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.

Try Something New With Your Charlotte Pool Area Lighting

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, pool area lighting is one of our favorite designs to work with. There’s something about the pool area that transforms after dark in a way no other backyard area can match. From sparkling reflections dancing on the water to dressing up new play areas around it, here are just a few new things you can try in your pool area at home to really make it stand out from the rest.

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Carve out a party spot with path lights around the pool area.

In Charlotte, path lighting is one of the best ways to guide your guests down to the pool area without resorting to an overblown flood light or making them walk in the dark.  In addition to helping you carve out your Charlotte pool area, lighting techniques can help improve the overall safety and security of your backyard. Illuminate tripping hazards around the pool, and use Charlotte path lighting to clearly define the edges of the pool as well as safe walkways around it.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can illuminate your patio at night

Moonlighting casts a gorgeous natural glow on your favorite backyard spots.

Create a brand new space to play games with moonlighting.

Got extra space around the pool in your backyard? Reinvent grassy spots as play areas for bocce ball, horseshoes and other games your family and friends love to play. Our experienced professionals are experts at crafting Charlotte outdoor lighting designs to fit your specific needs. For this example, ground fixtures may give the area a nice look, but they’ll also be dangerous tripping hazards and are not ideal for game spots. Additionally, traditional tree lighting techniques may be too bright and shine directly in players’ eyes. We’ll show you how to leverage professional moonlighting techniques, with Charlotte outdoor lighting designs shining through the branches and onto the play area, augmenting and emulating the natural light from the moon.

Try café lights around the seating area to tie the whole area together.

Get even more adventurous with Charlotte café lights in the style of your favorite restaurant or hotel. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers a number of unique options to dress up your seating areas, hot tub and other favorite spots around the pool to take your backyard to the next level. You and your guests will feel like you’re soaking up the luxury of a four star hotel every night at home with the creative, elegant pool area lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today for pool area lighting tips and tricks like these and more. With just a few expertly placed Charlotte outdoor lighting fixtures, we’ll help you transform your backyard into one of the most magical family gathering spots in your home.

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

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

Outdoor Lighting for Quaint Charlotte Homes is Always Better When Done by a Professional

If you’re reading this article, chances are you are in the market for outdoor lighting.  There are many options to choose from and sometimes when you have a smaller, quaint home or are only wanted a select number of lights installed, you may not think it is worth it to hire a professional.  The fact is, when lighting smaller homes, professional

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

outdoor lighting is your best choice.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we believe that we have the highest quality and most attractive outdoor lighting fixtures on the market.  Our fixtures are manufactured specifically for us so you won’t be able to find them in any home improvement stores.  What sets us apart from other companies is not only our fixtures but the custom designed lighting plan you’ll get when you work with us.

You may be thinking that you only need a handful of lights at your home and our jobs are much too big for your application. But that could not be further from the truth. In fact, we can design a plan for you that not only uses the right number of outdoor lighting fixtures, they will be installed to show off the best parts of your home.  You see, good outdoor lighting depends heavily on placement, balance, focus and effect. The right type of lighting fixtures is as important as the wattage of the bulb and beam spread of the light.  Being in the outdoor lighting profession for over 17 years, we know how to get the best effect using a combination of these techniques.

Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

Outdoor lighting is all about the effect so whether you are looking to illuminate your home, landscaping, an arbor or garden, the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are here to help. We’ll bring our expertise to your home and show you what professional outdoor lighting can do.  Remember, big or small, we do it all.

 

 

Ken Brantley, OwnerKen Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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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.

 

 

Outdoor Lighting on a Charlotte area home

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