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Why Home Exterior Lighting Means SO Much More Than Porch Lights

What comes to mind when you think of home exterior lighting in Columbia, SC? An overhead porch light? Maybe two porch lights, one on each side of the front door? When you enter “home exterior lighting” in your web browser, you will probably see quite a few ads for outdoor light fixtures you can purchase at home improvement stores.

Hmm. That’s not what we have in mind for your home. We’re thinking we can do better, a lot better. When you hire an outdoor lighting company to illuminate the exterior of your Columbia home, you’ll get much more than a porch light or two. We’re thinking curb appeal. Or should we say, Curb Appeal!

Be on the Lookout for Above-Average Home Exterior Lighting in Columbia, SC

Take a ride around your favorite Columbia residential neighborhoods and you’ll get a feel for the wide range of outdoor lighting efforts people are making—the good, the bad and the ugly. If you look at more than a few examples, pretty soon you can recognize the difference between professional exterior home lighting and the Do-It-Yourself kind. Which do you like better? Which makes you think, Wow, I’d love for my home to look like that!

Without using lights that are too bright or glaring, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can artfully illuminate the front of your home very effectively. It really doesn’t matter how large or grand your house is. We find that home exterior lighting makes any house look great!

Our Tools of the Trade Are More Than Meets the Eye

Your professional outdoor lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia will use lighting techniques that far surpass a porch light in terms of effectiveness. We use handcrafted, energy-efficient outdoor lighting fixtures that you probably won’t even notice unless you purposely look for them. These high-quality fixtures are made of copper or brass that will weather to a rich patina over time. We often place light fixtures in the ground with the light angled up to illuminate the façade of your home. Every nuance of your home’s exterior is enhanced when our gentle light washes over it.

So, yes, we’ll illuminate your front door—but as a showpiece, not as if we just want guests to be able to see the doorbell. We deliver curb appeal. Curb Appeal!.

What architectural features does your home present? Exterior lighting will enhance every feature of your home’s face. An arched doorway, a complex roofline with several gables, columns, a second-story balcony? Our lighting designer will illuminate every element to bring out the best effects.

You’ll Gain Added Benefits of Home Exterior Lighting

You expect professional outdoor lighting to enhance your home’s beauty and provide curb appeal. What you also get is a welcoming ambiance that will make you proud to come home to this house each evening. Your guests will feel more welcome when your home greets them with a rich, warm glow. Even more important, you’ll gain increased safety because the path to your door and your front steps will be lit sufficiently. You’ll gain increased security because a well-lit home deters crime. Your home will be the envy of the neighborhood with exterior lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted outdoor lighting company in Columbia, SC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Give Your Lexington Home Added Depth & Texture After Dark With Professional Architectural Lighting

Helloooooooo Lexington, SC … Show us your curb appeal! If your home’s nighttime curb appeal could use a boost, we have the perfect solution, and you don’t have to lift a finger—after you pick up your phone and call us, of course.

The answer to boosting any home’s curb appeal after dark is a specific type of professional outdoor lighting called architectural lighting. It’s really just like it sounds. We illuminate your home in such a way that the lights draw out the special features of your home’s façade. Our skilled work with lighting will add depth and texture through the contrasts of light and shadow. It’s a kind of artwork, really, which is why we have professional lighting designers on staff. They know just how to position our beautiful brass or copper light fixtures to achieve the desired effect.

Finding an architectural lighting company in Lexington, SC

When you’re looking for a good architectural lighting company in Lexington, SC, let us give you a recommendation: it’s us! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the best and most reliable outdoor lighting company serving the greater Columbia metropolitan area and suburbs. We love Lexington!

We are aware that some landscaping companies also offer outdoor lighting, but we need to caution you about that. Lighting is a side job for them, not their primary business. In comparison, outdoor lighting is all we do! We are a locally-owned company and we focus 100% of our resources on outdoor lighting for residential clients and businesses in the Columbia/Lexington area. Your architectural lighting installation will have our full attention.

The benefits of professional architectural lighting

Let’s circle back to curb appeal. The beauty of your home is clear during the daylight, but what happens to that curb appeal after dark? If you have a pair of porch lights, you’ve lifted it out of total darkness, but you can do more. We can do more for you. This is true for your home whether it is large or small, older or new, decked out for holidays or in its every-day state. Architectural lighting enhances each and every home where it has been installed.

Architectural lighting has additional benefits: to increase your security and safety outside your home and to cast a welcoming glow. Outdoor lighting does help deter crime. And the lights illuminating your home will also throw some light onto your front porch, steps, front door (of course—that’s a focal point) and your path from the driveway to the door. Architectural lighting will reduce the likelihood that you, your in-laws and other guests will trip and fall due to poor lighting.

See it for yourself with a nighttime lighting demonstration

If you want to get a taste of what architectural lighting can do for your home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can schedule a free nighttime demonstration to show you the intended effects of your lighting plan. First we’ll come out to your home and look at it from several angles to determine which lighting techniques and fixtures we will use there. Then we’ll create a custom lighting design for you and make an appointment to come back another day about 15 minutes before dusk. We’ll set up temporary lighting, and at sunset we will turn on the lights. Based on our experiences with many, many clients, we know you will be amazed and very pleased with the results.

We also take this opportunity to alleviate any concerns you may have about light pollution and the expense of paying for the electricity to power your outdoor lighting. Regarding excess light shining on your home, we are careful not to angle lights in such a way that they’ll be shining through your windows at night and keeping you awake. We wouldn’t want that to happen at our homes either! Regarding the monthly utilities expense, we can use LED lights that are so energy efficient they use about 80% of the energy used by previous technologies (incandescent and halogen lights). If you’ve had outdoor lighting in the past, you will notice the electricity bills are lower this time.

While the photographs you see here are beautiful, pictures don’t actually do justice to the effects. That’s why we offer a free demonstration so you can see it for yourself. If you have even the slightest interest in architectural lighting at your Lexington home, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of our free nighttime demonstration.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted outdoor lighting company in Lexington, SC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

With Outdoor Lighting, Your Chapin Home Will Be the Envy of the Neighborhood

If your idea of nightlife revolves around a small, friendly town on a beautiful lake, then Chapin, SC, is your town, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the company to light your dock.

Yes, you read that correctly; we want to light your dock. Not too brightly, just enough so you can see where you’re going on those nights when the moon isn’t out. While we’re there, we can set up some outdoor lighting for safety along the path from the dock to the house, and around the outside of your home. You’ll probably want landscape lighting, too, because you’ve worked hard on that landscape, and it’s a shame for it to go so dark at night no one can appreciate it.

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Chapin SC Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting fulfills several needs. Starting with the dock, lighting increases your safety outdoors. If you have children who run willy-nilly from the house to the dock and back again several times a day, they could use light out there in the evening. How many times have you taken the boat out on Lake Murray in the late afternoon and found darkness had set in by the time you got home? Dock lighting comes in handy!

Your life doesn’t stop at the dock, and your outdoor lighting shouldn’t either. Lighting in your yard and around the house can be incredibly beautiful. Our professional outdoor lighting designers know just how to illuminate the architecture of your home as well as your trees, shrubs and flowers. We use several kinds of outdoor lighting fixtures, and each one creates a specific effect depending on what you want to see (and show off!) in your yard after dark.

Outdoor lighting can be almost magical in its beauty. It brings out hidden textures and dimensions around your home and landscape that aren’t visible in the daylight. At the same time, outdoor lighting increases your safety and security by erasing the darkness where people fall down and prowlers could hide at night.

More Reasons You Need an Outdoor Lighting Company in Chapin SC

Do you have a deck, patio, pool, outdoor fireplace or fire pit? An outdoor kitchen? Let us show you how our subtle outdoor lighting techniques will exponentially increase the amount of time you can spend enjoying these outdoor living spaces after nightfall. If your home is the one where friends gather, increase your hospitality quotient by adding soft light to your outdoor living areas. The days of your party breaking up after sunset will be over. No longer will you need to move the group inside because it’s so dark out back you can’t see who you’re talking to.

Here’s what we won’t do: We won’t bring spotlights and shine them on your windows so brightly you can’t sleep at night. That is not what you get from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, the best outdoor lighting company in Chapin, SC.

We know not everyone in Chapin lives on Lake Murray and has a dock. Any home in Chapin will benefit from outdoor lighting to show off the beauty of your home at night, increase your safety and increase the time you can spend outdoors after nightfall.

To some, Chapin SC is the “Capital of Lake Murray” (Wikipedia), while to others it’s simply a charming, small town they love to call home. Show your Chapin pride with outdoor lighting that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted outdoor lighting company in Chapin, SC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Why Shouldn't Outdoor Safety Be Beautiful, Too?

We may take a simple pathway for granted until it’s too dark and someone takes a tumble. Adding lights along the pathways at your home will go a long way toward keeping family members and guests safe at night. What you’ll find, if you have Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia set up the path lighting for you, is that the effect is absolutely beautiful. You weren’t expecting it to look that great?

Pathways come in all widths and can be created with materials like gravel, stepping stones, concrete, pavers or flagstone. The larger your yard, the more likely you are to need pathways guiding your guests from one area to another, especially if there is a change in elevation. One pathway may carry people from the driveway to the front door while another takes them from the front of the house around to the patio or garden in back. Is your garden large enough to have pathways winding through it? Wouldn’t that be beautiful if it were lit at night? It would be exquisite.

When lighting provides safe travel from one area of your property to another, your family and friends are much more likely to use your outdoor spaces after dark. Why should pathways only function during the daytime? Let our professionally designed and installed low-voltage pathway lighting open up your outdoor spaces at night, too.

Your source for low-voltage pathway lighting in Columbia, SC, is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia. We’ve been installing outdoor lighting in the Columbia area for over 10 years. We know all of the tricks of the trade to create the most amazing outdoor lighting effects for you. Pathways have never been so inviting.

If you have shrubs or flower beds lining your pathways, all the better. Our low-voltage lighting fixtures are made of copper that will develop a beautiful patina in the outdoors after a bit of weathering. While the fixtures themselves add a bit of charm to your paths, if we intersperse them among nearby shrubs and flowers beds, you’ll hardly see them. What you will see is a rich, warm light that brings out depth and texture you don’t see in the daytime, and enough light to guide you safely to your destination.

While you may not have considered this, pathway lighting works along docks, too. Safety is always a concern at the lake, so why let your outdoor walkways become unsafe after dark?

When you work with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to design and install your low-voltage path lighting, we know you’ll be pleased with our level of service and attention to detail. We offer expert installation and free service throughout the first year after your installation.

To find out how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can bring added beauty and safety to your walkways after dark, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

A Free Nighttime Demonstration is the Best Introduction to Outdoor Lighting in Blythewood, SC

Are you one of the residents in this charming town still on the fence about outdoor lighting in Blythewood, SC? Come on, give it a try! Keep reading to learn about our free nighttime lighting demonstration, which we can set up so you’ll see how outdoor lighting will show off your house and yard. See your home in its best light!

Which Kinds of Homes Benefit From Outdoor Lighting?

Whether you own an historic home in the Blythewood area or live in one of the newer housing developments here, your home can benefit from the attention of outdoor lighting. Ranch style, cottages, Craftsman style, two stories, one story, brick, stone or wood siding, any and all of these homes would be enhanced by the magical effects of outdoor lighting.

Why should I have outdoor lighting installed at my Blythewood, SC, home? you may be asking. There are many reasons, so we’ll just look at the top three for now.

Top 3 Reasons You Should Have Outdoor Lighting at Your Blythewood Home

  1. It’s beautiful. It’s just that simple. Our professional outdoor lighting designers know how to use lighting to the best effect. A tree here, a flower garden there, the walkway to your front door, the camellia bushes flanking your front porch, the architectural façade of your home — each point we illuminate suddenly comes alive with beauty. We’ll ask you what focal points you want to light, and we’ll make some suggestions based on our experience lighting other South Carolina homes.
  2. It increases your safety and security. You and your guests are less likely to trip when walking a well-lit path to your door or garage. Prowlers are less likely to visit a home where previously dark areas are now visible.
  3. You’ll get more use out of your outdoor living spaces. If you have a deck, patio or pool, you’ll be amazed at how much more time you, your family and guests will spend outdoors after dark when you add lighting to those areas. The outdoor living spaces of your home will become more relaxing and inviting with just a touch of lighting at key points. How do we know? We’ve seen these results many times, and we’ve had clients tell us what a difference outdoor lighting has made when it comes to entertaining outdoors or just relaxing after a busy day.

Types of Outdoor Lighting in Blythewood, SC

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia specializes in all of these types of outdoor lighting. We can custom design the most effective lighting plan for your Blythewood home.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Garden Lighting
  • Pathway Lighting
  • Walkway Lighting
  • Deck Lighting
  • Patio Lighting
  • Dock Lighting
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Holiday Outdoor Lighting

Did you see that last one? Holiday outdoor lighting? It’s true; we do that!

Now, back to that thing about a free nighttime lighting demonstration at your home. Our lighting designer will meet with you there, walk your property with you and ask questions about your goals for outdoor lighting. Then, we’ll design an outdoor lighting plan for your home, front and back (if that’s what you want). We’ll make an appointment to come back just before sundown so we can set out temporary lighting according to the plan we’ve designed for you. When darkness falls, we’ll flip the switch and you can see how wonderful your home will look with professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting. There is no charge for this demonstration. Our purpose in providing it is to show you what outdoor lighting can do for your home. We will exceed your expectations.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has been the most trusted name in Blythewood, SC, outdoor lighting for the past decade, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Why is Commercial Outdoor Lighting in Columbia, SC, a Sound Investment?

Every business that can be seen by people passing by at night needs professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting. That’s a strong statement, and at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia , we feel very strongly about it.

If your business is open after dark, having commercial outdoor lighting is a given. For restaurants and shops, lighting at night draws business and creates ambiance. But even if you close your doors before nightfall, nighttime lighting at your property serves some very important functions.

  • Outdoor lighting deters crime.
  • Outdoor lighting enhances safety.
  • Outdoor lighting can help you stand out from your competitors.
  • Outdoor lighting attracts the eyes of people passing.
  • Outdoor lighting publicizes your business.
  • Outdoor lighting reminds people where you are located.
  • Outdoor lighting helps build brand awareness.

Commercial outdoor lighting in Columbia, SC, is a sound investment.

Speaking of investments, commercial outdoor lighting is not as expensive as it used to be! Our highly-efficient LED lighting installations can reduce energy consumption by up to 75% over the previous halogen lighting systems. If you looked into outdoor lighting at your business some time ago and crossed it off your business plan because of the monthly expense, look again.

If your business has a lighted sign out front with your business name on it, and you think that’s enough, you may need to reconsider. Have you seen how effective professional outdoor lighting can be? As you drive around after dark, during the next couple of weeks, remember to look carefully at businesses that clearly put time and attention into their outdoor lighting installation. It makes a difference.

What types of commercial outdoor lighting are right for your business?

As with our residential outdoor lighting, we use several professional lighting techniques for commercial outdoor lighting in Columbia, SC, including these:

  • Architectural up-lighting to enhance features of your building, adding depth and texture
  • Pathway lighting for safety
  • Landscape lighting including garden and tree lighting
  • Festive string lighting for restaurant patio dining and music venues

Our lighting installation will be custom designed for your location. First, we provide a 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation. We’re meticulous with our professional installation, and we use the latest technologies and premium fixtures. After the installation, we’ll drive by your business at night to make sure everything looks just right. We’ll return to make adjustments if needed.

To show you we mean business, our outdoor lighting warranty coverage is excellent.

  • Lifetime warranty on transformer and copper and brass fixtures
  • 5-year warranty on LED bulbs and electronics
  • 2-year warranty on Lighting Control Automation
  • 1-year warranty on halogen bulbs, digital timers, lens covers and commercial fixtures

A special note for those in the hospitality industry

Hospitality professionals already appreciate the need for commercial outdoor lighting. We don’t need to convince you how effective it can be. No hotel, restaurant or bed and breakfast would be without it. Are you getting the highest quality LED lighting design and service from your current provider? If you’re curious to see how we stack up, give us a call to schedule a free consultation.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has been the most trusted name in commercial outdoor lighting in Columbia, SC, for the past decade, call us today at (803) 935-4611, or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lexington SC Dock Lighting Makes Your Family's Safety A Priority

Are you expecting any surprises at Lake Murray this spring? Whether you live on the lake year-round or just open up the lake house for spring/summer/fall weekends and holidays, you always experience that first weekend when you assess conditions. In preparation for boating, you need to make sure everything is in good shape, especially if the house has been closed up. You have to check on the condition of your dock, the lake’s edge and the ramp from the lake’s edge to the dock. And of course there’s the boat. You always get it checked out to see if it needs maintenance after the teenagers rode it hard last summer. Or maybe that was you.

Back to the dock and the ramp. One of two facts will be true: Either you have dock lighting that needs to be inspected annually (and this would be a good time for that), or you need to have dock lighting professionally installed. And this would be a good time for that, too.

You Have Dock Lighting; You Need Maintenance

Let’s start with those of you who already have dock lighting in place. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has an Annual Maintenance Plan that will cover inspection and adjustments typically needed at the beginning of the season. We check your fixtures, bulbs, timers, wires and connections, and we make sure your landscaping hasn’t overgrown any of the lighting. If you have halogen lights, we want to talk with you about upgrading to LED outdoor lights because that will get you a savings every month on your energy bill. LED outdoor lights use 80% less energy than halogen, so we’re advising everyone to upgrade. If you haven’t worked with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia in the past, that’s okay. We also service systems installed by other companies.

You Need Dock Lighting for the Safety of Your Family and Friends

Now, for those of you without dock lighting, we recommend you call us and let our professional outdoor lighting designer come out and draw up a lighting plan for you. We’ll look at your dock, the lake’s edge along your property, the path from the house to the dock — really, any place where safety could be an issue. It takes just a second for someone to stumble and lose their footing when stepping down from the dock ramp in the dark.

While outdoor lighting is beautiful, and some people purchase it for beauty alone, at the lake it’s all about safety. That’s doubly true if you have children or older people making the trek from the house to the dock and back again. You may set out in daylight and fully expect to return before dark, but it doesn’t always work out that way. You have lights on your boat, don’t you? You may not plan to use them, but you have them in case the darkness beats you home. The same need exists for dock lighting.

Professional Lighting Design and Installation is Best for Dock Lighting in Lexington, SC

Did we lose you back there when we said “professional outdoor lighting designer”? If that phrase conjures an image of ladies in floppy hats drinking champagne out on the lawn at dusk, trust us. We have lighting designers who know their way around a lake house from the screen door down the rocky path to the dock bobbing gently on the water. You want a professional lighting designer and installer who knows what to look for around the dock area and where lights will be most effective. We have your safety in mind.

Our initial design consultation at your property is free. If you purchase outdoor lighting from us, the first year’s annual maintenance inspection is included. After that, you can sign up for the continuing Annual Maintenance Plan. The best dock lighting in Lexington, SC, is the dock lighting that’s adjusted and kept in peak working order each year.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has been the most trusted name in Lexington, SC, dock lighting for the past decade, call us today at 803-935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

See Lexington SC Landscape Lighting in a New Light with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives®

Your Lexington, SC, home, no matter how great it looks, could look even better with a touch of landscape lighting in the right places. You may have put lots of time, effort and money into cultivating a graceful and welcoming landscape at your home, but who can see the beauty of it at night?

If you’ve driven past other homes with landscape lighting, you know what we’re talking about. Or maybe you’ve seen the palmetto trees lit dramatically at the bank or the country club at night. It takes just a little well-placed light here and there to transport the landscape into a whole different dimension.

What’s holding you back from taking your Lexington, SC, landscape to the next level? Maybe you don’t know where to start. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can help you with that!

Selecting your vantage points

First, where are the points from which you would like to enjoy your landscape lighting? Are you looking out into your yard from the living room or dining room? What would you like to see at night? The lake, the flower beds, the hedge row lining the driveway? Next, think about it from the other direction. Would you like to illuminate the view of your prettiest tries between the street and the house? Or maybe you’re outside on the deck and you’d like to see out into the depths of the back yard. Maybe you’re thinking of safety and you want to light the walkway from the house to the patio.

Could landscape lighting in Lexington, SC, help you enjoy using your yard more at night?

Are there ways you’d like to use your yard at night but just haven’t done it for lack of light outside? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can help immensely in this respect. Perhaps you have a patio, porch or deck that has seemed shrouded in darkness. With illumination of the surrounding area, suddenly the space becomes cozy and inviting. Would you be more likely to use the fire pit in the back yard if you could see your way to it at night?

What would give you extra safety and security at night?

While landscape lighting in Lexington, SC, is primarily known for its beauty, it can also contribute to your home’s security and safety. The safety of your family and guests increases when your paths are lit. Lighting that creates an enchanting glow along your rows of border plants can also double as a driveway light. What’s more, would-be intruders will drive right on by when your yard and home are illuminated with landscape lighting.

Nighttime in lights at the lake

If you live on Lake Murray, or have a second home there, you’re probably already thinking about the ways landscape lighting could enhance your lakefront property. The view from the lake up to the house could become warm and enchanting. The view from the house to the lake could show you the pathway to the dock, the lake’s edge and the dock itself. Let the professional lighting designers of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia show you how to get the most benefit from landscape lighting.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has been the most trusted name in Lexington SC landscape lighting for the past decade, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form to the upper right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Columbia SC Outdoor Lighting

What Makes for An Excellent Outdoor Lighting System For Your Columbia, SC Home?

The perfect outdoor lighting system for your home is one that’s carefully and meticulously designed. If you don’t have an outdoor lighting professional that’s fully capable of providing a design for your home’s architectural facade and landscape, then the lighting effect won’t be adequate. If you’ve ever driven by a home that has solar lights installed along a pathway and wondered why they don’t look that great, it’s mostly just because of the outdoor solar lights. However, the main reason behind outdoor lighting systems that look tacky or overly illuminate a home is due to improper design.

Outdoor lighting system design can refer to not only the location of outdoor lighting fixtures in and around your yard, but it can also refer to the type of outdoor lighting fixture utilized for a specific area. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we take our time to understand your goals and objectives for your outdoor lighting system, then we create a design that’s custom-tailored for your home and your home alone. There’s no “one size fits all” approach to creating an elegant outdoor lighting system.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted name in Columbia, SC, outdoor lighting, call us today at (803) 935-4611 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What is the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia Difference?

When you’re searching for a professional to perform an addition to your home, repair for your car, or any other service that’s important to you, what factors do you search for the most? Is it their professionalism? Is it their attention to detail? How do you find out these attributes when searching online? More than likely you’ll read their Google Reviews. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we take pride in our ability to provide top-tier outdoor lighting that leaves our customers breathless. It’s one thing to say “The Night is Ours”, but it’s another thing entirely to bring perfect illumination to your home and landscape.

As your local outdoor lighting experts in Columbia, Blythewood, Lexington, SC, and surrounding areas, it’s our goal to not only meet your expectations but exceed them entirely. It all starts with our 100% free design consultation. Here we will evaluate your home and property to determine what fixtures would create the best effect on your home’s facade and your landscape. Once we have a good idea of the different methods of illumination that would create the best outdoor lighting effect, we’ll then take your goals and objectives into account. This allows us to create a custom-tailored outdoor lighting system that provides safety, security and increased curb appeal.

You more than likely resting and relaxing on your patio, porch or deck during these pleasant fall evenings. If you’re being chased indoors earlier and earlier as the days become shorter, then just call your local outdoor lighting experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today. You can reach us by calling (803) 935-4611, emailing us at [email protected] or by filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



Bring Elegant Illumination to Your Outdoor Living Areas with Columbia, SC, Outdoor Lighting!

When you arrive home from a long day, or long week’s, worth of work, don’t you enjoy relaxing outdoors to forget about the stresses of work? However, what do you do once the sun fully sets? If you find yourself headed indoors earlier than you would prefer, then you should consider the benefits of outdoor lighting for your Columbia, SC, home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can show you why The Night is Ours, and show you how we can make it yours, too!

The most common complaint we hear, regarding lack of illumination, is that homeowners can’t stay outdoors as long into the evenings as they would like simply because they can’t see. There are numerous methods that can be utilized to ensure that your outdoor living areas not only look phenomenal at night with outdoor lighting, but we can also ensure that there’s enough practical illumination as well. Uplighting can bring your trees to life, pathway lighting can ensure there’s no tripping hazard once it’s dark, and down lighting can provide a unique effect, we call it moonlighting.

Don’t settle for the dim, unappealing illumination provided by your porch lights. Why not add a little character to your home and outdoor living areas? You stand to gain increased curb appeal, increased safety and security at night, and you’ll be able to enjoy all your outdoor living areas for as long into the evenings as you would like. You can even set when the lights turn on and when they power off. You’re in control for every aspect of your home’s outdoor lighting system, from design and installation to its overall operation. If you want a “set it and forget it” system set up, we do that too!

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the most trusted name in Columbia, SC outdoor lighting, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or simply fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Landscape Lighting Ideas in Columbia, South Carolina

Landscape lighting is something that offers so much more than, well, just light. The primary use of landscape lighting is to provide a warm and inviting glow for you, your family, and visiting friends and guests. The next time you drive through your neighborhood, pay attention to the homes and take notice of those that appear welcoming. Without a doubt, the homes equipped with landscape lighting will appear exponentially more appealing and inviting than those with a dark, dormant yard. Columbia SC landscape lighting offers you the opportunity to create a welcoming entrance to your home long into the evening hours.

Professionally designed and installed landscape lighting adds depth and texture to your yard’s trees and plants that would go unnoticed in the dark of night. Properly implemented landscape lighting should be subtle. You would never want to describe your landscape’s lighting as harsh; a subtle illumination of certain trees and flowering plants within your yard will be pleasant to the eye. This calm glow highlights the delicate leaves and branches and brings them to life at night.

When we turn our attention to the backyard, landscape lighting becomes more intimate, more personal. This is the area where you and your family will spend the majority of your time. Whether you have a fire pit, hot tub, pool, or outdoor kitchen, professionally installed landscape lighting can extend these areas’ usability at night. The illumination provided by landscape lighting not only adds a sense of safety and security to your backyard areas, but it also creates a soothing, relaxing ambiance. You once may have dreaded having guests over for a cookout because you couldn’t see what you’re eating. With professionally installed landscape lighting, you and your guests will be able to relax in your gorgeously illuminated outdoor dining area and see perfectly.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is the top tier Columbia SC landscape lighting company, give us a call at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Outdoor Lighting Can Bring Your Columbia Home's Best Attributes to Life at Night

No matter how great your home looks during the daytime, if you don’t have enough illumination come nightfall, it’s going to either disappear or become dormant and uninviting. This is the hard truth for a 1 million dollar home or a $10,000 home. Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting can bring both curb appeal, as well as added safety and security come nightfall. Recently, we installed outdoor lighting for the University of South Carolina’s Chi Omega sorority. Needless to day, it turned out to be a big success!

While you may think of outdoor lighting as simply an aesthetic application, it also has highly practical uses as well. First, outdoor lighting keeps the grounds illuminated come nightfall. Statistically speaking, would-be intruders are much less likely to target a well-lit home than they are to target a non-well-lit home on the very same street. In addition to the added security, there’s always the factor of safety while walking on the property at night. As you can see, there are no dark zones in which you could not see where you’re walking. This reduces the likelihood of someone tripping over a step or other obstruction within the yard itself.

Notice how the property itself is cascading with subtle illumination? This will also create an inviting atmosphere for the homeowners once arriving from class or work. Also, any guests they invite over won’t arrive at a dormant, uninviting atmosphere. It truly takes a professional outdoor lighting system designer to create the perfect, custom-tailored layout for your home’s outdoor lighting system. We work with you to understand your goals for your outdoor lighting, then we create and install the perfect system.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia is one of the most trusted names in Columbia, SC outdoor lighting, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected], or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Have Maintenance Performed on Your Columbia, SC Outdoor Lighting System Prior to the End of Daylight Saving Time

The carefree days of summer are over and the leaves are starting to turn color and fall from the trees. Do you know where they are landing? Most of them are in your yard ready for you and your rake, but a few of them are dropping into your outdoor lighting fixtures. Like every other system in your home and yard, Columbia outdoor lighting needs a certain amount of looking after to keep it in tip-top working condition. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia’s systems are designed and installed to be low maintenance, but they live and work outside and require a touch of TLC to do their jobs.

What should be done to maintain your outdoor lighting system this fall? It should be checked for any loose wiring or wire that has surfaced and needs to be re-buried. Leaves and branches may have fallen from trees doing damage great and small. If there was a lot of growth in your garden over the summer, some plants may need to be trimmed or fixtures moved to accommodate the growth. While our high-quality LED bulbs last a long time, older halogen system may need a bulb change here and there. It’s important to be sure you are having them replaced with the right size and correct wattage and beam spread so that you continue to enjoy the lighting design that you have come to love.

So, when daylight saving time ends and you are changing the smoke detector batteries and calling the irrigation guy to come blow the water out of your system, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia a call to do a quick evaluation of your outdoor lights. We can get your system in shape for the upcoming season. You can reach us by calling (803) 935-4611, emailing us at [email protected] or by filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Columbia, SC Deck Lighting to Extend Your Time Outdoors this Fall

The heat of the summer seems to be subsiding a bit and the cooler evenings are a good incentive to spend time outdoors on our decks or patios. But, have you noticed the days are getting shorter as well? You don’t have to head inside just because the sun has set. Instead, call the outdoor lighting experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia to enjoy those magical moments longer.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can design an outdoor lighting system that transforms your deck or patio into a magical area where everyone can enjoy the evening. Patio and deck lighting doesn’t have to be contained to just steps and posts. We’ve got some terrific lighting options for other areas; all made from copper and brass and cast the perfect amount of light.

Our low voltage 10-watt deck & wall sconce light can be installed on your posts or retaining walls and casts a wide indirect wash of light. The ‘half-moon’ sconce’s copper finish weathers the elements with grace; in fact, it will gain a gorgeous patina the more it’s exposed to the elements. This fixture can also be used on steps instead of traditional lighting, offering safety for your guests and family as they join in the fun.

The right lighting can make a very dramatic statement, especially when designed and installed by a professional outdoor lighting company. We have many design ideas for the most unique situations and would be happy to discuss your space with you. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you make memories on your decks and patios. You can call us at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Commercial Hospitality Lighting is One of Our Many Specialties at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia

When it comes to preparing your outdoor venue for the pleasant fall evenings to come, nothing quite compares to the atmosphere and ambiance created by professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting. Festive, or cafe lighting is quickly becoming one of the most popular outdoor lighting methods to accentuate outdoor dining areas. Not only does it look absolutely fantastic but it also provides a practical amount of illumination as well.

When it comes to festive or string patio lighting in Columbia SC, don’t try to do it yourself. Remember, if your lighting is set up in a tacky manner, you’re better off not having any lighting at all. It truly takes a professional to come up with the right design which matches the outdoor area you’re wanting illuminated. We will take the necessary time to find out your goals and objectives and incorporate them into our outdoor lighting design. If you’re wanting to really wow your clientele, professionally designed and installed festive lighting is the way to go.

For all your festive, or string patio lighting needs, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Get the Most Mileage Out of Your Columbia Landscape Lighting

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, our outdoor lighting fixtures are built to last. We only use superior, top of the line materials like solid copper that are designed to react with the elements over the years to develop a gorgeous patina finish rather than fade or chip like other outdoor lighting fixtures can. While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia’s high quality outdoor lighting fixtures do most of the work for you, there are a few things you can do to help make sure you’re getting the most out of your outdoor lighting system.

Give your Columbia landscape lighting regular, professional check-ups.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia’s maintenance is simple and easy. If you’ve just installed your system, we’ll provide one year of free service and repairs to make sure your outdoor lighting gets off on the right foot. Whether you experience an unlikely malfunction or just need a few things tweaked here and there, our friendly professionals will come to your home and handle all of the hard work for you. If you’ve had your system for a while now but are still interested in this first-class protection, ask about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia’s maintenance plans when you call today.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve invested in an Annual Maintenance Plan, we’re always ready to help you get the most out of your Columbia outdoor lighting system.

Get out in the yard yourself to check for potential problems.
The easiest way to make sure your Columbia landscape lighting is as safe and looks its best is to get out in the yard every few weeks to check out those fixtures yourself. Be on the lookout for broken fixtures that may have fallen victim to burrowing animals or even a fly ball from the kids. See if your systems wiring has surfaced or any bulbs are burnt out. When it comes to your outdoor lighting system, we’ll even help you adjust your fixtures to account for overgrown trees or bushes.

That’s why this weekend, we at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia ask that you and your family make plans to get outside and enjoy the atmosphere in your backyard. While you’re out there, take note of any trouble areas you notice, such as uneven lighting or loose fixtures, and give us a call so we can get out there as soon as possible and help make sure your system always looks as good as the first day we installed it.

Every Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia landscape lighting system is built to last, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about regular maintenance. Don’t have an outdoor lighting system installed by us? No problem. Our experts can help maintain, repair and even upgrade most systems, regardless of whether or not we were the ones who originally installed it.

Call today to learn more about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia high quality fixtures and what you can do to get the most mileage out of your home’s outdoor lighting.Or, fill out our form below, we look forward to hearing from you soon!



Landscape Lighting in Columbia, SC is Our Specialty!

If your home’s landscape completely disappears once the sun goes down, what can you do to change that? After all, your landscaping is an investment, and one that shouldn’t become invisible just because of nighttime. Professionally designed and installed landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can bring your landscaping to life at night, as well as provide it with unique character.

Attention to detail, years of experience and our dedication to unrivaled customer service are all factors which separate us from other outdoor lighting companies in Columbia, SC. Take a look at the video below to see exactly what we can do for your home’s landscape during the evening hours:

To have your 100% free nighttime demonstration, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or click the orange “Contact Us” button to the top right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Commercial Outdoor Lighting in Columbia, South Carolina

Does your small business become desolate and virtually disappear once the sun goes down? There are numerous reasons this could adversely affect your business. Commercial outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can bring illumination and noticeability to your business long after the sun has gone down.

So, what can outdoor lighting do for your small business? Consider the following:


  1. Safety

  2. Security

  3. Noticeability

  4. A Welcoming atmosphere

Adding Safety and Security to Your Business After Dark
Safety and security are absolutely critical for any business owner. You want your customers to feel they are safe when entering and exiting your place of business. Well lit areas are much less likely to be targeted by would be intruders and thieves than dark areas in the same business complex. In addition to safety, you want to ensure there are no tripping hazards which will go unnoticed if there isn’t adequate lighting.

Provide Your Customers With a Warm Welcoming
If your business hours run into the evenings, providing your customers with an inviting welcome is imperative. After all, no matter what type of business you run, greeting your customers with a smile and making them feel welcome comes with the territory. With commercial outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, your business can be a welcoming beacon, subtly awash in light.

Get Noticed Even While Your Business is Closed for the Evening
You don’t want your business to be literally invisible to passersby after dark. This goes for whether you’re still open or your business hours are over. People driving past your business will still notice your business at nighttime with professionally designed and installed commercial outdoor lighting. Your storefront should catch the attention of any and everyone who drives past your business. Leave it to the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia.

If you have a commercial business in need of exterior lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at (803) 935-4611, email us at [email protected] or click the “Contact Us” button to the top right for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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.

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