The Holiday Season is Just Around the Corner — is Your Outdoor Lighting in Top Shape?

We are one the eve of one of the busiest times of the year. From the fast approaching trick-or-treaters that will soon come to call, to Thanksgivng and Christmas all the way through New Year, most homes will feel like a revolving door of friends and family the next few months. With this in mind, we are poised to make sure our homes are clean, welcoming and looking their best. Making sure your existing landscape and outdoor lighting is operating in top form will create a positive first impression as guests come to call.

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With the days getting shorter and nightfall making an earlier entrance, it is also important to make sure your outdoor areas are well-lit so your outdoor enjoyment can continue well into the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can tackle the job of maintaining your existing system, adding to it or installing a brand new lighting system for you from scratch. We can put you on the schedule right now for an autumn inspection so you are ready to enjoy the season and busy holiday season ahead.

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If you have an existing outdoor lighting system we will inspect it to assure your system is working properly and that any burnt out bulbs are replaced. This is also a great time to consider converting an old-school halogen system to an all LED outdoor lighting system since the bulbs last way longer and consume less electricity. We come in and check all your wiring and make sure it’s all intact and we re-bury any wire that has made its way to the surface due to any landscape activity or inclement weather too. We also carefully inspect all your fixtures to make sure they are in good shape, aligned properly, and free of dirt or spider webs, and we will trim any plant overgrowth blocking your beam of light.  We also check your transformer to ensure that it is carrying the load of wattage properly and that your timer is functioning as it should.

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The fall is also a good time to decide if you wish to add additional lighting to enhance your system or perhaps you feel that an upgrade is in order. We can give your property a whole new look in terms of ambience and mood if you are ready for a change of how your home and property are currently illuminated. We can add lighting to the areas where family and friends primarily congregate in your backyard and make sure that those spots are lit up so they not only look beautiful, but that they are safer as to avoid slip and falls. Lighting steps and entrances into a patio or deck, for example, is a great candidate for additional light so that you and your guests can easily navigate. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will ensure your pathways from your driveway to your yard are visible enough to navigate safely — and to avoid coming home to a dark home night after night.

Nothing is more welcoming than the warm glow of Charlotte outdoor lighting on a chilly night.

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 outdoor lighting designs perfect for every season! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Making Your Holidays Brighter and Better with Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

With each new experience we have the opportunity to embrace the best things about it and to take away lessons that will help improve our future experiences. Hopefully your Thanksgiving was filled with family, friends, good food, and plenty of time to relax. Thinking back on it, what things would you change to make your next holiday even better?

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The front of the house can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with outdoor lighting.

 

Starting with the arrival of guests to your home, was the front of the house well-lit, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere? Quality Charlotte architectural lighting makes your house stand out like a beacon of hospitality. When your visitors walked toward the entryway with their contributions to the evening’s feast, could they easily see the right path to take? Proper walkway lighting not only protects against falls, it lets your guests know how much you value their safe arrival.

 

Homes with professional Charlotte outdoor lighting need very little extra attention to prepare to greet the holiday season. The yard and facade already look bright and festive. Many homeowners spend a good portion of their Thanksgiving weekend pulling lights out of storage and testing them before stringing them around trees and along rooftops. An investment in a permanent landscape lighting system buys you extra free time that you can spend on favorite pursuits like watching football or playing it out in the yard with the kids.

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

Landscape lighting done professionally adds value to your home.

 

You are probably already starting to plan for your next party or family gathering. As you think about the event, remember that the first and last impression that everyone will have will be of your house and yard. Professional Charlotte landscape lighting will create a feeling of warmth and celebration even before your guests ring the doorbell. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can make that happen. Call us for a free consultation.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Don’t Wait To Turn The Light On

Do you remember the old slogan from the Tom Bodett commercials for Motel 6? Whether or not that motel chain is your cup of tea, the warm, folksy promise that Bodett offered at the end of every ad: “We’ll keep the light on for you,” really resonates. Leaving the light on is a timeless way of telling friends and family that you care about them and want them to arrive safely.

Your Charlotte landscape lighting is an welcoming invitation to your guest.

Your Charlotte landscape lighting is an welcoming invitation to your guest.

 

Regardless of your stage of life, Charlotte outdoor lighting offers so much to the people who live in and visit your home. Toddlers and young children often fear the dark and approach a building much more confidently when it is well lit. Whether they are your children, your grandchildren or even your great-grandchildren, you will want to make the path to your house warm and welcoming.

 

Teenagers are notorious for their inexperienced driving and late night arrivals. By lighting your driveway, you will help them navigate it safely, regardless of what time they come or go. You may find yourself staying up late to watch for their car returning from an ice cream run or a party. When the yard and doorways are lit, you won’t have to squint and peer out the window. You will know for sure if they made curfew or not.

 

Lighting your driveway with landscape lighting brings guests in and sends them off safely.

Lighting your driveway with landscape lighting brings guests in and sends them off safely.

Trips and falls are not fun at any age, but they can be especially dangerous for elderly relatives. By keeping the entrances and exits to your home well maintained and adequately lighted, you help to mitigate that danger. After daylight savings time ends and the nights grow longer, Charlotte exterior lighting grows more important with each passing day.

 

Each night when I let the dog out before I go to sleep, I am always very happy to have a way to monitor his “progress” as he sniffs about the yard. If you have a procrastinator like mine, you will be very glad to have a way to know when the business of the evening has been accomplished. I believe my lights also deter other dog owners from stopping at my yard on their evening constitutional.

 

Your friends and family are the most important part of your life. Don’t wait to turn the light on for them. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and your landscape lighting will extend that invitation to the each and every night.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

Step Up Your Curb Appeal With Charlotte Outdoor Lighting

Did you know that August is National Curb Appeal Month? There are a number of projects you can do to improve your home’s appearance during the day, but one of the easiest ways you can set your house apart from the rest is to light it up at night with a one of a kind professional design from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Here are a few simple ideas for how professional Charlotte outdoor lighting can take your home’s curb appeal to the next level:

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Professional entrance lighting helps your home make a first impression that lasts.

Make your first impression count with extraordinary entrance lighting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we offer a number of brilliant solutions to light up the first thing passersby see when they look at your home. In Charlotte, entrance lighting options range from big spotlights on your driveway to subtle highlights on your front door. Speak with one of our professionals to learn more about beautiful entrance lighting in Charlotte.

Enhance your home’s best features with custom accent lighting. Do you have a sculpture or fountain in your front yard? Is there a particular piece of architecture that stands out as your favorite part of your house? Don’t let these striking features get lost in the dark – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the perfect high-quality fixtures and techniques to bring out the best in your home.

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Professional landscape lighting gives your home’s overall design a more balanced, polished look.

Give your yard a more polished look with Charlotte landscape lighting. Once your home is illuminated with bright, beautiful outdoor lighting, your yard may look a little off balance without professional landscape lighting. Put some finishing touches on your home’s overall design with creative tree lighting, path lighting and other Charlotte landscape lighting techniques that take your curb appeal to the next level.

Ready to step up your home’s curb appeal? Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today to schedule your professional consultation, and our experts will help you craft the perfect design for you.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantley, Owner
704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Outdoor Lighting for After the Snowstorm

As you know, snowstorm Pax arrived in Charlotte last week. It  really came down out there! Schools were closed, businesses are sent their workers home, and we were all hunkered down. Hopefully, you were by a fireplace. While it seemed like Puxatawnee Phil might have been lying earlier this month while we were out enjoying the sun and mild temperatures, last week we have no doubt he was telling the truth. Even though the storm drove us back indoors, warmer weather is right around the corner. We do, after all, live in North Carolina. When spring finally comes, be sure you are ready to escape into the outdoors, and be sure you can spend as much time there as you want. This can all be made possible with outdoor lighting.

 

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Whether you want to light the front of your home or extend the hours you can use your deck, gazebo, fire pit, or garden, outdoor lighting adds beauty, functionality, and safety to your property. Not only does illuminating the front of your home help prevent trips and falls as you walk to the door, it attracts the eyes of those strolling down the street and welcomes guests when they arrive. Deck and patio lighting allows you to use these areas far into the night and can create a variety of moods in your outdoor living spaces. Fire pit area lighting can help facilitate conversation since you will be able to see the faces of those across the pit from you, and it can also help you avoid stepping on the marshmallow bag. Nothing elevates the look of your garden more than garden lighting. Carefully illuminated trees, foliage, and flowers inspire relaxation and a sense of peace. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Especially today.

 

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

The outdoors are beautiful, and I know you want to preserve that beauty. With advancements in LED outdoor lighting technology, you can minimize your impact on the environment while you enjoy it. The high quality LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights, consume 80% less energy, and last up to 25 years. You won’t have to sacrifice light quality to fulfill your dedication to the world around you.

 

Yes, there was a lot of snow on the ground and luckily it did melt fast and soon we will be enjoying warm, spring weather. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the industry experience you need to turn your outdoor lighting visions into reality and the ability to maximize the time you can enjoy the outdoors. Give us a call.

 

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

Ken Brantley, Owner
704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Bright Ideas For Your New Years Resolutions

Now that the New Year has begun, we expect to see homeowners all over Charlotte hunker down and start getting serious about crossing the biggest home projects off their to-do lists. One of the easiest ways to dramatically transform and improve the way your home looks from the street? You guessed it – Include outdoor lighting systems from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte in these big home projects:

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

Make a great first and lasting impression with one-of-a-kind outdoor entrance lighting.

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 It’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive at your house and the last thing they’ll see before they leave. It’s easy to make a great first and lasting impression with a few simple entrance lighting fixtures at your home.

Consider installing some accent lighting to highlight your house’s street number, family nameplate or any other unique features at your front door. It’s also a good idea to install path lighting and other entrance lighting fixtures around the driveway to help improve visibility at night, increasing your family’s safety and giving your home a more polished, put-together look overall.

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Don’t wait until Spring to enjoy your own backyard — ask an outdoor lighting expert how you can maximize the potential in your own backyard today.

Maximize your backyard’s potential

The weather in Charlotte is just mild enough that we’re able to enjoy our backyards almost all year round. Take advantage of where you live, and don’t let your backyard sit in the dark until Spring. Work with a professional at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to light up your yard with one-of-a-kind landscape lighting. We’ll bring out your favorite features around the house, whether it’s an old tree that adds character to the yard or carefully plotted greenery. It only takes a few simple fixtures to drastically improve your home’s appearance at night and maximize your backyard’s potential all year round.

 

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional pool deck lighting.

Feel free to host a pool party any time of the year when you makeover your favorite gathering spots with outdoor lighting.

Improve your family’s favorite gathering spots

On a similar note, you don’t have to wait until Spring to get family and friends outside together on the back porch, patio or other sitting areas. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers a number of easy solutions to light up your favorite gathering spots so you can utilize them any time you want to. Ask about how you can create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your deck, pool area or other backyard party spot with an expertly crafted outdoor lighting system today.

It’s never been easier to knock out your biggest home projects and drastically improve the appearance of your home. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today – once you’ve crossed off one New Years Resolution, you might find the inspiration to actually cut the carbs and drop the doughnuts follow through on some of the other, more difficult resolutions.

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

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Spotlight on 2013: The year’s most popular trends

As we wrap up another great year at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we’d like to thank all of our wonderful clients again for helping us light up Charlotte with beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs and recap our favorite outdoor lighting trends of 2013.

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

LED outdoor lighting offers a brighter, balanced look for your home.

Making the switch to LED

The biggest trend we noticed in Charlotte this year is that a majority of our clients chose LED bulbs for new outdoor lighting systems. We highly recommend these high-quality bulbs, not only because they offer a brighter, balanced look that compliments the overall lighting design, but because they’re a wise investment. LED bulbs use less energy than halogen bulbs to produce a stunning lighting effect, and the lifetime of the bulb is expected to last decades. Between a lower electricity bill and virtually no maintenance/replacement costs, it’s no wonder LED outdoor lighting was one of the most popular trends in 2013.

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Entrance lighting really makes your home pop — and it looks even better in LED!

Another major achievement we want to make sure we highlight this year is our one-of-a-kind entrance lighting. This year, we converted 4 large entrances from halogen bulbs to LED. In addition to immediately brightening up the whole area and creating a warmer welcome to the neighborhood, our experts estimate the return on investment for clients who choose LED is approximately 3 years, keeping in mind the energy savings and maintenance benefits detailed above.

It’s just about that time of year again – If your New Years resolution is to save some money or just get some home improvement tasks done, LED outdoor lighting is the perfect investment for you. Happy holidays from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, and we look forward to helping you enjoy an even brighter 2014!

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Outdoor Lighting Imparts the Warmest Holiday Welcomes

Tomorrow, your house will radiate heat from the oven and fireplace. Tantalizing smells will waft through the halls, as dish after dish cooks to perfection. You’ll bustle about straightening up this or that and adding just a few more touches to your décor. Before you know it, and possibly just a little before you’re truly ready, your guests will arrive. A flurry of hugs, well wishes, and greetings will ensue on the front porch and in the foyer. The door will probably be open longer than it should, but with all the added heat from the oven, it won’t really matter anyway. Kids will dart around the house, and everyone will be all smiles as you settle in for another happy holiday. You’ve worked very hard for days and maybe even weeks to create a perfect moment for your family and friends, but you do notice as everyone is arriving that the entryway is a little darker than you would prefer. If you find yourself in this situation tomorrow evening, the finishing touch you are looking for is probably outdoor lighting.

 

Warm light in your entryway, welcomes guests even before you open the door.

Warm light in your entryway, welcomes guests even before you open the door.

As you may know, outdoor lighting provides many functional and safety benefits for your home. It allows you better use of your outdoor spaces after dark, and intruders are much less likely to bother a well lit home than a dark one. While these benefits are extremely valuable to homeowners, outdoor lighting has a profound impact on the atmosphere of homes. Quality outdoor lighting is warm and welcoming. Not only does the light make the area visible and accessible, it invites. Perhaps because of our long history of harnessing fire and putting it to work for us, humans are naturally drawn to warm light. It imparts a sense of peace, safety, and kinship.

 

Both halogen and our high quality LED lighting create an inviting, festive atmosphere.

Both halogen and our high quality LED lighting create an inviting, festive atmosphere.

The lighting installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is warm, beautiful, and beckons your guests. Whether you choose the tried-and-true low voltage halogen lighting or the energy-efficient LED technology, your lighting will be clear and natural. Our company only uses products that produce beautiful effects, and because we are so selective, you can have a system that doesn’t compromise on any level. You can get what you want.

 

So if after Thanksgiving, you feel your property and entryways could be more welcoming, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We will be happy to talk with you, so you can better determine what system fits your needs. With the best outdoor lighting products and the best designers, we can help you welcome your guests even before they enter your driveway.

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Make A Dramatic Entrance With Stunning Outdoor Entrance Lighting

Just like a dramatic symphony performance, your home’s outdoor lighting is all about the entrances. As soon as the conductor makes his grand entrance, and the ensemble strikes their first chord, you know exactly the level of professionalism and polished precision to expect for the rest of the show. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte asks, are you striking the right chord when it comes to your home entrance’s outdoor lighting?

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Give your home a grand entrance with beautiful outdoor lighting.

Whether you prefer a grand entrance or come in on a softer note, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you find the tone you’re looking for. Our copper fixtures project an elegant look to line your driveway and compliment your home’s design. As guests make their way down the driveway, your outdoor lighting crescendos from soft, subtle path lights to the grand finale at your front door.  Here are a few other examples of how you can use outdoor lighting to make a dramatic entrance to your home:

  • Stagger copper path lights (as opposed to installing them in parallel lines) along the driveway to welcome guests to your front door without feeling like they’re being directed down an airport runway.
  • Install some smaller fixtures between the garage and house to shed some light on your path to the front door. In addition to warming up the space, this outdoor lighting strategy also helps boost the security of your home.
  • Use accent lighting to illuminate your home’s address number or nameplate at the front door. Your guests will appreciate knowing they’ve arrived at the right location, and you can show off your family pride in your home.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to tune your system with an expert and find the perfect balance between your home’s entrance lighting and the main event.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte