Make the most out of your pool or water feature this season with Charlotte oudoor lighting!

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

With the temperatures we’ve been having here in past few days, it feels like summer is already here. Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away and for a good portion of Charlotte area residents that means backyard pools and outdoor living areas are being prepared for lots of fun in the sun! But what about the good times to be had after the sun goes down? Professional pool lighting and landscape lighting in your backyard allows you to let the good times roll well into the night.

The right lighting makes all the difference when it comes to enjoying your pool and surrounding areas at night. Much the way candlelight sets the mood for an elegant dinner party, skillfully designed and installed exterior lighting creates a special ambiance around your pool and throughout your landscape. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, outdoor lighting is extremely functional, such as illuminating a pool for swimming, delineating a pathway, and making you feel more safe and secure. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte professional services and high quality fixtures can do all of this and more, while expanding your home’s living space.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

During the warm seasons from spring all the way into the autumn, temperatures can soar into the late evening hours. After a long day of work and a wonderful evening meal, wouldn’t a relaxing dip in the cool water of your pool or the warm bubbly water of your spa finish the night just right? Harsh flood lights or a total lack of illumination are anything but relaxing. With that in mind, wouldn’t the addition of a custom designed lighting system which combines the warm glow of ambient light for mood enhancement and focal lighting to accentuate features which add to the allure of your pool or spa and surrounding areas complete the look?

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Not only will your pool be the new center of attention, but a well-lit swimming spot opens doors to many entertainment possibilities. Pool lighting can make your landscaping, hardscapes and all areas surrounding your pool take on a whole new persona in the evening. Cookouts and dinner parties with friends are can’t miss events when you add night-time swimming after-parties, and “staycations” will feel just like time away at a tropical oasis…so lush and elegant, you may never want to go back indoors again.

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and surrounding outdoor living space. In additional we can provide the best eye-catching illumination for other water features, such as fountain and waterfall lighting, Koi pond lighting, water garden lighting and hot tub lighting; all of which allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. To further enhance your space, we illuminate the areas around your water feature as well, turning the entire area into a breathtaking private oasis in your own backyard.

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s design experts can create a lighting plan that will bring your pool or other water feature to life under the stars. We have a broad range of innovative pool and poolside lighting solutions, which will help to create a dazzling focal point of your landscape.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to extend the use and beauty of your pool or water feature with the addition of stunning outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at

The elegance and timeless style of a professional outdoor lighting system by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is unparalleled in the Queen City

Charlotte outdoor lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives has been transforming homeowner’s properties into stunning outdoor illuminated works of art since 1995. Our expertise and training is unsurpassed, giving us the professional edge above all of our competitors. Creating a custom design which focuses on highlighting all the best features of your property to increase its curb appeal and security, while creating a welcoming ambiance is our specialty.

Here’s a peek at a few of our elegant outdoor lighting designs:

For over 15 years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. As a full-service outdoor lighting company, we do one thing — outdoor lighting — with perfect placement of energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures and a passion for timeless style. When you see how our professional lighting transforms your home, you’ll agree that our designs do more than illuminate. They mesmerize.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at

Your premier Queen City property should be shown in its best light, day & night!

Charlotte-Focal-LightingAs a homeowner, you’ve invested copious amounts of your time and energy creating a premier property with the utmost curb appeal. As night falls, shouldn’t your landscape and garden areas be just as appealing? Landscape lighting, when strategically placed with an artistic eye for design, can make your exterior spaces come alive under a wash of moonlight-like illumination. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the professional exterior lighting company residents of the Queen City and surrounding areas turn to when they want their property to be shown in its best light, day or night. One of our custom designed outdoor lighting systems will make sure the stunning results of your hard work glisten in the darkness, adding ambiance to your outdoor living areas and making your property the envy of the neighborhood.

Night Gladiolus

Night- blooming Gladiolus.

We provide exterior lighting designs which highlight your home’s landscaped surroundings, drawing special attention to prized plantings, trees and other features. In the evening, exterior accent lighting adds depth, texture and dimension to your yard while enriching the colors of your landscape. Imagine fragrant Night Gladiolus glowing in the lunar-like luster of a path light as its creamy yellow blossoms permeate the night air with a spicy aroma, or the papery silver-gray bark of the river birch appearing almost sterling with up lighting while down lighting accentuates and adds drama to its umbrella-like canopy of diamond-shaped, double-toothed leaves.

Overall, the idea behind landscape and garden lighting is to create a special area which truly offers its best qualities at night. This space can be further enhanced with the addition of night-blooming varieties of flowers and plants that practically beg to be cast in the warm glow of exterior lighting, such as: Brugmansia, or Angel’s Trumpets – a small tree with hanging flowers, Evening Stock – a bordering ground cover, Tuberose – opulent flowering bulbs, Japanese Wisteria – a woody vine with clusters of blossoms, and the fragrant Evening Primrose. No matter which type of foliage or floral displays your garden and its surrounding may contain, landscape and garden lighting intensifies their vibrant beauty…matched only by their intoxicating fragrances.


The aesthetic appeal of garden and landscape outdoor lighting is powerful, enabling you to utilize your property to its full potential. The amazing feeling of outdoor rooms you can create outside your home for enjoyment and entertaining with proper exterior lighting are almost endless. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping stones and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost magical spell on its inhabitants.Outdoor lighting ensures the safety of your steps through you Charlotte garden

  • A few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting include:
  • Add depth and mystery to your evening landscape
  • Show off your creativity
  • Make your yard safer for evening travel, while creating ambiance
  • Increase your home’s curb appeal
  • Choosing low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs

A well-lit landscape and garden area is the ultimate finishing touch for any property by adding value to your home and its surroundings while it makes them safer and makes your home and grounds stunningly beautiful at night. Are you ready for such a transformation of your property? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today, and let us bring light to your Charlotte nights.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Call us at (704) 849-8808 or email us at

Our LED’s put us at the top in the Queen City for beautiful outdoor lighting designs.

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)LED lighting truly is a worldwide trending topic right now. Their popularity isn’t surprising, as they are lighting the way to a greener future. These innovative illuminators are doing this by using 75 percent less energy, lasting 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs, and doing both of those desirable acts at a cooler temperature. In the energy industry the combination of these impressive features into a single bulb is a homerun, especially when compared to halogen or incandescent bulbs. However, for lighting designers and homeowners these features made LED bulbs intriguing, but could in no way make up for their lack of the warm and inviting sunlight-like color rendering capability. This is certainly not true for today’s LEDs!

cri_chart_webA good understanding of the color rendering index (CRI) rating of a light bulb is valuable for designers and homeowners alike. Because of the light bulb, we have the ability to be surrounded by color and light 24 hours a day…shouldn’t our interiors and exteriors be awash in the best true-color producing light possible? In general terms, CRI is a measure of a light source’s ability to show object colors “realistically” or “naturally” compared to a familiar reference source, either incandescent light or daylight. Daylight has the peak CRI of 100 and the newer LEDs have a 90.

The CRI rating tells the consumer the color temperature of the light emitted by an LED. 2,700 – 3,000 Kelvin (K) is the optimal color temperature for warm, natural light. Anything over 3,200 will appear blue; anything below 2,700 has insufficient lumen output for effective illumination. Any LED which has no CRI rating, is most likely poorly manufactured and will provide a cold sterile blue hue. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses CREE LEDs (CRI rating of 3,000K) in our outdoor lighting systems because they are the most optimal for outdoor lighting with a warm, natural feel.

Bring new life to your Charlotte home with outdoor lightingThe technological color quality improvements of the LED lighting today is how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is able to bring residents of the Queen City the most cutting edge, energy-efficient, durable, and beautiful outdoor lighting designs. Although CREE LEDs are more expensive than others on the market, they are guaranteed to give you the look you want from your outdoor lighting system. We are proud to use CREE bulbs as they were developed right here in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina with many years of research and development for the ultimate in lighting appearance and performance.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you’re ready to make the switch to LED outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and know you are not only getting the best LEDs on the market but the most cutting edge outdoor lighting design to make your property the envy of the neighborhood!

Call us at (704) 849-8808 or email us at





Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte makes beautiful outdoor lighting as easy as 1,2,3!

Charlotte landscape lightingNot only are we the Charlotte area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we also provide the best outdoor lighting service in the area too! We cover everything from planning, design and installation to system upgrades and maintenance. Keep in mind that in order to keep your outdoor lighting system at optimal performance it is crucial to have your system maintained. As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance for your system.

A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

We had a rough winter here in Charlotte. Outdoor lighting fixtures all over town have been knocked around by strong winds, pelted with rain and endured freezing temperatures up until late February and early March. Finally, spring is knocking at the door and all Charlotteans are ready to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and Carolina blue skies. With this in mind, have you looked at the condition of your outdoor lighting system? If you answer yes to any of the following questions it is time to give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call:

  • Have plants in your yard grown so much that they block your lighting fixtures? We can help plan for overgrowth and adjust your current system to keep up.
  • Have you, or are you planning to reorganize the landscaping in your yard this season? If so, you may need an outdoor lighting update to maintain a balanced design.
Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

  • Has your outdoor lighting system dimmed over the season? It may need to be evaluated for bulb replacement, outdoor lighting system repairs or more.
  • Is your outdoor lighting system draining too much energy? Take a look at your energy bill. If the numbers are higher than you’d like, it may be time for you to update your Charlotte landscape lighting systems to LED.
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Learn more about outdoor lighting maintenance and repairs, or schedule a professional consultation by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today. Let us help you make the most out of your outdoor lighting system! Call us at (704) 849-8808 or email us at

Spring is Calling; Have You Considered Outdoor Lighting for Your Charlotte Landscape Yet?

landscape lighting in CharlotteI know many Charlotteans are busy planning upcoming additions to their landscapes. From bulbs, perennials, to bushes, trees and even annuals to welcome spring with a splash of color! As refreshing as it is to add to your landscape, or even take on the task of a complete yard makeover, no landscape endeavor is truly complete without outdoor lighting!

We have put together a video to demonstrate all the benefits outdoor lighting can provide when planning your spring landscape:

The best way to enhance the beauty of your gardens and landscape is through the addition of outdoor lighting. If your garden and landscape plantings are easy on the eyes during the day, by adding garden and landscape lighting you can transform these areas into a magical space in the evening. Garden and landscape lighting is not only coveted for its aesthetic appeal but having a well-lit landscape will also enable you to take advantage of utilizing your property to its full advantage.

Imagine being able to enjoy the beautiful fruits of your landscaping labors with no constraints in the garden that you worked so hard to cultivate. Imagine being able to play lawn games such as croquet, corn hole or horseshoes while hosting an evening barbecue with friends and family. The possibilities that professional garden and landscape lighting encompass are endless.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Want to learn more? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today and see your landscape in a new light! (704) 849-8808 or via email at



Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte Discusses Illuminating the Majestic Tree

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte tree uplightingSpring is closer than you think…only 44 days away! With the arrival of spring comes an explosion of budding trees throughout the Charlotte area. As a universally powerful and majestic symbol, the tree is used to represent so many facets of life, literally and figuratively. In literature trees symbolize a multitude of things ranging from happiness and health to beauty and abundance, while in mythology the “tree of life” represents fertility and immortality. Most importantly, trees are a physical expression of life, growth and vigor reminding us that without trees human life would be unsustainable.

Majestic Charlotte trees illuminated at nightAs a homeowner, trees in your home’s landscape provide a plethora of benefits, such as: shade, windbreaks, and erosion reduction as well as adding visual contrast to your landscaping through color, height and texture diversity.Trees such as the crepe myrtle, oaks or Japanese maples make perfect candidates for the addition of outdoor lighting.

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) shows that outdoor lighting consistently tops the list of most wanted outdoor features. Along with outdoor lighting as a whole, many forms of tree lighting will create depth and texture within your landscape or garden. Professional tree lighting should inspire the onlooker through the effect not the fixture.

outdoor lighting brings this tree to life in the Charlotte sky

Uplighting can create dramatic shadows using the trees’ branches.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is well versed in this art and we work with the homeowner, to select trees with natural grace with canopies and branching full of character.Trees with too many limbs or limbs that are bushy and close together are not recommended for this application. Up lighting works best to compliment the tree’s height and width, while down lighting or moon lighting plays the light off upper branches to produce a dazzling effect.

During each of our installations, our experienced crews take extra care to not harm the tree in any way, as such damage can pave the way for insects and diseases to move in and cause further damage. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte also makes safety a high priority by making certain all cords and wiring are out of sight, eliminating the dangers involved with loose cords or exposed areas running atop the ground which can become a safety hazard.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. If you are ready to add tree lighting to increase the beauty and ambiance within your lawn and landscape, contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at

Visit our website and peruse through our photo galleries to see examples of how we light up the night.

Now is the time to consider outdoor lighting to enliven your anticipated spring landscaping endeavors!

Uplighting a pergola in Charlotte

Outdoor lighting beautifies every season within the landscape!

There is no denying that winter has finally arrived here in the Charlotte area. Late January and early February are most often the time when we experience our coldest temperatures. Daydreaming of warmer days and nights ahead help to ease winter’s chill. With this in mind, many homeowners are beginning to plan for upcoming landscaping projects and additions. Landscape lighting, accent lighting and garden lighting is a magical way to enhance your outdoor spaces and add beauty to the landscape — and the best part is, outdoor lighting can be added anytime, in any season!

It is a common misconception that many residents think of spring as the ideal season for planting, when in truth, many trees and shrub specimens respond better when planting during the cooler months because it reduces stress on new plantings and makes them more likely to establish successfully in order to thrive in the future. Here in the Southeast, cooler temperatures and lowered humidity make fall and winter the best times to move ahead with many landscaping projects. This includes the addition of outdoor lighting to the landscape!

Take a look at these Charlotte landscapes before and after the addition of outdoor lighting and see why lighting adds the finishing touches to your new or existing landscape:

Charlotte Architectural Lighting

Charlotte Garden Lighting

  • Benefits of the well-lit landscape: 

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty, curb appeal, safety and security. 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 Charlotte area homeowners.

Outdoor lighting ensures the safety of your steps through you Charlotte gardenA picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to describing the beauty benefits of landscape lighting. Trees, shrubs and flowers come to life under the spell of lighting! Your lawn will appear more lush, your blooms will appear more colorful and vivid, and your landscape will have depth and dimension! 

Landscape lighting also aids in a more secure home because the veil of darkness is lifted making your home less tantalizing to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes would make good candidates from the vantage point of the street looking for accessible homes that allow easy entry and exit. Criminals are more likely to target a home that cannot be observed by neighbors or a passersby. If your 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. No more dark hedges or shrubs under windows!

Charlotte trees light at night with outdoor lightingFrom a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and the guests who frequent your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the pool house to grab laundry, an evening game of corn-hole or horse shoes by the deck or dinner on the patio, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.

Charlotte outdoor lightingIt is also no secret that homes with professional outdoor lighting installations generally appraise for more than those which do not. This is a testament to the power of curb appeal. 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.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or

Change is good, as is evident through our LED outdoor lighting conversions:

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facade

A New Year is a time for changes; positive changes to your lifestyle, health and even areas inside and outside your home. Change is good, especially when the benefits of making that change are in your favor. Such is the case when it comes to your outdoor lighting.

