Did your Father’s Day outdoor celebration come and go leaving you in the dark?

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Do you regret not adding lighting to your outdoor living spaces sooner?

I know you have all heard the phrase “hindsight is 20/20″, right? The phrase is actually a proverb that teaches a moral, meaning in hindsight things are obvious which were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice. With this in mind, you may have in fact found yourself wishing you had moved ahead with having your outdoor lighting installed prior to this past weekend’s Father’s Day festivities — hindsight.

With all the outdoor living opportunities the warmer season brings, such as Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day and Independence and Labor Day, it is a shame to have your outdoor celebrations cut short because of a lack of proper outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to remind you that it is not too late to make the most out of your outdoor moments spent with family and friends. Now is the time to contact us to design and install your outdoor lighting to ensure all your upcoming outdoor celebrations are set to the right light. Outdoor lighting will allow carefree spontaneity and enable you to set the time the party ends, not the setting sun!

  • Here a few scenarios where the addition of outdoor lighting would be beneficial in maximizing you and your guests’ enjoyment:
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville deck lighting

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

Outdoor lighting for your outdoor living spaces — You have an outdoor barbecue planned for family and friends. You have planned everything accordingly including a delicious menu, desserts and even backyard games for the kids! Unfortunately, you did not consider the lack of lighting on your backyard deck or patio, where the event is to take place. This is a case where professional deck, patio and landscape lighting would have been a huge benefit to the success of your gathering. We can even custom design lighting specifically for your grilling area or outdoor kitchen to give you a food preparation area that is well-illuminated. With outdoor lighting nightfall would have allowed you to remain outdoors with your guests, enjoying delicious barbecue, conversation and endless fun. If you had chosen an LED installation, which utilizes exclusive CREE LED technology, your outdoor lighting would have an added bonus: it would have meant fewer bothersome insects in your landscape and outdoor living areas than that of traditional outdoor lighting.

Nashville landscape lighting integrated with pool lighting

Enjoy all the benefits of landscape lighting integrated with pool lighting this summer!

Outdoor lighting for the areas around your pool and spa — its summertime, after all, and you decide to throw a pool party in honor of your son or daughter’s birthday! You want this occasion to be special for your child, and his/her party guests. You carefully plan the games, refreshments, paper goods, music and party favors. The day of the event arrives and you soon realize you did not consider the party would extend past dusk! You soon realize you must move the entire party indoors because the lack of visibility around your pool becomes a risk for the attendees of the party. The solution to this situation would have been the addition of water feature lighting and landscape lighting to the areas frequented around your pool. Lighting would have made your pool area safer for party-goers, giving you peace of mind and delivering a one-of-a-kind party the kids will remember forever!

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Guest house and cottage outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting for the areas around your guest house or cottage — You have company coming in from out-of-town this season, which will be staying in your guest house or cottage. You may have an exterior building on your grounds that has great architectural flair or that it visited often at night. It could be a guest house, cottage or some other type of outdoor building. You have the accommodations prepared for the comfort of your guests in mind, neat as a pin and ready for their anticipated arrival. Unfortunately you did not consider how dark entering and exiting the guest quarters could be for your friends or family to allow them to make themselves at home. One of the best ways to alleviate dark pathways that lead to and from your home to other structures on your property is by the addition of path lighting. Our path lighting casts a gentle glow downward on the path and adjoining landscaping making evening travel safe and relaxed. You don’t want any overly bright light to obscure night-time vision, overpower the surroundings or lose the romantic effect that you have with such beautiful structures on a property — our path lighting delivers safety and style!

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This beautifully illuminated outdoor living room is bathed in rich , romantic energy-efficient low voltage outdoor lighting Perspectives.

We hope these “real life” outdoor living scenarios have helped your realize just how much adding outdoor lighting could benefit you, your family and any guests that visit your home this season, and throughout the year.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Our goal is to design your outdoor lighting for the way you and your family want to enjoy the outdoors. If you are ready to make this summer the best ever during the time you and your family will spend outdoors contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is making the evening landscape more welcoming for man’s best friend

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Our own “Rocky” the lightning dog on the way to office.

