Our temperatures have really dropped this week, reminding me that my favorite time of year is here. The beautiful trees around our area will be changing into their brilliant yellow, orange and red palette, the air will become crisp and cooler and darkness is already creeping in a bit earlier. You may spend some time taking a walk at night, breathing in some of the fresh air and discovering just what makes certain homes in your neighborhood stand out more than others. Yes, they may have some impressive architectural features,
some detailed landscaping, or may be virtually identical to yours. What is capturing your attention is the outdoor lighting. When done right, outdoor lighting transforms a home, making the elements stand out, look larger, and come to life. All of these characteristics combine to give that warm welcoming glow, and the same can be done for your home.
Outdoor lighting is important at this time of year when the days get shorter and you may be coming home to a dark house. All the details of your home and landscaping are lost at night. Imagine a majestic maple tree it’s with vivid colored leaves getting lost in the shadows at night. Now imagine that same tree with the right uplighting, showing the texture of the trunk, the intense colors of the leaves and the artistic features that only nature can give us. It is that easy to transform your landscaping with professional outdoor lighting and the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus know how to do it best. We know that some larger trees need more than one spot light, especially if it is seen from numerous angles. We know how to light the trees canopy so that no
details are lost at night. We know how far away to install the fixture to emphasize the size of the tree.
When our stately trees start to lose their colors and the leaves fall to the ground, you won’t have to worry about any potential hazards when we install our tempered glass lens covers. The tempered glass maintains the white light of the bulb so there will be no obstructions in the illumination. Not only do the lens covers keep leaves and debris from accumulating on your well and spot lights, they also keep ants and other pests from building a nest on the warm bulbs, keeping your system clean and safe.
To complete your worry-free outdoor lighting system, you will probably want a timer that knows when to turn your lights on and when to shut them off. The timer we use most with our outdoor lighting systems is our astronomical timer. It does all the work for you and knows what time dusk and dawn are every night at your home based on the GPS coordinates we program along with the current day, month and year. Not only does it adjust for the changing time of sunset, which can be a difference of 10 – 20 minutes every week, it also adjusts for
seasonal differences and daylight savings time.
Every home deserves to look its best at night. After all, you put a lot of hard work into making it look good during the day; let it shine at night as well. With a professionally installed outdoor lighting system, safe, tempered glass lens covers and a highly functional astronomical timer, all you’ll need to do is appreciate the attention your home will get at night. Give us a call today and we can get started on a custom design for your home. It will be properly illuminated before the parade of trick-or-treaters come knocking at your door.
J.K. Smith, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus