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Don’t Be A Grinch: Enter Your HOA Holiday Decorating Contest With Help from Our Expert Christmas Lighting Team

How do I win my Spartanburg HOA holiday lighting contest? A question many have asked and few have succeeded in accomplishing. If your Spartanburg, Greenville, Greer, Anderson, or other Upstate HOA holds an annual holiday decorating contest, you need to call the professionals. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville. We have an expert outdoor Christmas lighting design team, who design, install, take-down and store your lights for the summer.

Winning Outdoor Christmas Lighting Designs

Winning outdoor Christmas lighting designs are rarely the brightest house in the neighborhood. Nor are they the one with the most inflatables in their yard. Winning an HOA Christmas lighting contest requires the right combination of elegance and festivity.

Our outdoor lighting team translates your vision for subtle or dramatic into the perfect Christmas lighting design for your home and yard. While it may seem easy to wrap trees and line your Spartanburg roof with LED Christmas lights, anyone who has tried it knows it is not only physically challenging, but the results can be less than thrilling. With drooping lines or mismatched string lights, your full weekend of effort could end up looking like someone shot a few strings of LED Christmas lights out of a t-shirt cannon.

Watch Football Instead

Outdoor lighting is all we do, year round. We have the experience, we have the love, and we have the physical labor to give you a pristine outdoor Christmas lighting display. While we can’t guarantee you’ll win the HOA contest, we can guarantee you’ll love the results. And better yet, you’ll love enjoying every weekend of football for the season, without having to be on a ladder just outside of the view of the Gamecock’s, Tiger’s, or Panther’s biggest wins, upsets, and plays.

Call today, our holiday lighting schedule is limited, and spaces fill quickly. (864) 292-0002

Outdoor Lighting at the Southern Home and Garden Show in Greenville

September 15-17, at the TD Convention Center

Come down and see Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville at the Southern Home & Garden Show September 15-17. Fall is a perfect time to tackle landscaping and home renovation projects. What better way to get started than with the most popular home & garden event of the year. The Southern Home & Garden Show features hundreds of qualified experts, sharing with you the latest trends in landscape design, lawn & garden, outdoor living, interior design, kitchens, baths, windows, and flooring products. With so many services & products under one roof you can get all of your fall and winter remodeling projects started in one place.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville & Western NC will be on hand to answer all of your questions about landscape lighting & outdoor lighting for your home. We’ll also have on display our top quality LED outdoor lights. You’ll be able to see and touch our fixtures & lamps to really understand the difference between our professional lighting and the big box DIY lights you may be more familiar with.

If adding curb appeal, night time function, safety & security to your home is on your honey do list before the winter nights get long, stop on by and check us out. We look forward to seeing y’all.

TD Convention Center, Greenville
Friday, September 15, 10:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 12:00pm-5:00pm

If you can’t make it to the show, give us a call to schedule a free design consultation. 864-292-0002

What You Don’t See Can Hurt You in Powdersville Outdoor Lighting Design

What do you think of the outdoor lighting at this gorgeous Powdersville home?

Looks fine, right? A trained expert will quickly see some adjustments that are needed, but for the average passerby or homeowner even, they might think it is completely acceptable.

If you’ve moved into a new home that has an existing lighting system, or you have an aging system that has not been serviced in years, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville for a maintenance check. (864) 292-0002

We’ll not only look for needed repairs, but we also adjust lighting direction, trim branches, clean lenses, replace bulbs, and move lights to better suit changing vegetation. We’ll also offer recommendations for improved aesthetics and performance, such as adding a light or two or upgrading to LED from halogen.

Now, what do you think about this Powdersville outdoor lighting design?

Better, huh?
This Powdersville model home came with an outdoor lighting system already installed. While it may have looked acceptable, now that you’ve seen what it can be, you may notice the first image had a lot of dark spots and the light didn’t cast all the way up the wall. The light by the garage was especially a problem.

What did we do?
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives got to work. We moved landscape lighting fixtures for more even spacing, adjusted their aim, and added one to the mix to make it just right. We also pulled lights further away from the house and shrubs to get the right effect on the exterior walls of the home. We added three eave-mounted lights to create a more consistent aesthetic on the upper story, as well as a tree light in the center of the front lawn.

