Posted on May 21, 2012 by John Bruce
Environmentally friendly LED outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City keeps the green home illuminated beautifully.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is a big supporter of helping our community. One of our favorite projects was the Boulevard of Dreams Green Living Show Home Tour. A beautiful and energy-efficient home was built for the tour to support the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children. This charity was established to improve the quality of life for children in need in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, when funding from other sources is not available. The Love Fund for Children has helped more than 78,000 local children since 1982 with needs that vary from clothing and eyeglasses to tutoring and counseling. The organization is often the last resource for needy kids who can’t secure federal or state funding.
The Boulevard of Dreams Green Living Home was built in the majestic Sunset Hill area. The project included as many sustainable features as possible from the ground up including ventilated gravel under the slab to prevent radon build-up, airtight exterior walls that eliminated the need for house wrap and taped edges of all seams to achieve a Type 1 air barrier to only let moisture vapor vent.
A combination of insulation was applied to windows, joints and band joists, where 90 percent of heat loss actually occurs. A ground source heat pump was installed to keep the whole home at a consistent temperature, and radiant heat flooring on the lower level was included to keep it evenly heated. Paperless drywall with mold-preventing techniques was put up and a team of landscapers planted maintenance-free trees and shrubs and included a rain garden.
That is when we were called in to do what we do best; take the house to the next level with outdoor lighting design. We designed and installed the custom outdoor landscape lighting, architectural lighting and path and driveway lighting.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City, we know lighting is all about the effect. And the effect is all about the light source. Our professional lighting designs produce a full-spectrum of light that won’t shift the viewer’s color perception and creates the most alluring illumination. And our LED lights keep in line with “green” living, giving an 80% energy savings over traditional halogen lights. The environmental friendly LED has a rated life of 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day! The energy efficiencies save electricity and the long burn rate lowers maintenance costs.
We are so happy to be able to donate our lighting for this great cause. After all, we love to showcase our beautiful lighting fixtures and design. But helping our community makes us even more proud.
If you are interested in seeing how we can illuminate your home and outdoor living spaces, give us a call to arrange a free design consultation.
We look forward to illuminating your surroundings,
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City