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Yes, You Need Landscape Lighting and Yes, You Need Us to Install It

If you don’t have landscape lighting installed at your home, do you need more information about the service before you decide to proceed with installation? Often we find that to be the case. Once homeowners know enough about landscape lighting in and around Raleigh, they usually feel confident and actually excited about seeing our lighting design for their property.

As a national company, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. Locally, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh has been illuminating homes in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Cary and the Research Triangle Park for 12 years. We have earned a stellar reputation as a company knowledgeable about all aspects of outdoor lighting. Our professional lighting designers have an artistic feel for what elements in your landscape we can illuminate most effectively, getting the greatest impact from the fixtures we use.

Choose the Most Sought-after Landscape Lighting Installer in Raleigh NC

Yes, our landscape lighting design and installation services are in demand, but don’t let that deter you from calling us. We love working with new customers and continuing to build relationships in the community. We’re known for our extraordinary customer service as well as the beauty of our landscape lighting designs and our professional installations. We will be happy to give you references so you can learn how our current clients feel about the work we do to show their homes in the best light.

We have a phrase we use within the company: Why OLP? You know if we’re putting the question out there, we’d better have the answers:

• You want an outdoor lighting company that has been in business over a decade in the Raleigh area with excellent reviews. That’s Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.
• You know you can rely on the expertise of a company that focuses full-time on one business, outdoor lighting, not a company offering lighting as a side job.
• You need a company that offers a free nighttime demonstration and provides a full range of services including lighting design, installation and maintenance.
• You’ll get the best service from a company that uses high-quality brass and copper fixtures and provides warranties on transformers, LED bulbs and fixtures.

The bottom line: you have an array of reasons to select Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh as your landscape lighting installer in Raleigh NC and the surrounding areas. There isn’t any reason not to call us!

Is What You’re Really Asking, “Why Landscape Lighting?”

If your hesitation isn’t who to call, but why to add landscape lighting at your home, we can answer that, too. There are many reasons to upgrade your yard with landscape lighting! We’ll run through some of those reasons and if you still have questions, just give us a call to ask us directly. A person-to-person conversation can be more informative than a page on our website because when we’re talking, we can answer your questions as they come up.

  • Landscape lighting adds stunning curb appeal to your home at night.
  • Landscape lighting makes your outdoor living spaces more enjoyable after dark.
  • Landscape lighting makes your deck safer at night.
  • Landscape lighting adds ambiance for dining and visiting with guests on the patio or deck.
  • Landscape lighting can bring a festive atmosphere with party lights you can leave up year round.
  • Landscape lighting increases safety around your walkways, driveways and steps with path lighting.
  • Landscape lighting allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labor any time, day or night—and by that we are referring to your beautiful flower gardens.
  • Landscape lighting can turn your fountain or other water feature into a magical treat of sight and sound after dark.
  • Landscape lighting will make your yard the favorite for yard games; you won’t have to stop the games just because it gets dark.
  • Landscape lighting can transform your pool area into a hypnotic paradise at night.

Could we go on? Yes, we could list even more reasons you should give serious consideration to having us install landscape lighting at your home. And that brings us to the topic of do-it-yourself outdoor lighting. The home improvement stores would have you think you can do as good a job as we can with landscape lighting, but that simply isn’t true.

Our designers and technicians have training and experience you cannot match unless you, too, happen to be a professional outdoor lighting designer and installer. Don’t discount the added value we bring to the task. What’s more, the home improvement stores don’t carry the professional quality lighting fixtures we use. There is so much more to this service than sticking some light fixtures into the ground and calling it landscape lighting. Where will the store’s salesperson be when your fixtures need maintenance?

If you’re looking for a professional, reliable landscape lighting installer in Raleigh NC, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Beauty, Utility, Ambiance, Pleasure: What's Your Motivation for Outdoor Lighting Around Your Raleigh NC Home?

Life in Raleigh, NC: when you put this much money into a home, installing professional outdoor lighting should be a given, not a decision to be pondered. There’s no question homes for sale in Raleigh are getting more expensive every day, especially Inside the Beltline. To make the most of your real estate investment, you need architectural lighting and landscape lighting, front and back, including the deck, pool and patio.

Whether you live in the city’s older, more established neighborhoods or in the suburbs, you want to show your home off “in the best light.” There was a time when “in the best light” meant waiting for the perfect position of the sun in the sky. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we don’t wait for the best light, we create it … every night.

Consider Your Objectives When You Add Professional Outdoor Lighting

When our outdoor lighting designer meets with you at your Raleigh, NC, home, we are not there to talk about why most people choose to install outdoor lighting. We are only there to talk about your reasons for installing outdoor lighting. They’re all that matter, aren’t they?

BEAUTY

Is beauty at the top of your list? The sheer beauty of a tastefully-illuminated home is beyond comparison. Here we are talking about architectural lighting as well as landscape lighting. These two genres of outdoor lighting combine to make one overall visual impression. Sometimes we refer to it as nighttime curb appeal, but even that phrase doesn’t do it justice.

When you’re inside your home, you may not be thinking about its exterior beauty. When you arrive home from work in the evening or after a night out, that beauty greets you full-force. With the outdoor lighting Raleigh NC does not take for granted, you appreciate your home all over again when you see it illuminated at night. This brings up the questions, “Who are you looking to please? Who is this lighting for?” The answer: anyone who sees it. It’s for the neighbors, those on your street and those at the far reaches of your neighborhood. It’s for your guests and the guests of your neighbors. It’s for you. Enjoy.

UTILITY

Raleigh NC outdoor lighting serves several practical purposes, too. With appropriate outdoor lighting, you can see where you’re going when you walk along a path or walkway on your property at night. Guests are not as familiar as you are with the terrain, so when you provide path lighting you are showing them you care about their safety. The same holds true when you add deck lighting on your deck stair risers. Every person who doesn’t trip going up or down the deck stairs has you to thank for the light you’ve provided!

AMBIANCE

What is a deck or patio without the soothing ambiance of gentle patio or deck lighting? What is an outdoor party without the festive display of string party lights? Whatever mood you want to set, our professional lighting designers can accomplish it for you. Go all the way with subtle lighting for ambiance and festive lighting for parties. We can set these up on two different switches so you can choose the mood you want on any given night. Whether you choose soothing or festive lighting, the bottom line is this: you were not driven indoors by darkness.

PLEASURE

Have you sat out on your deck, patio or porch at night and gazed out at your prize rose bushes, your banks of azaleas or your majestic beds of lilies? If you personally do the gardening, or even if you just supervise it, you can take great pleasure in admiring those beautiful flowers night after night. Maybe you sip from a glass of wine or listen to your favorite music while you enjoy those exquisite flowers.

Do you have a fountain or another water feature such as a pond with a trickling waterfall? You can hear it from your deck at night, but to hear it and see it across the yard stimulates your senses and more than doubles the pleasure of the experience.

Where Do You Find The Outdoor Lighting Raleigh NC Prefers?

The best outdoor lighting in Raleigh NC comes from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. You don’t have to travel to find us because we come to meet with you at your home, at your convenience. You will not find the best quality of outdoor lighting fixtures at the home improvement stores, nor will you find the level of expertise we offer.

If your home does not yet have outdoor lighting installed, you’ll be thrilled when you finally let us come and set it up for you. You’ll wonder why you waited this long.

For the absolute best in outdoor lighting in Raleigh NC, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Use Architectural Lighting to Make Your Home One That You Would Choose Over Any Other

If you could have any home in Cary, NC, which one would you choose? There are so many, it could take days to see them all and make your selection. Or, would it? If you live in Cary, we hope you would choose the very house you live in now.

