Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh

What You Should be Asking an Outdoor Lighting Designer Before You Make a Commitment

Professional outdoor lighting makes a big difference.

Professional outdoor lighting makes a big difference.

If you are looking for an outdoor lighting designer in the Raleigh area, you have probably been online doing your research. Of course, you want the best outdoor lighting for the best price. But how can you be sure you’re getting what you pay for? What if the designer you think is the best ends up installing lighting you don’t like? What if the system has problems a few months down the road? What if the system has problems and, suddenly, you can’t find the provider anymore? All of these are valid concerns, but you can reduce your risk of getting a nasty surprise. When you begin having conversations with potential providers or companies, be sure to get answers to these questions.

 

  1. Do you specialize in outdoor lighting? There are many contractors out there who do outdoor lighting on the side. They might be able to light your home, but if they do not specialize in outdoor lighting, they won’t be able to create the look a specialist can.
  2. What type of outdoor lighting do you install? Outdoor lighting types include line voltage, low voltage, LED, and solar. Each of these has pros and cons, and their differing characteristics will impact look, energy consumption, component durability, and even the type of transformer that needs to be installed. Be sure they know the differences and can explain them clearly.
  3. How do you design your outdoor lighting systems? Designers who truly care for their craft will focus on the overall effect the outdoor lighting has on your property. If designers are overly focused on a specific number of fixtures or if you feel they are simply trying to sell you something, they probably are. Look for a designer that explains how he/she will achieve an effect.
  4. What kind of fixtures do you use? Outdoor lighting experiences wear and tear from being exposed to the elements of our environment. Be sure that the fixtures used are tested and made from durable materials, like copper, brass, and PVC.
  5. Be certain you are getting a professional outdoor lighting designer.

    Be certain you are getting a professional outdoor lighting designer.

    Who does your installation? Some outdoor lighting designers subcontract installation. It is best to choose a provider who also does the installation. This helps ensure that the provider is familiar with the ins and outs of outdoor lighting. Such knowledge will profoundly impact the look and safety of you system.

  6. What controls do you offer? It is rather doubtful you want to manually turn your system on and off each evening and morning. Controls help you manage your outdoor lighting system, can help conserve energy, and ensure that you get the full benefits of your system.
  7. What maintenance plans do you offer? Just like your home or car, the beauty and functionality of your outdoor lighting will fade with time if it is not maintained. By choosing a professional who also offers maintenance, your system will provide you with years of enjoyment without the hassle of needing to bring in another professional or trying to maintain it yourself.
  8. What warranty options do you offer? Designers who are confident in their work and products offer warranties. Limited warranties or the absence of them are warning signs, and the result of choosing such a provider could be very costly, even if initial costs are less.

 

A true professional focuses on effect.

A true professional focuses on effect.

As you are narrowing down your list of potentials, be sure that these questions are part of your conversations. And be sure you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh to see how we measure up. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we would love to present you with our outdoor lighting options and show you first hand just what professional outdoor lighting can do for your property.

 

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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There’s More to Admire in the Landscape than Just Your Lawn

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Your landscape should be visible both day and night.

For many homeowners Spring is the season when they get the most joy from their home’s landscape. Usually it’s the time of the year when you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Whether it be your beautifully lush, green lawn, or the many gorgeous blooming flowers you planted, you are going to want to spend time in your newly created environment during the warm and pleasant Spring months.

Landscape lighting is devised to allow your home’s landscaping to be seen day and night. Quality outdoor landscape lighting can turn your spring landscape into a jewel that shines after dark. There are multiple reasons landscape lighting is truly beneficial to your home and its value.

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Without landscape lighting this beautiful hot tub would probably go dormant once the sun goes down.

There are four main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property: curb appeal, safety, security, and added value to your home. Not only can landscape lighting add a warm aesthetic beauty to your home, it can also provide safety while walking at night and make your home less of a target to would-be intruders.

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With landscape lighting your home will be more welcoming to guests and more of a deterrent to potential intruders.

Statistically speaking, a well lit home is much less likely to be targeted by intruders than a non well lit home in the exact same neighborhood. From a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for both you and your guests walking around your property at night. Whether you have a nice pathway that extends to a pergola you go to in order to relax after a long day of work, or a simple walk to take your pet outside, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening hours are both visible and safe for ease of travel and enjoyment.

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Landscape lighting provides safety and a warm environment to any area it is installed.

While curb appeal and security are positively affected by professionally installed landscape lighting, the return on investment is also excellent. Unlike with a pool, for instance, money spent on a high quality outdoor lighting installation is reflected more than a “dollar-for-dollar” rate in a home valuation. Outdoor landscape lighting in Raleigh NC is potentially one of the best investments you can make into your home.
 
 

To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can add curb appeal and security to your home, fill out the form to the upper right, visit our website, email us at olpraleigh@outdoorlights.com, or call us today at (919) 854-5566.

 

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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From Our Family at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh to yours, We Wish You a Happy New Year!

Christmas has come and gone. Now, everyone is looking forward to the New Year, including us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. It has been a phenomenal year and we want to take time to reflect upon it. Our customers are what make our job possible and we must show our gratitude, to both the new and long-standing customers here in Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park. We look forward to many more wonderful years of providing our customers with the best of the best in both outdoor lighting and customer service.

deck and patio lighting raleigh ncSecondly, our manufacturers and distributors of outdoor lighting fixtures and equipment are second to none. We also must thank them; because of them it makes our job appear easy. Furthermore, through their incredible array of different outdoor lighting fixtures, we are able to accomplish just about any custom Raleigh outdoor lighting design fathomable. They too are what allows for us to continue to practice our passion of providing beautiful and practical lighting simultaneously.

Raleigh NC outdoor lightingOne of the many reasons we absolutely love what we do at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is that we know that with every project that we finish, we have made life better for the family that lives in the home we have improved. Upon returning home, their mood will be a little lighter because their home is well lit. Their steps will be a little surer because their path is illuminated. They’ll be able to enjoy their outdoor living spaces longer because they can see their outdoor living spaces day or night.

Happy New Year everyone! It’s been a great 2017, but we are looking forward to 2018 along with the rest of you. If you need to get in contact with us, anytime, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at olpraleigh@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!

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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Merry Christmas from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh

shutterstock_224305621Have you noticed the overpowering amount of traffic that’s rumbling through our Raleigh streets? With all the out-of-towners arriving and people shopping for last minute gifts, things have gotten a bit hectic. That’s why we want to take the time to wish everyone here in Raleigh and the surrounding area a merry Christmas and happy holidays! We also want to thank all of our current and former customers for their business, without you we truly could not continue to do what we love to do. Installing top-quality outdoor lighting is our passion, and it’s one we hope illuminates your home during the holidays.

shutterstock_152860907It has been a phenomenal year at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh and we are looking forward to many, many more! As friends, family, and guests all arrive for the holidays, we hope our work gives your home the beauty it deserves and the illumination necessary for your guests to come and go safely from your home. There’s nothing better than happy customers, and at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, that’s the business model that has allowed us to stay in business.

shutterstock_117848665With that in mind, we wish everyone here in Raleigh, North Carolina a Merry Christmas and happy holidays and look forward to providing the absolute best in Raleigh outdoor lighting in the years to come. Thank you again for your support and interest in our business!

If the need to contact us ever arises, feel free to call us at (919) 854-5566, email us at olpraleigh@outdoorlights.com, fill out our form to the upper right, or visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and again, happy holidays!

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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Happy Thanksgiving from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh!

shutterstock_300069830With everyone gathering around the table giving thanks for everything positive in their lives, we too want to wish everyone in Raleigh a very Happy Thanksgiving! We especially want to thank all our current and previous customers who have made this job we love performing possible. Without you, we would not be able to thrive as a company!

Also, a big shout of thanks to our employees. Without the tireless, dedicated work we are so grateful for, our business would not be where it is today. When you have employees as dedicated and loyal as we do, you make certain to hold onto them very tightly. So, thank you again for all that you do!

While everyone gathers around the table to give thanks, we want you to know how much we appreciate you allowing us to be a part of the community. Getting to see how happy our customers are with their one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting system installed is something that makes us happy as well. We look forward to another wonderful year making as many Raleigh families as happy with their lighting as we are installing them.

Again, thank you for everything and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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Why is Landscape Lighting so Popular in Cary, NC?

Raleigh landscape lightingIf you drive around enough, you’ll more than likely come across several homes for which we installed landscape lighting. You’ll notice large trees and flowering plants awash in subtle illumination. The eye-catching ability of professionally-designed-and-installed landscape lighting to enhance your outdoor living spaces and foliage at night is just one of our many specialties. Through our numerous years in the Raleigh NC landscape lighting field, we’ve gained the expertise to bring your yard to life after dark.

LED outdoor lighting Raleigh NCAdded depth and texture are the first things you’ll notice with landscape lighting. Up lighting will cascade along the trunk of the taller trees and show hues of color on your flowering plants you wouldn’t see during the daytime hours. Increased curb appeal, however, is just one of the benefits of landscape lighting. In addition to curb appeal, you’ll also gain increased usability of your outdoor living spaces. Bringing your yard to life at night is best executed through both practical and aesthetic illumination. As we’ve mentioned before, there’s a very fine line between too much and too little illumination.

As you’re shopping around for professional landscape lighting companies, make sure to perform your due diligence. Find out which companies have been in business for a while. Find out which businesses have a franchise backing. Look for warranties and other guarantees a company makes. As with nearly everything else, if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t. If you’re looking for top-quality outdoor lighting in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas, just call the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

Raleigh NC garden lightingWe pride ourselves on bringing the best feature of your home and yard to life at night. With increased depth and texture, increased curb appeal and added safety on your walkways and pathways, your home will surely become the envy of the neighborhood once nighttime arrives. To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is one of the most trusted names in Raleigh landscape lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at olpraleigh@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.

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Brighten Your Fall with Raleigh Outdoor Lighting

Autumn is coming. You can tell because the kids are all back to school, the sun is setting earlier and candy corn is making an appearance in the seasonal aisle at the grocery store. Happily, here in the Raleigh area, fall is a wonderful time to enjoy leisure time in your outdoor living spaces, particularly your patios and decks.

Raleigh deck lighting keeps your gatherings going after the sun goes down.

Raleigh deck lighting keeps your gatherings going after the sun goes down.

Thoughtful planning and installation of Raleigh deck andpatio lighting enhances the safety, security and ambiance of your yard. Just as one hires an interior designer with experience in creating a particular mood or look in an indoor space, the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh will tailor your installation to fit the amenities of your porch, deck or patio.

Low-voltage LEDs are one of our favorite tools for bringing light to your yard. They are especially useful for making the area immediately around you easily visible while allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Your neighbors will appreciate that your light stays in your yard and doesn’t intrude on theirs. At the same time, LEDs are energy efficient, durable and low maintenance. We will customize your design with dimmers and timers, giving you the right light at the right time.

LED outdoor lighting can be installed so all you see is the effect.

LED outdoor lighting can be installed so all you see is the effect.

Raleigh LED outdoor lighting fixtures are also incredibly versatile. They 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. LEDs effectively light 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. It’s like your home has expanded to include additional rooms surrounded by your yard.

North Carolinians are lucky to have such gorgeous falls filled with long, temperate evenings. Make the most of them by installing a Raleigh outdoor lighting system that will make your whole yard feel like an extension of your home. You may find yourself spending more evenings in the yard than inside the house.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh for a free consultation where we can show you how we can reshape the night at your home, (919) 854-5566.

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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Does your landscaping project become invisible when the sun goes down? We can fix that for you.

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Your landscaping shouldn’t disappear once the sun goes down. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can show its beauty throughout the night.

Landscape lighting in Raleigh is increasingly becoming more popular. Whereas most people know Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh for our home facade lighting, we really do enjoy the design aspect of landscape lighting. With all the beautiful landscaping jobs we have seen installed, we cannot help but imagine how fabulous that landscaping would look at night with our lighting installed to complement it. We approach every landscape lighting design with a blank slate knowing that no two jobs are ever the same. We will be working with you through the entire process to ensure your landscape lighting is exactly what you wanted and more.

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Your landscape will glow at night!

Every client has a unique vision, look and feel they want outdoor lighting to accomplish for their property. The lighting fixtures alone are not what will make your landscape lighting a work of art on their own. It takes the expertise of a professional outdoor lighting company to take that blank canvas and transform it into a spectacular work of art. You’ll see that with the designs we’ve created for clients all around the Raleigh area. From the initial consultation to the custom design plan and installation and finally the big reveal, every detail is carefully planned to bring your vision to life. We can even show you how the lighting will look in multiple areas prior to actually installing the landscape lighting system.

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Every landscaping deserves proper lighting to show its true beauty at night.

In regard to landscape lighting, it is imperative to have a professional outdoor lighting company involved. The design is just as important as the implementation of the lighting. Our knowledge and expertise are what allows for your landscape lighting to come out as magnificent as humanly possible. We will provide you with a custom design that fits your particular vision you have for your yard’s landscape lighting. If you are ready to transform your yard’s landscape with our custom designed landscape lighting, simply fill out the form to the upper right, email us at olpraleigh@outdoorlights.com, or call us at (919) 854-5566.

 

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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With Fall in Our Sights, What’s Your Plan for Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Living Areas?

landscape lighting Raleigh NCWhile it may still be incredibly hot and humid, Fall is coming soon. Fall in Raleigh is a wonderful time. The gorgeous colors of leaves and the mild temperatures all make for splendid outdoor evenings. With fall, as well as football season arriving shortly, have you made sure your deck, patio or backyard spaces are ready for hosting friends and family during the evenings? Professional Raleigh outdoor and landscape lighting can bring your deck, patio or yard to life at night and create an inviting atmosphere. No longer will you have to worry about the sunset causing your guests to scatter for the indoors.

outdoor lighting Raleigh NCWhen you think about arriving home after a long day of work and relaxing on the patio, do you get to enjoy that area come nightfall? If not, you should absolutely consider dressing your home’s outdoor living areas in illumination. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can bring true character and security to your home once the sun has set. You not only will have a relaxing environment, but you’ll also be able to see where you’re walking, what you’re eating and/or what you’re reading by way of subtle illumination.

outdoor lighting durham ncFootball season’s right on the horizon, you can almost taste it. With the numerous night games we’ll have between the Tar Heels, Blue Devils and Wolfpack, don’t you want to be able to host guests and enjoy your backyard for grilling? With professionally designed and installed Raleigh landscape lighting, your deck, patio and backyard can all become a welcoming, inviting area for you and your guests for as long into the evenings as you’d like. Our experience and expertise will allow us to create a custom design which is specifically tailored to your landscape’s layout.

Raleigh outdoor lightingTo find out how to have your home dressed up in illumination for this fall, winter and all year round, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566, email us at olpraleigh@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!

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Super responsive, knowledgable, quality products and great service. Will never use any one else for our outdoor lighting needs.

Great Service!

Purchased a house with system, that we did not know how to work and wanted to change. Dave and Rian came over the day we called, and re-programmed. They also ordered needed products for changes, and completed this very promptly. Wonderful experience.

Excellent Quality and Service

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh has an excellent product and their service and maintenance is also top notch. If ever we need anything they usually respond within a day or so.

Their design for our outdoor lighting was incredible. The whole process was easy and spelled out. They even showed us how our lighting system would look before we agreed to have the system installed.

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Their design for our outdoor lighting was incredible. The whole process was easy and spelled out. They even showed us how our lighting system would look before we agreed to have the system installed.

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