How the simplicity of colored lens covers can add drama to your existing outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting

Colored Lens filters promise creative Nashville outdoor lighting.

Many times, our stories serve as a way to convey the benefits of outdoor lighting to homeowners who do not have existing outdoor lighting. We are pleased that we can serve as a reputable and informative source about all genres of outdoor lighting. We also feel it is important to keep our existing outdoor lighting customers informed of ways they can implement their systems to gain the most enjoyment. Colored lens covers are a great example of a simple way to add drama to your existing landscape lighting for a special event, occasion or just to change the mood in your landscape!

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado

Lighting Effects with orange lens covers, photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Multi-color acrylic lens covers are available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville that simply install over your existing well lights.These vibrant lens covers are available in green, red, dark blue, light blue, amber, purple and orange. In addition, colored lens covers are also available for spotlight fixtures and colored LED bi-pin bulbs are available for path lights. 

With Halloween and Christmas right around the corner, imagine the possibilities these colorful colors could serve in your landscape…

Not only can these versatile lens covers enhance the festive mood in your landscape, they work great when used in conjunction with other genres of holiday outdoor lighting. This lighting amenity speaks well to homeowners who love the use of festive color in their home during the holidays, and aren’t afraid of using color in the landscape.

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting

Colorful Nashville Holiday Lighting.

Red lens covers welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Red lens covers help welcome the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado.

Since these covers come in a myriad of colors, they are easily interchangeable on a whim. Orangem amber and purple work great for celebrating Halloween. Orange would also reflect a show of support for the University of TN football! Red and green work great for Christmas, blue works great for Hanukkah and also to show support for the Titans on game day! The list of possibilities and creative ways you can use these lens covers to show off your distinct style is truly endless!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about colored lens covers for your existing Nashville outdoor lighting system and our other unique lighting amenities. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Nashville Celebrates National Landscape Architecture Month!

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

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

April is National Landscape Architecture month. The event was founded by the American Society of Landscape Architecture as a way for landscape architects from all over the country to come together to heighten awareness of their important role in public and private forums. The theme for this year’s event  is called “Career Discovery” and is geared  towards educating and promoting the landscape architecture profession to students, specifically underrepresented minorities. During the month of April, landscape architects from all over the US will  hold public events showcasing  what can be achieved through hands-on work with the public, speaking engagements, and in-school presentations.

National Landscape Architecture MonthOne such event is scheduled for April 19th, right here in Tennessee at the Design and Presentations at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area. In partnership with the Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, the University of Tennessee‘s Student ASLA, East-Tennessee Section ASLA, and newly formed South-East Section ASLA members will educate park visitors and protect the historical and ecological resources. Unique features on the site provide opportunities for interpretive signage, miles of pedestrian trails, and much more. Panoramic overlooks, deep gorges, waterfalls, cascades, unique bridges, and bluffs all adorn this wonderful state natural area and regional destination. Laurel-Snow State Natural Area is 2,259-acres and part of the Cumberland Trail network.

Landscape architecture consists of designing outdoor public areas, parks, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. Landscape architects also oversee, along with other specialized contractors, private estate and residential landscape  planning and designs as well. These can encompass visual resource management, green infrastructure planning, provision and a host of other professions.

A closeup of one of our LED path lights.

A closeup of one of our LED path lights.

Along with landscape architecture specifically, outdoor lighting also plays a key role in the design of outdoor areas, public and private alike, with the common goal of creating an aesthetically pleasing area while paying close attention to environmental concerns. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has worked closely with many local landscape architects to choose the right outdoor lighting for a specific installation. These include both commercial settings, and multi-family residential settings. We use our lighting to bring the vision of what a landscape architect sees for a specific area and create continuity in the completed project that will extend day into evening. This may include the use of landscape lighting, path lighting, tree lighting, and even water feature lighting  and focal point lighting to aid in achieving the intended goal of the landscape architect.

 

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting is another element we use to heighten the effects of beautiful landscape architecture.

Along with improving the aesthetics of an outdoor space, outdoor lighting can also help an outdoor space achieve environmental standards.  By utilizing LED technology we are able to introduce a “greener” aspect to lighting that improves the relevance of its use from an economic and environmental standpoint. This is because LED uses up to 90% less energy and LED’s contain no dangerous mercury that can impact the environment. These are just a few of the reasons landscape architects embrace the use of LED outdoor lighting in their creations, as there are manypositive benefits from the use of LED outdoor lighting.

 

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We admire the efforts and talent of our local landscape architects here in the Nashville region. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about how we are making a difference in the community with LED outdoor lighting technology, and how we can make a difference in your landscape too! (615) 373 – 0638, email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lights the capital tree in Nashville for the second consecutive year!

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV Nashville

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV in Nashville.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was chosen to light the Nashville Capital Christmas tree for the second consecutive year. Our diligent efforts came to fruition as the Governor, Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, kicked off Christmas in the capital with the annual tree lighting ceremony this past Monday.

The tree selected as this year’s Capital Tree is 55-foot Norway Spruce chosen from the Cumberland Forest, where the University of Tennessee uses the roughly 8,000 acres of land for research, due to a storm that hit Nashville a few years ago. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is using over one mile of lights to illuminate this majestic tree via an 80 ft. articulated lift to ensure every light is placed in the perfect spot to shine brightest. We are also topping this beauty with a three-foot jeweled star as the finishing touch.

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital Nashville TN

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital.

WBIR-TV out of Eastern Tennessee recently aired a segment outlining the selection of the majestic tree chosen as this year’s annual Christmas conifer. The WBIR article pointed out that up until this year, the state capitol had been using a donated tree.  This year’s  tree was carefully selected from the Cumberland Forest after it was used in a University of Tennessee study on growing Christmas trees on abandoned strip mines where it was planted as part of the study back in 1985.

In 2009, when a windstorm blew over the capitol Christmas tree and urgent help was needed  for a replacement, the Cumberland Forest was there to lend a hand. Upon receiving the news, they immediately began looking around the property and submitted a few pictures of some trees that could serve as a quickly needed replacement.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

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