About Jim Hilliard

I started Outdoor Lighting Perspectives back in 1995, since then we have franchised and now have over 35 offices around the country. Our business has grown to what it is today because of our extraordinary service. Thank you for your interest in Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

Antique Bronze Finish with the Benefits of Copper

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio uses copper for its durability and its ability to withstand our Midwest climate year-round, but many homeowners prefer an antique bronze finish. Until recently, the primary options for a landscape lighting fixture with a dark finish were comprised of either coated aluminum or plastic. Today, we offer [...]

By |2016-11-23T20:09:28+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Ways to Use String Lights

String lights are some of the most versatile lighting solutions available and are increasingly popular in home decor. They can be manipulated to fit into any space, no matter what size or shape it may be. Similar light fixtures run on rigid tracks must be installed in straight lines. With string lights though, you get [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:15+00:00August 17th, 2016|Blog, Design Ideas, landscape lighting, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

The Interesting History of Christmas Tree Lighting

The modern-day Christmas tree was adopted in upper-class homes in 18th-century Germany, and was quite the fire-hazard, as the tree was occasionally decorated with lit candles. These candles were often adhered to branches with melted wax, but were sometimes simply pinned to the tree. Around 1890, candleholders were first used, and by the early 1900s, [...]

By |2016-07-26T16:57:37+00:00July 26th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Halogen vs. LED Landscape Lighting Systems

When choosing between a halogen vs. LED outdoor lighting system, energy efficiency has become a key issue. LED bulbs have a longer lifespan and are more energy-efficient than halogen bulbs. LED lighting systems will also require less maintenance than a system outfitted with halogen bulbs. Because of the significant savings in regards to the maintenance [...]

By |2016-06-07T15:23:27+00:00June 7th, 2016|Blog, landscape lighting, News|0 Comments

Fixtures: Brass Vs. Copper

Customers from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio often ask us why we use copper as the main component for our outdoor lighting fixtures. The brass vs. copper debate should be one of the easier decisions when it comes to choosing the best landscape lighting fixture for you. While copper and brass are both excellent materials for [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:16+00:00June 1st, 2016|Blog, landscape lighting, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Landscape Lighting Considerations

How long do you plan to live in your current home? After approximately 5 years, an outdoor lighting system outfitted with LED bulbs tends to pay for itself. If you’re planning on living in your home for at least 5-10 years, you should certainly consider an LED outdoor lighting system for your property, as opposed [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:16+00:00April 26th, 2016|Blog, landscape lighting, News|0 Comments

Outdoor Lighting Revamp Removes Chicago’s Orange Glow; Increases Cincinnati’s Public Safety.

According to a study by the University of Colorado, Chicago has the most light-pollution when compared with any other city in the entire world. Chicago is now hoping to put this to an end by completely replacing their 348,500 sodium-vapor outdoor lights, which produce an orange glow, with much more energy-efficient outdoor lighting systems which [...]

By |2016-03-07T21:54:43+00:00March 7th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Dayton/Cincinnati Office On Top!

At this years annual Outdoor Lighting Perspectives conference the theme was "Get Connected".  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is a part of the Outdoor Living Brands family.  Mosquito Squad and Archadeck are also apart of that family, offering all kinds of outdoor services for your home.  Every year Outdoor Living Brands puts on a team meeting for [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:16+00:00January 18th, 2012|Blog, News|0 Comments

We are an A+ Rating on BBB…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives was founded in 1995 by Jim Hilliard and since has been Dayton and Cincinnati's premier landscape lighting company.  Better Business Bureau has been reporting about companies reputation for many years based on the follow credentials: Values: To accomplish our mission, we commit to the following values to guide all of our decisions and [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:16+00:00January 16th, 2012|Blog, News, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives|0 Comments

LED Gas Light Fixture Replacement

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Patio Supply recently teamed up with Reed Remodeling & Design and Kohls Landscaping on a project in Bellbrook. Patio Supply provided the Travertine (imported from Turkey) and Allen Block retaining walls from Reading Rock. Kohls Landscaping and Reed Remodeling & Design used these hardscape products to build a state-of-the-art backyard-patio. Kohls, [...]

By |2017-02-14T14:34:16+00:00September 7th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments
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