Retrofitting the existing system, we transformed it to LED for an 80% savings per light on electrical use. While we added 5 lights to the system as a whole, the electrical use will still be less than it was and the resulting lighting color and evenness of the spread is much more pleasing to the eye.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville, we want every client to enjoy the best outdoor lighting design possible. We also want to help you save energy and save money by going with an LED outdoor lighting system for better performance. We’re proud to serve all of the Greenville area, including Powdersville, even if you still consider it part of Easley. Call today for a free assessment of your existing system or a free nighttime demonstration for new or expanded outdoor lighting systems. (864) 292-0002

Full Disclosure: This is the new home of one of our amazingly talented outdoor lighting designer/technicians. As you can imagine, he was eager upon move-in to make his mark on the existing lighting system. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville we will always treat your home as good or better than we treat our own!

Greenville Landscape Lighting is the Finishing Touch for Spring Renovations

As the warm weather season is fast approaching, many Greenville, Spartanburg and Simpsonville homeowners are busy planning home improvement, renovation and landscape projects. It doesn’t matter whether you are planning an interior or exterior upgrade of addition, landscape lighting can serve as the finishing touch to bring you the most benefit from your home and landscape.

Here are a few scenarios that outline the advantage of outdoor lighting:

Greenville backyard pool or water feature addition:

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool, backyard water features, and surrounding space. Landscape lighting will allow you to enjoy endless evening swims with peace of mind, and will also allow extended hours of enjoyment by the pool and in your new pool. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, pool and water feature lighting is extremely functional. We can illuminate the outdoor living areas around your water feature such as a patio, deck, cabana or pool house, delineate a pathway, and any areas that need accenting which surround your pool to make you feel more safe and secure.

Greenville deck or patio addition:

Outdoor lighting isn’t beneficial on only the front facade of your home. Professional landscape lighting enhances the time you spend outdoors with friends and family and ensures your fun isn’t dictated by the setting sun.

Deck and patio lighting brings your backyard to life after the sun goes down while improving outdoor safety. Landscape lighting is especially helpful when installed by stairs, risers, exits and handrails. Lighting will also create ambiance within areas that are being used in the evening and provide illumination when you want to enjoyment to extend past sundown. Keep in mind, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville can add lighting to any outdoor living space addition you have in mind for spring, including pergolas, gazebos, docks and much more!

Greenville landscape renovation:

Lighting enhances the views from inside your home looking into your landscape too!

If you are adding or updating your landscape, or even starting from scratch, landscape lighting will enhance the beauty of your hard work. Imagine having beds of beautiful blooming perennials or adding majestic ornamental trees to your yard only to be enjoyed during the day! With Greenville landscape lighting you can relish the views and aromas of spring from any window of your house.

Outdoor room or interior room addition:

Lighting accentuates the depth, dimension, and architecture of your home, with this in mind it makes perfect sense to install or upgrade your landscape lighting system to accommodate for any square footage additions you are planning to your home this season.

Childrens’ treehouse or playground addition:

Consider all the facets of your backyard that would benefit from the addition of lighting. These may include, but are not limited to; an outdoor kitchen or grilling station and fire pit or outdoor fireplace. We can even help increase safety and fun by implementing a design in your children’s backyard play area or tree house — the possibilities and benefits are truly endless!

Good outdoor lighting changes the way you live, brings your family outdoors to gather and gives you opportunities to enjoy your backyard long after the sun has set. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville create a destination worthy of beauty, fun, and enjoyment to finish off the fruits of your labor! Call or email us today to learn more at (864) 292-0002 or olpgreenville@outdoorlights.com

Start Your Holiday Season with the Warmth & Magic of Gorgeous Greenville Landscape Lighting

Thanksgiving in Greenville marks the start of the holiday season. For many, it also marks the weekend where we dedicate ourselves to decorating our home for the holidays. While we can’t do anything to shorten your tree trimming time, we can offer some help when it comes to outdoor holiday decorations. We do offer holiday lighting design and installation, but today we are discussing how permanent LED landscape lighting can create magic that rivals traditional mini-lights wrapped around your trees and lining your roof.

With just the right landscape lighting design, you can skip untangling the lights and hauling out the ladder every Thanksgiving weekend.

One of our most popular effects is to apply wall wash lighting in between the windows of the front of your home. With the easy addition of wreaths where the light focuses, you can go from everyday magic to holiday magic with very little effort.

Tree lighting is another great landscape lighting feature that can be easily modified to assist your Christmas decorating goals. With a gorgeous tree already in view, simply add a colored lens to the focal light to create a red, green or blue holiday design. This focal lighting idea applies well to any feature in your landscape including columns, statues, gazebos and special seasonal items like reindeer.

Entertain Outdoors this Christmas

In Greenville, we sometimes enjoy a very warm Christmas. With the opportunity to host holiday gatherings outside, we are afforded a chance to deck out our patios, decks, and porches with additional holiday magic. Can you imagine a full Thanksgiving spread on the picnic table? The only issue might be the early setting sun!

While mini string lights might be your go-to source for illuminating the space for a Christmas or New Year’s party, we suggest permanent café string lighting. These top quality LED lights can be enjoyed year round for any holiday, special occasion or just a weekend gathering. Their large round lamps create a mix of luxury and nostalgia that can’t be explained. When it comes to creating holiday joy, nothing does it like the warmth of well-designed lighting!

Greenville landscape lighting is a lovely addition to any home. It can work hand in hand with your traditional outdoor Christmas lighting, or it can stand on its own. Creating a brilliant landscape year round allows you to spend more time enjoying the reason for the season. Call today for a free nighttime lighting demonstration to see how landscape lighting can create magic at your home. (864) 292-0002

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Project the Christmas Spirit with Greenville Commercial Holiday Lighting

We wait all year. Some start counting down in the middle of summer, waiting for Christmas in Greenville to arrive. As holiday lights and décor hit the stores earlier this year than ever it is because people love Christmas. They love the feeling it brings; they love the festivity of the decorations and the giving spirit. With Greenville holiday outdoor lighting we have the pleasure of designing, installing and taking down outdoor holiday lights that make Christmas in Greenville joyous and bright.

Create the Festive Spirit for a Profitable Holiday Season

Make the season bright in more ways than one by creating the holiday spirit at your store, restaurant, salon, venue or other brick and mortar business. The holiday season is huge for retail and hospitality which spreads across to an increase in the restaurant, salon, and other service industries. As people feel generous and giving and indulgent, they open their wallets and splurge on gifts and experiences that will impact that joyous feeling that the holidays bring. Maximize your business’s holiday revenue with professional Greenville commercial holiday lighting.

Holiday Lighting is for Every Business

Your business isn’t retail or service? Do you have employees who arrive at a brick and mortar location? Then holiday lighting is still for you! Improving employee morale by creating a festive holiday environment at work is good for every type of business. Whether you want to go all out with tree lighting in the parking lot, garland in the entrance, and roofline lighting on your building or create a simple festive entryway to invite your employees in, you’ll see the results in productivity and happiness in the office. Best of all, we’ll do the work.

Professional Greenville Commercial Holiday Lighting

Hire the pros to save time. We all know that in business, time is money. By hiring us to provide your commercial outdoor holiday lighting, you’ll get to continue doing what you do while we design and install the holiday spirit. You won’t have to take an employee of the important tasks to climb ladders and hang lights for two days. When the holidays are over, and you’re as busy as ever, we’ll come back and take the lights down. We’ll even store them for you so you don’t have to worry about holding them in a space that can be better served for inventory or workspace.

If you’re ready to give your business the holiday spirit, call today. We look forward to working with you. 864-292-0002

Greenville LED Commercial Outdoor Lighting Takes Outdoor Dining to the Next Level at The PlayWright Irish Pub

At the corner of River and Broad in downtown Greenville, there is a new multi-functional apartment complex called River’s Edge. Enjoying stunning views of the Reedy River and proximity to all of the amenities of downtown, the complex also features restaurants and stunning outdoor areas for the enjoyment of their residence and the guests who patron the restaurant. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville had the unique pleasure of illuminating a recently renovated courtyard and outdoor eating area for The Playwright Irish Pub located in the River’s Edge complex.

A Stunning Greenville Courtyard Needs to Be Seen

The Playwright is a unique Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Greenville that features an authentic Irish feeling indoors and a gorgeous courtyard for dining outdoors. The recently renovated courtyard features a stunning circular paver patio with flowers in the center, benches & modern planters on the outer perimeter, a large open grass area with a tiered retaining wall featuring lovely shrubbery.

Near completion of the project, it was realized that outdoor lighting was a necessity for the active nightlife Greenville residents enjoy. The objective was to create a warm & inviting atmosphere in this courtyard for diners and the public alike. The courtyard is stunning during the day, giving us a gorgeous canvas for a dazzling outdoor lighting design. The commercial LED outdoor lighting had to wow the guests who already enjoyed the courtyard during the daytime.

Greenville Commercial Led Outdoor Lighting

To emphasize the circular paver patio we opted to customize our hardscape lights to work on the top edge of the planters that line the outer perimeter of the patio. This custom work took some ingenuity for concealing electrical wire inside the planters and mounting the lights just right. The results are stunning as they show the depth, texture and color of the custom inlay design on the paver patio while illuminating the tall artistic planters.

The large tiered retaining wall was our next design task. With recently completed custom stonework, our expertise came in handy to ensure the retaining walls were unharmed during the process. Our LED hardscape lights were perfect for the retaining wall as we carefully designed the downlights to highlight the wall, shrubbery and outer limits of the courtyard.

All-in-all we designed and installed 38 LED outdoor lights in the courtyard at The PlayWright. When the work was complete, our lighting expert Chris enjoyed a lovely date night with his wife. While the courtyard was packed with diners and pedestrians enjoying the newly illuminated space, Chris and his wife enjoyed a quiet meal in the authentic Irish Pub at River’s Edge in downtown Greenville.

If your downtown Greenville business is focused on guest experience or could use a bit of light to draw customers in, call today. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville is proud to offer stunning LED commercial lighting for all of your business needs. 864-292-0002

How Much Money Will I Save with Greenville LED Outdoor Lighting?

LED outdoor lighting is the most sought after outdoor lighting product on the market. Recent years of technological improvement has created a new found love for the energy-efficient lights. With gorgeous color and low energy use, LED outdoor lighting has come to the forefront of outdoor lighting design. Whether you’re installing a new outdoor lighting system or upgrading a current system, the question everyone wants an answer to is how much savings on their monthly electrical bill they can expect from choosing LED outdoor lighting. So we’ve outlined the nitty gritty with real actual numbers for you below.

Energy Savings

We can’t talk about your cost savings without giving context with the energy savings that leads the way. We like to use an example of retrofitting a current Halogen outdoor lighting system to give you some actual real life numbers to compare. An average 15 light Halogen system fires up at a whopping 450 Watts. For comparable lighting effect with a 15 light LED outdoor lighting system you’ll use 75 Watts. That adds up to 83% less energy use!

Cost Savings

Your electrical company charges you by the KWH (kilowatt hour). One KWH is equal to using 1,000 Watts an hour. Doing a bit of math based on how many hours you run your outdoor lighting system in a year, you can easily calculate the savings of running an LED outdoor lighting system instead. But to make it easy, we’ve thrown a few numbers together to show you the difference:

The average cost of a KWH right now is about $.1091. In a year, it will take 1,314 KWH to run the Halogen system and 219 KWH per year to run the LED outdoor lighting system for 8 hours per night, 365 days per year. Within those parameters, you will spend $143.36 to run the Halogen system for the year & only $23.89 to run the LED system for the year.

For more information about Greenville LED outdoor lighting or to schedule your free nighttime demonstration call today 864-292-0002

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville At The Southern Home & Garden Show

March 4-6, 2016 at the TD Convention Center

Come down and see Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville at the Southern Home & Garden Show March 4-6. Spring is a time for renewal, growth & renovation. What better way to tackle your spring remodeling than with the most popular home & garden event of the year. The Southern Home & Garden Show features over 125,000 square feet of exhibitors featuring their newest products from landscape, lawn & garden and outdoor living to interior decorators, kitchen designers and flooring products. With so many services & products under one roof you can get all of your spring and summer remodeling projects started in one place.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville & Western NC will be on hand to answer all of your questions about landscape lighting & outdoor lighting for your home. We’ll also have on display our top quality LED outdoor lights. You’ll be able to see and touch our fixtures & lamps to really understand the difference between our professional lighting and the big box DIY lights you may be more familiar with.

If adding curb appeal, nighttime function, safety & security to your home is on your honey do list this spring, stop on by and check us out at booth 390. We look forward to seeing ya’ll.

TD Convention Center, Greenville
Friday, March 4, 10:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, March 5, 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, March 6, 12:00pm-5:00pm

If you can’t make it to the show, give us a call to schedule a free design consultation. 864-292-0002

Unforgettable Outdoor New Year’s Celebration with Greenville Outdoor Lighting

75° on Christmas Day? Winter of 2015 is shaping up to be one of the mildest I can remember. With lovely mild Greenville weather, why not host your New Year’s Eve party outside? Your favorite outdoor living spaces don’t have to be neglected all winter long. With advances in patio heaters, the popularity of outdoor fireplaces & firepits and this ridiculously warm winter, outdoors is the place to entertain! Take advantage and host New Year’s Eve on your Greenville deck or patio.

Deck Party

Create a stunning outdoor celebration with help from LED outdoor lighting. We can make your deck a warm & inviting space with just the right lighting effects. We’ll add riser lights to your stairs for safe navigation. We can add post lights for a gently illuminated perimeter so your guests can intermingle across the entire space. And for that extra special touch, a moonlight hanging from a nearby tree or the eve of your home is perfect for a magical wash over the whole space.

Party on the Patio

One of the best ways to make your outdoor living space functional at night is with LED lighting mounted in and under your vertical paver structures. By adding lights under the capstone of your retaining wall you can create an invitation for your guests to gather around the fire pit. With task lighting over the outdoor kitchen and half-moon down lighting mounted under the counter top, your outdoor kitchen can be the center of the party. With all of that function, don’t forget the beautiful look the lights will create. With details of each paver or stone being drawn out with shadow & light your guests will be wowed as they enter your party space.

