Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples

Naples’ Light Sculpting Specialists Bring You an Inspired Night

Warmth, enchantment, excitement, and refinement – these are just a few tones that truly inspired outdoor lighting can bring to your home. Areas of light and shadow contrast, creating focus and rhythm. Colors pop out in the dark. Your trees, flowers, and architecture come alive. These elements are the same yet different under the mesmerizing glow. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we do more than just illuminate your property. We create mood and tone, form lines, craft texture, and direct sightlines. We are craftsmen and light sculpting specialists.

You may be wondering what a Light Sculpting Specialist is. This is an outdoor lighting professional who goes beyond simply illuminating an object. A light sculpting specialist manipulates light in order to create an effect, much like a sculptor manipulates clay to create a likeness. A light sculpting specialist scrutinizes detail and must be able to carefully control the light he/she uses.

 

Consider this sunroom. Beautiful trees grow both indoor and out, but the use of light blurs the viewer’s perception of this division. Trees and foliage plants both in and outdoors are illuminated with dramatic uplighting. The small, indoor palm casts shadows up onto the glass ceiling making the vegetation seem even denser. As a contrast, downlighting is used to highlight the foliage plants on the right and balance out the scene. Lighting in the foreground and background is more subdued, manipulating sight lines and giving depth and serenity.

 

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For this installation, particular attention was given to the line created by the stairs leading down to this pool area. Light is most intense and dense in the area between the stairs and the pool. It bounces off the palms down into the pool area, giving the space a warm, welcoming glow. However, the area above the stair line is more shadowed. Light fades until darkness dominates the upper right of this scene. This divisive technique shows separation between the outdoor living area and the world beyond. Balance is created in a fashion reminiscent of yin and yang.

 

In this patio and pool area, pools of light reveal gathering areas – the table, water feature, and the pool itself. The water feature, which is most removed, is illuminated more intensely imparting to it the ability to reach across distance and beckon. The table area uses a combination of uplighting and downlighting, giving functionality to the table while still drawing attention to the majestic tree sprawling overhead. Finally the light at the edge of the pool is the mid point on which the scene balances, as such its brightness is neither intense nor subdued.

 

As you can see, sculpting with light requires in-depth planning and masterful control over fixtures. The results of such labor are breath taking. Are you ready to transform your outdoor living areas into works of art that you can enjoy night after night? If so, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today and see what happens.

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Makes a Buzz on Houzz

Even when you’ve been in business as long as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, it’s always exciting to be recognized for good work. This past week, some of our work was featured in an article on Houzz – Wildlife Sensitive Ways to Light a Coastal Landscape. This article details outdoor lighting techniques that are both beautiful and do not cause damaging interference with the life cycle of coastal creatures. Some of the creatures most affected by light pollution are sea birds and sea turtles. Working in the Naples area for many years, we understand how important it is to preserve our natural landscape and indigenous wildlife, and we are being proactive. We know how to light your home in beautiful ways that protect sea creatures.

 

Houzz-LogoWhether you are planning to install outdoor lighting in a beach area or in a community off the water, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has the skills, experience, and creativity to beautifully illuminate your outdoor living spaces, landscape, and architecture. Once you have read the Houzz article, cruise over to our Naples Houzz page. Browse our photos and Ideabooks. If you sign up for Houzz (there is no cost for using the site), you can create an Ideabook of your own and add pictures from our page that can help us understand what is important to include in your outdoor lighting design. Of course, we can never promise your property will “look just like the picture”, but these photos can serve as inspiration and can help us capture the mood you want for the space.

 

As outdoor lighting designers and community members, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples strives to make Naples better and brighter. Taking on unique properties and challenging projects excites us. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive the very best outdoor lighting possible and have their visions realized.

 

If you are looking for an outdoor lighting designer, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We would love to take on your project – small or large, beach or woods, landscape or architecture. Nighttime beauty can be friendly to our coastal environment. You simply need a designer that knows how to accomplish both.

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Light Up Your Naples Home for the 4th of July

Light and shadow make summer fireworks a captivating sight.

Light and shadow make summer fireworks a captivating sight.

Ah the sights and sounds of summer! Good food sizzling on the grill, bright sunlight reflecting off of the ice in your drink, and the kids shrieking as they push one another into the pool. The kids are lucky. For them, summer is one long holiday, but at least we adults get some holiday too. The 4th of July is a mere two and a half weeks away. Hopefully, you are getting ready. Independence Day is characterized by our favorite way to celebrate in America – good food and fireworks. What better way to celebrate than by throwing fire and light into the night sky? With a pop, crackle, and flash, fireworks mesmerize us and leave us with a sense of child-like awe. It’s a good feeling. Now what if you could make those feelings and that air of celebration last? With outdoor lighting, you can.

 

While it won’t flash and flicker (and you really don’t want it to!), outdoor lighting can bathe your property in warm, dramatic light that will capture the attention of those who pass by. Like fireworks, outdoor lighting uses areas of light and shadow to attract notice, cause pause, and elevate mood. Outdoor lighting can bring a celebratory atmosphere to your home this 4th of July and every holiday afterward. Unlike fireworks, outdoor lighting is long lasting. Carefully maintained, outdoor lighting systems can last a lifetime, continuing to elevate the look and feel of your property night after night.

 

Outdoor lighting uses light and shadow to create an atmosphere that captivates like fireworks.

Outdoor lighting uses light and shadow to create an atmosphere that captivates like fireworks.

Your outdoor lighting system can be as big or small as you like. Perhaps you want to start with a certain area – like the front of your home or your lanai or pool area. Like a small fireworks show, a small outdoor lighting system is still beautiful and captivating, and of course, if you want to expand later, that is possible. Whether your neighbors are out for a stroll or you are hosting a summer gathering, your outdoor lighting system will lift the spirits of all those who see it. And in addition to improving the quality of your outdoor time, it can even add resale to your home should you ever choose to sale.

 

Light captivates. Be sure you are taking advantage of this characteristic and get your property celebration ready for the 4th of July and all other holidays after. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Naples. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting provider, we will use light to make your property unforgettable – without unsettling pops and explosions.

 

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Naples Outdoor Lighting – A Gift Dad Can Enjoy for Years to Come

Give Dad a relaxing getaway in his backyard for Father's Day.

Give Dad a relaxing getaway in his backyard for Father’s Day.

It’s June, and Father’s Day is just a little over a week away – June 15th. So what do you have planned to celebrate Dad this year? Maybe you’re thinking of getting him a new set of golf clubs, a power tool, or new grill tools. All of these gifts would probably please him, but how about something a little different? Give Dad the gift of outdoor lighting, and he can enjoy mild, Naples nights relaxing on the patio or deck. Now that temperatures are consistently in the mid to upper-80s, nighttime is the best time to spend outdoors.

 

What are some good areas to light up for Dad? How about the lanai? He can spend evenings in conversation, drink in hand, enjoying mild Naples breezes. Or consider deck lighting. The deck is the perfect spot for an outdoor dinner. You can even give it a trial run on Father’s Day when you and the family go for a visit. Dad works hard in the yard. Be sure all of that hard work is noticed by adding landscape lighting. Even at night, the neighbors will be able to see the lawn, shrubs, and trees he tends week after week. Or you might add pool area lighting. After a hard day’s work, Dad can relax by the pool long after the stars have appeared. He won’t miss out even if he’s working late.

 

Be sure all of Dad's hard work in the yard is noticed with outdoor lighting.

Be sure all of Dad’s hard work in the yard is noticed with outdoor lighting.

For all he does, Dad deserves a little rest and relaxation. Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is soothing and serene. Dad can let all of the cares of the day slip away. Outdoor lighting will elevate his outdoor living spaces and make them functional and safe all at once. Best of all, he won’t even have to maintain it. With design, installation, and the Annual Maintenance Plan from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, all Dad has to do is sit back and enjoy. We take care of everything, and if you choose an LED outdoor lighting system, his energy costs will be considerably less than if you choose a traditional halogen system. Of course, none of outdoor lighting’s beauty and elegance is lost by choosing our high quality LED fixtures and components.

 

A tie, cologne, or gift card – yes, you could give any of these gifts, and Dad would appreciate them. But why not give him something he can enjoy all year for years to come? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ve got Dad’s gift covered this Father’s Day.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Living in Naples Makes it Easy to be Loving Outdoor Living

Naples outdoor living spaces are better with outdoor lighting.

Naples outdoor living spaces are better with outdoor lighting.

Gorgeous palm trees, sandy beaches, dining on the waterways, endless shopping; what’s not to love about living in Naples?  The photos you see in the high-end magazines are what Naples is all about and living here is nothing short of amazing.  When people visit, they often remark how difficult it would be to work with all these distractions but at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we feel that we have the best of both worlds.

Naples architecture and landscaping is stunning, exquisite and elegant.  It’s what the rest of the country wants to experience when the “get away” from the daily grind of their lives.  Many of our client’s properties mimic that of a 5-star resort setting, especially after we install Naples outdoor lighting to enhance the features of their palm trees, pool areas, pathways and more.  If you’d like to see how they look at night, visit our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Houzz page.  It’s full of gorgeous outdoor living spaces magnificently light with Naples landscape lighting.  We think you’ll like what you see and also believe you’d like the new e-magazine, Loving Outdoor Living, designed for outdoor living aficionados.    The free e-magazine is full of stunning photographs, inciting editorial and useful tips on enjoying a richer life in your outdoor living spaces.

Loving Outdoor Living Magazine

If the pages of the inaugural issue of Loving Outdoor Living leave you wanting more, you’re in luck.  The Loving Outdoor Living blog will continue to engage you with the hottest outdoor living comforts, products and accents.  The latest story is full of tips on creating a functional and beautiful outdoor room, something those of us living in Southwest Florida can really appreciate.

If all of these sites and publications we have suggested have sparked some ideas for your outdoor living spaces and you’re interested in adding Naples outdoor lighting to them, give us a call.  We have been custom designing and installing outdoor lighting in the Naples area for over 10 years.  We know how to highlight the architectural features of your home, the colors of your landscaping, the textures of your trees and everything in between.  Not only will Naples outdoor lighting make your spaces look more beautiful at night, it will also allow you to use them in ways you couldn’t before.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can take outdoor living to a new level of luxury.  Our consultation is always free so give us a call us at (239) 263-9975 or visit our Naples outdoor lighting website We look forward to hearing from you.

Safety is Beautiful: Outdoor Lighting for Your Southwest Home Security

Eliminating darkness on your property can make it more secure.

Eliminating darkness on your property can make it more secure.

It’s migration season. Birds that wintered over here in Naples are journeying back north. Of course, this happens with people too. Many who spend the winter in our area will be returning to their summer homes in the next few weeks. If you are headed back north soon, you are probably going through your checklist to be sure everything is ready for the months you will be away. Leaving your property for long periods of time can cause apprehension. You want your home to be safe and secure. Don’t forget that outdoor lighting is one of your best security measures, so be sure your system is in top shape before you leave.

 

A well-illuminated property is a crime deterrent. Such a home is at less risk of vandalism or breaking and entering. Unsavory characters prefer to strike homes that are shadowed and dark. In those environments, they are much less likely to be spotted. Not only is outdoor lighting striking and elegant, it can prompt someone with bad intentions to keep moving down the street. So contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to schedule system maintenance. We will ensure your fixtures are in their optimal positions, wiring is reburied, any burned out bulbs are replaced, and your transformer is in good condition. With these routine adjustments, your property will shine. It will attract the attention you want, admiration from neighbors and friends, and not the kind you don’t from vandals and thieves.

 

Lighting Control Automation can give the appearance of being home when you are not.

Lighting Control Automation can give the appearance of being home when you are not.

To further increase the security your outdoor lighting system provides, consider adding Lighting Control Automation (LCA). While it is like a timer in many ways, it does so much more. LCA controls all of the electrical circuits on your property, including your interior lights and TV. Different zones are established, and they can be programmed to turn on and off on a schedule that mimics your normal routines. That way, the exterior of your home and your landscape is illuminated, and your interior lights come on and turn off as if you were home. Knowing it will be less apparent that you are away can give you peace of mind until you return to Naples again in the fall.

 

So if you are migrating soon, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples a call. Whether it is routine maintenance, installing Lighting Control Automation, or installing a new system, we can help you be sure your property is secure and ready for your departure. You can relax and enjoy your summer.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Let’s Talk Numbers: How Many Outdoor Lighting Fixtures You Need for Your Southwest Florida Home

When homeowners begin seriously considering outdoor lighting for their property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has found that one of the first things some want to know is how many lights they will need. Though we understand why clients seek this information early, beautiful outdoor lighting results from how lights are used rather than how many are installed. This is one of the primary differences between an experienced outdoor lighting designer and an amateur. How much we can do with just one outdoor light might surprise you, and actually, using too many lights can cause your property to be too bright. In these cases, onlookers will notice the light itself more than the details of your property

 

Often, in outdoor lighting, less is more.

Often, in outdoor lighting, less is more.

So how do outdoor lighting professionals do so much with just a few fixtures? We know the value of perfect placement, beam spread, and custom design.

 

Perfect Placement
Positioning outdoor lighting fixtures truly is an art form, and it is key to creating an exquisite system. When determining where to place a light and how to angle it, we consider the height, width, and texture of the object we will be illuminating. We use in-depth knowledge of fixtures and their outputs to do more with less.

 

 

Beam Spread
Beam spread refers to how light rays spread out as they travel from the fixture to the object that is illuminated. Optimally, designers are able to control beam spread, so they can have more control over the look of the system. They could spread light over a wider area by increasing it, or bring the light into tighter focus by constricting it. The fixtures used by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples allow for such control.

 

By designing specifically for your property, we are able to highlight the very best features.

By designing specifically for your property, we are able to highlight the very best features.

Custom Design
No two properties are the same, and no two outdoor lighting systems should be the same either. Additionally, not all areas of your property should be illuminated. Areas of light balanced with areas of shadow give ambiance and tone. Uniform illumination will only make your property appear sterile. By highlighting the best features of a property, good designers draw attention to what is most important to their clients. The rest fades into the shadows.

 

So how many fixtures do you really need? Unfortunately, there is no formula. Even with specific dimensions, this cannot be determined until the designer has seen your property and understood what look you want for your system. For this reason, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples conducts free consultations with no obligation attached. Contact us today, and let us show you what we can do. While we can’t give you a specific number in this post, in most cases, less is more when designing outdoor lighting systems.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Use Daylight Savings Time To Revamp Your Outdoor Lighting System

There are tons of perks of Daylight Savings Time to start taking advantage of this week. The drive home isn’t shrouded in darkness, we get to spend a little extra time playing outside with the kids and we’ve finally got time to cross off all the outdoor chores we’ve been putting off all winter on our to-do lists. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we encourage you to spend a few minutes of the extra daylight inspecting your outdoor lighting system to make sure it’s in tip top shape for the new Spring season.

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

With the Annual Maintenance Plan, all of your outdoor lighting repairs can be taken care of by our experts at no extra charge to you.

Check fixtures for damage and proper placement

Use the extra daylight in the afternoons when you get home to walk around the house and check each outdoor lighting fixture for wear and tear. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we only use the highest-quality materials that are built to last, but even Florida wasn’t immune to this rough winter. Additionally, some things may have changed since you last updated your system, such as trees and other foliage growing taller and potentially blocking the light from your fixtures. If you’ve invested in the Annual Maintenance Plan, all of these issues can be resolved for you by our team of experts, and we’ll even help you change up your home’s overall design for a fresher look.

Check bulbs for safety

During the winter season, some small animals may have burrowed underground where your outdoor lighting system’s wires are buried, and some may even have built nests inside your fixtures. Inspect the yard for signs of these problems, and consider installing lens filters to prevent animals, pollen or other outdoor hazards from damaging your bulbs.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples pool lighting

Now is the perfect time to light up other areas of your home with fresh new designs.

Look for other areas that need lighting

It’s time to jump back in to our pools and start enjoying the Florida weather we all know and love again. Work with an outdoor lighting expert to evaluate your home and locate new areas you could enjoy after dark with the right lighting. Come up with a brand new lighting plan for your pool area, patio or other spots around the house, and open it up just in time for Spring.

Consider upgrading to LED

Finally, blow your neighbors away at night by upgrading your entire outdoor lighting system to LED. In addition to a brighter, more balanced look, LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 25 years! You’ll notice the difference – and the energy savings – almost instantly.

Learn more about other smart outdoor lighting upgrades when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is on Houzz

Houzz-LogoIt’s an exciting week for us here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples as we launch our presence on Houzz. Have you heard of it? Houzz is a home remodeling and design platform. Whether you are using a computer or a mobile device like your smartphone or tablet, Houzz allows you to browse thousands of home design photos, save them to an “Ideabook”, ask for remodeling advice, and find professionals in your area. Signing up is free, and so is the app. In just a matter of minutes, you can have a wealth of home improvement ideas at your fingertips, including ideas for outdoor lighting.

 

Get inspired on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples' Houzz profile.

Get inspired on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ Houzz profile.

Once you’ve landed or downloaded on Houzz, search for us or follow the link to our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples page. This week, we’ve posted photos from nine of our projects. Flip through them and save what you like best to your Ideabook. We have some Ideabooks built too. These include photos of specific types of outdoor lighting such as tree lighting, patio lighting, or accent lighting. The photos come from different projects. Saving what most appeals to you not only helps you discover the styles you want for your property, it also helps us as your designer. When you begin conversations with us about a new outdoor lighting system or adding to your current one, show us your Ideabook. We will be better able to understand what you are looking for. While we can never guarantee your new system or addition will look just like those in the pictures, we will use those pictures to help us design a system for your property using the same style, tone, and mood.

 

Houzz is a great new tool and a wonderful place to find inspiration. We are very excited to showcase our best outdoor lighting in this arena. So if you’re considering adding any type of outdoor lighting to your property, take advantage of it. Once you are sufficiently inspired, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. Because even though “a picture is worth a thousand words”, experiencing the real thing is so much better than talking about it.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Helps You Fall in Love Again

A romantically lit patio or deck could be just want you need to ignite that spark again.

A romantically lit patio or deck could be just want you need to ignite that spark again.

So Friday is Valentine’s Day – that wonderful, but often controversial day of love. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it’s good to celebrate what you love, whether that is another human or just something you are passionate about, like an activity or you home. In all relationships that last, it is sometimes easy to fall into a routine and go through the motions. We lose some of the emotional investment and excitement, and often, we just need something a little out of the ordinary to bring back the spark. So this Valentine’s Day, do something out of the ordinary. Add outdoor lighting to your outdoor living spaces. It may be just what you need to make extra special experiences or your loved one and your property.

 

There is nothing quite like a romantic, private evening to help you and your spouse fall for each other all over again, and such occasions shouldn’t just be limited to Valentine’s Day. Now imagine this evening being a dinner at home, possibly even home cooked, on an enchantingly lit lanai or patio. Of course, you could light dozens of candles, but to produce enough illumination, you would have to use so many it would create a fire hazard. But instead, lanai or patio lights will cast a romantic glow that provides visibility and safety and sets the perfect mood. Bathed in warm light, you and your spouse will want to linger and enjoy each other’s company long into the night.

 

Outdoor lighting can help you remember why you fell in love with your property in the first place.

Outdoor lighting can help you remember why you fell in love with your property in the first place.

 

Not only can outdoor lighting set the mood for you to fall in love with each other again, it can also help you and your family fall in love with your home again. All types of outdoor lighting showcase the very best features of your property, and with unique fixture placements and light coming from multiple sources, these familiar features will also look different, distinctive, and striking. You will be able to recapture the magic you felt when you first fell in love with your home.

 

 

So if you are ready to set the perfect mood to fall in love again, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. There’s no better time to give the gift of romance to your spouse, and no better time to see your property in a new way. Let us help you make it a night to remember.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975