How to prevent teetering on the “eave” of disaster with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and eave lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we take lighting safety very seriously. Our newest addition to our menu of outdoor lighting services is geared towards not only providing you with convenience , but preserving safety too. How many times have you found yourself risking life and limb teetering off of a rickety ladder to change out your eave lighting? This scenario is dangerous on single-story dwellings and even more risky on second and third-story homes.

LED architectural and facade lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A closer look at this eave lighting proves the danger of bulb replacement on 2nd story homes.

Did you know that according to WHO (World Health Organization), falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Each year an estimated 424,000 individuals die from falls globally and out of this staggering number adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. In addition, WHO also reports 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur each year. One of the contributing factors to this high number of falls is attributed to working at elevated heights or in other hazardous working conditions. Changing out eave lighting on your home, or business, if you are not a lighting professional would fall into the category of working at both an elevated height within a hazardous condition.

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

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

In an effort to make your outdoor lighting experience more convenient, and provide peace of mind, we are now offering our customers the option of changing their eave lighting, flood lights and spot lights as an added feature to our already convenient outdoor lighting services. Our professionally trained technicians will replace your existing halogen, compact fluorescent or incandescent bulbs or we can also upgrade your eave lighting to super-efficient LED while we perform the replacement. Just imagine, no more dangerous ladders to climb, plus all the benefits of LED without having to lift a finger!

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We make every effort to ensure all our lighting is installed with safety as the first concern.

LED lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like other types of bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly.

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John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about this service and our wide menu of outdoor lighting services designed with quality, beauty, function and safety in mind!

Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries, including our architectural lighting gallery located on our website for a closer look at our LED eave lighting installations.

Join us as we count the ways you can benefit from outdoor lighting during, and beyond the holiday season…

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Outdoor lighting enhances your home and landscape every evening through every season.

With all the excitement surrounding the holidays many times we fail to look beyond the season, especially where home and landscape upgrades such as outdoor lighting is concerned. Holiday outdoor lighting can add tremendous beauty to your home and landscape during the holidays, but the same can also be said about traditional outdoor lighting as well. By investing in outdoor lighting for your home and landscape now, you will be giving yourself the gift of light that you can enjoy during, and past the holidays, for many years to come! Join us as we count the ways you can benefit from outdoor lighting during, and beyond the holiday season…

  •  Comfort and Joy – By adding outdoor lighting, your home will appear warm and inviting bringing an air of comfort and joy to the season! In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will draw people in and offer a warm refuge for family and friends with curb appeal galore.
Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

  •  Safety – Outdoor lighting adds safety to your home and landscape in a variety of ways. Lighting walkways and paths ensures your guests are able to navigate these areas safely. This includes making your frequently traveled paths visible when ice and snow are present as well. You can also increase safety and beauty through zone lighting. Zone lighting is used to illuminate areas of your yard and landscape for nighttime use. For example, when you spend time outdoors with family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your landscape areas. Zone lighting is an effective way to light a patio, deck, garden, pool area or outdoor seating area. For enhanced safety we also suggest illuminating sidewalks, driveways, garages and entryways to keep your landscape safe after dark. Keep in mind, since daylight savings time has ended our homes are darker for longer periods of time. Many Nashville homeowners are coming home from work and school to a dark home. Outdoor lighting can put an end to dark winter evenings for good.
Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville illuminated the pool house and landscape surrounding the pool at this home in Belle Meade.

  •  Peace of Mind – A well-lit landscape and home promotes a feeling of security, alertness and proof you care about maintaining your property. When you keep your outdoor areas illuminated, you present a feeling of  involvement and pride in your home. Outdoor lighting reduces the dark areas present around your home and promotes  a sense that your are aware of your surroundings, this helps deter would-be criminals from trespassing onto your property. Outdoor lighting can maintain your peace of mind as a homeowner in knowing you are adding another layer of security to your home.
  • Beauty -The beauty that outdoor lighting provides is reason enough to celebrate year round! A professional outdoor lighting design encompasses all the power of curb appeal by beautifying your home and landscape, and can even change your mood.
Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED outdoor lighting.

  • LED Outdoor Lighting – Over half of our outdoor lighting installations here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville are LED. LED outdoor lighting is more energy-efficient and leaves less of an impact on the environment than other types of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are also free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. The absence of these materials will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too, because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives wreaths and garlands

We offer a wide selection of lighted and unlighted wreaths and garlands for the holiday season.

