Don’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought

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

If you are planning on building a home, installing landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property without any outdoor landscape lighting, then we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you can if you’ve put it into the plans in advance.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceEven if you don’t plan on putting in outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your driveways, sidewalks, patios and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete.  It minimizes on mess later in terms of disrupting or moving your plants, shrubs and trees because accessibility is made easy. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

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

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

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

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

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Some surprises are marvelous…while others are not.

Nashville LED lighting is greener and more beautiful than everDon’t you just love surprises? You know, that wonderful feeling you get when you open your cable bill and discover they have cut your monthly fee by 30% because you’ve been a loyal customer since 1998, or when you pull up to the drive through window to pay for your special order cup of designer coffee that you only splurge on once a month and the cashier tells you the person in the car in front of you paid for your order and said to have a great day. These kind of surprises are marvelous!

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However here’s another scenario to consider; You are entertaining 25 guests at your home for an evening cocktail and dinner al’ fresco event, and just as dusk arrives and dinner is being served, your outdoor lighting system fails…this is not the kind of surprise any host or hostess would like. Instead of enjoying the conversation, drinks and food with your guests, you are frantically running around trying to find every candle you own to cast some sort of light across the tables in order to salvage the evening. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the confidence in knowing that your outdoor lighting system is primed and ready for peak performance for all of your upcoming outdoor celebrations and social gatherings?

Nashville outdoor lighting maintenanceThe key to having a trustworthy outdoor lighting system is proper maintenance. With an annual maintenance plan from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, you can rest assured that your outdoor lighting system has been inspected, adjusted and any needed repairs made so you will not have to worry about any surprises. We provide excellent maintenance and service plans that will deliver peace of mind and enjoyment that delivers night after night. We employ highly trained outdoor lighting professionals who are aware of and can fix a variety of outdoor lighting problems, regardless of who installed your outdoor lighting system.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceOver time, several different issues can arise in an outdoor lighting system. Since we can’t prepare for everything, we need to have routine maintenance. That’s why we offer top quality, professional service for all systems. Bulbs burn out, fixtures get knocked out-of-place and even shrubs and storms can alter your system’s performance. We are here to alleviate all those issues and more. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours.

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Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for hosting special outdoor events, and keep your system running safely night after night. Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly before your next outdoor evening celebration or event.

We service other systemsDon’t hesitate to contact us just because we didn’t install your outdoor lighting system. As the area’s leading outdoor lighting specialists, we want your outdoor lighting system to be the best it can be! In addition to residential and commercial design and installation, we also offer special event lighting and system upgrades!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call today and discover how our professional service can benefit you and your home…you’ll be surprised at how much we can do for you! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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

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Memorial Day is right around the corner!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A recent outdoor living survey confirms what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville already knew!

 

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals the hottest outdoor living trends for 2014, and it is no surprise to us that outdoor lighting was at the top!  The data compiled reveals “consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also shows continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.” All of these findings are “spot-on” as they closely mimic the trends we are seeing here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Homeowners are putting more effort into their landscape than ever before, including landscape lighting. In addition, they are also integrating outdoor lighting into the outdoor spaces they utilize for entertainment, recreation, family time and relaxation purposes. With low-maintenance and sustainability in mind, LED outdoor lighting makes up more than half of the residential, and commercial, installations we do.

Outdoor lighting nashville spa lightingHere is a look at the results of the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects:

Outdoor Living Features (Overall rating for 2014)   Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: Across all categories, 98.3 percent of respondents rated lighting as somewhat or very in-demand for 2014.

  • Lighting – 98.3%
  • Seating/dining areas – 97.7%
  • Fire pits/fireplaces – 95.4%
  • Grills – 94.3%
  • Installed seating (benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, boulders) – 89.6%
  • Outdoor furniture – 84.1%
  • Counter space – 75.5%
  • Utility storage – 65.5%
  • Stereo systems – 60.7%
  • Wireless/internet connectivity – 56.0%
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We offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting.

Why, you may ask, has lighting become such an integral part of outdoor living? The answer is simple; outdoor lighting extends the safety, security, comfort, beauty and function of your outdoors in the evening. Outdoor lighting makes it possible to live the way you and your family want to live outdoors with no limitations on enjoyment! Outdoor lighting is now within the grasp of every homeowner. Where once upon a time, homeowners had to “guess” at where and how outdoor lighting could enhance their home and landscape, we offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting. Here are just a few examples of the impact outdoor lighting can have…

  • Outdoor lighting that is sustainable and low-maintenance
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED path light

We offer our clients a way to invest in tomorrow through the use of “green” outdoor lighting technologies such as LED.

LED lighting is energy-efficient, making them more economical to operate than traditional outdoor lighting. LED lighting also leaves less of an impact on the environment than other genres 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 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. Our LED outdoor lighting is also longer lasting and requires less frequent replacement and maintenance making their operation seem effortless!

  • Outdoor lighting for residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing
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Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  embraces both classic and emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space. Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.There are many different types of landscape lighting to choose from including innovative and versatile permanent festival lighting that adds a touch of whimsy and romance to any landscape!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be all season long! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring outdoor lighting designs.

Now is the time to think about your outdoor lighting maintenance

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

The outdoor living season is right around the corner. Time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance!

With Ole’ Man Winter making his final stand here in the Nashville area it is hard to fathom the arrival of spring is just a few short weeks away. Spring begins on March 20th and with it will come sunnier days, warmer evenings and more opportunities to spend time outdoors with friends and family. With this in mind, now is the time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance to ensure you don’t miss a moment of the outdoor living season ahead!

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Our scheduled maintenance visit will ensure things like this area taken care of for safety’s sake. We even service systems installed by other companies.

No other outdoor lighting annual maintenance plan is more thorough than ours. That’s right,  once a year we will replace all bulbs, repair any damaged wire, inspect the transformer and check and reset the timer. We also straighten any fixtures that may have been knocked askew by wind, inclement weather or other exterior changes such as bumping which may have left them unleveled. Trimming and adjusting for plant overgrowth is another important facet of our maintenance, which is crucial as we move forward into the growing season. Our outdoor lighting professional will also perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Your lighting system  will remain headache-free and operating beautifully. Nothing is overlooked when we are performing your scheduled maintenance. No other outdoor lighting company in the area takes as much pride and care in maintaining your system or fixtures as we do! With us, maintaining your outdoor lighting system is a labor of love.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives backyard haven with outdoor lighting

Spring is the perfect time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance.

You can also enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation, included LED installations. After the initial year, you may sign up for continued annual maintenance plan services if you desire. This is a huge benefit for those homeowners who are looking for ways to enhance their landscape this season and are considering the addition of outdoor lighting.

Even if your outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ of Nashville  expert maintenance and/or repair services. Many companies will not perform maintenance on outdoor lighting which was installed by a competitor; we are different in that we provide the same quality service even if Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville did not install the outdoor lighting. The safety, function and beauty of your  outdoor lighting is our first priority.

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Don’t miss a moment of the benefits of outdoor lighting during the outdoor living season ahead.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our outstanding maintenance programs and how an outdoor lighting design can enhance your home, landscape and lifestyle.
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Please visit our landscape and garden outdoor lighting photo gallery and our deck and patio outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about enhancing your outdoor living spaces with lighting this season!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proud to be part of the team for Anne Daigh’s award winning gardens

Deck BB02 used under fountain in entry garden by Anne Daigh landscape architect,LLC at Nasheville Antiques and Garden Show

A match made in heaven. This tranquil fountain and our innovative lighting was featured in the entry garden at the recent Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

We had a wonderful time participating in the Antiques and Gardens Show of Nashville this past weekend. Along with getting to meet and discuss outdoor lighting ideas with many homeowners who attended the show, we also teamed up with super talented Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, LLC. We were honored to help bring her featured garden, the entry garden, to life with the addition of our outdoor lighting, and even more elated to learn that the garden won first place in two categories at this year’s show as well!

Overhead view of entry show garden Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Overhead view of entry show garden at the Nashville Antiques and Garden show.

The garden won both the Structure & Design Award, and the coveted Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show. The Structure & Design Award is presented for the garden that best demonstrates the integration of horticulture and hardscape elements. The Bryant Fleming Award for Best of Show is presented for the Best of Show with respect to both horticulture and creativity.

Nashville BB02 path light used in award winning entry garden at Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Nashville path lighting elegantly integrated into this award-winning show garden.

We integrated a combination of our high-quality outdoor lighting fixtures into the entry garden including our new BB-02 path lights, and BB-02 deck lights. Both of these fixtures are some of our most popular, and exude a timeless, elegant design that blend  seamlessly into the garden enhancing it with romantic washes of light. The lighting demonstrated not only the power of outdoor lighting within a landscape or garden setting, but how the two entities can mold together to become one in a true definition of artistic impression. Just like the philosophy behind Anne Daigh Landscape Architect, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville also believes in being a storyteller. As the landscape design and individual plant selections outline the story, the outdoor lighting and other enhancements will help elaborate the story and bring it to life.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh's award winning entry garden.

Up close look at Nashville path light used in Anne Daigh’s award-winning entry garden.

The BB-02‘s versatile 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 this light works best for include decorative ornamental grasses within the landscape, as well as other shrubs and plants and in outdoor spaces 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.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

The versatile BB-02 path light.

Not only does the fixture look the part, it delivers a 30 degree beam spread which means this little light can go places no  other 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.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

To learn more about all of our elegant 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. (615) 373 – 0638, Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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 reminds you that spring is the perfect time to think about outdoor lighting maintenance

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives backyard haven with outdoor lighting

Spring is the perfect time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance.

Since the official arrival of warmer temperatures and longer days residents all over the Nashville area are busy sprucing up their landscapes. In anticipation of spending more of their free time outdoors, homeowners are also performing maintenance on their outdoor living areas. This maintenance can mean washing, sealing or painting your deck, refurbishing any mulched or pine needled borders or beds, and even adding splashes of color throughout your landscape by installing annuals. Spring is the perfect time to renew and refresh your outdoor spaces to maximize beauty and function. Now is also the perfect time to schedule the annual maintenance of your outdoor lighting system to ensure they are in proper working order to enjoy throughout the outdoor living season.

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

No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than ours. Once a year we will replace all bulbs, repair any damaged wire, inspect the transformer and check and reset the timer. We also straighten any fixtures that may have succumb to wind, inclement weather or other exterior changes such as bumping which may have left them unleveled. Trimming and adjusting for plant overgrowth is another important facet of our maintenance, which is crucial as we move forward into the growing season.  Our outdoor lighting professional will also perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Your lighting system  will remain headache-free and operating beautifully. Nothing is overlooked when we are performing your scheduled maintenance.

You can enjoy your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you may sign up for continued Annual Maintenance Plan services if you desire. This is a huge benefit for those homeowners who are looking for ways to enhance their landscape this season and are considering the addition of outdoor lighting.

fallen light

Our scheduled maintenance visit will ensure things like fallen lights are taken care of for safety’s sake. We even service systems installed by other companies.

If your outdoor lighting system was installed by another company, you can still take advantage of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’  of Nashville maintenance and/or repair services. Many companies will not perform maintenance on outdoor lighting which was installed by one of our competitors; we are different in that we provide the same quality service even if Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville did not install the outdoor lighting. The safety, function and beauty of your lighting is our first priority.

Give us a call today to schedule this important maintenance. Our professionalism and attention to detail will mean outdoor lighting maintenance is one less chore you will have to worry about this season. One less chore on your spring “to do” list also means more time to enjoy the warm Nashville days and beautifully illuminated Nashville nights!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our outstanding maintenance programs and how an outdoor lighting design can enhance your home, landscape and lifestyle.
<(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Please visit our landscape and garden outdoor lighting photo gallery and our deck and patio outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about enhancing your outdoor living spaces with lighting this season!