Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington

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Your Wilmington Home Improvements for the Holidays

This is the week that begins our fall and winter holidays. As soon as the candy is put away, we all begin preparing for Thanksgiving. You have probably started seeing the commercials from the furniture companies and the carpet cleaners all in an effort to help you get your home ready for the pending company that is coming. While you are making your list of home improvements, don’t forget about your Wilmington outdoor lighting system. Making sure it looks its best for the holidays and your guests is as easy as calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington.

Get your outdoor lighting system looking its best for the holidays

Get your outdoor lighting system looking its best for the holidays

As company arrives at your home for the holiday season, the first thing they will see is your outdoor lighting system. Give it as much attention as you do the décor inside. By doing so, you create that warm, inviting atmosphere from the very beginning. Here are three simple solutions to get the most out of your Wilmington landscape lighting:

 

Replace the bulbs

With Daylight Savings time ending this weekend, you may start noticing your outdoor lighting system more as you return home in the dark. Does it look unbalanced? It could be because of burnt out bulbs or overgrown shrubbery. Halogen bulbs even begin to dim before they reach the end of their life cycle, which can cause an uneven effect. If they are burnt out completely, you will have dark areas. Or if your shrubbery has grown this summer, it may be blocking the light beam from shining where it needs to be. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can replace all your halogen bulbs so they are illuminating correctly. We’ll even trim your shrubbery to keep the lighting where it needs to be.

With our array of fixtures and lights, any area of your home can be professionally lit befor the holidays.

With our array of fixtures and lights, any area of your home can be professionally lit befor the holidays.

Adding On

It may have been some time since your original Wilmington outdoor lighting system was installed. If so, you may be ready to add on to your system. Many people start with landscape lighting for the front of their home and add on down the road. If that is the case, or if you would simply like to have your outdoor lighting system redesigned, the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can help you. Since all of our systems are custom designed for each particular client and their homes, we can take your ideas and expertise to create or redesign a system perfect for your space.

Retrofitting

Along the same lines as adding on, you may want the addition to include Wilmington LED outdoor lighting fixtures. LED has come a long way in the landscape lighting arena and our technologically advanced LEDs are as beautiful as their halogen counterparts with additional benefits. LEDs are much more energy efficient and their “bulbs” last up to 50,000 hours so you won’t be changing them every year or so as with halogen. Plus, LEDs use less wattage so they are easy to add on to an existing system with your current transformer and almost all systems can be retrofitted to LED, even if we didn’t initially install it.

In the midst of your holiday home improvements, don’t forget to take a good look at your outdoor lighting system. It is the first thing your guests will see and the last memory of a great holiday spent with family and friends. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today to get your system in the best shape for the upcoming holidays.

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William Koon, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

October is National Outdoor Lighting Month!

nolm-logo@2xJust as the leaves begin to turn and that crisp nip returns to the air, National Outdoor Lighting Month reminds us that fall doesn’t have to be dark and gloomy. Though days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, and the Day Light Savings’ “fall back” is less than a month away, outdoor lighting can bring warmth and cheer to your property that will make this fall season a comforting one. National Outdoor Lighting month was founded to bring awareness to the benefits of outdoor lighting and its transformational effects. Outdoor lighting can make your property safer, it can increase security, and it can even boost your curb appeal, adding value to your home. However, outdoor light’s most prominent contribution to your property is how it changes the atmosphere.

 

Create welcome by lighting up your home this fall.

Create welcome by lighting up your home this fall.

Outdoor lighting creates an inviting appearance all around the exterior of your home – from your entryway and drive in the front to your patio and fire pit in the back. Using a variety of outdoor lighting techniques and fixtures, professional outdoor lighting designers, like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, use areas of light and shadow to turn heads and make you, your family, and your guests comfortable in all of your outdoor living spaces. The temperature of the air may be colder, but the appearance of your home doesn’t have to be. So what’s the best way to benefit from National Outdoor Lighting Month? Take a walk around your property, and ask yourself if it is looking its best after dark. Maybe you have already installed outdoor lighting and your home looks great. If that’s the case, just soak it in. If you don’t have outdoor lighting, imagine what a difference it would make.

 

Let us create a beautiful holiday look for you this season.

Let us create a beautiful holiday look for you this season.

Speaking of inviting looks, National Outdoor Lighting Month reminds us just how important a welcoming property is just in time for the holidays. Year after year, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington creates some of the area’s most beautiful outdoor holiday lighting designs. Using products of the highest quality, we approach holiday lighting in much the same way we do any other outdoor lighting project. Client input is paramount, and we create designs that are unique to each property. Simply tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll create and install perfect lighting that fits your holiday style. When the holidays are over, we will even remove and store it for you, so you don’t have to lift a finger to have a beautiful home exterior.

 

Whether you need outdoor holiday lighting or entryway lighting to ease the trek from your car to the front door, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today. Because the days are getting shorter and shorter, fall is the perfect time to light your home. You will notice the difference immediately, and the warmth outdoor lighting provides will only become more valuable to you as nights get longer. Contact us today!

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William Koon, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington

910-342-0040

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington Get Your Boat Flotilla Ready

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington makes your home look great for the holidays. Now let us help with your Flotilla entry.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington makes your home look great for the holidays. Now let us help with your Flotilla entry.

Parades have been part of holiday tradition here in the USA for many years. From Thanksgiving Day parades to Christmas parades to the ones on New Year’s Day, parades are happy events, even if you are only tuning in on TV. But of course, here in the Port City area, we do things just a little differently, as is evidenced by one of our most popular parades – the NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach. This year’s Flotilla is be November 28th-29th, with the boat parade occurring on the 29th. Holiday cheer, festive music, and beautiful lights galore all on the water, the Flotilla is one of our most beloved holiday traditions. Wilmington area residents have about two months to wait, and if you are participating, you have only that time to get ready!

 

Style and theme possibilities are endless.

Style and theme possibilities are endless.

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we especially love the Flotilla because of all the beautiful holiday lighting that decorates participating boats. It’s right up our alley! It’s the same type of decorating we do each year,  creating some of Wilmington’s most stunning outdoor holiday lighting. Not only do we make our clients’ properties stand out from the rest, the whole process is easy for them since we design, install, remove and store the lighting for them. So they don’t have to fret with light strings, extension cords, and ladders. We also use high quality products that give clients numerous design options.

 

Get ready for the holidays in good Wilmington style.

Get ready for the holidays in good Wilmington style.

Our reputation for creating beautiful holiday lighting precedes us, so why not enlist Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Wilmington to help you with your Flotilla entry? Just let us know what theme you have in mind. We would be happy to work with you to create a stunning entry that will be sure to turn heads. With our knowledge of design and light, we can help you create your most phenomenal Flotilla entry yet, and while we could never guarantee a win, our experience is sure to increase your odds.

 

The holidays are just around the corner, so get ready to celebrate in good Wilmington style. Whether you need holiday outdoor lighting for your home or business or you would like us to work with you on your Flotilla design, call us today. Other residents are already booking times, so don’t wait until our schedule is full. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today and make this holiday season and the 31st Annual NC Holiday Flotilla one you’ll never forget.

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William Koon, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington

910-342-0040

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Wilmington Landscape Lighting Accessories That Are Useful and Beautiful

Wilmington landscape lighting adds beauty to your home.

Wilmington landscape lighting adds beauty to your home.

When it comes to accessories for your home, some are purchased because they are useful, like gutter guards. Others are more fun and whimsical, but not completely necessary, like garden art. Right in the middle is Wilmington landscape lighting. It hits that sweet spot of home design lauded by the writer William Morris: where useful and beautiful converge.

 

Adding Wilmington landscape lighting to your home’s outdoor living spaces not only makes your home safer and more secure but also draws admiring eyes after dark. A large part of successful landscape lighting is thoughtful and artistic attention to your property, landscaping and trees. Aside from the architectural features on your home, the landscaping and trees are the focal point of most yards. Whether you have a stand of river birches or a single stately oak, trees are undeniably majestic and eye-catching. Don’t let them disappear in the dark at night.

 

Outdoor lighting enhances your landscaping at night.

Outdoor lighting enhances your landscaping at night.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Wilmington has the perfect landscape lighting to making your trees the visual standouts they deserve to be, regardless of the time, regardless of the season. We design a tree lighting based on its individual shape, position in the yard and how it fits into the overall lighting plan. Some are lit based on their proximity to a path, pool or other feature. Others are featured as an independent centerpiece. But, all are done with respect for the trees’ charm and health.

 

One home accessory you’ll want to include is our well and spot light lens covers. Our lens covers are useful & beautiful tools for Wilmington tree lighting in keeping leaf litter and debris out of your light fixtures so heat will not be trapped on the bulb creating a fire hazard. Their tempered glass is easy to clean and brass frame will not be damaged by pesticides and other chemicals used in lawns and flower beds. They also give you flexibility in decorating, allowing you to change the

Lens covers keep your lights shining safely.

Lens covers keep your lights shining safely.

color of the light you use quickly and easily, according to your mood or the season. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can show you how filters will accentuate the splendor of your fall foliage one day and transition to holiday celebrations the next. Give us a call to have lens covers added to your Wilmington landscape lighting, We think you’ll love the way this home accessory adds functionality and beauty to your home.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington

910-342-0040

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

 

 

Wilmington’s Holiday Outdoor Lighting Program is a reverse version of The Grinch

We can light up Whoville or your home with holiday outdoor lighting

We can light up Whoville or your home with holiday outdoor lighting

In Dr. Seuss’ famous story The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, the Grinch slipped into homes in under the cover of darkness and took away all the holiday gifts and decorations. It’s a story we’ve all seen and think of often when the time comes to decorate our own homes. This holiday season, think of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Wilmington as a kind of “reverse Grinch,” making your home glow and shine with holiday sparkle.

 

The professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington have an incredible holiday outdoor lighting program that makes the entire season one to remember. Our team will create a custom holiday outdoor lighting plan for your home or business and install the entire plan for you! Want to have those three trees wrapped in LED string lights? Done. Long to see the roofline decorated with the larger C9 lights? Done. Think a few spotlights on the window wreaths would look great? Done. We’ll bring some suggestions or make your vision a reality, whichever you prefer.

 

We will decorate your home for the holidays.

We will decorate your home for the holidays.

Whether you choose the outdoor lighting and decorations or we design it, we’ll do all the decorating for you. You won’t need to touch a single ladder. You will spend no time searching for the one bad bulb that dooms the rest to darkness. There will be no untangling of light strings. On the appointed day you will see our crew; that night your home or business will be transformed– ready to celebrate the season.

 

As terrific as it is to just have all of your holiday lighting appear as if by magic, the real payoff for many customers comes after the season is over. After you have enjoyed the holidays and all the outdoor lighting have brought you, we return to make all the holiday lights disappear as well. But they won’t be gone forever. All the fixtures will be removed, packaged and stored for next year, or the next time you need them. Sometimes customers will bring their lights back for an encore appearance at a wedding, party or special event.

 

We know your holiday season is busy because ours is too. It’s never too early to give us a call to discuss your seasonal Wilmington outdoor lighting plans because our dates do fill up quickly. Once you’ve made the arrangements, you can mark “Decorate the outside of the house” as “Done” on your to-do list. It will be the easiest part of your holiday preparations. And there is nothing Grinchy about that

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

River Sea Plantation Community Entrances Upgraded with Wilmington Outdoor Lighting

Several weeks ago we talked about a subdivision entrance lighting project we completed for the Wilmington community River Sea Plantation. We’ve designed and installed Wilmington outdoor lighting to several community entrances in our area but this project not only included adding outdoor lights, it also included retrofitting their existing fixtures to our energy-efficient LEDs.

River Sea Plantation

River Sea Plantation was looking for a way to enhance the beautiful landscaping and gorgeous trees that lined their three community entrances. The old fixtures were worn out, bulbs were burnt out and the wiring was bad in several areas. We re-lamped the old fixtures and upgraded them to LED, replaced the bad wiring and added some additional LED fixtures to highlight the trees.

 

Just last week we received a letter from the landscaping chair regarding the job we had completed:

River Sea Plantation

Dear William & Randy,                                                                        August 15, 2014

River Sea Plantation would like to thank you for the outstanding lighting installation in our community. We have received countless compliments about the lighting enhancement from residents and guests.

Working with your company has been a pleasure.  We were especially impressed with your frequent communication, and money saving suggestions. Your company’s attention to detail and completive pricing, is why the Association chose OLP Lighting for our landscape lighting needs.

Please feel free to share this endorsement with your future customers. Once again it has been a pleasure working with you.

Sincerely,

Lorraine Trotter – Landscape Chair

RiverSea Plantation Property Owners Association

 

If your community is looking for a way to freshen up your entrances with Wilmington outdoor lighting or is in need of repair from old, worn out lighting, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington a call. We can enhance the look of your subdivision entrances, in most cases retrofit your existing outdoor lighting fixtures to our energy-efficient LEDs and give your community a warm and inviting look and feel you are proud to call home.

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William Koon, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Take a Deep Breath and Relax with Wilmington Outdoor Lighting

Create a relaxing mood at home that greets you as soon as home is in sight.

Create a relaxing mood at home that greets you as soon as home is in sight.

Here in Wilmington, we are lucky to live where we do, and we know that. The beach and the river are right down the road or even in our backyards. Many folks from all over the country would give anything to live in such a fantastic location. As peaceful and wonderful as it is to live on the Carolina coast, we still get stressed. Work can still be a pain, things still go wrong, and sometimes even with the crash of waves so nearby, it’s just hard to relax. That’s what makes the atmosphere at home so important. By returning to a place that is serene, lovely, and calm, you are able to relax and recharge so you can be at your best when you return to work. While there are many ways to create a peaceful home, outdoor lighting will make the most difference in your property by far.

 

Serenity can be right in your backyard.

Serenity can be right in your backyard.

Do you remember the last concert or theater show you attended? Lighting was probably a big component. By using light, the show director is able to manipulate the audience into feeling excitement, suspense, longing, and a wide range of other emotions. Light has a profound impact on how we feel. Not only does it provide visibility and assure us of what is in our environment, a well-designed outdoor lighting system can emphasize beauty and create a sense of calm that allows to you forget the cares of the day. This is accomplished with strategically placed fixtures that provide warm washes of light; draw attention to the trees, foliage, and flowers in your landscaping; and beckon you into the area.

 

Let the day's cares go and enjoy Carolina Coastal nights.

Let the day’s cares go and enjoy Carolina Coastal nights.

The calming effects of outdoor lighting can begin even as you approach your property. Driveway, pathway, and entryway lighting will welcome you home, especially as the days begin to shorten and shadows around your home deepen. Out back, patio, porch, or deck lighting softly illuminate your sitting areas around tables or the fire pit. Your landscape and gardens come alive under a magical glow. Drink in hand, you walk out onto the dock, the boards bathed in just enough light to prevent missteps but not so much that it interferes with the moon’s reflection off of the water. With a deep breath, you forget the spreadsheets and schedules and just enjoy this beautiful coastal moment. Tomorrow, you’ll be better for it.

 

So what are you waiting on? You work hard and deserve to relax and rejuvenate when you come home. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington. We will custom design an outdoor lighting system for your home and outdoor living spaces, one that complements your property’s strengths and helps you reap the full benefits of where you live. Contact us today.

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William Koon, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Fall with Wilmington Outdoor Lighting

It’s hard to believe the summer rush has already almost come to an end, but the cooler Fall weather will be here before we know it. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington encourages you to be first in line before the weather changes to get your home and Wilmington outdoor lighting system ready for the new season.

You'll be happy you chose a professional to design and install your outdoor lighting system.

Bring out the finer details of your home at night with expert Wilmington architectural lighting.

Enhance your home’s best features with expertly placed Wilmington architectural lighting. Our team of professionals can easily pick out the perfect outdoor lighting fixtures for your house’s unique structure, and pinpoint the best locations for them to bring out even the finest architectural details in your home. Some homes benefit from a few creatively placed Wilmington architectural lighting fixtures casting stark, dramatic lighting on the house. Others may look better with a more subtle approach, whether a simple flood light is used to illuminate a particularly striking piece of architecture or a few accent lights are used to delicately draw your eye to your favorite features of the home. Work one-on-one with a professional at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington to evaluate your home and craft your own one-of-a-kind Wilmington architectural lighting design.

Set up a new favorite seating area with Fall Wilmington deck and patio lighting. During the summer, Wilmington is too hot and humid, and the air is too salty to host too many outdoor events. But coming soon, the weather here will be perfect for outdoor after work get-togethers, and with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington the party can go on long after the sun has gone down. Recreate the relaxing atmosphere from your favorite outdoor cafe, or pull out all the stops with a big, bombastic party scene on your Wilmington deck or patio. Outdoor Lighting makes a world of difference when it comes to getting more out of your home and outdoor spaces, and soaking up the gorgeous Fall weather that’s just around the corner.

Wilmington NC dock lighting

Transform your dock for the Fall season with gorgeous Wilmington dock lighting.

Don’t forget about the dock – Wilmington dock lighting is the perfect way to take your outdoor lighting to the next level. Your dock is a valuable piece of your property and should never be an eyesore, even if you don’t get to use it as much as you’d like. Rather than forget about your dock in the cooler weather, take advantage of your gorgeous scenery by creating a beautiful backdrop with one-of-a-kind Wilmington dock lighting. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today, and we’ll help you transform your dock into one of the most impressive set pieces on your property.

If the leaves have already started to change by the time you pick up the phone, you may be too late. Skip the wait and jump right to the front of the line by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today, and put your installation appointment on the books. Whether it’s time for a quick update, a fresh new look or you need a brand new system entirely, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington professional is standing by to help you get your home ready for the Fall today.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Here’s the easiest upgrade to take your Wilmington home to the next level

If it’s been a few years since you first installed your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington outdoor lighting system, upgrades may be in order this season. In addition to ensuring your system’s top performance and breathing fresh life into your homes overall look, Wilmington outdoor lighting upgrades have a wide variety of benefits that are worth checking into. Here’s one of the absolute easiest upgrades we offer at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington: LED outdoor lighting.

Battery powered temporary lighting looks beautiful and lasts throughout your event.

Upgrading to LED outdoor lighting is as easy as replacing the bulbs in your current fixtures.

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It’s easy to spot the difference between a home that’s upgraded to LED outdoor lighting and one that’s still using halogen.

Wilmington LED outdoor lighting is easy to install — our team of professionals can easily fit new, upgraded bulbs into your existing fixtures. Plus, while we’re there we’ll take a look around at your entire system to make sure everything is in good shape and looking its absolute best.

Why make the switch to LED outdoor lighting in Wilmington? In addition to producing a brighter, more aesthetically pleasing illumination than traditional halogen bulbs, LED outdoor lighting is far more efficient. Think about how many times you have to replace your old bulbs.  LEDs last up to 50,000 hours so changing bulbs is a thing of the past.  That’s why in Wilmington, LED outdoor lighting is one of the smartest upgrades you can choose.  Over that time period, it’s possible to save a lot of money you might otherwise have spent on replacement bulbs and repairs.

Another way LED is saving our clients money is that this Wilmington outdoor lighting upgrade makes your system far more efficient than traditional halogen lighting. Not long after making the switch, you’ll likely start to notice a difference in your energy bills. Those savings don’t just translate into a bigger bank account — some clients tell us they feel better about leaving the lights on after upgrading to LED outdoor lighting in Wilmington even while they’re away on vacation, helping to make the home look occupied and also potentially deterring intruders.

Finally, LED outdoor lighting upgrades just look better than traditional halogen. But don’t just take it from us.  Make the switch today when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, and see for yourself why LED outdoor lighting is one of the easiest and most popular outdoor lighting upgrades in Wilmington.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

 

Prepare Your Wilmington Home for the Holidays With Outdoor Lighting

July is the perfect time to think about your holiday outdoor lighting.

July is the perfect time to think about your holiday outdoor lighting.

Do the thought of Christmas light displays in July make you want to say Bah Humbug! Every year it seems that holiday decorations come out earlier and earlier. Right after the pilferage of school supplies, the winter holiday decorations will begin to appear. Perhaps Christmas in July will soon be a reality and getting your thoughts together about Wilmington holiday outdoor lighting should be at the top of your list.

 

July is the perfect time to call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington and reserve your space for a custom designed outdoor holiday lighting plan. We can’t begin to tell you how many people wait too long and cannot get an appointment. After all, most people want their holiday outdoor lighting installed in time for the big reveal right after Thanksgiving and there is a finite amount of time to fulfill all of our clients needs. That’s because our unique holiday outdoor  lighting program makes decorating so easy.  We come to your home to let you see the types of products we have available, everything from C9 string lights in a variety of colors to snowfall lighting to wreaths and garland to

We design, install and remove all of your holiday outdoor lighting.

We design, install and remove all of your holiday outdoor lighting.

lighted yard displays. Once you choose the products you like we’ll create a custom outdoor lighting design based on your taste and budget. Our trained professionals will install the holiday outdoor lighting for you; no ladders to climb or accidents to be had. Your perfect outdoor lighting is ready for you to enjoy throughout the holiday. And when you’re ready, we’ll come back to take it all down and store your holiday decorations in our climate controlled warehouse until you need them next year.

 

If you’re an existing holiday outdoor lighting customer and want to make some changes to your décor this year, now is a great time to choose your new products. Items like lighted wreaths and garland with real pine cones and red berries do sell out quickly so if your thoughts are to enhance your windows or entryways with this holiday greenery, these products need to be ordered early.

 

 

Holiday garland enhances your entryways.

Holiday garland enhances your entryways.

Holiday outdoor lighting isn’t just for the winter holidays either. Consider using our festive outdoor lighting all year long by adding colored lens filters to your well or spotlights. Our lens filters come in a variety of colors to show your spirit. Cast an amber or purple glow on your home that even the scariest witches would enjoy or perhaps your school colors to support the team. Or, have our café lighting draped across your patio to give your outdoor spaces that European feel all year long. The possibilities are endless when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington. Whether you want outdoor lighting installed for a particular holiday or want every day to feel like a holiday, let us get your home ready with Wilmington outdoor lighting.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

Wilmington Dock Lighting Enhances the Atmosphere

Enjoy the sights and sounds from your Wilmington dock.

Enjoy the sights and sounds from your Wilmington dock.

With July comes temperatures that make you want to be by the water all day and night.  If you are fortunate enough to live by the water in the Wilmington area, you know how relaxing it can be.  And while it’s nice to feel the sun on your skin and hear the birds chirping their songs, nightfall brings a special mood to waterfront properties. Don’t you enjoy those nighttime sights and sounds from your dock and relish sharing that time with your family? Traversing a dock at night, even your own, can be dangerous if there is insufficient visibility, but with outdoor lighting, you can increase the safety of the area without having to locate the flashlight each time you journey down.

 

Wilmington dock lighting increases safety.

Wilmington dock lighting increases safety.

Wilmington dock lighting, like deck lighting, clearly illuminates edges that can become trip hazards if shadowed. Some of these areas include the edges of the dock itself and the transitions from the ramp to the dock. Dock lighting also allows you to see if someone left a cooler or life jacket lying in your path. When illuminating docks, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington uses many of the techniques and fixtures we use for deck lighting. All of these fixtures are crafted from high quality brass or copper, the materials used to produce maritime equipment for centuries. This choice of material makes them extremely durable. Their finish will not crack, and they do not rust, which is especially important since will be exposed to a lot of moisture and salty air.

 

Dock lighting enhances the atmosphere in the area.

Dock lighting enhances the atmosphere in the area.

In addition to making your dock safer, dock lighting helps set the mood for a beautiful, relaxing evening. We know dock lighting, which means we can set your lights to provide clear visibility but not detract from everything that makes nighttime on the water so enchanting. The addition of dock lighting can even enhance this mood and provide a serene atmosphere for your best evening times outdoors. Whether you have simply stepped down for a few moments to hear the sound of the water and watch reflections or you sit for a while with your favorite drink, dock lighting will allow you to soak in the best our waterways have to offer after dark.

 

So if you are ready to use your dock without reservations at night, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington a call. We will create a unique design that best complements your dock, and you will be able to safely utilize it day or night. Who knows? It may even become your favorite place to relax.

 

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William Koon, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Seeing is Believing When it Comes to Transforming Your Home with Wilmington Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington is proud to be part of the Outdoor Living Brand Family and the world’s largest outdoor lighting company. Being a family member allows us to provide the highest quality fixtures and design concepts while staying true to Wilmington’s architectural details and southern style. It provides us the tools to give our clients the best possible products, backed by first class guarantees and individualized designs; basically the best of all worlds.

 

We talk a lot about our process of creating a custom outdoor lighting design to the installation of our high quality products to the big reveal at night. Now we have a four-part video that shows this process in action.   The home featured in the video is a professional outdoor lighting designers dream because it incorporates different areas to be lit, numerous fixtures to be used and the huge transformation outdoor lighting makes.

 

Seeing is believing so walk with us through the four short segments of our transformation video to see how outdoor lighting can change the look and feel of your outdoor living spaces.

Outdoor Lighting Perspective's Consultation Video

1) Consultation – During the consultation phase, we come to your home to evaluate the space and gain insight for the best type of lighting to be used.  We’ll listen to your ideas to understand the look and feel you want to incorporate into your spaces.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspective's Custom Design Video

2) Custom Design Plan – This is where the magic really starts. We’ve already got our motors humming and have ideas on the best fixtures to highlight the details of your area whether you are looking for a wash of soft, subtle light or higher visibility or anything in between. We’ll present our custom design plan and can make any modifications at this point.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspective's Installation Video

3) Installation – Our professional installers will complete our plan in a timely and efficient manner and clean up after so all you’ll see in the next step is the big reveal.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspective's Reveal Video

4) Reveal – This is the most exciting phase for you as a homeowner, the big reveal. It’s the time for you to be inspired by the look and feel of your new outdoor spaces. You’ll want to start planning your first party right away to show off your home in a way you’ve never even seen it before.

 

Outdoor lighting is one of the most cost effective home improvements you can do for your Wilmington home. Having it done by a professional outdoor lighting designer will not only give you more light, it gives you a new perspective on your property. If you’re ready for a transformation with Wilmington outdoor lighting, give us a call and we’ll start the consultation process right away. You’ll be enjoying your Wilmington nights in a whole new light.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Wilmington’s Water Features Shine in the Right Outdoor Light

Waterfalls are enhanced in Wilmington with outdoor lighting

Water features are often the centerpiece of our gardens.

We’ve been talking the last several weeks about Wilmington gardens and how to best light their features. We started with garden and path lighting and how there is an art to lighting flowers and sitting areas at night that makes them come alive. Then we moved on to outdoor lighting for your Wilmington koi pond and how the right angles and proper fixtures can show off the movement and colors of your fish at night. This week, we’d like to talk about lighting for water features since these are often times the centerpiece of many Wilmington gardens.

Whether you have a small fountain, cascading wall or even a babbling brook, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can light it so you can enjoy it twice as long. Water has a way to relax, captivate and rejuvenate when its time to wind down after a long day. Imagine yourself out on your patio listening to the trickling stream, seeing the water cascading over a small rock and releasing the cares of the day. Now imagine if you couldn’t see that at night. If you don’t have professional outdoor lighting for your water feature you could be missing out on a lot.

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Professional water feature lighting brings out the details of your design.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington offers professional water feature lighting design and installation. Just as with our custom outdoor lighting designs for your landscaping or outdoor living spaces, we use various techniques and fixtures to highlight the best characteristics of your feature to bring your vision to life. Part of this process includes lighting more than just the focal point. Foliage, flowers, trees, paths, and nearby sitting areas are all considered in our design process as well as multiple angles the feature may be viewed from. All of this helps us to choose the right fixtures and for the best position.

 

When it does come time to lighting the water feature we often start with our cast brass pond light placed inside the water to create a beautiful golden glow within. This is where you will notice a difference between professional outdoor lighting designers and those that do this as a side business. Others will place the light source outside the water to bounce light off the water. But lighting within and from around gives the entire area a more stunning look with definition in the details.

 

Why spend your nights listening to your water feature when you can enjoy the sites of it as well. We can light your garden to lead you to your koi pond and to the soothing sounds of your water feature and everything in between. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today and together we can create the outdoor living space you have only dreamed about.

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William Koon, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington
910-342-0040
Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Underwater Pond Lighting Doubles the Time to Enjoy Your Koi Fish

Garden lighting brings out the colors and textures at night.

Garden lighting brings out the colors and textures at night.

Last week we talked about outdoor lighting for your Wilmington garden and how there is an art to lighting flowers and gardens at night that makes them come alive. Lighting the colors, textures, size and shadows all play a part in making your garden look truly wonderful at night. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington has the experience and the fixtures to make everything from your pathways to your nighttime blooms draw you into the garden to smell the beautiful fragrances. But what if there is something other than your pathways and plants that could be highlighted at night? What if your garden includes a koi pond? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can help enhance that at night as well.

 

Koi ponds are actually more attractive at night and adding lights to your koi pond can double the time you enjoy your fish. Just as unique as the various types of fish, so is the shape of your pond, the landscaping surrounding it and the location of the pond. Each of these unique characteristics deserve to be put in the best light so you can enjoy them all night long whether you’re sitting on your deck or viewing it from inside. After all, you’re not just lighting the pond, you’re highlighting the fish, their movement and their surroundings. That’s where hiring an outdoor lighting professional will give you the best options when it comes to the right techniques and fixtures.

 

Underwater pond lighting lets you enjoy your fish twice as long.

Underwater pond lighting lets you enjoy your fish twice as long.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we start by lighting within the pond to highlight the fish movement. As with every outdoor lighting fixture, proper placement of underwater pond light is essential. You want to reflect off the fish to see their colors and movement, not their shadows. The vibrant colors of the koi and goldfish play off the aquatic plants within the pond to provide a stunning visual effect. This cannot be done with any old lighting fixture, it needs a special fixture that is not only waterproof, but also must be able to withstand submersion and the force of moving water while illuminating the plants and fish within. Our cast brass underwater pond light can handle these situations with ease. The secured bracket keeps the low-voltage light in place and the high quality gaskets keep it sealed and watertight so you can have confidence that your fish are completely safe in the pond with the lights.

 

In addition to lighting under water, we will also take a look at the ponds surroundings. Leaving the landscaping around the water in the dark will detract from the overall appearance. We use a combination of lighting techniques to make the entire area more animated: up lighting on trees, spot lighting a statue, grazing to bring out the textured beauty of surrounding rocks and spread lighting to disperse illumination on the shrubs and flowers are just a few examples. No matter what you desire, we can achieve it.

 

Trust Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington. We care about making your entire garden look stunning.  We know how much hard work you put into making it look great during the day and we will make it look that good at night with Wilmington outdoor lighting. Give us a call to talk to one of our outdoor lighting experts today and start seeing your fish in a whole new light.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Makes Your Wilmington Garden Look Like a Public Attraction

There are so many attractions in Wilmington but one of the most beautiful has to be Airlie Gardens. You could spend the day walking through their various styled gardens, enjoying a picnic, taking in the gigantic Airlie Oak tree that is estimated to be more than 460 years old, or even learning what to plant in your own garden.

 

Let your garden come to life at night with outdoor lighting.

Let your garden come to life at night with outdoor lighting.

Although your attempts at planting a garden in your yard may not mimic the scope of those at Airlie Gardens, it can still be a beautiful masterpiece, especially if you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington.  As with other areas of outdoor lighting expertise, there is an art to lighting flowers and gardens so they come alive at night. Our copper path lights sprinkled throughout your garden spread gentle ambient light down your pathways but also do so much more.  Our path lights show off the colors and textures of your low lying plants and evening blooms.  Consider for example, those night blooming flowers like Brugmansia, or Angel’s Trumpet. During the day, Brugmansia’s trumpet-like blooms are closed tight, but in the evening they open fully to release a sweet aroma. An evening stroll through a magnificently lit garden with these fragrances can not only lift your spirits but also entice a some serious relaxation.

 

Spotlighting in your garden brings a seating area into focus.

Spotlighting in your garden brings a seating area into focus.

In addition to our copper path lights that ingeniously turn a patina finish to blend in with your garden, we also can use a combination of spotlighting and focal lighting if needed for larger plants or saplings. Spotlighting these areas creates dramatic shadowing or can draw your eye to the trees and garden wall as in this photo.  Using spotlighting and focal lighting in combination with path lighting creates a visionary balance that could be comparable to something you would find at Airlie.

 

Incredible garden lighting is not all you will get when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington. You’ll also get exceptional custom lighting design, professional installation and outdoor lighting fixtures that will stand the test of time. We know how hard you work making your garden look spectacular during Blog Signature William Koon Owner copythe day. Let us bring out that beauty at night with Wilmington garden lighting. Give us a call today to begin enhancing your garden and you’ll be able to enjoy it at night and every night after that.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington
(910) 342-0040