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Choose the best outdoor lighting near Minneapolis

Have you been searching for outdoor lighting providers near Minneapolis? If you have been researching the best outdoor lighting installation companies near you, you have likely read some of our wonderful Google reviews. Wondering how we maintain our fantastic Google rating?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis has been a trusted Minneapolis outdoor lighting company for many years. It’s true that we showcase our fabulous outdoor lighting photos on social media, and throughout this website. While those photos are beautiful representations of our finished projects, they are but one facet of what truly makes us the best outdoor lighting company near you. What services do we provide?

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Outdoor lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor lighting design

When you meet with one of our outdoor lighting designers, you might be surprised at the attention to detail they utilize in creating our lighting designs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis designers will walk you through your property, including areas to the side and back of your home or business. We will call attention to areas, which should be lit at night – not only to beautify the space, but to make it safer and securer. We will show you areas of elevation changes, such as steps, or land inclines, where we believe landscape lighting will improve navigability. We will point out beautiful features in your landscaping design, which we could highlight as a focal point for maximum impact. These might be hardscape walls, garden statues, outdoor living structures, or water features.

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Outdoor lighting installation

Once you have settled on a beautiful outdoor lighting design for your home or business, our professional installation crews will get to work. They will arrive at your project on time, and prepared to complete your installation efficiently. They will be friendly and approachable, and will answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Our outdoor lighting installation is a meticulous process, and our installers will work diligently to minimally disturb your landscaping. Your wiring will be properly buried, as to keep it safely beneath the ground. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis lighting installers will be ever-respectful of your property, leaving it clean and free of debris after your installation is complete. They will educate you about working your lighting, including your outdoor lighting automation controls. Even better, we offer an annual maintenance plan to keep your lighting system running like new.

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Outdoor light fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor lighting fixtures

Much of the success of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is in our high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures. You will find that our fixtures will outlive and outperform those purchased at big box stores for a few reasons. First, our lighting fixtures are made with copper, brass, and super sturdy and thick PVC. They are constructed to withstand harsh winters in and around the Minneapolis area. Secondly, we utilize high-quality LED outdoor lights. With LED bulbs that last up to 50,000 hours, and give you a choice in temperature color, there is no reason not to choose LED for your outdoor lighting system. If you have an existing halogen system, we can even upgrade and retrofit it with LED. We are also a provider of top-quality LED outdoor string lighting – cut to size, and professionally installed for you. Our LED string lights come with a 5-year bulb warranty.

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Our outdoor lighting fixtures are beautiful and long-lasting

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More than 100,000 outdoor lighting designs and installations

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been providing the best outdoor lighting designs and installations for many years across the United States. As of the date of this writing, our locally-owned outdoor lighting locations have created lighting designs for over 100,000 homes and businesses. If you choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis for your outdoor lighting project near Minneapolis, you will have the confidence knowing that you are supporting a local business, who can provide you the exemplary services and products of a national company. We are not a landscaping company, who also installs outdoor lighting. We are not a handyman company. We are first and only outdoor lighting designers and installers. Outdoor lighting is all we do, and we love what we do. It shows in our services and will shine through in your outdoor lighting project!

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Outdoor lighting installation by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

If you are searching for outdoor lighting near me, choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! We proudly serve the following areas and more:

Ready to discuss a new outdoor lighting design and installation for your Minneapolis area home? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

Do I need to winterize my lights?

Winter is inevitably on its way. As you begin to make annual winterization preparations around your home, you might be wondering if you should winterize your outdoor lighting? If so, what should you be doing?

Once our clients invest in their new outdoor lighting systems, they often ask about standard maintenance and care tips. As Minneapolis winters are harsh, the questions of preparing lighting systems and caring for them in the winter are popular and very important ones.

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What can you do to care for your lights in winter?

What are the benefits of a properly maintained outdoor lighting system?

A well-working outdoor lighting system serves to beautify your home, all while adding safety and security around your home and property. Functionally-sound outdoor lighting is especially important in snowy, icy weather. Trip and fall hazards should be well-lit to avoid falls. Outdoor lighting is important all year long to prevent would-be prowlers, who seek out dark entrances, such as doors and windows, around our homes.

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Well-maintained outdoor lighting is essential to safety and security around your home.

Once your beautiful outdoor and landscape lighting is installed, you should perform simple tasks to keep it safe from damage that might be brought upon it by the perils of winter snow and ice.

  • Brush off accumulated snow from your lights’ lenses as soon and as often as possible.
  • Be mindful of your path and spotlights that are mounted in the ground when you are shoveling or blowing snow.
  • Be mindful of areas with buried wiring during snow and ice removal.

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Watch out for path lights when snow-blowing or shoveling.

Call on us to completely winterize your outdoor lighting system!

If you take advantage of our annual maintenance plan, we will winterize your lights to ensure they are ready for the upcoming snow and cold. The lighting specialists at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will keep your lighting in beautiful working order all year long. What can we do for you?

  • We’ll check your outdoor lighting system for exposed wires and re-bury any that are exposed.
  • We’ll re-adjust and clean your lighting fixtures.
  • We’ll replace all your halogen bulbs, where applicable.
  • We’ll check your lighting automation and timing controls.
  • We’ll make you an outdoor lighting VIP client, giving you priority service and repairs when you call us.

Should I winterize my outdoor lights?
We’ll winterize your lights every year!

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Would you like for us to winterize your lights? Become an annual maintenance plan holder and leave the worry to us! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Step Out of the Shadows with Minneapolis Backyard Lighting

Your professional outdoor lighting doesn’t have to end at the front of your home and property. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will design a custom backyard lighting design that will seamlessly tie into your current outdoor lighting system, or create a whole new 360-degree lighting scheme for your Minneapolis area home.

The spaces behind our homes are often overlooked when we plan for a new outdoor lighting system. Obviously, our outdoor lighting creates massive curb appeal for many homes’ façades throughout the Minneapolis area, but it’s time to consider the benefits of backyard lighting too. Backyard lighting has become more popular over the last few years, especially outdoor living lighting for patios, porches, and decks. Trending too, is our fabulous LED string lighting, which creates a beautiful outdoor lighting aesthetic above our private backyard decks and patios. There are more than a few reasons that we believe the demand for backyard lighting will continue to grow.

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Backyard lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Backyard lighting adds safety to oft-forgotten areas in back of our homes

How many times have you had to traipse outdoors after dark, through your dimly-lit back yard? Lighting around our homes is especially important this time a year, as daylight hours grow shorter and shorter. Many of us have the token single outdoor lighting fixture mounted overhead or beside of our back door, which only produces so much light – and only so far. If your yard is big, and your path to your garage, garbage receptacle, or other destination is long, consider a professional backyard lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.

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Beautiful backyard lighting with our moonlighting effect

Our experienced outdoor lighting specialists will create a design that is specific to your property, illuminating the darkest, scariest, farthest expanses of your yard for your safety, and that of your family. We will identify potential trip hazards in your yard’s terrain, or in your landscaping that should be visible at night. And of course, your lighting design will inherently create a beautiful backyard aesthetic!

Backyard lighting will also see your pets safely through your yard at night and in the early morning hours.

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This guy doesn’t want to take dark potty breaks

Backyard lighting for your home’s security

Many neighborhoods are now focusing on keeping their communities secure by recommending lighting around homes, including the dark spaces at the sides and backs of homes. Having backyard lighting doesn’t mean that you will have bright spotlights mounted all over your home, which will shine into your neighbor’s windows at night. The lighting designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will thoughtfully plan your outdoor lighting to include lights that will keep entrances around your home illuminated after dark, without having harsh light beaming through yours or your neighbors’ windows. When we fail to light the spaces around our fence lines, backyard gates, back doors, and windows, we leave ourselves open to would-be intruders, who see opportunity in dark backyards and side yards.

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Minneapolis backyard lighting will help keep your home and property secure

Our backyard lighting is hard to beat

Our high-quality brass and copper outdoor lighting fixtures and LED bulbs are constructed to last many years, even through harsh Minneapolis winters! Unlike lesser lighting products that can be purchased at big box stores, you will not have to replace fixtures over and over. Those plastic and thin aluminum lighting fixtures will warp, crack, dent, and bend in short order, and your investment is gone. Take advantage of our superior lighting products, as well as our superior service. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers a comprehensive annual maintenance plan to keep your lights in tip-top working order all year long. Additionally, plan holders get VIP priority service in the event of necessary repairs or service.

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Backyard landscape and dock lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Isn’t it time to bring your back yard out of the shadows?

Ready to discuss a custom backyard lighting design for your Minneapolis area home? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

A spook, a fright, a Halloween delight – outdoor lighting for exterior Halloween décor

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we often speak about the importance of outdoor lighting for beauty, safety, and security around your home. Have you considered the benefits of outdoor lighting to create “boooootiful” scene outside your home for Halloween, year after year?

More and more homeowners are going all-out for their exterior Halloween décor. Look around your neighborhood, and you will likely see spiders, mummies, and witches standing guard over your neighbors’ yards and stoops. If you love getting into the Halloween holiday spirit, consider how a custom-designed outdoor lighting installation with our high-quality LED lighting products can bring out all the whimsy and boo of your Halloween installation each year.

Terror-inducing tree lighting for your Halloween decorations

Do you have ghosts and ghouls suspended in the trees around your home? If your Halloween tree décor installation goes dark at night, consider adding beautiful tree lighting to bring your ghosts out of the shadows after dark. Frighten and delight your trick-or-treat visitors by casting light and shadows upon your trees during the Halloween holiday.

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After the decorations come down, you will have beautiful focal tree lighting!

Focal lighting for scarecrows and screech-worthy Halloween characters

Focal lighting is perfect for your outdoor Halloween character installations. Shining a single uplight on your spooky Halloween scarecrow, mannequin, or other frightful life-size character will set the perfect scream-inducing scene in your yard. Impress and frighten your neighbors with your creativity, brought out of the shadows at night with focal lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!

Focal lighting brings attention to beautiful garden statues or other features in your landscape design in all seasons!

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Facade lighting to reveal your spider invasion

Do you love applying creepy Halloween decorations on your home? If you love putting spiders, witches, or other invaders on your home’s facade for Halloween, our facade lighting will bring your creepy invasion to life after dark. Our facade lighting casts light and shadows upon your home, and is perfect for adding crawling creatures for Halloween.

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Illuminate your home’s facade in any season with a custom home lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!

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Landscape lighting will light the way for trick-or-treat night, and show off your jack-o-lanterns

If you like to line your lawn and sidewalk areas with jack-o-lanterns, our landscape lighting will perfectly highlight your pumpkin decorating prowess. Our landscape and path lighting will also see your trick-or-treaters safely to and from your front door on Halloween night.

Host a spooky soiree with our LED string lights

Are you planning a Halloween party with all the spooky accoutrements? Enhance your table and place settings for your Halloween dinner party with our fabulous LED string lights. When installed over your patio dining area, our sting lights will transform your space into a whimsical, frightful party area. Serve your favorite witch’s brew under our starry, festive string lighting.

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Our led string lights are perfect for patio parties any time of year!

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Be ready for every holiday with a custom outdoor lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis has many lighting products and techniques, which can be custom-tailored to your home and property. Each of our outdoor lighting designs and installations is thoughtfully planned to bring out your home’s best features, and are perfect for seasonal décor. Imagine never having to specially purchase and install lights to showcase your Halloween decorations year after year. With our professional outdoor lighting, you have a jump start on your seasonal decorations!

If you are ready to discuss a custom outdoor lighting installation for all seasons, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555 for a custom outdoor lighting design. Or email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

It's almost fall, y'all!

Autumn, oh, how we love thee. Let us count the ways!

The end of summer has arrived, and we sit on the cusp of true fall. Soon the weather will finally settle to its welcome crispness, and all things autumn will come into full view. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is here to guide you through some autumnal activities and share with you, what we believe are the better parts of the season.

Where to see fall foliage in the Minneapolis area

Depending on your activity level, and how far you want to travel, there are many opportunities to witness the grandeur of gorgeous golden and umber hues of fall throughout the Twin Cities, and beyond.

Summit Avenue Walking Tour – St. Paul, MN

If you would love a leisurely 90-minute stroll through a beautiful and historic neighborhood, with Gilded Age mansions and cobblestone streets, all while taking in the mature trees and their tapestries of color, the Summit Avenue walking tour is perfect for you. Hurry fast, though. Tours only run through September 29!

Hyland Hills Ski Area – Bloomington, MN

Take this unique opportunity to see fall foliage from above the treeline with a fall color chairlift ride at Hyland Hills Ski Area! Bring the family for an evening of activities, including lawn games, raptor encounter, and make s’mores by the evening campfire. Enjoy folk music and a lantern-lit trek to the bottom of the hill.

Is an autumn road trip more you style? Check out Rainbow Routes: 10 Fall Color Drives!

Spring Lake Trailgate – Prior Lake, MN

Take your family to the beautiful Spring Lake Regional Park, and enjoy walking or riding bikes along the trails, rock climbing, slacklining, geocaching, cider tasting, and even a raptor encounter. The event even includes a free barbecue lunch!

Your own backyard

Our fabulous LED outdoor string lighting and beautiful Minneapolis landscape lighting will help you set the perfect autumn scene right outside your door! If you prefer spending time in your own favorite outdoor area, hosting friends and family, give these fall recipes a try.

S’mores Recipes
We all love s’mores! How could we not? If you are looking for a spin on the traditional s’more recipes, take a look at these all-out delicacies, and give them a go at your next soiree.

Apple Cider Recipe
You don’t have to leave home to sample delicious cider. If you are into creating your own potions, sweet, spicy, autumnal cider is just the perfect fall concoction.

If you are ready to enjoy the great outdoors right outside your home this fall, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555 for a custom outdoor lighting design. Or email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

What’s involved in an LED outdoor lighting upgrade?

Do you have a traditional outdoor lighting system outside your Minneapolis area home or business? If so, perhaps you have considered upgrading to LED, but have not been sure about what that process entails. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is here to shed some light on the subject!

In our previous blog, we spoke about the EISA of 2007, which goes into effect this January 1, and how it will eliminate many traditional light bulbs from the market. Due to this legislation, it will be necessary for homeowners to finally consider making the move to energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting for their existing lighting systems. So, what is involved in upgrading your exterior lighting?

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LED home and landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

What do you have to do to upgrade to LED outdoor lighting?

All you have to do is call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to discuss your upgrade, and schedule a consultation with one of our outdoor lighting professionals. A lighting expert will visit your home or business, and walk through your current outdoor lighting set-up. We’ll inspect your façade lighting, landscape lighting, outdoor living lighting, and any other lighting on your property.

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Are you ready to let your light shine with brilliant LED?

Don’t stress! Our consultation is absolutely no-obligation. We will never attempt to hard-sell you, or pressure you into spending more money. Our lighting experts are here to help you get the best LED lighting possible while keeping within your budget.

Our lighting professionals will inspect every part of your existing lighting system. Don’t worry about the age or condition of your system. We want to see it as-is. Don’t go trying to make it more presentable. Allow our team of experts to work with what you have. If you have light bulbs that are broken or blown – no problem. If you have fixtures that are in disrepair – no problem. If some of your fixtures cannot be retrofitted to LED bulbs – no problem. If you have a practically new system, all in working order – no problem.

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Beautiful LED façade lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Any part of your lighting system that can be saved, will be saved. We will show you any areas of concern, where fixtures, wiring, or switches must be replaced.

Once we arrive at the final products necessary and work involved for your upgrade, we will provide you with a detailed quote for your project. Then, we will schedule the installation of your new LED outdoor lighting.

What’s the catch? There is no catch!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is your trusted Minneapolis outdoor lighting expert. Our full-service approach is built to give you peace of mind. Not only will we be with you every step of the way through your outdoor lighting upgrade, but we are here for you after. Take advantage of our Annual Maintenance Plan, and we will keep your lighting system running year after year, like it was just installed yesterday!

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We’ll keep your outdoor lighting looking brand new with our Annual Maintenance Plan!

Our clients’ complete satisfaction is where we hang our hats. We offer the most complete warranty in the business. What does it cover?

• Lifetime warranties on copper and brass lighting fixtures
• Lifetime warranty on transformers
• 5-year warranty on LED bulbs and electronics
• 2-year warranty on Lighting Control Automation

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Minneapolis LED outdoor lighting for all seasons

Are you ready to take finally take the plunge into the world of brilliant LED outdoor lighting for your home or business? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

It’s a good idea to convert your outdoor lighting to LED before 2020!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis wants you to know that your traditional outdoor lighting is set to lawfully expire. After January 1, 2020, you will not be able to purchase bulb replacements for your traditional outdoor lighting system. What does this mean for Minneapolis outdoor lighting?

In a move to eradicate inefficient light bulbs, The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 was instated in a bipartisan act of Congress. The EISA was created to unfold over time, from the time of its inception in 2007 – with the first phase enacted in 2012, and the final phase set to take effect, January 1, 2020.

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Upgrade your Minneapolis outdoor lighting to LED before 2020!

Any traditional general service lamp (GSL) between 40 and 100 watts, which does not meet more stringent energy standards (25% greater efficiency), will be unlawful to manufacture, import, or purchase. This means bulbs that do not meet the new energy standard of 45 lumens per watt (LPW) will essentially go extinct.

Over 1,000 LED bulbs on the market, meet or exceed the new EISA standards. It’s time to upgrade your Minneapolis outdoor lighting to LED.

There are some specialty household light bulbs, which are proposed to be excluded or are already excluded from the EISA of 2007. Decorative candelabra bulbs, for instance, and Edison light bulbs. Others, such as floodlights, 3-way lamp lights, and some recessed light bulbs are also included in the exclusions.

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For now, decorative Edison bulbs will not be included in the new efficiency standards.

What does this mean for our wallets? Aren’t LED bulbs expensive?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, this is a common concern, as most of us are aware of the additional upfront costs of LED bulbs over traditional GSLs. We get it – no one wants to spend unnecessary money on their outdoor lighting. Even though some LED bulbs can be as much as 60% more expensive than traditional bulbs, we must also consider the benefits of LED over traditional lighting. Considering that LED outdoor lighting bulbs will outlive some of their traditional counterparts with 35 times the longevity, and cost up to 85% less to burn, that upfront cost is merely unwarranted sticker shock. The cost savings over time far outweigh the price to purchase LED bulbs.

LED uses 80% less energy than Halogen
LED outdoor lighting shows significant cost savings

Read this: LED Street Lights in Minneapolis Save the City $150,000 Each Year
In addition to energy savings, LED bulbs further aid the environment by producing less waste for landfills. Even with CFL recycling, it is estimated that 670 million fluorescent bulbs end up in landfill waste each year, producing as much as 4 tons of mercury in the U.S.!

Are you ready for an LED outdoor lighting upgrade?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will upgrade your traditional outdoor lighting system to energy-efficient LED. What’s more, is that we don’t have to completely tear out your current lighting system to make this upgrade. We will inspect your outdoor lighting, and save every element possible to complete your upgrade.

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Minneapolis LED home and landscape lighting

This means fixtures, wiring, switches – you might be surprised at how much of your lighting can be salvaged for our LED upgrade service. All you have to lose is unwanted energy costs, short-lived light bulbs, and the worry overfilling our landfills with undue waste!

We will upgrade your landscape lighting, exterior home lighting, and outdoor living lighting to LED.

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Will your Minneapolis outdoor lighting system be ready for 2020?

Be ready to ring in the new year with energy-efficient LED lighting that meets EISA of 2007 standards! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 208-0555, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today.

Self-care: light your way to a better you

The media by which we acquire information and communicate with the world around us has vastly changed over the last decade. While technology at our fingertips was intended to make our lives easier, it can be said that the reverse is sometimes true. How does this rapid-fire cycle of media affect your overall well-being? Do you often wish to unplug, and refocus? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can help bring the calm back into your whirlwind of living!

The positive effects of lighting have been studied in many capacities for decades. Infrared light therapy is used for managing pain. Natural light is required for proper production of melatonin and Vitamin D. Different types and colors of lighting during different times of day are known to keep our circadian rhythm intact. Companies around the world are even now keying in on properly lighting their interiors bolster productivity and mood!

Stress is accessible 24-7/365, at rapid-fire pace online

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can offer you an exterior lighting design to encourage stress relief, relaxation, and rest.

self-care is vital to long-term physical healthEven those of us with fulfilling lives are exposed to daily doses of the world’s social and political unwellness. Flip on the TV, computer, or handheld device and you will see bits of unwanted negativity pour across your screen. On the exterior, it might seem that society has been desensitized to the world’s woes by constant exposure. Truth is, we have more likely adapted our exterior appearance to mask our internal stresses.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis would like to offer you a place of respite right outside your back door. A place, where you feel safe already – at home. With the correct kind of light and proper placement, we can create a serene environment, where you can unwind from your daily grind.

Soft garden lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

We can help you create a Zen garden with programmable lighting, which can be used for evening meditation. Or even an ambiently-lit patio for meaningful conversations with loved ones. We can light your pool, water feature, or spa deck so that you can enjoy the benefits of water and light therapy together in the comfort of your own back yard. Our professional lighting will help you accomplish true relaxation and prepare you for tomorrow’s stressors.

Destress with detoxifying pool lighting

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We offer color Led lighting for color therapy.

colored lighting promotes wellnessChromotherapy is used in many of today’s top med spas to encourage health and wellness. The thought behind color therapy is that washing your surroundings with different colors of lighting can improve your mental well-being. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers color-changing LED lighting, which can be utilized for color therapy at home. Our color lighting can be changed to any custom color you can imagine! Here are some suggested color therapy effects.

Blue – blue lighting encourages productivity.

Purple – soft purple lighting calms nerves.

Yellow – soft, warm yellow light relaxes.

Green – green lighting evokes tranquility.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we really do believe that “If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.” Are you ready to help soothe your stress each evening, and meet every new day with a positive outlook? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

Summertime party season is here. Check out these fabulous party recipes and backyard décor ideas!

people enjoying their patio at nightWith the official summer party kick-off weekend behind us, we want you to be ready for all outdoor entertaining opportunities this summer. Whether you are planning a July 4 or Labor Day blowout, or just want to be prepared for impromptu backyard dinner and drinks with friends, these ideas are sure to delight!

Mimosas any time, all the time

mimosas anytimeWhat’s more refreshing than a sweet, tropical cocktail in the summertime? Keep fresh fruit, tropical juices, and your favorite champagne on-hand this summer for impromptu mimosas with friends – any time of day! Sunny days and busy lives lend themselves to evenings of relaxation, with a bubbly concoction in-hand and conversation with friends. Be ready to unwind on a dime or plan the perfect Sunday brunch!

Take a look at these delicious drink confections for your next summertime get-together!

Evening outdoor dinner party perfection

outdoor table setting ideasAre you planning a formal affair this summer? Perhaps you will be hosting an anniversary party or wedding rehearsal dinner. Bring your formal drinkware, tableware, and place settings outdoors to create an outdoor dining utopia. Rented tables and chairs can be chosen to fit your personal design taste or you can simply bring your own dining furniture out onto your patio or yard.

Place settings with sprigs of fragrant herbs create an organic air and can be symbolic per your occasion. For instance, sprigs of rosemary symbolize love and remembrance; chamomile symbolizes patience and long life.

patio lighting systemDon’t forget the backyard lighting! A professional Minneapolis patio lighting design will complement any backyard summertime party plan, and keep your soiree going after dark! We offer permanent and temporary lighting solutions for your party or event.

What’s on the grill? What’s in your glass?

It doesn’t have to be a fancy affair to impress your guests! Whether you are planning a vegetarian cookout, or are filling your grill top with fresh meats, there are perfect wine pairings for your backyard cookout. Pinot Noir is great with grilled food because it’s light flavor never overpowers your food. Pair it with smoked poultry, seafood, and red meat. Try it with these lemon chicken skewers.

There are a few wines that pair with just about anything from the grill, which you can keep on-hand for any summertime backyard barbeque occasion! Malbec, Dry Rosé, and Riesling are three all-around great wines that will tastily complement your favorite grilled dishes – sausages, burgers, seafood, or filets! Full-bodied Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon make perfect pairings for your vegetarian dishes.

Don’t let the flame from your grill be the only available lighting at your summer evening barbeques! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers outdoor living lighting that will see you safely from your grill to your dining table.

Summertime desserts top it all off

Don’t skip dessert at your summertime parties! When it comes to satiating a sweet tooth in the summertime, we typically look for something light, flavorful, and fruity. Try single-serve dessert cups at your next affair, like these delectable looking no-bake raspberry mousse cups!
See the recipe video here!

Your tasty desserts won’t be the only things that shine at your summertime outdoor parties if you have our festive outdoor LED string lighting! What better way to illuminate your favorite party space than with our high-quality strings of LED globes for an air of fun, whimsy, and beauty?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we know that your summertime parties will be highlighted with festive décor, delicious foods, and wine and spirits – let your lighting be a focal point too. Don’t put off your patio, deck, or landscape lighting another minute! Call us today for a professional design consultation and nighttime demonstration. Allow us to show you how to set the perfect party scene with a professional outdoor lighting design for your Minneapolis area home and yard!

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Effects for Your Home and Landscaping

Have you ever driven by a home in the Minneapolis area, and just think, “WOW, look at that lighting?” If you have, chances are, that home has a professional outdoor lighting design. The difference in professional lighting design and a DIY project is usually distinguishable – both by the actual placement of the lighting, but also in the lighting products used.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we revel in creating truly unique outdoor lighting schemes, that are custom tailored to each home and property. Whether you reside in an urban or suburban area, we have many outdoor and landscape lighting solutions that will evoke a delightful “wow” from those, who see your home at night. Let’s take a look at some of the incredible lighting effects and products, which we use to achieve them!

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Whimsical landscape lighting effects

Our outdoor lighting products are made to evoke emotion and fancy! Our specialty attraction lighting fixtures not only light your landscaping for safe travel through your yard or garden space, but they are decorative structures in the daytime, which become veritable image projectors at night. They cast their cut-out designs directly onto your paths and landscaping, creating a magical setting for you and your visitors.

Water lilies create a whimsical landscape lighting effect

Dramatic backyard lighting effects

Remember when you were a child, and spent countless summer evenings in your own backyard catching fireflies, playing tag, squeezing every ounce of daylight out of your day of play? Now, imagine a setting like this backyard, where it appears that the bountiful light of a harvest moon is shining down through the trees, and allowing you to remain outdoors after hours. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can create such a scene in your own backyard with our dramatic moonlighting techniques and products – even hanging your “moonlights” directly in the tree canopy above to brilliantly illuminate your favorite backyard spaces!

Minneapolis moonlighting outdoor lighting effect

Breathtaking home lighting effects

No matter the style of your home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can create a truly awesome lighting effect for your home’s façade. Our professional Minneapolis outdoor lighting designers are wise to utilizing specific lighting products, where to place them, and how to properly direct lighting onto beautiful elements on your home. They also know how to utilize negative space. Notice the gorgeous shadows created by the sconces and Juliet balcony balustrades and how they work in contrast with the most-lit areas below. Also notice the completely unlit turret and dormer, where the trees below are highlighted instead. Our designers know that all areas don’t have to be washed with light to play into the total lighting effect!

Great Minneapolis outdoor lighting also uses negative space for effect

Are you ready for a unique outdoor lighting effect for your Minneapolis area home and property?

minneapolis outdoor lighting done rightThese are just a few examples of our outdoor lighting design and installation capabilities. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is a trusted source for many homes and businesses’ outdoor and landscape lighting needs. If you are looking to replace or add to your existing system, we can achieve the look you desire. If you need an upgrade to LED lighting, check out our outdoor lighting upgrade and retrofit services! No matter your need, no matter your desired effect, we can help bring your Minneapolis area home and property out of the shadows.

Are you ready to light up your home and yard with a professional outdoor lighting design and installation specialist? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

Doh! Three times you wish you would have had pool lighting.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, outdoor lighting is our passion. We understand that for many of you, it is likely not a topic that often comes to mind. That is, until you encounter a situation in which outdoor lighting would have made a great difference. Have you thought about your pool’s lighting lately?

In our busy daily lives, we tend to put off tasks that come to mind at inopportune times. We are taskers! The ones we deem most important, are the ones that require doing at that very moment. We often wish we would have thought ahead for one thing or another, only to put it off again, and remember that we wish we had thought of it last time. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is here – NOW – to remind you that your pool is too dark!

Pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Let’s think of some situations that could come up soon, which would make you wish you had pool lighting for your Minneapolis area home.

1. A soothing after-work dip

Per a recent report by The American Institute of Stress, 40% of workers surveyed said that their jobs were very or extremely stressful. If you are among those numbers, you know how stress can affect everyday life. It takes a toll on our physical bodies. If you find yourself working long, stressful days, a relaxing swim in your pool at night could be a welcome relief. Imagine coming home with this thought in mind, as the only thing that will quell the burdens of the day, but finding your pool area is already shrouded in darkness. Perhaps you have thought of joining an aquatics club for your late evening swims instead, but why spend the money? And does a public swim really refresh you like a private dip outside your home would? Probably not. If you long for a nighttime swim at night at home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will work to create a lighting design that will not only light your pool for use after dark but one that will ambiently, even colorfully light your path to Zen after a long, stressful day at work.

Imagine soaking away the stresses of your day in this level of serenity.

2. “Ahhhhh, Mom, but we want to keep swimming!”

Once school is out, parents will revel in their kids being able to head outdoors to the family pool. Less screen time and more in-person time is much-needed for nearly everyone these days. Imagine your kids having their friends over for summertime swims. You hear giggling, game-playing, and splashing during the afternoon. As darkness begins to fall, you now must tell the happy little people that they will have to wrap up the fun. Do you want to be that parent? The one, who must lament, “But we can’t swim after dark.” A professional outdoor lighting design in and around your poo will allow you all to remain safely poolside in dark hours. Save the day – or night, rather – with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis!

Pool lighting inside, and patio and landscape lighting all around will keep you safely in and by the pool after dark.

3. An almost-perfect housewarming party

Oh, the excitement of hosting loved-ones at your first party in your new home! You’ve planned every detail, large and small. Your home’s interior is beautifully decorated, with everything in its place. You can’t wait to show your friends and family around your new house. Now, think of how everyone will want to see your fabulous backyard pool. Yep, the one that went viral among your friends on social media – the pool that had everyone raving! But all your photos were taken in the daytime. You haven’t even considered that your guests will not be able to see your pool at night. Sure, you can turn on the light by the back door, but the light doesn’t get to all areas of the pool. You can hardly see a thing beyond your back stoop, actually. Is it even safe to allow your guests around the pool without proper lighting?

A custom pool and landscape lighting design would have made your party perfect! Don’t be caught in the dark next time. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will illuminate your pool and surrounding landscaping that will have your friends and family saying, “It’s even more beautiful at night!”

Does your new pool and patio look this beautiful at night?

Don’t put off lighting your pool and backyard spaces another day! Be prepared for any nighttime pool enjoyment with custom lighting, tailored to your specific property and outdoor living needs.

Are you ready to light up your pool and backyard amenities with help from a professional outdoor lighting design and installation specialist? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

What is the best light bulb for outdoor lighting in Minneapolis?

We frequently field this question at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. Over the last decade, advancements in LED technology have affirmed our stance that LED is the absolute best light blub for use in outdoor lighting.

outdoor led light bulbsIn years long past, we found that LED didn’t always deliver on every need for our exterior lighting clients. The issue was most often that of the cold blue or sterile white light emitted by LED bulbs. As LED technology evolved, especially in color temperature, we began to more oft than not recommend LED to our clients. Today, LED offers the best of everything for your Minneapolis outdoor lighting, so much so, that it is all we offer. What makes LED the clear choice over traditional lighting sources?

Long live the LED bulb!

You have probably heard that LED lasts much longer than traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs. Clients of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis are moving to LED for their architectural and landscape lighting, because it lasts 10 to 15 times longer than halogen bulbs and up to 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Did you know that an LED light bulb can last up to 50,000 hours? That translates to an average of 14 years of usage if your outdoor lighting is on for eight hours per day, 365 days per year!

Longer bulb life means that you will not have the hassle or expense of frequent bulb replacements. It also means less waste for our environment.

LED lighting looks beautiful!

As we mentioned before, LED is now available in a range of color temperatures, which means that LED bulbs now produce warm hues like those of halogen and incandescent bulbs. As a matter of fact, we can exactly match your traditional outdoor lighting with a new LED upgrade or retrofit! LED bulbs emit a crisp, even light beam, but never harsh or sterile.

LED landscape lighting offers warm glows of traditional light bulbs

What else makes LED the best light bulbs for your Minneapolis outdoor lighting?

They are sturdier than traditional light bulbs, and do not break easily. LED bulbs are smaller in size but come in configurations that allow us to create a wider beam spread than traditional light bulbs. They also withstand extreme temperatures and other environmental factors much better than traditional lighting. You will experience an energy savings of up to 80% over typical lighting sources. LED light bulbs do not contain UV rays, and produce very little heat, which means they are much less attractive to heat-seeking bugs around your home!

LED outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

For all these reasons and more, LED outdoor lighting is a wise investment into your home and family. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers a full range of outdoor lighting, including architectural lighting, landscape lighting, deck lighting, patio lighting, and more! Our lighting experts are ready to create a custom lighting design with extraordinary LED for your Minneapolis area home or business.

See more about our commercial outdoor lighting!

Are you ready to make the switch from traditional outdoor lighting bulbs to long-lasting, beautiful, and safe LED? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

When it comes to professional outdoor lighting, even small projects offer big impact

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we design outdoor lighting packages, large and small, for many homes and businesses each year. We can tailor your lighting project not only to your property but also to your budget.

We have spoken with many potential clients, who fear that they will be prohibited from obtaining a great outdoor lighting design and installation, due to a limited budget. What many of you might not realize, is that our expertise will give you the best lighting for your investment, no matter the amount of money you are able to spend. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we say, “It’s better to have a small amount of great outdoor lighting than a lot of poor lighting.”

Landscape lighting on a budget

If your property is large, but you cannot afford to invest in an expansive lighting system, we have solutions for you! Our professional lighting designers will be able to show you important areas in and around your landscaping that will best serve your budget. They will give you ideas for creating a beautiful and functional landscape lighting system, all while minding your investment. For instance, we might recommend highlighting only landscaping directly around your home’s façade to showcase both your landscaping and architectural elements of your home, rather than extending your lighting into areas that are further away from your home, such as trees, gardens, and less-traveled walkways.

A little lighting now, a little more later

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we can lay the groundwork for future lighting when we do your initial lighting installation. Perhaps you would much rather be able to use your outdoor living areas after dark, than light the front of your home and property. We get it! Who doesn’t want to host backyard parties during warm weather months? We will create a custom deck lighting or patio lighting design that will see you and your guests safely through backyard party season. Next year, we can extend your outdoor lighting system to the front of your home and beyond, depending on your budget at that time too!

Commercial outdoor lighting on a budget

If you are a business owner, you know the importance of not overspending on any investment. Outdoor lighting is no different. We are business-minded folks too, and we can custom tailor a commercial outdoor lighting package for you! Whether you are interested in patio lighting at your eatery or bar, façade lighting for your office front, or even special event lighting or holiday lighting for your company. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis has you covered! We can even plan ahead from year-to-year to lock in pricing for lighting your annual business event.

If you are looking for price-conscious outdoor lighting design and installation, we are here to answer your questions. Call on us for a free nighttime demonstration for your home or business and see for yourself why we are the best outdoor lighting company in Minneapolis!

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

How to Recognize Proper Landscape Lighting

When it comes to landscape lighting, we all have an idea in mind regarding our intended design, based on our personal preferences. Indeed, a proper landscape lighting design will always include an element of your personal taste, but it’s so much more than that.

As professional landscape lighting designers, we have worked with many homeowners throughout the Minneapolis area. With each client, we note personal design preferences when we speak with them in the planning stages of their landscape lighting design. More times than not, our lighting designers are given the opportunity to educate the client about the standards of proper landscape lighting design. What’s involved, you ask?

Proper landscape lighting will showcase the best elements of your home and property

What are the key considerations of proper landscape lighting?

Design objectives for a proper landscape lighting design include considerations for safety, security, usability, and aesthetics. When it comes to safety on your property, a focus should be on driveways and walkways. Traffic and pedestrian areas should be properly illuminated for safe passage. Of note in these areas, lighting should be applied at elevation changes and variations in terrain. As professional outdoor lighting designers, the folks here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will not only be able to light these areas for safety but also most beautifully!

Proper landscape lighting design should include elements for safety

Concerning usability, think of all of the areas outside your home, and how you use them after dark. We will tailor your lighting design to your exact usage requirements, whether they are for outdoor entertaining, private relaxation, or even safely allowing your pet outdoors in dark hours. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will create a usable landscape lighting design throughout your entire property and for your whole family.

Your landscape lighting design should be beautiful throughout.

Where aesthetics are concerned, our professional landscape lighting designers will be able to offer the most beautiful lighting designs. Elements of a beautiful design are not only in the choice and style of lighting fixtures, but also in tastefully illuminating your landscaping to complement the unique design of your home and property. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will give you a fluid lighting design without bright spots or intrusion on your indoor spaces. We will also direct your lighting and control the brightness and beam spread, so that it doesn’t intrude on your neighbors’ property!

Proper landscape lighting will highlight focal points at the perfect height

Uplights and path lights are the cornerstone of landscape lighting, but we would have you consider adding elements, such as down lighting, hardscape lighting, and deck lighting to facilitate a wholly exquisite outdoor lighting design. We offer many unique lighting products and applications to stylishly illuminate areas, such as patios and private terraces.

Landscape lighting design can include lighting private outdoor living areas

We can tailor your landscape lighting to your budget.

outdoor lighting systems for everyoneCan Outdoor Lighting Perspectives create a unique, beautiful, useful lighting design with only path lights and up lights? We sure can! We understand that your budget might not afford every lighting option available for your landscaping, and that’s okay. We will work with you to utilize the best lighting fixtures and styles to create your intended design while adhering to your budget. Allow our landscape lighting knowhow to maximize the dollars you have to spend!

Are you ready for a beautiful, useful, and affordable landscape lighting design? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin! 763-208-0555

Special Events are Memorable Affairs with a Custom Outdoor Lighting Design

The time is here for planning your special outdoor springtime and summer events. Make your party or festival stand out with a professional lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we know how hectic life becomes when planning weddings, outdoor festivals, and other celebrations. To-do lists are long, stress is high, but we are here to take the worry of lighting right off your hands! Don’t be caught last minute with decoration planning for your special occasion. What are some of the reasons we encourage hiring a professional lighting company?

Outdoor lighting is our specialty!

We not only have the best quality LED outdoor lighting products, but we know how to best showcase your special venue. Whether it be a barn wedding, street festival, or a lakeside family reunion, your décor will soar to new heights with our professional lighting know-how. We can illuminate walkways for safety, highlight fountains and monuments, create an under-the-stars alleyway, light your dance floor – the more imaginative, the better!

Minneapolis outdoor wedding lighting

Even more than design expertise and fabulous products, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will install your lighting, and take it down post-celebration. When it comes to temporary lighting, we are your obvious choice, because we truly do it all. We will collaborate with your venue, event planner, company, or organization to make lighting your event as worry-free as possible!

Yeah, we have those lights!

OVERHEAD PARTY LIGHTINGOne of the most popular special event lighting requests in recent years is for our wonderful LED outdoor string lighting. These versatile lights can be strung, wrapped, and hung from just about anywhere. The substantial bulb size not only provides a fanciful lighting effect, but they offer great visibility for outdoor venues, such as wedding tents, rural fairgrounds, and even urban streets and alley hideaways. Host a wine tasting at your restaurant or light up your next civic or fundraising event with these useful, magical lights.

Your party doesn’t have to be a huge event!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can provide lighting for any size event. Your special occasion doesn’t have to be festival-sized to have beautiful lighting. We will light your home, church, or any other small, private venue. Temporary outdoor lighting is perfect for family reunions, anniversaries and birthdays, graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, and gender reveal parties. Our color change LED lighting is perfect to create a decorative single or multi-hued scheme with school colors, birthstone colors, and pastel baby colors. You provide the vision, and we’ll provide the lighting!

Beautiful Minneapolis same gender barn wedding with all the colors of the rainbow

If your special event planning is kicking into high gear, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to take advantage of our beautiful lighting products with custom design, installation, and take-down! 763-208-0555

How’s your outdoor lighting weathering the harsh Minneapolis winter?

We Minnesotans are experiencing one of the snowiest winters on record, and it stands to reason that so much snowfall will have affected many of our outdoor amenities. Sidewalks, patios, and landscaping bare the brunt of cold, snow coverage, and snow removal efforts each year. Once the snow melts, how will your outdoor lighting system have fared?

Even for the heartiest winter lovers, this is the time of year that most of us begin to anticipate springtime weather. Knowing first that we must get through the snowmelt, that anticipation is not all positive. Each year, we know that under the cover of snow, potentially lies a bevy of post-snow, springtime replacements, and repairs. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to take your outdoor and landscape lighting repairs to task for you this year!

Even light snowfall can erode the ground away from your lighting’s wiring.

Will you be ready for a new or upgraded lighting system after the snow?

Whether you are looking for new landscape lighting, outdoor living lighting, or a commercial lighting system this year, we want to be your first choice. There are many advantages to working with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, including top-quality brass and copper lighting fixtures, long-lived LED products, and most of all the quality of care provided by our lighting professionals. Whether you’re looking to install an all-new lighting system or replace or upgrade an old one, call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.

Do not hesitate to schedule your new or upgraded lighting system. Call today to get on the books for your design and installation ahead of the springtime rush!

Plan your outdoor and landscape lighting installation before you begin to repair your landscaping!

Lighting maintenance and service – it’s our specialty!

Winter wind, cold temperatures, and snow can damage many areas around our homes. From tree bark damage and broken limbs to casualties in sidewalks, hardscapes, and landscaping plants as a result of deicing efforts, we never know the true impact until the snow has gone.

Wind, snow, and ice can damage trees and plants from branch to root, inside out!

During winter your outdoor lighting wiring can become uncovered, or worse, damaged by shoveling, snowblowing, or other deicing tools. Your lighting fixtures can be pushed out of alignment. Connections can become loose. The list goes on! With our annual lighting service and maintenance plan, all you have to do is call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to come out to inspect your complete lighting system after the snow melts.

Let us do your outdoor lighting repair this year and every year!

Our experienced technicians will thoroughly scrutinize your wiring – checking all connections, straightening and adjusting fixtures, tightening connections, letting you know about needed repairs, and re-burying any exposed wiring. Our service and maintenance plan ensures that you never have to touch your lighting system – not the fixtures, not the controls, and not the electrical wiring. Leave all of that to us!

There’s light at the end of the winter!

As we enter March, the month of the arrival of spring, the official winter 2019 snow totals are astounding. In February, the Twin Cities pummeled their February snowfall record. As a matter of fact, this February was the fourth all-time snowiest in recorded history by February 20!

The sun will shine, the snow will melt, and your outdoor lighting will be brilliant!

As of February 27, the Minneapolis area has been crowned the title of seventh snowiest meteorological winter ever, but there is light at the end of this winter. The warm sunshine is on its way, and so is a restored, refreshed, revived outdoor lighting system, thanks to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis!

Whether you are already a plan holder or wish to become one, call us today for your upcoming service and maintenance, before our springtime schedule becomes overwhelmed.

If you are game for taking outdoor and landscape lighting adjustments, maintenance, and repairs off your post-winter season checklist, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to take advantage of our outdoor lighting and maintenance plan! 763-208-0555

Color Your World with Outdoor RGB LED Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis puts color change LED outdoor lighting control in your hands for endless creativity, support, and celebration – or just because you want purple lights on a random Tuesday!

Maybe you’ve seen it in public venues, like restaurants, shopping centers, or hospitals. It’s RGB LED lighting, and it’s going mainstream! More and more people are lighting their homes, landscaping, and outdoor living areas with colored lighting for its beauty and versatility. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is pleased to offer RGB color changing lighting for your home, business, or special event.

RGB LED lighting is perfect for lighting your home’s façade!

How can you use color changing LED lighting around your home?

RGB LED lighting can be used for absolutely anything you wish! There are no rules when it comes to lighting your home with color. It’s not just for holidays anymore! Maybe you want turquoise patio lights. Perhaps you wish to honor a family member’s or friend’s birthday with their favorite colors.

Color changing LED landscape lighting creates a magical scene around your home!

Support your local sports teams? There’s no better way to show your pride than to illuminate your home with team colors on game day! Go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month or blue for Autism Awareness Day. Host a gender reveal party with pink and blue, or a baby shower with green and yellow.

Team spirit or school pride looks great on your trees and landscaping!

Special events are more special with lighting, perfectly coordinated with your color scheme!

Think your wedding colors will be difficult to match? Think again! We can light your wedding or special event with any color you can dream of. Don’t have an “almost match” or “close enough” colored lighting design at your next soiree. Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis for special event lighting that will have your guests saying, “Wow, that’s beautiful!”

Where can you use RGB LED lighting?

For a few years now, we’ve been lighting the inside of our homes with LED color change light bulbs, controlled by our smartphones. Well, now you can enhance your mood in your outdoor spaces too! With a Bluetooth controller, you can change your outdoor lighting color with your mood, or on a whim. Color changing lights can be used for outdoor living spaces, landscape lighting, façade lighting, garden lighting – virtually any space outdoors that you want to add color too!

Light your pool, patio, or deck with RGB LED lighting!

Color changing LED lighting offers the same benefits of a standard LED outdoor lighting system. We’re talking about energy savings, great bulb longevity, and in turn, environmental friendliness.

Illuminate your favorite garden or courtyard space with color!

Do you have to always use colors with an RGB LED lighting system?

Nope! You can choose to only light with colors on occasion if you wish. You can set your color to white or warm white, just like standard outdoor lighting system. If you don’t want to use color every day, or even often, you can still have an RGB lighting system. Imagine paring down holiday lighting on the outside of your home with a colored outdoor lighting system at your fingertips – save time, and never climb a ladder to string lights on your home again during the holidays.

The spirit of the holiday season shines through with RGB LED outdoor lighting!

Are you ready to paint your world with RGB LED landscape lighting or special event lighting? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Springtime patio living – plan your patio lighting for all your warm weather celebrations!

Here in the middle of winter, it might be difficult to imagine outdoor parties and cookouts. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we know that now is the perfect time to anticipate patio parties.

Minneapolis backyard barbecueAhhhhh, warm evening breezes, the smell of food on the grill, cold beverage in-hand, and loved ones gathered ‘round. These are the types of things we Minnesotans can only dream about right now. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis wants you to daydream of these times, as though they seem so far away, they will be here before we know it. During the next couple of cold months, we implore you to plan your patio lighting design for early installation, so you won’t be stuck only entertaining in the daytime. Patios set the perfect celebratory scene in the springtime. Be prepared with beautiful, professionally designed and installed patio lighting!

Having a patio built? We’ll work with your contractor to plan your Minneapolis patio lighting installation at the perfect time!

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Will you be ready to host parties on your patio this spring? Plan your patio lighting now!

If you are planning a new outdoor living area for your home, or even having your home built to include a patio, we will work closely with your builder to design your lighting and install at the perfect time. With springtime celebrations upon us, it’s time to discuss your lighting design now. We envision birthday and graduation parties and Memorial Day weekend celebrations on your beautifully-lit patio this spring, but we must plan now to get your installation on the schedule as early as possible. Don’t be left in the dark, or be forced to postpone your outdoor plans!

Patio lighting products? We’ve got everything you need!

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Beautiful patio string lights

One of our most popular requests is for outdoor LED string lighting. Also called globe lighting or market lighting, these versatile strings of LED globes are the perfect addition to any outdoor space! Your patio will always feel like a party at night with these festive string lights, and they are strong enough to leave outdoors all year long. Our lighting products are built to withstand Minneapolis winters, and our string lights come with a five-year bulb warranty!

hardscape lighting
Low-energy, high-output landscape lights look beautiful around patios and landscaping!

Our high-quality copper path lighting fixtures are the epitome of outdoor lighting versatility. These lights can be used around landscaping, patios, sidewalks, and nature paths into your garden areas. They produce ambient downlighting, but are bright enough to safely and beautifully light your way, all the while creating more secure environments in otherwise dark areas around your home. Choose your LED color temperature for a cool or warm light glow!

Minneapolis outdoor living lighting isn’t just for patios, either!

If your patio includes a pool, we can concoct the perfect lighting plan for your pool too! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will custom-design a lighting scene to wow your guests for celebrations this spring and summer. As with patio lighting, if you are having a pool built, we can plan the lighting design and installation in conjunction with your pool project to install lighting at the perfect time, eliminating a wait time after your pool is finished.
pool and patio lighting
Minneapolis outdoor living is so much brighter with professional lighting!

Get out of the winter doldrums, and give us a call to begin your patio lighting today. Don’t get caught unprepared this spring. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will have you ready to party at the first sign of warm weather!

Are you ready to plan your patio lighting for springtime celebrations? Be prepared when warm weather arrives. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Light your way in long, dark hours with professional Minneapolis path lighting

As Minnesotans stumble through short hours of daylight and long hours of darkness, we can offer a bright spot – a beacon to literally light your way! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will illuminate your sidewalks, paths, steps, and areas around your home to stave off the nighttime gloom, and have your whole family safely walking outside after dark.

long winter nights lighting solutionsPost-Winter Solstice daylight hours are abbreviated, to say the least. December 21 offered 8 hours and 46 minutes of filtered sunlight and more than 15 hours of darkness. As we creep up minute-by-minute towards longer daylight hours, wouldn’t be nice to have safely-lit walkways around our homes? Don’t be inconvenienced by extended hours of darkness. We can help!

Minneapolis path lighting will keep you moving in the new year!

path lighting for winter nightsMany of us Minneapolitans have made New Year’s resolutions to exercise more. Whether you are taking an early morning run, or an evening walk through your neighborhood, path lighting will see you safely to and from your home. As most of us will not be able to exercise in the middle of the day, path lighting is a simple solution for lighting your sidewalks, walkways, and steps, adding safety as you begin your new health regimen.

Everyday life also calls for safely and securely-lit paths around our homes. Simple tasks, like going to the mailbox and taking out garbage receptacles each week, usually have us traipsing from our door to the street in darkness. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will install our high-quality LED path lighting that will have you safely traversing areas all around your home after dark.

Family pets can benefit from path lighting too!

half-dome fence lights for petsIf you have a dog, who requires a brisk walk before and after work each day, path lighting will accommodate your walking regimen! Don’t trip over unlit steps or slip on unseen ice-covered areas on your walkways. Additionally, our half-dome lighting can be installed on your backyard fence posts to illuminate areas where your dog is turned out after dark.

Path lighting upkeep and adjustments – leave that to us too!

When it comes to keeping your professional path lighting in tip-top shape, our annual maintenance plan will have you covered. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will make adjustments to your lighting and replace or repair non-working elements to keep areas around your home properly illuminated in all seasons.

We only use top-quality path lighting products!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives uses only the best lighting fixtures. Our brass and copper path lighting fixtures are constructed to withstand harsh Minneapolis winters. Unlike their plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel counterparts, our lighting will last for many years of use and even include a lifetime warranty. Our clients can rest easy, knowing that their lighting fixtures will not warp, crack, or corrode under snow and ice!

professional landscape lightingDon’t let the long, dark hours in the wintertime get you down! Walk with confidence with professional path lighting around all potential slip and trip hazards around your home. Take advantage of our professional lighting installation, top quality lighting products, and service after the sale. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will light your way in all seasons!

Are you tired of tripping and slipping around your home in these long hours of darkness? We will install functional and beautiful path lighting to see you safely around your home after dark! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

5 Benefits of Taking Advantage of our Annual Maintenance Plan

We always ask clients, “Does your outdoor lighting look as good as the day it was installed?” We know that harsh Minneapolis winters can take a toll on outdoor lighting installations. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to take care of your lighting, by taking advantage of our annual maintenance plan. What will we do for you this spring?

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1. Conceal wiring exposed by erosion or foot traffic and check all connections.

We know that snowmelt can cause ground erosion, which might expose your landscape lighting wiring. As well, wiring might also be in an area of moderate to heavy foot traffic. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will come to your home in the springtime to inspect your lighting system’s wiring. To keep your system in tip-top working order, we will scrutinize your entire electrical installation, making sure all connections are viable, and conceal any exposed wiring. With our annual maintenance plan, we’ve got you covered!

