Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about all the ways the addition of our pet-friendly outdoor lighting can enhance the lifestyle of your entire family (including your four-legged family members), and increase the enjoyment and safety of the time spent outdoors. You can reach us at at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.
Get 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.
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.
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.
Since 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.
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
At 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.
We 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!
It 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:
-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
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If 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!
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.
You’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.
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!
We 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.
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.
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.
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.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte doesn’t only light up residential homes, we also add ambiance to commercial spaces with our expert lighting techniques as well. It doesn’t matter if you are a restaurant, hotel, boutique shop, church, shopping mall, outdoor park or even a small town main street—we can tackle the challenge with ease and light up the night to enthrall customers and keep them shopping well into the evening hours. We have lit up some of the most prominent commercial properties in the Charlotte area, and the chances are you’ve seen our fabulous work around town without even realizing it.
We love doing restaurants because there is instant impact with atmosphere that thrills diners. Ten years ago we have lit up well known 300 East in Dilworth, which was featured in the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives”. We were recently asked to come back and do wonderful upgrades to freshen it up and give it a whole new look with the latest technology available today. We also did the string lighting on the trees at nearby Tupelo Honey Café in Charlotte’s historic South End district, the outdoor lighting at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at South Park, and we illuminated the patio at Residence Inn Hotel in town too.
It’s no secret to us that lighting increases sales because it adds drama to your façade, passersby can easily see your signage and the perimeter of your building clearly, and we add a memorable touch to your space that makes clients want to return. We add a bit of theatrical excitement to every space we touch and we make it easy for you to sit back and let us magically transform your storefront or building through the use of light. Not only are visibility and mood key, but good lighting provides safety, security and visibility for your customers as well.
We can provide you whatever look and feel you are going for that is your very own. We can add sophisticated café lighting overhead to light up your dining patio in a romantic way, we can throw artistic shadows against your storefront and entrance that will have customers doing a double-take, or we can give you a colorful and dramatic spectacle with an edgy modern vibe. Whether it’s elegant or eye-popping, we can give you any custom style that you are trying to exude to your customers.
Of course, just as with our residential installations, we use only commercial grade fixtures, wires, transformers and timers that are made right her in the USA. They will provide years of use with LED technology that is low impact in terms of energy costs.
Let us show you how we can add a dose of interest and creative flair to your commercial or residential space with our expert lighting methods that will turn heads of customers and have them at your doorstep. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.
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.
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.
It 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.
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
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.
A New Year is a time for changes; positive changes to your lifestyle, health and even areas inside and outside your home. Change is good, especially when the benefits of making that change are in your favor. Such is the case when it comes to your outdoor lighting.
Have you ever looked at your outdoor lighting system and thought “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system instead?” This is certainly the case with many Charlotte area homeowners who did not get on the boat with LED when they initially had their existing lighting installed, and those whose existing systems were installed during the period when LED outdoor lighting was not as within reach.
The winds of change may have you thinking the time is right to consider LED, and the good news is even if you are currently utilizing a halogen system all is not lost. Converting your existing outdoor lighting system to LED is many times a viable option which also means you can enjoy the many benefits of LED without having to start anew. If your existing system is 12 years old or newer, chances are your system could be a candidate for LED conversion!
After learning this news you are probably asking where do I start? First, your system will have to be inspected to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. One of our outdoor lighting professionals can inspect your existing system and determine if your system qualifies. Once your existing system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.
Benefits of LED outdoor lighting
- LED outdoor lighting systems consume nearly 90% less energy than traditional outdoor lighting systems. These savings will make you smile each time you pay your electrical bill.
- LED outdoor lighting systems have extended longevity with longer bulb life that needs replacement less often. For example a typical halogen bulb will burn for approximately 2,000 to 4,000 hours, whereas an LED will last a whopping 50,000+ operating hours — Wow.
- LED is a “greener” technology because it leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment. LED’s are responsible for less greenhouse gases by reduced carbon dioxide emissions. LED’s also contain no harmful chemical such as mercury that makes handling and disposal dangerous.
LED’s are UV free which means no ultraviolet rays which are prone to attract insects.This means using LED in your landscape, deck and patio lighting installation is a plus because it will not attract insects that can invade your outdoor living enjoyment.
- LED’s are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems — shock resistant, and also react better to changes in temperature, weather conditions and repeated cycling. LED’s will better withstand the demands needed by a bulb placed in outdoor situations.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. We are a tried and true fixture here in the Charlotte region with over 15 years of outdoor lighting experience. We closely monitor the ever-evolving changes in LED outdoor lighting and over the last few years LED has become more accessible in terms of affordability and availability. It is true LED costs a little more up-front than a traditional outdoor lighting systems, but the money you save on energy usage and bulb replacement will enable you to recoup those initial costs quickly. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com
More and more of our customers are choosing to upgrade their outdoor lighting to LED. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to convert your home to LED, take a look at this quick guide put together by the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
- Why switch to LED? In addition to giving your home a brighter, more balanced look, LED bulbs are far more efficient than traditional halogen bulbs, helping you reduce your carbon footprint and scrape a little off the top of your monthly energy bill. Plus, LED offers a longer lifespan than halogen bulbs – up to 50,000 hours or 15+ years – which makes maintenance a breeze.
- Do I have to buy all new equipment? In most cases, no. When you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we’ll send a highly trained expert to your home to evaluate the current system and determine compatibility before we start the process. Even if you have an older system (10-12 years) from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we can convert most fixtures to LED without buying new fixtures. In many cases, we can even do the same with an outdoor lighting system installed by a different provider.
OK, how do I make the switch? It’s as easy as one phone call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We’ll answer any questions about converting to LED, determine the price to convert and the process for installation. Once you’ve decided, our team will install everything for you quickly and easily, and you can enjoy fresher, brighter look for your home when the sun goes down.
Of course, this quick guide assumes you’re already equipped with a traditional outdoor lighting system. If you’re looking to start fresh with a brand new LED outdoor lighting system, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today.
Ken Brantley, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, those bright, beautiful figures in the sky may just be your neighbor’s LED outdoor lighting.
Based on our latest installations and scheduled appointments, we’re noticing a trend in Charlotte: LED outdoor lighting. Here’s why more of your neighbors are making the switch than ever, and why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte considers LED the next big superhero of outdoor lighting.
LED lives forever.
OK, not really. But it’s close. The average lifespan of an LED bulb is more than 25 years! That’s longer than some mortgages. Compared to how often you may have to change halogen bulbs or how quickly your house starts to look dimmer compared to your neighbors’ at night with traditional bulbs, switching is a no-brainer. Plus, when you convert to LED outdoor lighting, you’ll save big on those maintenance and replacement costs that typically come with traditional halogen bulbs.
LED saves the world.
When you convert your outdoor lighting system to LED, you’ll save even more than just maintenance costs. The reason these bulbs last so long is because they’re incredibly energy-efficient. LED outdoor lighting helps you reduce your carbon footprint and live a greener life. You’ll start to notice savings on your monthly electricity bills and, almost literally, help save the world.
And through it all, LED looks incredible.
Ever noticed that even while he’s fighting the bad guys, Superman’s hair remains perfectly coiffed and he rarely even breaks a sweat? Consider your LED outdoor lighting the unbelievably pristine, perfectly put-together superhero of your home.
LED outdoor lighting systems offer a brighter, more balanced look for the homes they light up. While LED helps save your energy bill and the environment, it also helps your house look its best year-round without the flickering or dimness often associated with traditional halogen bulbs. That’s what we call superpowers.
Take your outdoor lighting system to the next level today by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and install an LED outdoor lighting system or upgrade your existing system to LED.
Ken Brantley, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte