Add Drama to your Nashville Landscape this Season with Outdoor Lighting!

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesFew seasons bring as much joy as the arrival of spring. Here in Nashville, there is much to see and do. From a visit to the zoo at Grassmere, catching a MusicCity concert, to a stroll through beautiful Cheekwood Estate & Gardens during the Cheekwood in Bloom event. Look around, there’s no place more beautiful and alive than Nashville in the spring.

On the homefront, Nashvillians are busy sprucing up their homes and landscapes in honor of the season. This often includes adding or extending an outdoor living space or revamping the landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can add drama and enhance the function and beauty of your spring endeavors through the addition of outdoor lighting.

Lighting added to stairway into children's treehouse.

Lighting added to stairway into children’s treehouse.

Outdoor lighting serves as a beneficial addition to outdoor spaces such as decks, patios and even children’s play areas such as a treehouse. Through illumination, you are able to increase the safety of a space and in turn, increase the time you can spend enjoying your outdoors. Our Nashville outdoor lighting portfolio is loaded with inspiration for lighting for outdoor living spaces.

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Nashville festival lighting over patio.

When it comes to improving the look and feel of your Nashville landscape — lighting is the answer. From formal gardens, perennial beds, or a complete landscape overhaul, we can add beauty to your investment.

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Nashville landscape and water feature lighting.

If you are planning landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property lacking outdoor lighting, we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you plan in advance.

Even if you don’t plan on adding outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your hardscapes and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete. This proactive approach minimizes on mess and causes less disruption of the landscape. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

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Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing outdoor structures and landscaping. We will come in and evaluate your property and work around existing structures wherever possible–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Join us in welcoming spring this weekend at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show!

This image features a garden from a previous Nashville Lawn and Garden show booth with our outdoor lighting.

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to join us as we welcome spring! This year’s show is going on now through Sunday, March 5th. at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future”, is the theme, and the show includes live gardens, lectures and demonstrations, a floral design gallery, and vendors marketplace. The event will also feature a one-day wine festival on Saturday, showcasing some of the best local vineyards and wineries.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event showcasing all aspects of outdoor living, including acres of beautiful gardens and the newest outdoor lighting designs and ideas!  Our lighting can be seen used in a variety of the garden displays and you can also stop by our featured booth to learn about making your landscape and gardens a showstopper at night!

One of this year's display that features our lighting. "Glamping" never looked so good!

One of this year’s display that features our lighting. “Glamping” never looked so good!

We will be in booth #219 located in the Vendor Marketplace where we will be sharing a wealth of ideas about landscape lighting for your gardens, trees, hardscapes, outdoor living spaces and more. The emphasis towards “green” outdoor lighting continues to grow here in Nashville and we will have our newest LED outdoor lighting technology on display and our talented team will be on hand to discuss lighting control automation, LCA, to carry the benefits of green outdoor lighting technology a step further.

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We are located in booth #219, stop by and say hello!

Dates and times for the show are as follows:

Show times are:
Thursday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m.; Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Location:
The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

ETickets for the show are available online or may be purchased at the door.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

Come see us at the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show this weekend!

ag-showThe Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Show Dates and Hours

February 3-5, 2017
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 27th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

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— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Your Fall decor will get more mileage with outdoor lighting

Nashville outdoor lighting enhances seasonal outdoor decorAs the season changes, so does the exterior aesthetics of our homes. From the vibrancy of the deep greens and bright blooms of the summer landscape to the subdued hues of amber and gold as leaves begin to change and landscapes welcome autumn. One popular way we pay homage to the changing seasons is through outdoor holiday decor. Many Nashville front porches and entries are brimming with a bounty of harvest-themed decor already. Wreaths adorned with hints of Halloween will soon mingle alongside pumpkins, scarecrows and colorful mums.

Nashville Halloween LightingOutdoor lighting will ensure you home and landscape is full of curb appeal throughout the year, and will also allow you to get more enjoyment from any seasonal outdoor decorating you do. Imagine the impact outdoor lighting will create when paired with the decor and timely plantings around your home’s front entry. Colors will look bolder, textures will have more dimension and all salutations will be easily legible to guest that come to call — and don’t forget about lighting the way for those trick-or-treater’s who are soon to come calling!

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In addition to highlighting your outdoor decor landscape lighting, tree lighting and even architectural lighting can also serve as a stage for the changing seasons. As your landscape changes, leaves change hues and blooms emerge, outdoor lighting can help illuminate each moment as it unfolds.

Autumn in Middle TennesseeLighting makes a huge impact as part of your landscape. Landscape lighting can be used to emphasize a fall garden or a line of deciduous trees that transform from jewel tones in the fall to barren branches in the winter.Even the smallest landscape ornamental will change personalities from spring to fall. Although your outdoor lighting stays in the same place, the area it illuminates evolves, as does the scenery.

The benefits of outdoor lighting go well beyond beautification and aesthetic enhancement. Lighting also aids in providing a more safe and secure setting for you and your family to enjoy. This includes having a more secure area to enjoy outdoor activities and relax. Security lighting such as path lighting can even makes the trip to your front door more secure because you no longer have to muddle around at a dark entrance to find your keys or while dropping shopping bags.The addition of lighting will make ease, peace of mind and convenience as a way of life. Experts are also quick to point out that outdoor lighting reduces the chances of falling victim to crime because a well-lit home, or business, is less likely to become the target of a break-in.

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Although preference of LED over halogen outdoor lighting is really a matter of choice. A higher percentage of our clients opt to go with LED. It is true that LED is more energy-efficient, long-lasting and eco-friendly than traditional outdoor lighting systems; but did you also know LED is more durable? That’s right! LED lighting makes the perfect candidate for outdoor lighting because it holds up better to the harsh elements and the extreme hot and cold of seasonal changes. In additon, since LED is a UV free source of light it is less likely to attract nuisance insects. This means the insects that are drawn to your front porch or outdoor living space by light are reduced making outdoor living more enjoyable for everyone!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be in every season! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Say “I DO” to Nashville Outdoor Lighting this Season

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.Casting an evening  glow for an indoor or outdoor backyard wedding, graduation, birthday party or other memorable affair is about the intertwining both a spectacular look AND functionality. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville are pros at setting the stage when it comes to lighting up your outdoor nighttime festivities that are guaranteed to create an unforgettable backdrop when you say “I do!” in a way that will leave a mark your guests will remember. We provide you a customized and striking outdoor illumination party vignette that can either be temporary for the party, OR one that becomes a permanent fixture on your property so that you can relive those special moments every night of the year.

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Holidays and special events call for outdoor lighting!

We are well-known in Music City for our stunning special event lighting that can be used both indoors and out no matter what the venue or the event you are trying to host. We can add a combination of permanent landscape and festival lighting, or beef up what you already have just for the big party. You will have your very own lighting designer to help you orchestrate the look you are after and our team of professional installers will get it all done without you having to fret or lift a finger. We can ensure your guests will be wowed by the mood we can create at virtually any locale of your choice.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used special event festoon lighting to add romance to this wedding held inside Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

Garden and walkway lighting safeguards every step your guests take around the property. Whether they are walking around your pool deck, patio, to your home, up or down your steps, etc., we will make their journey from one area to another a safer one.  Additionally, we will make your home, party tent or celebration site easy to find no matter what the hour. We offer orb globes that can be suspended most anywhere in your space or trees that give a cool other-worldly feel that is totally unexpected with their floating effect. Festival style lighting hung above huge spans such as a dance floor, patio or deck allows your wedding or party guests to eat, boogie and simply hang underneath and sophisticated setting.

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Our customers tell us time and time again how much functional space lighting will reveal. “It’s like that part of my yard didn’t existing at night because it’s not lit up at night”. For an outdoor party, this is an important benefit. You don’t want your guests on top of each other when there’s plenty of room just begging for illumination. Proper lighting can really open up that area for use and allow guests to “spread out in the space” comfortably. Consider an outdoor event under a tent. If only the tented area is illuminated, everyone will stay under the tent. But, perhaps there’s adjacent functional landscape area, or even a gazebo or patio which could double as a dance floor. Lighting extended areas within your landscape will encourage guests to use the areas beyond your primary location adding space to your event location — and mingle!

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will get your party started thanks to camera ready lighting that illuminates every corner of your backyard or venue. We can enhance any dim spot so your party-goers feel a warm glow no matter where they go, and plenty of visibility that makes them feel safe. We assure you that we will apply every theatrical trick in the book to dazzle your guests for your wedding celebration AND you and your family every night with the enchantment of custom light.

Nashville wedding & special event lighting

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

Whether temporary or permanent, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will bring your backyard or celebration locale a delightful dose of light under the stars of night. You can call us at 615-373-0638, or by email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor festival lighting is all the rave in Nashville — but keep in mind all festival lighting is NOT created equal!

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Festival outdoor lighting recently completed in Nashville, TN, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that all festoon, festival and decorative outdoor café lighting is the same! If you compare those made and installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville versus those found at your big box or home improvement stores, you will be amazed at how much betters ours are by a stretch! First of all, our permanent festival lighting is made right here in the USA and is also made to LAST for years, and not just one or two seasons. If you are going to invest in festival overhead lighting, make sure you invest in a product that can stand the test of time and can resist the varied weather here in Nashville; such as the sun, rain, wind, snow and ice.

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We can recreate the same magic in your residential or commercial outdoor space!

Our festival lighting entails using commercial grade lighting suspended by heavy wire so it doesn’t sag over time. We professionally install everything we sell so that you can be sure it is safe, hung properly and provides a custom look that is all your own. We also ensure it is suspended with corrosion resistant hooks exactly where you want them so that it provides a gorgeous overhead lighting effect for years to come. Unlike those cheap string lights that only look like café lights, our bulbs don’t crack, yellow or fill with water. This can be highly dangerous and can cause your breakers to trip, and shock or even a fire. Don’t risk your family’s safety on cheap fixtures!

Our festoon lighting uses LED bulbs so that they are low-wattage, last 50,000+ hours and are easy on the wallet. We offer you clear, white and a rainbow of colors so that you can customize the look and change them out during any time of the year such as the holidays. It’s great to have options!

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

We’ve replaced plenty of inferior so-called café lights that our competitors are selling, and you can be assured theirs are nothing more than cut-rate imitations. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these are the same ones you see at actual restaurants and cool retail street alleys that we’ve installed all over Music City like Edgehill Village, The Gulch and homes just like yours. Check out this recent installation we did for a customer in Clarendon, where we swathed their brick patio from above with festival lights that went from a nearby tree to the back wall of their home. We are sure you will agree that it adds a ton of backyard beauty and charm with unmatched simplicity and style.

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If you want the look of an elegant French café over your patio or deck, festoon lighting is the ideal solution for overhead. It can elegantly drape across large expanses without having to use a harsh stadium-type fixture with a large bulb that is blinding and has a tacky look. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can install your festival lighting so that it perfectly fits into your existing landscape lighting plan in a totally natural way so that it is a cohesive part of your outdoor entertaining area. You will be able to hang out with family and friends, easily be able to cook, dine and play card or board games with the kids.

Don’t waste your money on cheap imitation café lights that are nothing more than seasonal string lights that are not meant to last. Instead invest in authentic, high quality festival lights that will provide years of solid use with no headaches or disappointment over the long term.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to check out our permanent café festoon lighting options and how we can give your deck or patio the cool look of an outdoor dining venue. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is on Houzz!

Houzz LogoWhere do savvy homeowners search when in the market for updating and improving their home, landscape and outdoor living spaces? Naturally, most turn to the worldwide web. The internet is loaded with websites, forums, imagery and hubs to gain new ideas and inspiration for planning your home improvement or outdoor living project. One of the most admired and frequented of these cyber-space entities is Houzz.

Houzz is a platform for home remodeling and design, that is bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we realize when homeowners are in the market for any kind of remodel or addition to their home, they do a lot of research, look at hundreds of photos and reviews, and get quotes from several professional companies. Adding a professional outdoor lighting system is no different. That’s why we are thrilled to be part of the largest go-to site for remodeling and design ideas and imagery powerhouse, Houzz.

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What better way to let our potential clients see our custom outdoor lighting designs and installations first hand? Even though every project we design is created specifically for our clients’ home, landscaping or outdoor living space, our photos can spark ideas on how we can make your home, landscape and outdoor living spaces come alive in the evening.

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Houzz is easily accessible from any computer, smart phone or tablet where you can visit our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s Houzz page. Here you can find and save photos from some of our landscape lighting installations, water feature lighting and tree lighting projects, deck and patio lighting jobs, as well as architectural lighting designs — and festive holiday outdoor lighting. We have an extensive showcase of of outdoor lighting designs completed by us. Houzz pages are interactive so, you can simply save the photos you like to one of your idea books and reference back to it anytime you like! These saved images will help us put together the most beautiful outdoor lighting design for your space, giving you exactly what you want. We are constantly adding new images to our galleries too — so there is always a new source being added for outdoor lighting inspiration!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

We are extremely excited to be able to share many of our outdoor lighting designs with you. If you’re in the market for a new outdoor lighting system, or are considering adding onto or updating your current outdoor lighting system, contact us today to get started! You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.