Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville creates magic with holiday lighting

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Can you imagine the memories a Christmas lighting display like this will create?

We are quickly approaching the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of home-baked goodies, busy shoppers running to and fro with presents adorned with ribbons of red and green, and the way seeing a beautifully lit Christmas lighting display makes us feel inside. I remember as a child my parents would pile all of us in the car right after Thanksgiving and we would set out in search of neighborhoods with mesmerizing and memorable holiday lighting displays. This memory still brings a smile to my face when I remember seeing those lights for the first time each year from the eyes of a child, the clarity of this memory is unforgettable and still makes me feel happy to reminisce.

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LED Christmas lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This memory, this moment in time is what homeowners wish to achieve when they set out each year to create an outdoor lighting display of their own. The problem with this is that many times what the homeowner visualizes and what actually comes to fruition are two different things. This can be because of time constraints, lack of design knowledge or just simply because they don’t know where to begin. That is where we come into play…

A few outdoor lights on a string will not create a memorable holiday lighting display, but we can. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers a holiday lighting program that will take the guess-work out of designing your Christmas outdoor lights this year. We design, order, install, remove and store your Christmas lighting display for you and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with the ones you love. No more fighting with tangled icicle lights and teetering off the ladder risking an injury. No more worries of the hazards that over exerted circuits can cause. No more rituals of turning on the lights one strand at a time. With our holiday lighting program we can also program your indoor and outdoor lighting displays to come on and off in unison by using lighting control animation that offers set it and forget it convenience.

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Open the door to fond memories of Christmas lighting displays viewed from the eyes of a child.

Our Christmas lighting displays can give you an opportunity to incorporate unique and timelessly elegant designs into your lighting display, from LED Christmas lights to 3-Dimensional lighted displays, lighted LED wreaths to lighted candy cane and  snowflake roof line lighting, the possibilities and choices are endless. We specialize in providing the homeowner as well as the business owner with professionally designed and executed holiday lighting displays that will knock your socks off!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts the magic into your holiday lighting display

If you are seeking that missing element from your outdoor lighted Christmas display that makes onlookers feel like children again, contact us to schedule a consultation for our Holiday lighting program and put the magic into your holiday season.  (615) 373 – 0638  and olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses lighting automation to make your holiday season merry and bright inside and out.

Lighting control automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts you in the driver seat this season

Lighting control automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts you in the driver seat this season

Do you ever wish you had a Christmas light fairy that could magically turn your interior and exterior holiday lighting displays on and off for you? Having a stunning outdoor lighting display gives you, guests, and onlookers only half the effect a well-lit home interior can convey. When a professionally designed interior and exterior holiday lighting display work together to create that warm, fuzzy feeling inside that only the holidays can provide the end result is unforgettable.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can install and program the automation needed to light your home’s interior and exterior holiday lights in one simple step. Interior displays such as lighted wreaths, trees, window decorations, and garland around the front door and entry ways will automatically be programmed to come on and go off at a specific time along with your professional outdoor holiday lighting display.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville be your "Christmas light fairy" for interior and exterior lighting automation

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville be your "Christmas light fairy" for interior and exterior lighting automation

Setting it up is simple, we will need to perform the initial install and program the automation to suit your needs. After that, it’s lights, cameras, action! The system is pre-programmed and can be used year after year without additional programming. This technology and convenience combined with our spectacular holiday lighting program gives you the ultimate in unique and distinctive holiday lighting that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville's holiday lighting automation will make onlookers go ga-ga with delight

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville's holiday lighting automation will make onlookers go ga-ga with delight

Who doesn’t get a little chuckle when they remember Clark Griswold in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation” when he flipped the switch to turn on the holiday lights for the first time and it ended up in a dangerous fiasco of chaos. Fortunately,with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville taking care of your holiday lighting control automation, a scene like this only happens in the movies. We are now able to give you the capability of cutting on all your holiday lighting, interior and exterior, with the simple flip of a switch. Our automation offers safe, hassle free holiday lighting on demand. We can also have the lights set up where they will automatically come on and go off at schedule times throughout the holiday season.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The Holidays are almost here, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to schedule a consultation for our holiday lighting program and lighting control automation for your interior and exterior to make your holidays happy and bright. Don’t delay, contact us today (615) 373 – 0638  email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Black Friday could turn into bright Friday at your house with Nashville holiday lighting

Christmas Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Christmas Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Believe it or not, just this week I talked with our first customer of the year about our holiday lighting program. She had a horrible experience last year with her holiday lighting display. She went with one of our competitors and was very dissatisfied in the quality and the fact that she had to “rent” the display, rather than own it. She was impressed with our program because our customers actually own their holiday lighting display. We discussed wreaths and bows and even decided to add a wreath to each of her home’s dormers and lighted bows at the front of the driveway. We both left the conversation with excitement and anticipation of the holiday cheer that will be present here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville in the weeks to come. If you aren’t familiar with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s holiday outdoor lighting program, here is how it works in a nutshell.

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Holiday lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We come out and meet with you to decide on what you want your holiday lighting display to look like. We have a vast portfolio  and years of outdoor lighting experience, therefore we can help you if you are undecided about certain things. We then proceed to order the lights you need to complete a stunning holiday display. We assemble the display for you prior to the holidays.Then after the holidays are over, we dis-assemble the lighting display and store it for you in our temperature controlled warehouses in anticipation of the next holiday season. With our method, it is not only a professionally executed display, you also own the lights and this leaves plenty of room to add-on as you see fit from year to year.

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LED lighted gift boxes with tree lighted outdoor tree - Nashville

Right now we are offering a discount on new clients and current clients that order additional lighting products that sign on with us and have the lighting installed before Halloween. This may seem early, but actually setting up your display by late October is prime time, plus you get the added luxury of having the capability to light the display on Halloween night creating an ultra-safe scenario for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Who knows, maybe you can add some holiday cheer to the neighborhood on a night fit for ghouls and goblins! We use a great deal of C9’s in our displays when the customer prefers this. This light is very big for a couple of reasons. Because of their beauty, they lend a classic and traditional touch to any lighting display and they are LED so this means they are easy on the pocketbook as they are on the eye.

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Elegant free-standing lighted outdoor holiday decorations by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

One really great opportunity to take advantage of is by booking early in order to start your installation by mid-October. We can install these lights in the trees (called wraps). Then we can get the lighting done and have you powered-up right after Thanksgiving in time to start the holiday off right. Your lighting system will come complete with a timer that you can set to literally light up at 12:01 AM on the day after Thanksgiving. (Black Friday could turn into bright Friday at your house).

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville not only has the advantage in the beauty and elegance it pours into its holiday lighting displays, we also offer a competitive edge. Your lights are yours from year to year. They are ordered new. They are not a rental and you have the capability to add-on at your own pace and taste. When the lights are rentals, they are previously used and you have no way of knowing how old they are, or how safe.

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Michael Wynn, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

We have been installing outdoor lighting here in Nashville for 20 years. Trust us. Depend on us. Celebrate the holidays with the help of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, our lighting displays can even put a grin on the face of Scrooge himself. Contact us to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is taking smart home technology to new levels with lighting control automation.

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The ultimate in smart home technology is lighting control.

Quite frequently I hear homeowners say ” I want a green home” or “I want a smart home”, and then they ask the big question, can I afford it? The answer in most cases is yes, because what it actually means to have a “green” or “smart” home, and what is involved is often misconstrued, and unfortunately misunderstood. The idea in itself of having a “smart home” is hot right now. The term is used loosely throughout the world of custom building, interior design, and Outdoor Lighting design. Having a smart home to many homeowners is just a fad, one that is similar in definition as going “green” or eating “organic”. Making your home smarter and greener is not a fad. People have been using lighting automation for a long time and will continue as it helps their families and their power bills.

In my field of expertise, which is outdoor lighting, the cost benefits in the long run outweigh the tradeoffs. Most green and smart homes have automated lighting. The biggest benefit of having automated lighting is the energy savings. In the case of the smart home, or green home idea, having automated lighting is more about having the lights off when you don’t need to be using them and less about having them on. For example, how many times have you come home from work  and the kids rooms lights are all on, as well as the hall, kitchen and bathroom lights, plus the TV is on…but all the kids are on the back porch? This scene is all too common in many American households, the simple abuse of energy wasted. If we could only learn how to get back what we have already lost. Since that is not a possibility, many of us are mending our ways and installing automation to help the environment and our wallet.

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LCA lighting timer.

We can never forget the safety aspect of having an automation system for your lighting control. A house that is lit is a deterrent for crime. This doesn’t mean that you must have your lights on full power all night long. It does mean that you can program your lights to come on in infrequent patterns when your away to give the impression that someone is always at home. You can even program your lights to come on at 50% power through using automation. This casts a dimmer light and uses less power but is still an adequate amount for safety and visibility at night.

Nearly 70% of what homeowners want from an automated system is lighting control. Automation isn’t necessarily “automatic”. With automation you can also manually control and  customize the technology where when you can turn on a group of things, instead of just one fixture. When you hit a switch you can design a scene to happen.You can also program the lights to come on automatically in sets to invite you into the home when you arrive in the evening.  That is  smart home technology that is simplified with the goal of controlling lighting.

Control your lighting with your smart phone

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in the latest smart home technology through lighting automation. There is no reason to buy an expensive home-automation package when all you really want to do is control the lighting. Out automation is more easy on you wallet than you might think. We also offer what we refer to as our “cafeteria” plan, where you can have your lighting controls installed a-la-carte, or in phases, with room for expansion in the future. We can even give you the capability to use your smart phone to control your smart home from remote locations as well.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

To learn more about smart home technology through the use of lighting control automation, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Call (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also see just how lighting control automation works by watching these informative videos composed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This Elegant Home in Belle Meade, TN Will See Things in A Whole New Light

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Exquisitely appointed pool lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville recently re-visited the always beautiful neighborhood of Belle Meade to install outdoor lighting and lighting control. These homeowners had quite a large distance between their residence and their pool and pool house. Simply put they were tired of walking to the pool in the dark to turn the lights on. Not only was this a safety issue it was also an inconvenience that we were able to easily remedy by applying lighting control.

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Another example of a well-lit pool house/cabana and pool area

All the existing lighting had been controlled from within the pool house itself and required maneuvering through the night to finally reach the switch to illuminate the area. This is very similar in relation to an individual having a detached garage or guest house with the same issues. Our goal was to ensure these homeowners would be able to control their lights at the pool, the pool house and the path that led to both from their residence in order to pre-light these areas so they could go and to and from the pool safely and with ease.

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

A well-lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville gave the homeowners the ability to control each area separately, or turn the areas as a whole on or off together. They can turn on the lights at the pool, the tree lighting around the pool, the down lighting around the pool and the pathway which leads to the pool. We also tied in the lighting in their lovely rose garden. The plan for the near future is to tie all of these lights into the automation, including  the lights around the main residence as well for worry free convenience and safety.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are tired of walking around in the dark, or are ready to light up the night for entertaining or just safety give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today. We can set up a night-time demonstration that will make you see your landscape in a whole new light. (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Moonlight and Westhaven Make the Perfect Pair Thanks to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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Outdoor Lighting accentuates the beauty and architecture of this home

If two words could sum up the lighting application  on this home in Westhaven they would have to be entrancing and ethereal. This home is situated on a corner lot and is close to the neighborhood clubhouse. Several angles to illuminate and a complicated roofline made this home a design challenge. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville took the challenge in stride and the end project of this home at night is truly breathtaking.

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Side view which shows how lighting accentuates the height and depth of this home

We accentuated the width and the height of the home by using well lights placed strategically so they cast a side glow and  singled out certain architectural features of the home. Well lights are one of the best lights to use when focusing on architecture. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses these type of lights in many of its designs, and precision placement ensures the homeowner is not met by the light intruding in through a window. We also strive to focus on the effect that a light produces, rather than the light itself. This is why discreet placement of fixtures is key.

Westhaven home during the day

This daytime photo shows the complicated roofline The roof line of this home in Westhaven presented some interesting challenges for us. From the curb side looking at the house we did up lighting and from the house side we did downlighting. We also placed lights on the upper gable of the home as well on the second story to illuminate the columns on the second floor. Roof line lighting is challenging in itself, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville went a step furtherNotice the down lights on this tree to provide moonlighting, or shadow lighting

By attaching lights to the trees on the side of this home. We used up lighting as well as down lighting to illuminate not only the trees but the homes facade as well. Lighting in the trees also served to cast moon lighting, also known as shadow lighting onto the walkway below. This application adds safety, beauty, depth and dimension to this area.

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These copper stake lights age to a beautiful rustic patino over time

Not a single stone was left unturned when it came to beautifully illuminating this home. We even added soffit lights in the covered patio. These soffit lights are tied into the LCA (lighting control automation) of the homes lighting system to add worry free, no hassle operation to the list of positives this home has.

The whole effect the lighting gives is one which you don’t want to turn away from. Even during the day the lighting still entrances you, notice the beautiful aged patina of the copper path lights.

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This photo shows the importance of accentuating a homes architectural breaks

If you are ready to see what the evening holds in store for your home by adding outdoor lighting, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call. We can set up a night-time demonstration to show you what moonlighting can do for your landscape. 615- 373-0638, or you can email us @ http://nashville.outdoorlights.com/

Do It Yourself Usually Means Going it Alone But Not When It Comes to DIY Lighting

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I wanted to convey to you the consumer, the pitfalls of the do-it-yourself outdoor lighting kits that are out there. More often than not, we go to a job and quote only to be called back by the customer who tried to do it themselves. This is an example of one such tragedy…

The problem was the homeowner called us to complain that the post lights he had installed had too much glare. What we came up with to be the source of the problem was that if they turn OFF then there was no more power on the driveway gate entry with the lighting there as well. Everything was on one circuit, and the homeowner had opted not to use dimming.

What this translated to was control of an existing line voltage fixture. The light would be on from dusk until daylight. If Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would’ve installed this we would’ve installed hardware and receiver devices at each post light. We would also install a switch inside the house to control either, or both lights. We don’t want to cut power to the gate, just to be able to control the lights. In essence the homeowner did not have a separate circuit out there.

A professionally lit home by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

For this particular scenario we would set up a timer, transmitter and two receiver devices. All of which are professionally installed, professionally maintained, expandable, and supported.  The Do-it-yourself market makes these kind of jobs sound easy, but they just simply are not, especially when electricity is a key factor. If you don’t have the expertise behind the installation you won’t be able to work around the problem that can, and usually does arise. You simply won’t know the full functions within the technology to be able to work around the problem.We can figure out the solution and then spec., purchase and install. We can handle any problems that arise like wiring problems and other issues because lighting is all we do.

This homeowner went online and bought a do-it-yourself product for about $400, then he did not know HOW to install it. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would’ve been able to do the same installation for $600-$700, worry free. The do-it-yourselfer has no ongoing or online support, and usually the product only has a 1 year warranty assigned to it.

The advantage of fully understanding the technology of outdoor lighting and having more than one way to solve an issue safely when one arises is immeasurable. If you are considering doing your lighting yourself, why not call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call. We can set up a night-time demonstration and show you the difference letting a professional take care of your lighting can make.