At California Outdoor Lighting, we take what we do very seriously, but we like to have fun while we do it! This industry is filled with so many talented and interesting individuals, many of which contribute their free time for the betterment outdoor lighting as a whole.
That’s why we are proud to be a member of the AOLP (Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals). The AOLP is the largest international association of outdoor lighting designers, installers, manufacturers and distributors and lead the country in both training and certifications.
Outdoor Lighting Awards
“The goal of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals’ Lighting Awards is to honor and promote professional excellence in outdoor lighting design and to recognize industry achievement. We strive to create greater public awareness of the benefits of professionally designed and installed lighting systems; and to provide opportunities for learning through visual representation of excellence in outdoor lighting design.” – AOLP
California Outdoor Lighting is honored to be recognized by the best outdoor lighting designers in the country. Here are a few of our accolades:
AOLP – 2017 Outdoor Lighting Award (Silver Award) – Residential Small Lighting Project (Avenida Refinida)
This small courtyard and pool area were lit using only 20 fixtures. Cross lighting highlighted the tree line adjacent the pool while a few directional fixtures and washers lit some of the major focal points. Path lights were staggered from the entry way to the front door to add light to the walkway and one small copper can light beautifully illuminated the featured potted plant at the entry gate.
AOLP – 2017 Outdoor Lighting Award (Gold Award) – Residential Extra-Large Lighting Project (Pacific Palisades Estate)
This beautiful estate is still our biggest project to date. Nearly 700 fixtures highlight a little over 5 acres of lush greenery, built into the hillside. Moonlighting played a major role, lighting hundreds of feet of driveway and open space. There was no shortage of challenges but overall, it is one of our best pieces of work.
AOLP – 2017 “Best in Show” Award – Awarded as project of the year. (Pacific Palisades Estates)
Industry leaders agreed. This project was special, not because of the scope, many of the smallest details of this created beautiful nuances. Viewing angle was also a key consideration of the design. The homeowner wanted to feel he was surrounded by light. It doesn’t matter where you stand, the level of depth from layers of light is truly awe inspiring.
AOLP – 2020 Award of Merit – Commercial Lighting Project (San Pedro Fish Market of Alamitos Bay)
The San Pedro Fish Market has been a staple in the Port of Los Angeles since 1956. For 3 generations, this family owned business has done remarkable things. In 2019 they opened a brand-new location at Los Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA. We were tasked with enhancing the new landscape and it did not disappoint! The crew really enjoyed this one, who wouldn’t want to see that view every day?
AOLP – 2020 Award of Excellence – Residential Large Lighting Project (Rancho Palos Verdes Estates)
This is one of our favorite designs to date. This beautiful home and landscape are absolutely stunning. The gorgeous trees surrounding the property were perfect specimens for accent lighting but also provided the most interesting opportunities for moonlighting. The entire driveway and front areas are cast with beautiful shadows from the canopies above. The beautiful purple and white roses add a pop of color that really elevates the entire design.
The architectural stone surrounding the house was washed with warm light and we also tied in the beautiful stone chimneys. These are the details that set make for an award-winning scene and we were lucky to have such a beautiful pallet to paint with light.