Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville delivers ease and convenience through your smart phone

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With our smart phone technology, the lights are on when you need them most.

In a world that now relies heavily on smart phone technology comes a new way to take control of yet another facet of your life with the touch of a button.  Smart phones have changed our entire world, from leading us to our destination on time, to locating a 4 star restaurant in an unfamiliar town, and letting us enjoy a new game at our leisure. Now your smart phone can offer you remote control over your indoor and outdoor lighting while you are away on business, vacation or just out to dinner.

Just when you thought the smart phone couldn’t get any smarter Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers homeowners the convenience and peace of mind of having your home and landscape lit when you need it most. We use lighting control animation (LCA) which offers our lighting customers access to a downloadable application that is available through your laptop, smart phone or tablet. The technology has remote control associated interface with the mobile application. Users can easily gain access via a username and password, and voila, you have complete control in the palm of your hand.

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

Have you ever found yourself in this scenario; your  teenage daughter is due home at 10 pm and you and your wife are out to dinner spending a lovely evening enjoying good food and each others company. Your outdoor lights are set to turn off at 11 pm, which gives your daughter  plenty of time to come home with you residence in a well-lit. At 10:30 you receive a call from your daughter that she and her girlfriends are stuck in a traffic jam next to the shopping mall they are departing from. Traffic is backed up for 2 miles and she is calling to let you know she is going to be quite late. You feel compelled to cut your dinner short and head home to make sure your daughter is received by a lighted driveway, entrance, landscape and interior. Never fear, your smart phone is here! With the touch of a button you schedule your lights to stay on until you arrive home. Take a deep breath and enjoy some desert, your smartphone paired with our LCA technology gives your peace of mind in an uncertain world.

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

This technology comes in handy when the unexpected happens such as missed curfews and loved ones that are running just a little off schedule. Our automation also enables homeowners to link their indoor lighting into the automation as well, which means turning the interior lights on to give the appearance that somebody is home, is easier than ever. No more worrying over leaving your loved ones in the dark again.

To learn more about this and other incredible outdoor lighting technologies contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. You may call us at  (615) 373 – 0638
or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Our LCA technology gets you out of the dark and adds confidence to your lifestyle

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A safe house is a well-lit house. LCA makes this possible from driveway to den.

Do you cringe when entering your driveway and garage area late at night because you know you will have to fumble to find that back door key in the minimal moonlight? Do you worry that your home will become a target for thieves while you and your family are away on summer vacation? If these scenarios sound familiar to you then Outdoor Lighting  of Nashville can help. Our lighting control automation, or LCA, technology can make you life easier and offer you the conveniences that you never dreamed possible.

One of the features that is available with our LCA technology is what we refer to as ” the driveway sensor”. This feature puts an end to coming home to a dark house and can’t find the keys situation you may be finding yourself in. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville programs the lights to automatically come on when you enter your driveway at night. Not only are you ensured safe passage right to your door, but we can program the feature to automatically turn on any multitude of chosen exterior and interior lights as well. This will safely take you from the top of the driveway to the safety of your home interior after a hard day with no worry or struggle, just peace of mind.

Another wonderful feature we offer is what we call “someone’s home”. This feature can be programmed with both your interior and exterior lights to give the appearance that someone is home, by simultaneously cutting on both indoor and outdoor lighting to mimic the pattern in correspondence with someone walking around their home at night. These lights are programmed so if the home is being watched, no one is the wiser, and your home is safe while you and your family is away having fun.

A great feature we offer using LCA technology is called the “safe entry” feature. This feature works much like the driveway sensor feature, the difference is the technology is programmed into a key fab you can place on your key chain to turn on both interior and exterior lighting at the simple touch of a button.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proudly offers these LCA features  and many more to our valued outdoor lighting customers to make their lives hassle free, and their home safer. Remember: a well-lit home is a safer home indeed.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

To learn more about lighting control animation technology and our expertly designed and installed outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. Don’t leave yourself in the dark any longer. (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Now that you’ve seen your home in lights, you can have this type of magic all year round

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A mesmerizing holiday outdoor lighting display that inspires you is unforgettable.

The holiday season is now in full swing, and many homeowners have their homes, lawns and landscapes adorned with awe-inspiring outdoor holiday lighting. Many people only choose to illuminate their home and landscapes for the holiday season, foregoing a chance to capture the ambiance and feeling that year-round outdoor lighting can add to your most precious of investments. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is here to make your property more magical each and every evening, not just during Christmas, with outdoor lighting.

The addition of lighting a specific location focuses your eye on that location and makes it the focal point. Much the same can be said about professional outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting can be used to define the lines, architecture, and nuances that make your home’s beauty and unique characteristics shine through. Well designed and placed outdoor lighting can make your home even more stunning in the evening than it is during the day. Landscape and garden outdoor lighting can make your backyard and landscape appear to be a lush outdoor oasis, giving rise to beauty not seen in the light of the daytime. Expertly designed and executed outdoor lighting can give the appearance of light dancing from one beautiful focal point to the other. Along with the beauty that comes along with having professional outdoor lighting, there are other benefits as well.

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Nashville Outdoor Lighting - Architectural Outdoor Lighting can create ambiance year round.

In many homes across Nashville, the homeowners have access to a virtual playground in their very own backyards. From pools and luscious spas that offer a place to renew your soul, to gorgeous patios and outdoor porches that serve as gathering spots for your family and friends. Without proper outdoor lighting these extensions of outdoor living and recreation cannot be enjoyed to their fullest extent. A well-lit outdoor entertaining area, or pool and spa area means that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor into the evening without the stress of looking at the clock. Your backyard will not only be well illuminated, adding the element of outdoor lighting to areas such as pools and spas creates an ethereal ambiance that only beautiful lighting can provide.

Outdoor lighting also paves the way to more fun and playful opportunities to enjoy your landscape in the evening. With outdoor lighting the gang can throw the pigskin around during halftime on that Monday night game and not have to worry about tripping over your prized rose bushes or passing it in the dark. With outdoor lighting your outdoor activities can extend well into the evening and expand your outdoor living enjoyment.

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

Having the added benefit of a safer home is also great incentive to install outdoor lighting at your home year round. Not only does a properly lit sidewalk welcome guests to your door with hospitality, it also reduces the risk of falls due to low visibility. A well-lit exterior also lessens the risk of a robbery or break in. Our outdoor lighting can be programmed to operate on a regular schedule to ensure you are never left in the dark. In the same token, that same lighting control automation technology we use to program your outdoor lighting timer can also be programmed to give the appearance that someone is always home – even if you are on vacation in a tropical paradise thousands of miles away. Our lighting control technologies can be accessed by a simple touch of a button via your smart phone. Safety, convenience and peace of mind are just a few of the benefits of having professional outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perespectives of Nashville uses architectural lighting to accentuate this homes distinctive features

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses architectural lighting to accentuate this homes distinctive features

After all the tinsel, trees and holiday lights are taken down for the holidays and stored away for next year’s holiday season, don’t pack away your home and landscapes beauty until Christmas is here again, now that you’ve seen your home in lights, you can have this  type of magic all year round. Even if you have not had the experience of adorning your home in holiday illumination, you have certainly seen the impact it makes on the homes and landscapes within your neighborhood. In many scenarios you may have seen holiday lighting done incorrectly on homes around you as well. Our lighting is always outdoor lighting done right, all year-long. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to add the beauty and mystique of outdoor lighting to your little slice of heaven.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville creates magic with holiday lighting

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Can you imagine the memories a Christmas lighting display like this will create?

We are quickly approaching the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of home-baked goodies, busy shoppers running to and fro with presents adorned with ribbons of red and green, and the way seeing a beautifully lit Christmas lighting display makes us feel inside. I remember as a child my parents would pile all of us in the car right after Thanksgiving and we would set out in search of neighborhoods with mesmerizing and memorable holiday lighting displays. This memory still brings a smile to my face when I remember seeing those lights for the first time each year from the eyes of a child, the clarity of this memory is unforgettable and still makes me feel happy to reminisce.

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LED Christmas lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This memory, this moment in time is what homeowners wish to achieve when they set out each year to create an outdoor lighting display of their own. The problem with this is that many times what the homeowner visualizes and what actually comes to fruition are two different things. This can be because of time constraints, lack of design knowledge or just simply because they don’t know where to begin. That is where we come into play…

A few outdoor lights on a string will not create a memorable holiday lighting display, but we can. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville offers a holiday lighting program that will take the guess-work out of designing your Christmas outdoor lights this year. We design, order, install, remove and store your Christmas lighting display for you and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the season with the ones you love. No more fighting with tangled icicle lights and teetering off the ladder risking an injury. No more worries of the hazards that over exerted circuits can cause. No more rituals of turning on the lights one strand at a time. With our holiday lighting program we can also program your indoor and outdoor lighting displays to come on and off in unison by using lighting control animation that offers set it and forget it convenience.

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Open the door to fond memories of Christmas lighting displays viewed from the eyes of a child.

Our Christmas lighting displays can give you an opportunity to incorporate unique and timelessly elegant designs into your lighting display, from LED Christmas lights to 3-Dimensional lighted displays, lighted LED wreaths to lighted candy cane and  snowflake roof line lighting, the possibilities and choices are endless. We specialize in providing the homeowner as well as the business owner with professionally designed and executed holiday lighting displays that will knock your socks off!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville puts the magic into your holiday lighting display

If you are seeking that missing element from your outdoor lighted Christmas display that makes onlookers feel like children again, contact us to schedule a consultation for our Holiday lighting program and put the magic into your holiday season.  (615) 373 – 0638  and olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville proves it is “good to fool with mother nature” in terms of tree lighting

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Nothing compare to the haunting beauty of tree lighting, by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

When many homeowners begin to venture into the realm of outdoor lighting and the many ways it can benefit not only the safety around your home, but also the aesthetics and beauty, they don’t take into consideration the importance of having an outdoor lighting professional design and install the lighting. A professional has the knowledge, the foresight, the creativity, the skill and the experience to add lighting in areas that can enhance your home and landscape in ways you never dreamed possible. Tree lighting is one such example of creative outdoor lighting design. Tree lighting allows you to capitalize on the multi-layering  aspect of outdoor lighting and uses the mysterious illusion of light that trees naturally provide. Using tree lighting within an outdoor lighting application can produce breathtaking as well as haunting effects.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville realizes that trees bring an element of nature into the landscape and  are important in any outdoor lighting design. The regal majesty of the tree deserves to be illuminated with the best design strategies and equipment. We have completed many outdoor lighting applications that have encompassed adding the beauty of tree lighting into the scenario and it has resulted in stunningly beautiful effects. With professionally installed tree lighting there are many choices and details to take into consideration. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville focuses on those choices of the good, the bad and the ugly of tree lighting.

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Large , mature trees with sprawling canopies make the best candidates for tree lighting

Many types of light can be used in tree lighting, one of which is low voltage lighting. Low voltage lighting can result in lighting that is subtle to intense, depending on the wattage you use to illuminate a particular area. When using low voltage lighting you usually only have to go up about 30′ into the tree. This will shine a radius of light of approximately 15 to 18 feet. Depending on how intense you want the light itself to be, we generally start off with a 20 watt flood light. This will produce a subtle “moon lit” look. To achieve more intense light, we would extend the light up to 35 feet or 50 feet’. If you are using the light to define an area where you spend a lot of time, for example a horseshoe game pit, then you want to use a much brighter light to define the area more clearly.

Halogen lights can also be used in tree lighting. Halogens are great to use if you want to add a “tint” to the exuding glow, because you can add a tinted lens to the halogen fixture to achieve a myriad of effects with tinted lighting. Another up and coming light we are using more frequently in tree lighting is LED. LED is becoming more and more popular in tree lighting because of the longevity of the LED bulbs. They require less maintenance because they last so long and don’t have to be replaced as often as other lights, plus they are super energy-efficient.

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The majestic sprawling branching of the Hackberry tree

Since tree lighting requires the installer to actually climb the tree to install the lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville always keeps the safety of the technician in the forefront, as well as the integrity of the tree itself. We use proper equipment that will not scar or damage the tree making it vulnerable to disease and parasites. We also have experience and knowledge as to which trees are good for tree lighting. With any tree you are considering lighting, the lights should be able to be placed  in a fairly clean shooting lane, trees that are thick and dense, such as magnolias do not make good candidates for tree lighting for this reason. Trees like pines and other evergreens are not ideal for tree lighting either because of the lack of limbs available to achieve drama and effect. Trees such as a Hackberry and oaks tend to have sprawling limbs, and can make ideal candidates for tree lighting.

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The ethereal illumination of proper tree lighting using multi-layering throughout the trees canopy

To achieve maximum effect from tree lighting it is ideal for the limbs of the tree to hang over a large surface area. You don’t want super thick foliage to snuff out the light. Shining the light down through some foliage is good and will create a haunting, dappled effect, but too much foliage is not good. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville feels the best effect is achieved when the light is shining through a different tree’s canopy, with the light shining through to a limb about 8 feet below you will achieve the most stunning effect using multi-layering of light. It is also advantageous to have the capacity to use a limb that hangs over the target point of the area or item you are illuminating. Since this is not always the case we can use light to go off the tree, at an acute angle coming straight down to achieve results. As with any lighting scenario you never want the light placed where if can shine into a person’s eyes. We also use tree lighting to light patios and walkways by throwing the light through foliage for a dramatic effect.

In a perfect world, the trees within our homeowner’s landscapes would already be perfectly placed to accommodate tree lighting. As this is not the case, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses experience, knowledge and design expertise to create stunning lighting effects with whatever mother nature has placed before us.

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Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to find out more about tree lighting. We can set up a nighttime demonstration for your property to show you the stunning results professional outdoor lighting can achieve at your residence. Call (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can also see more dramatic outdoor lighting effects, including tree lighting in our photo gallery by visiting http://nashville.outdoorlights.com/local/gallery/landscape-garden-lighting.html

Nashville Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is breathing new energy saving life into old fixtures by retrofitting to LED

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Lighting along these steps is not only beautiful but offers a safety factor.

It is now possible to retro-fit your old outdoor lighting fixtures and turn them into LED fixtures. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  is offering this to customers who want to make the change over to LED without having to start all over with a new system. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and we can retro-fit our competitors lighting in most cases following a thorough inspection.

We have made the transition an easy one. We simply remove the internals of  your existing fixtures and retro-fit them with LED internals. When we come out to complete a conversion we also check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring, reset timers and review this with you and introduce any timer or fixture upgrades available for your specific needs, adjust all your fixtures and even do any light trimming of landscaping to allow your fixtures to achieve the best effect. Our retro-fit conversions also carry a three-year warranty on the lamps with an option to receive lifetime warranties on the entire system with a yearly checkup by an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville representative as well.

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Copper Path Light by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Conversion to LED can cut the power consumption and extend the life of your outdoor lights dramatically. A good example is if a client has 20 outdoor lighting fixtures on their property at 35 watts per fixture, that equals out to a total of 700 watts. With our LED  retro-fitting conversion we can achieve the desired lighting effect with the total wattage coming out to a mere 120 watts! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives  of Colorado recently did a piece on this topic as well, you can click on the link below to find out more.

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Michael SignatureIf you are interested in our LED retro-fitting conversions, and want to save up to 90% in energy costs on your outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to find out more. (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Moonlighting in Nashville’s Belle Meade Anyone?

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The stately trees that grace this driveway for our customer in Belle Meade are perfect for moonlighting

The art of moonlighting is a creative medium in itself. The type of illumination that comes from moonlighting gives off an ethereal effect that cannot be duplicated by any other lighting technique. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was recently selected to install moonlighting for an owner in Belle Meade.

The homeowner wanted to illuminate the driveway. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we try to avoid having a fixture out in the open because not only does it become a tripping hazard it is susceptible to damage from mowers, aerators, edgers and other machinery. We suggested moonlighting the large trees that grace the driveway, this would effectively light the long driveway and give a soothing, romantic light as well.

The homeowner allowed  John Groce of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  to serve as contractor on the job, thus we were able to line up the electrician and the irrigation company to  under the sidewalk. The electrician had already been there previously and ran power to the trees. Sandra Nichols Landscaping was the landscaper on the job and we worked hand in hand during the progression.

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Landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Since the electrician had run power from the house to the trees there is a receptacle at the trees. These are done on all 120 volt, line voltage and is a different fixture which uses a ballast to power the bulbs. The bulbs are all ceramic metal halide. Ceramic metal halide are the same type of bulbs used in jewelry and grocery stores and are coveted for their high score on the CRI (color rendering index). The light itself is still low-wattage, at only 39 watts, they still put out an enormous amount of light. As an example of the amount and quality these lights emit, you could hold 30 pieces of blue string in all variations in your hand, and in the noon day sun you could clearly see each variation from string to string. The same clarity is apparent under the moonlighting as well.

We are planning on using the current timer the customer has inside the home to hook in the moonlights for control. We had previously completed the lighting in this customers backyard as well.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville worked hand-in-hand with Sandra Nichols Landscaping

Just as we had previously worked with this homeowner before, we enjoyed working with her once again on this moonlighting application. We want to commend Sandra Nichols Landscaping as well. This very stately driveway on this very stately property is now complete with the ambiance of the moonlighting, another job well done!

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If you are interested in exploring the possibility of adding moonlighting to your property, or other outdoor lighting applications, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at 615-373-0638 or email us @http://nashville.outdoorlights.com/