If you would choose a home other than the one you now own, what draws you to that other home? Is it bigger, more ornate or more welcoming than your home? Does it have better landscaping, a pool or a fenced yard?

Qualities that can draw you to a home include its beauty, interesting architecture—perhaps unique—and a welcoming ambiance. All of these qualities are related in some way to one of our favorite topics: architectural lighting.

What is Architectural Lighting and Why Should You Have It?

In our profession of outdoor lighting, most of our work falls into two categories: architectural lighting and landscape lighting. We’ve written about landscape lighting many times, so today we’re focusing on architectural lighting.

What is Architectural Lighting?

Architectural lighting refers to professional outdoor lighting designed to enhance the beauty of a home’s façade and make it visible at night. Those are two different objectives.

Making the home visible means illuminating it so it’s not hidden in shadow. An extension of making it visible is making it appear welcoming. A cheerfully illuminated home seems to reach out to guests arriving with a “we’re glad you’re here” ambiance.

The other objective of architectural lighting, enhancing a home’s beauty after dark, is something you might take for granted until you understand it better. Your lighting designer will use a variety of outdoor lighting fixtures and techniques to draw attention to—and highlight—the textures of your home’s façade.

  • Is your roofline straight or does it peak with several high-pointed gables?
  • Do you have arched windows or doorways?
  • Is your entryway grand and spacious?
  • Does your home feature columns or posts standing like sentries?
  • Is your home’s exterior made of stone, wood siding, stucco or brick?
  • For architectural interest, does your home’s exterior feature more than one kind of material?
  • Instead of asphalt shingles, is your home’s roof made with cedar shakes, slate or clay tiles?

That’s what architectural lighting is: a means of displaying the interesting architectural features of a home.

Why Should You Have Architectural Lighting?

Why? With architectural lighting, you will notice and enjoy your home’s exterior more than you would if it remained dark. What’s more, your lighting will have other people to noticing, too. First, your family and guests, then neighbors and anyone else passing by at night. Sometimes this effort to show off your home after dark is called nighttime curb appeal. You don’t have to be selling your home to generate curb appeal!

Your professional outdoor lighting designer does not make your home beautiful. It’s already beautiful. We simply highlight that beauty to draw your eye and help you appreciate it. If you love your Cary, NC, home’s appearance, want to enjoy it more and want to share it with others, you should have Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh install architectural lighting.

How Do You Choose an Architectural Lighting Company in Cary NC?

To find the very best architectural lighting company in Cary NC, you need to do a little research.

  • You want a company that has been in business over a decade with exemplary reviews.
  • One that offers a free nighttime demonstration and provides a full range of services including lighting design, installation and maintenance.
  • One that uses high-quality brass and copper fixtures and provides warranties on transformers, LED bulbs and fixtures.

You want Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh to make your home one that anybody would choose as their favorite home in Cary, NC—even you.

If you’re searching for an architectural lighting company in Cary NC, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Misunderstood or Overlooked … Pathway Lighting Serves Raleigh Well

While dramatic illumination of trees and gardens usually gets all the glory in the world of landscape lighting, pathway lighting is the workhorse of outdoor lighting design for most homes. When you think of landscape lighting, you tend to think of the more showy applications of this art form. But there in the background is the faithful and steady pathway lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the pathway lighting company in Raleigh NC that believes this form of lighting deserves more respect!

3 Purposes of Pathway Lighting

Pathway lighting serves three purposes, with increasing safety being the most important for most people. There’s just no reason for a guest or family member to trip over a walkway brick or paver for lack of lighting. Accidents will happen, that’s true, and sometimes people trip without provocation. But at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we believe that homeowners have an obligation to provide lighting for pathways even if they don’t see any tripping hazards nearby.

The second purpose of pathway lighting is to highlight the beauty of the plantings that line your walkway or driveway. Whether you consider this decorative or ornamental, path lighting is part of an overall lighting design conceived as a unified layout across the yard. You can examine each element of the lighting design separately, but at the end of the day the overall design creates an impression by enhancing the beauty of the entire yard.

The third important purpose of path lighting is to guide your way. In some cases this is symbolic—for example, your guests don’t necessarily need to be guided along a driveway. But sometimes you do need lights to guide you along a pathway. That could be especially true if there is a pathway across the lawn to a special seating area—perhaps a path to an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, gazebo or water feature. Providing an illuminated pathway encourages your guests to visit these areas.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pathway Lighting Company in Raleigh NC

  1. “Is outdoor lighting your only line of business?” You want to select a professional outdoor lighting company that specializes in landscape and architectural lighting. Other kinds of companies such as landscapers may do lighting on the side and don’t have nearly the depth of lighting experience we have at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

  2. “Do you provide a free nighttime demonstration?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh does.

  3. “Do you provide full service including lighting design, installation and maintenance?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh does.

  4. “Do you offer high-quality fixtures and warranties?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh uses the highest quality brass and copper fixtures and provides warranties on transformers, LED bulbs and fixtures.



  5. “How long have you been in business and who have you done work for?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh has an excellent reputation, and we are happy to provide references.

If you’re searching for a pathway lighting company in Raleigh NC, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Landscape Lighting, Up Close and Personal, in Cary NC

Just for a moment, we want to shake up the pictures you imagine when we say landscape lighting. Instead of that panoramic view of a stately home and the beautifully-illuminated yard surrounding it, let’s zoom in on some of our favorite close-ups!

Landscape lighting in Cary NC can mean so many things. Most residential outdoor lighting that isn’t focused specifically on your home’s architectural façade is considered landscape lighting. In addition to the usual suspects—trees, gardens and shrubs—the term landscape can include statues and sculpture, water features, fire features and your driveway and walkways around your property. Usually we take the long view, but today let’s zoom in for a closer look.

Will Landscape Lighting at Your Home Show Off Your Gardens?

While some homeowners prefer the crisp, tidy precision of manicured shrubs over unruly flowering plants, most home gardeners love their flower beds. Whether you have a formal garden or simple beds bordering your shrubs, if you have flowers you will want your outdoor lighting to highlight them. So here’s the interesting question: If you have your outdoor lighting illuminating your flowers, who will see them?

The immediate answer might be this: more people than were able to see them when they were not illuminated with landscape lighting! When your flowers are cloaked in darkness each night, no one sees them.

Here’s a more thoughtful answer: If the flowers being illuminated are in the front yard, everyone passing your home at night will see them, and you’ll see them when you arrive home after dark. But if the flowers are in the back yard, only you and your guests will see them. We point this out because most people think landscape lighting belongs in the front yard. Don’t overlook the great joy you will get each night from looking out over your back yard and seeing your beautiful, blooming flowers there. It’s fine to light your front yard for curb appeal, but don’t neglect the back yard!

Where Would Landscape Lighting in Cary NC be without Path Lighting?

Path lighting is one of our most popular landscape lighting techniques. We use small LED light fixtures for path lighting, but they pack a powerful punch. Notice that the top of the fixture prevents light from shining upward. All of the light from this fixture shines down on the ground. Notice the quality of this fixture! Our professional-grade fixtures are made of heavy-gauge, corrosion-resistant brass and copper that develops a beautiful patina as it weathers.

While the path light does enhance the beauty of ground cover and low shrubs lining a walkway or driveway, its primary purpose is to make walkways safer. Safe passage is a term we use to indicate that a person walking here will be able to see where they are stepping.

Are Water Features Too Beautiful NOT to Illuminate?

If your yard includes any kind of water feature—a fountain, pond or trickling waterfall across a series of rocks—our landscape lighting designer will feature that in your custom lighting plan. Sights like this are just too beautiful to leave concealed in darkness at night. If you have a scene this beautiful in your yard, that alone is reason enough to have landscape lighting installed at your home!

Adding illumination to a water feature at night doubles the impact on your senses. You see the water spray cascading from rock to pond while hearing it, too. The effect is soothing and meditative. Will you keep it to yourself or share this scene with guests?

Is This Patio More Inviting With or Without Landscape Lighting?

You have probably guessed we would answer, “with.” A patio or courtyard as lovely as this one, if left to hide in darkness, would only be a place to pass by on your way to enter the home. Beautifully illuminated as it is with landscape lighting, now it’s a place that would be hard to leave. If you have a beautiful patio or courtyard awash in the soft glow of landscape lighting, it will probably be your favorite place at your home.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of up close and personal Landscape lighting in Cary NC. If you are intrigued, please give us a call!

For all your Cary, NC landscape lighting needs, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

If You're Looking for Outdoor Lighting Pros in Apex, NC, Look No Further Than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives®!

If you’re in need of a professional outdoor lighting company in Apex, NC, then look no further than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. Through our nearly two decades in the outdoor lighting field right here in the RTP, we can bring your home’s exterior to life after dark. We use the latest in low-voltage LED technology to ensure your home’s outdoor lighting is top-of-the-line in both quality and application. Remember, it takes a true outdoor lighting expert to make your home look great after dark. That’s why we recommend hiring the local professionals today. We even offer a 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation. Call today at (919) 854-5566!

While you may see sales on outdoor lighting fixtures at your local big-box store, it’s important to remember that it’s going to be a lot of work. You should ask yourself a few questions before jumping into this project.

  1. Am I prepared to dig trenches and place lighting fixtures multiple times before getting it right?
  2. Do I know the best way of providing illumination to key areas of my home and landscape?
  3. Would it be smarter to hire an outdoor lighting professional?

These are real questions you should ask yourself. While it may seem simple to throw a few lighting fixtures in the ground and call it a day, that’s not how it works, at all. In fact, the most important aspect of any outdoor lighting system installation is the design. We take our time to walk the entirety of your property to determine the key areas that would benefit most from effective illumination. Furthermore, there is a fine line between too little and too much illumination. A perfect example of this would be the dim solar-powered lines you’ve probably seen. They often have a blue hue to them and provide almost no illumination to their surrounding environment. This is exactly the type of lighting we’re going to avoid.

As the premier outdoor lighting company in Apex, NC, you can count on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh to ensure your home and landscape are awash in subtle, elegant cascading illumination. The varying degrees of illumination from your flowering plants to your walkways and outdoor living spaces should be working together in harmony. We’ll completely transform your home’s exterior and provide it with increased beauty after dark.

To find out what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can do for your Apex, NC home after dark, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Finding Value in Professional Outdoor Lighting in Chapel Hill NC

When did outdoor lighting in Chapel Hill NC become so popular? Actually it has happened gradually as more and more homeowners have come to appreciate the value of professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting.

Knowing When to Hire Professionals

Let’s spend a moment with that concept: Professionally designed and installed. Yes, it does make a difference. Anyone can go to a “big box” home improvement store and purchase a handful of outdoor lighting fixtures and bulbs. You can plant them in your yard and hope for the best. They will light up something. But how effectively? What have you accomplished?

A model will assure you it’s a good use of money to hire a professional make-up artist. A race car driver pays professionals to keep his cars in tip-top condition. There are times when homeowners choose to rely on professionals. You know this, and you apply this concept when you hire a roofer, a landscaper or an HVAC company.

The outdoor lighting designers with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh are professionals. They started with a talent for lighting design and an aptitude for this work. We provide extensive training before allowing them to serve clients, and over the months—and years—as they work, they build upon their skills. They know which light fixtures achieve the desired effect when it comes to uplighting, downlighting, path lighting, landscape lighting, architectural lighting and lighting for safety and security. And don’t forget about lighting for your outdoor living spaces!

Spotting Outdoor Lighting in Chapel Hill NC

Have you driven by a home or business in Chapel Hill with beautiful outdoor lighting and thought, I wish my house looked that great? Your home can look that great! Every home looks better at night when it is enhanced with professional outdoor lighting.

Using Outdoor Lighting to Your Advantage

Making the most of outdoor lighting in the front and back yards:

- Outdoor lighting, while beautiful, doubles as security lighting. We erase the dark spots where trouble can hide.
- Landscape lighting adds a dimension of depth and texture to your plants, shrubs and trees.

- Path lighting is a form of landscape lighting that increases safety along paths, steps and walkways.
- One of our most stunning outdoor lighting techniques is directing one light toward a focal point such as a water feature, statue or other outdoor art.

Enhancing your home with outdoor lighting in the front yard:

- Whether your house is located at the front of your lot or set way back off the street, landscape lighting increases curb appeal.
- Architectural lighting, including porch lighting and coach lighting, projects a warm and welcoming ambience.
- Architectural lighting showcases the architectural features of your home.
- Landscape lighting showcases the beauty of your landscape

Putting outdoor lighting into play in the back yard:

- Outdoor lighting can visually define an outdoor living space.
- Outdoor lighting increases safety around your outdoor living spaces: deck, patio, hot tub, porch, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace or fire pit.
- Deck lighting can provide light for dining so you can see what you’re eating.
- Deck and patio lighting give you more hours per day (and night) to spend outside on your deck or patio.
- String lighting, also known as party lights, can set a festive mood for outdoor parties.
- Subtle landscape lighting around a deck or patio area can set a romantic mood for dining al fresco.

Maybe we’ve given you a taste here of what professional outdoor lighting can do for your home. If you’re not convinced about the value of professional outdoor lighting, call and ask about our free nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration.

For all your Chapel Hill outdoor lighting needs, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Celebrate Summer All Year Long with Festive String Patio Lighting!

What better way to welcome summer than with festive patio string lighting? We love it! We’re getting more than the usual number of requests for these fun party lights this spring. It seems like everyone in the Raleigh area wants to celebrate something!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh wants to be your string patio lighting installer in Raleigh NC and the surrounding areas. Join the party! No need to wait for the height of summer to have professional outdoor lighting installed. Get an early start, and beat the rush, by having your party lights set up now. Having an outdoor wedding? Graduation parties? Mother’s Day? Birthdays? Memorial Day? Going Away parties? Retirement parties? Welcome the New Puppy parties? With the right lighting you’ll think of plenty of occasions to celebrate.

These fun lights will enhance your outdoor livings spaces instantly in a way that nothing else will. Because we’ve all seen these lights at outdoor restaurants, cafes and outdoor weddings, just a glance tells us it’s time to celebrate. The most primitive part of your brain processes the sight; you don’t even have to think it through.

Choose Professionally-Installed Party Lights

The Do-It-Yourselfer in the crowd may lean toward purchasing their lights at the big box home remodeling store, but that’s not the best idea. You’re better off letting the professionals set your lights up for you. We do this every day, and we bring our own ladders. First, our lighting designer will come to your home and meet with you to learn exactly what kinds of lighting you’re looking for.

Do you only want party lighting or are you thinking of combining that with other types of outdoor lighting. We’ll measure your space and determine if we need to install posts, depending on where we’ll run the string lighting and whether you have sufficient places to hang the lights. We can use trees, or a corner on your home, your screened porch or covered patio for example. Many times we need to supplement that by installing a post or two.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is Your String Patio Lighting Installer in Raleigh NC

We install only high-quality, permanent LED string lighting that stands up to any weather. These lights are made to leave up year-round, so the celebrations don’t have to end. You can use these party lights as a component of your deck lighting or patio lighting, enabling you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces more often than if you didn’t have outdoor lighting set up.

In case you didn’t know, the expense to run these energy-efficient LED lights is about 80% less than if you were to use the older halogen or incandescent outdoor lights. With LED lights, you won’t see a significant jump in your monthly electric bills. If you’ve had older technology outdoor lighting in the past, you’ll notice a difference in the cost.

Make your house the fun house with year-round outdoor string lighting!

To find out how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can bring a festive atmosphere to your deck or patio all year long, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Who Needs Deck Lighting in Raleigh, NC?

The obvious answer to that question: Everyone with a deck in Raleigh, NC, needs deck lighting!

There are two or three reasons why all deck owners in Raleigh need deck lighting, but the most pressing reason is safety. Dark deck stairs are not safe for anyone. If you use candles on your deck after dark, enjoying the romantic ambiance, the flickering candlelight may not see you down the deck stairs safely. If you have a flashlight, what happens if you drop it? We could suggest more “what if” scenarios, but they all lead to the same point: Decks need lighting for safety.

Reason Number 2 for deck lighting: You’ll enjoy spending so much more time outdoors if you add deck lighting. You and your family will probably double the amount of time you spend on the deck when you’re not driven indoors by darkness. Long, lazy summer evenings on the deck … that’s what summer is for! Get your money’s worth out of that deck of yours by extending the amount of time you can use it each night.

Finally, do you enjoy entertaining outdoors? Wouldn’t it be nice to plan a party that doesn’t have to start so early? With deck lighting, you won’t have to plan parties that end at dusk. And if you’ve tried moving a party indoors after sunset, you know that’s just as likely to break up the party instead.

Types of Raleigh Deck Lighting

For safety, we recommend LED lights on stair risers, a few more lights discretely placed under railings around the deck perimeter and one down-light on each post at the top of the stairs. As a homeowner, you don’t want to be responsible for a guest fumbling in darkness and falling down the stairs. As a parent, you would be irresponsible if you let children play on the deck in the dark. There really is no reason to disregard safety concerns outdoors at night.

For enjoyment, we recommend party lights! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can install wonderful strings of party lights to dial up the festive atmosphere outdoors. We have high-quality, professional-grade LED string lights, also called bistro lights or café lights, that will make every night feel like a celebration. These lights stand up to rough weather, even heavy storms and wind.

Landscape lighting is another way to illuminate your deck—just enough, not too much. If you’re interested in landscape lighting for your property, we can custom-design a lighting plan for you to include a deck component. All of our lighting plans are custom-designed by lighting professionals with extensive training and experience. Your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives designer knows how to use just the right fixtures in just the right places for the best effects.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted deck lighting company in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

3 Reasons Outdoor Lighting is Hot in Apex, NC, Right Now

You may have noticed more and more homes featuring outdoor lighting in Apex, NC, these days, but do you know why? Based on inquiries we’re receiving at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, it appears three things are primarily driving the increased interest in outdoor lighting in the area.

  1. Apex continues to grow with ever more new upscale residential developments popping up. The national economy is forecasted to grow in 2018, and thanks to the job market in Research Triangle Park, that growth could mean more new development coming to Apex. What does that have to do with outdoor lighting? When a family purchases a newly-built home, they look at this as the time to get everything done the way they want it. If they’re lucky to meet with the builder before the house is completed, they can select the paint colors, carpet, hardwood floors, bathroom fixtures and kitchen amenities of their choosing.

    There’s something about a new house that makes you want to set it up just right, from the start. Homeowners may have to begin with a blank slate for landscaping. Next on the agenda is outdoor lighting. As you plan your landscaping and start creating curb appeal, naturally you want to show it off. Through two types of outdoor lighting — specifically landscape lighting and architectural lighting — you can highlight your beautiful new plants and trees, show off your front porch décor and gently illuminate the new home you’re proud to own. Curb appeal doesn’t have to die at sundown. Show off your new Apex home and create a warm look that says “Welcome” to neighbors and guests.
  2. New residents are moving to Apex from areas of the country where outdoor lighting is the rule and not the exception. In some parts of the country, “everyone” has outdoor lighting. Professionals in the high-tech industry who move here with their jobs bring their appreciation for outdoor lighting with them. They know that outdoor lighting makes their home more secure, makes their walkways safer and enhances the beauty of their architecture and landscaping. They also know from experience they’ll use their outdoor living spaces much more frequently when they have outdoor lighting for their deck, patio and pool. Those outdoor spaces become more inviting and relaxing when homeowners add subtle lighting that’s professionally designed and installed to create just the right ambiance.
  3. Pinterest. While home and gardening magazines are still around, in the world of home décor and home improvement there’s nothing like Pinterest for finding pictures of great ideas. The outdoor lighting concept is spreading even more quickly as Pinterest followers pin photos of the amazing environments other homeowners have created through the use of professional outdoor lighting. This is just as true in Apex and Raleigh as it is in any other small-but-growing community or metropolitan area in the country. On Pinterest, homeowners see what they want and they go and get it for themselves.

Professional Outdoor Lighting in Apex, NC

You may have noticed we’ve used the word professional here a few times. You won’t achieve the same stunning and beautiful effect with Do-It-Yourself outdoor lighting. Our outdoor lighting designers are talented and trained. They have developed their skills through experience, and every new lighting customer benefits from that experience.

When you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh for your free outdoor lighting consultation, we’ll meet with you at your Apex home and look at the areas you’re interested in lighting. We’ll make suggestions, too, based on our experience, and we’ll create a custom LED lighting design based on this consultation. Your custom lighting plan could include landscape lighting, path lighting, deck/patio/pool lighting, architectural lighting and more.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted name in Apex, NC, outdoor lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Security Lighting To Intruders: Not Welcome Here

If security isn’t your primary reason for installing professional outdoor lighting at your home, maybe it should be. Removing the dark spots and shadowy hiding places from your property goes a long way toward repelling intruders. You could even consider security lighting as intruder repellent. Anyone thinking of attempting a break-in at night will avoid well-lit homes where neighbors could see and identify them.

What’s the difference between outdoor lighting and security lighting? They do overlap, of course. Not all outdoor lighting is security lighting. But a professional outdoor lighting designer with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can create a lighting plan that’s beautiful and improves security at your home.

Don’t imagine that we’re going to come out and aim a few spotlights at your house in hopes that the glare will deter crime. While the glare might deter crime, that’s all it would accomplish. When we install security lighting, we make sure we’re gently lighting the areas around your home and the nearby trees, bushes and flower beds. We look for dark spots and create the perfect lighting angles that illuminate the area without blinding anyone. Done right, outdoor lighting can add depth and texture to your yard at night, showing off its beauty with a glow that’s completely different than daylight. Our security lighting accomplishes all this plus provides security, too.

Here’s our secret: several of our professional landscape lighting techniques double as security lighting. Through the use of moonlighting, accent lighting and focal point lighting, areas around your home that were dark will become visible and no longer offer hiding places.

If you’re concerned about large increases to your monthly electric bill, you’ll be glad to know that we work with high-quality, energy-efficient LED bulbs that use about 80% less energy than our previous halogen bulbs. If you already have outdoor lighting, be sure to ask us about retrofitting your current light fixtures to LED for monthly savings. Call us for the best-placed and most energy-efficient outdoor security lighting in Raleigh, NC.

To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can bring security to your home’s yard during the evening hours, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

How To Select The Best Landscape Lighting Company In Raleigh, NC

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we want you to select us as your landscape lighting company; we want you to consider us the best; we want you to recommend us. We will work hard at winning your business, exceeding your expectations and keeping you as our satisfied customer for years to come.

Where do we start? First, let’s talk about landscape lighting, which is completely different from landscaping. If your landscaper offers to install landscape lighting for you, decline this offer. You need an outdoor lighting company that specializes in lighting, not one installing lighting on the side. Outdoor lighting, including landscape lighting, is all we do, and we excel at this. We will never offer to plant your flower beds or prune your shrubbery.

Landscape lighting is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Each lighting design we create is custom-made for one client’s property. Our lighting designer doesn’t arrive at your home or business with a preconceived idea of what your lighting display should look like. We walk through your yard, around the garden and along the periphery. We look at your landscape from your doorway looking out, and we look at it from the street. As we’re doing this, we talk with you to learn what expectations you have for your landscape lighting and what you would like to accomplish with it.

We’re so confident you’ll like our design, we offer to create a nighttime demonstration — at no charge — so you can see what your landscape will look like with the right lighting. We’ll set this up before sunset and turn it on after darkness falls. We’ll do all this before you’ve made a financial commitment because we want you to know what you’re getting for your money. When we present the estimate for our services, you’ll see a detailed breakdown of costs so you know exactly how we arrived at our quote.

Regarding the actual lighting fixtures, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is known for the high-quality copper and brass fixtures and the state-of-the-art LED technology we use in landscape lighting. LED lighting is energy efficient with up to 80% savings in electricity. And you’ll be glad to learn the technology has improved and LED bulbs now emit a warm, pleasing color of light, not the bluish color of LED lights in the past.

Finally, we cap off our personal service, attention to detail and quality installation with the following warranty, the best in the business:

  • Lifetime warranty on transformer and copper and brass fixtures
  • 5-year warranty on LED bulbs and electronics
  • 2-year warranty on Lighting Control Automation
  • 1-year warranty on halogen bulbs, digital timers, lens covers and commercial fixtures

Back to our original challenge: How to select the best landscape lighting company in Raleigh, NC. If you consider these criteria, you should end up with a company you love:

  1. A landscape lighting company in Raleigh, NC, that specializes in outdoor lighting and does that exclusively.
  2. A professional lighting designer who creates a custom design and installation specifically tailored to your needs whether it’s for your home or business location.
  3. An outdoor lighting company that offers a free nighttime demonstration and prepares a detailed and transparent quote.
  4. A lighting company that uses high-quality fixtures and materials and energy-efficient lighting.
  5. A landscape lighting company whose work and products are backed by an excellent warranty.

We hope you will come to the conclusion all of our clients have discovered: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the best landscape lighting company in Raleigh, NC.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is one of the most trusted names in Raleigh landscape lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected], fill out our form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Give Your Home a Festive Atmosphere All Year Long

There’s something about a home that’s completely illuminated by way of Christmas lighting. It makes the home seem cozier and inviting. Wouldn’t you love it if your Raleigh home could have that very same feel all year long? The good news is it can! Through professionally-designed-and-installed outdoor lighting by the local experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, your home can look majestic, inviting and warm all year long.

When it comes to illuminating your home’s architectural facade, it’s important to remember there’s a very fine line between too much illumination and too much. If there’s too little illumination, your home’s facade won’t receive the full effect of the lighting and won’t have a defining character at night. If there’s too much illumination, then your home’s likely going to look similar to an airport landing strip. Neither of these two options are appealing and, in fact, can cause your home to appear extremely tacky after dark. It’s for this reason you should rely on a local professional outdoor lighting company for your home’s outdoor and landscape lighting.

Through our nearly two decades of experience in the outdoor and landscape lighting here in Raleigh, North Carolina, we’ve encountered nearly every type and style of architecture you could imagine. We understand when specific types of fixtures are going to create the optimal amount and angle of illumination your home’s facade, your landscape or your favorite tree needs. We also take your goals and objectives into account when creating the perfect design for your home’s outdoor lighting system.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted name in outdoor and landscape lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Raleigh Architectural Lighting Will Illuminate Your Home During the Dark Months Ahead

Now that Daylight Saving Time has ended, the nights are getting much, much longer. If your home is disappearing into the darkness as soon as the sun sets, then think of the benefits of professionally-designed-and-installed outdoor lighting. Our 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation will provide both you and us with the necessary information to create a custom-tailored outdoor lighting system design. We take the time to understand your goals and objectives for your outdoor lighting first. Next, we can even provide a free nighttime demonstration. For all your outdoor lighting needs, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

Outdoor Lighting Will Bring Added Depth and Texture to Your Home After Dark

Your home is more than likely one of your largest investments. It’s something you protect, upgrade and want to keep looking as nice as possible. Why allow nighttime to make your home completely invisible? Through carefully implemented uplighting, your home can gain added depth, texture and, in turn, increased curb appeal. Remember, it takes a design expert to create the perfect outdoor lighting system. We don’t haphazardly place lighting fixtures in and around your yard. We take our time to find out which fixture will create the best effect for your property in different areas.

In addition to bringing your home’s architectural facade to life, outdoor lighting can also accentuate your flowering plants, landscape and trees. This is a crucial aspect of the outdoor lighting design process as it will dictate how your property appears during the evening hours. Highlighting your property’s boundaries after dark will increase the depth, texture and character of your property. Additionally, landscape lighting will provide added security to your home after dark. A well-lit home is much less likely to be targeted by would-be intruders than a non-well-lit home on the very same street.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted outdoor lighting company in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding areas, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



Bring Character to Your Property Through Raleigh Landscape Lighting

Does your yard slowly fade away into darkness once the sun sets? Do you find yourself not being able to enjoy your outdoor living spaces as long into the evenings as you’d like? If so, you should consider the implementation of professionally-designed-and-installed outdoor lighting by the lighting professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. When it comes to outdoor and landscape lighting in Raleigh, NC, we’re the experts!

Landscape lighting is about so much more than simply haphazardly placing lighting fixtures within your yard. We take our time to become familiar with your property and the goals you have for your landscape lighting. Then we will create a design that’s custom-tailored precisely for your property. If you would prefer, we will provide you with a free nighttime demonstration on your property. Through our free nighttime demo, you’ll be able to see exactly how your property looks dressed in subtle illumination.

True landscape lighting experts understand that the most important aspect of outdoor lighting is the effect it has on the surrounding areas. We use combinations of uplighting, downlighting, and accent lighting to add depth and character to your property after dark. The meticulous attention to detail we utilize in each and every landscape lighting installation will ensure that your property looks incredible once the sun sets. If you’ve invested in your landscape, why allow it to disappear once the sun has set?

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted name in Raleigh, NC, landscape lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out our form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Landscape Lighting in Raleigh, NC is Our Specialty!

If you’re in the process of hiring an outdoor lighting professional, then look no further than the local experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. We’ve been designing and installing outdoor lighting for nearly two decades here in Raleigh and the RTP. Through our numerous years of experience, we’ve gained the expertise and know-how needed to bring elegant illumination to your home, landscape, pergola, gazebo or any other outdoor living area. We believe you should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day or year it is. The Night is Ours™ and it can be yours too with professionally-designed-and-installed Raleigh outdoor lighting.

It all starts with our 100% free daytime consultation. When we arrive to your home, we’ll walk your property with you in order to fully understand your goals and objectives for your outdoor lighting. Then, we’ll put together a layout and a free estimate. Understanding your goals for your outdoor lighting is incredibly important, as it helps us to understand which areas of your yard you favor the most. We can then designate these areas as focal points, while also providing subtle illumination to surrounding areas of your home and yard.

We also offer a 100% free nighttime demonstration. Our nighttime demo allows you to see exactly what your home will look like with an outdoor lighting system prior to ever installing a fixture or agreeing to any work. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then our nighttime demo is, simply put, invaluable. It’s one thing to see another home illuminated in person, it’s something different entirely to see your home illuminated in person. We not only want to meet your expectations, but we want to exceed them entirely. This is something that sets us apart from other outdoor lighting companies in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas.

To find out how quickly you can book a free daytime consultation, you can always call us at (919) 854-5566 or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Bring Your Yard to Life at Night Through Professionally-Designed-and-Installed Landscape Lighting

Does your yard become dark and uninviting once the sun sets? Have you found it almost impossible to walk through your yard at night due to lack of visibility? If so, you absolutely stand to gain from landscape lighting. You’re more than likely quite proud of your yard, so why let it disappear once night time arrives? With landscape lighting installed, you don’t have to. Our highly trained and extremely experienced team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can show you how your yard will look with landscape lighting prior to ever installing a single fixture!

So, how do we do it? We will schedule a day that works best for you, arrive to your home approximately 30 minutes before dark, set up the temporary landscape lighting fixtures and power them on once it’s dark. Seeing the transformation your home makes is something that pictures simply cannot do justice. The best part about our free night time demonstration is that you get to see where you would like to see fixtures moved and what elements of your yard you would like to see highlighted at night. It’s a fun process from beginning to end and one that we take great pride in providing.

If you drive through your neighborhood this evening, take a moment to notice the homes that have their facade and landscape illuminated. Notice how their property has increased depth and character when compared with the home next to it that doesn’t have outdoor lighting. These are just a few benefits of having professionally-designed-and-installed landscape lighting. Other benefits are increased safety, increased security and added curb appeal. Your home could truly become the envy of the neighborhood.

To find out how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can have your yard looking phenomenal during the evening hours. call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Would You Like to Know How Your Home Looks With an Outdoor Lighting System Before You Buy it?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we know the significance of investing in an outdoor lighting system. We fully understand how important the design process is to the system’s layout and overall appearance. Through our nighttime demonstration, you will be able to see and fully envision how you want your home’s outdoor lighting to look.

Through our nighttime demonstration, we get to show you exactly what your outdoor lighting will look like before it is installed. This helps to clear up any misconceptions about outdoor lighting you may have had. Not only will you get to see your home in lights, but we will also be able to maneuver fixtures around for the optimal results in meeting your specific design you desire.

Performing a nighttime demonstration is a brief production that is aimed at showing you the effect our outdoor lighting has. It is a process that may take a little of your time, but one that we find is extremely educational for our customers. Through these demonstrations, we want you to understand the process and have full knowledge of all aspects of outdoor lighting design and installation.

Here’s how we conduct our nighttime demonstration: We come to your home about thirty minutes before dark with battery operated Outdoor Lighting Perspectives light fixtures. We listen to your lighting goals both functional and aesthetic. Then we will place actual fixtures in your yard, flip a switch and look at the results. It is from here where you get to have us move and maneuver fixtures around to where you want them. You get to start the initial design right then and there. You get to be a part of the design process and it couldn’t be easier to make a well-educated decision about adding outdoor lighting to your home.

Nighttime demonstrations are an incredibly easy way to see what your home could look like with custom outdoor lighting installed, and the demonstration is completely free! For your free nighttime demonstration, email us at [email protected], or feel free to give us a call at (919) 854-5566.

What Makes Outdoor Lighting So Special in Raleigh?

While you may enjoy spending time on your deck or patio during the late afternoons, you’re probably not getting the usability out of it that you could be. With professionally-designed-and-installed outdoor lighting, you can bring all your home’s outdoor living areas to life at night. This can increase the amount of time you get to spend relaxing outdoors, hanging out with friends or guests at your next outdoor event. Proper illumination can bring a pleasant atmosphere to your outdoor living areas – an atmosphere so engaging that you may never want to go indoors, unless it’s raining, then go indoors.

If you’re thinking, “what’s a good outdoor lighting company near me?”, then look no further than your local experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. Through our nearly two decades in the outdoor lighting field here in the RTP area, we have become extremely familiar with providing elegant illumination to any style of architecture in our area. Whether you’re looking to increase curb appeal, extend the usability of your outdoor living areas, or add safety and security to your home after dark, outdoor lighting can do it all.

Think about the next outdoor event you’re planning. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could gather in the same area and see one another once the sun has completely set? What about your grilling and outdoor dining areas, could they use a little more practical light than is being provided by your porch lights? If so, all you need to do is call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. We offer a 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation and even offer a free nighttime demonstration.

To find out what makes Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh the premier outdoor lighting company in our area, call us at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Raleigh Pathway Lighting Creates a Welcoming Atmosphere

“Welcome to our home!” This is the message thoughtfully designed outdoor lighting sends to your friends and guests when they arrive after dark. Just as you would clear leaves and debris off the sidewalk in the fall, illuminating the walkway to your home tells visitors you are happy they came and you want them to travel the last few yards safely and in comfort. Lighting the walkways and other areas of your home greatly improves security, as well as the opportunity to enjoy your home from another perspective. There is nothing as warm and welcoming as returning to a well-lit home at the end of a long day.

Once you move off the path, there are as many different reasons for outdoor path lighting at your Raleigh home as there are places to sit and features to enjoy. Raleigh path lighting fixtures are made of solid copper construction. They is very low maintenance, withstands the elements beautifully, and will highlight your landscaping all around your home.

If you own a swimming pool or hot tub, professional Raleigh path lighting gives the area a gentle reflective glow you can enjoy from the house or yard, illuminating tripping hazards, and clearly defining the edges of the pool simultaneously. They give off enough light to make nighttime swimming safe while also creating a cozy atmosphere around the entire area.

Gardens benefit greatly from Raleigh path lighting as well. The ambient light can guide you through the garden area at night to a comfortable sitting area where you can relax the cares of the day away. The vibrant colors of your flowers in your garden in the evening come alive as well with path lighting.Raleigh outdoor lighting is an investment in your property, but it is an investment with many benefits. If you have questions about adding Raleigh landscape lighting to your property, call us for a free consultation at your home. We’ll custom design an outdoor lighting plan that will make all of your outdoor living spaces more pleasurable at night.

Architectural Lighting Brings Your Raleigh, NC, Home to Life at Night

Once nighttime arrives, does your home and landscape slowly but surely disappear? If so, you should absolutely consider the option of architectural lighting. Architectural lighting is a cornerstone of ensuring your largest investment, your home, doesn’t completely become dormant once darkness arrives. In addition to keeping your home visible, it will also bring added depth and texture to your home. It takes a true professional to properly illuminate your home’s accent features, so call the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today.

In the image above, you can see how staggered illumination brings added depth and texture to the home’s facade. Now these homeowners, when arriving home after dark, will be greeted by a subtle, warm glow of illumination that was previously absent. In addition to this, guests and other passersby will be drawn to the aesthetic and congruent illumination. We take great pride in our ability to create custom-tailored lighting for Raleigh homes. We take the time to understand our customers’ goals for their lighting and then put that into action.

Above is an example of outdoor lighting customization. As you can see, the garage is completely illuminated by way of elegant lighting. What you may not notice is that the fixtures themselves are completely hidden. While we offer only the highest quality outdoor lighting fixtures, consisting of top-quality brass and copper, we understand that the effect of the lighting itself is what’s truly important. Designing an outdoor lighting system that really ties a home together once the sun has set is what separates us from other outdoor lighting companies in Raleigh and surrounding areas.

In addition to bringing your home’s facade to life at night, outdoor lighting can do the same for your landscape. Cascading illumination that flows seamlessly together at night is the hallmark of an outdoor lighting specialist. The planning and preparing for the layout of the outdoor lighting system is of the utmost importance. Every outdoor lighting installation is different, that’s why we are so tedious in our design planning for a home and its unique landscape. If you have any area of your yard that you would like to see accented at night, you can count on the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

To find out what Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can do for your home and landscape’s visibility once the sun has set, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out our form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Bring Your Raleigh Landscape to Life at Night With Professional Outdoor Lighting

What’s the biggest impediment to enjoying your outdoor living spaces for as long as you would like? If the answer is “darkness”, then you stand a lot to gain from professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. Your home and landscape are more than likely one of your largest investments, so why allow the arrival of nighttime to make them disappear? Subtle, elegant illumination could be all it takes to bring added depth and textures to your home you never though possible.

In addition to beauty, outdoor lighting has a practical element to it as well. Pathway lighting can keep your walkways free of any dark zones or tripping hazards. Again, your walkway will have a subtle wash of gorgeous illumination, but one that’s practical as well. The same goes for your deck, patio, porch, pergola, etc. If you plan on entertaining guests at your home during these upcoming spring and summer months, why not create a relaxing area to entertain guests? Festive lighting is becoming more and more popular and really creates a relaxing or festive environment in which you and your guests can remain for as long into the evenings as you’d like.

Don’t forget about creating your very own relaxing oasis within your yard. After a long day of work, wouldn’t it be nice to curl up and relax and read your favorite book? With professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting you can enjoy that book during the pleasant spring and summer evenings ahead. Outdoor lighting is about a lifestyle. If you’re interested in how to achieve a higher level of outdoor living, just call the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Have you wondered what your home would look like with outdoor lighting? We can show you before it's even installed.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we know the significance of investing in an outdoor lighting system. We fully understand how important the design process is to the system’s layout and overall appearance. Through our nighttime demonstration, you will be able to see and fully envision how you want your home’s outdoor lighting to look.

Through our nighttime demonstration, we get to show you exactly what your outdoor lighting will look like before it is installed. This helps to clear up any misconceptions about outdoor lighting you may have had. Not only will you get to see your home in lights, but we will also be able to maneuver fixtures around for the optimal results in meeting your specific design you desire.

Performing a nighttime demonstration is a brief production that is aimed at showing you the effect our outdoor lighting has. It is a process that may take a little of your time, but one that we find is extremely educational for our customers. Through these demonstrations, we want you to understand the process and have full knowledge of all aspects of outdoor lighting design and installation.

Here’s how we conduct our nighttime demonstration: We come to your home about thirty minutes before dark with battery operated Outdoor Lighting Perspectives light fixtures. We listen to your lighting goals both functional and aesthetic. Then we will place actual fixtures in your yard, flip a switch and look at the results. It is from here where you get to have us move and maneuver fixtures around to where you want them. You get to start the initial design right then and there. You get to be a part of the design process and it couldn’t be easier to make a well-educated decision about adding outdoor lighting to your home.

Nighttime demonstrations are an incredibly easy way to see what your home could look like with custom outdoor lighting installed, and the demonstration is completely free! For your free nighttime demonstration, visit our website, email us at [email protected], or feel free to give us a call at (919) 854-5566.

David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

Landscape Lighting Professionals in Raleigh, NC

When you’re outdoors in these pleasant, spring-like evenings, how long before you end up scurrying for the indoors because it’s too dark? Imagine arriving home from work and being able to relax on your deck, patio or gazebo within the soothing ambiance of outdoor lighting. No longer would you have to worry about where you’re walking through your yard either. You can enjoy outdoor living at its finest with the addition of professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

There are many different methods of providing your home and landscape with the perfect illumination to fit all your needs. Whether you’re looking for purely aesthetic or you need practical amounts of illumination, we can do it all! Never again will your or your guests arrive to your home after dark and will it appear as a desolate, uninviting home. Now, your home will be a welcoming beacon of illumination to you and your guests.

It truly takes a professional to understand the intricacies of installing outdoor lighting in the best manner possible. Through our nearly 2 decades of experience in the outdoor lighting field, we have become very familiar with the architecture here in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Knowing which fixture to put in which location sounds easy, but it’s not. If you’re looking for a professional, reliable company to install your very own, custom-designed outdoor lighting system, look no further than the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is one of the most trusted names in Raleigh outdoor lighting, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


What Can Landscape Lighting do for Your Yard?

When it Comes to Your Yard, Raleigh Landscape Lighting Can Make all the Difference

Why would you allow your beautiful, majestic landscape to simply disappear once the sun goes down? Landscaping projects are large investments, just like your home; so why not show them both off at night in an elegant wash of illumination? Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can bring both your home and yard to life at night.

When it comes to adding that missing element to your yard or architectural facade, there’s no better option than outdoor lighting. Through our numerous years of experience in the outdoor lighting field, your home can be transformed from a dormant, uninviting environment at night into a welcoming, warm environment. It truly takes a professional to understand the necessary design elements of an outdoor lighting system. That’s one of the things which separates us from other landscape lighting and outdoor lighting companies in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas.

When we approach an outdoor lighting system design, first we find out what your goals and objectives are for your system. Then we can create a custom-tailored design for your outdoor lighting system and have your home and landscape looking unbelievably stunning come nightfall. Accenting your home and yard’s best features will give your home a totally different character come nightfall. With professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting, your home will be the envy of the neighborhood.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most trusted outdoor lighting company in Raleigh and the entire RTP, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


String Patio Lighting Can Bring the Perfect Atmosphere to all Your Fall Evening Get Togethers in Raleigh, NC

While fall is here, the weather is rather mild. It appears it will be this way for quite some time. With all the football parties, cookouts, tailgating parties and family get-togethers approaching, string patio lighting, or festival lighting, can help you keep the party going long into the evening by way of a beautiful, subtle wash of light. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh believes you should be able to enjoy your home’s outdoor living areas anytime of the day, anytime of the year. String patio lighting can help you to achieve just that.

Are you planning on having parties for the Carolina Panthers? How about the NC State Wolfpack, UNC Tarheels, or the Duke Blue Devils? Football season is in full swing. With the late kickoff games comes the inevitability of it getting dark on your patio and causing guests to scurry indoors. String patio lighting can provide you and your guests with the perfect amount of light to see clearly, but it also creates a festive ambiance. Our professionally designed and installed patio string lighting is different than your average, do it yourself string lighting. We can provide you with either temporary string patio lighting, or permanent string patio lighting, which ever fits your wants better is what we’ll provide.

Unlike the string patio lights you’ll find in the big box stores, our string patio lighting system is the highest quality on the market. Through the use of the newest and best LED outdoor lighting technology, you not only will have a string patio lighting system that will last longer and better withstand the elements, but also one backed with a warranty. When it comes to getting the perfect outdoor lighting system, whether just simple string patio lighting, or your whole home and landscape, it’s best to rely on the professionals, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh.

To see how quickly Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can have your patio fully illuminated in time for tailgating parties, and even the holidays, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Raleigh Outdoor LED Lighting Can Bring Beauty and Safety to Your Home after Dark

Now that we’re slowly but surely approaching fall, the days are getting shorter and shorter. Before we know it, daylight saving time will end and we’ll be arriving home from work in the dark. If your home is dark and barren appearing when you arrive home, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can change that entirely. Through our numerous years of experience and overall expertise in outdoor lighting design, we can completely transform your home once the sun sets.

Speaking of fall, it’s football season! Are you planning on having friends and family over for nighttime games? What about evening tailgating parties? If so, is your deck, patio or other backyard suited to provide adequate illumination while everyone’s outside? No matter what you need in terms of lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can handle it all. From your subtle pathway and sconce lighting, to your festive string patio lighting, we can meet your goals and exceed your expectations.

While professionally designed and installed lighting can provide aesthetic illumination, it can also provide safety to your outdoor living spaces. Outdoor LED lighting in Raleigh NC and the RTP is best left to the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh. We can mesh perfectly both the aesthetic as well as the practical methods of outdoor lighting.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the number one outdoor lighting company in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Cary NC, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Raleigh Landscape Lighting Can Bring Your Yard to Life at Night!

Your yard is probably one of your favorite places. You work on it, prune it and fertilize hour after hour, day after day trying to have it look as phenomenal as possible. If you put all this hard work and money into your landscape, why would you ever want it to disappear simply because the sun goes down? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh has the potential to accent your favorite areas of your yard no matter what time of day or year it is.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, our goal is to not only meet but exceed your every expectation. Through finding out your goals and objectives for your landscape lighting we can carefully, meticulously craft a design which is tailored specifically to your landscape. From your favorite tree to your gorgeous flowering plants, you can have it all subtly awash in illumination once the sun sets. With professionally designed and installed landscape lighting, your yard will surely become the envy of the neighborhood.



Unlike most other outdoor lighting companies in Raleigh and surrounding areas, we offer a 100% free nighttime demonstration. It is here where we can bring temporary lighting fixtures to your home, approximately 30 minutes prior to sunset, and set them up so you can literally see how your home will appear with outdoor lighting prior to ever having a fixture truly installed. Our free nighttime demonstration is something no picture can compare to, so take advantage of your opportunity now.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the number one landscape lighting company in our area, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Outdoor Lighting Looks Great on this TPC of Wakefield Estate

This particular estate within TPC of Wakefield is an absolute work of art. The only problem was once night time arrived, all of the most eye-catching and beautiful aspects of the architecture would disappear. In order to keep this gorgeous home visible during the evenings, up lighting was used in order to cascade an elegant wash of illumination across the home. In doing so, the eye won’t focus on a single area of the home, but rather the flowing, illustrious architectural facade as a whole. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, we know each home we perform an outdoor lighting installation upon is going to be completely different from any other. We approach each job as an artist approaches a blank canvas; we create a design which is tailored specifically for your home, then we make a masterpiece.

Through our years of experience and expertise in designing outdoor lighting systems in Raleigh, we have become accustomed to the various types of architecture you’ll find in all neighborhoods – including all the private country clubs such as TPC of Wakefield, MacGregor Downs, Brier Creek and Prestonwood. When it comes to properly illuminating your home’s best architectural features, it’s important to rely on the professionals. Attempting to do-it-yourself could eventually result in your home looking worse than if you had not installed any lighting on your home at all. A professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting system, however, can add curb appeal, safety and security to your home during the nighttime hours.

Speaking of security, did you know a well-lit home is exponentially less likely to be broken into or burglarized than a non well-lit home on the exact same street? Through the illumination of your home’s landscape and architectural facade, would be intruders would have no place to hide in the evenings. Do you have areas of your yard that your flood lights simply cannot reach? Are your flood lights casting an intensely bright light upon the small area they do reach? If you’re looking to add both security and safety to your property after dark, but want it displayed in a beautiful manner, then Raleigh outdoor lighting is the way to go!

To see how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh can bring additional curb appeal, safety and security to your home, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or click the orange “Contact Us” button to the top right. We look forward to hearing from you!

Professional Outdoor LED Lighting in Raleigh NC

Why is there a tendency for LED to have become the new “trendy” style of lighting? Well, the answer’s quite simple – it lasts much longer and is more efficient than traditional halogen lighting. Whereas, in its infancy, LED was shunned for use in outdoor lighting systems due to its sterile blue or overly white display, that’s no longer the case. In fact, outdoor LED lighting technology has come so far it has now become the new normal.

Why is Outdoor LED Lighting So Effective?

If you had the choice of changing out bulbs once a year or so, or not having to change out a bulb for nearly 15 years, which would you choose? Easy question to answer, right? When it comes to designing and installing an outdoor lighting system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh utilizes the most up-to-date, technologically advanced items at our disposal. We only want to provide our customers with the best of the best!

We want you to not only have a gorgeous looking outdoor lighting system, but one that’s equally practical as well. Longer lasting low-voltage outdoor lighting is excellent. Unlike the fixtures you’ll find in your local big-box store, all our fixtures are made of only the highest-quality brass and copper. They not only look excellent but they age with grace, gaining a stunning patina throughout the years. While this has nothing to do with the effect LED lighting produces, it’s important to keep in mind. You’ll often hear companies boast of their low-voltage LED lighting, but the fixtures which encapsulate those LED elements are just as important. If the fixture is low-grade, the LED element won’t last long.

Color and appearance are the two things most people are anxious to find out in regards to LED lighting. With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh, you don’t have to worry about what you’re purchasing. We will come to your home with our outdoor LED fixtures and show you how they will display during our 100% free nighttime demonstration. Not only will you be able to see how outdoor LED lighting will make your home look, but you’ll also gain better insight into which areas of your home and yard you feel need the most illumination.

To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the number one outdoor LED lighting company in Raleigh NC, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or click the orange “Contact Us” button to the top right. We look forward to hearing from you!

Raleigh NC Outdoor Lighting Perfected!

What Makes Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh Different?

When you’re searching for an outdoor lighting company in Raleigh, NC, make certain you’re going with a company with a long and, most importantly, good track record. As we spoke of in a previous blog article, it’s important you ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh is the most experienced and professional company you will find in our area.

We can come to your home, assess the areas which need to be accented the most during the evenings and even show you how your home will look with an outdoor lighting system prior to actually installing it! Our customers are what allow for us to continue our business. For this reason, we will go above and beyond, ensuring we have created the perfect outdoor lighting system for your particular home. A lot of other outdoor lighting companies in Raleigh will go with a “cookie cutter” approach. Not us, we know each and every home and homeowner is different and approach each job understanding this.

We don’t want to simply create the perfect outdoor lighting system, we want to create the perfect outdoor lighting system for you! We take the time to consult with you to find out your goals and objectives for the outdoor lighting system. By understanding your expectations and creating the design with those goals and objectives in mind, we’re ensuring your home looks as good if not better than you ever could have imagined.

To find out what makes Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh the number one outdoor lighting company in our area, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or click the orange “Contact Us” button to the top right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Springtime in Raleigh Means it's Time for Outdoor Lighting System Maintenance

The flowers are blooming and the trees are too. That means it’s time for you to have maintenance performed on your Raleigh outdoor lighting system. While the cold winter months have kept us indoors the majority of the time, everyone now seems to be coming out of their winter hibernation. Now, while about in the yard, is an excellent time to observe and survey your outdoor lighting system for any bent or broken fixtures, along with any dim or burnt out bulbs.

Think about the amount of time you spent outside during the cold winter months. It probably wasn’t that much was it? Now that spring is here and summer will be here before you know it, you should call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh in order to have your outdoor lighting system looking great for all your cookouts and evening get togethers.

During the winter months a lot could have occurred in regards to your outdoor lighting system. Neighborhood kids throwing the football could have knocked a fixture out of alignment, or even deer running through your yard could have knocked over a fixture. You never know, that’s why it’s important to observe your outdoor lighting system both during the daytime and the night. By doing so you’ll be able to notice bent or broken fixtures, but at night you’ll be able to see if there is any dimming or burn out bulbs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh will come to your home and repair your system eve if it was installed by another outdoor lighting company.

To get your outdoor lighting system in peak performance for all your spring and summer time get togethers, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh today at (919) 854-5566, email us at [email protected] or click the orange “Contact Us” button at the top right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
 
 
David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh
(919) 854-5566

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