Small spaces in your Charlotte backyard can be brought to life with patio lighting from Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesHave you ever looked at your outdoor lighting system and thought “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system instead?” This is certainly the case with many Charlotte area homeowners who did not get on the boat with LED when they initially had their existing lighting installed, and those whose existing systems were installed during the period when LED outdoor lighting was not as within reach.

path lighting invites guests in to this Charlotte homeThe winds of change may have you thinking the time is right to consider LED, and the good news is even if you are currently utilizing a halogen system all is not lost. Converting your existing outdoor lighting system to LED is many times a viable option which also means you can enjoy the many benefits of LED without having to start anew. If your existing system is 12 years old or newer, chances are your system could be a candidate for LED conversion!

After learning this news you are probably asking where do I start? First, your system will have to be inspected to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. One of our outdoor lighting professionals can inspect your existing system and determine if your system qualifies. Once your existing system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.

Benefits of LED outdoor lighting

  • LED outdoor lighting systems consume nearly 90% less energy than traditional outdoor lighting systems. These savings will make you smile each time you pay your electrical bill.
  • LED outdoor lighting systems have extended longevity with longer bulb life that needs replacement less often. For example a typical halogen bulb will burn for approximately 2,000 to 4,000 hours, whereas an LED will last a whopping 50,000+ operating hours — Wow.
  • LED is a “greener” technology because it leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment.  LED’s are responsible for less greenhouse gases by reduced carbon dioxide emissions. LED’s also contain no harmful chemical such as mercury that makes handling and disposal dangerous.
  • LED Outdoor Light bulbs

    LED bulbs last much longer and are more energy-efficient

    LED’s are UV free which means no ultraviolet rays which are prone to attract insects.This means using LED in your landscape, deck and patio lighting installation is a plus because it will not attract insects that can invade your outdoor living enjoyment.

  • LED’s are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems — shock resistant, and also react better to changes in temperature, weather conditions and repeated cycling. LED’s will better withstand the demands needed by a bulb placed in outdoor situations.
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. We are a tried and true fixture here in the Charlotte region with over 15 years of outdoor lighting experience. We closely monitor  the ever-evolving changes in LED outdoor lighting and over the last few years LED has become more accessible in terms of affordability and availability. It is true LED costs a little more up-front than a traditional outdoor lighting systems, but the money you save on energy usage and bulb replacement will enable you to recoup those initial costs quickly. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at



Warm Holiday Wishes From Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

As we begin to wind down for the holidays, I always like to take a little time to reflect on this year’s accomplishments. 2014 was a good year for us here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and so much of that is attributed to our current clients, both old and new. We appreciate all your business and the friendships we have developed with you and thank you for helping make this a great year.

Path lighting installed in the Cotswold area.

Path lighting installed in the Cotswold area.

This year we’ve had a variety of outdoor lighting jobs, both small add-ons’ all the way up to large new installs for both residential and commercial clients and even entrances to subdivisions around Charlotte. What stands out the most is the use of our energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting. Because it looks as warm and natural as our older halogen technology, almost all new installs are using the LEDs and many of our existing clients with older systems are having their fixtures retrofitted to our LEDs. The energy-efficiencies can’t be beat and that along with lower maintenance costs and the environmental impact make it a great choice.

We continue to have a great working relationship with Solow Design Group here in Charlotte. Their landscape designs are second to none and the beauty they create, along with the high-quality outdoor lighting we install, can be seen all over the Charlotte area. In fact, some of our designs together are displayed on their website and our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte photo gallery.

Charlotte architectural lighting

Charlotte architectural lighting

There have been many more exciting projects we have completed this year and quite a few on the books already for next year. We are blessed to have a booming business and look forward to the new designs we will customize for our clients. So, as we say goodbye to 2014 and start planning for a great 2015, we want to wish each of you warm holiday wishes and hopes for a prosperous new year.


Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteHappy holidays, Ken Brantley
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte