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

The New Superhero Your Outdoor Lighting System Needs

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, those bright, beautiful figures in the sky may just be your neighbor’s LED outdoor lighting.

Based on our latest installations and scheduled appointments, we’re noticing a trend in Charlotte: LED outdoor lighting. Here’s why more of your neighbors are making the switch than ever, and why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte considers LED the next big superhero of outdoor lighting.

LED bulbs last much longer and are more energy efficient

Compared to traditional halogen bulbs, LED bulbs seem almost invincible.

LED lives forever.

OK, not really. But it’s close. The average lifespan of an LED bulb is more than 25 years! That’s longer than some mortgages. Compared to how often you may have to change halogen bulbs or how quickly your house starts to look dimmer compared to your neighbors’ at night with traditional bulbs, switching is a no-brainer. Plus, when you convert to LED outdoor lighting, you’ll save big on those maintenance and replacement costs that typically come with traditional halogen bulbs.

LED saves the world.

When you convert your outdoor lighting system to LED, you’ll save even more than just maintenance costs. The reason these bulbs last so long is because they’re incredibly energy-efficient. LED outdoor lighting helps you reduce your carbon footprint and live a greener life. You’ll start to notice savings on your monthly electricity bills and, almost literally, help save the world.

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Give your home a more beautiful, balanced look with LED outdoor lighting.

And through it all, LED looks incredible.

Ever noticed that even while he’s fighting the bad guys, Superman’s hair remains perfectly coiffed and he rarely even breaks a sweat? Consider your LED outdoor lighting the unbelievably pristine, perfectly put-together superhero of your home.

LED outdoor lighting systems offer a brighter, more balanced look for the homes they light up. While LED helps save your energy bill and the environment, it also helps your house look its best year-round without the flickering or dimness often associated with traditional halogen bulbs. That’s what we call superpowers.

Take your outdoor lighting system to the next level today by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and install an LED outdoor lighting system or upgrade your existing system to LED.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of CharlotteKen 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