In Deck Lighting, Garden Lighting, Landscape Lighting, Lighting Control Automation, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Timers

Charletson outdoor lighting timerOutdoor lighting timers are truly an essential item to utilize. When it comes to timers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia have a vast array of different timers to suit your every need. Do you need a timer to control when the lights come on, but don’t want to go big? We have that option. Do you want the absolute top-of-the-line timer equipped with WiFi, allowing you control from anywhere in the continental US?– We have that as well. When it comes to ensuring your home’s outdoor lighting is as customized as possible, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the company to turn to.


Lighting Control Automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charleston can be programmed away from homeWhen it comes to outdoor lighting timers, there are four that we utilize the most often. They include: the standard photocell timer, the digital timer, the bluetooth timer, and the ultimate in outdoor lighting timers, LCA (Lighting Control Automation). The standard photocell timer is great if you’re the type that never wants to have to program anything. However, due to it activating your outdoor lighting system based on the amount of sunlight hitting the photocell, a strong storm or darker than usual day could cause your outdoor lighting system to power on prematurely.


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus astronomical timerAs for the digital timer, this timer is simple to configure. It can be placed within your home and you will be able to set the on and off times very easily. It is backed up with a battery system to ensure that during a power outage your settings don’t get wiped out. However, if you are without power for several days, that battery backup system will more than likely run out of juice and your settings will need to be put back in once you have power again. Also, if you have multiple transformers, you’ll need multiple digital timers for each transformer. It is in this case where having a seamless, consistent “on time” for all your outdoor lights becomes more difficult as you have to set each timer separately and they run independent of one another.

outdoor-lighting-remote-controller-Memphis-TNNow, for the more technologically advanced, we offer the bluetooth timer. This particular timer can be mounted outdoors or indoors and allows for you to control your outdoor lighting system from your smartphone or tablet’s bluetooth (via an app). You can turn the lights on and off manually, or you can set schedules. The only drawback is that you have to be within bluetooth range for it to work. If you’re looking for the “creme-de-la-creme” of outdoor lighting timers, lighting control automation (LCA) will undoubtedly be your choice.


Charleston_Lighting_AutomationLighting control automation (LCA) is where we start to enter “smarthome technology”. You can literally control any switch within your entire home. From your landscape lighting to the lamps within your home, you have total control over all your home’s lighting. You can control your home’s lighting from anywhere in the country so long as you have internet. Equipped with dimming capabilities and vacation mode (where you are able to have the outdoor lighting system running from dusk until dawn and have internal lights randomly power on and off to give the appearance someone’s home), this timer is absolutely top-notch. Through the utilization of your home’s axial grid coordinates, the LCA system knows precisely which time to power on. So as days get longer or shorter, the system automatically knows when sunset occurs by mapping your home’s location using longitude and latitude.

Columbia SC outdoor Christmas lighting installationTo find out which outdoor lighting timer would benefit you and your needs, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at 803-935-4611, email us at, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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