Shouldn’t your new fall landscape renovations be shown in their best light?

Now is the time to consider landscape renovations, but don't forget the outdoor lighting

Now is the time to consider landscape renovations, but don’t forget the outdoor lighting!

Shortly after Labor Day, the last hurrah of summer many Kansas City homeowners plan their fall landscaping chores and renovations. Since the longevity of the winter helps solidify a strong root system, fall is your last chance to prepare your property for winter, and to protect your home’s curb appeal that you’ve worked so hard to create. So pull on some gloves, grab your tools, and get ready to mulch, prune, and plant before snow and frozen ground turn the lights out on your landscaping.

Kansas City waterfall lightingNo matter if you are sprucing up your current landscaping or giving your property a whole new look, either begs the question, “What is newly renovated landscaping without proper landscape lighting?” Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can work with you and any landscape architect or designer you may hire to bring you the most aesthetic value and benefit to your property. We can schedule an onsite consultation to discuss your specific desires and needs and suggest areas that would benefit from the addition of outdoor lighting.

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Landscape lighting.

Once your landscape renovations are finished, our talented team will then complete the installation of your outdoor lighting. This final installation will include placement of fixtures, making sure the entire design is in perfect working order and setting up timers and automation.

Outdoor lighting provides the ultimate finishing touch for all your landscape renovations and even any outdoor living upgrades or additions you may have. It’s rare that a service or product can totally change the way you feel about an area of your home or property. But, our outdoor lighting designs can do just that. Our lighting can transform a once dark and desolate space in the evening and bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and utilize the exterior of your home. If you have ever wished your landscape and outdoor living areas looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen.

LED Lights from Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesLandscape, tree, water feature and accent are all types of lighting that will deliver that “WOW” factor by enhancing visual interest, aesthetic, dimension, and even the colors of your landscaping endeavors. From bringing out the architectural aesthetics of your masonry or hardscape areas, to adding a whole new element to a newly installed garden or water feature — lighting will dramatically increase the beauty and ambiance of your home and landscape after dark.

When choosing an outdoor lighting company, just as with any major purchase, you have much to consider, and there are probably many qualities you are looking for in a company. Of course, price is important to most. But as all of us know, the cheapest deal is not always the best deal. For your next outdoor lighting project, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City offers you many benefits that other companies do not. We offer quality, individual design, and unmatched service which makes us the Kansas City area’s consistently hard-to-beat company in the world of outdoor lighting.

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Front facade of Leawood, KS, home after completion of outdoor lighting project.

We use only the highest quality fixtures for our installs. This means that we are not the cheapest company available to you, but it does mean that the fixtures, timers, and wiring you get from us will outlast lower quality systems. All of our accent fixtures are made of durable brass or copper. These metals have been used for centuries in nautical equipment because they can withstand the elements without deteriorating. Additionally, all of our fixtures are made here in the USA. So while other companies may offer you a lower price, our fixtures will last many years, while continuing to light your property consistently.

John-Bruce-OwnerFor quality products, personal design and  the best customer service, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today. We will help you get the best outdoor lighting system with the most benefits for the money you spend. After all, shouldn’t your new fall landscape renovations be shown in their best light? Call us today at 913-859-9150, so we can help you enjoy all the benefits outdoor lighting has to offer…or email us at: olpkansascity@outdoorlights.com

Annual maintenance for your outdoor lighting system ensures your outdoor living space and property are always ready for the party well into the night

Kansas City Labor Day backyard celebrationsLabor Day is right around the corner and like many other Kansas City homeowners, you’ve probably already begun planning a fun cookout or other outdoor event for family and friends. Properly performed annual maintenance on your outdoor lighting system will not only keep your property looking its best for special events you host, but it will protect your investment, as well as keep your system running safely night after night.

Is your outdoor lighting Labor-day ready?

Is your outdoor lighting Labor-day ready?

As summer winds down and fall approaches, it seems like daylight hours get shorter and the nights get longer. Your outdoor lighting system provides the proper illumination for your backyard retreat so that your family gatherings don’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City not only designs and installs lighting systems for homeowners all throughout the Kansas City area, but also offers regular maintenance for their systems and those installed by other companies.

There’s no better time than now to schedule your maintenance to make sure your outdoor lighting system is working properly before your Labor Day weekend celebration. We’ll be happy to help repair, maintain or even update your outdoor lighting system and get you set up for routine maintenance. No other outdoor lighting Annual Maintenance Plan is more thorough than Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City. When you protect your system with our maintenance plan, you have peace of mind that we:

  • Replace all halogen bulbs (LEDs last much longer)
  • Repair any damaged wire
  • Rebury any wiring that has surfaced which often occurs due to lawn and landscape maintenance
  • Straighten fixtures that may have been bumped
  • Inspect your transformer
  • Reset / check your timer
  • Trim for plant overgrowth that may be obstructing the light beam
  • Perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting

Repositioning your Kansas City outdoor lighting fixtures can make your home look beautiful againAs an Annual Maintenance Plan member, you receive the extra benefit of priority response throughout the year and service call repairs at no charge and a discount on adding new fixtures to your existing system. Your lighting system remains headache-free and at optimal performance.

You receive these full benefits of your first year of annual maintenance free with your full-service outdoor lighting system installation. After the initial year, you have the option to subscribe to continue an Annual Maintenance Plan to protect your investment. We can provide the maintenance in a convenient and timely manner, making your outdoor lighting maintenance one less thing you have to worry about each year!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City LCA can program your lighting at different times of the yearPerhaps you have some areas that lack adequate illumination and feel that an upgrade for your current lighting system is necessary. If so, now is a good time to have additional fixtures installed to enhance your system so those areas not only look more beautiful, but they are also well lit, greatly reducing the opportunities for slip and falls. Poorly lit exterior areas aren’t inviting and give the impression that the party is winding down.

John-Bruce-OwnerHave an existing outdoor lighting system not installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City? No worries, we service competitors’ lighting systems as well. Take advantage of our professional maintenance and/or repair services today. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation. Our highly skilled, professionally trained team will work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs. You can reach Kansas City’s premier outdoor lighting experts at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s John Bruce wraps up his outdoor lighting series on KCLTV with how to make your home’s looks go from “blah to ahh” on KCLTV

Over the past several weeks Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City has had the privilege of participating in a multi-part series about outdoor lighting hosted by Kansas City Live on KSHB. To wrap up this series, our own John Bruce shared information regarding the multiple benefits of outdoor lighting in the August, 3rd segment titled Taking your home from “blah” to “ahh”.

John explained how outdoor lighting designs makes a difference in the appearance of your residence and overall property, as well as your pool area after the sun goes down. Using before and after photos John demonstrated the vast difference between a home’s facade using only porch external fixtures for outdoor lighting and one with added architectural and pathway lighting. He pointed out how the placement of these additional lighting fixtures illuminates the entire front of the residence adding texture and depth while creating visual interest. For your backyard pool, pathway and landscape lighting easily extends the amount of time you can enjoy your pool and its surrounding areas even as the days begin to get shorter with the arrival of fall.

oudoor lighting makes the perfect giftAs stated at the end of his segment, John offered a special deal to KCLTV viewers who call for a consultation; 15 lighting fixtures for the price of 10 with a new or add-on outdoor lighting system plus our unmatched warranty and safeguards.

Outdoor lighting is all we do, but we don’t provide just lights, we work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to illuminate your home in the evening, light your pathways and driveways to provide better safety or create a relaxing oasis in your backyard, we’ll help you determine the right outdoor lights, create a custom design plan and professionally install your system so you’re sure to enjoy your Kansas City space night after night.

Final Segment on Kansas City Live with John Bruce

Want to learn more or have questions? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation and to take advantage of our special deal John mentioned on Kansas City Live TV. Trust your outdoor lighting to outdoor lighting professionals. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

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Kansas Outdoor Lighting puts the RAWRR in this backyard!

Kansas City outdoor lighting with dinosaursSometimes when we get a call from contractors that are remodeling a home, we never quite know what to expect. When Greg at the Heiman Development Company contacted us recently on a project he was tackling for one of his clients, we couldn’t have been more surprised at the request. We were certainly intrigued when Greg mentioned the words—dinosaurs!

The client was planning a family reunion at his home and needed a renovation that would accommodate all the guests that would be staying on the property, and this included an interesting backyard revamp as well. It turns out the customer had three gargantuan hand painted fiberglass dinosaur statues around his pool that were virtually life sized! Greg asked us to come over and light these massive figures to truly make a mega impact in the evening, and we could not have been more excited about the assignment to say the least. It seemed like everyone on the team at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City was making an excuse to work on this unique and fun project.

Unique outdoor lighting scenarios in Kansas City

We started by focusing on the dino lighting first, and once John set up an evening demonstration for the client, he absolutely fell in love with what we could do. We illuminated the prehistoric creatures with a shadowy effect that made them feel as if they were coming out from behind the trees and hanging out poolside with the guests. The homeowner was so jazzed by the effect that he asked us to also tackle an upgrade of his entire existing lighting system as well. We were able to switch him to low consumption LED lighting, and did a heap of rewiring and relocating of many of the existing parts of his older and outdated system.

With the Jurassic World movie out, the homeowner thought it would be nifty to have the dinosaur’s eyes light up and roar at the grandkids, too! We can’t wait to see where that neat addition goes in the next few weeks. Since this customer’s home is the only one on the street that has outdoor lighting, it stands out with incredible curb appeal and adds to the architectural value of the home. We surely won’t be surprised if we get some calls from neighbors interested in a similar lighting treatment as often happens once we finish a project.

It doesn’t matter if you want to add a brand new lighting program to your home or business, if you need to update an existing system or have a truly unusual feature that you’d like to illuminate, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas can tackle most any outdoor lighting request—even if it’s unusual or seems difficult to accomplish. We are up for the challenge even if it’s of Jurassic proportions!  We are more than happy to give you the most bang for your buck in terms of budget and maybe even save you some money on the back end with our gorgeous LED outdoor lighting designs that reduce your electric bills and are better for the environment.

Outdoor Lighting in Kansas City dinosaur backyard

Of course we can light the architecture of your home, your outdoor living spaces and your landscape, but sometimes lighting a special feature in your yard such as incredible specimen tree, a water feature or even a fabulous statue of the prehistoric nature can have incredible impression on your property like no other. It’s something that will surely make guests do a double-take!

John-Bruce-OwnerLet us show you how to light up your evening no matter how unique your surroundings! Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City to learn how we can make the outdoor lighting at your home or business truly memorable. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at  olpkansascity@outdoorlights.com

 

The right lighting for your Kansas City water feature can turn your space into the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining

John On KCL pool and underwater lighting in Kansas CityThere’s something very therapeutic about the sounds of a bubbling or tinkling water feature as part of your outdoor living space. Pools, fountains, koi ponds and cascades/waterfalls of all shapes and sizes are excellent examples of water features typically included in backyard retreats for their beauty and therapeutic benefits.

This past Monday, July 13th John made another appearance on Kansas City Live on KSHB TV in a segment titled: Water Lighting & Fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. In his segment, he discussed how the right amount of ambient lighting, not only increases its effect, but also enables you to see the beautiful and often mesmerizing play of the light across the water in the evenings.

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Our installations include Koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains, where our custom designed lighting allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. For Koi Ponds we suggest under lighting, to allow the tranquil movements of the fish to be visible from above, even at night. We make sure to illuminate the areas around your water feature as well with a combination of landscape and path lighting to enhance the backdrop of the outdoor oasis in your own backyard.

Pool lightingIf you’ve ever found yourself feeling disappointed in the way your backyard looks after night falls…especially if looks so wonderful during the day, then you are not alone. Allow us to transform your dark, disappointing spaces of the evening with water feature lighting. We can bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and the way you utilize the exterior of your home. Even though upscale outdoor lighting may seem like a dream that is far out of reach, it isn’t, and we would love to show you.

We are the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the unforgettable space of your dreams; where relaxing and entertaining can coexist because of your versatile outdoor lighting system. The benefits of outdoor lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property, it can add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle too.

Kansas City waterfall lighting

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about water feature lighting options and our proven process for getting to the heart of your outdoor lighting wishes. Dial (913) 859-9150 or email us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

John-Bruce,-Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City professional services and high quality fixtures help homeowners get the most out of their water feature

Kansas City Pool LightingSwimming during a hot summer day is positively invigorating and quite refreshing but night time swimming is peaceful and relaxing. While getting your pool ready to open this season you probably spent several days making sure it was safe for your family and friends to swim in it, but did you check its surrounding areas during the evening hours to make sure they were properly illuminated for safe use even after the sun goes down? In order to take full advantage of the evening benefits of your pool, the right lighting design and fixtures make all the difference. Much the way the soft, flickering glow of candlelight sets the mood for a romantic dinner for two, skillfully designed and installed exterior lighting creates a special ambiance around your pool and throughout your landscape.

Kansas City Water LightingThe diverse functionality of outdoor lighting coupled with the improved aesthetics it provides, make it ideal to highlight your pool and poolside outdoor areas. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s professional services and high quality fixtures can illuminate your pool for swimming, clearly define pathways, and increase safety and security throughout the surrounding areas, while expanding your home’s living space.

Just imagine, after a long day of work, wouldn’t a wonderful evening meal alfresco followed by a relaxing late night dip in the cool water of your pool be the perfect finale to your day? Harsh flood lights or a total lack of illumination are anything but relaxing. With the addition of a custom designed lighting system which combines the warm glow of ambient light for mood enhancement and focal lighting to accentuate features, your pool and surrounding areas will become your family’s hot spot this summer…day and night.

Kansas City pool and patio lighting

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and other custom water features.. Our installations include Koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains, where our custom designed lighting allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. We make sure to illuminate the areas around your water feature as well with a combination of landscape and path lighting to create an outdoor oasis in your own backyard.

Kansas City waterfall lighting

Allow us to transform your dark, desolate spaces of the evening with water feature lighting. We can bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and the way you utilize the exterior of your home. If you have ever wished your landscape and outdoor living spaces looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen. Even though upscale outdoor lighting may seem like a dream that is far out of reach, it really isn’t.

We are the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the unforgettable space of your dreams; where relaxing and entertaining can coexist because of your versatile outdoor lighting system. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about water feature lighting options and our proven process for getting to the heart of your outdoor lighting wishes. Dial (913) 859-9150 or email us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Decorative sement on KCLJohn will be making another appearance on KCLTV, Kansas City Live on Monday morning (July 13th) so don’t forget to set your DVR. He will cover the proper way to design water feature lighting including pool surrounds, waterfalls, koi ponds and water fountains in the landscape to gain the most interest visually AND increase the function in and around your water feature.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City makes the night come alive in Leawood, KS

Leawood KS landscape lightingOne of our most recent completed outdoor lighting installations takes us to Leawood, KS. In this project, the homeowners were not pleased with the effects of their existing outdoor lighting system. Not only did the placement and design seem unbalanced in some areas, they also had a great many “dark spots” within the landscape and along the front facade of the home. After sitting down with the homeowners and listening to their needs and desires, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City was able to utilize many of the client’s existing fixtures along with the addition of new fixture in new locales around the property.

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Front facade of Leawood, KS, home after completion on project.

Placement is key to any successful outdoor lighting design. In many cases we are able to integrate existing lighting by moving it to alternate locations to better highlight candidates of illumination. In this manner, nothing viable goes to waste. By working with the shadows and textures present on this property we were able to bring out the best features of the beautiful home and landscape.

Leawood KS outdoor lightingJust as important as proper placement is “the process” we use to help our clients get the best use of their space, the way they want it. Our initial consultation begins with asking questions regarding how you want to utilize your space. We then sit poised for your answers in order to paint pictures of what you see in your mind. For example, if you are interested in pool surround lighting, we may ask how often you swim at night or if you cookout poolside? If you are interested in deck or patio lighting, we will ask if the area is used for entertaining or reserved for your own private space to curl up in a comfy chair and read a book? All these are important cues we use to design outdoor lighting that is right for your lifestyle and needs.

Just as important as the question themselves, are your answers. Your answers to these crucial questions allow us to suggest lighting the area with two levels of lighting, ambient and a more focused task lighting. Listening to you, we ensure that the impetus of each design is based on your wants and needs and then your budget.

Leawood, KS, landscape lighting

This outdoor lighting design involved many “layers” to bring it to fruition. Along with path lighting, landscape lighting and architectural lighting we were also able to illuminate the homeowner’s beautiful water fountain which is part of their outdoor living space. Lighting the fountain has been something the homeowner’s really wanted but were told by other lighting contractors that it just wasn’t possible. With our experience and a little ingenuity were able to bring their vision of lighting the water feature to life.

Leawood KS water feature lighting

The homeowner’s are elated with the outdoor lighting and are looking forward to more additions in the future as this installation was part one of a three-part design we are working on at this property. In the coming months we plan to add additional landscape lighting and design the lighting which will encompass their outdoor kitchen installation. The best is yet to come!

Leawood KS patio lighting

We are the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the unforgettable space of your dreams; where relaxation, function and beauty can coexist because of your versatile outdoor lighting system. The benefits of outdoor lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property, it can add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle too.

John-Bruce,-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about your outdoor lighting options and our proven process for getting to the heart of your outdoor lighting wishes. Dial (913) 859-9150 or email us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

 

The benefits of Kansas City LED outdoor lighting … Debugged!

LED Outdoor Lighting bulbsLED outdoor lighting has become the standard in which all other lighting is now compared to. Well known for its energy-efficiency capacities, longevity and eco-friendliness, LED’s are the first choice in outdoor lighting. Though the term itself has become as commonly used as the product itself, do you know what it means?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is defined as a semiconductor light source. LEDs create light, as outlined by the Edison Tech. Center,“by electroluminescence in a semiconductor material. Electroluminescence  is the phenomenon of a material emitting light when electric current or an electric field is passed through it. LEDs are made using p-n junctions. As electrons pass through one crystal to the other they fill electron holes.” They emit photons which result in light! LED is available in many different colors. Different elements are used to create LED’s variance of color, such as gallium arsenide in making red and infrared LED, gallium nitride in making blue LED,  and Yttrium aluminium garnet in making white LED’s.

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Why Cree?

What sets our LED’s apart from the rest is our exclusive high quality fixtures made just for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives locations, and the use of Cree LED lighting technologies. Cree has revolutionized the lighting industry with high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. The Cree advantage begins with mixing the light from red and Cree unsaturated yellow LEDs which are among the highest-performing LEDs on the market. Every Cree fixture is  color tuned as a complete system for the utmost consistency in performance. The result is beautiful white light with superior color accuracy and consistency, Cree LED’s also use significantly less energy than traditional lighting and that’s not all…

An Added Benefit

light-fixture-full-of-bugs (1)Researchers at Cree recently stumbled upon an added benefit of this LED product that can be added to the long list of reasons using LED in the landscape is a smart choice; they discovered insects are less likely to be attracted to LED outdoor lighting than other genres of outdoor lighting!

In a story published on the Cree Revolution Blog, Gary Trott, a product development innovator for Cree LED Lighting speaks candidly speaks about how Cree LED’s can reduce the number of insects getting into your lighting fixtures, and also how using LED can reduce the amount of insects attracted to your illuminated outdoor living areas. When he set out to help develop this innovative LED, bug ingress prevention was NOT a design goal, but he quickly noticed a significant decrease in the amount of insects present in a LR6 down light installed above the door he walks through every day. After being in place for four years, the light had almost zero bugs in it! This sparked his curiosity which led to research and findings from Marianne Shockley Cruz Ph.D. and Rebecca Lindner at the University Of Georgia Department Of Entomology. The paper that details the results of this groundbreaking research is titled “Insect Vision: Ultraviolet, Color, and LED Light.” In essence, the research indicates that since insects are attracted to UV light, and Cree LEDs emit little or no power in the UV spectrum insects just aren’t interested and a  less interested bug means fewer bugs present where Cree LED’S are used, period.

Kansas City Patio LightingFor Kansas City homeowners, this news is another welcomed benefit to the already long list of positives LED lighting has. Attracting less bugs into your outdoor living environment means less of a nuisance and less chance of being bitten or stung by an insect that could lead to an allergic reaction, harbor an illness or vector-borne disease, such as the mosquito!

John-Bruce,-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about our versatile and beneficial LED outdoor lighting designs (913) 859-9150 or via email at  kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City explores 4 steps for adding style, comfort and ambiance to your outdoor living space

Spring in Kansas CityWith the impending arrival of summer, everyone’s outdoor living spaces are being prepared for all sorts of events and gatherings. The warmer weather almost beckons us to expand our living spaces outdoors for just about all of our activities, from relaxing to dining alfresco or even cocktails and conversation or an evening pool party! Your outdoor living area can bring you immeasurable enjoyment and provide a unique place to unwind and entertain, especially if it includes the right amenities. As such, shouldn’t you and your family and guests be just as comfortable outside as you are inside while enjoying time together? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City believes you absolutely should and can with a professional outdoor lighting system custom designed for your space and  premium outdoor furnishings by Casuwel.

With just a few simple steps, you can achieve style, comfort and ambiance for your exterior outdoor living spaces just as you have created for some of your most beloved interior rooms. By blending your ideas of what is interior and what is exterior, you increase your sense of home. Here are the four steps you need to complete your outdoor living environment, making it the space that will quickly become your favorite whether you are just relaxing or entertaining friends and family.

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1. outdoor-rugsCover your bases – The foundation of your outdoor living environment, be it a hardscape or deck is a great place to begin to build your outdoor décor. Casuwel’s finely crafted outdoor rugs are specifically styled to survive the elements while creating a harmonious union of design for your exterior dining, living or conversation areas. With multiple patterns, which include modern designs, traditional picture frames, geometric lattices, and soft botanicals to grace the floor of your outdoor space, you are sure to create an area that is stylish and inviting.

2.Charleston Collection loveseat in Wheat Consider this to be another cozy space and furnish it as such – When you are creating an interior room for comfort and enjoyment, you want to fill it with comfortable furniture made of durable materials…after all it’s definitely going to be used a lot and by many. Meticulously handcrafted to meet our exacting standards, Casuwel assures maximum longevity, performance, and comfort in even the most demanding outdoor climates. Each of the four timeless collections include sofas, side tables, dining tables, chairs, and ottomans for you to tailor a furniture plan that meets your needs. Using precision cutting and sewing techniques our custom cushions are hand tailored to each specific piece of Casuwel furniture for the coziest seating.

3.Kansas City deck lighting Set the mood and increase versatility and function in your space with a custom outdoor lighting system – The addition of outdoor lighting allows you to enjoy even more time on your patio or deck with increased safety and security well after the sun goes down. Ambient lighting sets the mood and creates a warm and inviting environment for your guests during social gatherings as well as enhances the overall beauty of your home. For example, pathway lighting safely guides your guests to the heart of your home or can make you feel as if you are truly “getting away” as you walk down a lighted pathway to reach your outdoor living space; patio and deck lighting allows you to use your outdoor living spaces in the evening by safely illuminating your stairways with step lights and highlighting the perimeter with deck post lighting; and pool lighting adds sparkle to the water, creating a beautiful place to entertain or relax the stresses of your day away.

4.Fabric and pillows from Casuwel Accessorize, accessorize…accessorize! All of the finishing touches for your outdoor living space, such as cushions, pillows and umbrellas pull your space together. To complement your selection of furniture and express your personal style, the Premium Comfort Cushions and decorator pillows of the Casuwel line can be customized with any of the dozens of famous Sunbrella® fabrics available in a wide array of colors from timeless neutrals all the way to vibrant tropical hues. And, to top it all off, we’ve got you covered with our lovely assortment of 9-foot round, 11-foot round, rectangular and cantilever shade umbrellas available in your choice of shape, size and color.

John-Bruce,-OwnerWe can help you add the right amenities to your outdoor living area for more style and comfort to live well. Whether you want to create the perfect outdoor lighting design for your landscape and outdoor living area or furnish your personal oasis with premium hand-woven furnishings, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is where you will find the best products and the experts needed to get the job done right. Contact us at (913) 859-9150 to learn more at or by emailing us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Decorative Lighting with Special Fixtures by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City

Decorative sement on KCLOnce again our own John Bruce delivered insightful information regarding outdoor lighting. In his 4th appearance on KCLTV, which was aired on June 1st, the topic was Decorative Lighting with Special Fixtures. For this segment John brought examples and photos of decorative lighting options and special fixtures Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City offers.

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As you know our lighting designs are typically created with the core idea of “focus on the effect, not the fixture”, but as John mentioned, there is always an exception to the rule. Special fixtures which are used to create decorative lighting such as: Illuminated globes; café or festival lighting and the Attraction Lights (fixture sample John brought to the show) distinctive lighting fixtures which provide excellent LED lighting and can stand alone as incredible works of art….are all definite exceptions to the rule. You can watch the full segment about decorative outdoor lighting on Kansas City Live below:

Kansas CIty Orb LightingThe Illuminated globes work in any design where you would consider paper lanterns. These globes are illuminated spheres which appear to float as they are hung on different branches at different heights in trees or sometimes on porches. As John mentioned they come in a variety of colors, so for one client during the holidays, he used a red globe along with white starbursts and snowflakes in an entryway to give the look of red and white ornaments. While we wouldn’t substitute these for landscape lights for general outdoor lighting, they are whimsical and visually interesting.

Festival lightingOne of our most popular decorative lighting fixtures is the café string lighting or Coney Island type of light, as John refers to them. Popular outdoor uses for these overhead soft-glow, string lights include backyard decks, patios and courtyards as they convey a festive atmosphere for lots of dining, cocktails, mingling and conversation. With these café lights over your deck and patio, you can even completely clear these areas to create a dance floor and a spot for the DJ, so you and your guests can dance the night away.

Attraction lights AspenSometimes a space needs an artistic element during the day and lighting in same space at night. With a unique light fixture by Attraction Lights, you get both in 1 unit. These wonderful artistic illuminating elements are as intriguing as they are captivating. Made in a pagoda-like style, these post shaped fixtures have pattern styles available in geometric, abstract, or nature-like designs which are formed within the metal housing. A light source hidden inside the cap casts a distinct light and shadow pattern on the surfaces surrounding the light fixture adding drama and beauty to any area in which they are installed, while helping to direct the eye through the landscape.

Decorative lighting options are just another way we strive to offer you the most choices when creating a lighting system for your home and surrounding property. Outdoor lighting is all we do, but we don’t provide just lights, we work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs, so you’re sure to enjoy your Kansas City space night after night.

John-Bruce,-OwnerDo you have questions or want to learn more about the decorative lighting and special fixtures John discussed on this segment of KCLTV? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation. Trust your outdoor lighting to outdoor lighting professionals. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

KCLTV viewers who call for a consultation can get in on John’s special deal; 2 FREE light fixtures with a new 10 fixture outdoor lighting system plus an additional 2 year maintenance free warranty. All of this is in addition to our unmatched warranty and safeguards.

 

The best lighting for your Kansas City water feature is just as important to us as it is to you

Kansas City Water Feature lighting

Kansas City water feature lighting.

Don’t forget to set your DVR, because John will be making his 4th appearance on KCLTV, Kansas City Live This morning (June 1st).  In this episode John will focus on  decorative outdoor lighting but in the weeks ahead he will also present a segment about the proper way to design water feature lighting including pool surrounds, waterfalls, koi ponds and water fountains in the landscape to gain the most interest visually AND increase the function in and around your water feature.

With their increased popularity in the outdoor living industry, homeowners try to capture and replicate the soothing ambience of a mountain waterfall, or Zen-inspired Koi pond in their own backyard with custom water features. Pools and spas also remain popular for Kansas City homeowners, and lighting these amenities as well as water features gives homeowners year-round enjoyment of these specialty pieces.

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We fully believe in “the process” we use to help our clients get the best use of their space, the way they want it. As our client we begin our initial consultation with you asking questions regarding how you want to utilize your space with a water feature. We then sit poised for your answers to paint pictures of what you see in your mind. For example, if you are interested in pool surround lighting, we may ask how often you swim at night or if you cookout poolside? If there is an adjacent pool structure such as a lanai or pavilion, is it an area for entertaining or reserved for your own private space to curl up in a chair poolside and read a book?

John Bruce on part one of outdoor lighting 101 on KCLJust as important as the question themselves, are your answers. Your answers to these crucial questions allow us to suggest lighting the area with two levels of lighting, ambient and a more focused task lighting. Listening to you, we ensure that the impetus of each design is based on your wants and needs and then your budget. After all it is your space, shouldn’t it be inspired by the things that are important to you while keeping your requested budget in mind?

Pool and water feature lighting is a must for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pool and underwater space. Our installations include Koi ponds, waterfalls, and fountains, where our custom designed lighting allows you to take in the beauty and serenity of your water feature in the evening. We make sure to illuminate the areas around your water feature as well with a combination of landscape and path lighting to create an outdoor oasis in your own backyard.

 landscape and waterfall lightingAllow us to transform your dark, desolate spaces of the evening with water feature lighting. We can bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and the way you utilize the exterior of your home. If you have ever wished your landscape and outdoor living spaces looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen. Even though upscale outdoor lighting may seem like a dream that is far out of reach, it isn’t.

We are the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your outdoors into the unforgettable space of your dreams; where relaxing and entertaining can coexist because of your versatile outdoor lighting system. The benefits of outdoor lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property, it can add value to your home and enhance your lifestyle too.

John-Bruce,-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about water feature lighting options and our proven process for getting to the heart of your outdoor lighting wishes. Dial (913) 859-9150 or email us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Proper lighting and stylish furnishings make your outdoor living space quite captivating.

Casuwel paired with Kansas City outdoor lighting

Casuwel paired with Kansas City outdoor lighting — elegant!

Memorial Day, the holiday for paying tribute to our fallen soldiers and the event which marks the closeness of summer, is upon us. Is your outdoor living “stage” set with the right lighting and “props”, better known as furnishings, to make your private affairs and social events showstoppers in your own backyard? Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City, the area’s first choice for lighting up the nights, specializes in custom designed lighting for your landscape, pool surround, deck and patio, and is your local authorized dealer for Casuwel furniture. This year’s addition of Casuwel’s premium line of outdoor furnishing to our product selection ensures that we are providing you with the best products for living well.

By lighting your landscaping and outdoor living spaces, you can extend your living area. No matter how big or small your events will be, landscape and pathway lighting helps to create the right atmosphere, set the mood and increases the safety of your guests as they mingle and stroll through the garden and landscaped areas of your home. In addition, properly placed landscape lights enhance the beauty of your property with warm ambient light making it more inviting.

The beauty and versatility of Casuwel and Outdoor Lighting in Kansas City

Add comfortable and attractive lighting around your deck or patio seating arrangements to enable you to use these areas after dark. The ambiance of outdoor lighting can be pleasant and inviting and will illuminate your conversation areas effectively, ensure the barbecue area is well lit for night-time grilling, and even give your weekly evening family meals more of a festive feel when dining alfresco. Complete your outdoor living structure’s lighting design with the addition of step lights for pathways and stairs to continue the safe use of these spaces throughout the night.

Beautiful light patterns are created by our pool surround lighting designs as the light dances off the tranquil water and illuminates the surrounding areas for ample socializing space during parties and cookouts. Proper lighting surrounding your pool is a must for homeowners who want to get the most use of this part of their outdoor living space, as it will allow you to enjoy that “midnight swim” with peace of mind, and extended hours of enjoyment around your pool. This combination of landscape and romantic lighting creates an outdoor oasis setting in your own backyard that will be hard to resist.

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Casuwel is perfect by the pool!

With the relaxing and entertaining areas of your Kansas City backyard properly illuminated for maximum beauty and functionality, the next thing to do is to furnish it with the most comfortable and durable high quality outdoor living furnishings by Casuwel. We offer 4 beautiful collections from which to choose including dining tables and chairs, sofa and loveseat sets along with convertible ottomans, beautiful rugs and umbrellas. Match any décor with the vast array of colorful cushions and pillows made from Sunbrella’s well-known impressively weatherproof fabrics.

Bermuda collection by CasuwelOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s unsurpassed custom lighting designs, superior fixtures and high quality outdoor living furniture and accessories will enable you to entertain, play, swim and relax longer and more comfortably by giving you the opportunity to utilize your outdoor area long after the sun goes down. Having the added convenience of a properly lit landscape and outdoor structure will add security, expanded enjoyment and beauty to your property as a whole.

John-Bruce,-OwnerYour home should be your sanctuary from a long hard day as well as center stage for each and every one of the events you plan to host each year. If it’s not, don’t wait until the next holiday or outdoor celebration to change the fact that you are in the dark and have nowhere to sit! Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today and let’s make it happen. You supply the setting and we’ll provide the lights and furnishings to create the mood and set the stage to ensure all your outdoor events and parties are captivating! Find the best products and the experts needed to get the job done right by contacting us at (913) 859-9150 to learn more at or by emailing us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City talks about using lighting to incorporate your outdoor spaces as part of your everyday living area.

Continuing our five part series airing on Kansas City Live, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s John Bruce did his 3rd informative piece regarding the use of lighting to incorporate your outdoor spaces as part of your everyday living area in the May 4th segment titled Lighting Your Outdoor Living Spaces.

John Bruce on KCL

KCLTV Host, Joel Nichols, couldn’t have opened this feature topic any better than with his introduction, “Outdoor living spaces…it’s all about lighting”. No truer statement could be said about the decks and patios of today’s homes. While the perfect building materials, furnishings and accoutrements definitely make your deck or patio the outdoor living space of your dreams, it is proper lighting which is custom designed for your unique space that absolutely allows it to reach its full potential of being the ultimate backyard oasis day and night.

The versatility of decks and patios means they are both spaces which should be just as inviting during the evening hours as they are during the day. No matter if a party atmosphere is needed for a celebration or social gathering or one of a calm and relaxing tone which is better suited for your unwinding session in the evening hours after each hard day at work, proper outdoor lighting is the key. Using photo images, John was able to convey several important aspects to consider when lighting decks and patios, such as:

  • Kansas City Deck lightingWell placed lighting along the rails and exits of your deck guide your guests safely as they mingle throughout the party
  • Lighting mounted on the posts helps to distribute illumination across the deck surface and highlight seating areas
  • Soft lighting cast down across the stone or paver hardscape coupled with lighting throughout the surrounding landscaped areas of the patio gives a pleasant, warm and inviting feel to an otherwise plain patio

Additional outdoor living areas they discussed included: barbecue (KC is the BBQ city) or outdoor cooking areas which are well served with under the counter/task lighting, eliminating the need for cumbersome and sometimes hazardous flash lights or drop cord lights; pergolas, open structures that should be lit with soft light to showcase the beautiful structure and its surrounding landscape while also providing visibility in the seating areas for quiet evening conversations; and lanais (porch or veranda type space) typically used as open outdoor rooms which deserve more than just candles to provide sufficient ambiance in the evening.

Backyard pergola lighting

Backyard pergola lighting.

No matter how you use these areas, outdoor lighting provides enhanced beauty, safety and security for your outdoor living spaces, effectively extending your home’s living area well after the sun has gone down. Whether you need a soft subdued glow for intimate evenings or a more full wash of light across the area for socializing, your custom designed and installed lighting system by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City will absolutely allow your space to reach its full potential of being the ultimate backyard oasis day and night. Add our lighting control automation to give you even more flexibility by setting up any configuration of lighting zones and programming each zone to automatically turn the lights on and off at specified times–or even to dim the lights.

Small spaces seem larger with professional outdoor lighting

Small spaces seem larger with professional outdoor lighting

As John mentioned, today outdoor living areas, such as decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, pergolas and lanais are considered the 4th space of your home, in addition to your living room, kitchen/dining area and bedroom spaces and should be lighted as such. Want to learn more or have questions? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation. Our highly skilled, professionally trained team will work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs. You can reach Kansas City’s premier outdoor lighting experts at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

John-Bruce,-OwnerStay tuned for more from John and Kansas City Live on KSHB about lighting up your Kansas City nights, our next segment is scheduled to air June 1st! To see this informative segment, in its entirety, regarding the proper lighting of your outdoor living spaces, click on this link: http://www.kshb.com/entertainment/kcl/outdoor-lighting-perspective-of-kansas-city-talks-lighting-your-outdoor-living-spaces

Bring magic to your evening social gatherings with the festive glow of permanent or temporary event lighting!

We were recently invited to provide our expert opinion for a May 2nd article in The Kansas City Star newspaper regarding the beautifully versatile lighting style of festival, café and fiesta lighting and string LED lighting on both a permanent and special event (temporary) level. As Kansas City’s premier outdoor lighting professionals, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City was thrilled to provide our input for our local paper, The Kansas City Star.

Who doesn’t love festival or café lights? They can add a romantic glow to an even celebration, such as a wedding reception or anniversary party, set the mood for an intimate dinner for two at a quaint outside bistro and put the festivities in high gear at a carnival or fair. Now imagine being able to achieve all of these effects for the many different events you host in your own backyard outdoor living space. Your patio, deck or porch can be transformed into any one of these enchanting scenarios with our permanent festival or café lighting (sometimes referred to as festoon lighting, bistro lighting, string lighting or fiesta lighting), and it’s tough enough to weather all seasons.

Festival lighting Not sure you need permanent outdoor string lighting, but intrigued with the idea of utilizing temporary outdoor lighting for a special event you are planning? Whether it’s at your home, a rented venue or even a short-term structure, our temporary outdoor lighting can be set up just about anywhere to define the perimeter of your area, add safety to steps and pathways or just add ambiance to your party. Don’t let your party end too early because you don’t have the proper lighting.  For spaces where traditional lighting isn’t an option, our battery-powered temporary outdoor lighting has the same benefits as our traditional outdoor lighting but can be set up quickly, will last throughout your entire event and are rechargeable. Plus, our temporary lighting is of the same high quality as our traditional lighting.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City, can help you illuminate your evening events with an artist’s eye for detail in accenting and highlighting, guaranteeing all your special occasions are nights to remember. We have completed many permanent and temporary festival lighting installations in and around the Kansas City area for both residential and commercial settings — to rave reviews! Business owners and homeowners alike are requesting this unique lighting for their backyards, outdoor living spaces and commercial storefronts.

Festival lighting

Popular outdoor uses for these overhead soft-glow, string lights include: dining areas, dance floors, band stands and guest parking areas. Café lights are also great for courtyards, patios and decks as they convey a festive atmosphere for lots of mingling, cocktails and conversation. We have even assisted a client with the biggest proposal of his life…he had us spell out “Marry Me” in C9 string lights on top of a local hotel.  As you can see, our permanent and temporary outdoor event lighting is quite versatile. If you have a unique lighting situation, call us, we can show you how lighting in the most unusual places will transform you spaces.

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Commercial venues benefit from festival lighting too!

Throughout the Kansas City area, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is the first choice for custom designed and installed high quality outdoor lighting systems for your home, pathways, landscaping, decks, patios and pool areas. And, we are rapidly becoming just as well-known for permanent and temporary outdoor event lighting. We’ve got you covered no matter what type of lighting you need for your home or special event. If you’d like to see more photos of our special event lighting, check out our Houzz profile or our photo gallery on our website.

John-Bruce,-OwnerContact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about our on-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City answers the question; when is a specialty light fixture a work of art?

 

Attraction lights AspenArtists surround us in all walks of life and they often have cross over businesses in which art plays an integral part of their profession. Painters, wood crafters and the sculptors are typically the first to come to mind, but we also find artists in the culinary arena, the field of medicine, the automotive industry, building contract companies and landscape businesses. Why, even in our industry of outdoor lighting design and installation, our team members here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City are considered artists of light and shadow.

One such cross over business, Attraction Lights, came about after Lyle Braund spent many years creating artistic garden lighting layouts and beautifully tailored landscape light designs for his landscape design build company. For more than 12 years now, he has focused his artistic energies on the sculptural designing of distinctive lighting fixtures which provide excellent LED lighting and can stand alone as incredible works of art. With geometric, abstract, or nature-like designs, their shadow pattern lighting adds drama and beauty to any area in which they are installed, while helping to direct the eye through the landscape.

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Although the majority of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City’s lighting designs are created with the core idea of “focus on the effect, not the fixture”, there is certainly a time and place where it is quite apropos to incorporate a lighting fixture which “has a strong, sculptural presence during the day, and are a beautiful, glowing presence at night,” as these marvelous illuminations are described by Randall Whitehead, nationally known lighting designer, author, and speaker. We absolutely agree and feel that these wonderful artistic illuminating elements are as intriguing and as they are captivating. They can be used as a stunning work of art in your landscape, or as a conversation starting centerpiece or focal point in your garden.

Attraction lights offer pathway lighting with a twist, literally!

Attraction lights offer pathway lighting with a twist, literally!

These pagoda-like pathway lights, driveway lights, bollards, area lights, or garden sculptures come in a variety of materials, sizes and pattern styles formed within the metal housing which cast a distinct light and shadow pattern on the surfaces surrounding the light fixture. Unique features include a light source hidden inside the cap of the fixtures (this prevents the glare typically associated with a traditional pagoda light and many of the bollards available today), inserts made of art glass and acrylic as well as those made of traditional clear glass, our signature design elements and the ability to integrate custom graphics and fixture design for a distinguished outdoor lighting design.

Attraction Lights’ LED illuminated sculptural fixtures add distinctive new dimensions within your landscape and garden through your lighting design, giving us another way to provide you with artistic lighting that enlivens the senses and evokes ambiance.

Notice the leaf pattern cast from these Mini Oak bollards:

Notice the leaf pattern cast from these Mini Oak bollards:

John-Bruce,-OwnerIf you are ready to experience pure magic at your home or business, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn more about our one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs and these artistic assets. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City explores the five core areas for properly lighting your home’s exterior and its surrounding property.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City for better curb appeal.

As part of a five segment series on KSHB’s Kansas City Live, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City shares information about exterior lighting. For part 2, John Bruce discussed the areas, styles and average costs for professional outdoor lighting systems during the April 13th segment titled The 5 Outdoor Areas to Illuminate at Home.

The focus of this segment began with a quick synopsis of the five core areas for properly lighting your home’s exterior and its surrounding property. A well planned professional outdoor lighting system includes these areas: the front of your house – consider this the curb appeal shot or the backdrop of how your home’s image would be caught on canvas; the back of your house; the landscaped areas; paths and entryways; and your outdoor living spaces and structures.

When all of these areas are under the ambient glow of architectural, landscape and path lighting your home is not only safer but it appears warm and more inviting.  While entertaining and hosting social gatherings in the evenings, your visitors are able to navigate walkways and entrances more easily and your guests’ facial expressions are more visible during conversations on your deck or patio.

Exterior lighting has three categories:

  • Solar – the do-it-yourself design, which is more hit or miss in color and performance when compared to a professional lighting system. These lights typically do not last very long
  • Line Voltage – difficult to install, maintain or change because it is household current exterior lighting which must be run in conduit buried 18 inches deep to meet electrical code
  • OLP on KCL part 2Low Voltage – low voltage fixtures work well to provide lots of light while being very energy-efficient, have a less invasive installation process and are easier to maintain (Originally used incandescent bulbs, but moved to halogen and LEDs because of their increased energy efficiency, color enhancing attributes and better performance)

John stated, that on average, the do-it-yourself option runs less than $1,000 for a minimal system for a couple of areas of your home with a shorter life span, while a professionally custom designed and installed low voltage plan for an average size home and property would be between $2,000-$3,000 with a considerably longer lasting lighting system. Clearly the low voltage lighting option is an investment worth making when you consider the value of your home and personal property and its overall look.

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To wrap up his segment, John offered a special deal to KCLTV viewers who call for a consultation; 2 FREE light fixtures with a new 10 fixture outdoor lighting system plus an additional 1 year maintenance free warranty. All of this is in addition to our unmatched warranty and safeguards.

John-Bruce,-OwnerOutdoor lighting is all we do, but we don’t provide just lights, we work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs, so you’re sure to enjoy your Kansas City space night after night. Contact Outdoor LIghting Perspectives of Kansas City today at at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Get the most enjoyment out of your Kansas City landscape and garden with outdoor lighting.

Notice how landscape lighting brings this outdoor space alive in the evening?

Notice how landscape lighting brings this outdoor space alive in the evening?

Spring has arrived in Kansas City. The flowers are beginning to bloom and the Royals are winning! With the warm weather season’s arrival comes the inspiration for many homeowners to make improvements to their landscape or garden(s). Whether you intend to take on a full-scale installation with foundation plantings and new outdoor living spaces, or you just want to update an existing landscape, outdoor lighting is the finishing touch!

Angels trumpet at nightIt’s not often that a service or product can totally change the way you feel about an area of your home or property. But, our elegant outdoor lighting designs can do just that. Our lighting can transform a once dark and desolate space in the evening and bring it to life and truly change the way you feel and utilize the exterior of your home. If you have ever wished your landscape  and outdoor living spaces looked and functioned as they do during the day, we can make it happen.

As temperatures begin to rise, blooming perennials will soon reach their peak color and fragrance. What better way to showcase the vibrant colors than by adding garden and landscape lighting to further your garden enjoyment. Certain types of plants and flowers will provide even more benefit as they are in full bloom in the evening as opposed to the day; such as Tuberose, fragrant night-blooming Jasmine and Brugmansia,just to name a few. With outdoor lighting you can enjoy endless splendor in first person as the moment unfolds.

An intimate space in the garden made more enjoyable with outdoor lighting!

An intimate space in the garden made more enjoyable with outdoor lighting!

Outdoor lighting such as landscape lighting, tree lighting and accent lighting will deliver that “WOW” factor by enhancing the visual interest, dimension, and even the colors of your landscaping endeavors. From bringing out the tactile aesthetics of your masonry or hardscape areas, to adding a whole new element to a treasured flower garden — lighting will dramatically increase the beauty and effect.

John-Bruce,-OwnerIf you would like to learn more about adding outdoor lighting to your spring landsape and garden “to do” list this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

 

 

Part two of our series featured on Kansas City Live airs Monday 4/13/15!

John Bruce on part one of outdoor lighting 101 on KCLAs you may know, I appeared on Kansas City live a few weeks ago in part one of a 5 part series on outdoor lighting. The initial segment aired on March 23rd, where i shared useful information about outdoor lighting which was titled “outdoor lighting 101″. In my next appearance scheduled to air Monday 4/13/15, I will pick up where we left off to share more insights into outdoor lighting.

Talking fixtures on Kansas City Live with John Bruce

Talking fixtures on Kansas City Live with John Bruce.

During the segment I will cover some of the “most asked questions” we receive from Kansas City homeowners just like yourself, such as why certain areas within the landscape make good candidates for outdoor lighting; why we choose to illuminate certain areas of your home during an architectural lighting consultation; and last but certainly not least, we will discuss the differences between solar, incandescent, halogen and LED outdoor lighting. In addition we will also discuss details of your outdoor lighting budget.

41 KSHB on Kansas City LiveIf you are considering the addition of outdoor lighting this season, or in the near future, this is definitely the episode of Kansas City Live you don’t want to miss!

Tune into channel 41 KSHB for Kansas City Live at 10:00 am on Monday to learn more! We are also extending our outdoor lighting special to KCLTV viewers for this segment. The special includes 2 FREE light fixtures with a new 10 fixture outdoor lighting system plus an additional 1 year maintenance free warranty. All of this is in addition to our unmatched warranty and safeguards.

John-Bruce,-OwnerWant to learn more or have questions? Tune into channel 41 KSHB, Monday, 4/13/15 for Kansas City Live at 10:00 am or Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation. Trust your outdoor lighting to outdoor lighting professionals. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Our next segment scheduled to air will be announced soon…. stay tuned!

Shedding “light” with John Bruce on KCL-TV for outdoor lighting 101!

41 KSHB on Kansas City LiveOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City was recently invited to participate in a five part series hosted by channel 41 KSHB on Kansas City Live. For part 1, owner John Bruce shared information regarding the multiple benefits of outdoor lighting in the March 23rd segment titled “Outdoor Lighting 101″.

John explained how outdoor lighting designs not only add curb appeal to your home, but also increase the safety and security of your residence and overall property. Using before and after photos along with examples of  fixtures John demonstrated the vast difference between a home using only porch and garage external fixtures for outdoor lighting and one with added architectural and pathway lighting. He pointed out how the placement of these additional lighting fixtures illuminates the entire front of the residence. The host, Michelle Davidson, was quite astonished at the metamorphosis of the exterior of the home…not only was it clearly easier to see the walkway and stairs leading to the entrance at night, but the enhanced visual impact was remarkable.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City for better curb appeal.

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City for better curb appeal.

To wrap up his segment, John offered a special deal to KCLTV viewers who call for a consultation; 2 FREE light fixtures with a new 10 fixture outdoor lighting system plus an additional 1 year maintenance free warranty. All of this is in addition to our unmatched warranty and safeguards.

Outdoor lighting is all we do, but we don’t provide just lights, we work with you to custom design a lighting system that meets your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to illuminate your home in the evening, light your pathways and driveways to provide better safety or create a relaxing oasis in your backyard, we’ll help you determine the right outdoor lights, create a custom design plan and professionally install your system so you’re sure to enjoy your Kansas City space night after night.

John-Bruce,-OwnerWant to learn more or have questions? Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today for a consultation and to take advantage of our special deal John mentioned on channel 41 KSHB on Kansas City Live. Trust your outdoor lighting to outdoor lighting professionals. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or by visiting kansascity.outdoorlights.com.

Our next segment is scheduled to air on Kansas City Live April 13th…. stay tuned!

 

Casuwel outdoor furnishings are making your Kansas City backyard the best seat in the house!

Spring in Kansas CitySpring has finally arrived in Kansas City and along with it comes a calendar full of entertaining spring time events held in our beautiful city. If you’re like me, when attending one of the Jammin’ at the Gem jazz concerts, taking in the ballet at the Kaufman Center or catching one of our beloved Kansas City Royals’ baseball games  you want to make sure you have the best seat in the house. For all the time in between these great community events, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City and Casuwel outdoor furnishings can make your backyard retreat the best seat for every other day and night of your life!

Fairmont Collection by Casuwel

Casuwel and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City promises the best seat in the house is actually outdoors!

The simple addition of a comfortable, well-lit outdoor feature can change the way you interact with your yard and outdoor environment. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is the area’s first choice for illuminating your home as well as providing custom lighting designs to enhance the functionality and your enjoyment of your outdoor living space, pool area, deck, garden, landscaping and so much more. We help homeowners like you make the most of your home and its surroundings by combining our custom lighting designs with Casuwel’s high quality outdoor furniture and accessories for a truly enviable style.

Metropolitan collection

Metropolitan seating collection from Casuwel is perfect by the pool!

Your Kansas City landscape is awakening from its long winter’s nap. Tree foliage is unfolding and buds are sprouting, daffodils and tulips are bursting from the soil and bluebirds are out and about making your surroundings come alive with activity. While furnishing your outdoor living space with any one of the stylish and comfortable furniture collections by Casuwel gives you good seats for spring, combining that with our landscape lighting turns them into the best seats in the house!

Kansas City Patio outdoor lighting

Kansas City Patio outdoor lighting.

Regardless of the type of outdoor lighting, the benefits are all positive. From increasing safety and security to creating a warm and inviting environment, adding outdoor lighting will enhance and beautify your home. Here a just a few of the types of lighting best suited for setting the mood for your outside entertaining and relaxing:

cottage style outdoor lighting

Landscape lighting.

Landscape lighting brings out the colors, textures and beauty of your trees, shrubs, flower beds and garden at night, completing your outdoor living environment.

Pathway lighting safely guides your guests to the heart of your home or can make you feel as if you are truly “getting away” as you walk down a lighted pathway to reach your outdoor living space, far away from the stresses of work, cleaning, and life.

Kansas City Water Feature lighting

Kansas City water feature lighting.

Patio and deck lighting allows you to use your outdoor living spaces long after the sun goes down by safely illuminating your stairways with step lights and highlighting the perimeter with deck post lighting.

Pool and water feature lighting adds sparkle to the water, creating a beautiful place to entertain or relax the stresses of your day away.

John-Bruce,-OwnerWhether you want to add architectural lighting to your home, create the perfect outdoor lighting design for your landscape and outdoor living area or furnish your personal oasis with premium hand-woven furnishings, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is where you will find the best products and the experts needed to get the job done right. Contact us at (913) 859-9150 to learn more at or by emailing us at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.