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:

Charlotte-Garden-Lighting-1024x746Admission

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Ambiance and Function is at Heart of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s Commercial Designs

Commercial outdoor lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte doesn’t only light up residential homes, we also add ambiance to commercial spaces with our expert lighting techniques as well. It doesn’t matter if you are a restaurant, hotel, boutique shop, church, shopping mall, outdoor park or even a small town main street—we can tackle the challenge with ease and light up the night to enthrall customers and keep them shopping well into the evening hours. We have lit up some of the most prominent commercial properties in the Charlotte area, and the chances are you’ve seen our fabulous work around town without even realizing it.

300 eastWe love doing restaurants because there is instant impact with atmosphere that thrills diners.  Ten years ago we have lit up well known 300 East in Dilworth, which was featured in the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”. We were recently asked to come back and do wonderful upgrades to freshen it up and give it a whole new look with the latest technology available today. We also did the string lighting on the trees at nearby Tupelo Honey Café in Charlotte’s historic South End district, the outdoor lighting at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at South Park, and we illuminated the patio at Residence Inn Hotel in town too.

It’s no secret to us that lighting increases sales because it adds drama to your façade, passersby can easily see your signage and the perimeter of your building clearly, and we add a memorable touch to your space that makes clients want to return. We add a bit of theatrical excitement to every space we touch and we make it easy for you to sit back and let us magically transform your storefront or building through the use of light. Not only are visibility and mood key, but good lighting provides safety, security and visibility for your customers as well.

Commercial outdoor lighting using bollards

Commercial outdoor lighting using bollards.

We can provide you whatever look and feel you are going for that is your very own. We can add sophisticated café lighting overhead to light up your dining patio in a romantic way, we can throw artistic shadows against your storefront and entrance that will have customers doing a double-take, or we can give you a colorful and dramatic spectacle with an edgy modern vibe. Whether it’s elegant or eye-popping, we can give you any custom style that you are trying to exude to your customers.

Of course, just as with our residential installations, we use only commercial grade fixtures, wires, transformers and timers that are made right her in the USA. They will provide years of use with LED technology that is low impact in terms of energy costs.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Let us show you how we can add a dose of interest and creative flair to your commercial or residential space with our expert lighting methods that will turn heads of customers and have them at your doorstep.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Charlotte Festival Lighting is Popular Among Homeowners Who Enjoy Outdoor Living!

Charlotte Festival Outdoor LightingFestival outdoor lighting is hot! You have probably seen festival lighting,(sometimes referred to as fiesta, festoon or Cafe lighting) the last time you flipped through the pages of an upscale home & garden magazine. Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most interesting and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging and unique 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.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

Festival lighting was added to this outdoor living space to create ambiance and enhance use of the space in the evening.

The origins of Festival lighting began with its namesake; festivals and originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations. Street festivals and fairs throughout the world, and historically,  are 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 it allows you to indulge in its appeal night after night. We have received many requests from Charlotteans requesting festival lighting installation in their own backyards and requests continue to pour in as more homeowners, and even business owners, are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

There’s much more to permanent festival lighting than just stringing up a string of lights — much more. Keep in mind, though similar in nature, all festival lighting is not the same. Generally festival lighting falls into two categories, orb or pendant lighting and festoon lighting. Each genre of permanent festival lighting has its own distinct beauty and style.

  • courtyard-festival-lightingFestoon Lighting – Festoon lighting is a romantic and unique lighting technique and serves as a great way to illuminate a difficult or overlooked outdoor area in your landscape or transform a courtyard or patio. This technique entails installing multiple strands of low-voltage LED festoon lights over the span of the area we are illuminating. We also 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. We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation to achieve this hypnotic lighting effect.
  • Arrington Vineyard orb lighting used in treesOrb Lighting – Orb lighting lends an ethereal quality to any outdoor area where it is installed because this genre of lighting gives the appearance of being “free-floating”. Orb lighting   is available in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and in white,colored as well as clear acrylic. The effect these lights add to an outdoor setting is enchanting. Though these lights are contemporary in design they look great in  both rural and urban themed settings.
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. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses — Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.