Kick Off a Brighter 2016 by Upgrading Your Columbia, SC Outdoor Lighting System
One of our favorite parts of the job is watching our clients’ faces light up once they see the dramatic transformation and enhancements an outdoor lighting system creates for their home immediately after installation. In fact, many homeowners are so pleased with their initial designs that they continue to add on additional areas or upgrade their current designs for years. Of course, at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we’re always happy to help you keep improving the look of your home. Here are just a few common upgrades you could make to your outdoor lighting system:
Additional lights are frequently added to areas around the home once a client sees the difference it can make. If only the front of your home has been treated with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind lighting design, you might start to feel like the backyard, garage, pool area and other areas within the landscape and around the home are left in the shadows. Share the light and get a more balanced, polished look for the entire house by expanding your design and upgrading your outdoor lighting system in additional spaces.
There’s one way to upgrade your outdoor lighting and get an incredibly noticeable difference without digging into the actual wiring and getting too technical: make the switch from old-fashioned halogen bulbs to newer, more energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting.
These upgraded bulbs offer a brighter, more balanced look without cranking up the electricity. In fact, you may even save on your monthly bills since LED bulbs are significantly more energy-efficient and have an expected lifespan of up to 25 years! And the best part? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can add on a good number of LED fixtures and even utilize your existing transformer because of the lower wattage in most cases. This smart upgrade only takes one phone call to get started and leaves you with energy savings, longer-lasting bulbs and significantly lower maintenance costs than with a halogen bulb system.
It’s the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor lighting and start the year off right with a brand new look for your home, at minimal costs and effort to you. Simply call our friendly experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia today at 803-935-4611, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website for more information. We’ll give you an expert consultation on the best ways to improve your current system, and our team will handle all of the heavy lifting for you. All that’s left for you is to flip the switch on your home’s smart new style when the sun goes down.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia Makes Your Fall Outdoor Improvements Shine
Temperatures are finally cooling down, and it’s beginning to feel a lot like fall. Though rain may drive us inside occasionally, it’s a really great time to get outdoors and enjoy being together. As you gear up for the last outdoor activities and gatherings before winter sets in, you may be sprucing up your outdoor areas or even adding new ones. Now is a great time to refinish the deck, expand your small patio, revitalize your landscape, or add that fire pit area everyone’s been suggesting. As you plan, gather materials, and get to work, don’t forget outdoor lighting. Though it may not be the featured improvement, remember that these outdoor living spaces, like the front of your home, will need lighting in order to be functional. A little thinking and planning now can save you a lot of work in this area later.
New outdoor lighting components are often easier to install while you are making an addition, and occasionally, if the work is not completed during construction, your new additions must be partially disassembled to allow component installation. Furthermore, installing new lighting when you make an addition decreases the time your property will be in disarray. Construction and installation of any home improvement is a bit messy. If tasks are completed simultaneously, you will only need to contend with the construction chaos once.
There is nothing wrong with adding outdoor lighting one area at a time. Many of our clients choose this option because they make improvements over time. It affords them the opportunity to discover what outdoor amenities they truly want on their property. Just remember that balance is key. When you add the area, go ahead and add the lighting. Your property will look better, and you will be able to better utilize the space. Also remember that our LED outdoor lighting fixtures are much less demanding on transformers. Given your current transformer, you will be able to add many more lights if you choose LEDs. Don’t be afraid of them. While there are many low quality LEDs on the market that have a bluish tint or appear “colder” than halogen lights, the LEDs utilized by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can be mixed into a halogen system without anyone ever knowing the difference.
No matter what outdoor improvements you have in mind this fall, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can help. From romantic café lights strung around a fire pit area to deck lighting to landscape lighting for those new trees and shrubs you just planted, we will make your outdoor living spaces beautiful, functional, and the place your friends and family want to be this fall. Call us today!
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Columbia SC Outdoor Lighting Can Bring Your Home Additional Safety and Usability During the Upcoming Darker Months
While you may arrive home when the sun is still out and you can take the dog out with a couple of hours of remaining sunlight, those days are slowly coming to an end. Soon, by the time you pull into the driveway from work it will be pitch black outside. By adding outdoor lighting to your Columbia SC home, you will arrive to a home that’s well lit. You’ll be able to go about your day just as you would during the summer months, even when it’s dark outside.
Columbia SC outdoor lighting is something best left to the professionals. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we will take into account all your outdoor activities including:
- Where you and your family congregate in your yard.
- The areas that could become tripping hazards without adequate illumination during the nighttime.
- The areas of your property you would like to see accentuated.
With our combined expertise and design knowledge, your yard and walkways can become a relaxing, safe environment, subtly awash in light. Outdoor lighting fixtures can be installed under railings or on stairs and at other points of entry where accidents are most likely to happen. We can’t guarantee you will be accident-free, but we can light the way to make you more surefooted. Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting will add illumination to areas where you might need to see color or detail clearly, like in an outdoor kitchen or a visually striking landscaped area. Most importantly, we can install them in a way that your guests don’t notice them at all. Make sure you get the most out of your outdoor living spaces by the addition of outdoor lighting.
To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can add nighttime illumination to your deck, patio, landscaping, pergola, or favorite hangout spot, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at email@example.com, fill out our form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Preparing Your Columbia SC Outdoor Lighting Budget
As a homeowner, you likely have many upkeep tasks that you perform regularly or have performed a few times over the years. By performing these tasks, you more than likely know exactly how much each task is going to cost you due to the regularity in which you perform these tasks. Outdoor lighting, if done right, only needs to be installed one time. So, more than likely, you don’t have a frame of reference for what to budget for your outdoor lighting system.
The first thing you should take into account is the area or areas you want to see illuminated. There have been several occasions where customers know they eventually want to light both their front yard and their back yard but know they want to start with just one area. At the same time, we’ve had customers add outdoor lighting in phases. While you may not have a frame of reference for what professional outdoor lighting will cost, we are more than happy to provide this information if you are in the early budget planning stages or even if you’re thinking about adding lighting next year. You will not find any hard sell tactics with us. We want to provide the best lighting designs and installations to homeowners based on their needs, timing, and budget.
If you have an established budget, we will work within your budget. We understand some people don’t feel comfortable sharing their budget with contractors out of fear they’ll get an inflated price only intended to spend the entire budget. Our pricing is quite simple. The pricing depends on exactly how many lighting fixtures we install. The whole process is taken into account; the design, fixtures, installation and guarantee are all calculated into the per fixture price. By performing a nighttime demonstration, it will be fairly easy for you to see exactly how many fixtures you are looking to have installed. Essentially, by getting to see how your home looks with an outdoor lighting system before it’s ever installed you’re getting to see the price as well.
To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can simplify the process of purchasing a professionally designed and installed Columbia SC outdoor lighting system, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Make Sure Your Labor Day Party and Tailgating Cookouts Last Long into the Night With Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia has been busy as the summer season comes to a close. Why not make the last big summer three-day weekend phenomenal with a pre Labor Day party lighting makeover before family and friends arrive for the festivities? In doing so, you can also ensure that all your tailgating parties and cookouts will not be subject to curfew simply because the sun has set. The evenings in September are still quite warm in Columbia, so there’s no reason not to continue to take advantage of your backyard for the remaining enjoyable months we have left.
To make your property party-ready for Labor Day, we will discuss with you where your guests like to linger, sit and dine. Then, we can leave those areas awash in warm light so they become a relaxing, inviting area after nightfall. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia, we know that if family and friends find it hard to see their food or grab a drink as darkness hits, they will simply figure it’s time to leave the party or end up scurrying indoors. We will make sure it’s easy for you to cook in the evening so you can BBQ well into the later hours with useful, practical, task-oriented lighting.
As mentioned in our previous article, overhead string lighting can create a more festive environment for your Labor Day party, as well as all your future fall cookouts and outdoor gatherings. If you have a statue, pergola, or fire pit, we can add focal lighting to these areas to ensure they are accented and have your outdoor living areas looking excellent.
To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbia can illuminate your outdoor living areas during evening hours for all your upcoming fall tailgating parties, cookouts and all other outdoor gatherings, call us today at (803) 935-4611, email us at email@example.com, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!