Energy-Efficient LED Interior Lighting Installation Completed at Willow Creek II HOA Clubhouse

Willow Creek II Clubhouse Lighting - After

Willow Creek II Clubhouse Lighting (LED) – After

Even though outdoor is a very prominent part of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives(OLP) of Colorado name, we are oftentimes asked to participate in interior lighting projects as well due to our expertise. OLP of Colorado recently completed such a project at the Willow Creek II Clubhouse in Centennial where new LED fixtures were installed in the main clubhouse area, kitchen, and restroom. Read all about it in our company’s PRESS RELEASE!

The homeowners wanted  to have more light at the table level in the main clubhouse area for meetings and events, and they wanted a lighting technology that was more energy efficient. OLP of Colorado recommended the Designers Fountain Castello family of fixtures – a contemporary design with a Spanish flair.

In the medium and large chandeliers, the new Philips SlimStyle 10.5W dimmable LED bulb (60W incandescent equivalent) was installed. Even though the bulb is shaped like a large lollipop, it provides 360-degree lighting.  And with the dimming capabilities, the overhead lighting can be dimmed for those evening Denver Broncos games or brightened during meetings.

Willow Creek II Clubhouse Interior Lighting - Before

Willow Creek II Clubhouse Interior Lighting – Before

Since the clubhouse was constructed in the ’80s, the overhead lighting in the main clubhouse consisted primarily of track lighting – one of the fads of that decade. Although the track lights had been directed downward, they provided insufficient lighting to read a book or eat a meal. In addition, the track lighting did not illuminate the soaring cathedral ceilings – so the interior space from the floor to the ceiling was just plain dark. Contrast this lighting effect with the new lighting that provides additional indirect lighting that bounces downward from the ceiling. By the way, the before photo is actually in color – but the space appears to be flat and monotone. That’s what happens to objects and colors in subdued light – everything becomes gradations of gray to black.

So which space do you feel is more inviting? We’ll be posting more pictures of this project on our OLP of Colorado website in the near future.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado Celebrates 15 Years in Business!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is pleased to announce that we juCelebrating 15 Years in Coloradost completed our 15th year in business serving the landscape and outdoor lighting needs of residential, commercial, and municipal customers in the Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Colorado Springs, and communities all along the Colorado Front Range and beyond.

Read the Press Release that our corporate Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office in Richmond, Virginia published about us.

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Don’t Forget About Your Landscape Lights During Your Spring Yard Cleanup

After a long hard winter this year in many parts of the country, many homeowners are only now beginning their spring yard clean up. That work may include raking up leaves and fallen tree branches, trimming dead tree branches, re-seeding the lawn, and removing general dirt and  grime that accumulated during the winter. When it comes to wintertime dirt and grunge, the source of this mess is truly global. I’ve read that the prevailing winds have carried sand from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and ash from forest fires in California to Colorado; and that Colorado returned the favor by sending its soot and ash from the forest fires last year to Iceland where it is now blackening the glaciers.

However, in the midst of all this outdoor spring cleaning, many homeowners overlook the need to clean and service their landscape lighting systems as well. Whether these homeowners elect to do this maintenance themselves or hire a professional lighting contractor to do it, a comprehensive servicing of the landscape lighting system should be done at least annually. The following checklist provides the required tasks to keep your lighting system looking as good as the day it was first installed:

  • Clean all fixtures and lens covers
  • Replace all halogen bulbs with new ones to provide maximum illumination; for LED systems, replace only those LEDs that have failed during the winter
  • Re-anchor and straighten all fixtures as needed
  • Cover any exposed wiring
  • Check transformer and all connections
  • Check and reset/reprogram timer or control system as required
  • Trim or lightly prune plants and bushes as required
  • Selectively relocate fixtures due to changes and/or overgrowth of landscaping

Your low voltage landscape lighting system performs nightly and is subjected to every environmental extreme that mother nature can throw at it. The good news is that it can and will provide you years and years of service as long as it receives regular and routine maintenance.

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Visit Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at the 2014 Denver Home Show

DHS_150NEWCome visit Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado in Booth #2050 at the Denver Home Show to see the latest landscape and architectural LED lighting products and services. The 3-day event will feature many home improvement and outdoor living contractors, and guest speakers include Kevin O’Connor (host of This Old House) and Josh Flagg of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing.

DENVER HOME SHOW

National Western Complex (4655 Humboldt St. – East of I25 on I70)

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado (Booth #2050)

  • Friday, March 14     10 A.M  -  9:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, March 15     10 A.M.  -  9:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, March 16     10 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

CLICK HERE to obtain $2.00 Off discount tickets for the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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Outdoor/Landscape Lighting Specials at the 2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is offering some exciting 7- and 10-light specials at the 2014 Colorado Garden and Home Show that starts this Saturday, February 15th. These lighting packages will provide you with a professionally designed and installed landscape/outdoor lighting system for illuminating your garden, deck, house facade, etc. These lighting packages are available in either quartz halogen or LED bulb options. So come by and visit us in Booth #1442 to register for the following specials:

 

2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show Specials

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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$2 Off Admission Coupon for the 2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show

2014+CGHS_Online_CouponThe 2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show begins on Saturday, February 15th – that’s only four days away! In order to make the most of the show, click on and print out the coupon on the right. Take it to the ticket window of the show at the Colorado Convention Center to obtain a discount of $2 off each ticket purchased.

The 9-day long show will feature 14 beautifully landscaped gardens, over 650 vendors, educational seminars, and a “Wild Africa” entry garden.

Also be sure to stop by to see the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives exhibit (#1442) to see the latest in architectural/landscape/outdoor lighting products along with turnkey design, installation, and maintenance services. where we will have some exciting show specials. We will be listing our show specials on a subsequent blog posting.

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See the Latest LED Outdoor Lighting Products at the 2014 Colorado Garden and Home Show

2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show LogoThe 2014 Colorado Garden and Home Show (the 55th annual edition) starts one week from today! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is again proud to be exhibiting in our 15th year at this wonderful show- the oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show in the rocky mountain region.

Produced by the Colorado Garden Foundation, the Colorado Garden and Home Show will have 14 professionally landscaped gardens, over 650 exhibitors, free educational seminars, a juried flower show, and an African Safari Entry Garden. The Colorado Garden Foundation donates 100-percent of all show tickets sold for horticultural grants and scholarships in Colorado throughout the year.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado will be displaying the latest in LED architectural, landscaping, and outdoor lighting, as well as Lighting Control Automation(TM) for lighting control and home automation applications. Stop by and visit us in Booth #1442.

Show Details:

  • 2014 Colorado Garden & Home Show
  • Colorado Convention Center – Downtown Denver
  • February 15  -  23, 2014
  • Hours:
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
  • Monday  -  Friday 12:00 noon  -  8:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for information about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado’s show specials as well as coupons for obtaining discounted tickets for admission into the show.

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