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Outdoor lighting perspectives of St. Louis C9 holiday lighting

This St. Louis storefront was lit using C9 holiday lights, which offer quaint beauty and some store owners choose to leave them up all year.

We’ve all seen it – the corner bistro with the old-fashioned looking lights that make it look just that much more romantic. Those romantic lights are actually C9 holiday lights that were likely installed in December and left up all year because of the romantic appeal and ambiance. These C9 lights have successfully graduated from a holiday delight to a year-round draw. This particular bistro uses romantic LED C9 lights to stand out just enough to get noticed at night and to be enticing enough to let customers know they will get a place that seeks to provide great ambiance for its patrons.

St. Louis year-round LED mini lights for ambiance and to draw shoppers

St. Louis year-round LED mini lights for ambiance and to draw shoppers

There are other “holiday lights” that are graduating to mainstream and year round and these are LED mini lights. Often in white, mini lights are the ones that generally wrap just tree trunks and large limbs as you see in the picture to the left. You can tell from the bright blue sky and lack of snow on the ground that it’s far from winter and this Dean & Deluca mini mall has its focal trees dressed in what used to be considered “just holiday lights”.

There are a couple great benefits that come with these lights graduating from seasonal to year round. Have you ever heard someone say “if I could just bottle that”? Think about the feeling you get when, in the dead of summer, you walk into a Christmas store at the beach or at your favorite mountain retreat? The minute you see the lights, smell the pink or cinnamon candles, or hear the music, your heart swells with the peaceful and magical feeling that Christmas brings. We’re guessing that although your towels are in the back seat, it’s likely you will leave with an ornament resembling your pooch or with your family member’s name on it.

With C9’s and mini lights, you truly can “just bottle that”. Many of our commercial customers are not only asking to leave their lights up year round, other small businesses and commercial establishments are calling to purchase these lights for their store fronts, shopping centers, restaurants and trees. Further, they’re not just good for outside or the front. Homeowners are considering hanging lights to line some of their backyard spaces. In addition to patio lighting for outdoor eating, restaurant owners are looking for more romantic lighting to set the mood for their outdoor eating areas.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Give us a call for a free consultation about adding outdoor lighting to your St. Louis area home.

Call (636) 561-1818 or email me personally at JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com. We look forward to your call!

 

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Even Santa is getting in the holiday state of mind!

Even Santa is getting in the holiday state of mind!

Yes, it’s hot, humid and it’s the time of year when staying close to the pool, or A/C seems like the best idea. It may seem premature, but in reality July marks the half-way point to Christmas. Even though temperatures are sweltering, Christmas is only six months away and in the business of outdoor lighting tis’ the season to begin thinking about the busy holiday lighting season ahead! Now is the time when it is the most advantageous to think of your landscape as a winter wonderland. We can plan your lighting display now because decisions like holiday lighting need to be made early. This is especially important in your retail business when holiday lights could mean the difference between capturing early holiday sales or not.

Merry Christmas from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis

Merry Christmas in July from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis.

Our holiday lighting program is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. In addition, our holiday lighting program takes one of the most dreaded tasks of the year and makes it something to look forward to (even when it is 99 degrees in the shade!) All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with family and friends. With us doing the hard part such as the teetering ladder, tangled cords and headaches of installing your holiday lights, the frustration, danger and hassle is non-existent!

St. Louis outdoor Christmas lights

St. Louis outdoor Christmas lights.

We actually design, order, install, remove and store your outdoor holiday lighting for you. We offer the widest selection of outdoor holiday lights around, everything from classic and elegant to unique and over the top designs. We also offer a huge selection of super efficient and eco-friendly LED lights. We translate your desired holiday lighting theme, colors and locations you wish to illuminate into a customized design and then order all the lights for you. When the time is right, we install your holiday lights to enjoy until it is time to remove the lights. After the holiday season is over, we will come out and professionally remove your outdoor holiday lighting and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse until the next holiday season.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis today to get on our holiday lighting program list. We cater to residential and commercial locations to help increase holiday sales by adding holiday cheer to your storefront. While you continue to enjoy your summer, don’t forget to add us to your to-do list before all our spots are filled and you are left in the dark during the holidays!  (636) 561 – 1818 email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com
Visit our outdoor holiday lighting page on our website to help get you in the magical holiday state of mind!

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Just when you thought it was safe to wander the evening landscape….

Bad lighting part two

Even those who aren’t familiar with the elements that go into professional outdoor lighting installations can see there are a host of negative factors going on in the picture above. Many times, inexperienced and untrained installers will have the right idea, but don’t have the skill level to effectively make the idea a reality. Let’s point out exactly what is wrong in this scenario:

#1) It doesn’t appear that the light is directed toward anything in particular, except the sky.

#2) The wiring protruding from the fixture itself becomes a focal point.

#3) The patina of the fixture doesn’t blend naturally with the landscape around it, or the structures.

#4) The fixture appears to be broken down and damaged from exposure to the elements.

#5) This is not a complementary design. The installation takes away from the setting rather than enhancing it.

Landscape lighting done right

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

It is obvious by observing the details of this photo that this property is actually steeped in classic curb appeal. Notice the detailed column, the use of iron railing and the brick facade of the house. Proper outdoor lighting would enhance this area of the home, rather than take away from it. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, we realize the importance of proper outdoor lighting. In addition, we also know that bad outdoor lighting can leave the wrong impression at a good property!

Pointing it outIn pointing out all the elements that are incorrect in the above photo, we also want to point out what we would have done differently in the design and installation to have a much different outcome:

#1) A key element to proper facade and architectural lighting is to accentuate the height of your home by illuminating bottom to top – The key here is to avoid your home being well lit at the bottom only to drift up into darkness as your reach the higher levels of your home’s individual architecture. We use up lighting to enhance your home’s individual features such as columns, dormers and gable peaks. We also use lighting to accentuate custom elements such as stone work or masonry you want to focus on. The key to good up lighting is to install the lights in close proximity to the home itself, not on the actual house. This produces a soft wash of light rather than glaring lighting with gaps and hot spots on the facade of your home.

#2) Well-appointed outdoor lighting should focus of your attention on the light itself, not the light fixture – There is a certain elegance in the creative design of fixture obscurity when it comes to proper outdoor lighting. Obscurity means nothing is left to divert the eye from the ambiance of the light. In addition, unsightly components, though often a necessity, should also be obscured and out of sight. There is nothing more disheartening than to walk into a beauitful landscape and visibly see wiring strewn about.

Copper path light

Our fixtures are made with quality metals like copper and brass and are built to last, year after year.

 

#3) Our high-quality fixtures blend with the landscape and weather to a elegant patina over time -Our exclusive outdoor lighting fixtures are among the best in the outdoor lighting industry. They are made with copper and brass that age to a beautiful patina over time and they are built to last.

Outdoor lighting with curb appeal

Notice how our quality fixtures blend into the landscape, leaving the focus to the lighting itself.

#4) Our philosophy involves presenting you with a total lighting effect – As if by some magical unseen force; wiring, cords and transformers are made to seem invisible and all you have left is an outdoor lighting installation that enhances beauty and safety.

#5) Design is important when it comes to a successful outdoor lighting installation – A properly designed and installed outdoor lighting application leaves your home and landscape enhanced with soft washes of light that are cohesive, not illuminated in bits and pieces.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis today to learn more about making the most out of your home and landscape by doing it right the fist time with our quality outdoor lighting and avoid the epic outdoor lighting fail. (636) 561 – 1818 email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com

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Who is the leader among residential and commercial outdoor holiday lighting in St. Louis you may ask? Well, we are. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis pours the same precision and beauty into our holiday lighting designs as are in our outdoor lighting designs. Sure, holiday lighting is a genre of lighting that is only “up” for a short period of time — but our goal is to make that time the most magical and memorable ever!

If you want your home and landscape ready for the holiday season, now is the time to contact us. With only 35 days until Christmas, and only 8 days until Thanksgiving there is no time to waste. It is still possible to make this Christmas the most magical on record for your home or business as part of our innovative holiday lighting program, but the clock is ticking!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis holiday lighting program

Welcome friends and family during the holidays with our beautiful holiday lighting.

In case you aren’t familiar with our holiday lighting program, here is how it works… as simple as 1-2-3!

Our outdoor holiday lighting program takes the work out of your holiday lighting design and installation and leaves time for you to enjoy the holidays. This means no more dangling from dangerous ladders or having to untangle the Christmas lights. Our free storage program will even free up much-needed storage space in your home or utility shed that serves as storage for your holiday lighting ensemble.

St. Louis traditional holiday lighting

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

#1)  Our professional outdoor lighting designers design your outdoor holiday lighting to compliment your taste, your landscape and your home’s architecture. Our lighting choices range from traditional themes and classic lights, to unique one-of-a-kind design elements. We then order all the elements to put your design in motion.

Stunning holiday outdoor tree lighting with c9 outdoor Christmas lights

Let us take care of the hard stuff so you can enjoy the magic.

#2) Once your lights have arrived at our facility we then schedule a time to install your lights. Not only will our expert installers make sure each light is exactly where it should be, you will no longer have to risk life and limb to create holiday magic. We can even add automation so that your lighting display will come on and go off at the time you choose.

holiday-install-1 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

No more shaky ladders and lack of storage space this season.

#3) After the holidays are over we then take down and organize your lighting display and store it in our warehouses in anticipation for the next year.  This offers flexibility to add to your design over time with no worry of needing extra storage space.

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Our holiday lighting program is packed with convenience and beauty year after shining year. If you are thinking of adding the magic of professional holiday outdoor lighting to your Christmas decorating display this year, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis. Your lighting display will become a treasured holiday memory that can be relived for many Christmases to come.

We are still taking appointments for our holiday lighting program so don’t delay. (636) 561 – 1818
email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis Commercial holiday tree lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis Commercial holiday tree lighting.

Anyone who has either owned, managed, or even been employed at a business going into the fourth quarter of the year knows the importance of this time of the year in terms of generating traffic flow and getting customers in the door. It is the busiest time of the year for retail establishments, restaurants, and many other businesses. The fourth quarter is the most important time because it not only gives insight projections for the coming year ahead, it is also a time when retailers are dependant on meeting their expectations for the calendar year. The fourth quarter just so happens to fall at the busiest shopping time of the year as well- the holidays- a time when the masses are out and about. This is why it’s crucial to make your establishment stand out above the competition at the most important and festive time of the year. What better way to set the stage and get noticed than with a stunning commercial outdoor holiday lighting display?

Retail storefront holiday decor and lighting

By adding holiday lights and festive lighted wreaths your storefront will welcome holiday shoppers with open arms.

One of the best  ways you can improve traffic is to have your storefront illuminated by an outdoor lighting professional. More shoppers will frequent a store or business that is decorated for the holidays as opposed to one that is not. Christmas decorations, holiday lighting and a cheerful staff are sure to create an atmosphere for success. A storefront that is decorated with the glow of Christmas lighting will draw in patrons like a moth to a flame. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis is one of the most respected and experienced outdoor lighting companies in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis C9 storefront commercial lighting

Many of our commercial holiday lighting customers opt to leave their LED C9 roofline lights up year round. They are economical, durable and long-lasting and add ambiance to your storefront.

As part of our outdoor holiday lighting program our commercial customers have the hassle and headache taken care of by us. That’s right; we design, order, install, remove and store your commercial outdoor holiday lighting for you. This is an ultra-convenient program especially for busy commercial customers who have much to worry about during the most important season of the year. Our commercial accounts include outdoor holiday bank lighting, retail storefront holiday lighting, restaurant holiday lighting, as well as outdoor holiday lighting for coffee shops, independent businesses and even car dealership holiday lighting. You name it; we can illuminate it for the holidays. Our outdoor holiday lighting fixtures range from the use of the popular C9 bulb that mimics the classic lights of yesteryear used to line the buildings on quaint city streets, to whimsical 3-dimensional holiday characters. We can even provide lighted wreaths and foliage for your commercial display too. We also readily install permanent holiday lighting displays such as C9 roofline lighting, festune lighting, and tree lighting that create a romantic ambiance that businesses can benefit from year-round too!

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis is now taking appointment for both our commercial and residential outdoor holiday lighting program and slots are already filling up quickly, so time is of the essence. Contact us today to learn more and let the holiday lights at your business be one more thing you can cross off your list for the upcoming holiday season. Call today to discuss how adding Christmas cheer in the form of our beautiful outdoor holiday lighting designs can do for you business, and your employee morale!
(636) 561 – 1818
email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com

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Snowfall lighting

No outdoor lighting project is too unique or difficult for us. This image of snowfall lighting should help get you in the spirit!

As July quickly comes to a close, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis has found a way to escape those hot, humid summer temperatures if only for the time it takes to delve into this article. With only 147 days until Christmas our location is preparing for the busy holiday outdoor lighting season ahead. The truth is, with 147 days until the “big day” arrives, you actually have less time to plan for your holiday lighting in order to take full advantage of it in time for Christmas day.

Elegant lighted starbursts welcome guests to the front door of this St. Louis home

Elegant lighted starbursts welcome guests to the front door of this St. Louis home.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis is already thinking and planning for the upcoming holiday season.

We are already adding people to our holiday installation schedule. This is an added assurance to our customers that their holiday lighting is designed, ordered and installed in time for the holidays. It may seem early, but in the business of outdoor lighting, scheduling your outdoor holiday lighting before the first leaves of autumn fall will guarantee your outdoor holiday lighting is up and running right on time. This is especially important in your retail business when holiday lights and sound could mean the difference between capturing early holiday sales or not.

Our holiday lighting program is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis’ holiday lighting program takes one of the most dreaded tasks of the year and makes it something to look forward to. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with family and friends. With us doing the hard part such as the teetering ladder, tangled cords and headaches of installing your holiday lights, the frustration is absent and the hassle is gone.

Lighted yard displays of presents under a lighted exterior holiday Christmas tree

Lighted yard displays of presents under a lighted exterior holiday Christmas tree

We actually design, order, install, remove and store your outdoor holiday lighting for you. We offer the widest selection of outdoor holiday lights around, everything from classic and elegant to unique and over the top designs. We translate your desired holiday lighting theme, colors and locations you wish to illuminate into a customized design and then order all the lights for you. When the time is right, we install your holiday lights to enjoy until it is time to remove the lights. After the holiday season is over, we will come out and professionally remove your outdoor holiday lighting and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse until the next holiday season.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis today to get on our holiday lighting program list. We also specialize in commercial holiday outdoor lighting, to make the holidays magical at your place of business or increase holiday sales by adding holiday cheer to your storefront. While you continue to enjoy your summer, don’t forget to add us to your to-do list before all our spots are filled and you are left in the dark during the holidays!  (636) 561 – 1818 email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

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

Visit our outdoor holiday lighting photo gallery located on our website to help get you in the holiday state of mind.

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Holiday bank lighting

Now is the time to plan the outdoor holiday lighting for your storefront or place of business to ensure a prime slot in our convenient holiday lighting program.

For a moment let’s travel ahead to the late autumn and early winter. Do you feel the crisp breeze and the chill in the air? Now add the magic of the holidays to that image – shoppers busy buying gifts, hustling and bustling all over town in preparation of the big day when all is right in the world. If you are a business owner you realize the the importance of the holiday season. Many retailers stake a substantial amount of the total year’s earnings on doing well during the holidays. If you are a business owner you will also realize that this magical image of the upcoming winter and holiday season is closer than you think and in order to have a successful 4th quarter now is the time to start planning.

Retail storefront holiday decor and lighting

By adding holiday lights and festive lighted wreaths your storefront will welcome holiday shoppers with open arms.

One way you can improve upon traffic is to have your storefront illuminated by an outdoor lighting professional. It is obvious that most shoppers will frequent a store or business that is decorated for the holidays as opposed to one that is not. Christmas decorations, holiday lighting and a cheerful staff are sure to create an atmosphere for success. A storefront that is decorated with the glow of Christmas lighting will draw in patrons like a moth to a flame.

Outdoor lighting perspectives of St. Louis C9 holiday lighting

This St. Louis storefront was lit using C9 holiday lights, which offer quaint beauty and some store owners choose to leave them up all year.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis is one of the most respected outdoor lighting companies because we specialize not only in residential outdoor holiday lighting, but commercial outdoor holiday lighting here in St. Louis as well.

As part of our outdoor holiday lighting program our commercial customers have the hassle and headache taken care of by us. That’s right; we design, order, install, remove and store your commercial outdoor holiday lighting for you. This is an ultra-convenient program especially for busy commercial customers who have much to worry about during the most important season of the year.

Holiday lighting installation at Mungenast Honda in St. Louis

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis in action last season busy installing the outdoor holiday lighting for Mungenast Honda in St. Louis.

Our commercial accounts include outdoor holiday bank lighting, retail storefront holiday lighting, restaurant holiday lighting, as well as outdoor holiday lighting for coffee shops, independent businesses and even car dealership holiday lighting. You name it; we can illuminate it for the holidays. Our outdoor holiday lighting fixtures range from the use of the popular C9 bulb that mimics the classic lights of yesteryear used to line the buildings on quaint city streets, to whimsical 3-dimensional holiday characters. We can even provide lighted wreaths and foliage for your commercial display too.

Outdoor holiday lighting community centers

We also illuminate prime community center areas with holiday lights, which receive heavy traffic during the holidays as well due to parties and celebrations.

Even in late July, slots are filling up quickly to have your commercial holiday outdoor lighting scheduled for the holidays, so time is of the essence. Contact us today to learn more and let the holiday lights at your business be one more thing you can cross off your list for the upcoming holiday season. Call today to discuss what adding a little Christmas cheer to your commercial storefront can do for you
(636) 561 – 1818
email: JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com

Jim Schwartz, owner - Outdoor Lighting Perspecitves of St. Louis

Jim Schwartz, owner – Outdoor Lighting Perspecitves of St. Louis

See more examples of our dazzling holiday lighting designs by visiting our outdoor holiday lighting gallery located on our website. For the most elegant commercial outdoor lighting in the area visit our commercial outdoor lighting gallery also located on our website.

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