You wouldn’t buy a new car without first taking it for a test drive or a new house without having close look inside each and every room, would you? The same should go for outdoor lighting. As is the case with any significant investment you make, it is a good idea to test the waters so to speak, if given the opportunity.
Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North, we realize no two outdoor lighting systems are designed exactly the same, because no two homeowners, or homes, are exactly the same. Tastes are different, landscapes are different and your home’s architecture is different. To ensure that our clients are satisfied with their lights for years to come, we offer a complimentary nighttime design demonstration. This is especially important on projects that are larger than the addition of just a few path lights, or with customers that have no prior outdoor lighting experience to draw from.
— San Antonio outdoor lighting evening demonstration performed in the Reserve at Schertz.
This is why we offer nighttime demonstrations. With a nighttime demonstration, you can see the full effect of what your house will look like with outdoor lighting. That moment when we flip the switch and our customers see their home illuminated at night is magical.
The nighttime demonstration is just one facet of our personalized outdoor lighting service which also includes a design consultation. First, one of our trained outdoor lighting designers will sit down
with you and discuss the goals of the system. While aesthetics are the most common reason to start the conversation, we often hear that homeowners are concerned about certain parts of their property being
too dark at night or the desire to add functionality to an outdoor living space. We’ll ask you about features of your property like decks, patios, pathways and more you would like to highlight and if there is a particular mood you’d like to set.
After the design consultation, we may then suggest setting up a temporary lighting system. We use battery operated outdoor lighting fixtures placed in the exact spots that the permanent system would be installed. This enables you to see first hand how your design would appear. When the temporary system is set up, that’s the time to make updates, tweaks and changes to perfect the design. This is done in unison with the designer and the homeowner’s input. The homeowner, for instance, may decide they want to highlight parts of the property that they didn’t initially expect. For example, while walking the property with the lights, the homeowner may realize that part of a walkway is too dark. We can add a path light right then and there so that a new appointment doesn’t need to be set up.
San Antonio-area homeowners love the option of a design demonstration because there are no surprises. Once the design is agreed upon, it is marked for the install. The installers will have notes on the exact fixtures and the exact placement. For you, the impact our outdoor lighting makes will be remarkable. One day you’ll come home to a dark property and then next, it will be full of light!
If you are looking to hire an outdoor lighting company, I encourage you to ask if they offer a complimentary nighttime design demonstration. Trust me, you’ll feel better if you get to test drive your design before making the investment/ Please give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio North a call if you have any questions or concerns. You can call us at (210) 741-9017.