Top Ten Reasons Why Charlotte Landscape Lighting Should be at the Top of Your Spring 2017 “To-Do” List

Charlotte family friendly outdoor lightingAs the weather in and around the Charlotte area continues to be pleasant and mild, it is only natural that we are starting to anticipate the arrival of spring. Home and garden shows are popping up and retail stores are already gearing up for the outdoor living season ahead. With all this in mind, many Charlotteans are already planning for home and outdoor living renovations. If you are thinking of improving upon the time you and your family spend outdoors then your 2017 spring “to-do” project list should also include landscape lighting!

The benefits of adding landscape lighting or upgrading your existing landscape lighting design are immense. However, isolating outdoor lighting as your spring project objective has advantages over other more invasive renovations. Here are the top 10:

  1. No dust or debris in the house that can occur with other renovations
  2. No cleanup required after project completion
  3. No large equipment causing damage in your yard
  4. If you are planning do-it-yourself type renovations there will be no reason to procrastinate!
  5. Beautiful nighttime landscape views to be enjoyed from inside and outside your home
  6. Extended nighttime outdoor entertaining opportunities
  7. Increased outdoor living satisfaction
  8. Improve curb appeal
  9. Improved safety and security on your property
  10. Become the envy of the neighborhood!

Charlotte Landscape & Festival LightingAdding Charlotte Landscape Lighting to your property is a great choice for improving your lifestyle and home without the hassle of a large renovation or a drawn out do-it-yourself home update. We’ll handle the outdoor lighting design, installation, and adjustments without interrupting your lifestyle.

If your landscape and outdoor living spaces lack pizzazz or functionality in the evening, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

The New Year is the Perfect Time to Schedule Your Outdoor Lighting Checkup

The New Year is all about new beginnings. Whether it is a personal goal you have set for yourself, or a home improvement endeavor you plan to complete, the debut of 2017 provides a fresh start. Now that the New Year is in full swing and we have put away the holidays until next year, many Charlotte homeowners are setting their sights on improving not only their lifestyle but their home as well. This may mean beneficial additions or changes to your home and landscape or just getting organized and staying on track with maintaining all the facets that make your house a home.

In much the same way it is important to schedule an annual tune-up for your car to keep it running smooth, dental cleaning or annual check-up to ensure your health, it is also important to schedule inspections and maintenance on things around the house too! If you have an outdoor lighting system, January is a great time to schedule an annual review of your overall system to confirm it is running for optimal performance.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. This includes the design and installation of new outdoor lighting systems AND keeping the system you already have in tip-top shape! Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly as we move into the New Year and the arrival of the outdoor living season which is just around the corner. We’ll be happy to repair and/or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance — even if we didn’t install the system. No other outdoor lighting company in the area offers a more thorough maintenance plan than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Here’s just a peek at what our plans cover:

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)

• Repair any damaged wire

• Rebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance

• Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped

• Inspect your transformer

Outdoor lighting maintenace is importantReset / check your timer

• Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam

• Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

You also receive priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of our annual maintenance plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance because proper maintenance is the key to your outdoor lighting’s longevity and extended use.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Take advantage of our professional maintenance and/or repair services today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

 

Draw light to your Charlotte Subdivision Entrance and Community Features in Grand Style

Neighborhood entry lightingAdding a sparkle of evening light to your neighborhood entrance, gates, columns, signage and illuminating the surrounding landscaping heralds a grand expectation for visitors who will know they are entering a special place. You increase the level of sophistication and grace to your community entryway by adding custom outdoor lighting that benefits your neighborhood in many ways and increases the value of all the homes within it by adding a mega dose of curb appeal.

Good outdoor lighting has a heap of benefits besides looking fabulous—right away you assure that homeowners and guests can find the entrance to your neighborhood easily. It also encourages the community to walk and take in the evening air and socialize with one another creating a true neighborhood feel.

Subdivision entry lighting

We know that if a subdivision entryway and common areas are well illuminated, criminals and burglars tend to keep away and move elsewhere to do their dirty work. You and your family are safer when your common areas, primary walkways and homes are well-lit so that you are protected by would-be criminals that may be lurking in the dark. Timers ensure your outdoor lighting system goes on and off without a hitch so that homeowners feel safe and secure if they are at home, taking an evening walk with the family dog or chatting with neighbors on the corner. You also prevent potential slips and falls that can happen when visibility is poor, too. Additionally, the fire and police department can also be sure to know precisely where your subdivision is thanks to clear visibility at night that eliminates driving around searching in the dark for the address. When time is of the essence in an emergency, you don’t want to waste valuable minutes if your home can’t be found easily.

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We can ensure your subdivision entry looks as grand by night as it does by day!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has partnered with many homeowners association groups (HOA’s) to design turnkey outdoor lighting plans that fit any budget and meet architectural specifications as well.  When we team up with an HOA, we can also maintain the system to replace burnt out bulbs, provide general repairs, re-bury wires that have surfaced check for damage, identify electrical connection problems and replace fixtures that may have been damaged due to car related mishaps. We can provide references from subdivision home owners associations where we’ve upgraded outdated existing systems by replacing them with eco-friendly LED’s bulbs that can curb the bills due to their power saving efficiency, too.

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can even add a touch of night time grandeur to you neighborhood clubhouse that will make potential buyers looking in your neighborhood go WOW! When they pass it, they will be eager to move into the neighborhood without a doubt. Since clubhouses and pool pavilions are a real draw for the community and can be busy with night events, we can make these structures a standout in the landscape that will give them a majestic flair that’s meant to impress.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte build an incredible evening scene that has an elegant theatrical look that sticks to the HOA budget.  We can make any feature within your neighborhood pop in the landscape in a timeless and dynamic way that will certainly leave a lasting impression and add tons of value for all the homeowners.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about what we can do for your neighborhood entrance and shared, common areas at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Daylight Savings Time Begins March 13th — How Does Your Outdoor Lighting Timer Stack Up?

Welcome springGet ready for the onset of spring by gaining an hour during the Sunday, March 13th Daylight Savings Time change! We get more light for daytime fun in the backyard for barbeques, gardening and outside sports with the kids. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte utilizes a convenient astronomical timer on each of our outdoor lighting systems so you never have to worry about manually reprogramming it to make up for the change in hour. You can forget about finding your manual and recalling which dial or button to hit to make sure your landscape system accommodates for the seasonal change in light ever again.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

Astronomical timers work with the power of GPS to pinpoint exactly where you live and what the light requirements are in your specific area so your landscape system knows precisely when to turn itself on and off. You never have to do a thing to it, as it is “set it and forget it” technology.  It  doesn’t get any easier than this! No one in your household ever has to come home to a dark house again since our sophisticated timers know exactly when to illuminate your property, driveway, front entrance and any other feature you want. Even if your power goes out, your timer will continue to remember what it was set to thanks to a battery back-up.

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The days of toying with your old manual timer are gone forever because our astronomical timers automatically set themselves based on your GPS coordinates. They are convenient, simple to use and amp up the level of security and safety around your property. Since our timers change to adapt to the seasons, the lights will go on and off to make it look like someone is always at home. Our timers adjust themselves accordingly each day so your home always looks lived in and occupied which deters thieves. Additionally, they improve the usability of your property since it’s easy to get on your driveway, walk on your pathways and reach you front door since the lights are always on at the right time when needed preventing potential accidents.

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facadeSince your lights are turned on and off based on the available light, your outdoor lighting system will never run when it’s unnecessary. This can save you on your power bill because the waste is eliminated, and it’s better for the environment, too.

Astronomical timers know automatically how to best utilize existing daylight hours, so they save you money since you are not consuming power to light your property and home when it’s not required. They are environmentally-friendly since they help save you money and keep power costs down. There’s a lot to be said for the convenience and cost savings that an astronomical timer provides. If you are still using a manual outdoor lighting timer, let us upgrade you existing outdoor lighting system, including our “set it and forget it” timer so you can enjoy the benefits they provide.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make Daylight Savings Time painless this spring with one of our astronomical timers. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Charlotte outdoor lighting enhances your outdoors during every season!

Charlotte landscape lighting in the winterOutdoor lighting is one of the few outdoor improvements that provides year-round enjoyment, no matter what the season, or what Mother Nature dishes out. Keep in mind that outdoor lighting, unlike other genres of exterior additions, isn’t just about the warm weather months, it’s a benefit that gives you four seasons of beauty and allure, and aids in function, during all seasons. The Charlotte area has had it’s fair share of cold temperatures and inclement weather lately. Even when temperatures dip into the single digits, or your property is coated in a blanket of snow or ice, your landscape can take on a magical presence thanks to outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting in the Winter

If you can’t go outside on a very cold night, you can still sit indoors and enjoy the majesty of your property through your back windows all lit up in splendor.

Just as the famous prose from Skakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet ..”But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks.”  this also defines the benefits of having outdoor lighting during the late fall and winter here in the Queen City perfectly! If you can’t go outside on a very cold night, you can still sit indoors and enjoy the majesty of your property through your back windows all lit up in splendor. Curling up with a good book in the living room while gazing outside will certainly have a calming effect that can be extremely relaxing after a busy day.

Charlotte tree lighting

Charlotte tree lighting in the autumn.

Our outdoor lighting is designed to take advantage of the changing seasons and dramatically improves your lifestyle — both indoors and out. During the warm weather months it enhances all the fun associated with outdoor entertaining, BBQ’s, al fresco dining, late night swims by the pool and more. In the cooler months, outdoor activities such as gatherings by your outdoor fireplace or fire pit with a cup of hot chocolate and even the ease of outdoor food preparation and dining is enhanced.

Safety is another benefit of outdoor lighting at your Charlotte home. Outdoor lighting will  make your property easier and safer to maneuver when it comes to being able to clearly see wet or icy areas that may be on your walkways and sidewalks. Illuminating your garage and the darker corners of your property also deters crime and promotes the appearance as if someone is always home.

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Don’t wait until the spring and summer months to consider the addition of outdoor lighting. Right now is the perfect time to sit down with one of our lighting designers to plan a lighting scheme for your property where you will immediately see the rewards of how outdoor illumination can improve your lifestyle during all four seasons of the year!
Contact  to learn how to make your home and property safer and more beautiful through outdoor lighting, every season and every evening. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

LED Conversion is a Snap When Your Outdoor Lighting has been Maintained Properly

landscape lighting in CharlotteAt Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Charlotte, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of continuing maintenance of your outdoor lighting system. Like any other hardworking electronic device in your home such as your HVAC unit, your appliances, garage door and other important components that need to function daily—regular annual maintenance is key to their longevity and extended use. You can get many years of good use out of household systems that are properly cared for instead of being neglected and therefore shortening their life expectancy. It’s way cheaper to do proper maintenance instead of having to replace a whole new unit.

Outdoor lighting maintenanceWe recently completed an extensive LED conversion on a large system that included 83 fixtures that we installed about 6 years ago here in the Charlotte area. Of course, LED’s were not the norm at that time, so halogens were used as was customary then. Well fast-forward to updated technology that now features low-consumption LED bulbs that are easy on the wallet, good for the environment and produce a lot more light with minimal wattage. Best of all, the bulbs last over 50,000+ hours so bulb change-outs are minimized dramatically, which also cuts costs. This conversion to LED’s was a pretty simple for us because the homeowner had kept everything in tip-top shape through the years with the vigilance of our Annual Maintenance & Repair Plan. The homeowner saved a heap of money because we were able to use the existing lighting fixtures without the need for a whole newly purchased system which would have cost a bundle. In this case, that expense was unnecessary since Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s fixtures are specially designed to be upgraded and retrofitted years later. You sure can’t do that with many of our competitor’s fixtures or those cheaply made overseas ones you get at the big box stores!

Outdoor lighting maintenace is importantIt doesn’t matter if you want to add additional zones later on, increase the size of your existing system or even change the size of the beam of light, etc. You’ve got plenty of flexibility with every fixture Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte sells because they are specially made for us to our specifications. We know exactly how they are constructed, so we can easily adapt them to future needs and changes which save you a lot of dough later. There is no need to scrap a system that is in good working order made with quality American materials of all metal construction. If your system has been well maintained and is in good condition, we can adjust it to fit your current lifestyle needs at any time of ownership.

Every new system we install includes a one year free Annual Maintenance and Repair Plan contract. After that, you can purchase an additional year for a reasonable fee. This includes most everything you will to keep your system in perfect working order:

A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

-Replacement of your halogen or LED bulbs if they ever burn out (though we highly suggest switching to LED’s as they last 10x longer)

-Make sure knocked over fixtures are standing upright and straight

-Repair broken or frayed wires and burying wires that have surfaced above ground

-Inspect and clean your transformer

-Reset/inspect your timer

-Trim back foliage overgrowth that is covering the beam of light of your fixtures and prevents good illumination

Foliage growth may need to be trimmed to be sure your lighting is not obstructed.

Foliage growth may need to be trimmed to be sure your lighting is not obstructed.

-Make simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

-You get priority repairs on your system any time you call with no additional service charges for the visit.

It’s well worth having a maintenance plan for your peace of mind and for the longevity of your system. We will even offer the same plan on our competitor’s plans, too! So if they don’t offer you a protection plan, we will be happy to safeguard your investment and make sure it’s in great shape year after year.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to convert your old outdoor lighting system to new LED technology or to discuss the annual maintenance and repair of your current system.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Read what our many happy customers are saying about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!

Charlotte outdoor lighting reviewsIn today’s busy world, having a customer take the time out of their schedule to leave a review about their experience in working with us for their outdoor lighting needs speaks volumes and is greatly appreciated! When looking for the right outdoor lighting professional to design and install outdoor lighting at their home or business folks usually head to Google to start their research.

Charlotte outdoor lighting fixturesIt’s one thing to say “The Night Is Ours.” It’s far more convincing to hear what our customers are saying about us. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we’re proud of our success in achieving customer satisfaction and honored to be considered a Best in Class company in the outdoor lighting industry. We’d like to share a few of the many Google reviews we’ve received from our delighted customers. Keep in mind nothing would please us more than having you included in this very satisfied group!

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“We had a great experience with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. The firm offered us great ideas and solutions and worked with us until we achieved the lighting effects we desired. Ken and his team would meet us on our schedule and often at night to get the best sense of what we wanted to install. Follow-up has been tremendous. Thank you!”

— E. Hobbs of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

“We have used Outdoor Lighting Perspectives for many years. They are knowledgeable, reliable, and easy to work with.They also have good ideas on how to best highlight your yard features. I would highly recommend!”

— C. Howell of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting“Ken and team are great — extremely customer service-oriented, and fast, hassle-free service response time. Creative with their lighting expertise, always professional. A pleasure to work with, and a great value. Their installation of outdoor lighting has made a huge, positive impact for my property.”

— M. Stahley of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

“I have had their outdoor lighting on my home for 13 years. I have the bulbs
replaced every few years and have not had any problems. I would recommend
them for any new lighting systems. Please consider them.”

— A. Litaker of Mint Hill, NC, via Google Review

Charlotte garden luminaries“My new Garden Luminaries are the hit of the neighborhood.I love them.”

— L. Spada of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

“Ken and his team do an outstanding job. I have used them exclusively since 1997 and they have always delivered. I highly recommend Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to anyone who needs outdoor lighting and also appreciates quality products, service, and expertise!”

— T. Shannon of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

“This is an excellent company to work with. Their installation was very neatly done and they have been very professional, even fixing a problem I caused. I would highly recommend using them for all outdoor lighting needs.”

— A. Glenney of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

“They were installed perfectly for the effect we wanted and have been maintained meticulously after installation.”

— C. Harr of Charlotte, NC, via Google Review

Thank you from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteWe want to sincerely thank all our amazing Charlotte outdoor lighting clients for the wonderful reviews — your correspondence, smiles and satisfaction are the reason we do what we do!

If you would like to tell us about your experience with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte too, we would love to hear from you! You can visit our Google page by following this link directly to our review forum. You can also visit our Google+ page, our Houzz profile and our Facebook page.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

 

 

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.

 

 

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make DST easy and convenient!

OLP Daylight Savings TimeYou’ve heard the old saying “Spring Forward & Fall Back” since you were a kid to help your remember which way to turn the clock to compensate for Daylight Savings Time (DST).  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to remind you that November 1st is just a few days away and it is the day to push your clocks back one hour as our days get shorter.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

Losing an hour creates a host of issues since the evening arrives sooner than just a few months ago. It affects a lot of things you might not be thinking of, such as when your landscape lighting turns on and off. What your timer was previously set to may no longer work for the members of your household, so it means dealing with the annoyance of re-programming your current timer. You’ve got to dig out the manual and figure out which way to turn all those troublesome dials, switches or buttons again! We can help you avoid the nightmare that the season time change wreaks on your landscape lighting by installing the best gizmo ever—and astronomical timer. No, it has nothing to do with astronomy and the moon and stars, silly! It’s an awesome and very simple device that AUTOMATICALLY adjusts to daylight savings time so you have to do nothing at all!

Charlotte landscape lighting Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesWe simply input your exact location into the timer and a sophisticated GPS is able to determine when daylight and nightfall happens in your area and when your system needs to turn on and off. It’s genius! Your kids will not arrive home to a dark home when they get home from school, and you will easily see the driveway and your front door when you come home from work. Everyone will feel safe thanks to good visibility and not coming home to a creepy dark home.  You don’t ever have to think about adjusting your outdoor lighting again thanks to this neat device.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)Years ago, old-school landscape lighting timers had buttons or dials had to be moved every few months to account for how long or short the days were. If you’ve got one of these antiquated timers, then you will love the ease of an astronomical timer! There is no need to do a thing to account for seasonal  time changes, as this smart device handles everything for you. It doesn’t get any better than this for a fuss-free and painless way to keep your landscape lighting working right. A battery backup takes care of everything even if there is a power outage, too.

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Astronomical timers know automatically how to best utilize existing daylight hours, so they save you money since you are not consuming power to light your property and home when it’s not required. They are environmentally green since they help save you money and keep power costs down. There’s a lot to be said for the convenience and cost savings that an astronomical timer provides. Let us install an astronomical timer on your outdoor lighting so you can take advantage of the benefits they provide.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make falling back and springing forward in honor of DST effortless! Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email 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.

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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