Welcome David G. Todd to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we have a close-knit team. From our office staff, to our designers and our installers, we embrace an ethic of open communication and teamwork. In many ways, we function in much the same manner a family would. With this in mind, we want to formally welcome one of our newest team members into the OLP Nashville family — David G. Todd.

David is a Nashville native. He was in the specialty advertising business for 25 years. After selling his company he pondered what his next step would be. David then decided to venture into the oil and gas business where he remained until 2015 when gas prices plummeted, or when the spigots were turned off, so to speak. This left his calendar open to exploring new endeavors.

David’s arrival at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been “simmering” for many years as David and Bob Lyons Jr. have been friends for some 25+ years. During this time the two of them often tossed around the idea of doing something together from a business perspective. About 3 years backs those friendly conversations became more serious, which focused on growing the commercial end of the business from a lighting standpoint. David has ties to many of the contractors, builders, engineers and architects doing business in and around the Nashville area, so this past summer he and Bob Jr. decided to move ahead in officially making him part of the team.

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Commercial outdoor lighting on architectural breaks

David officially joined the OLP Nashville team on August 1st, 2016, where he is heading the commercial outdoor lighting aspect of growth and assists in growing the residential outdoor lighting facet as well. He is working in unison with Bob Jr. as the main salesman for commercial and residential installations.

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He loves being at OLP Nashville and says he is having a blast. He is most impressed with the effect the addition of outdoor lighting has on a property. Some of the most enjoyment for him comes from helping with evening demonstrations for prospective clients and witnessing their reaction to seeing their home, or business, illuminated for the first time — it is truly priceless. David pointed out a recent demo where the couple gave each other outdoor lighting as a Christmas present to themselves and how overjoyed they were with the results.

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This past year, 2016, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville won a Franchisee of the Year award and the Excellence in Sales Award during the Outdoor Living Brands annual meeting held in January. David is elated to be part of a team that has, and continues, to be recognized for their success!

Please help us welcome the newest member of our team! We look forward to sharing the continued success of Nashville outdoor lighting, both in our commercial and residential projects in the future.

Let us transform your home, property or business for you today. Ask around, chances are that beautiful outdoor lighting your neighbor has been designed and installed by us.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Partners with Top Landscape Architect, Anne Daigh, to Light Up Edgehill Village

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In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

We love unique and creative outdoor lighting challenges at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and this one from our friend, and landscape architect, Anne Daigh is one of our favorites. Anne, who is a talented landscape architect here in Nashville, was looking for a partner to help illuminate a courtyard  located in super trendy Edgehill Village—a vintage industrial building that has been repurposed into cool shops, businesses and restaurants just off Music Row. The location consists of 8 brick building that once house Whiteway Cleaners in the 20’s which have been restored to embrace their historical style and significance.  Anne’s  goal was to illuminate it in a unique way that would inspire patrons and keep them coming back. She approached us with a clever way to light this outdoor area so that it would pay homage to the structure’s history, but also have a retro modern feel at the same time.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

The courtyard is partially exposed to the open air, and we wanted to make sure Anne’s vision came to life by tying the indoors and outside together. We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs that vary from 18” to 38” in circumference. The orbs are red and bring a fabulous pop of color into this indoor/outdoor space that we suspended with aircraft cables from the exposed metal grid iron work that supports the roof covering the courtyard.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Edgehill Village loves the final result that Anne designed and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville installed, and we were thrilled to partner with her on illuminating yet another fashionable and trendy corner in the city of Nashville. We love that we have our name stamped all over some of the hippest spots in town like the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Gulch. We are thrilled that building and landscape architects come to us to put the final touch on their masterful creations so that they are showcased to the max in the evening hours. And we are more than happy to make them look good after the sun goes down.

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs

We used LED dimmable Edison style light bulbs that were customized to nest inside massive metal caged orbs.

It doesn’t matter to us if you have a humble residence, a big estate, a corporate park or a new restaurant—you are guaranteed to get the same level of service and quality from our team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. We are happy to present creative ideas that will fit most any budget, and we will make sure that your friends or your customers will be delighted by what they see. We promise that we will create a look that’s memorable and can give you any look you are trying to capture. We use the same commercial quality fixtures and wiring for all our customers, so you are guaranteed years of good use from all the equipment we install. We are also thrilled to partner with your designer or landscape architect  to make your outdoor illumination dreams come true.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to bring your landscape lighting plan come alive. 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

 

Nashville Post showcases our stunning festival lighitng completed in the Gulch!

Nashville Post

Our permanent festival lighting installation in “the Gulch” recently featured in the Nashville Post.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is super proud to light up the evening sky in many of the most prominent commercial spaces in and around our beloved city.We are humbled and proud to have contributed the outdoor lighting on  venerable landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, Arrington Vineyards and even lighting up the Christmas tree at the capitol building. It’s a pretty big deal to us that Nashville entrusts us to illuminate these important spaces. The Gulch is one of the hottest parts of town with nifty restaurants, apartments and shopping. Its industrial warehouse look of the past is a big draw for hipsters looking for a cool way to spend some time in Nashville, and there is always a ton of fun that can be had in this part of town. We were honored to be asked to add some evening allure with the addition of overhead permanent festival lighting that casts a  glow in the alleys during the evenings. The Nashville Post recently profiled the Gulch with a great photo that clearly showcases these awesome fixtures that look just as striking during the daylight hours, and they definitely fit into the industrial vibe and perfectly match the brick on the buildings and the concrete walkways.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

If you think these overhead festival lights are great, we can also incorporate them into any commercial setting such as over an outdoor restaurant patio for a European café vibe or even the clubhouse pool for a pretty watery sparkle after nightfall. Residential homes can also benefit from the same treatment over a patio, within a covered porch or veranda or even over your outdoor kitchen area for a delightful look that will give you plenty of visibility.

Another look at how festoon lighting enlivens this commercial space.

Another look at how our festoon lighting enlivens this commercial space.

Our festival lights are commercial grade and made in the USA especially for us. They are meant to last season after season and are suspended by a strong wire so they do not sag over time.  We offer clear, white or an array of colors with bulbs, so you can keep the look classic like at The Gulch or jazz things up with a stimulating colorful vibe. Best of all, you can change out the bulbs at any time if you enjoy switching things up during different seasons of the year.

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We can recreate the same magic in your residential or commercial outdoor space!

Outdoor  lighting is a must for any commercial space as it brings a memorable flair that keeps customers coming back to experience what you have to offer. We can match any theme or ambiance that you are trying to exude to your clients—whether it’s industrial and sophisticated or elegant and graceful that is meant to stand out and turn heads. We will work with you to capture whatever atmosphere  you desire and fits your brand. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to discuss how we can help you with your commercial or residential outdoor lighting. 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

The West End’s newest condominium community lights up its entrance with a custom lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

How long has it been since you checked out the Midtown/West End area? This part of town is one of Nashville’s most up and coming regions and has so much to offer in regards to its restaurants, residential communities, shopping, and nightlife. One of its newest additions is the recently restored/constructed condominium community, The Dallas on Elliston. Located between 21st and 22nd avenues on Elliston Place, The Dallas is at the epicenter of the West End, rich in history and designed with cutting edge materials, world-class amenities, and all the modern conveniences making it the perfect place to call home.

Upon its completion, the developer wanted to install outdoor lighting to enhance the street front exterior of this magnificent complex with illumination which accentuated its beautiful architectural and landscape features while also increasing safety on the property. They contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the area’s premier outdoor lighting professionals to custom design and install just the right type of lighting and fixtures to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, the developer had just one dilemma standing in the way of the completing this task…no power source currently available outside the facility. Not being a company who “gives up” easily, we took a step back to review the situation and ultimately came up with a plan which meets the client’s needs until a permanent exterior power source can be established.

By utilizing the beautiful trees outside the complex to “house” the lighting, we were able to use battery-powered “tight wrap” lights to add beauty and character, as well as increased safety to the complex in the evening, thus achieving the client’s goals. These battery operated lights also use a built-in timer which creates a lighting cycle each day with automatic on and off times for increased battery life with up to 30 days of power from just one battery. These are truly innovative fixtures! The end result is just the right amount of ambient lighting to bring attention to this splendid residential complex within Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhood at night, beckoning prospective residents to live here and call it “HOME SWEET HOME!”

Why Nashville's West End

As previously mentioned, this condominium community is centered in the heart of the Midtown/West End area and has an impressive Walk Score (public access walkability index) of 89. It is in close proximity (between 2-5 blocks away) to just about everything:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Baptist Hospital
  • BRT stops
  • Music City Bikeway
  • Bridgestone Arena
  • Centennial Park
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
  • PF Changs
  • Hurry Back
  • Jimmy Kelly Steakhouse
  • Café Coco
  • Michaelangelo’s Pizza
  • Samurai Sushi
  • and so much more

As you can see, it really does have a lot happening in this part of town, and while you are taking in the sites in the Midtown/West End area, may we suggest two of the area’s must try oldest eating establishments:

  • Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse – Founded in 1934 and housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s Nashville steakhouse serves the finest cuts of beef, pork, poultry and seafood with a fine selection of signature salads and specialty side dishes for a lovely fine dining experience.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop – As Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in its original location, Elliston Place Soda Shop holds a special place in the local restaurant community. Since 1939, good food has been the mainstay of this charmingly nostalgic ice cream parlor/family style restaurant/diner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are available at this hot spot with a wide variety of choices sure to please everyone!

While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville may not be as historically seated in the Nashville community as The Dallas on Elliston and other long time establishments, we respect and appreciate those who are. We feel honored and proud to assist our hometown businesses and residents in “owning the night” right on their own property. In addition to the battery-powered “tight wrap” type of commercial lighting we used at The Dallas, we also offer many other versatile lighting options for business and property owners throughout Nashville and its surrounding areas. Even if you have been told by other lighting companies “it is not possible”, chances are, through our inventive, versatile lighting knowledge — we can find a way!

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today and discover how our professional service can benefit you…you’ll be surprised at how much we can do for you! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Our products are proudly made in the USA, in fact, right here in Nashville!

In today’s world, more and more products seem to be made outside the USA. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville our fixtures are manufactured not only here in the USA, but right here in Nashville! Some may ask, “why is being made local so important?” The truth is, support of American made, and particularly locally made products is vital to our country’s economy and the local economy and remain a testament to quality and craftsmanship. A vital element of the push to  “going Green” includes supporting and buying local which aids in sustaining the local economy.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B Manufacturing is located right here in beautiful Nashville!

The Nashville economy relies heavily on manufacturing. Historically, the strength of America has been the product of the hardworking individuals within the economic stronghold of local American factories. The manufacturing industry, as a whole, not only sustains the future of the next generation’s workforce; it also plays a major role in our local economy and overall well-being of all of us whom live and work in Nashville.

Our facilities neighbor Nashville's historic Houston Station.

Our facilities neighbor Nashville’s Houston Station, former home of the old May hosiery mill, within the up and coming Houston/Wedgewood neighborhood.

Fortunately, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the major role in which the “Made in Nashville” label plays in our full economic structure.People throughout the country are rediscovering the benefits of buying local. Buying local  means you are supporting local economies and able to witness the direct impact of choosing local. As a whole,many are realizing that saving a little on their purchases is costing them a lot more in the long run and are going back to shopping with an eye for quality, durability and craftsmanship; three things which are synonymous buying local.

Deck BB02 used under fountain in entry garden by Anne Daigh landscape architect,LLC at Nasheville Antiques and Garden ShowSupporting locally made products benefits our whole society because it creates upward mobility while building a broader, stronger American middle class. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B & B Manufacturing are proud to provide quality outdoor lighting fixtures made right here in the USA, additionally being manufactured locally here in Nashville. In fact, the lights we install are the same fixtures, components and even LED bulbs that are putting people to work locally. From LED bulb assembly to shining the fixtures and shipment and installation, these are the jobs provided here at our facilities that are providing employment for Nashville residents.

Belle Meade architectural and landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleIn case you did not know, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing.  B&B was established by Bob Lyons Sr., Bob Lyons Jr.,(hence the B and B), along with Winston Edwards who played a vital  role when we began manufacturing in 1998. B&B Manufacturing is a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures locally to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Green Outdoor Lighting locations all over the country. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality outdoor lighting fixtures,expert outdoor lighting design and installation with personal service to match.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 22 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” and all that entails!

We are proud to unveil our new look, and logo, now covering our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville fleet of vans and trucks! You may have noticed them around town already. In case you haven’t seen one yet, here is a sneak preview:

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A sneak peek at our new van graphics.

As you can see, the new graphic showcases one of our beautiful copper path lights in action and also highlights our new tagline; “the night is ours“. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, “the night is ours” is all the name entails and much more because we are experts at making the night yours through our professional outdoor lighting designs! Here are just a few of the ways we are making the evening more beautiful and more functional for residents and businesses all over the Nashville area:

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    Nashville holiday lighting.

    Holiday Lighting for Home & Business: Are renowned holiday lighting designs have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. We offer an innovative holiday outdoor lighting program that is an ultra-convenient, ultra-beautiful way to take care of your holiday lighting needs. This program means we take care of everything for you from installation to removal and storage.

  • Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch

    Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch.

    Residential and Commercial Outdoor Lighting Design & Installation: Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, fountain and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, tree lighting, statuary lighting and we are the leader among LED outdoor lighting designs and installation.

  • Huston Station Nashville lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

    Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville special event lighting for wedding held at Huston Station in downtown Nashville.

    Temporary Outdoor Lighting for Special Events: We provide temporary lighting (including indoor as well as outdoor), for events and special occasions such as weddings, outdoor proms, dances, graduation and birthday celebrations, family reunions and other outdoor (and indoor) events you have planned.

  • Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Orb lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at Arrington Vineyards. Picture provided by Nash Severance Photography

    Permanent Festival Lighting: Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. From festoon to orb lighting, festival lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends for adding illumination into an outdoor area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within the space.

  • Lighting Control Automation: Our lighting control automation (LCA) technology can make your life easier and offer you the conveniences that you never dreamed possible. From  programming the lights to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night, to the capability of controlling your lighting from your smart phone even while on vacation — wow!
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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville van.

Even though our vans and trucks have a new look, the outstanding service we have provided to the Nashville area for over 25 years remains the same. Our experience and level of commitment in satisfying our customers makes us a household name in outdoor lighting. To learn more about making the night yours, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com