Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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William Koon, Owner

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.

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Outdoor Lighting Memorializes at Cape Fear Country Club

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Cape Fear Country Club

Just the other day, the oldest, private country club in North Carolina called Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington for a one-of-a-kind lighting project. The Cape Fear Country Club wasn’t looking for landscape lighting or tennis court lighting. What the members of the Country Club were looking for was a way to honor its past members who were no longer with us.

 

Wilmington residents may say Cape Fear Country Club’s best asset is the challenging Donald Ross designed golf course. After all, its been ranked in the top 20 courses and has received high accolades. Maybe they’d say it’s their exceptional dining and social events. Or maybe its their immersed Southern traditions and strong member culture. All of these attributes do make the club attractive to its members but if you ask those at the Country Club’s, their best

Stone memorial wall of past members.

Stone memorial wall of past members.

assets are their members who have now passed away. These extraordinary people helped build the club into what it is today and is the reason for the memorial wall that stands just off the first tee.  The stone wall and engraved plaque is a nice memorial during the day but the Club wanted to put it in lights to be prominently displayed at night as well. The proper outdoor lighting was needed to illuminate the names of those who have passed away. When we arrived at the Club, we knew the best type of outdoor lighting fixtures would be our LED mini flood lights. The wall is only 3 feet high but 75 feet long so we needed a fixture that had a high output but could also be adjustable. We installed seven of our small copper, LED directional flood lights along the scalloped area of the grounds to shine upon the wall, showcasing not only the texture and dimensions of the rock wall but also portraying the engraved

LED Mini Directional Flood Light

LED Mini Directional Flood Light

plaque of the members names. Rocks will be added around the lighting fixtures for the finishing touches to make the wall not only look beautiful but memorialize those supporters who will forever be members of the Cape Fear Country Club.

 

If you have a wall, a focal object, landscaping, architectural feature or anything else you would like to put in lights at night, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington a call. We have been custom designing outdoor lighting all over Wilmington and would be happy to show you how your outdoor spaces can come alive at night. Give us a call at (910) 342-0040 to discuss your outdoor lighting project today.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington
(910) 342-0040

Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington Read Your Palms Today

No, we’re not talking about sitting down in front of a crystal ball or asking if you have a dear relative named Chris who recently came into good fortune (unless you do, in which case your luck may be about to change!). We’re talking about taking advantage of Wilmington palm tree lighting in the way that only Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can.

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Palm trees present a wide variety of unique outdoor lighting challenges that require the eye of a professional.

First things, first: Not all trees are created equal. Palm trees have a unique shape and require much different treatments than traditional tree lighting. If you hire a general landscaper or outdoor lighting designer to illuminate the palms in your yard, you’ll likely wind up with unflattering shadows and strange lighting patterns throughout the night. Here are just a few challenges to consider for your Wilmington palm tree lighting:

All palm trees have a unique crown shape that differs from other types of trees in Wilmington. Palm tree lighting designs depend on the proportion of this crown to the length of the trunk. Some palms also have a crownshaft – the part of the tree that connects the crown to the trunk. In every case, Wilmington palm tree lighting is case by case and depends entirely on the trees in your yard.

  • Palmetto Palm: These are the traditional-looking trees most people tend to associate with palms. They can grow anywhere from 30-40 feet tall in Wilmington, so quite a bit of work goes into illuminating the full structure from top to bottom. Ask your expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspecitves of Wilmington about how to properly choose placement, bulbs and wattage to light up this palm.
  • Dwarf Palmetto: This one’s a much smaller, fan palm whose trunk remains below ground. They can grow anywhere from 1-5 feet lengthwise and in width. Obviously, the dwarf palmetto requires a much different treatment than its much larger relative. Depending on the size of your particular Wilmington palm tree, outdoor lighting fixtures used to show it off may vary from spotlights to subtle accent lights.
  • Needle Palm: This Wilmington palm tree is a small, shrub-like palm that can grow as tall as 6 feet. Rather than a trunk, Needle Palms have a crown that slowly lengthens all the way to the ground. Rather than large, blossoming leaflets, the Needle Palm features long, slender spines that can extend to about 8 inches. If you’ve got one of these in your yard and are struggling to illuminate it with traditional Wilmington palm tree lighting techniques, call a professional at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today.
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Dramatic uplighting helps illuminate the entire tree and creates a warm, elegant glow.

There are a few outdoor lighting techniques that can be applied across all tree types. We often use dramatic uplighting techniques to illuminate the trunk and a variety of bulbs, wattages and beam spreads to really make your Wilmington palm trees shine. We also work hard to illuminate each individual leaflet by optimizing the placement of each individual outdoor lighting fixture.

For example, take a look at our recent work at River Sea Plantation. We didn’t go in with a Wilmington palm tree lighting template – we evaluated their unique palms and crafted a one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting look to show off their best features. Take advantage of the unique Wilmington scenery in your yard, and let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington read your palms when you call today!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Wilmington Outdoor Lighting Brightens River Sea Plantation Entrances

River Sea Plantation

River Sea Plantation

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we have the opportunity to create some of the most most beautiful outdoor lighting designs for our neighbors.  Just last week, we were able to accomplish this for an entire community by upgrading the subdivision entrance lighting at the famous River Sea Plantation. As one of Wilmington premiere gated communities, they were looking for a way to project the elegance and luxury their community offers, highlighting their beautiful Palm’s, Crepe Myrtles and Holly trees, to welcome their residents home after a long hard day.  Their old outdoor lighting system wasn’t illuminating the three entrances and islands as it should so we designed a new lighting plan to enhance the entire area with top-of-the-line Wilmington LED outdoor lighting fixtures.  Here’s what we did:

 

River Sea Plantation's main entrance was rewired and upgraded.

River Sea Plantation’s main entrance was rewired and upgraded.

When we arrived, we found that the main entrance was dimly lit with old fixtures, worn out bulbs and bad wiring.  We rewired all 18 existing fixtures at this entrance and retrofitted them to use our energy-efficient LED bulbs.  Each of these re-lamped fixtures now shines elegantly on the trees that looked stunning during the day but were lost in the darkness. The entrance looks new again and  these magnificent trees make a bold statement at night.

 

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Our new LED stick lights now illuminate the Crepe Myrtles within the island.

On the second entrance, we replaced their old halogen fixtures with our  LED stick lights illuminating the Crepe Myrtles and Holly trees. Replacing the old fixtures increased the systems efficiency – LED outdoor lighting bulbs can last an estimated 25 years, as opposed to traditional halogen bulbs which must be replaced every few years – and helped illuminate harder to reach spots. Our LED stick lights are specifically designed to fit in places where other lights just can’t. Tight corners, small overhangs and other trouble spots are easily brightened up with this fixture.

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The center island now includes LED lighting to enhance the view at night.

 

The center island between the two entrances was just as dark due to the old lighting.  We added 6 of our LED stick lights and retrofitted 39 other fixtures to our LEDs, illuminating the distinctive Palm trees unique to our area.

 

 

River Sea Summer Haven Entrance

The Summer Haven entrance was also upgraded to display the elegance of the neighborhood.

Lastly, the Summer Haven entrance was upgraded by retrofitting 6 of their fixtures to our LEDs and we added 2 of our durable well lights to bring out the textures and colors of the Holly trees within the entrance.

 

River Sea Plantation offers some of the most beautiful sights and luxurious amenities of any gated community in Wilmington, so we wanted to bring that out even after dark. Now all three entrances and the center island are brilliantly lit with 16 new LED outdoor lighting fixtures and 55 of their current fixtures upgraded to LED for a total of 71 brilliantly lit LED outdoor lighting fixtures.   Their new LEDs not only will they look beautiful, their efficiencies will  save River Sea Plantation on their energy consumption and maintenance costs.  River Sea’s entrances are now sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who drives by because of our custom outdoor lighting design and upgrades.

If your community is looking for a better outdoor lighting design or is in need of some upgrades, drive by River Sea Plantation to see what we’ve done and then give us a call to have us design a plan for you.  Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington can transform the way the world sees your neighborhood, business or professional area with outdoor lighting.

 

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Wilmington

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com

Wilmington Temporary Event Lighting Makes Your Outdoor Settings Shine

Temporary outdoor lighting can be placed anywhere and illuminated beautifully.

Temporary outdoor lighting can be placed anywhere and illuminated beautifully.

It’s the perfect time of year to host a special event outdoors.  From graduation parties to weddings, nothing creates a more festive atmosphere than being outside with nature’s backdrop.  The flowers are in bloom, grass is green, trees are full and the mild evenings create a relaxing and joyful setting.  But what really creates that warm, romantic and unforgettable feeling is lighting.  Outdoor lighting can produce dramatic shadows and emphasizes the surroundings like nothing else.

 

When you begin planning your special event, ask yourself what it is you’re looking to enhance or emphasize.  Can it be done with decorations or it is it something more subtle you envision?  Could it be done with temporary outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington?  Because we are a professional outdoor lighting company, we know how to create custom outdoor lighting designs that subtly emphasize your surroundings without shining light in your guest’s eyes or create tripping hazards with wiring strewn across the

Arts Council of Wilmington 2014 Designer Showhouse.

Arts Council of Wilmington 2014 Designer Showhouse.

walking area or stairways.  In fact, just recently we were able to help the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County kick off their first ever 2014 Designer Showhouse by lighting the outdoor entertaining area with our temporary event lighting that is not only beautiful but also as functional as our traditional outdoor lighting fixtures.

 

We chose our battery-powered LED path lights, well lights and spotlights to create a lighting effect just as decorative as the individual rooms within the Designer Showhouse.  With the 5,000-square-foot Georgian-style home overlooking the Cape Fear County Club golf course meticulously decorated, we knew our custom outdoor lighting had to represent with as much class as had been displayed by the dozen local interior and landscape designers involved with the Showhouse.  We were able to create safer pathways and driveway with our temporary path lighting, highlight the textures and dimensions of the majestic trees with our battery-powered well lights as well as enrich the architectural features of the stately Georgian style home with our temporary spotlights.

 

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

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

Our temporary outdoor lighting is battery powered and produces a warm, soft lighting effect for the entire length of your event.  It can be used anywhere to create the perfect mood for your setting whether you want to light the pathways for safety, highlight a dance area for entertainment or define the boundaries of your area for added allure.  Our temporary outdoor lighting fixtures offer the same benefits as our traditional LED installed outdoor lighting but have the additional advantage of being set up quickly and in places where there is no power source.  And our temporary outdoor lighting fixtures for your Wilmington special event will look just as nice as the other décor chosen.  Our temporary path lights are made from solid copper to help brighten your walkways and driveways.  Our temporary copper spotlights and floodlights take your beautiful landscaping and event props and turn them into stunning focal points. No matter where your event is located, Wilmington temporary outdoor lighting will help create a memory to last a lifetime.

 

If you are interested in seeing the upscale designs within the 2014 Designer Showhouse, tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance or $25 at the door Blog Signature William Koon Owner copythrough May 18th.  Visit the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County’s website for more information.  If you’re interested in temporary outdoor lighting for your next Wilmington outdoor event, visit Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington’s website or give us a call at 910-342-0040.  We can take your affair to a new level your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Every Night’s An Event At Your Home With Professional Outdoor Lighting

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we offer a wide variety of options to dress up and customize your home to match your style. Whether you’re looking for soft, subtle summer lighting perfect for sitting back and relaxing with a group of friends, or a big, glamorous spotlight designed to make you the talk of the town – we can help you make every night a special event in your own backyard.

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Add some flair to your backyard without distracting guests from the party at hand with beautiful string lighting.

String lighting in palm trees is perfect for a cool, relaxing get-together. One of our favorite reasons for Wilmington special event lighting we hear about from our clients is outdoor movie nights. Set up a projector on your deck and patio, or hang up a screen right in the backyard. We’ll help you craft the perfect soft, subtle lighting that helps improve the safety of your backyard, looks great as a backdrop but doesn’t distract from the event at hand. String lighting is also a perfect choice for low-key beach parties, neighborhood get-togethers and family nights outside.

Café lights around your patio create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests. Enjoy hosting dinner parties outside on the deck or patio? Transform that area into a four-star restaurant with just a few simple outdoor lighting additions. Take some notes from your favorite Wilmington restaurants and other outdoor venues, and bring those ideas to our experts – we’ll help you bring your vision to life with beautiful café lights and other deck and patio lighting options.

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Go all out for your big party with beautiful outdoor lighting for any occasion.

Set up temporary outdoor lighting to craft the perfect look for a party. If you’re planning one big bash for the summer, we can help make it a night to remember with beautiful, luxurious outdoor lighting designs. We’ll work with you to match the style and tone of your party perfectly, whether it means bringing in a few extra string lights to dress up your palm trees, waterfall lighting to enhance the poolside experience, flood lights to illuminate the entire area or more. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington, we’re experts at putting the finishing touches on your party to make you the talk of the town.

Learn more about special event lighting in Wilmington and schedule your professional installation when you call today.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of     Wilmington

Email: wilmington@outdoorlights.com