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.

Charlotte Summer Parties Keep Rolling With Good Evening Lighting

The biggest summer holiday is this weekend with the 4th of JulyThe biggest summer holiday is this weekend with the 4th of July just days away. Many families are planning for the celebration as they have been busy wrapping up National Great Outdoors Month that has been going on all June.

Adding light to your outdoor entertainment and garden areas ensures your evening festivities can keep going all night long no matter what the season thanks to good visibility. Not only can we beautifully light up the façade of your home, including the steps, porch and your front door (and even your flag!)—but we can illuminate all those zones that you use most for entertaining such as your deck, patio, pool, outdoor kitchen, walkways and the entire perimeter of your backyard, too! If you’d like to play catch with the kids or battle it out with friends at a game of corn hole, we make sure it’s bright enough to see what you are doing without a harsh, blaring glare.

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

There is virtually nothing that you can’t do in the evening outdoors just as easily as if it were daytime with good lighting. Our designers will help you achieve a stunning alfresco look that not only has an elegant and exciting vibe, but also helps you do all the things you like to do while getting a fresh breath of air. What better time to be outdoors than when it cools down, the crickets are chirping and your backyard is a moonlit wonderland? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will help you keep all your outside activities going no matter what the hour. You can cook, dine, hang out with friends, swim in the pool or toss the ball with ease with properly placed outdoor fixtures that are made right here in the USA. We don’t sell cheap, big box store grade lighting that deteriorates after only a season or two. Our gorgeous all metal fixtures are made to withstand Charlotte’s hot sun, rain, snow and ice and still look fabulous for many years to come.

Simple tasks such as walking the dog, taking out the trash, getting your mail late at night or coming home from work and parking on the driveway can all be made much easier with increased visibility that is provided by high quality outdoor landscape lighting.Simple tasks such as walking the dog, taking out the trash, getting your mail late at night or coming home from work and parking on the driveway can all be made much easier with increased visibility that is provided by high quality outdoor landscape lighting. We help you avoid trampling your garden beds, driving onto the lawn or being spooked by an evening critter you can’t see. At the same time, we extend your opportunity for nighttime fun because you feel comfortable and safe enough to hang out well into the early hours. If you and your guests can see exactly where you are going, it makes getting around your property a breeze.

Let your outdoor areas become an extension of your home, which adds immediate real estate thanks to additional usable square footage. Keep partygoers outdoors so they don’t make a mess inside your home, and can still have an enjoyable time and feel at ease being outside. Your Independence Day party can continue right on through to the fireworks display which everyone can enjoy right on your deck or back patio without a hitch.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

We wish you all an awesome 4th of July celebration this weekend! Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte  a call today to learn more about how we can light up your night at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

Don’t wait till the 3rd of July to contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for your outdoor lighting needs

outdoor-lighting-CharlotteWith July 4th celebrations just around the corner, we can get your backyard ready for the celebration you are planning with family and friends. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is the area’s premier outdoor lighting company and we know what it takes to make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood!

We can make your backyard a place where summer festivities will create lasting memories thanks to the perfect backyard outdoor lighting. From deck and patio lighting to enhance the ambiance and functionality of your space, to pool and water feature lighting to add a tranquil backyard setting where light and water combine to soothe your senses after a hard day at the office.

To make your property party ready for the 4th, we can discuss where your guests like to linger, sit and dine–and we can bathe those areas in warm light so they feel comfortable hanging out well after nightfall. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we know that if family and friends find it hard to see their food or grab a drink as darkness hits, they will simply figure it’s time to leave the party or want to head into your home instead.  We will make sure it’s easy for you to cook in the evening so you can BBQ well into the later hours with useful task oriented lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

Before and after pool lighting — what a difference!

We can add enchanting illumination over your deck or patio with festival lighting, that will provide plenty of natural looking light for your backyard entertainment. We can light up the shrubs and trees around your property, fire pit, pergola or any other feature you like to create an inviting look that will encourage your guests to gather, talk and enjoy the holiday!

Charlotte Patio Lighting

Before and after patio lighting.

Don’t wait until the last-minute to be put on the Independence Day schedule as appointments are filling up. If your current lighting is not giving you’re the look you want or it’s out of date, let us solving the issue for you. We can do an inspection so you are party ready on the big day! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte ensures your current system is functioning correctly by bulb replacement and inspection of transformer, wiring and timers.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Jump on a pre-Independence Day appointment now to take advantage of our professional installation, maintenance and repair services today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Get Your Outdoor Landscape System Summer Ready and Tackle those Smaller Lighting Plans

Small spaces in your Charlotte backyard can be brought to life with patio lighting from Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesBigger isn’t always better, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte totally understands the desire for our clients wanting to create smaller vignettes of light in their gardens instead of large displays. We love working in a tiered capacity where we come in and do projects in stages as time, budgets and lifestyles allow. If you’re on the fence about getting started on outdoor landscape lighting, NOW is the perfect time before the summer season heats up and we are deep in barbecue season.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lightingIf you want to add light just to your outdoor kitchen and dining area, we will happily provide you with fantastic task lighting that enables you to feel like a chef at the grill with plenty of visibility for cooking some gourmet meals. No more second guessing on whether a dish is ready or worried it’s undercooked due to poor lighting. Get everything just right the first time with proper light. If your pool area is on the hit list of upgraded lighting for added safety and glamour, then let’s go ahead with that little slice of your outdoor oasis and make that water come to life thanks to angled surface lighting that showcases the water’s movement. We can add dazzle to your waterfall, masterfully light your pool deck without harsh light directed toward your lounge chairs, and bring drama to your foliage and trees that encircle your pool.

Deck lighting adds enjoyment to your Charlotte deckDoes your deck or patio need to come out of the depths of darkness so it’s party ready? Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte drape café lighting overhead for a festive feel that offers lots of visibility for dining, game playing, dining or just general conversation. We can add built-in lights to your steps, posts and all the areas surrounding your deck so that it’s safe for everyone to navigate, adds useful outdoor square footage and looks fabulous. Lighting smaller zones of any yard can really have a huge impact without the stressful overload of trying to deal with a large-scale scheme. Doing it slowly and over time is wallet friendly and doesn’t get in the way of summer fun.

pool and landscape lighting a beautiful collaboration

Backyard-pergola-lightingThe kids are almost out of school here in Charlotte and outdoor entertaining is about to kick into high gear with summer parties, barbecuing and dinners with family and friends. Summer holidays are just around the corner and we aim to get your ready for them! Whether it’s a big festive birthday blow-out or a romantic patio dinner for two, we will help you get evening backyard ready no matter what the occasion. Not only will we add beauty and elegance, but you will get a good dose of functionality, safety and security too!

Don’t wait to get your pre-summer maintenance done to check the wellness of your existing outdoor lighting system either! It doesn’t matter if we installed your system or if someone else did, we will gladly do a routine check to ensure all your fixtures are in tip-top shape, replace your burned out bulbs, convert you to LED bulbs if you are looking for an energy savings, look at your wires, timer and ensure everything is ready for a long summer of fun.

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 how we can light up your night and get you summer ready 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 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.

Outdoor Lighting Increases Enjoyable Space and Keeps Family and Friends Hanging out Well into the Season.

Charlotte tree lightingCharlotte’s weather affords us the ability to enjoy the outdoors in the evenings well into fall and even winter. Entertaining friends and family is the perfect way to spend a seasonally cool evening, so grab a jacket and get ready to hang out as the leaves change color!

All the comforts of indoors can easily be appreciated outdoors in the beauty of your backyard at nightfall. We can cast a warm glow over your outdoor fireplace or fire pit so that the family can have fun roasting marshmallows and swigging down a yummy cup of hot chocolate. Your pool deck is the perfect spot to hang out and can take on the effect of a pretty lake when we string festival or orb lighting above it for a magical evening effect. You can root for you’re the Panthers on a Sunday Night and celebrate a winning touchdown on your covered porch thanks to fixtures that will have the entire veranda glowing after dusk.

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An outdoor kitchen or barbeque is ideal for an autumn night romantic dinner with your significant other right under the moonlight on a starry night, too. Task lighting will provide efficient illumination so you can whip up a delicious meal to accompany a fabulous bottle of wine right on your deck or patio on any night. We can cast a passionately dramatic light in this area so you and your best love can dine al fresco with enough visibility to see what’s on your plate, yet keep things looking as if it’s lit up by candlelight.

Charlotte outdoor kitchen task lighting

We can brighten the obscurities in the blackness so you can see all around the boundary lines of your property and be able to appreciate all the greenery and hardscapes and give things greater depth than they actually have. We can cascade light down from your trees for a moonlit effect and we can enchantingly light up your winding pathways to make them look like they lead into a fairyland world. There are tricks to fool the eye that our talented lighting architects employ that speaks volumes to the artistry that a pro lighting designer with training has.

Charlotte landscape lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Autumn Charlotte weather enables us North Carolinians the chance to enjoy outdoor living nearly all year long. Take advantage of enhancing your backyard lifestyle by having Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte come out to transform your yard into an alluring space that gives you additional square footage and usability in the evening. It adds value to your home and it’s a significant lifestyle boost, as it means more quality time with your family and friends and it gets you breathing fresh air outside, too.

October is National Outdoor Lighting Month, so it’s the perfect time to reap all the benefits that evening illumination has to offer, including the safety and security that a well-lit property affords.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte increase your outdoor living plan with the help of strategically placed lighting fixtures made in the USA. Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

 

Make the most out of your pool or water feature this season with Charlotte oudoor lighting!

Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Extend your pool enjoyment this season with outdoor lighting!

With the temperatures we’ve been having here in past few days, it feels like summer is already here. Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away and for a good portion of Charlotte area residents that means backyard pools and outdoor living areas are being prepared for lots of fun in the sun! But what about the good times to be had after the sun goes down? Professional pool lighting and landscape lighting in your backyard allows you to let the good times roll well into the night.

The right lighting makes all the difference when it comes to enjoying your pool and surrounding areas at night. Much the way candlelight sets the mood for an elegant dinner party, skillfully designed and installed exterior lighting creates a special ambiance around your pool and throughout your landscape. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, outdoor lighting is extremely functional, such as illuminating a pool for swimming, delineating a pathway, and making you feel more safe and secure. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte professional services and high quality fixtures can do all of this and more, while expanding your home’s living space.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives - Benham Pool Party

During the warm seasons from spring all the way into the autumn, temperatures can soar into the late evening hours. After a long day of work and a wonderful evening meal, wouldn’t a relaxing dip in the cool water of your pool or the warm bubbly water of your spa finish the night just right? Harsh flood lights or a total lack of illumination are anything but relaxing. With that in mind, wouldn’t the addition of a custom designed lighting system which combines the warm glow of ambient light for mood enhancement and focal lighting to accentuate features which add to the allure of your pool or spa and surrounding areas complete the look?

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Create a one-of-a-kind party atmosphere with professional outdoor lighting.

Not only will your pool be the new center of attention, but a well-lit swimming spot opens doors to many entertainment possibilities. Pool lighting can make your landscaping, hardscapes and all areas surrounding your pool take on a whole new persona in the evening. Cookouts and dinner parties with friends are can’t miss events when you add night-time swimming after-parties, and “staycations” will feel just like time away at a tropical oasis…so lush and elegant, you may never want to go back indoors again.

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and surrounding outdoor living space. In additional we can provide the best eye-catching illumination for other water features, such as fountain and waterfall lighting, Koi pond lighting, water garden lighting and hot tub lighting; all of which allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. To further enhance your space, we illuminate the areas around your water feature as well, turning the entire area into a breathtaking private oasis in your own backyard.

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting

Charlotte waterfalls are enhanced with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s design experts can create a lighting plan that will bring your pool or other water feature to life under the stars. We have a broad range of innovative pool and poolside lighting solutions, which will help to create a dazzling focal point of your landscape.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to extend the use and beauty of your pool or water feature with the addition of stunning outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte.outdoorlights.com

The elegance and timeless style of a professional outdoor lighting system by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is unparalleled in the Queen City

Charlotte outdoor lightingOutdoor Lighting Perspectives has been transforming homeowner’s properties into stunning outdoor illuminated works of art since 1995. Our expertise and training is unsurpassed, giving us the professional edge above all of our competitors. Creating a custom design which focuses on highlighting all the best features of your property to increase its curb appeal and security, while creating a welcoming ambiance is our specialty.

Here’s a peek at a few of our elegant outdoor lighting designs:

For over 15 years Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the area’s choice for upscale outdoor lighting. As a full-service outdoor lighting company, we do one thing — outdoor lighting — with perfect placement of energy-efficient, handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures and a passion for timeless style. When you see how our professional lighting transforms your home, you’ll agree that our designs do more than illuminate. They mesmerize.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Contact us today to learn more at (704) 849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.

Taking Charlotte Outdoor Living to the Next Level

 Fall and winter are outstanding times to evaluate your home and yard and make arrangements to improve them. During the spring and summer there can be a lot of competition for the best contractors and the best prices. The cooler months are the time when the early birds are thinking about how they want to enjoy their yards next year and making their plans.

 

Professionally designed and installed Charlotte outdoor lighting is frequently underused and undervalued. If you have ever spent an evening relaxing around a fire pit on a well lit paver patio, you know how the lighting elevates the quality of the experience. People aren’t stumbling around in the dark, accidentally swapping drinks or risking a dangerous trip and fall. The patio lighting warmly echoes the light from the fire and improves both the mood and the safety.

 

Charlotte landscape lightingIf you are lucky enough to have a gazebo, trellis or swing in your garden, it is probably one of your favorite parts of your yard. They are wonderful because you can almost surround yourself with nature. When they are carefully and gently lit, you will find that you spend even more time outside enjoying the serenity of the garden. With your lights on a dimmer, you can decide if you want enough light to see the colors of the flower blossoms or read a book or whether you want to keep things dim enough to enjoy the fireflies without losing your footing on your way from the house.

 

Have you invested in a grill or outdoor kitchen big enough to feed the whole clan? Can you see the food while you are cooking it? If you accidentally left this key design detail off your original plans, now is the perfect time to do a project add on. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can design and install a system that will make all your outdoor cooking and entertaining so much easier and more enjoyable. It’s never too late to add lighting to your outdoor living area… and it’s never too early.

 

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

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