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Home Show 2018


Joe at HomeshowLast weekend, the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Chattanooga hosted its 52nd Annual Tri-State Home Show at the Chattanooga Convention Center. There were close to 300 vendors and 500 booths in the exhibit hall. We were very happy to be a part of this show and loved the great turnout it had.

This year, we featured many of our products/services and discussed our company, what we do, the top quality products we, how they work and the warranty we provide. We really enjoyed getting to meet each person that took the time to stop by our booth. Our designers have a large passion for what they do and love to help those who are interested in outdoor lighting find just the right look.



As we showcased over the weekend, we offer complimentary nighttime demonstrations for those who want outdoor lighting but would prefer to see exactly how the lighting will illuminate their house before they spend a dime. By doing this, the customer gets a chance to tweak any lighting placement they want as well as decide if they need to add or subtract a light or two from the design. When the designer has set everything up just the way the customer likes it, they give the customer a proposal on the spot.

It was very fun to hear all the different reasons each person who stopped by our booth had for wanting outdoor lighting. From safety and security for their loved ones to accenting their garden beds and pool area. Thank you to all of you that stopped by and chatted with us.



If you didn’t get to see us at the home show and want to learn more about our outdoor lighting and what we have to offer, we are only a call or email away. Our number is 423-710-8645 and our email is chattanooga@outdoorlights.com. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Take a look at our website to find the outdoor lighting that is right for you. Spring is the perfect time to get started on your garden area and/or deck lighting.


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Due to your lighting being outdoors, they are prone to have to weather rain storms, power outages, and other likely causes that would create a reason for your system to stop working properly. No need to worry, however, because most of these issues are simple fixes that could potentially only take a few minutes to solve. As you know, we would be more than happy to come to your home and help fix your lighting for you. We are only a phone call away. We just wanted to take some time to let you in on a few quick steps you can take yourself before you have to make a service call.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Installation

Step One:

It sounds silly but the first thing you need to check and make sure that your transformer is plugged in properly and securely. You would be surprised to know that sometimes the fix is as simple as a loose connection.

Step Two:

Check to be ensure that the controller/timer is plugged in nice and tight. If it happens to be unplugged, don’t worry. Once you plug it back in correctly, it should reset by itself. If it does not, call us and we will walk you through it or come out and get it set up accurately again.

Step Three:

Take a look inside your breaker box and make sure that there aren’t any tripped breakers.

Step Four:

If there isn’t a trip in your breaker box, check and make sure there aren’t any tripped breakers in your transformer.

Step Five:

Take a look at the outlet your transformer is plugged into. In the outlet there is what is called a Ground Fault Circuit Interupter (GFCI). This is made to sense any loss of current and to protect you from potential electrical shock. These types of outlets trip quite easily. To reset them, simply press the red reset button usually found between the two sockets. You can also test it by plugging in a different electrical device such as a cell phone charger to confirm the outlet works.

Step Six:

Be sure that your outlet is up to code. If the outlet is not, it may not be weather proof and could have accumulated water. This type of outlet needs to be replaced and updated.

Step Seven:

If your light or lights start to look dim to you or don’t shine quite as lustrous as they used to, check to make sure that mud or debris are not covering the lens or that pests have not chewed the wiring. You can gently clean this type of glass with any glass household cleaner.

Step Eight:

If you have been through each of these steps and your lights are still not working properly, we will be more than happy to come out to your home and inspect your lighting thoroughly to find the issue and get your lights back to normal. We are just a phone call away. (423)-710-8645.

You can also email us at chattanooga@outdoorlights.com or visit us at our website here.

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The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is quickly dropping to our much loved sweater weather. Fall is finally here. Before we know it, some of our favorite holidays will be upon us. We all know, however, that with the change of the season comes the change in daylight hours. This means it will begin to get dark earlier in the day, causing your visibility to become decreased and your ability to see your walkway when you arrive home to be challenging. It also means there is a higher chance of you or one of your visitors slipping on those wet leaves or that black ice patch. That is Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga recommend getting professionally installed path lights for your home.

Safety is a common concern when we are designing outdoor lighting for a home. We walk through the property and find the key areas that need illumination, such as  pathways and stairs, so that each step taken is visible and nothing goes unseen. This helps prevent trip hazards and slips. Many of our clients have tried to use solar lights bought from local hardware stores to solve these issues. They quickly learn, however, that not only do these types of lights have low quality lighting but they also do not last longer than a few seasons.



Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga will only use the highest quality lighting to ensure that you will have your pathway lit up for years to come. We have a wide variety of path lights. They come in all different sizes and shapes to make certain that they will match the look and feel of your home. Due to the high quality of our outdoor lighting, you may only need a small number of light fixtures to get the job done, unlike solar lighting.

Attraction Lights pic 2We also offer sculpture lighting. They give off the same security and safety, but have more of a creative look to them. These lights add a great element of beauty and creativity to places like your pathway as well as gardens and patios. Like the pathway lighting, these also come in all different shape and sizes as well as unique shadowing.

If you are interested in getting pathway lighting this fall, give us a call to set up a free consultation at 423.710.8645 or visit our website at http://chattanooga.outdoorlights.com/

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Outdoor Lighting Charity

On Saturday May 20th, 2017 MDA hosted its seventh Annual Everyday Heroes Gala. The gala was an event supporting all the fallen heroes, as well as those who are currently battling ALS. The MDA Central Tennessee raises funds specifically for the local families living with muscle disease and provides and encourages a variety of ways for those families and others in the community to fight back together as a team. This community involvement brings greater awareness to those in need.

This year’s Everyday Heroes took place at the Chattanoogan. Everyone enjoyed a lovely night full of wine and beer, cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and photobooth fun all while bidding on the wonderful packages that were provided. All in all, the night was a great success and over $188,000 was raised for ALS research. Since its inception, the Everyday Heroes Gala has raised over $1 million dollars to go towards ALS research and MDA has raised over $344 million.

Mrs. Linehart of Signal Mountain was the prevailing bidder who went home with our outdoor lighting package for a steal of $900. The Linehart’s have been wanting to work with us on creating an outdoor lighting design for their house since December of 2015. They were very excited to finally pull the trigger. As for their lighting design, they are looking to install brass uplights across the front of their lovely home and highlight the cable above their front porch.

This was the first year Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga participated in the event by donating an outdoor lighting package valued at $1500. The package included a lighting daytime consultation, 5 halogen up-lights, a transformer, labor, wire, a basic timer, and a lifetime warranty on all fixtures and the transformer.

If you are looking to get outdoor lighting and would like to set up a consultations with us, give us a call at 423-710-8645. We also offer free nighttime demonstrations to let you get a feel for what your lighting would look like without spending a penny.


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Home maintenance can be tough to keep up with and an endless money pit.  Imagine the costs of painting your home, replacing siding, adding a stone walkway or simply hiring a landscaping company to freshen up your gardens.  The numbers add up quickly to thousands of dollars.

Let’s take a closer look at average costs associated with home improvements:

  • Bathroom remodel – $17,735
  • Minor Kitchen remodel – $18,500
  • Landscaping – $7500
  • Hardwood floors – $4500
  • Outdoor Lighting – $2500-3500

One upgrade many people skip over is outdoor lighting.  For as little as $2500 a homeowner can extend the curb appeal of their home well into the night.  Adding “up lights” to the architectural breaks of the home give the house depth, character and create a dramatic affect versus the dark homes in the neighborhood.  If you have already invested into landscaping such as trees and shrubs, why not display them in the evening when you and your neighbors are home to enjoy them?

Professional outdoor lighting can make a dramatic difference on the curb appeal and illumination of your home for surprisingly little investment when comparing to other household upgrades.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives offers complimentary night time lighting demonstrations.  Call 423.710.8645

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The annual Tails at Twilight fundraiser took place Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at The Venue Chattanooga. Chattanooga’s community came out for a delightful evening of wine, beer, delicious food provided by Foodworks and many tables full of silent auction items.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga is proud to be a supporter of The Pet Placement Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to not only rescue stray cats and dogs, but find forever homes for them to live out a happy life. This year, we donated a $1500 lighting package for the live auction. The package consists of Up lights or path lights, transformer, timer, labor and parts.  The bidding war for this package came down to three people. Mr. Smith of Signal Mountain w
as the prevailing bidder who went home with this package for a steal of $850. He has already contacted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and is excited to be getting outdoor lighting for his new home.

He envisions up lighting for the columns on his front porch, moon lighting for his beautiful trees in the front yard and path lighting for his winding sideway. All in all, the event was a huge success and a great fundraiser that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives was proud to be a part of.

If you are interested in outdoor lighting or would like to learn more about what we do, please feel to contact us. Whether it is for a design or service work, call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga 423.710.8645 or see us at online at “www.chattanooga.outdoorlights.comhttp://chattanooga.outdoorlights.com/”: and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Chattanooga.Outdoor.Lighting.

To learn more about the Pet Placement Center, visit their website: http://www.petplacementcenter.com/

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Putting your home on the market? Not an easy feat in this ever changing market. Did you know that landscape lighting can add value, curb appeal and safety to your home and property?

First, the value factor. Landscape lighting is an investment in your home, and one that will surely add value and beauty. Professional lighting can show off your home’s architecture, beautiful façade, and high-quality craftsmanship. Let others see the gorgeous trees lit up on your property and the time you’ve spent working in the gardens. If you have a pool and deck, lighting can make all the difference when entertaining. Plus, you want to ensure the safety of your guests.

Second, let’s address the curb appeal factor. On dark, winter nights, landscape lighting can bathe your home and property in beautiful lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Large trees, meticulous shrubbery and even the architecture of your home are all on full display for everyone to enjoy.

And on summer evenings, your gardens, deck, pool and pathways are well-lit and simply look spectacular. Show off your home’s assets. Don’t be afraid to make the outside as inviting as the inside of your home.

And last but not least, the safety and security of your home and property. Let’s face it, we have all missed a step or stumbled coming up to someone’s home. Don’t forget the basic rule of making sure family, friends and guests can clearly see where they’re walking on your pathways, steps and porches. And a well-lit home and surrounding property is a deterrent to burglars and unwanted guests. Even when you aren’t home, your lighting system can be programmed to turn on and off whenever you choose. Illuminate common dark areas such as side yards and garages too.

We are the nation’s largest, most trusted provider of outdoor landscape lighting. Our lighting experts will help you design a one-of-a-kind plan to fit your needs. We design and install deck, pool, patio, gazebo, landscaping, path, tree and holiday lighting. We offer a terrific warranty plan, top-notch customer service and quality brass and copper fixtures.

See how we can offer your home and property value, curb appeal and safety. For more information, contact us at 423.710.8645 or find us online at www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com.

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