We are the Nashville-Area Outdoor Lighting Problem Solvers!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will bring your aging halogen or incandescent lighting system anew with extensive retrofitting capabilities

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The benefits of retrofitting outdated and aging outdoor lighting systems are crystal clear!  LED lighting inherently produces a lower carbon footprint, which is foremost in the minds of eco-conscious clients.  LED lighting retrofitting can offer up to 80% off electrical operating costs, so this is a solid solution for any Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client – big, small, consumer, or business!  Additionally, LED offers something that old halogen lighting cannot – super longevity.  We’re talking about 50,000 hours of use, compared to the average of 2,500 hours produced by their aged counterparts.  This means in addition to direct cost savings and lowering your carbon footprint, you will see a lot less of us, because we won’t be replacing your LED bulbs as often.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is Your Lighting Service Partner

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When other lighting companies see an old lighting system, they might immediately see huge dollar signs, because it is not an inexpensive thing to completely replace an old system.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, however, will see an opportunity to save you money.  We will thoroughly audit your current lighting system and do our homework to find solutions to replace only what is absolutely necessary to replace.  We are not looking to charge the most money or take up the unnecessary time to replace your entire lighting system.  We are looking for ways to save time and money through in-depth problem-solving.  We will honestly tell you what components can be salvaged for your halogen-to-LED retrofitting, and which can not.

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We know you have questions about replacing your halogen system with LED.  Many, if not most of us prefer the warm glow of those incandescent and halogen systems.  Not to worry!  LED now comes in a range of “color temperatures.”  That means we can work with you to determine how warm or cool you prefer your retrofitted LED lighting to be and provide an ample solution.  We are lighting experts, and we provide LED choices that you will not see in big box stores.  So, if you don’t see suitable LED solutions lighting for your home in those stores, it’s no surprise, please know that our selection goes lightyears beyond what you see there!

See the difference in older lighting solutions versus new LED lighting options

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So, there you are still considering what it will take to come up with a new lighting solution for your old lighting system.  And here we are to help you tackle the ins and outs of bringing your outdoor lighting into the 21st century.  Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to problem solve for you!  We will offer real solutions to any outdoor lighting problem, at the same time working to save you time and money for materials cost and savings in the future with our incredibly efficient LED’s.  Don’t let another company come to your home and pull up your entire lighting system.  Call on us to save it!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to solve your most difficult lighting problems! If you have any sort of outdoor lighting need, we can help. We are ready to earn your business. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

How Important is Outdoor Lighting at your Nashville Business?

We pride ourselves at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville in taking care of our residential and commercial clients with the highest level of quality. Whether you need lighting at your family home or a business, we are there to help you with the same level of personable customer service and support.

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Commercial outdoor lighting accounts are a specialty of ours simply because we handle some of Nashville’s most legendary landmarks and businesses. For 30 years, many well-known Nashville commercial venues have counted on us to illuminate the evening for their customers. We can happily provide you with references from our happy clients that repeatedly use our services for various permanent and temporary lighting situations throughout the year.

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Besides making your storefront, restaurant or venue look gorgeous in the evening night—commercial outdoor lighting also provides many other benefits besides a stunning aesthetic. We help you add security and safety so your customers can safely navigate your grounds without a hazardous trip and fall in the dark. Additionally, targeted lighting keeps crime down near your location thanks to brightly lit surroundings, too.

We totally get balancing beauty within a budget, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses LED lighting for low energy consumption that helps save when it comes to your bottom line. You can expect up to an 80% savings in switching out from old-school incandescent and halogen bulbs. LED bulbs last longer as well, so this means fewer change-outs for another cost reduction. And, our LED’s offer warm light that turns on immediately with no warm-up waiting or flickering.

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Our lighting fixtures are made proudly in the USA exclusively for us and are of all-metal construction. We don’t use cheap plastics that fade and get brittle over time like many of our competitor’s, either. We refuse to skimp on quality and pass on an inferior product to our customers. Period! We also service EVERYTHING we install, so you can focus on your business plan and not worry about your outdoor lighting. You call us if there is ever an issue, and we promise to be there to fix it.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

We do it all at OLP Nashville—we can retrofit your existing lighting design (yep, even if it was installed by another company); we can add to an existing design if you want to augment it for more illumination; we can light up your business sign, the architecture of your building, your landscape, entryway, your front or rear patios—anywhere! We can even tackle the lighting for your parking lot and handle your holiday lighting plan when the time comes, too. With regard to outdoor lighting, we do it ALL!

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help with all of your commercial and residential lighting needs. Contact us today at (615) 373–0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com. Check out Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting to learn more about what we can do for you.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Lighting Upgrade to LED at Restaurant Parking Lot Increases Customers’ Safety While Saving Money for Owners

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

What happens when a bastion of fine lighting and a Bastion of fine dining cross paths? Everybody wins! Especially the patrons of Bastion, a wonderful restaurant in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville. The restaurant’s parking lot has been greatly improved with an upgrade to state-of-the-art LED lighting to keep customers and employees safer at night.

The restaurant’s website provides the definition of bastion: A place or system in which something (such as an old fashioned idea) continues to survive. Here in Nashville, the old-fashioned ideas of excellent service and excellent food survive at Bastion, the restaurant. The old-fashioned ideas of excellent service along with superior outdoor lighting design and installation survive at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Neighborhood Ties …

Bastion recently hired Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to replace the old lights in the restaurant’s parking lot. The Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, as you probably know, is home to several one-of-a-kind restaurants, art galleries and artist studios as well as First Tennessee Park in Germantown. What you may not know is that years ago, the founders of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville opened B&B Manufacturing just across Houston Street from where Bastion is located today. Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. started B&B Manufacturing to make the high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures they needed for their residential and commercial lighting installations.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Out With the Old, In With the New

The lights in Bastion’s parking lot that needed to be replaced were metal halide lights. While metal halide lights have served us all for many years at ball parks, in parking lots and along streets, commercial LED technology now offers benefits metal halide does not. The color temperature of LED lights is brighter/cooler, which is better for a parking lot because it’s more focused. More focused light contributes to safer surroundings and clearer visibility.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF USING LEDS IN A PARKING LOT:

More energy efficient: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville replaced 400-watt metal halide lights with 150-watt LEDs. Watts measure energy efficiency, and increased energy efficiency means costs savings.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Longer lasting: While the life of metal halide lights is 6,000 to 15,000 hours, LEDs will last over 30,000 hours. This presents another cost savings because LEDs do not need to be replaced as often. Metal halide lights can produce 100 lumens per watt when new, and at 400 watts these lights initially produce 40,000 lumens. (Lumens measure the total amount of light visible to the human eye from a lamp or light source.) Within 6 months, a metal halide light degrades to the point that it may only produce 24,000 lumens. LEDs will eventually degrade, too, but over a number of years, not months.

Automated: The LEDs we installed in Bastion’s parking lot use photo cells that sense when daylight is fading, so the new lights come on automatically every night.

No warm-up time needed: LED lights appear bright instantly, as soon as you turn them on. Metal halide lights need 1-15 minutes to warm up. If you turn them off and back on, you must wait several minutes because they won’t produce light again until they have cooled off.

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

Whiter, brighter light: The LED lights we used for Bastion’s parking lot have a color temperature of 5,000 Kelvin (5,000K), a sweet spot for Kelvin and more like daylight. The color temperature of the metal halide lights was 4,000K, which means they produced a warmer—and yellower—light. The whiter (cooler) light is best for parking lots.

Light color stays true: The light an LED produces will remain the same color, while over time the metal halide lights begin to give off pink, green or blue hues. This is because the metal halide bulb burns mercury and other metal vapors in a vacuum tube. As the lights lose some of those metals, they exhibit color shifts.

No cycling on and off: Once an LED light is on, it stays on until you (or the photo cell) turns it off. As metal halide lights (and some other types, such as sodium-vapor lamps) begin to fail, they tend to cycle on and off, leading to an unsafe situation in parking lots!

Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion

No toxic materials: LEDs do not contain mercury, so they can be disposed of easily. (However, most LEDs available today are made of materials that can be recycled.) Metal halide lights contain mercury, hazardous waste.

Only the Best for Bastion’s Customers

By upgrading their parking lot lighting from metal halide to state-of-the-art LED, Bastion will save money on electricity and bulbs while also providing safer lighting for their customers and staff.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can help with all of your commercial and residential lighting needs. Contact us today at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com. Please Nashville Commercial Outdoor Lighting to learn more!

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 

 

Have you ever wondered how DST began?

DST ends tomorrow at 2AM.

DST ends tomorrow at 2AM.

Nashville and most of the United States have enjoyed an hour of extra daylight since this past spring. On November 5th, however, that will come to an end, as Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially ends for this year. The annual ritual of setting our clocks forward in the spring, and back again come fall, is something many of us take for granted but have you ever wondered how DST began?

The History of DST

Benjamin Franklin takes the credit for the idea of DST. Yes, this is the same Ben Franklin pictured on our $100 bill and who also invented the lightning rod and bifocal glasses among creating some of the most successful and popular inventions of the modern world.

Benjamin Franklin came up with concept of DSTHis idea for coming up with the idea to reset clocks in the summer months was a way to conserve energy. By moving clocks forward, people could take advantage of the extra evening daylight rather than wasting energy on lighting. At the time, Franklin was serving as ambassador to Paris and wrote a letter to the Journal of Paris in 1784, rejoicing at his discovery that the sun provides light as soon as it rises.

The practice of DST was not put to use until more than a century later when Germany began using the idea in 1916 as a way to conserve fuel during WWI. The rest of Europe quickly followed suit with the practice and in 1918 the US adopted the concept. Although President Wilson wanted to keep DST after the war ended, its practice was not embraced by all. Farmers objected to the practice citing that they would lose an hour of light in the morning. Since the US was mostly rural during this era, the practice stagnated. It was not until the next war (WWII), that the practice of DST was re-established. Following the end of WWII, states and towns were given the choice of whether to observe DST — which led to chaos.

To curb the chaos, Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act in 1966. This meant protocol must be followed in which daylight saving time would begin on the first Sunday of April and end on the last Sunday of October. Then, in 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect, expanding the length of daylight saving time to the present timing.

Why DST is Observed Today

Less than 40% of countries throughout the world observe DST. Most of the United States and Canada observe DST on the same dates. But there are exceptions. Hawaii and Arizona are the two states that don’t observe daylight saving time, though Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does follow DST, according to NASA.

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

LED lights are energy efficient, long-lasting and more sustainable than other lighting genres.

The primary reason for the practice of DST has long been energy savings. Brighter evenings are said to save on lighting. However, as lighting has become super efficient in recent years, it has become a smaller element of energy consumption than it was just a few decades ago. The practice of moving an hour of sunlight from the early morning, when many would sleep through it, to the evening, when you could most likely do more with the light, and vice versa, opens up a doorway of possibilities for us to get things done. Whether it is work or school related, we have grown accustomed to having an extra hour of morning light illuminating our travel to work or school in the fall and winter months. On the opposite side of the coin, we also enjoy an extra hour of afternoon light in the spring and summer to partake in outdoor living activities.

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With DST in mind, How much time will you spend this evening programming your outdoor lighting for daylight savings time? There will be multiple devices throughout your home and landscape that will require adjustment to correspond with the time and light change. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can make sure your outdoor lighting timer isn’t one of them.

Our timers use LCA technology that automatically adjusts to facilitate the change for daylight savings time and provides automation that you will enjoy every day. It simplifies your outdoor lighting by giving you effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. Our smart timer can do more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can also control your indoor and outdoor electric outlets.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We are the pros when it comes to automating your lighting needs for more convenient days and beautiful evenings. To learn more contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Our recent install at 500fifth takes Nashville residential outdoor lighting to a new level

Nahsville Upscale Apartment Outdoor Lighting

Nashville outdoor lighting at 500fifth.

When you think of Nashville residential outdoor lighting you probably picture a beautiful home in Brentwood or Belle Meade or maybe even a quaint farmhouse nestled among acreage in Middle Tennessee. These images are accurate, and with good reason, because Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in residential, commercial outdoor lighting and holiday outdoor lighting in the Nashville area. However, with the growing trend in urban residential living, Nashville outdoor lighting is popping up amid all genres of housing. From townhouses, condominiums and even upscale apartments.

Nahsville Upscale Apartment Outdoor Lighting

One of our most recent outdoor lighting projects took place at 500fifth Apartments in downtown Nashville. This upscale complex delivers breathtaking views of the city skyline and offers an easy commute to those working downtown.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was asked to help make the building’s facade come to life through the addition of lighting. We accomplished this project with understated grace as we used up lighting to create the look and feel they had in mind. Through the use of 3000 degree kelvin/200 watt LED up lighting fixtures mounted on custom brackets the entire front facade of the 500fifth becomes a location you immediately want to know more about. The lighting adds dimension, depth and an air of majesty to the building.

Nahsville Upscale Apartment Outdoor Lighting

On this particular project our goal was to illuminate the front facade of the building. However, on many apartment properties there are other facets on the grounds that can also benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting. This can include, but is not limited to, the property’s common areas such as the pool, parking areas, walkways and clubhouse. We have also had great success illuminating the signage located at the entrance to many of the apartments we have lit. Take a look at the areas we illuminated at The Grove Whitworth apartments in Green Hills, TN…

Nashville signage outdoor lighting for the Grove at Wentworth apartments in Green Hills TN

Outdoor Lighting at the Clubhouse at the Grove Whitworth in Green Hills TN

Pool area lighting at The Grove Apartments in Green Hills TN

As you can clearly see, Nashville residential outdoor lighting can benefit all types of homes, from apartments to estates and everything in between! Contact us today to learn more about adding ambiance, beauty and functionality to your property at night. You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville