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Lights Out: Step-by-Step Troubleshooting your Fort Myers Outdoor Lighting Outage

gfci imageWhile we pride ourselves in our reliable LED outdoor lighting systems, there are many uncontrollable circumstances that may have your lighting system leaving you in the dark. After heavy rains, an electrical storm, hurricane, or rogue landscaping equipment, your lights may not come back on. While we are pleased to have you call us and let us check it out, it may be an easy flip of a switch to get you back up in running. In that case, we’d love to give you a checklist of switches and items to check before you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples so that you can get your lights back on sooner.

  • Check to make sure your transformer is plugged in. There are many reasons a transformer can become unplugged and forgotten.
  • If you have a timer or lighting control automation system make sure the timer is plugged in. It may need time to restore the programming after a power outage.
  • Check your Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) by pushing the Reset button.
  • Check for a tripped breaker inside your transformer.
  • Check for a tripped breaker inside your main electrical panel.
Kurt Shearer, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples 239-263-9975

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

If all of these items are checked and seem to be on and your system is still not turning on, call us. We’ll come out to check your system from A-Z. There are many issues that can happen that are beyond our control. From issues within your home’s electrical system, outlets shorting out, garden tools cutting wires and lightning strikes can cause a host of scenarios that could leave you in the dark. We’ll be sure to find the reason behind your outage and make sure to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Call today. We’ll be happy to answer questions over the phone or come out for a maintenance inspection. 239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Timer Adjustments Made Easy as Daylight Savings Time “Falls Back”

Every year, half way through spring and fall, our worlds are jostled as Daylight Savings Time moves the hour hands of our clocks. The great thing about the fall jump is that we go backwards, giving us an extra hour of sleep rather than taking one away. However, this does mean we lose sunlight in the evening and night comes more quickly. In a few weeks, you and your family will likely be coming home to a dark house. If your outdoor lighting system is already on a timer, you probably have the lights set to come on at sundown, but it is operating on the “spring forward” settings. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of trying to fine tune your timer to accommodate the time change, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has you covered.


Come home to a welcoming, illuminated house by adjusting your system timer.

Come home to a welcoming, illuminated house by adjusting your system timer.

If we installed your system and you have kept your Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) up-to-date, timer adjustments are covered under that plan. Of course, if you don’t have an AMP we can still service your system, even a competitor’s system. We can reset your timer for you. Our technicians will come out and make all the necessary adjustments so your system comes on at dusk and your property is beautiful, welcoming, and safe. While we are at your property, we can go ahead and perform some routine maintenance – checking your wiring, replacing any burned out bulbs, and repositioning any fixtures that may have shifted or that illuminate shrubs or trees that may have grown. The last thing you need is another to-do item in your busy life, so take advantage of the AMP, and let us handle it for you.


Our smart timers can control more than just your indoor and outdoor lighting and can be customized for your lifestyle

If you really want to make setting your timer easier and take more control of your lights, you should consider Lighting Control Automation. LCA is more than just a smart timer; it can control all the electrical functions in your home because it literally controls your outlets, inside and out. With LCA, we can program your outdoor lights to turn on and off or to dim or strengthen automatically. You can even control your heat or air conditioning, which can translate into energy savings. LCA can also turn lights on and off using the specific GPS location of your home. This means that your lights come on at dusk whether that is 6:30pm November or 5:30pm in December. And the best part? You don’t have to lift a finger. Once LCA is installed, our technicians don’t even have to come to your property to make adjustments. It can all be done from the office via computer, and yes, you can control the system too with a few taps in the LCA app that can be installed on your smartphone or tablet.


Imagine always coming home to a beautifully lit property, having lights turn on and off in your normal patterns even when you’re not at home, and being able to activate the heat remotely on a particularly chilly evening. Lighting Control Automation can give you these abilities, and coupled with our Annual Maintenance Plan, your biggest concern about Daylight Savings can be whether you lose or gain sleep. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today to set up a maintenance visit or to learn more about LCA.



Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples




Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

The brains behind Naples most beautiful outdoor lighting designs has DST covered

Daylight savings time has come again. If you are still programming your outdoor lighting with a manual timer, you are well aware of the frustration and guessing games associated with the time change. Having to chase dusk becomes a necessity when we are required to spring forward to accommodate the change of DST. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples wants you to know there is a better way to program your outdoor lighting. It is called lighting control automation, or LCA, and this proven technology has become a staple among our clients.

Lighting control automation is convenient, effortless and extremely flexible. You can truly customize your entire home both indoors and out so that you will never have to worry if the lights

You home will look occupied even if you are away.

You home will look occupied even if you are away.

are on at the right time or not again. And, there is no additional wiring needed to do this.  Our smart system automatically does more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control all indoor and outdoor electric outlets.

Benefits of LCA

With LCA you can create zones to control groups of lights and appliances, or turn off all the lights with the flick of one switch. This automation is user friendly and can be programmed so that random indoor and outdoor lights come on at different times and stay lit for varying intervals to give the appearance that someone is always home. This feature comes in handy when you are away from home for extended periods of time, or on vacation. Our LCA technology will give you peace of mind that your house appears to be occupied, creating a more secure home and landscape.

One of the best things about having LCA is the way your outdoor lighting can be set to a

Have your outdoor lights come on at half power at dusk and increase as darkness settles in.

Have your outdoor lights come on at half power at dusk and increase as darkness settles in.

utomatically come on at dusk every evening. We can even program your smart system to come on at 50% power at dusk and increase as the night grows darker. Not only does this look phenomenal within the landscape as evening reaches a fever pitch, it is also energy efficient. With this smart system you can also have your lights automatically shut off at sunrise, or customize the controls for the lighting to automatically turn off at your desired time. It is all up to you.  When daylight savings time arrives, your lighting will automatically adjust to the changes without having to lift a finger too!

There is one more convenient benefit of using our LCA technology; this is being able to access your lights through your laptop or smart phone any time day or night, from any location. For example, Lighting Control Automation from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can be programmed away from homelet’s say you and your spouse have scheduled a cozy dinner and movie on a Friday evening. Your teenage daughter texts you to let you know she is going to be later than expected and will not make her curfew.  The lights you had previously programmed to ensure her a safe entry into the house will not be on by the time she gets home and you are only half-way through your movie!  Instead of having to cut your evening short to make sure the outdoor lighting is on so your daughter will get home safe and sound, you can take out your smart phone ( no volume remember you are in the movie theatre) and program the lights you want to come on, it is that easy!


If you are interested in learning about the brains behind our most beautiful outdoor lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to discuss our smart system LCA technologies. (239) 263 – 9975


Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples


Kurt Shearer, Owner
email: kurt@outdoorlights.com

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