Learn how our Nashville festival lighting can transfrom your backyard into pure enchantment every night!

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Festival Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

You have probably seen festival lighting the last time you flipped through the pages of an upscale home & garden magazine. Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  embraces emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

Festoon Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Festoon Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Festival lighting originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations. Street festivals and fairs filled with music and merriment were often draped in lights for an evening or two to commemorate a significant local event and removed at festivals end. Permanent festival lighting takes this dramatic lighting effect to a new level because the lighting is permanent which allows you to indulge in its appeal every night. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has completed permanent festival lighting installations here in the Nashville area in residential and commercial settings for many happy customers. Calls continue to pour in as more business owners and homeowners are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

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Festival lighting in this courtyard turned it from a dark, plain space into something magical.

Keep in mind, though similar in nature, all festival lighting is not the same. Generally festival lighting falls into two categories, orb or pendant lighting and festoon lighting. Each genre of permanent festival lighting has its own distinct beauty and style and we offer our customers the choice of either LED or incandescent permanent festival lighting. This is also available in white (clear), and multiple colors. In addition the bulbs can be changed out to honor a special occasion or as a way to change the mood of the area you are illuminating. The creative options are endless with festival outdoor lighting.

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    Festival lighting creates the perfect place for gathering and entertaining.

    Festoon Lighting

Festoon lighting is a great way to illuminate a difficult or overlooked outdoor area in your landscape, or transform a courtyard or patio at your business into a spot begging the attention of patrons Festoon lighting is also a romantic and  imaginative lighting technique that works well in covered patios, porches, outdoor living structures or draped in waves within a designated spot in your landscape.

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Here is a picture of the same courtyard during the day.

We use multiple strands of low-voltage LED or incandescent festoon lights and string them over the span of the area we are illuminating. We use cable to support the weight of the electrical wiring when we install permanent festival lighting over an area with a large span; this ensures the safety and the integrity of the system. We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation to achieve this hypnotic lighting effect. Festoon lighting comes in both clear (white), and multiple colors to choose from.

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Permanent festival lighting, such as orb lighting, also comes in a host of colors.

Permanent festival lighting, such as orb lighting, comes in a host of lively colors.

Orb lighting lends an ethereal quality to any outdoor area where it is installed. Orbs give the appearance of being “free-floating”. These lights come in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and are available in white, colored as well as clear acrylic. The effect these lights add to an outdoor setting is enchanting. Though these lights are contemporary in design they look great in  both rural and urban themed settings. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has installed orb festival lighting in both residential and commercial settings. One memorable installation of orb lighting took us to the beautiful Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN. The addition of orb lighting made this already magical property even more so in the evening with this unique lighting technique. Can’t you just imagine enjoying a glass of wine under the Nashville night sky lit by the ambiance of orb lighting — priceless.

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is having great success using festival lighting to convey beauty, ambiance and character through our outdoor lighting designs. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses. These lights would are also perfect in holiday lighting applications too– but, you may fall so deeply in love with them you may decide to leave them up year round!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are interested in having permanent festival lighting installed at your residence or place of business Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more. Call (615) 373 – 0638 Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  

Exploring the role of lighting in celebrating the arrival of the Chinese New Year as 2014 is welcomed as the year of the horse

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

According to the ancient tradition of the Chinese New Year, 2014 is the year of the horse which officially began on January 31st. The Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival. These celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year.”

Chinese New Year lasts two weeks and is traditionally a time to honor ancestors and Chinese traditions. The centuries-old celebrations end with the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the New Year. As part of this celebration, paper lanterns are hung. The lanterns are generally red in color and tend to be oval in shape. These are considered the traditional Chinese paper lanterns. Other lanterns used on the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year during the Lantern Festival, are bright, colorful, and come in a wide array of different sizes and shapes.

Chinese lanternsHistory of the paper lantern

Paper lanterns are special kind of lanterns that originate from China and Japan. They are usually made from paper or silk, with the frames being made from bamboo or wood. A lit candle placed inside is used as the source of light. Modern paper lanterns have battery-operated lamps. Traditional paper lanterns were made in the image of myths, things from nature and or in the spirit of local culture. The lanterns symbolize joy, celebration, good fortune and longevity. Data indicates the creation of paper lantern started in China somewhere in 230 BC.

Permanent festival lighting, such as orb lighting, also comes in a host of colors.

Permanent festival lighting, such as orb lighting, also comes in a host of colors.

The design of the paper lanterns used in honor of this tradition is not that far off from the concept of certain genres of outdoor lighting commonly used year-round. These applications exude soft washes of light much like that of the paper lanterns used during the Chinese New Year. The first outdoor lighting application that comes to mind when envisioning the use of outdoor lanterns is permanent orb lighting, or pendant lighting. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, this type of lighting is gaining in popularity because of not only the soft, romantic light it exudes, but also the unique and distinctive beauty it can add to an outdoor space.

Orb and pendant lighting used in outdoor lighting applications 

Orb lighting lends an ethereal quality to any outdoor area where installed. They give the appearance of being “free-floating”, much like that of a paper lantern. These lights come in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and are available in white, colored and clear acrylic. The effect these lights impose on a setting is stunning. Though these lights are contemporary in design they look great in both rural and urban themed settings. We recently installed orb lighting at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN. The addition of orb lighting has made this already magical property enchanting in the evening under the spell of this unique lighting technique. The effect these lights create in any outdoor setting is stunning. Orb lighting promotes a carefree ambiance when strung in trees along a gathering or picnic area, or when used  to breathe new life into a dark spot within the landscape; they make any outdoor space warm and inviting.

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

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashvlle we are dedicated to to conveying  mood and effect through our outdoor lighting designs. Permanent festival lighting, such as orb lighting, is unique way we are able to enliven the senses through outdoor lighting. Orb lighting delivers many of the same benefits as that of lighting used in traditional age-old celebrations to harness joy and celebration with lighting. These lights would also be perfect in temporary lighting applications but we are certain you will be so enamored by them you may decide to leave them up year round!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

If you are interested in having permanent festival lighting installed at your residence or place of business Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more. Call (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries including our landscape lighting gallery located on our website for more unique and inspiring designs.

Open up a new realm of outdoor living possibilities with deck and patio lighting

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Deck and patio lighting will give your backyard a whole new look.

Your deck and patio are the single most used areas of your home from the onset of spring well into the fall. If you find yourself letting darkness elude your outdoor enjoyment by forcing you inside with the setting sun, we have just the recipe to perk up your patio or make using your deck in the evening more desirable; our deck and patio lighting designs.

When you take into consideration all the elements that make you deck a functional area such as adequate seating areas, landscape surround and a grill or even outdoor kitchens, outdoor lighting for your deck is just as important. A deck without any of these elements in essence is just a boring and dull appendage with no character or function.

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This deck and surrounding area sets the mood for many glorious entertaining possibilities with the wonderful deck lighting is now has.

Our deck and patio lighting provides added security for more visibility, mobility and footing on your deck while in use. It also provides the opportunity for extended hours of enjoyment on your deck. Lighting your deck can also promote ambiance and character in your outdoor living space as well. We use the appropriate light fixture for each installation to deliver all of these luxuries to you as part of the whole package.

Our copper and brass deck mounted half-moon sconce lights are perfect to place on the hard to light area. We generally install these on the deck posts of your decks railing. These lights are elegant and made of the finest materials which are built to stand the test of time, understated yet powerful in that they cast the industry’s widest indirect wash of light. They also work great installed in retaining walls or other areas of your deck or patio. We have even installed them underneath the built-in bench seating of decks for a dazzling, unique effect. Since these lights are made of copper and brass they weather to a beautiful patina with age.

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Our “half-moon” deck lights exudes the industry’s widest indirect wash of light.

Another favorite in our deck and patio lighting installations is the classic adjustable pier mounted copper path light. It works wonders when secured atop retaining walls, along deck and placed around the landscaping that surrounds your deck. With a high quality of light that casts a widespread glow that makes it  a solid choice for the areas that need extended visibility.

Can you imagine the entertaining and family time opportunities that having a well-lit deck would open up? No more stumbling or trying to grill by the light of a single builder-grade security light, trying to decide if the steak is rare or well-done. No more having to move your guests inside with the setting sun because of the lack of visibility. Deck lighting seems simple enough, but it opens up a whole new realm of outdoor living opportunities you never thought possible. It can even improve the way in which you view your entire backyard. Soft washes of light will create an ethereal effect on every area that surrounds the deck, from the stone used in a retaining wall to the delicate blooms of flowering shrubs that are located in your decks landscape border. The possibilities are endless.

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A well-lit deck makes it all come together beautifully.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our deck and patio lighting designs. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration and give you a taste of what you have been missing.

Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

For more deck and patio lighting designs to spark your inspiration; visit our deck and patio lighting gallery located on our website.