Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte has been illuminating homes across the greater Charlotte for the last 20 years. In fact, a national franchise company was started right here in Charlotte following the success of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in Charlotte. We want to bring your home’s facade to life at night. Exterior lighting adds visual appeal and improves safety and security.
Our professional lighting designers work with homeowners to bring their vision to life. You may only want gentle and romantic facade illumination to enjoy your home’s majestic beauty at night. You may be looking for tree lighting, hedge row lighting, focal area lighting, water feature lighting, deck lighting, path lighting or patio lighting. Call on our lighting design and installation experts to bring your home to life with professional outside lighting.
Everyone can see that your home is beautiful in the daytime, but it takes professionally designed and installed lighting to show it off at night. Outdoor lighting is not for the do-it-yourselfer. The trained and experienced lighting designers with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte use specific lighting techniques and equipment to achieve the most beautiful effects. Where we can, we work with shrubbery lining your home’s façade, and we also use stand-alone fixtures. We’re careful not to shine lights directly into your windows! Our lighting technicians will carefully angle each light fixture just right to highlight dramatic elements of your home whether it’s made of stone, brick, siding or stucco. We find the perfect balance of light and shadow to draw out your home’s best features.
Hand-in-hand with architectural lighting, landscape lighting will pull back the dark curtain and reveal the beauty of your property at night. A favorite tree, the gardens you have carefully nurtured or a line of hedges cradling your driveway—with landscape lighting we selectively illuminate beautiful features in your yard. Instead of lighting almost everything, we carefully choose those elements of your landscape that can be illuminated most effectively. This is where our artful design talent comes into play. Much like an interior designer, an exterior lighting designer makes an artistic statement using your home and landscape as a canvas. Water features such fountains and ponds with waterfalls are especially beautiful with the soft glow of subtle outdoor lighting, as are outdoor fireplaces. If you have statues in your yard, or any other type of yard art, those are perfect candidates for outdoor lighting.
With architectural and landscape lighting your family can feel safer in your home at night. Would-be intruders avoid well-illuminated homes. Outdoor lighting, strategically placed, removes the dark shadows where potential intruders would hide. When those intruders see that your neighbors can observe every move they make, your home becomes less appealing as a target. If you have security cameras, this lighting will help ensure clearer images.
We differentiate safety lighting from security lighting to speak directly about safe footing, for example, from the car to the door. Additional lighting is extremely beneficial there, along your pathways and up your front or back steps. When used as a part of a landscape lighting design, we call this form of lighting path lighting. Stepping stones can be especially treacherous at night because they tend to shift and become uneven over time. If you have a pool, you definitely want to remove tripping hazards by illuminating the path from pool to house with subtle but effective path lights. You know how tiny feet like to run back to the house from the pool! We also recommend adding tiny deck lights on your deck stair risers for deck safety. Improve your peace of mind with exterior lighting for the safety of your family and your guests.
The deck, the patio, the pool area—all of these become safer with even a small amount of illumination. What’s wonderful is the same lights can be used to create a warm and welcoming ambiance for your outdoor living spaces. When we add just the right amount of lighting here, you’ll be amazed at how much more time you spend enjoying these areas at night.
You could call it nighttime curb appeal. If you’re planning to sell your home, create additional value first with a professionally-installed outdoor lighting system. This is when outdoor lighting pays for itself. Your real estate agent will be impressed, and your efforts may practically sell the house for them.
With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Charlotte handling your design and installation, you will have complete confidence that your lighting team is close by, highly trained and ready to handle any maintenance needs you may have such as bulb replacement. We even include the first year of an annual maintenance plan with your initial lighting installation.
There are a couple hallmarks of strong exterior lighting design that you’ll note in the above image. Good lighting design neither leads dark spots nor “hot” spots that are overly illuminated. Notice how the entire facade is illuminated from end to end.
The exterior lighting on the home pictured above demonstrates another key characteristic of strong lighting design. The lighting should extend the length and height of the facade illuminating the entire face of the home.
In the home featured above, notice the focal illumination on a couple of the front yard trees. Through lighting design, we can create or accentuate the depth of your property. Imagine the difference in this design without some carefully selected foreground focal trees.
The home above has some signature design elements that define its facade, namely the dormers and the stacked stone on the forward elevation. Imagine how different this exterior lighting design would be if the focal architectural elements were not illuminated.
When adding lighting to your home, don’t forget about your backyard. In the backyard above, you can see how the living areas are illuminated but the entire back facade is not. Let your lighting designer know how you live outside and they’ll design your lighting to suit your life.
We offer a free nighttime exterior lighting demonstration to show you how effectively we can illuminate your home. If you don’t know how beautiful exterior lighting can be when designed and installed by professionals, you’re in for a beautiful surprise.