Come celebrate spring with us at the 57th annual Southern Spring Home & Garden Show!

Southern Spring Home and Garden ShowThe Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is a Charlotte tradition among homeowners looking to spruce up their home, landscape and lifestyle in honor of spring! This year, the event is celebrating its 57th year serving Charlotte area showgoers. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will be on hand alongside Archadeck of Charlotte to give you the chance learn more about making the most out of the time you spend outdoors this season!

Whether you are looking to update or expand your existing outdoor lighting system, or are starting from scratch, we can help! We are the Charlotte area’s premier outdoor lighting company providing professional designs and installations to some of Charlotte’s most beautiful homes and gardens. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte understands that your property doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Our experienced exterior lighting designers give careful consideration to your entire property and how your house and outdoor living spaces look within that environment. If you have a pool, gardens or outbuildings, we will work to create a design that integrates all the elements of your property into one comprehensive and attractive plan.

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This year’s show will take place at the Park Expo and Conference Center at 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC, 28205. Showtimes are February 24-26 and March 3-5, Fridays and Saturdays during the show duration from 10am-7pm, and Sundays from 10am-5pm. Admission is as follows:

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At the Door:
Adults $12.00 Under 15 free with paying adult*
*Under 15 free does not apply to groups

Advance Online:
Adults $10.00

Seniors Day:
(55+) Each Friday $9.00 (No Coupons)
With identification and at the door only

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte garden lightingGroup Tickets:
$8.50 applies to group order of 20 tickets or more ordered in advance. If less than 20 tickets are sold, advance $10 rate applies. Click here for more information on the Group Ticket offer.

Save $3.50 with your VIC Card at Harris Teeter. Tickets will go on sale for $8.50 beginning January 25th. Click here to find a store near you.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will be in exhibit #518 — so stop by and say hello! We look forward to seeing you at the show!

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Reasons Why Charlotte Landscape Lighting Should be at the Top of Your Spring 2017 “To-Do” List

Charlotte family friendly outdoor lightingAs the weather in and around the Charlotte area continues to be pleasant and mild, it is only natural that we are starting to anticipate the arrival of spring. Home and garden shows are popping up and retail stores are already gearing up for the outdoor living season ahead. With all this in mind, many Charlotteans are already planning for home and outdoor living renovations. If you are thinking of improving upon the time you and your family spend outdoors then your 2017 spring “to-do” project list should also include landscape lighting!

The benefits of adding landscape lighting or upgrading your existing landscape lighting design are immense. However, isolating outdoor lighting as your spring project objective has advantages over other more invasive renovations. Here are the top 10:

  1. No dust or debris in the house that can occur with other renovations
  2. No cleanup required after project completion
  3. No large equipment causing damage in your yard
  4. If you are planning do-it-yourself type renovations there will be no reason to procrastinate!
  5. Beautiful nighttime landscape views to be enjoyed from inside and outside your home
  6. Extended nighttime outdoor entertaining opportunities
  7. Increased outdoor living satisfaction
  8. Improve curb appeal
  9. Improved safety and security on your property
  10. Become the envy of the neighborhood!

Charlotte Landscape & Festival LightingAdding Charlotte Landscape Lighting to your property is a great choice for improving your lifestyle and home without the hassle of a large renovation or a drawn out do-it-yourself home update. We’ll handle the outdoor lighting design, installation, and adjustments without interrupting your lifestyle.

If your landscape and outdoor living spaces lack pizzazz or functionality in the evening, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

What does Charlotte landscape lighting and chocolates have in common?

box of chocolatesAlthough spring is set to officially arrive March 20th, here in the Charlotte area we have already had many “spring like” days in 2017! Maybe it is just an Indian Summer, maybe it is just a happy coincidence, but as you know winter weather in Charlotte is like a box of chocolates…you just never know what you are going to get.

With the onset of the recent spring like days in mind, many Charlotte homeowners have set forth preparing their homes and landscapes for the outdoor living season ahead. Many are busy installing pools, new outdoor living spaces and additions to their landscapes. Planning and installing these projects early will allow full use of the area(s) throughout the season, but it is important to remember to include and plan for lighting because “full use” encompasses evening enjoyment as well.

Charlotte Landscape Lighting

Even if you are just in the planning stages of an outdoor project right now, give us a call so we can guide you about adding landscape lighting into the mix upfront. It’s always a good idea to make landscape lighting part of your initial planning so you don’t settle for second-choice placement. It will save lots of time and money to incorporate lighting into the very early stages of your anticipated project. Plus, you can put your lights exactly where you want them and not have to go around large hardscape or structures that are in place. Of course, don’t fret if you’re already in the midst of your project we can figure out the best way to get the look you want regardless.

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Charlotte landscape lighting in Elizabeth.

Let us help you with your outdoor living or landscape project plans with a lighting plan that shows off your hard work under the stars! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

 

The New Year is the Perfect Time to Schedule Your Outdoor Lighting Checkup

The New Year is all about new beginnings. Whether it is a personal goal you have set for yourself, or a home improvement endeavor you plan to complete, the debut of 2017 provides a fresh start. Now that the New Year is in full swing and we have put away the holidays until next year, many Charlotte homeowners are setting their sights on improving not only their lifestyle but their home as well. This may mean beneficial additions or changes to your home and landscape or just getting organized and staying on track with maintaining all the facets that make your house a home.

In much the same way it is important to schedule an annual tune-up for your car to keep it running smooth, dental cleaning or annual check-up to ensure your health, it is also important to schedule inspections and maintenance on things around the house too! If you have an outdoor lighting system, January is a great time to schedule an annual review of your overall system to confirm it is running for optimal performance.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. This includes the design and installation of new outdoor lighting systems AND keeping the system you already have in tip-top shape! Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly as we move into the New Year and the arrival of the outdoor living season which is just around the corner. We’ll be happy to repair and/or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance — even if we didn’t install the system. No other outdoor lighting company in the area offers a more thorough maintenance plan than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Here’s just a peek at what our plans cover:

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)

• Repair any damaged wire

• Rebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance

• Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped

• Inspect your transformer

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• Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam

• Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

You also receive priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of our annual maintenance plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance because proper maintenance is the key to your outdoor lighting’s longevity and extended use.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Take advantage of our professional maintenance and/or repair services today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

 

Are you coming home to a dark home every night?

charlotte-front-entry-lightingThe recent end of daylight savings time means evenings is now arriving earlier. For many Charlotteans that have no outdoor lighting, or those that are operating on aging, outdated or failing systems, this could mean you return home every night to a dark home. As the night’s darkness continues to sneak up at us, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte encourages you to turn your attention to your outdoor lighting system, (or lack thereof) and take notice if it is in need of any maintenance or service.

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We pride ourselves on not only designing and installing custom lighting systems, but also providing ongoing maintenance to keep that system performing at peak level. With the dark months upon us, and the arrival of the holiday season, now is the perfect time for a lighting system-tune up. Here are a few things we encourage homeowners with landscape and architectural lighting to look for:

Charlotte Garden LightingDimming or uneven illumination

It’s natural for light bulbs to dim over time, but your system overall should always have an even wash of light that effectively illuminates the property. If you’ve noticed it dimming, or uneven illumination there are bulbs out or the light is no longer cohesive across all sections and it may be time to have your bulbs updated.

Depending on the age of your outdoor lighting, you may have halogen lights that will dim more quickly. We now recommend converting your halogen system to LED for added energy-efficiency and performance. The typically LED light lasts up to 50,000 hours. An LED upgrade or conversion is much easier than you may think. In the hands our highly skilled technicians, you can be getting more longevity and cutting energy costs in no time, and if you want to make additions to your system, we may even be able to add more fixtures to your current transformer than you thought. Since LEDs use less wattage, more lights can be added than if they were halogen.Install lens covers to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

Lights and lens covers

The Queen City is revered for its abundance of beautiful trees, however this time of year means those trees are losing their leaves. We recommend any up lights have lens covers to keep those leaves away from the bulb for safety purposes.

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We carefully bury all the lighting wiring when we install a new system, but with normal erosion, wiring can become exposed from time to time. This can also occur from normal day-to-day and seasonal activities, such as fall landscaping or raking/blowing fall leaves. If you walk your property and see any wire, make sure to call us to inspect your outdoor lighting system and rebury any wire that has become exposed. Every new system we install includes a one year free Annual Maintenance and Repair Plan contract. After that, you can purchase an additional year for a reasonable fee. This includes most everything you will to keep your system in perfect working order.

It’s well worth having a maintenance plan for your peace of mind and for the longevity of your system. We will even offer the same plan on our competitor’s plans, too! So if they don’t offer you a protection plan, we will be happy to safeguard your investment and make sure it’s in great shape year after year. If you are coming home to a dark house every night, now may also be the best time to consider the addition of outdoor lighting to your property.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

 

The Holiday Season is Just Around the Corner — is Your Outdoor Lighting in Top Shape?

We are one the eve of one of the busiest times of the year. From the fast approaching trick-or-treaters that will soon come to call, to Thanksgivng and Christmas all the way through New Year, most homes will feel like a revolving door of friends and family the next few months. With this in mind, we are poised to make sure our homes are clean, welcoming and looking their best. Making sure your existing landscape and outdoor lighting is operating in top form will create a positive first impression as guests come to call.

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With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, it is also important to make sure your outdoor areas are well-lit so your outdoor enjoyment can continue well into the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can tackle the job of maintaining your existing system, adding to it or installing a brand new lighting system for you from scratch. We can put you on the schedule right now for an autumn inspection so you are ready to enjoy the season and busy holiday season ahead.

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If you have an existing outdoor lighting system we will inspect it to assure your system is working properly and that any burnt out bulbs are replaced. This is also a great time to consider converting an old-school halogen system to an all LED outdoor lighting system since the bulbs last way longer and consume 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 inclement weather too. We also carefully inspect all your fixtures to make sure they are in good shape, aligned properly, and free of dirt or spider webs, and we will trim any plant overgrowth blocking your beam of light.  We also check your transformer to ensure that it is carrying the load of wattage properly and that your timer is functioning as it should.

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The fall is also a good time to decide if you wish to add additional lighting to enhance your system or perhaps you feel that an upgrade is in order. We can give your property a whole new look in terms of ambience and mood if you are ready for a change of how your home and property are currently illuminated. We can add lighting to the areas where family and friends primarily congregate in your backyard and make sure that those spots are lit up so they not only look beautiful, but that they are safer as to avoid slip and falls. Lighting steps and entrances into a patio or deck, for example, is a great candidate for additional light so that you and your guests can easily navigate. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will ensure your pathways from your driveway to your yard are visible enough to navigate safely — and to avoid coming home to a dark home night after night.

Nothing is more welcoming than the warm glow of Charlotte outdoor lighting on a chilly night.

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 outdoor lighting designs perfect for every season! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Today is National Dog Day — is Your Charlotte Backyard Dog Friendly in the Evening?

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special today — don’t get left in the dark

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special todayIn and around the Queen City, most of our minds are on getting the kids back to school. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, these final weeks of summer are often spent gathering supplies and ensuring schedules are in order. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte realizes the importance of the moment, but we also realize that some of the best family time is often spent outdoors. As the weather begins to grow cooler and night arrives earlier, we want to encourage families to take a break and enjoy time outdoors making memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

In honor of “back to school” we are offering a special on new LED installations of $2500 or more, and 10% off on all new Annual Maintenance Plans (AMP). This savings will allow you make the most out of the time you spend outdoors with family because a professionally illuminated backyard means no constraints, no rules, just enjoyment. Charlotte outdoor lighting is just the ticket if you’re looking to light your home, highlight your landscaping, provide better safety for your pathways and driveway, or create a relaxing outdoor gathering place in your backyard.

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special today

For homeowners with existing outdoor lighting systems, our annual maintenance plan will keep your system running top-notch all year long! Whether you purchased your Charlotte outdoor lighting from us or another vendor, we are always happy to come help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system. Maintenance is important in preserving the value of any item in which your make an investment. Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for special events you host, as well as keep your system running safely night after night. Our plan covers the following:

  • A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)
  • Repair any damaged wire
  • Rebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance
  • Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped or knocked out of place
  • Inspect your transformer
  •  Reset / check your timer
  • Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting
  • Priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of an Annual Maintenance Plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been illuminating residential and commercial properties in and around the Charlotte area for over 17 years. We are exclusively dedicated to outdoor lighting design, installation and service and are proud of our history and relationships we have in the community.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to take advantage of the savings of our limited-time special. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us atcharlotte.outdoorlights.com

Labor Day is almost here — is your Charlotte backyard celebration ready?

Happy Labor Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. For many Charlotteans, Labor Day weekend also marks the official end to summer and the last hoorah for outdoor entertaining. With this in mind, and while you are busy planning the guest list, food and fun, have you thought about how celebration-worthy your backyard will be after the sun goes down?

  • Will you and your guests be able to navigate your backyard safely in order to enjoy an evening game of corn hole, horse shoes or even for the kids to play in the grass?
  • Happy Labor Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteIs there enough illumination to check the doneness of those hamburgers and hot dogs you’re grilling?
  • Is the visibility on your deck and patio good enough to dine comfortably outdoors?
  • Do you feel safe letting your guests swim throughout the evening? Is your pool surround properly illuminated?

The deck and patio are the core centerpieces of any backyard, and that’s where most of the fun happens including dining, grilling, relaxing and entertaining. It makes perfect sense to enhance this area since it’s the hardest working area during outdoor celebrations. We want your deck to not only look fabulous, but we want the lighting to offer the convenience of helping you with visibility so that you can extend the hours of use well into the evening.  We can give you romantic deck lighting and targeted task lighting that helps you see when at the barbecue or grill, overhead café style lighting that can be draped across large bringing in plenty of light to do virtually anything under. We can ensure all the key features of your deck and patio (such as steps) are lit to provide you the safety you need to make them work to their fullest.

Charlotte Festival Outdoor Lighting

Lighting within the landscape itself gives you the freedom to indulge in backyard activities without constraints. We can illuminate trees, shrubs, flower beds, gardens to highlight their beauty and make navigation throughout the landscape easy. Evening yard games become effortless as lighting increases visibility. We can make your backyard glimmer at night with perimeter lighting that makes your property look bigger by enhancing depth and dimension.

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Water features are more and more prevalent in our outdoor spaces– requests for pool, spa, fountain, pond and waterfall lighting have increased considerable over the past few years. Families are looking to make these watery enchantments a stand-out feature in their yards and they are seeking to enjoy their use and beauty even in the darkest hours. Our expert lighting designers  know exactly how to capture the movement and character that water provides to give you unparalleled relaxation and increasing safety around your pool and/or water feature.

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At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter lighting kits and one-size-fits-all designs. We focus on designing the perfect lighting system for your specific needs. From casual accent lighting to fully adjustable outdoor displays, we will highlight your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape in a whole new way. Our lighting will sure your Labor Day celebration can continue after the sun sets shows you are the host that makes certain no detail is missed. Imagine being able to grill, dine and entertain well into the evening with the versatility outdoor lighting provides.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to make your backyard ready for family, friends and fun in time for Labor Day and every night throughout the year! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

The Hottest Trends in Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

Deck lighting adds enjoyment to your Charlotte deckOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte keeps up with the latest landscape trends. We work closely with some of the area’s top landscape designers and have an edge over the competition in knowing what Charlotte homeowner’s are asking for in their landscapes. It’s also always a safe bet that an element that is receiving attention through the web, home improvement TV or in the home and garden magazines will soon be on our clients’ list of “must haves.” With this in mind, this season we are noticing more of an emphasis on outdoor entertaining and making the most out of time spent outside. This comes as no surprise as people want to savor their down time in today’s fast‑paced world.

We are seeing a push as homeowner’s“building out” outdoor areas within their landscape such as patios, decks and pool. Concentrating on improving these areas enable more frequent and longer enjoyment and we are also seeing these areas as top priorities for adding illumination. 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can illuminate your patio at night

The elements that make an outdoor space more inviting and comfortable are often a reflection of the creature comforts we crave within our homes and backyard. As landscapes have become extensions of interior spaces, complete with furniture, fire features, kitchens, appliances and of course soothing lighting! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has even received requests from homeowner’s intent on illuminating themed outdoor spaces, such as a backyard putting green. This further helps personalize the outdoor retreat to fit the homeowners’ interests.

Outdoor Lighting installation at South Charlotte backyard golf putting green

Outdoor Lighting installation at South Charlotte backyard golf putting green.

In 2016, we embrace the fact that landscapes, gardens and outdoor living spaces are getting more tech-savvy too. These areas now serve as an extension of the outdoor living trend in creative and functional outdoor living. With outdoor lighting technological enhancements such as dramatic and boldly colored lights, task lighting, accent lighting and decorative outdoor lighting.

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Charlotte decorative outdoor lighting.

Backyard pergola lightingAlong with the aesthetics professional outdoor lighting provides,the right lighting can also put your landscape light years ahead of all the rest. This is made possible through LED outdoor lighting. Sure, you are probably familiar with LED lighting. It is used to illuminate car dashboards, laptops, appliances and much more. LED’s are more energy‑efficient and leave less of a carbon footprint on the environment than other genres of low voltage outdoor lighting. It stands to reason they would be right at home in our backyards too. Charlotte LED outdoor lighting is used for not only function, but increased effect, style and design with the idea of providing a romantic wash of illumination.

As many of us work,or play, till long after the sun goes down, we often don’t have time to enjoy their backyard until the evening hours. That’s where we can help. By adding up‑to‑the‑minute, stylish outdoor lighting your outdoors is immediately transformed into usable space.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to learn more about making your backyard and beyond and true outdoor oasis through illumination. You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.