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.

Charlotte Garden Lighting

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.

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.

Charlotte family friendly outdoor lighting

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.

Charlotte backyard lighting

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.

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

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.

Charlotte Summer Parties Keep Rolling With Good Evening Lighting

The biggest summer holiday is this weekend with the 4th of JulyThe biggest summer holiday is this weekend with the 4th of July just days away. Many families are planning for the celebration as they have been busy wrapping up National Great Outdoors Month that has been going on all June.

Adding light to your outdoor entertainment and garden areas ensures your evening festivities can keep going all night long no matter what the season thanks to good visibility. Not only can we beautifully light up the façade of your home, including the steps, porch and your front door (and even your flag!)—but we can illuminate all those zones that you use most for entertaining such as your deck, patio, pool, outdoor kitchen, walkways and the entire perimeter of your backyard, too! If you’d like to play catch with the kids or battle it out with friends at a game of corn hole, we make sure it’s bright enough to see what you are doing without a harsh, blaring glare.

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

There is virtually nothing that you can’t do in the evening outdoors just as easily as if it were daytime with good lighting. Our designers will help you achieve a stunning alfresco look that not only has an elegant and exciting vibe, but also helps you do all the things you like to do while getting a fresh breath of air. What better time to be outdoors than when it cools down, the crickets are chirping and your backyard is a moonlit wonderland? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will help you keep all your outside activities going no matter what the hour. You can cook, dine, hang out with friends, swim in the pool or toss the ball with ease with properly placed outdoor fixtures that are made right here in the USA. We don’t sell cheap, big box store grade lighting that deteriorates after only a season or two. Our gorgeous all metal fixtures are made to withstand Charlotte’s hot sun, rain, snow and ice and still look fabulous for many years to come.

Simple tasks such as walking the dog, taking out the trash, getting your mail late at night or coming home from work and parking on the driveway can all be made much easier with increased visibility that is provided by high quality outdoor landscape lighting.Simple tasks such as walking the dog, taking out the trash, getting your mail late at night or coming home from work and parking on the driveway can all be made much easier with increased visibility that is provided by high quality outdoor landscape lighting. We help you avoid trampling your garden beds, driving onto the lawn or being spooked by an evening critter you can’t see. At the same time, we extend your opportunity for nighttime fun because you feel comfortable and safe enough to hang out well into the early hours. If you and your guests can see exactly where you are going, it makes getting around your property a breeze.

Let your outdoor areas become an extension of your home, which adds immediate real estate thanks to additional usable square footage. Keep partygoers outdoors so they don’t make a mess inside your home, and can still have an enjoyable time and feel at ease being outside. Your Independence Day party can continue right on through to the fireworks display which everyone can enjoy right on your deck or back patio without a hitch.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

We wish you all an awesome 4th of July celebration this weekend! 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

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.

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.