2. Realign, adjust, and clean lighting fixtures.

Months of heavy snow can take a toll, even if you work to keep snow off your fixtures. Fact is, your lighting fixtures will endure many a snowfall and will be covered at times, if not all winter. Not to worry! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will come to your home at the end of the winter season and adjust any fixtures that have been affected. Additionally, we will clean all the lenses. We will ensure that your lighting is in perfect alignment, cleanly and beautifully highlighting your landscaping, walkways, and home.

landscape lighting maintenance
We’ll keep your outdoor lighting system running and looking like new!

3. Halogen bulb replacement.

Where applicable, we will perform a yearly bulb replacement. This is a task that you likely would not look forward to performing on your own, as it can be very time-consuming. Leave the worry to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. Let it be our job to keep your halogen lighting beautifully lit. Yeah, that’s covered in our annual maintenance plan!

Want to change your halogen lighting to cost/energy-saving LED? See the benefits of retrofitting your system!

Beautiful Minneapolis LED landscape lighting

4. Check your automatic timing operation and controls.

If you have an automatic timing lighting system and want to ensure that it is always in perfect working order, taking advantage of our annual maintenance plan is imperative. Our skilled and experienced technicians will execute a complete system check and perform any repair or maintenance that is required.

Don’t have automatic lighting control? Check out our lighting control automation!

smart outdoor lighting controller
Control your entire lighting system remotely, and set it to work automatically!

5. You will be an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Vip client.

When you call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis for repairs or adjustments as an annual maintenance plan holder, you will receive priority status. All our annual maintenance plan clientele receives VIP service when it comes to maintaining your lighting system. After the winter season, we become inundated with service calls. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your call will be a priority, no matter how busy our technicians are?

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Minneapolis snow is imminent. Don’t let your lighting fall victim to harsh winter weather!

Severe Minneapolis winters can take a toll on any outdoor installation – from landscaping to wear and tear on your home to outdoor lighting. Don’t let your lighting fall victim to wintertime weather. Take advantage of our annual maintenance plan, and never worry about whether your lighting is in proper adjustment, proper working order, or is running safely and soundly. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will inspect your entire lighting installation and make any and all necessary adjustments or repairs resulting from bitter winter elements, and it’s all covered under our annual maintenance plan!

Are you worried about how your lighting system will endure the harsh winter snow, ice, and the snow melt in the springtime? Become an annual maintenance plan holder and leave the worry to us! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Plan Your Deck Lighting Now for an Early Springtime Installation

Here in the Minneapolis area, on the very day of winter solstice, 2018, it would stand to reason that the last thing one would be thinking about is outdoor entertaining. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, however, we know that now is the time to plan your new deck lighting design if you want to use your deck after dark this spring!

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With high temperatures hovering at 30 degrees, and Christmas mere days away, maybe it really is the perfect time to think of those lazy, warm evenings spent on our decks last summer. Maybe now is a great time to reminisce about not bundling ourselves and our families up before heading out for our daily activities. Remembering warm breezes on our decks, surrounded by loved ones, or simply sitting in solitude, winding down from a stressful day. Now that you are thinking about spending time in your favorite outdoor living space, consider your deck lighting!

We want to be our first and only choice for Minneapolis deck lighting!

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Is your deck properly lit for home entertaining or private relaxation?

Consider the period right after Christmas the Black Friday of outdoor lighting planning!

After we have pushed through the holidays, and our lives begin to settle back into our normal schedules, we often tend to put off plans for much out of the ordinary. We revel in being back in our regular routines, a respite from the holiday planning, shopping, cooking, and celebrating. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we implore you to get in touch with us to discuss your deck lighting needs right after the holidays. Why? Planning your new deck lighting design now will get you on our books for early installation. Otherwise, springtime weather will be here, and you will not be ready to enjoy your outdoor amenities with your new lighting. Don’t get pushed too far into our queue, as it builds up quickly!

What are the benefits of professional deck lighting?

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Minneapolis deck lighting will see you safely up and down your deck stair!

Avoid potential unlit hazards on your deck.

Remember Memorial Day weekend in 2018, when you had family and friends convened for celebration on your deck? Remember cleaning up after dark, and stubbing your toe on your dark deck stair? If you have fallen victim of any such deck hazard, you will understand the importance of lighting would-be trip and fall hazards in dark areas of your deck. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will provide a deck lighting plan that will have your outdoor living area illuminated for gatherings after dark, with nary a dim, hazardous area to be found. Our professional deck lighting design will offer safety for you and your guests, celebration after celebration.

Light your outdoor amenities too!

Professional deck lighting isn’t just about safety. It’s also about accentuating the beautiful elements of your deck – amenities, such as bars, outdoor kitchens, and hot tubs. Act now to get your deck amenities lighting plan in place, to beautifully light all your outdoor amenities areas in early springtime!

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Light your deck amenities, such as outdoor bars and kitchens.

Only the best deck lighting fixtures for our lighting clients!

We use only the highest quality lighting and fixtures, so you can count on our lighting installation to serve you year after year. In the event that any of your lighting needs repair or adjustment, we offer a yearly maintenance and service plan that will not only see your lighting kept in tip-top working order but also makes you a priority customer should you have a service issue!

deck lightOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis wishes you and yours a wonderful and safe holiday season. Make yourself a post-holiday to-do to call us to plan your springtime deck lighting installation. We want to see you enjoying your favorite outdoor space early into the spring season in 2019!

If you are ready to plan your professional Minneapolis area deck lighting for an early springtime installation, don’t hesitate! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

The Benefits of Year-round Residential and Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis designs and installs beautiful outdoor lighting for many homes and businesses, but the pay off isn’t in aesthetics alone. Lighting your home and business offers safety and security, 24/7-365. Gain peace of mind with a professional lighting design that will benefit your home or business all year long!

When clients call on us to provide professional lighting for their home or business, top consideration is usually given to the design. Of course, we will absolutely showcase your landscaping and architecture with an outstanding professional lighting design, but many folks don’t realize that by adding proper lighting outside their home or business will enhance their safety and security – and that of family, friends, and patrons. Professional outdoor lighting isn’t just for warm weather months either. Extend your safety and security with year-round use.

Residential year-round outdoor lighting your home will see your family safely inside each evening.

Does your Minneapolis area home have landscape lighting to help guide your family safely inside in snowy weather?

Fact is, days are shorter now. By the time we pick up the kids from school or extracurricular activities in the evening, darkness is falling or already has fallen. This time of year, it’s important to have proper Minneapolis landscape lighting, which will see your family safely inside your home by illuminating potential slippery fall hazards and snow-covered landscaping trip hazards. Be sure your lighting is on when you arrive each evening with Lighting Control Automation!

Keep your patrons, visitors, and clientele safe all year with year-round commercial outdoor lighting!

Keep your Minneapolis business well-lit for safety and security all year long with lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.

The holiday season is a busy time for Minneapolis businesses. Retailers, restaurants, and other entertainment venues have much-increased foot traffic during holiday months. It is important that each patron or visitor is able to safely navigate the exterior of your business. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of
Minneapolis will create a professional lighting design that will see pedestrians safely into and out of your business. Just like at home, winter months can produce additional trip and slip hazards. Lighting potentially hazardous areas will allow you to identify and address them, as well. Restaurant lighting will keep your holiday party patrons safe through the holiday season and thereafter!

Year-round outdoor lighting will offer security for your home or business.

Winter, summer, spring, or fall – outdoor lighting is for seasons all!

We have talked about the benefits of outdoor lighting for safety, but we would be remiss to leave out the security that is afforded our residential and commercial lighting clients. Whether you are inside your home at night, closing up your business for the evening, or away with your family on vacation, outdoor lighting will secure your property from potential intruders. Lighting windows, doors, and areas around your home and business will give you peace of mind that those with intentions of breaking in, will see that they are without an opportune area of entrance. This is maybe the most important benefit of year-round exterior lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will deftly guide you through the ideal lighting plan for your home or business. We provide only top-quality lighting products and services, including a yearly maintenance plan to ensure that your lighting is up and running all year long.

If you are ready to reap the benefits of year-round outdoor lighting for safety and security, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Permanent outdoor lighting will turn your home’s exterior into a winter wonderland!

Don’t scorn snowy conditions. Winter outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will set the perfect snowy scene around your home this winter. Experience snow in an all-new light!

If we Minnesotans know anything about anything, we know about snow! At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we encourage you to forget about shoveling, snow blowing, and trudging along to your daily destinations in fresh blankets of snow. Gain a new perspective on our imminent wintry scenery by illuminating your snowy landscape with year-round landscape lighting and permanent outdoor lighting for your home and yard!

See snow in an all-new light with year-round landscape lighting.

Illuminate your home’s façade in the beautiful snow.

Driving home from work in the evening will take on a brand new air with architectural lighting. Let the stresses of your day melt away, even if the snow does not, with a fantastic wintry display awaiting you at home. It’s mood lighting outside your home!

Architectural lighting will welcome you home at night.


Ready to add winter outdoor lighting to your favorite outdoor living area?

Even if you do not often use your patio or deck in the wintertime, you can still add lighting to enhance your cozy indoor winter living. Imagine sitting by the warm fire inside your home, and seeing the glowing snowy scene in your outdoor living space!

Beautiful glowing lights will enhance your favorite outdoor living space.

Year-round landscape lighting will delight on-sight!

If you have spent money and time perfecting your home with beautiful landscaping, outdoor lighting will enhance its beauty in any season, but will be oh-so-wonderful in wintertime! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to delight your family and guests in snowy months with winter outdoor lighting.

Maintain curb appeal in all seasons with beautiful landscape lighting.

Lest we forget the lovely lighting effect in icy conditions – ice might be the ultimate unwelcome sight, but lighting fixtures will become veritable glowing ice sculptures! What’s more, our quality path lighting fixtures will withstand the harsh Minnesota wintertime elements.

Icy winter outdoor lighting

Lighting your sidewalks with path lighting is not only beautiful in the winter, but will add safety to potential icy slip hazards. Keep your sidewalks lit for better visibility in wintry conditions!

Path lighting will illuminate walkways in slippery conditions.

Snow is an inevitability – enjoy the beauty with permanent outdoor lighting on your seasonal décor!

If you decorate your home’s exterior for the holidays, permanent lighting will eliminate the need to install and take down string lighting. Permanent uplighting is the perfect solution for your exterior holiday décor.

Christmas décor is beautifully highlighted with permanent outdoor lighting.

LED outdoor string lighting is spectacular with falling or fallen snow!

The substantial size of our LED string lighting globes plays perfectly into the snow globe effect when snow is falling. These glowing orbs catch the sparkling snowflakes as they fall, and look beautiful glowing from beneath the fallen snow that gathers on them. If you have considered string lighting for your backyard, now is the perfect time to get them in place!

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LED string lighting will turn your backyard into a snow globe in falling snow.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we know that snow can get us all down. With winter outdoor lighting, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of our snowy landscape this wintertime. Don’t miss an opportunity to turn blankets of fresh snow into a positive experience! We are ready to help you create your very own winter wonderland around your home.

If you are ready to see snow in an all-new light with winter outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis! 763-208-0555

Plan Your Lighting Now to Avoid Impending 2019 U.S. Tariffs

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis implores any commercial outdoor lighting or residential landscape lighting clients, planning outdoor lighting in 2019, to get your project underway now to avoid higher prices beginning January 1.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis would like to inform its clients and potential clients, who are planning a project in 2019, that our company will, unfortunately, be affected by higher tariffs beginning January 1. If you are on the fence about starting your residential landscape lighting or commercial outdoor lighting project, we hope that you will reach out to us to begin planning immediately to avoid substantial cost increases.

Minneapolis commercial outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis

How will new U.S. tariffs affect our commercial and residential landscape lighting product costs?

Raw materials that are used to create our outdoor lighting products will see a 15-20% cost increase, which will be in effect beginning January 1, 2019. There is no grace period on the tariffs – it will be immediately effective the first day of the new year. All our LED chips are sourced overseas, and those costs will be impacted as well. Increased product costs will regrettably be passed on to the consumer.

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Landscape lighting fixtures see up to a 20% cost increase in 2019.

What can you do to maintain your upcoming landscape lighting or commercial outdoor lighting budget?

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Minneapolis LED landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis

See more about Minneapolis LED landscape lighting!

Residential landscape lighting clients and commercial outdoor lighting clients alike have one avenue of recourse – and that is to act immediately – do not wait to call us to begin planning your 2019 lighting project, so we can order your products before January 1! If you contact us now, we will take a down payment on your project, order your lighting components, and install in 2019! Even though we might not be able to install your project until after winter, your outdoor lighting products will be up to 20% less than they would be in 2019.

If you’re planning new landscape lighting or outdoor lighting in 2019, don’t wait! With tariffs causing a 20% rise in prices next year, getting started today could save you a lot of cash! 763-208-0555

Stillwater Living, Made Brighter with Professional Façade Lighting

Highlight the character of your home and yard with Stillwater exterior home lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.

With character homes, new and old, Stillwater MN is the kind of idyllic small town we have all imagined ourselves living in at one time or another. Residents know the value in that statement and are fortunate to call Stillwater home. With its nationally acclaimed historic downtown, chock full of locally-owned businesses, waterfront homes, and attractions, Stillwater sets the perfect scene for professional architectural façade lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is pleased to call Stillwater residents clients.

Stillwater Architectural Lighting

New homes have character too! Sure, Stillwater’s historic mansions and older homes are beautiful, but such designations are not just for older homes. In neighborhoods like Liberty on the Lakes, we find the spirit of historic Stillwater. With gorgeous craftsman styling, these homes lend themselves flawlessly to professional architectural lighting.

This showstopping home in Liberty on the Lakes is the epitome of exquisite Stillwater architectural lighting. Character elements like the high gable arts and crafts trim on the front of this home is made more beautiful at night with added depth created with light and dramatic shadows. With uplighting, you can see the texture of the lap and shake siding and the beautiful stacked stone elements in a whole new dimension at night. If there were a fourth dimension or a fifth, it would apply here! The architectural lighting also calls into play the beautiful contrast between the white trim of the home against its darker siding and stone color. The turret is the cherry on top, with lighting on each side that highlights the angular architecture perfectly – all the way to the top!

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High drama is the name of the game on this charming craftsman cottage. How could you ever be blue in this home? Lighting the stacked stone façade of the home takes on a very dramatic aesthetic with plays on color, shadows, and highlights. The saturated blue sets the perfect dark backdrop for the white corbels, gable trim, and window framing to pop. Let’s not leave out effect of highlighting the front porch area, while leaving the overhead lighting by the front doors off. Admit it…you kind of want to live here!

Stillwater Curb Appeal

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, lighting your home and landscaping is about providing curb appeal at night, as is evident with the home below. This home is defined by its gables and bump-outs, which lend themselves beautifully to our professional lighting. Notice how you can see the texture of the shake siding perfectly on the high front gable. The hallmarks of professional lighting design are in the placement of the lighting, where one element of the home plays in direct contrast with the other. The tall gable behind is dark, which to the eye, pulls the one in front out even farther. All the triple windows with lattice design transoms are revealed with lighting at night. This beautiful porch and front door are perfectly showcased with the home’s overhead lights on to highlight additional custom design touches, like the curved tongue and groove ceiling over the door. That’s what we call curb appeal and then some!

Show off your gorgeous Stillwater home at night while adding visibility at night. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Professional Architectural and Landscape Lighting vs. Do-it-Yourself in North Oaks

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers professional residential lighting that will set your North Oaks home apart from the rest.

North Oaks landscape lighting professionalsThe enormous trend of all things DIY is facilitated by websites, like Pinterest and YouTube, and even dedicated TV networks and popular personalities, like Martha Stewart. With tutorials for baking and holiday crafts, to home building and remodeling techniques, we have all likely made a solid attempt at a do-it-yourself project. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we encourage you to hone your creative skills but ask you to call on us to provide your home, outdoor living, and landscape lighting in North Oaks.

Allow us to make your home shine with custom North Oaks landscape lighting.

Communities like North Oaks are fantastic venues for professional lighting design and installation. With stately homes, winding roads, nature vistas, and large private yards, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis aims to provide professional lighting services that will optimally highlight your home and property.

Why is professional lighting advantageous for your home versus DIY?

north oaks best outdoor lighting companyThe finer benefits of professional residential landscape lighting begin with high-quality lighting fixtures. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives uses only the upper echelon in lighting fixtures, with a choice between brass and copper. Sure, you can purchase plastic, aluminum, or stainless steel fixtures at a low price from a big box store – but low-cost does not equate to a good value. We implore you to avoid cheap lighting fixtures, as they are short-lived. Savings now is not worth the trouble and cost to re-purchase a short time later. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives also offers solutions for high-quality, low-environmental-impact LED outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is a full-service outdoor lighting provider. This means we do all the work for you!

Another advantage is that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is a total turn-key outdoor lighting provider. We not only offer the benefits of high-quality lighting products and expert design and installation, but we will maintain your lighting for life. We offer a yearly outdoor lighting maintenance plan that covers important lighting care services to keep your system working and looking beautifully! With our service plan, you never have to worry about things like enhancing your design with small adjustments, checking connections, cleaning lenses and fixtures, or concealing exposed wiring. Hand over all your outdoor lighting maintenance to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis!

We are your preferred North Oaks outdoor lighting experts.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been an approved and recommended expert lighting company for twenty years – longevity is our most valued accomplishment! When it comes to planning your lighting, we will create show-stopping focal points on and around your home. We can highlight your home’s grand architectural elements, such as large columns, turrets, stone and siding elements, wood trim, and other ornamentation. Having lighted commercial and residential buildings of historical significance, we can guide you through showcasing your home in its very best light.

See beautiful photos of our residential architectural lighting!

When it comes to lighting your North Oaks home and property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will take the repetitive fixture purchasing cost, time, and hassle of do-it-yourself lighting off your hands. Even if you have always installed your own landscape lighting, call on us to update your design and fixtures. Yes, we can do that! If you are tired of DIY lighting at your North Oaks home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is ready to take the reins.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is in the business of providing the best quality North Oaks landscape lighting that will last. Call today to schedule a design consultation! 763-208-0555

Quality Landscape Lighting Begins with Choice Materials – Brass or Copper, Period

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers only quality landscape lighting materials that will keep your lights healthy for many years to come.

landscape lighting that will lastWhen it comes to investing in quality landscape lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will deftly guide you through the process of choosing a great design, but professional outdoor lighting is about so much more than setting a beautiful scene. It’s about offering products that will give our clients the best, safest, and longest use. Compared to companies, who might offer lower-quality landscape lighting materials, brass and copper fixtures might seem exorbitant, but we are here to tell you they are not a luxury – they are the standard on which we rest our reputation as lighting professionals.

Brass and copper landscape lighting fixtures will offer long-lived service and beauty. For this reason, these are the only two options you will see at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. Sure, you see many choices in big box stores, such as plastic and aluminum. Those lower-level landscape lighting materials will offer savings on the front end of your lighting installation. When it comes to getting continued service from those materials, the buck stops there. Within a few years, after a few Minneapolis winters, those cheaper lighting fixtures must be replaced. There is only one way to avoid catastrophic breakage and corrosion – use copper or brass landscape lighting.

The truth about lower-quality landscape lighting fixture materials – they fail.

Truth is, aluminum will quickly corrode, even if produced or coated in a way that inhibits corrosion. Plastic will warp, crack, and break. Plastic and aluminum will cost the least amount of money upfront, but you will spend that money over and over to replace. Costly grade 316 stainless steel will offer longevity if placed in areas without a lot of humidity, rainfall, or in waterside locales. Even if the high-grade stainless steel is used, it requires cleaning and polishing. That’s unnecessary maintenance and upkeep for your outdoor lighting fixtures.

Brass and copper are smart materials.

brass landscape lights are the best choiceThe truth about brass and copper landscape lighting is – they are costlier on the front end, but they will last for many years to come without needing replacing. Why? Well, both of these finishes have one thing in common – natural patina, a form of corrosion, which actually happens to naturally protect the material from environmental factors. Instead of rust corrosion, these metals will function under a cloak of patina without breaking apart or rotting away like other materials. Many high-end items inside your home are made of brass. Lighting, bath, and kitchen fixtures to name a few. Copper is a widely-used high-end material inside and outside homes. Roofing and siding elements, rain chains, railing post caps, and other outdoor ornamentation are commonly produced in copper. The green patina that will eventually cover copper is considered a beautiful, natural aging process. Copper is gorgeous in the first and latter stages of its lifespan! Brass and copper are not just smart choices, but they are inherently smart in the way they age.

Consumers are getting smart about investing in quality materials, decreasing their carbon footprint, and creating less waste. As a whole, we are wising up to combatting the problems of waste production by using materials that are long-lasting, which won’t end up in a landfill. If you have considered these ideas when choosing LED over incandescent lighting for your home, it only makes sense to apply the same logic when choosing landscape lighting materials.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is in the business of providing the best quality landscape lighting that will last. Call today to schedule a design consultation! 763-208-0555

Don’t be Caught with Your Lights Down This Holiday Season!

Have your Minneapolis Christmas lighting installation ready for Black Friday madness…um, we mean retail bliss and merriment!

neighborhood holiday lighting servicesSo, you’re asking yourself, “When is the perfect time to plan my outdoor Christmas lighting for my Minneapolis area business?” Well, run, run, Rudolph, to your telephone, and give us a call, because the time is NOW! We don’t mean to yell. We are just excited that you are considering professional Minneapolis Christmas lighting installation, and we want to set the scene for your business’ successful holiday season, no matter what you do!

When we think about the Christmas season, we obviously know that we must first get through Halloween and Thanksgiving. Those two holidays tend to throw us off a bit in the fall season because we think we must wait until both have passed before we even think about planning for outdoor Christmas lighting. That notion is absolutely wrong when it comes to being ready for the start of the Christmas season, which is literally the moment we begin to digest our first helping of turkey! Truth is, some Black Friday shopping begins on Thanksgiving Day, and we want your Minneapolis business to be ready to flip the switch and turn on your beautifully planned and installed professional Christmas lighting.

Install your Christmas lighting before Thanksgiving to be ready for the start of Christmas season.

holiday lighting for businessesAt Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we want you to be ready this Christmas season. Don’t be caught with your lights down on Black Friday! Call on us now to indulge in Christmas fineries that we have to offer. We not only plan, design, and install your Christmas lighting, but we will take it down for safe storage and re-use each year! That’s a huge load off during this hectic time of year. Businesses are open longer hours during the Christmas season, and our personal lives become just as busy after hours! Give the worry and fret over your Christmas lighting to us – it’s our job to fuss over your holiday lighting.

Do you hear what we hear? Yep, that’s the sound of fall holidays closing in, and with them comes Christmas. Impress your friends with your ingenuity this holiday season with a new level of preparedness in Christmas lighting. While you’re relaxing with a second glass of wine post-turkey dinner, everyone else will be running around trying to be sure their business is ready to ring in the holiday season! It’s okay to brag a little. Tell them about how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis took all the worry and woe out of your holiday planning. Tell them that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has the wherewithal to actually see to it that your holiday is merry and bright – because that’s the truth!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is in the business helping our business partners maximize their season by creating a festive atmosphere with Christmas lighting. Call today to schedule a design consultation! 763-208-0555

How to Choose the Best Twin Cities Landscape Lighting Company

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Adding landscape lighting to your home or business should be treated the same as any other property renovation project. Don’t do it yourself and find the best professional for the job.
Taking your time to find the right provider, with the best reputation and the best service should be a top priority. After all, this is an investment in your home.

Tips for Choosing a Minneapolis Landscape Lighting Company

Whether you choose a Minneapolis landscape lighting contractor or a company with a team of professionals, you should make sure they are the right choice for you. To make this important decision, ask your lighting prospect the questions below to get right to the bottom of it.

  1. How long have you been in business?
    The landscape lighting industry can be finicky. Often landscapers or other service providers will do it “on the side” when it works for them. We advise choosing someone who has been in the business for a long time and has plans to stay to get the expertise for design and installation and the availability for maintenance down the road. Even Home Advisor points out that design is one of the most important skills of a landscape lighting contractor.
  2. Can you provide me with referrals?
    Reputation is everything. You will want to see completed projects, have names and numbers of people or businesses who have worked with them, and have checked their online reviews. If it doesn’t all add up to a quality landscape lighting provider, then don’t choose them.
  3. Is landscape lighting your only business?
    We briefly touched on it above, but to get the best provider, your lighting company should have a full-time staff dedicated to the business. While they may have other businesses running simultaneously (like Conserva Irrigation or Mosquito Squad) it is vital that their businesses are separate and equal. If you find a small irrigation company or landscaper who “also does lighting” trying to sell you lights, don’t buy.
  4. Do you provide a nighttime demonstration?
    We offer a complimentary nighttime demonstration to help you see with your own eyes how landscape lighting can transform your property. We are confident that for those who are on the fence — seeing is believing!
  5. Are you a full-service landscape lighting company, providing design, installation, and maintenance?
    The most reputable long-lasting landscape lighting companies are built to be turnkey. The idea is that you never have to worry about your lighting system. If the company you are looking at doesn’t offer maintenance and service, keep looking.
  6. Are your landscape lights covered with a warranty?
    It is important to invest in brass or copper outdoor lights of the highest quality. They are required for the Minnesota climate. To prove they offer the best light fixtures, a trusted lighting contractor will offer warranties on their product and work, to give you peace-of-mind.

If you’re looking for an experienced, reputable, landscape lighting company with a history of satisfied customers and a team of highly-trained lighting designers and technicians, we fit the mold! Call us today 763-208-0555 Ask for our portfolio, references, and client list. We are happy to provide you with whatever information you need, and we hope you’ll schedule your design consultation soon!

Landscape Lighting is All Treat, No Trick!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will help beckon tiny ghosts and goblins safely to your door with custom Minneapolis landscape lighting this fall.

halloween safety lightingAs summer winds down, we begin to anticipate all things autumn. Cooler evenings, beautiful foliage, and pumpkin spice everything! One of the most notable nuances of autumn is abbreviated daylight hours – though, many of us do not look forward to shorter days, they are soon to arrive. Now is the ideal time to plan a bit of landscape lighting, most especially with the spooky splendor of Halloween on the horizon. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to help prepare your home for Halloween with exceptionally-lit walkways and stairs.

