Color Saturation outdoor lighting is perfect for the holidays, or anytime you want a burst of color!

nashville-colorful-holiday-outdoor-lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the region’s innovator when it comes to cutting-edge outdoor lighting technologies. We are poised to provide our clients with the highest-quality outdoor lighting, with the best design while staying above the curve of trending technology. One of our newest outdoor lighting introductions this season is our color saturation LED outdoor lighting.

WOW! The dramatic images shown below using color saturation on this home in Brentwood, TN, speak volumes of the drama you could create for the upcoming holidays, special occasions or anytime you want to add pizzaz to your outdoor lighting scheme. You can also see more images of this amazing design by visiting our Houzz gallery.

Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.
Unique holiday outdoor lighting in Brentwood, TN.

A rainbow of colors is possible with Nashville RGB LED outdoor lightingTraditional colored LED outdoor lighting is grand, however our color saturation LED outdoor lighting takes colored to a whole new level allowing you to change the color of your LED’s and your freedom of expression on a whim! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is now offering this capability for use with our LED up lighting and down lighting landscape lighting designs. This technonolgy allows you to use RGB LED controllers via  Bluetooth controls to create unique lighting effects using our RGB LED lights.This means you can customize the color of your lighting any time you want, and just as easily return to traditional clear, at the drop of a hat.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

If you would like to learn more about this new and innovative outdoor lighting technology, and more cutting edge options for your property, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Your Fall decor will get more mileage with outdoor lighting

Nashville outdoor lighting enhances seasonal outdoor decorAs the season changes, so does the exterior aesthetics of our homes. From the vibrancy of the deep greens and bright blooms of the summer landscape to the subdued hues of amber and gold as leaves begin to change and landscapes welcome autumn. One popular way we pay homage to the changing seasons is through outdoor holiday decor. Many Nashville front porches and entries are brimming with a bounty of harvest-themed decor already. Wreaths adorned with hints of Halloween will soon mingle alongside pumpkins, scarecrows and colorful mums.

Nashville Halloween LightingOutdoor lighting will ensure you home and landscape is full of curb appeal throughout the year, and will also allow you to get more enjoyment from any seasonal outdoor decorating you do. Imagine the impact outdoor lighting will create when paired with the decor and timely plantings around your home’s front entry. Colors will look bolder, textures will have more dimension and all salutations will be easily legible to guest that come to call — and don’t forget about lighting the way for those trick-or-treater’s who are soon to come calling!

Nashville Halloween Lighting

In addition to highlighting your outdoor decor landscape lighting, tree lighting and even architectural lighting can also serve as a stage for the changing seasons. As your landscape changes, leaves change hues and blooms emerge, outdoor lighting can help illuminate each moment as it unfolds.

Autumn in Middle TennesseeLighting makes a huge impact as part of your landscape. Landscape lighting can be used to emphasize a fall garden or a line of deciduous trees that transform from jewel tones in the fall to barren branches in the winter.Even the smallest landscape ornamental will change personalities from spring to fall. Although your outdoor lighting stays in the same place, the area it illuminates evolves, as does the scenery.

The benefits of outdoor lighting go well beyond beautification and aesthetic enhancement. Lighting also aids in providing a more safe and secure setting for you and your family to enjoy. This includes having a more secure area to enjoy outdoor activities and relax. Security lighting such as path lighting can even makes the trip to your front door more secure because you no longer have to muddle around at a dark entrance to find your keys or while dropping shopping bags.The addition of lighting will make ease, peace of mind and convenience as a way of life. Experts are also quick to point out that outdoor lighting reduces the chances of falling victim to crime because a well-lit home, or business, is less likely to become the target of a break-in.

Autumn in Middle Tennessee

Although preference of LED over halogen outdoor lighting is really a matter of choice. A higher percentage of our clients opt to go with LED. It is true that LED is more energy-efficient, long-lasting and eco-friendly than traditional outdoor lighting systems; but did you also know LED is more durable? That’s right! LED lighting makes the perfect candidate for outdoor lighting because it holds up better to the harsh elements and the extreme hot and cold of seasonal changes. In additon, since LED is a UV free source of light it is less likely to attract nuisance insects. This means the insects that are drawn to your front porch or outdoor living space by light are reduced making outdoor living more enjoyable for everyone!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be in every season! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Can Upgrade or Expand Your Outdoor Lighting, No Matter Who Installed It!

