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.

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

Loving Outdoor Living in Charlotte Made Simple

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  It’s possible to absorb large amounts of information by simply looking at one photo.  With that in mind, we wanted to let you know Loving Outdoor Living Free e-magaineabout a new e-magazine filled with beautiful photos, called Loving Outdoor Living.  The free online guide, brought to you by Outdoor Living Brands, contains page after page of full-colored outdoor settings, information on new outdoor living products and the latest home developments in outdoor living spaces. You’ll even find information on entertaining outdoors and tasty recipes to try.

Take your time to browse through the free Loving Outdoor Living e-magazine.  You can even download the PDF version to save for future reference.  If you like what you see and are interested in more, hop on over to the Loving Outdoor Living blog that continues to engage you with the latest news on outdoor living comforts and accents.

Loving Outdoor Living Blog

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is proud to be part of the Outdoor Living Brands family.  As you page through the free e-magazine, be sure to stop and read how Charlotte outdoor lighting adds more life to outdoor living, found on page 25.  The article will explain how landscape lighting enhances your outdoor living spaces and the various techniques we use to light your Charlotte decks, paths, pool areas and more.

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy your outdoor living spaces.  It’s also the perfect time of year to enhance those spaces with Charlotte outdoor lighting so you can enjoy them longer Ken Brantly, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotteinto the night.  If you’d like to see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte could light your home, landscaping, pathways, deck, patio, pool area, garden and more, give us a call at 704-849-8808 or visit our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte website.  Our consultation is always free.  We think you’ll like how your outdoor living spaces look at feel with the soft illumination of Charlotte outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting for After the Snowstorm

As you know, snowstorm Pax arrived in Charlotte last week. It  really came down out there! Schools were closed, businesses are sent their workers home, and we were all hunkered down. Hopefully, you were by a fireplace. While it seemed like Puxatawnee Phil might have been lying earlier this month while we were out enjoying the sun and mild temperatures, last week we have no doubt he was telling the truth. Even though the storm drove us back indoors, warmer weather is right around the corner. We do, after all, live in North Carolina. When spring finally comes, be sure you are ready to escape into the outdoors, and be sure you can spend as much time there as you want. This can all be made possible with outdoor lighting.

 

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Get your outdoor living spaces ready for spring time use with outdoor lighting.

Whether you want to light the front of your home or extend the hours you can use your deck, gazebo, fire pit, or garden, outdoor lighting adds beauty, functionality, and safety to your property. Not only does illuminating the front of your home help prevent trips and falls as you walk to the door, it attracts the eyes of those strolling down the street and welcomes guests when they arrive. Deck and patio lighting allows you to use these areas far into the night and can create a variety of moods in your outdoor living spaces. Fire pit area lighting can help facilitate conversation since you will be able to see the faces of those across the pit from you, and it can also help you avoid stepping on the marshmallow bag. Nothing elevates the look of your garden more than garden lighting. Carefully illuminated trees, foliage, and flowers inspire relaxation and a sense of peace. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Especially today.

 

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

Be sure your home is ready when the snow melts.

The outdoors are beautiful, and I know you want to preserve that beauty. With advancements in LED outdoor lighting technology, you can minimize your impact on the environment while you enjoy it. The high quality LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte are indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights, consume 80% less energy, and last up to 25 years. You won’t have to sacrifice light quality to fulfill your dedication to the world around you.

 

Yes, there was a lot of snow on the ground and luckily it did melt fast and soon we will be enjoying warm, spring weather. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the industry experience you need to turn your outdoor lighting visions into reality and the ability to maximize the time you can enjoy the outdoors. Give us a call.

 

 

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

704-849-8808
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte

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

 

Swim Around the Clock – The Best Pool Area Lighting in Charlotte

In the Southern summer weather, an in ground pool is a must. The humidity and heat during these next few months can be borderline unbearable. That’s why your pool is an essential part of your home. Not only does it cool you off and add value to your property, but it’s aesthetically pleasing. It’s a key feature of your breathtaking landscape. So why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte turns your pool area into a retreat with outdoor lightinglimit its hours of use? With the proper pool area lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, you can swim well into the hours of the night.

Pool area lighting can dazzle and amaze regardless of what kind of pool or hot tub you own.  Our copper casted path lights can do amazing things around the concrete. Placing them evenly right outside this area will illuminate softly. The light covers a wide area and softly reaches the edge of the pool, pouring over and creating calm, soothing ambiance. If you have a sitting wall around the pool, deck lights can be installed directly on it, lighting up the area.  What about steps leading up to a Jacuzzi area?  Safety is a top priority around any body of water and we can Elegantly lit pool from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlottehelp light the pathway and stairs so there aren’t any slips or falls.  You won’t have to hesitate with concern when your kids run out for a quick night swim or if your impromptu pool party lasts longer than expected.

Imagine the possibilities with Charlotte pool area lighting. The midnight soirees and the hours of enjoyment are right within reach. Just the look of the water moving hypnotically beneath gentle lighting will increase your landscape’s beauty tenfold. So give us a call at 704-849-8808. Allow us to demonstrate exactly what we can do in your own backyard. Beat the approaching summer heat at any hour with a safely, beautifully illuminated pool area.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

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

 

To see how more photos of our landscape lighting used around pool areas, visit our pool and underwater lighting photo gallery on our website.

Garden Lighting Showcases the Best Charlotte Gardens

While the past several weekend’s rain may have dampened outdoor plans, it was very good for our lawns and gardens to get a drink. I’m sure that your garden is important to you, just like your home. You work hard to maintain and improve it, and all of that work becomes apparent in your garden’s details – the exact edges, trimmed and shaped hedges, towering trees, blooming flowers and dense mulch. With so much sweat and Charlotte Garden Lightingeffort invested in your garden, you deserve to have it visible and catching eyes whether it be daytime or nighttime. Now with garden lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, your garden will continue to shine after dark. Your family and guests will continue to experience the relaxation and natural wonder that a beautifully maintained landscape brings.

 

We use several different lighting techniques to showcase the best of your garden. Your paths and stone/brick work can be washed with area lighting, so detail and texture will stand out. For tall, specimen trees, dramatic uplighting creates shadows to give them a sense of mystery and dignity. And finally for water features, statues, or fountains, wide flood lighting can be angled to enhance the mood of your choice – drama, elegance, Uplighting a pergola in Charlotteenchantment, or relaxation. Outdoor lighting will not only ensure that your garden is visible, but the light itself can work with your garden’s features to affect the mood of those who pass through it.

 

The position of your lighting fixtures is critical to effectively illuminating your gardens. Placing lights too close to trees, shrubs, or other features can cause hot spot in which detail is completely obscured by a large white spot. Sometimes, mere inches can be the difference in excellent and mediocre lighting. When we are creating your system, you don’t just get great people to install it. An outdoor lighting designer will work with you to determine the optimal position for your new lights, ensuring that your system is perfectly suited to your garden.

 

If you are ready to dress up your garden, outdoor lighting may be the addition you are looking for. Give us call. We can bring lights out to demo at your property. That way, you can really see what excellent garden lighting can do for your gardens.

Ken-Brantley,-OLP-Charlotte

 

 

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

 

To see how more photos of our garden lighting, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.