Centerville, TN, to be the center of attention for the holidays, thanks to a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We love the holiday spirit that is in the air!

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

Centerville, TN, town square holiday lighting 2014.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to share the excitement in and around the Nashville region that marks 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 “flipping 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 holiday ceremonies scheduled to take place over the coming weeks including the festivities taking place in Historic Centerville, TN.

2015 marks our 2nd consecutive year in providing the holiday outdoor lighting at the Centerville, TN, town square. Our design this year is very similar to the display we installed at last year’s event, including a mixture of classic C6 and C9 LED bulbs for nostalgia. We do have a few surprises in store for this year, but we can’t give away any spoilers just yet! The display will also be fully operable through a convenient wireless remote control.

Don’t miss the Christmas Open House at the Centerville Town Square!

Saturday, November 28th from 5-9 pm is when all the magic will happen including a live nativity scene, story telling, horse-drawn carriage rides, a children’s coat drive, music and of course Santa will be there too! Many local businesses on the square will be open late for you Christmas shopping with the courthouse lighting on schedule for 6:00 sharp!

2015 Christmas Poster

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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.

Outdoor Lighting Nashville helps light the way for the Centennial Youth Ballet to celebrate its 50th!

Centennial Youth Ballet 50th Birthday PartyOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was honored to be part of the celebration commemorating the 50th birthday of the Centennial Youth Ballet here in Nashville. To mark this event we illuminated the celebration in a wash of twinkling festival lights, because nothing provides more ambiance and tranquility than light alongside  the art of dance!

The Centennial Youth Ballet  is part of the Metro Parks Dance Division whose primary goal is education by offering the highest quality dance training possible in a supportive environment. Centennial Youth Ballet is the Dance Division’s primary performance group. Comprised of intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-18, giving public performances twice each year. Including the Mini-Nutcracker and the Spring Concert. Centennial Youth Ballet will perform the Mini-Nutcracker Dec. 4-6 at Harpeth Hall School this year.

Centennial Youth Ballet 50th Birthday Party

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville supports many vital arts and educational resources within the community, such as the Metro Parks Dance Division. Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year from volunteers sewing costumes for the performances, working in the Ballet Boutique, selling tickets, working backstage during performances, providing concessions during performances, as well as providing hospitality to the faculty and guest artists. If you would like to learn more about volunteering contact via email.

In addition, the Centennial Youth Ballet will also be putting on the annual Mini Nutcracker at The Harpeth Hall School’s Davis Auditorium  December 4th – 6th, sponsored by Friends of Metro Dance and the Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, this production has become one of Nashville’s most popular holiday traditions for families with young children. Performance Times and Dates: Friday, December 6, at 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 & 7:00 pm; Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. The Sunday performance is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and includes a reception.

Reservations for the show may be made online at or at the Friends of Metro Dance website


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Partners with Top Landscape Architect, Anne Daigh, to Light Up Edgehill Village

Close up bulb shot for Anne Deigh project

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

We love unique and creative outdoor lighting challenges at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and this one from our friend, and landscape architect, Anne Daigh is one of our favorites. Anne, who is a talented landscape architect here in Nashville, was looking for a partner to help illuminate a courtyard  located in super trendy Edgehill Village—a vintage industrial building that has been repurposed into cool shops, businesses and restaurants just off Music Row. The location consists of 8 brick building that once house Whiteway Cleaners in the 20’s which have been restored to embrace their historical style and significance.  Anne’s  goal was to illuminate it in a unique way that would inspire patrons and keep them coming back. She approached us with a clever way to light this outdoor area so that it would pay homage to the structure’s history, but also have a retro modern feel at the same time.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

The courtyard is partially exposed to the open air, and we wanted to make sure Anne’s vision came to life by tying the indoors and outside together. We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs that vary from 18” to 38” in circumference. The orbs are red and bring a fabulous pop of color into this indoor/outdoor space that we suspended with aircraft cables from the exposed metal grid iron work that supports the roof covering the courtyard.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Edgehill Village loves the final result that Anne designed and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville installed, and we were thrilled to partner with her on illuminating yet another fashionable and trendy corner in the city of Nashville. We love that we have our name stamped all over some of the hippest spots in town like the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Gulch. We are thrilled that building and landscape architects come to us to put the final touch on their masterful creations so that they are showcased to the max in the evening hours. And we are more than happy to make them look good after the sun goes down.

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs.

It doesn’t matter to us if you have a humble residence, a big estate, a corporate park or a new restaurant—you are guaranteed to get the same level of service and quality from our team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We are happy to present creative ideas that will fit most any budget, and we will make sure that your friends or your customers will be delighted by what they see. We promise that we will create a look that’s memorable and can give you any look you are trying to capture. We use the same commercial quality fixtures and wiring for all our customers, so you are guaranteed years of good use from all the equipment we install. We are also thrilled to partner with your designer or landscape architect  to make your outdoor illumination dreams come true.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to bring your landscape lighting plan come alive. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:

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Nashville Post showcases our stunning festival lighitng completed in the Gulch!

Nashville Post

Our permanent festival lighting installation in “the Gulch” recently featured in the Nashville Post.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is super proud to light up the evening sky in many of the most prominent commercial spaces in and around our beloved city.We are humbled and proud to have contributed the outdoor lighting on  venerable landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, Arrington Vineyards and even lighting up the Christmas tree at the capitol building. It’s a pretty big deal to us that Nashville entrusts us to illuminate these important spaces. The Gulch is one of the hottest parts of town with nifty restaurants, apartments and shopping. Its industrial warehouse look of the past is a big draw for hipsters looking for a cool way to spend some time in Nashville, and there is always a ton of fun that can be had in this part of town. We were honored to be asked to add some evening allure with the addition of overhead permanent festival lighting that casts a  glow in the alleys during the evenings. The Nashville Post recently profiled the Gulch with a great photo that clearly showcases these awesome fixtures that look just as striking during the daylight hours, and they definitely fit into the industrial vibe and perfectly match the brick on the buildings and the concrete walkways.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

If you think these overhead festival lights are great, we can also incorporate them into any commercial setting such as over an outdoor restaurant patio for a European café vibe or even the clubhouse pool for a pretty watery sparkle after nightfall. Residential homes can also benefit from the same treatment over a patio, within a covered porch or veranda or even over your outdoor kitchen area for a delightful look that will give you plenty of visibility.

Another look at how festoon lighting enlivens this commercial space.

Another look at how our festoon lighting enlivens this commercial space.

Our festival lights are commercial grade and made in the USA especially for us. They are meant to last season after season and are suspended by a strong wire so they do not sag over time.  We offer clear, white or an array of colors with bulbs, so you can keep the look classic like at The Gulch or jazz things up with a stimulating colorful vibe. Best of all, you can change out the bulbs at any time if you enjoy switching things up during different seasons of the year.

Nashville backyard festival lighting

We can recreate the same magic in your residential or commercial outdoor space!

Outdoor  lighting is a must for any commercial space as it brings a memorable flair that keeps customers coming back to experience what you have to offer. We can match any theme or ambiance that you are trying to exude to your clients—whether it’s industrial and sophisticated or elegant and graceful that is meant to stand out and turn heads. We will work with you to capture whatever atmosphere  you desire and fits your brand. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to discuss how we can help you with your commercial or residential outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:  

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Dinner under the stars with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Outdoor living in Nashville TN is better with outdoor lighting

Outdoor living is better with outdoor lighting!

What better way to surprise your family than with an outdoor autumn dinner under the stars? Invite family and a few close friends for dinner and a memorable autumn evening, or,  host a romantic moonlit dinner with your significant other and enjoy a favorite meal (even if you order it in!) on your patio or deck abound with great conversation. Of course, doing this all in the dark or with only a few spotlights just isn’t going to cut it, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can be your wingman and show you exactly how to get it done so that you can stage you backyard with the perfect dining alcove bathed in stunning light.

Nashville backyard lighting

We will come in and illuminate the shadows in the darkness so you can see all around the perimeter of your backyard and be able to enjoy all the foliage and hardscapes. We can up light into the canopy of trees for a dreamy effect and we can cast light downward from the eves so that your home looks washed in moonlight. We can spotlight particular garden beds so the shrubbery appears to glow in the evening, and we can show off the stone on a retaining or rock wall and make it shimmer.

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

For an evening dinner, we can add deck or patio lighting so you have plenty of visibility to be able to clearly see what’s on your dinner plate and get around in the dark while still being romantic and not overly harsh. We can add specific task lighting at your barbecue grill or outdoor kitchen so you can prep and cook a meal without having to use a pesky flashlight to see what you are doing. You can safely flip your steak knowing full well that it’s done without guessing. It adds a heap of convenience if you fancy yourself an outdoor grilling chef!

Nashville cafe-inspired outdoor lighting

Indulge in the season — it’s easy with outdoor lighting!

We are lucky that Tennessee temperatures in autumn afford us the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining well into the year, and what better way to enjoy the fall evenings than highlighted by artistically designed outdoor lighting set up by a pro. The changing leaves flicker like fire when illuminated in the twilight; and when they drop, their branching takes on a haunting appearance that will leave you breathless. If you only think that outdoor lighting is for the summer time, you are missing out on a grand visual opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the changing seasons.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville before you plan your dinner under the stars so we can set the mood for the perfect evening with the perfect lightscape added to your outdoor living area. Maybe even take over and woo your honey with candles, flowers and a divine meal. We love this easy and tasty pork recipe for Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops that is delicious and very simple to whip up without too much fuss.

Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt , and pepper. Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl, and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.
  3. Brush grate lightly with oil before placing pork chops on the grill. Cook over hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Brush with sauce just before removing chops from grill. Serve with remaining sauce.
  4. Enjoy!
Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

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Nashville Outdoor Lighting that Provides Three Dimensional Flair Every Night and Expands Outdoor Living

Nashville outdoor lightingMany of our clients comes to us with the primary objective of lighting the front facade of their house. We want to point out that many aspects of your Nashville property can benefit from outdoor lighting, especially your backyard. After all most outdoor living occurs in the backyard!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create a beautiful nightscape that provides breadth and texture all around your property and gives you a truly three dimension look against the evening sky — including the back of your home.

Paint a picture with light!

Imagine looking out the windows of your kitchen or living room and seeing a picturesque yard where every innuendo of your back landscape is visible, and the full expanse of your property! You can appreciate your favorite seating area even when not in use, a water feature, garden beds and even your pool well after the sun has retired. If you have a big picture window, we can give you an incredible vantage point from inside your home that will look like a postcard come to life night after night. Even if the weather is less favorable, you can still enjoy your outdoor spaces from inside your home.

Nashville tree and patio lighting

Good illumination will pull you toward the outside and make your outdoor spaces glow with a wash of what will look like romantic moonlight. Your dark patio or deck takes on a romantic appeal with expertly targeted lighting in locations that gives your home an expansive feel. We are not talking about a few spotlights or eave lights, but rather an intricate ambient lighting display that gives you visibility to easily walk around the property and also bathes it in elegant light.

Since October is National Outdoor Lighting Month, now is the perfect time to let Outdoor lighting Perspectives of Nashville help you enliven your home and property when the sun goes down. Change what you see from the indoors every evening and magically transform your backyard so that your eye can roam around from area to area when the sun goes down. Your whole outdoor living environment will be filled with visual and dimensional mood thanks to lighting that creates incredible depth.

Nashville garden lighting

We add lighting all around your home and the reaches of your garden so that your property  comes alive at night. You will be able to easily see around dark corners, we can also cast warm light into the canopy of trees and have your paths looking fairytale-worthy. With our mild weather even in the cooler months in Nashville, you will be able to extend your outdoor time thanks to better visibility and the ability to safely navigate your backyard even at the darkest hours. Why not enjoy your fire pit with the family on a crisp fall night? Invite some friends over and hang out on the deck while grilling a few steaks and great conversation thanks to wonderful illumination that gives you the opportunity to do so effortlessly!


“Let us show you how you can prolong your outdoor fun well into the end of the year and help you enjoy your outdoor spaces even when sitting indoors.”

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:  

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Fall is a Good Time to Make Sure Outdoor Lighting is Up to Par with Autumn Activities and Earlier Nights

architectural outdoor lighting In autumn you want to make sure that it’s easy for your family to come home to a well-lit home when returning from school, work or game-time practice and activities. You want everyone to feel safe and secure no matter what  hour they get home. You also want your guests to be able to access your front door with ease as well as be wowed by how great your house looks from the street. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help you determine if extra illumination is needed, and we can check all your existing bulbs, wires and fixtures to ensure they are ready to work hard during the fall and winter months. We can tweak your timer to make sure you are ready to rock the shorter days and the system goes on and off exactly when you need it to.

Nashville autumn landscape planningSince most homeowners are busy planning their autumn landscaping installations and decorating for Halloween and fall color, it’s simply the ideal time to incorporate your outdoor lighting into the mix as well. If you’ve decided to plant some new trees or shrubs, some landscape lighting to spotlight these new additions to the garden are probably in order. Holiday décor such as pumpkins and scarecrows can take on a whole new spooky appeal when we cast decorative lighting onto them for some added fun and interest. We will also make sure the trick-or- treaters will effortlessly get to your front door safely without a hitch — all treats, no tricks!

Halloween in right around the corner, is your home's front entrance and landscape ready?

Halloween in right around the corner, is your home’s front entrance and landscape ready?

Nashville pet friendly outdoor lightingTop-notch outdoor landscaping lighting is not just about good looks, it’s also about practicality that we take for granted when it’s difficult to see. Many homeowners walk their dogs in the late evening, and there is no reason you and your pup should be stumbling around in the dark bumping into objects or getting spooked by evening critters running around. Good lighting helps you and your pets get plenty of visibility after the sun goes down. Everyday chores such as taking out the trash to the garbage after dinner can happen without much fuss when you can easily see what you are doing now that the days are getting much shorter. Need to fetch your mail after the sun goes down? No sweat, we can make it stress-free to get to your mailbox and back with illumination that helps you get the task done right.



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Need help determining if your autumn lighting plan is up to par? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: