Outdoor Lighting Can Substantially Increase Your Home’s Perceived Value

outdoor lighting Columbia SCDid you know that by simply adding outdoor lighting to your home you can increase its perceived value by nearly 20%? In a time when many new home buyers are shopping at night, you’ve really got to stand out. It seems that people forget that a lot of potential home buyers do view homes after dark; outdoor lighting can make a huge impact.

In order to obtain the most effective bang for your buck, it’s extremely important to rely upon a professional outdoor lighting company. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia we know that the key to curb appeal starts with an excellent outdoor lighting system design. It’s very important to take into account which areas of your home are the most important to focus upon.

Columbia SC outdoor lightingHere are some helpful tidbits we normally recommend:

• Reduce the wattage in your fixtures.

Your outdoor lighting system doesn’t need to be visible from outer space. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia offers a variety of LED fixtures that provide for energy savings and fantastic results. Even if you have a current halogen system, we are capable of retrofitting it to an LED system.

• Your front walkway is not always the most important area of your home.

Time and time again we see houses where they simply went to one of the “big box” stores for a set of solar powered fixtures to light their walkway. Those lights will work for a year or two, maybe. More importantly, they don’t illuminate the home adequately. Take the whole home’s illumination into account.

outdoor lighting Columbia SC• Lights that are too bright can make anything look bad.

How many times, especially around the holidays, have you seen multiple spotlights pointed directly at the front of a house? The light is often so intense it nearly looks like a spaceship. This type of lighting doesn’t allow for the multitude of shadows and silhouettes that can be obtained through a professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting system.

 
 
Through our free nighttime demonstration, we can show you which areas of your home need more lighting than others. We will set up temporary lights that will allow you to see immediately how your home will look with an outdoor lighting system. We will place the lighting fixtures in different areas to show you which areas of your home could and should be used as focal points and take your input into account. When looking to increase your home’s curb appeal through investing in an outdoor lighting system, it’s best to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaTo see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can provide more curb appeal and added perceived value to your home, call us today for a free nighttime demonstration at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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What Is Required to Light a Stunning Columbia SC Brick Home?

outdoor lighting Columbia SCAn attractive front-of-home outdoor lighting system isn’t made by putting a couple lights in the ground. It’s not made by shining bright spotlights at the house or spotlighting one or two focal areas. Great outdoor lighting starts with a great design.

A truly great design will take into account the home’s facade both horizontally and vertically. You want to see the home’s facade from end to end and top to bottom. In the photo to the right, for instance, we took care not only to install lights on the ground but to also illuminate the upper levels to highlight the area above the portico as well as the dormers and even the beautiful trim below the roofline.

outdoor LED lighting Columbia SCAnother important part of this lighting design was the pathway lighting. When walking along a path, you don’t want to think about possibly tripping over unseen obstacles. You want to arrive safely and never give it a second thought. This property has a serpentine path and we chose strategic spots along the bends to guide owners and guests effortlessly from the driveway to the house and back.

 
Columbia SC outdoor lightingWhat does it take to light a stunning brick home? All great outdoor lighting starts with a well thought out design by a highly trained and experienced outdoor lighting designer. You want your outdoor lighting designer to take into account everything from function to illuminating the right areas and even taking into account safety and security.

 
 
outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaTo see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can add beauty to your brick home’s facade at night, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Increase Both the Usability and Beauty of Your Pool Through Columbia, SC, Outdoor Lighting

Columbia SC pool lightingOnce the sun goes down completely, do areas surrounding your pool become vacant and full of dark spots? The addition of bollard lighting fixtures around your pool area will create a boundary of stunning illumination. Whether it’s your very own pool or your neighborhood pool, professionally designed and installed pool lighting provides both practical and aesthetic advantages for your pool area.

 
Pool lighting Columbia SCOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can transform your already beautiful pool into a glowing, safer environment during the evening hours. Much like how candlelight sets the mood for an elegant dinner party, skillfully designed and installed exterior lighting creates a special ambiance around your pool. Not only will your pool be the gathering location for everyone, but a well-lit swimming spot opens doors to many entertainment possibilities. Pool lighting can make your landscaping, hardscapes and all areas surrounding your pool take on a whole new persona at night.

