Exploring Unique Ideas for Outdoor Lighting in Kansas City

Posted on February 2, 2015 by John Bruce



Notice the effect of lighting the cupola on this Kansas City home

Notice the effect of lighting the cupola on this Kansas City home.

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City we pride ourselves in thinking “outside the box” when it comes to new and unique outdoor lighting designs. Aside from the traditional outdoor lighting installations we are known for, we also have a variety of  lighting ideas up our sleeve to make your property stand apart from the rest. These not only include the use of innovative lighting implements, but also utilizing unique focal points within your property that you otherwise wouldn’t consider candidates for lighting. 

  • Here’s a glimpse at just a few of the many unique ideas for Kansas City outdoor lighting:

Permanent Festival Lighting — We readily incorporate temporary festival lighting into many of our special event lighting projects such as weddings and outdoor celebrations, we also offer this genre of lighting as a permanent option. Festival lighting is also known as festoon or fiesta lighting and it is becoming more and more popular in commercial locations and in residential settings used within the landscape or in outdoor living areas.

Cafe lights sparkle and shine.

festoon-lighting-by-outdoor-lighting-perspectivesThis unique lighting originated as a way to light outdoor areas in honor of outdoor celebrations such as street festivals and fairs as outdoor venues were draped in lights for an evening, or two, to celebrate a significant local event and then removed at festival’s end. Permanent festival lighting allows you to indulge in the same ambiance and magic every night. We have  completed many permanent 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.

Backyard pergola lightingPergola and Trellis Lighting — When evaluating a landscape for outdoor lighting, we always take a “thinking outside the box” approach to making your property more functional and beautiful at night. This way of thinking enables us to view areas that would otherwise go unnoticed as candidates for outdoor lighting. One prime example is the addition of light to pergolas and trellises within the property. Not only will the addition of light make these areas more functional, and a pleasure to utilize in the evening, it also makes these areas a focal point of beauty, depth texture and interest. The very nature of a pergola or trellis construction allows light to penetrate and dance from the structure casting romantic shadows below — the effect is mesmerizing!

Gazebo, Lanai and Arbor Lighting —  If you are fortunate enough to have a gazebo, lanai or arbor integrated into your landscape adding light can add an enchanting finishing touch. The addition of lighting will allow you to use these structures well into the evening without constraint and they will become a focal point within your landscape. The sheer presence a professionally lit custom outdoor structure provides is timeless.

Kansas City Gazebo Lighting

Fountain Lighting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Water Feature Lighting —  In addition to our pool and spa lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City also specializes in illuminating fountains, waterfalls and even Koi ponds. Through spotlighting and the use of shadowing our skilled lighting designers can create magic with dark space as well as lighting. In addition, factoring in the allure of water can create an enormous point of visual interest on your property.

garden-and-landscape-lighting-includes-statuary-lightingStatuary Lighting and Other Unique Lighting Ideas —Most people don’t realize this until we add lighting, but the landscape itself can be a whole new room that you haven’t explored fully. You can have the option of going beyond that light bulb at the doorway and create a storybook setting on your property. Professional lighting can bring magical qualities to any setting. You can rediscover the perimeters of your property, make it fun to entertain friends and family at night again and highlight points of interest, such as sculptures, architectural details of your home or even your rooftop cupola and trees within your yard. The possibilities are endless….

John-Bruce,-OwnerThese outdoor lighting ideas serve as another way we are able to provide lighting that enlivens the senses and evokes ambiance. If 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 on-of-a-kind outdoor lighting designs. You can reach us at (913) 859-9150.