Being in the business of professional outdoor lighting, we have seen many less than professional outdoor lighting designs and installations here in the Nashville area over the 20 + years we have been in business. We have went in behind other “so called” outdoor lighting professionals to fix the headaches they have left the homeowner to deal with, along with amending the failed attempts at a “do it yourselfer” trying to properly install their own outdoor lighting. The problems we have fixed range from poor design, to fixtures that don’t deliver what they promise. A good rule of thumb to remember in outdoor lighting is you get what you pay for. Even if you set on a journey with all good intentions to save a few bucks by hiring a cut-rate installer, in the end it usually ends up costing you more instead of less.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to take this opportunity to inform Nashville area residents of examples of outdoor lighting practices to avoid and fixtures that just don’t deliver on their promises. This list outlines some of the ways poor outdoor lighting can leave you disappointed, and in the dark.
Avoid “fly by night” outdoor lighting companies that are here today and gone tomorrow – How many times have you seen a cardboard sign stuck in the grass at a busy intersection about installing your outdoor lighting cheap? Many times the sign will also include landscaping and other exterior work advertised at a discount rate too. We advise homeowners to avoid these fly by night companies because most often they have little or no experience in outdoor lighting. Let’s face it; any reputable professional is not going to advertise via a yard stake sign on a street corner. These companies try to peddle whatever services they can offer on a seasonal basis to make money. You may see the same company advertise to aerate or seed your lawn cheap in early spring, or leaf removal in the fall, and then two weeks later the same company is advertising outdoor lighting at a discount- this should scream buyer beware! These individuals may install your outdoor lighting on your Nashville home and landscape in May and by the time the first problems arises, they are in another state peddling their services or in the worst case scenario, nowhere to be found when it comes time to stand behind their service or fixtures.
Avoid becoming a victim to the contractor that is Jack of all trades and master of none – We encourage homeowners to do their homework before choosing the right lighting professional to design and install their outdoor lighting. It is a wise idea to steer clear of a company with claims of being a master of all things involving the exterior or your home. Landscaping firms, irrigation firms and other outdoor improvement specialty companies may advertise outdoor lighting as a by-line to their main area of expertise, and while some may turn out to do a good job, putting your faith in a company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor lighting singularly is like playing a game of Russian roulette, hit or miss.
Avoid buying and installing fixtures from big box stores – Many big box stores offer a selection of do-it-yourself outdoor lighting fixtures. Choosing to purchase these fixtures will often leave you disappointed with not only the quality of light they produce, but also their lack of longevity. Many of these fixtures are constructed so poorly, and with the cheapest materials that by the end of the season most of the lights no longer work. Even though many come with warranties and guarantees written on the box, the exclusions written in extra fine print leave homeowners little course of action if the fixtures stop working or break. Unless you want to purchase and install new outdoor lighting fixtures year after year, we recommend sticking with a reputable lighting professional that installs only premium outdoor lighting fixtures that are in it for the long haul.
Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, outdoor lighting is all we do. Installing outdoor lighting is difficult, requires lots of knowledge, and can be fraught with perils if not done correctly including the risk of fire, the risk of cutting important power and other lines just for starters. We have been doing residential and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for over 20 years. With that kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting in this area. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course, are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of dedicated people to go along with it.
Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service. All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide. The proof is in the products and the people who love outdoor lighting as a way of life. Don’t trust your single biggest investment to inferior fixtures or a cut-rate company or inexperienced installer. Our company practices what we preach and stand behind our fixtures and our workmanship every step of the way.
If you are considering the addition of outdoor lighting at your residence, or have an existing outdoor lighting system in need of an upgrade to bring it up to the standards you deserve, contact us today. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience.