LED lighting is a cleaner, more natural and beautiful illumination

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)Making sure the Queen City’s homes and their surrounding properties are always shown in their best light is what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been doing for more than 17 years. During that time we’ve seen some fantastic changes in this industry. In the early part of our business, traditional halogen systems were considered cutting edge, but as time has passed and technological advancements have been made, LED systems have taken that leading spot.

LED Outdoor Light bulbs

LED bulbs last much longer and are more energy efficient

We keep up with these advancements so we can keep our customers informed and up to date with lighting options which have less energy consumption, less bulb replacement, and less negative impact on the environment…all of which are positive savings for you, our client. Obviously, when it comes to LED lighting less is always more.

Lighting the way to a greener future, these innovative illuminators use 75 percent less energy, last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs, and do both at a cooler temperature. In the energy industry, as well as for homeowners, the combination of these impressive features into a single bulb along with the new warm and inviting sunlight-like color rendering capabilities make LEDs a homerun, especially when compared to halogen or incandescent bulbs.

If you currently have a traditional lighting system, either because you chose not to go with LED at your initial installation or it was purchased at a time when LED outdoor lighting was not as accessible, learning this information may have you thinking, “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system.” Well we have good news–all is not lost. Converting your existing halogen or incandescent outdoor lighting system to LED is a viable option for many homeowners and well within reach.

Charlotte architectural lightingIt starts with a full system inspection to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen can easily be converted to LED, especially if they are less than 12 years old. In addition, a well-maintained system stands a greater chance at being a suitable candidate for LED conversion and in most cases, the conversion consists of only a lighting implement (or bulb) conversion.

In the event that your existing system is older, we can provide an LED equivalent to any fixtures that do not meet criteria for conversion through bulb implementation due to their age or qualifications. Our outdoor lighting professional can inspect your existing system and determine if your system is a candidate for conversion. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and a lot of our competitors’ systems too. Once your system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.

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The benefits of converting your current system to LED lighting include:

  • a more clean, natural and beautiful illumination
  • an electric bill which will cost substantially less each month
  • longer bulb life with less frequent replacement
  • less of a carbon footprint on the environment
  • UV free bulbs which are less prone to attracting insects and they are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems
Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

You may think your existing system provides satisfactory lighting but considering that your outdoor lighting system brings the exterior of your home and its surroundings to life at night, shouldn’t it be the most beautiful and cost effective illumination available? If you are ready to make the change to an LED conversion Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting, including the latest in LED technology and we believe in giving our clients more. We can take care of all your outdoor lighting needs including design, upgrades, installation and maintenance of your lights. From start to finish, LED, holiday and special event lighting, we are the outdoor lighting company you keep. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

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

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.

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

How to Determine Quality Outdoor Lighting for your Charlotte Home

Outdoor lighting can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. With so many different options on the market and so many aspects to consider, how do you know you’re getting the best? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has a created a summarized list for you while you consider different outdoor lighting providers. The following points target the core details that should to be addressed by any professional outdoor lighting company. Following them will allow you to make an informed and secure decision about the outdoor lighting chosen for your home.

  • You want to hire a trained lighting specialist, not just an electrician or landscaper. While they may be able to place fixtures in your home and yard, they are not trained specifically for outdoor lighting. They won’t be able to take into account the effects the lighting design has on your home.
  • Take into account how a company designs their lighting. A good designer will focus not on the fixtures but the effect of a design. You want a design that will maximize best parts of your home and landscape without creating unflattering shadows or spaces.
  • What types of fixtures does the outdoor lighting provider use? These fixtures will be exposed to the elements for years to come. Purchase the best materials available so your system will be able to withstand the test of time.
  • Trained professionals should be the only ones installing your outdoor lighting system. Their ability to correctly implicate your lighting design will guarantee a working system that is safe and effective. Make sure the company has professionally trained employees.
  • Don’t forget about controls. Ask about what kinds of control systems are available to you through this particular provider. The right type of control will allow you to properly set and manage your system with ease and comfortability.
  • Outdoor lighting systems need maintenance. Maintenance plans can provide a wide variety of coverage for various problems that may arise. A quality outdoor lighting provider will offer a continuous, all encompassing maintenance plan.
  • A company that offers a quality warranty often times carries quality outdoor lighting. It gives you a glimpse at their customer service and their confidence in the work they provide.
  • Never forget to ask about a company’s affiliations. Do your research and discover what kind of memberships and professional affiliations the company has. It will let you gauge their credibility and commitment.

These are basic ways to determine whether or not an outdoor lighting company is worthy of your business. This list will help you get started down the right path to choosing a quality provider. How does Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte measure up? Give us a call at 704-849-8808 and find out for yourself. We want to make sure you feel safe and confident when making the decision to install outdoor lighting in your home and yard.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte
704-849-8808

 

Do You Have an Old Outdoor Lighting System? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can Revamp or Replace it for you

Have you taken a stroll through your yard this spring to find your outdoor lighting system is not working very well?  It happens to many homeowners when the system ages and has not been serviced at regular intervals.   Maybe you purchased your home with the outdoor lighting system already installed and it has not weathered well over the years.  There’s no need to worry.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can revamp commercial grade

Replace or revamp your old outdoor lighting can renew the look of your outdoor spaces

Replace or revamp your old outdoor lighting can renew the look of your outdoor spaces

systems in most cases and if that is not an option, we can redesign and replace it with a new system.

We like to give our clients options and if their old systems are useable, we can incorporate into the new design.  There are times when older fixtures are still useable but not working properly.  In those cases, we can sometimes repair the existing system by rewiring or correcting faulty connections.  Faulty wiring can lead to a decrease in light output or complete failure of the circuit.

Often times when we come in to service a system, our trained eyes notice that fixtures originally illuminating an area are now being blocked by plant growth.  We can either relocate the old fixtures to better showcase your landscaping or home or even add lighting to the design to accommodate for the growth, especially in trees and larger foliage.

Bring new life to your Charlotte home with outdoor lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can bring your home to life at night by revamping or replacing your old outdoor lighting

If neither of these options are a candidate for your property, we can remove the old system and design a new lighting scheme to enhance the existing landscaping.  If the system is fifteen years old or older, the prudent option often is to replace the system.   With OLP high quality fixtures, LED technology and our seventeen year history in the Charlotte marketplace, we would welcome the opportunity to help with your landscape lighting needs.

Rest assured that no matter what option is needed for your old system; Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is committed to getting your outdoor lighting back in shape. So if you have an old system, give us a call. We not only pride ourselves on our ability to design and install beautiful systems but also on our ability to revamp a system that qualifies.

 

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

 

To see how more photos of our landscape lighting brings new life to your home and outdoor spaces, visit our architectural lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

The Difference Outdoor Lighting Makes to Your Charlotte Nights

Have you dreamed of spending more time outdoors on those beautiful Charlotte nights?  Outdoor lighting can make that happen and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you get there.  Watch our video to see how outdoor lighting does more than just illuminate your landscaping.  Outdoor lighting inspires, invites, fascinates and charms. See what a difference outdoor lighting can make to your Charlotte  nights.

 

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte Reminds You to Keep it Clean

Winter freezes nature in its place. The grass refrains from growing, the ground gets hard and rigid, and plants fall into a deep hibernation. Once spring rolls around each year, it is like they all receive a gentle wake-up call that reinvigorates and revitalizes them. Yet just because winter slows things down doesn’t mean your yard was perfectly preserved and now is the time to get out there to clean it all up.

The outdoor lighting installed to enhance your home is going to need a little maintenance to keep it in prime working condition. Growth on your shrubs may need to be trimmed to

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

keep it from blocking the lights. Perhaps a beloved pet accidentally skewed a path light or some bulbs need to be replaced. Leaves and debris may have settled into your well lights, blocking the illumination. Cleaning them out not only lets your lights shine properly, it also keeps them safer. Installing our tempered glass lens covers is an even better solution. They keep all the dirt and debris off of the bulb so you don’t have to worry about it.

It doesn’t take much to perform the small tasks needed to keep your lights bold and bright. If you don’t want to do it yourself, we are happy to reignite the beauty of those lights. Give us a call and we’ll service your system for you. We even service systems that

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.

were installed by other companies that may not be around anymore or you just weren’t happy with.

Your home is already gorgeous. Allow us to amplify that beauty by servicing the outdoor lighting you enjoy already. Winter’s frozen fingers are loosening their grip on our area and right now is the perfect time to have your outdoor lighting system serviced. Give us a call today at 704-849-8808.

 

Ken Brantley, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

To see more of our stunning outdoor lighting designs by visiting our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website.