Discount Tickets to the Colorado Garden and Home Show

Garden and Home Show Logo 2019As a proud exhibitor of 20 years at the Colorado Garden and Home Show, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is proud to offer a special 2 for 1 discount to be used for attending the show.

Please click on the 2 for 1 Discount Coupon to obtain this discount. And when you’re at the show, please stop by our Booth #1442 and say hello.

Have fun at the show – we hope to see you there.

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Come See Us at the 60th Colorado Garden and Home Show

Garden and Home Show Logo 2019The 2019 Colorado Garden and Home Show opens its doors tomorrow at 10:00 AM! Celebrating our 20th year in business and the 20th year in the show, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado will be exhibiting our latest outdoor landscape/architectural lighting designs and products. Stop by our exhibit (Booth #1442) to see the latest energy saving LED lighting products that will beautify your home and property, make them more safe and secure, and extend your living hours well into the evening.

Show Dates and Pricing for the 2019 Colorado Garden and Home Show:

Saturday, February 9         10 a.m.  –  8 p.m.   $12 adults  /  $10 seniors

Sunday, February 10          10 a.m.  –  6 p.m.   $12 adults  /  $10 seniors

Monday, February 11         12 p.m.  –  7 p.m.   2 for 1 admission

Tuesday, February 12         12 p.m.  –  7 p.m.   2 for 1 admission

Wednesday, February 13   12 p.m.  –  7 p.m.   2 for 1 admission

Thursday, February 14       12 p.m.  –  7 p.m.   2 for 1 admission

Friday, February 15             12 p.m.  –  8 p.m.   $12 adults  /  $10 seniors

Saturday, February 16         10 a.m.  –  8 p.m.   $12 adults  /  $10 seniors

Sunday, February 17             10 a.m.  –  6 p.m.  $12 adults  /  $10 seniors

Kids 12 and under get in FREE, and you can also receive a discount of $2 per ticket by donating a non-perishable food item to 9Cares Colorado Shares at the ticket box.

Also learn more about the latest in lighting controls and home automation technology, including smartphone- and voice-activated controls. Learn why Universal Power Line bus technology is more robust than wi-fi based technology in a home setting.

Also learn about our latest municipal solar photovoltaic/LED lighting projects along the front range.

At the show, we will be offering 3 different lighting packages that have been discounted as show specials. To learn more about the specials, please click on the Show Special Coupon and remember to register at the OLP booth to be eligible for the discount.

We hope to see you at the show – come visit us in Booth #1442.

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How Do You Maintain a Solar Photovoltaic LED Lighting Installation?

Genesee Entrance Monument – Solar PV LED

Outdoor Lighting Perspective’s solar photovoltaic (PV) LED lighting system has been operational at the Village of Genesee’s entrance monument for two years now. A few weeks ago we completed the Year Two annual maintenance for the system – and it continues to illuminate the monument nightly with the free energy captured by the sun.

 
The solar PV LED system consists of the following: a 3.7W LED lighting fixture supported by a strut to provide downlighting (Genesee is dark-sky compliant); a solar mast that supports the 16- by 20-inch solar PV panel and equipment bay; the equipment bay contains the solar gel battery and system controller. Every solar PV LED lighting system should be checked and maintained on an annual basis, and this is especially true for a mountain installation where the site can experience very high wind loads.
 
To see some of the issues we faced at this year’s maintenance visit, please watch the video below:
 
 
As you could see in this video, we did have to replace the LED fixture on this visit because the electronics had become corroded due to moisture entering the fixture. We suspect that a seal had failed perhaps due to the buffeting by the high winds. The on-site checklist that we follow for this type of maintenance is shown below:
  • Confirm that the current levels of the solar array and load do not exceed the controller ratings.
  • Tighten all terminal connections. Inspect for loose, broken or burnt wire connections. Be certain that no loose strands of wire are touching other terminals.
  • Test that the LED fixture is working.
  • Inspect the equipment bay for signs of dirt, insects, moisture, and/or corrosion.
  • Ensure that the air flow around the controller is not blocked.
  • Check that the controller functions and LED indicators are correct for the system conditions at that time.
  • Clean the PV array and reconfirm that the array is oriented correctly.
  • Re-confirm that the correct battery type is indicated.
  • Check and re-tighten as needed the ground wires by the fixture as well as by the PV array.
  • Inspect and re-tighten as needed the mounting system for the fixture.
  • Re-touch paint as needed on the solar mast and equipment bay.

As with any type of lighting system, annual and preventive maintenance will ensure that the lights will be on when you need them.