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Landscape lighting done right

Our outdoor lighting enhances everything around it, with soft washes of light!

As you can imagine, this is a common question. We work with discerning St Louis area homeowners who are smart to do their due diligence when selecting a contractor for a significant home improvement such as adding outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting not only beautifies your home, but it also makes for safer movement about your yard at night. Architectural facade lighting not only shows of your home during the evening, but it also adds some home security. Would be intruders are smart to stay away from well illuminated areas. So many of our St. Louis area customers also have backyard outdoor lighting on their pool, patio, or deck. They often tell us that previous to adding backyard lighting, nobody ever went out to those areas at night.

There are a lot of great reasons to work specifically with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives but here are our top 5.

  1. Fourteen years in St. Louis
  2. Trained lighting designers
  3. Best of the old and new technologies
  4. Quick installation
  5. We focus on outdoor lighting

Fourteen years in St. Louis

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis opened in 2000. For 14 years we have been serving local customers throughout the metro market in areas including St. Albans, Chesterfield, Wildwood, and throughout many more of St Louis’ top locales. We have thousands of happy customers and these are not only one-time customers. We also provide annual maintenance programs to ensure your lighting package continues to look as good as when it was first installed. How many local home improvement providers have been serving this market for almost 15 years?

Patio lighting St. Louis

Patio lighting St. Louis

Trained lighting designers

Our outdoor lighting designers are trained in designing and installing outdoor lighting. Like any home improvement, you look for a specialist because of the experience that specialist brings to the table. Having installed outdoor lighting at thousands of local homes, we we blend our expert training with our experience to bring the best outdoor lighting designs to your home.

Best of the old and new technologies

With any home improvement, not only are there lots of choices, but that list expands exponentially when adding all the new technologies. Take LED for example. We hear a lot about LED. It’s a great technology and the bulbs last 50,000 hours or more. Imagine not having to change a bulb for years! Compare that to even a simple lamp in your home. You probably keep a small stash of light bulbs just for the lamps and overhead lighting fixtures that seem to need new bulbs on a regular basis. But, when a bulb is good enough to last for years, it has a higher price. We kept a close watch on this new technology both from a capabilities and also a cost perspective. We feel the time is right for LED technologies. We are not only offering this as an option for new customers. Many of our existing customers are asking us to retro-fit their lighting to LED which we are able to do.

Quick installation

When you are ready to move forward with a home improvement, it’s probably something you have thought about for quite a while. You’ve no doubt done your research and you’re not only ready to say go on the expense, but you also want it installed as quickly as possible. We know this so we keep inventory on hand to complete installations often within a few days to a week after our customers contract with us for their lighting.

We focus on outdoor lighting, and that’s all!

We have had too many calls from St. Louis homeowners telling us that they contracted with their landscaper or irrigation company for their outdoor lighting, and the system is worthless. We’ve pulled countless numbers of those systems out and put in professional outdoor lighting. We don’t install sprinklers. We don’t offer any landscaping services. We focus on outdoor lighting and we do lighting right.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

If you are ready to add outdoor lighting to your St. Louis area home, give us a call for a free consultation at  (636) 561-1818 or email JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com. We look forward to your call.

 

St. Louis facade and architectural lighting

This home is the epitome of proper architectural and facade lighting done right. By accentuating the width and height of this homes design, it is transformed to elegant and

We all know those people that are impossible to buy for. They don’t have everything but they likely plan well, save well, or have enough discretionary income to purchase the things they’d really like for their family and their homes. So what in the world do you get them for Christmas or Hanukkah? The holidays are a great time of year to give a really thought-full gift. What about giving them a gift for their home that will last for many years to come? And, what if this perfect gift for their home also provides increased outdoor safety for them and their children? Even better, what if this gift increases the value of their home?

A perfect holiday gift is an outdoor lighting system for their home!

When most people think of adding a professional outdoor lighting system to their homes, they imagine a few up lights that make the house noticeable at night. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our professionally designed outdoor lighting systems are anything but a few up lights. We come to your home, take a look at your architecture and listen to your needs and goals for your lighting. We then propose an outdoor lighting design that’s perfect for your home. Professionally designed outdoor lighting should gently illuminate the facade of your home from side to side. Good outdoor lighting should not cast lines of light and should not create a spotlight effect. You want to enjoy the beautiful facade of your home at night the way you enjoy it during the day. Take a look at our nighttime pictures and you will see appreciate the difference between professional lighting and that lighting which might be installed by another tradesman.

Rhode Island tree and landscape lightingCan you buy someone outdoor lighting as a surprise?

We are certainly happy to help you try! If you have a really good idea about the type of outdoor lighting you are looking to give to them, we can try to meet you during the day, at their home, at a time you know they will not be home. We can provide recommendations and a lighting plan for not only their home’s facade, but also for any backyard areas you’d like to illuminate.

Giving the gift of safety

Outdoor lighting provides safety in 2 key ways. First, it provides illumination in the areas that intruders like to hide. It’s proven that intruders are less likely to select homes that are well illuminated. Another way it provides safety is by illuminating walkways, driveways, and other areas where your family moves about your property at night. Backyard lighting also provides safety. If they have a pool that’s a ways out in the yard, we can illuminate that path. If they have a patio where they like to spend time in the evening, we can illuminate that as well.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Give us a call now to purchase the perfect gift for your loved one.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis at (636) 561-1818 or email me at

jimschwartz@outdoorlights.com and we will take care of your outdoor holiday magic!

 

Stunningly beautiful LED outdoor lighting installed for you

Stunningly beautiful LED outdoor lighting installed for you

You may or may not be familiar with what is called C9 lighting – that is, you may not be familiar with the terminology. But we are certain you are familiar with the lights themselves. Think of your childhood Christmas tree and the string of multi-color bulbs that went around it. That is C9 lighting. Their popularity seems to be having a tremendous resurgence. Our St Louis customers are asking for this lighting for their outdoor holiday lighting applications. These applications include roofline lighting, tree wrap lighting, neighborhood sign lighting and more.

multicolor C9 Christmas holiday lights St LouisThis brings us to the next question which is color. The indoor Christmas tree wrap lights of our childhood were multi-color. If you celebrate Christmas, you almost certainly remember enjoying looking from bulb to bulb an enjoying the color variety. Add moving this lighting motif outside and modern decorating techniques. Now you’ll find mostly single color strands and most often that will be white. Upscale homeowners appreciate the simple elegance of white lights. The lights are understated to delicately illuminate the facade while also bringing holiday cheer to your home.

Also popular are red and green lights.

The use of different color C9 lights for different landscape elements is very effective from an aesthetic perspective.

The use of different color C9 lights for different landscape elements is very effective from an aesthetic perspective.

The important thing is selecting the color palette that warms your heart and brings the spirit of Christmas to your outdoor Christmas lighting. Hopefully some of the pictures here have helped you see different options. We will work with you to recommend the best lights and best colors for your outdoor Christmas holiday lighting. The icing on the cake is that we also install and take down your Christmas lights so after picking a color and working collaboratively on a design, you don’t have to do a thing.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Give us a call now. Installation times are already filling up for this holiday season.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis at (636) 561-1818 or email me at jimschwartz@outdoorlights.com and we will take care of your outdoor holiday magic!

St Louis LED outdoor Christmas Spruce tree lighting

Take a look at the home behind the giant tree. Now that’s a big tree!

There’s no doubt about it – when you walk into a home that has a beautifully decorated and lit Christmas tree, you feel the magic. Your heart swells with memories of the special events from all the years past. In some past years you might have been away at college or on a Christmas vacation but likely your most special Christmas memories were made at your home sitting in front of the fire and your family Christmas tree. Is there anything better? We think you can double that magic. What about adding a second Christmas tree this year? Many of our clients are choosing to add lights to an outdoor evergreen tree on their property to make it their second Christmas tree.

What’s the best way to decorate your outdoor Christmas tree? To decorate an outdoor Christmas tree, look no further than some fabulous outdoor Christmas tree lights – no ornaments needed. There are two great choices for outdoor tree lighting – LED mini lights and C9 outdoor rated lights. Mini lights are most often white lights. They are great for wrapping tree trunks or majestic tree boughs.

LED mini lights are used to decorate this front yard tree. Now a tree that might have gone unnoticed brings the most holiday cheer!

LED mini lights are used to decorate this front yard tree. Now a tree that might have gone unnoticed brings the most holiday cheer!

The second type of outdoor Christmas lights are the one show in the picture of the gigantic spruce tree. Regular outdoor rated multi-color LED C9 lights bring that traditional Christmas tree look outside! If you want to go with more of a monochromatic color scheme but still use C9 lights, white lights are great or even choose a single color like red. Red lights make a great contrast to the deep rich color of your front yard evergreen tree.

Does your outdoor Christmas tree need to be in the front yard? Heck no! There are some great benefits to a front yard outdoor holiday tree. For one, you can spot it as you drive up to your home. In addition, you can spread your holiday cheer to your neighbors and passers by. A back yard outdoor tree is also a great idea. While we are used to spotting a great indoor tree from the outside, what about enjoying seeing a festive backyard tree while we sit in our own living rooms or peek out the kitchen window?

When you select Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St Louis for your outdoor tree lighting, you don’t need to lift a finger. Not only do we do all the installation for you, we also take the lights down after the holiday season. No giant Rubbermaid boxes. Keep the ladder in the garage. Let us take care of it. We even store your lights for you until next year making it truly worry free.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis at (636) 561-1818 or email me at

jimschwartz@outdoorlights.com and we will take care of your outdoor holiday magic!

 

St Louis C9 outdoor Christmas lights lighted wreathsA Christmas wreath is the staple of your holiday decorating. Whether for indoor our outdoor, your decorating wouldn’t be complete without it. The lore of wreath symbolism has evolved and changed slightly through time. But, it has always been the symbol of something eternal. The ring has no beginning and no end. At holiday times, wreaths have come to represent eternal cheer, eternal joy, eternal giving, and an eternity of great joy that precedes all who enter there.

Think of a holiday wreath on your front door, hanging under the gable of your house, or on your front gate as the big bow on the top of a special present: your hospitality. A wreath at the entry of your house will be one of the first things visitors will notice when they arrive. With lighted outdoor Christmas holiday wreaths by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, your thoughtfully chosen decorations will stand out day or night.

lighted garland closeAnother quintessential holiday decorating treasure is lighted garland. Adorn the columns on the front of your home or have us drape the lighted garland around other architectural features on your home’s facade. Wrapping lighted garland around an entrance carries the same symbolism as the Christmas wreath. What’s important is ensuring your outdoor Christmas decorations are lighted to enjoy during the day and especially at night. Christmas is magical and you want to welcome you, your family and guests with stunning lighted wreaths and garland over this holiday season.

Regardless of which direction your decorating inspiration takes you, you will need St. Louis outdoor holiday lighting to make sure that everyone who visits your house can see the hard work you have invested in making it beautiful. Lights will keep the colors in your wreaths and other decorations true and bright, day or night and make the sparkly bits really stand out. We are meeting with customers now to design and install custom outdoor Christmas holiday lighting. Give us a call to arrange for a free consultation on holiday, event, and festive outdoor lighting.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Jim & Lisa Schwartz

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis

(636) 561-1818

jimschwartz@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis Commercial holiday tree lightingAny time you see a magician in a movie he always tells someone, “A magician never reveals his secrets.” Sometimes the magician will let slip that the key to a successful magic act is getting the audience to look where you want them to, not at the real work your hands are doing.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St Louis works under the same principle. Decide what you want your guests and visitors to see and make those areas shine. If you have a stand of gorgeous river birches, use uplighting to show them standing tall and majestic in the night. Leave the nook where you keep the trashcans in the dark. Light the areas where guests enter your yard and your home.

C9 Holiday outdoor lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

These elegant and quaint holiday lights become the star of the show.

Your holiday lights can direct not only your guests’ eyes, but their actions as well. If you have multiple entrances to your home, you can signal that you want them to walk or park in certain areas by guiding them with strategically placed lighting. You can also build the anticipation for a festive holiday party by starting your lighting at the street and continually lighting the path to the house. It’s a very subtle but effective technique.

The most magical effect of holiday lighting is that it makes your home the place people want to gather. When family is arriving after the car trip that lasted 2 hours too long, the sight of your home welcoming them with the promise of a gracious welcome and holiday cheer is going to fill them with excitement (and

St. Louis traditional holiday lighting

Our holiday lighting is steeped in beauty, quality and peace of mind for the homeowner

relief!). Guests will know which home is  yours because it is the only one on the block with the 6-foot tall twinkling wreath hung at the roof peak (or whatever signature decoration you’ve chosen). They will easily identify it with you and know that the best party of the season is about to start!

If you are going to have outdoor lighting at your home this season, the time to make that decision is now. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we install your lights for you. So, your holiday planning is as easy as giving us a ring and selecting the outdoor holiday lighting of your dreams. We literally take care of the rest. As you can imagine, the most popular day to have your lights turned on is Black Friday. For our customers, we install their lights earlier in November so all they have to do is flip the switch. If you want to turn your holiday lights on right after Thanksgiving, you will want to call now so we can schedule and complete your install in time. Time slots for early installations are already going.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis at (636) 561-1818 or email me at JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com. One early October call to us will have your outdoor lighting taken care of and ready to turn on any time your heart desires.

In September, fall clothes started coming out. As much as we didn’t want to see summer end, we all bought some. Fall is here and winter will soon follow. The first of October will make you start thinking about your holiday planning. When are the in-laws arriving? When are you holding the annual holiday party? Is the house ready for the holidays? Are there any improvements or maintenance items that can be checked off the list now to whittle that list down early? Whether or not you’re hosting the annual Christmas party at your home, you will be decorating your home for the holidays and we can help make that as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Call us and order
  2. Pick a date for us to put up your holiday lights
  3. Check holiday lighting off your list
Stunningly beautiful LED outdoor lighting installed for you

Stunningly beautiful LED outdoor lighting installed for you

Our holiday program was designed for busy homeowners and homeowners that wanted a turnkey holiday lighting program. Basically, we just do it all. We work together to select the outdoor holiday lighting you want. You pick an installation date and we take care of the rest. Our trained, licensed, and insured designers install all your holiday outdoor lighting when you want it installed. Let’s say you want to turn the lights on the day after Thanksgiving. If you get your order on our installation list early, we will have it ready for you to simply flip a switch on November 28th and your home’s exterior will come to life with stunning holiday lighting.

What kind of options are available?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, our holiday lighting program includes lighting your home and also your landscape. For your home, a very popular selection is roofline lighting. Have a lot of beautiful architectural peaks to your home’s facade? That’s no problem. Just let us know what you want and don’t give it another thought. For lighting your yard, we can wrap your tree canopies, trunks or the entire tree. Don’t put a ladder on your holiday list just to wrap your trees with beautiful mini lights or C9 LED lights, just let us know what you want.

A few stunning and strategically placed wreaths  say Merry Christmas to all who visit your home!

A few stunning and strategically placed wreaths say Merry Christmas to all who visit your home!

Many of our holiday outdoor lighting customers choose holiday lighting at their home’s entrance whether it’s a tree wrap near the end of the driveway or wrapping the pillars flanking your driveway. Or, perhaps a couple lighted wreaths hung on your front gate will do the trick to bring cheer to all when enter. Don’t forget the lighted Christmas wreaths on your home’s facade. We have a stunning selection of wreaths available.

How early do you need to call?

Like anything, in order to get the date you want, it’s best to call early. Many of our St Louis Christmas lighting customers want to turn their holiday lighting on the day after Thanksgiving. Call us now to make sure your installation will be done in time for you to do that.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

Just call us and then check this item off your list: (636) 561 – 1818 or email olpstl@outdoorlights.com.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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