Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples

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It IS Easy Being Green in Southwest Florida

Back in the 70’s, Kermit the Frog sang a tune “It’s not easy being green.”  Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we couldn’t disagree more with that signature line.  Today, we have an outdoor lighting system that would make even Kermit think it is easy to be green.

Our outdoor LED or light emitting diode is extremely energy-efficient making it more beneficial than traditional halogen lighting.  The popularity of indoor LEDs has been increasing and now with our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs, the trend is spreading quickly.

One reason for the increase in popularity is the fact that LED lighting is designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is a bit higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  On average, it will cost about $20 a year to operate a 15-fixture LED outdoor lighting system.

The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer.  Traditional halogen bulbs have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours while our LED rated life is 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. Plus, in the past, once the LED surpassed its useful life, the entire fixture had to be discarded and another installed. Our new LED’s are replaceable in the lighting fixtures. You simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

Another obstacle in the past was the CRI or color rendering index from the older LEDs.  Every light produces color and that level or CRI was not adequate with the older LEDs.   The color and warmth from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ LEDs is virtually indistinguishable from our halogen bulbs because the CRI is the same.  Take a look at the photo below.  Can you tell the difference?

The only thing we do agree with in Kermit’s song is that green blends in with so many ordinary things.  Our lighting fixtures are manufactured with brass and copper that age beautifully over time and are designed to blend in with their surroundings so all you see is a warm ambient light.

If all these benefits make you wish you had installed our LEDs, the option may still be available.  Your current halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, can actually be retrofitted with our new LED technology.  Retrofitting is as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ll take care of the retrofit, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring from your existing system, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

Knowing the energy efficiencies your outdoor lighting system is producing may make your neighbors green with envy. We’re happy to help you get there.  Give us a call today to get started.

 

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

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