Pete Is A Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer (COLD) Graduate!


Pete Bryant, the president, owner, and lighting technician for Southern Lights Landscape Lighting has completed the COLD (Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer) program! This is a monumental accomplishment in the outdoor lighting industry as it is a 4 year program requiring commitment and dedication. Pete is 1 of only 24 COLD graduates in the country, contributing to Southern Lights being the most certified outdoor lighting installer in North Carolina.

Pete Bryant is currently on the board of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) where he and other experienced lighting professionals have gone through an intense 4 year course of advanced levels of specialized training in landscape lighting design. This program and certification is the only one of its kind currently being offered. The purpose of the certification is to develop the discipline of lighting designers to analyze their work in peer group studies and through in-depth subject matter. All sessions are administered by a panel of select landscape lighting designers, each of whom offers a different reference point or personality style. This openness and style of presentation allows for optimum learning and encourages group interaction, which we consider very important in the growth process of each individual.

Design, or to be specific, landscape lighting design, is very subjective and cannot be tested upon easily. There are no set of rules to memorize, but there are a series of fundamental principles that are universally acknowledged to form the basis of “good and responsible” landscape lighting design. Therefore, this program insists each participant contributes photos of their work and requires thought, insight, and experience to draw from in order to not only convey what good lighting is designed, but the practicality of how you can take an ordinary property and transform it into something amazing.

The primary goal is to promote design excellence and to allow for the development of an individual’s own lighting design style. Southern Lights of NC’s intent is that each individual lighting designer or technician should learn and re-learn the proven concepts, so that progressive change is made in the thought process of an individual design.

Hire the most certified landscape lighting installation company in North Carolina for all of your outdoor lighting needs. Hire Southern Lights Landscape Lighting.

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Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights- Architectural and Landscape Lighting serves properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc.  Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose us. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969.

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