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Outdoor Lighting for Tailgating Season

As many of us are very aware, football season is officially upon us. Soon the weather will begin to slowly drop into the comfortable sweater weather climate, the leaves will begin to change and the months of holiday excitement will creep around the corner. What better way to watch and cheer on your football team than sitting outside enjoying a nice, cold beverage and one too many tailgate appetizers?

Going out on the town or to your favorite local spot to cheer on your team can be enjoyable but also exhausting and expensive. If you have kids…well…enough said. There are some weekends where you would rather just enjoy the comfort of your own home and grill out some delicious food surrounded by your friends and family. With the proper outdoor lighting, you can create the perfect tailgating experience right in your very own backyard.

You will no longer have to move the party inside once the sun goes down. You also won’t have to worry about missing that incredible 90 yard run because you were driving home to make sure the kids got to bed at a reasonable hour. No one wants to be “that guy” that rewinds the game or has to watch quick clips online. Instead, let them run around your safely lit backyard and play while the adults enjoy the reason for the season. There are no inside voices out on the porch. You can scream and chant and give your friends who are cheering on the opposing team a hard time as loud as you want.

Deck and patio lighting ensures that you and your guests can navigate around your pathways and porches with ease while also creating a fun and safe environment. We will place subtle lighting under railings, into stair risers and above your larger living areas to create a softly illuminated area for all to enjoy. Just enough light to make sure you can see your snack plate but not so much that you get a glare on your tv screen. If you have a kitchen area or outdoor bar, you will be able to see if those hamburgers and hotdogs are done without having to use a flashlight or, even worse, your phone.

Our expert lighting designers will create a custom design just for you to meet you every need. If you are looking to enjoy this football season in the comfort of your very own backyard, call us today 770-282-8786 for your free consultation or get on our schedule for a free night time demonstrations.

Creating Safety and Security with Outdoor Lighting

When most people hear the words “security lighting” for a home, they often times picture harsh flood lights and blinding motion detectors. These types of fixtures may do the trick when it comes to lighting up dark corners and entrances, however, high voltage lighting also overpowers the natural feel of your home and takes away from the homes unrefined beauty. Security lighting doesn’t need to be glaring and bold to be effective. Spare your neighbors eyes in the middle of the night and keep your lighting to a minimum with a sense of subtle ambiance.

Professionally installed low voltage outdoor lighting will softly illuminate your homes dark spots while still elegantly enhancing its finest features. This is also a great way to deter potential intruders from trying to hide in the dark and target a home that looks unoccupied. We carefully design your homes lighting to ensure that there is no place for an unwanted guest to lurk.

Illuminating the key break-in locations such as windows, back and side doors, front entrances and garages area will prevent any intruder from gaining access into your home unnoticed. Thieves are looking for easy targets and a house well lit is not considered a walk in the park in their minds.

Another benefit to professional outdoor lighting is the system’s timer. With a timer, you can set the exact time you would like your lights to come on and off each day and night. This is particularly helpful when you are out of town for long periods at a time because it allows your home to look occupied without a touch of a finger or house sitter.

A well lit home creates a beautiful curb appeal as well a pleasantly pleasing welcoming effect for you and your guests. It properly illuminates your property so each pathway, driveway, entrance area and deck is easily navigable and bright. You will no longer have to worry about not being able to see what might be lurking in the darkness of your home.

We properly light up each potentially vulnerable area by adding up-lighting, down lighting or pathway lighting all while still creating a stunning effect that will brighten your entrance locations, bringing together the beauty and function of security, safeguarding your home and family. No longer will you fear the nighttime. Enjoy the safety and security of your home by installing outdoor lighting today.

Call us at 770-282-8786 for a free consultation or nighttime demonstration to see what security lighting can do for your home.

Deck and Landscape Lighting for the Perfect Gathering

Deliciously juicy, mouth watering burger patties dripping into the glowing coals of the grill floor send a smokey aroma for all the neighborhood to smell soon after the grill lid is pulled up. All those within a close radius of your home now know that a backyard gathering is underway.

Finally, the hot sun is starting to set and allow the nighttime temperatures to cool off the air and bring a nice breeze that is both welcoming and enjoyable after a long day of braving the heat. With the nighttime slowly approaching, everyone gathers to enjoy a dip in the pool while others stand close by to enjoy the carefree conversations with their loved ones and close friends.

The sky turns to a deep shade of blue before it finally gives way into the darkness. A subtle glow begins to make its way onto the porch and across the pool as it illuminates the surrounding landscape. You and your guests never skip a beat during the transformation from day to night due to your perfectly placed outdoor lighting.

You find yourself looking out at your yard with admiration and pride as each unique feature is accentuated with the right type of lighting giving off the perfect amount of warm glow. Your most favored tree is now faunting its beautiful twists and turns as the light makes its way across its branches. You hear laughter as one of your favorite tunes lightly plays in the distance. Life is good, you think to yourself.

As you make your way back up to the party by following the well-lit pathway towards the back deck, you take a moment to soak in the vibrant colors of the flowers you planted for what seemed like hours a few months previously. The light streams over even the smallest of flower petals.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northwest Atlanta, we make it our mission to make your dream landscape lighting a reality. We have lights specifically designed for each living space, from patios and decks to gardens and pergolas…we assure you that we have it all. Allow yourself the pleasure of creating an oasis among your very own living spaces. You give us the vision and we will create the design.

If you are looking to enjoy your evening retreating in the comfort of your very own home, call us at 770-282-8786 to schedule a free consultation with one of our professional lighting designers. We will show you how your house is suppose to truly look once the sun has set.

Annual Outdoor Lighting Maintenance

Over the course of a year, your outdoor lighting system has been exposed to many different elements and issues that may cause them to lose their initial shine and effectiveness. Between the weather and up-keeping of the yard, some adjustments and repairs are bound to be needed at one point or another. If it has been at least six months since you last had your outdoor lighting system serviced, it may be time for you to get on our schedule to make sure everything is working properly.

Our annual maintenance plan is just what you need to make sure your lights look like the day they were installed. There are a number of steps that are made during the process to insure that all your lighting needs are covered.

1. Perform visual inspection of fixture placement, design scheme, and recommend possible enhancements
2. Straighten and adjust fixtures to ensure design integrity
3. Remove mulch and debris that might be covering fixtures
4. Check all connections
5. for proper voltage delivery on each fixture
6. Clean lenses and fixtures to ensure longevity and correct light output
7. Tighten transformer terminal block connections
8. Conceal any exposed wire due to foot traffic or erosive conditions
9. Limited pruning (with your guidance as needed)
10. Check automatic timing and operational control system
11. Annual replacement of all halogen lamps where applicable

When you first purchase your lighting with us, we offer you one full year of free maintenance. After the first year has come and gone, you can enroll in our Annual Maintenance Plan and have your lights looking like the day they were first installed with the comfort in knowing if a bulb goes out or a light gets moved, we will come out and make sure everything is covered.

If you would like to have your outdoor lighting maintenance, call us today at 423-710-8645.

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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.