Don’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought

Nashville backyard lightingDon’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought — Proactive Planning with a New Outdoor Lighting System Makes all the Difference.

If you are planning on building a home, installing landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property without any outdoor landscape lighting, then we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you can if you’ve put it into the plans in advance.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceEven if you don’t plan on putting in outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your driveways, sidewalks, patios and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete.  It minimizes on mess later in terms of disrupting or moving your plants, shrubs and trees because accessibility is made easy. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing home structure and landscaping as well. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will come in and evaluate your property plot and work around existing structures wherever possible and even dig under them if necessary to get the look you want to achieve–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

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

You can consult with one of our outdoor lighting designers and they will ask you questions about your outdoor lifestyle and how you like to dine, play and entertain outside. Not only will we illuminate the façade of your home, entryway and driveway; but we can also add lighting to your backyard so that your deck and patio can handle some serious entertainment and family time. We can give your pool, water features and outdoor living spaces the royal treatment so they can be enjoyed at any hour of the night. If you love lawn games, we can give your family and friends plenty of visibility to toss around the football or enjoy a game of cornhole well into the evening. If late night grilling or cooking in your outdoor kitchen is the standard in your household, we can provide you with task lighting so you can tell when the steaks are done without having to bring them inside to check.

Nashville magical backyard lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville doesn’t slow down during the winter months; in fact, we are busier than ever. The cooler temperatures provide a great time for landscape additions as plants are dormant, and the dark evenings means outdoor lighting is more welcomed than ever. Let’s sit down and discuss designing  the ideal outdoor lighting for your home and property for season after season of enjoyment!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

A recent outdoor living survey confirms what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville already knew!

 

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

Outdoor lighting plays a major role in the success of landscape architecture.

A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals the hottest outdoor living trends for 2014, and it is no surprise to us that outdoor lighting was at the top!  The data compiled reveals “consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also shows continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.” All of these findings are “spot-on” as they closely mimic the trends we are seeing here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Homeowners are putting more effort into their landscape than ever before, including landscape lighting. In addition, they are also integrating outdoor lighting into the outdoor spaces they utilize for entertainment, recreation, family time and relaxation purposes. With low-maintenance and sustainability in mind, LED outdoor lighting makes up more than half of the residential, and commercial, installations we do.

Outdoor lighting nashville spa lightingHere is a look at the results of the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects:

Outdoor Living Features (Overall rating for 2014)   Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: Across all categories, 98.3 percent of respondents rated lighting as somewhat or very in-demand for 2014.

  • Lighting – 98.3%
  • Seating/dining areas – 97.7%
  • Fire pits/fireplaces – 95.4%
  • Grills – 94.3%
  • Installed seating (benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, boulders) – 89.6%
  • Outdoor furniture – 84.1%
  • Counter space – 75.5%
  • Utility storage – 65.5%
  • Stereo systems – 60.7%
  • Wireless/internet connectivity – 56.0%
Landscape lighting done right

We offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting.

Why, you may ask, has lighting become such an integral part of outdoor living? The answer is simple; outdoor lighting extends the safety, security, comfort, beauty and function of your outdoors in the evening. Outdoor lighting makes it possible to live the way you and your family want to live outdoors with no limitations on enjoyment! Outdoor lighting is now within the grasp of every homeowner. Where once upon a time, homeowners had to “guess” at where and how outdoor lighting could enhance their home and landscape, we offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting. Here are just a few examples of the impact outdoor lighting can have…

  • Outdoor lighting that is sustainable and low-maintenance
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED path light

We offer our clients a way to invest in tomorrow through the use of “green” outdoor lighting technologies such as LED.

LED lighting is energy-efficient, making them more economical to operate than traditional outdoor lighting. LED lighting also leaves less of an impact on the environment than other genres of outdoor lighting.  It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly. Our LED outdoor lighting is also longer lasting and requires less frequent replacement and maintenance making their operation seem effortless!

  • Outdoor lighting for residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing
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Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville  embraces both classic and emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space. Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.There are many different types of landscape lighting to choose from including innovative and versatile permanent festival lighting that adds a touch of whimsy and romance to any landscape!

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of 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 all season long! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring outdoor lighting designs.

There’s more to admire in the landscape than just lawn.

For many homeowners, spring is the season they most enjoy their home’s landscape. Whether it is because of that lush, green lawn they have worked so hard to feed and tend, or the parade of bountiful blooms heavy on limb and leaf, fragrant and colorful, spring is the season that provides stimulation for all the senses! In order to get breathtaking results, now is also the time of year when homeowners spend a considerable amount of time and effort to ensure they have a landscape they can be proud of.

One commonly overlooked feature that provides endless benefits to the landscape in the evening is landscape lighting. With a growing trend towards outdoor living, having the ability to enjoy the spoils of your labor can be just as beneficial in the evening as they are during the daylight hours. Quality outdoor landscape lighting can turn your spring landscape into a jewel that shines after dark.

Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED landscape lighting.

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.

Nashville BB02 path light used in award winning entry garden at Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Nashville path lighting elegantly integrated into this award-winning show garden.

Landscape lighting aids in a more secure home because of the lack darkness your landscape offers to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes to rob from their vantage point in the street. They look for easy accessible homes they think they can enter and exit without being observed by neighbors or passersby. If your Nashville home and landscape is well-lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable and exposed.

From a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and guests walking around your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the pool house to grab laundry, or an evening game of corn hole by the deck or patio, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.

It is no secret that homes with professional outdoor lighting installations generally sell for more than those which do not. Not only does your home “show” better at night for potential buyers and to spark interest, today’s home buyer is savvy and recognizes the many benefits of outdoor lighting in comparison to other homes in their price range.  Remember, landscape lighting which has been installed by a licensed outdoor lighting professional ensures proper installation and placement for optimal aesthetic value. This is one of the many reasons investing in a professionally installed system is worth the investment.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

There are also many different types of landscape lighting including to choose from when deciding to move ahead with a professional system. These include line voltage and low voltage, but here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we receive more requests for LED outdoor lighting systems. LED’s are extreme energy efficiency and offer a very long bulb life.  Since they don’t use a “filament” in the classic sense, the piece of metal inside a bulb that burns out causing a normal bulb to fail, an LED bulb can last for tens of thousands of hours. LED technology has advanced in such a way that it is widely used and well received by Nashville homeowners as the top choices for outdoor lighting, meaning: your peonies will seem pinker and more vivid, as will the lushness of your lawn, under the spell of LED landscape lighting!

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 a showplace at night too! (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

Nashville outdoor lighting provides four seasons of added safety, security and stunning beauty to your home and landscape

Nashville outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting enhances your home and landscape every evening through every season.

For many folks the latter part of winter can present itself in dismal ways. The excitement of the holidays is behind us for another year and our Nashville homes and landscapes are vacant of the holiday lighting that was present just a short time back. Do you remember the way you felt each time you pulled into your driveway and gazed upon your home and landscape under the warming glow of  holiday lighting? Do you miss the way the lights subtly accentuated your home and property? If so, you are not alone in missing the enchantment that outdoor holiday lighting brings. Instead of spending another dark evening wishing you could get that feeling back, why not install outdoor lighting  that will keep that magic alive all through the year?

Outdoor lighting can extend your hours of enjoyment into the evening all around your home and within your landscape. Having outdoor lighting will also improve the safety and security of your home, and improve your home’s curb appeal. Not only will you get peace of mind in knowing the lights are on when you need them most, you will also get to experience the  nuances of nature that are missed by keeping your landscape in the dark.    With outdoor lighting each season presents its own distinct beauty and you get to witness each of these changes under the soft wash of light that outdoor lighting will provide.

Nashville tree lighting

Outdoor lighting brings forgotten areas of your landscape to life.

The Winter Landscape

Nashville’s frigid winter temperatures may chill the bones, but snow, ice and the unique qualities of the winter landscape lend a magical beauty, especially under the illumination of outdoor lighting.  Outdoor lighting will enhance the haunting silhouettes of leafless tress within your yard. Even though the trees are lacking in their leafy abundance their beauty is still present.  Well lit paths and entries will also guard against accidents that could result from treading on dark, slippery surfaces in the cold of the winter evenings.

Nashville garden lighting in the rose garden

Garden lighting accentuates the beauty of blooming perennials and other foliage in the landscape.

The Spring Landscape

Bulbs and flowers begin to wake up from their long winter nap and the landscape comes alive with color. Perennial grasses come out of dormancy and the trees within our landscapes bud and spring new growth. With the addition of outdoor lighting such as garden and landscape lighting you will get a ring-side seat to witness the attraction of the world around you springing to life. As the days and nights begin to get warmer your desire to stay outdoors also heats up, outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy the inspirational beauty of spring with a well-lit home and landscape.

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

A well-lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

The Summer Landscape

Not only does summer present more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities after the sun goes down, the landscape itself lends itself to lingering longer in the evening hours. Outdoor lighting will enable extended hours of enjoyment in all facets of your landscape. Adding pool and underwater lighting to your pool area will enable you to enjoy a dip in the pool on those balmy summer nights, and deck and patio lighting will ensure your outdoor celebrations aren’t forced indoors due to the lack of light. Outdoor lighting will let you love and live in your landscape all summer long. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville also offers party and special events lighting that is perfect for outdoor events you have planned, such as parties and weddings just to name a few.

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This gazebo comes to life at night within the landscape with outdoor lighting

The Autumn Landscape

Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year in Tennessee. Our area is among only a handful of areas throughout the country that draws in tourists just to view our lovely fall foliage each autumn. Our landscapes are ablaze with color from amber to gold and every hue in-between. Tree lighting is one genre of outdoor lighting that will allow you to enjoy all the changing beauty of the trees within your yard. We use a combination of up and down lighting, as well as moon lighting, to play up the beauty and unique form of each tree. With outdoor lighting you will never miss a moment of the changes nature provides.

If you are ready to witness all of Mother Nature’s majesty in your landscape every evening, for 365 days a year outdoor lighting is just the ticket. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen. We can schedule an evening demonstration to show you all the beauty and magic you have been missing. Call today (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

See what you have been missing by visiting our garden and landscape lighting gallery, our pool and underwater lighting gallery and our deck and patio lighting gallery located on our website.