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LED Outdoor Lighting Maintenance For Snowbirds Heading North for the Summer

 

Are you heading up north for the summer? Closing your Fort Myers home for the summer can be a daunting task. Outdoor lighting is a great way to secure your home while you are away. We have a few ideas to help you keep your home secure all summer long and ensure your outdoor lighting system is running while you are away.

Fort Myers LED Outdoor Lighting Upgrade

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesIf your current outdoor lighting system is low-voltage and you usually shut it off for the summer, we have a great upgrade option for you. Upgrading to LED outdoor lighting in Fort Myers is easier now than ever. LED will use 80% less energy and is much more reliable than low-voltage, allowing you to leave it on the entire summer for added security and a natural appearance that you are home. We can convert most Fort Myers outdoor lighting systems into LED for immediate energy savings.

Quarterly LED Outdoor Lighting Checkups

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

With reliable and long lasted LED outdoor lighting systems there is not a ton of maintenance required. Because of this lack of repairs and lamp changes, it can be easy to neglect much-needed adjustments and maintenance. To keep your LED outdoor lighting system running and looking great we offer a quarterly LED outdoor lighting checkup. We’ll come out to your place, turn your entire system on and check the entire system from A-Z. We’ll check every fixture, line, lens, transformer and the entire lighting design. We’ll rebury lines that have been exposed, trim away foliage that is interfering with the design, clean lenses, adjust aim and repair any issues (with approval).

How Does An LED Inspection Help When I Have Gone North for the Summer?

With the right timing, our LED outdoor lighting system check-up can be perfectly timed for ensuring your system is still running smoothly while you are away. Electrical storms, heavy rains and winds can cause a circuit to trip, landscaping to erode or tree branches to fall and interrupt your lighting design. When We can come out and make sure your system is not only running but looking good and performing its job as security lighting for a secure home while you are away.

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

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

We encourage you to use your LED outdoor lighting system with our lighting control automation to keep your home safe and secure while you are away for the summer. If this makes you nervous just call us here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we’ll check your system for you so you can enjoy your time up north without worry. Call today (239) 263-9975 to schedule your Fort Myers LED outdoor lighting quarterly inspection.

Keep Your Naples Outdoor Lighting System Performing its Best This Fall

Maintenance keeps your outdoor lighting system looking and performing its best.

Maintenance keeps your outdoor lighting system looking and performing its best.

To the many who are returning to Naples for the winter – Welcome back! The temperatures are mild, the sun is shining, and this is still paradise. Relax and enjoy the season. For both those who are returning and those who call Naples home year round, fall is the perfect time to do maintenance on your outdoor lighting system. Why? Because now that the temperatures are no longer sweltering, you want to spend more time outdoors, and with Daylight Savings time coming to an end on November 2nd, that time will likely be spent after the sun goes down.

 

Here on the Gulf Coast, the elements can be harsh. Rains and wind cause erosion around your wiring, and they can even beat on your fixtures so they are no longer aimed with the precision they once were. During routine landscaping, fixtures can be bumped and jostled. Your dogs might even do this when they are dashing through the yard after that squirrel. In addition to general repositioning and adjusting, outdoor lighting systems need to be checked to ensure all components (wiring, bulbs, and transformer) are functioning properly. Bulbs burn out, and well lights can accumulate debris. Debris accumulation and damaged wiring can lead to fires, so it is important to give your system the attention it needs. A little care now can save you time and money later.

 

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesIf you are an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ client, you may already have an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP). If so, this work is covered by your plan. All you have to do is give us a call. If you’re not an OLP Naples’ client and own a system that was installed by another provider or contractor, there is no need to worry. We can still perform maintenance on your system and are happy to do so, especially if you cannot reach the contractor who performed the installation.

 

Your outdoor lighting system is key to fun-filled evenings outdoors in Naples. Be sure it looks and performs its best. Contact us today. In order for your system to stay in top shape, it needs a routine check up. So why not do it as you prepare to utilize your outdoor living spaces more frequently? Be sure your home and outdoor spaces are shining brightly and turning heads this fall. It all starts by giving us a call.

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

Safety is Beautiful: Outdoor Lighting for Your Southwest Home Security

Eliminating darkness on your property can make it more secure.

Eliminating darkness on your property can make it more secure.

It’s migration season. Birds that wintered over here in Naples are journeying back north. Of course, this happens with people too. Many who spend the winter in our area will be returning to their summer homes in the next few weeks. If you are headed back north soon, you are probably going through your checklist to be sure everything is ready for the months you will be away. Leaving your property for long periods of time can cause apprehension. You want your home to be safe and secure. Don’t forget that outdoor lighting is one of your best security measures, so be sure your system is in top shape before you leave.

 

A well-illuminated property is a crime deterrent. Such a home is at less risk of vandalism or breaking and entering. Unsavory characters prefer to strike homes that are shadowed and dark. In those environments, they are much less likely to be spotted. Not only is outdoor lighting striking and elegant, it can prompt someone with bad intentions to keep moving down the street. So contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to schedule system maintenance. We will ensure your fixtures are in their optimal positions, wiring is reburied, any burned out bulbs are replaced, and your transformer is in good condition. With these routine adjustments, your property will shine. It will attract the attention you want, admiration from neighbors and friends, and not the kind you don’t from vandals and thieves.

 

Lighting Control Automation can give the appearance of being home when you are not.

Lighting Control Automation can give the appearance of being home when you are not.

To further increase the security your outdoor lighting system provides, consider adding Lighting Control Automation (LCA). While it is like a timer in many ways, it does so much more. LCA controls all of the electrical circuits on your property, including your interior lights and TV. Different zones are established, and they can be programmed to turn on and off on a schedule that mimics your normal routines. That way, the exterior of your home and your landscape is illuminated, and your interior lights come on and turn off as if you were home. Knowing it will be less apparent that you are away can give you peace of mind until you return to Naples again in the fall.

 

So if you are migrating soon, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples a call. Whether it is routine maintenance, installing Lighting Control Automation, or installing a new system, we can help you be sure your property is secure and ready for your departure. You can relax and enjoy your summer.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Use Daylight Savings Time To Revamp Your Outdoor Lighting System

There are tons of perks of Daylight Savings Time to start taking advantage of this week. The drive home isn’t shrouded in darkness, we get to spend a little extra time playing outside with the kids and we’ve finally got time to cross off all the outdoor chores we’ve been putting off all winter on our to-do lists. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we encourage you to spend a few minutes of the extra daylight inspecting your outdoor lighting system to make sure it’s in tip top shape for the new Spring season.

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

With the Annual Maintenance Plan, all of your outdoor lighting repairs can be taken care of by our experts at no extra charge to you.

Check fixtures for damage and proper placement

Use the extra daylight in the afternoons when you get home to walk around the house and check each outdoor lighting fixture for wear and tear. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we only use the highest-quality materials that are built to last, but even Florida wasn’t immune to this rough winter. Additionally, some things may have changed since you last updated your system, such as trees and other foliage growing taller and potentially blocking the light from your fixtures. If you’ve invested in the Annual Maintenance Plan, all of these issues can be resolved for you by our team of experts, and we’ll even help you change up your home’s overall design for a fresher look.

Check bulbs for safety

During the winter season, some small animals may have burrowed underground where your outdoor lighting system’s wires are buried, and some may even have built nests inside your fixtures. Inspect the yard for signs of these problems, and consider installing lens filters to prevent animals, pollen or other outdoor hazards from damaging your bulbs.

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Now is the perfect time to light up other areas of your home with fresh new designs.

Look for other areas that need lighting

It’s time to jump back in to our pools and start enjoying the Florida weather we all know and love again. Work with an outdoor lighting expert to evaluate your home and locate new areas you could enjoy after dark with the right lighting. Come up with a brand new lighting plan for your pool area, patio or other spots around the house, and open it up just in time for Spring.

