Charlotte Festival Lighting is Popular Among Homeowners Who Enjoy Outdoor Living!

Charlotte Festival Outdoor LightingFestival outdoor lighting is hot! You have probably seen festival lighting,(sometimes referred to as fiesta, festoon or Cafe lighting) the last time you flipped through the pages of an upscale home & garden magazine. Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most interesting and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging and unique outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

Festival lighting was added to this outdoor living space to create ambiance and enhance use of the space in the evening.

The origins of Festival lighting began with its namesake; festivals and originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations. Street festivals and fairs throughout the world, and historically,  are often draped in lights for an evening or two to commemorate a significant local event and removed at festivals end. Permanent festival lighting takes this dramatic lighting effect to a new level because it allows you to indulge in its appeal night after night. We have received many requests from Charlotteans requesting festival lighting installation in their own backyards and requests continue to pour in as more homeowners, and even business owners, are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

There’s much more to permanent festival lighting than just stringing up a string of lights — much more. Keep in mind, though similar in nature, all festival lighting is not the same. Generally festival lighting falls into two categories, orb or pendant lighting and festoon lighting. Each genre of permanent festival lighting has its own distinct beauty and style.

  • courtyard-festival-lightingFestoon Lighting – Festoon lighting is a romantic and unique lighting technique and serves as a great way to illuminate a difficult or overlooked outdoor area in your landscape or transform a courtyard or patio. This technique entails installing multiple strands of low-voltage LED festoon lights over the span of the area we are illuminating. We also use cable to support the weight of the electrical wiring when we install permanent festival lighting over an area with a large span; this ensures the safety and the integrity of the system. We use commercial-grade lighting products and professional installation to achieve this hypnotic lighting effect.
  • Arrington Vineyard orb lighting used in treesOrb Lighting – Orb lighting lends an ethereal quality to any outdoor area where it is installed because this genre of lighting gives the appearance of being “free-floating”. Orb lighting   is available in 10″, 12″ and 16″ and in white,colored as well as clear acrylic. The effect these lights add to an outdoor setting is enchanting. Though these lights are contemporary in design they look great in  both rural and urban themed settings.
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

We are having great success using festival lighting to convey beauty, ambiance and character through our outdoor lighting. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses — Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at




Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte Discusses Illuminating the Majestic Tree

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte tree uplightingSpring is closer than you think…only 44 days away! With the arrival of spring comes an explosion of budding trees throughout the Charlotte area. As a universally powerful and majestic symbol, the tree is used to represent so many facets of life, literally and figuratively. In literature trees symbolize a multitude of things ranging from happiness and health to beauty and abundance, while in mythology the “tree of life” represents fertility and immortality. Most importantly, trees are a physical expression of life, growth and vigor reminding us that without trees human life would be unsustainable.

Majestic Charlotte trees illuminated at nightAs a homeowner, trees in your home’s landscape provide a plethora of benefits, such as: shade, windbreaks, and erosion reduction as well as adding visual contrast to your landscaping through color, height and texture diversity.Trees such as the crepe myrtle, oaks or Japanese maples make perfect candidates for the addition of outdoor lighting.

A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Buyers (NAHB) shows that outdoor lighting consistently tops the list of most wanted outdoor features. Along with outdoor lighting as a whole, many forms of tree lighting will create depth and texture within your landscape or garden. Professional tree lighting should inspire the onlooker through the effect not the fixture.

outdoor lighting brings this tree to life in the Charlotte sky

Uplighting can create dramatic shadows using the trees’ branches.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is well versed in this art and we work with the homeowner, to select trees with natural grace with canopies and branching full of character.Trees with too many limbs or limbs that are bushy and close together are not recommended for this application. Up lighting works best to compliment the tree’s height and width, while down lighting or moon lighting plays the light off upper branches to produce a dazzling effect.

During each of our installations, our experienced crews take extra care to not harm the tree in any way, as such damage can pave the way for insects and diseases to move in and cause further damage. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte also makes safety a high priority by making certain all cords and wiring are out of sight, eliminating the dangers involved with loose cords or exposed areas running atop the ground which can become a safety hazard.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. If you are ready to add tree lighting to increase the beauty and ambiance within your lawn and landscape, contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at

Visit our website and peruse through our photo galleries to see examples of how we light up the night.

Now is the time to consider outdoor lighting to enliven your anticipated spring landscaping endeavors!

Uplighting a pergola in Charlotte

Outdoor lighting beautifies every season within the landscape!

There is no denying that winter has finally arrived here in the Charlotte area. Late January and early February are most often the time when we experience our coldest temperatures. Daydreaming of warmer days and nights ahead help to ease winter’s chill. With this in mind, many homeowners are beginning to plan for upcoming landscaping projects and additions. Landscape lighting, accent lighting and garden lighting is a magical way to enhance your outdoor spaces and add beauty to the landscape — and the best part is, outdoor lighting can be added anytime, in any season!

It is a common misconception that many residents think of spring as the ideal season for planting, when in truth, many trees and shrub specimens respond better when planting during the cooler months because it reduces stress on new plantings and makes them more likely to establish successfully in order to thrive in the future. Here in the Southeast, cooler temperatures and lowered humidity make fall and winter the best times to move ahead with many landscaping projects. This includes the addition of outdoor lighting to the landscape!

Take a look at these Charlotte landscapes before and after the addition of outdoor lighting and see why lighting adds the finishing touches to your new or existing landscape:

Charlotte Architectural Lighting

Charlotte Garden Lighting

  • Benefits of the well-lit landscape: 

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty, curb appeal, safety and security. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many Charlotte area homeowners.

Outdoor lighting ensures the safety of your steps through you Charlotte gardenA picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to describing the beauty benefits of landscape lighting. Trees, shrubs and flowers come to life under the spell of lighting! Your lawn will appear more lush, your blooms will appear more colorful and vivid, and your landscape will have depth and dimension! 

Landscape lighting also aids in a more secure home because the veil of darkness is lifted making your home less tantalizing to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes would make good candidates from the vantage point of the street looking for accessible homes that allow easy entry and exit. Criminals are more likely to target a home that cannot be observed by neighbors or a passersby. If your home and landscape is well-lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable and exposed. No more dark hedges or shrubs under windows!

Charlotte trees light at night with outdoor lightingFrom a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and the guests who frequent your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the pool house to grab laundry, an evening game of corn-hole or horse shoes by the deck or dinner on the patio, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.

Charlotte outdoor lightingIt is also no secret that homes with professional outdoor lighting installations generally appraise for more than those which do not. This is a testament to the power of curb appeal. Not only does your home “show” better at night for potential buyers and to spark interest, today’s home buyer is savvy and recognizes the many benefits of outdoor lighting in comparison to other homes in their price range.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or

What Does an Outdoor Lighting Pro Bring to the Table?

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

If you have ever tried your hand at another person’s job, you know the potential pitfalls you can run into when you are attempting a new task with unfamiliar tools. Charlotte landscape lighting is a classic example of a project that is deceptively difficult for the average homeowner. Fortunately, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you out.


One advantage that outdoor lighting design professionals have is that they are experienced at thinking in three dimensions. When they approach facade lighting, they work their way up and down and side to side, always considering special architectural features that create a feeling of depth. Your home isn’t flat and your lighting shouldn’t make it look that way.


Every home gets a custom design to highlight their best features.

Every home gets a custom design to highlight their best features.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte also understands that your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Our experienced exterior lighting designers give careful consideration to your entire property and how your house looks within that environment. If you have outdoor living spaces, gardens or outbuildings, they will work to create a design that integrates all the parts of your property into one comprehensive and attractive plan.


There are dozens of tricks, tools and specialty lighting techniques that our pros regularly use to make their projects really stand out at night. Moon lighting, for instance, creates the effect of a bright full moon shining down through the trees onto your property, regardless of how big the actual moon may be on any given night. Sometimes even we barely notice that the light comes from a fixture and not the sky. It’s extremely difficult to pull off a special effect like moon lighting if you are an amateur.


Our solid copper fixtures blend in with their surroundings.

Our solid copper fixtures blend in with their surroundings.

Perhaps the biggest advantage the professional has in Charlotte outdoor architectural lighting is knowing which tools to use when. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has access to reliable, reputable suppliers and only uses the highest quality brass, copper and heavy-duty pvc lighting fixtures handcrafted for exterior use. We know when a well light should be used instead of a spot light (or something else entirely). We also have an eye for potential nighttime safety hazards and make them our highest priority.


Exterior home lighting is an investment in your property that will pay dividends in increased safety, security and curb appeal. Give us a call for a free consultation and we will show you the professional advantage only Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can give you.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Tree Lighting Isn’t Just for Holidays in Charlotte

Uplighting can create dramatic shadows using the trees branches.

Uplighting can create dramatic shadows using the trees branches.

We are so lucky here in Charlotte to have so many gorgeous native tree varieties. Whether your yard boasts maples with showy fall colors, classic southern magnolias, majestic oaks or one of the dozens of other beautiful trees of our region, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can make them look even better. We will bring your trees out of the shadows of night and make them the stars of your yard.


Think about which of your trees have the most presence. Those are going to be the top candidates for lighting. Whether they are tall and stately or have a magnificent spreading canopy, those trees are the best place to start. We can light them from above, below or both, depending on what aspects you most want to feature. Our outdoor lighting specialists will bring out your trees’ best qualities using the creative interplay of light and dark, known by artists as “chiaroscuro.”


Lighting your trees can cast ambient light upon your living spaces as well.

Lighting your trees can cast ambient light upon your living spaces as well.

Professionally lit trees will naturally enhance the beauty of your evenings and the curb appeal of your home. Many customers allow the tree lights to do double duty as a way to indirectly shed light on walkways, decks, patios and pools. By lighting the surrounding trees, you highlight the beauty of the landscape while capturing the reflective glow in your living areas.


If you are looking to do something a little different, ask us about options like acrylic lens covers that allow you to play with the colors of the lights on your trees. Some homeowners love them for football season or as part of a holiday light display. We also offer lights with different beam spreads and swivel mountings so that you can easily make adjustments. Regardless of the design you choose, you will love the flexibility and ease of maintenance our Charlotte landscape lighting systems offer.


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


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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.

Our solid copper fixtures blend in with their surroundings.

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
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Light Up Your Home For Romantic Evening With Outdoor Lighting

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

Charlotte landscape lighting

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.

Charlotte Garden Lighting

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
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Making Your Outdoor Lighting Wishlist for 2014

Have you finished making your holiday wishlist for 2014? Take our advice and add these first-class outdoor lighting products available from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte:

Give a warmer welcome home this holiday season with professional outdoor lighting.

A few simple accent lights by the front door make all the difference in your outdoor lighting system.

Accent lighting

Did you decorate your front door with a beautiful, ornate wreath for the holidays? Or have you added any other personal touches to your home, such as a custom address marker or nameplate? If so, don’t let them get lost in the dark after the sun goes down. Make sure to highlight them with soft, subtle accent lighting to let your home’s unique flair shine around the clock.

Tree lighting

If the Christmas tree, merry and bright, is one of your favorite sights of the season, you’ll love what our experts can do with any tree in your yard. Get creative with fun, festive designs for the holidays or go with more traditional lighting that can stay up all year round. Give it even more character with beautiful colored lens filters – you can easily change them out to match the season or your mood any time you feel like mixing it up. Be sure to add this one to your 2014 outdoor lighting wishlist, and talk to one of our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for more information about creative tree lighting.

Architectural lighting

Show off your pride in your home by highlighting the features that really make it stand out. We’re experts at pinpointing the best points on any house to create a big, dramatic effect or just add a few extra subtle highlights to an already elegant design.

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Don’t write off backyard areas until warmer weather — use outdoor lighting to make any space enjoyable all year round.

Whether you’ve got a big backyard with plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run around, a backyard pool perfect for hosting parties or a beautiful patio just outside the door, it’s easy to write these fun home features off until the warmer weather returns. However, it’s easy to make better use of these areas even during the winter by installing a few simple outdoor lighting fixtures. Work with an expert to expand your options with beautiful pool area lighting, lanai lighting, garden lighting, landscape lighting and more to enjoy the atmosphere in your own backyard any time you want to.

So before you finish checking your outdoor lighting wishlist for 2014 the second time around, be sure to add in these client-favorites, and enjoy your home all year round. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to learn more today.

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Consult An Expert To Get The Right Outdoor Lighting For Your Home

Outdoor Lighting on a Charlotte area home

If you want your home to look its best, various beam spreads may need to be used and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte knows what works best.

There are many choices when it comes to outdoor lighting fixtures, placement and installation.  Whatever you choose, consider the technical challenges that outdoor lighting presents: Do you know how much wattage each fixture requires in order to get the best color and displays for your home? How about choosing the right type of bulb for the right beam spread on your property? Here’s a quick look at how our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte help you analyze your property in order to create the most impressive, beautiful look possible.

How big is your home?

Most one and two-story homes require wide flood bulbs, since they offer a nice amount of spread and wide coverage. Wide flood bulbs may also be used to highlight large trees (10ft-30ft) and other large or impressive pieces of landscaping in your yard.

What type of home do you have?

If you live in a ranch-style house or if your property features a retaining wall, a very wide flood bulb may be better suited for you, since it offers a much broader spread to help illuminate a wider area. If your Charlotte home has a bit of Southern flair in the form of vines or other beautiful greenery growing along exterior walls, this type of bulb is also best suited to enhance your one-of-a-kind Southern atmosphere.

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facade

Lighting fixtures should be determined by what you want to highlight.


What do you want to highlight?

We also offer narrow spot lights with a more columnar spread, typically used to highlight impressive architectural details of your home as well as chimneys or taller homes with more than two stories.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers these beautiful bulb types as well as many others. Obviously, there’s more to lighting up your home than plugging in a few spotlights around the yard. If you’re looking to add another level of luxury to your beautiful Charlotte home, work one-on-one with one of our highly trained experts. We’re experts at applying our technical knowledge with your style and taste in mind to create a truly unique, luxurious result.

If you’re not sure which type of outdoor lighting is right for you, call an expert today for your free consultation. Don’t wait – call now to find out how easy it is to bring out the absolute best features of your property with outdoor lighting.





Ken Brantley, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

To see more how beam spreads can accentuate your home or landscaping, visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery on our website.



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

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

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

Highlight your most impressive features

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

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

Increase your security

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

Extend your hours

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

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




Ken Brantley, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte