Don’t wait till the 3rd of July to contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for your outdoor lighting needs

outdoor-lighting-CharlotteWith July 4th celebrations just around the corner, we can get your backyard ready for the celebration you are planning with family and friends. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s premier outdoor lighting company and we know what it takes to make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood!

We can make your backyard a place where summer festivities will create lasting memories thanks to the perfect backyard outdoor lighting. From deck and patio lighting to enhance the ambiance and functionality of your space, to pool and water feature lighting to add a tranquil backyard setting where light and water combine to soothe your senses after a hard day at the office.

To make your property party ready for the 4th, we can discuss where your guests like to linger, sit and dine–and we can bathe those areas in warm light so they feel comfortable hanging out well after nightfall. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we know that if family and friends find it hard to see their food or grab a drink as darkness hits, they will simply figure it’s time to leave the party or want to head into your home instead.  We will make sure it’s easy for you to cook in the evening so you can BBQ well into the later hours with useful task oriented lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Before and after pool lighting — what a difference!

We can add enchanting illumination over your deck or patio with festival lighting, that will provide plenty of natural looking light for your backyard entertainment. We can light up the shrubs and trees around your property, fire pit, pergola or any other feature you like to create an inviting look that will encourage your guests to gather, talk and enjoy the holiday!

Charlotte Patio Lighting

Before and after patio lighting.

Don’t wait until the last-minute to be put on the Independence Day schedule as appointments are filling up. If your current lighting is not giving you’re the look you want or it’s out of date, let us solving the issue for you. We can do an inspection so you are party ready on the big day! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte ensures your current system is functioning correctly by bulb replacement and inspection of transformer, wiring and timers.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Jump on a pre-Independence Day appointment now to take advantage of our professional installation, maintenance and repair services today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Get Your Outdoor Landscape System Summer Ready and Tackle those Smaller Lighting Plans

Small spaces in your Charlotte backyard can be brought to life with patio lighting from Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesBigger isn’t always better, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte totally understands the desire for our clients wanting to create smaller vignettes of light in their gardens instead of large displays. We love working in a tiered capacity where we come in and do projects in stages as time, budgets and lifestyles allow. If you’re on the fence about getting started on outdoor landscape lighting, NOW is the perfect time before the summer season heats up and we are deep in barbecue season.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingIf you want to add light just to your outdoor kitchen and dining area, we will happily provide you with fantastic task lighting that enables you to feel like a chef at the grill with plenty of visibility for cooking some gourmet meals. No more second guessing on whether a dish is ready or worried it’s undercooked due to poor lighting. Get everything just right the first time with proper light. If your pool area is on the hit list of upgraded lighting for added safety and glamour, then let’s go ahead with that little slice of your outdoor oasis and make that water come to life thanks to angled surface lighting that showcases the water’s movement. We can add dazzle to your waterfall, masterfully light your pool deck without harsh light directed toward your lounge chairs, and bring drama to your foliage and trees that encircle your pool.

Deck lighting adds enjoyment to your Charlotte deckDoes your deck or patio need to come out of the depths of darkness so it’s party ready? Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte drape café lighting overhead for a festive feel that offers lots of visibility for dining, game playing, dining or just general conversation. We can add built-in lights to your steps, posts and all the areas surrounding your deck so that it’s safe for everyone to navigate, adds useful outdoor square footage and looks fabulous. Lighting smaller zones of any yard can really have a huge impact without the stressful overload of trying to deal with a large-scale scheme. Doing it slowly and over time is wallet friendly and doesn’t get in the way of summer fun.

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

Backyard-pergola-lightingThe kids are almost out of school here in Charlotte and outdoor entertaining is about to kick into high gear with summer parties, barbecuing and dinners with family and friends. Summer holidays are just around the corner and we aim to get your ready for them! Whether it’s a big festive birthday blow-out or a romantic patio dinner for two, we will help you get evening backyard ready no matter what the occasion. Not only will we add beauty and elegance, but you will get a good dose of functionality, safety and security too!

Don’t wait to get your pre-summer maintenance done to check the wellness of your existing outdoor lighting system either! It doesn’t matter if we installed your system or if someone else did, we will gladly do a routine check to ensure all your fixtures are in tip-top shape, replace your burned out bulbs, convert you to LED bulbs if you are looking for an energy savings, look at your wires, timer and ensure everything is ready for a long summer of fun.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about how we can light up your night and get you summer ready at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Get the festival lighting that is “all the rage” at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!

Charlotte Festival Outdoor LightingYou have probably seen festival lighting, (also referred to as fiesta, cafe and string lighting), the last time you flipped through the pages of an upscale home & garden magazine, or even as you surfed the home & garden channels on your TV. Festival lighting is all the rage for Charlotte homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

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Festival lighting in patio courtyard.

Though this style of decorative lighting may seem new but the ideal has been around for centuries. Festival lighting originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations. Street festivals and fairs filled with music and merriment were often draped in lights for an evening or two to commemorate a significant local event and removed at festivals end.

Permanent festival lighting takes this dramatic lighting effect to a new level because the lighting is permanent which allows you to indulge in its appeal every night. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has completed many permanent festival lighting installations here in the Charlotte and South Charlotte area in both residential and commercial settings for many happy customers. Calls continue to pour in as more business owners and homeowners are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting in The Gulch

Keep in mind, though similar in nature, all festival lighting is not the same. The string lighting that is offered at many “big-box” stores may appear trendy, it is not designed for longevity or to provide multi-seasonal use.We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation on our festival lighting, which include multiple strands of low-voltage LED or incandescent festoon lights.We then professionally install hem over the span of the area we are illuminating. We use cable to support the weight of the electrical wiring when we install permanent festival lighting over an area with a large span; this ensures the safety and the integrity of the system. Our lighting comes in both clear (white), and we also offer multiple colors to choose from.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

We are having great success using festival lighting to convey beauty, ambiance and character through our outdoor lighting designs. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses. If you would like to learn more about adding festival lighting at your home or place of business contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  today to learn more.

You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Houzz Confirms Lighting Desires that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s Clients Already Demand

Backyard-pergola-lightingThose of us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte aren’t surprised by the recent survey conducted by Houzz that point out automated outdoor lighting is all the rage among homeowners. The article also indicates upgrades in exterior lighting that convert them from outdated traditional halogens to energy-saving LED’s rose to 32% of homes compared to 28% last year. We know this is unequivocally true because we are doing a HUGE amount of new LED installs and retro-fits to existing halogen systems.

Houzz found that homeowners are very interested in lighting key areas that primarily add not only beauty, but also add a safety factor to their properties, too. They study showed that target areas families most want to illuminate are:

  • Elizabeth Outdoor LightingPathways — 60%
  • Decks/Patios — 57%
  • Trees/Shrubs — 53%
  • Steps — 32%
  • Home Architecture — 28%
  • Driveway — 26%
  • Water Features — 24%
  • Outdoor Structures — 24%
  • Pots/Plants — 21%
  • Swimming Pool — 10%
  • Art/Sculpture — 9%

Clearly, areas that families most utilize are what are important to them, and decks/patios are one of the most extensively used areas in most backyards in America thanks to barbeques, dining, relaxing and outdoor entertaining. Houzz also found that more than half of homeowners prefer to use the expertise of a lighting designer when it comes to the layout of their landscape system. There is no comparison to the quality of our USA made fixtures in contrast to what is sold at the big box home improvement stores. Our high-grade, all-metal fixtures are designed to last for years regardless of sun, rain, ice and snow; and we use the thickest gauge wire available on the market today. Our competitors use cheap materials that break down after only a few seasons and do not back their products.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives ~ Wing Haven Garden

We listen to how your family lives outdoors and we cater your lighting plan specifically to the areas where you precisely want to add more light. We know your paths and walkways are zones that help you travel from part of your garden to another, so getting you around your property safely is a must. We will ensure your deck/patio not only looks fabulous in the evening hours, but provides plenty of usability for grilling, parties and just hanging out enjoying nature with the kids. Steps are a significant area that worries many homeowners because they don’t want their visitors to trip and fall, so we can ensure good lighting gives your guests sure-footing.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Check out our Houzz gallery of projects that we have lit up over the years to give you an idea of what we can do for you. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about how we can light up your night at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Draw light to your Charlotte Subdivision Entrance and Community Features in Grand Style

Neighborhood entry lightingAdding a sparkle of evening light to your neighborhood entrance, gates, columns, signage and illuminating the surrounding landscaping heralds a grand expectation for visitors who will know they are entering a special place. You increase the level of sophistication and grace to your community entryway by adding custom outdoor lighting that benefits your neighborhood in many ways and increases the value of all the homes within it by adding a mega dose of curb appeal.

Good outdoor lighting has a heap of benefits besides looking fabulous—right away you assure that homeowners and guests can find the entrance to your neighborhood easily. It also encourages the community to walk and take in the evening air and socialize with one another creating a true neighborhood feel.

Subdivision entry lighting

We know that if a subdivision entryway and common areas are well illuminated, criminals and burglars tend to keep away and move elsewhere to do their dirty work. You and your family are safer when your common areas, primary walkways and homes are well-lit so that you are protected by would-be criminals that may be lurking in the dark. Timers ensure your outdoor lighting system goes on and off without a hitch so that homeowners feel safe and secure if they are at home, taking an evening walk with the family dog or chatting with neighbors on the corner. You also prevent potential slips and falls that can happen when visibility is poor, too. Additionally, the fire and police department can also be sure to know precisely where your subdivision is thanks to clear visibility at night that eliminates driving around searching in the dark for the address. When time is of the essence in an emergency, you don’t want to waste valuable minutes if your home can’t be found easily.

Charlotte and South Charlotte entrance lighting

We can ensure your subdivision entry looks as grand by night as it does by day!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has partnered with many homeowners association groups (HOA’s) to design turnkey outdoor lighting plans that fit any budget and meet architectural specifications as well.  When we team up with an HOA, we can also maintain the system to replace burnt out bulbs, provide general repairs, re-bury wires that have surfaced check for damage, identify electrical connection problems and replace fixtures that may have been damaged due to car related mishaps. We can provide references from subdivision home owners associations where we’ve upgraded outdated existing systems by replacing them with eco-friendly LED’s bulbs that can curb the bills due to their power saving efficiency, too.

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can even add a touch of night time grandeur to you neighborhood clubhouse that will make potential buyers looking in your neighborhood go WOW! When they pass it, they will be eager to move into the neighborhood without a doubt. Since clubhouses and pool pavilions are a real draw for the community and can be busy with night events, we can make these structures a standout in the landscape that will give them a majestic flair that’s meant to impress.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte build an incredible evening scene that has an elegant theatrical look that sticks to the HOA budget.  We can make any feature within your neighborhood pop in the landscape in a timeless and dynamic way that will certainly leave a lasting impression and add tons of value for all the homeowners.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about what we can do for your neighborhood entrance and shared, common areas at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

National Garden Month Has Charlotteans Digging in the Dirt!

Charlotte Garden LightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is supporting National Garden Month by helping Charlotteans light up their evening landscape that they are busy working on this spring season. With the fabulous weather we’ve been having, homeowners are outdoors in their gardens planting new shrubs and flowers, getting their veggie plants in the ground, cleaning out their pools and prepping for warm weather entertaining with family and friends.

Small spaces in your Charlotte backyard can be brought to life with patio lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Once you’ve got your front and back yard spruced up and just how you want it, be sure to cap it off with custom landscape lighting that shows off all your hard work. There is no reason why all your beautiful trees, upgrades and hardscape should disappear into the blackness of night. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will design an illumination scheme that casts a moonlight glow on your garden beds, stonework, pathways and your home’s frontage. We can highlight any special feature that you are looking to stand out in your landscape such as an ornamental tree, water feature or even a piece of garden art or sculpture. You can enjoy your backyard at virtually any hour of the day or night thanks to professionally installed outdoor lighting.

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Landscape lighting offers additional benefits our customers rarely think about when setting up an appointment with us. Sure the gorgeous evening glow is what delights our clients most, but you get the bonus of increased safety, security and convenience, too! Ward off potential trips and falls from guests with good lighting where everyone can walk around with good visibility. Sure footing thanks to proper illuminations makes it easy to get around, go up and down stairs and get the car safely onto the driveway without running over garden beds or the lawn. You can see who is by the pool and in the water, your visitors can get to your front door with ease, and your lit pathways can guide your guests from one end of your property to the other easily.

Charlotte landscape lightingSecurity is another key outdoor lighting advantage, since burglars usually try to avoid well-lit homes that look occupied. We will look at your property in the evening to consider areas that are poorly illuminated and are potentially good targets for a thief, and we will add targeted light that will send them elsewhere. We install timers that turn your lights on and off at random times so it looks lived in, even if it’s a summer or vacation home.

The convenience factor of being able to hang out with friends and family well into the evening is another big plus that custom landscape light brings about. We can set up task lighting so you can grill and work at your outdoor kitchen with ease, you can have dinner, the kids can play on their swing set, and guests can swim in the pool all night long. The entertaining can go on as long as you like thanks to good outdoor lighting that keeps the party rolling. Everyone will feel comfortable because it’s easy to see and it looks gorgeous outside to boot.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Lawn and Garden Month is the perfect time to get all your outdoor projects completed for summer fun. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a shout when you are done, so we can put some sparkle on all your hard work. Call us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Enjoyment of your Charlotte pool doesn’t have to end with the setting sun!

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaborationWarmer days are headed to the Charlotte area and that means pool time is just right around the corner! We are lucky that we can enjoy a long swimming and entertainment season as Charlotteans; and with the Memorial Day holiday heading our way next month, homeowners are calling us wanting to get their pool areas swim ready. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting designers will show you exactly how to enhance your backyard experience with regard to your pool, deck, porch, patio and everything in between.

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

We are no strangers to lighting up pools and other water features such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Adding a sense of elegant ambiance and character is something we know how to do well, and it takes a special talent to light up water in the best light so that it shimmers and has plenty of movement that will inspire guests. In fact, pool lighting can be a fairly complicated task for those that do not have the right skills and experience to do it correctly. Pools tend to be at ground level, and the wrong lighting can actually produce a harsh glare that ruins all the fun for your visitors. Nobody wants a bright light in their face while enjoying evening pool time lounging by the water or taking a dip after the sun has gone down.  We can create an incredible effect that highlights all the cool features of your pool such as hardscape, retaining walls, a waterfall or even your flowers and trees surrounding your pool area.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Before and after pool lighting — what a difference!

We can offer you an incredible outdoor lighting experience that gives your pool surround a total custom feel. Our stylish fixtures are made expressly for us right in America of all metal materials with the highest gauge wiring on the market. Not only will your pool and garden look fabulous, but you get the peace of mind of safety where you can clearly see everything and your guests can securely walk around without the danger of a fall. We can make features such as your waterfall or a nearby ornamental tree truly pop in the dark with a real wow factor. It doesn’t matter if you are grilling, chilling with friends poolside, playing a game of water polo or sharing a romantic dinner with your love—Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will set the right mood that will extend your backyard endeavors no matter what the hour. After all, why should the party stop simply because the sun has gone down?

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Landscape lighting adds outdoor square footage to your property which adds plenty of extra value, and it gets the family out in the fresh air. We’ve been cooped indoors with a cooler than expected winter in Charlotte, and now is the time to set the stage for warmer spring evenings. As our clients are busy cleaning out their pools in anticipation of the season, it’s time to give us a call to add dazzling lighting to the mix. We can help you upgrade your existing lighting scheme, retrofit your system to low consumption LED’s or even set up a whole new system from scratch. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your poolscape ready for family and friends with custom lighting.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte gives your pool the summer ready treatment with an illumination package that will get the swim party rolling! Call us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Charlotte outdoor lighting adds vibrancy to homes in NoDa, Plaza Midwood and South End!

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Charlotte landscape lighting in Elizabeth.

Exciting things are happening in neighborhoods such as NoDa, Plaza Midwood, South End and Elizabeth in Charlotte. These areas are alive, vibrant and trendy thanks to the gentrification that has been taking place with the renovation of gracious old homes that are getting a second life. Remodeling can be seen everywhere as residents are moving in and re-inventing these properties inside and out.

These homeowners are pioneering some big changes in these often forgotten vintage neighborhoods, and may be buying homes with antiquated or no outdoor lighting at all. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is working with many families moving into these districts to update their existing outdoor landscape lighting or help them plan out brand new custom system systems that fit the style of their newly renovated homes.

Elizabeth outdoor lightingWith new LED technology options, it’s truly a no-brainer to use it in outdoor landscape lighting, since it will save money over the long term and it’s environmentally friendly. You get 45,000+ hours of use from LED bulbs and they can be easily replaced with our specially designed American made all metal fixtures. You can avoid the constant change-out of old-school halogen bulbs that are also much higher wattage and cost more to own over time. We offer an extensive style of fixtures that can match any home design in these trendy areas—it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a craftsman, colonial, modest cape or a towering Tudor. We can give you a traditional look if that’s what you are after, or we can go uber modern to give a totally unexpected appeal.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)There are plenty of other hidden benefits that homeowners rarely think about when it comes to exterior landscape lighting—including added security. Thieves aren’t interested in having the light shining on their devious activities, so the lighting designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you illuminate those darker corners where the bad guys tend to hide to offer you peace of mind and protection. Your home always looks like there is someone there thanks to our timers that can turn your lights on and off at any random times you choose. Of course, there is also the safety value that is added to your property because guests can clearly see where they are walking and avoid a trip hazard. Walking the family dog, taking out the trash and navigating your driveway are all easily done when visibility is good thanks to evening outdoor lighting.

Charlotte outdoor lighting for contemporary upscale homes

Another bonus to backyard lighting is that it enhances outdoor entertaining way past sundown. You can hang out on the patio or deck, cooking burgers on the grill and enjoy great conversation with friends in the evening thanks to the ability to see. We can customize fabulous lighting schemes that offer a gorgeous wash of light without being harsh or blinding. Everything will have a natural, moonlit vibe that showcases your home’s style and façade in the best possible light and extends outdoor fun time.

Don’t let all the hard efforts of your renovations get lost in the dark. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte showcase all the nifty restorations made to your NoDa, Plaza Midwood, South End and Elizabeth home so that you are the envy of the neighborhood.

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 at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte answers your questions about LED upgrades and conversions

Charlotte outdoor lighting fixturesIf you are considering an LED upgrade for your outdoor lighting system. Or if you are considering converting your existing system to LED, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to help you every step of the way. We are the area’s premiere choice for outdoor lighting design and installation. The truth is, upgrading or conversion is really much easier than you may think. In the hands our highly skilled technicians, you can be 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.

  • Here are some of the most common questions we receive from homeowner’s wishing to upgrade or convert to LED:

#1)Charlotte LED Outdoor Lighting How much will moving ahead with LED cost?

Answer: If considering a conversion or upgrade to your current system, on average, it will cost 3-4 times what our Annual Maintenance Program costs. We only recommend investing in LED if you plan to reside in your home 5 years or more. Much of the cost of moving ahead with an upgrade or conversion will be recouped through the energy savings, bulb replacement and maintenance costs you will have saved during that time. Also keep in mind the “green” benefits of converting to LED. It is hard to put a price tag on the benefits of reducing your carbon footprint because these choices help the environment and all of us in the long run.

#2) Do I have to change my fixtures out?

Charlotte landscape lightingAnswer: Not necessarily. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. To determine if your system qualifies, one of our outdoor lighting professionals needs to inspect it and if it is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and we can retro-fit our competitors lighting in most cases following a thorough inspection.

#3) Will I need a new transformer or timer change?

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.Answer: No. When we come to retrofit a system, our trained installers will be sure to check the condition of not only your fixtures, but also your wire, transformer and timer, leaving you with what feels like a brand new system.

#4) How long does an LED bulb really last?

Answer: The life of an LED bulb can be between 30,000 and 50,000 hours saving you in light replacement and maintenance. This is 10-15 times longer than the average bulb life, of 4,000 hours with halogen.

#5) Realistically, how much money will I save in energy costs?

Answer: Your total savings is dependent on the size of the system and time it is running. On average, a system of 25 lights or more that runs from dusk-dawn each day could save you an estimated $15-$20 per month in energy savings. Over the course of 3 – 5 years, this amount represents a substantial savings.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to answer all your LED questions and to convert or upgrade your old outdoor lighting system to new LED technology. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13th — How Does Your Outdoor Lighting Timer Stack Up?

Welcome springGet ready for the onset of spring by gaining an hour during the Sunday, March 13th Daylight Savings Time change! We get more light for daytime fun in the backyard for barbeques, gardening and outside sports with the kids. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte utilizes a convenient astronomical timer on each of our outdoor lighting systems so you never have to worry about manually reprogramming it to make up for the change in hour. You can forget about finding your manual and recalling which dial or button to hit to make sure your landscape system accommodates for the seasonal change in light ever again.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

Astronomical timers work with the power of GPS to pinpoint exactly where you live and what the light requirements are in your specific area so your landscape system knows precisely when to turn itself on and off. You never have to do a thing to it, as it is “set it and forget it” technology.  It  doesn’t get any easier than this! No one in your household ever has to come home to a dark house again since our sophisticated timers know exactly when to illuminate your property, driveway, front entrance and any other feature you want. Even if your power goes out, your timer will continue to remember what it was set to thanks to a battery back-up.

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The days of toying with your old manual timer are gone forever because our astronomical timers automatically set themselves based on your GPS coordinates. They are convenient, simple to use and amp up the level of security and safety around your property. Since our timers change to adapt to the seasons, the lights will go on and off to make it look like someone is always at home. Our timers adjust themselves accordingly each day so your home always looks lived in and occupied which deters thieves. Additionally, they improve the usability of your property since it’s easy to get on your driveway, walk on your pathways and reach you front door since the lights are always on at the right time when needed preventing potential accidents.

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facadeSince your lights are turned on and off based on the available light, your outdoor lighting system will never run when it’s unnecessary. This can save you on your power bill because the waste is eliminated, and it’s better for the environment, too.

Astronomical timers know automatically how to best utilize existing daylight hours, so they save you money since you are not consuming power to light your property and home when it’s not required. They are environmentally-friendly since they help save you money and keep power costs down. There’s a lot to be said for the convenience and cost savings that an astronomical timer provides. If you are still using a manual outdoor lighting timer, let us upgrade you existing outdoor lighting system, including our “set it and forget it” timer so you can enjoy the benefits they provide.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make Daylight Savings Time painless this spring with one of our astronomical timers. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com