Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Has Gone to the Dogs—and Tails are Wagging with Delight!

Nashville dog park lighting in Brentwood TNDog parks are becoming more popular every year, especially in metro areas such as Nashville where dog owners don’t have large yards. Dog owners depend on these areas to ensure their pups get the exercise they need. Many dog parents even seek out properties near dog parks as a prerequisite when purchasing a home. One important element for dog parks, in the evening, is proper lighting. Without it, the park is uninviting and could be considered unsafe at night. Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville had the opportunity to help add necessary lighting to a Brentwood, TN dog park, Tapestry Dog Park.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting at Tapestry Dog Park in Brentwood

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been a trusted source for commercial outdoor lighting in the Nashville area including Brentwood, for over 30 years. We bring efficient lighting solutions to outdoor spaces for convenience, safety, security and aesthetics. We have had the pleasure of working on a variety of commercial outdoor lighting applications. We were thrilled to provide Tapestry Dog Park a customized lighting design and installation, allowing local residents to walk their dogs even after the sun goes down.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting at Tapestry Dog Park in Brentwood TN

OLP Nashville Uses Innovative Commercial Outdoor Lighting

When working on this project, we discussed a variety of commercial outdoor lighting options. Based on the needs of the space and the client’s requirements, we recommended solar lighting. As a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly option, our client was very receptive to installing this type of solution.

Nashville Dog Park Outdoor Lighting

These solar lighting applications not only incur zero energy cost but also have other innovative qualities. These tall posts have an extended fixture, which charges during the day and illuminates in the dark.

These lights also sense motion and become brighter as dogs and their walkers approach them. Because a dog park has sporadic visitors after dark, solar lighting with sensors was an ideal fit for this application.

Even our own lighting canine consultant "Rocky" approves the installation at Tapestry Dog Park!

Even our own canine consultant, Rocky, approves the recent installation at Tapestry Dog Park!

The Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting Experts

Our portfolio of commercial outdoor lighting projects includes everything from dog parks to lighting the capitol. We bring over 30 years of experience to resolve the challenges of our customers, illuminating exterior areas with charming installations that bring light and mood to these spaces. We would love to work with you on your Nashville commercial outdoor lighting project.

For commercial outdoor lighting quotes and bids for at your venue, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Experience the Magic of Nashville Outdoor Lighting Inspired by Pinterest

PinterestSavvy Nashville homeowners know where to look for ideas about improving the aesthetics and functionality of their homes and landscapes. Much like the ideas that inspired Diane Keaton’s new best-selling book, “The House That Pinterest Built”, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s Pinterest boards are inspiring Middle Tennessee homeowners to revamp their homes and landscapes with outdoor lighting!

Whether you are starting fresh with a new landscape lighting design, or are considering upgrading or adding to an existing design, our Landscape & Garden Outdoor Lighting Pinterest board is a good starting point! Here you can view a wide range of landscape lighting designs — from classic to creative.

Nashville landscape lighting on Pinterest

Our Landscape & Garden Outdoor Lighting Pins feature images from our portfolio of completed landscape and garden lighting projects. These include images showing how to add depth and texture to your landscape through lighting, tree lighting, moonlighting, focal point lighting and much more!

If you are looking for ideas on ways to add curb appeal to your home, then our Architectural & Facade Lighting board can show you how! We can help you use lighting to accentuate the best features of your home’s exterior. This can be adding a romantic wash of light to your home’s masonry or stone facade, illuminating special moldings, corbels or decorative accents to draw attention, or adding hypnotic moonlighting to select architectural features.

Nashville architectural home lighting on Pinterest

If creating an inviting backyard by night is your main concern, then our Nashville Backyard Lighting Pinterest board has all the inspiration you need to make your outdoor living spaces sing! From deck and patio lighting to gazebos, pergolas and outdoor kitchens, our relaxing outdoor lighting designs beckon you to linger longer in the backyard.

Nashville backyard lighting

Within our Pinterest profile, you will also find a board devoted exclusively to Holiday Outdoor Lighting. This is one of our specialties at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. On this boa, d you will find a virtual Pandora’s box of holiday lighting inspiration.

Today, professional outdoor lighting can be enjoyed by everyone and our designs can be tailored to accommodate any taste and any budget. When it comes to Nashville holiday outdoor lighting, our service is all-inclusive. This means we design, order, install, remove and store your holiday lighting display in our temperature-controlled warehouses so you and yours can indulge in the magic of the season completely hassle-free!

Nashville Holiday Lighting on Pinterest

Last but certainly not least, you will also see boards devoted to Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting and Nashville Special Event Outdoor LightingWe pride ourselves in being the Nashville areas premier provider for commercial, storefront lighting and special event lighting, including wedding lighting, family reunions and temporary lighting installations for both indoor and outdoor parties and events. permanent landscape and festival lighting.

We’ve been designing and installing beautiful outdoor lighting in Nashville for over 30 years don’t you think it is time you give us a look? Learn more about us by visiting our website, or perusing our extensive pinboards on Pinterest!

You can also contact us by phone at (615) 373-0638  or via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

 

Nashville Tree Lighting at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville recently installed commercial outdoor lighting along the tree-lined entrance to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This venue is rich in music history as it is often referred to as the Smithsonian of country music. 

2017 Tree Lighting at the Country Music Hall of Fame

With a core goal of collecting, preserving, and interpreting the evolving history and traditions of country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame teaches audiences about the past and continued importance of county music.

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The venue recently unveiled a magnificent expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 sq. feet of galleries, classrooms, retail areas, storage and special event space. The building is situated in the heart of Music City’s epicenter close to the honky-tonks of Broadway and across the street from Bridgestone Arena.

2017 Tree Lighting at the Country Music Hall of Fame closeup

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is truly honored to have been asked to install the tree lighting along the entrance to this amazing venue! We used a technique called tree wrapping to add elegance and beauty to this already impressive locale. Though this genre of lighting may appear to be solely for the holidays, the venue intends to keep the lights year round. Such is the trend to use permanent tree lighting in many commercial buildings and even in residential backyard settings.

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We are the Nashville area’s premier full-service residential and commercial outdoor lighting contractor. We can give your storefront or business the attention it deserves through commercial outdoor lighting!

Click here to download our Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting guide – designing with light.  You can also contact us by phone at (615) 373-0638  or via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 

 

 

 

Celebrating our 6th Season of Christmas at the Capitol

Elements of the holiday season can be enjoyed all over Music City but, one special Christmas tree always promises to shine the brightest — the Capitol Christmas tree in downtown Nashville!

TN State Capitol Christmas Tree 2017

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to invite you to witness this the magic of the Christmas tree at the State Capitol. This is our 6th season lighting the tree and we remain honored to have been chosen for the task this year.

This year’s tree is a 35-foot Norway Spruce donated by the Mazzo family of Burns, TN. The tree weighed in at over at over 4,500 pounds and had to be removed from the Mazzo’s property by a crane.

This Christmas treasure now commands attention as it sits majestically at the State Capitol donned in classic white a lights, flashers and topped off with a glorious star. All are welcome to visit this holiday season — here is a sneak preview from our YouTube channel:

Make plans now to visit the Capitol Christmas tree! The Tennessee State Capitol is located on Charlotte Avenue between 6th and 7th Avenues in Nashville. I-24, I-40 and I-65 have signs indicating the exits to be used for the State Capitol.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Have you ever wondered how DST began?

DST ends tomorrow at 2AM.

DST ends tomorrow at 2AM.

Nashville and most of the United States have enjoyed an hour of extra daylight since this past spring. On November 5th, however, that will come to an end, as Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially ends for this year. The annual ritual of setting our clocks forward in the spring, and back again come fall, is something many of us take for granted but have you ever wondered how DST began?

The History of DST

Benjamin Franklin takes the credit for the idea of DST. Yes, this is the same Ben Franklin pictured on our $100 bill and who also invented the lightning rod and bifocal glasses among creating some of the most successful and popular inventions of the modern world.

Benjamin Franklin came up with concept of DSTHis idea for coming up with the idea to reset clocks in the summer months was a way to conserve energy. By moving clocks forward, people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. At the time, Franklin was serving as ambassador to Paris and wrote a letter to the Journal of Paris in 1784, rejoicing at his discovery that the sun provides light as soon as it rises.

The practice of DST was not put to use until more than a century later when Germany began using the idea in 1916 as a way to conserve fuel during WWI. The rest of Europe quickly followed suit with the practice and in 1918 the US adopted the concept. Although President Wilson wanted to keep DST after the war ended, its practice was not embraced by all. Farmers objected to the practice citing that they would lose an hour of light in the morning. Since the US was mostly rural during this era, the practice stagnated. It was not until the next war (WWII), that the practice of DST was re-established. Following the end of WWII, states and towns were given the choice of whether to observe DST — which led to chaos.

To curb the chaos, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act in 1966. This meant protocol must be followed in which daylight saving time would begin on the first Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. Then, in 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect, expanding the length of daylight saving time to the present timing.

