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Enhance Your Autumn with Guided Paths

Autumn is officially here and we can’t wait for hot cider and sweater weather! As the days begin to get colder, you might also notice they are getting shorter. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island isn’t worried about the early sunsets though because Autumn is our time to shine! Expertly crafted custom landscape lighting is a perfect way to highlight the changing foliage while also providing a safe environment for you and your family.

Pathway lighting can be fashionable and functional

Pathway lighting can be fashionable and functional

 

Guided Paths

The changing leaves of Autumn can certainly take your breath away but it can also take away your attention! With our heads in the clouds—or the trees—it can be easy to lose track of your footing. A well-lit guided path can not only help you stay on the right path, but it can also accentuate nature’s beauty on your walk.

When Autumn turns to “fall” and the leaves begin to flutter down, an energy-efficient lighting system can provide an outline for clearing a path.

Late morning and early nights can make simple tasks like taking out the recycling more complicated. An elegant lighted path means never stepping on wet grass whether bringing in your child’s bike at night, retrieving the paper while your coffee is brewing, or running outside with recycling before the truck passes.

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the change in leaves are just a few of the things that make Autumn great. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island wants to help you embrace all the wonderful aspects of fall. While also providing a safe environment for your family, trick-or-treaters, and you! A masterfully planned and crafted lighting system can make your home a stunning and safe place all year round! To learn more about how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can help you call us at (631)337-8052 for Suffolk, (516)400-0461 for our Nassau line or visit our website https://outdoorlightingli.com/

Lighting Your Pool Area

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island wants to help you stay cool this summer and fall with a blog post on one of our favorite parts of any home, the swimming pool! Few things bring more comfort to people on a hot day than the promise of a dip into their own swimming pool when their day has concluded.

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While I can’t speak for everyone, I certainly remember trying to find out who had a pool on the last days of school before summer break started. It seemed the people with pools were always a little more popular than those of us without. Fortunately, while some of our child-like wonder may leave us as we grow, there will never be anything quite as fun as doing a cannonball into a pool!

A sophisticated lighting plan, like the ones crafted by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island, can draw attention to your pool while also making it a 24-hour activity! Highlight the serenity of a calm unmoving pool and add a wonderful glow to your landscape as the light reflects off the pool. The illumination can also extend your night by making it safer inside and outside the pool.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island takes the time to ensure your newest lighting project is perfect.  Our exceptional (5-star) reviews on Google are the result of our expertise and passion for outdoor lighting. We can’t wait to show you what we can do and what you’ve been missing in the dark! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our Suffolk line (631) 337-8052 or (516) 400-0461 for Nassau County. You can also visit our website: https://outdoorlightingli.com/ for more information.

 

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Outdoor Fireplace Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island has helped homeowners across Nassau and Suffolk see the light when it comes to landscape illumination. The days may be getting shorter as fall approaches, but that doesn’t mean you can’t maximize your time outside. Don’t force yourself, your family, or your guests to come inside to escape the darkness on a beautiful summer night; extend your nights with our help!

The Aesthetic Appeal of an Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces are a fantastic addition to any home and can create a beautiful feature in any landscape. We admire the gorgeous stonework and craftsmanship used to create fireplaces and want to highlight their sleek curves and defined corners. Lighting fixtures also make the space in and around a fireplace significantly safer; enabling you to avoid the edges and presenting a clear path to help prevent tripping.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island aims to please; we are happy to work with your contractor to ensure the finished result is exactly the way you envision it! We will devise a plan to ensure nothing obstructs or draws your focus away from the piece.

Effective lighting can make your outdoor fireplace an attractive focal point at any point of the day! Imagine all the wonderful activities available to you at night; snuggling up by the fire with your significant other, exchange stories around the fire with friends, or you could sit alone while you stargaze at the world above you staying warm by the fire.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island offers designs that are custom-tailored to your landscape. We know you will love the results we provide and we offer an annual maintenance program so you can keep the lights on all summer!

 

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Outdoor Lighting: Functional Fashion Ideas

With the arrival of spring and the promise of warm weather—not quite here yet but we know it is coming!—people are beginning to head back outside and into the sunlight. There are few things more enjoyable than sitting outside with family and friends as the sun starts to set; a cold drink in your hand and a calm moment of peace with those you love that justifies the decades of hard work you have put in to get here. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island can’t make those moments last forever but we can certainly make them last well into the night, or at least as long as you want it to! We provide outdoor lighting fixtures and systems that are custom designed to fit your needs and highlight your home and landscape.

Outdoor Lighting for Function and Fashion

Growing up you might have been told the importance of placing function over fashion. While it may be true that function is paramount, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be fashionable.

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Outdoor Lighting can be beautiful and purposeful!

We here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island love this picture because it demonstrates what we are able to offer. These simple pathway lights add an understated beauty to the path while also serving the practical purpose of illuminating the walkway. We take special care to ensure that your view (and your steps) won’t be obstructed or hindered by visible wires or other obstructions. You will also notice the spotlights in the background that draw your eyes to the natural beauty of the lush and gorgeous trees.

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These string lights hanging over an outdoor patio add a festive touch to our client’s backyard landscape. They also provide the necessary illumination to keep entertaining your guests for hours after sunset.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island takes pride in our work and we know you will too. We provide the necessity to outside safety and a way to provide a luxurious element to your house. Making your house into your perfect home takes time and sometimes inspiration. If you are looking for more ideas visit our gallery for inspiration or read our spring project blogs listed below. You can also call us at any time at  (631) 266-6200

Fountain Lighting

Deck Lighting: : A Wonderful Spring Project

Fountain Lighting

Spring projects are a great way to not only turn your house into a home but turn your home into your own personal paradise! Many of us consider our homes to be our sanctuary. They provide a safe place for us to unwind from the stresses of the day as we prepare to greet tomorrow. What better way to spend the spring than making your home and sanctuary perfect? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island wants to continue our spring project blogs with a project we completed last year that we just need to share. We love this fountain lighting and we are pretty sure you will too!

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Fountain Lighting

Fountains can make an exceptional addition to your home, garden, or pool. Running water conjures relaxing thoughts and can even relieve stress. While the sound of running water can help remove stress, a well-lit fountain can be magical! Picture yourself watching as the light glimmers and dances as the water pours and crashes into your pool or pond.

Focus on the Fountain

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island does more than simply highlight your fountain. We ensure that nothing will distract from the beautiful appearance. As most fountains can be viewed from multiple angles, it is important to efficiently and expertly hide any wires of fixtures that can take away from your fountain.

If you are interested in learning more about lighting your fountain, or any other feature in your home, contact us at 631.266.6200 or complete our contact form. You can also read our blog for inspiration on how to best take advantage of spring. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island can help you get outside and love the time you spend at your home!

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Deck Lighting: : A Wonderful Spring Project

Warm Weather and Warm Lighting with OLP

In a world with cell phones, computers, and a seemingly endless amount of channels on the television, it can be challenging to motivate yourself—or your family—to get outside. One of the difficulties of getting outside is the limited amount of time available to us. After a long day of work, there isn’t much time until the darkness makes spending time outside very difficult. Even with Daylight Savings Time, the amount you could be spending outside was always limited come nightfall. Spring lighting projects are a great way to improve the value and aesthetic of your home, as well as extend the time you and your family could be spending outside. Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Long Island wants to inspire you with pictures and stories of our spring projects, like the deck pictured below. Your nights are about to get a lot brighter with a quick phone call to 631.266.6200 and the help of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island.

Deck Lighting

Deck lighting can extend the time you spend outside.

An exterior deck can benefit your home in many ways. To get the most out of your deck it is important to utilize outdoor lighting properly. A well-illuminated deck can provide a fantastic spot to enjoy the wonderful weather at any time of day!

Avoid dewy grass while enjoying your morning coffee. Watch the sunset as you enjoy a family dinner outside. Day or night, with a well-illuminated deck, there isn’t much you can’t do. In the completed project—pictured above—you can see a well-lit hot tub highlighted by our lighting plan. After seeing the finished product, we couldn’t think of anything better than grabbing a glass of wine or two and sitting in a hot tub, underneath the stars, sharing a special moment with your partner.

The Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Long Island Difference

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island takes special care to ensure your installed lighting plans and fixtures are perfect! You will not have to worry about exposed wires ruining the look of your new deck. We can’t wait to show you the quality of work we provide, as well as our first class service. We can be reached by phone at 631.266.6200 or you can complete our contact form here: https://long-island.outdoorlights.com

 

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Spring Projects

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Winter may have just started but that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking forward to spring projects! If you intend on spending your winter indoors avoiding Jack Frost, now would be a great time to start planning. Outdoor bars, installing a permanent barbecue, or adding the pool you always wanted can all transform your home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island can give any new outside additions to your home the “Wow” factor you are looking for.

How Do I Start Planning My Spring Projects?

If you are planning on making transformative changes to your yard next year, we recommend calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island first. It is crucial to ensure the foundation for a lighting system is in place before making dramatic changes. It is much easier to pour concrete or lay stone around the wires than drill holes into the material and run wire. We would also be able to advise where, for lighting purposes, your new addition would shine the brightest!

With a lighting plan in mind, you can begin collaborating with your landscaper, a mason, or a landscape architect. While working with your contractors we will ensure that the necessary lines are installed and your lighting plan is ready to go!

Start Planning Today

Planning your design in the winter means construction can begin as soon as the weather clears. If you would like to learn more about adding enchantment and curb appeal to your yard this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island today to schedule a free consultation or you can reach us at (631) 266-6200. We can’t wait to help you complete your dream home!

Read About the Benefits of Deck Lighting!

Deck Lighting: : A Wonderful Spring Project

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Retrofit LED Lighting: Is it the Right Fit For You?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island, we pride ourselves on our ability to construct lighting displays that are both breathtaking and cost-effective. Our priority will always be to deliver precisely what the customer is seeking. Whether working within a budget, designing an elaborate lighting system, or both our goal is to create the lighting display you have always wanted!  If you already have the lighting display, you have always wanted but it doesn’t have the newest technology, we can help with that too. The evolution of LED lighting over the last few years has revolutionized the industry. Luckily, updating a previously designed halogen system to use an LED solution does not require the removal of the system. If you are unfamiliar with the advantages of LED technology, take a look:

Lesser Operating Costs:

One of the most significant benefits of upgrading to LED outdoor lighting fixtures is the yearly savings you will see in your electrical bill. The graph below provided by USA Today shows the differing costs of incandescent, halogen, and LED lights.

This graph represents the purchase of a single bulb. Imagine the savings if your entire lighting system were to be replaced with energy efficient LED lights!

The advantages of updating your outdoor lighting system from halogen to LED is pretty clear!

Going Green:

LED lighting costs significantly less because they require significantly much less energy to provide the same illumination. ENERGY STAR rated LED lights use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. LED lights can also last 25 times longer according to the energy.gov website. They further go on to state that if every light fixture in the United States were to switch from incandescent to LED, we would stop consuming the equivalent of 44 large electrical power plants for a savings of more than $30 billion!

Happy Customers with Retrofit LED:

One of our recent projects can serve as a perfect example of the benefits of retrofitting. The clients reside in an upscale Dix Hills community. They have been a client of ours for over 13 years and trusted our recommendation to retrofit the existing lighting system from halogen to LED while we were installing additional lighting for a new pool. By adding new connectors and wiring components, we were able to save them a tremendous amount of money by extending the life of the lighting display while also providing a lesser monthly electrical bill.

Find Out if LED lighting is right for you:

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island is eager to demonstrate the advantages of LED outdoor lighting fixtures. Contact us today to schedule an outdoor lighting evaluation of your existing residential or commercial property. Let us take care of placing your property in the best light with a new or upgraded system!

Contact us today at 631.266.6200, email us at olpli@outdoorlights.com, or visit our website Outdoor Lighting LI. We serve all of Long Island including Nassau County, Suffolk, and the Hamptons.

 

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Landscape Lighting Saftey

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When most people think of outdoor lighting, especially as we near the holiday season, they tend to picture elaborate and beautiful lighting schemes. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island, we love constructing festive lighting schemes, but we wanted to let you know outdoor lighting offers more than just aesthetics. With the use of modern landscape lighting safety procedures, outdoor lighting can also make your home significantly safer.

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A well-illuminated yard is a great way to keep your yard safe and with the long lifespan and energy efficiency inherent with modern LED lighting, you are able to keep your outdoor lights on all night! With an expertly crafted plan, you can keep your home secure and still appealing. With the use of a professionally designed lighting design custom-made to fit your home.

Efficient Illumination

Having a professional design your lighting system ensures the proper balance of art and security. Dark spaces with insufficient lighting can provide cover for unwanted visitors. Proper illumination will also allow you to see any subtly highlighted feature areas for maximum illumination that appear in your yard making something as simple as walking around your yard safer too!

How to Create Your Landscape Lighting Safety Plan

Choosing the right products and getting them installed by a professional lighting service are two of the most important steps. Fortunately, we can help you receive both with one simple phone call! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at Long Island (631.266.6200.) We can begin crafting a plan to ensure you get the safety without sacrificing the beauty of your home.

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Landscape Lighting Design with Science!

Great landscape lighting design means adjusting light levels to optimize your vision.

We optimize our landscape lighting design based on the eye’s ability to perceive and filter light.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island is Long Island’s leader in new lighting design and techniques.  We have learned to adapt and incorporate the latest outdoor lighting technology ensuring you receive the best landscape lighting design. Some may think that the best means the brightest, but that isn’t always the case. As science evolves, we can better understand the interaction between light and the human eye. We are finding that merely using the brightest lights isn’t the best course of action.

The Science Behind Landscape Lighting Design

The iris of the human eye, similar to a camera lens, widens or narrows to adjust to the ambient light. At night, when less light is available, your iris will expand to allow in as much light as possible. Because of your iris’ readiness to receive as much light as possible, overpowered lighting can actually hurt your immediate vision!

How We Find the Perfect Layout

The professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Long Island are skilled designers, ready to create a landscape lighting design that matches the optimal light level for the human eye, as well as provides an evenly-distributed, glare-free lighting system that will survive the elements! It isn’t easy, but our objective will always be to create lighting designs that are ideal concerning both aesthetic appeal and visual performance.

Apply Even Lighting

Sections of your landscape can be too bright for the human eye, that is why evenly disperse the light.  Even lighting is a vital component in lessening eye fatigue and eyestrain. Removing the patches of extreme brightness and illuminating patches of complete darkness is our charge.

Our perfectly executed landscape lighting design and use of durable outdoor lighting products will ensure that you and your family will appreciate glare-free lighting for decades! With over 15 years of experience, there isn’t anything we can’t do! To see what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Long Island can do for you visit our website: https://long-island.outdoorlights.com/services/long-island-outdoor-lighting-designs/ or call us at (631)266-6200!

 

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