Columbia SC pool lightingImagine sitting pool-side enjoying your favorite beverage with your friends or family in a relaxing environment created by our ambient outdoor lighting. Glowing foliage near your pool area’s surroundings will add both depth and texture during the evening hours that simply aren’t visible during the daylight hours. Harsh flood lights or a total lack of illumination are anything but relaxing. A custom-designed lighting system combines the warm glow of ambient light with focal lighting to accentuate features that add to the allure of your pool, spa and surrounding areas in order to complete the look.

 
 
With the addition of our ornate, bollard lighting fixtures around your pool area, your social gatherings can now go as long into the evening as you would like. Gone will be the days of dark spots and possibly dangerous areas to walk within. Your pool area will now be surrounded by a gentle wall of light.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaTo see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can bring sheer beauty and additional safety to your pool area, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We very much look forward to hearing from you soon!

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The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia Difference

outdoor landscape lighting columbia scDo you have an existing outdoor lighting system that has begun to lose its allure due to foliage growth? Have your landscapers attempted to alleviate your outdoor lighting system’s appearance issues to no avail? If so, it’s important to remember that outdoor lighting is all we do at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia. We don’t install landscaping, we don’t build houses, we install top-of-the-line outdoor lighting systems specifically targeted to highlight your home and landscape. And, we also are the experts at outdoor lighting system design. This holds true for redesigning existing systems as well, even if someone else installed them.

columbia sc pathway lightingTime and time again we encounter an outdoor lighting system that was installed by a different company, then moved around by a landscaping company only to further exacerbate the lighting issues the homeowner initially wanted to be corrected. Landscaping companies don’t have the particular eye, expertise or experience for design we use when approaching an outdoor lighting system. We will carefully evaluate the problem areas in your outdoor lighting system and then set about redesigning it for better effect. There’s a common misconception that once you’ve had an outdoor lighting system installed, it’s stuck there forever. This is not the case.

landscape lighting Columbia SCWhen new landscaping is added to your yard or existing landscape features such as trees or shrubbery have grown extensively, redesigning your home’s outdoor lighting system is a necessity. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can come to your home and move fixtures around, add on new fixtures, or remove unnecessary fixtures to ensure your home is illuminated optimally. Nearly all of this can be completed without having to replace your existing outdoor lighting system, saving you money and time. Remember, We Service All Systems, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if your outdoor lighting system was installed by a company that is no longer in business. We can do it all!

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaTo find out how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can redesign your outdoor lighting system and have it looking as good as, if not better than, the day it was first installed, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out our form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Add Character to Your Columbia, SC, Landscape this Spring with Outdoor Lighting

In springtime, your landscape comes alive with color, but what happens to that magic once the sun sets? Do you have flowering plants or gorgeous, towering trees that you take pride in that disappear come nightfall? If so, keeping them visible at night and providing added depth and texture through outdoor lighting is something you should absolutely consider. Through professionally-designed and installed outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, your landscape can come to life at night with added character through an elegant wash of illumination.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we take our time to understand your goals for your outdoor lighting system. Once we understand your goals, we will create a custom-tailored outdoor lighting design to provide the optimal effect on your landscape and your landscape alone. We understand that no outdoor lighting installation or design will ever be the same as another. We will approach your lighting system’s design as a blank canvas, using your objectives as a springboard into creating the perfect design.

Lexington SC outdoor lightingProfessionally-designed landscape lighting will provide your entire landscape with a new identity once sunset arrives. You will see colors and textures that were previously invisible even during the daylight hours. Not only do your flowering plants and trees stand to gain character from outdoor lighting, but so do your outdoor living spaces within your yard. Landscape lighting can create a relaxing environment for your backyard patio, deck, pergola or gazebo. If you’re planning on having friends and family over for cookouts this spring and summer, why not create your own little private oasis? Subtle illumination can provide you and your guests with a soothing ambiance outdoors after dark. No longer will you worry about your guests scurrying indoors due to a simple lack of illumination.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaAt Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, The Night is Ours. We can also make it yours through professionally-designed and installed landscape lighting. If your landscape fades into oblivion once the sun sets and you would like to showcase it during the evening hours, call the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out our form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Columbia SC Outdoor LED Lighting Can Illuminate Your Home’s Landscape Longer and Save You Money

outdoor LED lighting Columbia SCImagine having an outdoor lighting system that lasts 50,000 hours or more. Hypothetically, if you ran your outdoor LED lighting system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would last approximately 5.7 years. Obviously your lighting system won’t be put through a regimen that strenuous. Not only is the extremely long life of an LED light bulb impressive, so are the savings on the energy costs. Wouldn’t it be nice to save money by not having to change bulbs and be able to reduce the amount of energy needed to illuminate your home’s facade or landscape?

outdoor LED lighting Columbia SCOutdoor LED lighting sometimes received a less than favorable reputation in its infancy. It could have been described as extremely bright, not suitable for illuminating a home’s facade, or appear bluish in color. LED technology has made such great strides that the display of the LED illumination be configured specifically to your liking. In fact, LEDs are capable of displaying the same color range as the traditional halogen lighting system and last nearly ten times longer.

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In regards to residential outdoor lighting, LEDs are the most energy-efficient and are capable of cutting down lighting energy costs by approximately 80%. This is achieved by using a lower wattage system than traditional halogens. With outdoor LED lighting you’re going to save money and illuminate your home and landscape with the same warm, soft glow as with halogen lighting.

outdoor LED lighting Columbia SCRetrofitting from a halogen outdoor lighting system to LED bulbs on existing lighting systems is becoming increasingly popular. In the early days of outdoor LED lighting, outdoor lighting systems had to be installed specifically for LED fixtures. This is no longer the case. Now, as LED technology has made amazing leaps, an existing halogen outdoor lighting system can easily be retrofitted to LED with new, longer lasting, and energy-saving bulbs by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaIf you are interested in adding LED lighting to your property, or want to know how to retrofit your existing halogen lighting system to LEDs, please call us at (803) 935-4611, email us at olpcolumbia@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We very much look forward to hearing from you!

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Springtime Outdoor Lighting Additions Make Your Property Shine

Columbia-trellis-lit-with-outdoor-lighting-300x225Now that trees are budding and flowers are blooming, you are probably spending more time outdoors in your outdoor living spaces and in the yard. This evening, take some time to walk around your property. Are you happy with how it looks when the sun begins to fade? Do you notice dark areas and shadows that are hiding important features of your property? Maybe you’re planning some additions to your landscaping this spring, or perhaps adding a deck or a fire pit area. You have invested time and money into your yard to make it appealing and functional. Of course, you want to spend time in those spaces, so don’t let sunset drive you indoors. Now is undoubtedly the perfect time for an outdoor lighting addition.

backyard landscape lighting Columbia SCSome people believe that outdoor lighting is all or nothing, but in reality, most people install their outdoor lighting in phases as their properties change and expand. With new additions to landscape and architecture, new areas need lighting. When Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia installs an outdoor lighting system, we try to plan for expansion, meaning we do our best not to max out your transformer. This strategy can make additions more affordable when you decide to move forward.

outdoor lighting Columbia SCDid you know that, if you add LED lights, you can add even more than you could if they were halogen? It’s true, and you won’t be able to tell the difference in the quality of the lighting. Many of our clients have both halogen and LED lights in their system. Our high-quality CREE® LED lights blend seamlessly into a halogen system, so even if all of your outdoor lighting isn’t LED, you can still reap some of its benefits until you fully upgrade.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaWarm Columbia nights awash in beautiful light; it’s what we have been waiting for all winter. Be sure that the best of your property is visible day or night by making an outdoor lighting addition part of your spring improvements. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at 803-935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we are ready to make all the work you’ve done this spring shine.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia Wants to Invite You to the 51st Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

This weekend, Friday – Sunday (March 10 – March 12), Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia will be exhibitors at the 51st Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show. For all those here in Columbia, SC and surrounding areas looking for the most spectacular outdoor lighting available, you can find us at the show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. As Columbia’s premier outdoor lighting company, we want to cordially invite you and your family to come and attend the show. You can find us located in the Cantey Building at booths 502, 503 and 504.

Columbia outdoor lighting show
Info regarding the show are as follows:

When:

Friday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday is Seniors Day. Guests age 62 and up enter free. Senior Expo in the Epic Homes Tent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday is Military Appreciation Day. Present your valid Military I.D. for free admission to the show.

Sunday, March 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission

Admission is $5 per person at the gate
Kids 14 and under enter free every day

Payment for entry can be submitted in the form of cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover)

**Parking is $5 per vehicle and is completely separate from admission fees.

Where

Three buildings and outdoor areas of the SC State Fairgrounds in Columbia, SC.

Vehicles enter through Gate 6 located on George Rogers Blvd., near Williams-Brice Stadium.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaIf you have any questions about the show, or would like to know how to obtain tickets, call us at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com or fill out the form to the upper right. We look forward to seeing you out there!

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Five Reasons to Have Outdoor Accent Lighting in Columbia, South Carolina

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia makes all your spaces look better.

Accent lighting is probably not considered an absolutely essential element for homeowners, but there are a multitude of benefits to installing a professionally designed outdoor lighting system. Here are five completely practical and often overlooked reasons to have Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia design and implement your outdoor accent lighting:

  • Remarkable Curb Appeal: This reason stands out most from the others. By adding outdoor accent lighting to your Columbia home you are really giving it a major “WOW” factor at nighttime. Well lit homes have a certain warmth about them that creates an inviting atmosphere. If your home is beautiful in the day, why not truly accent it at night? There is no reason your home’s beauty should go away when the sun goes down.
  • More Security and Peace of Mind: When pulling into your driveway in the evening, our outdoor lighting can help you to see perfectly. Statistically speaking, a house that is well lit is much less likely to be targeted by intruders or burglars than a dark house in the exact same neighborhood. We have many ways of allowing you to control when your outdoor lights are on, and when they are not; thus allowing for your home to always appear occupied. We have timers and control devices that allow for you to appear to be home, whether you actually are home or you’re one thousand miles away on an extended vacation. Another excellent deterrent for would be burglars or intruders. Simply put, you will have peace of mind when pulling into a well lit driveway and home at night.
Give your friends and family a warm welcome with outdoor accent lighting.

Give your friends and family a warm welcome with outdoor accent lighting.

 

  • Great Investment Value: Unlike a pool, money spent on a high quality outdoor lighting installation is reflected more than a “dollar-for-dollar” rate in a home valuation. Outdoor accent lighting is potentially one of the best investments you can make into your home.
  • Extend the Usability of Your Outdoor Living Areas: Do you have a nice gathering area in your backyard? Perhaps you have a pool or an outdoor kitchen that goes dormant once it’s completely dark outside. There is no need to be confined inside your home once the sun goes down. With a professionally installed outdoor lighting system, both you and your guests will be able to enjoy your home’s outdoor living areas during the pleasant months long after the sun has gone down.
  • Bring Your Landscaping to Life at Nighttime: Everyone who has new landscaping installed is more than likely completely enamored with it. In fact, it’s probably their now favorite part of their home. Why should your beautiful new landscaping disappear for nearly half the day? With a professionally installed outdoor accent lighting in your home’s landscaping, everyone will notice how truly gorgeous your yard is both day and especially night (see curb appeal).
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A warm glow of light can transcend your home’s outdoor living areas’ beauty at night.

There are numerous benefits of having professionally installed outdoor lighting, too many to list here. However, if you ever have any questions about what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can do to accentuate your home’s beauty, increase your visibility during the evenings, or simply make your neighbors jealous of your glowing landscape, fill out our contact form to the upper right, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, or you can always give us a call at (803) 935-4611.

 

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Kenny Kaufman

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia

(803) 935-4611

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Converting Your Existing Columbia, SC Parking Lot Lighting to LED is Easier Than You Think

Is your business’ parking lot full of old, outdated HIDs or metal halide lighting? If so, have you thought about converting them over to more energy efficient, longer lasting LEDs? If so, you’ve probably been taken aback by the potential cost of retrofitting your entire system. However, the process may be easier than you thought. Through implementing as well as keeping up with the latest in outdoor lighting technology, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can retrofit your parking lot lights and bring your business a well-lit parking lot which utilizes less energy and saves you money in the end.

The biggest concern there is when it comes to retrofitting all the lighting for your commercial sized parking lot is the fact you may have to swap out all the existing fixtures in order to be able to install LEDs. That’s not the case at all. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can convert your existing parking lot lighting to LED through new technology which allows us to convert your lighting without having to swap the entire fixture. Using the existing shoebox, we can ensure your LED conversion is as seamless as possible. Not only will you utilize less energy, but LED lighting can also have a lifespan up to 50,000 hours.

If you’ve been thinking about converting your parking lot lighting to LED, call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia. We can come to your business to assess your current system explain the savings you can expect to see in energy reduction, as well as provide you with a quote for the total conversion of your existing HIDs or metal halide lighting to LED lighting.

outdoor lighting perspectives of ColumbiaTo find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is one of the most trusted names in Columbia, SC commercial outdoor lighting, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at columbiasc@outdoorlights.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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