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Maximize Enjoyment of Your Outdoor Living Investment with Naples Pool Deck Lighting

Classic Naples home design offers a gorgeous Floridian aesthetic with a heavy focus on outdoor living spaces. With our fantastic climate, the outdoor areas around the home are distinctly a part of everyday life. Applying the same love and attention to the outdoors that you do indoors is a part of Naples culture. Including more than just lawn and landscape care, Naples residents invest heavily in outdoor living spaces such as pools, lanais, outdoor kitchens, decks, and patios, including all of the necessary accessories such as ceiling fans, screening, electricity, small appliances and of course outdoor lighting to maximize use of it all.

Downtown Pool Lighting

This downtown Naples home already enjoyed stunning landscape lighting to illuminate trees, shrubbery and give their home nighttime curb appeal. Pleased with the landscape lighting design provided by our award-winning lighting design team, they called us back to illuminate their stunning pool area.

The four-foot privacy wall around the pool deck became an obvious host for the perfect lighting technique. We mounted our copper half-moon deck lighting at the top of the wall facing down. The resulting effect is a gorgeous wall wash that subtly highlights the perimeter of the pool deck while illuminating the texture of the stucco garden walls.

Taking full advantage of the exotic plants that create the lush tropical surround, we placed landscape lighting within the three large planters that line the pool’s edge. With so much lush greenery, a few lights to illuminate the greenery allows the space to be enjoyed as a tropical getaway at night as well as during the day.

Water Feature Focal Lighting

The focal feature of the pool deck is without a doubt the stunning Mediterranean-style fountain on the wall of the pool house. The classic water feature further exemplifies this Naples home in the Floridian style that draws everyone here. Framing the fountain are two columns with large palm trees on either side, by illuminating the columns and trees from below, we simultaneously draw your eye to the fountain and complete the lush tropical feeling of the entire outdoor space.

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

Summer is here! If your pool is where you’ll be more often than not, don’t let sunset send you indoors. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today to create a luscious tropical lightscape around your pool deck. 239-263-9975

Custom Commercial Outdoor Lighting Brings Solamar Naples Residents a Lovely Nighttime Retreat

Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and a lovely community space for the residents to relax, play tennis and entertain guests make this Solamar Naples condominium rooftop patio the place to be. During summer days the space can get quite hot, which lead the owners to invest in a Sunmaster pergola for added protection from the scorching Florida sun. While daytime shade was the priority, the pergola was a perfect opportunity to add commercial outdoor lighting to increase the patio’s function at night too.

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Commercial Outdoor Lighting for Community Space

Solamar-Naples-Pavilion-and-Grill-Outdoor-LightingNaples living means outdoor living, which many times requires accessories for added comfort and enjoyment. The residents at this condominium complex on Gulfshore Boulevard in Naples can now enjoy the shade under a stunning aluminum pergola that has become the centerpiece of their rooftop deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. With the practicality of shade and the stunning design of a modern art installation, this pavilion deserved commercial outdoor lighting for increased nighttime function and beauty.

Modern Architecture Deserves Designer Outdoor Lighting

Sunmaster included us early in the design of this stunning commercial pergola so we could work with them on a custom decorative lighting design. With custom manufacturing, they were able to create a false bottom at the base of each post for recessing well lights. The uplighting gives the pergola a stunning modern lighting effect for luxurious nighttime entertaining.

We placed an LED outdoor lighting fixture at the top of each of the four posts, aiming the light into the center of the vinyl rooftop canopy creating an ambient glow for the dining space underneath the pergola. With the unique louvered over-hang of the pergola design, we were able to add task lighting to shine over the outdoor kitchen areas on either side of the pergola. With separate controls, the task lighting will only be on when needed, so it doesn’t detract from the gorgeous mood lighting. Now dubbed “The Pavilion & Grill”, the residents of Solamar Naples will be able to enjoy this gorgeous amenity day or night.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Works with Your Commercial Vendors

By working closely with Sunmaster, we were able to create a gorgeous custom commercial outdoor lighting installation with perfectly concealed wiring inside of the aluminum pergola. With the hot Naples sun, pergolas, gazebos, and awnings provide the perfect focal feature and location for the addition of outdoor lighting.

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

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

If your common area, patio or other commercial space could benefit from Naples outdoor lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives today. 239-263-9975 We offer free nighttime demonstrations and the best commercial LED outdoor lighting design, installation, and service in Southwest Florida.

Naples Outdoor Lighting Nighttime Demonstration

Test driving a car has become the standard when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. While home renovation and improvement remains a hard service to preview, here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we’ve found a way to make sure you get to see exactly what you’re going to get from us before you commit to anything or spend a cent.

Outdoor Lighting Demonstration

Billy_Scales_Night_Demo_InstallOur complimentary nighttime demonstration allows you to see our outdoor lighting design, custom created just for you. It even allows you to make changes and additions where needed – seeing these changes first hand, on-the-spot. We can tell you how great outdoor lighting is all day but nothing will resonate the way it does when you walk amongst the lights for yourself. Previewing your new Fort Myers landscape lighting is the best way to know what you’re getting.

When you call our office the first time, we’ll set up a convenient time for one of our outdoor lighting experts to meet you at your home or business – wherever you are considering adding outdoor lighting. We’ll have you show us around your property, listening and asking questions to get a true sense of how the space is used and what your goals are for lighting the outdoor space.

Custom Outdoor Lighting Design

After taking a few pictures, scheduling your nighttime demonstration and jotting down some notes, our outdoor lighting designer will come back to the office and create a custom outdoor lighting design for you. We’ll consider each fixture, its effects, its placement and the overall results that will be attained. Our design team will consider the outcome from the practical aspects of achieving goals for the function of the space, while also discovering ways to make the space beautiful, comfortable, warm and inviting.

The art of outdoor lighting is not something we will ever let go for the sake of functionality. Every light can be used to create beautiful artistry with light and shadow, while simultaneously achieving function such as task lighting, safety lighting and security lighting. Bonita Springs outdoor lighting achieves multiple practical goals while achieving night time beauty.

Night Time Demonstration

When we come out to your home or business on demo day, we’ll arrive approximately 30 minutes to an hour before dark (depending on the size of the outdoor lighting design). We show you the design and listen to any additional thoughts you may have come up with since we first met. Then we’ll let you get back to your life while we place our demonstration lights around your property according to the outdoor lighting design we’ve created.

Seeing is Believing

Iconic Florida beauty - enjoyable all night long.

Iconic Florida beauty – enjoyable all night long.

As sunset approaches we will bring you outside and hand you the remote. As the darkness blankets us, you can flip the switch when you’re ready to see your landscape, home, deck, patio or business illuminated with the beauty of our outdoor lighting system for the first time. As you take it all in, we’ll let you notice each fixture and what it is accomplishing. At this point we will collaborate with you and potentially move or add lights, turn some on and others off giving you the ability to test out first-hand what you really want. Collaborative custom outdoor lighting is the best way for each individual to get everything they want from their Estero landscape lighting.

If you like what you see, if you like the final results, we’ll schedule your outdoor lighting installation. If you still want to take time to think about it, we’ll leave without putting any pressure on you whatsoever. In outdoor lighting our goal is to illuminate your life with beauty and function, not to pressure you into buying something you’re not ready to buy. The best part is, our nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration is completely free – you have nothing to lose. Call today!

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

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

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today 239-263-9975 today for a free consultation or email us at naples@outdoorlights.com – Don’t forget to visit our website at naples.outdoorlights.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

 

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Put Outdoor Lighting on Your Holiday List This Year

Give a truly memorable gift this season - outdoor lighting.

Give a truly memorable gift this season – outdoor lighting.

Have you decided what you want for Christmas this year? The days are counting down, and we’re just about three weeks away. If you still don’t know what you want or if you’re stuck on what to get for that special someone who has everything, consider outdoor lighting. The best gifts are those that are used frequently, but ones you either didn’t think of buying for yourself or were just putting off for some reason or another. Outdoor lighting is the perfect gift for a spouse, parent, or homeowning child. Not only will it keep giving night after night all year long, but it will transform their home.

 

There are many practical benefits of outdoor lighting. It increases the functionality of a property, allowing homeowners to use outdoor living spaces once darkness falls. It increases safety by illuminating potential trip hazards and enhances security by reducing shadowed places where unsavory characters can hide. Outdoor lighting also increases curb appeal and can affect property value if a homeowner decides to sell. But in addition to all of these benefits, outdoor lighting profoundly affects the ambiance and beauty of a property. Outdoor lighting can be designed to evoke many different moods – festive, serene, warm, elegant, or enchanting. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we design systems that complement the property and match the homeowner’s personality. Our systems highlight each property’s very best features, and homeowners are routinely surprised by how beautiful their properties really are once the lights come on.

 

In additional to its practical benefits, outdoor lighting transforms the atmosphere of outdoor living spaces.

In additional to its practical benefits, outdoor lighting transforms the atmosphere of outdoor living spaces.

Memorable gifts make life better, and outdoor lighting enhances all of your experiences in outdoor living spaces – be that an evening by the pool or arrival in the driveway. Be sure to give that enhancement to someone this year. Or put it on your own list! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is Southwest Florida’s premier outdoor lighting company. We have many years of experience designing, installing, and maintaining systems. Outdoor lighting is our specialty. It is all we do, and that shows in the quality of our work. If you have decided to invest in outdoor lighting for a holiday gift, be sure that you’re getting the best by giving us a call.

 

Don’t wait! The holidays are practically here. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. With outdoor lighting designed to suit, your property (or a loved one’s) can shine merry and bright, long after the season has ended.

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Naples’ Light Sculpting Specialists Bring You an Inspired Night

Warmth, enchantment, excitement, and refinement – these are just a few tones that truly inspired outdoor lighting can bring to your home. Areas of light and shadow contrast, creating focus and rhythm. Colors pop out in the dark. Your trees, flowers, and architecture come alive. These elements are the same yet different under the mesmerizing glow. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we do more than just illuminate your property. We create mood and tone, form lines, craft texture, and direct sightlines. We are craftsmen and light sculpting specialists.

You may be wondering what a Light Sculpting Specialist is. This is an outdoor lighting professional who goes beyond simply illuminating an object. A light sculpting specialist manipulates light in order to create an effect, much like a sculptor manipulates clay to create a likeness. A light sculpting specialist scrutinizes detail and must be able to carefully control the light he/she uses.

 

Consider this lanai. Beautiful trees grow both in and outside the lanai, but the use of light blurs the viewer’s perception of this division. Trees and foliage plants both in and outside are illuminated with dramatic uplighting. The small, palm casts shadows up onto the cage ceiling making the vegetation seem even denser. As a contrast, downlighting is used to highlight the foliage plants on the right and balance out the scene. Lighting in the foreground and background is more subdued, manipulating sight lines and giving depth and serenity.

 

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For this installation, particular attention was given to the line created by the stairs leading down to this pool area. Light is most intense and dense in the area between the stairs and the pool. It bounces off the palms down into the pool area, giving the space a warm, welcoming glow. However, the area above the stair line is more shadowed. Light fades until darkness dominates the upper right of this scene. This divisive technique shows separation between the outdoor living area and the world beyond. Balance is created in a fashion reminiscent of yin and yang.

 

In this patio and pool area, pools of light reveal gathering areas – the table, water feature, and the pool itself. The water feature, which is most removed, is illuminated more intensely imparting to it the ability to reach across distance and beckon. The table area uses a combination of uplighting and downlighting, giving functionality to the table while still drawing attention to the majestic tree sprawling overhead. Finally the light at the edge of the pool is the mid point on which the scene balances, as such its brightness is neither intense nor subdued.

 

As you can see, sculpting with light requires in-depth planning and masterful control over fixtures. The results of such labor are breath taking. Are you ready to transform your outdoor living areas into works of art that you can enjoy night after night? If so, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today and see what happens.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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

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.

Let’s Talk Numbers: How Many Outdoor Lighting Fixtures You Need for Your Southwest Florida Home

When homeowners begin seriously considering outdoor lighting for their property, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has found that one of the first things some want to know is how many lights they will need. Though we understand why clients seek this information early, beautiful outdoor lighting results from how lights are used rather than how many are installed. This is one of the primary differences between an experienced outdoor lighting designer and an amateur. How much we can do with just one outdoor light might surprise you, and actually, using too many lights can cause your property to be too bright. In these cases, onlookers will notice the light itself more than the details of your property

 

Often, in outdoor lighting, less is more.

Often, in outdoor lighting, less is more.

So how do outdoor lighting professionals do so much with just a few fixtures? We know the value of perfect placement, beam spread, and custom design.

 

Perfect Placement
Positioning outdoor lighting fixtures truly is an art form, and it is key to creating an exquisite system. When determining where to place a light and how to angle it, we consider the height, width, and texture of the object we will be illuminating. We use in-depth knowledge of fixtures and their outputs to do more with less.

 

 

Beam Spread
Beam spread refers to how light rays spread out as they travel from the fixture to the object that is illuminated. Optimally, designers are able to control beam spread, so they can have more control over the look of the system. They could spread light over a wider area by increasing it, or bring the light into tighter focus by constricting it. The fixtures used by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples allow for such control.

 

By designing specifically for your property, we are able to highlight the very best features.

By designing specifically for your property, we are able to highlight the very best features.

Custom Design
No two properties are the same, and no two outdoor lighting systems should be the same either. Additionally, not all areas of your property should be illuminated. Areas of light balanced with areas of shadow give ambiance and tone. Uniform illumination will only make your property appear sterile. By highlighting the best features of a property, good designers draw attention to what is most important to their clients. The rest fades into the shadows.

 

So how many fixtures do you really need? Unfortunately, there is no formula. Even with specific dimensions, this cannot be determined until the designer has seen your property and understood what look you want for your system. For this reason, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples conducts free consultations with no obligation attached. Contact us today, and let us show you what we can do. While we can’t give you a specific number in this post, in most cases, less is more when designing outdoor lighting systems.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975