Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is in a New Location!

After many happy years at our Houston Street location, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has moved! Just this week, we settled into Nashville outdoor lighting’s new home at 2215 Dunn Ave., Suite B in Nashville.

New OLP Nashville Building

Almost done!

We are still pouring lots of elbow grease and love into making the new spot our own, as you can see through the photos.

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant garde” and into the mainstream.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleFrom here, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was born. Our objective is to plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, with top-quality fixtures and service. So, even though our building location has changed our commitment to excellence in outdoor lighting has not!

A quality lighting system would not be complete without a worry-free service and maintenance program. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives want your home or business to look wonderful five years from now – just like it did the day it was originally installed. We have a dedicated service crew that service, adjust, and consult with all of our current clients and nonclient systems daily. Your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

In progress unique lighting installation in Edgehill Village.

Our team takes pride in all of our residential, commercial and holiday lighting installs and your property. All our work is done caringly by hand and in most cases, our clients say they can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night.

david-g-todd-headshot-for-olp-nashville

David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your property and offer you a free lighting preview. We can demonstrate a lighting effect on your home or business so you can view the project complete before you make your investment. Our designers will highlight all of your architectural features and illuminate landscapes to bring your outdoor living areas alive.

Give us a call to learn more at  (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

Enjoy a moment of nostalgia as we travel back in time to when we were known as “Lightscapes”

OLP 1997 article about Lightscapes in the Nashville Banner

1997 article about Lightscapes in the Nashville Banner.

Recently, I came across this newspaper clipping from an article featured in the Nashville Banner from 1997. Although the article was written over a decade ago, it made me take a nostalgic look back in the past of our beloved company that is now known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, by doing this we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant garde” and into the mainstream.

Timeless outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Timeless outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

Up until this point in time, outdoor lighting and landscape lighting was reserved mainly for the elite due to the expense of having to go through so many “channels” to have a system installed. For example, there was no “one stop” to receive a design consultation, order fixtures, schedule installation or even consider a “night-time” demonstration or system maintenance. In order to have any type of upscale outdoor lighting you first had to hire a designer, then you had to most likely arrange an appointment with a specialty lighting store which carried outdoor lighting fixtures. Upon arrival of the fixtures ( which could take weeks or even months) you then had to hire an electrician to install the lights, many of which having no experience in outdoor lighting at all, and rely on a wish and a hope that everything came out as you imagined once the switch was turned on that first evening. This is the part of the story where things often became a headache for the homeowner — like having to contact the electrician or your designer to “tweak” placement or other dilemmas that would, and did, often arise. In some cases, a number of the fixtures might not be operating properly, etc, and you are back to square one in the endless pursuit of lighting the night! This formula added up to a frustrating, time-consuming and much too expensive proposition for most homeowners. We aimed to change it all, and we did!

Up close look at BB02 path light

Up close look at BB02 path light.

Not only do we plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing.The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for, yes, you guessed it, Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. The father and son team that started this company back in the 80’s. B&B Manufacturing is a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures. We use our own quality fixtures exclusively, as do many of the other Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations throughout the country.

Nashville Landscape Lighting Gazebo

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

This means we are a one-stop-shop for all your outdoor lighting needs. No middle man, no separate scheduling, and no runaround. Our vision and innovation cuts out all the “channels” involved in the outdoor lighting installations of yesteryear.We also have the advantage of fully understanding the technology of outdoor lighting because it is all we do. This means we have more than one way to solve an issue safely when one arises.This level of commitment, experience and talent is immeasurable in the business. We can even schedule a night-time demonstration at your home or business to let you experience the magic that is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville!

Reflecting on this particular article, where our lighting was featured on a local Victorian mansion used as the 1997 Decorator’s Show Home for the Junior League‘s annual fund-raiser, you will notice elegance in outdoor lighting never goes out of style. When Bob Lyons was interviewed for the Nashville Banner he pointed out one of the secrets behind successful outdoor lighting, which still rings true today — “…lights placed in the right places, trees and plants will glow and the best features of your house will shine.” It may sound simple, but there is an art in knowing proper placement and choosing the right fixture to gain the most benefit.

Lightscape logo

Recognize this?

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. “The perfect lighting.” Lyons says, “is when you never see a fixture day of night”. That is where the true measure of magic in our outdoor lighting lies.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville vanContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 26 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes, storefronts, businesses and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area. (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

What it means to work with a tried and true outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville beautiful outdoor lighting

We have lit some of the Nashville area’s most elegant homes.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has been providing residential, holiday and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for 25 years. With this kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting around these parts. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years.

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make

Imagine the difference outdoor lighting can make.

There is a certain level of trust that comes from being tried and true and having longevity as an outdoor lighting specialist. We count many of the customers that began with us 25 years ago among our current outdoor lighting customers today. Many homeowners have started with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and have continued to use us as they moved to other homes, or as their lifestyles evolved to become business owners where we have been given the opportunity to light not only their homes, but their storefronts as well. For many Nashville area families, we are the one outdoor lighting company that they feel comfortable enough to pass onto family and friends.  With that being said, we have watched children of our lighting customers grow up with the benefits of our lighting and continue the tradition with their family as they grow up, marry and have a home of their own! It is a great feeling to provide service for multi-generations of family.

When you hire Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to do your outdoor lighting you get the peace of mind of knowing not only our quality fixture will provide years of enjoyment, our service is also unmatched by any outdoor lighting company around. Unlike “fly by night” companies that promise their customers the moon and are no longer in business to deliver on those promises.

Loveliest holiday lighting ever

We custom design and install some of the loveliest holiday lighting ever,

One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of wonderful people to go along with it. I feel fortunate to be working for this company, and to be part of this dedicated and talented team.

holiday OLP garland

Nashville outdoor lighting and holiday lighting at its best!

Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service.  All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide. The proof is in the products and the people here who love outdoor lighting as a way of life.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 25 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes, storefronts, businesses and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.
(615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville tree lighting

Our landscape lighting will turn your property into an oasis.

When outdoor lighting goes bad, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is here to deliver you from the darkest days (and nights).

Outdoor Lighting

Oh, what a difference professional outdoor lighting can make.

Being in the business of professional outdoor lighting, we have seen many less than professional outdoor lighting designs and installations here in the Nashville area over the 20 + years we have been in business. We have went in behind other “so called” outdoor lighting professionals to fix the headaches they have left the homeowner to deal with, along with amending the failed attempts at a “do it yourselfer” trying to properly install their own outdoor lighting. The problems we have fixed range from poor design, to fixtures that don’t deliver what they promise. A good rule of thumb to remember in outdoor lighting is you get what you pay for. Even if you set on a journey with all good intentions to save a few bucks by hiring a cut-rate installer, in the end it usually ends up costing you more instead of less.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives facade and landscape lighting

Choosing the right outdoor lighting company for your outdoor lighting needs can make or break the happiness of your design and installation.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville wants to take this opportunity to inform Nashville area residents of examples of outdoor lighting practices to avoid and fixtures that just don’t deliver on their promises. This list outlines some of the ways poor outdoor lighting can leave you disappointed, and in the dark.

Avoid “fly by night” outdoor lighting companies that are here today and gone tomorrow – How many times have you seen a cardboard sign stuck  in the grass at a busy intersection about installing your outdoor lighting cheap? Many times the sign will also include landscaping and other exterior work advertised at a discount rate too. We advise homeowners to avoid these fly by night companies because most often they have little or no experience in outdoor lighting. Let’s face it; any reputable professional is not going to advertise via a yard stake sign on a street corner. These companies try to peddle whatever services they can offer on a seasonal basis to make money. You may see the same company advertise to aerate or seed your lawn cheap in early spring, or leaf removal in the fall, and then two weeks later the same company is advertising outdoor lighting at a discount- this should scream buyer beware!  These individuals may install your outdoor lighting on your Nashville home and landscape in May and by the time the first problems arises, they are in another state peddling their services or in the worst case scenario, nowhere to be found when it comes time to stand behind their service or fixtures.

Nashville-led-landscape-lighting

Truly professional outdoor lighting will enhance your home, landscape and your lifestyle.

Avoid becoming a victim to the contractor that is Jack of all trades and master of none –  We encourage homeowners to do their homework before choosing the right lighting professional to design and install their outdoor lighting. It is a wise idea to steer clear of a company with claims of being a master of all things involving the exterior or your home. Landscaping firms, irrigation firms and other outdoor improvement specialty companies may advertise outdoor lighting as a by-line to their main area of expertise, and while some may turn out to do a good job, putting your faith in a company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor lighting singularly is like playing a game of Russian roulette, hit or miss.

Can you spot the solar lights

Solar lights are just one example of outdoor lighting dissappointment. Can you spot the solar outdoor lights in this image?

Avoid buying and installing fixtures from big box stores – Many big box stores offer a selection of do-it-yourself outdoor lighting fixtures. Choosing to purchase these fixtures will often leave you disappointed with not only the quality of light they produce, but also their lack of longevity. Many of these fixtures are constructed so poorly, and with the cheapest materials that by the end of the season most of the lights no longer work. Even though many come with warranties and guarantees written on the box, the exclusions written in extra fine print leave homeowners little course of action if the fixtures stop working or break. Unless you want to purchase and install new outdoor lighting fixtures year after year, we recommend sticking with a reputable lighting professional that installs only premium outdoor lighting fixtures that are in it for the long haul.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville beautiful outdoor lighting

Our outdoor lighting installations utilize safety as well as beauty in your landscape.

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville, outdoor lighting is all we do. Installing outdoor lighting is difficult, requires lots of knowledge, and can be fraught with perils if not done correctly including the risk of fire, the risk of cutting important power and other lines just for starters. We have been doing residential and commercial outdoor lighting here in the Nashville area for over 20 years. With that kind of experience comes a level of commitment that makes us a household name in outdoor lighting in this area. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course, are renowned holiday lighting designs that have given Nashville area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like us for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of dedicated people to go along with it.

Nashville TN home after outdoor lighting

This home in Nashville stands as a beacon of beauty and peace of mind with professional outdoor lighting.

Along with our talented owners, managers and design team our install teams take pride in all of our lighting installs and each property we service.  All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night. Along with the great service and expert design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is the manufacturer for all the outdoor lights for the Outdoor Lighting Perspective franchises nationwide. The proof is in the products and the people who love outdoor lighting as a way of life. Don’t trust your single biggest investment to inferior fixtures or a cut-rate company or inexperienced installer. Our company practices what we preach and stand behind our fixtures and our workmanship every step of the way.

If you are considering the addition of outdoor lighting at your residence, or have an existing outdoor lighting system in need of an upgrade to bring it up to the standards you deserve, contact us today. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Please visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden photo gallery located on our website for examples of our commitment to superior outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville – 20 years in Nashville and going strong!

OLP Nashville Bob Lyons I and II

Here is the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B Manufacturing family, Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. are the two gentlemen wearing black on the front row.

Reflecting on how we got to where we are today is an important part of what makes our business so special. Many of you probably don’t know the humble root of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville got to the point it is today.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is also B&B Manufacturing. The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. A father and son team that started their company back in the 80’s. B & B Manufacturing a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting  fixtures

BB3 well light

The BB3 well light is used to uplight the front of architectural facades. It is one of our signature architectural lighting fixtures.

exclusively for the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchises.  The story begins when a fellow named Bob Cook (yes, another Bob) starting making landscape lighting fixtures from plumbing parts. These fixtures weren’t fancy, but were very functional. One particular fixture was the icebreaker. We now call this light a directional flood light known as our BB12 outdoor light.  It was the dawn of our new up light which proved to be a winner because up until that point lighting professionals were using inside bulbs not designed for an enclosed MR16 outdoor fixture as up lighting, this caused sockets to fail because it overheated and it also did not work with moisture.  Bob came up with the solution and the BB3 fixture was born, which led to the BB12 as well.

mr16-quartz-halogen-bulb

The dawn of outdoor lighting design began for B&B when they found a better way to efficiently light the MR16.

The wondrous thing about the BB3 was it did not require a socket, and it had an ideal beam spread. At the time GE made a bulb that was completely water submersible, which overcame the dilemma of moisture wreaking havoc on the bulb. The combination of our BB3 with the water submersible bulb was an idea before it’s time that set the standard for B&B manufacturing.

Now, in 2012 professional outdoor lighting companies are using an LED version of the same bulb that we used it in an outdoor up light. The weakest point of any LED bulb is its capacitor that it uses and the heat at which the components of the bulb operate.  Another step for us was to come up with an LED bulb that burns cooler, thus we came up with our LED PAR bulb that uses a cooler burning tantalum capacitor. Since heat can affect the life expectancy of any LED bulb, our PAR LED bulb has an almost unlimited life since it is not affected by as much heat. Our PAR bulb can be used in both an enclosed and open fixture and is also completely submersible.

BB12C-300pix

The result of ingenious design is the BB12, a standard among Outdoor Lighting Perspective locations.

Our newest addition to the B&B arsenal is the SLUGGER LED replacement bulb. It uses the same technology as the PAR LED does but runs at 4 watts instead of the 6 watt that the PAR bulb does. A small bulb that served as a giant step for our LED outdoor lighting fixtures.

We are committed to improve upon our LED bulbs and are staying on the LED information highway by offering you the newest technology at a reasonable price. Our philosophy here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville and B&B is to provide you with the best quality outdoor lighting fixtures, expert outdoor lighting design and installation with personal service to match.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can pass our quality onto you by designing your outdoor lighting. We have over 20 years of experience lighting the most beautiful homes and landscapes in the Nashville, TN area.  (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Michael Wynn of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville