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Warm Holiday Wishes from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

The holidays help us focus on the good that's in the world.

The holidays help us focus on the good that’s in the world.

Sometimes, I look around at our modern world and realize it is full of depressing stuff – diseases, natural disasters, violence, and economic peril. It is very easy to focus on all that is bad in our world, but thankfully, we have the holiday season. During the holidays more folks than normal choose to focus on the good stuff – generosity, community, family, and peace. The holidays serve to remind us that even though humans perpetuate a lot of pain and injustice we have the potential to be gracious, charitable, and improve the lives we touch. The holidays bring us together, and together, we are capable of making our communities, country, and world a better place for everyone.

 

As you make your plans, bake sweets, and wrap packages for your family, ask yourself what you are doing for those outside your close-knit group. Let’s share the spirit of our holidays with everyone we come in contact with over the next few weeks. That could mean volunteering as a family in a soup kitchen or toy drive. It could mean leaving a much larger than expected tip, or helping someone who is struggling carry their packages. There are many small things we can do this season for others, and many of those, like carrying packages or holding the door open for someone, don’t even cost a penny. They only require that we take the time to think of someone else and help them out.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis wishes you the best holiday season this year!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis wishes you the best holiday season this year!

We here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis wish you and your family a season and new year filled with peace, togetherness, and generosity. We hope that our neighbors both near and far can manage to hold on to the holiday spirit all through 2015. If we are able to keep thinking of others and hang onto our holiday generosity, we really can make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. So won’t you join us in making the lives of others better this season and this coming year?

 

So Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and warm holiday wishes for whatever holiday you may be celebrating this December. We hope your season is merry and bright and pray for peace on earth and goodwill to all.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

 

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

Outdoor Lighting: The Memorable Gift for This Holiday Season

Give outdoor lighting this season - a gift they'll never forget.

Give outdoor lighting this season – a gift they’ll never forget.

What are you giving for the holidays this year? Electronics, sweaters, home baked sweets? If you’re like me, you may have discovered you have some “go to” gifts. Sometimes, it’s hard to think of something new, so it’s easier to grab Mom a nice piece of jewelry, Dad a sweater, and the brother that movie you’re sure he’ll like. But what if you could come up with something really stand out this holiday season? You can. You can give a truly memorable gift this season, one that can be enjoyed night after night, one that can affect mood, one that can just make life better. This year give the gift of outdoor lighting.

 

Outdoor lighting has many benefits your loved one will treasure.

Outdoor lighting has many benefits your loved one will treasure.

Outdoor lighting is such a unique gift because there is nothing else that provides the combination benefits and beauty that outdoor lighting does. Outdoor lighting combines beauty and functionality. It transforms the look of a property. Architectural elements, landscaping, and paths taken on a dramatic, elegant flare as warm natural light bathes them and highlights textures and detail. Outdoor lighting can be used to create a variety of moods including ones that are festive, enchanting, and serene. It also allows homeowners to utilize their outdoor spaces regardless of the hour and enables homeowners to experience the outdoors safely at night. With outdoor lighting, movement without collisions and accidents is possible within the space, and it increases security on the property too.

 

A LED conversion is a gift that keeps on giving energy savings each month..

A LED conversion is a gift that keeps on giving energy savings each month.

So your loved one already has an outdoor lighting system? Consider giving an LED conversion or add-on. LED outdoor lighting couple the beautiful, warm outdoor lighting you’ve come to expect along with significant energy savings and system durability. With advancements in technology, LED fixtures can now be utilized within a halogen system without notice, so your love one is sure to love the look. And they’ll love the savings just as much. LEDs consume up to 80% less energy per month than their halogen counterparts and can last up to 25 times longer. The savings on energy bills over time is significant. If your loved one already has an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives system, it can likely be converted with ease by simply retrofitting the old halogen fixtures.

 

Don’t get stuck in the gift rut this holiday season. Surprise the ones you love with the perfect gift of outdoor lighting, and they will remember it for years to come. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis today to get started making your loved one’s holiday merry and bright.

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 is Your Home’s Best Accessory

Memphis outdoor lighting is the best outfit for your home.

Memphis outdoor lighting is the best outfit for your home.

We all have outfits that we like to wear because we believe they make us look our best. They make us feel confident, ready to take on the world. What is the equivalent of that outfit for your Memphis home? Many people think that their home is most likely to turn heads when it is wearing its holiday season finery and a key part of those decorations is always lighting.

 

The wonderful thing about Memphis outdoor lighting is that it doesn’t have to be a seasonal look for your home, arriving in late November and gone by early January. When you invest in a custom-designed landscape lighting system, your home will always be shown off to its best advantage.

 

Unique architectural features give us the chance to be creative.

Outdoor lighting creates a warm welcome.

When guests arrive at your home for a holiday party, they will be able to easily identify your home from a distance and appreciate any wreaths or other decorations you have at your front porch or entrance. They will feel warmly welcomed by the lights that guide them from the car all the way to your door. There is nothing more hospitable than a well-lit home.

 

Come spring, your house will still be looking terrific. From the time that the first crocuses pop up from the cool ground until the full flower of summer, visitors will see and appreciate your garden and yard day or night because of your Memphis landscape lighting. Best of all, the lights are already in place, no further installation is necessary. Timers take care of most of the work for you.

 

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.

Fall will bring beautiful colors to your trees for a few weeks. They are wonderful in the daytime, but can be especially striking at night if they are well illuminated. Memphis architectural lighting will also show off the finer features of your home’s façade.

 

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis for a free in-home consultation to learn how you can keep your home looking its best throughout the year with an investment in outdoor lighting. Regardless of the season or the look your home is sporting at the moment, it will always look better in the right light.

 

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

What do you have to be thankful for this season?

What do you have to be thankful for this season?

Thanksgiving Day is almost here! You are probably thawing the turkey, gathering ingredients, and even baking some of the desserts already. I’m sure you’re also looking forward to time with family and friends, football, parades, and some hardcore napping. In the midst of all the food and festivities, it’s still important to reflect on what Thanksgiving Day is all about in the first place. When Europeans first arrived on this continent, they struggled to survive, and Thanksgiving Day was to commemorate their survival and the native people that helped them to do so. Thanksgiving Day really is a day to be thankful for all we have. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis, we are very thankful. Here is our short list.

 

Quality Products
As much as our clients love our quality fixtures and other components, we may just love them more than you do. Quality components help make our jobs easier. For example, many of our fixtures give us control over beam spread, how the light disperses the further it travels away from the fixture. Such control makes fixtures easy to set and focus, but it also allows us to manipulate light in ways that are unique and striking, ways that wouldn’t be possible without such features. We love to do things others believe to be impossible.

 

Thank you, Memphis, for letting us light up your nights!

Thank you, Memphis, for letting us light up your nights!

LED Technology
When LED technology first made an appearance in outdoor lighting, it was admittedly a little scary looking with its cold, bluish color that actually detracted more from properties than it enhanced. But today, technology advancements have made LED outdoor lighting one of our most popular options. LED outdoor lighting is safer because the components to not heat up as much as halogen, and it’s low consumption of electricity is easier on our clients and the environment. That is something we can all get excited about.

 

Our Community and Clients
Year after year, the residents and businesses in the Memphis area have come to us for their outdoor lighting needs. Memphis trusts us to make it beautiful at night by doing what we do best. Your repeated patronage allows us to keep designing, installing, and maintaining exquisite outdoor lighting. Because of the trust Memphis places in us, we are able to keep pursuing our passion of creating the most beautiful outdoor lighting.

 

So, thank you, Memphis, and thank you, clients! Thank you for making Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis the area’s premier outdoor lighting company. We love what we do, and we are so very blessed to be able to survive and thrive doing what we love most – outdoor lighting. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! And if your outdoor lighting system needs any attention this holiday season, please don’t hesitate to call.

John Bowers, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Memphis

 

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

Call OLP Memphis before you start your DIY

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.

before-and-after-Memphis-landscape-lighting

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