Thanks for Another Stellar Year Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

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Thanks for Another Stellar Year Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!As we kick off 2019 at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to each of our customers for making 2018 a spectacular year for us. We are so proud of the way our team has worked closely with our residential lighting and commercial outdoor lighting clients to give them the best outdoor lighting experience possible in Music City.

We don’t take any of the success we’ve had for granted, and offering top-notch outdoor lighting is what keeps pushing us to go one step further than the year before for our clients. We do everything imaginable to go above and beyond what the expectations are, and we are continually amazed by the reactions we get from customers. It’s been a pleasure serving the good people of Nashville, and we hope to continue to delight existing and new clients for many more years to come.

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We had a crazy busy year in 2018, including the always awe-inspiring holiday lighting installation of a million lights at Cheekwood Gardens (special thanks to Green Grow landscaping who pitched in to help, too!). It’s a huge endeavor to pull off each year, but the look on visitor’s faces when they see the display humbles us and makes the many months long effort worth every minute. We love to see those smiling faces and hear squeals of “WOW!”

working on tree for Loveless Cafe

None of our accomplishments would be possible without the efforts of our amazing team who are the backbone of our business. Junior (a 20-year employee) and Dustin are a father and son duo that works for us, and they never cease to amaze us with their skills. Debra, Connie, Kristi, Marc and David help us reach new heights thanks to their persistence and perpetually positive attitudes. We couldn’t do what we do without our people doing whatever it takes to take care of our customers.

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Our plan at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is to continue to push the envelope when it comes to creative and exciting lighting schemes that show off homes and businesses in our area in the best light. We hope to continue to perfect our systems and offerings to bring the latest energy savings fixtures, and most striking nighttime illumination Music City has seen.

The plan for 2019 is to keep perfecting our offerings—lighting for your landscape, your retail or hospitality business, commercial and parking lot venues, churches, sports/hobby events, specialty holiday displays and much more! If you’ve got a unique situation, we’d love the opportunity to hear about it. We enjoy the challenge of illuminating traditional and non-traditional locations, and no project is too big or too small for us to tackle.

Thank you kindly for the opportunity to add beautiful light into your evening!

My best,

Bob Lyons III

 

 

 

Add a warm and welcoming glow to your Nashville backyard fire feature with outdoor lighting!

Did you know Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can expertly light your backyard fire features so that you can get maximum year-round enjoyment whether you are gathered around or not?  That’s right —  After all, why should your outdoor fireplace or fire pit lay in darkness when it isn’t being used? We can show you how to give it a vivid glow even on nights you choose not to light it.

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The Joy Of Backyard Fire Features

Here in the Nashville area, it is a pleasure to gather around the fire roasting marshmallows or indulging in a cup of hot cocoa well into winter thanks to the heat put out by our backyard fire features. Even though it’s dark outside, We can safely and elegantly light your patio, deck and other outdoor living areas so that your family can relish a toasty fire from your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Outdoor lighting can ensure easy navigation by illuminating your backyard areas clearly, too!

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We can add subtle festival decorative outdoor lighting draped overhead so that it doesn’t hamper the flicker of the flames coming from your fire pit, but you can throw an evening party and everyone can easily walk around without fear of tripping. We can cast a beautiful wash of light on your fireplace or your fire pit area so that it becomes a focal point in your winter garden—even when it isn’t in use.

Festival Lighting Used Above Fire Pit

We all know a crackling fire looks beautiful, but the trick is having your fire pit look equally as inviting even when there are no flames present. On a rainy or cold day when you are too busy to sit fireside outdoors, you can still have the appearance from your window or deck that a warm fire is actually glowing. Our lighting designers use expert techniques to bathe your fire feature area with warmth and coziness that draws your eyes and elevates your mood, even in the darkness.

Nashville Backyard Lighting

Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces are expensive investments to add to your Nashville property, so it makes sense to be able to enjoy them every night even when not in use. Add value to your landscape by making sure these features stand out and look beautiful if you are using them or not. We can enhance their usability and make them inviting during every day of the year. Who wants to look at a hulking piece of masonry or hardscape sitting in blackness in your yard with no appeal? We will show you how to light all the dark corners of your backyard to full advantage and bring everything out of the shadows.

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As the Nashville area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we understand the delicate balance of how to light a fire feature so that it can be enjoyed while you are sitting directly in front of it, or looking at it from your living room window. We skillfully use landscape fixtures that provide a natural appeal and can be hidden from view to that the whole area is layered in warmth. It doesn’t matter if your fire pit or fireplace is a new addition to an existing patio or if you are building a new home from scratch—we can make sure to add the necessary wiring and commercial grade fixtures to achieve the look you desire.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is eager to assist you with your Middle Tennessee outdoor fireplace and fire pit lighting to add beauty and safety. Call 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinvent Thanksgiving by Flipping the Bird to Traditional Turkey Prep!

Thanksgiving bespeaks tradition, and it’s one day a year that families convene in honor of time-tested practices.  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for most of the country, viewed on TV, loved-ones traveling long distances to “come home,” gobbling up (pun intended) every possible morsel of ritualistic Thanksgiving fare before our post-banquet naps!  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to challenge you all to change it up this year in one very important way by throwing out the traditional turkey prep and cooking methods to try something new.

thanksgiving turkey preparation ideas from outdoor lighting perspectives of nashville

1.     Everything is better with bacon, period.

Ravenous carnivores, this one’s for you!  This new method of preparing turkey just makes sense.  Eliminate the need to constantly baste, roast, baste…let the bacon do the basting!  All that sweet bacon-y goodness will seep right into the turkey as it cooks.  Can you imagine smelling this incredible union as it cooks?  This recipe will have your family devouring turkey in under two hours of cook time!

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2.     Thrill your millennial family members with pumpkin spice turkey!  What?!?

Stay with us here, this actually sounds pretty darned delicious, and hey, if your guests are in a hurry, they will essentially be eating the main course and dessert at once!  It’s all in seasoning, and you need to season while chilling overnight.  We admit that covering the roast beast with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg sounds incredible!  Want to take a stab?  See the whole recipe here!

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If you’re roasting, frying, smoking, or grilling your turkey outdoors, we hope you have Nashville deck lighting!

3.     100-proof turkey for the Vodka enthusiast – You might find yourself and your guests are roasted after dinner.

This method of turkey cooking is not for the faint of heart, or anyone under the age of 21, for that matter.  This prep includes soaking the honorary bird and all the bird-related trimmings in five flavors of vodka overnight – peach, cherry, orange, lemon and apple – and injecting the meat after cooking.  Don’t forget to call your guests and Uber and send them home with an aspirin to stave off a hangover!  See the recipe here.

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4.     Mole-roasted turkey – holy mole!  Is your mouth watering, or is that ours?

This drool-inducing concoction includes smothering your turkey inside and out with mole overnight.  Not familiar with the traditional Mexican sauce?  Chiles and chocolate, folks, and it’s incredible!  Chocolate, much like bacon, makes everything taste better.  This turkey comes out of the oven nearly blackened, fall-off-the-bone moist, and is recommended to be served with Masa stuffing and spicy chili gravy!  You have to see this – go here now!

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If you are having after-dinner drinks on your Nashville patio, we hope you have proper patio lighting.  If not, be prepared for next year with Nashville patio lighting!

5.     White Castle-stuffed turkey.  Need we say more?

This inventive way of turkey prep has us chucking the traditional stuffing, and replacing it with White Castle sliders.  Yes, you read that correctly.  If you have ever found yourselves craving a juicy, steamed slider on Thanksgiving Day, this will surely be the remedy!  You’ll need one slider for each pound of turkey.  See the recipe here.

We know this is off the beaten path from our regular blog posts, and we hope that if you haven’t found a new take on traditional turkey prep herein, that you at least got a chuckle at these ever-inventive ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.  We hope that you are gathered with loved-ones this year, celebrating the greatest Thanksgiving tradition – the true gift of being with family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving, Nashville!

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As always, if you have any an outdoor lighting requirement, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can assess your needs. 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 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!

Nashville Holiday Outdoor Lighting

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

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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.

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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.