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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Makes a Buzz on Houzz

Even when you’ve been in business as long as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, it’s always exciting to be recognized for good work. This past week, some of our work was featured in an article on Houzz – Wildlife Sensitive Ways to Light a Coastal Landscape. This article details outdoor lighting techniques that are both beautiful and do not cause damaging interference with the life cycle of coastal creatures. Some of the creatures most affected by light pollution are sea birds and sea turtles. Working in the Naples area for many years, we understand how important it is to preserve our natural landscape and indigenous wildlife, and we are being proactive. We know how to light your home in beautiful ways that protect sea creatures.

 

Houzz-LogoWhether you are planning to install outdoor lighting in a beach area or in a community off the water, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has the skills, experience, and creativity to beautifully illuminate your outdoor living spaces, landscape, and architecture. Once you have read the Houzz article, cruise over to our Naples Houzz page. Browse our photos and Ideabooks. If you sign up for Houzz (there is no cost for using the site), you can create an Ideabook of your own and add pictures from our page that can help us understand what is important to include in your outdoor lighting design. Of course, we can never promise your property will “look just like the picture”, but these photos can serve as inspiration and can help us capture the mood you want for the space.

 

As outdoor lighting designers and community members, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples strives to make Naples better and brighter. Taking on unique properties and challenging projects excites us. We work hard to ensure that our clients receive the very best outdoor lighting possible and have their visions realized.

 

If you are looking for an outdoor lighting designer, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We would love to take on your project – small or large, beach or woods, landscape or architecture. Nighttime beauty can be friendly to our coastal environment. You simply need a designer that knows how to accomplish both.

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.

Arresting Beginnings: Key to the Finest Outdoor Lighting Experiences

Beginnings are important. Like a good movie, a great day, or a first impression, the best beginnings keep us engaged and wanting more, and they set the stage for great experiences. Without a great beginning, we would lose interest and move on to whatever comes next, but with the hook at the start, we stick around for the whole experience. Funny thing about beginnings – when we focus on the overall effect, we sometimes overlook them. Your outdoor lighting is an experience for everyone who sees it whether that person is family, friend, or simply passing through the neighborhood. So stop and think about your outdoor lighting for a moment. Does it have a dramatic beginning that sets visitors up for the beauty that follows when night falls on your home? If it doesn’t, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can help.

Beginnings, such as your driveway, set the stage for your dramatic outdoor lighting.

Beginnings, such as your driveway, set the stage for your dramatic outdoor lighting.

Where are the beginnings for your outdoor lighting experience? Your driveways and entryways. As the entrance to your property, the driveway is the beginning, and it is a place that is often overlooked by homeowners and even outdoor lighting professionals. Of course, your distinct architectural features and towering palm trees should shine, but just as in a story or film, the overall effect is better if we build up to a big reveal. A subtly illuminated driveway arrests the attention of guests and accentuates the more dramatic architectural and landscape lighting highlighting your property’s best features. Enticing gate lighting can also make a bold statement that will impress and foreshadow the magnificent lighting guests can expect deeper into your property.

 

Entry way features, such as these palm trees, should not be overlooked. Beautifully lit, they draw attention to the dramatic architecture lighting of this home.

Entryway features, such as these palm trees, should not be overlooked. Beautifully lit, they draw attention to the dramatic architecture lighting of this home.

What fixtures and techniques can be used to create a “hook” for your drive or entryway? If your driveway features landscaping or architectural elements at the entrance, spotlights and well lights can be used to be sure these are noticed. Driveways can be lined with path lights to shine a soft, welcoming glow. And remember – when lining a drive with lights, it is important to stagger the fixtures on either side. After all, you don’t want to attract small planes with the “landing strip” look.

 

A successful outdoor lighting design creates a cohesive look and mood, just as a successful story leaves the reader or viewer with a feeling of completion, elation, terror (the list could go on for some time). And just as with a story, the beginning plays a crucial role. If you would like to be sure your property beginnings are drawing guests in, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We have orchestrated many stunning outdoor lighting experiences, and we would be happy to do the same for you.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt 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.

Naples’ Top Three Outdoor Lighting Blunders Can be Avoided When You Hire a Professional for Your Naples Home

As outdoor lighting professionals, we really do want everyone’s property to look its best, especially when it comes to their outdoor lighting. You know that cringe you feel when you see work in your field of expertise that just isn’t well executed? This is how we feel when we see poorly installed or designed outdoor lighting. Unfortunately, there is a lot of bad outdoor lighting. Homeowners and other non-professionals who attempt to install an outdoor lighting system certainly have the best intentions, but a lack of knowledge can lead to mistakes that prevent the property from looking its best. By allowing Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to install your system, you can avoid these common outdoor lighting blunders.

 

Awkward Fixtures – We all know the scene, a small spotlight or floodlight installed near a wall or corner, probably in a mulched area. It stands out day or night, and it is one of the first things you see when you approach the home. When designing a system, it is important for people to see the effect of outdoor lighting not the lights themselves. Fixtures should blend into the landscape rather than drawing the eye. If fixtures are positioned awkwardly or are the incorrect fixture for the area,

The fixtures draw more attention to themselves than what they should be illuminating

The fixtures draw more attention to themselves than what they should be illuminating

they garner more attention than the lighting itself. To eliminate this blunder, be sure that you have a professional install your lights. That way, they are positioned correctly. By using high quality fixtures from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, their shape and color will blend into your landscape. Our copper fixtures develop a patina finish over time that is stylish and even has camouflaging characteristics.

