Centerville, TN, to be the center of attention for the holidays, thanks to a little help from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We love the holiday spirit that is in the air!

Here's a sneek peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

Centerville, TN, town square holiday lighting 2014.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to share the excitement in and around the Nashville region that marks the arrival of the holiday season. From homes to historic venues we are entering the “countdown” period when locales all over Middle Tennessee will be “flipping the switch” as holiday lighting brings the magic of the season to life. We have been busy designing and installing holiday lighting for many of the holiday ceremonies scheduled to take place over the coming weeks including the festivities taking place in Historic Centerville, TN.

2015 marks our 2nd consecutive year in providing the holiday outdoor lighting at the Centerville, TN, town square. Our design this year is very similar to the display we installed at last year’s event, including a mixture of classic C6 and C9 LED bulbs for nostalgia. We do have a few surprises in store for this year, but we can’t give away any spoilers just yet! The display will also be fully operable through a convenient wireless remote control.

Don’t miss the Christmas Open House at the Centerville Town Square!

Saturday, November 28th from 5-9 pm is when all the magic will happen including a live nativity scene, story telling, horse-drawn carriage rides, a children’s coat drive, music and of course Santa will be there too! Many local businesses on the square will be open late for you Christmas shopping with the courthouse lighting on schedule for 6:00 sharp!

2015 Christmas Poster

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville Decorative Outdoor Lighting Delivers Endless Evening (and Daytime) Appeal with a New Twist

Nashville cafe-inspired outdoor lightingDecorative outdoor lighting is the new rage in design. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has a broad range of chic and trendy lights that offer something totally different from what traditional landscapers offer that come from those big home improvement stores. Our fixtures are custom-made specifically for us and proudly made in America with high quality commercial parts. We do not sell or install inferior made products made of plastic or other low-grade components that won’t survive the season before needing replacement. Our fixtures stand the test of time, and Mother Nature, to provide years of unbridled enjoyment.

Nashville festival lighting

If you are still sporting an outdated or aging halogen outdoor lighting system, it’s time to check out how much outdoor lighting has changed in recent years. Modern LED bulbs cut down on energy consumption and provide a long life, and they come in all sorts of unique genres that give lots of different benefits and appeal.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Festoon style permanent festival lighting in the Gulch.

Permanent Festoon lights (aka festival or cafe lights) can be installed across a covered porch or deck and provide plenty of visibility as an overhead light source that delivers a swagged romantic lighting effect. They have a party feel like you’d see in outdoor festival settings or that lovely corner cafe you visiting while on vacation — we offer them in either white or in colored bulbs that are housed in small globes and we can change out the lights whenever you want a totally different effect such as during the holiday season.

Nashville Outdoor Orb LightingOrb lights are a twist on festival lighting that kick it up a notch since the globe housing that surrounds is much bigger. You can choose either 10, 12 or 16 inch globes in size (or vary them and mix it up) and it looks like these ethereal spheres are floating through the air in a mystical way. You can also get these in white, clear or in multiple colors and the effect is truly breathtaking and unusual.

Nashville decorative outdoor lighting Normally, we hide our ground level fixtures so they are very hard for anyone looking around your property to see. In some cases, the fixtures are just as pretty as the light they cast and have incredible artistic value—and this is absolutely the case with our Attraction lighting series. Custom made for us; these dazzling metal fixtures have incredible sculptural flair that sends rays of light dancing around your walkways, a retaining wall or even your home’s walls. If you are fascinated by the use of light as an art source, then these lights are right up your alley as they throw immensely interesting patterns of twirling light around an outdoor space. They even look fantastic during the day thanks to their interesting shapes and cut-outs, and no can argue how decadent these look in comparison to boring landscape lights you see in most yards.

Decorative lighting can become a work of art in the garden and landscape.

Decorative lighting can become a work of art in the garden and landscape.

If that’s not enough for you, our Starry Light fixtures uses hologram technology to shoot pinpoints of light that can be elegantly sprayed all over your home, trees or pool. They are perfect during Christmas time because it avoids the nightmare of wires and string lights that have to be taken down after the holidays. This clever light fixture plugs right in and comes in red, green, purple and blue, and it casts a fantasy land of shimmering light wherever you want it. Take a peek:

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Let’s talk about how we can get your home into an interesting lighting scheme that will cause an envious stir among your neighbors. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about cool and distinctive outdoor lighting fixtures like no other. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com  .

 

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville want to know when you take down your holiday decorations, and why?

3d lighted LED Star Wreath

For many families, the decided day to officially take down holiday decorations is more than just a casual activity to get the home organized while you have the time off from work. Sure, many of us decide to remove our holiday decor’ simply because we feel it is time this is especially the case when the New Year has begun as a way of paying homage to renewal and the coming year ahead. The question of when to take down Christmas decorations is answered by belief and tradition for many.

Some families take down everything Dec. 26, while others wait until after New Year’s Day. Notably, some also follow the 12 days of Christmas tradition — which means the first day of Christmas is Dec. 25, not Dec. 13, with decorations coming down on Three Kings Day, also referred to as the Epiphany, which is January 6th.

The 12 days of Christmas is based on the Bible story when the three kings, or wise men,— Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior — saw a bright star on the night Jesus was born. They followed it and, 12 days later, presented their gifts to the newborn. The day of Epiphany is Jan. 6, and cultures around the world celebrate on the night before or on that day. Many customs include taking down the Christmas tree as well as a treat for children as they are allowed to eat the goodies laden on the tree or underneath it.

Loveliest holiday lighting everAccording to an article in Huffington Post, taking down decorations at the right time is important. But, when is the right time? Here are some helpful guidelines to help make the task easier to figure out…

  • By the 2nd week of January, most people will have taken down their very Christmas related decorations. Indoor decorations like the tree and its ornaments should be taken down, and holiday specific outdoor decorations like inflatables can be stored as well.
  • By the end of January, most decorations should be stored away, especially greenery, which is most likely beginning to die and can become a fire hazard.
  • If you are really attached to your decor, you could let the red, white and silver decorations do double-duty for Valentine’s Day. However, this is really for indoor decorations where it’s not as easy to tell that you just left everything up.
  • So, what’s your plan this year? Take our poll and reply in the above comment section. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to know when you and your family takes down the Christmas decorations and why?

Christmas lighting NashvilleAs part of our exclusive holiday lighting program we not only design and install your annual outdoor holiday lighting display, we also professionally remove the display and store it in our temperature controlled warehouse. Getting to “know” our customer-base is part of what makes our service a one-of-a-kind, personalized experience!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Learn more about our custom outdoor lighting designs including landscape lighting, architectural lighting, special event lighting and holiday lighting by contacting us at (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

Guess who made the list as one of Huffington Post’s most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014?

Guess who made the list as one of the most over-the-top Christmas trees of 2014? We did! According to the Huffington Post, the Tennessee capitol tree we were honored to decorate and light this year, located in downtown Nashville, made the list.

Here is the image and caption shown in the 12/06/2014 Huffington Post article:

Christmas tree at the capital Nashville TN by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A man looks over the Capitol Christmas tree after it was lit Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

The picture is truly breathtaking isn’t it? As the reflection of the majestic tree is captured in the damp tiles that surround the capitol, it is a testament to the state of Tennessee in its finest moment.

The trees we decorated and lit over the past two holiday seasons, (2012 & 2013), were stunning, however this year’s tree may have outshined them all! This year’s tree is a 27-foot-tall Norway spruce donated by Ed Mascolo of Nashville. The tree was decorated in red, silver and blue with Tennessee flags. It features an oversized tree topper bow, which was handmade in the state and there are more than 3,000 LED lights on the tree.

OLP Tennessean 12114 State Capital Christmas TreeThis excerpt was published in the Tennessean on December 11th. It shows our talented team stringing lights in preparation for the big reveal officiated by Governor Haslam and his wife, Crissy, at the state capitol on Legislative Plaza.

Admittedly, we are very proud to make the list as our tree is definitely in good company alongside the upside-down tree in Paris”, the capitol Christmas tree at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, and many other amazing trees from around the world that have captured the imagination this year!

Photo of the unique upside down  Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

Photo of the unique upside down Christmas tree in Paris courtesy of the Huffington Post.

If you would like to spark that same childlike wonder with your holiday lighting display, it is never too soon to begin thinking about next year’s Christmas lighting — on 364 days left and it will be here before you can blink!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn more about our elegant outdoor lighting designs, including special event and holiday lighting today. We are looking forward to lighting your home and business in the New Year!  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to be part of Christmas at the Capital for the 3rd year in a row!

This years Nashville Christmas tree prior to lighting

The giant Norway spruce was harvested from the Cumberland Forest in East Tennessee.

It is with great pride that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was asked to light and decorate the capital tree in downtown Nashville this year! This is our third year of being in charge of making the season merry and bright for so many Nashville residents, and visitors alike.

This year’s giant Norway spruce was harvested from the Cumberland Forest in East Tennessee and promises to be decked out in its holiday best! The official tree lighting ceremony is due to take place this evening at 5:30 outside the Tennessee State Capitol where Governor Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, will be in charge of lighting the State’s official Christmas tree!

Everyone is invited to the tree lighting this evening to watch the magic happen! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store this evening…

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lighting the 2014 Nashville capital tree

Our talented crew busy adding the finishing touches to the state’s official Christmas tree.

We were honored to be part of this year’s festivities and hope that everyone enjoys the tree this year!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business just as memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

See more holiday magic with holiday lighting by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

 

The Excitement is Mounting in Historic Downtown Centerville!

Our "in progress" installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Our “in progress” installation made news in the Hickman County Times!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we are proud to be able to share the excitement marking the arrival of the holiday season. From homes to historic venues we are entering the “countdown” period when locales all over Middle Tennessee will be “hitting the switch” as holiday lighting brings the magic of the season to life. We have been busy designing and installing holiday lighting for many of the ceremonies scheduled to take place over the coming weeks including the festivities taking place in Historic Centerville, TN!

We want to invite you and your to witness the magic first hand! Mark your calendar for November 29th 5 pm – 8 pm., for the Hickman County Chamber Christmas Open house! Many businesses on the square will be open late for you Christmas shopping and the historic Courthouse has been beautifully lit for Christmas by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!  The “switch” is set to flip promptly at 6 pm. We designed the display using a mixture of classic C6 and C9 LED bulbs to add an air of nostalgia. The display is also fully operable through a convenient wireless remote control.

Here's a sneek peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

Here’s a sneak peek at the magic set to unfold in Centerville:

In addition to shopping and enjoying the holiday lights, Crossroads Cowboy Church Praise Band will be performing Christmas music, Santa Claus will be visiting with children in the Chamber office. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be available inside the historic Courthouse and members of Historic Downtown Centerville, Inc. will be selling the Courthouse Christmas ornament and the old “Centreville” Hotel ornament. It’ll be a great family time you don;t want to miss!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

You can see more holiday lighting magic on our website and in our Houzz image galleries!

Oh, the places you’ll go — a look into the notable locations we are lighting in and around Nashville:

Orb lighting used at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington TN

Festival lighting installed at Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, TN.

It is usually a no-brainer when someone mentions Nashville the image that flashes in your mind is a guitar-holding, cowboy hat wearing musician, hard-working and hungry to be at the right place at the right time. After all, this is Music City, the place where dreams come true. Nashville is steeped in music history, being home to the Grand Ole’ Opry and noted as the birthplace of country music. Nashville has evolved to become the “go to” destination  from nearly every walk of life for a myriad of reasons in addition to our musical roots.

Music cityBeing in the midst of Nashville’s evolution into a top-notch city has made our business very interesting. Of course, we have designed and installed outdoor lighting for many of the top musical artists that reside in, and around Nashville. Although we cannot name any names as to ensure their privacy, it is exciting to see who answers the door sometimes when we come to call!

Our commercial outdoor lighting service is filled with just as much intrigue as our residential installations. Having the opportunity to transform and beautify some of the most popular locations in the area is quite humbling. Each time I reflect on the well-known places where we have installed lighting that are often in the spotlight (no pun intended), it reminds me of the famous Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” When we began Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville over 25 years ago, we never would have imagined the places we would go — literally. With this in mind, here is a look at just a few of the well-known locations where we have worked magic with the addition of outdoor lighting:

The Country Music Hall of Fame: The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation® (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. The location of the venue adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville enhanced the majesty of this location with the addition of outdoor lighting!

View of the Country Music  Hall of Fame in the evening.

View of the Country Music Hall of Fame in the evening.

Loving the LovelessThe Loveless Cafe: You simply cannot visit Nashville without planning a visit to this iconic eatery. The Loveless’ biscuits are so loved that they have earned mention on their  T-shirts! The Loveless has been a fixture in the Nashville area for over sixty years. With a diverse history, the cafe serves up true Southern staples like fried chicken, country ham and, of course, those mouth-watering biscuits. Since its beginning in the 1940’s, the cafe has evolved to include The Loveless Barn ,which is a 4,800 sq. ft. venue that has become the trendiest place around for large-scale events, parties and even weddings.  The Loveless Barn is also home to Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe which is filmed and recorded there every Wednesday.

Loveless Barn holiday lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville provided the lovely holiday lighting for the Loveless last year, and is honored to provide it again this year. The venue plans to kick off the season at their Bright Lights & Biscuits event set to kick off on November 17th! This year’s holiday lighting promised to be even more enchanting!

The Gulch: The Gulch is known among Nashville’s residents to be one of the trendiest and “hippest” neighborhoods around. Not only is The Gulch a popular destination for locals, college students and visitors, it is the first neighborhood in the South to be deemed an LEED certified green neighborhood! The area is packed with urban appeal including office space, retails shops, restaurants, new and renovated buildings and a residential area. You may have even see the Gulch featured in a recent episode of the hit show Nashville!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has provided outdoor lighting at many of the trendiest locations within The Gulch. During the past holiday season we adorned all of the light poles within this unforgettable location with bows and garlands in honor of the holiday season. We also installed permanent festival lighting along the corridors of the Gulch, making it come to life!

Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch

Permanent festoon lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at The Gulch.

 Arrington Vineyards: Since 2007, Arrington Vineyards has been providing a true “wine country experience” of award-winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Orb Lighting at Arrington Vineyards by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was honored to play a part in making this venue more enchanting by installing permanent orb lighting within the trees located on the property. The addition of orb lighting has made Arrington Vineyards breathtaking in the evening under the spell of this unique lighting technique.

Lighting the capital tree in downtown Nashville TN 2013Lighting the Christmas tree at the capital in Nashville: Last but certainly not least, we have lit the Christmas tree at the capital located in downtown Nashville two years running, 2012 & 2013. Stay tuned for the exciting details of this year’s tree!

It goes without saying, we are very proud of the opportunity to experience so many wonderful places, and meet so many new faces, all over Nashville and the surrounding area!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at your home or business memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 today
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com