For the past few years, trends in outdoor living have led to a surge in the creation of gorgeous outdoor kitchens. With a mild year-round climate, Greenville residents stand to benefit dramatically by creating indoor comforts in their outdoor spaces. From a classic nesting spot for your grill to expansive marble countertops and custom stonework, the only limit to outdoor kitchen design is your imagination (and maybe budget).
Once the kitchen is in, and the chef gets to work, you might discover the need for cooking after dark. In fact, I would argue that spring and fall when the sun is setting earlier, is one of the best times to cook a meal on the grill in Greenville. So, how do you cook a fabulous meal for your family, friends, and guests without outdoor lighting? This is where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville can step in with a few suggestions for your outdoor kitchen lighting:
Outdoor Kitchen Lighting Ideas
Start with Stone
One of the most fabulous features in today’s outdoor kitchen designs is the stonework on the kitchen surround. From stacked stone or classic brick, to flagstone or concrete pavers, these outdoor kitchens are truly works of art.
To illuminate the gorgeous masonry and texture of the stone, we offer copper and brass hardscape lighting that integrates right into the stone. We recommend placement under capstones or countertops, but sometimes we build them right in flush near the bottom of the structure to cast light across the surrounding deck, patio, or lawn.
Outdoor Task Lighting
Task lighting is one of the top requests for outdoor kitchens. We have a few tactics for making visibility for food prep just right. Countertop lights to illuminate the prep space can shine out from under the bar height counter. Pendant lights of a variety of types can be integrated if you have an overhead shade structure. Or, we can always add our fan-favorite festive market lights. These globe size string lights will provide task lighting and a fun vibe.
Outdoor Ambient Lighting
While there is some functional need for lighting in your outdoor kitchen, there is also a sure bet you want to enjoy the space when you are not preparing food. We recommend a full LED landscape lighting, deck lighting, or patio lighting design to create an ambient glow in your entire outdoor entertaining space. From path lights leading guests to the space, to landscape lighting around the perimeter and patio and deck lights built right in, we can create a truly remarkable space you’ll want to utilize each and every day (and night.)
If you are busy planning your outdoor kitchen right now, contact us today. If we are involved before construction we can come out and do some pre-installation work to make running our wire a smoother process. If you already have an outdoor kitchen but need lighting, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too! It is never too late to add outdoor lights. Call today for a design consultation. (864) 292-0002
The heat is on! Do you have a To-Do List for getting your pool ready for hot summer days—and nights? If you haven’t considered pool lighting before, the time to think about it is now before it gets any hotter around here. Wait!—you should do more than think about it. Go ahead and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville to set up a free pool lighting design consultation. Our phone number is (864) 292-0002.
Why Greenville Pool Lighting?
Do you use your pool at night? Would you use your pool more at night if you had beautiful outdoor lighting set up in the area around your pool? You know there will be days this summer when it will be too hot to enjoy the pool until after the sun goes down. If you have lighting around your pool, great! If not, well … do you want to swim in the dark? You really need pool lighting for safety at night if for no other reason.
That’s the thing about pool lighting. It gives you the option to swim any time of the day or night so you can make the most of your pool. It’s your pool, so you should be able to use it whenever you want to. Parties? Sure! With pool lighting, your poolside entertainment can continue beyond sunset.
Our lighting designers can install lights in your pool area that will transform your poolside experience at night. We can put miniature lights in your planters or trees or shining up from the base of shrubs to cast a gentle glow across the area. Don’t worry, we won’t come in and shine a big spotlight over your pool and wake the neighbors with its glare.
Don’t Go to a Store … We Come to You!
We will meet with you at your home for our free lighting design consultation. Once we see the setting around your pool, we’ll let you know the different types of lighting and effects we can create based on what you have there. We may incorporate lighting in and around your plants, hardscapes, pillars or any nearby structures like a fountain, gazebo, pergola or cabana.
We can even install lights in your pool. With today’s LED lights, pool lighting can be lots of fun because we have color-changing lights, too. Fun! The kids will love that!
