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Outdoor Lighting – Naples’ Warm Holiday Welcome

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Seasonal residents have returned to Naples, and those who live here year-round are thankful for fall’s mild temperatures. Cooling weather and longer nights mean the holidays are coming, and what better place to spend the holidays than where the cold doesn’t hurt! Now that all of our residents have returned home, it’s time for everyone to start their holiday planning. What have you done so far? Made gift lists? Tested that new cookie recipe? Thought about outdoor lighting? Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, outdoor lighting is actually key to a beautifully decorated home. And while you could certainly include festive holiday lighting in this consideration, I really mean architectural lighting, landscape lighting, entryway lighting…(the list goes on), though you may consider these to be simply “normal” outdoor lighting. They make a profound difference in the ambiance and atmosphere of your home, and the very best outdoor holiday lighting designs incorporate both “normal” outdoor lighting and festive lighting.

Why would a regular outdoor lighting design put others in the holiday spirit? Because of the feelings lighting can inspire – feelings of welcome, warmth, and comfort. Warm, natural light contrasts sharply with dense darkness surrounding it, and the reasons it stirs up positive feelings are probably instinctual. For countless years, human beings have been making our own light so we can better function after sunset. Our ancestors built campfires where they and their kin gathered for warmth and protection. Today, we don’t build as many fires, but we are still drawn to oases of warm light at night. Outdoor lighting can make your property warm and inviting – a space that draws your guests in.

DSC_0030And those feelings of warmth and welcome are what we strive for during the holidays. We want to foster positive emotions that make everyone feel good. In creating this welcoming atmosphere, landscape lighting, driveway lighting, path lighting, and entryway lighting will be essential. Such lighting gives your guests direction, as well as that cozy feeling.

With the holidays only a few weeks away, it’s time to take a serious look at your property and your lighting, and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We are a full service outdoor lighting company that specializes in outdoor lighting alone. With years of experience and a stellar reputation in Southwest Florida, we would love to help you welcome your family and guests with holiday cheer. Let’s talk about it today.

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Increase Autumn Security and Safety on Your Estero Property with Outdoor Lighting

Unsavory characters are less likely to target a home that is well lit because they have fewer places to hide.

Unsavory characters are less likely to target a home that is well lit because they have fewer places to hide.

The Southwest Flordia summer swelter is finally breaking, and we are getting some of those milder temperatures that are the envy of many areas of the country. With nighttime temperatures in the 70s, it’s the perfect time to be in Estero. Though we are now spending more time outdoors than during the summer, you’ve probably already noticed how much more quickly the sun is setting. Days are getting shorter, and nights are already getting longer. With additional hours of darkness, you may be worried about security and safety on your property, and you have every reason to be. Unsavory characters are harder to spot in the dark, and it’s much easier to trip on an out of place tool or toy when your drive is shadowed. But all of these risks can be minimized by simply adding outdoor lighting.

It’s no secret that thieves and vandals avoid properties that are well illuminated and target those that are shadowed. Shadowed homes provide them plenty of places to lurk and not be seen. They can target your home and not be noticed, but outdoor lighting minimizes the shadowy places where those with ill intent can hide, making your property more secure and safer for you and your family, especially you are returning home after dark.

Illuminate your driveways and entryways to help prevent trips and falls.

Illuminate your driveways and entryways to help prevent trips and falls.

Estero outdoor lighting also reveals dangers that shadows conceal. Maybe someone left a garden hose stretched across the driveway, or a child or grandchild left toys lying on the porch. If you are bringing a guest home, he/she won’t be aware of that particularly high first step to the front door. Without clear visibility, such trip hazards could cause your otherwise pleasant evening to end in an ER visit, but with Estero outdoor lighting, your pathways, driveway, and entryways can be illuminated, allowing you to see hazards before they create problems.

Most of us stopped being afraid of the dark many years ago. We recognize there are no monsters in the closet or underneath the bed, so nighttime isn’t that scary. However, kids do have some valid concerns. Darkness can conceal is existence of hazards, and because of this, Estero outdoor lighting is an important autumn addition to your home. For the best outdoor lighting in the southwest Florida area, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. With years of experience, our specialists can design, install, and maintain a unique outdoor lighting system for your property, one that will protect you from the things that “go bump in the night” and one that will transform the look and ambiance of your property.

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting is the Perfect Addition for National Curb Appeal Month

Curb appeal adds value to your property.

Curb appeal adds value to your property.

August brings us the final days of summer. The kids are enjoying their last bit of freedom, and many of the rest of us are looking forward to cooler days. But this August is bringing something else as well – National Curb Appeal Month. National Curb Appeal Month is an entire month dedicated to sprucing up the front of the house, or any side that many be visible from the road. Curb appeal should be viewed as one of your home’s assets. It is of utmost importance if you are considering selling your property. Not only can it increase the marketability of your home, but it can even add value. Of course, if you are not planning to sell, great curb appeal makes your home stand out in the neighborhood and gives you a feeling of pride. So what are some ways you can increase your curb appeal in August? Of course, you could repaint the trim or do some new landscaping, but consider adding outdoor lighting.

 

No matter how beautiful your property may be, night will swallow that beauty without outdoor lighting. No one will see your colorful flowers, your unique roofline, or the beautiful textures of your architecture. Your palm trees will become one with the shadows. But outdoor lighting brings the best features of your property to light. It highlights these features, and even transforms them by changing the way you look at them. This is possible because outdoor lighting is directional. It is not simply light shining down from overhead, like the sun. By controlling the light sources that illuminate the front of your home, a good outdoor lighting designer can manipulate mood in ways that other home improvements cannot.

 

Outdoor lighting enhances curb appeal like no other home improvement.

Outdoor lighting enhances curb appeal like no other home improvement.

What types of outdoor lighting are typically used to increase curb appeal? Architectural lighting is an essential component. It ensures that your home is visible and its unique architectural elements are noticed. Landscape lighting is also utilized. It highlights the best portions of your landscape – from trees to flowers to shrubs and foliage. Entry way and path lighting ensure that visitors know where to go when they approach your home. This includes lighting pathways to the door and door itself. Of course, you may also need porch lighting if your home has one.

 

By using some or all of these types of lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can make your home magnetic, and that is true curb appeal. Your home can turn heads and make you happier to return to it through the addition of a few lights. So celebrate National Curb Appeal Month by calling us today. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples make your home the most appealing on the block.

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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.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

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.

Create a One-of-a-Kind Atmosphere for Your Home With The Right Outdoor Lighting

A lot more goes in to designing the best outdoor lighting design for your home in Naples than screwing in a few bulbs here and there. In addition to studying the beautiful architecture, landscaping and other features that make your home one of a kind, our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples study our own selection of top-quality outdoor lighting products to find the perfect match for you.

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The right outdoor lighting can easily highly the magnificent palm trees on your property.

For example, if your yard is lined with a few grandiose palm trees, a wider flood bulb may be a better choice than a regular bulb in order to fully illuminate all of their impressive features. Choosing the wrong bulb can cut off light from the tops of trees and cast unflattering shadows on your home. If you have larger trees, statues or other features that may require more outdoor lighting, be sure to consult an expert to find out which bulb is right for you.

Additionally, the size of your home will come into plan when designing your unique  outdoor lighting strategy. Ranch-style Naples homes look especially impressive when illuminated by a wider flood bulb, while taller homes more than two stories benefit from installing narrow spot lights.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Pool LightingFinally, consider which features you want to highlight most. If you live in an older home that’s blanketed in beautiful vines or other classic greenery – shine a light on it! Features such as this that span the length of your home are best brought out with the light of a wider flood bulb, but if you’re looking to show off taller features such as an architecturally impressive columns, it’s best to install a narrower spotlight with a more columnar spread.

At Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Naples, we’re experts at choosing the perfect bulbs and fixtures to bring out the very best of your home. Schedule a consultation today to work one-on-one with one of our experts, and discuss how you’d like to light up your home. Are you going for stylish flair or subtle elegance? Do you want to draw attention to a magnificently landscaped yard, or do you want to focus in on the architectural features of your home? Together with your one-of-a-kind style and our technical expertise and first-class outdoor lighting products – we’ll make it happen.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

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

 

 

Learn more about how you can bring out the best in your home with one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting by viewing the photo gallery on our website.

Why Should Southwest Florida Homeowners Choose Outdoor Lighting?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives architectural lighting accentuates Naples home

Outdoor lighting influences aesthetics, functionality, and safety.

No matter how you look at it, outdoor lighting is an investment – an investment of energy and money. Even with the best outdoor lighting company, you will have to cope with some chaos at your home during installation, and all quality products cost money. So why is outdoor lighting such a good choice for homeowners? And why do so many choose to add it? The answer is simple really. The effects of outdoor lighting dramatically change your property. No other home improvement can have such a profound impact on how you, your family, and your guests experience your home. Outdoor lighting elevates a home, makes it stand out from the others that surround it, and brings notice you will need when it comes time to sell. But why does outdoor lighting have such an impact on a home? It comes down to three areas of influence – aesthetics, functionality, and safety.

 

Aesthetics – There is no denying how much more beautiful a property appears at night under strategically placed lighting. In that warm glow, textures seem more vivid, architectural features stand out, and the entire property radiates elegance and mystery. Areas of shadow contrast with bright pools of light, bringing emphasis to the most detailed areas of your home. Beautiful outdoor lighting draws you to a property and causes you to see all its best features. Such light effects mood, brings calm, and transforms the atmosphere.

 

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Outdoor lighting increases safety around your home.

Functionality – It’s hard to do stuff in the dark, even if you are simply sitting on the deck for drinks and conversation. Outdoor lighting extends the hours you can utilize your outdoor spaces. It gives you romantic nights in the lanai and energetic evenings by the pool. No longer will darkness chase you into the house. Rather, you will be able to take advantage of the milder evening temperature, linger, and relax.

 

Safety – An illuminated property is a safe property. Outdoor lighting helps prevent injuries that could occur as a result of night time trips and falls over steps, stones, and misplaced objects. Light can also reveal the presence of encroaching wildlife, such as snakes or spiders. In addition to revealing hazards, outdoor lighting deters criminal activity. It is much more challenging for a thief or vandal to break into a home that is lit because there are fewer places to hide. If given the choice between a well lit or a dark home, criminals will choose the dark one.

 

So why should you add outdoor lighting to your home? Because it improves not just your home but Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naplesalso your life in that home. Don’t wait any longer. Take advantage of all these benefit, and start that process by calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today.

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Techniques That Make Your Naples Home Shine

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is committed to making your southwest Florida home stand out, and this has been our aim for many years. One of the reasons we are the best outdoor lighting company is because we tailor each system to the property features and the homeowner’s preferences. This makes each install unique and personal. Homes that are bathed in light from our systems are the most eye-catching in the neighborhood. When designing and installing outdoor lighting, we use several lighting techniques to highlight all the best of your home.  By implementing washing, grazing, and silhouetting, we can bring out the best of your Naples home.

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Washing is a technique that is used to bring out texture. Perhaps, you have a stone accent wall on the exterior of your home or a landscape feature that incorporates a variety of plants. These elements are rich in texture, and this aspect should be showcased. Washing utilizes flood or well lights to accomplish this effect by illuminating them enough to show their distinctive characteristics but not with so much light that detail is lost.

 

If using the grazing technique, we “brush” landscape or architectural features with just enough light to allow your eyes notice that these features are there. This technique can be very useful to create an air of mystery or to light areas subtly.

 

Sometimes, what you don’t see is more striking than what you do see. Silhouetting involves putting a spot or floodlight behind an object to create a distinct shadow. This technique can be used to striking effect when lighting objects with unique shape. Ornamental plants or other landscape features become even more distinct when lighted in silhouette.

Naples home with various outdoor lighting techniques

Most homes we light use a combination of these techniques. Notice that each technique uses a different level of light. Contrasts, highlights, and lowlights work together to create a scene that reflects you, the homeowner, and makes your property visibly unique after sundown. We will highlight your home’s best features and delicately illuminate other areas in order to give you the best curb appeal possible.

 

If you want to bring out the best of your home, choose outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. Call us today, and let us use our expertise to make your home shine.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

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

 

 

 

 

For more photos of our outdoor lighting techniques, visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

Unique Naples Homes Demand Unique Outdoor Lights

Naples outdoor copper LED lighting fixture for use in small areas

Our new stick light is perfect for areas with a lot of ground cover.

Distinct. Your home is like you. You invest time, money, and hard work into making your property stand out in your neighborhood. It is elegant and refined and very atypical. Distinct is good, but because you do things your way, “normal” may not always work when it comes to your home improvements. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is introducing a new lighting fixture to our line, and like your home, it is not everyday or run of the mill. The BB-02 LED stick light is a unique fixture for a unique property, and for this reason, here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we are very excited about its possibilities. The fixture is used to create dramatic uplighting. Though it can be used in a variety of ways, it was developed for use in landscape lighting, specifically for areas with large amount of ground cover. Crafted from the highest quality copper, the BB-02 will, over time, develop a patina finish, which is fashionable and causes the fixture to blend into its surroundings.

 

Since each property is different, outdoor lighting designers need options for all types of spaces. The BB-02 stick light is an excellent light to use in tight or restricted spaces, and the stick mount gives versatility for installation. Even though the fixture is small, it is remarkably powerful, emitting a bright light that provides the best illumination. The detail and beauty of gardens and landscaped areas will stand out under the illumination of this outdoor lighting fixture.

 

LED slim stick  light from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Our BB-02 stick light is an LED so it’s easy on your wallet and the environment.

Not only is the fixture versatile with an uncanny ability to produce powerful light, it is also extremely energy efficient. The BB-02 is an LED light, so it is easy on the wallet while it consistently bathes your property in bright, natural light. And don’t forget, because they consume less energy, LED lights are much gentler to the environment too.

 

The BB-02 may well be the perfect light for the most unique part of your property. The designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples have many years of experience creating the optimal lighting system for each home. Each design is tailored so that the best features of your property bask in a warm glow that incites enchantment and drama.

 

 

If you are ready to highlight the best of your property, no matter your property’s restraints or demands, call us today.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
(239) 263 – 9975
email: kurt@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

To see how we can craft exclusive lighting for your one-of-a-kind home, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our outdoor lighting photo gallery on our website.

 

The brains behind Naples most beautiful outdoor lighting designs has DST covered

Daylight savings time has come again. If you are still programming your outdoor lighting with a manual timer, you are well aware of the frustration and guessing games associated with the time change. Having to chase dusk becomes a necessity when we are required to spring forward to accommodate the change of DST. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples wants you to know there is a better way to program your outdoor lighting. It is called lighting control automation, or LCA, and this proven technology has become a staple among our clients.

Lighting control automation is convenient, effortless and extremely flexible. You can truly customize your entire home both indoors and out so that you will never have to worry if the lights

You home will look occupied even if you are away.

You home will look occupied even if you are away.

are on at the right time or not again. And, there is no additional wiring needed to do this.  Our smart system automatically does more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control all indoor and outdoor electric outlets.

Benefits of LCA

With LCA you can create zones to control groups of lights and appliances, or turn off all the lights with the flick of one switch. This automation is user friendly and can be programmed so that random indoor and outdoor lights come on at different times and stay lit for varying intervals to give the appearance that someone is always home. This feature comes in handy when you are away from home for extended periods of time, or on vacation. Our LCA technology will give you peace of mind that your house appears to be occupied, creating a more secure home and landscape.

One of the best things about having LCA is the way your outdoor lighting can be set to a

Have your outdoor lights come on at half power at dusk and increase as darkness settles in.

Have your outdoor lights come on at half power at dusk and increase as darkness settles in.

utomatically come on at dusk every evening. We can even program your smart system to come on at 50% power at dusk and increase as the night grows darker. Not only does this look phenomenal within the landscape as evening reaches a fever pitch, it is also energy efficient. With this smart system you can also have your lights automatically shut off at sunrise, or customize the controls for the lighting to automatically turn off at your desired time. It is all up to you.  When daylight savings time arrives, your lighting will automatically adjust to the changes without having to lift a finger too!

There is one more convenient benefit of using our LCA technology; this is being able to access your lights through your laptop or smart phone any time day or night, from any location. For example, Lighting Control Automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can be programmed away from homelet’s say you and your spouse have scheduled a cozy dinner and movie on a Friday evening. Your teenage daughter texts you to let you know she is going to be later than expected and will not make her curfew.  The lights you had previously programmed to ensure her a safe entry into the house will not be on by the time she gets home and you are only half-way through your movie!  Instead of having to cut your evening short to make sure the outdoor lighting is on so your daughter will get home safe and sound, you can take out your smart phone ( no volume remember you are in the movie theatre) and program the lights you want to come on, it is that easy!

 

If you are interested in learning about the brains behind our most beautiful outdoor lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to discuss our smart system LCA technologies. (239) 263 – 9975

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner
email: kurt@outdoorlights.com

Why the Popularity of LED Outdoor Lighting Keeps Increasing

LED is becoming a very popular option in lighting systems all around.  You may have heard the term LED before, but are not sure of the benefits beyond the energy savings.  While efficiency is the most important benefit for many homeowners, there are several more that add to the lighting equation, and that’s inclusive of our outdoor lighting systems as well.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been manufacturing light-emitting diode, or LED, outdoor lighting fixtures using the U.S. made CREE brand chips for a couple of years now.  These

LED lighting technology

LED lighting technology

top-quality chips give our LED technology the longevity, efficiency and environmental friendliness

that make our lighting stand out, literally.  How do they do all this?  Here’s how:

Longevity: The process by which LEDs produce light differs from traditional lighting.  LEDs produce a cold light while traditional bulbs use heat to produce a light.  That means LEDs will not overheat, and the life of the bulb will be extended.  In fact, our LEDs last up to 50,000 hours – 40 times longer than traditional bulbs.  In addition, they are more resilient than other types of outdoor bulbs, and react better to changes in temperature and other environmental elements.

Efficiency:   Energy-efficiency is probably what you know best about LEDs.  LEDs do in fact use less energy, and ours use up to 80% less energy, which saves you money.

Environmentally-friendly: Since our LEDs last longer, they reduce the amount of waste every year.  They are also easier to dispose of and recycle since they contain NO mercury, and they give off much less carbon dioxide emissions.  All of these factors combined lead to a smaller carbon footprint left on our environment.

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesAdding the equation together shows that LEDs really are the way to go, but the final decision ultimately comes down to the effect of the lighting.  When you are making an investment in quality outdoor lighting, you want to be sure the light output looks natural and is highlighting the uniqueness of your property.  Unlike older LED technology that gave off a blue tint and inadequate illumination, our LEDs produce a warm color and brightness that is indistinguishable from traditional halogen outdoor lighting.

If we’ve piqued your interest and you’re ready to talk LED, give us a call.  We can answer any questions you may have or discuss your options.  Even if you own a halogen lighting system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples or someone else, we talk about retrofitting it with the new LED technology.

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