New Year’s Eve in Greenville

Whatever your outdoor entertaining space includes, we can get you ready for the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash. Our festoon lights are perfect for hanging over any space. Resulting in an instantly festive vibe, festoon lights are a must have for creating New Year’s magic.

The best part of an outdoor NYE bash: fireworks! Nothing brings in the New Year like midnight fireworks. You bring the food, beverages and fireworks and we’ll provide the festive lighting! Happy New Year Greenville! We are wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2016.

Safety & Security with Greenville Outdoor Lighting

Like a big brother keeping you safe, Greenville Outdoor Lighting has a practical side that you won’t soon forget. While the beauty and lifestyle you gain with outdoor lighting is unavoidably the main point, there are some important practical implications of a proper outdoor lighting design. Safety with outdoor lighting means avoiding tripping hazards and illuminating your home just right for safe navigation. Security is gained with proper lighting technique to scare off would-be intruders, effectively limiting hiding spots around your property.

How Safety Lighting is Achieved

We have two main focuses in creating safety with outdoor lighting. Your entryway needs to be illuminated properly for safe access in any weather. Darkness is washed away with gentle entry lighting, but more importantly, fog, rain and snow can prove to be an additional obstacle. Entry lighting will ensure you can get into your home safely no matter what the weather.

Secondly, your paths need to be illuminated. From the driveway to the entrance or around the sides of your home, seeing your footsteps is essential to avoiding falls and injuries. Should there be an icy patch, a stray toy left out or a tree branch fallen, you’ll see it right away and be able to avoid an accident.

How Security Lighting is Achieved

An illuminated home makes a terrible target for burglary. Burglars are not looking for a fight. They are looking for an unoccupied home that is dark enough to slip in and out of undetected. To lower your risk for intrusion, we illuminate your home’s entry points for full visibility. Windows and doors that are lit up are difficult to get through unnoticed, most burglars won’t even try. Secondly, when you are not home, no passerby’s will know. Lights give the illusion of occupation that is just right. Lastly, by creating points of light in areas that are historically dark and good for hiding, means your entire property will be secure. Whether that is strategically placed focal lights along the wood line out back or a perfectly placed moonlight around the dark side of your home, no one will have a hiding spot for sneaking up on your home undetected.

For more on safety & security lighting for your Greenville or Spartanburg home read our blog or call today at 864-292-0002.

Autumn & Winter are the Best Times for Outdoor Lighting in Greenville

When you think of outdoor lighting you might imagine the sites of spring and summer weather, warm nights on your deck or patio and hosting barbecues that last well into the night. What you might not realize is that fall and winter weather in Greenville is the best time to make sure you have proper outdoor lighting at your home. With long nights ahead of us, outdoor lighting will encourage you to get outdoors and take advantage of the mild Greenville winter. With LED deck lighting, patio lighting and landscape lighting you can enjoy the great outdoors all winter long.

Greenville LED deck lights

Using 80% less energy than halogen lights, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ LED lighting fixtures are the perfect addition to your deck. We can use LED lights to highlight the perimeter of your outdoor living space or illuminate steps by mounting them under railings or in the stair risers. Our LED light fixtures will create an inviting warm atmosphere while also providing additional safety for navigating to and from your deck and yard.

Greenville LED patio lighting

Illuminating your patio space creates a functional and attractive outdoor living space after the sun sets. By using our LED light fixtures you can create a lovely useful space with a fraction of the energy use. With a combination of landscape lights to illuminate the space around your patio and down lighting to put a gentle wash over the whole area, you can enjoy your patio every night of the week. If your patio is primarily used as an outdoor entertaining space we can even hang some festive café lighting to create that special event feeling year round.

Greenville LED landscape lights

When it comes to illuminating your home and yard, LED landscape lights are a great choice. While we like to focus on what we are illuminating and not talk a whole lot about the LED lights themselves, landscape lights are versatile and worth a mention. Perfect for lining winding pathway around the side of your home, illuminating your flower beds, and creating a lovely glow around your outdoor living areas. When it comes to outdoor lighting, working with the natural environment to highlight the man-made living space is a great way to create a natural outdoor setting that is a perfect combination of modern comforts and outdoor fun.

For a free consultation and complimentary nighttime demonstration, call today 864-292-0002. Now is the perfect time to get your professional outdoor lighting installation complete, so you can enjoy the mild Carolina winter and avoid the busy spring outdoor living rush.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.