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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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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

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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.

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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

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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

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