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New Landscape Designs Shine at Night with Bonita Springs LED Landscape Lighting

As the heat of summer begins to draw to a close, you may be planning some outdoor renovations at your Bonita Springs home. Fall is a perfect time to alter your landscape design, add new trees and shrubs, and improve the health of your lawn. It is also an excellent opportunity to add LED landscape lighting. With long winter nights approaching and gorgeous weather afoot – lighting will allow you to enjoy your new landscape design all day and night. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we love to work with landscape designers and their teams to highlight your trees, flowers, shrubbery, and hardscapes.

We Work With Landscapers

Don’t wait until your landscape renovation is complete. Call us today so we can work with your landscape design team and installation crew. Our expert outdoor lighting installation team can time the lighting installation to make for a seamless, quicker process. By working with the landscaping design team, we will design the lights to meet your goals and create a beautiful landscape and nightscape that will take your breath away.

Hardscape Lighting Too

If you’re adding stonework to your Bonita Springs property, our team can work with the mason to install the lights before the stonework is complete. Our hardscape lighting is a favorite. With beautifully designed stone, you should get to see it at night. We can wash your patios and landscape walls with subtle lighting for a stunning ambient effect. Or we can put in more focused task lighting for your stacked stone outdoor kitchen or counter space. Our custom LED landscape lighting designs to take your Bonita Springs outdoor living spaces to a whole new level.

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

Don’t wait until your Bonita Springs landscape design renovation is completed. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today for the best custom landscape lighting design and installation available. 239-263-9975

Securing Your Naples or Fort Myers Home While You’re Away for the Summer

It’s that time of year again, many of our beloved snowbirds are heading north to spend their summer with family and friends. If you’re heading home for the summer, you quite likely have a long to-do list in preparation for your trip. With so much to consider, we’ve put together a few tips for securing your home while you’re away for any extended period.

Create the illusion that you’re home

This illusion is the best way to deter potential burglaries. There are many ways to achieve this illusion including:

  • tree-lighting-Old-Florida-home-NaplesMail Delivery. Suspend all mail/package delivery while you’re away. Don’t forget monthly subscriptions and newspapers.
  • Car in the Driveway. Leaving a car in the driveway is a great way to make burglars think twice. Asking a trusted neighbor to park in your driveway will create a more believable affect as the car will come and go at normal hours.
  • Timers. Adding timers to your indoor lights will allow you to set your lamps to come on at various times to give a natural appearance to the evenings and early mornings inside of your home.
  • Maintenance. Hire someone or a service to perform regular exterior maintenance on your home while away. Keeping the lawn maintained and the shrubbery trimmed will keep your home looking neat and occupied.
  • Outdoor Lighting. Outside lighting provides visibility of doors and windows from the street and neighboring homes, deterring would-be burglars from trying to enter through such a visible area.
  • Timers. Outside lights left on during the day can signal you are gone. It is the little things like this that burglars look for. Learn about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples lighting control automation, it can control your interior and exterior lights. And best of all, it can be turned on and off from a laptop, allowing you to make changes and resets from across the country.

Security system

Having a security system is a great way to deter intruders. If alarms go off when windows are opened or doors are opened, intruders will usually leave immediately. Add security system signage to your lawn or front door to advertise that your home is secure to deter attempted burglaries before they even try.

Attentive neighbor or friend

Ask a trusted neighbor or friend to watch over your place and call you in the event there is an issue. Having your home checked over once a week to be sure issues from summer storms, attempted burglaries or power outages don’t occur is advised to avoid having small issues turn into large expensive disasters.

A house sitter

Hiring a house-sitter is a great way to keep your home occupied while you are gone. With someone inhabiting your home and keeping up with general every day cleaning and maintenance you can rest easy knowing any potential issues that could arise are being handled or communicated to you in real-time.

More Summer Vacation Preparation

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

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

Security is not the only consideration when going north for the summer. There are many maintenance items you will want to be sure to address before you go to make sure your home does not suffer any ill-effects from heat, power outages or moisture build up while you’re away. We discovered a fantastic resource provided by a local realtor, to help you cover your bases.

If you’re interested in lighting control automation or outdoor lighting for your home, call today for a free consultation. 239-263-9975

LED Outdoor Lighting Brightens a Mediterranean Villa nestled between the Imperial River and Harbor Cove

Tucked in the Bonita Bay neighborhood of Bonita Springs, FL sits a gorgeous Mediterranean Villa that was just asking for some outdoor lighting. With gorgeous architectural details, brick paver driveway and a variety of palm trees we couldn’t ask for a better canvas.

Architectural Lighting in Bonita Springs

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The front of this Mediterranean beauty does not disappoint. In the day time you’ll notice the prominence of the five Alexander Palm trees that frame the fountain and skim the roof line. Your eye is naturally drawn up to the top of the palms where your attention is immediately grabbed by the beautiful arches over the balcony and then the red tile roof.

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Our intent with the front of the home was to make the features that are so striking during the day, equally striking after dark. By focusing on the arches, fountain and roof line we were able to not only highlight the details of the Mediterranean style but also show off the height of the Alexander Palms. With tree lighting, the palms now frame the illuminated arches and fountain while creating additional beauty in shadows.

Entrance Lighting in Bonita Springs

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A beautiful inviting entrance like this should never be under the cover of darkness. The homeowners asked us to illuminate the entryway and stairs so evening visitors could be guided inside safely. With a brick paver driveway and sidewalk leading to the stairs that are tucked in so perfectly under the Live Oak trees, this entry way was dark and treacherous under even the brightest moonlight.

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To remedy the dark entryway, we started with some down lighting hidden up in the Southern Live Oak trees. What used to cause the darkness became a perfect source for just the right amount of light. By also adding integrated outdoor LED uplights and path lights we were able to show off the paver walkway, the beautiful stair case, and most importantly lead guests safely to the front door with lighting that appears to be planned solely for aesthetics.

Landscape Lighting in Bonita Springs

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Around the right side of the home, just past the beautiful front entryway lies the brick paver driveway leading to the garage and rear of the property. Surrounded by beautiful landscaping that includes Coconut Palms, Sable Palms and another Southern Live Oak we needed to illuminate this area with subtle ambient light without stealing attention from the front of the home. Bonita Springs landscape lighting will be the key to achieving the results we are after.

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We were able to place integrated LED uplights under the Coconut Palms and the Sable Palms to create a distinct yet gentle border around the edges of the driveway. With the addition of a couple of strategically placed integrated LED path lights, the homeowners were provided with enough ambient lighting to navigate into their home at night, without turning on their garage lights.

LED Outdoor Lighting in Bonita Springs

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This is what 31 Watts can do. Using 1/2 the energy of a single incandescent light bulb.

By using only integrated LED fixtures at this Mediterranean Villa in Bonita Springs, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples was able to illuminate this architectural masterpiece and all of its landscaping with only 98 Watts along the front and 31 Watts around the side and rear. Think about that for a second. A standard incandescent light bulb is 60 Watts. We are illuminating the entire exterior of this home with just slightly more power than two of the light bulbs you may still have in your lamps at home. LED outdoor lighting is a great way to save energy and save costs without compromising light quality.

If you are ready to add exceptional Bonita Springs outdoor lighting to your home, pool, landscaping or focal features, call us for a free consultation.
Visit our website: naples.outdoorlights.com

Give us a ring: (239) 263-9975

Email us: naples@outdoorlights.com

John Gillespie square lrWe look forward to your call!

John  Gillespie

Designer

IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, Affiliate Member

AOLP, Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals

Have you seen the most fabulous outdoor lighting in Bonita Springs?

After designing and installing outdoor lighting and landscape lighting in Bonita Springs for 15 years, we believe that our lighting designs at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives are the most fabulous. We are tremendously passionate about outdoor lighting. You will see many of our outdoor lighting designs in Bonita Bay and The Brooks and many other upscale homes throughout Bonita Springs.

One of the best ways to evaluate outdoor lighting is to take a look at before and after pictures. With outdoor lighting design, so many landscape elements and architectural elements can be illuminated. But exceptional design calls for the designer to select areas and elements within the landscaping that will create the best nighttime illumination. Take a look at the before and after picture below. One of the focal lighting scenes is in the back corner. The contrasting colors of the landscaping along with the water feature make it ideal as a focal element of this lighting design. You will also notice that we paid particular attention to the beautiful colors of the Thai plant toward the left of this scene. The next aspect of this design is gently illuminating the architectural pillars and horizontal beam. This spectacular pool area has tremendous height and dimension and it would be a shame not to draw the eye upward and to the Coconut Palm trees right outside the enclosure. Illuminating the trees adjacent to but outside the enclosure seamlessly blends the inside and outside. It allows the homeowners to view and enjoy their exterior landscape in a way that cannot be done during the day. Taking a look at the landscaping, it’s well designed, well manicured, and just beautiful. But seeing it at night brings dimension, contrasting colors and elements of each of the palm trees to life. You don’t have to look too closely at the nighttime view to see the texture on the trunks of the palms. As it relates to texture, you can also see the fronds of the interior trees and the individual stones within the water feature lighting area. Low level lighting brings this area to life.

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Below you will see another pool enclosure lighting design in Bonita Springs. Notice the way your eye is drawn beyond the enclosure and the way the lighting is able to blend the interior and exterior landscaping. Also notice the detail of the leaves, fronds and trunks. Notice how those details become engaging and mesmerizing with discrete lighting.

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Below is an architectural facade outdoor lighting design in Bonita Springs. Here are some of the principles we hold dear with lighting design. If applicable, the home’s facade should be illuminated from side to side and from top to bottom. You will see too many designs that illuminate just the entry or just one particular area of the facade. Make sure your lighting designer adeptly illuminates the beauty of your home’s entire facade if applicable. That’s just one element of good architectural lighting design. Next, your lighting designer should adeptly bring to life both depth and texture. By specifying the correct wattage, beam spread, and color temperature; the different architectural reliefs can be seen and enjoyed at night. In fact, these become more apparent with exceptional lighting. You want texture to come to life as well as focal architectural features. Taking a look at the image below, you will note that this spectacular Bonita Springs home looks even more spectacular at night.

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If you are ready to add exceptional outdoor lighting to your home, pool, landscaping or focal features, give us a ring for a free consultation.
Visit our website: naples.outdoorlights.com

Give us a ring: (239) 263-9975

Email us: naples@outdoorlights.com

We look forward to your call!

John Gillespie square lrJohn  Gillespie

Designer

IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, Affiliate Member

AOLP, Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals