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

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• 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

 

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special today — don’t get left in the dark

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special todayIn and around the Queen City, most of our minds are on getting the kids back to school. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, these final weeks of summer are often spent gathering supplies and ensuring schedules are in order. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte realizes the importance of the moment, but we also realize that some of the best family time is often spent outdoors. As the weather begins to grow cooler and night arrives earlier, we want to encourage families to take a break and enjoy time outdoors making memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

In honor of “back to school” we are offering a special on new LED installations of $2500 or more, and 10% off on all new Annual Maintenance Plans (AMP). This savings will allow you make the most out of the time you spend outdoors with family because a professionally illuminated backyard means no constraints, no rules, just enjoyment. Charlotte outdoor lighting is just the ticket if you’re looking to light your home, highlight your landscaping, provide better safety for your pathways and driveway, or create a relaxing outdoor gathering place in your backyard.

Take advantage of our Charlotte outdoor lighting back to school special today

For homeowners with existing outdoor lighting systems, our annual maintenance plan will keep your system running top-notch all year long! Whether you purchased your Charlotte outdoor lighting from us or another vendor, we are always happy to come help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system. Maintenance is important in preserving the value of any item in which your make an investment. Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for special events you host, as well as keep your system running safely night after night. Our plan covers the following:

  • A small amount of maintenance is all it takes to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.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 or knocked out of place
  • Inspect your transformer
  •  Reset / check your timer
  • Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting
  • Priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of an Annual Maintenance Plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been illuminating residential and commercial properties in and around the Charlotte area for over 17 years. We are exclusively dedicated to outdoor lighting design, installation and service and are proud of our history and relationships we have in the community.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to take advantage of the savings of our limited-time special. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us atcharlotte.outdoorlights.com

Labor Day is almost here — is your Charlotte backyard celebration ready?

Happy Labor Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. For many Charlotteans, Labor Day weekend also marks the official end to summer and the last hoorah for outdoor entertaining. With this in mind, and while you are busy planning the guest list, food and fun, have you thought about how celebration-worthy your backyard will be after the sun goes down?

  • Will you and your guests be able to navigate your backyard safely in order to enjoy an evening game of corn hole, horse shoes or even for the kids to play in the grass?
  • Happy Labor Day from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteIs there enough illumination to check the doneness of those hamburgers and hot dogs you’re grilling?
  • Is the visibility on your deck and patio good enough to dine comfortably outdoors?
  • Do you feel safe letting your guests swim throughout the evening? Is your pool surround properly illuminated?

The deck and patio are the core centerpieces of any backyard, and that’s where most of the fun happens including dining, grilling, relaxing and entertaining. It makes perfect sense to enhance this area since it’s the hardest working area during outdoor celebrations. We want your deck to not only look fabulous, but we want the lighting to offer the convenience of helping you with visibility so that you can extend the hours of use well into the evening.  We can give you romantic deck lighting and targeted task lighting that helps you see when at the barbecue or grill, overhead café style lighting that can be draped across large bringing in plenty of light to do virtually anything under. We can ensure all the key features of your deck and patio (such as steps) are lit to provide you the safety you need to make them work to their fullest.

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Lighting within the landscape itself gives you the freedom to indulge in backyard activities without constraints. We can illuminate trees, shrubs, flower beds, gardens to highlight their beauty and make navigation throughout the landscape easy. Evening yard games become effortless as lighting increases visibility. We can make your backyard glimmer at night with perimeter lighting that makes your property look bigger by enhancing depth and dimension.

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Water features are more and more prevalent in our outdoor spaces– requests for pool, spa, fountain, pond and waterfall lighting have increased considerable over the past few years. Families are looking to make these watery enchantments a stand-out feature in their yards and they are seeking to enjoy their use and beauty even in the darkest hours. Our expert lighting designers  know exactly how to capture the movement and character that water provides to give you unparalleled relaxation and increasing safety around your pool and/or water feature.

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At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter lighting kits and one-size-fits-all designs. We focus on designing the perfect lighting system for your specific needs. From casual accent lighting to fully adjustable outdoor displays, we will highlight your home, outdoor living spaces and landscape in a whole new way. Our lighting will sure your Labor Day celebration can continue after the sun sets shows you are the host that makes certain no detail is missed. Imagine being able to grill, dine and entertain well into the evening with the versatility outdoor lighting provides.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to make your backyard ready for family, friends and fun in time for Labor Day and every night throughout the year! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Labor Day Party Planning is Happening Now! Make Sure Your Outdoor Lighting Keeps the Party Going into the Night!

Charlotte Labor DayOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been busy as the summer season comes to a close. Let’s get together to make the last big summer three day weekend a blast with a pre-Labor-Day party lighting makeover before family and friends arrive for the festivities!

The nights are getting longer and creeping earlier into the daylight hours, so you should ensure that your backyard oasis has the proper illumination so that your holiday celebration doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. The evenings are still warm in September in the Charlotte region, and there is no reason not to continue to take advantage of your backyard for a few more months of outdoor fun.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)Since we are a full service outfit, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can then take care of the job of regularly maintaining your turn-key lighting system so you don’t ever have to worry about it. We can add or extend it in the future as your needs change, upgrade fixtures if you want a whole new look or even help with existing systems.

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Don’t wait until the last minute to be put on the Labor Day schedule as appointments are filling up. If your current lighting is not giving you’re the look you want or it’s out of date, let us solving the issue for you. We can do a pre-Labor Day inspection so you are party ready on the big day! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte ensures your current system is functioning correctly by bulb replacement and inspection of transformer, wiring and timers.

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If you need a light boost in dark areas that might be an invitation to thieves or you simply want to make it easier for guests to traverse your property without trips and falls, we can augment an existing system easily to make it safer with additional light.  Whether your current fixtures are shabby looking and are cheaply made, or maybe you are ready to change your lighting scheme to something a bit more modern—we can assist you with an upgrade that will make you proud and add value and safety to your home.

Backyard-pergola-lightingTo make your property party ready for Labor Day, we can discuss where your guests like to linger, sit and dine–and we can bathe those areas in warm light so they feel comfortable hanging out well after nightfall. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we know that if family and friends find it hard to see their food or grab a drink as darkness hits, they will simply figure it’s time to leave the party or want to head into your home instead.  We will make sure it’s easy for you to cook in the evening so you can BBQ well into the later hours with useful task oriented lighting.

We can add sparkly overhead illumination over your deck or patio or even above your pool that will provide plenty of natural looking light for your Labor Day entertainment. We can light up the shrubs and trees around your property, fire pit, pergola or any other feature you like to create an inviting look that will encourage your guests to gather, talk and have an end of summer blast.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Jump on a pre-Labor Day appointment now to take advantage of our professional installation, maintenance and repair services today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

 

 

Don’t wait to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance to the last minute as the outdoor living season begins!

Let a professional design your outdoor lighting system.Here in the Queen City we are definitely beginning to feel hot humid days and on these days I am so grateful for air conditioning. As a Charlotte homeowner it only took 1 time for me to experience the sweltering hot results of a HVAC system not under an annual maintenance plan to fully appreciate its value. Knowing that my air conditioner is ready for action before the hot weather descends is so comforting. You can have this same level of confidence that your outdoor lighting system will not leave you in the dark during your next outdoor celebration with an annual maintenance plan from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Charlotte outdoor lighting in the Cotswell areaSimilar to the way exterior maintenance tasks such as pressure washing your patio or replacing mulch help prepare your home and property for the season, annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will provide a season of enjoyment, and beyond. The prime outdoor living season is just beginning and with a calendar full of family events like Father’s Day and 4th of July and other outdoor celebrations right around the corner wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry if your outdoor lighting system is ready to light up your nights?

Maintenance is important in preserving the value of any item in which your make an investment. Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only protect your investment, but it will keep your property looking its best for special events you host, as well as keep your system running safely night after night.

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Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly before the next big outdoor living event. We’ll be happy to help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. When you protect your system with our maintenance plan, you have peace of mind that we:

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

• Reset / check your timer

Outdoor lighting maintenace is important Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam

• Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

Priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of an Annual Maintenance Plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte makes beautiful outdoor lighting as easy as 1,2,3!

Charlotte landscape lightingNot only are we the Charlotte area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we also provide the best outdoor lighting service in the area too! We cover everything from planning, design and installation to system upgrades and maintenance. Keep in mind that in order to keep your outdoor lighting system at optimal performance it is crucial to have your system maintained. As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance for your system.

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.

We had a rough winter here in Charlotte. Outdoor lighting fixtures all over town have been knocked around by strong winds, pelted with rain and endured freezing temperatures up until late February and early March. Finally, spring is knocking at the door and all Charlotteans are ready to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and Carolina blue skies. With this in mind, have you looked at the condition of your outdoor lighting system? If you answer yes to any of the following questions it is time to give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call:

  • Have plants in your yard grown so much that they block your lighting fixtures? We can help plan for overgrowth and adjust your current system to keep up.
  • Have you, or are you planning to reorganize the landscaping in your yard this season? If so, you may need an outdoor lighting update to maintain a balanced design.
Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

  • Has your outdoor lighting system dimmed over the season? It may need to be evaluated for bulb replacement, outdoor lighting system repairs or more.
  • Is your outdoor lighting system draining too much energy? Take a look at your energy bill. If the numbers are higher than you’d like, it may be time for you to update your Charlotte landscape lighting systems to LED.
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Learn more about outdoor lighting maintenance and repairs, or schedule a professional consultation by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today. Let us help you make the most out of your outdoor lighting system! Call us at (704) 849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Preparing Your Charlotte Outdoor Lighting System for the Holidays

It’s time to start thinking about preparing you home for the holiday and the guests that will be visiting. You may be thinking of getting the carpets cleaned, finding the “good” towels and if you’re lucky, shopping for some new furniture. A lot goes into preparing for the holidays and making your home look as festive and comfortable for your guests. Make sure the first and last things they see is projecting the mood you want to set – your Charlotte outdoor lighting system.

Outdoor lighting does more than just increase safe travels to and from your home. It projects warmth, comfort and a welcoming invitation. Take a look at some of our photos on how Charlotte outdoor lighting has created that mood on these homes and outdoor living spaces.

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If this is the look and feel you want to portray this holiday season, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives a call today.  We can custom design a landscape lighting system for you and have it installed for the holidays.  Or, if you already have a Charlotte outdoor lighting system  that is in need of a little TLC, ie., bulbs replaced, fixtures repositioned or if you want us to add on or redesign your outdoor lighting system or upgrade it to our energy-efficient LEDs, we are happy to help. Our LEDs use about a fourth of the energy as other outdoor lighting fixtures, bulbs last for about 50,000 hours and maintenance costs are lower. All of this while still giving the warm illumination comparable to halogen lighting.

 

The best part about making your Charlotte landscape lighting system looking its best and performing at its peak is that the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will do all the work for you. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll have you set before your guests are on their way.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

Your Charlotte Outdoor Lighting Fall Tune-Up Checklist

Autumn leaves are beautiful but can effect your outdoor lighting system

Autumn leaves are beautiful but can effect your outdoor lighting system

The leaves have started to turn and, a little farther north, fall into yards. The first few are beautiful; then they start coming down in earnest and it’s time to either get out the rake and a stack of yard bags or to call a lawn service company. If you like to outsource work around the house and yard, we hope you will call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to service your outdoor lighting system. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, I want to give you a short list of things to check on your outdoor lights while you are cleaning up the yard this fall.

 

A quality Charlotte outdoor lighting system is going to be relatively maintenance free, but like any mechanical or electrical system, it does require a little TLC to keep it operating well and looking great. The first thing you should do is check all the bulbs: are they all in working order? Are the fixtures free of debris? You can lose a lot of lumens to dirt and bugs in your fixtures. If you have glass or plastic lenses, you want to clean both sides of them thoroughly.

 

Install lens covers to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

Install lens covers to keep your outdoor lighting looking its best.

Halogen bulbs need to be changed every year or two, but LEDs have a much longer lifespan. Regardless of the type of bulb, make sure you replace like with like. The last thing you want to do is put excessive strain on your system by trying to draw more power than it is designed to handle. As the sun sets earlier and daylight savings time ends, you probably want to check and/or reset your timer too.

 

Give your fixtures a look to see if they are all still straight. Storms, kids, pets, and lawnmowers can easily knock fixtures off kilter and throw their light off target. Use a small level to check vertical fixtures. Working with a partner near sunrise or sunset can help you make sure the others are shining according to the original design. Obviously, you want to repair any damaged wires, fixtures or transformers. Those can be safety hazards since electricity is involved.

 

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

Finally, take a look at the growth you have had in your yard and garden over the summer. Are some of the trees, plants, and hedges making aggressive moves toward your light fixtures? Usually a few snips with a clipper will put them back in their place, but in dramatic cases you may need to move either the plant or the fixture. In plant vs. light, the plant will always win unless you step in to lend a hand.

 

Whether you purchased your Charlotte outdoor lighting from us or another vendor, we are always happy to come help repair or maintain your outdoor lighting system. Just give us a call.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

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

Not All Outdoor Lighting In Charlotte Is Created Equal

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we’re firm believers that not all outdoor lighting is created equal. Whether we’re talking about the fixtures used to illuminate your home or the designs crafted to bring out your favorite features or the installation itself – here’s why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte does it best.

Our solid copper fixtures blend in with their surroundings.

Our solid copper fixtures blend in with their surroundings.

  • Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting fixtures are first-in-class. While other companies may settle for cheaper materials, we use only the best, solid copper fixtures available in industry, so your system is built to last. Even if your home faces severe weather throughout the year, our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting fixtures react with the elements to develop a beautiful patina finish over the course of time. Learn more about high quality Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting fixtures when you call today.
  • Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting designs are custom-made for each and every home. Our outdoor lighting professionals don’t use a template or the same look for every house like some other companies may do. When we come to your home, we’re always looking with fresh eyes and new creative ideas for how to bring out the absolute best in your unique home. Don’t settle for someone who promises a ‘speedier’ installation. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting designs come with the attention and care that’s required to guarantee a one-of-a-kind, quality look you’ll love.
Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

  • Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting maintenance is as easy as picking up the phone. If you’ve invested in an Annual Maintenance Plan, our friendly professionals will be at your house in a flash in the unlikely event you experience any system malfunctions or just need to make a few adjustments to your fixtures throughout the year. Every customer receives one year of the maintenance free to make sure your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting maintenance gets off to a smooth start.

Don’t just take it from us – See for yourself why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outshines the rest when you call for your consultation today.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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

Summer’s Finally Here – Is Your Charlotte Outdoor Lighting Ready?

We had a rough winter – and a strange Spring – here in Charlotte. Outdoor lighting fixtures all over town have been knocked around by strong winds, pelted with rain and endured freezing temperatures even through April. Finally, it’s about that time when the kids will be out of school and we’ll start planning our summer vacations.

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

Before you turn the page on this year’s winter and Spring, take a second to step outside and evaluate how your outdoor lighting system is holding up. Here are a few things to look for that could signal a need for professional outdoor lighting maintenance:

  • Have plants in your yard grown so much that they block some landscape  lighting fixtures? We can help plan for overgrowth and adjust your current system to keep up.
  • Have you reorganized the landscaping in your yard? You may need an outdoor lighting update to maintain a balanced design.
  • Has your outdoor lighting system dimmed over the season? It may need to be evaluated for bulb replacement, outdoor lighting system repairs or more.
  • Is your outdoor lighting system draining too much energy? Take a look at your energy bill. If the numbers are higher than you’d like, it may be time for you to update your Charlotte landscape lighting systems to LED.

Learn more about outdoor lighting maintenance and repairs, or schedule a professional consultation by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today.  We can get you back in shape and looking better than ever before.

 

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