Reinvent Thanksgiving by Flipping the Bird to Traditional Turkey Prep!

Thanksgiving bespeaks tradition, and it’s one day a year that families convene in honor of time-tested practices.  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for most of the country, viewed on TV, loved-ones traveling long distances to “come home,” gobbling up (pun intended) every possible morsel of ritualistic Thanksgiving fare before our post-banquet naps!  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to challenge you all to change it up this year in one very important way by throwing out the traditional turkey prep and cooking methods to try something new.

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1.     Everything is better with bacon, period.

Ravenous carnivores, this one’s for you!  This new method of preparing turkey just makes sense.  Eliminate the need to constantly baste, roast, baste…let the bacon do the basting!  All that sweet bacon-y goodness will seep right into the turkey as it cooks.  Can you imagine smelling this incredible union as it cooks?  This recipe will have your family devouring turkey in under two hours of cook time!

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2.     Thrill your millennial family members with pumpkin spice turkey!  What?!?

Stay with us here, this actually sounds pretty darned delicious, and hey, if your guests are in a hurry, they will essentially be eating the main course and dessert at once!  It’s all in seasoning, and you need to season while chilling overnight.  We admit that covering the roast beast with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg sounds incredible!  Want to take a stab?  See the whole recipe here!

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If you’re roasting, frying, smoking, or grilling your turkey outdoors, we hope you have Nashville deck lighting!

3.     100-proof turkey for the Vodka enthusiast – You might find yourself and your guests are roasted after dinner.

This method of turkey cooking is not for the faint of heart, or anyone under the age of 21, for that matter.  This prep includes soaking the honorary bird and all the bird-related trimmings in five flavors of vodka overnight – peach, cherry, orange, lemon and apple – and injecting the meat after cooking.  Don’t forget to call your guests and Uber and send them home with an aspirin to stave off a hangover!  See the recipe here.

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4.     Mole-roasted turkey – holy mole!  Is your mouth watering, or is that ours?

This drool-inducing concoction includes smothering your turkey inside and out with mole overnight.  Not familiar with the traditional Mexican sauce?  Chiles and chocolate, folks, and it’s incredible!  Chocolate, much like bacon, makes everything taste better.  This turkey comes out of the oven nearly blackened, fall-off-the-bone moist, and is recommended to be served with Masa stuffing and spicy chili gravy!  You have to see this – go here now!

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If you are having after-dinner drinks on your Nashville patio, we hope you have proper patio lighting.  If not, be prepared for next year with Nashville patio lighting!

5.     White Castle-stuffed turkey.  Need we say more?

This inventive way of turkey prep has us chucking the traditional stuffing, and replacing it with White Castle sliders.  Yes, you read that correctly.  If you have ever found yourselves craving a juicy, steamed slider on Thanksgiving Day, this will surely be the remedy!  You’ll need one slider for each pound of turkey.  See the recipe here.

We know this is off the beaten path from our regular blog posts, and we hope that if you haven’t found a new take on traditional turkey prep herein, that you at least got a chuckle at these ever-inventive ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.  We hope that you are gathered with loved-ones this year, celebrating the greatest Thanksgiving tradition – the true gift of being with family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving, Nashville!

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As always, if you have any an outdoor lighting requirement, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can assess your needs. Contact us today at 615-373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We Want to be Your Outdoor Lighting Provider for Life

Partner with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville for all your outdoor lighting needs – forever.

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The experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville have been providing full-service outdoor lighting since 1987.  Experience in itself is enough to make us your go-to experts, but it’s not all about the time we have spent in the market that positions us at the top of the professional lighting game.  You see, we have a deep understanding of lighting products and needs, and our company is a pioneer in the movement that brought outdoor lighting into the mainstream.  We saw a great need for professional outdoor lighting to break out of the mold of only being for exclusive clients – or corporate clients.  Every home and every business can benefit from partnering with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.  It’s simple really.  We want to earn your trust and become your lifetime outdoor lighting provider.

So, what’s so great about becoming a lifelong Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client?

We thought you would ask this question!  First, we offer top-quality outdoor lighting products, a must for a successful lighting installation.  We will not recommend lighting that will not provide the effect and service intended.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will recommend low-voltage halogen or LED lighting that will create the desired lighting effect and offer long-lasting results.

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Secondly, we offer more than just landscape lighting.  Landscape lighting is a staple for homes and businesses alike today, and we provide the best landscape lighting in the Nashville area.  Maybe you have already taken advantage of our deck, patio, or landscape lighting services, but did you know that we also provide holiday and special event lighting?  Do you host a yearly outdoor festival or fundraiser in the Nashville area?  Are you tired of installing holiday lighting for your home or business?  Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to provide your specialty lighting!  Event planning can be all-consuming.  Allow us to plan, design, and install your special event or holiday lighting.  We’ll even take away the added stress of lighting take-down and storage for your yearly or seasonal lighting needs.  We know – that’s pretty cool!

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Last, but not least, we offer the best service and maintenance in the outdoor lighting industry.  For Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, it’s all about cultivating lifelong relationships with our clientele.  That’s why we offer an extensive lighting maintenance plan to keep your installed lighting running smoothly and looking beautiful.  Our service plan includes things like bulb replacement, re-positioning misaligned lights, clearing debris and overgrowth from your lighting, inspecting and checking electrical elements, and more.  Maintenance plan members will also receive priority status for all service calls – which means you will see the smiling face of an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting expert in no time flat if you have a lighting issue!

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Nashville Commercial LED parking lot lighting at Bastion.

You see, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville isn’t just a lighting installer.  We are not just a one-off visitor at your home or business, never to be seen again.  Our passion is keeping Nashville area homes and businesses beautifully and safely lit.  Experience makes us experts, but impeccable service makes us the most trusted lighting experts in the Nashville area.

Partner with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville for all your outdoor lighting needs for life. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We are the Nashville-Area Outdoor Lighting Problem Solvers!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will bring your aging halogen or incandescent lighting system anew with extensive retrofitting capabilities

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The benefits of retrofitting outdated and aging outdoor lighting systems are crystal clear!  LED lighting inherently produces a lower carbon footprint, which is foremost in the minds of eco-conscious clients.  LED lighting retrofitting can offer up to 80% off electrical operating costs, so this is a solid solution for any Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville client – big, small, consumer, or business!  Additionally, LED offers something that old halogen lighting cannot – super longevity.  We’re talking about 50,000 hours of use, compared to the average of 2,500 hours produced by their aged counterparts.  This means in addition to direct cost savings and lowering your carbon footprint, you will see a lot less of us, because we won’t be replacing your LED bulbs as often.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is Your Lighting Service Partner

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When other lighting companies see an old lighting system, they might immediately see huge dollar signs, because it is not an inexpensive thing to completely replace an old system.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, however, will see an opportunity to save you money.  We will thoroughly audit your current lighting system and do our homework to find solutions to replace only what is absolutely necessary to replace.  We are not looking to charge the most money or take up the unnecessary time to replace your entire lighting system.  We are looking for ways to save time and money through in-depth problem-solving.  We will honestly tell you what components can be salvaged for your halogen-to-LED retrofitting, and which can not.

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We know you have questions about replacing your halogen system with LED.  Many, if not most of us prefer the warm glow of those incandescent and halogen systems.  Not to worry!  LED now comes in a range of “color temperatures.”  That means we can work with you to determine how warm or cool you prefer your retrofitted LED lighting to be and provide an ample solution.  We are lighting experts, and we provide LED choices that you will not see in big box stores.  So, if you don’t see suitable LED solutions lighting for your home in those stores, it’s no surprise, please know that our selection goes lightyears beyond what you see there!

See the difference in older lighting solutions versus new LED lighting options

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So, there you are still considering what it will take to come up with a new lighting solution for your old lighting system.  And here we are to help you tackle the ins and outs of bringing your outdoor lighting into the 21st century.  Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to problem solve for you!  We will offer real solutions to any outdoor lighting problem, at the same time working to save you time and money for materials cost and savings in the future with our incredibly efficient LED’s.  Don’t let another company come to your home and pull up your entire lighting system.  Call on us to save it!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is ready to solve your most difficult lighting problems! If you have any sort of outdoor lighting need, we can help. We are ready to earn your business. Contact us today at (615) 373-0638, or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting For Nashville Outdoor Living

For many Middle Tennessee residents, this past weekend marked the beginning of the 2018 outdoor living season. There was no shortage of cookouts, get-togethers and outdoor celebrations in the Nashville area and all across our great nation! Much of the weekend was probably spent in your backyard, enjoying time on your deck, patio, by the pool or other outdoor living space.

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With this in mind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to know if you were forced to cut the party short because of the setting sun?

If the answer is yes, you have certainly come to the right place!

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Whether it is reading a good book out on the patio or entertaining family and friends for a Memorial Day backyard BBQ, we know that spending time outdoors is what you enjoy best about summer. We also know that enhancing your outdoor living spaces with outdoor lighting in your backyard will enrich your outdoor experience in many ways.

Lighting can increase your time outside — Without outdoor lighting, the time spent in your outdoor spaces is cut short with the arrival of dusk. By simply having lights installed around your porch, patio, deck or pool you can increase the amount of time you can spend enjoying these spaces.

Nashville Deck and patio lightingLighting provides safety and security— Getting from your deck to your fire pit with a tray of s’more’s in the dark can be tricky and potentially hazardous. By illuminating your pathways, you’ll keep your friends and family safe from any trips or falls and keep the evening’s festivities flowing.

Nashville Festival Lighting Over Backyard FirepitLighting sets the mood — Whether you are indoors looking out, or outdoors enjoying the moment, lighting has the ability set the perfect mood for any type of situation: romantic, fun, eclectic. We custom design your outdoor lighting to help create the mood you want within and looking into, your outdoor living space(s).

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Adding outdoor lighting to your backyard spaces will extend function and style while increasing safety in the evening. Don’t let the outdoor living season pass you by — have your outdoor spaces such as decks, patios, and pools ready for the occasion! With Nashville deck, patio and pool lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor fun!

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about all the benefits of backyard outdoor lighting today.  Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is in a New Location!

After many happy years at our Houston Street location, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has moved! Just this week, we settled into Nashville outdoor lighting’s new home at 2215 Dunn Ave., Suite B in Nashville.

New OLP Nashville Building

Almost done!

We are still pouring lots of elbow grease and love into making the new spot our own, as you can see through the photos.

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant garde” and into the mainstream.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleFrom here, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was born. Our objective is to plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, with top-quality fixtures and service. So, even though our building location has changed our commitment to excellence in outdoor lighting has not!

A quality lighting system would not be complete without a worry-free service and maintenance program. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives want your home or business to look wonderful five years from now – just like it did the day it was originally installed. We have a dedicated service crew that service, adjust, and consult with all of our current clients and nonclient systems daily. Your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Our team takes pride in all of our residential, commercial and holiday lighting installs and your property. All our work is done caringly by hand and in most cases, our clients say they can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your property and offer you a free lighting preview. We can demonstrate a lighting effect on your home or business so you can view the project complete before you make your investment. Our designers will highlight all of your architectural features and illuminate landscapes to bring your outdoor living areas alive.

Give us a call to learn more at  (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

Add Drama to your Nashville Landscape this Season with Outdoor Lighting!

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesFew seasons bring as much joy as the arrival of spring. Here in Nashville, there is much to see and do. From a visit to the zoo at Grassmere, catching a MusicCity concert, to a stroll through beautiful Cheekwood Estate & Gardens during the Cheekwood in Bloom event. Look around, there’s no place more beautiful and alive than Nashville in the spring.

On the homefront, Nashvillians are busy sprucing up their homes and landscapes in honor of the season. This often includes adding or extending an outdoor living space or revamping the landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can add drama and enhance the function and beauty of your spring endeavors through the addition of outdoor lighting.

Lighting added to stairway into children's treehouse.

Lighting added to stairway into children’s treehouse.

Outdoor lighting serves as a beneficial addition to outdoor spaces such as decks, patios and even children’s play areas such as a treehouse. Through illumination, you are able to increase the safety of a space and in turn, increase the time you can spend enjoying your outdoors. Our Nashville outdoor lighting portfolio is loaded with inspiration for lighting for outdoor living spaces.

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Nashville festival lighting over patio.

When it comes to improving the look and feel of your Nashville landscape — lighting is the answer. From formal gardens, perennial beds, or a complete landscape overhaul, we can add beauty to your investment.

Nashville Landscape Lighting

Nashville landscape and water feature lighting.

If you are planning landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property lacking outdoor lighting, 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 plan in advance.

Even if you don’t plan on adding outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your hardscapes 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. This proactive approach minimizes on mess and causes less disruption of the landscape. 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.

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Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing outdoor structures and landscaping. We will come in and evaluate your property and work around existing structures wherever possible–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of 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.

Join us in welcoming spring this weekend at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show!

This image features a garden from a previous Nashville Lawn and Garden show booth with our outdoor lighting.

The Nashville Lawn & Garden Show is underway and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to join us as we welcome spring! This year’s show is going on now through Sunday, March 5th. at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future”, is the theme, and the show includes live gardens, lectures and demonstrations, a floral design gallery, and vendors marketplace. The event will also feature a one-day wine festival on Saturday, showcasing some of the best local vineyards and wineries.

The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event showcasing all aspects of outdoor living, including acres of beautiful gardens and the newest outdoor lighting designs and ideas!  Our lighting can be seen used in a variety of the garden displays and you can also stop by our featured booth to learn about making your landscape and gardens a showstopper at night!

One of this year's display that features our lighting. "Glamping" never looked so good!

One of this year’s display that features our lighting. “Glamping” never looked so good!

We will be in booth #219 located in the Vendor Marketplace where we will be sharing a wealth of ideas about landscape lighting for your gardens, trees, hardscapes, outdoor living spaces and more. The emphasis towards “green” outdoor lighting continues to grow here in Nashville and we will have our newest LED outdoor lighting technology on display and our talented team will be on hand to discuss lighting control automation, LCA, to carry the benefits of green outdoor lighting technology a step further.

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We are located in booth #219, stop by and say hello!

Dates and times for the show are as follows:

Show times are:
Thursday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m.; Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Location:
The Fairgrounds Nashville
500 Wedgewood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

ETickets for the show are available online or may be purchased at the door.

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David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.