor lighting timers for your San Antonio and Hill Country home and landscape.

San Antonio & Hill Country, TX, HOA Lighting Adds Benefits Beyond Just Good Looks

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio has been busy partnering with local HOA’s in our area to help them update community lighting. Shifting from old-school halogen lighting to more cost-efficient, lower wattage LED outdoor lighting is one of the most common requests we get, and we can understand why. Certain genres of outdoor lighting use an immense amount of power that affects the monthly bills harshly, they are dangerously hot and they are expensive to replace when they burn out. By contrast, LED’s produce almost no heat, are lower in wattage for the same output by almost 90%, and they are environmentally green because they output no harmful gases. They last much longer and are way cheaper to replace, too!

Believe it or not, HOA neighborhoods can actually save money over the long-term by updating their existing lighting scheme, and they can get a much better overall look for less. Now is the time to upgrade an older system that will illuminate your common and recreational areas, your community entry sign, and show off your clubhouse and give your entrance a grand feel.

We partner with HOA’s in the San Antonio and Hill Country, Texas, areas to not only install and update their outdoor landscape lighting but also to maintain them. We can oversee every part of your maintenance program so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Let us install a customized lighting system for your entry and common areas that adds immediate advantages for your homeowners beyond just aesthetics:

Add Character: A cohesive outdoor lighting plan gives HOA neighborhoods an inviting feel to homeowners and visitors. We can add a beautiful wash of light to your entryway gate, pillars, road medians and your signage that will provide a truly elegant vibe. We can spotlight the trees that line your community and make them glow at nightfall.

Save $$: Lower your costs by converting to LED fixtures and bulbs that reduce costs over their lifetime. Our stylish lights are made of all metal construction so they last for years to come, plus they can fit a modern, traditional or contemporary look to suit your needs.

Service Partners: Not only will we design, install or upgrade your lighting plan for your HOA, we will maintain it, too. As part of our Annual Maintenance Progam we will come out when necessary to replace bulbs, clip foliage back that may have grown over a light beam, bury any wires that may have re-surfaced, and we will keep your timer and transformer in tip-top shape. We will maintain ANY lighting system even if a competitor installed it! You enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you may sign up for our continued Annual Maintenance Plan if you desire.

Add Real Estate Value: In our business, we already know that a gorgeously lit neighborhood in the evening increases the value of all the houses in the subdivision collectively. Though your subdivision may have tons of appeal during the daytime when everything is easy to see, what happens when the entrance and homes sit in darkness? Change resident and visitor perceptions even at the darkest hour with an illumination plan that adds resale value regardless of the time of day or night.

Safety & Security: Good lighting is the cheapest way to add a sense of security and safety to any neighborhood because burglars normally shy away from communities that have planned illumination. Give your homeowners a feeling of safety when they stroll through the neighborhood in the evening walking their dogs or walking around with their children. We shoot targeted light into dim areas so your residents will feel secure as they navigate the common areas and sidewalks. Additionally, good lighting prevents trips and falls that can be a liability for an HOA; and it makes it easier for emergency squads and first responders to find your neighborhood sign and address marker easily no matter how dark it is.

Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to learn more!

Now is the Time to Plan Your San Antonio Commercial Holiday Lighting for the Season Ahead!

Retail and commercial businesses can beat the holiday rush by getting on our holiday lighting schedule right now!

Don’t wait until the last minute because our calendar is filling up fast, and our lighting designers are busy as elves coming up with fabulous lighting schemes for a wonderland time of year. Hurry our slots are limited!
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, we deliver high-quality holiday outdoor lighting for commercial clients no matter how simple or sumptuous you want to go. We can illuminate your holidays and make your cash register ring at the hottest selling time of year that affects many businesses bottom line. We specialize in adding roofline (C9) lighting, decorating with lighted wreaths, bows, and lighted garlands. Tree trunk wraps are also a favorite with clients and they can add lots of elegance on a budget. We can even change the color of the bulbs facing your business sign to reflect a holiday season kind of feel for a quick change!

Our holiday lighting packages give you a hassle-free way to have your Christmas time décor look professionally done and pleasing without you having to fuss with string lights or anything else. We will sit with you to talk about your design ideas, and we will work within your budget to create a lighting display that will draw attention to your shop or businesses during prime selling time.

While you focus on what you do best, we will order your lights and decor, install everything, and then remove and store everything for you. We promise you won’t have to worry about a thing! We use American made commercial grade lights that are high quality and are energy efficient thanks to LED bulbs that are low consumption, produce low heat and save on the power bill. We promise you convenience at the busiest time of year.

We can keep things elegant and chic with white lights and garlands, or we can give you a colorful kaleidoscope that will fit your brand and style. We already know that holiday sales increase when you add winter decor to your retail shop, restaurant or commercial building. We can help you tempt a customer to visit your location, and bring name recognition with jolly lighting that draws attention. Outdoor Lighting of San Antonio will help you create a joyful holiday mood through beautiful illumination
Get on our holiday lighting schedule NOW as the slots fill up quickly. We will take all the anxiety out of your holiday lighting and decorating plans while you attend to the details that matter most and your clients!

Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us to discuss your winter and holiday outdoor lighting plans in the San Antonio and Hill Country, Texas areas.

Outdoor Lighting Perfect For Decks, Docks and Flip-Flops!

How lucky we are as San Antonio and Texas Hill Country residents to have access to peaceful areas like Lake McQueeny and Canyon Lake to enjoy our waterside docks?! Not only do we custom design and install dock lighting for you here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North for beauty, but we also incorporate a level of safety into every design too.

We carefully balance elegant outdoor lighting for your dock or waterside deck so that it looks striking not only from your home but also when you are on the water, too. Then we cap it off by ensuring that it’s safe for you and your family to walk around, help other boaters easily steer clear of your dock, make it stress-free for you to bring the boat in or just hang out with friends in your flip-flops after the sun goes down.

We have lots of options for waterside deck and dock lighting with our nifty fixtures that are made in the USA out of quality, commercial grade metal that can withstand the water and the weather. We have fixtures that are low-profile, can be hidden so as not to be a tripping threat, and down lighting from a post to bathe larger swaths of area. We employ strategic and artful design tricks that keep everything looking casual, and without being overly bright and blinding in your eyes whether you are in the water or out.

We want to make sure you can clearly see your dock or deck so that it’s easy to bring your boat or jet ski in even if it’s dark out. We enable the kids to night fish with Grandpa or jump into the water at dusk because it’s safe to for them to get around—and for you to see them. We make sure it’s easy for you to see to tie your watercraft to your dock cleat, too. Our goal at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North is to provide our customers with waterside lighting that adds beauty, ease of having fun and is practical too!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North can help add dock lighting so family and friends can continue to enjoy flip-flop fun at Canyon Lake or Lake McQueeny lake long after the sun has gone down without having the entertaining end. Plus, there is nothing like seeing the sparkle of waterside lighting glimmer in the darkness for incredible nautical appeal and romance whether you are inside your home our out.

For a complimentary design consultation or answers to questions about how we can help you with your dock or pool deck or deck lighting plan, please contact us at (210) 876-1084 or email us.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North Looks at the Area's Revised Dark Sky Lighting Ordinance

If you’ve heard about a “dark sky ordinance” in the San Antonio area, you may be wondering how it will affect you. If you live five miles or less from Camp Bullis/Camp Stanley, Randolph Air Force Base or Lackland Air Force Base, you could be affected. We’re going to take a look who might be affected and how—and why do we need an ordinance about dark sky lighting?

The good news is that your North San Antonio outdoor lighting company, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, is up to date on all applicable regulations. You can rely on us to use only the permitted outdoor lighting fixtures and bulbs when designing outdoor lighting for your residential or commercial property.

Will the Changes to the Military Lighting Overlay District Affect You?

The areas within 5 miles of Camp Bullis/Camp Stanley, Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base were already designated as a Military Lighting Overlay Districts (MLOD). The revised ordinance now divides each of these MLODs into two regions. The area three miles or less from each of these military bases will be zoned as a Lighting Zone 2. The area greater than three miles, up to an including five miles from each of these bases will be zoned as a Lighting Zone 3.

If you live in these areas, what does the revised ordinance mean to you? The lighting is less restricted in Lighting Zone 3 than in Lighting Zone 2. For example, outdoor lighting in LZ3 is allowed to emit a little more glare than in LZ2. In LZ3, a light on a post is allowed to be closer to the property line than the same light in LZ2. In some cases, the two different zones have the same restrictions. For example, in neither zone can you have light that shines upward, meaning a floodlight or street light must be shielded at the top and cannot emit light higher than a 90-degree angle.

Your existing outdoor lighting will not be affected as long as it was already legal. For any new development within these Military Lighting Overlay Districts, a detailed lighting plan is necessary when the developer or builder applies for building permits. The person preparing the lighting plan must certify that it complies with the requirements of the updated ordinance.

If your existing outdoor lighting fixtures need to be repaired, you can do that as long is the cost is not greater than 50% of the total replacement value. If the cost to repair is greater than 50% of the total replacement value, your lighting will need to meet the new regulations—if you live within one of these Military Lighting Overlay Districts.

Why Do We Need Dark Sky Lighting Ordinances?

By now you’ve probably heard of light pollution. It can be a problem for the military because it reduces the effectiveness of night vision goggles and affects nighttime flight training.

Local governments around the country, and especially in the southwest, are paying more attention to light pollution for other reasons, too. Excessive outdoor lighting can affect astronomy, obviously. In general, higher light levels create harsh glare, which reduces contrast and visibility, making it difficult for us to see clearly at night. It can also suppress melatonin production, which can disrupt sleep. In nature, artificial light affects pollination and as a result, fruit production.

Local dark sky lighting ordinances seek to minimize “light trespass”—light that falls outside the boundaries of the property on which the light fixture is located. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) have defined five Lighting Zones, the most restrictive being Lighting Zone 0, defined as “No ambient lighting.” This is the recommended default zone for wilderness areas, parks and preserves and undeveloped rural areas.

The International Dark-Sky Association encourages cities to adopt and enforce local ordinances that call for shielded, downward-pointing lighting, outdoor lighting curfews and other controls to conserve energy and minimize glare, light trespass and skyglow.

For more information about the work of the International Dark-Sky Association, go to http://darksky.org/.

Trust Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North to install dark-sky-friendly outdoor lighting at your property. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Call us at (210) 876-1084 or email us.

Make The 4th More Fun With San Antonio & Hill Country Outdoor Lighting!

If the 4th of July party is going to be at your house this year, is your San Antonio or Hill Country backyard ready? That’s right, the time for summer fun is here! Once Memorial Day passes, it’s all about July 4th and then Labor Day. With Independence Day close at hand, now is the time to get your party preparations in place in time for your celebration, you need to make that
to-do list and start checking things off now. Be sure outdoor lighting is on your list!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North has a large menu of residential outdoor lighting options perfect for any occasion.

Temporary & Special Event Lighting

We pride ourselves in being the San Antonio and Hill Country area’s premier provider of special event lighting, including temporary lighting installations for both indoor and outdoor parties and events. We offer both permanent and temporary outdoor lighting applications designed for celebrating. Our large selection of fixtures, including festival decorative string lighting and LED lighting combined with our experience in utilizing unique lighting techniques enabling us to create an atmosphere that embraces fun, family and friends!

Permanent Festival Lighting

If your July 4th party will be contained within your outdoor living space(s), you may just want the string lighting over your deck or patio or between trees in the yard where your fire pit is located. If you want to cover a larger area, you can choose neat, straight rows or maybe a fan design where the strings of light fan out from a center point. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can even wrap selective trees within your landscape for ambiance and set the mood!

San Antonio & Hill Country Landscape Lighting

If you want to give your guests the run of the yard, we can get more creative. This is the time to present your yard in all its glory. If you have bench seating under a pergola, light it. If you have a fire feature, pool or water feature — light it. A magnificent tree, beautiful gardens, the pathway from the driveway … light them all! Landscape lighting can turn your yard into a fun and magical place. It won’t be bright, but it will glow with a romantic illumination that makes navigation safer, makes your home more secure and increases curb appeal and outdoor living enjoyment. Subtle landscape lighting is all it takes to create the magic — you supply the fun!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North today to schedule an appointment now. Don’t delay, our schedules are filling fast for the 4th and outdoor living seasonal events.

Call us at (210) 971-8759 or email us.

San Antonio & Hill Country, TX, Special Event Outdoor Lighting for Your Wedding, Fundraiser or Summer Party

We pride ourselves on being the San Antonio and Hill Country areas premier provider for special event lighting, including wedding lighting, family reunions and temporary lighting installations outdoor parties and events. We can design and install both permanent landscape and festival lighting for your special event that can be enjoyed past the occasion. Our large menu of top-quality fixtures, including festival lighting and LED lighting combined with our experience in utilizing unique lighting techniques, enable us to create an atmosphere that embraces beautiful beginnings, memorable milestones and happily-ever-afters!

Spring and summer is outdoor event season in San Antonio and the Hill Country. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, we are pleased to offer special event outdoor lighting for all of your upcoming special occasions. Whether it is for a wedding, birthday party, graduation party, fundraiser, retirement party or annual family reunion, we’ll provide just the right temporary outdoor lighting to match your party atmosphere and give the guests a warm welcome to stay well into the night.

Temporary Path, Accent and Uplighting

Because we provide permanent and temporary outdoor lighting for the San Antonio and Hill Country areas, we can offer something special for outdoor spring and summer events. With our temporary path lighting and focal lighting, we can make your event venue a stunning nighttime display. Your guests will enjoy well-illuminated paths to and from the various areas of the venue. Uplighting will provide focus to unique design elements around your property such as statuary, gazebos, trees, and arbors encouraging your guests to mingle around the entire space for a night they will never forget.

Set The Stage For Romance With Festive String Lighting

One of our favorite decorative outdoor lighting techniques is festive outdoor lighting. This design is also referred to as bistro lighting, string lighting or café lighting. These classic lights can hang over a dance floor, a dining space or inside a wedding tent. When the sun sets and these lights illuminate the space, you’ll enjoy a festive vibe that will encourage everyone to smile, dance and enjoy the party until the wee hours!

With such a large selection of special event outdoor lighting, it is handy to have the outdoor lighting experts on your side and not have to buy the lights just for a single use. We offer temporary outdoor lighting design and installation to make your venue, home or yard a festive environment.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North today to learn more about the wedding and special event outdoor lighting options we have available. Don’t delay, our schedules are filling fast for graduation parties and the upcoming wedding season!

Call us at (210) 971-8759 or email us.

San Antonio Festive Lighting -- Perfect For Special Events & Everyday Ambiance

String lighting is all the rage and has been for some time among San Antonio home and business owners.Open any home & garden magazine, or tune into any home improvement channel and chances are likely you will see the beauty and benefits of festive outdoor lighting at work.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North embraces emerging and unique outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

San Antonio Festive String Lighting For Everyday Ambiance

This genre of decorative outdoor lighting can serve many purposes. It can brighten a dull outdoor area, add an air of ambiance to a deck, patio or dining area, it can even be used to add dimension to detached areas of your property such as a kids playhouse, outdoor fire feature area or poolside outdoor living space. Also referred to as festival, string lighting, bistro and cafe lighting it can add character and versatility to your outdoor spaces.

Look how we brightened up this San Antonio patio with festive string lighting:

— By day and by night.

Unlike the string lighting available in big box stores, we use only American-made, high-quality festival lighting fixtures and wiring that is meant to last. It’s designed to ensure elements such as harsh sun, rain, snow and even ice thanks to it being commercial-grade and using the highest grade wiring available on the market. So you can safely enjoy them for years to come — not just one season!

San Antonio Festive String Lighting For Special Events

We offer permanent and temporary lighting festive for special events, so if you’ve got a backyard or outdoor venue where you’d like to host a fabulous affair during the twilight hours—we can give your event tons of sparkle and promote an unforgettable feel your guests will always remember. We can light a party tent, the property around it so your guests can easily navigate around and we can generate fabulous atmosphere thanks to elegantly staged fixtures that are strategically hung so as to make a memorable impact. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North collaborates with many special event and wedding planners as well as homeowners to ensure their outdoor event is spellbindingly theatrical.

Garden party? Wedding? Family reunion? Chill time with friends and neighbors after dusk? Whatever the reason, outdoor string party lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives® is a popular backyard lighting idea and will set the stage for a joyous and carnival mood. Our expert installation will create the perfect ambiance for your event whether that’s an evening cocktail party or just you trying to recreate that cherished trip to Paris where you dined at an outdoor bistro.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio today to check out our permanent and special event festive lighting options. We can give your deck, patio and outdoor spaces the spa-like feel you are craving! Call us at (210) 971-8759 or email us.

Take Our Lighting For A "Test Drive" We Promise You Will Fall In Love With The Results

You wouldn’t buy a new car without first taking it for a test drive or a new house without having close look inside each and every room, would you? The same should go for outdoor lighting. As is the case with any significant investment you make, it is a good idea to test the waters so to speak, if given the opportunity.

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, we realize no two outdoor lighting systems are designed exactly the same, because no two homeowners, or homes, are exactly the same. Tastes are different, landscapes are different and your home’s architecture is different. To ensure that our clients are satisfied with their lights for years to come, we offer a complimentary nighttime design demonstration. This is especially important on projects that are larger than the addition of just a few path lights, or with customers that have no prior outdoor lighting experience to draw from.

— San Antonio outdoor lighting evening demonstration performed in the Reserve at Schertz.

This is why we offer nighttime demonstrations. With a nighttime demonstration, you can see the full effect of what your house will look like with outdoor lighting. That moment when we flip the switch and our customers see their home illuminated at night is magical.

The nighttime demonstration is just one facet of our personalized outdoor lighting service which also includes a design consultation. First, one of our trained outdoor lighting designers will sit down
with you and discuss the goals of the system. While aesthetics are the most common reason to start the conversation, we often hear that homeowners are concerned about certain parts of their property being
too dark at night or the desire to add functionality to an outdoor living space. We’ll ask you about features of your property like decks, patios, pathways and more you would like to highlight and if there is a particular mood you’d like to set.

After the design consultation, we may then suggest setting up a temporary lighting system. We use battery operated outdoor lighting fixtures placed in the exact spots that the permanent system would be installed. This enables you to see first hand how your design would appear. When the temporary system is set up, that’s the time to make updates, tweaks and changes to perfect the design. This is done in unison with the designer and the homeowner’s input. The homeowner, for instance, may decide they want to highlight parts of the property that they didn’t initially expect. For example, while walking the property with the lights, the homeowner may realize that part of a walkway is too dark. We can add a path light right then and there so that a new appointment doesn’t need to be set up.

San Antonio-area homeowners love the option of a design demonstration because there are no surprises. Once the design is agreed upon, it is marked for the install. The installers will have notes on the exact fixtures and the exact placement. For you, the impact our outdoor lighting makes will be remarkable. One day you’ll come home to a dark property and then next, it will be full of light!

If you are looking to hire an outdoor lighting company, I encourage you to ask if they offer a complimentary nighttime design demonstration. Trust me, you’ll feel better if you get to test drive your design before making the investment/ Please give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North a call if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us at Call us at (210) 971-8759 or email us.

Avoid the Danger Zone: Choose A San Antonio Outdoor Lighting Professional for Your Project

When installing or maintaining outdoor lighting, it’s best to choose a professional San Antonio outdoor lighting company. Without the confidence that such a provider brings, you may find yourself too close to the danger zone, left with lighting that’s not installed correctly. Many other providers, like irrigation installers or landscaping companies, promise they know everything about outdoor lighting. While they may be experts in their field, lighting is a completely different concept. Just because a company understands landscaping, doesn’t mean they have the expertise for installing or maintaining outdoor landscape lighting.

Take a look at just a few of the many safety hazards that can occur when outdoor lighting is not installed by a professional:

Improperly installed transformer — fire hazard to home and surrounding landscape

Overloaded circuitry to the transformer and loose/overloaded connections

Loose hub connection

Incorrect bulb wattage — overheats the fixture and lens, leads to melting and potential fire risk

Qualifications Matter in Outdoor Lighting

All too often, we receive frantic calls from San Antonio residents who need help with their landscape lighting after using a less qualified team. We’ve seen it all from improper fixture use like incorrect bulb wattage, which can overheat, to loose or overloaded connections on the transformer. A huge danger and mistake that many non-lighting companies make is not installing lens covers over bulbs. The lack of lens covers allows debris to contact the light itself, which could result in a fire hazard. In addition to the botched design and install, these companies usually also leave you with no warranty or service.

Your anticipated outdoor lighting project should turn out as you expected, with no challenges. You’ve chosen to enhance your home and create an inviting space. So, you need to have the right team to do the job. After all, you wouldn’t let a roofer install your windows, or a plumber fix your electrical. Put your trust and vision in the hands of a professional San Antonio outdoor lighting provider.

Choosing the Right Company for Your San Antonio Outdoor Lighting Installation

When selecting the right company for your outdoor lighting, there are many questions you should ask. These questions will enable you to make the best decision for your project.

• Is outdoor lighting your specialty?
• How many years of experience does your company have in outdoor lighting?
• Can you show examples of recent installations?
• What’s your design process?
• What types of outdoor lighting do you install?
• Who performs the installations?
• Do you offer a warranty or maintenance plan?

Any reputable outdoor lighting company should be able to provide you with answers that put you at ease. If not, then that’s a red flag.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio, you’ll never feel even close to the danger zone. We specialize in landscape and outdoor lighting, so you’ll never need to worry about our level of expertise. Our goal is to always delight customers, and we are thrilled to have so many of them happy with the work we provide, including new lighting and upgrades. We also provide an industry-leading warranty and outdoor lighting maintenance plans. No matter the project, we are focused on delivering stunning illuminations for your outdoor spaces that accent the beauty of your home and keep it safe day and night.

Ready to work with a best-in-class San Antonio outdoor lighting expert? Get in touch with us today to discuss your new outdoor lighting project or upgrade. Call us at (210) 971-8759 or email us.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.