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

Light Up Your Home For Romantic Evening With Outdoor Lighting

You don’t have to have big reservations or spend big bucks on an expensive date for your special someone this Valentine’s Day. When the weather finally gets back to normal around here, you can benefit from a few ideas from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for a beautiful, romantic evening at home:

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Take advantage of the beautiful areas in your own backyard this Valentine’s Day with professional outdoor lighting.

Choose a cozy corner in the garden or her favorite sitting spot in the backyard, and set up a romantic, white tablecloth dinner for two. A professional outdoor lighting expert can help you create a breathtaking atmosphere on par with the fanciest five-star restaurants in town. From gorgeous garden lighting and tree lighting casting romantic shadows around you, to a subtle spotlight on the table to highlight the two of you, our team can help you design a more personal date night outdoors to really impress your special someone. Extra points if you cook the meal yourself!

 

 

Soak up a relaxing tropical atmosphere in your own backyard with professional outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers romantic pool area lighting, patio lighting and even hot tub lighting.

And dessert by the pool

What’s more luxurious than a beautifully lit outdoor pool area with sparkling water features and romantic outdoor lighting? Pop open a bottle of champagne or wine, serve a romantic dessert and enjoy the sights and sounds in your own backyard. A lighting expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you craft a one-of-a-kind, resort-style experience for your outdoor pool or patio area your special someone is guaranteed to love.

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Use path lighting or garden lighting to give your home a more luxurious look and cohesive flow.

Lead her down a glamorous path to a romantic surprise

When she gets home, don’t make her walk in the dark to the front door or around the house to the beautiful date set up out back. Give your outdoor lighting a more cohesive flow with a glamorous path lighting design. Our experts can help you choose the best outdoor lighting fixtures for your yard, and stagger them to look less like an airport runway and more like a trail of rose petals leading to your romantic evening.

Get creative 

Have another idea for how to set up your backyard for a night to remember? Call one of our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for a free consultation. We love coming up with new, creative outdoor lighting ideas for transforming your home and yard. And the best part? You’ll keep the luxurious look and feel with professional outdoor lighting all year round – perfect for hosting outdoor parties, get-togethers, and for next time your spouse expects you to top yourself with a wonderfully romantic date at home.

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

Don’t Leave Your House In The Dark – 3 Reasons You Need Outdoor Lighting

Your house is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime. In addition to the original price tag, consider all of the work you’ve put into it in the years after purchasing, whether you’ve repainted a color to match your style, added some creative landscaping or made other renovations.  It would be a shame to leave all of that hard work Charlotte outdoor lighting in the Cotswell areain the dark.

Here are just a few ways Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte helps you get the most out of the house you love by highlighting its most impressive features, improving your security and giving you more time to enjoy your yard even after the sun goes down.

Highlight your most impressive features

We offer a number of easy solutions to help you continue showing off your dream home around the clock. Work with our experts to pinpoint the most impressive parts of your home and yard, and create a dazzling design to show them off well into the night.  Here are just a few ideas for pieces around your home that could help build a beautiful scene:

  • Architectural features: Whether your home is built on strong, traditional columns or is more of a rustic style, creative outdoor lighting and design can create a truly unique atmosphere to match your home.
  • Landscape features: Show off your beautiful garden areas, gazebos and more even after the sun goes down.
  • Water features: If you’ve spent time and money installing luxurious fountains, waterfalls or other water features, don’t just turn them off after dark. These often turn into the most eye-catching, impressive features of a home at night.
  • More: Get creative with your outdoor lighting. If you have an idea for how to show off your patio, deck, fire pit and other features of your home, get in touch with one of our experts today.

Increase your security

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front EntryIt’s not just all about the looks – outdoor lighting is an excellent way to increase visibility and security in your home. Illuminate your yard to help eliminate any hiding spots for intruders, and light up your home’s entryways to further increase security. You should also consider how path lighting and other smart lighting solutions help lower the risk of accidents and injury for you, your family and guests.

Extend your hours

You shouldn’t be confined to the inside of your house after dark. Outdoor lighting opens up a whole new world of opportunities for enjoying your yard. Plan a barbecue or nighttime pool party, or just have a few neighbors and friends over to enjoy your beautiful yard and the relaxing atmosphere your outdoor lighting provides.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte now to schedule a free nighttime demonstration, and see for yourself how easy it is to take your home to the next level of beauty, safety and beyond.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

More Lights and More Beauty with Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

We’ve all heard the phrase that less is more. Overabundance can create something chaotic and overwhelming. When it comes to outdoor lighting, we couldn’t agree more. However, only investing in the mere basics is not ideal either. There is a perfect balance between too many lights and too few. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte wants to help you find that balance. We also want to make you aware of how going beyond the bare bones necessity can really enhance your home.

Adding additional fixtures can really enhance your home.

Adding additional fixtures can really enhance your home.

Illuminating your home and yard provides safety on top of beauty. When designed and implicated the correct way, outdoor lighting can transform any home into a work of art. In order to achieve that result, more than a few fixtures need to be installed. You may be content with the system you currently have, but take a closer look. Are the textures on the outside of your home being showcased as best as possible? Are your beautiful trees a spectacle even after the sun has set? Take an inventory of all the eye catching, unique parts of your landscape. Then consider how stunning they would be with the proper landscape lighting. There is always something in every yard that deserves a soft, visually enhancing spotlight.

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Even a few extra lights can make an area of your yard more inviting

We don’t want to overwhelm your yard with light. It’s not our goal to simply sell as many lighting fixtures to you as possible. We take great pride in designing specific landscape lighting systems that complement. What we want is for your home to go from beautiful to breathtaking as the natural light fades from the sky. Adding a few more outdoor lights here and there can do just that. It doesn’t have to be a gratuitous amount of lights. Sometimes a spotlight here or a well light there embellishes the entire scene.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here for you. Give us a call and allow us to upgrade your current outdoor lighting system. We can reassess every piece and find a way to bring new life into your landscape. More lights don’t mean more hassle. It means the opportunity to discover hidden gems and upgrade the overall aesthetic of your home.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

 

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

 

To see more photos of homes and properties with professionally designed landscape lighting, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our architectural lighting photo gallery on our website.

Garden Lighting Showcases the Best Charlotte Gardens

While the past several weekend’s rain may have dampened outdoor plans, it was very good for our lawns and gardens to get a drink. I’m sure that your garden is important to you, just like your home. You work hard to maintain and improve it, and all of that work becomes apparent in your garden’s details – the exact edges, trimmed and shaped hedges, towering trees, blooming flowers and dense mulch. With so much sweat and Charlotte Garden Lightingeffort invested in your garden, you deserve to have it visible and catching eyes whether it be daytime or nighttime. Now with garden lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, your garden will continue to shine after dark. Your family and guests will continue to experience the relaxation and natural wonder that a beautifully maintained landscape brings.

 

We use several different lighting techniques to showcase the best of your garden. Your paths and stone/brick work can be washed with area lighting, so detail and texture will stand out. For tall, specimen trees, dramatic uplighting creates shadows to give them a sense of mystery and dignity. And finally for water features, statues, or fountains, wide flood lighting can be angled to enhance the mood of your choice – drama, elegance, Uplighting a pergola in Charlotteenchantment, or relaxation. Outdoor lighting will not only ensure that your garden is visible, but the light itself can work with your garden’s features to affect the mood of those who pass through it.

 

The position of your lighting fixtures is critical to effectively illuminating your gardens. Placing lights too close to trees, shrubs, or other features can cause hot spot in which detail is completely obscured by a large white spot. Sometimes, mere inches can be the difference in excellent and mediocre lighting. When we are creating your system, you don’t just get great people to install it. An outdoor lighting designer will work with you to determine the optimal position for your new lights, ensuring that your system is perfectly suited to your garden.

 

If you are ready to dress up your garden, outdoor lighting may be the addition you are looking for. Give us call. We can bring lights out to demo at your property. That way, you can really see what excellent garden lighting can do for your gardens.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

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

 

To see how more photos of our garden lighting, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

Charlotte’s Outdoor Lighting Brings the Established Elizabeth Neighborhood Homes to Life at Night

Along the tree-shaded boulevards of the Elizabeth neighborhood sit some of Charlotte’s most fashionable addresses.  The revitalization of this area has businesses flocking to it but it’s the beautiful older homes with the established yards and mature trees that attract homeowners.   We recently completed an outdoor lighting project as the final renovation phase for one of these beautiful historic homes.  The homeowners had restored thioutdoor lighting brings this tree to life in the Charlotte skys quaint abode and were working on revitalizing the outdoor living spaces with new landscaping and outdoor lighting.  A new landscaping plan was being designed by Ric Solow of Solow Design Group.  Professional landscape architects like Ric know the right specimen of trees, flowering shrubs and ground covers that work together to create a visual masterpiece.  He also knows that his work looks even more impressive when he brings in a professional outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

 

Older homes that are common in the Elizabeth neighborhood benefit tremendously from fresh landscaping and outdoor lighting enhancements.  And, having your landscaping and outdoor lighting completed together not only saves you time, it can also open up many more lighting opportunities.  Not that we can’t come in after the landscaping is complete, path lighting invites guests in to this Charlotte homebut creating a custom plan to complement your landscaping in the design phase allows us to create some lighting effects that may not be possible after the fact.

 

For this Elizabeth area home, we used several types of landscape lights to give off various lighting effects.  It’s what we do best and what makes your home stand out and be admired.  We began by installing path lights along the walkways and throughout the new landscaping.  We then added some well lights to highlight their retaining wall and illuminate the large mature trees on their property and finished by strategically placing additional lighting throughout to make sure the entire space was properly lit.

The property turned out beautifully and we were proud to be part of Solow Design Group’s plan.  If you are thinking about new landscaping or just want to enhance what you already outdoor lighting in Charlotte can be decorative and functionalhave with outdoor lighting, give us a call.  We’ll create a custom lighting design for your home and even come out for a free night time demonstration so you can see what it will look like before you purchase.  It’s just one way that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte sets itself apart from other outdoor lighting companies.  Our fixtures are of the highest quality and our 17 years of experience illuminating the Charlotte areas architectural and landscape features are second to none.  Give us a call today to get the home and outdoor spaces you have been dreaming of.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

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

 

To see more outdoor lighting inspirations, visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

The Difference Outdoor Lighting Makes to Your Charlotte Nights

Have you dreamed of spending more time outdoors on those beautiful Charlotte nights?  Outdoor lighting can make that happen and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you get there.  Watch our video to see how outdoor lighting does more than just illuminate your landscaping.  Outdoor lighting inspires, invites, fascinates and charms. See what a difference outdoor lighting can make to your Charlotte  nights.

 

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