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Spring Spruce


As spring came and went, it seems everyone has been busy getting the yard spruced up for the summer. New sod being laid, flowers and trees planted, mulch put down and an overall clean-up. I’m doing it myself. But, don’t forget about your lighting system. The best way to showcase all your hard work in the yard, pool and patio is with a well-maintained lighting system.

Much like your yard and house fixtures, your low voltage lighting system needs to be taken care of on a regular basis. As you trim, cut, rake and water, take a look at your lights…

● Are they positioned right for the desired effect?
● Is the brightness as it should be?
● Do the lenses need to be cleaned?
● Do you see unburied wires?
● Is the timer set properly?
● Is there a weatherproof cover on the outlet?

If you see any of these things out of sorts, you may need a lighting system tune-up. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville, we service any low voltage lighting system, even if it’s not ours. We are local professionals, seasoned in all makes and models of outdoor lighting. We can take care of updating and maintaining your system for the coming months of entertaining and family enjoyment.

Call us today at 904-373-9862 to schedule a lighting tune-up so you can enjoy the outdoors all summer long.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas.



Keep Your Lights Shining Brightly

Are your lights in a fog?

With backyard summer barbecues and parties just around the corner, you will want to make sure that your outdoor lighting system is shinning as brightly as possible. If it has been a while since your custom lighting system was installed, you may have noticed that your lights have dimmed over time. Not to worry.

One of the primary causes of this is your irrigation system. When properly designed and installed, the use of an irrigation well to water the landscape can be a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally-conscious alternative to using our limited clean drinking supplies. However, with the high levels of calcium and magnesium, hard water can stain your home, driveways, walkways and even your landscape lighting fixtures.

The most common sign of hard water staining is on the clear lens covers of your lighting fixtures as they become stained and scaled, making them appear foggy. If you see hard water stains and foggy lens covers, below are steps to clean your lenses between annual check-ups on your landscape lighting system.

• Buy a bottle of CLR® CALCIUM, LIME, & RUST REMOVER
• Wear gloves and protective eyewear
• Mix equal amounts CLR and water in a small spray bottle
• Spray the glass lens covers with the CLR/Water solution, spraying or spilling as little as possible on the fixture itself.
• Wipe away excess from the fixture, allowing the solvent to sit on the glass for several minutes
• Wipe the glass lens with a heavy-duty paper towel or rag
• Repeat the process as needed
• If residue remains, use a flat blade to scrape away the spotting before wiping away the solution from the glass lens. Note, it may be easier to scrape the lens cover with the cover removed from the fixture. Many fixtures twist on or have a set screw that can be loosened then slid off.

If done regularly, the solution will keep the glass surface clean from calcium and magnesium build-up and keep your lights shining brightly year-round.

As you already know, a landscape lighting system requires maintenance to operate at its full potential over time. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville, not only designs and installs custom lighting solutions for your home, but we also offer yearly maintenance plans to keep your lighting investment in tip-top condition.

Call today at 904-373-9862 to schedule your FREE DESIGN NIGHTTIME CONSULTATION or maintenance visit and see the difference for yourself.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas.


Tips on Choosing an Outdoor Lighting Company

With a professionally installed lighting package for your home or business, you will increase curb appeal, safety and security. And more importantly, you extend your time outdoors – allowing you to enjoy more of the Florida lifestyle.
But, how do you choose the best company for your outdoor lighting needs?
Here are the top 5 questions to ask to help you choose the best company for the job.

1. Is landscape lighting your only business?
Many companies claim to do architectural and landscape lighting, but it is not their full-time job. It is more of an add-on service to their primary business. And, they are not able to match Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville’s level of impeccable service.

2. Do you provide a nighttime demonstration?
You will definitely want to see your house in lights before you buy. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville is happy to set up a FREE nighttime consultation that includes a demonstration of your house or business in lights!

3. Are you a full-service company that provides design plus installation and maintenance?
Reputable lighting companies are set up to be turnkey so that you never have to touch your lighting system after installation. Ask about an annual service plan to maintain your system.

4. Do you offer high-quality fixtures and warranties?
Make sure you look for a company that offers both brass and copper fixtures and warranties on transformers, led bulbs and fixtures. A trusted lighting professional will offer warranties on the products used and on their work.

5. How long have you been in business and who have you done work for?
Reputation and longevity are crucial considerations when choosing a service provider for your home or business. Lighting is no different. Do your research on the company’s history and always ask for references. The experts at HomeAdvisor.com, agree that one of the most distinguishing features of an outdoor lighting company is their design skills. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville will be more than happy to provide an extensive list of references as well as provide you with a portfolio of photos of our completed work.

Choosing an outdoor lighting company doesn’t have to be a daunting task. When you choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville, you are choosing the best locally owned lighting company backed by the country’s largest landscape lighting business, with more than 100,000 custom outdoor illumination systems under our belt. Our client service leaves no stone unturned to give you the best experience possible.

From start to finish, our service will amaze you. You can expect:
● Complimentary design consultation
● Clear and concise proposals and warranties
● An expert design plan to achieve your vision
● Immaculate, professional installation
● Annual maintenance to ensure your system always performs and looks like new

Call today at 904-373-9862 for your FREE DESIGN NIGHTTIME CONSULTATION and see the difference for yourself.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas.


Time for Outdoor Entertaining

The days are getting a longer and the nights a little warmer, and with the low humidity and almost no bugs this the perfect time of year to plan an outdoor get together. To help you plan we have put together a list of our favorite planning tips and recipes from around the web.

Send Out Invitations Early

As we all know our calendars fill up quickly as the weather starts to warm up. That’s why the experts at Elite Daily suggest sending out your invitations early before everyone has all of their weekends booked. Early invitations also gives you the opportunity to start your party planning early, which can save you time and money.

