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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Don’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought

Nashville backyard lightingDon’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought — Proactive Planning with a New Outdoor Lighting System Makes all the Difference.

If you are planning on building a home, installing landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property without any outdoor landscape lighting, then 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 can if you’ve put it into the plans in advance.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceEven if you don’t plan on putting in outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your driveways, sidewalks, patios 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.  It minimizes on mess later in terms of disrupting or moving your plants, shrubs and trees because accessibility is made easy. 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.

Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing home structure and landscaping as well. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will come in and evaluate your property plot and work around existing structures wherever possible and even dig under them if necessary to get the look you want to achieve–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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You can consult with one of our outdoor lighting designers and they will ask you questions about your outdoor lifestyle and how you like to dine, play and entertain outside. Not only will we illuminate the façade of your home, entryway and driveway; but we can also add lighting to your backyard so that your deck and patio can handle some serious entertainment and family time. We can give your pool, water features and outdoor living spaces the royal treatment so they can be enjoyed at any hour of the night. If you love lawn games, we can give your family and friends plenty of visibility to toss around the football or enjoy a game of cornhole well into the evening. If late night grilling or cooking in your outdoor kitchen is the standard in your household, we can provide you with task lighting so you can tell when the steaks are done without having to bring them inside to check.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville doesn’t slow down during the winter months; in fact, we are busier than ever. The cooler temperatures provide a great time for landscape additions as plants are dormant, and the dark evenings means outdoor lighting is more welcomed than ever. Let’s sit down and discuss designing  the ideal outdoor lighting for your home and property for season after season of enjoyment!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 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.

 

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

 

Annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will provide a season of enjoyment, and beyond!

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Memorial Day is right around the corner!

The prime outdoor living season is almost in full swing. Family and social gatherings for celebrations like Memorial Day, Graduation, Father’s Day and other outdoor occasions are right around the corner. Like many other Nashville homeowners, you’ve probably been busy with home improvement projects such as planting flowers, replacing mulch and weeding and feeding your turf. Similar to the way these exterior maintenance tasks help prepare your home and property for the season, annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will provide a season of enjoyment, and beyond.

How exciting was it the first time you saw your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville completed the installation of your system?  You probably couldn’t wait to host an evening event, just so you could show off the dramatic transformation your investment in your home’s appearance had brought about. No matter how big or how small your expenditure, from toaster ovens to automobiles, maintenance is important in preserving the value of it. Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for special events you host, as well as keep your system running safely night after night.

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Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly as we officially welcome the outdoor living season this coming Memorial Day weekend. We’ll be happy to help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. When you protect your system with our maintenance plan, you have peace of mind that we:

  • Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)
  • Repair any damaged wire
  • Nashville outdoor lighting maintenanceRebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance
  • Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped
  • Inspect your transformer
  • Reset / check your timer
  • Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

As an Annual Maintenance Plan member, you receive the extra benefit of priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

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You receive these full benefits of your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you have the option to subscribe to continue an Annual Maintenance Plan to protect your investment. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about this season!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanHave an existing outdoor lighting system not installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville? No worries, we service competitors’ lighting systems as well. Take advantage of our professional maintenance and/or repair services today. Give us a call at (615) 373-0638. Or, email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to learn more.

Why Nashville Outdoor Lighting Can Give You The Biggest “Bang For Your Buck” When Weighing Your Spring Improvement Options:

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleTis the season when many Nashville homeowners begin planning ways to enhance their outdoor environment in preparation for the quickly approaching outdoor living season ahead. They attend home & garden shows to gain inspiration, look through lawn & garden magazines and surf the internet for ideas.Though there is a large impetus on making over a landscape, or adding an outdoor living space such as a deck or patio within many mediums, have you ever taken a moment to notice almost all of these tantalizing images are enhanced with outdoor lighting? The emphasis of outdoor lighting is often downplayed where large-scale improvements are concerned, but if you look at the pictures closely, in almost every project design or makeover, outdoor lighting is present.

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Professional outdoor lighting is timeless and never goes out of style!

If you are unsure which key elements should be part of your upcoming exterior home addition, or makeover plans, outdoor lighting delivers the biggest bang for your buck because it is timeless. If you are looking to remodel or upgrade your home, creating lasting value is a top concern. According to a recent article on Houselogic, courtesy of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, lighting improvements ( both exterior & interior) are listed as one of the top 9 home improvement projects that never go out of style! In addition, some of the other improvements on the list such as perennial gardens, improving your home’s entry and hardscape exterior additions benefit from outdoor lighting too.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Rhode Island LED path lightYou may be asking how much am I looking at in terms of the investment in professional outdoor lighting? The answer is not an easy dollar amount, or even range, as professionally designed and installed lighting differs for each property, and is influenced by the individual needs of each client. Without getting too technical, The Landscaping Network explored the subject of landscape lighting in detail in a recent article titled “How Much Does Landscape Lighting Cost?”“Quality contractors use professional quality fixtures that are all metal in copper, bronze, aluminum and steel featuring powder coated colors or unique finishes. These high quality light fixtures last far longer and cost substantially more due to their  warranty. A general rule of thumb for a preliminary estimate of your future lighting is to allow about $325 per fixture to cover product and installation.” There are factors that can greatly influence the cost of a professional lighting system. These include a new system over one that is converted, or retrofitted; soil conditions; unusually long runs of wire for larger properties and remote operation among other factors.

From a budgetary standpoint, other exterior home improvement project can cost much more than professional outdoor lighting. Take for instance a hardscape patio addition; depending on the size and type of materials you choose, stamped and colored concrete patios can cost twenty dollars per square foot. According to The Landscaping Network, pavers can run on average up to $25 per square foot, and flagstone $30. According to these estimates, an average 12 x 12 patio (144 sq. ft) can add up quickly! Keep in mind, too, that to enjoy your outdoor addition in the evening most homeowners still opt to install outdoor patio lighting!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today if you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home and landscape, you can request a free consultation by calling (615) 373-0638 or visit our website to learn more at nashville.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

How outdoor lighting is helping Nashville homeowners add design, and curb appeal, to their home

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade Blvd. outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

This past weekend marked not only the arrival of August, but also the inaugural arrival of National Curb Appeal month. This new, annual event is dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. One of the best ways to add loads of curb appeal to your home, and landscape, is through the addition of outdoor lighting. Look through the pages of any upscale home or garden magazine and outdoor lighting takes center stage.You may think that creating that same type of nighttime magic, and elegance at your home is only a dream. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has opened up a world of possibilities to homeowners with our professional outdoor lighting designs enabling you to not only daydream about outdoor lighting at your home, but make that vision a reality too!

Recently, our friends at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta  filmed the transformation of one of their client’s properties taking it from beautiful by day to pure enchantment at night. These videos serve as a perfect example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can transform your property too. It all begins with our consultation, take a look…

The Idea and Inspiration: When most people think of lighting the outside of their homes, they usually just consider safety and security. Important considerations, however, landscape lighting can be incorporated into an overall landscape plan that also adds to the overall beauty of your property. The lighting of steps, paths and walkways will make the grounds of your property safer; the lighting of the home façade, trees, and outdoor living spaces will add significantly to the aesthetics and make the home more inviting.  And there is the obvious benefit of added security by eliminating dark areas of the yard.

Free Design Consultation and Demonstration: Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the backyard is a whole new room that they haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going  beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting at your house too. Good lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeter of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, fountains or even trees within your yard. Take a look at this  “preview”of  how the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance our property  as we reveal what is involved in a  nighttime demonstration …

The Installation: Once you have experienced the magic of a nighttime demonstration, here is an  in-depth look at our quality installation process…

The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Reveal: Here in Nashville, March through September is some of the best times to enjoy outdoor living. With the addition of outdoor lighting, your landscape and outdoor living spaces are instantly transformed into usable space.Take a look at the big reveal of this transformation and imagine you and your family in the starring role…

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Ready to experience this kind of transformation for yourself? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen today! Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you too!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

Did your Father’s Day outdoor celebration come and go leaving you in the dark?

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Do you regret not adding lighting to your outdoor living spaces sooner?

I know you have all heard the phrase “hindsight is 20/20”, right? The phrase is actually a proverb that teaches a moral, meaning in hindsight things are obvious which were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice. With this in mind, you may have in fact found yourself wishing you had moved ahead with having your outdoor lighting installed prior to this past weekend’s Father’s Day festivities — hindsight.

With all the outdoor living opportunities the warmer season brings, such as Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day and Independence and Labor Day, it is a shame to have your outdoor celebrations cut short because of a lack of proper outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to remind you that it is not too late to make the most out of your outdoor moments spent with family and friends. Now is the time to contact us to design and install your outdoor lighting to ensure all your upcoming outdoor celebrations are set to the right light. Outdoor lighting will allow carefree spontaneity and enable you to set the time the party ends, not the setting sun!

  • Here a few scenarios where the addition of outdoor lighting would be beneficial in maximizing you and your guests’ enjoyment:
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Deck lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.

Outdoor lighting for your outdoor living spaces — You have an outdoor barbecue planned for family and friends. You have planned everything accordingly including a delicious menu, desserts and even backyard games for the kids! Unfortunately, you did not consider the lack of lighting on your backyard deck or patio, where the event is to take place. This is a case where professional deck, patio and landscape lighting would have been a huge benefit to the success of your gathering. We can even custom design lighting specifically for your grilling area or outdoor kitchen to give you a food preparation area that is well-illuminated. With outdoor lighting nightfall would have allowed you to remain outdoors with your guests, enjoying delicious barbecue, conversation and endless fun. If you had chosen an LED installation, which utilizes exclusive CREE LED technology, your outdoor lighting would have an added bonus: it would have meant fewer bothersome insects in your landscape and outdoor living areas than that of traditional outdoor lighting.

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Enjoy all the benefits of landscape lighting integrated with pool lighting this summer!

Outdoor lighting for the areas around your pool and spa — its summertime, after all, and you decide to throw a pool party in honor of your son or daughter’s birthday! You want this occasion to be special for your child, and his/her party guests. You carefully plan the games, refreshments, paper goods, music and party favors. The day of the event arrives and you soon realize you did not consider the party would extend past dusk! You soon realize you must move the entire party indoors because the lack of visibility around your pool becomes a risk for the attendees of the party. The solution to this situation would have been the addition of water feature lighting and landscape lighting to the areas frequented around your pool. Lighting would have made your pool area safer for party-goers, giving you peace of mind and delivering a one-of-a-kind party the kids will remember forever!

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Guest house and cottage outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting for the areas around your guest house or cottage — You have company coming in from out-of-town this season, which will be staying in your guest house or cottage. You may have an exterior building on your grounds that has great architectural flair or that it visited often at night. It could be a guest house, cottage or some other type of outdoor building. You have the accommodations prepared for the comfort of your guests in mind, neat as a pin and ready for their anticipated arrival. Unfortunately you did not consider how dark entering and exiting the guest quarters could be for your friends or family to allow them to make themselves at home. One of the best ways to alleviate dark pathways that lead to and from your home to other structures on your property is by the addition of path lighting. Our path lighting casts a gentle glow downward on the path and adjoining landscaping making evening travel safe and relaxed. You don’t want any overly bright light to obscure night-time vision, overpower the surroundings or lose the romantic effect that you have with such beautiful structures on a property — our path lighting delivers safety and style!

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This beautifully illuminated outdoor living room is bathed in rich , romantic energy-efficient low voltage outdoor lighting Perspectives.

We hope these “real life” outdoor living scenarios have helped your realize just how much adding outdoor lighting could benefit you, your family and any guests that visit your home this season, and throughout the year.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Our goal is to design your outdoor lighting for the way you and your family want to enjoy the outdoors. If you are ready to make this summer the best ever during the time you and your family will spend outdoors contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Our talented outdoor lighting designers are waiting to assist you! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com