Take a look at our completed project in Charlotte, NC, featuring Attraction Lights!

Attraction LightsThis week we wanted to share our completed project featured in our original story titled “Artistry through lighting is what our most recent installation is all about!” For this installation we paired our traditional high-quality LED fixtures with decorative lights made by Attraction Lights and available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. The use of these lights draws the eye to the artistry of the fixture and the haunting shadows they cast.

In this video clip, Larry Spada, who is the creative director and brand strategist with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond, VA, and resident of Charlotte NC, highlights the completed project in the evening.

This installation consisted of replacing two of Larry’s existing fixtures with decorative Attraction lights at well-appointed locations to enhance the front of the property. The project also included the installation of three (3) Boca lights to help illuminate and showcase the planted areas around the front perimeter of the home and along the driveway to enliven the beautiful, mature crepe myrtle tree that is in now in bloom!

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can also visit our decorative lighting page for more unique lighting ideas. Call us at  704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

Artistry through lighting is what our most recent installation is all about!

Attraction Lights 4x4 Circle Cross Series.

Attraction Lights 4×4 Circle Cross Series.

In our previous post, “Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Attraction Lights are the artistic union of light and shadow, where form enhances function“, we discussed the way one of our newest decorative lighting mediums, Attraction Lights, draws the eye to the  artistry of the fixture and the haunting shadows these lights cast. This week, our focus is a recent outdoor lighting installation which showcases the beauty and benefit of these decorative lights when used alongside our traditional fixtures. 

In this video clip, Larry Spada, who is the creative director and brand strategist with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Richmond, VA, and resident of Charlotte NC, discusses the details of his “in progress” outdoor lighting installation at his charming home.

This installation entails replacement of his existing fixtures with two(2) decorative Attraction lights at well-appointed locations to enhance the front of the property. The project also includes the installation of three (3) Boca lights to aid in illuminating the planted areas around the front perimeter of the home and along the driveway to enliven a beautiful, mature crepe myrtle tree!

Attraction Lights’ LED illuminated sculptural fixtures become focal points when used in conjunction with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and together they add distinctive new dimensions within your landscape and garden. This artistic lighting exhilarates the senses and evokes ambiance. Stay tuned for a look at the completed installation taking place at this charming Charlotte residence….

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and Attraction Lights are the artistic union of light and shadow, where form enhances function

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Focal point statuary lighting at Charlotte home.

In a gallery setting, the lighting of artwork is crucial to supporting the meaning of the artwork.  Soft lighting illuminates the image or sculpture for subtle consideration, while strong lighting creates strong highlights and shadows to enhance the physical form of the object. In the outdoor lighting industry, your home and its surrounding property are the physical forms of the object for which the outdoor lighting design, a.k.a. artwork, of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte enhances…meaning essentially, our artwork enhances your most beloved work of art, your home and property, highlighting its meaning and value to you.

Considered artists of light and shadow, we create custom lighting designs (our artwork), that are a combination of soft ambient lighting and task lighting which heightens the textures, architectural elements and colors of your home; increases the functionality and safety of areas and structures on your property; and adds complexity and depth to your garden and landscape. We are currently creating just such artwork for a client in the Queen City with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and the addition of Attraction Lights’ artistic sculptural lighting in 4×4 bollard light fixtures.

Attraction Lights Cluster Spire Detail.

Attraction Lights Cluster Spire Detail.

Attraction Lights is Lyle Braud’s company which came about after he spent many years creating artistic garden lighting layouts and beautifully tailored landscape light designs for his landscape design build company. For more than 12 years now, he has focused his artistic energies on the sculptural designing of distinctive lighting fixtures which provide excellent LED lighting and can stand alone as incredible works of art. With geometric, abstract, or nature-like designs, their shadow pattern lighting adds drama and beauty to any area in which they are installed, while helping to direct the eye through the landscape.

Attraction Lights 4x4 Circle Cross Series.

Attraction Lights 4×4 Circle Cross Series.

Although the majority of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte’s lighting designs are created with the core idea of “focus on the effect, not the fixture”, some require a bit more. There is certainly a time and place where it is quite apropos to incorporate a lighting fixture which “has a strong, sculptural presence during the day, and are a beautiful, glowing presence at night,” as these marvelous illuminations are described by Randall Whitehead, nationally known lighting designer, author, and speaker. We absolutely agree and feel that these wonderful, artistic illuminated elements are as intriguing as they are captivating. They can be used as a stunning work of art in your landscape, or as a conversation starting centerpiece or focal point in your garden.

Pathway lighting with a twist.

Pathway lighting with a twist.

These pagoda-like pathway lights, driveway lights, bollards, area lights, or garden sculptures come in a variety of materials, sizes and pattern styles formed within the metal housing which cast a distinct light and shadow pattern on the surfaces surrounding the light fixture. The interplay between object and shadow is enchanting, almost supernatural. Unique features include a light source hidden inside the cap of the fixtures (this prevents the glare typically associated with a traditional pagoda light and many of the bollards available today), inserts made of art glass and acrylic as well as those made of traditional clear glass, signature design elements and the ability to integrate custom graphics and fixture design for a distinguished outdoor lighting design.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.

Attraction Lights’ LED illuminated sculptural fixtures become focal points when used in conjunction with traditional Outdoor Lighting Perspectives fixtures and together they add distinctive new dimensions within your landscape and garden. This artistic lighting enlivens the senses and evokes ambiance.

If you are ready to experience the captivating allure that outdoor lighting can add to your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can reach us at 704-849-8808 or email us at charlotte@outdoorlights.com.

 

Be sure to check back in to see the final reveal of our Charlotte project which incorporates Attraction Lights.

Charlotte Outdoor Lighting is the Key to Fabulous Fall Evenings

Fall brings cooler nights to enjoy outside.

Fall brings cooler nights to enjoy outside.

Somewhere, summer must have a great promotional team. It lays claim to some really great music, a few fun, low-stress holidays, seasonal fresh food, and lots of vacations. Fall has some great untapped potential though and, if you do a little advance work, it could become your new favorite season.

 

Start by thinking about your home, yard, and outdoor living spaces. Now that summer vacations are over, you will have more time to relax and really enjoy them. The temperatures will be cooler, the grass won’t need cutting as frequently, and friends and family will be around more often for some laid back socializing. Installing a quality Charlotte landscape lighting system is an ideal first step toward enjoying many lazy autumn evenings outside.

 

Consider an outdoor lighting system to your favorite spots first.

Consider an outdoor lighting system to your favorite spots first.

Where do you want to spend your time outside? Start by lighting those areas first. Whether it’s a patio, deck, porch or an open area on your lawn, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Charlotte will design a system customized to how you use your space. We can show you how Charlotte LED outdoor lights will improve the safety, security and beauty of the exterior of your home.

 

Ground-level lighting is terrific for lighting pathways and accenting landscaping and water features. Charlotte outdoor lighting on stairs and columns defines spaces and helps you and your guests avoid trips and falls. Architectural lights will improve your home’s curb appeal and increase security at the same time. Customers are always impressed with how warm and welcoming new lighting systems make their homes. They find themselves spending more and more time outdoors after they’ve been installed.

 

Shorter days don’t mean you have to sacrifice time outdoors, but they are a great reason to have a Charlotte outdoor lighting system installed. You’ve invested time and money in creating a terrific outdoor living space. Make the most of it by extending your use of these areas throughout the fall and into early winter. Don’t let anyone tell you that summer is the best time to be outside.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Ken Brantley, Owner

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Outdoor Lighting Transformations for the Charlotte Area

Recently perhaps, now that summer is here, you have been considering an outdoor lighting system for your Charlotte home. You may be wondering if such an addition is worth the investment and what the process will entail. You may also be wondering if you will like it. How would you like to walk step-by-step through the process of adding outdoor lighting? From the initial meeting with your outdoor lighting designer to the big reveal for your friends and family.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives professional. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is the world’s largest outdoor lighting company. Its outdoor lighting professionals have done over 100,000 installations, and our company upholds the highest standards in design, system components, and customer service. So walk with me through the four phases of an outdoor lighting transformation at one of our sister locations in Augusta, GA, be sure to click the links to view the videos, and see the difference outdoor lighting can truly make.

 

1) Consultation – During your consultation, you will meet with your outdoor lighting designer at your property. During this phase, show us what areas you want to highlight or illuminate, make your preferences known, and tell us how you want to feel when you step into the space.

 

2) Custom Design Plan and Demonstration – We want to be sure you love our design for your property, so before we begin installation, we will demonstrate the design using a temporary light kit. That way, you can see how your property will look after installation. During this phase, be sure to let us know if there are any adjustments or changes you want to make. Once you are happy and give us the okay, we will proceed with installation.

 

3) Installation – During this phase, our professional installers will come make your new outdoor lighting permanent.

 

4) Reveal – Once your system is installed, it’s time for you to enjoy the finished product and show it off to your family and friends. Why not do this with a gathering so everyone can all see it at once and have a wonderful, fun evening too?

 

Outdoor lighting is truly the perfect improvement for your Charlotte home. It makes your property safer, elevates mood, and makes your home and grounds stunningly beautiful at night. Are you ready for such a transformation of your property? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today, and let us bring light to your Charlotte nights.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

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

Outdoor Lighting for Quaint Charlotte Homes is Always Better When Done by a Professional

If you’re reading this article, chances are you are in the market for outdoor lighting.  There are many options to choose from and sometimes when you have a smaller, quaint home or are only wanted a select number of lights installed, you may not think it is worth it to hire a professional.  The fact is, when lighting smaller homes, professional

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

Smaller homes can look larger with professional outdoor lighting.

outdoor lighting is your best choice.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we believe that we have the highest quality and most attractive outdoor lighting fixtures on the market.  Our fixtures are manufactured specifically for us so you won’t be able to find them in any home improvement stores.  What sets us apart from other companies is not only our fixtures but the custom designed lighting plan you’ll get when you work with us.

