Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Sitting down with Kenny Kaufman, owner
5125 Bush River Road, Suite A
Columbia, SC 29212
What is the mission of your business?
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we know home or business improvement projects can be frustrating. We strive to provide our customers with the best experience possible from start to finish. We customize all lighting projects to fix individual needs, use only the highest quality products, and offer the best customer support in the industry. No job is complete until our customer is satisfied.
What differentiates your business from other specialists in the field?
There are numerous companies and individuals that can install outdoor or landscape lighting. What separates OLP from its competitors is our customer service and our products. Before any installation, our customers receive a personalized touch with a custom design by one of our trained sales representative on site. During the installation, our trained technicians use only the highest of quality fixtures and lamps. Many of our products are exclusive to OLP and cannot be found in any other market. After the installation, one of our sales representatives will come back to the property after dark to inspect the final product and make any adjustments necessary. If any component of the lighting system should need attention, our office staff is just a phone call or email away. We have technicians all over the Midlands at any point in time to make sure all service calls are answered in a timely manner. We also have the backing of the largest corporate lighting company in the industry.
What do you like best about your line of work?
Nothing compares to the reaction of the customer during the nighttime adjustment. It is always amazing to see the transformation of a property in just a few short hours, and nothing pleases us more than to know that our customers are satisfied before we leave the property.
What are the latest developments/innovations in your field?
Technology is always advancing, and OLP is always looking for the newest and the best options for our customers. In the past few years, the biggest development has been the evolution of the LED bulb. Just a few years ago, these bulbs were extremely costly and rudimentary. Today, the market is flooded with different varieties and grades of LED bulbs. You can now find them for any fixture. They have greatly reduced maintenance and electrical costs for our customers. They use less than one-third of the energy that the old halogen bulbs used, and they last roughly five times longer. Although they are still slightly more expensive upfront, customers can experience carefree maintenance for years with the new LED systems.