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

 

 

Our LCA technology gets you out of the dark and adds confidence to your lifestyle

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A safe house is a well-lit house. LCA makes this possible from driveway to den.

Do you cringe when entering your driveway and garage area late at night because you know you will have to fumble to find that back door key in the minimal moonlight? Do you worry that your home will become a target for thieves while you and your family are away on summer vacation? If these scenarios sound familiar to you then Outdoor Lighting  of Nashville can help. Our lighting control automation, or LCA, technology can make you life easier and offer you the conveniences that you never dreamed possible.

One of the features that is available with our LCA technology is what we refer to as ” the driveway sensor”. This feature puts an end to coming home to a dark house and can’t find the keys situation you may be finding yourself in. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville programs the lights to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night. Not only are you ensured safe passage right to your door, but we can program the feature to automatically turn on any multitude of chosen exterior and interior lights as well. This will safely take you from the top of the driveway to the safety of your home interior after a hard day with no worry or struggle, just peace of mind.

Another wonderful feature we offer is what we call “someone’s home”. This feature can be programmed with both your interior and exterior lights to give the appearance that someone is home, by simultaneously cutting on both indoor and outdoor lighting to mimic the pattern in correspondence with someone walking around their home at night. These lights are programmed so if the home is being watched, no one is the wiser, and your home is safe while you and your family is away having fun.

A great feature we offer using LCA technology is called the “safe entry” feature. This feature works much like the driveway sensor feature, the difference is the technology is programmed into a key fab you can place on your key chain to turn on both interior and exterior lighting at the simple touch of a button.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proudly offers these LCA features  and many more to our valued outdoor lighting customers to make their lives hassle free, and their home safer. Remember: a well-lit home is a safer home indeed.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

To learn more about lighting control animation technology and our expertly designed and installed outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Don’t leave yourself in the dark any longer. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville’s top 5 Chrismas sites for Outdoor Christmas lights!

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville create a magical "drive thru" of Christmas lights for your home or business.

Of all the places across the country that offer stunning Christmas lights, Nashville, TN is one of the most famous. The town that is known as being the country music capital of the world is making a huge impression as having some of the most beautiful holiday lighting displays in the U.S. We have carefully put together a list of the most magical displays here in the Nashville area that are sure to keep you coming back for more year after beautiful year.

1) Chads Winter Wonderland– Chad Bernard has been decking the halls for his wonderful drive-thru Christmas lighting spectacle for decades. It is known as one of the nations largest displays of Christmas lights with over 2 million lights used in this stunning menagerie of lights. This popular drive-thru display has become a holiday tradition for Tennesseans, and runs from Nov. 24th through Dec. 30th.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Holiday Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville's holiday lighting

2)  Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland– If you are a music lover, this is a must see. Located at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Nashville, Shadrack offers visitors a chance to enjoy a drive through LED holiday lighting display that is carefully synchronized to music. This breathtaking montage of  music and lights begin on Nov. 11th and run through Jan. 8th.

3) Opryland’s Christmas Lights–  This annual extravaganza of over 2 million Christmas lights draws in visitors from near and far. This stunning display of lights, holiday decorations and nativities can even be enjoyed by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through the display. Who knows, you may even run into a Opryland legend while you’re there as well.

Nashville Christmas Lighting

Holiday lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

4) Trinity Music City, USA in Hendersonville, TN-  This spot takes visitors on a trip through Trinity City which includes over 1 million Christmas lights located on 30 acres. Your trip will also include a stop at the  Trinity Music City Auditorium, as well as the former estate of country music legend, Conway Twitty.

5) Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville holiday lighting – This location is easy to find, because it can be located at your own home or place of business. You can enjoy child-like amazement and inspiring Christmas lighting from the comfort of your home with a holiday lighting display designed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We can design and install your Christmas lighting according to what inspires you. We offer traditional, elegant designs as well as playful and fun designs for your viewing pleasure.  We have a vast selection of lights to choose from. After all there is no place like home, especially during the holidays.

Tree lighting for the holidays by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree lighting for the holidays by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

If you are ready to add your home or business to this list of the best spots in the Nashville area to see Christmas lights, then contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about how to make it happen. We have an outdoor holiday lighting program that is unsurpassed in the Nashville area. Contact us today at (615) 373 – 0638 olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

To see more images of our Christmas lighting, visit our holiday lighting photo gallery located on our website.

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

Black Friday could turn into bright Friday at your house with Nashville holiday lighting

Christmas Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Christmas Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Believe it or not, just this week I talked with our first customer of the year about our holiday lighting program. She had a horrible experience last year with her holiday lighting display. She went with one of our competitors and was very dissatisfied in the quality and the fact that she had to “rent” the display, rather than own it. She was impressed with our program because our customers actually own their holiday lighting display. We discussed wreaths and bows and even decided to add a wreath to each of her home’s dormers and lighted bows at the front of the driveway. We both left the conversation with excitement and anticipation of the holiday cheer that will be present here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville in the weeks to come. If you aren’t familiar with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s holiday outdoor lighting program, here is how it works in a nutshell.

Nashville Christmas Lighting

Holiday lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We come out and meet with you to decide on what you want your holiday lighting display to look like. We have a vast portfolio  and years of outdoor lighting experience, therefore we can help you if you are undecided about certain things. We then proceed to order the lights you need to complete a stunning holiday display. We assemble the display for you prior to the holidays.Then after the holidays are over, we dis-assemble the lighting display and store it for you in our temperature controlled warehouses in anticipation of the next holiday season. With our method, it is not only a professionally executed display, you also own the lights and this leaves plenty of room to add-on as you see fit from year to year.

LED lighted gift boxes with tree lighted outdoor tree - Nashville

LED lighted gift boxes with tree lighted outdoor tree - Nashville

Right now we are offering a discount on new clients and current clients that order additional lighting products that sign on with us and have the lighting installed before Halloween. This may seem early, but actually setting up your display by late October is prime time, plus you get the added luxury of having the capability to light the display on Halloween night creating an ultra-safe scenario for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Who knows, maybe you can add some holiday cheer to the neighborhood on a night fit for ghouls and goblins! We use a great deal of C9’s in our displays when the customer prefers this. This light is very big for a couple of reasons. Because of their beauty, they lend a classic and traditional touch to any lighting display and they are LED so this means they are easy on the pocketbook as they are on the eye.

Elegant free-standing lighted outdoor holiday decorations Nashville

Elegant free-standing lighted outdoor holiday decorations by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

One really great opportunity to take advantage of is by booking early in order to start your installation by mid-October. We can install these lights in the trees (called wraps). Then we can get the lighting done and have you powered-up right after Thanksgiving in time to start the holiday off right. Your lighting system will come complete with a timer that you can set to literally light up at 12:01 AM on the day after Thanksgiving. (Black Friday could turn into bright Friday at your house).

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville not only has the advantage in the beauty and elegance it pours into its holiday lighting displays, we also offer a competitive edge. Your lights are yours from year to year. They are ordered new. They are not a rental and you have the capability to add-on at your own pace and taste. When the lights are rentals, they are previously used and you have no way of knowing how old they are, or how safe.

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Michael Wynn, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

We have been installing outdoor lighting here in Nashville for 20 years. Trust us. Depend on us. Celebrate the holidays with the help of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, our lighting displays can even put a grin on the face of Scrooge himself. Contact us to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proves it is “good to fool with mother nature” in terms of tree lighting

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Nothing compare to the haunting beauty of tree lighting, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

When many homeowners begin to venture into the realm of outdoor lighting and the many ways it can benefit not only the safety around your home, but also the aesthetics and beauty, they don’t take into consideration the importance of having an outdoor lighting professional design and install the lighting. A professional has the knowledge, the foresight, the creativity, the skill and the experience to add lighting in areas that can enhance your home and landscape in ways you never dreamed possible. Tree lighting is one such example of creative outdoor lighting design. Tree lighting allows you to capitalize on the multi-layering  aspect of outdoor lighting and uses the mysterious illusion of light that trees naturally provide. Using tree lighting within an outdoor lighting application can produce breathtaking as well as haunting effects.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville realizes that trees bring an element of nature into the landscape and  are important in any outdoor lighting design. The regal majesty of the tree deserves to be illuminated with the best design strategies and equipment. We have completed many outdoor lighting applications that have encompassed adding the beauty of tree lighting into the scenario and it has resulted in stunningly beautiful effects. With professionally installed tree lighting there are many choices and details to take into consideration. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville focuses on those choices of the good, the bad and the ugly of tree lighting.

Tree Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Large , mature trees with sprawling canopies make the best candidates for tree lighting

Many types of light can be used in tree lighting, one of which is low voltage lighting. Low voltage lighting can result in lighting that is subtle to intense, depending on the wattage you use to illuminate a particular area. When using low voltage lighting you usually only have to go up about 30′ into the tree. This will shine a radius of light of approximately 15 to 18 feet. Depending on how intense you want the light itself to be, we generally start off with a 20 watt flood light. This will produce a subtle “moon lit” look. To achieve more intense light, we would extend the light up to 35 feet or 50 feet’. If you are using the light to define an area where you spend a lot of time, for example a horseshoe game pit, then you want to use a much brighter light to define the area more clearly.

Halogen lights can also be used in tree lighting. Halogens are great to use if you want to add a “tint” to the exuding glow, because you can add a tinted lens to the halogen fixture to achieve a myriad of effects with tinted lighting. Another up and coming light we are using more frequently in tree lighting is LED. LED is becoming more and more popular in tree lighting because of the longevity of the LED bulbs. They require less maintenance because they last so long and don’t have to be replaced as often as other lights, plus they are super energy-efficient.

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The majestic sprawling branching of the Hackberry tree

Since tree lighting requires the installer to actually climb the tree to install the lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville always keeps the safety of the technician in the forefront, as well as the integrity of the tree itself. We use proper equipment that will not scar or damage the tree making it vulnerable to disease and parasites. We also have experience and knowledge as to which trees are good for tree lighting. With any tree you are considering lighting, the lights should be able to be placed  in a fairly clean shooting lane, trees that are thick and dense, such as magnolias do not make good candidates for tree lighting for this reason. Trees like pines and other evergreens are not ideal for tree lighting either because of the lack of limbs available to achieve drama and effect. Trees such as a Hackberry and oaks tend to have sprawling limbs, and can make ideal candidates for tree lighting.

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The ethereal illumination of proper tree lighting using multi-layering throughout the trees canopy

To achieve maximum effect from tree lighting it is ideal for the limbs of the tree to hang over a large surface area. You don’t want super thick foliage to snuff out the light. Shining the light down through some foliage is good and will create a haunting, dappled effect, but too much foliage is not good. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville feels the best effect is achieved when the light is shining through a different tree’s canopy, with the light shining through to a limb about 8 feet below you will achieve the most stunning effect using multi-layering of light. It is also advantageous to have the capacity to use a limb that hangs over the target point of the area or item you are illuminating. Since this is not always the case we can use light to go off the tree, at an acute angle coming straight down to achieve results. As with any lighting scenario you never want the light placed where if can shine into a person’s eyes. We also use tree lighting to light patios and walkways by throwing the light through foliage for a dramatic effect.

In a perfect world, the trees within our homeowner’s landscapes would already be perfectly placed to accommodate tree lighting. As this is not the case, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses experience, knowledge and design expertise to create stunning lighting effects with whatever mother nature has placed before us.

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to find out more about tree lighting. We can set up a nighttime demonstration for your property to show you the stunning results professional outdoor lighting can achieve at your residence. Call (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also see more dramatic outdoor lighting effects, including tree lighting in our photo gallery by visiting http://nashville.outdoorlights.com/local/gallery/landscape-garden-lighting.html