We Want to be Your Outdoor Lighting Provider for Life

Partner with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville for all your outdoor lighting needs – forever.

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The experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville have been providing full-service outdoor lighting since 1987.  Experience in itself is enough to make us your go-to experts, but it’s not all about the time we have spent in the market that positions us at the top of the professional lighting game.  You see, we have a deep understanding of lighting products and needs, and our company is a pioneer in the movement that brought outdoor lighting into the mainstream.  We saw a great need for professional outdoor lighting to break out of the mold of only being for exclusive clients – or corporate clients.  Every home and every business can benefit from partnering with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.  It’s simple really.  We want to earn your trust and become your lifetime outdoor lighting provider.

So, what’s so great about becoming a lifelong Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client?

We thought you would ask this question!  First, we offer top-quality outdoor lighting products, a must for a successful lighting installation.  We will not recommend lighting that will not provide the effect and service intended.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will recommend low-voltage halogen or LED lighting that will create the desired lighting effect and offer long-lasting results.

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Secondly, we offer more than just landscape lighting.  Landscape lighting is a staple for homes and businesses alike today, and we provide the best landscape lighting in the Nashville area.  Maybe you have already taken advantage of our deck, patio, or landscape lighting services, but did you know that we also provide holiday and special event lighting?  Do you host a yearly outdoor festival or fundraiser in the Nashville area?  Are you tired of installing holiday lighting for your home or business?  Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to provide your specialty lighting!  Event planning can be all-consuming.  Allow us to plan, design, and install your special event or holiday lighting.  We’ll even take away the added stress of lighting take-down and storage for your yearly or seasonal lighting needs.  We know – that’s pretty cool!

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Last, but not least, we offer the best service and maintenance in the outdoor lighting industry.  For Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, it’s all about cultivating lifelong relationships with our clientele.  That’s why we offer an extensive lighting maintenance plan to keep your installed lighting running smoothly and looking beautiful.  Our service plan includes things like bulb replacement, re-positioning misaligned lights, clearing debris and overgrowth from your lighting, inspecting and checking electrical elements, and more.  Maintenance plan members will also receive priority status for all service calls – which means you will see the smiling face of an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting expert in no time flat if you have a lighting issue!

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion.

You see, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville isn’t just a lighting installer.  We are not just a one-off visitor at your home or business, never to be seen again.  Our passion is keeping Nashville area homes and businesses beautifully and safely lit.  Experience makes us experts, but impeccable service makes us the most trusted lighting experts in the Nashville area.

Partner with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville for all your outdoor lighting needs for life. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We are the Nashville-Area Outdoor Lighting Problem Solvers!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will bring your aging halogen or incandescent lighting system anew with extensive retrofitting capabilities

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The benefits of retrofitting outdated and aging outdoor lighting systems are crystal clear!  LED lighting inherently produces a lower carbon footprint, which is foremost in the minds of eco-conscious clients.  LED lighting retrofitting can offer up to 80% off electrical operating costs, so this is a solid solution for any Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client – big, small, consumer, or business!  Additionally, LED offers something that old halogen lighting cannot – super longevity.  We’re talking about 50,000 hours of use, compared to the average of 2,500 hours produced by their aged counterparts.  This means in addition to direct cost savings and lowering your carbon footprint, you will see a lot less of us, because we won’t be replacing your LED bulbs as often.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is Your Lighting Service Partner

Nashville Residential Outdoor Lighting

When other lighting companies see an old lighting system, they might immediately see huge dollar signs, because it is not an inexpensive thing to completely replace an old system.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, however, will see an opportunity to save you money.  We will thoroughly audit your current lighting system and do our homework to find solutions to replace only what is absolutely necessary to replace.  We are not looking to charge the most money or take up the unnecessary time to replace your entire lighting system.  We are looking for ways to save time and money through in-depth problem-solving.  We will honestly tell you what components can be salvaged for your halogen-to-LED retrofitting, and which can not.

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We know you have questions about replacing your halogen system with LED.  Many, if not most of us prefer the warm glow of those incandescent and halogen systems.  Not to worry!  LED now comes in a range of “color temperatures.”  That means we can work with you to determine how warm or cool you prefer your retrofitted LED lighting to be and provide an ample solution.  We are lighting experts, and we provide LED choices that you will not see in big box stores.  So, if you don’t see suitable LED solutions lighting for your home in those stores, it’s no surprise, please know that our selection goes lightyears beyond what you see there!

See the difference in older lighting solutions versus new LED lighting options

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So, there you are still considering what it will take to come up with a new lighting solution for your old lighting system.  And here we are to help you tackle the ins and outs of bringing your outdoor lighting into the 21st century.  Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to problem solve for you!  We will offer real solutions to any outdoor lighting problem, at the same time working to save you time and money for materials cost and savings in the future with our incredibly efficient LED’s.  Don’t let another company come to your home and pull up your entire lighting system.  Call on us to save it!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to solve your most difficult lighting problems! If you have any sort of outdoor lighting need, we can help. We are ready to earn your business. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

The Right Time to Plan Your Nashville Commercial Holiday Lighting is Right NOW

We really don’t mind bragging about the incredible abilities of our lighting designers any time of the year, but the holiday season is when these folks truly jingle jangle! We are so proud of the name we’ve built in designing and installing holiday lighting schemes all around Nashville in the commercial arena; so as you imagine, our schedule fills up quickly. Believe it or not, we are already working on commercial Christmas lighting projects for businesses all around Music City RIGHT NOW!

Nashville holiday outdoor lighting at Cheekwood Gardens

Nashville holiday lighting at Cheekwood.

If you want to WOW! your customers and draw winter traffic that makes the cash register ring, schedule a consultation immediately as our calendar fills up quickly. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s work can be spotted all over town, including the Christmas tree at the capitol for over 5 years and the super cool Loveless Café, and even Cheekwood Gardens for example. If those big names have confidence in us, you know you can too.

Nashville Lighting at the Capitol

Nashville holiday lighting at the Capitol.

Our lighting designers team up with our installers who work like elves to turn your winter wonderland ideas into a reality. While you are busy working hard building your business and doing what you do best, we take all the worry out of your hands when it comes to your holiday lighting. You give us even a small idea or vision you have and your budget plans and we will make magic happen. We will develop a design, install everything, come back and remove it after the holidays and even store everything for you in our very own facilities.

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

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

Lights, garlands, trees, decorations are all part of the mix if you want them. We can keep it simple and elegant with classic white lights, or we can offer you a wild kaleidoscope of color to dazzle even the most fastidious customer. We can pretty up your business’s façade and also the interior to delight any patron on a winter’s night. Holiday tree lighting is a specialty of ours so we can take any tree on your property and embellish it with lights for a festive nighttime appeal. It’s a simple look, but it always gets a great reaction.

Holiday tree lighting at Christ Community Church

Holiday tree lighting at Christ Community Church.

We work with businesses large and small; from restaurants, churches, HOA’s, retail stores, main street areas and more. No holiday project is out of scope for us, and we are happy to meet your budget needs. We also use LED bulbs to keep wattage consumption low for additional cost savings on the power bill.

Holiday lighting at Green Hills Mall entrance

Holiday lighting at Green Hills Mall entrance.

Keep in mind everything we install—whether it’s for your residence or your business—is commercial grade. These are not ordinary, big box store lighting made to last a single use. Everything is made to last and is of the highest quality available in the outdoor lighting industry. Don’t trust your holiday lighting to someone who will buy and install inferior grade string lights only to have them go out in the middle of the biggest money generating time of year!

Get on our holiday lighting schedule right now before our calendar books up! Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.Nashville Christmas Lighting

How Important is Outdoor Lighting at your Nashville Business?

We pride ourselves at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville in taking care of our residential and commercial clients with the highest level of quality. Whether you need lighting at your family home or a business, we are there to help you with the same level of personable customer service and support.

Nahsville Upscale Apartment Outdoor Lighting

Commercial outdoor lighting accounts are a specialty of ours simply because we handle some of Nashville’s most legendary landmarks and businesses. For 30 years, many well-known Nashville commercial venues have counted on us to illuminate the evening for their customers. We can happily provide you with references from our happy clients that repeatedly use our services for various permanent and temporary lighting situations throughout the year.

2017 Tree Lighting at the Country Music Hall of Fame- front

Besides making your storefront, restaurant or venue look gorgeous in the evening night—commercial outdoor lighting also provides many other benefits besides a stunning aesthetic. We help you add security and safety so your customers can safely navigate your grounds without a hazardous trip and fall in the dark. Additionally, targeted lighting keeps crime down near your location thanks to brightly lit surroundings, too.

We totally get balancing beauty within a budget, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses LED lighting for low energy consumption that helps save when it comes to your bottom line. You can expect up to an 80% savings in switching out from old-school incandescent and halogen bulbs. LED bulbs last longer as well, so this means fewer change-outs for another cost reduction. And, our LED’s offer warm light that turns on immediately with no warm-up waiting or flickering.

Commercial outdoor lighting on architectural breaks

Our lighting fixtures are made proudly in the USA exclusively for us and are of all-metal construction. We don’t use cheap plastics that fade and get brittle over time like many of our competitor’s, either. We refuse to skimp on quality and pass on an inferior product to our customers. Period! We also service EVERYTHING we install, so you can focus on your business plan and not worry about your outdoor lighting. You call us if there is ever an issue, and we promise to be there to fix it.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

We do it all at OLP Nashville—we can retrofit your existing lighting design (yep, even if it was installed by another company); we can add to an existing design if you want to augment it for more illumination; we can light up your business sign, the architecture of your building, your landscape, entryway, your front or rear patios—anywhere! We can even tackle the lighting for your parking lot and handle your holiday lighting plan when the time comes, too. With regard to outdoor lighting, we do it ALL!

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help with all of your commercial and residential lighting needs. Contact us today at (615) 373–0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com. Check out Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting to learn more about what we can do for you.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Lighting Upgrade to LED at Restaurant Parking Lot Increases Customers’ Safety While Saving Money for Owners

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

What happens when a bastion of fine lighting and a Bastion of fine dining cross paths? Everybody wins! Especially the patrons of Bastion, a wonderful restaurant in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville. The restaurant’s parking lot has been greatly improved with an upgrade to state-of-the-art LED lighting to keep customers and employees safer at night.

The restaurant’s website provides the definition of bastion: A place or system in which something (such as an old fashioned idea) continues to survive. Here in Nashville, the old-fashioned ideas of excellent service and excellent food survive at Bastion, the restaurant. The old-fashioned ideas of excellent service along with superior outdoor lighting design and installation survive at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Neighborhood Ties …

Bastion recently hired Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to replace the old lights in the restaurant’s parking lot. The Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, as you probably know, is home to several one-of-a-kind restaurants, art galleries and artist studios as well as First Tennessee Park in Germantown. What you may not know is that years ago, the founders of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville opened B&B Manufacturing just across Houston Street from where Bastion is located today. Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. started B&B Manufacturing to make the high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures they needed for their residential and commercial lighting installations.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Out With the Old, In With the New

The lights in Bastion’s parking lot that needed to be replaced were metal halide lights. While metal halide lights have served us all for many years at ball parks, in parking lots and along streets, commercial LED technology now offers benefits metal halide does not. The color temperature of LED lights is brighter/cooler, which is better for a parking lot because it’s more focused. More focused light contributes to safer surroundings and clearer visibility.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF USING LEDS IN A PARKING LOT:

More energy efficient: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville replaced 400-watt metal halide lights with 150-watt LEDs. Watts measure energy efficiency, and increased energy efficiency means costs savings.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Longer lasting: While the life of metal halide lights is 6,000 to 15,000 hours, LEDs will last over 30,000 hours. This presents another cost savings because LEDs do not need to be replaced as often. Metal halide lights can produce 100 lumens per watt when new, and at 400 watts these lights initially produce 40,000 lumens. (Lumens measure the total amount of light visible to the human eye from a lamp or light source.) Within 6 months, a metal halide light degrades to the point that it may only produce 24,000 lumens. LEDs will eventually degrade, too, but over a number of years, not months.

Automated: The LEDs we installed in Bastion’s parking lot use photo cells that sense when daylight is fading, so the new lights come on automatically every night.

No warm-up time needed: LED lights appear bright instantly, as soon as you turn them on. Metal halide lights need 1-15 minutes to warm up. If you turn them off and back on, you must wait several minutes because they won’t produce light again until they have cooled off.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Whiter, brighter light: The LED lights we used for Bastion’s parking lot have a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin (5,000K), a sweet spot for Kelvin and more like daylight. The color temperature of the metal halide lights was 4,000K, which means they produced a warmer—and yellower—light. The whiter (cooler) light is best for parking lots.

Light color stays true: The light an LED produces will remain the same color, while over time the metal halide lights begin to give off pink, green or blue hues. This is because the metal halide bulb burns mercury and other metal vapors in a vacuum tube. As the lights lose some of those metals, they exhibit color shifts.

No cycling on and off: Once an LED light is on, it stays on until you (or the photo cell) turns it off. As metal halide lights (and some other types, such as sodium-vapor lamps) begin to fail, they tend to cycle on and off, leading to an unsafe situation in parking lots!

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

No toxic materials: LEDs do not contain mercury, so they can be disposed of easily. (However, most LEDs available today are made of materials that can be recycled.) Metal halide lights contain mercury, hazardous waste.

Only the Best for Bastion’s Customers

By upgrading their parking lot lighting from metal halide to state-of-the-art LED, Bastion will save money on electricity and bulbs while also providing safer lighting for their customers and staff.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help with all of your commercial and residential lighting needs. Contact us today at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com. Please Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting to learn more!

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 

 

Nashville Outdoor Lighting For Nashville Outdoor Living

For many Middle Tennessee residents, this past weekend marked the beginning of the 2018 outdoor living season. There was no shortage of cookouts, get-togethers and outdoor celebrations in the Nashville area and all across our great nation! Much of the weekend was probably spent in your backyard, enjoying time on your deck, patio, by the pool or other outdoor living space.

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With this in mind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to know if you were forced to cut the party short because of the setting sun?

If the answer is yes, you have certainly come to the right place!

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Whether it is reading a good book out on the patio or entertaining family and friends for a Memorial Day backyard BBQ, we know that spending time outdoors is what you enjoy best about summer. We also know that enhancing your outdoor living spaces with outdoor lighting in your backyard will enrich your outdoor experience in many ways.

Lighting can increase your time outside — Without outdoor lighting, the time spent in your outdoor spaces is cut short with the arrival of dusk. By simply having lights installed around your porch, patio, deck or pool you can increase the amount of time you can spend enjoying these spaces.

Nashville Deck and patio lightingLighting provides safety and security— Getting from your deck to your fire pit with a tray of s’more’s in the dark can be tricky and potentially hazardous. By illuminating your pathways, you’ll keep your friends and family safe from any trips or falls and keep the evening’s festivities flowing.

Nashville Festival Lighting Over Backyard FirepitLighting sets the mood — Whether you are indoors looking out, or outdoors enjoying the moment, lighting has the ability set the perfect mood for any type of situation: romantic, fun, eclectic. We custom design your outdoor lighting to help create the mood you want within and looking into, your outdoor living space(s).

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Adding outdoor lighting to your backyard spaces will extend function and style while increasing safety in the evening. Don’t let the outdoor living season pass you by — have your outdoor spaces such as decks, patios, and pools ready for the occasion! With Nashville deck, patio and pool lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor fun!

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about all the benefits of backyard outdoor lighting today.  Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

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.