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Lighting Trees in Southwest Florida with Style

 

We’ve talked about the benefits of outdoor lighting and how it can transform your Southwest Florida living spaces, making them more useful and safer.  We’ve also touched on focal lighting for water features and architectural elements around your pool or lanai.  Today we would like to talk more about outdoor lighting for trees which is much different than outdoor lighting for homes, paths or other landscaping.

 

Outdoor lighting for trees is different because of the nature of the object being lit.  Tree lighting can be tricky if not done by a professional outdoor lighting designer.  At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we know the best angle for the light so that it will illuminate the tree and not shine into people’s eyes.  We also know the proper distance the fixture needs to be installed to light the full canopy of the tree without the beam being interrupted by the underside of the canopy. And we know the best place to mount the fixtures so that it will not disrupt foot traffic and will protect the fixture and the home’s residents and guests.

 

You always want outdoor lighting to look natural, emulating the trees daytime appearance.  The trunk size and canopy need to be considered when deciding on proper lighting technique.  Depending on the height of the tree and the desired effect we can light your trees by using either uplighting or downlighting.

Uplighting reveals the trees magnificent elements

 

The most common type of tree lighting is uplighting.  Uplighting trees, especially palm trees so prevalent in the Naples area can make a very dramatic statement. With uplighting, we install a fixture very close to the tree to direct light up the trunk, under the canopy, illuminating the entire subject.  Placing fixtures at ground level and pointing upward reveals the trees magnificent elements and makes all of its surrounding more stunning.

 

Another option for tree lighting is called downlighting or moon lighting.  Downlighting is an effect

Downlighting casts light through the leaves and branches of the tree simulating shadowing created by the sun.

that is not as commonly used but is impressive with the right type of tree. The lighting fixture does need to be mounted in the tree and can be tricky depending on the tree size.

 

Downlighting is designed to cast light down through the leaves and branches of the tree simulating the look and shadowing created naturally by the sun. Natural lighting effects like shadowing are familiar, comforting and soothing.

 

We can help you decide the best type of lighting for your property and trees to get the most natural and beautiful look for your home.  Give us a call today and we would be happy to show you how beautiful your trees can look with a free nighttime demonstration.

Kurt Shearer

 

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

4 Simple Maintenance Options from the Naples Outdoor Lighting Experts

Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw your outdoor living spaces lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples installed your lighting system?  The result was remarkable and you fell in love with your space all over again. Do you look at your lighting now and think it just doesn’t look as stunning as it did that first season? That may be true.  Although our halogen lights do have an average life of 5,000 hours, they will begin to dim slowly with time and you may not have noticed the change.

Maintaining your system isn’t just about keeping it looking its best. It also helps your system run safely night after night.  Our fixtures are designed to be low maintenance, not no maintenance, so small adjustments are necessary to keep your outdoor lighting system at its best.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples offers 4 simple maintenance solutions for your outdoor lighting system:
1. First and foremost, make sure that recent storms, winds, wildlife or children have not covered your outdoor lighting fixtures with debris or anything else that can keep the heat produced from the bulbs from escaping.

 

2. Have our cost-effective tempered glass lens covers installed. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples tempered glass lens covers help keep debris from collecting on the bulb or from insects

Glass lens covers help keep debris away from the heat source

making nests inside the fixture. Glass lens covers are much more cost-effective than replacing a fixture due to malfunctions from obstructions.

 

3. Going green has never been more attractive. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples patent-pending LED lighting technology provides an 80% energy savings over traditional halogen systems. Our LEDs, which can be retrofitted in your existing fixtures, have an average rated life of 50,000 hours and a 5-year warranty. The color and illumination is virtually indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights.

 

4. The most convenient option is to give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to sign up for our thorough Annual Maintenance Plan. With this plan, we will come to your house on a yearly basis and replace all halogen light bulbs (LED bulbs last longer and do not need replacing), repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, reset or check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and operating beautifully.

 

Keeping your system looking as beautiful as the day it was installed is simple with Outdoor Lighting Systems of Naples.  Give the professionals a call at 239-263-9975 to discuss your 4 simple maintenance options today.

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples shows you to how enjoy your outdoor spaces even more with our dramatic lighting design.

 

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Temporary Lighting Makes Naples Events Enchanting

It is the perfect time of year to hold an outdoor event in Southwest Florida.  Entertainment opportunities from outdoor weddings to graduation parties to birthday parties and more pop up throughout the spring and summer.  The list of celebrations is as big as your imagination.

When planning for you next event, make sure outdoor lighting lands at the top of the list.  Outdoor lighting not only provides added ambience but it also enhances the safety of the area and can actually expand your useable space. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Temporary outdoor event lighting can be easily added to highlight the best attributes of your property.  Our battery operated path lights will brighten your walkways, drawing your guest into the party, while also enhancing the safety of the area.  Our spot and flood lights turn special landscaping and water features into beautiful focal points.  Floating light spheres in various colors and holiday string lights can hang from palm trees and make your event beautifully enchanting.

Our outdoor lighting design will highlight all the best features of your property. You will be as impressed with the look of your space as your guests are.

Give us a call to talk about lighting your next special event.  We would be happy to design your dream space with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Kurt Shearer, Naples Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

 

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

Pools Become More Inviting with Naples Outdoor Lighting

It’s that time of year when your pool is getting more use from parties and family time.  Why not take the steps to enhance your pool and surrounding areas with lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Pool lighting

Pool Lighting enhances the allure of your pool

When it comes to your pool area, you want it to serve as an entertaining yet relaxing oasis for party guest and family.   Pool lighting can certainly enhance the allure but is can also serve as a safety feature, especially if you call the lighting experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Low-voltage lighting is essential around water and can illuminate hazardous edges around the swimming area.  But the walkways, steps and other areas leading up to the pool can benefit from outdoor lighting as well, helping guest and children navigate an unfamiliar backyard.  Outdoor lighting can also highlight focal areas such as trees or special plantings, architectural features near the pool area or just adding ambience to the lanai.

Pool Lighting

Illuminating plants and architectural features enhances the entire area

 

Our low-voltage high-quality, pool and landscape lights are priced very competitively, constructed of heavy brass, copper and stainless steel, carefully sealed for a long life, and backed by great guarantees.  Plus, we will come to your pool to demonstrate the difference lighting can make.

 

 

Now is the time to make your pool more inviting with outdoor lighting from the lighting experts.  Give us a call at 239-263-9975 to schedule your free demonstration.

Kurt Shearer

Kurt Shearer
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Changing the Way We Light Up the Night

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED lights provide a warm glow and 80% energy savings.

LED or light emitting diode lighting is quickly becoming the new trend in homes and outdoor living spaces everywhere. Until very recently, LED lights were not suitable for outdoor applications.  The colors of LED bulbs for outdoor lighting purposes were not as attractive as the traditional halogen bulbs used in most lighting fixtures and the directional capabilities were poor. But today, the look of LED lighting is almost undistinguishable and has many more benefits. The biggest benefit that consumers see is an 80% energy savings by simply switching to LED.

Traditional halogen bulbs used most frequently in outdoor lighting have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours.  The environmental friendly LED lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples 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. The color is warm and will illuminate all the best characteristics of your home and landscaping and the bulb is backed by an outstanding warranty.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples also offers more flexibility than all competing models on the market.  For most LED outdoor light fixtures, once the LED surpasses its useful life, you needed to discard the entire fixture and install another. However, the LED’s are changeable in Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ fixtures. If you need to replace the LED–or decide you need a broader or narrower light beam–you simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

LED Lights from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be retrofitted into your existing fixtures

Or, if you already have halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, we can actually retrofit those fixtures with our new LED bulbs.  LED retrofitting is just as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We will come to your home, retrofit your existing lighting fixtures, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

We would love to show you how to save up to 80% of your lighting costs with our new products. Call us today at 239-263-9975 for a free consultation and we’ll show you how to light up your night.

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975