Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

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cropped-Memphis-Outdoor-Lighting.jpgWhat do rhythmic gymnastics, modern art, and pizza dough tossing have in common? They are all harder than they look to do well. Another task that is much more difficult than it looks to master is design and installation of a quality outdoor lighting system.

 

Sure, it seems like just a trip to a big box store to buy some fixtures, some bulbs, and some wiring, followed by an afternoon of eyeballing where they should shine. And some people try that strategy the first go-around. It never turns out well. It ends up looking like the guy who accidentally puts his hand all the way through the middle of the pizza round the first time he flings it in the air.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis lights the front of this Memphis home

A professionally designed Memphis outdoor lighting system considers many facets

A professionally designed Memphis outdoor lighting system considers safety, security, aesthetics, architecture, landscape, drainage patterns… The list goes on and on. In addition to bringing years of knowledge and experience to the table, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis uses handcrafted brass and copper exterior lighting fixtures. The average consumer doesn’t have access to the variety and quality of fixtures that we use. If you can find them, you won’t be able to purchase them at the value pricing we get as industry veterans.

 

Special effects lighting can make your Memphis exterior lighting especially engaging and take your curb appeal to the next level. Moon lighting is a terrific way to light a path or driveway effectively, but with a romantic touch. In order to create the dappled effect of moonlight streaming through the leaves of a tree, you need to know which kind of light to use and how to install it properly. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can offer you design options like this that you might not have even heard of before.

 

We have solid copper fixtures that blend in beautifully with their surroundings.

We have solid copper fixtures that blend in beautifully with their surroundings.

Should you use a well light or a flood light by that corner of the house? Most homeowners don’t know what the best tool is for each lighting job in a yard. There is no shame in that. We don’t know how to do your job. The important thing is to recognize which projects are suited to an investment of your time and effort and which should be outsourced to an experienced professional.

 

Still wondering if designing and installing your own home exterior lighting system is right for you? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis and ask us to come over for a free consultation. When you see the beauty and quality of our fixtures and hear the ideas we have for lighting your property, we believe we will win you over.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Memphis Lights Make Better Memphis Nights

Have you caught yourself staring blankly at your backyard now that darkness covers it so much earlier now? Do you dream of those warm nights when you could spend hours outside after work in the summer? Did you spend that time on your deck, in your backyard, pool or inside the gazebo? You can still capture the last of these crisp fall nights outside with the help of Memphis outdoor lighting.

 

Create a relaxing place  to unwind can be accomplished with outdoor lighting.

Create a relaxing place to unwind can be accomplished with outdoor lighting.

People are opting to stay in their homes much longer now. With the economy improving, they are also electing to add on their outdoor spaces to create more entertaining places. Enjoying that longer throughout the night can be easily accomplished with a professionally designed and installed landscape lighting system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. It brings a new level of enjoyment and creates new memories in your outdoor living spaces.

 

What are the most popular areas to add Memphis outdoor lighting to in your backyard? Fire pits are extremely popular, especially this time of year. It’s the right amount of warmth you need on these crisp Memphis nights and the fire adds a level of entertainment few others can accomplish. But the fire from the pit is not enough lighting to keep your footing safe around the area. Professional outdoor lighting can give off just enough light to help you navigate safely around the area while not detracting from the character of the fire.

 

Water features are also popular areas and can include a fountain, pool or pond. They come alive at night when you can see the dancing water while listening to the trickling sound. They are a great place to go to relax at the end of the day. Don’t let that enjoyment end when the sun goes down when Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can eloquently light the area to make it magical at night.

 

Specially designed pendant lights provided beautiful illumination and a distinctive look.

Specially designed pendant lights provided beautiful illumination and a distinctive look.

Of course your deck or patio is probably the most common area you spend your nights. We can custom design an outdoor lighting plan in zones for your deck or patio. One zone for cooking may need more light than another zone for eating and yet another zone for entertaining. Many people are adding outdoor kitchens to their decks or patios. Sufficient lighting is needed in the prep and grilling areas and can easily be done with outdoor lighting in very unique ways.

 

If you’re looking for ways to spend more time outside and create more memories, think about adding Memphis outdoor lighting to your living spaces. Custom designs, professional installation and top notch customer service is what you will get from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. You’ll love it John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphisso much you’ll wish you had added outdoor lighting much sooner.

 

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Daylight Savings Time’s Effect on Your Memphis Landscape Lighting System

Uplighting creates dramatic areas of light shadow that reflect a bold personality.

Your Memphis landscape lighting system may need some adjustments with the end of DST

Have you noticed the difference that one-hour makes as you are coming home from work this week with the end of daylight savings time? It takes a bit of an adjustment to get used to traveling in the dark and making your way to your home at night. This is also the time most people notice their Memphis outdoor lighting system isn’t on as they come home. Fortunately, that is an easy fix and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can help with that solution.

When we install our Memphis landscape lighting systems, we include a timer with the installation. Depending on how old your system is, you may consider upgrading to one that automatically updates daily to reflect the changing dusk time. Once we set the timer, you’ll never have to reset it. If you are happy with the timer you have but need help adjusting it for the end of daylight savings time, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.

Lighting Control Automation can control your inside and outside lights.

Lighting Control Automation can control your inside and outside lights.

If you’d like to go one step further, we can get your Memphis landscape lighting system plus more set up with our Lighting Control Automation (LCA). LCA it gives you complete control over your indoor and outdoor lights, with the ability to set up different zones for groups of lights and outlets. You can even control it from your smartphone or tablet.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll feel good that your Memphis landscape lighting system is keeping your home looking its best, enhancing your landscaping, making your walkways safer and your outdoor living spaces more useable at night. Just take a look at the difference outdoor lighting has made on this home in the Memphis area.

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If you’re ready to add a Memphis landscape lighting system, add on to your current outdoor lighting system or interested in upgrading the entire system to our energy-efficient LED, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis a call. We can have your home and outdoor living spaces looking as good as the photos above in time for the holidays.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Replace, Reposition or Upgrade Your Memphis Outdoor Lighting System

Have you ever made a major purchase after much thought and preparation about how it was going to look and affect your life.? Have you ever been disappointed in the results but know it was a major undertaking and you thought you would get used to it after you lived with it a while? And did you? Or does it still make you cringe every time you look at it? Situations like this do happen and if you have been in this situation with your outdoor lighting system, don’t fret. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can help you love the way your home and outdoor living spaces look with some small tweaks.

 

Unique architectural features give us the chance to be creative.

Unique architectural should be highlighted with outdoor lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis has been custom designing and installing landscape lighting systems for over 15 years. Our experience has taught us that most existing systems don’t need to be completely redone and can benefit from one of three procedures outlined below.

 

Replace

Your system may look unbalanced to you and that can happen if fixtures are not installed to illuminate from left to right and bottom to top. Inexperienced installers may not know the best way to highlight an architectural feature or light darkened corners. Being in the field every day has taught us the best way to enhance features, textures and dimensions of your home and landscaping.

You may have an adequate amount of fixtures but your halogen bulbs may be burnt out or ending their life cycle. Halogen bulbs begin to dim  until they actually burn out and need to be replaced every year or so. Burnt out bulbs can also make your system look unbalanced. If that is the case, be sure you are replacing with a comparable wattage bulb so you don’t over task your fixture. It’s best to replace all your halogen bulbs at the same time so you don’t see a drop in the output from some that are nearing the end of their life cycle.

 

Thank you to our clients who continue to let us create beautiful scenes like this!

Plant growth may dictate repositioning of fixtures.

Reposition

When your system was installed your shrubs and trees may have been newly planted. After a couple of years you may notice that the fixtures are not illuminating the same way or the light beam may be covered completely from this overgrowth. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can easily reposition or even redesign your system to make it work with your foliage. We can also add on to system if additional lighting is needed.

 

Upgrade

If you’ve been thinking about LED outdoor lighting, now is a great time to upgrade. You won’t have to worry about replacing bulbs every year because LEDs last up to 50,000 hours and are much more energy efficient than their halogen counterparts. Where the do compare is in the look. Our LEDs give off a warm light that is virtually indistinguishable from halogen. You won’t get that stark blueish tint with our technologically advanced LEDs. And because they use less wattage, more fixtures can be added on to your existing transformer.

Can you tell the difference?

Can you tell the difference?

If you aren’t satisfied with your Memphis outdoor lighting system, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis a call. We can replace, reposition or upgrade your system to make you fall in love with the look of your home and outdoor living spaces. Give us a call today.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Trust Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis With Your Special Event Lighting

nolm-logo@2xOctober is the month of ghost, ghouls, spiders, costume, and candy, but did you know it’s also National Outdoor Lighting Month? It is. The purpose of National Outdoor Lighting Month is to educate homeowners about the benefits of outdoor lighting and about how professional outdoor lighting can transform properties. National Outdoor Lighting Month is occurring just as people are putting more thought special event lighting. The next few months will be filled with opportunities for parties and gatherings, and festive lighting can be the key to making such an event truly memorable. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis is our area’s premier special event lighting expert, and we would love to help with your event.