Lower the Risk of a Trip & Fall

All Hallows’ Eve is supposed to be a night of frightful delight, but don’t let your home be the scene of a major Halloween faux pas this year! Scraped knees, torn princess dress hemlines, or tear-smeared face paint doesn’t exactly make for any such delight. Keeping your tiny visitors safe this Halloween is easier than you might think. If your outdoor stairs and walkways are out of reach of street lamps and front porch lights, it’s time to consider path lighting. As for any holiday other folly – we wouldn’t recommend giving out toothbrushes in lieu of candy.

illuminate your home's dark sidewalksOur brass and copper LED path lighting will subtly illuminate the dark and potentially treacherous paths without creating too much light. They are such a simple solution to fall hazards, you’re probably wondering why you didn’t think of them already! Not only will path lights invite short sugar-seeking humans safely to your door, but they can also be a perfect complement to spooky Halloween décor. If you’d like to give the little vampires and mummies a true fright, set the scene with lighting to showcase your creepy graveyard – hands reaching from the dirt, tombstones, low-flying vampire bats, or any other frightful scene your imagination can conjure!

This Halloween, create a yard to elicit screeches and howls – not due to stumbling werewolves or fumbling Frankenstein’s monsters, but because you have the creepiest, yet safest professionally-lit stairs and pathways. Allow us to illuminate your paths and walkways and add your own squeal-provoking Halloween decorations to boot. Don’t let your home and yard be tricky! Treat yourselves and your ghoulish visitors with Minneapolis landscape lighting this fall.

Halloween Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to Halloween safety for our children, we take many things into consideration. We offer alternative treats for those with particular food allergies. We keep our pets safely inside and pick up leaf debris or other items that could create fall hazards. Take one additional step to light your yard and home for visitors this Halloween.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is in the business of creating beautiful landscapes that happen to add safety and function for all your daily and annual activities. Call today to schedule a design consultation! 763-208-0555

Prepare for Fall and Winter Now by Combining 3 Important Minneapolis Home Services

minneapolis home servicesCertain things in life go hand-in-hand; combining outdoor lighting installation with tick control and mosquito control—and also, with irrigation services for your yard—are perfect examples. When you add outdoor lighting, you’re going to be spending a lot more time on your deck or patio, which means you’ll increase your exposure to pesky insects as well. Being outdoors, even more, you’ll be able to enjoy the increased beauty that proper irrigation brings to your yard.

Why do we mention these interconnected home services? Because Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, Mosquito Squad of Twin Cities and Conserva Irrigation of The Twin Cities are sister companies under common ownership. We provide this family of Minneapolis home services so you can experience the ultimate in convenience and reliability. We also offer package deals, so that’s a huge savings benefit for Minneapolis-area homeowners.

Fall is the Time for Twin Cities Mosquito & Tick Control

minneapolis mosquito control As we get into September, mosquitoes may be winding down but ticks are out in full force. Don’t let your family’s increased time outdoors in the evening make you more vulnerable to ticks and the danger of Lyme disease. With seasonal tick control, Mosquito Squad of Twin Cities can eliminate 85-90% of these pests in your yard. Fall is the time of year for your Mosquito Squad technician to place tick tubes around your property, so it’s imperative that you contact us before freezing weather. This fall treatment comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, meaning there is no risk for trying our service. Our favorable customer feedback includes 4.5 stars and 44 reviews on Google.

Twin Cities Irrigation Services Will Make You Ready for Winter

minneapolis irrigation companies Our irrigation company, Conserva Irrigation of The Twin Cities, specializes in repairs, installation and maintenance. This time of year it is critically important that your system be winterized. Conserva Irrigation can take care of your sprinkler blowout regardless of who installed your system. Our winterization service for only $69 comes with peace of mind that winter will not wreak havoc with your irrigation system causing costly damage.

Conserva Irrigation can lower your water bill by as much as 40%. If you don’t yet have irrigation installed on your property, call us now because we install the most efficient systems right out of the gates. You can get a sweet package deal by combining irrigation services with outdoor lighting and mosquito and tick control. We are proud to say that Conserva Irrigation of The Twin Cities received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 2017.

Our Minneapolis Home Services Keep You Safe and Prepare Your Property for Fall and Winter

Are you a new outdoor lighting customer or have you already installed outdoor lighting at your home? Either way, we encourage you take advantage of the opportunity to combine three home services for a package deal this fall. Adding Twin Cities mosquito & tick control and Twin Cities irrigation services to your outdoor lighting maintenance plan will wrap your family in the comfort of safety and security. Again, we can service your outdoor lighting and irrigation system regardless of what company installed them.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, along with our sister brands, is pleased to be able to offer you better outdoor living across the board. With new outdoor lighting, a lush and healthy landscape, and no mosquitoes or ticks to drive you indoors, you can take full advantage of the beautiful Midwest seasons. Call today to discuss package deals for your home. 763-208-0555

Grow Your Business with Commercial Outdoor Lighting in St. Paul, MN

Do you think commercial outdoor lighting is important for your St. Paul, MN, business, or do you KNOW it is? If you hesitated for even a moment, then you need to keep reading!

Which of the following answers is the most complete?
A. Fresh, innovative commercial outdoor lighting is critically important for any business serving customers who may come and go after dark.
B. Commercial outdoor lighting is quite important even if your business is not open at night.
C. All of the above.
ANSWER: If you answered ‘C’, you are correct.

Guests Have Come to Expect Sensational St. Paul Outdoor Lighting

Saint Paul  Business Sign LightingRestaurant, retail and hospitality establishments—any business serving customers at night—must implement every action possible to retain existing clientele and draw new customers. Your competition is paying attention to St. Paul outdoor lighting, so you must, too. You need every advantage you can get in today’s competitive market. If your restaurant, bar, cafe or lounge offers an outdoor space for drinks and dining at night, you need to make sure it’s memorable.

  1. ADD outdoor lighting at every possible point outdoors where guests might walk, sit or stand. If you have a courtyard that’s used during the day but not illuminated at night, you are throwing money away by not using the space for an enhanced guest experience. Also, a dark passageway is a liability. Don’t create a situation where you later look back and think, Oh, we should have had lighting there.

  2. UPDATE your outdoor lighting as a cost-effective way to keep your site design fresh. It’s something you can do more often than you might be able to implement costlier plans such as remodeling your space or revamping your interior design. Our lighting designers can custom-design unique lighting solutions for your patio dining or lounge areas, courtyards, rooftops and decks. Sensational outdoor lighting is one way you absolutely need to stand out!

  3. UPGRADE your commercial outdoor lighting if it was installed more than 5 years ago and has not been refreshed. Technology changes and you’ve got to keep up! Today’s LED lighting is so much more energy-efficient than previous halogen or incandescent lighting you’ll save up to 80% on electricity costs for lighting with LED. LED bulbs last a lot longer, too—another cost saver.

Provide Commercial Outdoor Lighting St. Paul Customers Can Rely On

Your guests aren’t thinking about outdoor lighting. They take it for granted, not conscious of doing so. It’s your job to plan for and provide the lighting they need (for safety) and want (for a heightened guest experience). They don’t know they want this, but they respond to it nevertheless! That desire for a premium outdoor dining or lounge experience is what you need to tap into.

  • Dazzle your guests! When you improve the guest experience, word of mouth will boost your profitability.
  • Our outdoor lighting designers can create a look for your business worthy of a magazine cover.
  • You may not realize what a difference great lighting can make. If you don’t have an eye for it, call in the experts: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.
  • Don’t take safety for granted; provide your guests enough light to eliminate potential tripping hazards.
  • Use outdoor lighting to deter crime, especially around walkways and parking lots.

Do You Need St. Paul Commercial Outdoor Lighting If You’re Not Open at Night? Yes!

commercial outdoor lighting creates a gorgeous atmosphereReturning to answer “B” in our quiz, above, we are always surprised to encounter a business owner who thinks outdoor lighting isn’t necessary if their business isn’t open at night. This might seem to be the case for some retail stores, service businesses such as insurance agencies and restaurants that only serve breakfast and lunch.

Regardless of your business hours, you want people to know where you are! The day will come when they need your product or service, and it will help if they recall passing your illuminated sign at night. You want to remain top-of-mind. Make sure they see you whenever they pass by, not just when you’re open.

For effective commercial outdoor lighting St. Paul residents will notice, you need more than an illuminated sign, though. If you have any landscaping whatsoever, you need landscape lighting. Architectural lighting can help you get noticed—and be remembered—as well. We don’t want to go overboard; we recommend a tasteful amount of subtle outdoor lighting for attention, safety and security.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can add that special touch to your business with custom outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting is all we do and we are proud to help local businesses grow and thrive! Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting for Summer Night Fun in Your Backyard

Minneapolis summer nights in the backyardWhile the days begin to grow shorter but the nights are still warm, what is left of summer in Minnesota is no time to stay inside. With custom outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, your backyard can be transformed into a nighttime paradise you can’t wait to escape to. Make your outdoor kitchen sparkle with our hardscape lighting or hang LED string lights over your deck to make every night feel like magic. Our custom outdoor lighting is the perfect addition to brighten up backyard entertaining year round. Once the setting is right, all you need to do is head outdoors to discover the possibilities of summer night fun in your backyard.

Top 3 Ways to Have Fun in Your Minneapolis Backyard

1. Throw a Late-Night Pool and Hot Tub Party with Outdoor Lighting
Celebrate the warmth of summer with a late-night swim or soak in a hot tub. What makes it so much fun at night? With help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we can take our hardscape outdoor lighting techniques and apply them to light up the area around your pool or hot tub. Not only will your pool and hot tub area feel safer, the glow of the lights is bright enough to keep you company all night long.

2. S’mores Are Perfect for Backyard Entertaining
S’mores are never a bad idea for a fun summer night and always the perfect excuse for a little backyard entertaining. Gather around your fire pit and start toasting marshmallows! With our landscape lighting, you don’t have to worry about losing a marshmallow or two in the darkness of the night. Landscape lighting in Minneapolis gives you the right lighting for every occasion!

3. Dance Under the Stars of LED String Lights
There’s nothing more romantic than having a delicious meal under LED string lights in the calming sounds of your backyard. Grill up your favorite dish in your outdoor kitchen and set up a romantic table for two under the LED string lights above your deck. Add in your favorite slow ballads and sway with your loved one under the string lights for the rest of the night.

Enjoy Some Summer Fun in Your Own Backyard

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we love to help our clients increase their summer fun with beautiful and functional outdoor lighting. Call today to schedule a design consultation. 763-208-0555

7 Ways to Make Your End-Of-Summer Bash a Success

How will you bid summer farewell? It seems like moments ago we were greeting the first days of summer. Whether you considered that to be Memorial Day Weekend or the Summer Solstice in June, the time has gone by too fast!

We’ve been looking at ways to stage a memorable Labor Day bash as a way to honor the days of summer and acknowledge the shifting seasons. Most important, a Labor Day gathering of family and friends is a way to have fun! At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we wish you much joy as you celebrate with the people you enjoy most. Here are some ideas:

  1. Advance prep: Get the kids to help you make a bunch of decorative paper lanterns and hang them all around. Here’s a video . Note: These aren’t actual lights, so be sure you have plenty of festive string lighting around your deck, patio or dock!

  2. Cookout idea #1: Preferably at the lake … Try a new marinade for your beef!

  3. Have a Labor Day craft activity for the kids after they burn off their excess energy running around. This Labor Day Cube is appropriate for all age groups.

  4. Cookout idea #2: Try these great Salmon Lemon Kebobs, a crowd pleaser!

  5. Want some cool landscape lighting installed before summer is too far gone? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, 763-208-0555, to get that set up.

  6. Cookout idea #3: For desert! Brownie and Fruit Kebabs! Can’t get enough of these …

  7. Plan a story-telling contest to entertain everyone around the fire pit after your Labor Day cookout. Let the kids pick the winners among these age groups: Over 80, 40-80, 18-40, 12-18, Under 12.

    Maximize your Minneapolis summer with outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis and mosquito control from our sister brand Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

5 Reasons NOT to Wait for Shorter Days to Add Outdoor Lighting

If you think of Minneapolis outdoor lighting as seasonal, you are partially right, and then again it’s not that simple. No matter how you look at it, though, now is the time to add outdoor lighting to your home and landscape before the cold sets in and days become oh-so-short again.

Why Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting is NOT Seasonal

We enjoy—and benefit from—outdoor lighting year-round here in Minneapolis. When you look at it that way, there is nothing seasonal about it! No matter what time it gets dark around here, we love the magic of outdoor lighting, the nighttime curb appeal and the increased enjoyment of our outdoor living spaces. As long as the calendar says this is a month in which it will get dark at night, it’s the season for outdoor lighting in Minneapolis.

Why Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Could Be Considered Seasonal

There are two reasons you could think of outdoor lighting in Minneapolis, MN, as seasonal. First, when we use the words outdoor lighting and seasonal in the same sentence, what comes to mind? Holiday lights, that’s what. So although we love our “every-day” outdoor lighting, we especially love our Christmas lighting, too. By the way, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers an outdoor holiday lighting service for homeowners and commercial properties, in case you were not aware of that.

The second reason outdoor lighting could be considered seasonal in the Minneapolis area is because of our cold winter temperatures. Once the ground is frozen, we will have to wait to install most types of landscape lighting. If you miss the window of opportunity before the ground freezes, you will be waiting until spring for an outdoor lighting installation.

Now that we’ve established that Minneapolis outdoor lighting is not seasonal—and it sometimes seems like it is—let’s look at why you should hurry to have your outdoor lighting designed and installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis before winter sets in.

Summer Solstice Has Passed: 5 Reasons Not To Wait to Add Outdoor Lighting

Now that we’re almost turning the calendar to August, sunset occurs before 9 pm. It won’t be long before we’ll be driving home from work in the dark. At the peak of summer the sun sets after 9 and last light is not until almost 10 pm. Winter solstice sunset is at 4:33 pm! That’s so early!

There’s a lot of “day” left after 4:33 pm—or there could be, if your home didn’t sink into darkness that time of day. Or should we say “that time of night”? We do keep turning that calendar, and while you are still enjoying long summer days, they are steadily shrinking.

Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t wait to add outdoor lighting:

  1. Plenty of outdoor summer fun remains even as the days start to get shorter.

  2. You need to schedule your professional outdoor lighting installation before the ground freezes.

  3. You still have time to show off your gorgeous lawn and landscape before it goes dormant.

  4. Gorgeous fall evenings are just around the corner. Squeeze in a little extra R and R on the deck or patio or around the fire pit or outdoor fireplace.

  5. You don’t want to spend another winter with a dark driveway. You really don’t.

Counteract the shortening of the days by adding outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis before the short days of winter arrive. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Outdoor Entertaining 2.0: With Patio and Deck Lighting, Decorating for One Party Means You're Ready for the Next … And Beyond!

If you plan to have several outdoor parties or even simple get-togethers at your home this summer, we have a tip for you: just decorate once! With fun and flirty professional-grade outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, once your lights are up, you’re good to go for the rest of the season. Plus, you won’t need a special event to feel festive! With year-round outdoor lighting, any weekend can turn into a special occasion.

Where do you entertain outdoors? The two obvious answers are the patio and the deck. Do you have a fire pit or outdoor fire place, too? Regardless of the exact set-up of your outdoor living space, it’s a great idea to use outdoor lighting to set the mood and keep the party going past dark. You can also use lighting to define your party area for guests and light the way to other parts of the yard you want them to enjoy.

Patio Lighting and Beyond … When Your Patio Party Overflows Into the Yard!

This idea actually works great whether your group will be contained on the patio or spill over into the yard. First, let’s look at the patio itself. Our lighting designer will need to see your patio to draw up your custom patio lighting plan, but if you have landscaping around your patio, we’ll start there. Landscape lighting around a patio sets the mood, especially if you have the lights set up on a dimmer.

To add a magic, festive ingredient to any get-together, we recommend market lighting, also called café lighting, bistro lighting, string lighting and— a great name! —party lighting. Let our lighting designer know the size of the crowd you’re expecting. This will help us gauge how far out to hang the lights. If you’re planning several soirees this season, go ahead and arrange lighting for the largest of them. We can even put these light strings on a dimmer so you can easily adjust the brightness depending on the mood you want and the size of your group.

When your party is going to extend beyond the patio itself, flowing out into the yard, market lighting is the best way to define the party area. These wonderful strings of LED lights also provide illumination for tables set up in the yard with food and beverages. Then, when you have smaller, more casual gatherings on the patio, you can either leave the outlying lights off or use them to create a cheerful perimeter glow. It’s like being surrounded by a comforting circle of light with the mystery of darkness beyond.

Deck Lighting Serves a Dual Purpose for Any Occasion

We recommend deck lighting whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying the deck with family each night. Lights on and around a deck create the ambiance you desire while also increasing deck safety. Depending on what foliage you have around the deck, we can use landscape lighting to great effect there, too. You can define your space for entertaining with a boundary of gentle landscape lighting.

The deck is also a wonderful places for market lighting to increase the festive vibe and assure guests they are someplace special. Once you have string lighting you won’t want to wait for a special occasion to use it. Any night can be a special occasion on your deck with party lights. Add a dimmer and you control the mood. Party for two?

Transform a regular weekend get-together into a magical occasion every time with gorgeous Minneapolis landscape lighting. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Twin Cities Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas You Can Use!

Gone are the days of charcoal and lighter fluid in a grill sitting on your concrete slab. Today’s homeowners are spending time and money to build out extensive outdoor living spaces that include Grande outdoor kitchens.

Twin Cities’ outdoor kitchens include much more than a stainless-steel grill and a small counter-top. Depending on personal style and ambition, homeowners are taking their outdoor kitchens to the max.

Imagine it, an extensive paver patio, featuring an L-shaped cabinet wrapped with rustic stacked stone and topped with a Travertine countertop. Within this cabinet, there is a large grill top hooked up to the natural gas line that also features a flat top griddle. On the other half of the L, there is a sink for prep work. Under the counter, there is a wine fridge and a mini-fridge to hold cold beverages as well as a warming drawer to keep food ready to eat. At the very end of the counter is the perfect nook for the smoker. Lastly, to keep the chef cool, a pergola blocks the direct sunlight.

Take Your Outdoor Kitchen From Day to Night

Sounds great right? What if I told you that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to outdoor kitchen build-outs? And what if I told you, after all is said and done, homeowners often find themselves struggling to see what they’re doing after dark, as the outdoor kitchen lighting was neglected?

Don’t get caught trying to rush your steak before the sun sets. With proper LED outdoor lighting design, you can cook a late dinner and entertain friends all at the same time. We recommend the following outdoor kitchen lighting ideas:

Focal Lighting

Having precise task lighting shining right on your cooktop is vital for making sure your meat is prepared just the way you like it. We offer stunning copper and brass focal lights that can be mounted from above to shine right on your cooking surface.

Hardscape Lighting

We offer gorgeous hardscape lighting that can fit right into your paver patios and stone surrounds. We recommend them for under your capstone or counter top to provide ambient lighting throughout the whole space. They are also great for mounting under a bar top to shine onto the prep counter too.

Patio or Deck Lighting

Wherever your outdoor kitchen is located, you should have some lighting for the space around it. The idea behind outdoor kitchens is to be a part of the party while you prepare the food. With deck lighting and patio lighting, the party can go as late as you want without missing a beat.

LED String Lighting

Market lighting or permanent outdoor string lighting has become one of the most requested outdoor lighting styles. They can be hung under a pergola, over your kitchen, and over the nearby eating area or lounging area to provide an instant party vibe. We can even string them from the house out to a nearby tree to make your entire backyard glow.

As today’s trend for bringing the indoors out continues, we want to remind you to make sure you don’t forget the lighting. With the right outdoor lighting, you can maximize the function of all your outdoor spaces for everyday living and entertaining. Give us a call today for a design consultation for your custom outdoor kitchen lighting system. 763-208-0555

The Dos and Don'ts of Twin Cities Outdoor Lighting

It is quite common for a homeowner to walk down the lighting aisle of their favorite local big box store and grab the year’s most popular outdoor lighting fixture. Or maybe, they grab a basic flood light if their purpose is security. Either way, this is a mistake. There is a lot more to landscape lighting than buying the brightest or least expensive light you can find and plug it in. For optimum results when installing outdoor lighting, the system should be well-designed to have the most pleasing visual impact possible. That is not necessarily a lot of lights, bright lights or otherwise, but a strategic, creative approach.

When designed and installed correctly, fantastic landscape lighting will establish the mood you want and the safety and security you need. We, of course, recommend you place this important task in the hands of the professionals, but, in case you are planning to install outdoor lighting on your own we offer you some important dos and don’ts:

Outdoor Lighting Dos

  • Focus on the house first. When designing and then installing your landscape lighting, start with the largest focal feature on your property first, the house, with architectural lighting, then work your way out. Next is trees, then outbuildings, pathways, shrubbery, outdoor living spaces, and finally smaller landscape elements such as flowers.
  • Layer your lighting. Don’t shine one light on a focal feature and call it a day. Use multiple lights from various angles to achieve shadows, texture, and depth.
  • Downlighting is preferable when possible. For clear visibility on pathways and other outdoor living areas, downlighting is the preferred method. It doesn’t shine in your eyes but instead illuminates the space in front of you.
  • Do contact the experts here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis if at any point you think you might be in over your head.

Outdoor Lighting Don’ts

  • Don’t use a chalk line. Path lights are not soldiers, they should not be lined in a perfectly straight line. They should follow the natural curves of whatever you’re illuminating to get the most beautiful effect at night.
  • Don’t rely on daytime results. It is vital to work on your lighting after dark to get the best effect. While you can install during the day, plan your design at night, and then make adjustments at night.
  • Don’t ignore your highest peak. Your home has many unique features. Installing lighting to shine on the highest peaks, the most gorgeous columns, stonework, or decorative overhangs will have the most impact.
  • Don’t forget dark corners around the sides of your home. It can be easy to focus on the beautiful areas of your home that are often utilized or seen from the street. But what about the dark corner where the garbage can is? These areas should be illuminated for safety to provide fewer hiding places.

While this short list barely scratches the surface, we encourage you to really take your time, do your homework and find lights that will be long-lasting. If burying lines, installing transformers, and gutter-mounting a light for your highest peak is beyond what you imagined, please feel free to call us. We offer expert outdoor lighting design, meticulous landscape lighting installation and the best-quality lighting available. Call today for an outdoor lighting design consultation. 763-208-0555

It's Time to Treat Yourself … With Twin Cities Landscape Lighting

What did you get for Mother’s Day? A bouquet of flowers that are already dying? Breakfast in bed (if that is what you want to call the concoction the kids brought you)? Give yourself the gift of light this summer. Illuminate your favorite places. Create an escape in your yard just for you!

Every now and then, you really do deserve to treat yourself! Maybe with something different than the usual treat-yourself ideas like shoes, a handbag or symphony tickets. Twin Cities landscape lighting is a real treat, and one you can enjoy year-round.

Is that a new concept for you, landscape lighting, or something you’ve been thinking about? If you’ve been admiring the landscape lighting at a neighbor’s home, try it for your own home. We’re pretty sure you’ll love it. Remember: you deserve it!

Create Your Own Escape with a Landscape Lighting Design

You know that little getaway you’ve been dreaming about? On a tropical island? Okay, we can’t offer you a tropical island, exactly, but we do have some ideas for your own oasis in your own yard. It might be as simple as rest and relaxation on your patio after dinner, with an understanding that will be YOUR time. Subtle landscape lighting around your patio will bathe your space in a gentle light that sets the mood for the R&R you need to recharge your batteries.

What else can we find for you? Do you have a gazebo that no one really uses? Sure, it’s decorative, but with gentle lights above it to give the effect of moonlight, and some jazzy and very comfortable throw pillows, that gazebo could be your escape after you put the kids to bed. Do you have a pergola with a bench under it? Again, throw pillows, landscape lighting and maybe a glass of wine. Ahhhhhh, yes. Time away, just for you. You deserve it!

We’ll Handle Your Minneapolis Landscape Lighting

This is no time for a DIY approach. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis do all the work. Even if you’re actually a designer yourself, we’ve got this. Our professional outdoor lighting designers may surprise you with how wonderful your custom lighting design turns out. What’s more, our technicians will pull the wiring and climb the ladders, because, remember, you’re treating yourself. This is not another task to put on your never-ending To-Do List. This is a time for you to point and let others do for you.

Don’t wait for the kids, friends, boyfriends, husbands to get you what you really want for a gift; treat yourself to the landscape lighting of your dreams. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Maybe Summer Will Get Here Faster if You're Ready for It!

If the snow is finally melting, after the last blizzard of the season, the mosquitoes cannot be far behind. You know what that means: SUMMER IS COMING! We have been waiting long enough for warmer weather to signal that summertime activities are not far behind. We are going to the lake; we are opening the pool; we are bringing out the summer wardrobe.

Are you ready for summer? Once the snow clears and you can find your outdoor living spaces again, what needs to be done before summer swings into high gear?

Landscape clean-up — All those dead branches you couldn’t see: now you can remove them. Masses of leaves that were covered by snow and ice before you could rake them: now you can rake them. If the melted snow has left behind any standing water on your property, be sure to drain it or dry it out before it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Mosquito and tick control — Speaking of mosquitoes, if you haven’t yet called Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities, now is the time to call and set up your service. Mosquito and tick protection is one way to keep your family safer during the summer.

Outdoor living spaces — It may seem like a long Honey-Do list, but you’ve got to start somewhere! It’s time to clean the grill, refill the propane, clean the pool and spruce up your outdoor furnishings to make sure your deck, porch or patio is/are ready for summer. Whether you’re the Honey or the list-maker, you’ve got work to do!

Lighting for outdoor living spaces — Is this the year you’ll have deck lighting or patio lighting installed to make your outdoor living spaces usable for additional hours every evening? This is the time of year to call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis for a free outdoor lighting design consultation. There’s no need to let darkness drive you inside night after night. Professional lighting for your outdoor living spaces is the best way to make the most of summer nights. String lighting, party lights, café lights, bistro lights—whatever you call them, they will elevate your festivities instantaneously. We can install professional-grade LED string lighting that stands up to tough weather so you can leave them up all year long.

Party planning — Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day are the big ones, sure, but you don’t have to stop there. Any summer weekend is a reason to spend good times with friends … especially if you have professional outdoor lighting installed so you can extend your get-togethers beyond nightfall. Have you selected your recipes yet? It’s time to pull up those recipes you’ve been saving on Pinterest for months and try them out.

Start-Up your sprinkler system — Before the summer heat arrives, get your Twin Cities sprinkler system turned on, inspected, and fired up for the summer irrigation season. Our sister brand Conserva can handle it for you to make sure it is done perfectly, with efficiency in mind.

Maximize your Minneapolis summer with outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis and mosquito control from our sister brand Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Temporary Outdoor Event Lighting for Your Local Twin Cities Fair, Festival, Carnival, or Event

Are you responsible for planning a large event for your town, church, school, or charity? From Slice of Shoreview to Excelsior Crazy Days, the Twin Cities area is full of summer festivals and fairs. Whether carnie games, a Ferris wheel, a special cause, or a concert is the big draw, your event is going to need lighting to create the festival vibe and encourage your guests to stay longer.

There are a variety of options in lighting for your community event. Our lighting experts will assess your event space and offer a custom recommendation to meet your needs.

If your event is being held in a large parking lot, popular lighting options include:

  • Festival lighting – professional-grade LED string lighting hanging overhead will set a nostalgic carnival vibe.
  • Moonlighting is a fantastic idea to project a wash of light over the entire space if you have trees or other nearby structure to mount a light.

A variety of our landscape lighting solutions can work for your event if it is held in a field:

  • Path lighting is a great way to illuminate walkways and highlight perimeters.
  • Focal lighting is perfect for lighting up signs and feature events.
  • Uplighting allows us to use trees, statues, and other vertical elements at your event to indirectly illuminate the entire area.

If you’re planning a large outdoor event for your organization this summer, consider Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis your partner in outdoor event lighting for summer nighttime fun. Call today to learn more. 763-208-0555

Spring Cleaning: Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Time

Inside and out, when the weather is supposed to be warming up, even if it is not, we all get the itch to do some spring cleaning. We are ready to put our winter sweaters away, pull out our summer shorts, clean out the garage, open the windows, let the fresh air in, and get outside to organize the garage and clean up whatever we find underneath the melted snow. The landscape clean-up is where we come in. Spring is the best time to schedule annual maintenance on your Minneapolis outdoor lighting system.

Spring Landscape Cleanup

All across the Twin Cities, as we emerge from our hibernation, we are keenly aware of the forces of nature. With branches and small twigs littering our lawns, gravel pushed off the driveway from an errant snow plow, and bushes that need trimming, we get to work.

You may also have noticed a change in your LED outdoor lighting system. A variety of changes can happen to your system over the winter months. A burrowing animal could have chewed through a line, leaving a light or two offline. A pile of snow could have knocked over a path light or simply tilted a focal light so it doesn’t look so great. No matter what the case, our team can expertly assess your lighting systems function and design to refresh it before the summer outdoor living season.

LED Outdoor Lighting Upgrades

If your system is older than five years, chances are you do not have LED lights yet. Did you know most systems can be upgraded to LED? By retrofitting your outdoor lighting system to LED, you can lower your energy use by up to 80% and lower your maintenance costs with lamps that last 10x longer than halogen bulbs. And what better time to do it than during your spring landscape clean-up.

Refresh your landscape, refresh your landscape lighting. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today! 763-208-0555

Twin Cities Outdoor Lighting Adds a Perfect Spark to Your Memorial Day Celebrations

Are you ready for the unofficial start of summer? Memorial Day weekend is the much-anticipated beginning of warmer summer weather sticking around in the Twin Cities (or so we hope). To mark the occasion, homeowners around St. Paul and Minneapolis are throwing backyard barbecues while those with cabins up north or homes on the lake are putting their docks in and hosting the first bonfires of the season.

No matter how you are celebrating Memorial Day weekend, chances are you will be planning to spend the weekend outdoors (and every summer weekend until the leaves begin to turn). Could your outdoor space use an update? Have you been meaning to get around to adding outdoor lighting so you could spend more time on the deck, dock, patio, or playing yard games after dark? Don’t wait until you are mid-party this summer to think about it again. Take action now to create a summer full of outdoor fun, this summer and every summer from now on!

Summer Party Outdoor Lighting Ideas

What is your favorite outdoor space? Start there.

Yard games all day? Consider adding outdoor lighting to your sand volleyball court, horseshoe court, or open lawn where whiffle ball, kickball, and can jam are enjoyed.

Chilling in the Adirondack on the dock with a beer? Add dock lighting so you can fill the cooler and stay on the dock all day and well into the night.

Dinner on the patio? Add patio lighting to enhance function and set the perfect mood for drinks and dessert after dinner is cleared.

Brand new firepit or outdoor fireplace? With hardscape lighting added to your sitting walls and under the capstones, you’ll enjoy an easy ambiance and visibility when the embers begin to fizzle.

Is your deck the gathering place during parties? With deck lighting or permanent festive string lighting you can encourage guests to hang out, stay outside, and enjoy the fireflies as late as the neighbors will withstand!

Summer in the Twin Cities is short. And while most of us love parts of winter (or we wouldn’t be here) all of us want to make every moment of summer count. Maximize your Minneapolis summer with outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. Call today to schedule a design consultation. The sooner you start, the sooner your lighting installation can be complete! 763-208-0555

Consider Twin Cities Landscape Lighting Before Landscapers Start Digging

Updating your landscape this spring? Are the landscape designers hard at work with a plan for the minute the weather breaks? Don’t forget the lighting! Whether your new landscape design requires a new residential landscape lighting system, a new commercial outdoor lighting system, or additional lights to an existing system, calling us before the landscapers start digging.

Minneapolis Landscape Lighting Designers

It can sometimes be an afterthought to add new landscape lighting when your landscape undergoes a renovation, but it is important to get the landscape lighting designers in on the landscape design early. We’ll work with your landscape designer to make sure we can maximize opportunities for beautiful lighting while also planning the phases accordingly.

Landscape Lighting Installation

Landscapes are no longer just flowers and mulch. With additions of landscape walls, paver walkways, and other hardscape features, it is even more important than ever to get our team in early during the renovation of your landscape. We can add the various elements that make up your complete lighting system with optimal timing. Potentially saving us from drilling into the freshly installed stonework, it can save us from having to dig up freshly planted flowers and will allow us the most flexibility in where the lights can go and how to conceal all the wiring required for a polished final look. Burying lighting lines at just the right time can save you a headache in additional messes after the new landscape is completed.

When we pre-prep your site throughout the process of landscape installation, we can very quickly and easily add the lights and adjust them as soon as the rest is complete for a more concise process overall. After all, who wants to wait for a project to be completed any longer than necessary.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today for all your Twin Cities residential and commercial outdoor lighting needs. 763-208-0555

Recent study shows remarkable real-life carbon emissions reduction by LED lighting usage

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we’re obviously big advocates of LED lighting. We’ve talked about the money savings one can get with an outdoor LED lighting system, and cannot stress the importance of energy savings and the environmental friendliness of outdoor LEDs enough.

It doesn’t take long after poking around our site to see that we love the numbers involved with the cost and energy savings of LED lamps. While addressing questions such as “How much energy do outdoor LED lights really save?”  we’ve given some great examples, like the fact that a 20-bulb outdoor LED lighting system uses only slightly more energy than two of those 60-watt bulbs that were standard in your house growing up. We’ve touted that with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis’s LED lamps, you can use 60-80% less energy.

LEDs saved HOW MUCH in CO2 emissions?!

However, while we love numbers and examples of energy savings by using LED outdoor lighting, it’s hard sometimes to separate the theoretical energy savings from the actual usage “in the real world.” But according to a recent report by analyst firm IHS Markit, it was calculated that in 2017 alone, LED lighting cut carbon dioxide emissions by half a billion tons. Yes, you read that right. Half a billion tons! To put this into perspective, this is the equivalent to shutting down 162 coal-fired power plants.

Houzz magazine recently reported in their 2017 Landscape Trends Study that as many as 73% of homeowners are upgrading to LED lighting. Yet, even with this upward trend, these numbers are both surprising and impressive.

After many years of tracking the market share of top LED component suppliers, IHS Markit was able to determine which how much carbon each company was able to save.

The principal analyst of this study, Jamie Fox, says that it’s not just the component companies responsible for such a drastic reduction in carbon emissions.  Lighting companies such as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis contributed significantly by using the leading companies’ products in our outdoor LED lighting solutions.

"LED component companies and lighting companies have transformed their industry,” Fox said. “They are fighting climate change much more effectively than other industries, and they should be given credit for it.”

Save Energy With Minneapolis LED Outdoor Lighting System Upgrades

Even if you’re not installing a new outdoor lighting system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can help you contribute to saving the environment by retrofitting your older system with LED lighting, which will not only reduce your carbon footprint but is a cost-effective solution, saving you money on your energy bills.

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your existing outdoor lighting system with LEDs to join the movement. With every retrofit, we can further reduce CO2 emissions for an even more impressive number in 2018. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at 763-208-0555, email us at  [email protected] or  drop us a line via our contact page to be a part of positive environmental change.

Every Business Can Benefit from Professional Minneapolis Commercial Christmas Lighting

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we offer amazing, full-service holiday lighting for local businesses. From Maple Grove to St. Paul, Lake Minnetonka, Blaine, Edina, and the entire Twin Cities area we are spreading the Christmas spirit more than the infamous Clark Griswold (but with tasteful, less-is-more design, of course.) Our expert lighting team designs the best holiday lighting displays, using top-quality LED Christmas lights, meticulously installs them, and come back to take them down and store them for the summer.

While you might be thinking your business is not retail or hospitality related, so you don’t need to create a festive holiday experience, you’d be wrong. Every business can benefit from spreading holiday cheer. This year we had the distinct joy of providing Christmas lighting for two very different types of businesses. Check out our hospital holiday lighting and golf club holiday lighting below.

TPC Twin Cities Golf Club Christmas Lighting

Creating a magical holiday feeling at the TPC Twin Cities Golf Club was a special treat. We were able to wrap all the right trees with warm white LED Christmas lights to create a festive welcome when members arrive after dark.

We also created a memorable experience on the patio for a magical view from inside the warmth of the clubhouse. By wrapping the large trees as well as the ornamental trees in Christmas lights, the patio becomes an enchanted scene for those who want to venture out and enjoy the chilly winter air with snow dancing all around them.

Maple Grove Hospital Christmas Lighting

We were happy to have the chance to create Christmas cheer and hope for patients, visitors, and the employees at Maple Grove Hospital. The holidays can be a difficult time of year for those who are in need of medical care, and any bit of joy that can be offered, should be.

We wrapped the trees leading along the parking lot to the entrance with classic white Christmas string lights to guide the way for visitors. We also provided some cheerful illumination on the patio outside of the cafeteria for a festive view from within.

Holiday lighting can go a long way in showing your clients, patients, employees, and guests that you care. If you’re interested in setting a festive mood for your business around the holidays, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis any time of the year to get started. We look forward to providing Christmas lighting for your business. 763-208-0555

Professional Year-Round Outdoor String Lights: Keep Them Up & Keep Them On, All Winter!

When you see festive string lights or market lights hanging over a restaurant patio or in a friend’s backyard, you immediately think of summer outdoor living. After all, summer carnivals and fairs, barbecues, and dining on the patio are what they are most commonly known for. But for those who enjoy owning these fun, popular outdoor lights, there may be some concern about snow and ice during the harsh Minnesota winter. While we can’t comment on the durability of lights bought at the local big box store, we can reassure you about our professional-grade LED string lights.

A Little Snow Never Hurt

Our professional quality LED string lights are built and installed to withstand the weather. While of course there are special extreme cases where anything can happen, general snow and light ice should not cause you any issues. In fact, our lights are specifically stunning with the glittering glow they create across a fresh coating of powder. A little bit of ice makes a spectacular reflection, only increasing your enjoyment of the beautiful lightscape. Created for the purpose of summer fun, permanent outdoor string lighting provides you with surprising winter delight.

Minnesota Outdoor Lighting for Winter Outdoor Living

Many Minnesotans embrace and love winter weather. When lows dip far below zero, the 20’s and 30’s begin to feel balmy and provide a perfect reason to get outside in the snow. Enjoy the fantastic glow of permanent market lighting on your patio this winter. With a fireplace or fire pit and your snow gear on, these lights are a perfect way to extend a day of playing in the snow into the evening and beyond. Grab the marshmallows and hot cocoa and enjoy a winter evening on the patio under the lights of our professional festive lighting.

If you’d love to create a nostalgic and festive feeling on your patio or deck that can stay up all year long, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today! 763-208-0555

Vic’s on Historic Main St. Gains Nighttime Flair with Minneapolis Market Lighting

Overlooking historic cobblestone Main Street, with views of the Mississippi River, Vic’s Dining is a staple in the old flour milling district of downtown Minneapolis. No stranger amongst its industrial neighbors, Vic’s restaurant offers the cool downtown factory vibe that makes the area a draw for young professionals and evenings out on the town.

With the neighborhood growing fast with new loft style apartments and high demand, Vic’s was ready to up their game by adding a modern vibe to their outdoor eating area. The large wraparound dining patio features fabulous views of the Mississippi River and during good weather is the preferred place to eat. To enhance the enjoyment of the space after sunset, Vic’s contacted us to add nostalgic and timeless market lights above the outdoor dining space.

To add a fun flair for diners, we used the old awning frame which is one of the building’s trademarks, to string commercial quality LED string lights around the entire dining space. Without an awning on the frame, it adds to the industrial/unfinished feeling and provides a perfect host for transformative nighttime restaurant lighting. These LED market lights will withstand the wind and deep freeze of winter and still perform fantastically.

Creating an enjoyable environment is an important complement to excellent food and service. Developing repeat customers and frequent word-of-mouth recommendation can take any restaurant business to the next level.

If your restaurant needs to step up its game to win diners in our increasingly competitive market, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today. We offer custom outdoor restaurant lighting designs that will help attract new business, keep current diners coming back and improve your restaurant’s bottom line. We look forward to working with you. 763-208-0555

Blaine, Minnesota’s TPC Twin Cities Golf Club’s New Patio is the Place to be After Sunset Thanks to Custom Landscape Lighting

Do you have a place? A place that just feels like home? A place you can kick back, enjoy life, and relax away from the day’s worries and cares? TPC Twin Cities Golf Club in Blaine, MN is that place for many Twin City residents. With club amenities and of course the award-winning PGA golf course, there is no question why it is a great community to join. With the recent addition of an outdoor patio and the custom commercial landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, they just created one more reason to keep members at the club longer and encourage new members to join.

Commercial Patio Lighting

Illuminating outdoor dining spaces and patios has become vital for all hospitality businesses. From restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels, having outdoor amenities is a must-have. By adding a new patio, TPC Golf Club is keeping up with the demands for outdoor spaces by its members. To further meet those needs, the Blaine golf club contacted us to make the space not just functional at night, but intriguing, attractive, and memorable.

Surrounded by gorgeous landscaping, this prestigious patio gave us a perfect canvas to finesse with a custom outdoor lighting design. By illuminating trees and shrubbery surrounding the space, we created a soft perimeter lighting to set just the right mood for nighttime enjoyment.

Professional-Grade Outdoor String Lighting

To bring a spark of fun and festivity for the guests, we added gorgeous professional-grade market lights over the entire patio space. These lights are a classic way to set a fun-filled mood in any outdoor area. With our top-quality lights, custom design, and meticulous installation, TPC Golf Club and its members will be making unforgettable memories in this space for many years to come.

If your restaurant, bar, hotel, or club could use help creating an enjoyable outdoor space for guests, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today! 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Color-Changing LED Outdoor Lighting for Businesses

Is your Minneapolis area business involved in local events? Do you participate in charities, support hometown athletic teams, or big holidays such as Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and Fourth of July? If any of these events throughout the year are big for your business, whether it is community outreach or a real money-maker, we have an idea to help you step up your game a notch. Minneapolis color-changing LED outdoor lighting for your business!

Color-Changing Lights to Show Team Support

If your business is near the U.S. Bank Stadium, you can show your support on game day with purple and gold for the Vikings. Attracting fans is a huge part of why you are where you are. With color-change lighting, you can draw in fans after the game, and then switch to regular lighting when it is back to business, as usual, the next day.

Not just the NFL; if your business relies on hometown foot-traffic after High School football, basketball or other sporting events, we can help you show your pride with the right color combination for your local team!

Color-Changing LED Outdoor Lighting for Charity

Participating in local and national charity events is an important way for Minneapolis businesses to give back. Whether it is teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, purple for Alzheimer’s, or another color for the charity of your choice, we can give you a sophisticated way to show your support during the time of year that is essential for fundraising.

It doesn’t have to be cancer, you can promote pride week with different colors in each light to create a rainbow, or show support for the veterans with a green light out front.

Sophisticated Lighting for Every Holiday – Color-Changing Lights are Next-Level Landscape Lighting

Don’t forget the holidays. With color-changing LED lighting you can create sophisticated festive lighting designs. Choose orange for Halloween, red for Valentine’s Day, red, white and blue for the Fourth of July, or classic red and green for Christmas. The choice is yours!

If you’re interested in displaying your support or festivity at your business, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today. 763-208-0555

Professional Minneapolis Holiday Lighting: Could Your Business Benefit from the Holiday Spirit?

Being a business owner means being on your toes 150% of the time. With many moving parts from marketing to sales, human resources, operations, and accounting, you have to have your eye on every ball. The holiday season is an especially important time of year to be on top of things. For many businesses, it is the time of year to make a good portion of yearly sales and profits. If your business relies on the festive spirit to encourage generous spending on gifts, meals out, entertainment, or lodging, creating a holiday mood for your business is essential. Don’t take on yet another task yourself, let the professionals at "Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at the holiday spirit to your business with professional Christmas lighting.

Welcome Guests with the Holiday Spirit at Your Business

One of the sure fire ways to invite patrons in is to exude holiday festivity from the outside in. Starting with commercial outdoor holiday lighting in the parking lot, on trees and around your business entryway lets everyone know that you are ready for the season of giving. The holiday spirit is contagious. In retail, it encourages generous gift buying. In restaurants and bars, it encourages indulgences and treating others to one more drink or a perfect dessert. In hospitality, you can make guests feel at ease from the hustle and bustle of travel and maybe get them to pamper themselves with spa treatments or other additional services. And if you’re in the personal services industry like hair, nails, and other spa treatments, you know how busy the holiday season can be, a festive spirit encourages better tipping and gift giving from your most beloved clientele.

Even if your business doesn’t increase during the holidays, it can benefit from creating a holiday spirit. Hospitals, assisted living homes, and large neighborhood HOAs benefit tremendously from keeping their building and grounds festive. Patients feel comforted and at home with the holiday décor. Residents feel welcome when they arrive home after dark to a gorgeous outdoor Christmas lighting display. And that feeling of Christmas becomes known, making your neighborhood or facility a desirable place to go or live.

Don’t wait. And don’t increase your labor costs by having your maintenance crews working on it for days or more. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. We’ll create a gorgeous Christmas lighting design for your business. We’ll install, take-down and even store your lights for next year. Get started today, we know you want your lights up by Thanksgiving, and we need to get started now. 763-208-0555

Upgrade your Edina LED Landscape Lighting Before the Long Winter Nights Run Up Your Electric Bill

Do you love your Edina landscape lights? Do you wonder how you ever got through the fun summer parties and long winter nights without them? While no one likes when the sun is setting before 5 pm, it does take the edge off when you receive a warm welcome home, with your Edina landscape lighting guiding the way.

Running your low-voltage or line-voltage outdoor lighting for as many as 6-8 hours at night in the winter can add to your already higher energy costs in the winter. But if your system were LED, the cost could be difficult to notice. LED uses 80% less energy than Halogen.

Edina LED Landscape Lighting Upgrade

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we feel strongly about being good stewards of the Earth. So much so, that we founded our sister brand, Conserva Irrigation to help conserve fresh water resources. When it comes to energy, every reduction in use and every implementation of technology that can allow for the lifestyle impact of that reduction to be minimized is of extremely high value.

We are pleased to offer LED landscape lighting upgrades for your existing Edina landscape lighting system. We can retrofit most systems with LED for a massive reduction in energy use each month as well as a lower ecological footprint long-term with the increased longevity of the lamps themselves. With each lamp lasting 30,000-50,000 hours, compared to 2-5,000 hours with Halogen, there will be fewer lights in landfills and less energy consumed to produce landscape lights.

Call today to learn more about Edina LED landscape lighting upgrades and retrofits. 763-208-0555

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Winter is Coming. Savor the Outdoors in Minneapolis, Before It’s Too Late!

School is back in session, the days are beginning to shorten, and the nights are getting crisper, giving you a sense of what is on the horizon. Summer is coming to an end, and the most comfortable outdoor weather of the year is upon us. With cool nights and warm days, September is a stunning time of year to enjoy the outdoors in Minneapolis, Bloomington, Edina and the surrounding suburbs. How will you maximize your outdoor living before winter arrives? Might we provide a few suggestions?

Adventures on the Water

Get out on the Lake for one (or several) more pontoon cruises, kayak trips, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, skiing, or swimming. In the land of 10,000 lakes, Lake Season never seems long enough. So before it passes you by, get out on Lake Minnetonka, White Bear Lake, Lake Calhoun, Ham Lake, or any other of your thousands of choices, and enjoy lake living before ice skating season is upon you.

A Night on the Town

The Minneapolis night-life is fantastic. And nothing is better than being able to enjoy dinner on a roof top deck or outdoor dining patio in the summer. With spectacular skyline views and demand by diners to be outside, most restaurants offer outdoor dining spaces adorned with amazing outdoor lighting for nighttime enjoyment. Before dinner, take in the Minnehaha Falls, then follow your meal with a romantic stroll on the Riverwalk. With gorgeous weather and so much to see, now is the time to get uptown.

Throw a Backyard Party

Whether you do it for Labor Day, a Sunday Vikings game, a special family event, or just because, be sure to get one more backyard barbecue in before the winter weather forces you indoors. Fire up the smoker or the barbecue grill, get out the yard games for one last round and invite the masses. With Minneapolis LED outdoor lighting, you can let the last outdoor party of the season extend well into the night with plenty of visibility on your deck, patio, or other outdoor living spaces. (Don’t forget the mosquito control.)

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we love outdoor living almost as much as we love the great Twin Cities. Combine the two and you’ve got your own slice of paradise. We enjoy providing outdoor lighting to support your outdoor lifestyle, be sure to call us for the best LED outdoor lighting design, installation and service in Minneapolis. 763-208-0555

Enjoy a Celestial Effect Year-Round, Every Year with Minneapolis Moonlighting at Your Home

Are you disappointed that the total eclipse was not quite total here in Minneapolis? Do you enjoy celestial events, stargazing, and hunter’s moons? At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we have a perfect way to enjoy a magical celestial effect, every night, all year long, every year with moonlighting.

What is Moonlighting?

Moonlighting is an outdoor lighting technique that mimics the light of a full moon. As the light cascades down through tree branches across your property, you enjoy the same magical moments enjoyed by amazing hunter’s moons.

We achieve this effect by mounting down lights strategically in your surrounding trees. With the right tree and the right placement, you can enjoy a gentle wash of light across a large area of your property.

Moonlighting is perfect for large patios and decks. They provide perfect lighting for outdoor activities such as volleyball, horseshoes, bean bags, and around swing sets.

While we can’t recreate an event as remarkable as a total solar eclipse, we certainly add a bit of everyday magic to your yard for nighttime use.

Read this previous story about moonlighting in Minneapolis for more great ideas. And if you’re ready to add beauty and magic to your Minneapolis home for nighttime use, call now for a free design consultation. 763-208-0555 With long winter nights right around the corner, you’ll be glad you did.

Minneapolis Outdoor Christmas Lighting: Schedule Now Before Back-to-School Madness

As each new season and holiday creeps into the space of the one before it, we find ourselves surrounded by back-to-school products in June and Halloween decorations in July. While we find this rush to the next big thing obnoxious, in the professional Minneapolis Christmas Lighting industry, it might actually make good sense. While we hate to mention Christmas in July, we would love it if you did!

Whether you love Christmas, hate it, or are somewhere in between, you can certainly get on board with 1.) letting someone else handle your outdoor Christmas lighting and 2.) getting it off of your plate now rather than later.

Our Christmas lighting services are for both commercial and residential properties and include design, installation, take-down, and storage.

  • We recommend you contact us at your earliest convenience to plan your professional Christmas lighting.
  • If you are a new Christmas client, we can make big design decisions now, order lights, and add you to the schedule.
  • If you are a returning client, we can simply get you on the schedule, but if you’d like to make changes or additions we can work out those details now.

What is the Hurry?

Most people want to enjoy their holiday lighting from Thanksgiving through Christmas, but there is a limited window for installing Christmas lights. That window can be made even smaller by unforeseen weather conditions. Making our schedule now allows us to staff up properly and avoid having to tell people no. (We hate doing that!)

Great Christmas lighting design is not a one-size-fits-all. We work with you to create the holiday lightscape that fits your personal style and property. This design process is not lengthy, but it does add an element to the process.

In addition, we frequently receive calls from clients after Thanksgiving. Depending on their needs, it often is too late to get the products they want most in time. It can also be too late to fit them in the schedule for installation. So for the post-Thanksgiving procrastinators, this is your reminder to get a head-start this year.

Christmas in July

Beat the holiday rush this year. Cross one thing off your hectic holiday to-do list now, before school starts and you find yourself so wrapped up in the day-to-day that Thanksgiving arrives in a flash and you haven’t given Christmas lighting an additional thought. We’re happy to plan now, in July, August, the sooner the better!

Call today to schedule your professional Christmas lighting design consultation with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis. 763-208-0555

Not convinced? Check out Eight Reasons You Should Hire a Professional to Install Your Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Minneapolis Garden Lighting: Brighten your Blooms for Nighttime Enjoyment

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke

Stunning Minneapolis gardens are anticipated all winter long. While covered in winter’s deep freeze, we dream of green leaves, pink petals, and the fragrant blooms of a lilac tree or rose bush. As the ice begins to melt and the wet, muddy spring pushes in, we begin to clean out our garden beds in search of that first daffodil or tulip sprouting through the soil. With so much waiting and anticipation, it’d be a shame only to enjoy your beautiful garden during the daylight hours. With Minneapolis garden lighting, your blooms can shine all night long.

Garden Lighting for Flowers

Garden lighting transforms your garden from daytime vibrancy to nighttime richness. The colors of your reddest roses and yellow lilies will shine truer in the subtle glow of our LED landscape lights. Without the bright summer sun washing them out, you’ll enjoy depth, texture, shadow and the coloring of all of your favorite flowers. Not only that, you’ll gain the easy enjoyment of night-blooming jasmine, moonflowers, and tuberoses.

