Draw light to your Charlotte Subdivision Entrance and Community Features in Grand Style

Neighborhood entry lightingAdding a sparkle of evening light to your neighborhood entrance, gates, columns, signage and illuminating the surrounding landscaping heralds a grand expectation for visitors who will know they are entering a special place. You increase the level of sophistication and grace to your community entryway by adding custom outdoor lighting that benefits your neighborhood in many ways and increases the value of all the homes within it by adding a mega dose of curb appeal.

Good outdoor lighting has a heap of benefits besides looking fabulous—right away you assure that homeowners and guests can find the entrance to your neighborhood easily. It also encourages the community to walk and take in the evening air and socialize with one another creating a true neighborhood feel.

Subdivision entry lighting

We know that if a subdivision entryway and common areas are well illuminated, criminals and burglars tend to keep away and move elsewhere to do their dirty work. You and your family are safer when your common areas, primary walkways and homes are well-lit so that you are protected by would-be criminals that may be lurking in the dark. Timers ensure your outdoor lighting system goes on and off without a hitch so that homeowners feel safe and secure if they are at home, taking an evening walk with the family dog or chatting with neighbors on the corner. You also prevent potential slips and falls that can happen when visibility is poor, too. Additionally, the fire and police department can also be sure to know precisely where your subdivision is thanks to clear visibility at night that eliminates driving around searching in the dark for the address. When time is of the essence in an emergency, you don’t want to waste valuable minutes if your home can’t be found easily.

Charlotte and South Charlotte entrance lighting

We can ensure your subdivision entry looks as grand by night as it does by day!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has partnered with many homeowners association groups (HOA’s) to design turnkey outdoor lighting plans that fit any budget and meet architectural specifications as well.  When we team up with an HOA, we can also maintain the system to replace burnt out bulbs, provide general repairs, re-bury wires that have surfaced check for damage, identify electrical connection problems and replace fixtures that may have been damaged due to car related mishaps. We can provide references from subdivision home owners associations where we’ve upgraded outdated existing systems by replacing them with eco-friendly LED’s bulbs that can curb the bills due to their power saving efficiency, too.

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can add quality lighting to your neighborhood entry, common areas and even the clubhouse!

We can even add a touch of night time grandeur to you neighborhood clubhouse that will make potential buyers looking in your neighborhood go WOW! When they pass it, they will be eager to move into the neighborhood without a doubt. Since clubhouses and pool pavilions are a real draw for the community and can be busy with night events, we can make these structures a standout in the landscape that will give them a majestic flair that’s meant to impress.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte build an incredible evening scene that has an elegant theatrical look that sticks to the HOA budget.  We can make any feature within your neighborhood pop in the landscape in a timeless and dynamic way that will certainly leave a lasting impression and add tons of value for all the homeowners.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about what we can do for your neighborhood entrance and shared, common areas at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Enjoyment of your Charlotte pool doesn’t have to end with the setting sun!

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaborationWarmer days are headed to the Charlotte area and that means pool time is just right around the corner! We are lucky that we can enjoy a long swimming and entertainment season as Charlotteans; and with the Memorial Day holiday heading our way next month, homeowners are calling us wanting to get their pool areas swim ready. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting designers will show you exactly how to enhance your backyard experience with regard to your pool, deck, porch, patio and everything in between.

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

We are no strangers to lighting up pools and other water features such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Adding a sense of elegant ambiance and character is something we know how to do well, and it takes a special talent to light up water in the best light so that it shimmers and has plenty of movement that will inspire guests. In fact, pool lighting can be a fairly complicated task for those that do not have the right skills and experience to do it correctly. Pools tend to be at ground level, and the wrong lighting can actually produce a harsh glare that ruins all the fun for your visitors. Nobody wants a bright light in their face while enjoying evening pool time lounging by the water or taking a dip after the sun has gone down.  We can create an incredible effect that highlights all the cool features of your pool such as hardscape, retaining walls, a waterfall or even your flowers and trees surrounding your pool area.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Before and after pool lighting — what a difference!

We can offer you an incredible outdoor lighting experience that gives your pool surround a total custom feel. Our stylish fixtures are made expressly for us right in America of all metal materials with the highest gauge wiring on the market. Not only will your pool and garden look fabulous, but you get the peace of mind of safety where you can clearly see everything and your guests can securely walk around without the danger of a fall. We can make features such as your waterfall or a nearby ornamental tree truly pop in the dark with a real wow factor. It doesn’t matter if you are grilling, chilling with friends poolside, playing a game of water polo or sharing a romantic dinner with your love—Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will set the right mood that will extend your backyard endeavors no matter what the hour. After all, why should the party stop simply because the sun has gone down?

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Landscape lighting adds outdoor square footage to your property which adds plenty of extra value, and it gets the family out in the fresh air. We’ve been cooped indoors with a cooler than expected winter in Charlotte, and now is the time to set the stage for warmer spring evenings. As our clients are busy cleaning out their pools in anticipation of the season, it’s time to give us a call to add dazzling lighting to the mix. We can help you upgrade your existing lighting scheme, retrofit your system to low consumption LED’s or even set up a whole new system from scratch. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your poolscape ready for family and friends with custom lighting.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte gives your pool the summer ready treatment with an illumination package that will get the swim party rolling! Call us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Charlotte outdoor lighting adds vibrancy to homes in NoDa, Plaza Midwood and South End!

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Charlotte landscape lighting in Elizabeth.

Exciting things are happening in neighborhoods such as NoDa, Plaza Midwood, South End and Elizabeth in Charlotte. These areas are alive, vibrant and trendy thanks to the gentrification that has been taking place with the renovation of gracious old homes that are getting a second life. Remodeling can be seen everywhere as residents are moving in and re-inventing these properties inside and out.

These homeowners are pioneering some big changes in these often forgotten vintage neighborhoods, and may be buying homes with antiquated or no outdoor lighting at all. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is working with many families moving into these districts to update their existing outdoor landscape lighting or help them plan out brand new custom system systems that fit the style of their newly renovated homes.

Elizabeth outdoor lightingWith new LED technology options, it’s truly a no-brainer to use it in outdoor landscape lighting, since it will save money over the long term and it’s environmentally friendly. You get 45,000+ hours of use from LED bulbs and they can be easily replaced with our specially designed American made all metal fixtures. You can avoid the constant change-out of old-school halogen bulbs that are also much higher wattage and cost more to own over time. We offer an extensive style of fixtures that can match any home design in these trendy areas—it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a craftsman, colonial, modest cape or a towering Tudor. We can give you a traditional look if that’s what you are after, or we can go uber modern to give a totally unexpected appeal.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)There are plenty of other hidden benefits that homeowners rarely think about when it comes to exterior landscape lighting—including added security. Thieves aren’t interested in having the light shining on their devious activities, so the lighting designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you illuminate those darker corners where the bad guys tend to hide to offer you peace of mind and protection. Your home always looks like there is someone there thanks to our timers that can turn your lights on and off at any random times you choose. Of course, there is also the safety value that is added to your property because guests can clearly see where they are walking and avoid a trip hazard. Walking the family dog, taking out the trash and navigating your driveway are all easily done when visibility is good thanks to evening outdoor lighting.

Charlotte outdoor lighting for contemporary upscale homes

Another bonus to backyard lighting is that it enhances outdoor entertaining way past sundown. You can hang out on the patio or deck, cooking burgers on the grill and enjoy great conversation with friends in the evening thanks to the ability to see. We can customize fabulous lighting schemes that offer a gorgeous wash of light without being harsh or blinding. Everything will have a natural, moonlit vibe that showcases your home’s style and façade in the best possible light and extends outdoor fun time.

Don’t let all the hard efforts of your renovations get lost in the dark. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte showcase all the nifty restorations made to your NoDa, Plaza Midwood, South End and Elizabeth home so that you are the envy of the neighborhood.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte answers your questions about LED upgrades and conversions

Charlotte outdoor lighting fixturesIf you are considering an LED upgrade for your outdoor lighting system. Or if you are considering converting your existing system to LED, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to help you every step of the way. We are the area’s premiere choice for outdoor lighting design and installation. The truth is, upgrading or conversion is really much easier than you may think. In the hands our highly skilled technicians, you can be cutting energy costs in no time, and if you want to make additions to your system, we may even be able to add more fixtures to your current transformer than you thought. Since LEDs use less wattage, more lights can be added than if they were halogen.

  • Here are some of the most common questions we receive from homeowner’s wishing to upgrade or convert to LED:

#1)Charlotte LED Outdoor Lighting How much will moving ahead with LED cost?

Answer: If considering a conversion or upgrade to your current system, on average, it will cost 3-4 times what our Annual Maintenance Program costs. We only recommend investing in LED if you plan to reside in your home 5 years or more. Much of the cost of moving ahead with an upgrade or conversion will be recouped through the energy savings, bulb replacement and maintenance costs you will have saved during that time. Also keep in mind the “green” benefits of converting to LED. It is hard to put a price tag on the benefits of reducing your carbon footprint because these choices help the environment and all of us in the long run.

#2) Do I have to change my fixtures out?

Charlotte landscape lightingAnswer: Not necessarily. Most traditional outdoor lighting systems such as halogen and incandescent can easily be converted to LED. To determine if your system qualifies, one of our outdoor lighting professionals needs to inspect it and if it is deemed fit to undergo the conversion, you can start enjoying the many benefits of LED outdoor lighting. We can usually retro-fit about 95% of our lighting and we can retro-fit our competitors lighting in most cases following a thorough inspection.

#3) Will I need a new transformer or timer change?

Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.Answer: No. When we come to retrofit a system, our trained installers will be sure to check the condition of not only your fixtures, but also your wire, transformer and timer, leaving you with what feels like a brand new system.

#4) How long does an LED bulb really last?

Answer: The life of an LED bulb can be between 30,000 and 50,000 hours saving you in light replacement and maintenance. This is 10-15 times longer than the average bulb life, of 4,000 hours with halogen.

#5) Realistically, how much money will I save in energy costs?

Answer: Your total savings is dependent on the size of the system and time it is running. On average, a system of 25 lights or more that runs from dusk-dawn each day could save you an estimated $15-$20 per month in energy savings. Over the course of 3 – 5 years, this amount represents a substantial savings.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to answer all your LED questions and to convert or upgrade your old outdoor lighting system to new LED technology. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Charlotte outdoor lighting enhances your outdoors during every season!

Charlotte landscape lighting in the winterOutdoor lighting is one of the few outdoor improvements that provides year-round enjoyment, no matter what the season, or what Mother Nature dishes out. Keep in mind that outdoor lighting, unlike other genres of exterior additions, isn’t just about the warm weather months, it’s a benefit that gives you four seasons of beauty and allure, and aids in function, during all seasons. The Charlotte area has had it’s fair share of cold temperatures and inclement weather lately. Even when temperatures dip into the single digits, or your property is coated in a blanket of snow or ice, your landscape can take on a magical presence thanks to outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting in the Winter

If you can’t go outside on a very cold night, you can still sit indoors and enjoy the majesty of your property through your back windows all lit up in splendor.

Just as the famous prose from Skakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet ..”But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks.”  this also defines the benefits of having outdoor lighting during the late fall and winter here in the Queen City perfectly! If you can’t go outside on a very cold night, you can still sit indoors and enjoy the majesty of your property through your back windows all lit up in splendor. Curling up with a good book in the living room while gazing outside will certainly have a calming effect that can be extremely relaxing after a busy day.

Charlotte tree lighting

Charlotte tree lighting in the autumn.

Our outdoor lighting is designed to take advantage of the changing seasons and dramatically improves your lifestyle — both indoors and out. During the warm weather months it enhances all the fun associated with outdoor entertaining, BBQ’s, al fresco dining, late night swims by the pool and more. In the cooler months, outdoor activities such as gatherings by your outdoor fireplace or fire pit with a cup of hot chocolate and even the ease of outdoor food preparation and dining is enhanced.

Safety is another benefit of outdoor lighting at your Charlotte home. Outdoor lighting will  make your property easier and safer to maneuver when it comes to being able to clearly see wet or icy areas that may be on your walkways and sidewalks. Illuminating your garage and the darker corners of your property also deters crime and promotes the appearance as if someone is always home.

Elizabeth Outdoor Lighting

Don’t wait until the spring and summer months to consider the addition of outdoor lighting. Right now is the perfect time to sit down with one of our lighting designers to plan a lighting scheme for your property where you will immediately see the rewards of how outdoor illumination can improve your lifestyle during all four seasons of the year!
Contact  to learn how to make your home and property safer and more beautiful through outdoor lighting, every season and every evening. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte 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.

LED Conversion is a Snap When Your Outdoor Lighting has been Maintained Properly

landscape lighting in CharlotteAt Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Charlotte, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of continuing maintenance of your outdoor lighting system. Like any other hardworking electronic device in your home such as your HVAC unit, your appliances, garage door and other important components that need to function daily—regular annual maintenance is key to their longevity and extended use. You can get many years of good use out of household systems that are properly cared for instead of being neglected and therefore shortening their life expectancy. It’s way cheaper to do proper maintenance instead of having to replace a whole new unit.

Outdoor lighting maintenanceWe recently completed an extensive LED conversion on a large system that included 83 fixtures that we installed about 6 years ago here in the Charlotte area. Of course, LED’s were not the norm at that time, so halogens were used as was customary then. Well fast-forward to updated technology that now features low-consumption LED bulbs that are easy on the wallet, good for the environment and produce a lot more light with minimal wattage. Best of all, the bulbs last over 50,000+ hours so bulb change-outs are minimized dramatically, which also cuts costs. This conversion to LED’s was a pretty simple for us because the homeowner had kept everything in tip-top shape through the years with the vigilance of our Annual Maintenance & Repair Plan. The homeowner saved a heap of money because we were able to use the existing lighting fixtures without the need for a whole newly purchased system which would have cost a bundle. In this case, that expense was unnecessary since Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s fixtures are specially designed to be upgraded and retrofitted years later. You sure can’t do that with many of our competitor’s fixtures or those cheaply made overseas ones you get at the big box stores!

Outdoor lighting maintenace is importantIt doesn’t matter if you want to add additional zones later on, increase the size of your existing system or even change the size of the beam of light, etc. You’ve got plenty of flexibility with every fixture Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte sells because they are specially made for us to our specifications. We know exactly how they are constructed, so we can easily adapt them to future needs and changes which save you a lot of dough later. There is no need to scrap a system that is in good working order made with quality American materials of all metal construction. If your system has been well maintained and is in good condition, we can adjust it to fit your current lifestyle needs at any time of ownership.

Every new system we install includes a one year free Annual Maintenance and Repair Plan contract. After that, you can purchase an additional year for a reasonable fee. This includes most everything you will to keep your system in perfect working order:

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.

-Replacement of your halogen or LED bulbs if they ever burn out (though we highly suggest switching to LED’s as they last 10x longer)

-Make sure knocked over fixtures are standing upright and straight

-Repair broken or frayed wires and burying wires that have surfaced above ground

-Inspect and clean your transformer

-Reset/inspect your timer

-Trim back foliage overgrowth that is covering the beam of light of your fixtures and prevents good illumination

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.

-Make simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

-You get priority repairs on your system any time you call with no additional service charges for the visit.

It’s well worth having a maintenance plan for your peace of mind and for the longevity of your system. We will even offer the same plan on our competitor’s plans, too! So if they don’t offer you a protection plan, we will be happy to safeguard your investment and make sure it’s in great shape year after year.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to convert your old outdoor lighting system to new LED technology or to discuss the annual maintenance and repair of your current system.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Bring your Charlotte Home and Property into its Best Light in 2016 with the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting!

2016 is here and it’s time to finally stop ignoring your outdoor landscape lighting! Incorporating a well-designed illumination plan to your home and yard is equally as imperative as all those other New Year’s resolutions you’ve made like reducing your waistline a few inches, starting an exercise regime and updating the bathroom. There is no better time to get a nifty new outdoor lighting system put in, or add to an existing one you already have.

Charlotte entryway lighting (2)If you’ve overlooked brightening those gloomier reaches of your property for several years, it’s now time to enhance your current system to give you increased light so that you have a practical lighting scape throughout all of your property. The benefit is that it will improve the security level of your house by brightening the parts of your property for the bad guys who are looking for an easy place to hide while they break into your home. Good lighting prevents thieves from coming to your property and keeps them moving on to an easier target.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives ~ Wing Haven GardenIf your current fixtures are shabby, worn looking or old school halogens that are power-hungry, you can select brand new ones for a whole new look or we can convert your current ones to energy-efficient LED’s. Don’t wait until spring to get a new system, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte now, so that when warmer days are here, you will be ready for outdoor entertaining and fun on your deck or patio. We will help you bring in enough light so that you can easily cook a meal at the grill, enjoy a late night dinner or kick the soccer ball with the kids on the lawn after dusk. Don’t waste time waiting to get on our busy calendar later, because right now is the best time to get the task done when your trees, flowers and shrubs are in a dormant stage and will receive little disturbance.