 

Insufficient Illumination – If the wrong fixtures are chosen or if the lighting configuration is incorrect, a home will be riddled with either dark spots or hot spots. These areas are unattractive and ineffective. Having plenty of fixtures correctly positioned bathes the exterior of a home showcasing all of its architectural elements. This doesn’t mean that the façade of a well lit home is white washed with light, but it does mean that shadowed areas don’t look like a monster is lurking there. A consistent wash of light with purposeful areas of shadow is not only more appealing; it is also safer, giving residents and guests clear visibility. To eliminate this blunder, have a professional install your lights so fixtures are positioned for optimal illumination.

Poor outdoor lighting does nothing to enhance the look of your home

Poor outdoor lighting does nothing to enhance the look of your home

 

Solar Lighting – While it is true that solar lighting is ideal in terms of energy consumption, the technology is not developed sufficiently to transform it into quality outdoor lighting. Solar lights harvest energy from the sun and store it to burn at night. Unfortunately, current solar fixtures cannot store enough energy to shine consistently, brightly, or naturally. Often, solar lights are dim, oddly colored, or even off. Though the lights are supposed to turn on when the sun goes down, they often turn off randomly and are not reliable. Many homeowners who choose this option are trying to be more environmentally conscious, but they would be much better off choosing a quality LED system. Our LED lights are energy efficient, long lasting, and indistinguishable from halogen lights. Your property will be environmentally friendly without sacrificing any of the look you crave.

 

If you are about to install an outdoor lighting system, don’t fall victim of these blunders. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. With us doing the work, your outdoor lighting will be in the best professional hands.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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.

Top 10 Reasons Why Southwest Florida Homeowners Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples for All Their Lighting Needs

If you are in the market for outdoor lighting, you’ve probably started looking at your neighbors yards or asked friends who installed the lighting for their landscaping.  Referrals you can trust are priceless in the quest for the best outdoor lighting.  We thought you might want to know why so many homeowners in Southwest Florida choose Outdoor Lighting Systems of Naples for their outdoor lighting systems.  Here is why:

  • Trust – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is the oldest, largest and most trusted outdoor lighting company.  We take pride in our quality low-voltage halogen outdoor lighting and our state-of-the-art outdoor LED lighting that makes your property look beautiful night after night.

 

  • Experience – We have been designing and installing custom outdoor lighting plans in Southwest Florida for over 11 years. Outdoor lighting design is what we specialize in. We know the architectural style and landscape of our area and the best ways to illuminate them. Every property is unique and we know how to bring out the best for each homeowner.

 

  • Professionalism – It all starts with a professional sales call from our knowledgeable sales team on time and prepared to exceed your expectations.  You’ll commonly find the owner of the company at your door for the sales call and throughout the entire installation.

 

  • Quality Fixtures – Our outdoor lighting fixtures are manufactured exclusively for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Outdoor lighting fixtures are constantly exposed to the element and the elements in Southwest Florida are especially harsh so it is important that the fixtures be durable and tested. The fixtures Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples use are made from non-corrosive brass and copper to weather the element and last a long time.

 

  • Custom designs – We won’t just quote you based on a number of outdoor lighting fixtures. We will visit your property, listen to your desires and determine a custom design that draws attention to the best aspects of your area while eliminating dark spaces. Outdoor lighting is all about the effect, not the fixtures, and we will ensure your outdoor spaces will mesmerize you at night.

 

  • Professional Installation – We employ the most knowledgeable installers along with certified technicians and electricians to make sure every detail is taken care of.  We will replace any mulch or dirt we move installing your outdoor lighting system and leave your property looking just as nice as when we arrived.

 

  • Service & Maintenance – Our quality outdoor lighting systems have small maintenance needs to continue working properly and looking their very best. Bulbs may need to be replaced periodically, wires re-buried or fixtures adjusted from being bumped or because of foliage growth. All of these maintenance needs are fixed your first year after installation at no charge and we offer additional service options after the first year. We even service systems that were not installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

 

  • Guarantees – Our excellent guarantees are a reflection of how confident we are about our outdoor lighting systems and our professional installation. We stand behind our products 100% and will gladly address any issues that may arise.

 

  • Customer Service – Our commitment to your custom outdoor lighting system starts with your first contact to our office and continues throughout the life of your system. Your satisfaction if our top most priority.  We stand behind our lighting and know you will be thrilled with the choice you have made.

 

  • Client Satisfaction – We know that happy clients are the best sales tool for us and are thrilled that such a large percentage of our sales come from referrals. Here’s is just some of the feedback we receive from our clients:

“One of the top-notch companies I have dealt with since I moved to Naples 9 years ago! Awesome designer and perfect installation.” Denise P., Naples, FL

“Our guests were so complimentary about the lights.  Very neat! Thank you so much” Eileen B, Naples, FL

John Gillespie is a gem.  I have recommended Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to our condo board for more work.  Thanks.” Ed K, Naples, Fl

“Just wanted to tell you how happy we are with our two Outdoor Lighting projects. I need to make you aware of how impressed we are with John Gillespie, his presentations and on the job installation.  Always taken care of any problem within 24 hours. He is a great worker and represents your company to the highest level.” Jim M., Naples, FL

“How refreshing your company is, customer service is a priority-I thought that no longer existed. Everyone was wonderful and knowledgeable.  Thank you.” Dennis W., Naples, FL

When you’re ready for an outdoor lighting system, trust the company more Southwest Florida homeowners trust.  Call us at 239-263-9975 and experience the best for your home.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

 

For more inspirational photos of our installations and what we can do for your home, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our outdoor lighting photo gallery on our website.

 

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

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