Deck lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.
Do you wish you could get more use out of your deck in the evening? Many homeowners have a deck, or outdoor space which they don’t feel comfortable using past sundown because of the space’s lack of proper lighting. In honor of May being Deck Safety Awareness month, we want to focus on a facet of deck safety that goes beyond structural. The North American Deck and Railing Association has declared May as Deck Safety Month. NADRA recommends having adequate lighting on your deck to improve deck safety as part of their consumer deck safety checklist. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to take this opportunity to focus on making your deck safer by adding outdoor lighting.
It is true that having a deck that is structurally sound is important. Ensuring a sure footing and the changes in elevation that are part of many deck designs are the main reason deck lighting is crucial to the safety of your deck space. When we consult with homeowner’s and take a stroll around their property to look for areas that in the most need of outdoor lighting, decks are usually at the top of the list.
A well-lit deck makes your outdoor living experience safer.
When it comes to the options and placement for deck lighting, the possibilities are abundant. A common place to add outdoor lighting to a deck space is at the top of the posts or along the railings. We can also add deck lighting to areas that are often overlooked but add a plethora of light to help you navigate your deck space during the evening. One such location is under any bench seating you have present on your deck, another is the use of LED rope lighting that is placed on the underside of the railing.
The stairs present the most danger to your deck space because this is the area where most deck accidents are likely to occur. 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 stair area of your deck. These are installing lighting on the railing, and installing lighting on the vertical area of the step itself. Both of these methods will help you and your evening guests travel your deck stairs safely by adding increased visibility.
This photo was taken by a customer who experienced a snake coming onto her deck and porch area. We added outdoor lighting to increase visibility on her deck and porch space.
Increasing visibility in your deck space will not only help you navigate and utilize your deck with safety in mind, it will also raise awareness of any object that may be present in your deck space that shouldn’t be there. Storms and wind can blow limbs and debris onto your deck which can pose a safety hazard. In rare cases, we have also had homeowner’s call us to install deck lighting because different types of wildlife were showing up on their deck in the evening. Our lush Nashville area backyards can sometimes place nature a little too close for comfort. Having adequate lighting on your deck will deter animals from entering the space at night.
Adding outdoor lighting to your deck space will increase safety and set the stage for endless evening enjoyment in your outdoor space. With deck lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor living enjoyment!
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 email@example.com
Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
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Spring is the perfect time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance.
Since the official arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days residents all over the Nashville area are busy sprucing up their landscapes. In anticipation of spending more of their free time outdoors, homeowners are also performing maintenance on their outdoor living areas. This maintenance can mean washing, sealing or painting your deck, refurbishing any mulched or pine needled borders or beds, and even adding splashes of color throughout your landscape by installing annuals. Spring is the perfect time to renew and refresh your outdoor spaces to maximize beauty and function. Now is also the perfect time to schedule the annual maintenance of your outdoor lighting system to ensure they are in proper working order to enjoy throughout the outdoor living season.
A well-lit deck or patio will enable you to use your outdoor space long after the sun sets.
No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours. Once a year we will replace all bulbs, repair any damaged wire, inspect the transformer and check and reset the timer. We also straighten any fixtures that may have succumb to wind, inclement weather or other exterior changes such as bumping which may have left them unleveled. Trimming and adjusting for plant overgrowth is another important facet of our maintenance, which is crucial as we move forward into the growing season. Our outdoor lighting professional will also perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Your lighting system will remain headache-free and operating beautifully. Nothing is overlooked when we are performing your scheduled maintenance.
You can enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you may sign up for continued Annual Maintenance Plan services if you desire. This is a huge benefit for those homeowners who are looking for ways to enhance their landscape this season and are considering the addition of outdoor lighting.
Our scheduled maintenance visit will ensure things like fallen lights are taken care of for safety’s sake. We even service systems installed by other companies.
If your outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ of Nashville maintenance and/or repair services. Many companies will not perform maintenance on outdoor lighting which was installed by one of our competitors; we are different in that we provide the same quality service even if Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville did not install the outdoor lighting. The safety, function and beauty of your lighting is our first priority.
Give us a call today to schedule this important maintenance. Our professionalism and attention to detail will mean outdoor lighting maintenance is one less chore you will have to worry about this season. One less chore on your spring “to do” list also means more time to enjoy the warm Nashville days and beautifully illuminated Nashville nights!
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our outstanding maintenance programs and how an outdoor lighting design can enhance your home, landscape and lifestyle.
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John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
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Our LCA technology ensures your lights will be on when you need them, each and every time.
Tonight is the night. Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 AM Sunday, March 10th. This time change means that many homeowners will be busy setting their clocks and other timed devices an hour ahead this evening to ensure the correct time. If you are still using a manual outdoor lighting timer, you are probably busy programming your timer right now in lieu of DST. Manual outdoor lighting timers are simply time-consuming and inconvenient. As the days begin to get longer they also force you to chase dusk during the entire season. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to introduce you to lighting control automation, or LCA for short. LCA is convenient, versatile and will ensure that you will never have to worry about programming your outdoor lighting to accommodate DST, or chase dusk again.
Not only does our LCA technology automatically adjust to facilitate the change for daylight savings time, it provides automation that you will enjoy every day. It simplifies your outdoor lighting. Our LCA provides effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. The 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.
- 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.
Control your lighting with your smart phone, network your lights!!!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to automating your lighting needs for more convenient days and beautiful evenings. To learn more about our smart system lighting control automation contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today.
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See more examples of our beautiful and intelligent outdoor lighting by visiting our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our architectural photo gallery located on our website.
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We are overflowing with excitement in our most recent special event lighting project. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lit an event at the historic Houston Station in downtown Nashville. The event was the annual dinner and silent auction to benefit The Overbrook School. The theme of this special event was titled “A night in the French Quarter”. The interior of Houston Station was brought to life with the feel and romance of New Orleans.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lights Houston Station for “A night in the French Quarter”.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville assisted in providing draped mini lighting throughout the 19th century building’s main hall. We also highlighted the items for the silent auction down the hallways with simple down lighting from the rafters. We used LED copper event lighting to create a warm feeling as guests walked through to dinner. Inside the main event area, we instilled the use of temporary battery-powered LED up lights around the entire perimeter of the room. This enchanting technique helped to bring out the richness of the vintage bricks and beams within the room’s architecture. We topped off the theme by using copper LED post lanterns at the entrance into the event and at the sign-tables. The carefully selected venue for this New Orleans themed event combined with the well-appointed decor, and our romantic special event lighting made you feel as if you had stepped right into the French Quarter.
The evening was a resounding success for The Overbrook School. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to have been part of creating the beautiful setting. We want to thank the school and the parents. Great job parents on an evening of splendor and fun!
Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
If you have an upcoming special event, indoors or outdoors, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to inquire about our special event lighting. We can create a design to enhance your themed event and make it a night to remember.
(615) 373 – 0638
Visit our website for more inspiring images of our outdoor lighting, including our before and after photo gallery and our outdoor lighting photo gallery.
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The ethereal illumination of proper moon lighting is achieved by using multi-layering throughout the trees canopy
One of the hottest trends in outdoor living design is outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting procures a safe and secure environment around your home but in addition also provides loads of aesthetic value. A recent post by HGTV Remodels indicates the market demand for outdoor lighting is on the rise. They also point out four outdoor lighting techniques that can deliver the effect most homeowners are looking for. These are up lighting, down lighting, zonal lighting and moonlighting. Now, to someone who is not familiar with outdoor lighting terminology, these types of outdoor lighting can sound like a foreign language. In order to get the most out of your outdoor lighting it is important to become familiar with these lighting techniques so you and your professional lighting specialist will be on the same page.
We used up lighting on this home to accentuate the width and depth of the home and bring out special features such as the columns.
Up lighting – this lighting technique is used in both architectural and landscape lighting applications. We use up lighting to accentuate the height, width and depth of your home. This lighting technique is also used within the landscape to add drama and focus to trees, and other areas of interest in the landscape.
Down lighting – down lighting plays upon the same principles as up lighting. Down lighting can be used as an innovative way to enhance your home’s architectural features. Down lighting is also the most widely used technique to illuminate walkways and pathways. Down lighting can promote safety along the most frequented areas around your home and within your yard.
Focal point lighting – focal lighting such as focal tree lighting, waterfall lighting and statuary lighting is the best way to highlight an area or object of beauty in your landscape. Our exclusive focal point lighting uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.
Moonlighting – this appropriately named lighting technique mimics the effects of the light present during a full moon. A combination of up lighting and down lighting is used to create this hauntingly beautiful technique. We often design moonlighting within trees in the landscape to not only illuminate the tree in a unique way, but also the area that surrounds the tree. Dramatic shadowing and ambient light combine to create moonlighting that is a work of art.
Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of interest in your landscape.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the area’s oldest and best known professional outdoor lighting company. Our outdoor lighting designs include the most popular outdoor lighting techniques. Each of our designs is customized to deliver the most function and beauty. Our exclusive fixtures are manufactured just for Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations. All of our fixtures are constructed from the highest quality materials like copper and solid brass that enable them to blend into your landscape. The goal of any professional outdoor lighting design is to see the area or object of illumination rather than the fixture. Our designs master this beautifully, and our fixtures are built to last season after season.
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about applying these and many more lighting technique to your home and landscape. With over 20 years’ experience we can help you light up the night to enhance your time outdoors. Call us to schedule a night-time demonstration and to see your property like you never imagined possible.
(615) 373 – 0638
John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
You can see examples of these and other outdoor lighting techniques by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery and our architectural lighting photo gallery located on our website.
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What could be more romantic than illuminating your garden to enjoy evening after evening?
Another Valentine’s Day has come and went. In hindsight, was the gift that you chose for your beloved one that truly signifies the feelings you have for them? Let’s face it, flowers, as lovely as they are will quickly wilt and lose their vigor. Much is the same with chocolates because if not enjoyed in a timely manner, will lose their indulgence and flavor over time. Looking ahead to the future and choosing a gift that would make a bold statement about the depth of your emotions for the next Valentine’s day, anniversary or birthday gift, will speak volumes about your feelings and commitment. Outdoor lighting makes the perfect gift for that special someone in your life no matter what the occasion.
Does this resemble the remainder of your Valentine’s Day efforts?
The very nature of outdoor lighting lends itself to romance. The way soft washes of light enhance your home, your landscape,your outdoor spaces and your trees and flowers. Our professional outdoor lighting doesn’t overpower the focal point of illumination, it creates ambiance within that focus. The effect is a home that is lit with ambiance and romance in mind. I like to think of professional outdoor lighting as mood lighting for your home. Imagine enjoying evening walks through your cherished rose garden while in full bloom. Imagine having an intimate dinner outside on your deck or patio any evening you wish. Imagine enjoying a midnight swim in your pool on a warm summer night. Imagine the possibilities outdoor lighting would add to your lifestyle.
Professional landscape lighting can create evening vignettes of beauty in your landscape.
Your home is a testament of the life you have built with your significant other. A sense of pride in the life you have created together is evident through the care you have taken in making your home and landscape something you can be proud of. What better way to pay homage to that commitment than to add outdoor lighting to the scenario? While candies and roses will be enjoyed for a week, or maybe 10 days, outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year. Outdoor lighting is the gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.
What could possible be more romantic than a pool lit with ambient lighting?
To learn how to add ambiance and romance into your landscape, and use it to enhance the beauty of your home, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Any day is the perfect day to add outdoor lighting, or to give outdoor lighting as a gift. (615) 373 – 0638 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
You can visit our landscape and garden photo galleries, and our before and after photo galleries located on our website for more inspiring examples of beautiful outdoor lighting designs.
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Our outdoor lighting installations utilize safety as well as beauty in your landscape.
When most people think of outdoor lighting they envision a beautiful home and landscape enhanced by the soft, romantic illumination of professional outdoor lighting. It is true that the aesthetic appeal of outdoor lighting is important, as is their ability to enhance function of your landscape in the evening. One often overlooked aspect of outdoor lighting that is just as important is the safety of the outdoor lights themselves.Safe outdoor lighting is a top priority at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Letting a novice install your outdoor lighting can often lead to safety hazards such as overloaded circuitry and incorrect installation. This is why it is important to have an outdoor lighting professional install your outdoor lights. Aside from choosing a reputable, experienced outdoor lighting professional there are other safeguards that need to be addressed from the position of the homeowner which can affect the safety of your outdoor lighting.
This lens cover has been damaged by allowing debris to pile atop the light.
One of the number one fire hazards that pose a threat in outdoor lighting is the absence of lens covers, especially on well lights. As we look ahead to the coming spring, homeowners will be busy sprucing up their yards by trimming bushes, flowers and trees as well as refurbishing their mulch and pine straw in their landscape. Spent clippings from plant material are often dried out, and once it has been trimmed will dry out quickly. It is important to discard these clippings and keep them away from all outdoor lighting to avoid the risk of fire. When applying new mulch or pine straw it is also crucial to avoid covering your outdoor lighting. Covering your outdoor lighting will not only make your lighting look bad, it can also present a risk of fire from contact with the dry mulch. This is the reason having lens covers on your well lights is so beneficial. The purpose of lens covers is to keep any foreign material out of your well lights that could potentially pose a fire hazard, including plant clippings and mulch.
This image clearly illustrates the importance of lens covers.
Even with lens covers it is still possible for outdoor lighting to become a fire hazard if covered completely by landscape materials. The material can cause the light itself to heat up and melt. It is a good idea to perform a once over in your landscape beds once your new mulch has been delivered, and again when applied to make sure no lighting has been buried underneath. It is also important to convey to your landscape manager who is overseeing your mulching or trimming the presence and location of your lighting to ensure no lights get buried.
LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.
As lighting systems transition from quartz halogen to LED, mulch-related heat buildup problems and issues will decrease. If you are new to outdoor lighting and are considering adding them to your home and landscape in the near future, choosing an LED system will decrease the risk of heat buildup and fire because LED lighting produces very little heat when in use because it contains no filament. The light LED produces come from a process called electroluminescence, where a substance is acted upon by an electric field that produces a cold light. Not only does LED pose less of risk of causing fires, it is also dramatically more energy-efficient, more durable, and leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment. It doesn’t get much “cooler” than that!
John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about outdoor lighting safety, or to find out more about super-efficient, super beneficial cool burning LED technology. (615) 373 – 0638
Visit our garden and landscape lighting gallery to see examples of how we make safety a top priority with our landscape lighting installations. You can also see the beauty and benefits of LED outdoor lighting first hand by visiting our outdoor lighting photo gallery. Both galleries are located on our website.
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