When it comes to outdoor lighting products, design, and installation, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is an obvious choice for a lot of reasons. You might even say our outdoor lighting is like a box of chocolates – and we mean that in a very good way!
This is not to say never know what you’re going to get. We’re talking about various sweet and satisfying outdoor lighting solutions. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers the best lighting, many years of proven design experience, and lighting that is as unique as you! We don’t all love the same chocolate confection, and it stands to reason that one outdoor lighting solution does not fit all tastes.
Just like delicious chocolate, outdoor lighting quality matters. Specialty candy shops create supremely delicious chocolates compared to what you might find at the corner convenience store. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is an outdoor lighting specialist. We deal in only top-of-the line outdoor lighting products. An investment in our superior lighting products means that you will get many years of usage. Value lighting from big box stores will not offer the same level of performance. Inexpensive PVC lighting will fade and crack. Even stainless steel fixtures will corrode over time, and require cleaning maintenance. Invest in the best with copper, brass, and high-quality PVC lighting fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
Outdoor garden lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte
Just like everyone doesn’t have the same favorite chocolate in the box, they don’t have the same preferences in outdoor lighting design. While some prefer solid chocolate, others love an extra special filling. This translates to how some homeowners go for a basic approach with their outdoor lighting design – lighting only what is necessary to make their property safe and secure. While others wish to illuminate in grand fashion, in multiple areas, with an artistic flair. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can give you either end of this spectrum, and anything in between!
Fabulous outdoor garden pond lighting looks like an artist’s canvas!
Some of us love chocolate, period – any variety, no matter what. For less discriminating tastes, those, who just love it all – we have solutions for you too! If you prefer a subtle façade lighting and high-contrast tree lighting, we can do that. If you would rather highlight the beautiful design of your home, and subtly light your surrounding property, we can create a fitting home and landscape lighting design. If you want to illuminate your outdoor living space with temporary string lighting, we offer market lights that can be used and re-used, or placed permanently under a pergola or over your backyard patio. If you have a large or varied property that calls for a little of everything, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives will deliver a custom lighting design to suit your every whim!
Subtle façade lighting is the perfect solution for this gorgeous home!
Summertime is upon us, and the “big box” stores have outdoor lighting in utter surplus. Before you become excited about scoring a fabulous deal on the cheapest lighting fixtures money can buy, allow us to offer a few tips from a professional Charlotte landscape lighting company.
The Glow Worm Effect:
Like with many inexpensively made imports, those stake lights you see in the discount aisle are not made to last and they don’t provide quality light. The solar-powered ones are especially weak. The concept of solar lighting sounds so promising, but the results on the street have been really disappointing. When I drive by homes with these anemic lights, calling the mind to the glow worm night light toy, popular in the 80’s. Glow worms are terrific for calming a fretful child at bedtime, but are not a great choice for lighting a home!
Solar landscape lighting will leave your family in the dark!
Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives for high-quality, long-lasting, beautiful landscape lighting!
The Airport Effect:
We also suggest that you avoid straight, parallel lines of stake lights going down a path or driveway. They almost always end up looking like an airport runway. You don’t live at the airport; your home shouldn’t look like one.
Long runs of landscape lighting look much like a landing strip!
The Prison Escape:
Another common DIYoutdoor lighting mistake is putting the fixtures in any space that is convenient and then pointing them at various places in the yard. This creates two problems. First, you often see the fixture itself standing out like a lonely soldier on a field. Second, your home may end up looking like it has been caught as part of a prison escape attempt.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte brings professional custom designs and techniques to the table when we create up each of our outdoor lighting plans. This includes the proper placement of the light beams and concealment of the fixtures. Each and every light operates as a player on a team whose goal is to make your home look outstanding after dark.
Look at this beautiful landscape up-lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!
Our low-maintenance, energy-efficient Charlotte LED outdoor lighting fixtures put out an incredible amount of light. The solid copper and heavy duty pvc lights blend in beautifully with all your landscaping and they are built to last season after season. They can be put on a timer or paired with a remote control for added convenience.
Beautiful home lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte
Don’t wait until the next blue-sky, 80-degree day to start wishing you could enjoy the mild Charlotte area weather deep into the night. It’s time to plan your custom lighting designs for your deck and patio with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
Professional outdoor lighting offers a wide range of design options and versatility when it comes to how you enjoy the outdoors after dark. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind as you craft a one-of-a-kind look for your home:
Take a look at your favorite restaurant’s patio – they don’t leave you sitting in the dark while you’re enjoying food or drinks outside. Professional outdoor lighting is almost always used to create a warm, subtle atmosphere to augment your dining experience. You can use this same technique to enjoy a luxurious, cozy night outdoors in your own home – whether you’re enjoying drinks with neighbors or games with the family – with professional deck and patio lighting.
Dinner under the stars will become a dining experience with ambient patio lighting
Go big with your deck and patio lighting to host larger parties at home.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we can match any outdoor living style. If soft, subtle deck and patio lighting isn’t your speed, we can take it up a notch with bigger designs that really make your home stand out. Transform your house into the neighborhood party spot with creative lanai lighting, deck lighting, patio lighting and more. Our experts are standing by to bring your vision into reality this spring.
Host large backyard parties with professional deck lighting
Don’t forget to include all your outdoor amenities!
Food preparation on your deck doesn’t have to be left in the dark! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will illuminate all areas of your deck for use in dark hours. Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic area to keep lit for use during nighttime parties and entertaining opportunities. Lighting your outdoor kitchen and bar not only highlights the architectural design, but makes your cooking space more usable!
Grill, eat, drink, and be merry with professional deck lighting
Patio and deck lighting are extremely important safety features for any home.
In addition to enhancing the overall look and feel of your home after dark, deck and patio lighting are extremely important additions for any homeowner with these outdoor features. Just imagine the kids playing outside, or a guest taking a break outside to get some fresh air – If the area isn’t properly lit it’s an accident waiting to happen. It’s an easy problem to fix, with just a few simple outdoor lighting fixtures placed near any steps or trouble areas, and a flood light to cast a light over the entire deck or patio for safety.
Multi-level decks are safe after dark with professional deck lighting
Warmer days are headed to the Charlotte area and that means pool time is just right around the corner!
We are fortunate 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 outdoor lighting designers will show you exactly how to enhance your backyard experience with regard to your pool, deck, porch, patio and everything in between.
Charlotte pool lighting will keep your swimming going after dark this year!
We have been your trusted pool lighting provider in Charlotte since 1998!
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.
Beautiful pool feature lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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.
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?
We can light waterfalls and water features of any kind!
We will illuminate your entire landscaping design with professional landscape lighting too!
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.
Have you been thinking about upgrading your halogen or incandescent outdoor lighting system to led? If you have reservations about upgrading or retrofitting your current Charlotte outdoor lighting design, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte wants you to know the benefits of upgrading to led.
If you have a non-LEDoutdoor lighting system at your Charlotte area home and have wondered if it is possible to retrofit it with LED, we have great news for you. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can absolutely upgrade your lighting design! Our lighting expertise will allow us to salvage as much of your current lighting system as possible, replacing only necessary elements for your upgrade and retrofit. What are other benefits? Read on for four great reasons you should upgrade!
LED outdoor lighting in Wesley Chapel by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
1. LED lighting is just as beautiful as traditional incandescent and halogen
It could be said that the most common misconception about LED lighting is that the color is not as attractive as traditional lighting choices. While in the early days of LED, we had few choices of color temperature, this is not true of LED lighting of today. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers warm LED lighting colors that will exactly match your current system, or we can create an even a more desirable color if you are unhappy with your current lighting’s color temperature. What’s more, LED offers crisp, clear color with an even beam spread.
Custom LED upgrade and retrofit in Elizabeth – Charlotte, NC
2. LED lighting is energy efficient
In addition to being beautiful, LED is up to 80% more energy efficient than traditional lighting sources, such as halogen. Homeowners can feel satisfied knowing they are using the most energy efficient bulbs available. Upgrading your outdoor lighting to LED will also show energy cost savings by virtue of LED’s optimum efficiency.
Landscape and garden lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
3. LED lighting outlives all others
LED will outlive other lighting alternatives by literal years! With a lifespan of 50,000 hours, your lighting system will not require bulb changes for a very long time. An LED outdoor lighting system that is used for eight hours per day, seven days per week, will last for about 14 years before requiring bulb changes. This is not only convenient and cost-effective, but means less waste, unlike lesser lighting choices, which require changing and disposal much more often. Additionally, LED bulbs are much more durable than traditional light bulbs.
4. UV-free LED bulbs will attract fewer bugs
With LED bulbs, you can expect to experience a decrease in bugs around your lights at night. LED bulbs contain little or no UV rays, and produce very little heat – two things that make traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs very attractive to insects! Imagine spending time in your garden, or on your patio or deck with less bugs in the evening. Less bugs, especially mosquitoes, means safety for your family. Another benefit of fewer bugs around your home is that you will have a decreased risk of rodents and pests, who feed on them!
