Endless benefits abound with Nashville backyard lighting!

backyard gazebo lightingThe best way to make your backyard look and feel like an outdoor oasis is to think about your illumination plan BEYOND the front door. If all you have is a light at your entryway and a few fixtures casting a harsh light on your home’s façade and a blaring flood light on your driveway–you are missing out a whole outdoor lighting experience that can enhance your outdoor lifestyle tremendously!

Hardworking families are spending more and more hours at the office, doing homework and running around with endless activities—and most people don’t get home until well after the sun has set. The only way to nurture time with family and friends after dusk is by lighting up the areas in your backyard you enjoy spending time.  Make your outdoor space just as useable as your indoor spaces by thinking of your outdoor landscape illumination in the same you do about inside lighting.

LandscapeLightingLots of people seem to ignore their backyards as an extension of real estate that is available for evening entertaining with their family and friends. It’s possible to light up the entire perimeter of your property and make your deck or patio a place that is just as comfortable and welcoming as your living room thanks to an outdoor lighting scheme that will make your outdoor spaces highly functional. Why sit cooped inside with the kids when everyone can be having just as much fun outdoors and getting a good dose of fresh air? Get everyone off the computer and TV and get everyone outside for family bonding and memories.

GardenPathLightsOur energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting uses very little power and brings in plenty of light so that you can hang out doing all the things your family loves to do like playing a game of football on the lawn, some Scrabble by the fire pit or dining al’ fresco while Dad is flipping burgers under some good task lighting at the grill. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s outdoor lighting systems are programmable, so they are designed to work to fit your lifestyle. We place lights where you need them so you can make the most out of each backyard zone that your family and friends hang out. We can drape decorative festival lighting across large expanses such as your patio or deck so that you’ve got good overhead lighting that is both elegant and practical.

Nashville Landscape Lighting

We also go beyond just pathway, task and façade lighting, too. We have artistic lights that add incredible drama and personality to your evenings as well. Even if it’s raining or cold outside, you can enjoy a gorgeous view of your wonderful backyard from your windows. We can highlight special features such as a water feature, your pool, an outdoor sculpture or a fabulous ornamental tree.

Good outdoor lighting changes the way you live, brings your family outdoors to gather and gives you added space to enjoy what feels a lot like a stay-cation when you get home from work and school. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville create a relaxing outdoor oasis of relaxation in your backyard through romantic outdoor lighting! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

 

Chase away the winter blues with beautiful backyard views through outdoor lighting!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tree lightingIf you are looking out your home’s back windows and there is a dark void, you are missing a fabulous opportunity to extend the dimension, depth and view of your backyard through the use of professional landscape lighting. Wouldn’t you rather see your entire backyard elegantly illuminated so you can still enjoy it on a cool night while you are sitting in the comfort of your home with a good book in your hand?

Many of our customers come to us only thinking about adding outdoor landscape lighting to the front of their home, or only adding architectural lighting to their home’s front facade. However, there is a big missed opportunity right out your living room and kitchen windows where the addition of outdoor lighting would benefit. A lifeless winter landscape can get a good dose of drama with outdoor lighting that can make every season look like an evening postcard from your windows. We can uplight your tree branches to give them an exciting and ethereal look that will make them dazzle even though they are bare of leaves. We can even add a downlit moonlight effect that can make your lawn shimmer and play up interesting shadows.

Outdoor lighting enhances your landscape during all seasons!

Outdoor lighting enhances your landscape during all seasons!

Backyard landscape lighting can unify your garden beds and make the perimeter of your property seem much larger than it actually is. We can illuminate walking paths, arbors and arches to give them a fairytale appeal that makes you wonder what could be on the other side. We can give your patio or hardscape a theatrical feel by casting a wash of light on stone or brick so that your yard bounces with texture. We can also make a water feature, outdoor fireplace or even a beloved outdoor sculpture pop in the dark of night so that it stands out and can be appreciated at all hours.

trellis_lighting_by_Outdoor_Lighting_Perspectives-300x225At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we feel there is no reason to have a boring back yard when the opportunity to make a splashy effect can be appreciated during every season of the year. You and your family can enjoy the first blooms of spring, the colorful riot of leaves turning scarlet and gold in autumn and the hauntingly beautiful branches of barren trees dancing in the winter wind. You can also watch the wildlife that inhabits your backyard in the evening hours. Relish in a gorgeous back landscape whether you are indoors or out by always showcasing a fabulous view from any window in your home to the delight of your family and visitors.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will help you with an outdoor landscape lighting design that will capture mood and ambiance that you can delight in if you are working late in your home office, washing dishes in the kitchen or just hanging out with the kids on the couch. Gazing outside even on a wintry, chilly night over all the facets of your back yard is sure to put you in a relaxing mood no matter what’s gone on that day. Let us show you how to paint a dazzling picture of your property with the use of artistically placed light.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to bring your landscape to life in all seasons. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Dinner under the stars with a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Outdoor living in Nashville TN is better with outdoor lighting

Outdoor living is better with outdoor lighting!

What better way to surprise your family than with an outdoor autumn dinner under the stars? Invite family and a few close friends for dinner and a memorable autumn evening, or,  host a romantic moonlit dinner with your significant other and enjoy a favorite meal (even if you order it in!) on your patio or deck abound with great conversation. Of course, doing this all in the dark or with only a few spotlights just isn’t going to cut it, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can be your wingman and show you exactly how to get it done so that you can stage you backyard with the perfect dining alcove bathed in stunning light.

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We will come in and illuminate the shadows in the darkness so you can see all around the perimeter of your backyard and be able to enjoy all the foliage and hardscapes. We can up light into the canopy of trees for a dreamy effect and we can cast light downward from the eves so that your home looks washed in moonlight. We can spotlight particular garden beds so the shrubbery appears to glow in the evening, and we can show off the stone on a retaining or rock wall and make it shimmer.

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

Task lighting over an outdoor kitchen makes food preparation effortless!

For an evening dinner, we can add deck or patio lighting so you have plenty of visibility to be able to clearly see what’s on your dinner plate and get around in the dark while still being romantic and not overly harsh. We can add specific task lighting at your barbecue grill or outdoor kitchen so you can prep and cook a meal without having to use a pesky flashlight to see what you are doing. You can safely flip your steak knowing full well that it’s done without guessing. It adds a heap of convenience if you fancy yourself an outdoor grilling chef!

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Indulge in the season — it’s easy with outdoor lighting!

We are lucky that Tennessee temperatures in autumn afford us the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining well into the year, and what better way to enjoy the fall evenings than highlighted by artistically designed outdoor lighting set up by a pro. The changing leaves flicker like fire when illuminated in the twilight; and when they drop, their branching takes on a haunting appearance that will leave you breathless. If you only think that outdoor lighting is for the summer time, you are missing out on a grand visual opportunity to enjoy the majesty of the changing seasons.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville before you plan your dinner under the stars so we can set the mood for the perfect evening with the perfect lightscape added to your outdoor living area. Maybe even take over and woo your honey with candles, flowers and a divine meal. We love this easy and tasty pork recipe for Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops that is delicious and very simple to whip up without too much fuss.

Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt , and pepper. Bring to boil. Combine water and cornstarch in small bowl, and whisk into brown sugar mixture. Stir until thick.
  3. Brush grate lightly with oil before placing pork chops on the grill. Cook over hot coals for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Brush with sauce just before removing chops from grill. Serve with remaining sauce.
  4. Enjoy!
Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

Grilled brown sugar pork chops.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville so we can help you light up the night. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Make your outdoor living spaces safer this season with Nashville deck and patio lighting.

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Deck lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.

Deck and patio lighting brings your backyard to life after the sun goes down while improving outdoor safety. With May being  the North American Deck and Railing Association’s Deck Safety Month, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to share with you ways lighting can increase the function, style and safety of your deck or other outdoor living space.

Outdoor lighting, specifically deck and patio lighting, is especially helpful when installed by stairs risers, exits and handrails. We also use deck lighting to create ambiance within areas that are being used in the evening. For example, pillar lights help define perimeters and look amazing when mounted directly onto brick and wood columns.

Professional deck lighting creates a custom look for your outdoor living space with the dramatic play of light and shadows providing the right ambiance for your outdoor events and gatherings. This proper lighting is achieved by using a combination of lighting styles to accommodate different purposes. The size of the area to illuminate along with its function help to determine the types and number of lights you need for your deck lighting. Spot lights can be used in task areas, such as outdoor kitchens, while accent lighting creates a soft, inviting illumination in seating areas. Recessed lighting incorporated into steps and lights placed around walkways and doorways enhance safety.

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A well-lit deck makes your outdoor living experience safer.

 Increased visibility enhances safety and is attained with the right amount of light for the use of the space without distraction. Low-voltage lighting is best for deck lighting. It illuminates your custom deck without being overpowering or making it difficult to enjoy the night sky. This type of lighting will also prevent you from annoying your neighbors with intrusive exterior lighting. 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives deck and patio lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives deck and patio lighting.

When creating an outdoor lighting system, we focus on the effect, not the fixture. While the effect of our lighting design will increase the curb appeal of your home, our exclusive high quality fixtures add style and are a cut above the rest. Our corrosion-proof outdoor light fixtures, wires and lamps can weather the toughest outdoor conditions. You’ll love the way the solid copper and brass takes on a rich patina over time, blending beautifully into your landscape. With a long life expectancy and a consistent light output, we’re so confident of our equipment’s performance and durability that we offer unmatched warranty coverage.

Adding outdoor lighting to your deck space will extend function and style while increasing safety when using your outdoor spaces in the evening. Memorial Day kicks off the summer season in just a few short weeks — have your outdoor spaces such as decks, patios, and pools ready for the occasion! With deck lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor living enjoyment!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

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

There’s more to love about outdoor living with outdoor lighting!

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This beautifully illuminated outdoor living room is bathed in romantic low voltage outdoor lighting.

Prime time for outdoor living has begun! With the arrival of warmer temperatures come more opportunities to enjoy your backyard and outdoor living spaces long after the sun has set.  Outdoor lighting is an important element in the success of outdoor entertaining and recreational activities you plan on partaking in this season. In particular, your deck and patio are the single most used areas of your home from the onset of spring well into the fall. If you have found yourself being forced indoors by darkness, we have just the recipe to perk up your patio or make your evening outdoor living spaces more desirable; Nashville deck & patio lighting!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville deck and patio lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville deck lighting.

Having a well-lit outdoor living space will allow extended hours of enjoyment for you, your family and friends. Added security provides visibility, mobility and footing on your deck while in use which means no more stumbling to maneuver on dangerously dark deck stairs or trying to grill by the light of a single builder-grade security light, and attempting to determine if the meat your grilling is rare or well-done?  No more having to move your guests inside with the setting sun because of the lack of visibility. Deck and patio lighting seems simple enough, but it opens up a whole new variety of outdoor living opportunities you never thought possible. It can even improve the way in which you view your entire backyard. Soft washes of light will create an ethereal effect on every area that surrounds your deck or patio, bringing out the beauty of your landscape and beyond. Outdoor lighting will enhance from every angle, from the stone used in a retaining wall to the delicate blooms of flowering shrubs and ornamentals planted within your landscape border. The possibilities are endless.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville deck lighting

Our outdoor lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.

When you take into consideration all the elements that make your outdoor living space a functional area such as adequate seating and dining areas, landscape surrounds for visual interest, a grill or even outdoor kitchens for food preparation, outdoor lighting for your deck or patio space is just as important. An outdoor living area without any of these elements can be viewed as an appendage with no character or function. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can even design lighting positioned close to the sink of your outdoor kitchen and grill area for added illumination in these two work zones. 

Deck and patio lighting can even be taken a step farther with Lighting Control Automation (LCA). By integrating our smart system LCA technology, you can also control and predetermine the brightness levels at different times of the day and night. This modulates the light for a softer effect when you want to sit outdoors in the evening, adding ambiance which is also energy-efficient!

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Our “half-moon” deck lights exudes the industry’s widest indirect wash of light.

Take a peek at some of our most popular deck and patio lighting fixtures:

Our copper and brass deck mounted half-moon sconce lights are perfect to place on the hard to light area. We generally install these on the deck posts of your decks railing. These lights are elegant and made of the finest materials which are built to stand the test of time, understated yet powerful in that they cast the industry’s widest indirect wash of light. They also work great installed in retaining walls or other areas of your deck or patio. We have even installed them underneath the built-in bench seating of decks for a unique effect. Since these lights are made of copper and brass they weather to a beautiful patina over time.

Our verstile adjustable path light.

Our versatile adjustable path light.

Another favorite in our deck and patio lighting installations is the classic adjustable pier mounted copper path light. It works wonders when secured atop retaining walls, along deck and placed around the landscaping that surrounds your deck. With a high quality of light that casts a widespread glow that makes it a solid choice for the areas needing extended visibility.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our deck and patio lighting designs. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration and give you a taste of what you have been missing. (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

 

Outdoor lighting can enhance the safety of your Nashville deck

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville deck lighting

Deck lighting will enhance the safety and function of your deck.

Do you wish you could get more use out of your deck in the evening? Many homeowners have a deck, or outdoor space which they don’t feel comfortable using past sundown because of the space’s lack of proper lighting. In honor of May being Deck Safety Awareness month, we want to focus on a facet of deck safety that goes beyond structural. The North American Deck and Railing Association has declared May as Deck Safety Month. NADRA recommends having adequate lighting on your deck to improve deck safety as part of their consumer deck safety checklist.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to take this opportunity to focus on making your deck safer by adding outdoor lighting.

It is true that having a deck that is structurally sound is important. Ensuring a sure footing and the changes in elevation that are part of many deck designs are the main reason deck lighting is crucial to the safety of your deck space. When we consult with homeowner’s and take a stroll around their property to look for areas that in the most need of outdoor lighting, decks are usually at the top of the list.

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A well-lit deck makes your outdoor living experience safer.

When it comes to the options and placement for deck lighting, the possibilities are abundant. A common place to add outdoor lighting to a deck space is at the top of the posts or along the railings. We can also add deck lighting to areas that are often overlooked but add a plethora of light to help you navigate your deck space during the evening. One such location is under any bench seating you have present on your deck, another is the use of LED rope lighting that is placed on the underside of the railing.

The stairs present the most danger to your deck space because this is the area where most deck accidents are likely to occur. Stairs need to be made clearly visible to prevent trips or falls. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville focuses on two distinct areas when we add lighting to the stair area of your deck. These are installing lighting on the railing, and installing lighting on the vertical area of the step itself. Both of these methods will help you and your evening guests travel your deck stairs safely by adding increased visibility.

Snake on deck

This photo was taken by a customer who experienced a snake coming onto her deck and porch area. We added outdoor lighting to increase visibility on her deck and porch space.

Increasing visibility in your deck space will not only help you navigate and utilize your deck with safety in mind, it will also raise awareness of any object that may be present in your deck space that shouldn’t be there. Storms and wind can blow limbs and debris onto your deck which can pose a safety hazard. In rare cases, we have also had homeowner’s call us to install deck lighting because different types of wildlife were showing up on their deck in the evening. Our lush  Nashville area backyards can sometimes place nature a little too close for comfort. Having adequate lighting on your deck will deter animals from entering the space at night.

Adding outdoor lighting to your deck space will increase safety and set the stage for endless evening enjoyment in your outdoor space.   With deck lighting sundown will no longer dictate the end of your outdoor living enjoyment!

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

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

For more deck and patio lighting design examples visit our deck and patio lighting gallery located on our website.

Open up a new realm of outdoor living possibilities with deck and patio lighting

Nashville deck and patio lighting

Deck and patio lighting will give your backyard a whole new look.

Your deck and patio are the single most used areas of your home from the onset of spring well into the fall. If you find yourself letting darkness elude your outdoor enjoyment by forcing you inside with the setting sun, we have just the recipe to perk up your patio or make using your deck in the evening more desirable; our deck and patio lighting designs.

When you take into consideration all the elements that make you deck a functional area such as adequate seating areas, landscape surround and a grill or even outdoor kitchens, outdoor lighting for your deck is just as important. A deck without any of these elements in essence is just a boring and dull appendage with no character or function.

Nashville deck lighting

This deck and surrounding area sets the mood for many glorious entertaining possibilities with the wonderful deck lighting is now has.

Our deck and patio lighting provides added security for more visibility, mobility and footing on your deck while in use. It also provides the opportunity for extended hours of enjoyment on your deck. Lighting your deck can also promote ambiance and character in your outdoor living space as well. We use the appropriate light fixture for each installation to deliver all of these luxuries to you as part of the whole package.

Our copper and brass deck mounted half-moon sconce lights are perfect to place on the hard to light area. We generally install these on the deck posts of your decks railing. These lights are elegant and made of the finest materials which are built to stand the test of time, understated yet powerful in that they cast the industry’s widest indirect wash of light. They also work great installed in retaining walls or other areas of your deck or patio. We have even installed them underneath the built-in bench seating of decks for a dazzling, unique effect. Since these lights are made of copper and brass they weather to a beautiful patina with age.

half dome deck light Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Our “half-moon” deck lights exudes the industry’s widest indirect wash of light.

Another favorite in our deck and patio lighting installations is the classic adjustable pier mounted copper path light. It works wonders when secured atop retaining walls, along deck and placed around the landscaping that surrounds your deck. With a high quality of light that casts a widespread glow that makes it  a solid choice for the areas that need extended visibility.

Can you imagine the entertaining and family time opportunities that having a well-lit deck would open up? No more stumbling or trying to grill by the light of a single builder-grade security light, trying to decide if the steak is rare or well-done. No more having to move your guests inside with the setting sun because of the lack of visibility. Deck lighting seems simple enough, but it opens up a whole new realm of outdoor living opportunities you never thought possible. It can even improve the way in which you view your entire backyard. Soft washes of light will create an ethereal effect on every area that surrounds the deck, from the stone used in a retaining wall to the delicate blooms of flowering shrubs that are located in your decks landscape border. The possibilities are endless.

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A well-lit deck makes it all come together beautifully.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our deck and patio lighting designs. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration and give you a taste of what you have been missing.

Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or email us at  olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

For more deck and patio lighting designs to spark your inspiration; visit our deck and patio lighting gallery located on our website.