If you’re undecided even after consulting with our lighting designer, we will go a step further to help you decide: we will provide a free nighttime lighting demonstration. After we meet with you, we’ll create a custom lighting plan for you, and we’ll make another appointment to come back one evening just before sunset. We’ll set out temporary lighting to approximate your custom lighting design, and when the sun sets, we’ll turn the lights on. We think you’ll be convinced.
Don’t wait for summer to arrive—call us about pool lighting now!
We’re not pushing a special “limited time only” deal to rush you into pool lighting. The urgency is simply based on the season. Summer will be here in a few weeks, and if you know Greenville, you know it will be hot well before the official start of summer on June 21. The time to call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives about Greenville pool lighting is now.
For a moment, close your eyes and think about the cooling power of water. Not just physically, but emotionally, too. Did that get your attention? The sooner you call us, the sooner we can have your pool lighting installed. Don’t let poor visibility at night ruin your pool time this summer.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville, we love to help our clients increase their summer fun with the most beautiful pool lighting in the Upstate. Call today to schedule a design consultation. (864) 292-0002
Do you keep lists and plan ahead, or do you wave your wand and make a party come together at the last minute? Maybe you’ve found some middle ground between those extremes. However you play it, go ahead and give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville a call this week to set up your free landscape lighting design consultation. You’ll be one step ahead when Memorial Day weekend rolls in and summer celebrations jump into full swing.
Professional Landscape Lighting
Spring is only a few weeks old, but summer will burst onto the scene very soon. One of the best ways to celebrate summer is to have professional landscape lighting installed in the front and back yards, especially around your deck, patio, and porch. Artful lighting in the front yard will welcome your guests and illuminate the path to your door. Strategic lighting around outdoor living spaces is the smartest way to extend the usability of those outdoor entertaining spaces into the nighttime. Why let sundown drive you inside? Why strain to see faces of friends you’re talking with by the light of a few citronella candles and tiki torches?
We’re not suggesting a dozen one-size-fits-all spotlights planted at the edge of your front porch, deck or patio. We’re talking about professionally designed and installed landscape lighting crafted specifically for your home. Our lighting designer will walk around your property with you to design the most effective lighting plan using our state-of-the-art LED fixtures. We’ll talk with you about the use of lighting for aesthetics and for safety. We can even set up high-quality string lighting for the most festive atmosphere, and these party lights can stay up year round.
What’s the rush? It may seem like you have plenty of time for summer holiday preparations, but those calendar pages have a way of flying by. The sooner you call us and schedule your Greenville landscape lighting design consultation, the more certain you’ll be to have lighting planned and installed before Memorial Day weekend.
Already have landscape lighting? If it hasn’t been serviced in a year, you need to call us. Outdoor lighting needs to be checked annually to keep all of the components in good working order. If you have halogen lights, talk with us about an upgrade to our more energy-efficient LED bulbs. We can retrofit your entire system to bring you energy savings. We also service systems set up by landscapers and other lighting companies.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville, we love to help our clients improve the beauty of their yard with top-of-the-line LED landscape lighting for 80% less energy use. Call today to schedule a design consultation. (864) 292-0002
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 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 roof with LED Christmas lights, anyone who has tried it knows it is not only physically difficult, 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 from now through spring without having to be on a ladder just outside of view of the season’s biggest wins, upsets, and plays.
Call today, our holiday lighting schedule is limited, and spaces fill quickly.
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 in to 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.
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 suite changing vegetation. In the case of a system installed by another service provider we may move every light for a better lighting design. 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?
This Powdersville model home, came with an outdoor lighting system already installed. While it may have looked acceptable, now that you’ve seen what I 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?
We moved fixtures for more even spacing, adding one to the mix to make it just right. We also pulled them further away from the house and shrubs to get the right effect on the exterior walls of the home. We added three eave 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 on electrical use. 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 lighting system for better performance. We’re proud to serve all of the Greenville area, including Powdersville, even if you still call it 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
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 off 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
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, an Irish Pub & Restaurant 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
LED outdoor lighting is the most sought after outdoor lighting product on the market. Recent years of technological improvement have 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.
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 a comparable lighting effect with a 15 light LED outdoor lighting system you’ll use 75 Watts. That adds up to 83% less energy use!
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
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.
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 moon light 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.
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 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 home call today at 864-292-0002.
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.