Why DST is Observed Today

Less than 40% of countries throughout the world observe DST. Most of the United States and Canada observe DST on the same dates. But there are exceptions. Hawaii and Arizona are the two states that don’t observe daylight saving time, though Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does follow DST, according to NASA.

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

LED lights are energy efficient, long-lasting and more sustainable than other lighting genres.

The primary reason for the practice of DST has long been energy savings. Brighter evenings are said to save on lighting. However, as lighting has become super efficient in recent years, it has become a smaller element of energy consumption than it was just a few decades ago. The practice of moving an hour of sunlight from the early morning, when many would sleep through it, to the evening, when you could most likely do more with the light, and vice versa, opens up a doorway of possibilities for us to get things done. Whether it is work or school related, we have grown accustomed to having an extra hour of morning light illuminating our travel to work or school in the fall and winter months. On the opposite side of the coin, we also enjoy an extra hour of afternoon light in the spring and summer to partake in outdoor living activities.

Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

With DST in mind, How much time will you spend this evening programming your outdoor lighting for daylight savings time? There will be multiple devices throughout your home and landscape that will require adjustment to correspond with the time and light change. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can make sure your outdoor lighting timer isn’t one of them.

Our timers use LCA technology that automatically adjusts to facilitate the change for daylight savings time and provides automation that you will enjoy every day. It simplifies your outdoor lighting by giving you effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. Our smart timer can do more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can also control your indoor and outdoor electric outlets.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We are the pros when it comes to automating your lighting needs for more convenient days and beautiful evenings. To learn more contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is in a New Location!

After many happy years at our Houston Street location, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has moved! Just this week, we settled into Nashville outdoor lighting’s new home at 2215 Dunn Ave., Suite B in Nashville.

New OLP Nashville Building

Almost done!

We are still pouring lots of elbow grease and love into making the new spot our own, as you can see through the photos.

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant garde” and into the mainstream.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleFrom here, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was born. Our objective is to plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, with top-quality fixtures and service. So, even though our building location has changed our commitment to excellence in outdoor lighting has not!

A quality lighting system would not be complete without a worry-free service and maintenance program. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives want your home or business to look wonderful five years from now – just like it did the day it was originally installed. We have a dedicated service crew that service, adjust, and consult with all of our current clients and nonclient systems daily. Your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Our team takes pride in all of our residential, commercial and holiday lighting installs and your property. All our work is done caringly by hand and in most cases, our clients say they can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your property and offer you a free lighting preview. We can demonstrate a lighting effect on your home or business so you can view the project complete before you make your investment. Our designers will highlight all of your architectural features and illuminate landscapes to bring your outdoor living areas alive.

Give us a call to learn more at  (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

Loving the Labor Day Weekend, in and around Nashville

Labor Day 2017Labor Day is commemorated on the first Monday in September. The holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

In addition, many regard the Labor Day weekend as last big outdoor hurrah of the summer season. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we realize how hard you have worked all year and Labor Day is the perfect occasion to say farewell to summer and have a little fun. Here are just a few of the events going on in Music City this weekend, there is something for everyone!

  • Cavalia Odysseo opens August 30th and run through September 17th, under the white big top near Opryland at Briley Pkwy. at exit 12. Cavalia Odysseo is the largest touring production on Earth, the immersive theatrical experience features 65 magnificent horses and 50 talented riders, acrobats, dancers, and musicians under a big top the size of a football field.

Nashville Labor Day Celebrations

 

  • First Saturday Art Crawl @ Nashville’s 5th Avenue of the Arts – September 2nd. Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience. The Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl spans across all of downtown, allowing you to see everything at 5th Avenue of the Arts5th Avenue South, and in The Historic Arcade.

Movie night on the grass

  • Zoovie Night ft. Zootopia @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – September 1st. Family- friendly Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel and zipline! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo. This Labor Day weekend, Zootopio is the featured movie.

And of course, what is Labor Day without fireworks…Labor Day Fireworkds in Nashville

 

  • Fireworks @ Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort – September 3rd. Fireworks at Nashville Shores are like two shows in one with the beautiful reflections of color on Percy Priest Lake. Fireworks will begin at dusk at approximately 8:30 p.m. The park hours on all firework days are 10 am – 8 pm.
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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, make sure your outside living area gets special treatment so you can extend enjoyment into the cooler months ahead. Nashville outdoor lighting is the perfect way to enhance the function and versatility of all your outdoor spaces! Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call to learn more at  (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.