Outdoor lighting provides an endless plethora of benefits to homeowners. These benefits encompass enhancing the beauty and curb appeal of the home and landscape while promoting a safer more secure home. Did you ever think about the ways outdoor lighting enhances the time our furry friends spend outdoors too? For most of us, our dog is considered a member of the family– not just man’s best friend, but everyone’s best friend — with that in mind, outdoor lighting can make those evening trips outdoors safer and more enjoyable for both you and your pet.

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Outdoor lighting can help you divert disasters between evening visitors and your dog!

If you are a dog owner there is no escaping the inevitable need for evening walks. For some pet parents, taking a stroll after dark seems easy, but if you live in a secluded area with limited lighting or lots of traffic, this may be a source of trepidation. For homeowners who have a fenced  backyard, or designated area of their landscape to turn their dog out into instead of walking their dog, a dark backyard is still a source for concern for the safety of your pet. This can be even more of a concern in rural areas where wildlife frequents your property. The addition of outdoor lighting such as path, sidewalk and various landscape lighting can aid in making evening visits outdoors more enjoyable and safer for both you and your pet. Outdoor lighting will allow you to return from evening walks into a well-lit environment allowing for relaxed, safer entry back into the home. For pets that have specified areas within your landscape, outdoor lighting will make the time they spend outdoors in the evening safer because of the extended visibility it offers both you and your pet, also giving you peace of mind.

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Path and landscape lighting aids in more secure travel when venturing outdoors in the evening with your pet.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in outdoor lighting designed to enhance the lifestyle of every member of the family, including our four-legged family. From landscape and architectural lighting to make accessing the backyard a relaxed experience for you and your pet, to path and sidewalk lighting allowing well-lit passage on the way to and from your evening walks. We take your comfort and safety seriously.

We have put together an assortment of great tips sure to put a little spring in your step and ensure that your evening strolls outside of your property with your dog are a ritual you both look forward to :

  • Bring a flashlight — Once you leave the security of your well-lit landscape to come home to make sure you have a dependable source of illumination for you and your pet while on the go. Portable flashlights are great, as are other sources of illumination, like headlights and lanterns. Remember you should always leave your house with a device that will help you observe the paths and roads ahead. Some of the newest pet-friendly sources of illumination include blinking LED lights,  light sticks or illuminated dog collars, all of which can be a great way to maintain visibility for both you and your dog!
  • Bring your cell phone – Before you throw on your jacket and fasten a leash to your dog’s collar, be sure you have your cell phone on hand. According to Dogster.com, this is also a great way to maintain a sense of time while you’re outside and  reach out to others in case an emergency occurs.
A safe, well lit house by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A safe, well-lit house for you and your pet to return home to courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

  • Make you and your pet easy for others to see with reflective gear – Wear reflective gear to aid in making you and your dog more visible to people driving. This includes walking on a sidewalk in a gated community or while near a busy intersection, it’s important that others are able to see both you and your pet. There’s a variety of reflective gear that will make it easier for those passing by to spot you, including  reflective shirts, full body gear, illuminating collars and even leashes.
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    Make your evening landscape as enjoyable for your pet in the evening as it is during the day with outdoor lighting.

    Enjoy the moment – Leave distractions at home and enjoying this time to bond with your pet. While you may be tempted to plug-in your earbuds as you head out with your dog, this will inevitably distract you. Instead, try to be as observant as possible while you and your pooch enjoy the fresh air and time together outside.

Please contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about all the ways the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance the lifestyle of the whole family and increase the enjoyment of the time you spend outdoors together! (615) 373 – 0638, email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Please visit our landscape outdoor lighting photo gallery and our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about how to make your evening landscape pet-friendly for your pooch!

Now is the time to think about your outdoor lighting maintenance

Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The outdoor living season is right around the corner. Time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance!

With Ole’ Man Winter making his final stand here in the Nashville area it is hard to fathom the arrival of spring is just a few short weeks away. Spring begins on March 20th and with it will come sunnier days, warmer evenings and more opportunities to spend time outdoors with friends and family. With this in mind, now is the time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the outdoor living season ahead!

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Our scheduled maintenance visit will ensure things like this area taken care of for safety’s sake. We even service systems installed by other companies.

No other outdoor lighting annual maintenance plan is more thorough than ours. That’s right,  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 been knocked askew by 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. No other outdoor lighting company in the area takes as much pride and care in maintaining your system or fixtures as we do! With us, maintaining your outdoor lighting system is a labor of love.

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Spring is the perfect time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance.

You can also enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation, included LED installations. 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.

Even if your outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ of Nashville  expert maintenance and/or repair services. Many companies will not perform maintenance on outdoor lighting which was installed by a competitor; 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  outdoor lighting is our first priority.

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Don’t miss a moment of the benefits of outdoor lighting during the outdoor living season ahead.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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.
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Please visit our landscape and garden outdoor lighting photo gallery and our deck and patio outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about enhancing your outdoor living spaces with lighting this season!

How to prevent teetering on the “eave” of disaster with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

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

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we take lighting safety very seriously. Our newest addition to our menu of outdoor lighting services is geared towards not only providing you with convenience , but preserving safety too. How many times have you found yourself risking life and limb teetering off of a rickety ladder to change out your eave lighting? This scenario is dangerous on single-story dwellings and even more risky on second and third-story homes.

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

A closer look at this eave lighting proves the danger of bulb replacement on 2nd story homes.

Did you know that according to WHO (World Health Organization), falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Each year an estimated 424,000 individuals die from falls globally and out of this staggering number adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. In addition, WHO also reports 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur each year. One of the contributing factors to this high number of falls is attributed to working at elevated heights or in other hazardous working conditions. Changing out eave lighting on your home, or business, if you are not a lighting professional would fall into the category of working at both an elevated height within a hazardous condition.

LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

LED lights are long-lasting, energy-efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

In an effort to make your outdoor lighting experience more convenient, and provide peace of mind, we are now offering our customers the option of changing their eave lighting, flood lights and spot lights as an added feature to our already convenient outdoor lighting services. Our professionally trained technicians will replace your existing halogen, compact fluorescent or incandescent bulbs or we can also upgrade your eave lighting to super-efficient LED while we perform the replacement. Just imagine, no more dangerous ladders to climb, plus all the benefits of LED without having to lift a finger!

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We make every effort to ensure all our lighting is installed with safety as the first concern.

LED lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like other types of bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly.

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about this service and our wide menu of outdoor lighting services designed with quality, beauty, function and safety in mind!

Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries, including our architectural lighting gallery located on our website for a closer look at our LED eave lighting installations.

There is more to the “E” in LED outdoor lighting than just what the name implies

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

LED architectural and facade lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is defined as a semiconductor light source. LEDs create light, as outlined by the Edison Tech. Center,  “by electroluminescence in a semiconductor material. Electroluminescence is the phenomenon of a material emitting light when electric current or an electric field is passed through it,  this happens when electrons are sent through the material and fill electron holes. An electron hole exists where an atom lacks electrons (negatively charged) and therefore have a positive charge. Semiconductor materials like germanium or silicon can be “doped” to create and control the number of electron holes. “Doping” is the adding of other elements to the semiconductor material to change its properties. By doping a semiconductor you can make two separate types of semiconductors in the same crystal. The boundary between the two types is called a p-n junction. The junction only allows current to pass through it one way, this is why they are used as diodes. LEDs are made using p-n junctions. As electrons pass through one crystal to the other they fill electron holes.” They emit photons which result in light! LED is available in many different colors. Different elements are used to create LED’s variance of color, such as gallium arsenide in making red and infrared LED, gallium nitride in making blue LED,  and Yttrium aluminium garnet in making white LED’s.

LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

The Color of Quality

Some might argue,  that a light is a light. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is here to tell you nothing could be farther from the truth. Since outdoor lighting is all we do, we take the quality of the lighting itself very seriously. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting in Nashville for over 20 years. During that time we have marveled at the advances in outdoor lighting technologies, especially when it comes to LED outdoor lighting. LED outdoor lighting has become one of the most sought after outdoor lighting genres in the business and accounts for over half of the commercial and residential installations we do. Keep in mind, that just because an LED says LED, doesn’t mean all LED’s are created equal. Unless you are a seasoned lighting professional, the lingo used to explain the different quality of LED light, and what the various “colors” associated with LED lighting mean can be overwhelming.

In the quest for the perfect color of LED outdoor lighting is what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been able to achieve with our LED outdoor lighting designs. What sets our LED’s apart from the rest is our exclusive high quality fixtures made just for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations, and the use of Cree LED lighting technologies. Cree has revolutionized the lighting industry with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. The Cree advantage begins with mixing the light from red and Cree unsaturated yellow LEDs which are among the highest-performing LEDs on the market. Every Cree fixture is then color tuned as a complete system for the utmost consistency in performance. The result is beautiful white light with superior color accuracy and consistency.

Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED outdoor lighting.

Energy Efficient, Economical and Effortless

Aside from the advantages of our consistent color LED’s that enhance your home and landscape, our LED’s are also beneficial in other ways. These include energy-efficiency making them more economical to operate than traditional outdoor lighting. LED lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly. Our LED outdoor lighting is also longer lasting and requires less frequent replacement making their operation seem effortless! These attributes prove that the “E” in LED means much more than just what the name implies.

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are ready to see our LED outdoor lighting designs in action, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more. We can ensure your residential or commercial location will benefit from our LED outdoor lighting. (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

See more examples of our LED outdoor lighting by visiting our landscape lighting and architectural outdoor lighting galleries, located on our website.

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Join us as we count the ways you can benefit from outdoor lighting during, and beyond the holiday season…

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Outdoor lighting enhances your home and landscape every evening through every season.

With all the excitement surrounding the holidays many times we fail to look beyond the season, especially where home and landscape upgrades such as outdoor lighting is concerned. Holiday outdoor lighting can add tremendous beauty to your home and landscape during the holidays, but the same can also be said about traditional outdoor lighting as well. By investing in outdoor lighting for your home and landscape now, you will be giving yourself the gift of light that you can enjoy during, and past the holidays, for many years to come! Join us as we count the ways you can benefit from outdoor lighting during, and beyond the holiday season…

  •  Comfort and Joy – By adding outdoor lighting, your home will appear warm and inviting bringing an air of comfort and joy to the season! In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will draw people in and offer a warm refuge for family and friends with curb appeal galore.
Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

  •  Safety – Outdoor lighting adds safety to your home and landscape in a variety of ways. Lighting walkways and paths ensures your guests are able to navigate these areas safely. This includes making your frequently traveled paths visible when ice and snow are present as well. You can also increase safety and beauty through zone lighting. Zone lighting is used to illuminate areas of your yard and landscape for nighttime use. For example, when you spend time outdoors with family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscape areas. Zone lighting is an effective way to light a patio, deck, garden, pool area or outdoor seating area. For enhanced safety we also suggest illuminating sidewalks, driveways, garages and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark. Keep in mind, since daylight savings time has ended our homes are darker for longer periods of time. Many Nashville homeowners are coming home from work and school to a dark home. Outdoor lighting can put an end to dark winter evenings for good.
Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville illuminated the pool house and landscape surrounding the pool at this home in Belle Meade.

  •  Peace of Mind – A well-lit landscape and home promotes a feeling of security, alertness and proof you care about maintaining your property. When you keep your outdoor areas illuminated, you present a feeling of  involvement and pride in your home. Outdoor lighting reduces the dark areas present around your home and promotes  a sense that your are aware of your surroundings, this helps deter would-be criminals from trespassing onto your property. Outdoor lighting can maintain your peace of mind as a homeowner in knowing you are adding another layer of security to your home.
  • Beauty -The beauty that outdoor lighting provides is reason enough to celebrate year round! A professional outdoor lighting design encompasses all the power of curb appeal by beautifying your home and landscape, and can even change your mood.
Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED outdoor lighting.

  • LED Outdoor Lighting - Over half of our outdoor lighting installations here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville are LED. LED outdoor lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are also free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. The absence of these materials will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too, because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives wreaths and garlands

We offer a wide selection of lighted and unlighted wreaths and garlands for the holiday season.

  • Sometimes, Less is More – If you want to have your cake and eat it too, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design and install a traditional outdoor lighting system for you and still add little touches of holiday magic in time for Christmas. We offer lighted and non-lighted wreaths and garlands that can add seasonal elegance and complement your new outdoor lighting this season!

A good measure of how well your lighting professional has lit your home and landscape is to watch how others respond to your outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can not only change the way you and others view your home and surrounding grounds, it can add elegance and refinement to the mix and change your state of mind. Learn how you can improve your home and landscape and make your home warm and inviting  just in time for the holidays! Contact us today to set up a night-time demonstration (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting photo galleries including our landscape lighting photo gallery, and our architectural lighting photo gallery, located on our website today!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville makes sense and sensibility out of the illustrious realm of LED outdoor lighting

Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED outdoor lighting.

As some novices to the world of outdoor lighting would argue, a light is a light. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is here to tell you nothing could be farther from the truth. Since outdoor lighting is all we do, we take the quality of the lighting itself very seriously. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting in Nashville for over 20 years. During that time we have marveled at the advances in outdoor lighting technologies, especially when it comes to LED outdoor lighting. LED outdoor lighting has become one of the most sought after outdoor lighting genres in the business and accounts for over half of the commercial and residential installations we do. Keep in mind, that just because an LED says LED, doesn’t mean all LED’s are created equal. Unless you are a seasoned lighting professional, the lingo used to explain the different quality of LED light, and what the various “colors” associated with LED lighting mean can be overwhelming. We are here to explain the differences in LED lighting in terms everyone can understand.

Kelvin scaleIs this rocket science, and who is Kelvin?

The quality of LED lighting is measured by color temperature. Color Temperature is a measurement that indicates the degree of color being emitted from a light source in degrees Kelvin. Much to the surprise of what the term implies, it is not a measure of temperature at all but rather a way to gauge the varying degrees of the visible color spectrum that emanates from a light source. The method behind the measurement of light began in the late 1800s, when William Kelvin experimented with heat and a block of carbon. As the he heated the carbon he noticed that it produced an array of colors as the temperature was increased. The heated carbon block first produced a dim red light and eventually a bright blue-white glow as higher temperatures were achieved. He noticed that with lower temperatures, most of the energy was converted to heat. This same principle is at work when you look into a fire as it turns from gold to blue as the heat increases.

The optimum temperature range for outdoor LED lighting is between 2800-3000 degrees Kelvin. For the LED light, there are mainly 3 kinds of white colors – warm white, natural white and cool white. These three LED’s chart the difference between a softer, warmer form of illumination (warm white light) and a sharper, colder effect (cool white). Kelvin scale measures the “color” range of LEDs. As the Kelvin goes up the light will appear more orange, whereas an increased Kelvin will make the illumination from the LED appear bluer. It is really a simple rule within a range of measurement. The most opportune aspect of good LED outdoor lighting will ensure the object you are illuminating is as close to the appearance of natural light as possible.

LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

LED lights are long-lasting, energy-efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

Ironically, the differences in colors perfectly match the different atmospheres and how they pertain to our needs. Usually, warm white is good for indoors, as it keeps the room you are illuminating cozy and inviting. Cool white is a good choice for outdoor lighting or anywhere where you might want sharper definition and illumination, but not too cool as this will give the space a utilitarian feel.

This quest for the perfect color of LED outdoor lighting is what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been able to achieve with our LED outdoor lighting designs. What sets our LED’s apart from the rest is our exclusive high quality fixtures made just for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations, and the use of Cree LED lighting technologies. Cree has revolutionized the lighting industry with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. The Cree advantage begins with mixing the light from red and Cree unsaturated yellow LEDs – among the highest-performing LEDs on the market. Every Cree fixture is then color tuned as a complete system for the utmost consistency in performance. The result is beautiful white light with superior color accuracy and consistency, Cree LED’s also use significantly less energy than traditional lighting.

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are ready to see our LED outdoor lighting designs in action, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more. We can ensure your residential or commercial location will benefit from our LED outdoor lighting. (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville gives you the top 5 favorite reasons to make outdoor lighting at your home this years resolution

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This home in Nashville stands as a beacon of beauty and peace of mind with professional outdoor lighting.

The New Year is just days away, and with i’s arrival comes the time to make your annual New Year’s resolution. Choosing a resolution, or goal to achieve within the coming year is the easy part, all good intentions aside keeping and fulfilling it can be much more difficult. According to research conducted by Proactive Change 40%- 45% of Americans will make one or more resolutions this year. This same data also indicates that only 75% of those Americans will still be sticking to succeeding in their goal past the first week, and after 6 months only 46% will still be on track. Making a New Year’s resolution is one thing, but sticking to it to reach your inspired goal is quite another. I believe that this is due in part to the fact that most resolutions we set are too difficult, this year why not make a resolution that is easily accessible? Resolving to make your home and landscape a safer, more secure and beautiful place to live is a great resolution and  is easy with the addition of outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting adds many benefits to your home. From strengthening your homes curb appeal to thwarting off would-be burglars. A home and landscape that is charming by day will become dazzling in the evening by adding outdoor lighting. Here is just a few of the reasons to make outdoor lighting the one New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep.

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This home is bright and beautiful thanks to outdoor lighting.

1) An end to coming home each night to a dark house – this alone is reason enough to install professional outdoor lighting at your home. Dark and dimly lit areas around your home and within your landscape leave you open to unsavory activity.  In the evening, darkness and fear of the unknown go hand-in-hand. If security is a concern outdoor lighting is critical. Having ample lighting around doorways, rear entrances of the home, garages and carports can help create a secure environment when entering your home and leaving. This security can be taken even a step further by adding LCA, (Lighting Control Animation), which can ensure your lights will be on whenever you need them. This convenient automation even allows you to control your outdoor lighting from remote locations.

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A well-lit deck or patio will enable you to use your outdoor space long after the sun sets.

2) Being able to entertain outdoors past sundown – have you ever had a summer barbecue on your deck or patio and just when the party gets rolling you have to cut it short because of the lack of light? By adding outdoor lighting in and around your outdoor spaces, this will never have to happen again. You can entertain into the wee hours if you wish with no worry of interrupting the treasured memories you will be creating with family and friends.

Nashville landscape lighting and path lighting

Path and landscape lighting aids in more secure travel when venturing outdoors in the evening.

3) Your kids won’t have to run from imaginary monsters anymore – Admit it, even as an adult your imagination wanders when you are forced to venture outdoors in the dark. Professionally installed landscape and path lighting will put an end to the creepy feeling that can overcome you when you venture to areas within your landscape at night. From getting the forgotten bike out of the driveway, to retrieving the expensive iPod that was left next to the kids swing set, you will feel more aware and more secure of your surroundings with outdoor lighting.

 

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Outdoor lighting makes this home’s entrance inviting and memorable.

4) A great way to make a lasting first impression – the first place to begin creating a warm and welcoming entrance to your home is with outdoor lighting. Path lighting in particular gently illuminates the path to your front door in an effective way to create ambiance and set the mood for things to come. Architectural and facade lighting that makes your homes most beautiful features come to life will lead the eye to drink in the unique characteristics of your home too. When guests remember visiting your home for the first time, a lasting impression of beauty and a welcoming atmosphere will enter their minds when you have professional outdoor lighting.

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Outdoor lighting brings forgotten areas of your landscape to life.

5) Fall in love with your home and landscape all over again – seeing your home and landscape in a whole new way, with the right outdoor lighting can make you fall in love with your home and landscape over and over again for years to come. One wonderful aspect of having outdoor lighting and especially landscape lighting, is the beauty of seeing your surroundings change with the seasons. From the gold and amber hues of autumn, to the greens and blooming buds of spring and summer, your home and yard will transform into something new and beautiful with the arrival of each season.

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Professional landscape lighting can create evening vignettes of beauty in your landscape.

By taking all the positive benefits of outdoor lighting into account you will see that resolving to add outdoor lighting goes much further than just making your home “another pretty face”. The added safety and security that comes along with professional outdoor lighting will also deliver peace of mind to you and your family. Let us get you started on the fast track to making your New Year’s resolution a success this year. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

From our families to yours, we would also like to wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

See shining examples of the benefits of professional outdoor lighting by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery and our architectural lighting gallery, both located on our website.

When adding an enhancement for outdoor living this Spring, don’t get left in the dark.

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This deck is all ready for use this spring, with outdoor lighting and freshly planted trees abound with blooms, welcome.

Spring is a time for renewal. The winter world around us comes to life, from the green of the forest to the newborn wildlife that open their eyes to a new world. Spring is also a time when homeowners spring to life after a long winter of staying indoors. Many homeowners set their sights on creating an outdoor oasis to enjoy time outdoors for the upcoming season. This interest can include adding outdoor living spaces such as decks, patios or even a garden trellis to take in the beauty of a newly planted landscape up close. Many homeowners plan to add a pool or spa to their home and landscape this time of year, so the structure will be “swim ready” just in time for warm weather. Whatever your inspiration or intention is for the upcoming spring, outdoor lighting will enhance your chosen endeavor. Outdoor lighting will enable you to swim longer, play longer and relax longer by giving you the opportunity to utilize your outdoor area well into the night. The time to plan your outdoor lighting comes at the same time you plan your outdoor improvement- from the very beginning.

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A well-lit deck makes it all come together beautifully.

Having your outdoor lighting professional present from the planning stages along with your contractor can make a huge difference in the fluidity of your entire design. We specialize in working hand-in-hand with landscapers, and builders to make sure your completed outdoor living enhancement is a true masterpiece. The benefit from early communication within the planning means that we can run the lines for your outdoor lighting while the ground is already disturbed from the building process. In essence this makes the task more exact and also ensures no disturbances or damage is caused by waiting to call on your outdoor lighting representative after your structure is completed. This also means less wait time. When you are ready to dive into your new pool, or enjoy a cookout on your new deck, it will be “lights, camera, action” because your outdoor lighting is ready when you are.

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

A well-lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

Having the added convenience of a properly lit outdoor structure will add security, expanded enjoyment and beauty to the structure as a whole. The ambiance of outdoor lighting playing off the water adds to the imagery to make it more desirable. Fantasy often mimics reality and pool lighting is just one aspect of where the ambiance of outdoor lighting can enhance your entire experience of how your outdoor structure functions.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Don’t get left in the dark, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make sure your outdoor living structure is lighted properly for its spring debut.

Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to learn more.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville delivers ease and convenience through your smart phone

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

With our smart phone technology, the lights are on when you need them most.

In a world that now relies heavily on smart phone technology comes a new way to take control of yet another facet of your life with the touch of a button.  Smart phones have changed our entire world, from leading us to our destination on time, to locating a 4 star restaurant in an unfamiliar town, and letting us enjoy a new game at our leisure. Now your smart phone can offer you remote control over your indoor and outdoor lighting while you are away on business, vacation or just out to dinner.

Just when you thought the smart phone couldn’t get any smarter Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers homeowners the convenience and peace of mind of having your home and landscape lit when you need it most. We use lighting control animation (LCA) which offers our lighting customers access to a downloadable application that is available through your laptop, smart phone or tablet. The technology has remote control associated interface with the mobile application. Users can easily gain access via a username and password, and voila, you have complete control in the palm of your hand.

Control your lighting with your smart phone, network your lights!!!

Have you ever found yourself in this scenario; your  teenage daughter is due home at 10 pm and you and your wife are out to dinner spending a lovely evening enjoying good food and each others company. Your outdoor lights are set to turn off at 11 pm, which gives your daughter  plenty of time to come home with you residence in a well-lit. At 10:30 you receive a call from your daughter that she and her girlfriends are stuck in a traffic jam next to the shopping mall they are departing from. Traffic is backed up for 2 miles and she is calling to let you know she is going to be quite late. You feel compelled to cut your dinner short and head home to make sure your daughter is received by a lighted driveway, entrance, landscape and interior. Never fear, your smart phone is here! With the touch of a button you schedule your lights to stay on until you arrive home. Take a deep breath and enjoy some desert, your smartphone paired with our LCA technology gives your peace of mind in an uncertain world.

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Home sweet home is ready for your arrival with our expanded technologies especially for lighting.

This technology comes in handy when the unexpected happens such as missed curfews and loved ones that are running just a little off schedule. Our automation also enables homeowners to link their indoor lighting into the automation as well, which means turning the interior lights on to give the appearance that somebody is home, is easier than ever. No more worrying over leaving your loved ones in the dark again.

To learn more about this and other incredible outdoor lighting technologies contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You may call us at  (615) 373 – 0638
or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville