About Us

Over 22 Years Of Lighting Experience

Who We Are

Southern Light, Architectural & Landscape Lighting Designs and Installation is locally owned by William Holt, a local entrepreneur who moved to the Nashville area in 1988 to provide a better life for his family.  

 The General Manager, John Skelley, has been with Southern Light since the beginning.  John has an artistic passion for Landscape and Architectural lighting design. John’s passion for Lighting Design and customer service is unparalleled in the Nashville Market.  

Southern Light has been privately owned since its inception in 1993 and has never been bought or sold in the 25 years we have been open.  

We are customer service oriented company that takes pride in serving our local community of Nashville, TN, including Belle Meade, Brentwood, Franklin, Bellevue, Hermitage, Murfreesboro and more.

Contact us to see why Southern Light is Nashville’s Premier outdoor landscape and architectural lighting design contractor in Nashville.

Returning customers
Led Upgrades
Years of Combined Experience

Our Projects are handled by a

Certified Team of Experts

Specializing in lighting designs, installation, repairs, and maintenance for both residential and commercial properties, Southern Light is fully licensed, insured, and utilizes only the highest quality and environmentally friendly green products with extensive warranties.  

Southern Light has installed thousands of outdoor landscape lighting systems and has the following certifications:  Low Voltage, Etc. We offer free consultations for outdoor landscape lighting designs: architectural, art sculptures, landscape, deck, patio, specialty, and security lighting. 

A Message from our founder

My name is William Holt founder of Southern Light.  I started Southern Light in 1993 after realizing that many of our irrigation customers were not satisfied by their outdoor lighting systems and providers.  We are not a franchise or large corporation that focuses on our shareholders.  

We are a small locally owned business that has one focus; Customer Service.   I have always been proud of the way we respond to our customers needs; our ability to communicate with whomever is involved in a project and satisfy all demands.  

Since its inception John Skelley has been committed to customer service and installing the best outdoor lighting products available.  John’s relentless pursuit of perfection has enabled Southern Light to grow to be a premier provider in Landscape and Architectural Lighting Design and installation in the Nashville Area.

I am very grateful for my supportive family, my loving God, great employees, and our loyal customers. 


William E. Holt


who we are

Why Southern Light?

Southern Light takes extra precautions during the design and installation process to guarantee a long-lasting lighting system that does not disturb other aspects of your property.

We offer a three year warranty on products and labor for any installation, are licensed and insured, and have a prompt repair team that is available if problems arise. 

Get in touch for a FREE ESTIMATE, if you’re looking for professional, timely and courteous lighting experts to help make your landscaping shine!


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  • Southern Light, Inc.
    7012 Westbelt Drive
    Nashville, TN 37209
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