Illuminating Finer Homes, Landscapes, Outdoor Living Areas and Commercial Businesses Throughout The Commonwealth of Virginia

Welcome to Outdoor Lighting Expressions

Outdoor Lighting Expressions is your complete, full-service solution for soft, subtle and elegant Landscape Lighting and Architectural Accent Lighting. We have over 16 years of experience in custom designing, installing and servicing high quality outdoor lighting systems throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Outdoor lighting is all that we do, and our commitment is to treat each customer’s home or business as if it were our own. We are a family-owned business, designing, installing, and maintaining outdoor lighting systems. We are a Class A Licensed Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia and an A+ Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. We have a professional team of lighting designers and installers ready to handle all of your lighting needs. We offer both residential and commercial lighting solutions. We have had the opportunity to illuminate various styles and sizes of homes, outdoor living areas, landscapes, decks, patios, pool areas, walkways, driveways, water features, as well as gated communities, office buildings, churches, and country club facilities.

What Can We Offer You?

  • Our Focus is on the Effect: While we are in the lighting business, we are truly in the effect business. Each project, which we custom design and install, is unique. We work with each customer to determine the effect we need to create and then select the appropriate fixtures to create the effect.
  • Expert Lighting Design: We offer a Daytime Consultation and in some cases an evening design. This allows you to see how beautiful your property will look, with our unique illumination techniques focusing on different areas of your home or business. Customers requesting a nighttime design demonstration enjoy the opportunity to actually see how their property will look based on the desired effect (and light coverage), and enables us to customize each system to meet the customer’s specific taste in lighting. There are no surprises with the end result, as we are able to duplicate the exact design which we finalize with you at night.
  • Highest Quality Products made of handcrafted copper & cast brass exterior fixtures: We use only the highest quality fixtures made  with our exacting standards for long term performance, corrosion resistance and an outstanding product warranty.
  • LED fixture offering: All LEDs are not created equal. We use only warm white LEDs and solid brass and copper materials that are designed to sustain the life of the LED. Most OLE fixtures use replaceable LEDs and Drivers eliminating the need to replace a fixture if an LED fails.  And the warm white color of the LED light output enables us to illuminate any object so that it appears natural in color.
  • Lighting Control Automation: OLE has a state of the art remote timing system which will address all of your lighting needs now and for the future. If set up to go on at sunset, it will self-adjust daily based on the actual time of sunset for your physical address. It also automatically recognizes daylight savings time changes. We can set up to 250 different programs to provide any level of desired automation.
  • Expert Installation: Our Lighting Installation and Maintenance Technicians  are all early retirees and employees of OLE. The vast majority of our work is done by hand and our installation teams literally treat your home as if it were their own. We use only the finest quality fixtures, transformers, wire, and lighting components. Our work is so meticulous that most customers cannot even tell that we have been there after the installation except they have new lights.
  • Service after the sale: Outdoor lighting is our only business and we pride ourselves on being there for ongoing maintenance. Whether it is a single bulb replacement or an annual maintenance check- up, we are only a phone call away.
  • Accountability: We are easy to reach and we return calls and e-mails promptly. Call us directly from 9am-5pm and after hours through our answering service. We can also be reached via email at
  • Professional Team: Clay & Lynn Johnston are the local business owners and are both actively involved in the community and business. The OLE team is a small dedicated group that will always go the extra mile for their customers.
  • BBB Members, Licensed & Insured: We are proud to be longstanding members of the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia and Western Virginia and have been given the highest accredited rating of A+ with a history of no complaints!
  • We are a Licensed Class A Contractor with the State of Virginia license #2705 085644A, and insured.
  • Service Other Systems: We service most brands of existing outdoor lighting and would be happy to set up an appointment to see if we can enhance or update your system.

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