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.

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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.

Nashville pool lighting

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!

Nashville TN festival outdoor lighting

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).

Franklin TN patio lighting designs

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!

Nashville magical backyard lighting

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.

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.

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

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.