 

Add a festive look to your special event with orb lighting - colored or natural.

Add a festive look to your special event with orb lighting – colored or natural.

With years of experience designing and installing temporary lighting for Memphis special events, we are ready to help make your event successful and beautiful. The effects of lighting on mood are undeniable, so special lighting is perfect for parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and other social gatherings that need to be memorable. With a variety of products at our disposal, you have many design options. Orb lights can be hung from exposed beams or even tree limbs. Café lights can bring an old-world, vintage look to your event, and temporary path lights can ensure that guests can find their way when moving from area to area. Such special event lighting provides needed visibility and creates ambiance that will enhance everyone’s experience.

 

Cafe lights create a relaxing ambiance.

Cafe lights create a relaxing ambiance.

If you are planning a special event, download our Holiday, Festive, and Special Event Lighting Guide from the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives website. It is free and full of tips for getting perfect special event lighting. Be sure that before your event, your lighting is not only taken care of but is uniquely designed by a professional who understands how to affect mood with light. From festive to enchanting to dramatic, your event can taken on whatever mood you choose. Just let us know what you want your guests to remember.

 

October is prime time for special events, and the days are getting shorter. So, National Outdoor Lighting Month occurs at the possible best time. In the right hands, special event lighting can help guests find their way while setting the perfect mood. Put your lighting into the most capable hands, and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. We will be sure your event is a night to remember.

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

 

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Outdoor Lighting Drives Dangers Away in Memphis

Illuminating your driveway, entryways, and paths this fall will create a safer environment for you,  your family, and your guests.

Illuminating your driveway, entryways, and paths this fall will create a safer environment for you, your family, and your guests.

You’ve probably already noticed. The air is cooler, and night is coming sooner. Fall has come to Memphis. While the cooler temperatures are a relief and there is less drama with the kids settled into a new school year, the shorter days do present some challenges. Evening yard work is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and it’s only a matter of time before you are returning from work to a dark house, fumbling with keys tripping over the garden hose. No one likes to grapple through the dark to get inside their home, and let’s face it, it’s can be dangerous too. In addition to trip hazards, shadows can even hide harmful creatures, like snakes and spiders, but you don’t have to face these dangers in the dark this fall and winter. Adding outdoor lighting to your Memphis home can greatly increase your safety and security.

 

Driveway lighting, entryway lighting, and path lighting can ease the passage into your home for you, your family, and your guests. These forms of outdoor lighting help you see any obstructions to your path, like the toy that wasn’t put away or the rake that was left out. Being able to see such objects helps you avoid trips and falls that could ruin your evening and produce costly medical bills. Additionally, driveway lighting can help guests easily see where to park their vehicles, helping to prevent bump-up collisions. Finally, these types of Memphis outdoor lighting create a welcoming atmosphere. Rather than coming home to a cold, dark house, you can arrive in a place that is warm, beautiful, and relaxing.

 

Illuminating your home gives unsavory characters fewer places to hide.

Illuminating your home gives unsavory characters fewer places to hide.

Memphis outdoor lighting, including architectural lighting and landscape lighting, can also increase security on your property. It is no secret that thieves, vandals, and others with ill-intent like shadows. Dark properties give them plenty of places to hide and go unnoticed by neighbors. Outdoor lighting reduces hiding places that provide this cover. This makes it more likely that such a person will by-pass your home and pick a more shadowed residence.

 

Most children are afraid of the dark at some point in their lives. They are convinced that monsters lurk in the shadows of the basement or those underneath the bed or in the closet. As parents, we comfort them and assure them monsters do not exist. But kids really do have a point – harmful things can lurk in the shadows, whether they are obstacles waiting to trip us or unsavory characters. No, they aren’t the creatures of myth, but darkness harbors dangers. Drive some of that darkness away with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis this fall. Call us today. We can help shield you from those things that “go bump in the night”.

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

 

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Memphis Outdoor Lighting Mishaps Professionals Avoid

Outdoor Lighting not strong enough to do its job properly

Bad outdoor lighting is worse than no lighting at all.

We all know how we look and feel after a bad haircut. We wonder what our stylist was hearing as we explained the minor trim we came in for. Sometimes getting a bad haircut is worse than not getting one at all. The same can be said for bad outdoor lighting. When outdoor lighting is done by someone other than a professional company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis, you may wish you hadn’t had anything at all installed.

 

Driving around Memphis at night, and being in the outdoor lighting business, I often look at homes with landscape lighting and quickly access the problem areas and mistakes made that end up making the home look worse than if it didn’t have lighting at all. There are some common outdoor lighting mistakes done by DIY’ers or even companies that try to do lighting as a side business. Some of the common mistakes include:

 

Glow sticks can't lighting your landscaping at night and neither can solar lights.

Glow sticks can’t lighting your landscaping at night and neither can solar lights.

The Glow Stick Effect: When it comes to outdoor lighting, solar powered lights seem like a good idea but the technology doesn’t’ provide enough lighting to make it work in an outdoor application. In fact, when I see solar lighting I often think of the glow sticks my kids used to love to wear at night. Glow sticks give children hours of enjoyment but they certainly can’t light your landscaping effectively all night long.

 

The Deer in the Headlights Effect: You know what I’m talking about here. You’re walking your guests out after a nice evening and as soon as you open the door a spotlight is shining in their eyes instead of on your home or landscaping. Outdoor lighting professionals know how to place landscaping lights so the light doesn’t shine in your eyes or through your windows; it merely highlights the architectural features of your home or the textures of your landscaping.

 

Lining your pathways with lights makes it look like a runway.

Lining your pathways with lights makes it look like a runway.

The Runway Effect: Probably the most common error when installing outdoor lighting for driveways and pathways is the runway effect. Path lighting should be staggered to give off enough ambient light to highlight the path and the landscaping around it. Setting up too many fixtures in a parallel pattern or straight line makes your pathways and driveways look more like a runway waiting for a small aircraft to land.

 

 

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Let us custom design an outdoor lighting plan to enhance your home.

Don’t become victim to the three most common lighting mistakes for your Memphis home. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis today and we’ll custom design an landscape lighting plan that will not only avoid these common mishaps but will make your home and landscaping look so beautiful you’ll fall in love all over again. Give us a call today for your free consultation.

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

 

Memphis Outdoor Lighting Lets Our Trees Keep Their Vibrant Colors

Memphis landscape lighting lets your trees remain masterpieces at night.

Memphis landscape lighting lets your trees remain masterpieces at night.

Memphis may be know to visitors for our famous Beale street, Peabody Ducks or Graceland but to those of us who live here, it is simply known as home. We take pride in our beautiful city full of rich heritage and also our homes filled with lush landscaping and majestic trees. Beautiful in the day but lost in the night sky unless you have Memphis landscape lighting to show them off.

 

With fall right around the corner, our sugar maples, dogwood’s and southern red oaks are about to transition with vibrant colors to fill the day sky. Nature gives us the most amazing backdrop during this time of year. It’s a shame to loose site of this exquisite scenery as you’re enjoying the cooler fall evenings outside. And, you don’t have to if you have Memphis landscape lighting to highlight the splendor at night.

 

Using LEDs allow you the option of adding even more fixtures than you could with halogen bulbs.

We use many techniques and fixtures to highlight the best features of your trees.

Bright yellows, oranges and reds come alive at night with the proper Memphis landscape lighting installed and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can make that happen for you. We use a collection of landscape lighting fixtures combined with a mixture of lighting techniques to highlight the unique shape and size of the trees in your yard.

 

As the days pass by, our trees begin to lose their leaves as they fall to the ground. It happens quickly, almost too quickly, and suddenly we are left with piles to take care of in our yards. The leaf piles can create a hazard if not taken care and allowed to build up on any well or spot light. Besides blocking the light source from outlining the gnarled branches and textured bark, debris from our trees can trap the heat from your outdoor lighting fixtures, which is why we suggest the use of our brass and glass lens covers. Our lens covers fit right over the top of our well and spot lights to keeps the bulb from being destructed from debris, pests or liter. Pesticides and other chemicals typically used in lawn care do not affect the brass frame and the glass covers are easily cleaned to allow the perfect amount of lighting through.

 

Colored lens filters provide a quick and easy way to decorate.

Colored lens filters provide a quick and easy way to decorate.

When it comes time to show your school pride or your holiday spirit, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis has colored lens covers available. They not only provide a quick and easy way to decorate for any holiday or special occasions, they can also be used to bring a unique focus to any of your trees. Available in green, red, dark blue, light blue, amber, purple and orange, the combinations can be used for just about any occasion.

 

As the pumpkin spice drinks start making their way into the season and the sweaters begin emerging from you closet, make sure your trees are ready for their change of season as well with landscape lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. We’d be happy to show you how Memphis landscape lighting can enhance your yard with a free consultation just by calling our office today.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

The Hottest Trend in Memphis Outdoor Living is Landscape Lighting

Uplighting creates dramatic areas of light shadow that reflect a bold personality.

Uplighting creates dramatic areas of light shadow that reflect a bold personality.

Looking through the pages of any outdoor living magazine you will be met with beautiful outdoor living spaces, all magnificently lit with landscape lighting. Makes sense since it’s the top outdoor living design element according to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

 

When you think about the history of Memphis outdoor lighting it was first installed for safety and security. Homeowners wanted their pathways and driveways illuminated for a safe arrival at night. Outdoor lighting then moved into the yard area, around the landscaping, showing off the amazing colors of blooming English lavender and colorful peonies. Next came highlighting unique architectural features on our homes and began winding around the house to the back, where the opportunities to light the outdoor living spaces were almost endless.

 

Memphis outdoor lighting can emphasize any area of your outdoor living spaces.

Memphis outdoor lighting can emphasize any area of your outdoor living spaces.

Nowadays, the most technologically advanced Memphis LED landscape lighting is installed in almost all of our jobs. People are much more comfortable with the technology itself and know about the energy efficiencies, longevity of the “bulbs” and the lower maintenance costs to make an educated decision. Style does not suffer with technology when you work with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis. Our accent fixtures are constructed from solid copper and brass and our well lights from heavy duty pvc. Our fixtures are designed to blend in with your landscaping so all you’ll notice is the magnificent lighting effect on your majestic trees, flowering shrubs, spacious deck, trickling water feature or any other space around your home. The professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis have more than enough tools, experience and design ideas to make your spaces look amazing throughout the entire year.

 

If your Memphis outdoor lighting system is in need of an upgrade, some additions or you’d like to have your first landscape lighting system installed, give us a call. We’ll create an outdoor lighting plan based on your preferences and our knowledge of lighting design. You’ll be amazed at the way lighting can transform your outdoor living spaces.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com

Don’t Let the Sun Decide when Your Memphis Party’s Over

Memphis deck lighting keeps the party going.

Memphis deck lighting keeps the party going.

The sun can be such a party pooper, especially in the fall. It seems like your guests just have time to arrive after work and get settled in their chairs with their food and drinks when the sun starts to dip below the treeline. The lamp(s) the builder mounted on the side of the house never seem to give enough light to keep the easy fun of the evening going. A small investment in Memphis outdoor lighting can go a long way toward letting the good times roll as long as you like.

 

Energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting fixtures can be mounted almost anywhere that you want them. Many folks start with installing small ones around the edge of their porch, patio or deck, below eye level. These Memphis outdoor lighting fixtures let people see the whole area, but don’t glare in people’s faces. Their warm glow does an great job of helping everyone avoid tripping, especially around furniture, entries & exits, and on stairs.

 

Memphis gardens glow at night with outdoor lighting.

Memphis gardens glow at night with outdoor lighting.

Memphis landscape lighting shows off your yard’s most beautiful features and allows you to enjoy your plants, flowers and trees late into the evening. Lots of us don’t realize it, but gardens are often just as lovely at night–just in a different way. The colors change subtly and the shadows create interesting contrast. Trees that you don’t look at twice during the day can become a centerpiece of your view from the porch or patio. By lighting both the deck and the yard, you get to enjoy the whole yard, even after dark.

 

Even if your priority is making the most of your free time in your yard, you will find that your Memphis outdoor lighting has lots of great side benefits. When you pull up to your home late one evening, you’ll notice how pretty your home looks from the street. The lights also deter burglars and welcome guests. People who own well-lit homes don’t fumble in the dark for house keys! We’ll even make sure that your street number is lit so people who haven’t visited before will find you easily.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis can create a custom landscape lighting design solution that fits your yard and the way you like to live and entertain in it. Whether that includes plenty of task lighting in the grill or outdoor kitchen area or a series of energy-efficient lighting fixtures so that you don’t compete with the last fireflies of summer, we have you covered. We want you and your guests to enjoy lingering outside as long as you want; Mr. Sun can go home early if he wants to.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

 

John Bowers
901-854-7111
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis
email: olp-memphis@outdoorlights.com