Come See Us at the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show

The 2016 Colorado Garden and Home Show is less than a week away2006 Colorado Garden and Home Show Label! For the 17th year in a row, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado will be exhibiting our latest outdoor/landscape 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 outdoor living hours well into the evening.

2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show; Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Saturdays:   Feb. 13th &  Feb. 20th         –    10:00 AM to 8:00 PM &nbsp
Sundays:      Feb. 14th & Feb. 21st           –    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM &nbsp
Mon. – Fri.   Feb. 15 through Feb. 19th   –    12 Noon to 8:00 PM

Booth #:       1442

In the next few days, we will also be posting a $2.00 Off Discount Coupon for use in purchasing a ticket. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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New LED Outdoor Lighting Products Featured at the 2015 Colorado Garden and Home Show

OLP of Colorado Exhibit at the 2015 Colorado Garden & Home Show

OLP of Colorado Exhibit at the 2015 Colorado Garden & Home Show

In case you were not able to attend the 2015 Colorado Garden and Home Show, I have attached some photos and a video tour of our exhibit to show you the new LED lighting products that we are now offering.

In addition to B&B Manufacturing based in Nashville (an OLP official supplier since 2000), our national company has recently named Attraction Lights as another official supplier.


New LED Lighting Products Introduced at 2015 Colorado Garden & Home Show

New LED Lighting Products Introduced at 2015 Colorado Garden & Home Show

In the next photo, you can see three of these very unique products from Attraction Lights including the Obelisk (over 6 feet tall), the Grande Path and the Grande Beacon path light. In addition, we also had a new BB-02 LED path light (B&B/OLP) on display.  This is a real handy fixture for illuminating difficult-to-light areas including steps or pathways.

If you have the time, take a look at our video below to get a better view of our new product offerings.

While staffing the show, I was also interviewed for an article that appeared in The Denver Post, and I will post a link to that story in my next blog.

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LED Landscape Lights Celebrate Earth Day Every Day of the Year… for Many Years!

earth-day-bigThis Spring we exhibited at two garden and home shows. Almost every attendee who stopped by to speak with us said that if they’re going to invest in a landscape lighting system, it had to be LEDs.

Earth Day 2013 is being celebrated on Monday, April 22nd – and with LED landscape lighting, you can be sure that you are doing your part to lower your carbon footprint on the planet not just on Earth Day, but during the rest of the year as well.

# of Halogen 35W PAR36 Bulbs Required for One Fixture in 11 Years

# of Halogen 35W PAR36 Bulbs Required for One Fixture in 11 Years

LED bulbs are green for a number of reasons, including the fact that they use on average 75- to 83-percent less energy than the comparable halogen bulb. LED bulbs also last longer (50,000 hours) compared to halogens (3,000 – 4,000 hours).  During an 11-year period of time, a single well light in a landscape lighting system  could use as many as 15 bulbs (shown in the photo at right) – and unfortunately all of them would find their way to a local landfill. We tried unsuccessfully to find a recycler who would accept glass halogen bulbs, but unfortunately there is no economical way today to recycle these bulbs. As a result, no one recycles them.

# of LED 6W PAR36 Bulbs Needed for One Fixture in 11 YearsWith LED bulbs, there are no defective parts being sent to the landfill annually, or ever. The bulbs can be returned to the factory to be rebuilt every 11 years or so, or the individual components can be recycled. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for the homeowner and Mother Earth.

Because the LEDs are more reliable, fewer service visits are required resulting in fewer vehicle miles and carbon emissions. One scheduled maintenance visit each year will ensure that LED landscape lighting systems continue to operate perfectly for many, many years to come.

With the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives line of products, the standard halogen fixtures can be retrofitted to LED. In other words, we’re re-purposing the fixtures to LED, we’re not requiring the homeowner to buy all new fixtures. Brand-new LED landscape lighting systems also require considerably  smaller low voltage transformers and much less low voltage copper wiring than their halogen counterparts.

Whether we’re retrofitting a landscape lighting system to LED or installing a new LED system, we’ve been finding that the payback period for the investment (compared to halogen) occurs in a very reasonable timeframe (anywhere between one and four years typically). In a retrofit system, the primary factors are energy and maintenance cost savings. In a new system, the primary factors are component/labor cost savings (smaller transformer and less wire, less labor time), as well as the energy and maintenance cost savings.

For more information about Earth Day events in your area, please check the following:

Have a Happy Earth Day!

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Don’t scrap your old outdoor lighting fixtures for LED. Call us for a retrofit.

A lot of people stopped by our booth at the Colorado Garden & Home show asking if we can retrofit existing outdoor lighting fixtures with LED bulbs. The good news is – yes we can! The great news is the energy savings can be up to 90%. For example, standard path lights use a 20 watt quartz halogen bulb. We can replace that with 2 watt LED bi-pin bulb with energy savings of 90%. Watch this video to learn more.