Don’t forget to light the front too!

front yard lighting

We loved the lighting and the cute halloween DIY project at betweennapsontheporch.net

We spend a lot of time talking about creating outdoor living space in the backyard and making sure it is well lit. But how about our front yard lighting?  This is what is seen everyday by you, your neighbors and the rest of the world.  Does it create the curb appeal you want for your home? Will it provide guests light to safely get to your front door? Can it provide security lighting to deter unwelcome visitors?  Now is the time to turn your attention to your front yard lighting.

So where should you start with front yard lighting?  The first place is to look at your front porch.  You should have lighting around your front door.  This helps a guest find the front door and it helps you identify a visitor before opening the door.  Lighting around your front door can be as easy as sconces on either side of your front door.  It can also be a chandelier that hangs over the front door space.

Next turn your attention to the pathway between your driveway or street to the front door.  Are there any stairs or steps that need to be lit for safety?  Consider path lights to mark the way for guests and also to highlight your landscaping.  After that, you can turn your attention to up lighting on the facade of your home and down lighting from your trees to make your home really stand out.

Your home will likely be visited by many little ghosts and goblins looking for candy this Monday evening so do make sure you check your the safety of the front porch and make sure your light bulbs haven’t burned out.  And if you aren’t passing out candy this year, make sure you turn OFF your porch lights especially if you have them set up on an automatic timer – this will help kids realize you aren’t participating and they will hopefully not ring your bell!

 

 

 

Leave the Lighting to the Pros

Holiday LightingOne of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is to grab some hot cocoa and pile into the car to drive around to look at holiday lights. Making your house one that neighbors will marvel at is a major undertaking for any homeowner and it does not come without risk. The good news is that you can save yourself from the hassle and potential mishaps by hiring holiday lighting professionals to do the heavy lifting for you—giving you more time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season.  Need more convincing?  Here are the top 3 reasons to hire a lighting pro this holiday season:

Avoid the hassle and headache of DIY holiday lighting

Homeowners dread the annual undertaking of getting the holiday decor up.  Not only does it involve time spent on installation and making sure all wires are safe, it also involves replacing strings should they burn out mid-season – plus taking them all down and putting them carefully into storage once the holidays have passed.

You’re busy enough during this time of year; give yourself a break and avoid the hassle of decorating your home and property by hiring professionals who specialize in holiday lighting services. You’ll save yourself both time and frustration, and you’ll have the guaranteed assurance of a beautiful display all season long—without ever lifting a finger.

Stay safe: leave Christmas lighting to the pros

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide.  34% of those injuries are related to falling!  Stay off the ladder this year and leave the climbing to us.

Take advantage of custom designed and energy-efficient holiday lighting

Our holiday lighting specialists will thoroughly assess the layout of your property as well as the architecture of your home in order to best highlight and enhance its beauty with festive, shimmering lights.

Our holiday lighting is top-of-the-line, and we use only environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED bulbs. The energy efficiency helps to reduce the strain on your electricity bill throughout the winter

Ready to hire a pro?  We have a just a few spots left for our holiday lighting!  If you want your home decorated this holiday season, give us a call for a free estimate at 210-710-7737 or click here Contact Us.

 

 

Take back your Patio from Mosquitoes

mosquito repellent Mosquito RepellentFall is finally starting for San Antonio and our weather is hopefully starting to cool off a bit.  As the temperature gets cooler, people start heading outside to enjoy the cooler evenings.  However, many people are forced back inside when the mosquitoes quickly start swarming.  It is time to take your patio back and get rid of those disease carrying blood suckers with mosquito repellent.

Landscape Lighting Guru offers a mosquito repellent system that will quickly create a mosquito free haven for your outdoor space so you can safely enjoy the cooler temperatures.   The Mosquito Repellent fixture offers mosquito repellency to enhance your patio, deck or yard.  The patented mosquito protection system is effective providing protection within 15 minutes of use and is effective against all types of mosquitoes.  It is conveniently odorless, silent, invisible during use – no smelly oils, smoke, or zapping sounds to disturb you.

If you are interested in learning more about how this fixture can protect your family this summer, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.

5 Star Review For Landscape Lighting Guru!

5 star reviewAlmost 70% of consumers are influenced by online reviews and that percentage is even higher on larger investments.   Landscape Lighting Guru wants to help any potential lighting customers get a complete understanding of the customer experience when working with us.  If you have experienced our 5 star service, we would so appreciate a 5 star review on one of the many social media outlets.  For your convenience we have the links directly to our review pages for each of the review sites below.

Google continues to be the biggest place clients look for our reviews:  Google Review

Did you know that Angies List is now free to join?  We are excited to have an A rating and would love to get more reviews at  Angies List Review

You can find us on FB too!:  Facebook Review

Do you like to Climb Trees? We have the job for you!

Tree ClimbingLandscape Lighting Guru is excited to announce we are hiring.  This is a position with a big opportunity to grow in the company and requires tree climbing skills.
We are looking for a future lighting crew leader that can learn the Landscape Lighting business from the tops of the trees down. We are looking for a new member of our Lighting Guru Family. This is a long term position that requires a long term attitude.

This position requires:
1. Excellent tree climbing skills
2. Above average intelligence
3. A competitive spirit
4. Ability to read and speak English
5. Clean Driving Record with driver’s license
6 Over the age of 18
7 Must have a flexible attitude (often we do other things than our absolute preferred job) You have to be able to take on new challenges
8 Drug free work place
9 Working outside in all kinds of weather
10 Ability to safely lift over 50lbs
11 Ability to safely climb with over 15lbs

Nice to haves:
1. Landscape Lighting experience
2. Electrical Experience
3. Climbing with ropes and saddles and climbing gear
4. Tree trimming experience
5. Small team Management experience
6. Spanish speaker
7. Computer experience
8. Smart phone experience

Benefits:
40 hours of paid vacation after the first 6 months
40 hours of paid vacation after the second 6 months
4 paid holiday days
Family atmosphere
Ability to learn and share in the growth of a company from a proven leader in the industry

Current position pays between $12-$17 per hour based upon experience and skill level with ability to increase with time and quantity of jobs and people managed.

If interested, please email your resume to kmcfarland@landscapelightingguru.com.

Peace of Mind is Priceless

lighting maintenanceYou’ve installed your landscape lighting system, now is time to relax and enjoy it, right? But what happens if something breaks?

Landscape Lighting Guru offers lighting maintenance agreements that provide bi annual 16 point service and inspection of your entire system.  In Texas, unusual weather happens – lightning and thunderstorms and brutal hail can cause damage to your system anytime of the year. Not to mention tree growth and other landscape changes.

As part of your Landscape Lighting Maintenance program, our installers will walk your property and test the system for broken equipment, burned out lights, and damage semi-annually. During the service we will inspect every fixture, transformer, wire and timer to make sure they are working properly.  Included in this service is a pest preventive application for all your fixtures and components which we highly recommend. Pests can infiltrate your lights and wreak havoc on your electrical system which can be costly to repair, and usually is not covered under manufacturer warranty. Then you’ll receive a free estimate for any repairs, prior to work commencing. The Landscape Lighting Maintenance program gives you peace of mind all year long!

Our goal in our 16 point service and inspection is to keep your lighting looking as good tomorrow as it was the day it was installed!  If you are interested in learning more, please give us a call at 210-710-7737.

 

Its getting dark out there!

Darker EarlierNow that it is September and the schools are back in session, I think we are all hoping for some cooler temperatures!  While it is still hot outside, we are already getting darker earlier than in the height of summer.  And in just two short months, we will lose more than 2 hours of evening light!

The Guru is gearing up for one of our busiest times of the year when everybody decides they want to stay outside long after the sunsets!

Especially in San Antonio where fall offers us some of the greatest weather of the year with cooler nights that are perfect to enjoy with family and friends.  If you have been thinking of adding landscape lighting to your outdoor space or considering updating your lighting to LED, now is the time to call!  As the sunset earlier and earlier this fall, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors with your brand new outdoor lights.

The Guru goes above and beyond for clients

testimonial We received this customer testimonial last week that is an excellent example of how the Guru is willing to go above and beyond for all of his clients!

“Getting along in years (83) I must adapt to my surroundings.  I have three areas in the back yard that contain steps.  I am now to the point where I have to be careful not to fall going up and down these steps.

As a consequence, I wanted to install hand rails at all three locations.  At each location light posts are required as well.  These posts (total 9) are approximately 3′ tall made of cantara stone with LED lights on the top.  This being an unusual installation I believe it to be a challenging job.

I considered hiring a stone mason and an outdoor lighting company.  One to do the post installation and the other to do the LED lights.  My first contact was that of a lighting company, Landscape Lighting Guru.  After discussing the job with the owner I was assured that they could perform both the installation of the post and the lights.

Their performance was nothing short of exceptional.  Concealing the light wiring while maintaining the integrity of the landscape (of which there is considerable), not to mention the installation of the lamp post (not associated with lighting) was as promised.

I consider myself to be a perfectionist.  As such I expect a great deal from those performing services for me.  You can be assured that the Landscape Lighting Guru will produce a product worth of plaudit.”

Ross W Estep Sr

August 18, 2016

New Product Line Offered

 New Product LineThe Landscape Lighting Guru is excited to offer a new product line from WAC lighting.

WAC lighting has been in the lighting business for over 30 years. They offer exceptional interior LED lighting choices. They have now brought their extensive LED expertise to the exterior landscape lighting world.

One of the best products they offer is their landscape lighting bullet fixture. It has an adjustable beam angle as well as a dimmable light output at each fixture. Our Landscape Architect and Designer friends are loving this fixture. The fixture is perfect for that brand new landscape with small specimen trees and plants. We can put the perfect amount of light on that “smaller” plant, and then adjust the fixtures spread and intensity as the landscape matures.

New Product LineYou can be confident that this fixture will still be the right fixture well into the future as it offers an incredible 10 year manufacture warranty. Set an appointment now, so we can show you this fixture and the other awesome fixtures that are a part of the WAC Landscape Lighting line up.

If you are interested in learning more about WAC Landscape Lighting check out their website at: www.WAClandscapelighting.com or if you want to pick some new interior lighting for your home check out: www.Modernforms.com