Don’t let the rainy weather impact getting your Charlotte outdoor lighting in order for the busy season ahead!

Don't let Rain Delay getting your Charlotte outdoor lighting holiday-ready

Don’t let the rainy weather impact getting your Charlotte outdoor lighting in order for the busy season ahead!

It’s been three straight weeks of rain in Charlotte, and of course that prevents outdoor labor from happening on behalf of many contractors that work on home exteriors and yards. Customers also wait until after it rains to contact us, when really they should be calling on a rainy day so work can begin when it finally dries out on a sunny day. If you’ve been thinking on servicing or upgrading your outdoor lighting before the hectic holiday season, the time to get on our schedule is NOW!

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)Get your outdoor lighting holiday-ready in Charlotte as Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and you want to make sure your house looks spectacular in the evening before the guests start showing up (especially the Mother-in-law). Ensure that your driveway is easy for cars to navigate on and visitors can easily see where to walk to your front door despite the dark. We will give your home’s exterior tons of evening dimension and pop thanks to skillful tricks that our lighting designers employ.

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.If you’ve moved into a new home that has no landscape lighting whatsoever, you can sit down with one of our lighting architects that will help you figure out what your illumination needs are based on your lifestyle. We ask you targeted questions that help us figure out what your outdoor lighting goals are and what is most important to you. You might have an outdoor water feature or pool perimeter that you’d like to play up, or a deck or patio that needs lighting to not only accentuates it, but also to make it safe in terms of walking up and down steps. We can light up your garden beds and up light your trees so that when you are sitting in your home you can see your backyard lit up like a living canvas that you can appreciate even on the darkest night.

Festival lighting in outdoor living spaceOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can provide you with useful task lighting that fits elegantly into your entire illumination scheme and doesn’t scream harsh spotlight. An outdoor kitchen work area, barbecue, overhead patio lights and garage door lighting can all be done in a classy way that still serves its needed purpose of extra visibility. If you walk the dogs late at night, we can also spotlight an area so that you and your pup can safely do your business and feel comfortable and safe.

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.Let us come and check your system before the winter hits to ensure everything is working properly. We will look at your wiring bulbs, fixtures, transformer, timer and all the working parts of your outdoor lighting system to ensure everything is in top-notch working order before your guests arrive for the holidays. If you want to add additional fixtures to your existing system, we can illuminate areas that are dark and could use additional light. If a whole new lighting plan is what you’re after, then we can suit you up with a low consumption LED outdoor lighting scheme that will be easy on your power bill and be environmentally green. Our fixtures are made in the USA and are commercial quality so you will get many years of solid use out of them. We have innumerable shapes and styles that will fit whatever look and feel you are after, including specialty fixtures that add a truly sculptural and artistic flair to your property. Why have boring lighting when you can wow your guests with the unique and spectacular. Book an appointment NOW!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting ready for the busy holiday season ahead! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Making Your Holidays Brighter and Better with Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

With each new experience we have the opportunity to embrace the best things about it and to take away lessons that will help improve our future experiences. Hopefully your Thanksgiving was filled with family, friends, good food, and plenty of time to relax. Thinking back on it, what things would you change to make your next holiday even better?

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The front of the house can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with outdoor lighting.

 

Starting with the arrival of guests to your home, was the front of the house well-lit, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere? Quality Charlotte architectural lighting makes your house stand out like a beacon of hospitality. When your visitors walked toward the entryway with their contributions to the evening’s feast, could they easily see the right path to take? Proper walkway lighting not only protects against falls, it lets your guests know how much you value their safe arrival.

 

Homes with professional Charlotte outdoor lighting need very little extra attention to prepare to greet the holiday season. The yard and facade already look bright and festive. Many homeowners spend a good portion of their Thanksgiving weekend pulling lights out of storage and testing them before stringing them around trees and along rooftops. An investment in a permanent landscape lighting system buys you extra free time that you can spend on favorite pursuits like watching football or playing it out in the yard with the kids.

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

 

You are probably already starting to plan for your next party or family gathering. As you think about the event, remember that the first and last impression that everyone will have will be of your house and yard. Professional Charlotte landscape lighting will create a feeling of warmth and celebration even before your guests ring the doorbell. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can make that happen. Call us for a free consultation.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Charlotte Outdoor Lighting Makes a Great Holiday Gift

An investment in the beauty, safety and value of your home is a good idea any time, but it can be especially meaningful during the holiday season. When you install a professional Charlotte outdoor lighting system, you are improving the quality of life at your home all year long.

Let a professional design your outdoor lighting system.

Let a professional design your outdoor lighting system.

 

A well-designed architectural lighting plan will include your decorating ideas for your home. Whether you hang wreaths in December or display flags on the big oak in your front yard, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will make sure that everyone can appreciate your sense of style. You will be able to see your beautiful home accessories day or night.

 

There is nothing more warm and welcoming than arriving at a well lit house. When you incorporate Charlotte architectural lighting into your property, you let friends and family know that you are always happy to see them. Day or night, every month of the year, you leave a light on for them.

 

Outdoor lighting increases safety all year long

Outdoor lighting increases safety all year long.

Strings of blinking lights wrapped around trees are fun, but they do little to improve the safety of your home. Trip and fall injuries are usually preventable. The first step in avoiding this common problem is making sure that walkways and stairs are easy to see. By illuminating areas where there is a change in elevation, like doorways, gates, and patios, you make movement safer for everyone. It’s a great way to show you care.

 

The one group of potential visitors who won’t appreciate your Charlotte landscape lighting, is burglars. Home security professionals recommend that you light shadowed areas close to your home to take away possible hiding places. Everyone likes to see Santa bringing a big bag of gifts. No one wants to see the Grinch taking everything out of your house. Quality exterior lighting is one of the best security features money can buy and that’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family.

 

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today and give the give of outdoor lighting to yourself or your loved ones this holiday season!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Step Up Your Curb Appeal With Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

Did you know that August is National Curb Appeal Month? There are a number of projects you can do to improve your home’s appearance during the day, but one of the easiest ways you can set your house apart from the rest is to light it up at night with a one of a kind professional design from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Here are a few simple ideas for how professional Charlotte outdoor lighting can take your home’s curb appeal to the next level:

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Professional entrance lighting helps your home make a first impression that lasts.

Make your first impression count with extraordinary entrance lighting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we offer a number of brilliant solutions to light up the first thing passersby see when they look at your home. In Charlotte, entrance lighting options range from big spotlights on your driveway to subtle highlights on your front door. Speak with one of our professionals to learn more about beautiful entrance lighting in Charlotte.

Enhance your home’s best features with custom accent lighting. Do you have a sculpture or fountain in your front yard? Is there a particular piece of architecture that stands out as your favorite part of your house? Don’t let these striking features get lost in the dark – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the perfect high-quality fixtures and techniques to bring out the best in your home.

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Professional landscape lighting gives your home’s overall design a more balanced, polished look.

Give your yard a more polished look with Charlotte landscape lighting. Once your home is illuminated with bright, beautiful outdoor lighting, your yard may look a little off balance without professional landscape lighting. Put some finishing touches on your home’s overall design with creative tree lighting, path lighting and other Charlotte landscape lighting techniques that take your curb appeal to the next level.

Ready to step up your home’s curb appeal? Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today to schedule your professional consultation, and our experts will help you craft the perfect design for you.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantley, Owner
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Outdoor Lighting for After the Snowstorm

As you know, snowstorm Pax arrived in Charlotte last week. It  really came down out there! Schools were closed, businesses are sent their workers home, and we were all hunkered down. Hopefully, you were by a fireplace. While it seemed like Puxatawnee Phil might have been lying earlier this month while we were out enjoying the sun and mild temperatures, last week we have no doubt he was telling the truth. Even though the storm drove us back indoors, warmer weather is right around the corner. We do, after all, live in North Carolina. When spring finally comes, be sure you are ready to escape into the outdoors, and be sure you can spend as much time there as you want. This can all be made possible with outdoor lighting.

 

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Whether you want to light the front of your home or extend the hours you can use your deck, gazebo, fire pit, or garden, outdoor lighting adds beauty, functionality, and safety to your property. Not only does illuminating the front of your home help prevent trips and falls as you walk to the door, it attracts the eyes of those strolling down the street and welcomes guests when they arrive. Deck and patio lighting allows you to use these areas far into the night and can create a variety of moods in your outdoor living spaces. Fire pit area lighting can help facilitate conversation since you will be able to see the faces of those across the pit from you, and it can also help you avoid stepping on the marshmallow bag. Nothing elevates the look of your garden more than garden lighting. Carefully illuminated trees, foliage, and flowers inspire relaxation and a sense of peace. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Especially today.

 

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

The outdoors are beautiful, and I know you want to preserve that beauty. With advancements in LED outdoor lighting technology, you can minimize your impact on the environment while you enjoy it. The high quality LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights, consume 80% less energy, and last up to 25 years. You won’t have to sacrifice light quality to fulfill your dedication to the world around you.

 

Yes, there was a lot of snow on the ground and luckily it did melt fast and soon we will be enjoying warm, spring weather. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the industry experience you need to turn your outdoor lighting visions into reality and the ability to maximize the time you can enjoy the outdoors. Give us a call.

 

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

Ken Brantley, Owner
704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Bright Ideas For Your New Years Resolutions

Now that the New Year has begun, we expect to see homeowners all over Charlotte hunker down and start getting serious about crossing the biggest home projects off their to-do lists. One of the easiest ways to dramatically transform and improve the way your home looks from the street? You guessed it – Include outdoor lighting systems from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte in these big home projects:

Give a warmer welcome home this holiday season with professional outdoor lighting.

Make a great first and lasting impression with one-of-a-kind outdoor entrance lighting.

Refurbish the front door

 It’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive at your house and the last thing they’ll see before they leave. It’s easy to make a great first and lasting impression with a few simple entrance lighting fixtures at your home.

Consider installing some accent lighting to highlight your house’s street number, family nameplate or any other unique features at your front door. It’s also a good idea to install path lighting and other entrance lighting fixtures around the driveway to help improve visibility at night, increasing your family’s safety and giving your home a more polished, put-together look overall.

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Don’t wait until Spring to enjoy your own backyard — ask an outdoor lighting expert how you can maximize the potential in your own backyard today.

Maximize your backyard’s potential

The weather in Charlotte is just mild enough that we’re able to enjoy our backyards almost all year round. Take advantage of where you live, and don’t let your backyard sit in the dark until Spring. Work with a professional at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to light up your yard with one-of-a-kind landscape lighting. We’ll bring out your favorite features around the house, whether it’s an old tree that adds character to the yard or carefully plotted greenery. It only takes a few simple fixtures to drastically improve your home’s appearance at night and maximize your backyard’s potential all year round.

 

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

Feel free to host a pool party any time of the year when you makeover your favorite gathering spots with outdoor lighting.

Improve your family’s favorite gathering spots

On a similar note, you don’t have to wait until Spring to get family and friends outside together on the back porch, patio or other sitting areas. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers a number of easy solutions to light up your favorite gathering spots so you can utilize them any time you want to. Ask about how you can create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your deck, pool area or other backyard party spot with an expertly crafted outdoor lighting system today.

It’s never been easier to knock out your biggest home projects and drastically improve the appearance of your home. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today – once you’ve crossed off one New Years Resolution, you might find the inspiration to actually cut the carbs and drop the doughnuts follow through on some of the other, more difficult resolutions.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Spotlight on 2013: The year’s most popular trends

As we wrap up another great year at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful clients again for helping us light up Charlotte with beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs and recap our favorite outdoor lighting trends of 2013.

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

LED outdoor lighting offers a brighter, balanced look for your home.

Making the switch to LED

The biggest trend we noticed in Charlotte this year is that a majority of our clients chose LED bulbs for new outdoor lighting systems. We highly recommend these high-quality bulbs, not only because they offer a brighter, balanced look that compliments the overall lighting design, but because they’re a wise investment. LED bulbs use less energy than halogen bulbs to produce a stunning lighting effect, and the lifetime of the bulb is expected to last decades. Between a lower electricity bill and virtually no maintenance/replacement costs, it’s no wonder LED outdoor lighting was one of the most popular trends in 2013.

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Entrance lighting really makes your home pop — and it looks even better in LED!

Another major achievement we want to make sure we highlight this year is our one-of-a-kind entrance lighting. This year, we converted 4 large entrances from halogen bulbs to LED. In addition to immediately brightening up the whole area and creating a warmer welcome to the neighborhood, our experts estimate the return on investment for clients who choose LED is approximately 3 years, keeping in mind the energy savings and maintenance benefits detailed above.

It’s just about that time of year again – If your New Years resolution is to save some money or just get some home improvement tasks done, LED outdoor lighting is the perfect investment for you. Happy holidays from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, and we look forward to helping you enjoy an even brighter 2014!

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Outdoor Lighting Imparts the Warmest Holiday Welcomes

Tomorrow, your house will radiate heat from the oven and fireplace. Tantalizing smells will waft through the halls, as dish after dish cooks to perfection. You’ll bustle about straightening up this or that and adding just a few more touches to your décor. Before you know it, and possibly just a little before you’re truly ready, your guests will arrive. A flurry of hugs, well wishes, and greetings will ensue on the front porch and in the foyer. The door will probably be open longer than it should, but with all the added heat from the oven, it won’t really matter anyway. Kids will dart around the house, and everyone will be all smiles as you settle in for another happy holiday. You’ve worked very hard for days and maybe even weeks to create a perfect moment for your family and friends, but you do notice as everyone is arriving that the entryway is a little darker than you would prefer. If you find yourself in this situation tomorrow evening, the finishing touch you are looking for is probably outdoor lighting.

 

Warm light in your entryway, welcomes guests even before you open the door.

Warm light in your entryway, welcomes guests even before you open the door.

As you may know, outdoor lighting provides many functional and safety benefits for your home. It allows you better use of your outdoor spaces after dark, and intruders are much less likely to bother a well lit home than a dark one. While these benefits are extremely valuable to homeowners, outdoor lighting has a profound impact on the atmosphere of homes. Quality outdoor lighting is warm and welcoming. Not only does the light make the area visible and accessible, it invites. Perhaps because of our long history of harnessing fire and putting it to work for us, humans are naturally drawn to warm light. It imparts a sense of peace, safety, and kinship.

 

Both halogen and our high quality LED lighting create an inviting, festive atmosphere.

Both halogen and our high quality LED lighting create an inviting, festive atmosphere.

The lighting installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is warm, beautiful, and beckons your guests. Whether you choose the tried-and-true low voltage halogen lighting or the energy-efficient LED technology, your lighting will be clear and natural. Our company only uses products that produce beautiful effects, and because we are so selective, you can have a system that doesn’t compromise on any level. You can get what you want.

 

So if after Thanksgiving, you feel your property and entryways could be more welcoming, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We will be happy to talk with you, so you can better determine what system fits your needs. With the best outdoor lighting products and the best designers, we can help you welcome your guests even before they enter your driveway.

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

What’s Your Outdoor Lighting Style Charlotte?

Every home in Charlotte has its own unique character, just like every client has their own personal style. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we work hard to customize every outdoor lighting system to match both of these important factors and bring our clients’ dream designs to life.

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Use sleek, subtle outdoor lighting to give your home a more modern look.

If you live in South Charlotte or another newer neighborhood in town, you might enjoy a more modern outdoor lighting design for your home. We offer a number of unique path lighting and accent lighting options that can really make your entrance pop, as well as modern, luxurious pool area lighting that’s perfect for hosting parties after dark. Our professionals are experts at creating a smooth, sleek and subtle look that’s designed to show off a little without stealing the spotlight from your beautiful modern home.

 

 

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Show off your historic home with a beautiful custom outdoor lighting design.

Our clients who live in Historic South End, Myers Park and other older neighborhoods with beautiful classic architecture love bringing out the one-of-a-kind features that give their homes more character and stand out from the rest. If you’re looking for a more classic look for your home’s outdoor lighting, ask about accent lighting and our unique stick lights designed to fit into hard-to-reach spaces and other challenges often presented in lighting older homes.

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Create a soft, serene atmosphere for your rural home with outdoor lighting.

If you live far away from the city lights, we’ve got the perfect outdoor lighting solutions to make sure your home isn’t left in the dark. Work with an expert to bring out your favorite landscaping features in your yard and pinpoint the perfect placements for a beautiful balanced look on your property. From tree lighting to path lighting, gazebo lighting and more – we’re experts at illuminating a country home without compromising the beautiful rural atmosphere you love.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Outdoor lighting creates a glamorous, one-of-a-kind atmosphere perfect for hosting parties.

Shine a spotlight on city architecture

Clients who do live close to Uptown often want to capture the look and feel of the city at home. If you’re looking for a more glamorous outdoor lighting style, talk to an expert about uplighting your favorite architectural features and other techniques for replicating the alluring look of the city skyline at home.

Not sure exactly what your outdoor lighting style is? Call a friendly expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to find out and create your own one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting design for your unique home. We’ll help you come up with the perfect look and feel for your home and bring your vision to life, absolutely hassle-free.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Make A Dramatic Entrance With Stunning Outdoor Entrance Lighting

Just like a dramatic symphony performance, your home’s outdoor lighting is all about the entrances. As soon as the conductor makes his grand entrance, and the ensemble strikes their first chord, you know exactly the level of professionalism and polished precision to expect for the rest of the show. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte asks, are you striking the right chord when it comes to your home entrance’s outdoor lighting?

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Give your home a grand entrance with beautiful outdoor lighting.

Whether you prefer a grand entrance or come in on a softer note, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you find the tone you’re looking for. Our copper fixtures project an elegant look to line your driveway and compliment your home’s design. As guests make their way down the driveway, your outdoor lighting crescendos from soft, subtle path lights to the grand finale at your front door.  Here are a few other examples of how you can use outdoor lighting to make a dramatic entrance to your home:

  • Stagger copper path lights (as opposed to installing them in parallel lines) along the driveway to welcome guests to your front door without feeling like they’re being directed down an airport runway.
  • Install some smaller fixtures between the garage and house to shed some light on your path to the front door. In addition to warming up the space, this outdoor lighting strategy also helps boost the security of your home.
  • Use accent lighting to illuminate your home’s address number or nameplate at the front door. Your guests will appreciate knowing they’ve arrived at the right location, and you can show off your family pride in your home.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to tune your system with an expert and find the perfect balance between your home’s entrance lighting and the main event.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte