Top Ten Reasons Why Charlotte Landscape Lighting Should be at the Top of Your Spring 2017 “To-Do” List

Charlotte family friendly outdoor lightingAs the weather in and around the Charlotte area continues to be pleasant and mild, it is only natural that we are starting to anticipate the arrival of spring. Home and garden shows are popping up and retail stores are already gearing up for the outdoor living season ahead. With all this in mind, many Charlotteans are already planning for home and outdoor living renovations. If you are thinking of improving upon the time you and your family spend outdoors then your 2017 spring “to-do” project list should also include landscape lighting!

The benefits of adding landscape lighting or upgrading your existing landscape lighting design are immense. However, isolating outdoor lighting as your spring project objective has advantages over other more invasive renovations. Here are the top 10:

  1. No dust or debris in the house that can occur with other renovations
  2. No cleanup required after project completion
  3. No large equipment causing damage in your yard
  4. If you are planning do-it-yourself type renovations there will be no reason to procrastinate!
  5. Beautiful nighttime landscape views to be enjoyed from inside and outside your home
  6. Extended nighttime outdoor entertaining opportunities
  7. Increased outdoor living satisfaction
  8. Improve curb appeal
  9. Improved safety and security on your property
  10. Become the envy of the neighborhood!

Charlotte Landscape & Festival LightingAdding Charlotte Landscape Lighting to your property is a great choice for improving your lifestyle and home without the hassle of a large renovation or a drawn out do-it-yourself home update. We’ll handle the outdoor lighting design, installation, and adjustments without interrupting your lifestyle.

If your landscape and outdoor living spaces lack pizzazz or functionality in the evening, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

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

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.

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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.

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.

Change is good, as is evident through our LED outdoor lighting conversions:

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A New Year is a time for changes; positive changes to your lifestyle, health and even areas inside and outside your home. Change is good, especially when the benefits of making that change are in your favor. Such is the case when it comes to your outdoor lighting.

Small spaces in your Charlotte backyard can be brought to life with patio lighting from Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesHave you ever looked at your outdoor lighting system and thought “I really wish I would’ve chosen an LED system instead?” This is certainly the case with many Charlotte area homeowners who did not get on the boat with LED when they initially had their existing lighting installed, and those whose existing systems were installed during the period when LED outdoor lighting was not as within reach.

path lighting invites guests in to this Charlotte homeThe winds of change may have you thinking the time is right to consider LED, and the good news is even if you are currently utilizing a halogen system all is not lost. Converting your existing outdoor lighting system to LED is many times a viable option which also means you can enjoy the many benefits of LED without having to start anew. If your existing system is 12 years old or newer, chances are your system could be a candidate for LED conversion!

After learning this news you are probably asking where do I start? First, your system will have to be inspected to see if LED conversion is possible. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. One of our outdoor lighting professionals can inspect your existing system and determine if your system qualifies. Once your existing system is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting.

Benefits of LED outdoor lighting

  • LED outdoor lighting systems consume nearly 90% less energy than traditional outdoor lighting systems. These savings will make you smile each time you pay your electrical bill.
  • LED outdoor lighting systems have extended longevity with longer bulb life that needs replacement less often. For example a typical halogen bulb will burn for approximately 2,000 to 4,000 hours, whereas an LED will last a whopping 50,000+ operating hours — Wow.
  • LED is a “greener” technology because it leaves less of a carbon footprint on the environment.  LED’s are responsible for less greenhouse gases by reduced carbon dioxide emissions. LED’s also contain no harmful chemical such as mercury that makes handling and disposal dangerous.
  • LED Outdoor Light bulbs

    LED bulbs last much longer and are more energy-efficient

    LED’s are UV free which means no ultraviolet rays which are prone to attract insects.This means using LED in your landscape, deck and patio lighting installation is a plus because it will not attract insects that can invade your outdoor living enjoyment.

  • LED’s are more durable and resilient than ordinary lighting systems — shock resistant, and also react better to changes in temperature, weather conditions and repeated cycling. LED’s will better withstand the demands needed by a bulb placed in outdoor situations.
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. We are a tried and true fixture here in the Charlotte region with over 15 years of outdoor lighting experience. We closely monitor  the ever-evolving changes in LED outdoor lighting and over the last few years LED has become more accessible in terms of affordability and availability. It is true LED costs a little more up-front than a traditional outdoor lighting systems, but the money you save on energy usage and bulb replacement will enable you to recoup those initial costs quickly. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email 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

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Charlotte Outdoor Lighting That Moves With You

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we have a lot of clients that move out of one home where we’ve installed outdoor lighting into another home without it.  After you’ve spent your precious time dressing up your home with professional outdoor lighting to make it look even more beautiful and impressive at night, it’s hard to leave it all behind. The gorgeous imagery after dark may even have been part of what helped you close the sale. Fortunately, you can take everything you love about your Charlotte outdoor lighting with you when you go.

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Take everything you loved the most about your outdoor lighting in your old home when you move.

How?

OK, we don’t actually expect you to pull all of your outdoor lighting fixtures out of the ground and out of your house. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte makes your move go as smoothly as possible by helping you capture the things you loved the most about your old house and bringing new and improved Charlotte outdoor lighting upgrades to give your new home an even bigger and better look.

For example, if your old home was fitted with older halogen bulbs, you’ve got a great chance to start all over on a blank canvas by making the switch to brighter, more efficient Charlotte LED bulbs. One of our most popular upgrades at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, LED not only gives your home a brighter, well-balanced look, it’s one of the smartest outdoor lighting upgrades in Charlotte that could save you money in the long run through fewer replacements and longer lifetimes.

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

What if the new house already has outdoor lighting?

That’s ok. Even if the new house isn’t outfitted with an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte outdoor lighting system, we can typically retrofit our professional designs with older fixtures from other companies. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, our mission is to help you make your house a home with a look that reflects your style and tastes – not the previous resident’s.

What else do I need to know?

There’s a lot more to Charlotte outdoor lighting than meets the eye. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today to learn everything you need to know about moving with outdoor lighting and which Charlotte outdoor lighting upgrades are right for you. We’ll get you feeling right at home in your new house in no time.

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

Your Quick Guide To Upgrading To LED Outdoor Lighting

More and more of our customers are choosing to upgrade their outdoor lighting to LED. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to convert your home to LED, take a look at this quick guide put together by the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

  • Why switch to LED? In addition to giving your home a brighter, more balanced look, LED bulbs are far more efficient than traditional halogen bulbs, helping you reduce your carbon footprint and scrape a little off the top of your monthly energy bill. Plus, LED offers a longer lifespan than halogen bulbs – up to 50,000 hours or 15+ years – which makes maintenance a breeze.

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    LED outdoor lighting offers higher efficiency and a brighter, more balanced look for your home.

  • Do I have to buy all new equipment? In most cases, no. When you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we’ll send a highly trained expert to your home to evaluate the current system and determine compatibility before we start the process. Even if you have an older system (10-12 years) from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we can convert most fixtures to LED without buying new fixtures. In many cases, we can even do the same with an outdoor lighting system installed by a different provider.
  • Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.

    Our team of highly trained outdoor lighting experts can upgrade your system quickly and conveniently.

    OK, how do I make the switch? It’s as easy as one phone call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We’ll answer any questions about converting to LED, determine the price to convert and the process for installation.  Once you’ve decided, our team will install everything for you quickly and easily, and you can enjoy fresher, brighter look for your home when the sun goes down.

Of course, this quick guide assumes you’re already equipped with a traditional outdoor lighting system. If you’re looking to start fresh with a brand new LED outdoor lighting system, 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