Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of Charlotte’s Great Weather With Outdoor Lighting

If you’re anything like us, the interior of your house is spotless (since we’ve been cooped up all season), while the outside… could use a little work. Now that the days are longer and the weather’s finally returning to normal, here are a few ideas from the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for how to get back outside and get your home back in top shape for the Spring.

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.

  • Take a walk through the yard

If you’ve invested in the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte Annual Maintenance Plan, there’s absolutely no manual labor involved in sprucing up your system other than taking a leisurely stroll through the backyard. Try to pinpoint trouble spots: fixtures that may have been knocked out of place or bulbs that are dim or completely burnt out

 

  • Clean up the landscaping

If you haven’t touched up the yard since the Fall, you might have some overgrowth to deal with. Check your shrubs, tree branches and other foliage to be sure it isn’t covering up any of your fixtures or otherwise interfering with your home’s lighting design.

Transform your pool area into a luxurious party spot with professional outdoor lighting.

Transform your pool area into a luxurious party spot with professional outdoor lighting.

  • Use your imagination

Don’t limit yourself to the outdoor lighting system you already have. Start enjoying other areas of the house after dark by expanding your home’s design and creating new favorite gathering spots. For example, transform your pool area into a luxurious party spot just in time for the warmer weather, or design your patio with the atmosphere lighting of a four-star restaurant. The possibilities are endless – work with one of our experts to come up with an inspired new look for the new season.

Learn more about prepping your home for Spring with professional outdoor lighting when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today.

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ Systems Can Even Withstand Carolina Weather

In good Carolina fashion, the past few weeks have brought a massive winter storm, 70 degree sunny days, and thunderstorms. And that’s just this month. We also experience hail, hurricanes, and the occasional earthquake here in Charlotte. Let’s face it. Anything that spends its lifetime outdoors in the Queen City takes a beating. For this reason, your outdoor lighting system, especially your fixtures, must be resilient in order to continue beautifying your property night after night. Good news! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers the most durable outdoor lighting systems on the market. Here are a few reasons why.

 

Copper and brass fixtures can withstand the harshest weather.

Copper and brass fixtures can withstand the harshest weather.

  1. Copper and Brass Materials – These materials are utilized because they are naturally resistant to wear and tear from the elements. The only changes you will observe will be a patina coating that will form over time. It can of course be polished off, but many actually prefer this finish as it gives and “aged” look.

 

  1. PCV Materials – Our well lights are made of sturdy, black PVC. Again, these components are not painted, so you never have to worry about cracked finish.

 

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

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

  1. Glass Lens Covers – Lens covers help keep trash, mulch, and landscaping debris away from a fixture’s bulb. They are used most frequently on well lights, which are likely to gather such debris since they are buried.

 

  1. Extra Power Capacity in Transformer – The transformers used by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are over engineered. That said, this over engineering allows them to run cooler than their counterparts.

 

  1. Warranty – Despite using the best fixtures on the market, occasionally components may break or need tweaking. All of our work comes with a warranty.

 

If your system is a bit under the weather, give us a call. If you have an Annual Maintenance Agreement with us, the work you need may already be covered. If you don’t own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives system, call us anyway. We are able to service systems installed by other designers and contractors and don’t mind doing so. We can spruce your system up, make adjustments, and replace bulbs. That way, when the weather calms down a bit, you can be outside enjoying it, whether it is day or night.

 

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today. We have been in the area many years, and Carolina weather doesn’t frighten us. We can have your outdoor lighting system ready for you to spend time outdoors just as soon as you are able to do so.

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

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

Your Charlotte Outdoor Lighting: Behind The Scenes

Last week we talked about making an entrance with beautiful outdoor lighting. This week, we’re looking at what goes on behind the scenes – and how to keep it behind the scenes.

Keep your outdoor lighting system's wiring behind the scenes.

Keep your outdoor lighting system’s wiring behind the scenes.

Bury the evidence

Just as you don’t see the wires carrying Superman through the air, you shouldn’t see the unattractive cables and cords that make up your beautiful, elegant outdoor lighting system. We’re not claiming we’re superheroes, but if we’ve done our job right, your neighbors shouldn’t even know we’ve been there. You can always easily spot an amateur job or an outdoor lighting system that desperately needs an upgrade by the unsightly wires and extension cords draping the house and yard.

Our professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are experts at keeping your system’s wiring behind the scenes. We’ll bury unsightly cords in the ground to keep them out of sight, and more importantly, out of the way. If your outdoor lighting system is out-of-date and matches this profile, it’s a safety hazard and liability risk you can’t ignore.

Bring new life to your Charlotte home with outdoor lighting

Enjoy a softer, subtle look when you upgrade your outdoor lighting system.

Some out-of-date outdoor lighting systems we see have fixtures knocked around, or clients have replaced bulbs with the wrong wattage or have otherwise altered the original design in an unflattering way. These issues typically cast unattractive shadows on the home’s actual features and shine glaring spotlights directly into the eyes of unwitting guests. Again, if your outdoor lighting system is installed correctly your home should be the star of the show, and the actual fixtures and lighting design should be a subtle enhancement coming from behind the scenes.

Another reason to upgrade? Soon your block will be lined with Christmas lights and other festive decorations. It’s this time of year you’ll notice spotlights on homes, most likely line voltage spotlights.  Those extension cords will be draped through yards, behind bushes and perhaps even across driveways.  Instead of using these unsightly lights to highlight your holiday decor for a short time, consider having outdoor lighting installed to bring all of these fun holiday outdoor lighting designs to life.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to learn more about  adding or upgrading your system today to show off your holiday decor and your home all year long.

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

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte