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About 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga along the Tennessee River on Moccasin Bend, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives was asked to design the lighting for a new construction estate.  We got in on the front end of the project before the roof was even built.  The client wanted dramatic lighting to showcase the architectural features of the “castle like” home.  Additionally, the homeowner wanted more than just curb appeal.  Since the home is on the river and faces I-24, they wanted the house to be adequately lit from a distance.

The project took significant planning and design infrastructure.  We began with detailed drawings.  Then began installing underground pipes throughout the property to accommodate wire.  After installing all of the pipes, concrete was poured and then we began core drilling.  We ran wire through the pipes and installed recessed lighting In the concrete to up-light the stone on the castle.  We utilized a combination of high output and standard LEDs well lights or “up lights” to achieve desired results.  The high output LEDs were used on the back to ensure adequate lighting from the river and highway below.  The standard output “up” lights were used on the front of the home and for wall lighting.

Finally we added copper deck lights for the large pergola near the pool.  The deck lights naturally patina and blend in the with stone on the pergola columns.

 

For more information about lighting your home or business, call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645 or see us at www.Chattanooga.OutdoorLights.com and https://www.facebook.com/Chattanooga.Outdoor.Lighting.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Saturday February 28th, the Chattanooga and Hamilton County’s Medical Society hosted its tenth annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for Project Access.  Project Access is a broad-based community charity created to provide access to health care for low-income, uninsured individuals in Hamilton County.  This is a much needed service for an overlooked population in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

Denim and Diamonds Back to the Future GIFThis year’s Denim and Diamonds took place at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center and its theme was Back to the Future.  The whole room was decorated and a real Delorean was the center of attention.  Attendees were encouraged to participate in the theme and dress like characters from the different eras represented in the Back to The Future trilogy.  There were people dressed in old Western garb, 50’s sock hop attire, 80’s down vests and leg warmers,as well as many who wore 2015 fashion, which seemed so futuristic in 1985.  Guests were treated to music, dancing, food, and good company all for a good cause.  There was both a silent auction and a live auction where many local businesses donated items and services.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives generously donated a lighting package that included an architectural and landscape lighting daytime consultation, 5 halogen up-lights, a 300 watt transformer, lens covers, labor, wire, a basic timer, and our 1-year maintenance plan.  The lucky winner has the opportunity to upgrade to LED and/or add additional fixtures.  This package went for almost $1000, all to benefit Project Access.  Other live auction items included vacation stays, fine jewelry, and a ride in a helicopter.

Denim and Diamonds' 2015 Back To The Future

Denim and Diamonds’ Back To The Future 2015

This is the third year that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has participated in the Denim and Diamonds live auction.  It was also the first year that Joe Bozich of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives served on the Denim and Diamonds planning committee.  He attended planning sessions for almost a year and says that the committee members feel that this event was quite a success, as everyone had a good time and tens of thousands of dollars were raised for the Medical Society.

Next year’s theme has yet to be decided but many great ideas are being considered.  To keep up to date with all of Denim and Diamonds’ news, follow them on Facebook here.

Please join Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in supporting this great cause.  You too can donate by following this link: http://www.chattmedsoc.org/donate.

For lighting design advice and service at your business or home, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645

This year, the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Chattanooga is hosting its 49th Annual Tri-State Home Show from March 13-15 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

One of the many past Tri-State Home Show.

One of the many past Tri-State Home Shows.

“If you are planning to build or remodel your home a trip to the Home Show is the perfect place to start. You’ll see, touch, and experience the most beautiful landscaping, kitchen, windows, remodeling and building services available in our area and get expert advice on how to being your new home or remodel. With over 470 booths there’s everything to make your house a dream home.  Come be inspired!” – Tri State Home Show website.

The best part about this show is that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga will be there!

We will have a booth set up where we will be answering questions, showing off our new products, and signing people up for free nighttime demonstrations.

Some of the items we will be featuring include:

·         New LED stick light options made of copper and brass

·         New miniature brass deck lights

·         Many fixtures now available in “bronzed.” Come see the difference!

·         Miniature sizes now available with adjustable shields

·         Gutter mounted lights for second story peaks and dormers

·         The best in LED holiday wreaths as featured in Frontgate Magazine

Also, talk to us about the best warranties in the business and our latest technology to protect your LED lighting system from power surges.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives's booth at a previous convention.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’s booth at a previous convention.

The show will be open:

Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14             10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15                                                        11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Admission is $7 for adults and is free for children under 16 years of age.

Seniors can receive $2 off admission on Friday and anyone can save a dollar if they bring in a canned food to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank (discounts cannot be combined).

 

Mark your calendars!  We look forward to seeing you March 13-15 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

 

For lighting design advice and service at your business or home, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645

Country Dalton Home

Out in the country, just south of Chattanooga, a client called us for lighting on their country home.  This home of one year is located in Dalton, Georgia and sits on several acres of land with a small private lake and even a small vineyard.  The clients are wine enthusiasts and have their own wine bar and cellar in their basement.

They called Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga to create nighttime curb appeal, highlight the architectural features of their home, provide some light for outdoor living spaces and illuminate their American flag.

The home had many architectural features to highlight.  Beautifully stacked stone with majestic wooden gables and trusses were among the most prominent.  One challenge was the concrete patio at the base of the house wouldn’t allow for “up” lighting the home.  The only option seemed to be flooding the house with spot lights resulting in washing out the texture of the stone and allowing light to shine into the windows.

It took a lot of creativity, but the up lighting effect turned out beautifully.

It took a lot of creativity, but the up lighting effect turned out beautifully.

So, we had to get creative.  We performed “surgery” on the concrete to discretely run wire to the base of the columns and placed fixtures in some medium sized planters with rosemary plants.  A task that seemed impossible before was now vividly beautiful.

Finally we used high powered LED fixtures to display the moving American flag from two different perspectives.

The results were stunning.  JT of Dalton says, “Outdoor Lighting Perspectives were very prompt getting back to us and came when they said they would.  We are very happy with the new lighting system!”

The stonework of this beautiful Dalton home can now be appreciated day and night.

The stonework of this beautiful Dalton home can now be appreciated day and night.

What do you think?

For creative lighting ideas on your home or outdoor living space, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645.

Welcome back to “Project Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club”.  In part 1 we discussed lighting the turret, ball room, chimney and mountain stone.  In part 2 we will discuss highlighting the landscaping, boulders and walkways.

The Club Manager wanted us to shed gentle light on the walkways, highlight huge boulders that are prominent on the property and illuminate some of the natural landscaping.

We started with cool and subtle moon lights spilling light from the trees high above.  They splashed gentle light on the rhododendrons, ferns and annuals.

Lighting on the grounds at the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club. We used high output LED fixtures in the trees to make a moonlight effect. It created interesting shadows and helped to illuminate the landscaping such as ferns and azaleas.

Lighting on the grounds at the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club. We used high output LED fixtures in the trees to make a moonlight effect. It created interesting shadows and helped to illuminate the landscaping such as ferns and azaleas.

The moon lights served two purposes; one illuminate the landscaping, yet also providing gentle light on the walkways from the historic building to the parking lots.

Finally, Outdoor lighting Perspectives tucked away hidden flood lights with 10 watt LEDs to highlight the numerous boulders including the famous “Twin Sisters”.

The famous "Twin Sisters" boulders

The famous “Twin Sisters” boulders

Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club member says “I’ve been a member here for years, I had no idea how beautiful this property could look at night”.

Bob Guth, the General Manager of the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club adds, “Joe and his team were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate their meticulous attention and the adjustments that were made to ensure the property was being highlighted in the most beautiful light.”

Thanks for the great review, Bob!

For lighting design advice and service at your business or home, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645

The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club sits on top of Lookout Mountain, GA overlooking Chattanooga , TN.  At ninety years old this English Tudor Revival style building made of local mountain stone underwent a major refurbishment.

As a part of the 2014 update, general manager Bob Guth asked Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga (OLP) to help update the exterior’s nighttime curb appeal and safety.

Part 1 will discuss the lighting project on the building.  Stay tuned for Part 2 which will discuss the landscaping, boulders and walkway project.

The Building

The club manager wanted to highlight the architectural features of the old building.  This included  the turret over the main entrance, the Grand Ballroom and the beautiful mountain stone with which the building is constructed.

OLP designed and installed a series of tiny LED lights made from copper and brass to compliment the building’s existing copper features.  They were installed at various architectural breaks along the foundation of the building adding interest and character to the once dark and overlooked building.  High powered LEDs were used at the turret to reach the top of the third story and cast shadows among the stone window trim.

Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club turret with up lights by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga

Spot lighting lights up a turret while up lighting emphasizes the beautiful landscaping around the Fairyland Club.

Secondly, copper gutter lights were installed to feature the stone chimney as well as spot lights from the ground.

Fairyland Club's stone chimney lit up by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Fairyland Club’s stone chimney lit up by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Finally, extra wide flood LEDs we nestled inside to bushes for discrete lighting across the Grand Ballroom.

“The outdoor lighting really adds that beautiful final touch to our overall renovation,” said Bob Guth, General Manager of the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club.

Check back for Part 2 to hear about the landscaping grounds and the “twin sisters”.

For outdoor lighting advice on your business or home, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645

Summer is a great time to step back and evaluate your lighting system for expansion or changes.  As the years pass your shrubs, trees and plants grow. Often times this leaves your lighting hidden or inadequate.

Many fixtures may need to be moved a couple feet to retain the initial effect.  Or perhaps you need to add fixtures.  Here’s a list of things to look for:

1.  Has a tree doubled in size?  If so, you may need to move a fixture or add a fixture to maximize lighting coverage

Be sure that your lighting continues to have the same effect year after year

Be sure that your lighting continues to have the same effect year after year

2.  Are the shrubs blocking light on your house?  Trim the shrubs.  Allow 10 to 12 inches between shrubs and walls so light can pass through

3.  Are ornamental trees such as Japanese Maples featured they way you want them?  You my need to add a light or use a larger light with a wide angle bulb.

4.  Is the light even across the front of the home?  Prevent dark spots by moving overgrown plants or adding fixtures.

5.  Can visitors easily navigate through walkways and sidewalks?  If not, consider adding path lights or mini flood lights to illuminate walkways.

Try to revisit your initial lighting objective.  Do those objectives still apply or do you have new priorities?  Finally, if you are planning on adding more fixtures, be sure to test your lines and transformers to ensure available capacity.  If you don’t know how to test your system, contact an outdoor lighting professional.

For advice on expanding your lighting system or ideas to maximize illumination on your property or home, visit Chattanooga.outdoorlights.com or call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 423.710.8645