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

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Festival lighting installed at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

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

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

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

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

 

Watch how we made the Loveless Cafe even lovelier in honor of the holidays!

Holiday lighting adorns the entry of the Loveless Cafe

Holiday lighting adorns the entry of the Loveless Cafe and welcomes patrons with open arms!

 working on tree for Loveless Cafe

This image shows Outdoor Lighting Perspectives preparing the tree to showcase at the Loveless Barn.

As the Nashville area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we have been very busy the past few months getting some of the most beloved locales in the area adorned with holiday lights in honor of the season. From adding holiday cheer in The Gulch, to being bestowed the honor of designing and lighting The Capital tree for the second consecutive year, we can now look back and enjoy the fruits of our labor! This year, we were also asked to design and install the holiday lighting for the well-known Loveless Cafe.

The Loveless Cafe is a Nashville hot spot that is steeped in history. The Loveless has been a fixture in the Nashville area for over sixty years. With a diverse history, the cafe serves up true Southern staples like fried chicken, country ham and biscuits. Since its beginning in the 1940′s, the cafe has evolved to include The Loveless Barn ,which is a 4,800 sq. ft. venue that has become the trendiest place around for large-scale events, parties and even weddings.  The Loveless Barn is also home to Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe which is filmed and recorded there every Wednesday.

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The lighted garland tree overlooks the Loveless Barn.

As if it was even possible to make the Loveless Cafe even lovelier in honor of the holidays, we did! As part of this stunning holiday lighting design we installed a 25-foot garland tree and adorned it with lighted starbursts, mini-lights and iconic C7 LED lights. We also installed a retro-inspired mix of holiday lighting around the cafe itself, including roofline lights, wrapped tree lighting and various lighted starbursts. The completed project is nothing short of magical!

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

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

Our talented holiday lighting designers outdid themselves by putting together a timeless outdoor holiday lighting plan for this beloved landmark that is steeped in nostalgia and fun. We encourage everyone to stop by the Loveless Cafe during the holidays to take in all the goodness this venue has to offer, and all the lovely holiday lighting that is sure to please patrons young and old!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  a call to talk about outdoor lighting for your commercial venue, restaurant or storefront, we can promise the happiest patrons to your business this holiday season and beyond because our commercial lighting displays make every season merry and bright!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our holiday outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website for more holiday magic!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is busy preparing our local commerical venues for the holiday season

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Our trained installers placing the lighted starburst onto the trees which line the entrance to the Mall at Green Hills in honor of the holiday season.

The time is quickly approaching when Nashville residents will be out in full force doing their holiday shopping. Maybe you have already begun gathering the items on your holiday gift list for friends and family this season. While you are out and about during the holiday shopping season have you ever really thought about how the decorations and holiday lighting on display affects you? What would the holidays be like void of any remnant of holiday cheer as you stroll from shop to shop making your selections? The answer to this question is just that, void. Holiday lighting results in visitors that are excited and their ‘sense of place’ is established upon arrival  to a venue and is reinforced inside.

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Another view of the holiday lighting installation at the Mall at Green Hills in Nashville.

According to research, holiday decorations bring in earlier holiday shoppers to stores and keep them shopping longer. This same data showed that spending for 2012 picked up dramatically during the 4th quarter. This is usually the norm for most retail business to accrue a large percentage of their sales during this time. Holiday time is the most fruitful time of the year for many businesses, including restaurants, food and beverage stores and even sporting goods stores, just to name a few of the areas that feel the impact of 4th quarter sales. With all this in mind, now is the time to make sure your holiday lighting display is in order. You don’t want to wait until the last minute.

Xmas OLP Nashville installing holiday lighted starbursts at Green Hills Mall Nashville

Beautiful lit starbursts and 120 strands of mini LED lights will grace these majestic trees for the holidays.

As the area’s premier commercial holiday lighting firm we are already busy preparing local commercial venues for the holiday season. Our most recent project is providing the Christmas lighting this season for the entrance of the Mall at Green Hills located at Hillsboro Pike right here in Nashville. We are installing 25 lighted starbursts and 120 strands of LED mini lights to the trees that line the entrance to the mall. We cannot wait to photograph evening shots of the trees once the installation is completed, so stay tuned for more to come…

Commercial holiday sign lighting

Another example of our commercial holiday lighting which shows the diversity behind our designs.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville makes commercial holiday lighting easy, hassle free and unforgettably beautiful. After all a bright, happy, and inviting storefront makes you stand out against the competition. Many of our commercial holiday lighting displays are completed using super-efficient and eco-friendly LED lights. We plan, design, order, install and take down the lighting display for you with our all-inclusive holiday lighting package- you won’t have to lift a finger. These lights will be stored for you for use the following year after being taken down and stored in our temperature controlled warehouses, so you don’t have to “clutter up” your store room. Unlike other holiday lighting companies, we offer property managers and shop owners something a little different – we design, install, and store. You don’t have to do anything. You literally don’t ever have to touch the lighting.

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  a call to talk about holiday outdoor lighting for your commercial venue or storefront, we can promise the happiest patrons to your business this holiday season because our commercial holiday lighting displays make the season merry and bright! Ask us about  our permanent festival and C9 lighting installations for commercial locations too!  (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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What it means to work with a tried and true outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville beautiful outdoor lighting

We have lit some of the Nashville area’s most elegant homes.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been providing residential, holiday and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for 25 years. With this kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting around these parts. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years.

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make.

There is a certain level of trust that comes from being tried and true and having longevity as an outdoor lighting specialist. We count many of the customers that began with us 25 years ago among our current outdoor lighting customers today. Many homeowners have started with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and have continued to use us as they moved to other homes, or as their lifestyles evolved to become business owners where we have been given the opportunity to light not only their homes, but their storefronts as well. For many Nashville area families, we are the one outdoor lighting company that they feel comfortable enough to pass onto family and friends.  With that being said, we have watched children of our lighting customers grow up with the benefits of our lighting and continue the tradition with their family as they grow up, marry and have a home of their own! It is a great feeling to provide service for multi-generations of family.

When you hire Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to do your outdoor lighting you get the peace of mind of knowing not only our quality fixture will provide years of enjoyment, our service is also unmatched by any outdoor lighting company around. Unlike “fly by night” companies that promise their customers the moon and are no longer in business to deliver on those promises.

Loveliest holiday lighting ever

We custom design and install some of the loveliest holiday lighting ever,

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. I feel fortunate to be working for this company, and to be part of this dedicated and talented team.

holiday OLP garland

Nashville outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at its best!

Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service.  All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide. The proof is in the products and the people here who love outdoor lighting as a way of life.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 25 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes, storefronts, businesses and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Our landscape lighting will turn your property into an oasis.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville predicts which holiday commerical outdoor lighting designs are destined to become favorites for the upcoming season and beyond

tree lighting and festoon lighting used together for this commercial holiday lighting installation

This commercial holiday lighting display combines holiday tree lighting with festoon lighting for an enchanting effect.

We are getting in gear for a busy holiday lighting season here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. As the phone rings, the roster has begun to fill up for both residential and commercial slots for our holiday lighting program. As an integral part of our holiday lighting program, you get to work alongside one of our professional lighting designers during your consultation to create just the right holiday look for your home or business. As we have started the consulting phase for many of our commercial holiday lighting customers, we have begun to see a trend among business owners as to what kind of holiday lighting designs are drawing the most attention.

While our huge selection of elegant commercial holiday lighting designs are always a crowd pleaser, many of our commercial customers are opting for a more permanent approach to holiday lighting by utilizing our year-round permanent festival lighting designs. Our permanent festival lighting is based on the same principles of promoting ambiance at your storefront or place of business to make it stand out from the ordinary and enliven character. Permanent commercial outdoor lighting and festival lighting is an attention grabber and makes patrons give your place of business a second look, and makes their visit more memorable.

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

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  recently completed a stunning installation of permanent holiday festival lighting in the popular Nashville area known as “The Gulch“. This area is located on the South-West fringe of  Nashville between Music Row and downtown and is a haven for urban residential living and commercial hot spots. For this particular installation we used festoon styled outdoor lighting which mimics the look of outdoor lighting found in European street cafes. Festoon lighting is installed via a suspension wire to ensure the stability and safety of the lighting for use on a permanent basis. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville makes certain that each of our permanent commercial holiday lighting displays is installed with safety in mind, and meets or even exceeds all required codes for commercial lighting installations. The results from our project at the Gulch are awe-inspiring and the clients are elated with the finished product.

Roofline lights are still popular among commercial customers in Nashville

Roofline lights are still popular among commercial customers in Nashville during the holidays and beyond.

Along with the rising popularity of permanent holiday lighting designs for commercial venues, traditional holiday lighting is still in high demand. With fourth-quarter being the most crucial time of the year for many retail businesses, having the added benefit of brilliant holiday lighting to draw customers in and linger is a huge plus. Having your business lit for the holidays will also boost employee morale because getting everyone in the holiday state of mind will boost productivity and thus, boost sales!  Our commercial holiday lighting program includes tree lighting, facade lighting, roofline lighting, and installing lighted wreathsof all sizes at your business. Some of our top-selling outdoor lighting commercial products include Christmas strands of all colors including LED C9 string lights and lighted garland. Another benefit of our commerical holiday lighting program  is the way it was designed to make it easy for commercial businesses. We do everything from  designing and installing the lights at your desired time to taking them down and storing them for you after the holidays. We realize that the holiday season is already full of deadlines, paperwork and other expectations that have to be completed by year’s end, our holiday lighting program will take the chore of having to worry about holiday decorating at your place of business altogether- just relax and let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville do it for you!

Nashville commerical holiday tree lighting

Nashville commerical holiday tree lighting.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our commercial holiday lighting program, and our permanent commercial holiday lighting designs. Let us help you create an atmosphere for success at your business.  (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Please visit our holiday outdoor lighting photo gallery and our commercial outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website for more holiday and commercial outdoor lighting ideas for your business.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been in the business over 20 years

The wonderful team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The wonderful team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

With the current economic downturn that has effected so many companies in the home improvement industry, we recognize and appreciate our ability to thrive throughout challenging economic times.

There are many companies that have demonstrated superior workmanship, customer service and an strong work ethic that are unfortunately no longer around. It takes a company with diverse expertise, the right key long-term people, skill, knowledge, fortitude and of course a little luck. Why does any one thing survive when other things are falling apart around it? There is no magical formula but rather a combination of many factors that allow a company to pass the test of time.

We have been doing residential and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for over 20 years. With that kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting around these parts. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. I feel fortunate to be working for this company, and to be part of this dedicated and talented team.

Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service.  All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the  Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide.The proof is in the products and the people who love outdoor lighting as a way of life.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Let us transform your home, property or business for you today. Ask around, chances are that beautiful outdoor lighting your neighbor has been designed and installed by us.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Lighting design series: Find the architectural breaks

commercial outdoor lighting fixture

commercial outdoor lighting fixture

A lot of my customers ask me about how I design outdoor lighting. Next to relationships with customers, it’s my second favorite part of my job. To some extent, I feel I should keep this a secret because I don’t want to work myself out of a job. But, I also know although absolutely critical, lighting design is just part of an outdoor lighting job. Without professional knowledgeable installation, high quality fixtures and expert maintenance, the design would be moot.

So, here is the first in an ongoing lighting design series. Every day I work with prospective business and homeowners to design outdoor lighting for their homes, landscapes, outdoor living areas and buildings. I had an interesting design consult this week with a hotel.

The owner’s primary motivation for outdoor lighting was to gain more visibility from the highway.

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View of the hotel from the highway

Here’s a view of the side of the hotel that sits on the highway. You can see that along the top of the building there are commercial outdoor lights that point down onto the parking lot for parking safety. But those down lights don’t illuminate the structure.

One idea that might come to mind is shining commercial grade spot lights at the facade to light it up like the 4th of July. The problem with super bright spot lights is the feeling they create – viewable but “blown out”. A structure looks blown out when the light becomes the focus instead of the structure it’s illuminating.

The other problem with flood lights is they obstruct the vision of the hotel guests. When you shine a generalized and bright light toward a facade, this creates a blinding effect to the guests who are looking out the window at night.

Commercial outdoor lighting on architectural breaks

Commercial outdoor lighting on architectural breaks

So what we want to do is use lights near the base of the building the shine upward but specifically not light under the window columns. These are the architectural breaks. The architectural breaks are the vertical lines, if you will, created by the architecture that lend themselves to illumination. So on this facade, that would be the concrete areas between the windows and of course the left and right edges of the building. I always want to light the far left and far right side of the structure to give the structure breadth.

Here’s a picture of a job we did in Nashville.

I love to look at pictures of commercial and residential applications and give some design ideas. Please feel free to comment on this post or email me pictures for ideas.

nashville33@outdoorlights.com.

Or give a call to the office and ask for me 612-620-2847.