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Halloween Lights that Really Shine

It goes without saying that we at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives love the holidays, all of them. From outdoor Christmas lights, to patriotic Fourth of July Lights, outdoor holiday décor enhances any holiday, Halloween included.

Outdoor Halloween lighting can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. At OLP, we offer professional Halloween lighting installation for those homeowners that really want to get in the spirit. I was recently sent a picture from our outdoor lighting provider in Pittsburgh that I had to share.

David Perlmutter owns and operates Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Pittsburgh. His young daughters really wanted him to decorate their house for Halloween and what dad can easily say no to their little girls, right? Needless to say this house will be a favorite for trick or treaters this year.

David’s house already has a beautiful landscape lighting system that accentuates the architecture and textures of the home. For Halloween, he installed orange lens over his existing lights to make the façade look more orange while still highlighting his home. Lens covers or lens gels are available in all colors for the holidays, orange for Halloween, red and green for Christmas or blue for Hanukah.

The lens covers were a subtle Halloween accent, but not enough for David’s girls. To make his home scream Halloween, he installed roofline C9 lights in purple and orange. For those unfamiliar with C9s, they are a common string light found around the holidays that have a larger blub. They are one of our most popular holiday lighting products because they are so versatile and are available in all colors.

With the C9s in place, David then wrapped the shorter trees and bushes in his front yard as well as his light post in purple and orange mini lights. Doesn’t the house look great?

Outdoor holiday décor really accentuates a property and brings a little extra cheer to the season. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we provide our clients with a full service holiday lighting option, designing, installing, taking down and storing their holiday lights so it is stress-free.

To help homeowners learn more about and get them thinking about festive and holiday lighting, we’re offering a free download throughout October in honor of National Outdoor Lighting Month. Your free guide can be downloaded at outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month. Enjoy!

Designing your Outdoor Holiday Décor

All of us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are mighty excited; the holiday season is just around the corner! As professional Christmas lighting installers and designers, some of our locations have been putting up holiday lights for a week or more now (we just don’t turn them on until after Thanksgiving).

When tackling your outdoor holiday lighting display, a great design is a good place to start. Here are few ideas to help you work through creating the perfect holiday lightscape for your home:

Start at the entrance. Not only is outdoor holiday décor beautiful, but it also makes your home more welcoming to friends, neighbors and guests. Highlighting the front entry of your home is one of our must-dos. From beautiful lighted outdoor wreaths to garland and bows around your columns and porch railing, the mixture of light and greenery brings your home into the holiday season.

Highlight your home’s architecture with roofline lighting. The holiday season also happens to be the darkest time of year. If your home isn’t well lit, the beautiful lines, colors and textures can easily fade into the darkness. Roofline lighting accentuates your property’s lines. C9 string lights are one of the most common roofline lighting options. They’re available in a variety of colors to match your overall design. If you intend to include roofline lighting, we suggest hiring a professional lighting installer to tackle this task. When not handled properly, it can be dangerous.

Move the lights away from the home. With the entrance and roofline accounted for, then you can think about ways to add some festive cheer to your property. From snowfall lighting and string lights in or around the trees, to themed yard displays of reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, there is sure to be something you’ll love.

If you’d rather hand off the task of designing and installing your outdoor holiday décor, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. At OLP, we handle all aspects of holiday lights for you. We’ll design, install, take down and store your lights so all you have to do is enjoy the season.

National Outdoor Lighting Month Focuses on Holiday Lighting

It’s October, which means Happy National Outdoor Lighting Month everyone!

2014 marks the second year that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has celebrated National Outdoor Lighting Month, a month long effort aimed to educate homeowners of the benefits of professional outdoor lighting. This year focused on holiday and special events lighting.

In the past three years we’ve seen the outdoor holiday décor industry boom. More and more of our clients are asking us about professional holiday lighting options. We thought that we could use National Outdoor Lighting Month to provide helpful information to homeowners with respect to holiday and special events lighting. Our free download, available on OutdoorLights.com, provides thoughts, hints and tips on making your property its most festive for winter holiday season, a wedding or other special event.

October is the time of year where days start to get shorter and the nights longer. It also leads right into daylight savings (November 2nd this year) and is when we begin to get more requests for the holiday season. Be it holiday lights or landscape lights, outdoor lighting makes a big difference, especially during the long nights of winter and fall.

With respect to outdoor holiday lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers a full-service option that’s stress free for the homeowner. It’s a simple 4-step process:

1. Design. One of our outdoor lighting designers will help you to create a beautiful and festive lighting display that will welcome friends and family during the holiday season.
2. Installation. No need for you to get on a ladder to string lights, we’ll handle it for you. Our team of trained installers will come to your home and wrap trees, hang lights, install yard displays, whatever your design calls for. They’ll also test each bulb to make sure everything is working as planned.
3. Take down. Just like installation, we’ll be the ones removing all of your Christmas lights after the season is over.
4. Storage. Our clients don’t need to free up space for their holiday lighting products, we do it so the following year, each bulb can again be tested prior to installation. If there are issues, we can address them in advance of your installation date.

If you have any questions on holiday lighting, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office. And, please visit our National Outdoor Lighting Month webpage to learn more.

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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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