Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville – 20 years in Nashville and going strong!

OLP Nashville Bob Lyons I and II

Here is the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B Manufacturing family, Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. are the two gentlemen wearing black on the front row.

Reflecting on how we got to where we are today is an important part of what makes our business so special. Many of you probably don’t know the humble root of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville got to the point it is today.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing. The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. A father and son team that started their company back in the 80’s. B & B Manufacturing a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures

BB3 well light

The BB3 well light is used to uplight the front of architectural facades. It is one of our signature architectural lighting fixtures.

exclusively for the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchises.  The story begins when a fellow named Bob Cook (yes, another Bob) starting making landscape lighting fixtures from plumbing parts. These fixtures weren’t fancy, but were very functional. One particular fixture was the icebreaker. We now call this light a directional flood light known as our BB12 outdoor light.  It was the dawn of our new up light which proved to be a winner because up until that point lighting professionals were using inside bulbs not designed for an enclosed MR16 outdoor fixture as up lighting, this caused sockets to fail because it overheated and it also did not work with moisture.  Bob came up with the solution and the BB3 fixture was born, which led to the BB12 as well.

mr16-quartz-halogen-bulb

The dawn of outdoor lighting design began for B&B when they found a better way to efficiently light the MR16.

The wondrous thing about the BB3 was it did not require a socket, and it had an ideal beam spread. At the time GE made a bulb that was completely water submersible, which overcame the dilemma of moisture wreaking havoc on the bulb. The combination of our BB3 with the water submersible bulb was an idea before it’s time that set the standard for B&B manufacturing.

Now, in 2012 professional outdoor lighting companies are using an LED version of the same bulb that we used it in an outdoor up light. The weakest point of any LED bulb is its capacitor that it uses and the heat at which the components of the bulb operate.  Another step for us was to come up with an LED bulb that burns cooler, thus we came up with our LED PAR bulb that uses a cooler burning tantalum capacitor. Since heat can affect the life expectancy of any LED bulb, our PAR LED bulb has an almost unlimited life since it is not affected by as much heat. Our PAR bulb can be used in both an enclosed and open fixture and is also completely submersible.

BB12C-300pix

The result of ingenious design is the BB12, a standard among Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations.

Our newest addition to the B&B arsenal is the SLUGGER LED replacement bulb. It uses the same technology as the PAR LED does but runs at 4 watts instead of the 6 watt that the PAR bulb does. A small bulb that served as a giant step for our LED outdoor lighting fixtures.

We are committed to improve upon our LED bulbs and are staying on the LED information highway by offering you the newest technology at a reasonable price. Our philosophy here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B is to provide you with the best quality outdoor lighting fixtures, expert outdoor lighting design and installation with personal service to match.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 20 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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