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History of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

As many of you may already know, we were originally called “Lightscapes” and were operating under that name from 1987 until 1999. The birth of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be traced back to us, as we were a driving force in the way outdoor lighting was brought to market. By creating a turnkey landscape lighting business which featured the advent of the “night-time demonstration”, by doing this we brought the concept of all-inclusive outdoor lighting out of the shadows, away from being “avant-garde” and into the mainstream.


— 1997 article about Lightscapes in the Nashville Banner.

Up until this point in time, outdoor lighting and landscape lighting was reserved mainly for the elite due to the expense of having to go through so many “channels” to have a system installed. For example, there was no “one-stop” to receive a design consultation, order fixtures, schedule installation or even consider a “night-time” demonstration or system maintenance. In order to have any type of upscale outdoor lighting you first had to hire a designer, then you had to most likely arrange an appointment with a specialty lighting store which carried outdoor lighting fixtures. Upon arrival of the fixtures ( which could take weeks or even months) you then had to hire an electrician to install the lights, many of which having no experience in outdoor lighting at all, and rely on a wish and a hope that everything came out as you imagined once the switch was turned on that first evening. This is the part of the story where things often became a headache for the homeowner — like having to contact the electrician or your designer to “tweak” placement or other dilemmas that would, and did, often arise. In some cases, a number of the fixtures might not be operating properly, etc, and you are back to square one in the endless pursuit of lighting the night! This formula added up to a frustrating, time-consuming and much too expensive proposition for most homeowners. We aimed to change it all, and we did — and are still going strong right here in Nashville!

Not only do we plan, design, and install your outdoor lighting as part of our all-inclusive service, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was also the founders of B&B Manufacturing. The B&B in B&B Manufacturing actually stands for, yes, you guessed it, Bob and Bob, which are Bob Lyons Sr. and Bob Lyons Jr. The father and son team that started this company back in the 80’s. B&B Manufacturing is a privately held company that manufactures commercial and residential outdoor lighting fixtures. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses these quality fixtures exclusively, as do many of the other Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations throughout the country.

Meet Your Outdoor Lighting Professionals.

Our install teams take pride in all of our landscape lighting installs and your property. All the work is done by hand and in most cases, clients can’t even tell we have been there other than their property looks beautiful at night.

We would welcome the opportunity to visit your property and offer you a free lighting preview. We can demonstrate a lighting effect on your home so you can view the project complete before you make your investment. Our designers will highlight all of your architectural features and illuminate landscapes to bring your outdoor living areas alive.

A quality lighting system would not be complete without a worry-free service program. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville want your home to look wonderful five years from now – just like it did the day it was originally installed. We have a dedicated service crew that adjusts and consults with all of our current clients and non-OLP systems daily. Here at OLP, your property is our product and we want to provide you with the ultimate lighting experience. Thank you for stopping by and please browse our other websites, pictures, and videos.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here for all your outdoor lighting needs. During our Free Custom Design Plan, we will show you the optimum locations around your home and throughout your yard to achieve stunning outdoor lighting effects. If you already have a lighting system but need it serviced or upgraded, we are happy to help. Please fill out the form below to contact us.

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