The Excitement is Mounting in Historic Downtown Centerville!

Our "in progress" installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Our “in progress” installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we are proud to be able to share the excitement marking the arrival of the holiday season. From homes to historic venues we are entering the “countdown” period when locales all over Middle Tennessee will be “hitting the switch” as holiday lighting brings the magic of the season to life. We have been busy designing and installing holiday lighting for many of the ceremonies scheduled to take place over the coming weeks including the festivities taking place in Historic Centerville, TN!

We want to invite you and your to witness the magic first hand! Mark your calendar for November 29th 5 pm – 8 pm., for the Hickman County Chamber Christmas Open house! Many businesses on the square will be open late for you Christmas shopping and the historic Courthouse has been beautifully lit for Christmas by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!  The “switch” is set to flip promptly at 6 pm. We designed the display using a mixture of classic C6 and C9 LED bulbs to add an air of nostalgia. The display is also fully operable through a convenient wireless remote control.

Here's a sneek peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

Here’s a sneak peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

In addition to shopping and enjoying the holiday lights, Crossroads Cowboy Church Praise Band will be performing Christmas music, Santa Claus will be visiting with children in the Chamber office. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be available inside the historic Courthouse and members of Historic Downtown Centerville, Inc. will be selling the Courthouse Christmas ornament and the old “Centreville” Hotel ornament. It’ll be a great family time you don;t want to miss!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more holiday lighting magic on our website and in our Houzz image galleries!

Our own Bob Lyons Sr. goes live on the airways with endless ideas for making this Christmas the merriest!

podcast-logo-Porch Ideas NetworkOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was filling the airwaves last week when our own Bob Lyons Sr. was featured on Porch Ideas Network via podcast with Mary and Dave. The segment featured Christmas Light Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch and Yard and secrets on creating wonderful holiday light displays and installing outdoor Christmas lights safely.

This informative and fun segment covered every area of holiday lighting, including choosing the colors you like best and desired location of your display. Here’s a peek:

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

“What you first have to decide is what color you want to use or whether you want to use all white or clear. And then you have to decide whether you want to augment it with different features like starbursts, wreaths, garland, or other holiday decorations.” 

“Then you have to decide if it’s better to concentrate on one area of your yard or porch (and do it really well) or broaden out (and possibly not do as good a job overall).”

Nashville lighted stars in trees

Nashville lighted starburst in trees.

The variety of colored LED lighting used in holiday lighting displays was also covered at great length during the segment. In addition, proper spacing of holiday lighting, power requirements, tree wrap holiday lighting and how we combine strings of lights for a cohesive effect were all hot topics!

We can’t divulge ALL our secrets! But you can listen to the full audio program with Bob Lyons Sr. for more lighting tips.

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting

Elegant Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives serves Middle Tennessee and the Nashville area in providing residential and commercial outdoor lighting. Our installations are beautiful, timeless and can turn you home, business and landscape into a true work of art, after dark!

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

You can also listen to the podcast here, or you may download the segment free on iTunes here.

Oh, the places you’ll go — a look into the notable locations we are lighting in and around Nashville:

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Festival lighting installed at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

It is usually a no-brainer when someone mentions Nashville the image that flashes in your mind is a guitar-holding, cowboy hat wearing musician, hard-working and hungry to be at the right place at the right time. After all, this is Music City, the place where dreams come true. Nashville is steeped in music history, being home to the Grand Ole’ Opry and noted as the birthplace of country music. Nashville has evolved to become the “go to” destination  from nearly every walk of life for a myriad of reasons in addition to our musical roots.

Music cityBeing in the midst of Nashville’s evolution into a top-notch city has made our business very interesting. Of course, we have designed and installed outdoor lighting for many of the top musical artists that reside in, and around Nashville. Although we cannot name any names as to ensure their privacy, it is exciting to see who answers the door sometimes when we come to call!

Oh,_the_Places_You'll_GoOur commercial outdoor lighting service is filled with just as much intrigue as our residential installations. Having the opportunity to transform and beautify some of the most popular locations in the area is quite humbling. Each time I reflect on the well-known places where we have installed lighting that are often in the spotlight (no pun intended), it reminds me of the famous Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” When we began Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville over 25 years ago, we never would have imagined the places we would go — literally. With this in mind, here is a look at just a few of the well-known locations where we have worked magic with the addition of outdoor lighting:

The Country Music Hall of Fame: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation® (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. The location of the venue adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhanced the majesty of this location with the addition of outdoor lighting!

View of the Country Music  Hall of Fame in the evening.

View of the Country Music Hall of Fame in the evening.

Loving the LovelessThe Loveless Cafe: You simply cannot visit Nashville without planning a visit to this iconic eatery. The Loveless’ biscuits are so loved that they have earned mention on their  T-shirts! The Loveless has been a fixture in the Nashville area for over sixty years. With a diverse history, the cafe serves up true Southern staples like fried chicken, country ham and, of course, those mouth-watering biscuits. Since its beginning in the 1940’s, the cafe has evolved to include The Loveless Barn ,which is a 4,800 sq. ft. venue that has become the trendiest place around for large-scale events, parties and even weddings.  The Loveless Barn is also home to Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe which is filmed and recorded there every Wednesday.

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville provided the lovely holiday lighting for the Loveless last year, and is honored to provide it again this year. The venue plans to kick off the season at their Bright Lights & Biscuits event set to kick off on November 17th! This year’s holiday lighting promised to be even more enchanting!

Nashville Hit ShowThe Gulch: The Gulch is known among Nashville’s residents to be one of the trendiest and “hippest” neighborhoods around. Not only is The Gulch a popular destination for locals, college students and visitors, it is the first neighborhood in the South to be deemed an LEED certified green neighborhood! The area is packed with urban appeal including office space, retails shops, restaurants, new and renovated buildings and a residential area. You may have even see the Gulch featured in a recent episode of the hit show Nashville!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has provided outdoor lighting at many of the trendiest locations within The Gulch. During the past holiday season we adorned all of the light poles within this unforgettable location with bows and garlands in honor of the holiday season. We also installed permanent festival lighting along the corridors of the Gulch, making it come to life!

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

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

 Arrington Vineyards: Since 2007, Arrington Vineyards has been providing a true “wine country experience” of award-winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was honored to play a part in making this venue more enchanting by installing permanent orb lighting within the trees located on the property. The addition of orb lighting has made Arrington Vineyards breathtaking in the evening under the spell of this unique lighting technique.

Lighting the capital tree in downtown Nashville TN 2013Lighting the Christmas tree at the capital in Nashville: Last but certainly not least, we have lit the Christmas tree at the capital located in downtown Nashville two years running, 2012 & 2013. Stay tuned for the exciting details of this year’s tree!

It goes without saying, we are very proud of the opportunity to experience so many wonderful places, and meet so many new faces, all over Nashville and the surrounding area!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

 

As darker skies arrive earlier in the day, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville celebrates October as National Outdoor Lighting Month

National Outdoor Lighting MonthOctober is National Outdoor Lighting Month! This event was created by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 2013 as a consumer awareness effort to educate homeowners about the  impact quality and professionally installed outdoor lighting can make to their home, landscape, special event and lifestyle. Professional outdoor lighting increases safety, beauty and function around your home, landscape and outdoor living spaces. Our philosophy is “if it can be illuminated, it can be transformed with outdoor lighting.

Celebrating this event couldn’t have come at a better time of year. In case you haven’t noticed, night is making it’s debut earlier and earlier each afternoon as we near the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 2nd. The dark afternoons serve as the perfect catalyst in outlining the beneficial reasons for adding outdoor lighting. 

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

By making the decision to schedule the addition of outdoor lighting to your home and landscape now, you will never have to return home to a dark house again or regulate your outdoor activities with the setting sun. Our professional lighting designs promise carefree enjoyment and added safety to all your outdoor areas. From architectural lighting which makes the beauty of your home the centerpiece of your property, to driveway lighting powered by lighting control automation (LCA), that knows the very minute you are to arrive home each day ensuring safe entry into your home at the end of a hard day. Our LCA is available for all installations and provides effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. Our smart timer can do more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control your indoor and outdoor electric outlets. Here are just a few of the benefits LCA will provide:

Our Set it and forget it technology makes setting your outdoor lighting for seasonal changes such as DST a breeze!

Our Set it and forget it technology makes setting your outdoor lighting for seasonal changes such as DST a breeze!

  • LCA will ensure your outdoor lights come on automatically at dusk and off at dawn or the time of your choosing.
  • LCA will allow you to designate zones of lighting, both indoor and outdoor and program these zones to turn on and off automatically so your home always looks occupied. This is a huge convenience when you are on vacation.
  • LCA will allow you to program your lights to come at 50% power with the onset of dusk and progressively increase as the evening gets darker. This feature not only saves energy; it also creates a romantic ambiance in your landscape.
  • LCA allows you to control lights and appliances inside your home to come on automatically as well. We can even place a central keypad to control the entire system at the flick of a switch in any location you choose.
  • LCA can be programmed to gain control from your laptop or even your smart phone. This feature allows you to control your lighting from remote locations for the utmost convenience and versatility.
  • LCA will allow you to illuminate your home and landscape in any configuration and to come on at varying times. The choices are only limited to your imagination.

http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guideThe possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor lighting, all providing more convenient days and beautiful evenings! You can visit http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guide to request a free outdoor lighting guide to gain valuable tips and learn about the latest LED holiday and event lighting trends and much more!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to begin your journey to outdoor lighting bliss!

 

 

Experience the fun and splendor of Nashville in autumn, there is plenty to see and do!

Autumn in Middle TennesseeAutumn has arrived in Nashville and there are plenty of things to do, and sights to see! The  beauty of Mother Nature is evident from every direction as leaves begin their annual show of colors serving as the perfect backdrop to our many local seasonal festivals and events. Beginning in September and running into early November, Nashville offers loads of festive opportunities during the Autumn and Halloween Season. There is an unlimited supply of historic ghost tours, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses to enjoy here in the Middle TN region. Here is a peek at just a few of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s fall favorites:

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches: 

  • Gentry Farm is 22 miles from Nashville in Franklin, TN, and features a pumpkin patch, farm animals, play areas, nature trail, barns a corn maze and hay rides. Address for Gentry Farm is :1970 Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-794-4368
    Email: info@gentryfarm.com
  • Pumpkin patch at RiverView MoundsShuckles Corn Maze offers a variety of autumn-inspired activities on over 30 acres. Activities include a hayride, face painting, pony rides, jump & slide, zip lining, pedal cars, (moonbounce), pumpkin sling shot, hay-hum theater, and of course the corn maze (flashlight nights and kiddie corn maze included.) Shuckles Corn Maze is located just 25 miles from Nashville  in Gallatin. Address: Lower Station Camp Creek Road, just west of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN 37066, Phone: 615-206-0112
  • Norman Farm is located just 19 miles from Nashville in nearby Hendersonville. Filled with fun for all ages including hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch and corn mazes. Address: 512 Jones Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Phone: 615-824-8254
  • A little farther out but worth the drive, is RiverView Mounds Century Farm located 46 miles from Nashville in Clarksville. This 177 year old century farm is still family owned and offers Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, historical indian mound hayride tours and farm animals. Address:1715 Boyd Rinehart Rd Clarksville, TN 37043
    Phone: 931-624-1095
    Email: ScarlettCM@RiverViewMoundsFarm.com

Festivals and Celebrations:

  • Cheekwood Harvest is a cultural event that runs September 27th until November 1st at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum. The event boasts 55 acres allowings guest to walk around and enjoy the season’s changing colors. Children will love to pick a pumpkin from the patch or explore the Turner Seasons garden to find the hidden scarecrows. During Cheekwood Harvest  you can enjoy viewing works of art or take the time to make some art yourself during their Family Studio Drop-In ‘Art’ivities. In addition, you may stop by for one of their Drawing Room Concert Series happening all October.
  •  El Dia de los MuertosAlso at Cheekwood, on November 1st you can celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead! Each year, Cheekwood celebrates one of the most important celebrations for the Latin American community with demonstrations, energetic music, and cultural significance. It is a time for families to come together to remember their ancestors and celebrate the continuance of life. The event welcomes all ages as children continue to discover more to love about this unique event. No need to worry about food as there will be plenty of traditional Latin American foods to try!
  • Musicians Corner begins September 6th and goes on until October 25th. The fall performances of Musicians Corner take place each Saturday in September and October at Centennial Park. This is a free and family friendly event that provides musical performances from 1:30-5pm. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early for some pre-show activities begin at noon with food trucks, beer, wine, and activities for children.

Halloween Haunts!

  • The Bell Witch Cave is among the most well-known “haunted” locations in the US. Located in nearby White Creeks Pike, TN, it is also one of Middle Tennesseans’ favoite Halloween haunts! The Legend of the Bell Witch of Adams Tennessee is one of the most notable spirits ever documented by paranormal science making this an experience unlike your normal haunted house.  The Bell Witch Cave offers plenty of events, every year, during the Halloween season including candlelight tours of the haunted cave, hayrides, storytelling, psychic readings and tours of the replica John Bell Cabin as well. Location: 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, TN 37010.
  • Halloween 2014Hauntanel! There is fun for all ages at Hauntanel including a haunted hayride, and haunted “sideshow” trails new for 2014 (not for the faint of heart). Enjoy the 2nd annual “Hauntanel” Halloween weekend at the famous Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, TN. Hosted over the October 24-26 weekend from 6pm-11pm. Hauntanel will welcome kids young and old to enjoy a 2 mile old-fashioned hayride through the dusky  woods of the property while a costumed guide treats guests to tales of long ago along the journey. The event is tailored for families and younger children from the hours of 6pm till 8pm. This fun and friendly evening ride welcomes children and you festive adults to arrive ” in costume” as well and participate in the fun. Upon arrival at the mansion, guests will trick-or-treat before heading back down for the second part of the hayride.  There will be a variety of music and fall foods and beverages. These Hayrides are recomended for children and adults of all ages. Portions of the proceeds to benefit the Monroe Harding Childrens Home. Don’t forget the pumpkin patch and 4th annual Whites Creek Fall Craft Festival held this year at Fontanel as well!
  • President Andrew JacksonHauntings at the Hermitage This annual event takes you through a tour of the haunted side of the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. This “spooktacular” event leave many attendees saying that “Old Hickory” never left the Hermitage and you can, on occasion, still hear him making noise! This event will be divided into two sessions–one for families with young children, and one for visitors 13 and up. Activities will include haunted hayrides, trick or treating, a murder mystery puzzle and much more! The Family Session is from 4-7pm and the After Dark Session is from 7pm-10pm. The After Dark session is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This list is just a taste of the fun fall events going on in and around Nashville in honor of the season! From our staff and families here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to yours,we wish you all the joys of autumn!

 

 

 

Our products are proudly made in the USA, in fact, right here in Nashville!

American FlagIn today’s world, more and more products seem to be made outside the USA. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville our fixtures are manufactured not only here in the USA, but right here in Nashville! Some may ask, “why is being made local so important?” The truth is, support of American made, and particularly locally made products is vital to our country’s economy and the local economy and remain a testament to quality and craftsmanship. A vital element of the push to  “going Green” includes supporting and buying local which aids in sustaining the local economy.

 B &B Manufacturing and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B Manufacturing is located right here in beautiful Nashville!

The Nashville economy relies heavily on manufacturing. Historically, the strength of America has been the product of the hardworking individuals within the economic stronghold of local American factories. The manufacturing industry, as a whole, not only sustains the future of the next generation’s workforce; it also plays a major role in our local economy and overall well-being of all of us whom live and work in Nashville.

Our facilities neighbor Nashville's historic Houston Station.

Our facilities neighbor Nashville’s Houston Station, former home of the old May hosiery mill, within the up and coming Houston/Wedgewood neighborhood.

Fortunately, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the major role in which the “Made in Nashville” label plays in our full economic structure.People throughout the country are rediscovering the benefits of buying local. Buying local  means you are supporting local economies and able to witness the direct impact of choosing local. As a whole,many are realizing that saving a little on their purchases is costing them a lot more in the long run and are going back to shopping with an eye for quality, durability and craftsmanship; three things which are synonymous buying local.

Deck BB02 used under fountain in entry garden by Anne Daigh landscape architect,LLC at Nasheville Antiques and Garden ShowSupporting locally made products benefits our whole society because it creates upward mobility while building a broader, stronger American middle class. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B & B Manufacturing are proud to provide quality outdoor lighting fixtures made right here in the USA, additionally being manufactured locally here in Nashville. In fact, the lights we install are the same fixtures, components and even LED bulbs that are putting people to work locally. From LED bulb assembly to shining the fixtures and shipment and installation, these are the jobs provided here at our facilities that are providing employment for Nashville residents.

Belle Meade architectural and landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleIn case you did not know, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing.  B&B was established by Bob Lyons Sr., Bob Lyons Jr.,(hence the B and B), along with Winston Edwards who played a vital  role when we began manufacturing in 1998. B&B Manufacturing is a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures locally to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Green Outdoor Lighting locations all over the country. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality outdoor lighting fixtures,expert outdoor lighting design and installation with personal service to match.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 22 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

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