Calming Lights Landscape Lighting: A New Business that Isn’t New

February 16, 2023

Calming lights team headshots

“My dad’s an electrician. I started doing electrical work when I was 12 years old and for 30 years, I have been in the electrical industry. So, this company is new, but we’re not new.”

About Calming Lights Landscape Lighting

John Ferry founded Calming Lights Landscape Lighting with his sons Trey and Jake in 2022 following decades of experience with Duke Energy and several businesses in the electrical industry.

“I worked for Duke Energy at a nuclear plant on nuclear control systems. I’ve got an electrical engineering degree. I’ve owned several businesses. I’ve done home lighting, worked on farms, wiring bars, and all kinds of different places. My son has a landscape business and kept getting asked for lighting so Calming Lights was kind of an evolution out of the landscape business and the lighting business. I’ve taught my sons for years how to do this.  Between the three of us, we have over 50 years of experience in electrical and lighting so this was kind of a natural transition.”

Calming Lights is a full-service lighting company offering both design & installation services. The products they use are made in America and come with a 10-year warranty.

“Our products are unbelievable. Everything is made of premium parts. The housing is made of maritime brass that doesn’t oxidize combined with an Integrated LED. The lights are very low cost to operate and no bulbs to change which means no maintenance. A lot of the other products out there have what are called weep holes, they are designed for water to run through your light.  Water and electricity do not play well together. Our lights are completely sealed and are made to last for 30 years.  They are high-value products that you aren’t going to need to replace within a few years and they look great. The first time I put them in my yard, it created a calming effect. That’s where the business name came from, that feeling we had when we saw them for the first time.”

What Clients Can Expect

For the Ferry team, their long history in Union County is an important differentiator for them.

“I’ve been here since 1987. I married into the Union County family. My kids are all born and raised here. We have the longevity and stability that builders want in companies they work with. We have the knowledge and experience for homeowners who are looking to invest in their home. We are a white-glove service. A year after we put the lights in, we give a complimentary visit to clean them and ensure everything is working as designed.”

The Calming Lights team prides itself on understanding customer needs and doing whatever it takes to accomplish them.Lighting worker high in tree

“Jake was a lineman for a few years. We had a customer in Weddington with 50-foot-tall trees surrounding his driveway. He wanted lights 40 feet in the air to light up that driveway.  That is not an easy feat to do. We were probably one of the few companies that could do that, and Jake climbed up there and got it done.

What Celebrity Spokesperson Would You Choose for Calming Lights?

“Michael Jordan. He’s a local guy, from North Carolina, everyone knows him and I would love to meet him.”

Last modified: February 16, 2023

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