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.

nashville-lawn-and-garden-show-2017

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.

david-g-todd-headshot-for-olp-nashville

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.

 

 

 

It’s almost time to “spring forward” — is your outdoor lighting timer up to the task?

 

daylight savings time begins March 6th!

Daylight savings time begins March 6th!

Sunday, March 6th marks the official onset of Daylight Savings Time where it’s time to “spring forward” and move the clocks up one hour. At this point the days start to get longer and dawn comes earlier and the evenings remain brighter for longer time. Of course this also throws many outdoor lighting timers for a loop as most on older systems are manually changed. Most homeowners have to dig out their manuals and figure out which dials and buttons to press to update their timers and get it straight with the change in time. It’s pretty annoying isn’t it?

Lighting Control Automation Timer Nashville lighting control

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

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we can help you either reset your existing timer OR we can install a newer technology-based timer that will accommodate for daylight changes on its very own! What a relief to not have to fiddle or worry about your timer anymore. Every new system we install has a timer so that our customers can freely customize how their lights go and off at any time of day or night based on their personal needs. The flexibility our timers provide gives you lots of options and also removes the burden of remembering when to turn your lights on or off. This facet naturally increases the safety and security at your home and grounds and adds lots of practicality, too. Our timers make it look like your home is lived in even if no one is there even if you are at work or on vacation. Would-be thieves will always know your house is lived in even if you aren’t there.

daylight savings timeCumbersome manual timers require that you remember to reset them as the days grow longer or shorter during the seasons. Our timers are controlled by Lighting Control Automation (LCA) that requires no additional support or demands from you since they automatically update themselves based on your time zone and available light. You can forget digging out the manual and trying to figure out how to program your timer every couple of months to accommodate the daylight changes in your area. Simply set your LCA timer to whatever your lifestyle needs are and then it does the rest. LCA timers even save you money because your lights are on only when you want them to be, so you aren’t paying a light bill for illumination during hours that it’s not necessary.

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

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

LCA timers can be as simple as you want and you never have to worry about them again; OR if you enjoy a high level of control with technical devices, you can really have fun setting your timer for an ultra-enhanced lighting mood. Aside from controlling when your lights go on and off, highly adaptable LCA’s can even be set to regulate how much light is put out by your outdoor landscape system.  You can start off at a lower power level earlier in the evening and then go to 100% power as the darker part of night comes. You can even control your indoor lights and even appliances with this same timer if that’s what you’d like to do. Best of all, you can do this and even make changes to your lighting all from a mobile device such as your smartphone or your computer no matter where in the world you are! Neat!

Matt Oaks signature

Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how an LCA timer can improve your indoor and outdoor lifestyle. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Daylight Savings Time on November 1st Creates Challenge for Average Landscape Timers. Go Automatic for Ease!

daylight savings time With daylight savings time less than a few months away on November 1st, you can expect your evenings to start to darken fairly early as the countdown to autumn begins. We advise our clients that right now is a good time to start to adjust their outdoor lighting to accommodate the need for earlier outdoor illumination so you can make sure that you and your family do not come home to a dark home, including the kids who may be rolling off the school bus in late afternoon.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, we install a timer on every one of our systems. Clients can choose to have their lights on from dusk to dawn or any configuration of hours they choose. The benefit that timers provide is that the homeowner doesn’t have to think about turning their outdoor lighting on or off and it provides safety and security around the property as well. The beauty of timers is that you can adjust them to how you live, your hours and make it appear like someone is always home.

Lighting Control Automation Timer Nashville lighting control

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

There are two types of timers—manual ones that you have to set to make the necessary changes or those managed by Lighting Control Automation (LCA). These super convenient timers are a mega improvement over outdated manual timers because they automatically adjust to daylight savings time changes. You don’t even have to think about dials or buttons or figuring out how to re-reprogram it to the proper time. No matter what your lifestyle, a LCA timer can be easily adapted to suit your needs—even if you have to leave work really early in the morning and need additional light or walk the dog before bed time. An LCA timer provides additional light exactly when you need it.

LCA’s are great if you travel often or have a vacation home that you are not frequently at, as you can control the lighting to make it appear as if someone is always home to deter thieves.  And as the days get longer or shorter, these timers simply change to acclimate to the light conditions of the season. LCA’s make your outdoor lighting system easy and effortless to manage without having to get involved with annoying programming. Since they can control lighting to a very precise degree, they also save you money on the power bill since you don’t need to waste lighting during times you simply don’t need it.

Nashville outdoor lighting

LCA’s are so cool and adaptable that you can even set your lights to come at 50% power earlier in the evening and then gradually get brighter as night wears on. This feature not only saves energy, but it also adds great ambiance in your landscape. There is so much beyond just outdoor lights that you can do, including controlling your indoor lights and appliances to come on automatically as well.  The convenience that this type of automation provides is pretty revolutionary. And the fact that you control all these facets directly from your smart phone or laptop just makes adding a service like this a no-brainer. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can control or change the system as needed. The options are pretty extensive.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

October is National Outdoor Lighting month, so between now and then is the perfect time to either reset your timer for daylight savings time or call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our incredible lighting control automation features at (615) 373 – 0638. You can also email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

As darker skies arrive earlier in the day, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville celebrates October as National Outdoor Lighting Month

National Outdoor Lighting MonthOctober is National Outdoor Lighting Month! This event was created by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 2013 as a consumer awareness effort to educate homeowners about the  impact quality and professionally installed outdoor lighting can make to their home, landscape, special event and lifestyle. Professional outdoor lighting increases safety, beauty and function around your home, landscape and outdoor living spaces. Our philosophy is “if it can be illuminated, it can be transformed with outdoor lighting.

Celebrating this event couldn’t have come at a better time of year. In case you haven’t noticed, night is making it’s debut earlier and earlier each afternoon as we near the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 2nd. The dark afternoons serve as the perfect catalyst in outlining the beneficial reasons for adding outdoor lighting. 

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

By making the decision to schedule the addition of outdoor lighting to your home and landscape now, you will never have to return home to a dark house again or regulate your outdoor activities with the setting sun. Our professional lighting designs promise carefree enjoyment and added safety to all your outdoor areas. From architectural lighting which makes the beauty of your home the centerpiece of your property, to driveway lighting powered by lighting control automation (LCA), that knows the very minute you are to arrive home each day ensuring safe entry into your home at the end of a hard day. Our LCA is available for all installations and provides effortless control of your home’s indoor and outdoor lighting and other powered features. Our 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.

http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guideThe possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor lighting, all providing more convenient days and beautiful evenings! You can visit http://www.outdoorlights.com/national-outdoor-lighting-month/#guide to request a free outdoor lighting guide to gain valuable tips and learn about the latest LED holiday and event lighting trends and much more!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com to begin your journey to outdoor lighting bliss!

 

 

Come out and see us at the Nashville Lawn and Garden show beginning this Thursday!

Nashville garden lighting in the rose garden

Here is one of our amazing rose garden outdoor lighting designs.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will be participating in the annual Nashville Lawn and Garden show again this year! The show begins on Thursday, February 27th and runs through Sunday, March 2nd. The event is being held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the show, in honor of this milestone, the show theme this year is Wine & Roses.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives arbor lighting

Our outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy every element present in your garden and landscape at night!

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! This is also one of the South’s biggest lawn and garden shows, over 20,000 people are expected to attend. More than 20 live gardens will be on display all created by master horticulturalists.

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

This image depicts a garden from a previous Nashville Lawn and Garden show garden featuring our outdoor lighting.

At our booth, we will have landscape lighting for gardens, trees, plants, pathways, walkways and more. Hot right now at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is green lighting. We have our newest LED outdoor lighting technology on display at our booth and our talented team will be on hand to discuss lighting control automation, LCA, to carry that green technology a step further!

You will see our outdoor lights at a variety of the garden displays, and also come see us at our booth.

Show Dates & Times are as follows:
  • Thursday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets for the show are available online or may be purchased at the door. This includes day and 4-day show passes.
Matt Oaks signature

Matt Oakes of 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

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tree and landscape lighting

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.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting - Architectural Outdoor Lighting

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!

Lighting Control Automation Timer Nashville lighting control

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”.

stunning outdoor column wraps and tree lighting

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.

Nashville-rockin-tree-lighting (1)

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.

Matt Oaks signature

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.