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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

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

Outdoor Lighting Captures Southwest Florida Nights

Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is attractive your guests.

Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is attractive your guests.

Tis the season. Well in reality, we do have a couple months before the holiday season gears up, but during this time of year, the swelter of summer is fading. Now is the time Southwest Florida residents are out and about. Parties are moving outdoors. We linger outside at night for conversations or strolls by the water, and some of our favorite moments occur on the patio or lanai while relaxing with family and friends. Whether it’s the holiday season or just the outdoor season that comes before, lighting is a big part of celebration, and there is no lighting more festive than outdoor lighting.

 

Since humans are not nocturnal, we are drawn to light, especially if that light shines in a space that is otherwise dark. From campfires to candlelight to lamps glowing in widows, light has helped civilization progress and thrive by allowing us to function once the sun goes down. Light also makes us comfortable and evokes feelings of security and happiness. Around lights, people have gathered to celebrate for generations, and with outdoor lighting, that tradition continues today.

 

Path lighting is not only safe. It is also enchanting.

Path lighting is not only safe. It is also enchanting.

Chances are, you’re not going to build a bonfire in your backyard for your next gathering. Though you may have a fire pit, a fire large enough to supply light for your property just isn’t practical or safe. But with outdoor lighting you can have the warm, striking glow that makes your guests feel comfortable and right at home. That light is what people crave. Well-positioned path lights illuminate your walkways, floodlights wash the walls of your residence, and spotlights cast dramatic uplighting onto your palm trees, live oaks, and outstanding architectural features. Relaxing and forgetting cares of the day, you and your guests will find yourselves laughing, sharing, and enjoying the night.

 

Add outdoor lighting, and you will capture all the benefits that it brings to your home – safety, curb appeal, and resale value. But above all, outdoor lighting captures mood and aesthetic in a way that no other home improvement can because no other home improvement speaks to us on such an elemental level. If you think it’s time to make your outdoor areas the place everyone will want to gather this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we will help you capture the night so you can make the most of it.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Nighttime Insects Less Attracted to our LED Outdoor Lighting

Annoying bugs can be drawn to lights in your oasis.

Annoying bugs can be drawn to lights in your oasis.

In Naples, nights on the lanai, sitting by the pool, or lounging on the patio are the highlight of the day. There, we can escape the heat and relax in the milder evening temperatures. For this reason, nights outdoors are cherished times in this region, and outdoor lighting is key to making those nights beautiful, elegant, and safe. Of course, no night is perfect. Under the warm glow of your deck lighting you may well have heard the hum of a mosquito in your ear or been dive bombed by a psycho moth. It is no secret that bugs are drawn to lights. Whether an outdoor fixture or a child’s flashlight, bugs just can’t seem to resist the glow.

Why? Most light, whether natural or artificial, contains not only what we see but also UV rays. These rays are invisible to the human eye but very present and very attractive to insects. Bugs that are most active at night, when most natural light falls in the blue/violet end of the spectrum, are especially attracted to UV rays because they use them to navigate and find food.

Our Cree LED bulbs do not emit the UV light that draws insects.

Our Cree LED bulbs do not emit the UV light that draws insects.

Now, there is another great reason to upgrade to the LED fixtures installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. The Cree bulbs we use in our LEDs are actually less attractive to insects than other bulbs. In a recent study conducted in the Department Etymology at The University of Georgia, Dr. Marianne Shockley Cruz and Rebecca Lindner were able to identify the UV waves insects find most attractive. Fortunately for our customers, Cree LEDs do not emit these wavelengths. As a result, bugs don’t care that much for them. So in addition to saving energy, outlasting their halogen counterparts, and illuminating your home in the warm glow you have come to expect from outdoor lighting, LED bulbs attract fewer bugs. This, of course, means a more enjoyable night for you and your family unwinding in the lanai or on the patio. Does this mean you won’t get bit by a mosquito if you install our LEDs? Of course not. But it does mean, bugs will find your outdoor lights less inviting, and you will even spend less time cleaning dead bugs out of your light covers, which is not a fun task for anyone.

So reclaim your nights. If you haven’t made the switch to using LED bulbs in your outdoor lighting system, contact us today. We can make your outdoor areas less attractive to annoying bugs and more attractive to you.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Specializes in Bringing your Evening Home and Landscape to Life

Most Naples residents will agree that this is their favorite time of year to spend time outdoors. While most of the country is under freeze warnings and shoveling snow off the sidewalks of their homes, we are enjoying highs in the low eighty degree range with plenty of sun and light breezes. January in Naples means mild, comfortable outdoor conditions that make relishing in the great outdoors ripe for the picking. Since many homeowners are spending more evenings outdoors it makes the perfect time of year to add outdoor lighting into the scenario.

Enhancing form and improving function

Landscapes throughout the Naples area resemble a tropical paradise that has stepped right out of the pages of a magazine. The yards of many area homeowners showcase a host of exotic palm trees, many native to the area, alongside tropical perennials such as Hibiscus and Bougainvillea

Palm tree lighting adds a dramatic flair to ordinary spaces

Palm tree lighting adds a dramatic flair to ordinary spaces

that are full of colorful cascading blooms. These elegant trees, shrubs and flowers create the perfect settings for landscape and garden lighting. Adding outdoor lighting to your yard will enhance the form and foliage of your choice landscape specimens and create a focal point of interest within your landscape

Outdoor lighting can also enhance your outdoor evening experiences in many ways. Outdoor lighting will increase the beauty and ambiance in your outdoor setting and within your landscape and will also increase the opportunity for extended function. This is especially true with outdoor spaces such as pools, patios and decks. Outdoor lighting will enable you to linger in these spaces longer, taking advantage of the presently mild weather. By adding

Adding outdoor lighting allows you to use your favorite places after the sun goes down.

Adding outdoor lighting allows you to use your favorite places after the sun goes down.

outdoor lighting specific to the outdoor areas you utilize during the evening hours, such as pool and underwater lighting, deck and patio lighting, and path lighting, you can feel secure taking that midnight swim, or hosting that dinner party on your deck. Outdoor lighting will increase the safety, security and beauty in any outdoor setting.

Don’t spend another evening wishing you could linger a little longer, only to be forced indoors with the setting sun. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to learn more about getting more pleasure out of your home and landscape after the sun goes down. Call today to schedule your evening demonstration.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

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

 

An Outdoor Lighting Package Perfect for Southwest Florida

If you’ve been on our website lately you may have noticed a new graphic advertising our outdoor lighting package deal.  And, if you’ve been thinking about installing outdoor lighting fixtures on or around your deck, patio, water features, dock or home, this may be a perfect package for you.

The offer includes your choice of 7 halogen up-lights or deck lights.  If you’ve researched outdoor lighting, you probably already know that our fixtures are manufactured to be exceptionally durable and are tested to the highest standards. Our copper and brass deck fixtures weather the elements gracefully and age to a beautiful patina finish.  Our well or up-lights blend in with your landscaping so all you see is the illumination.

In addition to the 7 halogen lights, you also receive a 300-watt transformer, 200 feet of the thickest wire used in the outdoor industry and a digital timer that can be set from dusk to dawn or any variation you choose.  All of these options plus a custom design, professional installation and all taxes are included for just $1499.

The package is a great start to enhancing your outdoor areas.  If you’re not sure which type of lighting fixtures to choose, we can help.  Up-lights, or well lights, are adjustable for brightness and typically used to highlight your home’s exterior or a striking tree.  Deck lights can be used on your deck of course, but are also perfect for securing atop retaining walls or along handrails and bench seating.  They cast a widespread glow that boosts visibility.

You may have heard a lot of buzz about LED lighting lately.  The growing trend is now spreading to outdoor lighting, and we offer outdoor LED fixtures like no other.  Our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs are designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer with a rated life of 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. We’d be happy to discuss an LED package with you if your interest takes you that route.

What’s even better is that, if after seeing your custom design, you would like to add outdoor lighting to other areas of your home or yard, we can help you with that as well.  It all starts with a call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.  You let us know what you want to light and we’ll take it from there.

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Southwest Florida’s Unique Spaces Deserve Great Lighting

The pleasant weather we enjoy in Southwest Florida lets us take advantage of the great outdoors much longer than in other parts of the country.  Entertaining or just relaxing on our decks and patios is more enjoyable with good lighting that allows us to stay outside longer.  But, thinking about other spaces unique to Florida’s Gulf Coast brings to mind additional areas that could benefit from outdoor lighting.

Naples path lighting illuminates the area and increases the safety.

Southwest Florida backyards often lead to a dock or water.  The pathways down to these docks can be illuminated to create ambiance and increase safety.  Our 6” low-voltage path light is a perfect choice for this application.  It’s hand-crafted with a solid copper top and mounting stake that is enhanced over time when the copper oxidizes to a gorgeous patina, blending in with the landscaping.  The built-in impact resistant irrigation shield protects the bulb so it’s not directly exposed to water, humidity and other elements that harm traditional lighting fixtures. The lighting radius of 15 feet is fully adjustable and ensures you and your guests won’t miss a step along the way.

 

Outdoor lighting on your docks is also advantageous.  A great option here is our low-voltage copper

Dock lighting also ensures your safety near the water

wall/deck light.  This fixture can be installed on the railings of the walkways to provide the perfect amount of light for safety and atmosphere.

Our wall/deck light is small but powerful, and casts a wide indirect wash of light on the posts of the docking area. The ‘half-moon’ sconce creates rich ambient light and the copper weathers the elements beautifully.

Our path lights and wall/deck lighting fixtures are available using our traditional halogen bulbs or our energy-efficient LED lighting technology.  We’d be happy to discuss the differences and advantages of the lighting technologies with you.

Using traditional lighting in nontraditional ways is just one example of how Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can make your outdoor areas safer and more attractive.  Let our professional lighting designers show you ways you never thought of to light up your outdoor living spaces.  Give us a call today and we’ll show you how with a free night time demonstration.

 

Kurt Shearer

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

 

Smart Home Technology For Your Southwest Florida Indoor and Outdoor Lights

You know how convenient and entertaining your smart phone can be.  The technology has taken you places you never knew you could go and the apps have entertained you every step of the way.  Smart technology has become a much needed part of your busy life.  But why stop with your smart phone when you can have a smart home?

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has a product that can change the way you use lighting, and not just outdoor lighting.  Our innovative Lighting Control Automation®technology gives you control of your home’s outdoor and indoor lighting.  The smart timer can do more than just turn on

Naples lighting timer

Our smart timer can control more than just your indoor and outdoor lighting and can be customized for your lifetyle

selected lights at dusk. It can control all of your electrical outlets.  The best part is that it can be completely customized for your lifestyle.

Let me give you an example of how our Lighting Control Automation® can be customized for you:

Let’s say you have a vacation home or spend long periods of time away from your Naples home. We can program your indoor and outdoor lighting to come on every night at a low (energy-saving) level to indicate someone’s home.  We can even turn specific interior lights on and off at particular times, resembling your normal routine.

Or, say you want your front architectural lighting to remain on all night but your back deck and landscape lighting to come on at a dimmed level and brighten as it becomes darker outside.  You may also want these same lights to remain off during sea turtle nesting season.  All of this can be programmed with our Lighting Control Automation®.

Our more advanced package even allows you to control multiple home functions from your computer. Not only can you turn lights and appliances on or off, you can also control your heating and air conditioning systems and water heater remotely.

Naples outdoor lightingAs you return home, perhaps you would like your driveway and first floor lights to come on as you pull up.  It is all programmable with our Lighting Control Automation®.  You’ll return to a welcome and well lit home that makes you feel safer to enter.

You may be asking if there is an app for all that.  You’ll be happy to know you don’t need an app when you have the outdoor lighting professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.  We will set up the entire system for you.  When the smart timer is installed, we will program the latitude and longitude of your home so that your lighting will automatically adjust to sunrise and sunset throughout the year, daylight savings time and even leap year.  We will also program the zones you want to turn on and off, or even dim, throughout the year.  Once the smart timer is set, you never need to worry about it again. Perhaps best of all, you don’t have to be home for service calls. Using a computer, we can turn your system on or off without needing access to your home.

We can’t begin to list all the ways Lighting Control Automation® can work for you but you can read more about it on our outdoor lighting website.  We’d also be happy to talk with you about it.  Give us a call at 239-263-9975 and we can show you how Lighting Control Automation® can be customized specifically for you lifestyle.

Kurt Shearer

Kurt Shearer, Owner
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