Ahhhhhh, springtime! As the weather in and around the Charlotte area becomes consistently pleasant and mild, it is only natural that we are beginning to anticipate needed updates around our homes.
If you are thinking of improving upon the time you and your family spend outdoors then your 2019 spring “to-do” project list should also include a new landscape lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!
Springtime is more beautiful with a professional landscape lighting design
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.
Beautiful landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
When it comes to landscape lighting, we really do it all!
Adding 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.
led outdoor lighting delivers the long life and energy efficiency we all want, but many of you still have questions about led lighting for your Charlotte area home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has the answers to your questions and concerns!
There is no doubt that outdoor lighting has become an essential part of our lives. We showcase our Charlotte area homes and businesses with façade and landscape lighting, and illuminate outdoor living spaces with custom lighting designs for aesthetics and safety. Perhaps your home does not yet have professional outdoor lighting, or has an aging lighting system in need of upgrades, and you are wondering if LED is really right for you. Here are four very common questions we hear at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
LED outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
1. Will the color of the LED outdoor lighting meet my expectations?
When we were first introduced to LED outdoor lighting, the color choices were sterile white or cool blue. Though those cool color temperatures appeal to some, they were largely unacceptable. Over the last few years, LED innovations have produced new, warmer color temperatures, like those we are used to seeing with incandescent lighting. As a matter of fact, quality LED lighting is now an exact match to classic incandescent lighting, and is available in a variety of color temperatures to meet your needs.
2. What are my options for brightness and coverage?
Quality LED outdoor lighting fixtures offer flexibility in brightness levels and beam spread. Your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives design consultant will create a lighting plan specific to your needs without compromising design principles.
Quality LED outdoor components, which are properly installed and well-maintained, should last 40,000 to 50,000 hours. If your lighting system is on for an average of eight hours per day, it should take 14 years for your LED bulbs to dim to 70%, at which time they should be replaced.
LED outdoor lighting can last up to 14 years with regular maintenance use
4. Will a fixture with LED melt through ice or snow?
Even though the lamp’s lens stays cool, quality LED usually dissipates enough heat into the lighting fixture body to produce a temperature high enough to melt snow and ice. Warm lighting fixtures are actually a good thing, as it means heat is being pulled away from critical lighting components, avoiding damage to those components.
LED fixtures will warm enough to melt through snow and ice
Bigger isn’t always better, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte understands the desire for our clients wanting to create smaller vignettes of light in their gardens instead of large displays. Small outdoor lighting projects can still have big impact!
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 lighting, NOW is the perfect time before the springtime season heats up and we are deep into barbecue season.
Small patio lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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.
Does 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 warm weather fun.
If 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.
Light your outdoor kitchen amenities
We’re ready to tackle your lighting project – large or small!
Spring and 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-spring and 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 season of fun.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte enables you to let your creativity shine with unique outdoor lighting options. Our professional outdoor lighting products are made to stand the test of time and will allow you to create a truly one-of-a-kind Charlotte lighting design!
Are you artistic and creative? Have you thought about ways to make your home a focal point for all things beautiful and imaginative? Professional outdoor lighting designs offer homeowners a beautiful way to showcase their homes’ finest features. Take a look at some of the ways Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help you realize your lighting flights of fancy!
Beautiful landscape, façade, and pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
When it comes to Charlotte façade and landscape lighting, all designs are not created equal! When lighting your home’s landscaping, water features, or façade, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte always takes a practical approach to offering unmatched lighting fixtures and installation expertise, and a very artistic approach to the actual design of your lighting system.
Unique stone waterfall and pond lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Each home and landscaping design creates a one-of-a-kind canvas for professional outdoor lighting. We can expertly highlight custom features, such as stacked stone or textured siding, to reveal the beauty of your home at night. The waterfall and pond lighting design above speaks to that creativity.
We offer a great variety of landscape lighting options, which include sculptured metal fixtures, that not only light beautifully, but cast fantastic shadows! These fixtures are perfect for adding dramatic focal points on walkways, paths, and in private garden hideaways.
Unique outdoor lighting fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
We offer many unique options for tree lighting around your Charlotte area home. From dramatic up-lighting effects, to moonlighting and even “starry nights” inspired tree lighting. Take a look at these whimsical tree lighting designs by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
Even with bright back-lighting, these starry trees look beautiful!
See the difference with less background lighting. The entire tree and surrounding shrubbery are covered in thousands of starry lights!
Starry nights tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Even without use of the starry lights, this tee looks beautiful with back-lighting alone!
Dramatic landscape and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Unique outdoor lighting for all areas around your home
No matter your need for lighting amenities outside your home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has a custom solution. Lighting areas around your home is not only beautiful, but truly extends the usable square footage of your home by extending your use of outdoor areas after dark! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can illuminate your pool, patio, deck, and gazebo offering use even after the sun goes down.
Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to create a unique outdoor lighting for all your exterior amenities!
Springtime is just around the corner and, many Charlotte homeowners are setting their sights on improving their homes, inside and out. This may mean spring cleaning, beneficial additions or changes to your home and landscape, or just getting organized and staying on track with maintaining all the facets that make your house a home.
In much the same way it is important to schedule an annual tune-up for your car to keep it running smooth, dental cleaning or annual check-up to ensure your health, it is also important to schedule inspections and maintenance on things around the house too! If you have an outdoor lighting system, March is a great time to schedule an annual review of your overall system to confirm it is running for optimal performance.
Outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. This includes the design and installation of new outdoor lighting systems AND keeping the system you already have in tip-top shape! Now is the time to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly as we move into the New Year and the arrival of the outdoor living season which is just around the corner. We’ll be happy to repair and/or maintain your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance — even if we didn’t install the system.
Exterior home lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
No other outdoor lighting company in the area offers a more thorough maintenance plan than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
Here’s what our outdoor lighting maintenance plans cover:
Check for damages to wiring, fixtures and bulbs, and call an outdoor lighting expert to make repairs.
Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your outdoor lighting
Make outdoor lighting maintenance a priority this spring
You also receive priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge are bonus benefits of our annual maintenance plan. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance because proper maintenance is the key to your outdoor lighting’s longevity and extended use.
Are you considering hiring a professional Charlotte outdoor lighting design and installation company, but you’re not sure how to begin your search? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to help, with five important questions you should ask any lighting company.
As with any home improvement venture, investing in a professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting system is not to be taken lightly. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has provided top-quality outdoor lighting in the Charlotte area for more than 20 years. With answers to these questions, we hope to earn your business.
Outdoor lighting design – landscape lighting and home lighting
This might seem obvious, but did you know that many companies, who offer lighting installation, are not actually full-time professional lighting companies? At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, lighting is all we do – full-time, year-round. If you are looking for a beautiful, high-quality landscape lighting, decorative outdoor lighting, or any exterior lighting design and installation, we hope to be your first choice!
2. Do you provide a nighttime lighting demonstration?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers nighttime lighting demonstrations for your home or business, free of charge. We want to show you how we can highlight the beauty of your property. Our lighting isn’t just about directing light onto your home or business, it’s about directing the lighting to properly light areas that should be lit, and not lighting those that should not be. For instance, we can call attention to beautiful architectural elements of your home, while avoiding washing your windows with bright light.
Outdoor lighting in Charlotte – home façade and path lighting
3. Are you a full-service outdoor lighting company?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is a turnkey outdoor lighting provider, which means we not only offer exterior lighting design and installation, but also lighting maintenance. With an annual maintenance plan, you will not only have the best lighting design and installation in the Charlotte area, but you will never have to work on your own lighting. We will take care of your lighting for life. Additionally, we offer services for old lighting systems by way of custom lighting upgrades and retrofits. Ask us about our annual lighting maintenance plan!
4. Does your lighting company offer high-quality lighting fixtures and warranties?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers only top-quality brass and copper lighting fixtures. The benefits of these fixtures are in that they will not warp, peel, crack, or break like their plastic and aluminum counterparts! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives backs their lighting fixtures, LED bulbs, and lighting transformers with warranties. Don’t settle for lighting from big box stores that will require replacing after a few years. Our products stand the test of time and weather environmental elements beautifully!
Beautiful copper lighting fixture by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
5. How long has your lighting company been in business, and who have you worked for?
Longevity and reputation are very important when it comes to an outdoor lighting company. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been lighting homes and businesses in the Charlotte area since 1998! We have a proven track record of products and services for more than 20 years, and we would be pleased to offer references from recent projects to our prospective clients.
Hospitality outdoor lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
As an outdoor lighting professional, I truly enjoy seeing quality work. A home and garden well illuminated, highlighting all of the property’s best features and creating a welcoming mood, is one of my favorite sights. That said, a poorly lit property is painful to see. Typically, when outdoor lighting is poorly installed, it was a do-it-yourself project or done by a novice. Homeowners and non-professional installers do have good intentions, but a lack of knowledge about lighting can lead them to unattractive mistakes. But by trusting your new lighting system to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, you can avoid these mistakes and have the beautiful light you are looking for.
Awkward Fixtures – You have seen them. They are positioned in a mulch bed and stand out night or day. The biggest problem with awkward fixtures is that they undermine the purpose of outdoor lighting. Quality outdoor lighting should showcase the best of your property. It is about an effect, not the fixtures. If fixtures are drawing attention to themselves, they are not drawing attention to the unique features of your home. The best way to combat this mistake is to choose quality fixtures that will blend into your landscape and to have a professional install them so they will be in optimum positions. The lighting fixtures we use are the best available. All of our accent lighting is copper and over time develop a patina finish that is stylish and helps to further camouflage.
Insufficient Illumination – Many systems that are not installed by a professional are lit by fixtures placed at corners, and while corners need illumination, they are not the only portions of your home that deserve light. Insufficient lighting creates dark spots on the facade of a house. These dark spots are different from shadows. Professional designers use shadows to give texture and create focus, but these shadows have a purpose. And they are not so dark they are devoid of detail. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the facade of a home should be whitewashed with light, but it does mean that there should be enough light to show your architectural details and ensure that your family and guest have enough visibility. Getting sufficient lighting involves choosing the correct fixtures for the job and placing them correctly.
Solar Lighting – Though it is the most energy efficient lighting available, solar lighting technology really hasn’t developed enough to be effectively used as outdoor lighting. The light emitted is not powerful enough, and it can be oddly colored. These characteristics exist partly because solar lights store energy from sunlight to burn once the sun goes down. Unfortunately, current fixtures can’t hold enough energy to be effective. A better option for the energy conscious, environmentally friendly homeowner is an LED outdoor lighting system. These systems are extremely energy efficient and low wattage, they last up to 80% longer than their halogen counterparts, and the light they emit is natural and warm.
So if you are installing an outdoor lighting system, don’t make these mistakes. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today. We will ensure that your property is beautiful, striking, and looking exactly the way you want.
We have all experienced “bug season” here in the Charlotte area and been driven indoors at night due to the presence of bugs in our favorite outdoor spaces. It’s probably been a while since you thought about pest control around your home and yard, but with spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your new led lighting design to aid your pest control efforts.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we know a thing or two about the true benefits of LED outdoor lighting. We know the benefits of energy savings and waste reduction. We tout bulb life and beautiful, warm glowing color choices. We speak about the beauty, safety, and security of outdoor lighting for your home and yard. Did you know that one of the facets of safety provided by LED lighting is pest control? It’s true – LED bulbs can help keep light and heat seeking bugs at bay as you enjoy the great outdoors this summer!
LED landscape and pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
LED lighting is less attractive to bugs, but why?
To begin to answer this question, let’s address why other bulbs are attractive to bugs! Bugs are attracted to incandescent bulbs for two reasons. First, is the bright light emitted is easier for them to see than a yellow CFL light, specially made for bug control. Then, there is the heat attraction factor – bugs are drawn to heat produced by incandescent bulbs. While yellow CFL bulbs’ light attracts less bugs, they still produce heat that bugs love, and are particularly attractive to two super-pesky bugs – the stink bug and pincer bugs, called “earwigs" (shown here).
Warm glowing LED water feature lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Warm glowing LED outdoor lighting is less attractive to bugs than incandescent and yellow CFL bulbs! The reason is simple. LED lighting contains no UV rays, and produces very little heat. Do you currently have an incandescent lights outdoors? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte offers LED lighting upgrades and retrofits. There is no time like the present to adapt your old lighting system to LED for added bug protection when warm weather arrives!
Want to learn more about our LED outdoor lighting? See our FAQ videos!
Enjoy your favorite backyard space this summer with LED string lighting
Why is bug control so important to your family’s safety?
Aside from being a nuisance, there are pests that can prove detrimental to your family’s health. We have mosquitoes, which can carry and spread diseases, like West Nile virus and encephalitis. In addition, mosquitoes are the culprit for heart worm disease in dogs. It makes sense for us to hire a professional pest control company to keep our family and pets safe. Most dog owners are wise to heart worm prevention medications, and make sure their beloved pets are protected. Adding LED exterior lighting is one more step in the right direction for pest control and disease prevention efforts that we already make for our families!
Remember all those spiders you saw in your yard and on your front porch last summer? Do you know they build their webs by your incandescent lighting, because it’s warm, and they know that their food source will be attracted to it? Many of us have an aversion to spiders, over any other type of bug – even the non-poisonous varieties. LED lighting will be less attractive to spiders’ food sources, and thus, less attractive to spiders. Less spiders can also mean less rodents around your home. That’s a win-win-win!
Along the tree-shaded boulevards of the Elizabeth neighborhood sit some of Charlotte’s most fashionable addresses. The revitalization of this area has businesses flocking to it but it’s the beautiful older homes with the established yards and mature trees that attract homeowners. We recently completed an outdoor lighting project as the final renovation phase for one of these beautiful historic homes. The homeowners had restored this quaint abode and were working on revitalizing the outdoor living spaces with new landscaping and outdoor lighting. A new landscaping plan was being designed by Ric Solow of Solow Design Group. Professional landscape architects like Ric know the right specimen of trees, flowering shrubs and ground covers that work together to create a visual masterpiece. He also knows that his work looks even more impressive when he brings in a professional outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
For this Elizabeth area home, we used several types of landscape lights to give off various lighting effects. It’s what we do best and what makes your home stand out and be admired. We began by installing path lights along the walkways and throughout the new landscaping. We then added some well lights to highlight their retaining wall and illuminate the large mature trees on their property and finished by strategically placing additional lighting throughout to make sure the entire space was properly lit.
The property turned out beautifully and we were proud to be part of Solow Design Group’s plan. If you are thinking about new landscaping or just want to enhance what you already have with outdoor lighting, give us a call. We’ll create a custom lighting design for your home and even come out for a free night time demonstration so you can see what it will look like before you purchase. It’s just one way that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte sets itself apart from other outdoor lighting companies. Our fixtures are of the highest quality and our 17 years of experience illuminating the Charlotte areas architectural and landscape features are second to none. Give us a call today to get the home and outdoor spaces you have been dreaming of.
LED lighting reigns supreme. These lights have been on the market for quite a few years and have taken dominance. They are bright, energy efficient, and last longer than their halogen counterparts. It’s no wonder that they are extremely popular both inside and outside of the home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte recommends LED lights in any outdoor lighting system. The benefits of these technologically superior bulbs go beyond just saving you a few extra dollars.
When you choose LED lights, you rake in countless benefits. You use around 80% less energy than halogen bulbs and receive up to 50,000 hours of life – that equates to about 25 years! In the long run you’ll be able to save a considerable amount of money. For what you’re spending you’ll be receiving generous longevity with these lights. Plus you’ll be doing your part to help save the environment at the same time. LED lights last longer and produce less waste than their counterparts. These few pros alone should be enough to persuade any skeptic.
The biggest benefit is yet to come. Sometimes LEDs of lesser quality have been known produce a blue-like tint. The result looks far from natural and can turn people off. Our LED lights avoid this problem altogether. The high luminosity of our lights means a softer, more natural hue. Rating how well a light produces luminosity is done via the Color Rendering Index (CRI). This scale is used to pinpoint exactly how well a light can reproduce the textures and colors of an object as natural light would. The scale ranges from 1-100 with 100 being the best light possible. Our LEDs lights rate over 80. This means that they show color well and bring out the texture similarly to how natural light would. Compared side by side with a halogen light, the two are virtually indistinguishable.
You sacrifice nothing when it comes to choosing LED lighting. It is cost-efficient, environmentally safe, and color enhancing. The glow can be soft and subtle or bright and commanding depending on which voltage you choose. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte and upgrade your current outdoor halogen lights to LED or have new LED outdoor lighting installed. Your entire home and landscape will be shining brightly for hours on end with some of the best LED lighting available. You can call us at 704-849-8808, email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to working with you!
Your deck is a crucial part of your home. It’s where memories are made and you want to keep it looking its best. The weather we’ve been having has been glorious and we’ve all been enjoying it well into the darker hours. As the sun drops but the temperatures don’t, you’re going to need a way to light up your deck or patio to keep the fun going. Rely on the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to give your coveted deck or patio the illumination it deserves.
Our selection of outdoor lighting for your deck is as versatile as the space itself. No one wants a cookie-cutter patio that seems to have jumped right off the assembly line. We feel the same way about outdoor lighting. We have expert designers who are willing to work with you to install high-quality lighting fixtures in specific, creative places. A deck light here, a path light there, and a step light intertwined gives you an entrancing, illuminated view. Our exclusively designed lights were made specifically for patios and decks. Adding them in the perfect place will allow that summer barbecue to last longer than the coals.
Outdoor lighting adds that final touch on an otherwise glorious patio or deck. You can choose low-voltage halogen lights, or our energy-efficient LED outdoor lights, which give the area a soft, warm glow. Any idea you have in mind can be brought to life when it comes to lighting your outdoor space.
Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte custom design and install your outdoor lighting. Imagine yourself embracing Charlotte’s warm nights in the ambiance of perfect lighting handpicked just for you. Call us today at 704-849-8808, email us at charlot[email protected] or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to working with you!
Charlotte landscape lighting is the perfect way to improve the appearance and functionality of your entire property. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been the premier provider for all genres of outdoor lighting for over 20 years. We are the company that many of Charlotte’s most respected landscape designers and professionals turn to accentuate their designs.
Landscape lighting is an investment in your home. It adds beauty, yes, but also value. Professional lighting can show off your home’s architecture, beautiful façade and also the design and specimens used within the landscape itself. Why leave your landscaping in the dark when you can let others also enjoy your gorgeous trees lit up on your property or the bountiful blooms earned from hours spent working in the garden.
On the dark, winter nights, landscape lighting will also bathe your home and property in beautiful lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large trees, meticulous shrubbery and even the architectural details of your home are all on full display for everyone to enjoy.
Landscape lighting also aids in a more secure home because the veil of darkness is lifted making your home less tantalizing to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes would make good candidates from the vantage point of the street looking for accessible homes that allow easy entry and exit. Criminals are more likely to target a home that cannot be observed by neighbors or passersby. If your home and landscape are well-lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable and exposed. No more dark hedges or shrubs under windows.
From a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and the guests who frequent your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the mailbox or walking the dog, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.
For new Charlotte landscapes
Oftentimes, homeowners consider the addition of landscape lighting after their landscape renovation is completed, as an afterthought. When it comes to a new addition to your yard, whether it is an extensive landscape addition, a flower-lined path or adding trees to your landscape, outdoor lighting can improve the benefits and enjoyment of your completed project. it is critical to include outdoor lighting into the scope of your project. Bringing in a lighting expert during the early stages of your design plan allows for much greater flexibility on your lighting options and desired placement. We can locate transformers and figure out where fixtures need to go so that you can illuminate special features you’d like to include. We have worked with countless local landscape designers, and we can easily integrate our working plans with theirs so that you can see it all come together in one cohesive manner. Of course, we have also come in after the fact countless times as well, so don’t fret if you overlooked lighting options earlier.
For existing Charlotte landscapes
We specialize in LED landscape lighting design, installation, and maintenance. This also includes upgrading or expanding your existing landscape lighting. We offer a full menu of options such as pool and water feature lighting, garden lighting, deck and patio lighting, outdoor living space lighting, outdoor recreational area lighting, dock lighting, outdoor kitchen lighting, as well as lighting for outdoor fire features, statuary, decorative outdoor lighting, festival (overhead) outdoor lighting and much more!
Have you taken a stroll through your yard this spring to find your outdoor lighting system is not working very well? It happens to many homeowners when the system ages and has not been serviced at regular intervals. Maybe you purchased your home with the outdoor lighting system already installed and it has not weathered well over the years. There’s no need to worry. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can revamp commercial grade systems in most cases and if that is not an option, we can redesign and replace it with a new system.
We like to give our clients options and if their old systems are useable, we can incorporate into the new design. There are times when older fixtures are still useable but not working properly. In those cases, we can sometimes repair the existing system by rewiring or correcting faulty connections. Faulty wiring can lead to a decrease in light output or complete failure of the circuit.
Often times when we come in to service a system, our trained eyes notice that fixtures originally illuminating an area are now being blocked by plant growth. We can either relocate the old fixtures to better showcase your landscaping or home or even add lighting to the design to accommodate for the growth, especially in trees and larger foliage.
If neither of these options are a candidate for your property, we can remove the old system and design a new lighting scheme to enhance the existing landscaping. If the system is fifteen years old or older, the prudent option often is to replace the system. With OLPhigh quality fixtures, LED technology and our seventeen year history in the Charlotte marketplace, we would welcome the opportunity to help with your landscape lighting needs.
Rest assured that no matter what option is needed for your old system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is committed to getting your outdoor lighting back in shape. So if you have an old system, give us a call. We not only pride ourselves on our ability to design and install beautiful systems but also on our ability to revamp a system that qualifies. Call us today at 704-849-8808, email us at [email protected] or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to working with you!
When it comes to adding an artistic air to the exterior of your home or business, decorative outdoor lighting delivers. See your outdoor areas in a whole new light with superior outdoor lighting design, products, and service by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we often speak about the importance of outdoor lighting for homes and businesses for safety and security. While we offer many options for lighting areas around sidewalks, landscaping, and entrances to bring you safely to your door, and keep you there feeling secure in hours of darkness, we also offer beautiful lighting to add drama, ambiance, and whimsy to your favorite outdoor spaces after dark.
Sculptural outdoor lighting fixtures add an artistic aesthetic to any outdoor space!
Illuminate your wedding and party venues with orb lighting!
Our Charlotte area climate is exceptional for hosting galas, music festivals, and other celebrations outdoors. Over the last decade, many a farm and field has been transformed into wedding, party, and concert venues. These massive LED orbs are a beautiful and unexpected treat for guests of such venues. Delight your clientele by lighting mature trees with these ambient globes all around your property. We can also decorate buildings, property entrances, and outdoor structures, such as pergolas and arbors with beautiful festoon lighting. Bring your outdoor venue to all new heights with decorative outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte!
Orb lighting offers a magical aesthetic for lighting trees!
Sculptural outdoor lighting isn’t just beautiful at night!
Gardens, outdoor living areas, and walkways are even more beautiful with our special sculptural lighting products. These decorative lighting products are known for their ambient light, as well as the beautiful shadows they create throughout the spaces they adorn! Surprising leafy tendrils and curlicues are cast about the ground and walls from these sculptural outdoor lighting fixtures, which are sure to enchant your guests. In addition to their nighttime appeal, these sculptures are also beautiful in the daytime!
LED string lights are beautiful for private backyard getaways and public outdoor spaces!
Our sting lighting is one of our most popular products, due to its versatility. Also known as festival lighting, these strings of lighted orbs are perfect for homes, as well as restaurants, bistros, party venues, and markets! They create a romantic aesthetic, whether used in our private backyard spaces, or public outdoor areas, such as restaurant patios. Dining al fresco or sipping a glass of wine at night is made a more beautiful, enjoyable experience with our string lighting, which can be left installed all year long. Though substantial in size and lighting output, these lights create an ambient, magical aesthetic in our favorite outdoor spaces.
Patio string lighting adds beauty in all seasons to your favorite outdoor spaces!
If you are ready to add drama and ambiance to your home or business with decorative outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
While a period of heavy rain may dampen outdoor plans, it’s very good for our lawns and gardens to get a drink. We’re 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 effort 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 for water features, statues, or fountains, wide flood lighting can be angled to enhance the mood of your choice – drama, elegance, enchantment, 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.
Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, we offer the most cutting-edge outdoor lighting technology on the market. From the solid construction of our fixtures and our superior design expertise to our personable service. LED has become the gold standard among outdoor lighting providers.Today’s environmentally-friendly LED technology offers beautiful light coupled with energy savings and longevity. If you are considering a new system, or are on the fence about retro-fitting your existing halogen outdoor lighting systems, consider the LED advantages:
High efficiency – Up to 80% savings in electricity.
Longer bulb life – Better illumination plus the ability to control light direction.
Warm, pleasing color – Far superior to the bright white/bluish hue of previous LED technology. Today’s LED’s are warm and welcoming!
Instant on – No flicker, no delay.
No toxic materials – Reduces your carbon footprint.
Added durability – Operates in extreme heat and cold.
As you see on the chart below, LED technology can yield a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. The efficiency depends on LED quality, system design, operating environment and other factors. As a dedicated LED landscape lighting specialist, we have the materials and installation expertise needed to make the most of today’s LED technology.
Many say, “Resolutions are made to be broken,” but we disagree! A new, better beginning at the New Year can never be a bad thing. If this is your “going green” year, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help with low-emission, energy-efficient led outdoor lighting.
In years past, a lot of clients have had valid concerns about LEDdecorative outdoor lighting. As with any new technology or product, fear of the unknown played a part. Will these lights last? Are they made of materials that might be harmful? Other concerns, such as the cool blue lighting color, were also raised. In the beginning, even we admit, that LED was not our top recommendation for outdoor lighting. Over the last few years, however, LED technology has become a front-runner for lighting everywhere – in cars, inside our homes and businesses, and now, outside our homes too! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is ready to design and install the perfect LED outdoor lighting system for your home, and your new greener lifestyle.
Warm-glowing LED path lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Green Benefits of LED Lighting
Did you know that LED exterior lighting is considered a sustainable product? It’s true! LED bulb life can be greater than 50,000 hours of use. This is great for a couple of reasons. First, you won’t be replacing bulbs often, which will mean less cost to replace, and less time replacing them. Additionally, long bulb life means lower landfill product.
Cost benefits? Yes, there’s that too! LED bulbs will cost 70%-80% less to operate over their halogen counterparts. Less energy to burn, means less of a carbon footprint for your outdoor lighting system. If you are looking for environmentally conscious lighting, LED is for you. The environment will thank you!
LED bulbs are also sturdier than traditional halogen bulbs and are UV-free to boot. The benefits of UV-free outdoor lighting are in that it will not attract insects like traditional halogen bulbs. Living in the Carolinas, we can all agree this is a fantastic benefit!
LED Lighting Upgrade or Retrofit?
If you have an existing low-voltage quartz halogen lighting system, we have great news! You could be the perfect candidate for an all-new LED retrofit. When clients call on us to replace their existing lighting system, many times, this doesn’t entail ripping out the entire system, and fully replacing it. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can save wiring and other important components of your old lighting system and retrofit it with all-new LED. If you are ready to replace your outdoor lighting, call on us for potential upfront cost savings with retrofitting, rather than replacing, and long-term cost savings offered by LED. You can’t go wrong!
LED exterior lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
As we approach the last day of January, maybe you have found that you don’t like kale so much. Perhaps, you are not making as much headway on your healthy resolution diet as you would like. We urge you to keep going! Stick to keeping a more proactive approach on life. Be healthier. Be happier. And with LED lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, be a little greener!
If you are ready to go green with LED outdoor lighting for your home or business, we are ready to help! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
In Charlotte, we’ve got class. We are a booming city with some of the nation’s most architecturally pleasing homes. We take pride in tasteful landscaping. So does it make any sense to purchase sub-par fixtures for your home? Not in the least. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte prominently uses brass and copper fixtures for our outdoor lighting. Many competitors use aluminum or even plastic fixtures. Some may not see a big difference between the types initially. However, choosing copper and brass fixtures will make all the difference in the long run.
Imagine placing two different fixtures in your yard. One is copper and the other aluminum. On the outside they look relatively the same. Both are aesthetically pleasing, both are shiny and new, and both are firmly in place. But let’s put them to the test. A chaotic year full of storms and weather mishaps later, there they stand. The aluminum one is barely hanging on. It’s begun to chip and peel due to wear and tear. The fixture has rusted over and has lost its appeal. Because it’s aluminum, the water reacts to the components of the fixture and results in rust. It’s unappealing and fragile due to this chemical reaction.
The copper fixture, on the other hand, is standing tall. It hasn’t chipped, hasn’t peeled, and has not rusted. Instead, it oxidizes and the copper begins to color slowly to a beautiful patina finish. It showcases subtle hues that blend beautifully into its surroundings. It becomes a welcomed, natural fixture that belongs in your landscape.
Living near the mountains and foothills of North Carolina definitely has bonuses. If you are a hiker, or know a hiker, you’re probably aware that there are many beautiful waterfalls within a few hours drive. The Hunger Games was even filmed here because of the natural beauty of the area. If you’ve hiked out to a waterfall or even seen pictures, you probably wanted to take it back with you. The sound of the water crashing, the cool mist on your skin, and sight of water cascading through the air and over stones brings relaxation and a sense of peace. For the moment, this peace seems endless, like the running water.
Water features, and especially waterfalls, are beautiful landscape additions that many in our city are making part of their backyards. These features help create that sense of relaxation and peace we can find out by creeks and waterfalls in the woods. As beautiful as a backyard water feature is, it will disappear at night just like any other landscape feature, and while you will still be able to hear it, the enchanting visual is lost once the sun sets. But with exquisite waterfall lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, your waterfall can work its magic, day or night.
Just as with tree lighting, there is an art to waterfall lighting. If the lighting is too bright, it can easily overpower the feature. When lighting a waterfall, we want light to blend with the water, creating a soft, diffused light. Using the right fixtures and positioning them correctly is key to getting this effect. For waterfall lighting, we place cast brass pond lights underwater. Depending on the desired effect, we can position lights behind the waterfall, so that light diffuses through the fall itself to create a mesmerizing glisten and shimmer. We can also light the feature from beneath, causing light to shine up through the cascading water, highlighting the spot where the water splashes into you pond.
To light your waterfall, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses the highest quality fixtures. They are durable and completely submersible. Watertight gaskets ensure that all internal components remain dry and resist shorting out. Just as all of our other lights, they are guaranteed, so you can rest assured that if any problem arises, we will remedy it quickly.
So if you are ready to make your water feature glisten with the best waterfall lighting, call us at 704-849-8808, email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form today. We will ensure that your waterfall is not only heard at night but also seen – seen in the most enchanting light imaginable.
To be counted among the nations largest cities, Charlotte is rich with trees. Consider the Queens area, Dilworth, the Plaza, and Providence. In some of these areas, trees even stretch over roads. Most big cities don’t have the beautiful, old trees we boast. Not only do trees beautify our city, they beautify our homes, give us shade, provide a place for our children and pets to play, and tell the world that our neighborhoods are established. Since we are so lucky to have them, they deserve to be showcased, and there is no better way to put trees in the spotlight than landscape lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
When lighting trees, you want to draw attention to detail and form and to be sure that the canopy of the tree is visible. You don’t want to distract, in any way, from the tree’s natural beauty. A common mistake made when lighting trees involves putting the lighting fixture too close to the tree. In these instances, the light will create a white spot on the tree where all detail is lost under the power of the light. This can be avoided by placing the light eighteen or more inches away from the tree. Our designers have many years of experience lighting trees and will be able to determine the optimal fixture position for each of your lights, ensuring that your trees are attractively illuminated.
Uplighting is a technique that involves placing spotlights near the ground and angling them upward in the direction of the tree. This technique casts dramatic shadows that will exact notice from guests and neighbors. Your property will come alive after the sun goes down, and the shadows will no longer hide your oldest, most respected landscape elements. Our designers also consider all angles from which your trees might be viewed. If the tree will be viewed from only one angle, a single light may get the job done, but if the tree is to be view from a variety of points, multiple lights may be needed.
If your yard contains any number of these old giants, or even a new addition, consider highlighting them. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte. We will illuminate your trees so they receive the attention they deserve and continue to distinguish your property long after the sun has set.
Most of us don’t begin to think of outdoor projects until wintertime has passed, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte implores you to consider your new landscape lighting design now. We’ve got a few reasons why winter is a great time for landscape lighting installation.
1. Most obviously, it’s darker for longer in winter months.
One of the best reasons to not put off your new landscape lighting installation till springtime is the long hours of darkness we endure throughout winter. Charlotte landscape lighting will keep areas around your yard beautifully lit through the lengthy hours of darkness in wintertime. Lest we forget that landscape lighting also will offer safety and security around your home. It is a great solution for lighting spaces around your yard that would otherwise be shrouded in darkness, creating possible fall and trip hazards, or areas of opportune for would-be intruders.
Beautiful Charlotte landscape lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte
2. Check a supposed springtime task off your list now!
Since we tend to put off all tasks and projects outside our homes, our lives become inundated with springtime tasks. We will spend our warm weekends working on planting, pruning, cleaning, and tending to areas around our homes. If you choose to have your landscape lighting design installed now, this will be one less thing you must have done this spring. It just makes sense to have your lighting ready to go now!
Will your landscape lighting be ready for springtime?
3. Don’t disrupt your plants.
Installing your new landscape lighting design in the wintertime means that the process will be less harmful to your landscaping. Since many plants are dormant this time of year, less disruption will occur. Installing in winter also means that you will be ahead of the game re-growing grass in areas of installation when warm weather arrives.
Waiting to call us in the spring means that you will have a longer wait. As you might imagine, wintertime business is slower. Calling on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte for your new landscape lighting design and installation now will mean that we will be able to help you more expeditiously. Who doesn’t love quick service?
We offer only the best landscape lighting products and service for our clients!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses only top-quality copper landscape lighting fixtures. Our high-efficiency LED solid copper, brass, and heavy-grade PVC lighting fixtures will light your landscaping and areas around your home for aesthetics, safety, and security. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting fixtures will not crack, corrode, warp, or break down with environmental exposure.
If you have been planning a springtime landscape lighting installation in the Charlotte area, don’t wait! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808, for wintertime landscape lighting installation. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
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 limit 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 help 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 of your patio. 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, email us at [email protected], or fill out the form and we’ll reach out to you. 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.
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from planning your deck lighting design! We get it. It’s winter, and most of us are not thinking about preparing for outdoor living come spring, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte knows that now is the ideal time to plan and install your deck lighting for use at the first sign of warm weather.
It might be difficult to imagine warm evening breezes and the smell of food on the grill in our favorite outdoor living spaces. It seems so long since we had the opportunity to experience weekends surrounded by friends and family, cooking out, sipping a cold drink, relaxing, and having face-to-face conversations on our decks. If you have ever had to take your party inside at dusk because you don’t have deck lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here to help. Call on us now for your custom deck lighting design!
This expansive, well-lit deck sets the scene for evening parties all spring and summer long!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses only top-quality deck lighting products. Our high-efficiency LEDsolid copper, brass, and heavy-grade PVC lighting fixtures will light your deck and surrounding landscaping and amenities for parties or private evenings relaxing with your family. Unlike their big box store counterparts, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting fixtures will not crack, corrode, warp, or break down under harsh environmental conditions. While you would be replacing lesser products every couple of years due to failure, our fixtures will endure! Don’t waste your time and money on inferior deck lighting products. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to provide the upper echelon in lighting design, products, and installation.
Multi-level deck lighting, deck stair lighting, and landscape lighting
Don’t forget to light your deck amenities!
If you have amenities on your deck, such as outdoor kitchens, planter boxes, or other architectural or useful elements, we can light those too! Don’t leave out the special features on and around your deck. If you have a pool, or beautiful landscaping surrounding your deck, take advantage of our pool lighting and landscape lighting in conjunction with your deck lighting design! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will light every area of your outdoor living space, and set the scene for warm weather entertaining after dark.
Oh, what a view – custom outdoor kitchen and bar deck lighting design
Springtime deck celebrations are calling!
The first day of spring is March 20. Easter is April 21. The average daytime high temperature in April for Charlotte and surrounding areas is 73 degrees, but we all know that we have intermittent days of welcome warmer-than-expected weather. Be ready for Easter, spring break celebrations, and those unusually warm early springtime days and evenings with a beautifully-lit outdoor living area. Don’t drag your parties and guest indoors when it gets dark. Let the party continue on your deck after dark this spring! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is ready to help you get more hours outdoors with beautiful, high-quality deck lighting.
If you are ready to have your deck lighting installed for early springtime use, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is your premier outdoor lighting design and installation company. We will light your home and yard for aesthetics, safety, and security – even for the family pet!
If you are a client of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, you are familiar with the benefits of our outdoor lighting services. Professional Charlotte outdoor lighting is something that, once you have it, you are not sure how you ever lived without it. From façade lighting, to landscape and patio lighting, our goal is to illuminate your home and yard for beauty, the safety of your family and visitors, and for security from would-be intruders. Did you know that we also offer solutions for your four-legged family members? How can our lighting be beneficial to your family pet?
We are the leading experts in the Charlotte area for exterior lighting. Our professional Charlotte patio lighting, landscape lighting, and deck lighting services are unmatched for design and installation, and our products are only top-quality. Our copper half-dome lighting fixture is the perfect addition to your backyard outdoor living area, but it can also be useful for lighting back and side yard areas that your pet frequently uses. If you have a fenced back yard, and your pet is turned out on his own for potty breaks in dark hours, our half-dome lights can be added directly to your fence posts to light his way! Lighting your fence line is beneficial in two ways. Not only will it help your pet navigate your back yard after dark, but it will also encourage him to relieve himself away from your lighted outdoor living areas and landscaping!
If you have tried do-it-yourself lighting for your pet area, with low-quality solar stake lights or even rope lighting, have you found those products lacking in illumination and lifespan? Our high-quality lighting fixtures will keep your backyard well-lit for many years to come!
Illuminate your back yard fence line for your pet’s safety!
It’s a simple lighting solution really, and to a problem you might not have realized exists. Fact is, our dogs need to be able to navigate their frequented areas in dark hours. This is especially true for aging pets, whose eyesight is diminishing. Turn your pets out into their favorite area before bedtime and before you leave for work each morning, into a yard that is safely lit for his perusal. Attract him to the outskirts of your yard, and away from your landscaping to do his business. Lighting your back yard for your pet is a win for the whole family!
If you are ready to light areas around your home with exterior and landscape lighting for the safety and security of your whole family, including your pet – call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will illuminate your home and yard to provide safety and security during the long evening hours of darkness in the late fall and winter months.
With the inevitable time change in the fall, most of us notice that its nearly dark or already dark when we arrive home from work and after school activities and functions. It can be difficult to adjust to “falling back” for many of us. We might feel tired or out of sorts with the early sunset, but don’t let your home and yard be shrouded in darkness when you get home. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte provides exterior and landscape lighting to see your family safely home, and keep them feeling secure inside each evening.
Charlotte exterior lighting will keep your family secure inside after dark.
With exterior lighting, we can highlight your home’s beautiful façade, but Charlotte exterior lighting is about more than aesthetics. When Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte lights your home, we are illuminating areas of your home, where would-be intruders might lurk after dark. With lighting around doors and windows, your family will feel secure inside after dark. Exterior lighting is not only for your front façade, but for all areas around your home, such as garage entries and back doors and windows. Those areas might be even more susceptible to potential break-ins. Send would-be intruders on their way with a complete exterior lighting design by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
Charlotte landscape lighting is beautiful and will see your family safely to your door after dark.
With busy after-school schedules and long days at work, Charlotte families are arriving home after dark more days than not this time of year. Have you considered how much nicer it would be to have a lighted path to your door when your family arrives home each evening? Do you find yourself tripping over landscape décor, steps, or path pavers at night? If so, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can help light your oft-traveled paths that will see you and your family safely inside each evening. We can highlight your landscaping beautifully, all the while creating a landscape lighting plan that will illuminate trip and fall hazards along the way. Charlotte landscape lighting is not only a beautiful addition to the landscaping around your home, it is also perfect for lighting walking paths, sidewalks, detached garage entries, side and back door entries, and all areas that would otherwise be unsafe for travel at night. Don’t trip up the steps one more time after walking the dog at night. Call on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to see you safely to your door!
Safely travel the paths and walkways around your home with Charlotte landscape lighting.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will work with you to create the perfect lighting design for your home and landscaping, which will illuminate areas that might be unsafe at night. We should never feel unsecure inside our homes or encounter dark walkways with potential fall hazards. The great news is that you don’ have to!
If you are ready to light areas around your home with exterior and landscape lighting for the safety and security of your family – call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing lighting for your home and yard.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will illuminate your pool, spa, and landscaping to take your private oasis to a whole other level of ambiance and relaxation.
When it comes to breaking free of our busy daily lives, it’s nice to indulge in the relaxation offered in our backyard pools and spas. A nice swim or soak is the perfect way to wash away woes and worries of the day. The calming sensation of water on our skin and the sound of trickling water are cathartic. Now, imagine what your pool or hot tub would look like with professional pool lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can set the scene for your favorite backyard place of respite with professionally-designed and installed Charlotte pool lighting. We would like to add the sense of sight to your moments of escape – the sight of ambient lighting to create shimmering waters and soothing reflections.
Imagine yourself poolside or immersed in calm, beautifully-lit water after a long day at work!
Charlotte water feature lighting will bring your backyard hideaway to life!
Charlotte water feature lighting is not just about creating light. It’s also about creating shadows, reflections, and drama. Poolside water features, like waterfalls and fountains are the perfect spots to surround with trees and other plant life. By lighting your poolside landscaping and water features, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte can produce breathtaking focal points and beautifully light your pool at the same time. We must caution you that your guests might never want to leave! See more landscape lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.
High drama water feature lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Charlotte spa lighting – soak in the view while you soak.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit in the warmth and comfort of your hot tub and take in a beautiful lighting scene? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte provides custom design and installation services, specially tailored to your back yard, home, and relaxation style. We will work with you to create a spa-side lighting design that will have you meditating with your eyes open. You won’t want to miss a thing as you relax and unwind in your hot tub!
Gain new perspective with pool and hot tub lighting in Charlotte.
What will your newly-lit Charlotte area pool lifestyle look like?
Imagine your beautiful home and backyard pool area, and how you enjoy hosting get-togethers with friends and family around your pool. Now, think of how you always have to pack it all inside as daylight fades. Envision if you will, interior Charlotte pool lighting that will illuminate your poolside parties as late as you’re willing to let the celebration continue. Don’t break up the fun of your parties too early. Wow your guests with custom pool lighting. See what a difference Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting can make!
Before and after pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Call on us for all your Charlotte pool, spa, and poolside lighting needs!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is ready to take your Charlotte area backyard pool and spa to a whole new level with professional landscape, pool, water feature, and hot tub lighting. If you are tired of enjoying your backyard sanctuary only in daylight hours or in the dark, allow us to design and install professional lighting that will offer safety and beauty, plus give you more hours in and around your water retreat.
Ambient poolside lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
If you are ready to enjoy our backyard pool and spa in a whole new way with professional pool and spa lighting – call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and pool lighting for your home.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte will bring magic to your Charlotte neighborhood entrance with holiday lighting to elicit joy and cheer throughout the holiday season.
Even though Christmas seems far into the future now, we all know how quickly it comes once the leaves of autumn begin making their yearly descent. With autumnal holidays and family activities, it can be a fast-paced, fast-moving season that brings us straight to Christmas – and we usually look back, wondering how we arrived here so unprepared! When it comes to planning your Charlotte neighborhood entrance lighting, the time is NOW, and we have comprised a list of benefits for professional lighting. Allow Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte to help make the upcoming holiday season truly the most wonderful time of the year!
1. Charlotte neighborhood entrance holiday lighting will bring cheer!
For many of us, holiday lighting elicits fond memories of Christmases past. We remember how the holidays seemed to eliminate the woes of everyday life and bring magic and wonderment into our hearts. As residents arrive home each evening, they will be transported from their daily grind to Christmases of old. Stresses will cease, at least for a time, as they approach their beautifully-lit neighborhood entrance, a veritable holiday portal to joy, love, and Christmas cheer.
2. Professional neighborhood entrance Christmas lighting can help sell your community!
Imagine you are moving your family to Charlotte, actively house hunting during the holiday season, and you approach this beautiful and festive community entrance. You immediately feel welcome – feel at home! When someone crosses the threshold into your community, searching for a place to call home in their new city, help them feel the familiar warmth of the holiday season in an unfamiliar place. Help them imagine living here with their family with the most inviting Charlotte neighborhood Christmas lighting they have ever seen!
3. Professionally lighting your neighborhood entrance will not only beautify your entrance but encourage beautification throughout the community!
All neighborhood entrances have the requisite planned, neatly ordered, professionally executed landscaping and sign. Whether you are a developer, community sales rep, or homeowners’ association, you know the value in creating beautiful entranceways into communities and keeping them a picture of perfection throughout the year – never an expenditure, but an investment. Professional Christmas lighting will not only meet the standard of beautification but will also encourage residents to follow with their own holiday décor! It doesn’t have to be elaborate or over-the-top – just beautiful. A beautifully decorated neighborhood entrance will begat beautifully decorated neighborhood homes!
4. Professional lighting for your community entrance will lighten the load of holiday stress for individuals, who volunteer each year.
Many communities have sales reps or residents, who give of themselves, going the extra mile for holiday decorations throughout the year. Why not take a load off those deserving individuals by having Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte provide our professional holiday lighting services? No only will we help plan the design, and carry out the installation, we will take down your Christmas lighting, and properly store it for re-use year after year. If you ask us, that’s service worthy of a giant red bow and a gold star!
Charlotte neighborhood entrance holiday lighting and Charlotte commercial holiday sign lighting will illuminate and invite all through the Christmas season.
Illuminate your neighborhood with holiday lighting in communal spaces, such as pool entrances and clubhouses!
Outdoor lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is here to provide you with Charlotte entrance holiday lighting and Charlotte commercial holiday sign lighting services that will enrich your community experience each holiday season. We can also provide complementary holiday lighting throughout your neighborhood’s communal spaces. Light the tree line in your community green space; light pergolas and community fence lines; illuminate your community pool entrance, clubhouse, and Christmas tree! We are here to spread joy and wonderment throughout your Charlotte neighborhood, and the time to plan is NOW. Please do not hesitate, as time and space are limited for commercial holiday lighting plans! Begin a new tradition with professionally-tailored and implemented holiday lighting with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte.
If you are ready to add magic to your neighborhood entrance or common areas – call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and discuss designing and installing holiday lighting for your neighborhood.
Every day can feel like a special occasion with our Charlotte string lighting. Also known as festival lighting, market lighting, Edison string lighting, party lighting, or café lighting, patio string lighting can add a touch of elegance and ambiance to your backyard all year round. They create a stunning atmosphere that may evoke a feeling of a warmth and celebration, enhancing your outdoor living space instantly in a way that nothing else will. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces and designs festive string lighting with the overall “mood” you’d like to create in mind, whether you’re dressing up a home patio or commercial location.
Charlotte string lighting professionally installed and made to last
While it’s true that you could go to a big box store and purchase a set of do-it-yourself string lighting, a store-bought kit is never as high-quality or durable as having it professionally designed and installed. Store-bought string lighting rarely lasts more than a single season, but a professional string patio lighting installation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses top-quality LED lights, sockets, and wiring, with no easily-broken plastic components. Each string lighting installation comes with a 5-year warranty on LED bulbs — that’s right, 5 years!
Unlike the DIY kits, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte uses a strong guide wire so your string lights never droop or sag. Our lights are custom strung for the exact length needed, so there will never be a couple extra lights hanging on the ends with nowhere to go, or be a few bulbs short of the desired length. Our professional string lighting installations are durable enough for commercial outdoor spaces or your backyard, and last year-round.
Custom string lighting design
Our lighting designers will first come to your home and meet with you to learn exactly what kind of lighting you’re looking for, how and where you’d like to them to go. Are you looking for straight lines, or a fan design? We’ll measure your space and determine the best places for the string lights to start and end, whether they’re trees, a corner of your home, or your screened porch or patio. Iif you don’t have sufficient places to hang them, don’t worry — we can easily install posts.
No matter what you decide for a design, with a professional string lighting installation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte, you’ll end up with an elegant outdoor space that has just the right touch of illumination for a celebration every day or a special occasion, that conveys a mood that isn’t easily described — only felt.
If you’re ready to create a truly remarkable space at your home or business, one that is welcoming, warm, and fun — call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-849-8808. We’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit and give you a free demonstration for an idea of the magical atmosphere you’ll be creating!
Every company loves a good online review, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte is no exception. However, every once in a while, we get one that is so flattering that it makes us blush. Such is the case with this one that we recently received. We don’t want to “toot our own horn,” so to speak, but somebody else did it for us, so we’ll let our happy customer do the talking:
Last week I reached out to your company because I was experiencing a problem with my outdoor lighting coming on as it normally does each evening. I was especially concerned since the lights provide comforting security for my family as we come and go during evening hours. Therefore, I was quite anxious to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
When I called your company, I was pleasantly greeted by a delightful and amazing woman named Sherry. Since I had never spoken to her in the past, she explained the company’s transfer of ownership and assured me that I was in great hands with the new team. Next, she listened compassionately to my concerns and asked if I would mind holding while she checked to see if she had a service team in my area. Much to my delight, a team was nearby and could come to my home to diagnose and correct the problem. She let me know when the team was on their way. Upon the service team’s arrival, they could not have been more professional and knowledgeable! I was very pleased by how quickly Jasen and Derrick addressed my issue and assured me that if I ever had any concerns, not to hesitate to contact the company in the future.
The most incredible part of the AMAZING service delivered by your team of professionals, is that they did it effortlessly. Sherry, Jasen and Derrick all said, and I quote, “Taking good care of our customers is what we enjoy doing.” Needless to say, I was blown away. Having spent a portion of my career overseeing service delivery for a large organization, I know firsthand how hard it is to translate and deliver a consistent quality service vision through hundreds of teammates and associates. Allow me to commend you for having done just that with your Charlotte team! They set a service quality standard second to none!
Thank you for your time and I look forward to a long relationship with your company.
We’d like to thank P. Payne for the excellent review, and we’re happy to make our customers so happy. It’s why we keep doing what we do. If you’d like to experience great service while illuminating your home and/or business with professional, state-of-the-art LED lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today at 704-931-5148. We look forward to working with you!
Twenty years ago the world was much darker. Literally. Then Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte came to be, along with a Nashville location. The world got brighter at night, houses got more illuminated, and here we are today celebrating 20 years of Charlotte outdoor lighting, 60+ locations, and no sign of slowing down.
It’s hard to think of a time when Charlotte LED outdoor lighting and Charlotte landscape lighting didn’t exist. . . if you look around, it seems like this area has always been beautifully illuminated at night, highlighting the architectural beauty of homes and landscapes with a warm evening glow. But it’s also hard to think about the internet without Google, yet before 1998, that didn’t exist, either.
While here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte we know we’re nowhere near as ubiquitous as Google, we’re quite proud of our growth the past twenty years not just in the United States, but all over the world. We’ve added locations in Canada, Kuwait, and even Saudi Arabia. We’re still growing, too — our plans of “world domination” are more like “world illumination” and in the next twenty years will have expanded to the west coast and have more international locations.
From residential Charlotte outdoor lighting to landscape outdoor lighting to expanding our services to local businesses and hospitality locations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been proud to call Charlotte the home of its first franchise, and happy to showcase this city’s beauty to both its residents and visitors alike.
But we couldn’t have become who we are today without you, Charlotte-area homeowners and businesses. Through two recessions in the past twenty years, you’ve allowed us to come to your residences and “show you the light” by giving you a free Charlotte LED outdoor lighting demonstration, highlighting the beauty of your homes like you never thought before. Through that, you’ve kept us in business, and we thank you.
No, we’re not Google — but just like it’s hard to imagine the internet without it, it’s hard to imagine Outdoor Lighting Perspectives without Charlotte.
Cheers to the past 20 years of Charlotte outdoor lighting, and here’s to 20 more!
Festival lighting is all the rage for homeowners wanting to add ambiance in their outdoor settings. This genre of decorative lighting is one of the most interesting and versatile lighting trends customers are requesting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte embraces emerging and unique outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling or a mood within a space.
One of our most recent festival lighting projects took place in South Charlotte. The homeowners were seeking a unique way to integrate ambiance into their outdoor living environment, which includes a spacious patio, hot tub, elevated screened porch, under porch dry space and custom outdoor fire pit area. Festival lighting was the perfect accompaniment to their elegant outdoor living space. It allows for enough illumination, with a touch of whimsy, to extend evening function without being obtrusive in regards to their existing outdoor lighting.
The homeowners are elated with the results, so much so that they shot the beautiful imagery you see here from their own backyard. We want to send them a sincere thank you for providing us the chance to share this elegant project with others!
We are having great success among Charlotte area homeowners using festival lighting to convey beauty, ambiance and character in a space. Permanent festival lighting is another way we are able to enliven the senses through outdoor lighting.
If you are interested in creating the same type of magic in your Charlotte backyard, through our permanent festival lighting, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte today to learn more at 704-849-8808.
Fall is the time of year when our minds are on planning and installing new landscape materials. The mild temperatures and winter ahead will give your new specimens time to develop a strong root system and thrive. Whether it is an extensive landscape addition, a flower-lined path or adding trees to your landscape, outdoor lighting can improve the benefits and enjoyment. Many times, homeowners consider the addition of landscape lighting after a landscape renovation is completed, as an afterthought. When it comes to a new addition to your yard, it is critical to remember the inclusion of outdoor lighting into the scope of your project. Bringing in a lighting expert early into the design plan, allows for much greater flexibility on what kind of lighting options you may have available to use.
It is a common misconception that many Charlotte area residents assume spring is the ideal season for planting, when in truth, many trees and shrub specimens respond better when planting during the cooler months because it reduces stress on new plantings and makes them more likely to establish successfully in order to thrive in the future. Here in the Southeast, cooler temperatures and lowered humidity make fall and winter the best times to move ahead with many landscaping projects. This includes the addition of outdoor lighting to the landscape!
Landscape lighting is an investment in your home. It adds beauty, yes, but also value. Professional lighting can show off your home’s architecture, beautiful façade and also the design and specimens used within the landscape itself. Why leave your landscaping in the dark when you can let others also enjoy the gorgeous trees lit up on your property or the bountiful blooms earned from hours spent working in the garden. On dark, winter nights, landscape lighting will bathe your home and property in beautiful lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large trees, meticulous shrubbery and even the architectural details of your home are all on full display for everyone to enjoy.
Landscape lighting also aids in a more secure home because the veil of darkness is lifted making your home less tantalizing to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes would make good candidates from the vantage point of the street looking for accessible homes that allow easy entry and exit. Criminals are more likely to target a home that cannot be observed by neighbors or a passersby. If your home and landscape is well-lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable and exposed. No more dark hedges or shrubs under windows.
From a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and the guests who frequent your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the the mailbox or walking the dog, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.
If you are thinking of adding to or renovating your landscape, front or back, don’t wait until the last minute to contact your lighting designer thinking we can just come in at the end and work around everything your landscape architect has already done. It makes more sense to bring us in at the very early stages so that we can work in tandem with your architect or designer to install wiring and conduit pipe in right at the beginning planning stages. We can locate transformers and figure out where fixtures need to go so that you can illuminate special features you’d like to include. We have worked with countless local landscape designers, and we can easily integrate our working plans with theirs so that you can see it all come together in one cohesive manner. Of course, we have also come in after the fact countless times as well, so don’t fret if you overlooked lighting options earlier. We can make it work no matter what.
Autumn is almost here as is apparent from the gradual increase in night arriving earlier and days seem to shorten. Daylight SavingsTime (DST) ends on November 6th, and creeping closer to this date, night will arrive earlier each day moving forward. Even as the Charlotte region continues to have summer-like temperatures enjoying outdoor living and backyard activities can be disheartening if you don’t have the right lighting, and even more so if your current outdoor lighting keeps you chasing dark each evening because of an outdated timer!
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte utilizes a convenient astronomical timer on each of our outdoor lighting systems so you never have to worry about manually reprogramming to accommodate the earlier arrival of dark. You can forget about finding your manual and recalling which dial or button to hit to make sure your landscape system accommodates for this seasonal change in light ever again.
Our astronomical timers work with the power of GPS to pinpoint exactly where you live and what the light requirements are in your specific area so your landscape system knows precisely when to turn itself on and off. You never have to do a thing to it, as it is “set it and forget it” technology. It doesn’t get any easier than this. No one in your household ever has to come home to a dark house again since our sophisticated timers know exactly when to illuminate your home, driveway, front entrance and any other feature you want. Even if your power goes out, your timer will continue to remember what it was set to thanks to a battery back-up.
Since your lights are turned on and off based on the available light, your outdoor lighting system will never run when it’s unnecessary. This can save you on your power bill because the waste is eliminated, and it’s better for the environment, too.
The right timer will give you peace of mind by regulating your outdoor lighting system.
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 friendly 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. If you are still using a manual outdoor lighting timer, let us upgrade you existing outdoor lighting system, including our intelligent timer so you can enjoy the benefits they provide.
Outdoor lighting isn’t just about pretty fixtures, it’s also about good design. It takes years of learning and skill to have the talent to properly showcase a home, property and all its unique features in the best light. It’s a delicate balance of uplighting, downlighting and other professional techniques to illuminate everything to achieve the perfect picture in the dark of night. Most homeowners, your landscaper or pool guy do not have the ability, experience or artistry to pull all these methods and aspects together to create a gorgeous dimensional look that makes your home stand out. If not done properly, you end up with a flat look and lots of dark areas that just don’t do your home justice.
Only trust your home & landscape to a professional
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has professional designers and architects on staff that know how to paint a picture with rays of light. We employ all sorts of clever tricks to angle and bend light in various directions so that it shows off your home, plants, trees and all the architectural facets in elegant and exciting way.
Fixtures are placed close to the façade of your home or directly under a tree to create a bold and striking beam of light that has quite an eye-catching feel. Move a fixture a few feet away, and a whole new look is achieved with a wider bathe of light.
This is a tough one for a novice to achieve, and it’s an extension of downlighting that provides broad washes of light that make things appear as if they have been kissed by the moon. We hide fixtures high up in the trees that cast a gorgeous shadowy effect that gives the feeling as if the light is being pulled through the limbs of your trees. The glow it creates can be quite fascinating and exciting series of shadows with a very natural feel.
This technique is similar to moonlighting, but it’s brighter and more intentional. We can affix your fixtures high up on your home, any structure or even a tree so that it splashes a wide angle of light over a large, expansive area. You get a lot of bang for your buck with downlighting since we can cover quite a bit of real estate when it’s employed properly. Different effects can be created depending on how close or far it’s placed from the area being lit.
Silhouetting and Shadowing:
This is where deep experience is truly needed in terms of outdoor landscape lighting, and it has the most impact in the hands of a knowledgeable lighting designer with some serious creativity. The designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte employ some theatrical skills by strategically placing fixtures behind a favorite feature such as an ornamental tree or a waterfall to create a dazzling backdrop that makes the object pop in the night and look larger than life. The mood silhouetting creates is incredibly striking and it’s a definite head-turner. Alternately, shadowing showcases an object in a softer light but creates tons of movement such as capturing a tree’s limbs and leaves glimmering in a breeze. The level of drama created by these two effects is like no other in the hands of someone that really knows what they are doing!
A treasured piece of sculpture, a water fountain or a piece of outdoor art that needs its own special halo of light to make it glow in the evening can be highlighted with specific accent lighting. Depending on the situation, our architects angle a beam of light upward or downward to pinpoint anything that has incredible architectural value that is like a treasure in the garden. If you’ve got an item that you want to cast a very special glow directly onto, accent lighting is the way to turn on the charm in a gorgeous way.
Let us show you how our lighting designers can utilize dramatic tricks to make your home stand out from the rest. Give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte a call today so we can demonstrate how we can change the look of your home in the evening at 704-849-8808 or via email at charlotte.outdoorlights.com.