Brentwood TN architectural lightingWe aren’t persnickety about getting the job done at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. If you want to upgrade, tweak or expand your existing outdoor lighting system, we are up for the task no matter who installed it—even a competitor’s system! That’s right, other lighting contractors may not want to touch outdoor lighting installed by another company, but that’s only because they don’t have the expertise to do it. They are afraid of what they may find or have to deal with, but our techs have seen it all (and have fixed every imaginable problem we have encountered), so it’s a no-brainer for us!

Brentwood TN architectural lighting

Check out this stately home that we recently took on the challenge of a full architectural and landscape revamp to an existing system. Located in beautiful Brentwood, TN, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville gave this property’s  lighting a whole new jolt of pizzazz by adding more light and giving it a much needed upgrade. As you can see, it has extreme WOW-factor now with a dazzling dance between shadows and light.

Brentwood TN landcape lighting

We are proud to say our work and fixtures absolutely pass the test of time. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the ONLY outdoor lighting company in our area that is maintaining systems that we installed 25 years ago! We don’t do outdoor lighting as a sideline other types of work. We aren’t gardeners, landscapers, electricians or irrigation companies that dabble in putting a few fixtures in the ground and adding a timer just to make an extra buck–ALL WE DO IS OUTDOOR LIGHTING!

Our lighting designers and architects are specially trained in the art of casting light in a theatrical and exciting manner. We don’t just shove a fixture in the ground without thought of how light can play up every feature of your home and garden. Everything we do carefully planned and poised to showcase a home’s facades, garden paths, decks, water features, pools, patios and more in a romantic wash of light. We are professional, dependable and we only sell American-made systems and fixtures that will stand the test of time.

Brentwood TN landcape lighting

Brentwood TN landcape lightingIf you are dissatisfied with a system you had installed by another company or it just isn’t working properly, we can solve any problems and get things working right. We can work with within your timing and budget. We are happy to illuminate a single garden bed just as much as we are to light up The Gulch in Music City. If our name is on the project, we do our best no matter what the size of the challenge or who installed it initially.

If your budget is tight, you’d be surprised and how much light we can actually shed on your property even with just a few targeted fixtures. It doesn’t take much to really jazz things up so you can make a great impression in the neighborhood. Of course you get the added value of safety and security thanks to improved visibility, too.

Brentwood TN landcape lighting

We service other systemsDon’t be afraid of calling us to make improvements on any landscape lighting system you have. We look forward to helping you re-configure things so your home and garden look their best in the moonlight.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Let us install a landscape system that will provide you with years of enjoyment without headaches. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is on Houzz!

Houzz LogoWhere do savvy homeowners search when in the market for updating and improving their home, landscape and outdoor living spaces? Naturally, most turn to the worldwide web. The internet is loaded with websites, forums, imagery and hubs to gain new ideas and inspiration for planning your home improvement or outdoor living project. One of the most admired and frequented of these cyber-space entities is Houzz.

Houzz is a platform for home remodeling and design, that is bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we realize when homeowners are in the market for any kind of remodel or addition to their home, they do a lot of research, look at hundreds of photos and reviews, and get quotes from several professional companies. Adding a professional outdoor lighting system is no different. That’s why we are thrilled to be part of the largest go-to site for remodeling and design ideas and imagery powerhouse, Houzz.

Nashville outdoor lighting on Houzz

What better way to let our potential clients see our custom outdoor lighting designs and installations first hand? Even though every project we design is created specifically for our clients’ home, landscaping or outdoor living space, our photos can spark ideas on how we can make your home, landscape and outdoor living spaces come alive in the evening.

Houzz Nashville Outdoor Lighting Galleries

Houzz is easily accessible from any computer, smart phone or tablet where you can visit our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s Houzz page. Here you can find and save photos from some of our landscape lighting installations, water feature lighting and tree lighting projects, deck and patio lighting jobs, as well as architectural lighting designs — and festive holiday outdoor lighting. We have an extensive showcase of of outdoor lighting designs completed by us. Houzz pages are interactive so, you can simply save the photos you like to one of your idea books and reference back to it anytime you like! These saved images will help us put together the most beautiful outdoor lighting design for your space, giving you exactly what you want. We are constantly adding new images to our galleries too — so there is always a new source being added for outdoor lighting inspiration!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

We are extremely excited to be able to share many of our outdoor lighting designs with you. If you’re in the market for a new outdoor lighting system, or are considering adding onto or updating your current outdoor lighting system, contact us today to get started! You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will be at the Antiques and Garden show this weekend!

Nashville Antique & Garden show

Flashback photo from the 2015 Nashville Antiques and Garden Show.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 26th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Nashville outdoor lighting working in unison with Siteworks hardscapes at 2015 Antique and Garden showFebruary 12-14, 2016

  • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and will allow you attendance during the run of the show, (attend as many days as you like). Tickets for seniors 65 (or older), Active Military & Students are $12 at the door or in advance. Children 12 and under are free.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

Antiques and Garden Show of NashvilleThis year’s featured speaker is well-known actress, founder and chief creative officer of the weekly lifestyle publication Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow. The Antiques and Garden show will also include over 150 dealers. Over the past 25 years, the volunteer-managed show has raised nearly $6 million for Cheekwood and ECON. The show is an annual charity event whose purpose is to raise funds for Cheekwood and ECON, by exhibiting the highest quality antiques, landscaped gardens, and horticultural items and by offering a related educational outreach program.

Cheekwood garden exhibit

Cheekwood garden exhibit from 2015.

Cheekwood is Nashville’s beloved 55-acre estate, Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Recently awarded sixth best garden on the list of “Top 10 Best Public Gardens” in the USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Cheekwood brings art, education and horticulture to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, impacting our region by enhancing the lives of many through its Outreach and Educational Programs. Thousands of school children visit annually allowing them to experience the beauty of the relationship between art and horticulture and to grow to have an appreciation for culture in their community.

The Economic Club of Nashville (ECON) is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for over 20 various charities with a focus on children and families in the Nashville area. ECON provides a dynamic forum for community leaders to discuss economic, social and political issues of special interest to Nashvillians.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Labor Day Party Planning is in Gear! Get your Lighting Updated Now for Evening Fun!

Labor Day is right around the corner!

Labor Day is right around the corner!

Labor Day is just around the corner and it’s the last big outdoor hurrah of the summer season. With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, make sure your outside living area gets special treatment so that your holiday weekend party can continue well into the evening hours.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville can tackle the job of maintaining your existing system, adding to it or installing a brand new lighting program from scratch. We can put you on the schedule right now for a pre-Labor Day inspection so you are ready for your outdoor family gathering.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceFirst, we make sure your system is working properly and that any burned out bulbs are replaced. This is a great time to consider converting your old-school halogens to all LED lighting since the bulbs last way longer and they consume a lot less electricity. We come in and check all your wiring and make sure it’s all intact and we re-bury any wire that has made its way to the surface due to any landscape activity or rain. We check all your fixtures to make sure they are in good shape, aligned properly, and free of dirt or spider webs, and we can trim any plant overgrowth that blocks the beam of light.  We check your transformer to make sure that it is carrying the load of wattage properly and that your timer  is functioning as it should, too.

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

Now is a good time to decide if you want to add additional light to enhance your system or perhaps you feel that an upgrade is necessary. We can  give you a whole different look in terms of ambience and mood if you are simply ready for a change in how your home and property are illuminated. We can take a look at where family and friends primarily hang out in your backyard and make sure that those spots are lit up so they not only look beautiful, but they are also safe from being too dim to avoid slip and falls. Lighting a step up or down to a patio or deck, for example, is a great spot for light so that guests can easily navigate it. We ensure your pathways from your driveway to your yard are visible enough for visitors to be able to walk on safely, too. Keep in mind that if it’s hard to see, your guests will just naturally head indoors—so keep things visible enough so that guests feel comfortable continuing the outdoor celebration.

Outdoor Patio lighting St. Louis

Since cooking and dining is a given on Labor Day, we will make sure your outdoor kitchen or barbecue area is lit so that the home cook can work his or her culinary magic easily and guests can also see clearly enough to grab a drink and see their plates. We do this without harsh, blaring spotlights that were used decades ago and skillfully provide illumination so that the area still looks completely natural and part of the rest of your landscape.

Nashville landscape lighting integrated with pool lightingIf your pool is a natural hang out for your Labor Day festivities, we will make sure your pool deck or patio is spectacularly lit up so the fun doesn’t have to stop in the twilight hours. We can light the landscape areas around your pool or pond to give this area incredible dimension and draw people to it. September is a great time to hang by your fire pit, so we can elegantly wash this area with a warm light that will pull guests like fireflies to it. One of our favorite lighting techniques to use is to mimic the effect of moonlight, and we strategically hide a few key fixtures higher up in the trees to generate this same look so that the light sparkles through the leaves in an enchanting fairytale manner. We can set any mood you want and bathe your yard in gorgeous lighting that will truly wow you, and your guests.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville a call so we can put you on the schedule now so that you will be ready for the Labor Day festivities! You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

The West End’s newest condominium community lights up its entrance with a custom lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

Image courtesy The Dallas on Elliston.

How long has it been since you checked out the Midtown/West End area? This part of town is one of Nashville’s most up and coming regions and has so much to offer in regards to its restaurants, residential communities, shopping, and nightlife. One of its newest additions is the recently restored/constructed condominium community, The Dallas on Elliston. Located between 21st and 22nd avenues on Elliston Place, The Dallas is at the epicenter of the West End, rich in history and designed with cutting edge materials, world-class amenities, and all the modern conveniences making it the perfect place to call home.

Upon its completion, the developer wanted to install outdoor lighting to enhance the street front exterior of this magnificent complex with illumination which accentuated its beautiful architectural and landscape features while also increasing safety on the property. They contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, the area’s premier outdoor lighting professionals to custom design and install just the right type of lighting and fixtures to achieve their goals. Unfortunately, the developer had just one dilemma standing in the way of the completing this task…no power source currently available outside the facility. Not being a company who “gives up” easily, we took a step back to review the situation and ultimately came up with a plan which meets the client’s needs until a permanent exterior power source can be established.

By utilizing the beautiful trees outside the complex to “house” the lighting, we were able to use battery-powered “tight wrap” lights to add beauty and character, as well as increased safety to the complex in the evening, thus achieving the client’s goals. These battery operated lights also use a built-in timer which creates a lighting cycle each day with automatic on and off times for increased battery life with up to 30 days of power from just one battery. These are truly innovative fixtures! The end result is just the right amount of ambient lighting to bring attention to this splendid residential complex within Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhood at night, beckoning prospective residents to live here and call it “HOME SWEET HOME!”

Why Nashville's West End

As previously mentioned, this condominium community is centered in the heart of the Midtown/West End area and has an impressive Walk Score (public access walkability index) of 89. It is in close proximity (between 2-5 blocks away) to just about everything:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Baptist Hospital
  • BRT stops
  • Music City Bikeway
  • Bridgestone Arena
  • Centennial Park
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop
  • PF Changs
  • Hurry Back
  • Jimmy Kelly Steakhouse
  • Café Coco
  • Michaelangelo’s Pizza
  • Samurai Sushi
  • and so much more

As you can see, it really does have a lot happening in this part of town, and while you are taking in the sites in the Midtown/West End area, may we suggest two of the area’s must try oldest eating establishments:

  • Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse – Founded in 1934 and housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s Nashville steakhouse serves the finest cuts of beef, pork, poultry and seafood with a fine selection of signature salads and specialty side dishes for a lovely fine dining experience.
  • Elliston Place Soda Shop – As Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant in its original location, Elliston Place Soda Shop holds a special place in the local restaurant community. Since 1939, good food has been the mainstay of this charmingly nostalgic ice cream parlor/family style restaurant/diner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are available at this hot spot with a wide variety of choices sure to please everyone!

While Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville may not be as historically seated in the Nashville community as The Dallas on Elliston and other long time establishments, we respect and appreciate those who are. We feel honored and proud to assist our hometown businesses and residents in “owning the night” right on their own property. In addition to the battery-powered “tight wrap” type of commercial lighting we used at The Dallas, we also offer many other versatile lighting options for business and property owners throughout Nashville and its surrounding areas. Even if you have been told by other lighting companies “it is not possible”, chances are, through our inventive, versatile lighting knowledge — we can find a way!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

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