Using LED outdoor lighting technologies means less is always more

LED lights are long lasting, energy efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

LED lights are long-lasting, energy-efficient and among the safest lights on the market today for outdoor lighting.

I revel in the amount of new products that feature the newest forms of LED lighting. Not only does LED make for an interesting selling point because it is the hot new trend, it also means you are getting the dependability of LED technology with your product. Case in point; I recently had to purchase a new refrigerator because mine went on the blink and due to its age it was more economical to just replace it. As I strolled through the endless lines of refrigerators lined up like soldiers going into battle, I noticed that most of  the higher end models included LED lighting. The salesman was quick to point this out on each model I showed interest in. He explained the benefits of LED lighting and how the appliance would be more economical to operate by having LED lights. I chose a nice model with plenty of space and LED lights in 3 locations within the fridge portion which will deliver maximum visibility on those midnight snack runs. On the way home that evening I began to scrutinize on the life expectancy of the refrigerator itself and realized the LED lighting will still be working long after the appliance has lost its ability to keep my milk cool and my ice cream frozen. This technology is a testament to the effectiveness of LED lighting as a whole and can be seen in many genres of products on the market today.

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LED lighting makes my new fridge even cooler

This same dependable lighting technology is being used in many products. The Mercedes C-class automobile was one of the first to use LED lights in its models in 2009. In an effort to make the cars more attractive to potential customers and to keep up with the LED lighting trend Mercedes added the lights to their facelift models and integrated the lights into the front bumper daytime lights. On the American home front the new kick-back of the classic Chevy Camaro even offers an interior package on their 2012 and 2013 models that includes advanced LED light pipe technology to give the interior of the cars cabin an inviting glow.

From appliances to cars, LED is all around us. The technology is evolving so rapidly that LED is becoming a part of everyday lives on many levels. Being in the business of outdoor lighting, we are able to keep up with the newest advances in LED outdoor lighting technology and at the pace we are seeing this technology unfold. Our requests for LED outdoor lighting packages are becoming more abundant every month. Part of the reason for the added interest is because LED is more within reach for the consumer. Our LED outdoor lighting designs offer beauty, longevity, durability, long bulb life and most of all savings in operational costs. LED lighting also replaces standard lighting with greener technologies that reduces our carbon footprint on the environment.

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Outdoor lighting perspectives of Nashville even offers LED holiday lighting for your home and landscape.

LED outdoor lighting customers feel the biggest bang when they get their power bill because LED lighting only costs pennies to run compared to traditional outdoor lighting operating costs. The technology uses less energy and this reflects on your electric bill each month. Less energy consumption, less bulb replacement, less negative impact on the environment all equal positive savings for the consumer. Obviously, when it comes to LED lighting less is always more.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our LED outdoor lighting fixtures and our LED outdoor lighting designs. In some cases we can even retro-fit your existing system to accommodate the new LED technology as well.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

See more beautiful LED outdoor lighting installations by visiting our outdoor lighting photo galleries located on our website.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses sustainability practices and practices what they preach.

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Our approach to a greener workplace promotes sustainability, which affects our world on a global level.

Nowadays, everyone you talk to is discussing the importance of living in a world where sustainability practices are key to preserving our environment on a global level. Small changes in the way you live and function on a daily basis can impact the entire planet in the big scheme of things. This includes the way you function on a professional level as well. Discussing the importance of sustainable living practices is one thing, but ” talking the talk” and “walking the walk” is another. Outdoor Living Perspectives of Nashville is instilling sustainable practices in our everyday professional duties in an effort to make a habit out of trying to better our lives and the lives of our grandchildren in years to come.

We offer our clients a way to invest in tomorrow through the use of “green” outdoor lighting technologies such as LED and LCA, (lighting control automation), so we,along with our parent company, and our local manufacturing company ( B&B Mfg.), are practicing what we preach about sustainable living practices. We are operating under a “green” approach to our workplace by recycling materials such as copper fixtures. We also recycle all the paper in our office and our goal is to allocate a paperless system in the near future by incorporating tablets with each of our field workers. We are also moving towards an automatic bill pay system so we save paper by not having to send out invoices each month. We are installing solar panels on our building as well, to reflect the importance of less impact on the environment by reducing power consumption.

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We are installing solar panels on our building to decrease energy usage in our workplace, and lessen our direct impact on the environment.

By working in a field of expertise, such as outdoor lighting, that now has the technology to offer homeowners a more sustainable living product, such as an upgradeable LED bulbs that never get discarded in a land-fill but can be refurbished to reuse, it is a real “no-brainer” to begin at the core of our business. The workplace. Hopefully, each employee, delivery-person, and individual whom frequents our office will have these sustainability practices “rub off” on he/she and take a little piece of that realization back home with them creating a ripple-effect of sustainability initiatives to live by.  Remember, that what we do today, will affect tomorrow.

To learn more about ways you can benefit from sustainable options in your outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers you the whole enchilada with all the trimmings.

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The ultimate in smart home technology is lighting control.

Would you buy a car just because it offers you the convenience of a remote control ignition that could be started before you walk out the door to get into your car in the morning? You probably would not let that be the deciding factor for you to purchase a particular car. But in the same token, finding the perfect car with the perfect features to suit you would only seem more appealing when it came with all the bells and whistles, like a remote ignition.  Most consumers don’t purchase items or services just to get the extras, but when the extras are part of the available package it can truly sway you in one direction or the other.

Many analogies can be made in terms of making the decision to go with a product or service that offers you the convenience of hands-free or remote features. But until you see an individual need tied to these features personally, you may likely view them as nothing more than mere “extras”. Outdoor lighting is one such example. The technologies of outdoor lighting are advancing rapidly and with those advancements come high-tech automation that is geared to make your home safer and the available way to control your outdoor lighting much more convenient.

Control your lighting with your smart phone, network your lights!!!

Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about turning the lights on and off in the evening? Wouldn’t it be great to have a way to turn the lights on for your daughter who is running late returning from her movie date with her girlfriends while you are still out to dinner? How about being able to program your lights to come on and off at different intervals while vacationing to give the appearance that someone is home without having to depend on a friend or neighbor to do it for you while they are feeding Fido or watering your ferns while you are away? If an easy, convenient answer to addressing all of these situations with simplicity seems too good to be true, it actually isn’t.

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LCA lighting timer.

All of these scenarios can be easily achieved through the use of LCA or  (Lighting control automation). Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers homeowners the most up to date, set it and forge0t it lighting automation on the market.We can even program your automation to be remotely accessed from anywhere by way of your smart phone. This technology paired with our exclusive top-quality fixtures, expert design and stunning lighting installations is like having your cake and eating it too.

If you want one function automated or 100 things automated,  we can do it all with one timer. If you want to control lights from an existing switch location, we offer up to eight individual functions available per switch. One function can control several lights or any individual light that may be causing you stress. These areas controlled by the timer will only need receiver devices so they are networked together.

We have been creating beautiful outdoor lighting designs here in the Nashville, TN area for many, many satisfied customers for over 20 years now. We offer the best of landscape and garden lighting, architectural and facade lighting, deck and patio lighting, tree lighting, entrance lighting, pool lighting and even commercial lighting and holiday lighting. We can create the automation that fits your individual lifestyle and needs. With us you won’t get a “generic” outdoor lighting automation with limited capabilities. We will personally meet with you to discuss what your needs and wants are and custom design your outdoor lighting and the automation to match.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Put an end to your frustrations and worry with LCA from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We can keep your home and landscape safe with our outstanding automation and offer you the peace of mind to go along with it. Contact us to learn more (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Take a look at our before and after photo galleries to see our stunning detail oriented designs, many of which are controlled through automation.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses lighting automation to make your holiday season merry and bright inside and out.

Lighting control automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts you in the driver seat this season

Lighting control automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts you in the driver seat this season

Do you ever wish you had a Christmas light fairy that could magically turn your interior and exterior holiday lighting displays on and off for you? Having a stunning outdoor lighting display gives you, guests, and onlookers only half the effect a well-lit home interior can convey. When a professionally designed interior and exterior holiday lighting display work together to create that warm, fuzzy feeling inside that only the holidays can provide the end result is unforgettable.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can install and program the automation needed to light your home’s interior and exterior holiday lights in one simple step. Interior displays such as lighted wreaths, trees, window decorations, and garland around the front door and entry ways will automatically be programmed to come on and go off at a specific time along with your professional outdoor holiday lighting display.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville be your "Christmas light fairy" for interior and exterior lighting automation

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville be your "Christmas light fairy" for interior and exterior lighting automation

Setting it up is simple, we will need to perform the initial install and program the automation to suit your needs. After that, it’s lights, cameras, action! The system is pre-programmed and can be used year after year without additional programming. This technology and convenience combined with our spectacular holiday lighting program gives you the ultimate in unique and distinctive holiday lighting that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville's holiday lighting automation will make onlookers go ga-ga with delight

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville's holiday lighting automation will make onlookers go ga-ga with delight

Who doesn’t get a little chuckle when they remember Clark Griswold in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation” when he flipped the switch to turn on the holiday lights for the first time and it ended up in a dangerous fiasco of chaos. Fortunately,with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville taking care of your holiday lighting control automation, a scene like this only happens in the movies. We are now able to give you the capability of cutting on all your holiday lighting, interior and exterior, with the simple flip of a switch. Our automation offers safe, hassle free holiday lighting on demand. We can also have the lights set up where they will automatically come on and go off at schedule times throughout the holiday season.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The Holidays are almost here, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to schedule a consultation for our holiday lighting program and lighting control automation for your interior and exterior to make your holidays happy and bright. Don’t delay, contact us today (615) 373 – 0638  email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Turn of the century charm in the 21st century.

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This market uses the C9 to add an old world charm to the patrons overall experience of shopping here.

Yesterday evening I was driving home from work and noticed that my small, quaint town where everyone knows your name had added  lights to the tops of our beautiful turn of the century buildings that adorn our streets. The lights give the whole area of the small area that encompasses what we call our “Main street”, an old world feel and charm. I then started to notice other such lights in some other areas of my town on my drive home today. It is incredible how the use of small C9 lights can impact the appearance and feel of an area. These magical little lights exude turn of the century charm of a by- gone era right here in the 21st century.

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C9 Christmas roof line lights that are LED

C9 lights are commonly used in commercial holiday lighting displays for a subtle, charming effect. Some businesses choose the use of the lights year round for that very same reason. The light portrayed with a C9 is a welcome change from the bright lights of the big city. With all the talk about light pollution stealing the beauty of our night sky, the C9 is a subtle and elegant way to create an ambiance and outline and enhance a structure without going overboard.

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C9 Christmas bulbs

The C9 is very economically priced and is very energy-efficient. C9’s come in transparent and opaque as well as many colors to complete your holiday display. Today’s C9’s are also available in the super energy-efficient LED, that cost only pennies to operate but pack a big punch for the money in terms of effect and beauty.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

If you are interested in learning more about capturing the old world feel of the C9, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We make every effort to make your commercial outdoor lighting and commercial holiday lighting unforgettable. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is taking smart home technology to new levels with lighting control automation.

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The ultimate in smart home technology is lighting control.

Quite frequently I hear homeowners say ” I want a green home” or “I want a smart home”, and then they ask the big question, can I afford it? The answer in most cases is yes, because what it actually means to have a “green” or “smart” home, and what is involved is often misconstrued, and unfortunately misunderstood. The idea in itself of having a “smart home” is hot right now. The term is used loosely throughout the world of custom building, interior design, and Outdoor Lighting design. Having a smart home to many homeowners is just a fad, one that is similar in definition as going “green” or eating “organic”. Making your home smarter and greener is not a fad. People have been using lighting automation for a long time and will continue as it helps their families and their power bills.

In my field of expertise, which is outdoor lighting, the cost benefits in the long run outweigh the tradeoffs. Most green and smart homes have automated lighting. The biggest benefit of having automated lighting is the energy savings. In the case of the smart home, or green home idea, having automated lighting is more about having the lights off when you don’t need to be using them and less about having them on. For example, how many times have you come home from work  and the kids rooms lights are all on, as well as the hall, kitchen and bathroom lights, plus the TV is on…but all the kids are on the back porch? This scene is all too common in many American households, the simple abuse of energy wasted. If we could only learn how to get back what we have already lost. Since that is not a possibility, many of us are mending our ways and installing automation to help the environment and our wallet.

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LCA lighting timer.

We can never forget the safety aspect of having an automation system for your lighting control. A house that is lit is a deterrent for crime. This doesn’t mean that you must have your lights on full power all night long. It does mean that you can program your lights to come on in infrequent patterns when your away to give the impression that someone is always at home. You can even program your lights to come on at 50% power through using automation. This casts a dimmer light and uses less power but is still an adequate amount for safety and visibility at night.

Nearly 70% of what homeowners want from an automated system is lighting control. Automation isn’t necessarily “automatic”. With automation you can also manually control and  customize the technology where when you can turn on a group of things, instead of just one fixture. When you hit a switch you can design a scene to happen.You can also program the lights to come on automatically in sets to invite you into the home when you arrive in the evening.  That is  smart home technology that is simplified with the goal of controlling lighting.

Control your lighting with your smart phone

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in the latest smart home technology through lighting automation. There is no reason to buy an expensive home-automation package when all you really want to do is control the lighting. Out automation is more easy on you wallet than you might think. We also offer what we refer to as our “cafeteria” plan, where you can have your lighting controls installed a-la-carte, or in phases, with room for expansion in the future. We can even give you the capability to use your smart phone to control your smart home from remote locations as well.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

To learn more about smart home technology through the use of lighting control automation, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Call (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also see just how lighting control automation works by watching these informative videos composed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Historic home in Murfreesboro, TN makes new history with a lighting installation by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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Historic residence in Murfreesboro, TN

With a historic home like this one in Murfreesboro, TN the past speaks to us through its colonial revival architecture and character of yesteryear. The owners of this 1926 home, which is registered on the national register of historic places recently contracted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to add lighting to the already profoundly stunning home.

Colonial revival style homes are characterized by crown pediments,  elaborate front entries most often seen with the use of columns, and symmetrical front facades. It is an honor to be asked to accentuate this homes already beautiful presence.

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You can barely see the well lighting that illuminates this beautiful corner column wrapped by nature with beautiful green ivy

The homeowners wanted a well-rounded design that complimented their landscaping and a design that required as little maintenance as possible. We used a combination of low maintenance and energy-efficient LED lighting, regular architectural lighting, landscape lighting  and moonlighting strategically placed throughout the landscape to cast an ethereal glow. Our LED’s carry a lifetime warranty. The system will still require an annual visit to make sure everything is running smoothly.

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LED outdoor lighting Nashville with smoke colored acrylic lens

The homeowners wanted to showcase the homes colonial revival architecture in a relaxed, more subdued manner. We were able to achieve this by using well lights with low-wattage bulbs and using a “smoke” acrylic lens color on the well lights. The result is elegant and understated, the perfect coupling for the homes details to shine through.

The landscaping around this residence is as breathtaking as the home itself. We wanted to make sure that the landscaping got the attention it deserved, but in a soft manner, letting the planting speak for themselves. We applied moonlights to compliment all the beautiful Hosta lilies within the shade garden. We also applied focal moonlighting to a large tree in the back as well.

This home is a masterpiece in itself, the lighting application had to be on the same level to bring out the homes architecture and gorgeous grounds in a tasteful, understated elegance. It looks like 1926 was a great year for architecture and 2011 is a good year for elegant outdoor lighting.

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to find out what a difference outdoor lighting can make at your residence. (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

LED outdoor orb pendant lighting sets the mood

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Outdoor Pendant globe or orb light

Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Nashville stays in tune with the latest design trends in outdoor lighting in order to better fulfill the needs of the ever-changing needs of our clients. We recently had a client come to us which owns a local winery and asked if we could install pendant globe/sphere lighting within the trees around the “tasting” or gathering area of the winery for him.

These lights come in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and are available in white as well as clear acrylic. The bulbs themselves are the super efficient LED lights that last an enormous amount of time. The effect these lights impose on a setting is stunning. Though these lights are contemporary in design, when strung for example in trees along a gathering or picnic area, they make the space warm and inviting.

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Outdoor LED pendant lighting when lit

Envision yourself at the winery. You are sampling various wines and having  hors d’œuvres  and mingling with friends in conversation. The sun begins to set and above you in all the surrounding trees are these heavenly pendant lights. The glow they emit, paired with their shape and placement within the trees only elevates the mood of you and the people around you.

It is our goal at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to be able convey a mood and effect through our outdoor lighting. These pendent lights are LED and can be used near ponds and water features for am ethereal and whimsical effect. These same lights have moved up into our trees and hung along outdoor structures for that same effect. These lights would be perfect in holiday lighting applications as well, you will be so enamored you may want to decide to leave them up year round.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives NashvilleIf you are interested in setting a mood at your residence or place of business through the use of outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to find out how.Call (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is breathing new energy saving life into old fixtures by retrofitting to LED

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Lighting along these steps is not only beautiful but offers a safety factor.

It is now possible to retro-fit your old outdoor lighting fixtures and turn them into LED fixtures. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  is offering this to customers who want to make the change over to LED without having to start all over with a new system. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and we can retro-fit our competitors lighting in most cases following a thorough inspection.

We have made the transition an easy one. We simply remove the internals of  your existing fixtures and retro-fit them with LED internals. When we come out to complete a conversion we also check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring, reset timers and review this with you and introduce any timer or fixture upgrades available for your specific needs, adjust all your fixtures and even do any light trimming of landscaping to allow your fixtures to achieve the best effect. Our retro-fit conversions also carry a three-year warranty on the lamps with an option to receive lifetime warranties on the entire system with a yearly checkup by an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville representative as well.

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Copper Path Light by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Conversion to LED can cut the power consumption and extend the life of your outdoor lights dramatically. A good example is if a client has 20 outdoor lighting fixtures on their property at 35 watts per fixture, that equals out to a total of 700 watts. With our LED  retro-fitting conversion we can achieve the desired lighting effect with the total wattage coming out to a mere 120 watts! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  of Colorado recently did a piece on this topic as well, you can click on the link below to find out more.

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Michael SignatureIf you are interested in our LED retro-fitting conversions, and want to save up to 90% in energy costs on your outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to find out more. (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Lighting Control Automation Makes Thermal Management Easy

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LCA lighting timer.

Thermal management is the new “green” trend in design. Thermal management means more energy efficiency on your heating and cooling costs and better sun protection for your valuable furniture, carpets and hardwoods. This is achieved by being able to monitor your home’s temperature and make changes to either heat up or cool down your home by way of different devices used throughout the home, one of which is your window blinds and shades. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be able to offer our clients a way to easily tie in motorized blinds and shades to their lighting control automation for hands free operation . This is another step into the technology of lighting control automation that makes your house smarter and much more energy-efficient.

Thermal management makes your house comfortable in all seasons

With motorized blind control your blinds will know when to be adjusted and to what degree for optimal efficiency and comfort throughout the home. When the home needs to cool down the motorized blinds will automatically detect and adjust accordingly, the same with the opposite scenario of needing to be warmed up. These motorized blinds can be operated manually by using a handheld controller. Like all other handheld controllers, they are easily misplaced and never seem to there when you need them. When we tie the automation into the system with the lighting, it becomes worry free.

This innovative new application to hands free, worry free control of your blinds is being widely used by interior designers throughout the country. We have studied this technology and worked directly with many interior designers to be “fluent” in the use of thermal management. We feel this technology is going to revolutionize the industry.

Give us a call and we can discuss making your home greener and more energy-efficient, as well as hassle free. We can take the headache out of your outdoor lighting and get you on the fast track to thermal management in your home.