Does your Kansas City outdoor lighting need a facelift?

Path lights can be used in a variety of areas to create the mood and tone justOlder neighborhoods with homes of 20+ years of age are often filled with a plethora of antiquated and worn outdoor lighting fixtures and systems that can make the outside of any home lose curb appeal and appear to be not maintained. Inferior fixtures made of cast aluminum or plastic corrode and degrade over time and look ragged and bring the “face” value of your property down. Even worse, old line voltage halogen fixtures use a lot of energy which is not wallet friendly either.

Aged cast aluminum fixtures showing signs of corrosion,

Aged cast aluminum fixtures showing signs of corrosion.

If you find your outdoor lighting is in a similar condition as those noted above, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City has two options for you–we can update your existing fixtures if they are in applicable condition by converting them to newer LED technology so they are low consumption, OR, we can revamp your entire existing system with our high-quality American made brass and copper fixtures that will give your home an entirely different look and look great for years. Unlike cast aluminum or plastic, they won’t rust, bubble or fade over time and will have a fresh look and feel with low consumption wattage.

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We can upgrade your system to super-efficient LED’s with our high-quality fixures.

The lighting systems of today and those of twenty years ago are not comparable. Technology has improved dramatically and instead of annoying change-outs of halogen bulbs every season, LED’s last 50,000+ hours without a hitch. And our LED’s are made different from our competitors because if one of their LED fixtures fails, you would have to throw it out entirely and get a new one. Our LED fixtures are manufactured to our specification so we can simply replace the LED itself that has gone out. That’s a big money saver right there!

Leawood KS Focal Point LightingTimers are far more sophisticated these days too, as they will automatically update for daylight savings time and compensate for shorter and longer hours so you don’t even have to think about it. Today’s timers are so cutting edge that they can even control multiple zones to make it look like someone is always home—and you can manage the entire system conveniently from a smart phone or computer. So even if you are on vacation or traveling for business, you can make sure your outdoor lighting is doing what it should.

The lighting ability of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s fixtures is far superior to old ones from decades ago. We can control the distance and width of the beam of light so that we can give you the ambiance and effect you desire. We can mount lights in your gutters to cast a wash of illumination down the façade of your home, and cast light way up into the canopy of your trees with ease. We offer task lighting for your outdoor kitchen, overhead lighting across large expanses such as a big patio or deck or focal point lighting to showcase a water feature or favorite piece of outdoor sculpture in your garden. You don’t have to settle on white light either; we’ve got several color options available that can be used with interesting effect or solely for special occasions.

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Welcome home to high-quality, beautiful and dependable Kansas City outdoor lighting!

John-Bruce-OwnerIs your outdoor lighting in need of a facelift? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn how we can your with a system upgrade or whole new system to meet your budget and expectations. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

 

Kansas City Church Lighting

Church Lighting in Kansas CityOne of out recent outdoor lighting projects consists of completion of phase one of a multi-phased upgrade, design and installation at The Evangelistic Center International Ministries of Kansas City.

This project in whole, is to consist of 3-5 phases. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City installed bollard lighting along the walkways and paths within the church grounds to complete phase one. This phase was a crucial element in making the grounds safer and more easy to navigate for visitors and members. Path lighting also enhances the aesthetics of the surrounding landscape. This church is over 120 years old and the completed design will honor the history and architecture of this historic Kansas City church.

Enhancing our local churches through outdoor lighting sends a strong message of presence to the community. When our places of worship reflect outwardly the warmth that is felt within their doors, they become a natural draw to existing church members and visitors alike. By focusing on the beauty of the building’s structure and accompanying landscape, and making navigation on the grounds safer, we become architects in an overarching sense of harmony and place.

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Closeup look at the newly installed bollard path lighting.

Creating a welcoming entrance is paramount in outdoor church lighting. Many times, it is the first thing that visitors will see in the evening, makes a lasting first impression at a glance. A darkened church entrance is very intimidating. Conversely, an entrance that is too bright is also intimidating, for one should not have to squint to open the doors and come in. With a well thought out design, key features, like impressive arches, steeples and masonry details, are illuminated to enhance the majesty of the building itself. Above all, you want your entrance easily accessible and radiating a sense of warmth, welcome and hospitality.

Kansas City Church LightingFrom a practical standpoint, church signage should be a critical element within your outdoor lighting considerations too. Church members, visitors and the community at large need to be able to easily read your name, service times, and, if applicable, other pertinent information. Many churches have multiple, directional or instructional signs throughout the property. These are best brought to light with feature (focal point) up lighting. If your signage is under two feet in height, path or garden lighting can be used to softly guide guests down the right path.