You may be thinking that you only need a handful of lights at your home and our jobs are much too big for your application. But that could not be further from the truth. In fact, we can design a plan for you that not only uses the right number of outdoor lighting fixtures, they will be installed to show off the best parts of your home.  You see, good outdoor lighting depends heavily on placement, balance, focus and effect. The right type of lighting fixtures is as important as the wattage of the bulb and beam spread of the light.  Being in the outdoor lighting profession for over 17 years, we know how to get the best effect using a combination of these techniques.

Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

Landscape lighting brings out the best features of your home.

Outdoor lighting is all about the effect so whether you are looking to illuminate your home, landscaping, an arbor or garden, the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are here to help. We’ll bring our expertise to your home and show you what professional outdoor lighting can do.  Remember, big or small, we do it all.

 

 

Ken Brantley, OwnerKen Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

What’s Your Outdoor Lighting Style Charlotte?

Every home in Charlotte has its own unique character, just like every client has their own personal style. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we work hard to customize every outdoor lighting system to match both of these important factors and bring our clients’ dream designs to life.

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Use sleek, subtle outdoor lighting to give your home a more modern look.

If you live in South Charlotte or another newer neighborhood in town, you might enjoy a more modern outdoor lighting design for your home. We offer a number of unique path lighting and accent lighting options that can really make your entrance pop, as well as modern, luxurious pool area lighting that’s perfect for hosting parties after dark. Our professionals are experts at creating a smooth, sleek and subtle look that’s designed to show off a little without stealing the spotlight from your beautiful modern home.

 

 

Outdoor Lighting on a Charlotte area home

Show off your historic home with a beautiful custom outdoor lighting design.

Our clients who live in Historic South End, Myers Park and other older neighborhoods with beautiful classic architecture love bringing out the one-of-a-kind features that give their homes more character and stand out from the rest. If you’re looking for a more classic look for your home’s outdoor lighting, ask about accent lighting and our unique stick lights designed to fit into hard-to-reach spaces and other challenges often presented in lighting older homes.

Majestic Charlotte trees illuminated at night

Create a soft, serene atmosphere for your rural home with outdoor lighting.

If you live far away from the city lights, we’ve got the perfect outdoor lighting solutions to make sure your home isn’t left in the dark. Work with an expert to bring out your favorite landscaping features in your yard and pinpoint the perfect placements for a beautiful balanced look on your property. From tree lighting to path lighting, gazebo lighting and more – we’re experts at illuminating a country home without compromising the beautiful rural atmosphere you love.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Outdoor lighting creates a glamorous, one-of-a-kind atmosphere perfect for hosting parties.

Shine a spotlight on city architecture

Clients who do live close to Uptown often want to capture the look and feel of the city at home. If you’re looking for a more glamorous outdoor lighting style, talk to an expert about uplighting your favorite architectural features and other techniques for replicating the alluring look of the city skyline at home.

Not sure exactly what your outdoor lighting style is? Call a friendly expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to find out and create your own one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting design for your unique home. We’ll help you come up with the perfect look and feel for your home and bring your vision to life, absolutely hassle-free.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Charlotte Deck and Patio

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte knows this is the perfect time of year to spend time at night on your patio and deck.  We’ll show you how outdoor lighting can creating a relaxing place to enjoy those special nights.

 

 

 

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

Ken Brantley, Owner

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

 

 

Take Your Time – Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting In Phases To Get Exactly What You Want

Most likely, you didn’t buy all of the luxurious furnishings in your Charlotte home in bulk or pick everything as-is from some showroom floor. You spent years meticulously putting furniture and décor together to transform the inside of your house into your one-of-a-kind home.

Why treat the outside of your home any differently? When it’s time to upgrade your outdoor lighting, consider doing it in stages to make sure you like what you’re getting and infuse your own personal style in every stage of lighting of your home.

Charlotte outdoor lighting in the Cotswell area

Work with an expert to infuse your own personal style into your home’s outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers a number of upgrade options to give you complete control and make sure you’ll love how your house looks at night. For example, if it’s time to replace just a small portion of your outdoor lighting, there’s no need to overhaul the whole system.

Many homeowners in Charlotte are also upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, longer-lasting and more efficient system. If you’re interested in switching to LED, you certainly don’t have to rip out the entire system and start over from scratch. If your transformer and current wiring are still in good shape, we can easily make the switch in as many phases as you want and can even retrofit your halogen fixtures in most cases to the more energy-effiient LED.

When you choose Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, you can be sure your

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient display.

Consider upgrading to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter, more efficient display.

home will continue to look its best even while you’re still in the process of upgrading in phases. An expert can help you design an upgrade plan and decide where to start to prevent splotchy lighting or other unflattering features from occurring while your upgrades is still in progress.  Plus, we’ll help you decide if any changes in your system are necessary – if you’ve made landscaping changes or renovations to your home since installation, it may be time to move some fixtures around or reconsider bulb-types to make sure everything still looks its absolute best.

We’re dedicated to helping you bring out the very best in your home, and we want your input every step of the way. Call now to ask about how you can get started, and upgrade your outdoor lighting today.

Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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

 

 

 

Considering an upgrade? It’s never been easier – check out our outdoor lighting photo gallery on our website for some inspiration on how you could light up your home.

 

How to Determine Quality Outdoor Lighting for your Charlotte Home

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

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

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

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