How the simplicity of colored lens covers can add drama to your existing outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting.

Many times, our stories serve as a way to convey the benefits of outdoor lighting to homeowners who do not have existing outdoor lighting. We are pleased that we can serve as a reputable and informative source about all genres of outdoor lighting. We also feel it is important to keep our existing outdoor lighting customers informed of ways they can implement their systems to gain the most enjoyment. Colored lens covers are a great example of a simple way to add drama to your existing landscape lighting for a special event, occasion or just to change the mood in your landscape!

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Multi-color acrylic lens covers are available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville that simply install over your existing well lights.These vibrant lens covers are available in green, red, dark blue, light blue, amber, purple and orange. In addition, colored lens covers are also available for spotlight fixtures and colored LED bi-pin bulbs are available for path lights. 

With Halloween and Christmas right around the corner, imagine the possibilities these colorful colors could serve in your landscape…

Not only can these versatile lens covers enhance the festive mood in your landscape, they work great when used in conjunction with other genres of holiday outdoor lighting. This lighting amenity speaks well to homeowners who love the use of festive color in their home during the holidays, and aren’t afraid of using color in the landscape.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Red lens covers welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Red lens covers help welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Since these covers come in a myriad of colors, they are easily interchangeable on a whim. Orangem amber and purple work great for celebrating Halloween. Orange would also reflect a show of support for the University of TN football! Red and green work great for Christmas, blue works great for Hanukkah and also to show support for the Titans on game day! The list of possibilities and creative ways you can use these lens covers to show off your distinct style is truly endless!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about colored lens covers for your existing Nashville outdoor lighting system and our other unique lighting amenities. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Enjoy a moment of nostalgia as we travel back in time to when we were known as “Lightscapes”

OLP 1997 article about Lightscapes in the Nashville Banner

1997 article about Lightscapes in the Nashville Banner.

Recently, I came across this newspaper clipping from an article featured in the Nashville Banner from 1997. Although the article was written over a decade ago, it made me take a nostalgic look back in the past of our beloved company that is now known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, by doing this we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant garde” and into the mainstream.

Timeless outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Timeless outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Up until this point in time, outdoor lighting and landscape lighting was reserved mainly for the elite due to the expense of having to go through so many “channels” to have a system installed. For example, there was no “one stop” to receive a design consultation, order fixtures, schedule installation or even consider a “night-time” demonstration or system maintenance. In order to have any type of upscale outdoor lighting you first had to hire a designer, then you had to most likely arrange an appointment with a specialty lighting store which carried outdoor lighting fixtures. Upon arrival of the fixtures ( which could take weeks or even months) you then had to hire an electrician to install the lights, many of which having no experience in outdoor lighting at all, and rely on a wish and a hope that everything came out as you imagined once the switch was turned on that first evening. This is the part of the story where things often became a headache for the homeowner — like having to contact the electrician or your designer to “tweak” placement or other dilemmas that would, and did, often arise. In some cases, a number of the fixtures might not be operating properly, etc, and you are back to square one in the endless pursuit of lighting the night! This formula added up to a frustrating, time-consuming and much too expensive proposition for most homeowners. We aimed to change it all, and we did!

Up close look at BB02 path light

Up close look at BB02 path light.

Not only do we plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing.The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for, yes, you guessed it, Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. The father and son team that started this company back in the 80’s. B&B Manufacturing is a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures. We use our own quality fixtures exclusively, as do many of the other Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations throughout the country.

Nashville Landscape Lighting Gazebo

This gazebo comes to life at night within the landscape with outdoor lighting

This means we are a one-stop-shop for all your outdoor lighting needs. No middle man, no separate scheduling, and no runaround. Our vision and innovation cuts out all the “channels” involved in the outdoor lighting installations of yesteryear.We also have the advantage of fully understanding the technology of outdoor lighting because it is all we do. This means we have more than one way to solve an issue safely when one arises.This level of commitment, experience and talent is immeasurable in the business. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration at your home or business to let you experience the magic that is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Reflecting on this particular article, where our lighting was featured on a local Victorian mansion used as the 1997 Decorator’s Show Home for the Junior League‘s annual fund-raiser, you will notice elegance in outdoor lighting never goes out of style. When Bob Lyons was interviewed for the Nashville Banner he pointed out one of the secrets behind successful outdoor lighting, which still rings true today — “…lights placed in the right places, trees and plants will glow and the best features of your house will shine.” It may sound simple, but there is an art in knowing proper placement and choosing the right fixture to gain the most benefit.

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Recognize this?

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. “The perfect lighting.” Lyons says, “is when you never see a fixture day of night”. That is where the true measure of magic in our outdoor lighting lies.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 26 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes, storefronts, businesses and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area. (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

If you listen closely, you can hear the faintest tinkle of sleigh bells in the distance…

outdoor holiday lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

If you listen closely on this hot September afternoon you can hear the faintest tinkle of sleigh bells in the distance.

