Sophisticated Outdoor Lighting for Evening Backyard Fun in Hot Nashville Summers

Nashville magical backyard lighting

Boy, it’s hot in Nashville! Summer heat like this that goes on for what seems an unending period of time is certainly rough for those of us that enjoy hanging outside in our backyards, so it makes sense to wait until twilight takes over and the temperatures dip a bit after the sun has retreated. Summer evenings in the yard illuminated by fabulous lighting make it easy to enjoy dining later into the night and have some refreshing beverages with friends for some cooling R&R.

Nashville pool lightingIf you are lucky enough to have a pool there is nothing better than an evening swim, and we can help you achieve an incredible poolside lighting scheme that will light up your watery surround. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can brighten up your pool edge and the landscape flanking it in a truly elegant way to give you the feel that you are on a vacation getaway right in your own backyard.  Poolside lighting helps extend the time you can use your pool regardless of how late into the evening the fun goes.

We can work directly with your pool contractor or landscaper, or our expert designers can alternately come in afterward and install a lighting design that will seamlessly fit in and look perfectly natural. Evening lighting should not only provide incredible ambiance and mood, but it should also provide a safe way for your family and friends to continue to enjoy your yard well into the darkest hours so they can easily walk around and enjoy it. We come in and help you strike a balance of both pretty and practical without sacrificing an overall stunning look that feels pulled together.

Backyard-pergola-lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can light up your patio or pergola with custom overhead lighting that will cast a beautiful glow on the revelers sitting below without ever feeling harsh. If you enjoy cooking late into the night, we can give you lighting that will enable you to grill without the use of unattractive and stark floodlights, too. We can stylishly illuminate a favorite water feature such as a fountain or fish pond so that you can enjoy them no matter what the hour. Casting a few well-designed rays of light focused on a shimmering waterfall always elicits a smile from visitors who get to enjoy your water feature beyond daylight hours and delight in relaxing by the sound of water.

So you can enjoy your outdoor living areas despite hot days, we can help you with a well-rounded light scheme that can also include:

  • Accent Lighting: that can highlight a special feature in your garden such as statuary or showcase a fabulous tree and really make it stand out.
  • Path and Driveway Lighting: that safely enables your guests to get around your property without tripping or stepping on your flower beds, but also guides their eyes around your entire landscape.
  • Garden Lighting: Popping lighting in specific areas of your landscape helps tie the scheme all together by creating the feel of different rooms or areas within the property. It will draw guests to see what lies in a particular area of your garden.
Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

If you’ve got a terrific backyard with great features, but can’t enjoy them in the evening because you can’t see them—then it’s time to give Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Nashville a call. You shouldn’t be frustrated by spending time in your outdoor living area simply because it’s too hard to get around. Let us show you how to tie an evening lighting plan that compliments the moon-filled starry sky.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about transforming your outdoors into a soothing sanctuary from the heat. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Think about Snow and Residential/Commercial Holiday Lighting in July for some Early Ho Ho Ho!

Nashville Holiday Lighting In July!It probably seems a tad quirky to be thinking about holiday lighting in the heat of July, but we are actually halfway to Christmas time and it’s a great time to beat the holiday rush by designing and getting on schedule for your upcoming holiday outdoor lighting, right now.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we provide high quality holiday outdoor lighting for both our residential and commercial clients regardless of size or scope. We can design and decorate virtually any venue for the holiday season—and it doesn’t matter if you are a home owner or a shopping mall, a small town main street or even an outdoor park , whether you need to light up a commercial building or your home’s front porch — We can illuminate your holidays!

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Loveless Cafe Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Our holiday lighting program offers a hassle-free way to have your holiday lights look professional and appealing without having to get up on a dangerous ladder in chilly weather or deal with a mess of string lights and burned-out bulbs. One of our lighting experts will sit with you to discuss your ideas and we will work within your budget to create an extraordinary display that will make your home or business the center of attention at holiday time.

Nashville Capital Christmas tree lighting as part of Christmas at the Capital event

Our team placing the lights on the Nashville Capital Christmas tree.

While you sit back with your cup of hot chocolate, we will give you an expert design scheme, order your lights and decorations for you, install them and then remove and store them at the end of the season in our climate controlled warehouse. We only use commercial quality lighting that is high quality and energy efficient by using LED lights that save energy, generate low heat and are gentle on the electric bill. It surely doesn’t get any more convenient than that!

Whether you want a graceful and sophisticated look with white lights and elegant sprigs of holly, or are looking for a downright colorful and outrageous eye-popping spectacle–our lighting experts can tackle any theme or style you can dream up, and you will have a custom look that is truly your own.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

For commercial customers, we know for a fact that holiday sales increase when you add holiday decor to your storefront. We can create both indoor and outdoor lighting displays  that will thrill your customers and attract them to your location.  We have helped countless businesses wow and entice customers with cheery displays of all sizes, colors and themes. In fact, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has had the thrill and honor to light up some pretty nifty clients around Music City, including the tree at the Tennessee State Capital building two years running, Loveless Café, and even the hip Gulch neighborhood. We will take your vision and transform your location into a seasonal space that will have folks “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” and create a big local draw.

Christmas lighting at the Loveless Cafe by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Christmas lighting at the Loveless Cafe by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

It doesn’t matter if you are a quaint home or a luxury hotel, we will help you create cheerful holiday ambience through expert illumination and stunning décor, trees, poinsettia plants and gorgeous garlands. We can cover any holiday festivity—including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza, too!

Christmas in July!Don’t wait to get on our holiday lighting program list as the slots fill up quickly. We will take all the stress out of your holiday lighting and décor plans while you are still comfortably nestled on your beach chair with cold lemonade in your hand. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at your home or business truly memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

The West End’s newest condominium community lights up its entrance with a custom lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

How long has it been since you checked out the Midtown/West End area? This part of town is one of Nashville’s most up and coming regions and has so much to offer in regards to its restaurants, residential communities, shopping, and nightlife. One of its newest additions is the recently restored/constructed condominium community, The Dallas on Elliston. Located between 21st and 22nd avenues on Elliston Place, The Dallas is at the epicenter of the West End, rich in history and designed with cutting edge materials, world-class amenities, and all the modern conveniences making it the perfect place to call home.

Upon its completion, the developer wanted to install outdoor lighting to enhance the street front exterior of this magnificent complex with illumination which accentuated its beautiful architectural and landscape features while also increasing safety on the property. They contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the area’s premier outdoor lighting professionals to custom design and install just the right type of lighting and fixtures to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, the developer had just one dilemma standing in the way of the completing this task…no power source currently available outside the facility. Not being a company who “gives up” easily, we took a step back to review the situation and ultimately came up with a plan which meets the client’s needs until a permanent exterior power source can be established.

By utilizing the beautiful trees outside the complex to “house” the lighting, we were able to use battery-powered “tight wrap” lights to add beauty and character, as well as increased safety to the complex in the evening, thus achieving the client’s goals. These battery operated lights also use a built-in timer which creates a lighting cycle each day with automatic on and off times for increased battery life with up to 30 days of power from just one battery. These are truly innovative fixtures! The end result is just the right amount of ambient lighting to bring attention to this splendid residential complex within Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhood at night, beckoning prospective residents to live here and call it “HOME SWEET HOME!”

Why Nashville's West End

As previously mentioned, this condominium community is centered in the heart of the Midtown/West End area and has an impressive Walk Score (public access walkability index) of 89. It is in close proximity (between 2-5 blocks away) to just about everything:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Baptist Hospital
  • BRT stops
  • Music City Bikeway
  • Bridgestone Arena
  • Centennial Park
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
  • PF Changs
  • Hurry Back
  • Jimmy Kelly Steakhouse
  • Café Coco
  • Michaelangelo’s Pizza
  • Samurai Sushi
  • and so much more

As you can see, it really does have a lot happening in this part of town, and while you are taking in the sites in the Midtown/West End area, may we suggest two of the area’s must try oldest eating establishments:

  • Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse – Founded in 1934 and housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s Nashville steakhouse serves the finest cuts of beef, pork, poultry and seafood with a fine selection of signature salads and specialty side dishes for a lovely fine dining experience.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop – As Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in its original location, Elliston Place Soda Shop holds a special place in the local restaurant community. Since 1939, good food has been the mainstay of this charmingly nostalgic ice cream parlor/family style restaurant/diner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are available at this hot spot with a wide variety of choices sure to please everyone!

While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville may not be as historically seated in the Nashville community as The Dallas on Elliston and other long time establishments, we respect and appreciate those who are. We feel honored and proud to assist our hometown businesses and residents in “owning the night” right on their own property. In addition to the battery-powered “tight wrap” type of commercial lighting we used at The Dallas, we also offer many other versatile lighting options for business and property owners throughout Nashville and its surrounding areas. Even if you have been told by other lighting companies “it is not possible”, chances are, through our inventive, versatile lighting knowledge — we can find a way!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today and discover how our professional service can benefit you…you’ll be surprised at how much we can do for you! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Get Out and Enjoy Downtown and Home Town Fun in Nashville with Family this 4th of July Weekend!

Happy Independence Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Happy Independence Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with our families, and it’s a time when we think about how lucky we are to live in a country where freedom, opportunity and a deep sense of patriotism are abundant. It’s a great day to gather up the kids for some family fun, relaxation, good food and, of course, music. We know there’s truly no place like Nashville for a true American 4th of July family experience, and if you are stumped for ideas on what to do on the 4th, here’s four ideas for you to try on for size:

Downtown Nashville’s Music City: Let Freedom Sing! celebration is going to be of epic proportions. Being a city that knows how to entertain in huge fashion, the fireworks display this year is said to be the largest and longest in America (even bigger than the Macy’s one in New York City!!) and will be synchronized to live music performed by the Nashville Symphony. The big boom goes off at 9:30 PM downtown along Riverfront Park, Public Square and Cumberland Park and is completely free to the public.

Events downtown start as early as 12 noon with local and national bands playing throughout the afternoon, and a free and kid-friendly Family Fun Zone on 5th Avenue and Broadway features inflatables, games and music for kiddos. At 6:30 PM, country music sweetheart Martina McBride will kick off a special performance along with opening act Mikki Ekko at the Jack Daniels Main Stage located at 1st Avenue and Broadway.

Nashville fun family for July 4thIf mega sized events aren’t your thing and you prefer something a little more old-fashioned, then get yourself a true taste of how America celebrates in a small community by visiting Whitland Avenue for their annual Fourth of July parade that kicks off at 11 AM. The gorgeous antique homes are dressed up in red, white and blue grandeur, and the energy rivals that of the Christmas season. This event is all about the children in our community, and they will happily ride their bicycles down the parade route waving a big ol’ flag and wearing a megawatt smile. We are sure it’s something they will remember when they grow up and they pull their own children down the same street in a red wagon festooned with festive bunting. Family pets get in on the act too, wearing all sorts of charming and celebratory outfits. Then the good people of Whitland have a fantastic picnic, so be sure to bring a blanket and some food. This is down home fun at its best, and our favorite part is the pie and dessert contest. Yum!

Nashville SkylineSince July 4th happens to fall on the first Saturday of the month, you can also visit the local art galleries around Nashville completely free to check out their exhibits on the First Saturday Art Crawl that happens every month. Over 20 galleries are part of this event covering art across all styles and genres.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum is featuring their Human Landscape exhibit at the moment, so go stroll through the 55-acre estate where 9 massively scaled outdoor sculptures, such a human heads, are done with a truly unique sense of inventiveness.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is beyond proud to be part of the Nashville market, and we’ve been thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with our residential and commercial customers to help them realize their lighting and landscape dreams over the last two decades. We are truly thankful to the community for embracing us and having trusted in our expertise. We’ve truly loved lighting up your world! Happy July 4th, y’all!

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville do your outdoor lighting maintenance now, for an interruption free summer event schedule!

Outdoor Lighting NashvilleAs a host, nothing is worse than realizing too late that you have forgotten to get or do something for the party. A missed detail can be devastating…often filling you with regret and spoiling your fun at your own event. To prevent this from happening during any 4th of July celebrations you may have planned, please allow us to suggest a few items for your pre-party check list:

  • Check your propane tank levels or charcoal and lighter fluid now to ensure you will be ready to grill.
  • Start stocking up on ice (put it in your deep freeze) and your favorite beverages now, to beat the rush the Friday before July 4th.
  • Make sure you’ve pulled together all the backyard game components this week… like the “birdie” for badminton, the complete bocce set, all of the wickets for croquet, the Frisbee and all the bean bags for corn hole.
  • Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to do your outdoor lighting inspection and maintenance now.
Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The outdoor living season is here. Time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance!

Try to imagine how you would feel if your outdoor lighting system failed during your next outdoor cocktail party or your upcoming 4th of July cookout. After you did a frantic timer check without successfully getting the lights back on, you could dig out your candles or bamboo tiki torches (if still have any oil for them) to add some light to your patio or deck…but who can have fun now? It’s just not the same as using your custom designed outdoor lighting system which perfectly casts just the right amount of task and ambient lighting all throughout your outdoor living area.

With this in mind, wouldn’t it be more comforting to know well before your next outdoor evening event that your outdoor lighting system has been fully inspected, adjusted and any needed repairs completed? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can give you this peace of mind with our Annual Maintenance Plan by assuring you need never lift a finger to adjust a fixture or change a bulb around your Nashville home.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceNo other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours. On an annual basis we will come to your home to:

  • Replace your halogen bulbs (LEDs last 10 times longer)
  • Straighten any knocked fixtures
  • Repair any damaged wire and rebury any wiring that has surfaced
  • Inspect and clean your transformer
  • Reset or check the timer
  • Trim or adjust for plant overgrowth
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

Plus, throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and operating beautifully.

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You enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installed by the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. After the initial year, you may sign up for continued Annual Maintenance Plan.

We service other systemsWe will service competitors’ lighting systems as well. If your Nashville outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of our maintenance and/or repair services.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our outstanding maintenance programs and how an outdoor lighting design can enhance your home, landscape and lifestyle. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

PS – just as a reminder… according to Tennessee Code Annotated 68-104-210 makes it a Class B Misdemeanor for unlicensed individuals to set off fireworks.   A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine not to exceed $500.

Don’t miss the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House home tour!

2015 Nashville Symphony Show HouseRecently Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville had the distinct pleasure of being invited to participate in the 2015 Nashville Symphony Show House. This year’s show house was built by Castle Homes in partnership with Wade Weissmann Architecture, Inc., this beautiful residence, often referred to as a “southern contemporary folk style home” is over 5,000 square feet with multiple porches showcasing fine southern living. As such, no fine southern home would be complete without outdoor lighting to enhance the home’s beautiful architectural features and enhance the southern nights spent outdoors!

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

We were thrilled to be asked to custom design and install the outdoor lighting system for the home’s exterior and surrounding property. We worked closely with Siteworks Hardscape Construction LLC, here in Nashville in planning the lighting to enhance the beautiful outdoor living spaces they designed and constructed which grace this year’s showhouse.

Siteworks LLC at Castle Show House

Hardscapes built by Siteworks LLC at Castle Show House.

Showcasing the latest interior design and decorating ideas from some of the area’s top designers along with fresh building and architectural approaches, this magnificent home will be open for daily tours through June 28th in the beautiful Forest Hills area just South of downtown Nashville. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Nashville Symphony. No matter if you are infatuated with all that is vintage or captivated by modern innovations, this home has something for everyone to love. Tickets are $15, available at www.castle homes.com.

  • Additional information regarding home tour:

When: Tours take place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through June 28.

Where: 2 Bridleway Court in Forest Hills. Shuttle parking is being provided at Congregation Micah, 2001 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

2015 Nashville Symphony Show House

Be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to support one of our city’s greatest treasures, the Nashville Symphony. Music education and community engagement have been at the heart of its mission since the orchestra’s beginnings. The institution reaches more than 100,000 adults and children annually through its free education and community engagement programs.

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House

Outdoor Lighting at Castle Home Symphony Show House.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be a part of such a beautifully crafted architectural work of art which in turn supports the cultural arts of our community. The funds raised will assist the Nashville Symphony as they continue to engage the community, enrich audiences and shape cultural life for Nashville residents, through music.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape, you can request a free consultation by calling (615) 373-0638 or visit our website to learn more at nashville.outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Come see for yourself the beautiful building details of the Nashville Symphony Show House. Open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., click this link for tickets and more information.

Some surprises are marvelous…while others are not.

Nashville LED lighting is greener and more beautiful than everDon’t you just love surprises? You know, that wonderful feeling you get when you open your cable bill and discover they have cut your monthly fee by 30% because you’ve been a loyal customer since 1998, or when you pull up to the drive through window to pay for your special order cup of designer coffee that you only splurge on once a month and the cashier tells you the person in the car in front of you paid for your order and said to have a great day. These kind of surprises are marvelous!

deck lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

However here’s another scenario to consider; You are entertaining 25 guests at your home for an evening cocktail and dinner al’ fresco event, and just as dusk arrives and dinner is being served, your outdoor lighting system fails…this is not the kind of surprise any host or hostess would like. Instead of enjoying the conversation, drinks and food with your guests, you are frantically running around trying to find every candle you own to cast some sort of light across the tables in order to salvage the evening. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the confidence in knowing that your outdoor lighting system is primed and ready for peak performance for all of your upcoming outdoor celebrations and social gatherings?

Nashville outdoor lighting maintenanceThe key to having a trustworthy outdoor lighting system is proper maintenance. With an annual maintenance plan from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, you can rest assured that your outdoor lighting system has been inspected, adjusted and any needed repairs made so you will not have to worry about any surprises. We provide excellent maintenance and service plans that will deliver peace of mind and enjoyment that delivers night after night. We employ highly trained outdoor lighting professionals who are aware of and can fix a variety of outdoor lighting problems, regardless of who installed your outdoor lighting system.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceOver time, several different issues can arise in an outdoor lighting system. Since we can’t prepare for everything, we need to have routine maintenance. That’s why we offer top quality, professional service for all systems. Bulbs burn out, fixtures get knocked out-of-place and even shrubs and storms can alter your system’s performance. We are here to alleviate all those issues and more. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours.

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Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for hosting special outdoor events, and keep your system running safely night after night. Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly before your next outdoor evening celebration or event.

We service other systemsDon’t hesitate to contact us just because we didn’t install your outdoor lighting system. As the area’s leading outdoor lighting specialists, we want your outdoor lighting system to be the best it can be! In addition to residential and commercial design and installation, we also offer special event lighting and system upgrades!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today and discover how our professional service can benefit you and your home…you’ll be surprised at how much we can do for you! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.