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Landscape Lighting in Estero

The very best landscape lighting is created by professional designers.

The very best landscape lighting is created by professional designers.

Beautiful Estero – a unique community just north of the Naples area, the community prides itself on the atmosphere they have been able to create, and rightly so. Estero is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA because it is a wonderful place to live. This community has been able to maintain such a high standard of living because of community involvement before growth began. The people of Estero care deeply about their community. Living in Estero, your property is held to high standards, and this is where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can help. As the premier outdoor lighting company in the Naples area, we are the perfect outdoor lighting designer to create your Estero landscape lighting.

From residential to commercial, we have many years of experience designing, installing, and maintaining the best outdoor lighting Southwest Florida. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples creates custom designs for each of our clients’ landscapes. This results are outdoor lighting designs that complement the features of the property rather than being one of those “straight out of the box” solutions that leaves you wanting more. We understand how lighting effects mood and utilize techniques to evoke ambiance. We pay careful attention to what our clients want to feel when they are in or viewing these spaces. This allows us to create a beautiful scene and the perfect mood.

Beautiful tree lighting is essential to exquisite landscape lighting.

Beautiful tree lighting is essential to exquisite landscape lighting.

Trees are an important component of the Estero landscape, and with many large trees, it is important that your outdoor lighting designer understand how to light older trees and trees of different species. For example, palm trees, with their unique shapes, require different lighting than oaks. The positions of fixtures are especially critical for not only achieving optimal lighting, but also for eliminating “burn out” – extremely bright spots on tree trunks where detail and textures are lost. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples understands all of the peculiarities that can mean the difference in great landscape lighting and landscape lighting that leaves something to be desired.

If you are currently building in Estero, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can give you landscape lighting that is a perfect complement to your property and is a perfect fit within the Estero community. Remember that installing your landscape lighting while your landscaping is being designed will allow for more lighting possibilities and will minimize the time that your property is in construction disarray. The holidays may be upon us, but we are here to serve you. Don’t hesitate to call.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Colored Lens Covers Create Unique Naples Outdoor Lighting Designs

Create a tropical atmosphere in your backyard with green colored filters on your outdoor landscape lighting fixtures.

Create a tropical atmosphere in your backyard with green colored filters on your outdoor landscape lighting fixtures.

Your home is as unique as you are. It’s not like every other house of the block. It’s beautiful, stylish, and striking, and best of all, it’s not predictable. If you have trusted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples with your outdoor lighting system, you already know that we share your love of uniqueness. We truly enjoy developing designs that are one-of-a-kind and compliment your property’s strengths. Because not every property is the same and different homeowners want to create different ambiance on their properties, we want to be sure you are aware of our colored lens cover options.

 

Many of our outdoor lighting fixtures, specifically our well lights and spotlights, feature clear lens covers that are removable and interchangeable. This means that you can replace them if they become worn, but it also means you can change the color of your lighting. These colors can complement your landscaping in distinct ways and create festive moods that are only possible with color. Because these lens covers are simple to change, it’s easy to alter your Naples outdoor lighting whenever you want. You can choose blue for an elegant, enchanting garden party, or red, green, and yellow for a Carnival celebration that is bold and daring. Colored lens covers can even make decorating for the holidays easy. With just a snap, your trees and shrubs can be bathed in festive red, green, or blue light.

 

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Splashes of colored light can make a big statement when surrounded by natural colored light. The color will bring focus to a specific area, altering the way people view it. We often talk about how light transforms your property. Naples outdoor lighting has this power because we are able to manipulate it. Sunlight shines down and makes the world around us look “normal”. By manipulating light sources and their directions, your property will look both the same and different. Colored lens covers give you even more transformative power by also changing how the light looks.

 

As beautiful as your outdoor lighting is, colored lens covers give you the ability to create and recreate truly unique lighting. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can let you know which of your fixtures have changeable lens covers and can help you decide which colors will be best suited to your property. We can even help you determine which colors would best complement specific events or holidays. With colored lens covers, your outdoor lighting can be truly unique.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

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.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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

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.

New Year, New Look: Naples Outdoor Lighting Ideas for 2014

2013 is one for the books, and 2014 is bright with possibilities and opportunities. For many homeowners, New Year’s Day is the perfect time to plan the improvements we want to make during the coming year. For Naples residents, this can be particularly exciting since our winter season is the best time to be outdoors. With mild temperatures and fewer storms, outdoor living in Naples thrives while most of the nation is shivering and hunkered down by the fireplace. So while you are planning your 2014 home improvements, don’t forget the outdoors! Now is the best time for these outdoor improvements. That way, you have plenty of time to enjoy them before the summer swelter sets in. And what better way to enjoy your outdoor spaces than under the inviting glow of outdoor lighting?

The New Year's Day is a great time to plan your home improvement projects for the year.

The New Year’s Day is a great time to plan your home improvement projects for the year.

 

Perhaps you are thinking of adding a lanai, reworking your garden, or improving your pool area. Whatever you plan for your outdoor spaces, outdoor lighting adds a touch of elegance, improved functionality, and safety in the area after dark. And outdoor lighting is the only way you can obtain these benefits.

 

So what are some outdoor lighting improvements you can make to elevate your outdoor living spaces? Consider the following:

 

1.     Water feature lighting – Your water feature accentuates southwest Florida’s mild temperatures all day with it splashes and gargles. Don’t lose its visual effect at night. Add underwater lighting to your pond or waterfall. Underwater lights create stunning effects, especially when water is mobile.

Uplighting highlights tree textures.

Uplighting highlights tree textures.

2.     Uplighting for trees – Because trees contain so many textures, uplighting heightens their grandeur. This is especially true for palm trees. The shadowing created by branches and leaves is particularly eye-catching.

3.     Path lighting – If you have a garden, path lighting can illuminate both your walkways and your flowers as long as they are placed strategically. These pools of light are beautiful and can save you and your family from trips and falls as well.

4.     Focal lighting – As its name implies, focal lighting brings focus to a particular area or object, so it encompasses a wide range of applications. It can be used in a garden to highlight particularly striking foliage, on a gazebo or trellis, or in a pool area or lanai to showcase plants or architectural features.

Lighting on this patio  helps separate the area from the rest of the landscape.

Lighting on this patio helps separate the area from the rest of the landscape.

5.     Patio/Deck lighting – Patio and deck lighting techniques are used to set a sitting area apart. When standing back from the area, the light should help create boundaries between this space and the rest of the outdoors. As a result, some techniques can be used to create boundaries in an area without the physical confines of railings or walls.

 

While you’re making 2014 improvement plans for your outdoor spaces, don’t forget the difference that professional outdoor lighting design and installation can make. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has been serving our area for years. We know Naples’ styles and tastes, and we know outdoor lighting. So give us a call. We’d love to give your outdoor spaces the new start they deserve.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

2013: A Year of Aesthetics for Naples Outdoor Lighting

The end of 2013 is approaching much quicker than I anticipated. When we were kids, time seemed to creep along so slowly, especially around the holidays. But somehow as we age, time speeds up.  It’s hard to believe that the end of 2013 is already here. Like so many, at the end of the year, I enjoy reflecting on what the year has brought and how our company has performed. While I do this personally, I also do this as the owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. So what has this year brought to outdoor lighting in our area? 2013 has been the Year of Aesthetics.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples uses light to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples uses light to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.

It is no mystery that the people of Naples, Florida have elegant tastes. It is evident in our architecture, gardens, style, and especially our outdoor lighting. While outdoor lighting will always have practical applications that should never be ignored, we have been privileged to focus on how we can best utilize light to elevate the overall beauty of a property or specific outdoor area. For some of our most outstanding projects this year, we used outdoor lighting to blur the boundaries between the interior and exterior realms in gardens, lanais, and pool areas. By blurring these boundaries, we have created areas that are enticing and warm and connect our clients to the natural beauty all around them. This year, we’ve invested great effort into studying the techniques that will create such effects. We have experimented with our fixtures, so we are well aware of how to optimize their abilities. That work has paid off, enabling us to create several outdoor lighting masterpieces this year.

 

In 2013, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has been so very fortunate to employ a remarkable team that shares a mission to highlight the unique beauty of each client’s property. Our work reflects our commitment to producing outstanding outdoor lighting, maintaining the highest level of professionalism, and realizing our clients’ visions.

 

An emphasis on aesthetics has defined our work in 2013.

An emphasis on aesthetics has defined our work in 2013.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has also been blessed with outstanding clients this year. You have entrusted the beauty of your properties to us. Without this trust, the Year of Aesthetics would not be possible. You enable us to continue lighting Southwest Florida, teasing out the beauty that’s already there, and integrating it into a stunning scene.  So thank you, Clients, for allowing us to do what we love best.

 

Beginnings are exciting, and as we approach 2014, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is eager to see what this year brings. But whatever comes, we remain committed to providing you with the very best outdoor lighting design, products, installation, and maintenance available. Even though we are right before the holidays should you have any outdoor lighting issues that need to be addressed, please give us a call this week. And if you simply want to wish us happy holidays, we’d love to hear that from you as well.

 

To Southwest Florida residents and all of our clients, we wish you the happiest holidays, and a bright, beautiful New Year.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Celebrate National Outdoor Lighting Month with a New Outdoor Lighting System

It seem like once school starts fall is upon us and then there’s a rush for the holidays.  It’s not even Halloween yet but we’ve already noticed Christmas decorations popping up in stores all over Naples. It makes sense – smart shoppers know they’ll find the best deals and get the best products when they beat the rush. It’s all about making your home look its best and that is true with outdoor lighting as well.  So why not celebrate National Outdoor Lighting Month with a new outdoor lighting system for your home.

Naples home with various outdoor lighting techniques

Participate in National Outdoor Lighting Month to give your home a beautiful, customized look with outdoor lighting.

As part of National Outdoor Lighting Month, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is offering a great resources for families to start preparing for the longer nights with tips,  high-quality product profiles and more. By visiting NationalOutdoorLightingMonth.com you can  download the free guide that will help in choosing an outdoor lighting professional.

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Light up your favorite areas outside and extend your outdoor hours with creative outdoor lighting.

Once daylight savings hits, most of the time we’ll spend at home will be after dark.  Don’t miss out on the beautiful, cool Florida weather this Fall by staying indoors – light up your favorite areas outside and extend your evening outdoor hours.

We offer a number of beautiful landscape lighting products to transform your yard at night, and you can create a resort-style look for your pool with just a few subtle, elegant highlights. You don’t have to be left in the dark this season – work one-on-one with an expert to create your own unique design, and get the most out of the gorgeous Florida weather you love.

Make a smart choice by choosing a trained professional

When you work with an expert, you can have peace of mind that your system is safe and built to last. In addition to giving your home a more polished, luxurious look, an expert knows how to wire your fixtures efficiently so they won’t light up your power bill. Learn more about the benefits of hiring an expert by downloading the free guide on www.NationalOutdoorLightingMonth.com.

Call the experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today.  You’ve got everything you need to take advantage of National Outdoor Lighting Month and beat the rush before daylight savings time.

 

Kurt Shearer, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesKurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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.