It may seem improbable, but if you listen really closely on this hot September afternoon you can hear the faintest tinkle of sleigh bells in the distance…Why? You may ask? Naturally, it’s because Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is busy scheduling appointments for our holiday lighting program. Believe it or not Christmas is only 15 weeks away! Factoring in most Nashville homeowners prefer to have their holiday lighting up and running the day after Thanksgiving leaves only 12 weeks to have your lighting planned, designed and scheduled for installation to enjoy in time for the season.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

As slots are already beginning to fill up, we encourage you to start thinking about your holiday lighting for the upcoming holiday season ahead. In case you haven’t heard about our convenient outdoor lighting program here are the details, and how it works:

Our holiday outdoor lighting program is an ultra-convenient way to have the holiday lighting covered for your home or business this season. It’s easy, effortless and most of all beautiful!  We design, order, install, remove and store your outdoor holiday lighting for you. We translate your desired holiday lighting theme, colors and locations you wish to illuminate into a customized design and then order all the lights for you. When the time is right, we install your holiday lights to enjoy until it is time to remove the lights. After the holiday season is over, we will come out and professionally remove your outdoor holiday lighting and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse until the next holiday season. 

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting

We also offer the widest selection of outdoor holiday lights around, everything from classic and elegant to unique and whimsical — if you dream it, we can design it!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s holiday lighting program takes one of the most dreaded tasks of the year and makes it something to look forward to. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with family and friends. Our team of trained installers will take care of the hard part, so you don’t have the chore of the teetering ladder, tangled cords and headaches that go along with installing your holiday lights.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to get on our holiday lighting program list. We will be offering many of our same classic, timeless designs to make this year a holiday to remember, as well as some new additions to our already overflowing selection of holiday outdoor lighting. (615) 373-0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more examples of our holiday lighting designs by visiting our outdoor holiday lighting photo gallery located on our website today!

 

 

Adopt your ducks today and come join us for a day of racing, all to benefit a good cause!

Rubber Duck with SunglassesIt’s that time of year again in Nashville when as many as 10,000 rubber ducks compete in the Nashville 2014 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash! The event takes place this weekend, on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Lazy River at Nashville Shores Waterpark.

This is the second year for the event and YOU are cordially invited to get in on the fun by adopting ducks to compete in the event, and attending! Through Duck Adoptions, this community event funds the Nashville Kiwanis Club’s philanthropic grant program. By adopting a duck today you will help support local charities that improve the lives of children in Middle Tennessee! Your duck adoption(s) help fund important programs at: Book’em, CASA Nashville, Children’s Miracle Network at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Ducks Unlimited, Fisk University, GraceWorks Ministries, Hiram Lodge Preservation Inc., Mental Health America, Nashville Symphony, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Salvation Army Nashville Area Command, Special Olympics Tennessee, Tennessee Voices for Children, Unlock the Champion, and the Kiwanis family clubs of Kentucky and Tennessee to support our Kiwanis Global Campaign for Children to eliminate maternal/neonatal tetanus.

The Rubber DUcky Race 2013On event day, KIDS “Quacktivities” will kick off at 3:00 pm with the race commencing at 3:30. For those who are interested, Nashville Shores is offering discounted admission to the park in honor of Kiwanis Family Day (use promo code “kids” on the Nashville Shores homepage).These discounted tickets are $16.99 instead of the usual $34.99 per person, and $9.00 pre-paid parking passes can be purchased also. The Donor of the winning duck will receive $10,000, and additional prizes will be awarded. We invite you and your family to join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun, all to benefit many worthy causes in our region.

Nashville 2014 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash!

Please visit http://goo.gl/yOqIzs to adopt your ducks now! Thank you for supporting the Kiwanis of Nashville Foundation’s mission with your donation. As an active member of Kiwanis, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, Bob Lyons of team “Quack Kills”, wants to thank you for supporting this incredible event!

We look forward to seeing you there!

There’s more to do in Music City than just music — much more!

Music cityThe entire world already knows Nashville as “Music City” because our foundations were built on music. From early settlers playing the fiddle before setting out on the Cumberland River, to being the home of the famed “Grand Ole Opry“, Nashville has always been revered for its music, musicians, songs and the place where dreams can come true! Today’s Nashville offers a wide range of diverse musical styles, not just country & western music. Nashville has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul music. Rolling Stone recently gave Nashville the title of “Best Music Scene.” Talented artists such as  Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, Michael Buble and many more are among those who have come to Music City to write and record. Artists like Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, and Jack White have even chose to call Nashville home.

Nashville's music row

Statue on Nashville’s music row.

With all its memorable melodic venues, and a history rich in music, there is still much to see and do in Nashville, especially when it comes to food! Of course, there is a wide variety of food genres to choose from but being natives to Nashville we have a few places we are quite partial too when it comes dinnertime: here they are listed in random order.

Nashville hot chickenHattie B’s Hot Chicken — Widely regarding around this region as the best hot chicken and wings around.  Hattie B’s has two convenient locations to please, offering your choice of heat levels from mild to “shut the cluck up” there is something delish to suit even the most discriminating hot chicken lover!

Even more to cluck about — Yes, we even celebrate our homage to hot chicken — Listed on Gourmet.com as one of America’s best food festivals, the Music City Hot Chicken Festival is held every 4th of July in Nashville. This annual event includes authentic Nashville style hot chicken vendors, an amateur hot chicken cookoff, beer, sunshine and even a parade!

travel-and-leisure-best-bbqDid you know Nashville was voted the best, meaning numero uno (#1) American city for barbecues this year by Travel & Leisure magazine! That’s right — Music City won for compiling a greatest-hits collection of barbecue styles. Among one of our personal favorites for BBQ is Peg Leg Porker BBQ. This barbecue alone is worth a trip to Nashville! Located in The Gulch, Carey Bringle’s Peg Leg Porker is finger-licking BBQ at its best. According to an article in Nashville Scene, The owner, “Bringle is a Nashville boy with roots in West Tennessee — Graceland and thereabouts, where the term “ribs” means Rendezvous-style dry rub. Peg Leg Porker’s signature is a 16-ingredient medley of warm red spices — low salt, no sugar — that gets applied after the pork ribs emerge from the smoker. Based on chili and paprika, the finishing rub is intended to mirror the flavors of barbecue sauce. It is a strategy that showcases the smoky meat, without losing it under a sticky lacquer of caramelized mopping sauce. When the rib meat is as tender and juicy as Peg Leg Porker’s, clinging to the bone with just the right tenacity, there’s no need to overshadow it.”

If your hungry for a change then Epice ( The name, pronounced “ay-PEACE,” means “spice” in French), is just the spot. “The sleek Lebanese bistro in 12South is the perfect antidote to local food overdose”, as an article in Nashville Scene commented. Epice is a neighborhood bistro serving moderately priced, simple and authentic Lebanese foods reflective of Lebanon’s flavorful Mediterranean cuisine.

The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean.

In addition, Kalmatas is another of our faves. Kalmatas has three locations of their family style restaurant that bring together the diverse flavours of the Mediterranean to your table. The tastes of Kalmatas come full-circle as traditional recipes are enjoyed with a modern twist that captures the classic taste while ensuring a health conscious option for everyone to enjoy.

Your friends here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville have been proudly providing outdoor lighting for homes and business in the Nashville area for over 25 years. We are always striving to improve the enjoyment you experience in your own backyard, and around town! Now, with all this talk about food — it’s dinnertime~

 

 

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” and all that entails!

We are proud to unveil our new look, and logo, now covering our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville fleet of vans and trucks! You may have noticed them around town already. In case you haven’t seen one yet, here is a sneak preview:

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  Nashville van

A sneak peek at our new van graphics.

As you can see, the new graphic showcases one of our beautiful copper path lights in action and also highlights our new tagline; “the night is ours“. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” is all the name entails and much more because we are experts at making the night yours through our professional outdoor lighting designs! Here are just a few of the ways we are making the evening more beautiful and more functional for residents and businesses all over the Nashville area:

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    Nashville holiday lighting.

    Holiday Lighting for Home & Business: Are renowned holiday lighting designs have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. We offer an innovative holiday outdoor lighting program that is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. This program means we take care of everything for you from installation to removal and storage.

  • Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch

    Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch.

    Residential and Commercial Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation: Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, fountain and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, tree lighting, statuary lighting and we are the leader among LED outdoor lighting designs and installation.

  • Huston Station Nashville lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville special event lighting for wedding held at Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

    Temporary Outdoor Lighting for Special Events: We provide temporary lighting (including indoor as well as outdoor), for events and special occasions such as weddings, outdoor proms, dances, graduation and birthday celebrations, family reunions and other outdoor (and indoor) events you have planned.

  • Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Permanent Festival Lighting: Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. From festoon to orb lighting, festival lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends for adding illumination into an outdoor area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within the space.

  • Lighting Control Automation: Our lighting control automation (LCA) technology can make your life easier and offer you the conveniences that you never dreamed possible. From  programming the lights to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night, to the capability of controlling your lighting from your smart phone even while on vacation — wow!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  Nashville van

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville van.

Even though our vans and trucks have a new look, the outstanding service we have provided to the Nashville area for over 25 years remains the same. Our experience and level of commitment in satisfying our customers makes us a household name in outdoor lighting. To learn more about making the night yours, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

How outdoor lighting is helping Nashville homeowners add design, and curb appeal, to their home

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

This past weekend marked not only the arrival of August, but also the inaugural arrival of National Curb Appeal month. This new, annual event is dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. One of the best ways to add loads of curb appeal to your home, and landscape, is through the addition of outdoor lighting. Look through the pages of any upscale home or garden magazine and outdoor lighting takes center stage.You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic, and elegance at your home is only a dream. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only daydream about outdoor lighting at your home, but make that vision a reality too!

Recently, our friends at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

The Idea and Inspiration: When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, landscape lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Free Design Consultation and Demonstration: Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too. Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

The Installation: Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Reveal: Here in Nashville, March through September is some of the best times to enjoy outdoor living. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space.Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Ready to experience this kind of transformation for yourself? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen today! Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.