Now is the time to plan for your Charlotte outdoor lighting upgrade or LED retrofit!

Santa is making his list and checking it twice

Santa is making his list and checking it twice!

Santa is making his list and checking it twice this time of year, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte should be on your holiday list to schedule an appointment for your outdoor lighting needs, too. Smart homeowners have been calling us now to get on our schedule for a fresh design and install on their landscape lighting; so don’t wait until spring, as we are busy as elves right now handing new installs and retrofitting existing systems.

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient design!

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient design!

There is no need to wait to get a new outdoor landscape lighting system on your property as this is the perfect opportunity to miss the mad rush when the weather warms up. Right now is the perfect time to light up the long and dark winter evenings with a new LED system that is both energy-efficient and wallet friendly. LED’s offer warm toned light that will lower your electric bill, and it’s the only way to go with a newly installed outdoor lighting system.  We can change out your tired transformer and timers to the latest models that bring much more ease of use and can even be controlled by any mobile device or computer even if you are away from home.

Halogen vs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED outdoor lighting

If you have an existing system that is using old-fashioned halogens, but the fixtures are in otherwise good shape—then you can take advantage of our retrofitting program where we convert them to LED bulbs and save you a bunch of money by letting you keep the equipment you are currently using. Of course, if you are looking to add-on additional lighting, we can also bring some supplementary illumination to any dark corner to brighten it up. If you present lighting design is lifeless and boring, we can move remaining fixtures to new positions and freshen things up a bit for a whole new lighting scheme. We can give you a new look and feel before your Christmas party guests come to your door so you can wow them.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front EntryIf the outdoor lighting fixtures you have now are tired and have seen better days, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has an entire catalog of options that will compliment the style of your home whether it’s traditional, contemporary or even modern. Our outdoor lights are made to our stringent specifications in the good old USA (not overseas!) and there are an array of designs that will satisfy even the most fastidious homeowner. Welcome your holiday visitors with great pride to your home with beauty and safety thanks to quality outdoor lighting that is meant to impress.

Don’t let your home fall into a black void this winter. Let us light up your outdoors so that your family and guests can safely get to your driveway and front door, but also have a wonderland view in the late evenings. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte light up your winter nights!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light. We still have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Get Your Home’s Outdoor Lighting Holiday Ready Before Your Visitors Arrive!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front EntryFamily and friends will soon be visiting for the upcoming holidays, so you want to be sure your outdoor lighting is up to snuff and ready to light the way this season. With night arriving earlier this time of year, you want to be sure your guests can easily see your home in the black of night. You want to ensure that parking on your driveway and walking to your front door is easy and safe to welcome your holiday guests.

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Driveway, sidewalks and entries should be well-lit to ensure guests arrive to your door safely this season!

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting

Cornhole is more fun with outdoor lighting in your backyard!

The holidays in Charlotte are a wonderful time of year thanks to our mild weather, so there are plenty of outdoor activities that can still be enjoyed outdoors — like tossing the football around after Thanksgiving dinner even in the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can set up perimeter and landscape lighting that will enable tossing the ball around, and all sorts of fun, family-friendly games like horseshoes or even a cornhole battle with guests. If you want to show off your outdoor fireplace or fire pit, we can provide lighting in those specific areas that will make it easy for everyone to hang out and enjoy some marshmallows and a hot chocolate.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingHoliday-ready outdoor lighting will ensure your home looks awesome when guests arrive with plenty of dimension and character. Nighttime illumination makes your house look grand and our designers use all sorts of tricks to make every angle and corner of your home have a moonlit feel that is gracious and elegant. We can employ beneficial outdoor task lighting so if you want to smoke a rack of ribs or fry a turkey for the holidays, you can see clearly to handle the chore safely and can tell when the food is cooked through.

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Guests will be wowed when they can see your backyard lit up while nestled indoors. Your garden beds and ornamental trees will come alive through your big picture window and French doors to your deck when Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting architects apply their magic to your outdoor living areas. We can cast gorgeous light on any part of your yard that you’d like to accentuate such as a water feature, sculpture, an expansive patio or even a pond. There are no limits to what we can do to make your outdoor lighting dreams come true. Why see nothing more than deep blackness out of your windows when you can see an enchanting picture-postcard look instead?

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We service everything we install, so be sure you are holiday ready by contacting us for an appointment to check the health of your system NOW. We will make sure your bulbs, fixtures, timer and wires are all working as they should. If you’ve got old-fashioned halogen bulbs, we can change them out to low consumption LED ones that can save you money in the long-term since they have a 50,000+ hour average lifespan.  If you need additional lights, we can add fixtures to your existing system from our broad offering of MADE IN THE USA metal fixtures that are made especially for us under our exacting standards. They are commercial grade and made to last unlike the cheap housings made for the big box stores with plastic parts and inferior quality.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now before you get busy with all the holiday dinners and shopping. We have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

 

Labor Day Party Planning is Happening Now! Make Sure Your Outdoor Lighting Keeps the Party Going into the Night!

Charlotte Labor DayOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been busy as the summer season comes to a close. Let’s get together to make the last big summer three day weekend a blast with a pre-Labor-Day party lighting makeover before family and friends arrive for the festivities!

The nights are getting longer and creeping earlier into the daylight hours, so you should ensure that your backyard oasis has the proper illumination so that your holiday celebration doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. The evenings are still warm in September in the Charlotte region, and there is no reason not to continue to take advantage of your backyard for a few more months of outdoor fun.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)Since we are a full service outfit, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can then take care of the job of regularly maintaining your turn-key lighting system so you don’t ever have to worry about it. We can add or extend it in the future as your needs change, upgrade fixtures if you want a whole new look or even help with existing systems.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Don’t wait until the last minute to be put on the Labor 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 a pre-Labor Day 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.

path lighting invites guests in to this Charlotte home

If you need a light boost in dark areas that might be an invitation to thieves or you simply want to make it easier for guests to traverse your property without trips and falls, we can augment an existing system easily to make it safer with additional light.  Whether your current fixtures are shabby looking and are cheaply made, or maybe you are ready to change your lighting scheme to something a bit more modern—we can assist you with an upgrade that will make you proud and add value and safety to your home.

Backyard-pergola-lightingTo make your property party ready for Labor Day, 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.

We can add sparkly overhead illumination over your deck or patio or even above your pool that will provide plenty of natural looking light for your Labor Day 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 have an end of summer blast.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Jump on a pre-Labor 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

 

 

The vintage charm of this Elizabeth area home and its landscaping is preserved and enhanced through the collaborative efforts of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Solow Design Group

Elizabeth Outdoor LightingOur latest project, located in the Elizabeth area of Charlotte entailed the illumination of the custom landscape design created by Solow Design Group. As always, it is a pleasure to work with a firm with such an incredible reputation in the exterior design industry. To fully complement the renovated landscape of this vintage 1930’s home, we custom designed and installed an outdoor lighting system that transformed the entire perimeter of the property.

In the early 1900s homes typically maintained simple landscape designs consisting of foundation plantings, clipped boxwood and hedge-lined walkways from the street to the front door. It wasn’t until the 1930s that Thomas Church began a movement in residential landscaping that created outdoor spaces as extensions of indoor living spaces, called garden rooms. Following his garden style, hardscapes were brought to the home landscape, with the addition of patios off of back doors and liberal use of plants in natural forms to soften the overall effect.

Elizabeth Outdoor LightingOutdoor rooms extend the home living area. It’s evident in these amazing photos, that Solow Design Group successfully created a garden room complete with sitting areas and walkways that preserve the vintage charm of this property. This in turn provided us with the perfect “canvas” upon which we rendered a complete lighting system to enhance and extend the homeowner’s enjoyment of their newly designed landscape area well into the hours after the sun goes down.

The entire perimeter of this beautiful property has been transformed. Low-growing shrubs and raised beds of perennials around the outside edges of the outdoor patio provide natural beauty and stabilize the patio and walkway flagstones. Notice the curves that were incorporated into the hardscape design which soften the effect and add visual interest throughout the landscape design.

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Amongst the natural areas of foliage and rock created by Solow Design Group, we had a mix of new fixtures and design additions of high quality LED. In addition we converted the homeowner’s existing line voltage to super-efficient LED and converted many of the handmade specialty fixtures the homeowner had picked out for her design, which are quite whimsical and converted those to LED as well for continuity of the lighting design.

Elizabeth Outdoor LightingThe benefits of converting an existing system to LED lighting include:

  • a more clean, natural and beautiful illumination
  • an electric bill which will cost substantially less each month
  • longer bulb life with less frequent replacement
  • less of a carbon footprint on the environment
  • UV free bulbs which are less prone to attracting insects and they are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems

No matter the architectural style of your home or whether you need a single bulb area illuminated or you are looking for a comprehensive lighting system for all of your home and surrounding property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is your first choice. A custom created outdoor lighting design can be an integral part of your outdoor living space and landscape…adding just the right touch to your property. Extend your outdoor living to the hours after the sun goes down, whether it is for entertaining or just relaxing in the evening with loved ones.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

For over 15 years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. As a full-service outdoor lighting company, we do one thing — outdoor lighting — with perfect placement of energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures and a passion for timeless style. When you see how our professional lighting transforms your home, you’ll agree that our designs do more than illuminate…they captivate. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte creates a custom outdoor lighting design to complement a contemporary landscape design by Solow Design Group

Cotswold outdoor lightingOver the years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has had the opportunity to work with some of this area’s finest exterior contractors, such as custom outdoor living space design/build firms, pool contractors and landscape designers. Our most recent outdoor lighting design installation was a collaboration with one of Charlotte’s best landscape design professionals, Solow Design Group for a contemporary residence in the Cotswold area.

When these homeowners decided to update their landscaping to make it more complementary to their urban home, they turned to the professionals at Solow Design Group to make it a reality. For more than 30 years Solow Design Group has been designing and building landscape projects ranging from traditional to contemporary which consistently exceed their client’s expectations. As a firm with such an incredible reputation in the exterior design industry, we were thrilled to be invited to work in collaboration with them to custom design and install an outdoor lighting system for this project.

Charlotte outdoor lighting for contemporary upscale homes

Contemporary exterior light fixtures are a great way to focus attention on areas you wish to highlight. Starting with the front façade of the home, we used well lights to highlight the crisp, clean lines of its contemporary architecture, enhancing the urban appeal of this lovely home. The stunning and unique rock wall flanking the front sidewalk is built from colored stones. To bring out the different facets of the stones and to keep the sure-footing of guests after dark, up lighting was installed around the wall. Additionally, to accentuate special plants and trees, compact direct spotlights were used, providing an extra dose of ambient light in the landscape.

Charlotte unique outdoor lighting designs

To bring out the different facets of the stones and to keep the sure-footing of guests after dark, up lighting was installed around the wall.

For the rear portion of the property, amongst the natural areas of foliage and rock created by Solow Design Group, we installed several “Sparklers” (as shown in the pictures below)–light fixtures which are custom-made and created specifically for this project. Note the holes and the unique light pattern they cast across the rocks and against the wall creating variety in the layout. For an additional layer of safety, pathway lighting was installed in several key points throughout the property.

Charlotte unique outdoor lighting designs

Outdoor wall/sconce lights illuminate the exterior of your home and add character to your outdoor living space as they wash the wall’s flat surface in light, providing a nice ambient glow that makes any space feel homey. The upscale sconces used throughout the backyard were purchased by the homeowner and were originally line voltage fixtures, but we converted them to LED for continuity of the lighting design.

Charlotte LED retrofit of outdoor lighting fixtures

Whether you need a single bulb area illuminated or you are looking for a comprehensive lighting system for all of your home and surrounding property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is your first choice. An outdoor lighting design can be an integral part of your outdoor living space and landscape…adding just the right touch to your property. Extend your outdoor living to the hours after the sun goes down, whether it is for entertaining or just relaxing in the evening with loved ones.

