Annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will provide a season of enjoyment, and beyond!

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Memorial Day is right around the corner!

The prime outdoor living season is almost in full swing. Family and social gatherings for celebrations like Memorial Day, Graduation, Father’s Day and other outdoor occasions are right around the corner. Like many other Nashville homeowners, you’ve probably been busy with home improvement projects such as planting flowers, replacing mulch and weeding and feeding your turf. Similar to the way these exterior maintenance tasks help prepare your home and property for the season, annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will provide a season of enjoyment, and beyond.

How exciting was it the first time you saw your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville completed the installation of your system?  You probably couldn’t wait to host an evening event, just so you could show off the dramatic transformation your investment in your home’s appearance had brought about. No matter how big or how small your expenditure, from toaster ovens to automobiles, maintenance is important in preserving the value of it. 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 special events you host, as well as keep your system running safely night after night.

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Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly as we officially welcome the outdoor living season this coming Memorial Day weekend. We’ll be happy to help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. When you protect your system with our maintenance plan, you have peace of mind that we:

  • Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)
  • Repair any damaged wire
  • Nashville outdoor lighting maintenanceRebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance
  • Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped
  • Inspect your transformer
  • Reset / check your timer
  • Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

As an Annual Maintenance Plan member, you receive the extra benefit of priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

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You receive these full benefits of your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you have the option to subscribe to continue an Annual Maintenance Plan to protect your investment. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about this season!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanHave an existing outdoor lighting system not installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville? No worries, we service competitors’ lighting systems as well. Take advantage of our professional maintenance and/or repair services today. Give us a call at (615) 373-0638. Or, email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to learn more.

Make your outdoor living spaces safer this season with Nashville deck and patio lighting.

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Deck lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.

Deck and patio lighting brings your backyard to life after the sun goes down while improving outdoor safety. With May being  the North American Deck and Railing Association’s Deck Safety Month, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to share with you ways lighting can increase the function, style and safety of your deck or other outdoor living space.

Outdoor lighting, specifically deck and patio lighting, is especially helpful when installed by stairs risers, exits and handrails. We also use deck lighting to create ambiance within areas that are being used in the evening. For example, pillar lights help define perimeters and look amazing when mounted directly onto brick and wood columns.

Professional deck lighting creates a custom look for your outdoor living space with the dramatic play of light and shadows providing the right ambiance for your outdoor events and gatherings. This proper lighting is achieved by using a combination of lighting styles to accommodate different purposes. The size of the area to illuminate along with its function help to determine the types and number of lights you need for your deck lighting. Spot lights can be used in task areas, such as outdoor kitchens, while accent lighting creates a soft, inviting illumination in seating areas. Recessed lighting incorporated into steps and lights placed around walkways and doorways enhance safety.

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A well-lit deck makes your outdoor living experience safer.

 Increased visibility enhances safety and is attained with the right amount of light for the use of the space without distraction. Low-voltage lighting is best for deck lighting. It illuminates your custom deck without being overpowering or making it difficult to enjoy the night sky. This type of lighting will also prevent you from annoying your neighbors with intrusive exterior lighting. 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives deck and patio lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives deck and patio lighting.

When creating an outdoor lighting system, we focus on the effect, not the fixture. While the effect of our lighting design will increase the curb appeal of your home, our exclusive high quality fixtures add style and are a cut above the rest. Our corrosion-proof outdoor light fixtures, wires and lamps can weather the toughest outdoor conditions. You’ll love the way the solid copper and brass takes on a rich patina over time, blending beautifully into your landscape. With a long life expectancy and a consistent light output, we’re so confident of our equipment’s performance and durability that we offer unmatched warranty coverage.

Adding outdoor lighting to your deck space will extend function and style while increasing safety when using your outdoor spaces in the evening. Memorial Day kicks off the summer season in just a few short weeks — have your outdoor spaces such as decks, patios, and pools ready for the occasion! With deck lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor living enjoyment!

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about all the benefits of deck lighting today.  Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhance your celebrations with special event lighting!

Nashville wedding & special event lighting

Nashville wedding & special event lighting.

Hosting special events to acknowledge and celebrate the important people and milestones of your life brings abundant personal joy. You work hard planning out all the details for the big events and the small ones, like weddings, graduations, birthdays, family reunions, job promotions and even fundraising events for your favorite charity, club or organization. You pick the when and where, the food, the music, the photographer, the color scheme and decorations…but what about the lighting? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville provides temporary lighting for all your outdoor (and indoor) events you have planned.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used special event festoon lighting to add romance to this wedding held inside Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

For an outdoor party you can extend your “party” space with our special event lighting. With the right lighting your guests can spread out into more of your back yard beyond the deck or patio. Our temporary special event lighting (as well as our permanent landscape and garden lighting designs) provide ambiance and make your back yard come to life after nightfall. It opens up plenty of additional space for your guests to circulate more easily and feel more comfortable. Lighting extended areas will encourage guests to use the areas beyond your primary location adding space to your event location.

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We have a variety of outdoor lighting fixtures available for temporary use or permanent installation. Our fixtures are also available in LED.

When hosting an outdoor event, safety is always an important consideration especially in the evening. Backyard terrains are grassy and often uneven, which can sometimes make sure footing uncertain. Without the proper lighting, your nighttime event mixed with high heel shoes and guests engaged in conversation as they stroll, opportunities for disaster are sure to arise. Make these areas safe for all guests (even those in heels) with ambient light for your grassy areas, gravel paths and cobbled surfaces. Proper illumination of the entry path and the party will not only enhance the safety of your event, but it will set the mood as well, making it an enjoyable evening for all.

What is a special event without pictures? How many times have you been heartbroken over candid photos of your family gathering or birthday party that weren’t taken in a properly lit area? Those are missed moments that you can’t get back. Whether you’re hiring a professional photographer, or have everyone using their cell phone cameras to snap lots of candid shots throughout the party, the right lighting is essential for getting it all on film with good color and clear faces full of expression.

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Memorial Day is right around the corner!

No matter how elaborate or simple your gathering, be it a fully catered cocktail party for your best friend’s engagement or a family reunion barbeque with relatives you haven’t seen in years, our special event lighting will ensure your party venue is awash in excellent photo-op spots. You’ll have plenty of light to capture the vignettes of love and laughter in memory rich photos that you and your family can enjoy well after the party remnants are all cleaned up.

Don’t let the lack of proper lighting throughout your event venue limit your party space, reduce your guest’s safety or prevent you from getting all the special memories of the occasion on film. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in special event lighting and residential and commercial outdoor lighting. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor venue, our custom designed special event lighting will ensure your social gathering is memorable. Our large selection of fixtures, including festival lighting and LED lighting combined with our experience in utilizing unique lighting techniques enable us to create an atmosphere that enriches the overall experience for you and your guests during your perfectly planned milestone event.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact us today and let us create a lighting design which will help you make it unforgettable! (615) 373 – 0638   Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our website, and our Houzz gallery, for more inspiring images of our outdoor lighting including special event lighting!

Don’t let your beautifully cultivated Nashville garden and landscape vanish in the cover of night

Outdoor Lighting perspectives rose garden lightingYou’ve worked so hard to make your property look its best, so why allow it to disappear under a veil of darkness? Artistically installed landscape and garden lighting can make your exterior spaces feel like an outdoor room filled with natural moonlight enhanced focal points. With a custom designed and professionally installed garden and landscape lighting plan by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the fruits of your labor  will not only shine in the darkness, but your outdoor living areas will come to life.

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With the utmost care we provide exterior lighting designs which highlight your home’s landscaped surroundings, drawing special attention to prized plantings and trees. In the evening as colors seem richer and more vivid — lighting adds depth, texture and dimension not typically visible during the day. Imagine fragrant night-blooming jasmine glowing in the moonlight-like illumination of a path light as its small tubular blossoms permeate the night air with its exotic sweetness, or the papery silver-gray bark of the river birch appearing almost sterling as tree lighting accentuates and adds drama to its umbrella-like canopy of diamond-shaped, double-toothed leaves.

Night -blooming Brugmansia, aka Angels trumpet.

Night -blooming Brugmansia, aka Angels trumpet.

Several night-blooming varieties of flowers and plants beg to be cast in the warm glow of landscape and garden lighting, for example: Brugmansia – a small tree with hanging flowers, Night Phlox – a bordering ground cover, Tuberose – opulent flowering bulbs, Japanese Wisteria – a woody vine with clusters of blossoms, and the fragrant Moonflower vine. No matter which type of foliage or floral displays your garden and its surrounding may contain, landscape and garden lighting intensifies their vibrant beauty…matched only by their intoxicating fragrances.

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Garden and landscape outdoor lighting is not only coveted for its aesthetic appeal but having a well-lit landscape will also enable you to utilize your property to its full potential. The amazing spaces you can create outside your home for enjoyment and entertaining with proper exterior lighting are almost endless. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping stones and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost mystical spell upon its inhabitants.

A few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting include:

  • Add depth and mystery to your evening landscape.
  • Show off your creativity.
  • Make your yard safer for evening travel, while creating ambiance.
  • Increase your home’s curb appeal.
  • Choosing low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs.
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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

The ultimate finishing touch, landscape and garden lighting adds value to your home and property. If you’re ready to learn more about garden and landscaping, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can make sure your home and its beautiful surroundings never disappear at nightfall! (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

A Heartfelt “Thank You” To Those That Made This Year’s Lawn and Garden Show a Success!

Our talented team installing lighting in the Living Stone vignette at the Nashville Lawn and Garden show 2015.

Our talented team installing lighting in the Living Stone vignette at the Nashville Lawn and Garden show 2015.

Our participation in the Nashville Lawn & Garden show was a huge success again this year. Along with being able to meet and discuss outdoor lighting with hundreds of Nashville area residents, we were also honored to have our lighting featured in many of the show gardens.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to thank The Living Stone Hardscapes, Paula Peace of Peacescapes and Lively Landscapes for allowing us to compliment their beautiful gardens and structures featured in this year’s show — it was truly an honor!

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Installing lighting in Living Stone Booth.

  • Living Stone offers complete design and landscaping services specializing in hardscaping and outdoor living areas, to handle your project from start to finish. They service all of Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and Belle Meade. To learn more please visit their website at www.livingstonetn.com.
  • The Lively Landscape Company is proud to offer a unique and distinctive approach to landscape design, in that the designer is involved with both the design process and actual installation. Through involvement in all phases of the project — from initial concept to personally directing our trained crews, the designer ensures that his design is carefully translated into reality, assuring our clients that the installed materials are of proper quality, placement, and technique. To learn more please visit their website at www.livelylandscape.com.
  • Paula Peace of Peacescapes has been practicing garden design for the past 20 years. Her studies include special classes with top English designers. Specializing in residential and commercial gardens throughout the Nashville area. Paula was also the lecture series chairperson for this year’s show. To learn more please visit their website at http://peacescapes.net/index.html.

Here are some of the breathtaking gardens and vignettes we participated in:

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Lively Landscape garden.

Lively Garden at Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.

Another Lively Garden at Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.

Lively wins award at Lawn and Garden Show Nashville 2015In addition to showing our appreciation for being asked to collaborate with these talented businesses, we would also like to congratulate Lively Landscape for receiving an award for their “Once Bitten” themed garden!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you would like to learn more about adding or upgrading your landscape and garden lighting this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Why Nashville Outdoor Lighting Can Give You The Biggest “Bang For Your Buck” When Weighing Your Spring Improvement Options:

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleTis the season when many Nashville homeowners begin planning ways to enhance their outdoor environment in preparation for the quickly approaching outdoor living season ahead. They attend home & garden shows to gain inspiration, look through lawn & garden magazines and surf the internet for ideas.Though there is a large impetus on making over a landscape, or adding an outdoor living space such as a deck or patio within many mediums, have you ever taken a moment to notice almost all of these tantalizing images are enhanced with outdoor lighting? The emphasis of outdoor lighting is often downplayed where large-scale improvements are concerned, but if you look at the pictures closely, in almost every project design or makeover, outdoor lighting is present.

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Professional outdoor lighting is timeless and never goes out of style!

If you are unsure which key elements should be part of your upcoming exterior home addition, or makeover plans, outdoor lighting delivers the biggest bang for your buck because it is timeless. If you are looking to remodel or upgrade your home, creating lasting value is a top concern. According to a recent article on Houselogic, courtesy of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, lighting improvements ( both exterior & interior) are listed as one of the top 9 home improvement projects that never go out of style! In addition, some of the other improvements on the list such as perennial gardens, improving your home’s entry and hardscape exterior additions benefit from outdoor lighting too.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Rhode Island LED path lightYou may be asking how much am I looking at in terms of the investment in professional outdoor lighting? The answer is not an easy dollar amount, or even range, as professionally designed and installed lighting differs for each property, and is influenced by the individual needs of each client. Without getting too technical, The Landscaping Network explored the subject of landscape lighting in detail in a recent article titled “How Much Does Landscape Lighting Cost?”“Quality contractors use professional quality fixtures that are all metal in copper, bronze, aluminum and steel featuring powder coated colors or unique finishes. These high quality light fixtures last far longer and cost substantially more due to their  warranty. A general rule of thumb for a preliminary estimate of your future lighting is to allow about $325 per fixture to cover product and installation.” There are factors that can greatly influence the cost of a professional lighting system. These include a new system over one that is converted, or retrofitted; soil conditions; unusually long runs of wire for larger properties and remote operation among other factors.

From a budgetary standpoint, other exterior home improvement project can cost much more than professional outdoor lighting. Take for instance a hardscape patio addition; depending on the size and type of materials you choose, stamped and colored concrete patios can cost twenty dollars per square foot. According to The Landscaping Network, pavers can run on average up to $25 per square foot, and flagstone $30. According to these estimates, an average 12 x 12 patio (144 sq. ft) can add up quickly! Keep in mind, too, that to enjoy your outdoor addition in the evening most homeowners still opt to install outdoor patio lighting!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

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.

 

 

Proper Nashville Outdoor Lighting Can Prevent and Reduce Winter Accidents on Dark, Slippery Surfaces.

Icy surfaces can create danger around your Nashville home

Icy surfaces can create danger around your Nashville home.

In recent weeks much of the country has seen more than its fair share of wintry weather. From snow, ice and sleet to wind gusts that chill to the bone meaning that cold-than-normal winter the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted has come to fruition! Winter weather can make any type of travel dangerous, whether it is traveling by car to the grocery, or venturing from your home to your yard, freezing conditions can transform a wet surface into an accident waiting to happening very quickly. Icy steps, sidewalks, driveways and paths can turn a trip to the mailbox into a trip to the emergency room, especially when the area is dark!

Darkness doubles the chances of an accident on slick outdoor surfaces

Darkness doubles the chances of an accident on slick outdoor surfaces.

Darkness doubles the chances of an accident on slick outdoor surfaces because you cannot visually determine their condition and act. The addition of outdoor lighting around areas of frequent travel will help reduce the chances of getting hurt and will improve the overall safety in, and around, your home during every season.

 

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    Lighting along these steps is not only beautiful but enhances safety too!

    Lighting stairways for safety: Stairs need to be made clearly visible to prevent trips or falls. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville focuses on two distinct areas when we add lighting to the stairs around your home. This includes installing lighting on any railing, and installing lighting on the vertical area of the step itself. Both of these methods will help you and your family safely navigate stairs through increased visibility.

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    Notice how this Franklin, TN, home’s entry is clearly visible?

    Lighting paths for safety: Increasing visibility along paths and sidewalks will allow safe navigation by raising awareness of ice, snow or any object that may be present. This includes limbs or debris that can blow onto paths during spring and summer storms posing a safety hazard.

  • Lighting your home’s entrances for safety: Poorly lit entrance points into your home can post a safety hazard. The entrance itself should be clearly visible in addition to the stairs and path that lead to your door.
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    Nashville outdoor lighting in the snow.

    Lighting the landscape for safety: A well-lit landscape enables you to “see” areas that may require special attention during wintry weather. Landscape lighting illuminates the areas around your home to enable you to stay a well-informed homeowner or the conditions around your property.

  • Lighting timers or lighting control automation can help further safety:  Adding timers or lighting control automation will ensure the lights are on when you need them most, every evening, in every season!
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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about making your home and landscape safe and beautiful all year through —  (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com