Consider upgrading to LED

Finally, blow your neighbors away at night by upgrading your entire outdoor lighting system to LED. In addition to a brighter, more balanced look, LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 25 years! You’ll notice the difference – and the energy savings – almost instantly.

Learn more about other smart outdoor lighting upgrades when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesKurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
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.

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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
239-263-9975

Get Creative This Fall With Outdoor Lighting Colored Lens Filters

As the fall holidays approach your neighborhood in Naples will probably start to transform with festive decorations for Labor Day, Halloween and even major football Game Days. As you think about unique ways you can show off your excitement for the holidays and other special occasions, consider calling Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to work some festivity into your home’s outdoor lighting.

Our acrylic colored lenses are an excellent addition to your outdoor lighting system that quickly bring out the holiday spirit and unique personality of your home. Choose from a variety of your favorite colors such as amber, blue, green, purple, red, smoke and yellow. Use your floodlights or well lights and a combination of colored filters to create a variety of looks and styles that accent

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 beautifully during any holiday.

Here are just a few example of which special occasions you can light up with fun colored lens filters:

·      Soak up the beautiful green scenery in Naples this Labor Day. If you’re hosting an end-of-summer pool party to celebrate, add green lens filters to lights around the pool to create a truly tropical atmosphere to last even through the winter.

·      Prep your home for football season. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of your alma mater or prefer to cheer for your favorite professional teams, colored filters are a fun way to really show off your fandom.  An expert can easily help you come up with the perfect combination of filters to celebrate your team spirit in style.

·      Create an air of mystery this Halloween to entice every trick-or-treater on the block. Combine the smoke and red filters to your outdoor lighting to make for a fun, haunting experience this Halloween.

Glass lens covers help keep debris away from the heat source

Outdoor lighting colored lens filters also help protect fixtures from the changes of the season.

Your lenses won’t just add a creative spin to celebrate the holidays, with the addition of our lens covers, they’ll also help protect your floodlights and well lights from the changes of the season. Filters can protect your outdoor lighting from pine needles or other debris, so your system is easier to maintain and lasts even longer.

Get in the spirit and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today to learn how you can get the most out of your outdoor lighting with fun, festive colored lenses.

 

 

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, OwnerKurt Shearer, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

Leave a Light On For When You Come Home – Update Your Outdoor Lighting Installation Even While You’re Away

It’s almost fall again, which means many Naples residents are starting to plan their trips back home for the winter. Make sure your return home is as bright and easy as possible by scheduling your outdoor lighting updates now with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Why should I update my outdoor lighting?

Outdoor lighting can take you to another place in your own Naples backyard

Bring out the best of your beautiful yard with professional outdoor lighting.

There are many reasons you should consider servicing your outdoor lighting system before you come home. For one, things change in Southwest Florida. Many customers had to make some mandatory renovations to their home and yard after the series of tropical storms last year. This year, while the deluge of rain may have washed out the summer, it also resulted in some truly beautiful, lush greenery cropping up all over Naples neighborhoods. If your home looks a little different now than it did when  you first installed your outdoor lighting, it’s important to revisit a few old fixtures and placements in order to make sure your home is still looking its absolute best.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples offers a wide variety of upgrade options, so it’s important to work one-on-one with an expert to make the best choices for your home. It’s easy to revisit your home and move some fixtures around for the best placements, check that the right bulbs are being used to display the best color and spread for your home’s features and more.

If you’re thinking about adding on to your outdoor lighting system, we can create a new custom plan for you. An expert will visit your home, analyze the best way to build on your existing system and come up with a brand new design to reflect your style and bring out the most impressive features of your home

Consider switching to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter look.

Another option to consider is switching to brighter, more energy-efficient LED fixtures. These bulbs are an absolutely stunning way to light up your favorite features of your home, and they use nearly 80% less energy than halogen bulbs. Plus, LED lighting is in it for the long-haul: this type of bulb often lasts as long as 50,000 hours, or 25 years.

And the best part? You don’t even have to be there! If you’re still soaking up the last few days of summer before you come home for the changing season, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can work with you to perform all of your upgrades while you’re away. It may easily be one of the most convenient things you can check off of your to-do list this fall, and the results will light up your home beautifully every night of the winter.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Can Maintain Your Systems When You Fly North

Farewell, Snowbirds. We will miss you while you’re enjoying the mild New England summer and the rest of us sweat down here in Florida. We will think of you at midday when the sun is at its hottest, but we will hold the fort down for you. Many Naples’ residents have a summer home in the New England states, and this time of year, they begin spending more time where the summer is not as extreme. If you are one of these residents, you probably want to keep the systems in your Naples home running. This can increase security on your property, as it will be harder for unsavory characters to notice your absence. Your outdoor lighting system is a critical component in your

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

home’s security. Keeping the area illuminated will not only keep your property brilliant and stunning but will also keep thieves and vandals convinced you’re still there.

 

While you are away, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can maintain your outdoor lighting system for you. During your absence, we can perform routine maintenance, including replacing old or burned out bulbs or reburying wires that may have been exposed by the normal erosion of wind and rain. By having us do these tasks in your absence, we won’t be in your way when you return, and you can get right back to enjoying the best of Naples.

 

Routine maintenance is easy with our Annual Maintenance Plan. When you purchase this plan, much

Your Naples home will look occupied while you are away for the summer

Your Naples home will look occupied while you are away for the summer

of your outdoor lighting “housekeeping” is covered at no additional cost to you. The Annual Maintenance Plan covers replacement bulbs and their installation, repair of damaged wires,

adjustment of your fixtures, and adjustments to your timer. With the plan, you buy peace of mind when it comes to your system. We will be sure that all of your lights are shining and bringing your property all the attention it deserves while protecting it from those who would harm it.

 

If you would like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to maintain your outdoor lighting system while you are away for the summer, even if we didn’t initially install it, contact us today. We will make sure your lights are functioning, trouble free, and bathing your home in an elegant glow.

 

Kurt Shearer, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Cost-Effective, Energy Saving Shopping in Southwest Florida

Commercial lighting projects are not talked about as often as residential outdoor lighting but, we have recently completed a commercial project that highlights so many of the reasons they are done.  Most commercial outdoor lighting projects are large in scope and are aimed at addressing poor lighting conditions that are more costly than newer technology.  That was the case with a property in Cape Coral, FL that we just retrofitted.

The property had several worn out, energy consuming lighting fixtures that were more costly to maintain than they were worth.  The property owners wanted to reduce their monthly energy consumption and maintenance costs while increasing visibility and safety for their tenants and customers.

The current lighting fixtures in use were working at varying degrees.  The MH lamps were showing their age in terms of diminishing brightness and color.  Some were giving off a white hue, while the older lamps were dim or showing a green effect as they degraded.  Even the lamps that were not producing any light were costing them 35-40% electricity to power up.  This made the shopping plaza’s walkways dark, uninviting and potentially hazardous.

Our resolution was to retrofit the structure with new induction lamps and custom reflectors to keep a comparable look to the property.  The newly designed reflector and base plate allowed more spread of light for an enhanced illumination of the walkway while producing brighter, crisper lighting as show in the photos below.

 

The comparison shows the difference our outdoor lighting makes. There are also cost advantages and energy savings.

The retrofit shows a significant increase in light level, safety and security as well as the aesthetics and curb appeal.  Not only did it increase the satisfaction of the tenants and their customers shopping experience, it also dramatically reduced the energy consumption and on-going maintenance of the property.

Properties like this can almost always benefit from our commercial outdoor lighting products.  If you are interested in learning more about commercial outdoor lighting, give us a call.  We can talk about the options Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can offer you as well as the energy and costs savings that can be realized.

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