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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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  


Nashville Decorative Outdoor Lighting Delivers Endless Evening (and Daytime) Appeal with a New Twist

Nashville cafe-inspired outdoor lightingDecorative outdoor lighting is the new rage in design. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has a broad range of chic and trendy lights that offer something totally different from what traditional landscapers offer that come from those big home improvement stores. Our fixtures are custom-made specifically for us and proudly made in America with high quality commercial parts. We do not sell or install inferior made products made of plastic or other low-grade components that won’t survive the season before needing replacement. Our fixtures stand the test of time, and Mother Nature, to provide years of unbridled enjoyment.

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If you are still sporting an outdated or aging halogen outdoor lighting system, it’s time to check out how much outdoor lighting has changed in recent years. Modern LED bulbs cut down on energy consumption and provide a long life, and they come in all sorts of unique genres that give lots of different benefits and appeal.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Permanent Festoon lights (aka festival or cafe lights) can be installed across a covered porch or deck and provide plenty of visibility as an overhead light source that delivers a swagged romantic lighting effect. They have a party feel like you’d see in outdoor festival settings or that lovely corner cafe you visiting while on vacation — we offer them in either white or in colored bulbs that are housed in small globes and we can change out the lights whenever you want a totally different effect such as during the holiday season.

Nashville Outdoor Orb LightingOrb lights are a twist on festival lighting that kick it up a notch since the globe housing that surrounds is much bigger. You can choose either 10, 12 or 16 inch globes in size (or vary them and mix it up) and it looks like these ethereal spheres are floating through the air in a mystical way. You can also get these in white, clear or in multiple colors and the effect is truly breathtaking and unusual.

Nashville decorative outdoor lighting Normally, we hide our ground level fixtures so they are very hard for anyone looking around your property to see. In some cases, the fixtures are just as pretty as the light they cast and have incredible artistic value—and this is absolutely the case with our Attraction lighting series. Custom made for us; these dazzling metal fixtures have incredible sculptural flair that sends rays of light dancing around your walkways, a retaining wall or even your home’s walls. If you are fascinated by the use of light as an art source, then these lights are right up your alley as they throw immensely interesting patterns of twirling light around an outdoor space. They even look fantastic during the day thanks to their interesting shapes and cut-outs, and no can argue how decadent these look in comparison to boring landscape lights you see in most yards.

Decorative lighting can become a work of art in the garden and landscape.

Decorative lighting can become a work of art in the garden and landscape.

If that’s not enough for you, our Starry Light fixtures uses hologram technology to shoot pinpoints of light that can be elegantly sprayed all over your home, trees or pool. They are perfect during Christmas time because it avoids the nightmare of wires and string lights that have to be taken down after the holidays. This clever light fixture plugs right in and comes in red, green, purple and blue, and it casts a fantasy land of shimmering light wherever you want it. Take a peek:

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Let’s talk about how we can get your home into an interesting lighting scheme that will cause an envious stir among your neighbors. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about cool and distinctive outdoor lighting fixtures like no other. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  .




Daylight Savings Time on November 1st Creates Challenge for Average Landscape Timers. Go Automatic for Ease!

daylight savings time With daylight savings time less than a few months away on November 1st, you can expect your evenings to start to darken fairly early as the countdown to autumn begins. We advise our clients that right now is a good time to start to adjust their outdoor lighting to accommodate the need for earlier outdoor illumination so you can make sure that you and your family do not come home to a dark home, including the kids who may be rolling off the school bus in late afternoon.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we install a timer on every one of our systems. Clients can choose to have their lights on from dusk to dawn or any configuration of hours they choose. The benefit that timers provide is that the homeowner doesn’t have to think about turning their outdoor lighting on or off and it provides safety and security around the property as well. The beauty of timers is that you can adjust them to how you live, your hours and make it appear like someone is always home.

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Our LCA lighting timer delivers on the promise of set it and forget it.

There are two types of timers—manual ones that you have to set to make the necessary changes or those managed by Lighting Control Automation (LCA). These super convenient timers are a mega improvement over outdated manual timers because they automatically adjust to daylight savings time changes. You don’t even have to think about dials or buttons or figuring out how to re-reprogram it to the proper time. No matter what your lifestyle, a LCA timer can be easily adapted to suit your needs—even if you have to leave work really early in the morning and need additional light or walk the dog before bed time. An LCA timer provides additional light exactly when you need it.

LCA’s are great if you travel often or have a vacation home that you are not frequently at, as you can control the lighting to make it appear as if someone is always home to deter thieves.  And as the days get longer or shorter, these timers simply change to acclimate to the light conditions of the season. LCA’s make your outdoor lighting system easy and effortless to manage without having to get involved with annoying programming. Since they can control lighting to a very precise degree, they also save you money on the power bill since you don’t need to waste lighting during times you simply don’t need it.

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LCA’s are so cool and adaptable that you can even set your lights to come at 50% power earlier in the evening and then gradually get brighter as night wears on. This feature not only saves energy, but it also adds great ambiance in your landscape. There is so much beyond just outdoor lights that you can do, including controlling your indoor lights and appliances to come on automatically as well.  The convenience that this type of automation provides is pretty revolutionary. And the fact that you control all these facets directly from your smart phone or laptop just makes adding a service like this a no-brainer. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can control or change the system as needed. The options are pretty extensive.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

October is National Outdoor Lighting month, so between now and then is the perfect time to either reset your timer for daylight savings time or call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our incredible lighting control automation features at (615) 373 – 0638. You can also email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Brings Fun to Backyard Football on the TV Screen or on the Field!

Backyard-pergola-lightingWho says home entertainment can’t happen outdoors—particularly during football season? We are lucky enough in Nashville that the weather stays warm deep into the year, and watching TV outdoors on your  porch, deck or patio with friends and family is a lot more fun than sitting on the couch inside. Think of all the fun that can be had with the game on while you are grilling on the barbecue outdoors!

Proper outdoor lighting is what enables backyard entertaining well into the evening and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can illuminate the areas where you choose to hang out. It doesn’t matter if it’s the porch, deck, patio or even a backyard man cave if you are so lucky–you can be sure that you will be able to impress the boys (and girls!) by watching the big game right in the comfort of your backyard with high quality outdoor lighting fixtures that are made right here in Nashville.

Outdoor man caveWhen watching sports on your outdoor TV, the luxury of having a grilling/barbecue area or  an outside kitchen is a huge benefit. The mess can stay outdoors and all the cooking can happen right where all the action is so you don’t have to miss a thing as the host. We can provide you with functional area-specific lighting that ensures those burgers get cooked exactly how your guests want them without having to guess if they are done. Why cook by flashlight or your home’s spotlights when you can have proper overhead and task lighting to handle the job safely? You can increase the value and usability of your outdoor kitchen and get a lot more functionality out of it if it’s easy to see and get the work done easily. It’s also cool to show off your culinary skills too!

Football season is here!Of course, when half-time hits, great lighting gives you the opportunity to turn up the fun by tossing around the football with friends and family on the lawn. Our landscape lighting will provide you plenty of light to be able to do this while still looking beautiful. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can ensure that there is increased visibility for everyone who chooses to jump into the game. Proper lighting can also clearly delineate your “field area” so no one tramples your rose bushes (ouch!) or heads down a slope because they can’t see. We can give you the benefit of function, beauty and safety all in one package.

Imagine enjoying season after season with outdoor lighting!

In addition, as part of Residential Resources, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville works closely with other local Nashville companies to provide a vast menu of possibilities for your backyard. We can connect you with fellow businesses that we’ve partnered with extensively–such as The Porch Company if you are considering a custom porch project to serve as your outdoor man cave, or Siteworks Hardscape Construction for your pool, patio or hardscape needs. It’s always best in an outdoor project when all the contractors can be brought in together so they can collaborate on the job from the very beginning. It saves you time, money and a lot of hassle when everyone is on the same game plan.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  if you are looking to light your evening football game viewing in your backyard! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Now is the time to start thinking about enlightening your home or business with holiday cheer!

Santa is ready to start planning for the upcoming holiday season!Maybe one of furthest things from your mind as you enjoy the last days of summer is holiday lighting for your home or business, but since we’re more than halfway to Christmas time (yikes!), the timing is perfect so you can get on our holiday schedule to start designing your lighting scheme right now. Don’t wait until the last minute!

You are busy enough during the holiday season shopping for family and friends and getting into the holiday spirit with dinners and parties galore. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville remove all the stress and pressure of lighting up your home and business. We provide high quality holiday lighting and decor for local residential and commercial clients and it doesn’t matter how large or complex your dreams are. We can design and decorate any location for the holiday season in a truly unique and elegant way — Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, or both, we will give your property a holiday vibe that will knock the socks off of your guests or customers.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Our holiday lighting program provides you a stress-free way to illuminate your home or business with holiday elegance without having to climb a hazardous ladder in frosty weather, and the results are professional and impressive.  We eliminate the hassle of having you deal with miles of wire, extension cords and lights. Our lighting specialists will chat with you about your ideas and we will work within your budget to create a spectacular lighting showcase that will make your home or business shine during winter evenings.

holiday OLP garlandOnce you decide on your preferred design, we do all the work for you. We order your lights and decorations, install them and then remove and store them at the end of the season in our climate-controlled warehouse. We only work with commercial quality lighting and offer eco-friendly LED bulbs that are energy-saving, produce low heat and are easy on your electric bill. You can enjoy the holiday parties and not have to fret about lighting up your property.

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

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can give you any look you want when it comes to holiday lighting. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a chic and elegant appeal with all white lights and gorgeous swags of silver bunting, or a fanciful kaleidoscope of candy colors–our lighting professionals can achieve any customized look and feel you can imagine. With our commercial clients, we understand the impact that holiday lighting can have on sales. Decking out your shop attracts customers in a big way, and we can handle your indoor and outdoor lighting with ease.  We’ve created a lot of sparkle for local businesses through the years, and we are happy to help you tackle any theme you envision to wow your customers.

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It doesn’t matter to us if you live in a charming home or own a fancy restaurant, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will give you the same special treatment no matter what, and we will take all the effort out of your holiday lighting program and give you plenty of seasonal mood and cheer with our glittery lights, fabulous décor, lit trees and elegant garlands. We have got your covered no matter what holiday you’d like to showcase–Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year’s! And best of all, when the holidays are all wrapped up, we come back to your home or business and we take everything down and pack it away so you don’t have to. It certainly does not get any more easy and convenient than that!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Call us now to schedule an appointment to begin your holiday lighting planning and learn how we can give you a fuss-free way to decorate for the holidays. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  .


Labor Day Party Planning is in Gear! Get your Lighting Updated Now for Evening Fun!

Labor Day is right around the corner!

Labor Day is right around the corner!

Labor Day is just around the corner and it’s the last big outdoor hurrah of the summer season. With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, make sure your outside living area gets special treatment so that your holiday weekend party can continue well into the evening hours.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can tackle the job of maintaining your existing system, adding to it or installing a brand new lighting program from scratch. We can put you on the schedule right now for a pre-Labor Day inspection so you are ready for your outdoor family gathering.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceFirst, we make sure your system is working properly and that any burned out bulbs are replaced. This is a great time to consider converting your old-school halogens to all LED lighting since the bulbs last way longer and they consume a lot less electricity. We come in and check all your wiring and make sure it’s all intact and we re-bury any wire that has made its way to the surface due to any landscape activity or rain. We check all your fixtures to make sure they are in good shape, aligned properly, and free of dirt or spider webs, and we can trim any plant overgrowth that blocks the beam of light.  We check your transformer to make sure that it is carrying the load of wattage properly and that your timer  is functioning as it should, too.

Outdoor Lighting Perespectives of Nashville uses architectural lighting to accentuate this homes distinctive features

Now is a good time to decide if you want to add additional light to enhance your system or perhaps you feel that an upgrade is necessary. We can  give you a whole different look in terms of ambience and mood if you are simply ready for a change in how your home and property are illuminated. We can take a look at where family and friends primarily hang out in your backyard and make sure that those spots are lit up so they not only look beautiful, but they are also safe from being too dim to avoid slip and falls. Lighting a step up or down to a patio or deck, for example, is a great spot for light so that guests can easily navigate it. We ensure your pathways from your driveway to your yard are visible enough for visitors to be able to walk on safely, too. Keep in mind that if it’s hard to see, your guests will just naturally head indoors—so keep things visible enough so that guests feel comfortable continuing the outdoor celebration.

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Since cooking and dining is a given on Labor Day, we will make sure your outdoor kitchen or barbecue area is lit so that the home cook can work his or her culinary magic easily and guests can also see clearly enough to grab a drink and see their plates. We do this without harsh, blaring spotlights that were used decades ago and skillfully provide illumination so that the area still looks completely natural and part of the rest of your landscape.

Nashville landscape lighting integrated with pool lightingIf your pool is a natural hang out for your Labor Day festivities, we will make sure your pool deck or patio is spectacularly lit up so the fun doesn’t have to stop in the twilight hours. We can light the landscape areas around your pool or pond to give this area incredible dimension and draw people to it. September is a great time to hang by your fire pit, so we can elegantly wash this area with a warm light that will pull guests like fireflies to it. One of our favorite lighting techniques to use is to mimic the effect of moonlight, and we strategically hide a few key fixtures higher up in the trees to generate this same look so that the light sparkles through the leaves in an enchanting fairytale manner. We can set any mood you want and bathe your yard in gorgeous lighting that will truly wow you, and your guests.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can put you on the schedule now so that you will be ready for the Labor Day festivities! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com




Turn Your Backyard into a Staycation Paradise Well into the Evening with Outdoor Lighting

Backyard-pergola-lightingWhen properly designed and installed, your very own backyard can have such an incredible spa-like feel that it may make you feel like skipping the expensive vacation spot altogether. Your own outdoor retreat can feel like a pricey resort right at home without the hassle of passports, airports or long drives with screaming kids. The oasis can come to you and provide relaxation and entertainment well into the evening hours without the fuss and annoyances.

There are lots of inexpensive garden ideas that can help add that island staycation vibe. You can drape a hammock across two trees, or anchor it from your pergola for lazing around with an icy margarita or put in a fire pit to roast marshmallows for starters. We’re more than happy to work with you or your landscape architect to bring the staycation feel you are seeking to your outdoor living spaces with a custom outdoor lighting design and turn-key lighting program.  And with the heat and humidity in Nashville this summer, it’s a no-brainer to wait until the evening hours when things are cooler to enjoy some time outdoors.

Nashville underwater lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design your landscape lighting to tie all your outdoor features together in one gorgeous way so that your backyard oasis can be enjoyed by your family and friends well into the evening in an elegant and safe way. You can stay outdoors later instead of having to go inside because the sun has gone down and you can’t see or have inappropriate flood type lighting that is severe and doesn’t get the job done. Let us illuminate your yard in a gorgeous way that makes it easy to get around your property and highlights the great features in a wonderfully dreamy and elegant way.

If a tropical feel is what you are after, then we can mimic a lighting mood that will send your senses back to island time. Overhead festival type lighting can set a party mood over your patio or deck that can make your outdoor feel like your favorite resort.

Nashville backyard festival lighting

Why quit using the pool simply because it’s dark outside? We can light your pool perimeter so you can keep the party rolling well into the evening. In fact, we can add lighting to any water feature so that the unwinding sound of a waterfall or trickling water coupled with the night-time visual can have a totally mesmerizing and tranquil twilight effect. We can even light up a koi pond so that the fish can be viewed well after the nightfall.

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The addition of lighting around a deck or patio gives you a place to dine and have conversation late into the night if you like. We can improve task lighting at your outdoor kitchen or barbecue so that you can cook and serve food no matter what the hour, and without having a harsh or loud glare either. We can also add some sparkle to a gazebo or pergola so that it becomes a romantic getaway spot to share with your greatest love.

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If the grandkids are over, why not give them a spot to play in the evening? We can light up a horseshoe pit or even a bocce or basketball court for hours of extended night-time play. And for a real conversation centerpiece, we’ve had customers ask us to light up their beyond life-size lawn chess sets so that fierce matches can be played al fresco well past daylight hours. Neat!

augusta 50Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can expertly illuminate your entire yard in an enchanting way so that your trees can lend a dramatic sense of evening atmosphere that you will swear will make you feel you’ve been transported to your favorite getaway destination.  You tell us your favorite vacation spot is, and we will match your backyard into a similar ambiance and feel. It doesn’t matter if it’s Puerto Rico or Paris—we can help you achieve a staycation look will feel like a spa resort every night of the year. Let us show you how!

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about giving your outdoor spaces a destination resort feel. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  .