Beam spreads on this Charlotte home accentuate the homes facade

Augmenting your outdoor lighting is a New Year’s resolution that is easy to keep because it increases the value to your home and property in countless ways. The façade of your home gets a boost in evening curb appeal, plus it adds a level of safety so your family and friends can easily navigate their car onto your driveway or walk to your door because everything is easy to see.  Every system we install comes with a timer that makes sure your lighting system goes on and off every night with no issue. The benefits that outdoor landscape lighting adds to your property and lifestyle are numerous, so don’t miss out on the benefits.

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

With the help of one of our skilled lighting designers, this is one New Year’s resolution you will easily keep. It doesn’t involve much fuss or household disruption like other big home improvement projects. You won’t have to live in a hotel, intrude on a family member for a month or deal with any construction chaos to get a big bang your buck. It also won’t cost you a ton of dough either, as we are more than happy to work within your budget and can add fixtures and layers of light in as your finances allow. Don’t overlook the splendor and lifestyle improvements that can be added to your lifestyle with an efficient and striking lighting display.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light this New Year.  Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Now is the time to plan for your Charlotte outdoor lighting upgrade or LED retrofit!

Santa is making his list and checking it twice

Santa is making his list and checking it twice!

Santa is making his list and checking it twice this time of year, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte should be on your holiday list to schedule an appointment for your outdoor lighting needs, too. Smart homeowners have been calling us now to get on our schedule for a fresh design and install on their landscape lighting; so don’t wait until spring, as we are busy as elves right now handing new installs and retrofitting existing systems.

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient design!

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient design!

There is no need to wait to get a new outdoor landscape lighting system on your property as this is the perfect opportunity to miss the mad rush when the weather warms up. Right now is the perfect time to light up the long and dark winter evenings with a new LED system that is both energy-efficient and wallet friendly. LED’s offer warm toned light that will lower your electric bill, and it’s the only way to go with a newly installed outdoor lighting system.  We can change out your tired transformer and timers to the latest models that bring much more ease of use and can even be controlled by any mobile device or computer even if you are away from home.

Halogen vs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED outdoor lighting

If you have an existing system that is using old-fashioned halogens, but the fixtures are in otherwise good shape—then you can take advantage of our retrofitting program where we convert them to LED bulbs and save you a bunch of money by letting you keep the equipment you are currently using. Of course, if you are looking to add-on additional lighting, we can also bring some supplementary illumination to any dark corner to brighten it up. If you present lighting design is lifeless and boring, we can move remaining fixtures to new positions and freshen things up a bit for a whole new lighting scheme. We can give you a new look and feel before your Christmas party guests come to your door so you can wow them.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front EntryIf the outdoor lighting fixtures you have now are tired and have seen better days, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has an entire catalog of options that will compliment the style of your home whether it’s traditional, contemporary or even modern. Our outdoor lights are made to our stringent specifications in the good old USA (not overseas!) and there are an array of designs that will satisfy even the most fastidious homeowner. Welcome your holiday visitors with great pride to your home with beauty and safety thanks to quality outdoor lighting that is meant to impress.

Don’t let your home fall into a black void this winter. Let us light up your outdoors so that your family and guests can safely get to your driveway and front door, but also have a wonderland view in the late evenings. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte light up your winter nights!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call now to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light. We still have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Getting a New or Retrofitted Outdoor Landscape Lighting System is Easy With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!

Santa is on the way!Santa is on his way and good outdoor lighting is a necessity since family parties and gatherings are imminent. Don’t think for a minute that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte stops landscape lighting installs simply because the weather has chilled down—it’s quite the opposite!

It’s never too early, or late, for a brand new outdoor lighting installation. If your landscape lighting is out of date, looking dull and you desire a complete refresh; we can help you with a brand spanking new design that will bring a whole new ambiance and vibe and truly give your home a renewed look. Consult with one of our expert lighting designers and let them capture the look you want and get it installed before Santa and his elves come knocking!

Charlotte outdoor lighting fixturesWe can give you fabulous new fixtures that are made in America for us and come in an array of styles that will compliment your home. We use LED bulbs with all our new installs that are environmentally friendly thanks to their low-wattage consumption, so they pay for themselves through bulb replacement and power bill savings over the long-term. Our LED’s emit beautiful warm  light that rivals any incandescent or halogen from the past. If you are still using old-school halogen bulbs, we can upgrade your existing system to LED’s with a complete retrofit that still uses your original housings if applicable — You wouldn’t believe the difference!

Cotswold outdoor lighting

We are also happy to upgrade your current timer, transformer, fixtures and wiring if needed—or we can give you and entirely new system. If you want to add more lights in areas that seem a tad dark, we can certainly amp up what you have now and simply add on. There is no one-size-fits-all installation when it comes to outdoor landscape lighting as each home and family need is unique. Our lighting designers listen to how your family lives and we figure out what out what your lifestyle requirements are in terms of outdoor illumination.

Festival lighting in outdoor living space

With the holidays here you might want to try something fun like adding permanent festive cafe-inspired outdoor lighting above your patio or other outdoor living space! Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This style of lighting is one of the most unique and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingIf you enjoy grilling late in the evenings year round, we can give you task lighting right at the barbecue where you need it most. Should you enjoy evenings with a hot chocolate and marshmallows at the outdoor fireplace on a cool evening, We will make sure that a warm glow is cast around this area as well. If you want to be sitting in your home and see your entire backyard come alive from your big picture window, we will make it happen. There is no project to complex or too small or large that we won’t aim to please and give our customers what they want. At minimum, we are going to make sure Santa knows exactly where to land at your house!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Give us a call to bring your Charlotte home and landscape into the best light. We still have some appointments remaining. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to have your outdoor lighting holiday ready before guests arrive! You can reach us at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make DST easy and convenient!

OLP Daylight Savings TimeYou’ve heard the old saying “Spring Forward & Fall Back” since you were a kid to help your remember which way to turn the clock to compensate for Daylight Savings Time (DST).  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to remind you that November 1st is just a few days away and it is the day to push your clocks back one hour as our days get shorter.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.

Losing an hour creates a host of issues since the evening arrives sooner than just a few months ago. It affects a lot of things you might not be thinking of, such as when your landscape lighting turns on and off. What your timer was previously set to may no longer work for the members of your household, so it means dealing with the annoyance of re-programming your current timer. You’ve got to dig out the manual and figure out which way to turn all those troublesome dials, switches or buttons again! We can help you avoid the nightmare that the season time change wreaks on your landscape lighting by installing the best gizmo ever—and astronomical timer. No, it has nothing to do with astronomy and the moon and stars, silly! It’s an awesome and very simple device that AUTOMATICALLY adjusts to daylight savings time so you have to do nothing at all!

Charlotte landscape lighting Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesWe simply input your exact location into the timer and a sophisticated GPS is able to determine when daylight and nightfall happens in your area and when your system needs to turn on and off. It’s genius! Your kids will not arrive home to a dark home when they get home from school, and you will easily see the driveway and your front door when you come home from work. Everyone will feel safe thanks to good visibility and not coming home to a creepy dark home.  You don’t ever have to think about adjusting your outdoor lighting again thanks to this neat device.

Charlotte architectural lighting (1)Years ago, old-school landscape lighting timers had buttons or dials had to be moved every few months to account for how long or short the days were. If you’ve got one of these antiquated timers, then you will love the ease of an astronomical timer! There is no need to do a thing to account for seasonal  time changes, as this smart device handles everything for you. It doesn’t get any better than this for a fuss-free and painless way to keep your landscape lighting working right. A battery backup takes care of everything even if there is a power outage, too.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Brantley Front Entry

Astronomical timers know automatically how to best utilize existing daylight hours, so they save you money since you are not consuming power to light your property and home when it’s not required. They are environmentally green since they help save you money and keep power costs down. There’s a lot to be said for the convenience and cost savings that an astronomical timer provides. Let us install an astronomical timer on your outdoor lighting so you can take advantage of the benefits they provide.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte make falling back and springing forward in honor of DST effortless! Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.