For over 15 years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. As a full-service outdoor lighting company, we do one thing — outdoor lighting — with perfect placement of energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures and a passion for timeless style. When you see how our professional lighting transforms your home, you’ll agree that our designs do more than illuminate…they captivate.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

LED lighting is a cleaner, more natural and beautiful illumination

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)Making sure the Queen City’s homes and their surrounding properties are always shown in their best light is what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been doing for more than 17 years. During that time we’ve seen some fantastic changes in this industry. In the early part of our business, traditional halogen systems were considered cutting edge, but as time has passed and technological advancements have been made, LED systems have taken that leading spot.

LED Outdoor Light bulbs

LED bulbs last much longer and are more energy efficient

We keep up with these advancements so we can keep our customers informed and up to date with lighting options which have less energy consumption, less bulb replacement, and less negative impact on the environment…all of which are positive savings for you, our client. Obviously, when it comes to LED lighting less is always more.

Lighting the way to a greener future, these innovative illuminators use 75 percent less energy, last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs, and do both at a cooler temperature. In the energy industry, as well as for homeowners, the combination of these impressive features into a single bulb along with the new warm and inviting sunlight-like color rendering capabilities make LEDs a homerun, especially when compared to halogen or incandescent bulbs.

If you currently have a traditional lighting system, either because you chose not to go with LED at your initial installation or it was purchased at a time when LED outdoor lighting was not as accessible, learning this information may have you thinking, “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system.” Well we have good news–all is not lost. Converting your existing halogen or incandescent outdoor lighting system to LED is a viable option for many homeowners and well within reach.

Charlotte architectural lightingIt starts with a full system inspection to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen can easily be converted to LED, especially if they are less than 12 years old. In addition, a well-maintained system stands a greater chance at being a suitable candidate for LED conversion and in most cases, the conversion consists of only a lighting implement (or bulb) conversion.

In the event that your existing system is older, we can provide an LED equivalent to any fixtures that do not meet criteria for conversion through bulb implementation due to their age or qualifications. Our outdoor lighting professional can inspect your existing system and determine if your system is a candidate for conversion. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and a lot of our competitors’ systems too. Once your system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front Entry

The benefits of converting your current system to LED lighting include:

  • a more clean, natural and beautiful illumination
  • an electric bill which will cost substantially less each month
  • longer bulb life with less frequent replacement
  • less of a carbon footprint on the environment
  • UV free bulbs which are less prone to attracting insects and they are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

You may think your existing system provides satisfactory lighting but considering that your outdoor lighting system brings the exterior of your home and its surroundings to life at night, shouldn’t it be the most beautiful and cost effective illumination available? If you are ready to make the change to an LED conversion Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting, including the latest in LED technology and we believe in giving our clients more. We can take care of all your outdoor lighting needs including design, upgrades, installation and maintenance of your lights. From start to finish, LED, holiday and special event lighting, we are the outdoor lighting company you keep. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Artistry through lighting is what our most recent installation is all about!

Attraction Lights 4x4 Circle Cross Series.

Attraction Lights 4×4 Circle Cross Series.

In our previous post, “Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Attraction Lights are the artistic union of light and shadow, where form enhances function“, we discussed the way one of our newest decorative lighting mediums, Attraction Lights, draws the eye to the  artistry of the fixture and the haunting shadows these lights cast. This week, our focus is a recent outdoor lighting installation which showcases the beauty and benefit of these decorative lights when used alongside our traditional fixtures. 

In this video clip, Larry Spada, who is the creative director and brand strategist with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond, VA, and resident of Charlotte NC, discusses the details of his “in progress” outdoor lighting installation at his charming home.

This installation entails replacement of his existing fixtures with two(2) decorative Attraction lights at well-appointed locations to enhance the front of the property. The project also includes the installation of three (3) Boca lights to aid in illuminating the planted areas around the front perimeter of the home and along the driveway to enliven a beautiful, mature crepe myrtle tree!

Attraction Lights’ LED illuminated sculptural fixtures become focal points when used in conjunction with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and together they add distinctive new dimensions within your landscape and garden. This artistic lighting exhilarates the senses and evokes ambiance. Stay tuned for a look at the completed installation taking place at this charming Charlotte residence….

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Attraction Lights are the artistic union of light and shadow, where form enhances function

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Focal point statuary lighting at Charlotte home.

In a gallery setting, the lighting of artwork is crucial to supporting the meaning of the artwork.  Soft lighting illuminates the image or sculpture for subtle consideration, while strong lighting creates strong highlights and shadows to enhance the physical form of the object. In the outdoor lighting industry, your home and its surrounding property are the physical forms of the object for which the outdoor lighting design, a.k.a. artwork, of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte enhances…meaning essentially, our artwork enhances your most beloved work of art, your home and property, highlighting its meaning and value to you.

Considered artists of light and shadow, we create custom lighting designs (our artwork), that are a combination of soft ambient lighting and task lighting which heightens the textures, architectural elements and colors of your home; increases the functionality and safety of areas and structures on your property; and adds complexity and depth to your garden and landscape. We are currently creating just such artwork for a client in the Queen City with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and the addition of Attraction Lights’ artistic sculptural lighting in 4×4 bollard light fixtures.

Attraction Lights Cluster Spire Detail.

Attraction Lights Cluster Spire Detail.

Attraction Lights is Lyle Braud’s company which came about after he spent many years creating artistic garden lighting layouts and beautifully tailored landscape light designs for his landscape design build company. For more than 12 years now, he has focused his artistic energies on the sculptural designing of distinctive lighting fixtures which provide excellent LED lighting and can stand alone as incredible works of art. With geometric, abstract, or nature-like designs, their shadow pattern lighting adds drama and beauty to any area in which they are installed, while helping to direct the eye through the landscape.

Attraction Lights 4x4 Circle Cross Series.

Attraction Lights 4×4 Circle Cross Series.

Although the majority of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting designs are created with the core idea of “focus on the effect, not the fixture”, some require a bit more. There is certainly a time and place where it is quite apropos to incorporate a lighting fixture which “has a strong, sculptural presence during the day, and are a beautiful, glowing presence at night,” as these marvelous illuminations are described by Randall Whitehead, nationally known lighting designer, author, and speaker. We absolutely agree and feel that these wonderful, artistic illuminated elements are as intriguing as they are captivating. They can be used as a stunning work of art in your landscape, or as a conversation starting centerpiece or focal point in your garden.

Pathway lighting with a twist.

Pathway lighting with a twist.

These pagoda-like pathway lights, driveway lights, bollards, area lights, or garden sculptures come in a variety of materials, sizes and pattern styles formed within the metal housing which cast a distinct light and shadow pattern on the surfaces surrounding the light fixture. The interplay between object and shadow is enchanting, almost supernatural. Unique features include a light source hidden inside the cap of the fixtures (this prevents the glare typically associated with a traditional pagoda light and many of the bollards available today), inserts made of art glass and acrylic as well as those made of traditional clear glass, signature design elements and the ability to integrate custom graphics and fixture design for a distinguished outdoor lighting design.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Attraction Lights’ LED illuminated sculptural fixtures become focal points when used in conjunction with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and together they add distinctive new dimensions within your landscape and garden. This artistic lighting enlivens the senses and evokes ambiance.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

 

Be sure to check back in to see the final reveal of our Charlotte project which incorporates Attraction Lights.

Your premier Queen City property should be shown in its best light, day & night!

Charlotte-Focal-LightingAs a homeowner, you’ve invested copious amounts of your time and energy creating a premier property with the utmost curb appeal. As night falls, shouldn’t your landscape and garden areas be just as appealing? Landscape lighting, when strategically placed with an artistic eye for design, can make your exterior spaces come alive under a wash of moonlight-like illumination. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the professional exterior lighting company residents of the Queen City and surrounding areas turn to when they want their property to be shown in its best light, day or night. One of our custom designed outdoor lighting systems will make sure the stunning results of your hard work glisten in the darkness, adding ambiance to your outdoor living areas and making your property the envy of the neighborhood.

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Night- blooming Gladiolus.

We provide exterior lighting designs which highlight your home’s landscaped surroundings, drawing special attention to prized plantings, trees and other features. In the evening, exterior accent lighting adds depth, texture and dimension to your yard while enriching the colors of your landscape. Imagine fragrant Night Gladiolus glowing in the lunar-like luster of a path light as its creamy yellow blossoms permeate the night air with a spicy aroma, or the papery silver-gray bark of the river birch appearing almost sterling with up lighting while down lighting accentuates and adds drama to its umbrella-like canopy of diamond-shaped, double-toothed leaves.

Overall, the idea behind landscape and garden lighting is to create a special area which truly offers its best qualities at night. This space can be further enhanced with the addition of night-blooming varieties of flowers and plants that practically beg to be cast in the warm glow of exterior lighting, such as: Brugmansia, or Angel’s Trumpets – a small tree with hanging flowers, Evening Stock – a bordering ground cover, Tuberose – opulent flowering bulbs, Japanese Wisteria – a woody vine with clusters of blossoms, and the fragrant Evening Primrose. No matter which type of foliage or floral displays your garden and its surrounding may contain, landscape and garden lighting intensifies their vibrant beauty…matched only by their intoxicating fragrances.

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The aesthetic appeal of garden and landscape outdoor lighting is powerful, enabling you to utilize your property to its full potential. The amazing feeling of outdoor rooms you can create outside your home for enjoyment and entertaining with proper exterior lighting are almost endless. By filling dark shadows with warm light and spotlighting stepping stones and pathways, your garden and surrounding areas become your evening outdoor living environment casting an almost magical spell on its inhabitants.Outdoor lighting ensures the safety of your steps through you Charlotte garden

  • A few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting include:
  • Add depth and mystery to your evening landscape
  • Show off your creativity
  • Make your yard safer for evening travel, while creating ambiance
  • Increase your home’s curb appeal
  • Choosing low-voltage landscape and garden lighting such as our LED lighting will save you money in operational costs

A well-lit landscape and garden area is the ultimate finishing touch for any property by adding value to your home and its surroundings while it makes them safer and makes your home and grounds stunningly beautiful at night. Are you ready for such a transformation of your property? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today, and let us bring light to your Charlotte nights.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

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

Our LED’s put us at the top in the Queen City for beautiful outdoor lighting designs.

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)LED lighting truly is a worldwide trending topic right now. Their popularity isn’t surprising, as they are lighting the way to a greener future. These innovative illuminators are doing this by using 75 percent less energy, lasting 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs, and doing both of those desirable acts at a cooler temperature. In the energy industry the combination of these impressive features into a single bulb is a homerun, especially when compared to halogen or incandescent bulbs. However, for lighting designers and homeowners these features made LED bulbs intriguing, but could in no way make up for their lack of the warm and inviting sunlight-like color rendering capability. This is certainly not true for today’s LEDs!

cri_chart_webA good understanding of the color rendering index (CRI) rating of a light bulb is valuable for designers and homeowners alike. Because of the light bulb, we have the ability to be surrounded by color and light 24 hours a day…shouldn’t our interiors and exteriors be awash in the best true-color producing light possible? In general terms, CRI is a measure of a light source’s ability to show object colors “realistically” or “naturally” compared to a familiar reference source, either incandescent light or daylight. Daylight has the peak CRI of 100 and the newer LEDs have a 90.

The CRI rating tells the consumer the color temperature of the light emitted by an LED. 2,700 – 3,000 Kelvin (K) is the optimal color temperature for warm, natural light. Anything over 3,200 will appear blue; anything below 2,700 has insufficient lumen output for effective illumination. Any LED which has no CRI rating, is most likely poorly manufactured and will provide a cold sterile blue hue. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses CREE LEDs (CRI rating of 3,000K) in our outdoor lighting systems because they are the most optimal for outdoor lighting with a warm, natural feel.

Bring new life to your Charlotte home with outdoor lightingThe technological color quality improvements of the LED lighting today is how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is able to bring residents of the Queen City the most cutting edge, energy-efficient, durable, and beautiful outdoor lighting designs. Although CREE LEDs are more expensive than others on the market, they are guaranteed to give you the look you want from your outdoor lighting system. We are proud to use CREE bulbs as they were developed right here in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina with many years of research and development for the ultimate in lighting appearance and performance.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you’re ready to make the switch to LED outdoor lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and know you are not only getting the best LEDs on the market but the most cutting edge outdoor lighting design to make your property the envy of the neighborhood!

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