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.

 

 

 

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!

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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.

 

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, Enjoyment is the Mother of Invention!

A rainbow of colors is possible with Nashville RGB LED outdoor lightingIn much the same way the old English proverb tells us that “necessity is the Mother of invention”, so is exploring new technologies to offer our customers more options and enjoyment from their outdoor lighting. Our emphasis here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is keeping up with cutting-edge, emerging outdoor lighting implements to bring the newest and best to you! With this in mind, we are currently offering a new way for homeowner’s to add a splash of color to their home’s facade and landscape — Blue tooth controls that allow you the freedom to change your outdoor lighting to colors within the spectrum of RGB (Red, Green, Blue), on demand.

Outdoor-Lighting-Perspectives-of-Nashville color-filtersWe can now offer this capability for use with our up lighting and down lighting landscape lighting designs. You can use RGB LED controllers via your Bluetooth controls to create unique lighting effects using our RGB LED lights.This technology means that you can alter the hue of your lighting any time you want, and just as easily return to classic clear, at the drop of a hat! Just imagine the creative possibilities within your landscape….

  • Create an “under the sea” theme for your childs’ backyard pool party by changing to blue or green lighting for one magical evening they will always remember.Signify the arrival of your family's new addition, with pink or blue lighting
  • Signify the arrival of your family’s new addition, with pink or blue lighting, making an evening baby shower even more of a special delivery!
  • Show your patriotism for the annual 4th of July backyard BBQ in red, white and blue!
  • Welcome your tailgating friends to your home by sporting your team colors, even if it’s just to mark the victory of your little leaguers.
  • Halloween in right around the corner, is your home's front entrance and landscape ready?Add a “spooktacular” effect with orange lighting to greet Halloween trick-or-treaters….
  • The possibilities are truly endless.

If you would like to learn more about this new and innovative outdoor lighting technology, and more cutting edge options for your property, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

 

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Can Upgrade or Expand Your Outdoor Lighting, No Matter Who Installed It!

Brentwood TN architectural lightingWe aren’t persnickety about getting the job done at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. If you want to upgrade, tweak or expand your existing outdoor lighting system, we are up for the task no matter who installed it—even a competitor’s system! That’s right, other lighting contractors may not want to touch outdoor lighting installed by another company, but that’s only because they don’t have the expertise to do it. They are afraid of what they may find or have to deal with, but our techs have seen it all (and have fixed every imaginable problem we have encountered), so it’s a no-brainer for us!

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Check out this stately home that we recently took on the challenge of a full architectural and landscape revamp to an existing system. Located in beautiful Brentwood, TN, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville gave this property’s  lighting a whole new jolt of pizzazz by adding more light and giving it a much needed upgrade. As you can see, it has extreme WOW-factor now with a dazzling dance between shadows and light.

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We are proud to say our work and fixtures absolutely pass the test of time. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the ONLY outdoor lighting company in our area that is maintaining systems that we installed 25 years ago! We don’t do outdoor lighting as a sideline other types of work. We aren’t gardeners, landscapers, electricians or irrigation companies that dabble in putting a few fixtures in the ground and adding a timer just to make an extra buck–ALL WE DO IS OUTDOOR LIGHTING!

Our lighting designers and architects are specially trained in the art of casting light in a theatrical and exciting manner. We don’t just shove a fixture in the ground without thought of how light can play up every feature of your home and garden. Everything we do carefully planned and poised to showcase a home’s facades, garden paths, decks, water features, pools, patios and more in a romantic wash of light. We are professional, dependable and we only sell American-made systems and fixtures that will stand the test of time.

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Brentwood TN landcape lightingIf you are dissatisfied with a system you had installed by another company or it just isn’t working properly, we can solve any problems and get things working right. We can work with within your timing and budget. We are happy to illuminate a single garden bed just as much as we are to light up The Gulch in Music City. If our name is on the project, we do our best no matter what the size of the challenge or who installed it initially.

If your budget is tight, you’d be surprised and how much light we can actually shed on your property even with just a few targeted fixtures. It doesn’t take much to really jazz things up so you can make a great impression in the neighborhood. Of course you get the added value of safety and security thanks to improved visibility, too.

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We service other systemsDon’t be afraid of calling us to make improvements on any landscape lighting system you have. We look forward to helping you re-configure things so your home and garden look their best in the moonlight.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Let us install a landscape system that will provide you with years of enjoyment without headaches. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

The Results Are In for What Nashville Homeowners Desire in Outdoor Lighting

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesOutdoor lighting needs are different for every homeowner, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers a custom approach that is far from cookie-cutter. Not only will landscape lighting get your property looking stunning every evening, it offers the bonus of added security and safety, too. Our lighting designers come in and intertwine all three aspects in a cohesive package that gives you a tremendous bang for your buck when it comes to crafting your illumination scheme. No matter what your budget, we can give you a look and feel that is all your own when it comes to outdoor lighting and all the benefits that come with it.

Qualified Remodeler recently conducted  a survey that solidified what we already knew at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville—that homeowners still put a big emphasis of Importance in lighting their outdoor living and entertaining areas. The main and largest part of their backyard—the patio or deck—are #1 on their list since that’s where they spend the most time with family and friends. The components that make up these areas and pull it all together to bring practicality are next on their hit list, including the steps, seating areas, railings and the post caps. It makes perfect sense that deck rails can easily be seen to safely guide visitors up and down to the lower levels; and that post cap illumination would provide a soft glow that is not only attractive, but useful in terms of providing a spread of ambient light.

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The deck and patio are the core centerpieces of any backyard, and that’s where most of the fun happens including dining, grilling, relaxing and family parties. It makes perfect sense that our clients are looking to enhance this area since it’s the hardest working area in your outdoor oasis. We want our decks to not only look fabulous, but we want the lighting to offer the convenience of helping us with visibility so that we can extend the hours of use well into the evening.  We can give you targeted task lighting that helps you see when at the barbecue, overhead café style lighting that can be draped across a large breadth of space that looks cool and brings plenty of light to do virtually anything under, and we can ensure all the key features of your deck and patio (such as steps) are lit to provide you the safety you need to make them work to their fullest.

Patio lighting design in Franklin, TN, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Patio lighting design in Franklin, TN, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Clients say their foliage, trees and shrubs are of special importance to highlight as families are looking to showcase their ‘green thumbs’ more and more. Our clients want us to make their flower beds, tree canopies and the shrubbery at the front of their home glow with a moonlit appeal in the evenings so their hard work in the garden can be seen day and night. We can make these garden areas glimmer at night and put in perimeter lighting that makes your property look bigger than it actually is thanks to fool-the-eye techniques we can implement.

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With water features becoming more and more prevalent in our outdoor spaces–the requests for fountain, pond, waterfall and pool lighting has increased.  Families are looking to make these watery enchantments a stand-out feature in their yards and they are seeking to enjoy their use and beauty even in the darkest hours. Our expert lighting designers  know exactly how to capture the movement and character that water provides to give you unparalleled relaxation.

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Tell us what is important in your back yard when it comes to outdoor landscape lighting, and we will make your dreams come true. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about enlivening your outdoor living spaces and much more! You can call us at 615-373-0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

It’s almost time to “spring forward” — is your outdoor lighting timer up to the task?

 

daylight savings time begins March 6th!

Daylight savings time begins March 6th!

Sunday, March 6th marks the official onset of Daylight Savings Time where it’s time to “spring forward” and move the clocks up one hour. At this point the days start to get longer and dawn comes earlier and the evenings remain brighter for longer time. Of course this also throws many outdoor lighting timers for a loop as most on older systems are manually changed. Most homeowners have to dig out their manuals and figure out which dials and buttons to press to update their timers and get it straight with the change in time. It’s pretty annoying isn’t it?

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Our LCA lighting timer delivers on the promise of set it and forget it.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we can help you either reset your existing timer OR we can install a newer technology-based timer that will accommodate for daylight changes on its very own! What a relief to not have to fiddle or worry about your timer anymore. Every new system we install has a timer so that our customers can freely customize how their lights go and off at any time of day or night based on their personal needs. The flexibility our timers provide gives you lots of options and also removes the burden of remembering when to turn your lights on or off. This facet naturally increases the safety and security at your home and grounds and adds lots of practicality, too. Our timers make it look like your home is lived in even if no one is there even if you are at work or on vacation. Would-be thieves will always know your house is lived in even if you aren’t there.

daylight savings timeCumbersome manual timers require that you remember to reset them as the days grow longer or shorter during the seasons. Our timers are controlled by Lighting Control Automation (LCA) that requires no additional support or demands from you since they automatically update themselves based on your time zone and available light. You can forget digging out the manual and trying to figure out how to program your timer every couple of months to accommodate the daylight changes in your area. Simply set your LCA timer to whatever your lifestyle needs are and then it does the rest. LCA timers even save you money because your lights are on only when you want them to be, so you aren’t paying a light bill for illumination during hours that it’s not necessary.

Control your lighting with your smartphone, network your lights!!!

Control your lighting with your smartphone, network your lights!!!

LCA timers can be as simple as you want and you never have to worry about them again; OR if you enjoy a high level of control with technical devices, you can really have fun setting your timer for an ultra-enhanced lighting mood. Aside from controlling when your lights go on and off, highly adaptable LCA’s can even be set to regulate how much light is put out by your outdoor landscape system.  You can start off at a lower power level earlier in the evening and then go to 100% power as the darker part of night comes. You can even control your indoor lights and even appliances with this same timer if that’s what you’d like to do. Best of all, you can do this and even make changes to your lighting all from a mobile device such as your smartphone or your computer no matter where in the world you are! Neat!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how an LCA timer can improve your indoor and outdoor lifestyle. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com