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!

Nashville Halloween Lighting

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.

Autumn in Middle Tennessee

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.

 

Experience the fun and splendor of Nashville in autumn, there is plenty to see and do!

Autumn in Middle TennesseeAutumn has arrived in Nashville and there are plenty of things to do, and sights to see! The  beauty of Mother Nature is evident from every direction as leaves begin their annual show of colors serving as the perfect backdrop to our many local seasonal festivals and events. Beginning in September and running into early November, Nashville offers loads of festive opportunities during the Autumn and Halloween Season. There is an unlimited supply of historic ghost tours, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses to enjoy here in the Middle TN region. Here is a peek at just a few of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s fall favorites:

Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches: 

  • Gentry Farm is 22 miles from Nashville in Franklin, TN, and features a pumpkin patch, farm animals, play areas, nature trail, barns a corn maze and hay rides. Address for Gentry Farm is :1970 Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: 615-794-4368
    Email: info@gentryfarm.com
  • Pumpkin patch at RiverView MoundsShuckles Corn Maze offers a variety of autumn-inspired activities on over 30 acres. Activities include a hayride, face painting, pony rides, jump & slide, zip lining, pedal cars, (moonbounce), pumpkin sling shot, hay-hum theater, and of course the corn maze (flashlight nights and kiddie corn maze included.) Shuckles Corn Maze is located just 25 miles from Nashville  in Gallatin. Address: Lower Station Camp Creek Road, just west of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN 37066, Phone: 615-206-0112
  • Norman Farm is located just 19 miles from Nashville in nearby Hendersonville. Filled with fun for all ages including hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch and corn mazes. Address: 512 Jones Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075, Phone: 615-824-8254
  • A little farther out but worth the drive, is RiverView Mounds Century Farm located 46 miles from Nashville in Clarksville. This 177 year old century farm is still family owned and offers Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, historical indian mound hayride tours and farm animals. Address:1715 Boyd Rinehart Rd Clarksville, TN 37043
    Phone: 931-624-1095
    Email: ScarlettCM@RiverViewMoundsFarm.com

Festivals and Celebrations:

  • Cheekwood Harvest is a cultural event that runs September 27th until November 1st at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum. The event boasts 55 acres allowings guest to walk around and enjoy the season’s changing colors. Children will love to pick a pumpkin from the patch or explore the Turner Seasons garden to find the hidden scarecrows. During Cheekwood Harvest  you can enjoy viewing works of art or take the time to make some art yourself during their Family Studio Drop-In ‘Art’ivities. In addition, you may stop by for one of their Drawing Room Concert Series happening all October.
  • Also at Cheekwood, on November 1st you can celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead! Each year, Cheekwood celebrates one of the most important celebrations for the Latin American community with demonstrations, energetic music, and cultural significance. It is a time for families to come together to remember their ancestors and celebrate the continuance of life. The event welcomes all ages as children continue to discover more to love about this unique event. No need to worry about food as there will be plenty of traditional Latin American foods to try!
  • Musicians Corner begins September 6th and goes on until October 25th. The fall performances of Musicians Corner take place each Saturday in September and October at Centennial Park. This is a free and family friendly event that provides musical performances from 1:30-5pm. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early for some pre-show activities begin at noon with food trucks, beer, wine, and activities for children.

Halloween Haunts!

  • The Bell Witch Cave is among the most well-known “haunted” locations in the US. Located in nearby White Creeks Pike, TN, it is also one of Middle Tennesseans’ favoite Halloween haunts! The Legend of the Bell Witch of Adams Tennessee is one of the most notable spirits ever documented by paranormal science making this an experience unlike your normal haunted house.  The Bell Witch Cave offers plenty of events, every year, during the Halloween season including candlelight tours of the haunted cave, hayrides, storytelling, psychic readings and tours of the replica John Bell Cabin as well. Location: 430 Keysburg Road, Adams, TN 37010.
  • Hauntanel! There is fun for all ages at Hauntanel including a haunted hayride, and haunted “sideshow” trails new for 2014 (not for the faint of heart). Enjoy the 2nd annual “Hauntanel” Halloween weekend at the famous Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, TN. Hosted over the October 24-26 weekend from 6pm-11pm. Hauntanel will welcome kids young and old to enjoy a 2 mile old-fashioned hayride through the dusky  woods of the property while a costumed guide treats guests to tales of long ago along the journey. The event is tailored for families and younger children from the hours of 6pm till 8pm. This fun and friendly evening ride welcomes children and you festive adults to arrive ” in costume” as well and participate in the fun. Upon arrival at the mansion, guests will trick-or-treat before heading back down for the second part of the hayride.  There will be a variety of music and fall foods and beverages. These Hayrides are recomended for children and adults of all ages. Portions of the proceeds to benefit the Monroe Harding Childrens Home. Don’t forget the pumpkin patch and 4th annual Whites Creek Fall Craft Festival held this year at Fontanel as well!
  • Hauntings at the Hermitage This annual event takes you through a tour of the haunted side of the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. This “spooktacular” event leave many attendees saying that “Old Hickory” never left the Hermitage and you can, on occasion, still hear him making noise! This event will be divided into two sessions–one for families with young children, and one for visitors 13 and up. Activities will include haunted hayrides, trick or treating, a murder mystery puzzle and much more! The Family Session is from 4-7pm and the After Dark Session is from 7pm-10pm. The After Dark session is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This list is just a taste of the fun fall events going on in and around Nashville in honor of the season! From our staff and families here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to yours,we wish you all the joys of autumn!

 

 

 

How the simplicity of colored lens covers can add drama to your existing outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting.

Many times, our stories serve as a way to convey the benefits of outdoor lighting to homeowners who do not have existing outdoor lighting. We are pleased that we can serve as a reputable and informative source about all genres of outdoor lighting. We also feel it is important to keep our existing outdoor lighting customers informed of ways they can implement their systems to gain the most enjoyment. Colored lens covers are a great example of a simple way to add drama to your existing landscape lighting for a special event, occasion or just to change the mood in your landscape!

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Multi-color acrylic lens covers are available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville that simply install over your existing well lights.These vibrant lens covers are available in green, red, dark blue, light blue, amber, purple and orange. In addition, colored lens covers are also available for spotlight fixtures and colored LED bi-pin bulbs are available for path lights. 

With Halloween and Christmas right around the corner, imagine the possibilities these colorful colors could serve in your landscape…

Not only can these versatile lens covers enhance the festive mood in your landscape, they work great when used in conjunction with other genres of holiday outdoor lighting. This lighting amenity speaks well to homeowners who love the use of festive color in their home during the holidays, and aren’t afraid of using color in the landscape.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Red lens covers welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Red lens covers help welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Since these covers come in a myriad of colors, they are easily interchangeable on a whim. Orangem amber and purple work great for celebrating Halloween. Orange would also reflect a show of support for the University of TN football! Red and green work great for Christmas, blue works great for Hanukkah and also to show support for the Titans on game day! The list of possibilities and creative ways you can use these lens covers to show off your distinct style is truly endless!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about colored lens covers for your existing Nashville outdoor lighting system and our other unique lighting amenities. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville shares some helpful hints to make this Halloween the best ever!

Red riding hood trick or treatingHalloween is the one day of the year when you can become anything you want, with no questions asked. Whether your costume is Frankenstein or an enchanting woodland fairy, Halloween is a time for fun and family. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, engage in fun physical activity and above all focus on safety first. We have put together a simple checklist based on the Halloween health and safety tips set forth by the CDC to ensure this Halloween is the best ever. Check into the way we spell safe Halloween to make the most of you and your family’s holiday…

S – If knives, swords, daggers, wands or other related props are part of your child’s costume, make sure to keep them soft, short and flexible to avoid injury. Some Halloween costume  props can cause eye, face, and head injuries, so use a flexible material, such as cardboard

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Always walk in groups and with a trusted adult.

F – Fasten reflective tape onto costumes and treat bags to ensure drivers see you clearly while trick-or-treating. Pick out or create a light-colored or bright costume that drivers can easily see. If your child wants to be dark and spooky, decorate the outside of his costume and treat bag with strips of reflective tape which can be found at your local hardware and other stores.

E –  Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering. Have your Mom or Dad, or a trusted adult check your treats from the evening before you eat them. Make sure your child understands that he/she isn’t allowed to sample any treats until you inspect them at home, Closely examine every piece of candy, and throw out ones that are unwrapped, have tears or pinholes on the wrapping, or just look suspicious.

Cute trick or treaters

Use Halloween make-up instead of masks to avoid decreasing visibility, plus you can create a custom look!

H – Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to enable visibility and to make sure others will see you too.

A – Always test make-up in a small area prior to the “big night” to check for allergic reaction. Remove all makeup thoroughly at the end of the evening to avoid irritation. When you choose Halloween makeup or face paint, be sure that it’s nontoxic. Then, do a patch test on a small section of your child’s skin a few days before Halloween to make sure he’s not allergic to the product. If a reaction of swelling begins to occur, call your pediatrician immediately.

L – Lower the risk of serious injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. You should only buy and wear contact lenses prescribed by your eye doctor.

L – Look both ways before crossing the street while trick-or-treating and use established crosswalks whenever possible. The number of children who are hit by cars is four times higher on Halloween than on any other night– so always exercise extra caution!

Lit pumpkin

It is time to carve the pumpkins and enjoy some Halloween fun!

O –  Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of road traffic to keep safe.

W – Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to prevent blocking your vision, trips and falls. A mask can make it difficult for your child to spot potential hazards when near a busy street or near a lot of other children. The mask could also scrape his face and eyes. Consider using non-toxic makeup instead.

E – Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Always avoid eating homemade treats prepared by strangers.

E Enter homes ONLY if you are accompanied by a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit homes, never venture to doors where the home is dark.

N – Never play tricks or damage property if you don’t get a treat! Always be respectful and courteous to others — and always say “Thank You”!

Follow these tips and you are sure to turn the spookiest night of the year into the most fun for all ages– From our families here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to yours, have a safe and happy Halloween!

free vintage halloween kids postcard

Our Halloween outdoor lighting displays are the cat’s meow.

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Imagine this eager ghost welcoming your trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

This time of the year is indeed my favorite. The trees are putting on their show of fall foliage, chunky pumpkins are ready for carving, and the fall apples are ripe for the picking. Along with all the wonderful things fall has in favor, Halloween is just a scream. Homeowners are gathering their hay bales and other seasonal decor and preparing their homes for the most spooktacular time of the year.

Halloween outdoor lighting is quickly becoming a hot commodity in the outdoor lighting genre. Our custom Halloween lighting is just as effective in conveying the spirit of the season as our Christmas outdoor lighting. We offer a wide range of hauntingly beautiful colored lights ranging from orange, to mad scientist green. We also have a wide selection of Halloween icons such as pumpkins and black cats to take your Halloween decor to a new level this season.

halloween-lights Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

We can create a Halloween lighting display that will make you the host with the most.

Along with creating a display interesting enough to stop traffic, Halloween lighting will also add in safety in getting those adorable trick-or-treaters to and from your door. Imagine lining your walkway with an illuminated path that is frightful and delightful! Our Halloween is also the perfect way to liven up your autumn party. Your lighted display will put your guests in the mood and offer them a sample of the goodies  awaiting them on the inside of your home.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives jack-o-lantern

We have many beloved icons available for your Halloween lighting display.

If you are thinking that a little Halloween outdoor lighting may just hit the spot this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to get started. We can take your yard from blah to” boo-tiful” guaranteed.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

See more breathtaking examples of holiday lighting ideas by visiting our holiday outdoor lighting gallery located on our website.