  • Sometimes, Less is More – If you want to have your cake and eat it too, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can design and install a traditional outdoor lighting system for you and still add little touches of holiday magic in time for Christmas. We offer lighted and non-lighted wreaths and garlands that can add seasonal elegance and complement your new outdoor lighting this season!

A good measure of how well your lighting professional has lit your home and landscape is to watch how others respond to your outdoor lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can not only change the way you and others view your home and surrounding grounds, it can add elegance and refinement to the mix and change your state of mind. Learn how you can improve your home and landscape and make your home warm and inviting  just in time for the holidays! Contact us today to set up a night-time demonstration (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting photo galleries including our landscape lighting photo gallery, and our architectural lighting photo gallery, located on our website today!

What it means to work with a tried and true outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville beautiful outdoor lighting

We have lit some of the Nashville area’s most elegant homes.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been providing residential, holiday and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for 25 years. With this kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting around these parts. 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, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years.

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make.

There is a certain level of trust that comes from being tried and true and having longevity as an outdoor lighting specialist. We count many of the customers that began with us 25 years ago among our current outdoor lighting customers today. Many homeowners have started with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and have continued to use us as they moved to other homes, or as their lifestyles evolved to become business owners where we have been given the opportunity to light not only their homes, but their storefronts as well. For many Nashville area families, we are the one outdoor lighting company that they feel comfortable enough to pass onto family and friends.  With that being said, we have watched children of our lighting customers grow up with the benefits of our lighting and continue the tradition with their family as they grow up, marry and have a home of their own! It is a great feeling to provide service for multi-generations of family.

When you hire Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to do your outdoor lighting you get the peace of mind of knowing not only our quality fixture will provide years of enjoyment, our service is also unmatched by any outdoor lighting company around. Unlike “fly by night” companies that promise their customers the moon and are no longer in business to deliver on those promises.

Loveliest holiday lighting ever

We custom design and install some of the loveliest holiday lighting ever,

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. I feel fortunate to be working for this company, and to be part of this dedicated and talented team.

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Nashville outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at its best!

Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service.  All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide. The proof is in the products and the people here who love outdoor lighting as a way of life.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 25 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes, storefronts, businesses and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Our landscape lighting will turn your property into an oasis.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhances beautiful Belle Meade with our outdoor lighting designs

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Architectural lighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting on Royal Oaks in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Tree and landscape lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville there is no shortage of beautiful landscapes, facades and storefronts we take pride in illuminating. The Nashville area is loaded with neighborhoods of elegant homes, and charming storefronts. One of the most memorable areas we have been fortunate enough to provide outdoor lighting for is our loyal customers who reside in beautiful Belle Meade. We recently added two more happy homeowners to our repertoire of outdoor lighting we have installed in this prestigious community, on Belle Meade Blvd. and Royal Oaks.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Our most recent Royal Oaks installation was for returning customers who have hired Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to design and install the outdoor lighting at their property and home  which continues to evolve over the years. This particular installation was completed in phases and  was part of the completion of their newly appointed outdoor living areas, and completion of retrofitting their halogen system to LED.

Royal Oaks Belle Meade outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We added romantic moonlighting behind the new pool house.

We added moonlighting behind their new pool house, tree lighting along the rear and front of the property and along the driveway and path that leads to both the rear and front entrances of this majestic home. The home itself is built in the classic Georgian style architecture with column detail along the front facade of the home. This type of architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of the home under the spell of our outdoor lighting.  We have also retrofitted the landscape and architectural lighting from halogen to low-voltage LED in phases, incorporating efficiency and “greener” technologies throughout the property.

LED architectural and facade lighting in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Classic architecture lends itself to outdoor lighting beautifully and provides all the elements needed to portray the graceful charm and elegance of a home under the spell of our outdoor lighting

Moonlighting on Belle Meade Blvd. by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting this fountain, we hired a professional tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard.

Another outdoor  lighting design and installation we recently completed on Belle Meade Blvd., came to us via a referral from our customer on Royal Oaks. This outdoor lighting design and installation included designing and installing  the architectural and facade lighting that enhances the traditional federal style of the home, landscape and accent lighting and moonlighting the stunning fountain located inside their rear courtyard. In order to achieve the desired effect in lighting the fountain, we hired a professional tree climber  to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening- stunning!

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Another image of our magical outdoor lighting designs in Belle Meade.

You don’t have to live in Belle Meade to take advantage of the many benefits of our outdoor lighting designs. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting in Nashville and the surrounding area for 25 years. We can improve the safety, function and beauty of your home or business during the evening- ask around, chances are that outdoor lighting design that always leaves you breathless was installed by us!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville shares the secret to successful focal point outdoor lighting within the landscape

Focal lighting on fountain in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This elegant fountain becomes a beacon of the evening landscape with the addition of outdoor lighting.

Every homeowner has that one feature or area in their landscape or on their home that makes their property truly unique. One of the best ways to feature that unique area of your landscape is by the adding outdoor lighting. By lighting focal points within your landscape, or even characteristics or details of your home’s design, you can enjoy the features that are the reason you love your home day and night!  Our lighting design uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tree lighting

A beloved tree within your landscape makes a perfect candidate to accentuate with light.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses various lighting techniques to highlight an area or object in your landscape. The secret to successful focal point lighting is dependent on combining the right lighting technique with the right lighting candidate. Many times our clients will point out an area or item they would like illuminated. Other times it’s up to us to suggest an ideal element based on our design experience. Some of the most popular items or areas homeowners choose for featured lighting are fountains, water features, statuary, exterior walls and specific trees in their landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has even illuminated islands within backyard pool designs as well as illuminating the underside of patio seating walls to bring attention to the area.

As part of one of our more recent outdoor lighting installations, we illuminated a home in Belle Meade which included lighting the homeowner’s elegant fountain. The fountain sits within the homes rear courtyard patio and is reminiscent of a New Orleans inspired courtyard. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used outdoor lighting to highlight the fountain so it can be viewed and enjoyed by the homeowners from inside the home through the windows, and from the exterior of the home. This installation serves as the perfect example of the importance of pairing the right type of lighting with the perfect lighting candidate. After careful consideration, we opted to highlight the fountain with moonlighting. Moonlighting is an outdoor lighting technique that directs the light source from above the area or object you are lighting. For this specific installation we hired a certified tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening.

Another look at our recent installation of Nashville focal point lighting in Belle Meade.

Another look at our recent installation in Belle Meade.

Moonlighting is just one of the many lighting techniques we use here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Our outdoor lighting highlights the architectural elements of your home, and accentuates the features of your landscape.  We can design a dramatic lighting display lighting your featured area; a fountain, a statue, the branches of your weeping cherry or Japanese maple, or focus a light onto the gentle splashes of your waterfall and get more enjoyment out of the unique features of your landscape by being able to linger in their beauty even after dusk.

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of your landscape that are a focal point.

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can visit our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery, our pool and spa lighting photo gallery and our garden and landscape lighting photo gallery located on our website to see more examples of beautiful focal point outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville stays on trend with the hottest outdoor lighting techniques

Tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

The ethereal illumination of proper moon lighting is achieved by using multi-layering throughout the trees canopy

One of the hottest trends in outdoor living design is outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting procures a safe and secure environment around your home but in addition also provides loads of aesthetic value. A recent post by HGTV Remodels indicates the market demand for outdoor lighting is on the rise. They also point out four outdoor lighting techniques that can deliver the effect most homeowners are looking for. These are up lighting, down lighting, zonal lighting and moonlighting. Now, to someone who is not familiar with outdoor lighting terminology, these types of outdoor lighting can sound like a foreign language. In order to get the most out of your outdoor lighting it is important to become familiar with these lighting techniques so you and your professional lighting specialist will be on the same page.

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We used up lighting on this home to accentuate the width and depth of the home and bring out special features such as the columns.

Up lighting – this lighting technique is used in both architectural and landscape lighting applications. We use up lighting to accentuate the height, width and depth of your home. This lighting technique is also used within the landscape to add drama and focus to trees, and other areas of interest in the landscape.

Down lighting – down lighting plays upon the same principles as up lighting. Down lighting can be used as an innovative way to enhance your home’s architectural features. Down lighting is also the most widely used technique to illuminate walkways and pathways. Down lighting can promote safety along the most frequented areas around your home and within your yard.

Focal point lighting – focal lighting such as focal tree lighting, waterfall lighting and statuary lighting is the best way to highlight an area or object of beauty in your landscape. Our exclusive focal point lighting uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.

Moonlighting – this appropriately named lighting technique mimics the effects of the light present during a full moon. A combination of up lighting and down lighting is used to create this hauntingly beautiful technique. We often design moonlighting within trees in the landscape to not only illuminate the tree in a unique way, but also the area that surrounds the tree.  Dramatic shadowing and ambient light combine to create moonlighting that is a work of art.

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of interest in your landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the area’s oldest and best known professional outdoor lighting company. Our outdoor lighting designs include the most popular outdoor lighting techniques. Each of our designs is customized to deliver the most function and beauty. Our exclusive fixtures are manufactured just for Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations. All of our fixtures are constructed from the highest quality materials like copper and solid brass that enable them to blend into your landscape. The goal of any professional outdoor lighting design is to see the area or object of illumination rather than the fixture. Our designs master this beautifully, and our fixtures are built to last season after season.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about applying these and many more lighting technique to your home and landscape. With over 20 years’ experience we can help you light up the night to enhance your time outdoors. Call us to schedule a night-time demonstration and to see your property like you never imagined possible.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can see examples of these and other outdoor lighting techniques by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery and our architectural lighting photo gallery located on our website.

Nashville outdoor lighting will keep the romance alive all year long

Nashville garden lighting in the rose garden

What could be more romantic than illuminating your garden to enjoy evening after evening?

Another Valentine’s Day has come and went.  In hindsight, was the gift that you chose for your beloved one that truly signifies the feelings you have for them? Let’s face it, flowers, as lovely as they are will quickly wilt and lose their vigor. Much is the same with chocolates because if  not enjoyed in a timely manner, will lose their indulgence and flavor over time. Looking ahead to the future and choosing a gift that would make a bold statement about the depth of your emotions for the next Valentine’s day, anniversary or birthday gift, will speak volumes about your feelings and commitment. Outdoor lighting makes the perfect gift for that special someone in your life no matter what the occasion.

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Does this resemble the remainder of your Valentine’s Day efforts?

The very nature of outdoor lighting lends itself to romance. The way soft washes of light enhance your home, your landscape,your outdoor spaces and your trees and flowers. Our professional outdoor lighting doesn’t overpower the focal point of illumination, it creates ambiance within that focus. The effect is a home that is lit with ambiance and romance in mind. I like to think of professional outdoor lighting as mood lighting for your home. Imagine enjoying evening walks through your cherished rose garden while in full bloom. Imagine having an intimate dinner outside on your deck or patio any evening you wish. Imagine enjoying a midnight swim in your pool on a warm summer night. Imagine the possibilities outdoor lighting would add to your lifestyle.

Nashville professional landscape and garden lighting

Professional landscape lighting can create evening vignettes of beauty in your landscape.

Your home is a testament of the life you have built with your significant other. A sense of pride in the life you have created together is evident through the care you have taken in making your home and landscape something you can be proud of. What better way to pay homage to that commitment than to add outdoor lighting to the scenario? While candies and roses will be enjoyed for a week, or maybe 10 days, outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year. Outdoor lighting is the gift that will keep on giving for many years to come.

Nashville pool lighting

What could possible be more romantic than a pool lit with ambient lighting?

To learn how to add ambiance and romance into your landscape, and use it to enhance the beauty of your home, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Any day is the perfect day to add outdoor lighting, or to give outdoor lighting as a gift. (615) 373 – 0638 Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can visit our landscape and garden photo galleries, and our before and after photo galleries located on our website for more inspiring examples of beautiful outdoor lighting designs.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville gives you the top 5 favorite reasons to make outdoor lighting at your home this years resolution

Nashville TN home after outdoor lighting

This home in Nashville stands as a beacon of beauty and peace of mind with professional outdoor lighting.

The New Year is just days away, and with i’s arrival comes the time to make your annual New Year’s resolution. Choosing a resolution, or goal to achieve within the coming year is the easy part, all good intentions aside keeping and fulfilling it can be much more difficult. According to research conducted by Proactive Change 40%- 45% of Americans will make one or more resolutions this year. This same data also indicates that only 75% of those Americans will still be sticking to succeeding in their goal past the first week, and after 6 months only 46% will still be on track. Making a New Year’s resolution is one thing, but sticking to it to reach your inspired goal is quite another. I believe that this is due in part to the fact that most resolutions we set are too difficult, this year why not make a resolution that is easily accessible? Resolving to make your home and landscape a safer, more secure and beautiful place to live is a great resolution and  is easy with the addition of outdoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting adds many benefits to your home. From strengthening your homes curb appeal to thwarting off would-be burglars. A home and landscape that is charming by day will become dazzling in the evening by adding outdoor lighting. Here is just a few of the reasons to make outdoor lighting the one New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep.

bright and beautiful with outdoor lighting

This home is bright and beautiful thanks to outdoor lighting.

1) An end to coming home each night to a dark house – this alone is reason enough to install professional outdoor lighting at your home. Dark and dimly lit areas around your home and within your landscape leave you open to unsavory activity.  In the evening, darkness and fear of the unknown go hand-in-hand. If security is a concern outdoor lighting is critical. Having ample lighting around doorways, rear entrances of the home, garages and carports can help create a secure environment when entering your home and leaving. This security can be taken even a step further by adding LCA, (Lighting Control Animation), which can ensure your lights will be on whenever you need them. This convenient automation even allows you to control your outdoor lighting from remote locations.

 Nashville Deck and patio lighting

A well-lit deck or patio will enable you to use your outdoor space long after the sun sets.

2) Being able to entertain outdoors past sundown – have you ever had a summer barbecue on your deck or patio and just when the party gets rolling you have to cut it short because of the lack of light? By adding outdoor lighting in and around your outdoor spaces, this will never have to happen again. You can entertain into the wee hours if you wish with no worry of interrupting the treasured memories you will be creating with family and friends.

Nashville landscape lighting and path lighting

Path and landscape lighting aids in more secure travel when venturing outdoors in the evening.

3) Your kids won’t have to run from imaginary monsters anymore – Admit it, even as an adult your imagination wanders when you are forced to venture outdoors in the dark. Professionally installed landscape and path lighting will put an end to the creepy feeling that can overcome you when you venture to areas within your landscape at night. From getting the forgotten bike out of the driveway, to retrieving the expensive iPod that was left next to the kids swing set, you will feel more aware and more secure of your surroundings with outdoor lighting.

 

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Outdoor lighting makes this home’s entrance inviting and memorable.

4) A great way to make a lasting first impression – the first place to begin creating a warm and welcoming entrance to your home is with outdoor lighting. Path lighting in particular gently illuminates the path to your front door in an effective way to create ambiance and set the mood for things to come. Architectural and facade lighting that makes your homes most beautiful features come to life will lead the eye to drink in the unique characteristics of your home too. When guests remember visiting your home for the first time, a lasting impression of beauty and a welcoming atmosphere will enter their minds when you have professional outdoor lighting.

Nashville tree lighting

Outdoor lighting brings forgotten areas of your landscape to life.

5) Fall in love with your home and landscape all over again – seeing your home and landscape in a whole new way, with the right outdoor lighting can make you fall in love with your home and landscape over and over again for years to come. One wonderful aspect of having outdoor lighting and especially landscape lighting, is the beauty of seeing your surroundings change with the seasons. From the gold and amber hues of autumn, to the greens and blooming buds of spring and summer, your home and yard will transform into something new and beautiful with the arrival of each season.

Nashville professional landscape and garden lighting

Professional landscape lighting can create evening vignettes of beauty in your landscape.

By taking all the positive benefits of outdoor lighting into account you will see that resolving to add outdoor lighting goes much further than just making your home “another pretty face”. The added safety and security that comes along with professional outdoor lighting will also deliver peace of mind to you and your family. Let us get you started on the fast track to making your New Year’s resolution a success this year. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more today (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

From our families to yours, we would also like to wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!

See shining examples of the benefits of professional outdoor lighting by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery and our architectural lighting gallery, both located on our website.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s BB-02 fixture goes where no fixture has gone before

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Home sweet home is ready for your arrival with our expanded outdoor lighting fixtures and technologies.

Professional outdoor lighting is an art. Part of perfecting that art is choosing the appropriate fixture to gain the greatest benefit within the area you are illuminating. We have found that the curves and unique angles of many of today’s modern homes and landscapes can present challenges when it comes to the unity of outdoor lighting designs. For this very reason, our exclusive manufacturer has come up with the solution to this problem. Our improved  BB-02 copper direct flood/spotlight can fit into those spaces that other lights cannot.

This miraculous little light is commonly known as “the big stick” because of its resemblance to a stick. With its streamlined design, this light fits the needs for areas that really need a smaller bullet light. The fixture is designed in LED it carries all the thermal attributes of our larger LED fixtures which ensure a long life. Since the fixture is designed in LED it only uses a 10 watt PAR LED bulb which is the equivalent to a 50 watt with standard bulbs. Less wattage means more energy savings and that is always a good thing. These new LED PAR bulbs now come with a new grey anodized finish. By anodizing all the aluminum parts they can protect the bulbs even better than with powder coating. The result also delivers a more sleek and durable look.

BB02

Known as “the big stick”, the BB02 is slender and streamlined and offers a 30 degree beam spread.

The BB-02‘s slim design allows landscape friendly installations in multiple landscape designs.  The BB-02 is Available in different heights to work perfectly when placed in grasses. Some of the areas that the “big stick” would be perfect for include decorative ornamental grasses within the landscape, as well as other shrubs and plants that have cumbersome dimensions to work with. Paths lined with borders of variable height foliage and perennials will also benefit from the use of the  BB-02. The list of areas this fixture is perfect for go on and on.

Not only does the fixture look the part, it delivers a 30 degree beam spread which means this little light can go places  no light has gone before and illuminate those areas  beautifully to boot.  As with every quality fixture within the family of those used here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, this light will make adding more beauty and definition to your professional outdoor lighting design a breeze.

To learn more about all of our stunning fixtures and how we can plan an outdoor lighting design for your home and landscape that will turn heads and stand the test of time, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today for a night time demonstration.  (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can see more examples of the BB02 at work by visiting our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville – 20 years in Nashville and going strong!

OLP Nashville Bob Lyons I and II

Here is the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B Manufacturing family, Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. are the two gentlemen wearing black on the front row.

Reflecting on how we got to where we are today is an important part of what makes our business so special. Many of you probably don’t know the humble root of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville got to the point it is today.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing. The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. A father and son team that started their company back in the 80’s. B & B Manufacturing a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures

BB3 well light

The BB3 well light is used to uplight the front of architectural facades. It is one of our signature architectural lighting fixtures.

exclusively for the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchises.  The story begins when a fellow named Bob Cook (yes, another Bob) starting making landscape lighting fixtures from plumbing parts. These fixtures weren’t fancy, but were very functional. One particular fixture was the icebreaker. We now call this light a directional flood light known as our BB12 outdoor light.  It was the dawn of our new up light which proved to be a winner because up until that point lighting professionals were using inside bulbs not designed for an enclosed MR16 outdoor fixture as up lighting, this caused sockets to fail because it overheated and it also did not work with moisture.  Bob came up with the solution and the BB3 fixture was born, which led to the BB12 as well.

mr16-quartz-halogen-bulb

The dawn of outdoor lighting design began for B&B when they found a better way to efficiently light the MR16.

The wondrous thing about the BB3 was it did not require a socket, and it had an ideal beam spread. At the time GE made a bulb that was completely water submersible, which overcame the dilemma of moisture wreaking havoc on the bulb. The combination of our BB3 with the water submersible bulb was an idea before it’s time that set the standard for B&B manufacturing.

Now, in 2012 professional outdoor lighting companies are using an LED version of the same bulb that we used it in an outdoor up light. The weakest point of any LED bulb is its capacitor that it uses and the heat at which the components of the bulb operate.  Another step for us was to come up with an LED bulb that burns cooler, thus we came up with our LED PAR bulb that uses a cooler burning tantalum capacitor. Since heat can affect the life expectancy of any LED bulb, our PAR LED bulb has an almost unlimited life since it is not affected by as much heat. Our PAR bulb can be used in both an enclosed and open fixture and is also completely submersible.

BB12C-300pix

The result of ingenious design is the BB12, a standard among Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations.

Our newest addition to the B&B arsenal is the SLUGGER LED replacement bulb. It uses the same technology as the PAR LED does but runs at 4 watts instead of the 6 watt that the PAR bulb does. A small bulb that served as a giant step for our LED outdoor lighting fixtures.

We are committed to improve upon our LED bulbs and are staying on the LED information highway by offering you the newest technology at a reasonable price. Our philosophy here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B is to provide you with the best quality outdoor lighting fixtures, expert outdoor lighting design and installation with personal service to match.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 20 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville