Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville explores the newest up and coming trends in lighting control automation

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Lighting Control Automation ensures your home is safe and well-lit when you need it most.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville stays on the cutting edge of lighting trends. The days of consumers depending on a toggle switch as the only way to control lighting is outdated. Lighting is continually evolving and with this evolution, new technology is being introduced every day in an effort to allow homeowners greater control and confidence inside and outside their home. Our lighting control automation provides a convenient and energy conscious way to control  lighting. Lighting control automation systems are widely used on both indoor and outdoor lighting of commercial, industrial, and residential spaces. These systems serve to provide the right amount of light where and when it is needed. Through the innovative use of LCA we can solve and manage lighting problems and also provide control in areas where it wasn’t thought possible.

Another well lit pool house/cabana and pool area

LCA will allow you the control of lighting variable areas of your landscape from the palm of your hand without having to fumble to a dark light switch.

You have probably seen commercials on TV about lighting automation being offered as a sublet of another home service. The fact is, that other companies may offer LCA as part of a package, but here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lighting is all we do and we have the experience and support system to ensure we stand behind our systems every step of the way.

Our LCA systems are designed to fulfill your lighting needs bringing you, the homeowner, the most benefit. We offer a diverse amount of options offering the newest LCA technology allowing you to control the lights the way you want them. Your automation needs may include combining our safe entry application- and our driveway sensor application- ensuring you enter into a safe and well-lit home each evening. This same technology can also enable you to control the lights at your pool house from your smart phone without having to enter into a darkened backyard to access the lights. Our LCA services are offered a-la-carte to allow homeowners more control over their domain.

Control your lighting with your smartphone, network your lights!!!

Control your lighting with your smart phone, network your lights!!!

Our lighting control systems can be as simple as a timer or as complex as multipoint control, a motion/car sensor, wireless remote, and smart phone control for any lighting load in your house.  When controlling the landscape lighting our easy program timer uses latitude and longitude to change the operation times throughout the year to adapt to the shorter days of winter and longer days of summer.  When controlling interior lighting, the timer also uses “triggers” to control lighting based on various events such as time delays.  In others words, you can have your timer turn off your closet or basement lights in case you forget. With LCA, you have complete control in the palm of your hand. This feature is so robust it will even allow you to turn your lights on/off from the other side of the world through any internet connection.

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Home sweet home is ready for your arrival with our expanded automation technologies.

Lighting control automation is an investment in keeping your home up-to-date with technology. Our wide variety of automation can allow you to think outside the box for your lighting needs and lifestyle with a keen eye on today, tomorrow and into the future. To learn more about lighting control automation technology contact  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Our outdoor lighting and holiday outdoor lighting delivers on the promise of set it and forget it convenience!

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Our LCA lighting timer delivers on the promise of set it and forget it convenience.

How many devices can you think of that have promised set it and forget it convenience over the years and have actually delivered on that promise? From the era of programming your VCR, to the coffee makers that have left you perkless first thing in the morning, I am sure there are a host of devices that have not stood up to the promise of making life a little easier for you. Automation technologies have advanced quickly in just a short period of time, just like the commercial says ” you have come a long way baby “, today’s consumer now relies on automation to perform a myriad of daily tasks. Outdoor lighting is at the top of that list for many consumers. With daylight savings time and holiday lighting season just around the corner, now is the time to learn more about outdoor lighting automation to make this the most effortless and enjoyable season ever!

Our Set it and forget it technology makes setting your outdoor lighting for seasonal changes such as DST a breeze!

Our Set it and forget it technology makes setting your outdoor lighting for seasonal changes such as DST a breeze!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we are constantly watching the world of outdoor lighting change. Since 1995 we have been installing high quality and beautifully planned outdoor lighting for residential settings as well as commercial. As the technology has improved our quality of life as a whole, much can be said to the same effect about outdoor lighting. Convenience and dependable technologies is the case with the use of the lighting automation timer that we currently use in our outdoor lighting applications.

Matt Oakes, the automation expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville explains just how carefree and simple the use of  the lighting automation timer really is. ” It is a set it and forget it system.  Homeowners think that the component has to be constantly adjusted, and this just isn’t the case. When we do the install on your lighting and all the components involved, once the timer is set, you’re done. If the need arises to make changes, we can make the changes via the internet for you. The time adjusts for sun-up, sun-down, seasonal time changes such as DST and of course leap year too. We can even program in a vacation setting, or an out of town setting. This works really well for people who travel frequently, we call it the lived in or at home look , always keeping safety in mind. Even if the power goes out your timer won’t need re-programming. All memory that is installed in a non-volatile state is remembered. It even self-adjusts to keep the current time. This is truly a system that never has to be re-programmed ever, just set it and forget it”.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s holiday lighting is effortless enjoyment for the holidays!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers this same convenient and dependable technology to our holiday lighting customers too. We stay ahead of the competition by utilizing the newest in holiday outdoor lighting technologies through lighting control automation. We can even program your interior holiday lighting to come on and go off at the same intervals your outdoor holiday lighting is set for. We can program you holiday lights to come on and go off each evening at a specified time without you ever having to worry with touching a single switch. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers you the option of making your holiday lighting display as laid back or over the top as your heart desires, as we offer many amenities to compliment your holiday lights including lighted wreaths, and garlands. In the even you really want to make a statement, we can even sync your lights to play in time with pre-selected holiday music. The choices of our holiday lighting automation are only limited to your imagination and your budget.

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We added music to this automated holiday tree lighting installation.

Not only does our holiday lighting program offer you the newest and best in holiday lighting, put away the ladder and worry that you will get tangled again this season within your string lights. Our program offers the most convenient, hassle free, sit back and enjoy the season service you can get. We design and install your holiday display in plenty of time to get all the enjoyment before the big day arrives. After the holiday hustle and bustle we then remove your lights and store them in our temperature controlled warehouses for use again next season. Not only does this mean you can allocate that extra storage space you will have for a new use, it also means you have the capability of adding lights and extending your display year to beautiful year at your discretion without the worry of where to store it.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to schedule an appointment for your outdoor holiday lighting this Christmas, don’t wait or it may be too late. Call to reserve a spot in our holiday lighting program to ensure the magic is ready to begin the day after Thanksgiving, or the day of your choosing. You may call us at (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

To see more breathtaking outdoor holiday lighting images of Christmases past, visit our holiday lighting photo gallery located on our website.

How much time will you spend this evening programming your outdoor lighting for daylight savings time?

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Our LCA technology ensures your lights will be on when you need them, each and every time.

Tonight is the night. Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 AM Sunday, March 10th. This time change means that many homeowners will be busy setting their clocks and other timed devices an hour ahead this evening to ensure the correct time. If you are still using a manual outdoor lighting timer, you are probably busy programming your timer right now in lieu of DST. Manual outdoor lighting timers are simply time-consuming and inconvenient. As the days begin to get longer they also force you to chase dusk during the entire season. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to introduce you to lighting control automation, or LCA for short. LCA is convenient, versatile and will ensure that you will never have to worry about programming your outdoor lighting to accommodate DST, or chase dusk again.Daylight savings time

Not only does our LCA technology automatically adjust to facilitate the change for daylight savings time, it provides automation that you will enjoy every day. It simplifies your outdoor lighting. Our LCA provides effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. The smart timer can do more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control your indoor and outdoor electric outlets. Here are just a few of the benefits LCA will provide.

  • LCA will ensure your outdoor lights come on automatically at dusk and off at dawn or the time of your choosing.
  • LCA will allow you to designate zones of lighting, both indoor and outdoor and program these zones to turn on and off automatically so your home always looks occupied. This is a huge convenience when you are on vacation.
  • LCA will allow you to program your lights to come at 50% power with the onset of dusk and progressively increase as the evening gets darker. This feature not only saves energy; it also creates a romantic ambiance in your landscape.
  • LCA allows you to control lights and appliances inside your home to come on automatically as well. We can even place a central keypad to control the entire system at the flick of a switch in any location you choose.
  • LCA can be programmed to gain control from your laptop or even your smart phone. This feature allows you to control your lighting from remote locations for the utmost convenience and versatility.
  • LCA will allow you to illuminate your home and landscape in any configuration and to come on at varying times. The choices are only limited to your imagination.

    Control your lighting with your smartphone, network your lights!!!

    Control your lighting with your smart phone, network your lights!!!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to automating your lighting needs for more convenient days and beautiful evenings. To learn more about our smart system lighting control automation contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today.
(615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

See more examples of our beautiful and intelligent outdoor lighting by visiting our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our architectural photo gallery located on our website.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches

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This large evergreen is lit with all white LED lights and a bundle of lighted presents sits beneath its branches beckoning Santa’s arrival.

When you think about all the parts of what make a holiday lighting display memorable the beautifully lit trees are what comes to most of our minds. There is simply something magical about adding light to a tree in any genre of outdoor lighting. It is like the tree comes to life under the glow of the lights. Each tree in your landscape has a specific personality. This is conveyed through the form of the tree, from its height, width and the manner in which the branches extrude. Our job as outdoor lighting professionals is to determine which type of lighting will best fit the personality of each tree and bring out the beauty and presence that makes a lighted tree a joy to behold. We use a variety of fixtures, angles, techniques and effects to achieve this when the tree is part of a landscape lighting installation. We also use a varied scope of holiday lighting elements to achieve the same thing when we light the tree as part of a holiday outdoor lighting display as well.

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Wrapping the branches and limbs of trees that have since lost their foliage in the fall creates a hauntingly beautiful effect.

Remember that trimming the holiday tree does not have to end with your indoor tree(s). There is nothing more gracious or charming than driving up the lane of a residence which is lined with evergreens lit for the season, or seeing that one magnificent majestic cedar all aglow in the front yard of your home.

To give you a little taste of the enchantment you can create in your landscape this season, here is a look into the beautiful world of Nashville holiday tree lighting for the outside of your home.

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This elegant trio of conifers welcomes you as you enter the property of this home. This look was achieved by selecting a trio of evergreens within the homeowner’s landscape and wrapping the trees with white LED strands. We furthered the effect by placing staked lighted LED starbursts around the base of the trees which also complements the rustic rock border along the property line.

Nashville holiday lights strung in the shape of a tree on the waterfront

Don’t have the perfect specimen in your landscape that would benefit from holiday tree lighting? Outdoor Perspectives of Nashville is the master of illusion; we can create the perfect specimen with special lighting techniques. This man-made Christmas tree sits in the center of the pond located on the property of this home. We simulated the shape of a tree with lighting. What makes this so dramatic is the way the lights reflect off the water for a magical illusion like no other.

Elegant Nashville Christmas tree lighting

This trio of lighted evergreens gives new meaning to the beloved Christmas song “We three kings”. This otherwise overlooked portion of the yard is brought to life for the season under the hypnotic spell of Christmas lighting. Sometimes the most common areas in your landscape can become the focus of a professional holiday lighting design.

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Holiday icons, unique shapes and colored lights can become the focus of holiday tree lighting. Here we carefully hung lighted LED oversized Christmas ornaments from the branches of this tree. The result is pure enchantment.

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When you wish upon a star, that star may become the highlight of your holiday lighting design. We carefully wrapped the trunk of this tree with white LED lights, and to add a touch of magic we hung lighted LED starbursts from the branches. The combination looks elegant used together and makes onlookers stop and wish their holiday lighting was this imaginative and unique!

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The mature evergreen bushes that line the entry to this stunning home are large enough to serve as trees. Their height, width and form lend themselves as the perfect candidate for tree lighting.  This ingenious design proves that we can come up with unique solutions and techniques to add holiday tree lighting, even if you lack trees in your landscape.

We can also bring your outdoor Christmas tree to life by synchronizing your favorite holiday music in time with dancing lights, as seen in this video…..

As you can clearly see, there is no end to the magic and wonder professional holiday tree lighting can add to your landscape this season. Bring back the childlike wonder and fascination this season with holiday tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Contact us today; we can help create a Christmas you will never forget
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

If you still yearn to see  for more holiday tree magic, visit our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Outdoor LightingThat’s right. Subscribe to our blog  between 3/25/12 and 7/03/12 and you will automatically be entered into the drawing to win a 7-light LED custom LED outdoor lighting package from us. The lighting package includes 7 all LED outdoor lighting fixtures and a custom outdoor lighting design for your home, installation and lighting control automation. All blog subscribers in our database by 11:59 PM on 7/03/12 will be entered to win.

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Outdoor lighting can transform your homes exterior and landscape from cold and dark to warm and inviting. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com