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Springtime Calls for Elegant Landscape Lighting in Chagrin Falls, OH

Outdoor-facade-lighting-Cleveland-300x184Have you driven past homes with landscape lighting in Chagrin Falls, OH, after dark and wondered how your home would look with some carefully-placed illumination? This is a perfect time of year to get started if you haven’t tried professional outdoor lighting for your home yet.

Spring will be upon us before you know it. You hear that a lot, but truthfully, it still sneaks up on us somehow. Installing outdoor lighting at your home before the tiny, green leaf buds start to open and the flowers pop will give you an after-dark, front-row seat for the magnificent show we call spring.

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Creating focal points in your spring-time, night-time landscape

What features of your landscape would you like to drape with elegant lighting? You can create specific effects with lighting so the eye is drawn to the beauty of an ornamental tree here or grouping of plants there. The more you look at your yard with illumination in mind, the more your ideas will take shape as you begin to see the potential all around you.

Having a professional lighting designer walk your yard with you is the best way to get an expert’s opinion on how certain types of lighting will interact with elements in your landscape design. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio can provide a free outdoor lighting design consultation to better understand your goals and objectives for your outdoor lighting system.

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Showcasing flower beds with garden lighting at night

Some spring flowers shoot up from bulbs in your garden and open in stages, whereas others you plant when they are about to bloom. Either way, you delight in watching them bud, then open, then mature. You admire their colors in the daytime, but have you seen them become even more colorful at night? With some subtle, night-time lighting to accent the flower beds against the dark backdrop behind them, you may discover those flowers have more colors than you realized. There’s an increased depth and perspective at night that, under skillful lighting, brings out more shades and contrasts than you see in the daylight.

In order to be ready for the unfolding of spring’s colors nightly, after dark, you’ll need to meet with a professional lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio soon. Then yours will be the home with landscape lighting in Chagrin Falls, OH, that makes neighbors wonder what their own landscape would look like with professional lighting.

If you are looking for a professional, experienced, trained, licensed and insured outdoor lighting company to quote your home’s outdoor and landscape lighting, give us a call and schedule a 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation. Call (440) 247 – 6300 or email [email protected].

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Why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio is the Premier Outdoor Lighting Company in Beachwood, Ohio

When you work with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio, you will get the best Beachwood, Ohio, landscape lighting design, the highest quality fixtures, the most professional installation, extraordinary customer service and the best guarantees in the industry. We stand behind our work and will do what it takes to give every Beachwood, OH, client the landscape lighting design of their dreams.

Utilizing only the highest-quality copper and brass fixtures, you can rest assured that the fixtures we provide are just as gorgeous as the effect they produce. Interestingly enough, while our fixtures will withstand the elements and actually gain a gorgeous patina as they age, they are not what we focus on. Instead, unlike other outdoor lighting companies in Beachwood, OH, and the surrounding areas, we focus on your home and landscape and what we can do to accentuate their beauty during the evening hours. Do you have a favorite tree you would like to see highlighted? Do you have a nice flowering garden which needs focal lighting during the evening so it will remain visible? Are your home’s majestic facade and architecture begging for illumination to fully encapsulate them and all their beauty? These are the types of questions we ask prior to creating your home’s outdoor lighting system design.

With numerous years of experience and an unrivaled attention to detail, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio will bring your property to life at night with vibrant, elegant illumination. Through our commitment to perfection, we’ll bring added depth, texture, safety, security and increased curb appeal after dark. To find out why Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio is the most trusted name in Beachwood, OH, outdoor lighting, call us today at (440) 247-6300, email us at [email protected] or fill out the form to the upper right. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio Wishes You and Your Family a Happy New Year!

As the year winds down and we have time to reflect on this year, it’s obvious almost immediately that 2017 was an outstanding year for us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio. Having the chance to bring beauty to so many’s homes is one of the perks of this job. Absolutely nothing compares to seeing our customers’ faces light up when we finally power on their outdoor lighting system. We are grateful for every one of our customers and want to say “thank you”!

We’ve learned so much this year. New methods of providing the artistic style of lighting that our customers have come to know and love are something we will carry into the future. In the end, it truly is all about our customers. This is our business model and we know it’s what allows for us to continue to create magic with every Chagrin Falls, OH outdoor lighting system we install. We, unlike a lot of other outdoor lighting companies in our area, know that no job is ever going to be the same. We approach each new home as a blank canvas. A canvas upon which we can utilize our experience and expertise in order to provide the absolute best outdoor lighting experience for our customers.

Come to think of it, there has never been a job we’ve performed where our customers’ tastes were identical. Different levels of illumination, different angles, different methods of providing the illumination, the list never ends. Luckily, we have some of the best suppliers of outdoor lighting fixtures in the country, if not the world, and are able to perform almost any outdoor lighting request one of our customers could want. For this too, we are thankful. 2018 will absolutely be a fantastic chance to add more and more to our outdoor lighting expertise repertoire.

 
Once again, thank you to all our current and former customers and we look forward to a fantastic 2018. If you ever need to get in touch with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio, for any reason, call us today at (440) 247-6300, email us at [email protected], fill out our form to the upper right, or visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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LED Outdoor Lighting in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Surrounding Areas

LED outdoor lighting is the must-have outdoor living and home improvement in Twinsburg. LED outdoor lighting has all of the key benefits of outdoor lighting including safety, security, and beauty but uses only a fraction of the energy. LED lights make outdoor lighting in Twinsburg greener and affordable to own and operate.

Environmentally Conscious Outdoor Lighting

The more energy you use, the more energy has to be made, which impacts the environment in negative ways. By having an LED outdoor lighting system installed you can have beautiful outdoor lighting with little increase in your home’s energy use. And if you are having your current outdoor lights retrofitted to LED, you can actually lower your energy use. By using 80% less energy than other outdoor lighting options, the savings to the environment in energy use is significant. Not only will you use less energy with LED lights but you will rarely replace your bulbs. By manufacturing fewer new bulbs and putting less waste in our landfills, LED lights are the responsible choice for your outdoor lighting needs.

Save Green by Being Green

LED lighting has become the first choice in Twinsburg, OH, outdoor lighting systems. Making it easy for everyone to be green is the best way to affect change. Seeing savings in your monthly electric bill is even better. Owning an LED outdoor lighting system hassle-free while saving you money.

Innovative Twinsburg, OH, LED Outdoor Lighting

In days of old, we had to accept some downsides to being more energy efficient including LED lights with shades of blue or yellow. Today’s LED lights offer a beautiful warm color making them indistinguishable from their incandescent counterparts.

LED Outdoor Lighting Installation and Retrofitting

If you’re looking to install a new outdoor lighting system at your Twinsburg area home, LED outdoor lighting is the only way to go. You’ll gain safety, security and beautifully illuminated outdoor living and curb appeal with very little increase on your overall electric bill. If you already have outdoor lighting there is a great chance we can retrofit it to LED. You’ll save money on your electric bill with the added benefit of freeing up some transformer space. Meaning we could install a few new lights that you’ve been wanting, without the hassle and cost of adding an additional transformer.

With LED outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio, you will have gorgeous outdoor lighting at a fraction of the energy use and energy cost of traditional outdoor lighting. Give us a call today at (440) 247-6300.

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Getting around your Cleveland area backyard day, or night.

Cleveland patio and pergola lightingYour outdoor living space is a refuge. It’s a place to leave the worries of the day (or the week) behind and enjoy some solitude or the company of family and friends. That’s why we shy away from calling the fixtures that we use to illuminate specific areas as “task lighting.” That name implies that there is somehow a “to-do list”. We want our outdoor spaces to be worry free. No worries about things to do and no worries about being able to move around and use these spaces safely and effectively at night.

When we design one of our custom Cleveland outdoor lighting designs, each and every light has its own function: even if that function is to provide warmth or ambiance.

Do you have an outdoor kitchen or grill area where you like to prepare meals during the spring, summer or fall? That activity area should be one of the first places to install lights. In fact, professionally-designed-and-installed outdoor lighting will create the ability to provide different amounts of illumination to specific areas. For instance, you may need more direct focal lighting for your grilling area, but a more subtle, soothing amount of illumination for outdoor dining.

Stair-mounted lights, under railing lights and pathway lighting are all critical to include when you are designing for safety. After you install a system of lights to show you your way around the yard at night, you will wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Our lighting design professionals know how to capture the beauty of your pergola, gazebo or landscaping after dark. Tell us how you like to live outside and we will develop a plan for a complementary lighting style.

Tim Bickett, owner

If you are looking for a professional, experienced, trained, licensed and insured outdoor lighting company to quote your home’s outdoor and landscape lighting, give us a call and schedule a 100% free outdoor lighting design consultation.

Call: (440) 247 – 6300

email: [email protected]

Visit our website: http://northernohio.outdoorlights.com

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Cleveland. Pastimes. Family. Playing Ball. Under the Lights.

A long 68 years has gone by since our Cleveland Indians won the World Series. While winning in 2016 would have made for unbelievable memories, Cleveland residents and natives enjoyed every moment of the 2016 run. Big sports are as much a part of Cleveland as is the magic that is called up when we hear the words “Play Ball”. Walk past an empty ballfield on a clear evening

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Chagrin Valley outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

and you’re likely to see a father gently tossing balls to a future slugger. Passing the torch, or the baseball bat, to the next generation is as all-American as it gets. Baseball is about the feel of a glove that has been oiled to perfection. It’s about hot dogs that really aren’t that hot and beer that’s not really that cold but are the best-tasting beer and hot dogs you’ll ever have. It’s about the anticipation of arriving at a beloved evening game under the outdoor lights. It’s about moments and memories. Without kicking up some dirt, very few things can bring that feeling to life except watching some of the great baseball movies of all time; 1942’s Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper, 1984’s The Natural with Robert Redford, and 1989’s Field of Dreams and Kevin Costner.

Until the next chance we have to participate in a huge national tournament, we are going to have Friday nights in the backyard where all the neighborhood kids clamor to your yard because you have a big yard and just the right amount of outdoor lighting to pitches to the kids for a couple hours. There are going to be dozens of Saturday nights when we hook up the nighttime game outside and enjoy celebrating 9 great innings with some beer that is perfectly chilled in the outdoor kitchen. If we’re lucky, the outdoor refrigerator is stocked with some well-chosen craft beers for everyone to try.

Make those great memories in your own backyard. Illuminate your grassy yard for nighttime play. Illuminate your outdoor kitchen for lively discussions about the weekly roundup. Add outdoor lighting to your patio and outdoor fire pit to discuss your fantasy picks before you throw a few dollars into the pot. If you have a community gathering place, add outdoor lighting to your community center’s grassy area or to your church’s playground area.

Give us a call for a free outdoor lighting consultation at (440) 247-6300 or drop us an email at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!

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Top 4 checklist for picking a Cleveland-area outdoor lighting company

Wouldn’t it be nice if selecting a home contractor was as easy as 1, 2, 3… 4, 5? The fact of the matter is that selecting a contractor is anything but a cut and dried equation. Doing a strong contractor evaluation is time intensive and there is no established formula for making your selection. We’ve put together a checklist for you that should help in your process.

  1. How long have they been in business?
  2. How long are they going to be in business?
  3. How are their online reviews?
  4. Do you like them?

How long have they been in business?

The answer to this one can help you to quickly eliminate some of the contractors in contention. While there is no perfect number of years to indicate whether you should consider a contractor, there are a couple ways to look at this. Perhaps a good delineation would be 0-3 years, 4-10 years and 11+ years. In looking at contractors with 0-3 years of experience, they will likely have a great deal of enthusiasm. But, they are still getting their feet wet and learning some newcomer mistakes. You don’t want to be the training ground. Contractors with 4-10 years’ experience have made the newcomer mistakes and are well past getting their feet wet. Do your due diligence on review sites first but this is a significant amount of experience. You are, however, looking at a different level of experience when you get into the double digits. Based on our US economy over the last 2 decades, you are now looking at a contractor who has survived an economic recession and is still prospering. Proven to have weathered so many different types of storms, you can feel confident on this front. We have been proudly serving the Cleveland market since 1997.

How long are they going to be in business?

Reading this title, you may think we have a magic ball. The real question is whether they are going to be around when you need maintenance, bulbs and upgrades. We hear so many stories about contractors that seem to disappear and cannot be found as soon as something goes wrong. A good rule of thumb is if they’ve been around a long time, they will still be around and will be easy to find when you need maintenance and upgrades.

How are their online reviews?

Arguably, the most important research is to find out what actual customers think. We all know that both happy and unhappy customers leave online reviews to help future customers of that business. Can we imagine making a purchase from an online store without looking at the star rating and ensuring that their customers are willing to publicly attest to and provide information about the experience? Please take a look at our A+ rating on the BBB, our 5-star rating on Houzz, and our 4.8 star rating on an independent review site including more than 180 reviews about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Cleveland.

Do you like them?

This may be the most important test – the gut check test. Do you feel confident about their expertise? Do you want to have them in your yard? Do you like them? Regardless of reviews or any other information, don’t discount your own gut check.

Tim Bickett, owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern OH

Tim Bickett, owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern OH

If you’re considering adding outdoor lighting to your Cleveland area home, give us a call for a free demonstration at (440) 247-6300. Read more about Cleveland area landscape lighting on our website.

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Thinking about lighting your landscaping for your Cleveland-area home?

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Hands down, landscaping lighting is a great investment. The tough question is where to begin. Do you begin in the front yard or the backyard? Do you begin illuminating the landscaping close to your home’s facade or do you light remote areas near the periphery of your yard? Here are some things to think about.

Vantage points

Outdoor lighting has both functional and aesthetic benefits and it’s important to look at both when developing the outdoor lighting design for your home. Let’s think first about the vantage points from which you hope to enjoy your lighting. Do you want to see your landscaping while looking outward from an interior room? Do you want to see your tree line? Would you like to enjoy the view of a couple prized flower beds? Do you want to see the ivy vine that now meanders through your trellis or around the posts of your pergola? If your master bedroom that faces the street, do you want to be able to clearly see the driveway to keep an eye out for family members arriving home at night?

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Now think about your exterior vantage points. These can include the view from the street, the view from the head of the driveway, from the deck out to the rear yard and even the view from your pool back toward your home’s exterior. If you entertain quite a bit, you might want your home to be easily seen and found. If you have a detached structure such as a pool house or fire pit, you may want to clearly see the path between there and your home.

Nighttime use

The next consideration when working with a professional on an outdoor lighting plan is how you use your yard and grounds at night. Do you use an outdoor living area such as a porch or deck? Do you have a seating area in a more remote part of your yard that you’d like to use for evening relaxing or entertaining? Do you have a great fire pit area and want to make sure you have safe footing between there and your back door? Don’t forget activities that you would love to enjoy at night if you had outdoor lighting.

Safety/security

Outdoor lighting can provide both safety and security. Lighting around the corners of your home and around the entrance areas enhances your home’s security. It’s a known fact that would-be intruders will stay away from areas where they’re more likely to be spotted. Also think about where your car travels, where guests travel, the walkways people use and the additional entrances that family members and guests use. Your most frequently used door at night might be the door to your garage. If so, it’s important to make sure the path to that door is well illuminated. Don’t forget to protect against tripping hazards. Your low lying flowers might do a great job of lining the driveway so you want to make sure they are not trampled at night due to poor landscaping lighting.

Tim Bickett, owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern OH

Tim Bickett, owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern OH

If you’re considering adding outdoor lighting to your Cleveland area home, give us a call for a free demonstration at (440) 247-6300. Read more about Cleveland area landscape lighting on our website.

 

 

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The best outdoor lighting in Cleveland doesn’t require a weekend job to pay the utility bill

lr House lighting and pathway lighting Cleveland OHOutdoor lighting is a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal, safety, security and outdoor living space functionality. You know you want to illuminate your home and landscaping but you are concerned about increasing your electric bill. While adding any kind of lighting to your home will usually add a nominal cost to your electric bill, you might be surprised to find out that having Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio add an outdoor lighting system in place of your current porch light, driveway light and back yard spot light will likely not increase your electric bill at all.

Right now you probably leave on a front porch light and a driveway light for security at night. If you’re like most Cleveland home owners you turn these lights on at night and leave them on for days or months without ever shutting them off or thinking of them again. Then when you go out of town for vacation or work, you leave a few lights on in the house to make your home look occupied – a recommended trick – but possible hefty electric bill is the result.

With Outdoor Lighting Perspectives exclusive Lighting Control Automation (LCA), leaving lights on days at a time for security is a thing of the past. With the LCA system your lights are only on stone facade lighting Cleveland lrwhen they need to be. You’ll gain complete control over your outdoor lights. From the outside it actually looks exactly the same as it would if you were home.

When it comes to your outdoor lighting system, LCA is more than just a timer. You can use it to create different “zones” that can be set to turn on or off at different times. With the days always getting longer or always getting shorter, sunset is an ever changing factor. Our smart system will turn your lights on later or earlier so that they are only on when you need them – when the sun goes down.

As a further cost saving measure Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio recommends LED fixtures for your retrofit, repair or installation. A four Watt LED can produce as much light as a 20 Watt halogen with as much as an 80% savings in electricity cost. Add to that the prolonged life of the LED bulb which lasts more than 10x longer than most halogens. With the savings you’ll get from using LED with our LCA, your dream of an outdoor lighting system for your home is an attainable reality – a home improvement investment that truly could lower your electric bill.

Tim Bickett Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio

Tim Bickett Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio we want every Cleveland home to be well lit without the burden of a high electric bill. Give us a call today at (440) 247-6300, drop us an email at [email protected] or visit our website at http://northernohio.outdoorlights.com

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Embrace the Shadows with your Cleveland area LED outdoor lighting.

Illuminating your home with the perfect outdoor lighting system is not only about the light. The true magic comes when shadows are strategically created allowing the light to really shine. After all, you can’t have light without dark.

Designer Shadows

Decorative outdoor lighting fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio takes the benefit of shadows to a whole new level. With a variety of artistic designs cut right into the fixture, the light itself becomes a piece of fine art. Not only that, but each unique sculpture projects designer shadows on your patio, pathway or landscaping that makes for a magical romantic ambiance for your outdoor living. With Cleveland decorative outdoor lighting you can turn your outdoor living space into a night time retreat.

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Add texture with shade

Cleveland outdoor lighting is all about subtlety. Illuminating all of your favorite features on the exterior of your home and property might feel like the best approach, but at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio we find that using restraint when lighting focal points results in the best effects. When your home has cedar shake siding, it takes just the right shadow between and under the shakes to show off the beautiful siding at night. By aiming the light up and under the shakes we use shade to show-off texture that you just can’t see with a spotlight. With our strategic outdoor lighting design the texture of a cedar shake house is often more detailed at night than in the brightness of a sunny day.

Add depth with shadow

Homes with multiple reliefs in their architecture rely heavily on shadows to highlight the dimension. By spacing our lights and adjusting the width of the wash, we accentuate the depth of the cut outs and the beauty of the prominences. In the light of the day, the sun creates shadows, as should your outdoor lighting. A too bright spot light that shines the same on the entire front of the home would create a two-dimensional effect, losing the grandeur of the home’s architectural character.

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This residential backyard oasis comes to life with their integrated outdoor lighting

Natural Color

If you’ve ever seen a picture that was taken with a flash that is too bright you know the color results are unnatural and unsightly. Human skin tones and light colors will turn bright white, lovely deep tones will look almost pastel and rich primary colors will appear muted. The same idea applies to outdoor lighting. Whether it’s your garden, favorite tree or your home’s exterior, a too bright light, too direct light, or too many lights will wash out the colors making them look unnatural and overwhelming. By using just the right brightness, shining at just the right angle and creating shadow between and behind the highlighted items, we allow your eye to render the natural color of your landscape and home.

Romance

While all of the practical effects of shadowing in outdoor lighting are important and lovely, nothing beats the romantic ambiance created by the use of shadowing. When we are lighting a pool, spa, patio or gazebo, we make sure that a romantic atmosphere can be achieved with the use of just the right amount of light, but more importantly, just the right amount of shadow.

With the use of shadows, we can create a lovely natural three-dimensional effect for your home and outdoor living areas. Embrace the shadow with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Ohio.

Give us a call today at (440) 247-6300, drop us an email at [email protected]or visit our website at http://northernohio.outdoorlights.com

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