Prep Your Yard and Patio

Make sure that the lawn has been freshly cut and the yard is free of debris and kids toys. Keep your guests comfort in mind by providing plenty of seating both inside and out. And, of course, don’t forget the lighting!
According to HGTV, outdoor lighting can create a special atmosphere for you and your guests. Our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville can help you set the mood of your outdoor space. We offer both short and long term solutions for you outdoor entertaining. With event lighting or a new customized system suited to your home’s needs, you can highlight your home’s exterior and extend your living space to the outside.

Plan the Menu

Having a menu that everyone can enjoy is important, so you may want to ask your guests if they have any food allergies or dietary preferences to make planning easier.
You can find great party menu ideas on the web, have your party catered or have a potluck style dinner, which we have to agree with HGTV, not only is this a fun way to try new dishes it will also lighten your load.

Here are some of our favorite party recipes from around the web to enjoy around your backyard firepit:

For the Kids: Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Something Fun for Grown-ups: Bailey’s Dipped Toasted Marshmallows

Have a Great Time!

With these tips and lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Jacksonville to set the mood you and your guests are guaranteed enjoy a perfect backyard Florida night.

Call us today at 904-373-9862 for a free consultation and nighttime demonstration.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas.


Join Us at the 50th Annual Jacksonville Home & Patio Show

Spring is just around the corner and so is the 50th Annual Jacksonville Home & Patio Show – just in time to help you plan your next home improvement projects. Come see us at the show to see how a lighting system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can enhance your home’s exterior and extend your living space outdoors year-round!

Outdoor Light Perspectives of Jacksonville will be there for the entire show, March 1-4 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center. We are locally owned and operated and are happy to discuss your custom needs for outdoor lighting. Stop by our booth to check out our line of brass lighting fixtures and to get inspired by our photo collection of various local projects.

Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have, and we will be happy to talk through the steps in setting up your custom lighting system from our FREE on-site visit and nighttime demonstration to the completion of your dream lighting project.

Let our lighting experts show you what a professionally designed and installed lighting system can do to improve the safety and curb appeal of your home. See you at the show!

50th Annual Jacksonville Home & Patio Show
Prime Osborne Convention Center, Jacksonville FL
March 1-4, 2018

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Booth #810

Show Hours
Thursday, March 1, 2018 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 2, 2018 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas. Call us today at 904-373-9862 for a free consultation and nighttime demonstration.



Brighten Your Darker Days

Tired of driving up to a dark home? With shorter days in the winter months it is most often dark by the time we return home from a long day at work. What’s worse is our exterior home is rendered virtually useless after dark. Rather than waiting for the longer days of summer, why not take advantage of a beautifully lit exterior – now?


With a professionally lit exterior by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round. It extends your time outside during the winter months and extends the life of summer time parties in the months to come.


Porch lights and DIY lighting just don’t do you or your house justice. 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 more of the outdoor Florida lifestyle. You can even set your lights to turn on and off based on your preference with our Lighting Control Automation (LCA). With an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives package, you’re in control of every aspect of your home’s outdoor lighting system, from design and installation to its overall operation. Take a look at some of the beautiful installations around town here.

With more than 100,000 custom outdoor illumination systems under our belt, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ comprehensive client service leaves no stone unturned to give you the best experience possible.

From start to finish, our service will amaze you. You can expect …

● Complimentary design consultation
● Expert design plan to achieve your objectives
● Immaculate installation with complete
● Annual maintenance to ensure your system always performs and looks like new

Call today for your FREE DESIGN NIGHT TIME CONSULTATION and see for yourself. Call 904-373-9862 or visit OutdoorLights.com. And the next drive home will be a delightful one!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas.



Safe and Secure – Here’s to a Bright New Year!

As the holidays have come to a close and families slowly settle back into their normal schedules, it’s time to take a good look around. The holidays often remind us of the many blessings in our life and make us appreciate those we hold near and dear. In doing so, it is a great time to look where you hang your heart each night – your home. Your home is a place of love, joy, peace, calm, comfort and rest. The lighting of your home can reflect all the emotions you feel and more importantly, it can communicate to your guests and onlookers what you want them to feel about your home.

By lighting the exterior of your home, you can create both a safe and secure environment for your family and your guests.

Safety in Lighting

Not only is a well-lit exterior more inviting for your personal enjoyment, it is a far safer environment for your loved ones. Many areas in and around the home provide dark areas that may cause injury or harm. Tripping hazards can easily go unnoticed if there isn’t adequate lighting. It is always advisable to light the many spaces in your sanctuary. Areas around the home consider include driveways, walkways, entrances, steps, paths, pool sides and decks, and other common areas like pergolas and patios.

Security in Lighting

As inviting as your home should be for you and your guests, a well-lit home is NOT inviting for those who may cause it harm. Well-lit homes are much less likely to be targeted by would be intruders and thieves than dark homes. And with the technology and ease of a professional installation by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville, you have full control of your system. From design and installation to its overall operation, your system allows you to “set it and forget it.” Your lights can easily be programmed to go on and go off, when you are present and when you are gone. Giving the appearance that someone is always home.

Whatever reason you decide to light your great outdoors, you are sure to reap the countless benefits. Enjoy increased curb appeal and increased safety and security in your greatest investment – your home. There is only one choice for your home and landscape lighting needs. You can trust locally-owned Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville. With industry leading warranties and the best-in-class customer service, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville is proud to make your home safe and secure.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville proudly serves Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville, Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Julington Creek, Mandarin, World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Oakleaf, Palm Coast and the surrounding First Coast areas. Call us today at 904-549-6983 for a free consultation and nighttime demonstration.



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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