Garden Lighting for Focal Features

There are more than just flowers to make our gardens special. From statues, fountains, trees, and large structures like gazebos or arbors, our gardens don’t only rely on blooms. With custom Minneapolis garden lighting, you can enjoy a perfectly illuminated statue on your evening walk, or hang out in the gazebo for an evening of drinks under the stars. Whatever your favorite garden feature, we’ll make sure it gets the attention it deserves after the sun sets.

Garden Lighting for Pathways

Garden pathways are a magical treat. They can take you around a secret bend to a field of jasmine or a perfectly groomed rose garden. When it comes to proper garden lighting, illuminating garden paths is a must. Provide yourself and your guests with a guiding light to view all the most treasured flowers, shrubs, and trees in your garden anytime, day or night.

If your Minneapolis, Edina, Wayzata, Bloomington, or Minnetonka garden is hidden under the veil of darkness each night, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today! We offer custom garden lighting design, meticulous installation, and the best outdoor lighting services available. 763-208-0555

Long Summer Days are a Perfect Time to Install Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting at Your Home

Are you loving these long summer Minneapolis days? With the official sunset being after 9 pm and total darkness even later, you may be blissfully forgetting the 4:30 pm sunsets that come in winter. While we hate to remind you of those darker winter months, we urge you to remember them, even if only for a moment.

Prepare Now for Long Winter Nights in Minneapolis

Minneapolis outdoor lighting is lovely for year round use. In the summer it allows you to enjoy the warm nights well past sunset on your deck or patio. In the winter, it provides much-needed visibility when the days are very short, and you are driving home from work in the dark (and maybe in the snow).

If you’re not a night owl, you may not think much about outdoor lighting and landscape lighting this time of year. The sun is up before you and you may already be indoors before its light has completely diminished for the day.

As we enter the cooler months of fall, the days will begin to shorten, until at last, it is dark at 4:30 in December on the winter solstice. This gradual change makes it difficult to notice at first, and then all of a sudden, you find yourself battling early sunsets and snowfall all at the same time. Professional outdoor lighting can ease the burden of short days by illuminating your home, driveway, walkways, and outdoor living spaces for increased visibility, safety, and security.

Install Before the Ground Freezes

Don’t wait! If you delay until darkness falls before five and the temperatures struggle to rise out of the teens, you might have to wait until spring. Outdoor lighting installation in Minneapolis is limited to months when the ground is not frozen. We urge you to consider your winter outdoor lighting needs now, before the weather changes and the ground freezes. With the added benefit of enjoying a gorgeous late summer and fall in your backyard after sunset, you’ll be glad you called.  Call today for a lighting design consultation. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Summers are About Lakefront Living – Day & Night with Outdoor Lights

Minneapolis lakefront living is all about the great outdoors. From Lake Minnetonka to the lakes of Eagan and Bloomington like Bush Lake, Lake Cornelia, and Hay Lake, year round outdoor activities provide residents with plenty to do.

But nothing beats summers at the lake in Minnesota! Whether you like to set anchor at the Big Island gauntlet on Lake Minnetonka, or you prefer hosting friends and family at your lakefront home, there is something magical about summers on the water.

As your friends arrive with their beverages, boating, and swimming gear, you sit back and relax, preparing for another weekend of summer fun! One way to extend that summer lakefront fun is by adding LED outdoor lighting to your home and property. Proper lakefront lighting should be subtle, providing sure footing and a fun atmosphere without infringing on the magic of the moon and stars reflecting on the pristine waters. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis has just the right touch for creating this balanced custom lighting design for your Minnetonka, Bloomington, or Eagan home.

Dock Lighting

festive dock lightingSubtlety is key for dock lighting. Whether you’re relaxing in your Adirondack to enjoy the night sky, or needing sure-footing for returning after a nighttime boat ride, dock lighting is important for nighttime lake usage. We most frequently use just enough light for a little visibility, but if you have an expansive dock with an outdoor living space, we might just hang some party lights overhead for those fun Friday nights on the water.

Patio Lighting

Patios are perfect for summer parties on the lake. Add a celebratory vibe with custom string lighting, festive lighting, market lighting, no matter what you call it; it is perfect for transforming a space into a fun party atmosphere. In combination with hardscape lighting for your outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or fireplace, you can wait until the sun has set to come ashore where the party will continue well into the night.

Deck Lighting

Nothing beats the view of the waterfront from your lakeside deck. Increase the enjoyment after sunset with custom deck lighting. After a long day on the water, your deck is a perfect place to play cards, laugh with friends and party. Deck lighting is not just cap lights, with stair riser lights, under-mounted railing lights and even moonlighting or festive lighting, your deck is the place to be after the life jackets are hung up for the day.

Path and Stair Lighting

lake house outdoor stair lightingLakefront properties in the Minneapolis area are not perfectly flat and easy to navigate spaces. Often the best views are from homes perched high above the shoreline. Maximize nighttime enjoyment around your entire lakefront property while minimizing risk, with custom path and stair lighting. We can illuminate natural steps from the shore up to your home; we can provide an easy guide from the water’s edge to your outdoor living space and everywhere in between. (Essential for those sun-stroked, beer drinking summer party days.) Get the most out of your lakefront property at night with strategic landscape lighting that adds beauty and function.

The land of 10,000 lakes doesn’t need to be the land of 10,000 lights. Your Minnetonka, Eagan, or Bloomington lakefront property is a magical place, and we want to keep it that way with the right LED outdoor lighting design to meet your summer party needs. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Commercial Festive Lighting Encourages Nighttime Fun on this Uptown Apartment Rooftop Deck

When it comes to trendy Uptown Minneapolis neighborhoods, commercial property owners have a lot of competition for filling their apartment and condo units. Today’s young professionals want to live near shops, restaurants, and fun nightlife, in buildings that provide all the amenities to maximize the enjoyment of personal time. From major amenities like gyms and pools to community spaces like rooftop patios and outdoor entertaining space, elevating the guest/resident experience will keep units full. Making sure your community spaces are functional both day and night with beautiful outdoor lighting is an economical way to make that happen.

Location, Location, Location & Amenities

The Boutique 28 apartments in the heart of uptown just made life a lot harder for competing apartment complexes. They offer a variety of creative, private units; some even feature private rooftop decks. While they already had the location, the city skyline views, and an onsite gym, it was time to add the finishing touch.

The community rooftop deck was already stunning. It features multiple areas for relaxation, dining, and a grill for summer barbecues. It even features a modern gas fire pit with gorgeous lava rock for relaxing with friends at the end of a long day. And with stunning city skyline views, all it really needed to complete the effect was commercial outdoor lighting for extending those fun evenings into the night.

Commercial Festive Market Lighting

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we are proud to have designed and installed stunning permanent festive market lighting over the rooftop deck. These 120 LED lights add visibility for nighttime use, but more importantly, they create a cool vibe. Residents will be clamoring to entertain friends and family on this posh rooftop deck, with the city skyline providing a magical nighttime backdrop to this fun and functional outdoor living space.

So far, the response has been great. Boutique 28 manager, Annie, told us in response to the new lighting, “We just absolutely love them, they are so beautiful. I can’t express enough how easy it was to work with Tom. He was so responsive, always answers the phone and my questions. We couldn’t be happier and working with him was a breeze."

Improving your business’s outdoor living space with Minneapolis commercial outdoor lighting is a great investment for improving the guest or resident experience. The joy brought to their lives will be shared with others, creating a word-of-mouth buzz your business will reap benefits from for years. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today to get started. 763-208-0555

Unique Father’s Day Gifts: Give the Gift of Illumination This June

Has your Dad worked his entire life to give you and your family everything you needed? Are you struggling to find a unique and thoughtful Father’s Day gift for him this year?

When we become adults, it suddenly becomes more difficult to find the right way to honor our Dads on Father’s day. A paint handprint on a homemade card just doesn’t mean the same thing coming from a 20, 30, 40, 50-something year-old child. And ties and coffee mugs just don’t scream “thoughtfulness.” It’s time to step up your Father’s Day gift-giving with a truly thoughtful gift that will bring your Dad joy for a long time to come.

Consider these top three reasons to give Dad an LED outdoor lighting system this Father’s Day.

Outdoor lighting is perfect for the Dad who has it all. A custom designed system increases safety and security at your Dad’s home, giving you both peace of mind.

Most noticeably, LED lighting will add nighttime beauty to his property. Professionally designed outdoor lighting will accent your Dad’s handy work for nighttime enjoyment. Whether he is an avid gardener, he built his own deck or patio, or is the king of a lush green lawn; everyone will appreciate seeing his hard work at night.

We’ve noticed a trend centered around giving experiences as gifts instead of objects. By giving your Dad an LED outdoor lighting system this Father’s Day, you’ll be setting the stage for endless evenings on the deck or patio with friends and family. What better way to say “I love you” than to illuminate your Father’s outdoor living spaces for increasing quality time together.

If you’re interested in a custom LED outdoor lighting system for your Dad, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today. With your help, we might even be able to make it a surprise! 763-208-0555

“Helping the Environment” Homeowners Upgrade to LED Outdoor Lighting & Smart Lighting Systems

Trends in outdoor lighting and landscape lighting can change on a dime. Homeowners’ motivations ebb and flow with the economy, the political landscape, and their individual priorities, lifestyle, and goals. Recent changes in landscape lighting trends have been lead by technological improvements. Better looking and performing LED lights and improved automation with smart controllers and timers are today’s hottest development.

Just a year or two ago, LED replaced Halogen as the main product for new landscape lighting installation. With 80% less energy use, it was an obvious move for new installations with its beautiful appearance and performance. This year Houzz has discovered new and encouraging lighting trends in their 2017 Landscape Trends Study.

A survey that included “977 homeowners who have undergone, or will be undergoing, outdoor renovations” found 45% of outdoor-renovating homeowners updated or installed outdoor lighting.

LED & High-Quality Lighting is Preferred

The best news is in the details. While you may be tempted with the aisles and aisles of lighting options at the big box stores, you’ll be happier with the design, quality, and longevity of professional outdoor lighting. Professional quality fixtures, expert lighting design, and meticulous installation will leave you thrilled for years, and we’ll be here to help you out if maintenance or adjustments are needed.

Don’t take our word, according to the survey, homeowners across the country are opting for higher-quality outdoor lighting. In fact, 73% upgraded to LED! While LED landscape lighting has a slightly higher up-front cost than some other options, over the long life of the product and the energy savings, it is actually the better value overall. Utility savings and environmental benefits make it an easy decision when a system needs updating to go ahead and upgrade it to LED.

Smart Landscape Lighting

smart landscape lighting While we have been hoping for and anticipating these trends, we are surprised and excited to hear that about 20% of the outdoor lighting renovations/additions have involved smart lighting. With the recent availability of smart landscape lighting controllers that allow you to manage your lighting from your smartphone, everyone can work towards making their entire home a smart home.

The Houzz study sites “helping the environment” as a key factor for some outdoor renovations. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, being good stewards of the planet is on the top of our mind as well as our sister brand Conserva Irrigation. Our goal is to help you make environmentally friendly choices for your home and life that do not compromise on quality, effectiveness, or in the case of lighting, beauty. Call today for a free nighttime landscape lighting demonstration. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Automated Color Changing Outdoor Lights

Imagine controlling your landscape lighting from your cell phone, from anywhere in the world. Okay, now imagine it is more than just a simple programming and on/off interface but offers detailed customization of your LED landscape lighting zones, color, saturation, and intensity. A system so smart that it automatically adjusts to the changes in sunset and daylight savings time for your exact location.

In a world of smart TVs, smart homes, and smartphones, it is no surprise that many parts of our life are getting easier to manage with automation. When it comes to landscape lighting controllers, the technology keeps getting better and easier to use with every implementation. Our smartphone landscape lighting controller is so easy you won’t even have to ask your kids to help.

Zoning, Dimming and Color Control

Our wireless cellphone landscape lighting controller allows you detailed customization of color, timing, and dimming across four zones. Set different colors, lighting temperatures, and schedules on the deck or patio for ambiance while keeping the lights on in the driveway at a brighter setting for added visibility.

With at your fingertips dimming controls, you can now change the mood with the touch of a button. Go from hosting a lovely dinner party with friends easily into having one more glass of wine with your sweetie before turning in. With one touch, those party lights can be dimmed to create a more romantic lightscape.

Easy Color Lighting Changing Controls

Color changing RGB landscape lighting Have you taken the leap to colored LED or RGB lighting? Our controller helps you easily change the color of your light scenes with an easy to use color, hue and saturation scale. You can set themes with your favorite colors and save up to 250 for one touch changes anytime. Think about it, you can set holiday colors at Christmas, warm fall colors in September, maybe support your favorite charity with pink in October or your favorite team – purple for the Vikings of course!

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we offer the latest technology for landscape lighting controllers. We are excited to turn your landscape into a colorful scene that is beautiful and easy to customize whenever your mood or the occasion requires. Call today for a free design consultation at 763-208-0555.

Edina Landscape Lighting and Architectural Lighting for Excellent Nighttime Curb Appeal

There are many fantastic reasons to make Edina, MN your home. While the proximity to Minneapolis certainly plays a part, there are many other factors. One of which is the charm that can be found amongst the vast variety of homes. From traditional and transitional to mid-century and Craftsman, Edina is anything but a cookie-cutter bedroom community. If the unique charm of your Edina home is what drew you in, try adding architectural lighting to illuminate your favorite features at night. With a combination of architectural facade lighting and landscape lighting, your home can become a nighttime curb appeal masterpiece.

Edina Architectural Lighting

A favorite technique for architectural lighting is the wall wash. Using a gorgeous LED uplight that is the perfect brilliancy, we highlight the exterior charms of your home. If your home has a covered front porch or stately columns, we’ll start by illuminating the height and beauty of those columns. Brick, stone veneer, cedar shake, HardiePlank, or vinyl siding are all a lovely site. With proper wall washing, we’ll highlight the colors, depths, and textures of your home’s exterior materials for interest and intrigue at night.

The second story of your Edina home is just as important as the first. We offer beautiful outdoor lighting technique such as eave-mounted lighting to highlight all of the glory of your upper floors. Second and third-floor dormers are a perfect feature to illuminate. But the pure height of your home is a lovely quality to highlight, so we’ll make sure the highest peak of your roofline doesn’t go unnoticed after nightfall.

Edina Landscape Lighting Completes the Effect

Homes do not stand on their own. Even the smallest lots offer some area to include in the outdoor lighting design. Without adding landscape lighting to your architectural lighting design, you could be creating a dead space that counteracts the beauty of your home’s façade.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we recommend Edina landscape lighting as part of the complete package for the best curb appeal and functional lighting results. We’ll start near your home to highlight flower beds and shrubbery. Then we’ll move out to make certain pathways leading to your front door have clear visibility for navigation. Depending on your driveway length and tree coverage, we may add some visibility for safety. Lastly, we’ll create points of light around the middle and perimeter of your front yard. Using carefully selected trees, landscape features, and shrubbery, we’ll highlight the expanse of your property to give the lighting design a finishing touch.

Are the favorite features of your Edina home going unnoticed after dark? It is time to illuminate the joys of your home with architectural lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Minneapolis. Call today 763-208-0555 to schedule your complimentary nighttime demonstration.

How Do I Maintain My Minneapolis Landscape Lighting?

Spring cleaning is in full swing in Minneapolis. As we anticipate the warming weather, some of us get out at the earliest possibility to begin preparing our landscapes for outdoor living. If you’ve been out and about and have noticed some overgrowth or other obstructions to your Minneapolis landscape lighting system, you may be wondering about the best way to go about inspecting, adjusting, and tuning-up your system for better performance and aesthetics. Follow our guideline below to make sure you don’t miss a thing:

Start in the front of your home and take a walk around your property checking each light until you make it back to the front gain. As you arrive at each fixture, check the following items:

  • Remove and clean the lens of each light to ensure the lighting effect is not dim or completely blocked by dust and mud.
  • Inspect the light itself for any visible signs of damage like cracked lenses.
  • If the light is tipped or toppled, stand it back up and press it into the ground.
  • Note the direction the light is aimed. Make sure it is going the direction intended as best you can.
  • Look between the light and the intended illumination – trim branches or leaves where necessary to clear the area.
  • Take note of any added landscaping that may require you to call us and move the light for better placement.
  • As you move from light to light, observe the ground for wires exposed by foot traffic or erosion and rebury where necessary after checking them for damage.

Once each light has been inspected, cleaned, and adjusted, manually turn your landscape lighting system on and take a second lap to check each light again.

  • Look for burnt out, dim, or otherwise malfunctioning lamps.
  • Check the voltage at each fixture to make sure there is no electrical interruptions.
  • Check the lighting effect from each fixture (this might be easier at dusk) to ensure your desired design is still in place.

If any of your lights are not working, call us, we’ll come out and assess the reason. While it may seem like a burnt out bulb, it could be a buried line was chewed through or otherwise damaged during the winter.

Don’t forget to review your landscape lighting timer settings to make sure your lights are coming on and staying on when you desire. If you’re tired of adjusting and readjusting your timer for the change in day length or daylight savings time, call today! We have many options available for self-adjusting timers.

Landscape Lighting Maintenance

Annual Maintenance Plan

An annual check of your Minneapolis landscape lighting system is vital to keeping it looking as beautiful as it did on day one. We recommend a spring maintenance visit to ensure nothing was damaged during the snowy winter months and optimize it for gorgeous summer nights.

Our annual maintenance packages will allow you to forget about it. We’ll come out once a year and check your system, reprogram timers, make repairs, adjustments, and trim foliage to improve aesthetics. Please call us today to learn more about an annual maintenance package for your landscape lighting system. 763-208-0555

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Our Sister Brand, Conserva Irrigation Challenge You to Make a Water Conservation Pledge

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we, along with our sister brand Conserva Irrigation believe strongly in the responsible use of our natural resources. While we deploy energy saving LED landscape lighting, Conserva works diligently to help businesses and homeowners lower their water use by improving the efficiency of their irrigation systems. They also work closely with the Wyland Foundation, an organization dedicated to “promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life,” for broader water conservation efforts.

Andover Wins 2016 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Last year, Conserva worked with students at Andover High School during the Wyland Foundation’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation contest. Putting it in the hands of students, Conserva challenged the students to gain as much community participation as possible. In their very first effort, Andover with support from Mayor Julie Trude won the contest for cities in the 30,000-99,999 range!

Water Conservation in Minnesota

We are excited to see what this year brings as the Wyland Foundation prepares to launch the contest on April 1st-30th. We hope that our LED outdoor lighting customers can take this to their communities to spread the word about water conservation. With water being such a vital part of our landscape in Minneapolis, we hope to make a local win an annual tradition.

This year you can help your city win by pledging your support at http://www.mywaterpledge.

Upgrade Your Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Timer to Avoid Daylight Savings Time Headaches

Have you been wrestling with your Minneapolis landscape lighting timer all week? Did you manage to get the settings changed after daylight savings time arrived, but it took you 30 minutes, an hour, or more to accomplish the task? If you still can’t find your manual and are letting the lights come on an hour too early, avoiding the subject, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis can help.

Many aging outdoor lighting systems use manual timers that can be confusing and cumbersome to reprogram. Worst of all, they don’t account for changes in time like Daylight Savings Time. Leaving you in a lurch to hunt down your manual twice a year and every time the power goes out.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we prefer to use newer outdoor lighting timer technology that is easy to use and will adjust itself for life’s interruptions and changes.

Key Benefits Include:

  • Automatically adjusts dusk and dawn times for your unique location – including DST changes
  • Wireless control
  • Easy to use from a smartphone app, computer or tablet
  • Compatible with any 120V outlet indoors or outdoors
  • Retrofitting it with current landscape lighting systems is a breeze

The easy to use computer and mobile app make adjusting your lights from anywhere at any time a possibility. This is perfect for when you travel for work or vacation and want to make it look like you are home. It also comes in handy if you go out for a late night on the town or have a late arriving flight home and want your landscape lighting on later than usual for safe arrival.

While our landscape lighting controllers are simple to use, we really can set it, and you can forget it. Unless you have a special occasion or travel plans, you won’t ever have to reprogram your new landscape lighting timer.

If you need help with your current outdoor lighting timer or are ready to replace it with hassle free new technology, give us a call today! 763-208-0555

Attention Minneapolis Restauranteurs: Spruce up Your Outdoor Dining Space with Custom Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Do you ever choose a restaurant strictly because it has an outdoor dining area and it is too beautiful to be indoors? I do. With a long winter and plenty of gray days, Minneapolis residents love to take advantage of the perfect weather for outdoor dining. Don’t let your restaurant fall behind during the busy summer season by having a sub-par outdoor dining patio. Add or upgrade your dining patio with help from our commercial outdoor lighting design experts.

Every Dining Patio Needs Patio Lighting

Gone are the days of the five o’clock dinner hour. People are busy with work, kids, activities, and traffic! Dinner can often be pushed back to 7, 8, 9 p.m. on weekdays and even later on the weekends. If you limit your outdoor dining to daylight hours you are selling yourself short.

Create that perfect dining experience that allows your guests to sit on the patio, unwind, relax, and enjoy fantastic food and drinks. If you create an atmosphere that is just right, they might stay a while and order more drinks or dessert – an easy upsell your wait staff can count on. An easy upsell that can push your sales past your lofty goals. Best of all, they’ll come back frequently and tell all of their friends about it.

Best LED Commercial Lighting Design

Our expert designers will work with you to create a custom outdoor lighting design that fits the unique décor and clientele of your restaurant. Do you host live music on the weekends? Is your crowd young, hip and modern or maybe a little bit country? Whatever your specific target is, we can meet it with our LED outdoor lighting.

Popular outdoor restaurant lighting choices include:

• Festive string lighting overhead.
• Specialty accent lights atop planters.
• Ambient hardscape lights under capstones and counter tops.
• Stair riser and deck lights for easy navigation.
• Focal lighting on statues, trees, or other accessories.
Landscape lighting and path lighting within the surrounding softscapes.

Take your Minneapolis restaurant’s outdoor dining space to a whole new level with the addition, upgrade or redesign of your commercial outdoor lighting. Increase your summer revenue and create a line out the door every weekend. Call today for a complimentary design consultation and free nighttime demonstration. 763-208-0555

2017’s Hottest Wedding Decoration Trend in Minneapolis is Lighting

Gone are the days of ribbons and tulle, balloons and paper hearts. Today’s Minneapolis bride and groom want sophistication, class, and elegance for their big wedding day. A once in a lifetime day should reflect the love and wishes of the happy couple, and customized temporary lighting can do just that.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we offer gorgeous LED lighting for indoor or out. We create custom wedding lighting designs to fit your style and your venue for a memorable backdrop to your big day.

Wedding Lighting Ideas

Some favorites are luxurious festive string lights to hang over dining areas, under tents or above the dance floor. A nod to vintage fairs, these lights create an ambiance of days gone by. A classic feel that puts everyone in the mood for love.

If your wedding is outdoors, we can illuminate gazebos, trellises, and arbors to create cozy areas to mingle.

Illuminating paths and walkways will help your guests navigate the venue to find what they need and enjoy the full splendor of the property where you are so graciously hosting them.

Create a wow moment for arriving guests with grand uplighting along the front of your venue to let the world know a momentous occasion is happening tonight.

Custom Wedding Lighting

Looking for something different? Modern? One-of-a-kind? We are happy to source new lighting just for your special day. A touch of whimsy, a fanciful feast, or a down-home barn wedding would each require wedding lighting that fits the motif. Whatever your dream wedding entails, we’ll find the perfect lighting for you.

Customer Care

We’ll work with your wedding venue, florist and everyone else who is part of the wedding décor team to make sure we coordinate our efforts in a way that results in a complimentary design. With our commitment to making your wedding planning as easy as possible, we’re happy to work with your schedule and meet at your venue when it is convenient for you. Your satisfaction is our goal and we won’t stop until you are thrilled.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today for a free wedding design consultation. 763-208-0555

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Invites you to the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show 2017

The Minneapolis Home and Garden Show is the best place to start planning your spring home renovation projects. With vendors and contractors from every industry, you can view the latest designs and find the best people to do the work!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will be at booth 424 with all of our latest LED landscape lights. From path lights and flood lights to decorative lighting and permanent festive string lights – you can get a closer look at 2017’s top outdoor lighting trends.

Our lighting experts will be on hand to answer your most prevalent questions and can even schedule a complimentary nighttime demonstration at your home or business. We offer the best outdoor lighting design, installation, and service in the area, serving residential, hospitality, commercial properties, and even temporary special event lighting.

We hope to see you at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 24-26, or March 3-5th. If you can’t make it, give us a call, we are thrilled to come to your property and discuss how Minneapolis outdoor lighting can benefit you. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S,
Friday, February 24 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 25 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 26 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, March 3 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 4 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 5 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Be sure to check out our sister brands in adjoining booths: Mosquito Squad and Conserva Irrigation

Why it is important to use a professional for your Minneapolis Landscape Lighting

For many, your home is the single biggest investment we make in our lifetime. The elements that make a house a home are more than just brick, mortar and wood, they encompass your entire property. Homeowners that show pride in ownership are generally the neighbors with the best looking lawns, the home that is well kept and maintained, and those that are wise to the benefits landscape lighting can provide.

Landscape lighting helps accentuate the pride you have in your property. With this in mind, why would you trust such an important asset to the hands of a novice? You wouldn’t trust your veterinarian to diagnose and treat your broken bone would you? Or trust your plumber to install your backyard pool? Of course not, just because someone has some level of knowledge of a field with slight similiarities to their trade doesn’t make them an expert at that specific trade. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis outdoor lighting is ALL we do. It is not a sideline, add-on or service we offer as an a menu item in conjunction with other specialties. It is our exclusive trade and we take pride in our business in the same way you take pride in your home.

We encourage Minneapolis homeowners to do their homework before choosing an outdoor lighting professional to design and install their landscape lighting. It is a wise idea to steer clear of a company with claims of being a master of all things involving the exterior or the home. Landscaping firms, lawn maintenance companies, irrigation firms and other outdoor improvement specialty companies may advertise outdoor lighting as a by-line to their main area of expertise, and while some may turn out to do an okay job, putting your faith in a company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor lighting singularly is like playing a game of Russian roulette.

Installing landscape lighting can be difficult, requires lots of knowledge and can be fraught with perils if not done correctly including the risk of fire, the risk of cutting important power and other lines just for starters. We specialize in residential and commercial landscape lighting here in the Minneapolis area. Through our experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting in this area. We know what it takes to bring out the best features of your home and landscape. Among our specialties is landscape and garden lighting, architectural lighting, decorative lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting and multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting. One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We only use the best product and provide superior maintenance and service.

Along with our talented owners, managers and designers our install teams take pride in all of our landcape lighting installs and each property we service. All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than the fact their property looks beautiful at night. Don’t trust your single biggest investment to inferior fixtures or a cut-rate company with inexperienced installers. Our company practices what we preach and we stand behind our fixtures and our workmanship every step of the way!

Call us today to learn more about why we are the most trusted lanscape lighting company in the Minneapolis area (763) 208-0555.

Come see us at the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show this weekend!

The US Bank Stadium just enjoyed its first season with the Vikings; now the venue is switching gears to host The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show. If you are a homeowner searching for new ideas and information on an upcoming home or outdoor living project this show is a touchdown!

Home and trade shows are one of the best places to get the inspiration you need as a homeowner to begin your remodeling or addition with confidence. Participating in these all-inclusive events also gives us the opportunity to meet face-to-face with homeowners, like you, to talk about the unlimited possibilities for your home and landscape through outdoor lighting. We strive to improve not only the beauty of your home but also its versatility and functionality.

If you are interested in learning more about adding a new outdoor lighting system or expanding or improving your existing system — we can help. Not only are we the Minneapolis and Maple Grove areas premier LED outdoor lighting designer and installer, but we also specialize in LED outdoor lighting maintenance and LED outdoor lighting upgrades. We service all systems even if not initially installed by us.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will be located in booth #937, so stop in and speak with one of our talented designers about your anticipated project. Show hours for the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show are Friday and Saturday, January 27th -28th from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, and Sunday, January 29th from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is as follows:

Adults (At the door) $12.00
Adults (Online)  $10.00
Children Ages 6 – 12  $4.00
Children Ages 5 & Under  FREE
Group Tickets (Minimum of 20 tickets)  $8.00 each

HERO DAY will be Friday, January 27th. All active and retired military personnel, fire, police, healthcare professionals + teachers get into the show FREE! THIS OFFER DOES NOT EXTEND TO FAMILY MEMBERS. ONE COMPLIMENTARY TICKET PER ID. To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.

A $3 Discount on admission will also be offered for seniors at the box office ($9 box office price) on Friday, January 27th.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is the only choice for outdoor lighting! Stop by the home show and say hello or call today to learn more. 763-208-0555

2017 Spring Home Improvement Project Ideas: Minneapolis Landscape Lighting

While we may just be dreaming of the impending arrival of gorgeous spring weather, if your life is anything like ours, it will be here in the blink of an eye. Are you spending this last bit of winter planning for a big spring home renovation, small home improvement project or some outdoor living updates? Minneapolis landscape lighting has become one of the most popular choices for that spring refresh your outdoor living areas, lawn, and landscape needs.

Top Benefits of Choosing Landscape Lighting for your Spring Project

  • No dust in the house

  • No opening a “can of worms.”

  • No brushing your teeth in the kitchen (bath renovations)

  • No cooking on a hot plate (kitchen renovations)

  • No big tractors in the yard

  • No “I’ll finish the trim next weekend” for three straight months

  • Dazzling nighttime landscapes

  • Luxurious nighttime outdoor entertaining

  • Increased outdoor living satisfaction

  • Jealous friends and family

  • Improved safety and security

Adding landscape lighting to your property is a great choice for improving your lifestyle and home without the hassle of a large renovation or a medium do-it-yourself home update. We’ll handle the outdoor lighting design, installation, and adjustments without interrupting your life. No dust or mud in the house, no out of commission rooms for weeks at a time and no surprise cans of worms.

If your landscape, patio, deck or home exterior just needs a little extra something this spring, call today for your free nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration. 763-208-0555 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers top quality LED landscape lights, custom design, and the best installation process in the area.

Tips & Tricks for Using your Minneapolis Landscape Lighting as Holiday Lighting

If the thought of climbing ladders and spending a freezing cold Minneapolis Saturday outdoors for 3 weeks of holiday lighting enjoyment makes you cringe, we have a few ideas for you. First of all, next year, call us, we’ll be happy to design and install your holiday lighting. We’ll even come back and take it down and store it for you.

But, if you are looking for other alternatives; ideas that will give you a sophisticated look with little effort. Here are a few easy tips and tricks for transforming your existing landscape lighting into a magical holiday display. Ideas you can implement for a last minute festive look

Hang wreaths where focal lighting and wall wash lighting is already focused.

Replace illuminated focal features like small statues and fountains with holiday themed items, like reindeer, Christmas trees or even Santa Clause himself.

Make use of gorgeous tree lighting by hanging iridescent or shiny ornaments and bulbs from the branches. The reflecting results will be one-of-a-kind.

Add ribbons, garland and other holiday swag to posts, gazebos, your home, and landscape walls that are illuminated directly or with nearby ambient landscape lighting.

Swap out lenses or lamps for holiday themed colored lenses. Red and Green for Christmas, Blue for Hannukah or go with a New Year’s amber/gold color.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we love the magic and festivity of a great holiday outdoor lighting display. If you are interested in having us handle next year’s holiday lighting or you are ready to get a flexible landscape lighting system installed. Call today! 763-208-0555 And have a Happy Holiday Season!

Design Your Minneapolis LED Outdoor Lighting Design for Early Spring Installation & A Full Season of Enjoyment

Did you know that winter is the best time to get your Minneapolis outdoor lighting project underway?

As the winter closes in on us and the days get shorter and shorter, you may be reminded of your outdoor lighting needs more frequently. But you may also be thinking you need to wait until spring to get started. While a frozen ground does indeed impede our ability to install new systems, it doesn’t stop us from designing them and getting materials ordered and ready to go. What better way to make use of the cold winter months than to plan for the gorgeous spring weather that is on the way.

Reasons why winter is the best time to design your Minneapolis outdoor lighting system.

  • Outdoor lighting experts face an extremely busy spring season. Right now, they have some extra time to give you special care and attention, getting you through the process faster.
  • Less wait time for each step in the outdoor lighting design, installation or service process.
  • With the design and material orders being completed now, your new outdoor lighting system will be on the schedule for installation as soon as the ground thaws.
  • Spring days are also shorter than summer days. You’ll be able to have your system in the ground when the sun is setting early and you could really use that added visibility.
  • The New Year can mean new prices. If prices increase for 2017, you could beat the system by getting your contract signed now for the earliest spring installation.

Prepare for a gorgeous Minnesota spring today, by starting your LED outdoor lighting design process now. Call 763-208-0555 for your free consultation.

Create Holiday Magic with Minneapolis Landscape Lighting

There is more than one way to illuminate your home for the holidays. While icicle lights, c9 string lights, and colorful mini lights are some of the most popular festive ways to create holiday cheer, we have some alternative options that might be appealing. With well-designed LED landscape lighting, you can enjoy a magical effect for holiday gatherings and all year long.

Alternative Holiday Tree Lighting

To create magical points of light that dot the landscape in your hard, we can illuminate the trees from below. The LED uplighting will show off the breadth of your pines and the gorgeous bark and high reach of your deciduous Maples and Oaks. For a bit of added cheer, colored lenses can be added in whatever shade you prefer. While red and green can be customary, try a nice icy blue for a more modern feel.


Nothing beats moonlighting, except moonlighting after a good snow. There was always something so magical about a fresh snow with a full moon shining across the glittering landscape. Now you can enjoy that moment each, and every time the snow falls. As the snow cascades, the light will glitter and dance while you soak up the festive feeling of the winter holiday season.

With Minneapolis landscape lighting, you’ll create sophisticated holiday magic for guests and passersby that can be enjoyed tremendously from inside your home during your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday parties. Best of all, no climbing ladders, no taking the lights down. These lights will serve as gorgeous and functional outdoor lighting for year round enjoyment.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we are proud to offer a large variety of LED outdoor lighting and landscape lighting designs to fit every homeowner’s needs. Call today to learn how LED outdoor lighting can create magic at your Minneapolis home with a free nighttime demonstration.

How to Make Minneapolis LED Landscape Lighting an Integral Part of your Landscape Design

Minneapolis LED landscape lighting is an essential piece of any landscape design. Whether it is a complete overhaul or a new landscape, without LED landscape lighting your investment will go unnoticed under the darkness of night. Nightfall provides an opportunity to create a magical outdoor escape as LED landscape lights breathe new life into your blooms, shrubs, trees and accessories. A flower or tree that is gorgeous during the day provides a whole new view at night. Our LED landscape lights will add shadow, depth and bring out the true colors of your beautiful foliage.

Illuminate Blooms

If you’re an avid gardener, chances are you love your flowers. With LED landscape lighting you can take your garden from a daytime stunner to a magical nighttime garden. Whether it is to show off your daytime blooms at night or to get a rare magical glimpse of night blooming moonflowers, primrose or jasmine, LED landscape lighting is perfect for flower beds and flower gardens.

Highlight Focal Features

Many Minneapolis landscapes feature one or more main focal points. From trees to fountains, and blooming shrubs, these items are what anchor our landscape design. LED landscape lighting is perfect for shining a spotlight on your favorite landscape item. Our LED up lights will make sure your statuary or favorite tree is the first thing guests see when they view your landscape after dark. As sure as your guests are in awe of your landscape design during the day, the nighttime magic of highlighting your centerpiece will provide a new and admired aesthetic.

Encourage Adventure

Whether it is a winding path illuminated with path lights or an area in the far corner of your property that features some focal lighting to draw guests to it, adding landscape lighting into your landscape design is a great way to encourage adventure. While your main outdoor entertaining space is where guests are going to spend most of their time, there is something magical and intriguing about following path lights through the landscape to find what is waiting around the corner. Illuminating picturesque areas in the depths of your property invites guests to venture out, enjoy the sites, smells and starlight away from the house. 763-208-0555

Top 5 Outdoor Lighting Effects for Minneapolis Homes and Landscapes

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we always say it is about the lighting effect, not the light fixture. An easy thing to say when you offer top quality LED outdoor lighting fixtures that blend in beautifully with the surrounding landscape design. Today we are going to put our money where our mouth is by sharing with your our Top 5 lighting effects and what it takes to create them.

  • Moonlighting
  • Wall Washing
  • Path Lighting
  • Up Lighting
  • Water Feature Lighting

Minneapolis Moonlighting

Moonlighting can also be called downlighting. We prefer “moon” because it is a more accurate description of the effect, rather than the technique. When we choose the perfect tree and mount the right light to wash down through the branches, the effect is similar to that of a hunter’s moon illuminating your entire yard, deck, patio or garden.

Give your landscape lighting something special, something more!

Minneapolis Wall Washing

Proper wall washing can be done by shining a light up or down a wall, depending on the wall. For instance, a stone retaining wall is a perfect place to mount a light to wash down the natural stone. More often than not, wall washing is achieved with an uplight placed in just the right spot and aimed up the wall of a house, building or other vertical structure. The technique is impossible to explain, but the resulting texture created speaks for itself.

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Minneapolis Path Lighting

Illuminating a pathway is ideal for safety and visibility. It is important that path lights are not so low to the ground that they can’t wash the light over the intended path. While big box path lights often create points of light along a path, the OLP difference can be seen as our path lights wash light across the path in a 360 direction for real added visibility at night.

Minneapolis Focal Lighting

Focal lighting, sometimes called uplighting, is a fabulous effect that works well for many functions. It is a technique that has the light aiming directly at its intended specimen. One of our favorite items to highlight with focal lighting are trees. Trees look beautiful with a light shining up into the far reaches of their branches. A broad wash for ornamental trees and a tall narrow wash for Maples, Oaks, and other large trees. Uplighting is also great for vertical focal features such as statues, gazebos, and pergolas.

Minneapolis Water Feature Lighting

The sound of a flowing river is soothing to the ears anytime day or night. But what about the eyes. Don’t let your water feature disappear under the dark of night. Koi ponds, fountains, and other water features can come to life at night with water feature lighting.

Patio lighting never looked so lovely!

Bonus: String lighting

While string lighting is not the effect, it is difficult to put words to the effect they have, so we need to call them by their name. You might call them festival lights, carnival lights, party, bistro or café lights. Adding these gorgeous permanent lights to your outdoor space creates the nostalgia of the good ole days. They make your space fun no matter what the occasion and they promote a smile to come across your face. Maybe we’ll call that effect “Smile lighting.” Their effect might be different for everyone, but they are sure to make everyone feel good.

If your home or landscape is ready for one of the Top 5 Outdoor Lighting Effects in Minneapolis, call today. We design install, and service the best outdoor lighting systems in the Twin Cities area. 763-208-0555

Brilliant From Above: Minneapolis Driveway Lighting

Landscape lighting and LED outdoor lighting doesn’t only be about beauty. Sometimes your goal for installing outdoor lighting can be a necessity or practicality. Is your Minneapolis driveway long, twisty, dark or hidden? If so, illuminating your driveway might be a matter of safety and liability. While there are many types of lights and lighting effects available for this task, here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we have our favorite. Moonlighting, sometimes called down lighting is truly the best way to illuminate a Minneapolis driveway year round.

Why Moonlighting for the Driveway?

Because Minneapolis outdoor lighting is about more than just landscape lighting around your home!

Often you’ll see a driveway illuminated with path lights along the edge. Other times a nearby retaining wall will have hardscape lights to provide a guiding light. Both of these tactics are good ones. But if you don’t have a retaining wall, the lights have to go in the ground and with Minneapolis winters, those lights can easily be buried in heavy snow. This can cause a couple of issues for the homeowner. One, the lights will be rendered useless until enough snow melts off of them. During the middle of a snow storm could be when you need them most. Secondly, the lights can be damaged by plows or slip and slide mishaps during the winter months.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis prefers to illuminate area driveways from above. With the proper use of down lighting, we can create a magical moonlighting effect across your driveway for visibility at night and during inclement weather. With lights mounted strategically in nearby trees, you’ll enjoy the wide wash of light across your driveway along with the peace of mind in knowing they won’t suffer the repercussion of a sliding car or an over-zealous snow plow.

Moonlighting Provides Greater Coverage for Long Driveways

Long driveways are quite common in the Minneapolis area. By choosing LED moonlighting for your driveway, you’ll get more coverage per light. When lights are close to the ground, they only have so much area they can illuminate. When we strategically hang our LED downlights in trees, we can cover a greater space with a gentle wash of light than if we were dealing with post lights or path lights. This allows you to use fewer lights to cover your long Minneapolis driveway.

Minneapolis moonlighting is perfect for driveways, pathways, patios and decks; adding visibility and safety for easy travel and nighttime use. Offer your guests a warm welcome with moonlighting for your driveway today. Call now 763-208-0555 for a free nighttime demonstration.

Minneapolis Commercial Holiday Lighting: A Perfect Task for the August Slow-Down

Making your business a festive place to be during the holiday months is a great way to create a generous giving vibe. Retailers, restaurants, clubs and hospitality venues around Minneapolis spare no expense in making sure their guests and customers feel the holiday spirit as early as possible each year. While it may seem as easy as stringing up a few lights and some garland, you may quickly realize that it is a huge undertaking for every business, especially during the crazy holiday rush. Spare yourself the man hours and frustration of planning and installing your commercial outdoor holiday decorations this year and leave it to the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis.

Commercial Holiday Lighting Installation

With almost 20% of U.S. retail sales coming during the holiday season, creating that holiday spirit is essential to maximizing your retail performance. Whether a consumer is in a restaurant, retail store or event space, the willingness to splurge goes up by inducing the gift-giving spirit that comes with well-designed holiday decorations. Create that feeling before they even walk through your doors by adding gorgeous LED c9 string lights along the front of your building. Choose garland, wreaths, and other accessories for that finishing touch. And hire us to create the magic. We’ll save you time, energy and a potential mishap by creating a gorgeous commercial holiday lighting design, installing it and taking it down. We’ll even store them for you over the winter, saving you valuable inventory space.

Commercial Holiday Lighting is for Many Types of Business

Your business isn’t guest or customer centered? Holiday outdoor lighting is for every type of business. Apartment buildings and HOA’s love Outdoor Lighting Perspectives as we create a desirable atmosphere for residents. Driving up the value of homes in the area is easy when it looks so good!

Brick and mortar businesses of all varieties create the holiday spirit for their employees with gorgeous holiday décor. Keeping employees engaged during one of the busiest times of the year can be as simple as decorating for the season so they can feel the holiday spirit all day long.

No matter if your creating widgets, selling widgets or serving the business who makes the widgets, adding professional holiday outdoor lighting is a great way to improve productivity, creativity, and sales across the board.

What is Included in Commercial Holiday Lighting?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we’ll work with you and your budget to design a gorgeous outdoor holiday display that fits your business needs. We’ll install everything, take everything down after the holidays and store it for you during the summer months. You don’t have to untangle anything, lose a day or two of productivity from your best workers to install or give up valuable space for storage. Just call us, we’ll handle it all. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis LED Landscape Lighting Will Add Value To Your Home and Life

When embarking on a home or landscape renovation journey, there is a great deal of decision-making that happens before you get started. Is this project going to improve my life? Will this project add value to my home if I decide to sell in the future? Am I doing everything I can to make sure this project has long-lasting value and is done right? One of the first steps in making all of these decisions is choosing what project to undertake. With expert advice from Architectural Digest, we can confidently suggest adding Minneapolis landscape lighting to your home will not only allow you to enjoy flowers, trees, and shrubbery at night but will also add value to your home.

Minneapolis Landscapes are More Than Just Flowers

To create a gorgeous landscape that gives you hours of enjoyment and adds value to your home, it takes a great deal more than just planting a few annuals and weeding the flower beds. Landscape design done right requires a multitude of elements that work in synchrony. With hardscapes such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls as well as softscapes like flowerbeds and strategically placed shrubs and trees, each item is an important piece of the puzzle. Add to it a structure or focal piece like a pergola, gazebo, water feature or statue and you’ve got yourself a complete landscape. Almost…

Landscape Lighting is Critical

With so much going into the perfect landscape design, it would be a shame to let it go unnoticed under the cover of darkness. As real estate associate Jill Penman points out in Architectural Digest, outdoor lighting is “crucial”. With the help of a professional landscape lighting designer you can be sure that the perfect combination of elements that has become your landscape will look as good or better than during the daylight hours. With the subtlety of properly designed and installed LED landscape lighting you should notice the illuminated, not the light source. You should also enjoy a dramatic effect that is at the same time stunning and understated.

If you’re ready to complete your landscape with crucial landscape lighting while adding value to your home, contact us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today. 763-208-0555

Lakefront Security with Subtle & Gorgeous Minnetonka LED Outdoor Lighting

Minnesota living is at its best when on a lake. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a lakefront home, on Minnetonka or any other lake, then you know the joy of the lake daily. The fishing, the water sports, and the quiet mornings watching the sunrise ripple across the water with a cup of coffee in hand.

Lakefront Living Can Present Unique Security Needs

While lakefront living is luxurious and fantastic in many ways, it can present a few unique challenges. Most homeowners enjoy a more private backyard with only one street side to keep secure. But with a lakefront home, the lakeside also provides easy access to the back of your home from the water. With the addition of strategically placed LED outdoor lighting, we can help you secure the entire perimeter of your lakefront home. From the front drive to the end of your dock, your lakefront home will be subtly illuminated with a stunning outdoor lighting design.

Lighting Control Automation

Whether you’re out for the night, on vacation or a work trip, a dark lakeside is an easy target. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we can provide security lighting that will work for all situations. With our Lighting Control Automation system, you can program lights inside and outside your home for the realistic appearance of being home even when away on an extended vacation.

While your lifestyle goals may require outdoor lighting for entertaining on the lakefront, you will find that with a strategic outdoor lighting design, you’ll enjoy the safe feeling of a well-secured home too. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today for a free nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration. 763-208-0555

Create a Warm Welcome for Residents and Guests with Minneapolis Neighborhood Entry Lighting

Is your neighborhood entrance underwhelming, shrouded in mystery and cold under the dark of the night? Each year your HOA spends hundreds of dollars to make sure the entrance is gorgeously landscaped with annual pansies and perfectly trimmed hedges. It is a shame to let this beauty go unnoticed each night after sunset. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers gorgeous neighborhood entry lighting to make your subdivisions signs, hardscapes, posts, gates, and landscaping visible and stunning all night long. Nothing offers a warm welcome home after a long day at work like a properly illuminated neighborhood entrance.

Signage and Wall Lighting

Many neighborhoods build gorgeous rock, brick or stone walls to mark the name of their neighborhood. These walls are stunning landmarks that assist visitors trying to find your home. If the sign is hidden under the dark of night, your guests may have trouble finding you. With proper uplighting techniques, we can create a gorgeous wash of light up your walls to show off the beauty, depth, and texture of the stone or brick. And with the addition of a focal light, your neighborhood name will be clearly visible to visitors and passersby.

Entryway Landscape Lighting

It is common to have gorgeous well-manicured landscaping in front of neighborhood entries. Whether it is in front of your sign, gatehouse or the median, this landscaping is a big investment for the HOA each year. Enjoy the gorgeous flowers and shrubbery as you enter and exit your neighborhood after dark with help from entryway landscape lighting. Our copper and brass LED lights use 80% less energy than Halogen lights and will allow your landscaping to shine. Even with the harsh Minneapolis winters and the occasional small bump of a landscaper’s lawn mower these lights will continue to look great and function beautifully.

From Saint Louis Park to Minnetonka, Wayzata and Edina, homeowners are paying HOA fees to gain access to great amenities and help their neighborhoods stay clean, beautiful and safe. Some of these fees go to making sure your neighborhood looks as good from the outside as it does inside. With neighborhood entry lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, you can make sure the gorgeous entryway is seen at night, is safe, secure and provides welcoming invitations to residents and guests alike.

Call today for a free nighttime demonstration for your Minneapolis neighborhood entry lighting. 763-208-0555

Christmas in July for Minneapolis Business and Commercial Properties

Christmas? In July? Yes. I know you don’t think you’re ready, but nothing will keep you cool like thinking ahead to the winter months for business planning. Don’t worry; we’re not asking you to start playing the Christmas music in your store or anything that crazy. We are just simply asking you to begin thinking about your business or commercial property Christmas lighting plan for this year. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we offer the best, hassle free professional holiday lighting design in the Twin Cities. If you want to let the pros handle it so you and your employees can focus on more important tasks, call now to get the process started.

Beat the Holiday Rush

Our schedule fills up fast; our vendors need time to ship us the exact lights for your custom design and we need to get out there and hang your lights before the frigid Minneapolis winter sets in. We often find that customers don’t really think much about their Christmas lighting until it gets closer to Thanksgiving and for a professional quality holiday lighting design and installation, that is just too late.

Professional Holiday Lighting Design

The first part of our process is walking your property with you to see what you envision. Then we’ll go back to the studio to create your custom Christmas lighting design. Once you see the design and approve it, we’ll get the lights ordered. As fall approaches we’ll schedule a time to install your holiday lighting system where it will be ready for the flip of the switch on Thanksgiving Day. So you can see that this is not simply grabbing some lights from the big box store and spending a Saturday hanging them half-hazard.

Christmas Light Take-Down & Storage

When the holidays are over, and it’s back to business as usual, our crews will take your lights down and store them safely in our climate controlled storage facility for next year. Our LED Christmas lights are top quality and will last for years, making your investment in the equipment a long-term business endeavor. With so many businesses getting so much of their annual sales around the holiday, it is to your benefit to create that perfect Christmas spirit to put your patrons, guests, and customers in the spending holiday mood.

Read more about our Minneapolis commercial holiday lighting service, and if you’re ready to get this task out of the way before the busy fall and holiday rush arrives, call today. We’d be happy to put your business on the schedule today. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Café Lighting for Patios, Decks and Outdoor Entertaining

Maybe you envisioned it in a dream or caught it on a prime time sitcom. The large backyard dining table with amazing festive lighting strung over the entire area. Not tiny little Christmas lights, but stylish bistro lights with round bulbs that make the area very cool. We call them Café lights, due to their popularity in outdoor bistros and cafés. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we can make this dream a reality, year-round on your deck, patio or porch.

Permanent Festive String Lighting

Creating the aesthetics for that perfect atmosphere in your outdoor living space takes a combination of design elements. From the basic form of your space; a patio, deck or porch to all of the tiniest details such as landscaping, accessories and lighting. Café lighting, bistro lighting or festoon lighting, whatever you call them, café lights will create the dream space you always imagined but never quite achieved. And the best part is, they are not just for the day or the weekend, they will make your outdoor space permanently more fun.

The Best Minneapolis Café Lighting

While you may notice festive lights are a hot trend when you see a hardy display of them at your local big box or club store, you may not realize that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives café lights are different. First, the quality and durability of our lights is unsurpassed and backed by a 5-year warranty. Our café lighting is customized to fit your unique space, so you are not stuck with whatever length and number the store forces on you. Just like all our most popular lighting, our bistro lights are top quality LED for beautiful illumination with low energy use and cost. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of our professional design and installation which results in the exact outdoor living dream you have imagined.

If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect outdoor living space and just haven’t quite gotten the effect down, call today. Minneapolis LED café lighting might just be the missing piece. 763-208-0555

Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Timer Instructions

Are you comfortable enough with technology and your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting system to reset your own timer? If not, we are more than happy to help you over the phone or at your home. If you are comfortable tackling it yourself, we want to make sure you have a resource with all of the relevant instructions.

Choose your timer below to download a PDF of your timer instructions. As always, please do not hesitate to call our office for assistance or to request a copy be mailed or email to you. 763-208-0555

Intermatic DT620

HB800 Timer Instructions

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Dial Timer Instructions

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Out of Sight Out of Mind: Long Lasting Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting May Need a Tune-Up

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, one of our customers’ favorite features is the long lasting durability of our outdoor lights and lamps. You may go years without never having to swap out a bulb or touch a thing.

When it comes to your home and property, it is nice to have beautiful features that don’t need a lot of maintenance or upkeep. The downside of this is “out of sight, out of mind”. While you see your outdoor lights every evening, you may not really look at them closely. You may not have noticed the landscaping around them has grown lush and large since your original lighting design and installation or that one light in the midst of the design is no longer functioning.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is here to keep your system running smoothly and looking great for the long haul. When we come out for a service, repair or maintenance visit, we will take the time to inspect your Halogen or LED outdoor lighting system from A-Z. Here is just a small glimpse of what we’ll look for:

  • Cut lines
  • Dirty lenses
  • Burnt Out Bulbs
  • Overall Lighting Design
  • Overgrown vegetation

We won’t just inspect these items, but we will remedy them. Our outdoor lighting experts will replace bulbs and repair cut lines. We will also clean dirty lenses, adjust lights that have been tipped or tilted, and we’ll even trim back hedges. If landscaping is significantly overgrown we’ll move lights to a better more effective location.

When the sun goes down tonight, go outside, look closely at your Minneapolis outdoor lighting system. Are some lights hard to see, or aimed the wrong direction? Even if we didn’t install your system, call today. 763-208-0555 We’re happy to adjust, repair and service other systems to get them looking great again.

We Shine Together Like the Moon & Stars: Moonlighting for a Magical Minneapolis Backyard

Gone are the days of hanging a large vapor light at the top of a tall electrical pole. Gone are the days of mounting a large mosquito attracting flood light under the eaves of the back of your home. Today’s backyard lighting designs offer beautiful effects to match your beautiful landscape. Today’s Minneapolis outdoor lighting offers functional backyard lighting for nighttime living without harsh glares, swarming bugs and bats swooping in for their dinner. With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis moonlighting, your summer nights will come to life for making memorable moments to last a lifetime.

Let the Games Begin with Backyard Lighting

Moonlighting is one of our favorite lighting effects for active backyard entertaining after dark. If your yard features grassy areas for horseshoes, volleyball, corn hole or swingy ball, the setting sun can bring an end to your weekend winning streak. With moonlighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Minneapolis, you can enjoy night games of any variety under the glow of a well-placed moonlight.

Romance & Serenity with Minneapolis Moonlighting

The magic of moonlighting doesn’t end with yard games. By choosing the perfect branch in the perfect tree, our moonlighting will wash down through the branches and leaves creating enchanting dancing shadows across your lawn, deck or patio. This effect is perfect for a romantic dinner al fresco for two, a glass of wine under the stars or a quiet evening on the deck just listening to the crickets chirp.

Minneapolis Driveway Lighting

If the captivating aesthetic effects of Minneapolis moonlighting aren’t enough to win you over, consider the functional safety aspects. Moonlighting is perfect for adding light to long driveways. In the Minneapolis climate, traditional landscape lights along a driveway can easily be run over during snowy weather or slippery conditions. But with professional moonlighting at strategic intervals, your driveway can be visible year round in any conditions.

If you’re ready to get rid of the mosquito attracting flood light while still being able to live outdoors after dark again, call today for a free nighttime demonstration. 763-208-0555 And if mosquitoes in your yard don’t need a light to find you, be sure to call our sister company Mosquito Squad for the best mosquito control in the Twin Cities.

Saint Louis Park Outdoor Lighting for a Luxurious Home Renovation

Along with our sister company, Conserva Irrigation of the Twin Cities, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is happy to announce our participation in The Green Grossfield Project. This project is a fixer-up home renovation story headed up by Jordana Green, a radio host on WCCO Radio. Along with her fiancé Marc Grossfield, she is transforming an old home into an updated dream home to be featured in Midwest Home’s 2016 Luxury Home Remodelers Tour. And when it comes to making a modern home a dream, nothing compares to adding beautiful LED outdoor lighting and the most efficient irrigation system available.

Nestled in Saint Louis Park, just outside of Uptown Minneapolis, the original home was built in 1948. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths the home was in need of some serious updating. Along with the 1950’s wallpaper and old carpet, the home just wasn’t functional for a family. While updating and expanding the home is the main object, they will also have some repair issues to deal with such as a basement suffering from water damage.

Currently in process, they added 1,400 square feet with a second story addition. The addition will include 3 new bedrooms and a master suite. They are also updating all the current rooms to function and look better. They will also add outdoor living space with decking and patio additions.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we design custom outdoor lighting designs to match any home style or family needs. The Green Grossfield project features a very modern design and gorgeous paver walkway. To highlight those features while fitting in with the aesthetic perfectly, we chose to install Hinkley Atlantis Series path lights. Their modern design not only matches the coach lights on the house but they match the homes minimalist look. Complementing the modern design of the home with modern LED outdoor lighting fixtures is as equally important as highlighting the home with gorgeous illumination.

Follow the progress of this exciting home renovation on the Green Grossfield Houzz project page. It will be featured in the Luxury Home Remodelers Tour on August 13-14 & August 20-21. Be sure to keep an eye out in Midwest Home magazine for a feature story when the project is complete. In the meantime, Conserva is installing a highly efficient Minneapolis irrigation system, and we may just be installing some more gorgeous LED outdoor lighting. Stay tuned for more on this Minneapolis outdoor lighting transformation story…

Luxurious Outdoor Living with Edina LED Outdoor Lighting

Luxurious Edina outdoor living is more than a stunning paver patio, deck, pergola, and fire pit. To make your outdoor living spaces more functional and absolutely stunning, add quality, reliable LED outdoor lighting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we offer just that, the best quality copper and brass LED lighting fixtures as well as the most thoughtful custom outdoor lighting design in the industry.

Your LED outdoor lighting system is all about you. We listen closely to identify your goals, needs and dreams to create the perfect outdoor lighting plan for your lifestyle. Best of all, we’ll be here to listen long after installation is complete, so your LED outdoor lighting system can continue to function at peak design and peak functionality for as long as you own your home.

Edina Pergola Lighting

Edina outdoor lighting is all about the right technique for the outdoor living space. We have a variety of fixtures and techniques that are perfect for your outdoor space. Starting with your specialty outdoor structures that long to be bathed in gorgeous LED lighting, we love to illuminate pergolas, arbors, and gazebos. Depending on your goals, we may add café lights for a festive mood, focal lighting to highlight the structure or even task lighting mounted above for an outdoor kitchen situated underneath.

Edina Patio Lighting

Today’s patios feature stunning paver bricks and stones to create patio walls, floors and fire pits. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we offer outdoor lighting that can be mounted right in between the layers of pavers on your vertical hardscape structures. Hardscape Lighting is perfect for underneath patio wall capstones and counter/bar tops.

Edina Deck Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers the best in Edina deck lighting. While decorative post cap lights look stunning and provide an ambient glow around your entire deck, we love to use stair riser lights for added safety for ascending to the deck at night. We also have fantastic half-moon copper deck lights that are perfect for washing light down columns and under railings for sure footing and an elegant look.

If you’re ready to give your Edina outdoor living space that extra punch of beauty and functionality it needs call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis today. 763-208-0555

Why Professional Quality Outdoor Lighting is the Best Choice for Your Minneapolis Landscape Design

When you think of outdoor lighting or landscape lighting you probably think of the plastic type you can stick in the ground along your front walkway. These lights come from one of the big box stores and can be solar powered or low-voltage. While plenty of people are happy with the lighting these landscape lights emit, we can’t help but share with you the dramatic difference you’ll enjoy if you choose our high-quality copper or brass LED lights and the professional installation that comes with them.

Copper vs. Plastic

Choosing quality outdoor lighting fixtures means choosing copper or brass. Copper and brass fixtures will weather nicely to a nice patina that blends in beautifully with surrounding landscape. Plastic fixtures will fade, warp, fog up and generally look less than stellar after just a few years in the elements. Our copper and brass fixtures can withstand rain, wind, high heat, UV rays and snow without deterioration or corrosion. Brass and copper fixtures can also take some bumps without shattering, cracking or breaking the way a plastic outdoor lighting fixture will.

LED vs. Solar

While we love saving and using sustainable forms of energy, the solar-powered landscape lights of today just don’t get the job done. Their solar panels are small, and the light they emit is weak and runs out a short time after the sun goes down. With LED landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, you’ll use very little electricity and have more control over when your lights are on and when they are not. You’ll also enjoy a custom landscape lighting design that will make your home and garden the envy of the neighborhood.

Professional Installation vs. D.I.Y. Low-voltage installation

Installing low-voltage landscape lighting yourself can be done. But, we wouldn’t recommend it. Forgetting the lower quality of the lights themselves, there is a lot that can go wrong when working with electricity, digging to bury lines and placing lights for optimal aesthetic appeal. Some jobs are best left to the professionals to give you the best results and save you an entire Saturday (or weekend) driving back and forth to the hardware store, troubleshooting what step you missed, and potentially causing a problem in your home’s electrical system.

Luxurious Landscape Lighting Design

Big box landscape lights look completely different than a professional outdoor lighting system when the sun sets. Rather than washing light onto the path or landscape feature for visibility and beauty, these lights create points of light that don’t travel very far from the source. The effect is a more festive look like what you get from holiday lighting versus the elegance and safety created by lights that illuminate paths, landscaping and homes.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is your best choice for adding charm and nighttime function to your home and property with outdoor lighting. Our quality bronze and copper fixtures along with our professional design and installation make all the difference. Call today for a free nighttime demonstration. 763-208-0555

How to Choose Focal Features for Minneapolis Landscape Lighting Illumination

Choosing what to illuminate in your Minneapolis landscape lighting design is one of the biggest tasks for our outdoor lighting design team

Each home and landscape present unique opportunities for creating a gorgeous custom lighting design. Sometimes the homeowner has a favorite tree, shrubs or statuary they are adamant about illuminating, but other times homeowners feel they don’t have a specific landscape feature worth highlighting. That’s where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis comes in to work our design magic.

Tree Lighting

One of our favorite techniques for adding focal points around a landscape is by choosing the most unique, the most decorative or the tallest tree(s) on a property for highlighting. Trees are majestic and stunning in their own right. Whether you have 50 trees on your property or 5, we can choose the right trees to apply focal lighting, creating points of light for your enjoyment. The best part about tree lighting is that deciduous trees change so much throughout the year, making landscape lighting a great way to enjoy the transformation of the seasons.

Focus on Flowers

Flowers, blooming trees and flowering shrubs make for perfect focal features in your landscape lighting design. Our copper and brass fixtures will blend right into the greenery allowing your purple, pink, white or yellow blooms steal the show. During the bright light of a sunny day your flowers might wash out a bit, but with focal lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis your pinks and purples will be more vibrant, your yellows and oranges will be richer and your reds will be bolder.

Create Your Own Focal Feature

Our landscape lights are designed to be concealed within your landscape for a focus on the illuminated. However, we do have one exception. Our attraction lights are gorgeous daytime sculptures that act as artistic landscape lighting at night. They create designer shadows across your walkway and landscape, becoming a focal feature themselves. They are perfect for creating an anchor in the midst of a large flower bed.  A perfect alternative to a fountain, garden gnome or landscape flag.

If you’re ready to illuminate your gorgeous Minneapolis or Lake Minnetonka landscape for nighttime enjoyment, call today. Our nighttime demonstration is complimentary and is sure to impress. 763-208-0555

A Minneapolis Graduation Party to Remember

Having children is an experience that is hard to put into words. You strive and stress from before they enter the world, through their first day of Kindergarten, their first friendships and their first broken hearts. There are times when you wish the clock would speed up through particularly difficult stages and other times when you want to push the pause button and let a moment live on forever. While you can’t change the speed of time, you certainly can take the time to mark their biggest accomplishments with a celebration they’ll never forget.

Outdoor Lighting for Exceptional Graduation Parties

Graduation is a pivotal moment for a parent. The moment that marks an arrival to adulthood and a departure from childhood. While you knew the journey to this point was a difficult hard-won task, no one ever told you that planning their graduation party would be as stressful as the rest of it. If you’re planning your child’s Open House or Graduation party you are quite likely getting into the thick of preparations already. Did you get working on the backyard the moment the last snow thawed and wish you had more time to get it just right? Maybe you’re installing that patio, deck or sand volleyball court you’ve always wanted. Whether you have big renovations or just some basic spring landscape clean-up, don’t forget the outdoor lighting.

Graduation parties are meant to go well into the night. Send your child off to adulthood with the party of the century. Don’t let the darkness envelop the festivities causing everyone to go indoors or worse yet, go home. We have top quality, long-lasting, copper and brass LED outdoor lighting for all of your outdoor entertaining spaces.

Deck Lighting

Minneapolis deck lighting is a great way to extend your graduation party into the night. It adds safety and a great party vibe for celebrating well into the night.

Patio Lighting

Patio lighting is a must have for your Minneapolis graduation party. You’ll illuminate the food and beverage area, dining space and dance floor – all key factors in keeping a party alive.

Pool Lighting

Adding Minneapolis pool lighting will allow your graduate and their friends to really cut loose and swim safely well into the night. After all, what is a graduation party without some splashing around?

Special Event Lighting

Minneapolis special event lighting is a great way to temporarily illuminate tents or add permanent festivity to your patio, deck, pergola or other outdoor entertaining space.

Don’t leave your child’s last hurrah to fizzle at nightfall. Add Minneapolis outdoor lighting to your outdoor entertaining space today for a lifetime of graduation party memories. Don’t delay, graduation day is fast approaching. 763-208-0555

Give Your Home a Competitive Edge in the Busy Real Estate Season with Brilliant Outdoor Lighting

Are you in the process of listing your home for sale? Are you looking to sell fast and for top dollar? Are you considering how to make your home stand out amongst the crowd? LED outdoor lighting increases the value and curb appeal of your Minneapolis property, giving you a competitive advantage in this busy home selling season. Outdoor lighting creates a gorgeous first impression that gives potential buyers a warm welcome and a sense of security. The initial feeling a person has upon arriving at your home is one that can significantly affect their feelings about the home overall.

How does Led outdoor lighting improve my home’s value?

Curb Appeal

Your home’s first impression is the one that matters most. Especially when you’re trying to sell. The curb appeal gained from a well-designed, high-quality, LED outdoor lighting system is invaluable to creating that warm, welcoming, “I am home” feeling. The emotions of buying a home are such that whether or subtle or dramatic, your outdoor lighting design can create a strong feeling in buyer’s which can increase your sale price and speed up your sales timeline.

Visually Increase Square Footage

When your outdoor spaces are illuminated with a professionally designed outdoor lighting system, they become a part of your living space. When a buyer views your property for the first time, this extension of square footage while not on paper, gives them a sense of having plenty of space to spread out. With outdoor space being functional day and night, your home buyer will know they are making the right decision.

Accentuate Character and Beauty

Your home and property are a package deal. With LED outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, you can highlight the best features of both. Our outdoor lighting systems are designed to highlight your home’s unique character, including colors, textures and design features. High-quality landscape lighting will draw the buyer’s eyes around your entire property to ensure they see all of the beautiful details that make your home perfect for them.

Energy Efficiency

In today’s Minneapolis real estate market, home buyers are looking for home’s that are energy efficient. With every energy efficient utility, appliance and fixture in your home, you can ask a little more while impressing today’s eco-conscious and monthly budget conscious buyer. Our LED outdoor lighting systems use 80% less energy than Halogen and bulbs rarely need replacing, making maintenance a non-issue.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis is your best choice for adding value to your home with outdoor lighting. Our quality bronze and copper fixtures along with our professional design and installation will captivate homebuyers for a quick sale. If you’re looking for a good investment to help speed up the sale of or maximize the sale price of your home, outdoor lighting is a great choice. Call today for a free consultation 763-208-0555 or fill out the contact us form on our home page.

Minneapolis LED Outdoor Lights: What is a Light Emitting Diode?

When it comes to outdoor lighting, LED outdoor lights are the biggest transformation the industry has undergone. The technology that was used early on for cell phone displays and electronics has come of age, making for gorgeous outdoor lighting effects that look as good as or better than traditional low-voltage outdoor lighting.

What is LED Lighting?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. The science behind LED could bore you to tears so we think it is best explained by this video that tells you how a variety of light bulbs work.

After viewing the science behind the Light Emitting Diode, you may still wonder, what are the benefits of LED versus those other lights?

Less Heat

The first thing you’ll notice is that the electricity in LED lights is not heating up filament until it gets so hot it burns like in incandescent and Halogen lamps. You can conclude that LED is not as hot as incandescent Halogen, nor does it “burn out” as quickly.

Less Delicate

Next you’ll notice that LED doesn’t require tubes like fluorescents and vapor lamps or a special coating like fluorescent. Without the glass tube or bulb to contain the gas or the filament, LED lamps are much more durable than other types of lighting. LED outdoor lights benefit immensely from having a high resistance to vibration, shock and weather elements.

Less Electricity & Longer Lamp Life

Lastly, you’ll notice that the electrons responsible for emitting light in LED lamps are cycled back through the process of excitement and relaxation, making for an extra-long bulb life. A process which, by the way, requires less than 80% of the electricity than is required for heating up filaments until they burn.

As if using less than 80% of the electricity of Halogen, with no UV rays to hide, very little radiated heat and a much longer bulb life wasn’t enough, LED outdoor lights look great too! In recent years, the manufacturing and technology of LED lamps have advanced at the speed of light. It used to be that LED lacked color options and was low intensity. But today’s LED technology allows for a large range of brightness levels and easy control, making LED perfect for outdoor lighting design.

If you’re interested in LED outdoor lights for your home, call today for a free design consultation, or learn more about LED lights on our website.  763-208-0555

Illuminate Your Minneapolis Landscape Design with LED Outdoor Lighting

Gearing up for the spring thaw with help from a landscape designer? Creating a gorgeous Minneapolis landscape is a treasure to behold after a long cold winter. If you’re redesigning your landscape this spring, make sure you call us before you get to planting day.

Highlighting your gorgeous new landscape design with a custom Minneapolis landscape lighting system is a great way to get the most mileage out of your stunning yard.

Front Yard

Illuminate the colorful petals that line your front flower beds with strategically placed landscape lighting. Whether it is early spring daffodils or summer-long petunias, our landscape lighting will pull out the rich colors for all to see after the sun sets.


Guide visitors to the door or around the side of your home with gentle path lighting to lead the way. Path lighting is a great way to adorn space for a natural unification of your soft and hardscapes.

Back Yard

Highlight the gorgeous greenery that lines your patio, deck or lawn’s perimeter. From Boxwoods to Hostas, we will make sure the landscape design around your entertaining space looks splendid after nightfall.

Focal Features

With great Minneapolis landscape design comes fabulous focal features. Whether it is an ornamental tree, statuary or a water feature, our focal lights are a perfect solution to draw attention to your favorite landscape piece.

Calling us early in the process is imperative to getting the best LED outdoor lighting design for your new landscape. It also allows us to work with the landscape designer to install electrical lines before the landscape design is done, to avoid disrupting the gorgeous work they’ve just finished. Call today for your free landscape lighting design consultation. 763-208-0555

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at the 2016 Minneapolis Home & Garden Show

Come see us at the 2016 Minneapolis Home & Garden Show. Booth 813.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis will be at the 2016 Minneapolis Home & Garden Show with our partner brands Mosquito Squad of Twin Cities & Conserva Irrigation of the Twin Cities. The annual Minneapolis Home & Garden Show is a great starting point for all of your spring home improvement plans. With so many services in one place, you can get everything you need to make the summer of 2016 the best yet. Plus, we heard Drew & Jonathan Scott of HGTV will be there on Saturday, March 5th.

We will be presenting the latest in LED outdoor lighting technology for your home and business. Our lighting experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions about our products and services.

When it comes to Minneapolis landscape lighting and Minneapolis outdoor lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers the highest quality outdoor lighting fixtures, the finest lighting design and the best installation & service. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, meaning our relationship doesn’t end when your lights are installed. We are here to serve you for the life of your outdoor lighting system; for maintenance, service and repairs.

If you are unable to make it to the convention, call today for a free consultation and complimentary nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration 763-208-0555 We hope to see you there!

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show Hours
Friday, February 26 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 27 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 28 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, March 4 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 5 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 6 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Minneapolis Landscape Lighting is for Every Season

Minneapolis landscape lighting is perfect for every season of the year. With your ever-transforming property, we can create the perfect landscape lighting design to take advantage of every twist and turn the seasons’ offer. Our expert landscape lighting designers will take into account your stunning spring blooms, your lush summer foliage, the spectacular fall colors and winter’s unique snowy transformation.

Highlight the Excitement of that First Spring Bloom

If you’re counting down the days until the first daffodil pops through the soil, you quite likely are eager to get back outside and enjoy your lovely landscaping. Whether you garden yourself, trust it to the professionals or a combination thereof, there is just something about watching everything come back to life after a long winter. With the addition of Minneapolis landscape lighting you can view your ever-changing landscape through every season’s magical transformation day or night. Let us design the perfect landscape lighting system to illuminate your favorite tulips and the first blooming lilac shrubs and crab apple trees.

Minneapolis Landscape Lighting for Summer Entertaining

With the proper landscape lighting design, we’ll successfully illuminate your backyard entertaining space with direct and ambient lighting. Allowing you to take full advantage of the summer season with cookouts, bonfires and an evening under the stars. With our help, you can extend your outdoor living space with strategic focal lighting around the perimeter of your property. Highlighting trees, statuary and beloved shrubs around the perimeter encourages your guests to venture out and explore the beauty of your landscape.

Minneapolis Peak Fall Colors

In autumn, we venture out to pumpkin patches and apple orchards to celebrate the harvest and the cooler weather. But the most anticipated event is the transformation of deciduous green trees to the vibrant yellows, oranges and ambers that make for spectacular scenery. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we consider that transformation in our design to ensure you can enjoy Minneapolis’s peak fall colors day or night.

Winter is Good for Landscape Lighting Too

There’s more to landscape lighting than highlighting your blooming flowers. Minneapolis landscape lighting is great in every season. When winter arrives and all the leaves have fallen, your large elm or oak tree becomes an entirely new site. With magnificent branches emerging where leaves have hidden them, you get an entirely different look and feel. With focal lighting, we can add even more magic to this lovely season for trees. And when the snow falls the magic goes even further with glistening ice on every branch and a joyful ambient glow off the snow-blanketed yard.

Call today for your free Minneapolis landscape lighting nighttime demonstration 763-208-0555 or email us at [email protected]

Minneapolis Outdoor Lighting Transforms Your Post Holiday Home for Year Round Magic

Does your Minneapolis home seem empty and boring now that the holiday décor is packed away for the year? You’re not alone in feeling as if something is missing. The cheer created by your Christmas lights and outdoor decorations is sorely missed during the long nights and frigid gray days of January and February. Don’t suffer through this feeling next year. With LED outdoor lighting, we can create that warm cheerful feeling year round. With a strategic combination of architectural lighting and landscape lighting, your home will be as gorgeous year round as it is during the holidays.

Minneapolis Architectural Lighting

Architectural lighting is a great year round substitute for c9 roofline lights. Highlighting the height and character of your home’s design, architectural lighting allows your home’s beauty to be seen at night. We’ll place focal lights to uplight the front façade of your home from below. Highlighting the texture, depth and design from the ground to the roof. For two-story home’s, we may add soffit lighting to illuminate particularly decorative peaks or dormers, creating a post-card perfect scene. The result is an illuminated home that offers a warm invitation to come inside and cozy up by the fire.

Minneapolis Landscape Lighting

While architectural lighting certainly adds a great deal of that warm welcome you are missing, Minneapolis landscape lighting provides the finishing touch. Your home is more than just your house. Your property and landscape are just as important. We’ll strategically place landscape lights to illuminate important paths and highlight beautiful plants and shrubbery around your property. We will shine gorgeous focal lights up into the lovely trees dotting your front yard, for that bit of extra life you enjoyed when your trees were wrapped in string lights. With the magic of landscape lighting your home will be instantly transformed, as you enjoy the changing greenery or falling snow all year long.

If you’re feeling the post-holiday décor blues, let us help. Call today for a free consultation so we’ll be ready to install your new outdoor lighting system as soon as the ground thaws. 763-208-0555

Moonlighting is a Great Choice for Outdoor Lighting in Snowy Minneapolis Weather

Outdoor lighting is a great way to provide guidance in hazardous winter weather. With so many lighting options, we just had to share with you one of our favorite lighting effects that look lovely in winter weather. Moonlighting, down lighting, however you name it, lighting from above is perfect for gaining visibility in the snowy winter weather. And when the snow falls, the magic begins as the light bounces off each and every snowflake.

Driveway Lighting from Above

With a long driveway in winter, you quite likely have trouble keeping people on it when they are backing out. With help from driveway lighting, you can keep them safe and keep your yard undamaged. While path lighting would look lovely, it could get damaged by overzealous snow plows. Our favorite driveway lighting approach is to mount lights in the trees above to shine strategically across your driveway. The result is a well-lit driveway that is easy to navigate no matter what the weather.

Decks & Patios

If you’ve ever enjoyed the site of your yard under a “hunter’s moon” you know why we love moonlighting. When applied to your deck or patio, moonlighting provides a gentle all over glow that makes outdoor living at night a glorious occasion. With a snow covered backyard, it’s a real treat to get outside and enjoy the light reflecting off the blanket of snow that blends your patio & lawn into a single entity.

Now if we could get winter to arrive, we might be able to enjoy the snowy sites. Call today for a free nighttime lighting demonstration. 763-208-0555

The Splendor of Minneapolis Architectural Lighting in Winter

Like a postcard, your Minneapolis home has been covered with inches or feet of snow. While a large snowfall can bring stress when clearing driveways and sidewalks or while driving, it really is a gorgeous site. With lovely snow-capped eves, architectural lighting for your home is more beautiful than ever. With the proper outdoor lighting washing over your eves & dormers you get that glistening winter wonderland look and feel all winter long.

Do you have picture perfect frost around the edges of your frozen windows? Architectural lighting can catch those frosted white corners, furthering that classic winter look. When icicles form, the lights will bounce off the glistening ice creating a winter ambiance that can’t be beat. Arriving home in the dark of the late afternoon will be a treat with the warm welcome you’ll receive. The warm glow from within your home will be carried through to the outdoors to calm any commuting anxieties for a lovely winter evening at home.

Have you ever admired your snowy yard under the light of a full Hunters Moon? Our architectural lighting gently reflects off the snow-covered shrubbery and lawn for an all over-illumination that is simply magical. With little flecks of extra shimmer across your snowy yard, it will look like a child spilled glitter over a white blanket of cotton. The soft illumination across your entire yard will make your home a lovely site for passersby’s and guests alike.

Enjoy the splendor of the glistening blanket of snow from within the warmth of your home. The emanating glow that will wash across your snowy landscape provides a beautiful view from within. With architectural lighting, you not only create stunning curb appeal on these snowy winter nights, but you gain the unexplainable cozy winter feeling of sipping coffee by the roaring fire as the cold winter winds whip up a beautiful site outside.

Call today for your free Minneapolis outdoor lighting free nighttime demonstration or email us at [email protected] and our website at minneapolis.outdoorlights.com.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

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.