Proper church lighting in Kansas City and within Johnson County, KS, will ensure that the entire structure is surrounded in light. Through the use periphery lighting, path lighting and architectural lighting, church members can come and go at through multiple entrances, with no hassle or confusion. By illuminating all sides of the building, it is easier for visitors to find your location, which adds to your facilities overall sense of welcome.

John-Bruce-OwnerIf you would like to learn more about improving an existing outdoor lighting system at your church or place of worship, or need a professional church outdoor lighting design, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City to learn more today! You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

We service Johnson County KS, including Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Mission Hills and Olathe as well as the surrounding areas.

Planning on selling your home? Bring your home’s best features to “light” with Kansas City outdoor lighting!

Homes with outdoor lighting gain more attention come time to sellTypically homeowner’s choose to list a home for sale during season which extends May through Augusts, which is considered the height of the real estate selling market.However, life is unscripted and sometimes it is necessary for homeowner’s to list their homes during the holidays. If you are selling your Kansas City home during the holidays, you’ve got to make sure you make a real splash during the evening hours since most buyers will be coming to view your property after work and daylight hours are shorter now. There is no better way to make an impact to potential buyers than by showcasing your home in its best possible light through outdoor lighting.

Selling your home during the fall and winter months can actually be a plus! For one, there are fewer houses for sale during the holidays, so your competition is greatly reduced. You also have more people frequenting your neighborhood while coming to and from holiday celebrations, so be sure your house looks well-lit and inviting to attract the attention of potential buyers. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can even light your “For Sale” sign so that buyers can clearly see and read it at night! If your home looks inviting in the evening, there is a good likelihood that a buyer will want to come back to view it during daylight hours.

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If your home is listed for sale during the holidays, take advantage and make sure that it’s clearly visible from the road as buyers take just minutes to decide whether or not they want to go into your home to see it right from the driveway. Most prospective buyers will be coming after work to see your home and property, and during the holiday season the evenings come early with commuting happening in the darkest hours. Make sure your potential buyers have plenty of visibility and can see all around your home clearly and can see the perimeter of your property with ease. If you’ve got a patio, deck or water feature—you want to make sure it stands out — keep in mind that homes with outdoor lighting also fetch more at closing time than those without!

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Beautiful Kansas City outdoor lighting begins with us!

According to a recent article published by Homelogic through the National Association of Realtors® outdoor lighting  is named as one of the essential curb appeal elements that double down on investment and enjoyment. “Outdoor lighting consistently tops the NAHB’s list of most wanted outdoor features in its annual “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey: 41% rate it “essential;” 49% say it’s “desirable.” The article also goes onto point out the prime factors that make outdoor lighting a plus for prospective home buyers:

  • Tasteful lighting paints your home at night, highlighting your other great landscaping choices and directing guests to your home’s focal point — the front door. 
  • It protects against slips and falls.
  • It makes a property a more difficult target for intruders. That added security can reduce burglaries, and therefore claims. Some insurance companies give 5% to 15% discounts to homeowners with reduced or zero claims.
  • It makes your home feel homier. Soft lighting on a wrap-around porch or just a front stoop feels warm and inviting

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Just like staging the inside of your home, outdoor lighting stages the outside of your home in the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can do this for you to help draw attention to your home while it’s on the market. We can work within your budget and give you a system that ensures your home has plenty of glitz and glamour and has an alluring feel that makes potential buyers want to make an appointment to view your property. When they do, you want to be ready to dazzle them so they can see every corner of your yard, the pool, the pathways and everything else your home has to offer.

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You also want buyers to be able to clearly navigate around the exterior of your property easily so that they can look at all the aspects of the yard after nightfall. If your home looks fabulous in the evening hours, then they will be excited about what it looks like during the day. If you are not home to meet your potential buyers, we will have your outdoor lighting on a timer so that it automatically goes on at dusk whether you are home or not. Every aspect of your home will be visible from the street such as your roofline, eves and all the corners. Outdoor lighting makes your home look larger at night too, so maximize on the perception of size. We will show off your front entry and add sparkle to a porch if you have one. We will play up the windows and the foliage all around your property. Even if your trees are leafless, we can elegantly show off the trunk and limbs in an ethereal manner that will beckon a buyer to look.

John-Bruce-OwnerIf you are selling looking to sell your home and you want an edge over the competition contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn how we can illuminate the exterior of your home or property to bring you a potential sale! You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Make sure your home is perfect this holiday season, as well as the rest of the year with Kansas City holiday-ready outdoor lighting

outdoor_holiday_lighting_Kansas_CityKansas City outdoor lighting displays are a time-honored holiday tradition.  Who doesn’t enjoy driving around town during December to see the different displays?  Lighting up the night not only helps make December’s short days festive, it makes decorated homes come alive…especially those homes with permanently installed outdoor lighting for use year-round.  Professional outdoor lighting installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City adds beauty, safety and security, drama and a welcoming glow to your home in all seasons.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City's outdoor lighting designs

Well-designed outdoor lighting brings visual impact and increased safety and security.  Effective lighting displays result from careful planning and the use of high quality, long-lasting lights.  We begin with a walking inspection with you to get a vision of your property along with the placement of your home, driveway, walking paths, gardens, deck or patio, and any water or features you may have in that setting. During this inspection we pay special attention to specimen trees or shrubs, flag poles, statuary or other permanent displays as well as the characteristics of your home itself, such as a gabled roofline, large windows, and other architectural features.

Kansas City LED outdoor lightingWe then select just the right fixture for each area that will provide the desired lighting effect to create a custom designed outdoor lighting plan just for you. No matter which type, or combination, of exterior lighting you use; architectural and facade lighting, landscape lighting, path lighting, or uplighting, it can add that finishing touch of beauty to your home and provide a wealth of benefits like these:

  • Path lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas CitySafety: The safety that landscape lighting can bring to you and your family is a major benefit. Landscape lighting placed near the walkways and driveway of your home will provide a safe entrance or exit to and from your home. This is especially helpful around the holidays when families have increased visitors.
  • Appearance: Landscape lighting will enhance and make the exterior of your home stand out. Lighting around water fountains, plants, pools, or any type of landscaping brings out the beauty in these particular home features. Items will pop with lighting, working to illuminate your home at night and keep it looking simply amazing, while enhancing any additional holiday lighting designs.
  • Kansas City Patio outdoor lightingAdded Living Space: Landscape lighting will increase your living space. With the proper landscape lighting you can use your yard even when the sun goes down. Landscape lights can be attached all around the yard and positioned around the patio, outdoor fireplace or fire pit adding enough light for late night gatherings with blankets for bundling up and hot toddies or hot chocolate to keep you warm.
  • Security: Landscape lighting offers security for your family and any guests that enter or exit your home. The lighting can be positioned around sidewalks, walkways, stairs, and the driveway. It is easy for anyone to trip when they cannot see where they are walking, but the lighting will illuminate these areas to prevent falls or injuries.
  • Value: Landscape lighting can increase the value of your home. When your home has landscape lighting positioned around the property, it will create a rich sense of value to your home property.

Outdoor Holiday Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas CityMuch like the way you want the interior of your home in pristine entertaining condition around the holidays — clean, dusted, windows washed, tree up and home smelling great — the EXTERIOR of your home has a huge impact on the way family and friends see your home, and you for that matter. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can help you ensure that your home and property makes you proud. After all…you want your home looking its best inside and out when your mother-in-law arrives for holiday dinner, or when the office staff arrive for the Christmas party— right???

John-Bruce-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about why our outdoor lighting is the perfect finish to creating a welcoming holiday home! You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

When it comes to exquisite Kansas City professional outdoor lighting, sometimes less is more!

Beautiful front facade lighting in Overland Park, KS

Beautiful front facade lighting in Overland Park, KS.

Sometimes, bigger isn’t necessarily better—and that’s certainly the case when it comes to professional outdoor lighting. Today’s modern fixtures are smaller, offer more light output and consume less electricity thanks to low-wattage LED bulbs. You get more effect with a fixture housing that is smaller and will blend into the landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City recently worked on a project where we removed 5 very large line voltage commercial light fixtures that the homeowners were using to provide a  washing effect across their home’s façade. Now granted, this is a large home with spacious facade frontage—but this does not mean that a monster sized fixture is required to properly illuminate the home’s front. We have smaller, energy-efficient commercial grade fixtures that offer the same effect with more benefits than using large, outdated fixtures.

Here is one of the 5 fixtures we removed:

Here is one of the 5 fixtures we removed:

We started by unearthing these gigantic fixtures and then upgraded many of the homeowner’s existing fixtures by converting  them to efficient LED’s and then we also added some additional LED lighting fixtures into the plan as well. The look of the home was transformed with a more natural and elegant feel without the harsh and heavy-handed output produced by the mega wattage sized old fixtures. At Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Kansas City we feel that a well-designed outdoor lighting scheme should focus on the effect, and not the fixture! We can provide you with a stylish and romantically illuminated home without the need for high- powered, energy draining fixtures that look more like they belong in an industrial setting instead of a graceful residential home.

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Talking fixtures on Kansas City Live with John Bruce.

All our fixtures are commercial grade and are made especially for us to our exact specifications in the USA. We can also integrate decorative outdoor lighting that are attractive and intended to be seen as a focal point; and others that are sleek and easily blend into the landscape and still not sacrifice good light output for excellent visibility. There’s no need for a stadium type light in a home setting to gain your desired effect. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City light up your evenings with lighting that tastefully provides you with both ambiance and visibility.

John-Bruce-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about how we can transform your home and landscape after dark through our professional outdoor lighting designs. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.