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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

 

 

4 Simple Maintenance Options from the Naples Outdoor Lighting Experts

Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw your outdoor living spaces lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples installed your lighting system?  The result was remarkable and you fell in love with your space all over again. Do you look at your lighting now and think it just doesn’t look as stunning as it did that first season? That may be true.  Although our halogen lights do have an average life of 5,000 hours, they will begin to dim slowly with time and you may not have noticed the change.

Maintaining your system isn’t just about keeping it looking its best. It also helps your system run safely night after night.  Our fixtures are designed to be low maintenance, not no maintenance, so small adjustments are necessary to keep your outdoor lighting system at its best.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples offers 4 simple maintenance solutions for your outdoor lighting system:
1. First and foremost, make sure that recent storms, winds, wildlife or children have not covered your outdoor lighting fixtures with debris or anything else that can keep the heat produced from the bulbs from escaping.

 

2. Have our cost-effective tempered glass lens covers installed. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples tempered glass lens covers help keep debris from collecting on the bulb or from insects

Glass lens covers help keep debris away from the heat source

making nests inside the fixture. Glass lens covers are much more cost-effective than replacing a fixture due to malfunctions from obstructions.

 

3. Going green has never been more attractive. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples patent-pending LED lighting technology provides an 80% energy savings over traditional halogen systems. Our LEDs, which can be retrofitted in your existing fixtures, have an average rated life of 50,000 hours and a 5-year warranty. The color and illumination is virtually indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights.

 

4. The most convenient option is to give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to sign up for our thorough Annual Maintenance Plan. With this plan, we will come to your house on a yearly basis and replace all halogen light bulbs (LED bulbs last longer and do not need replacing), repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, reset or check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and operating beautifully.

 

Keeping your system looking as beautiful as the day it was installed is simple with Outdoor Lighting Systems of Naples.  Give the professionals a call at 239-263-9975 to discuss your 4 simple maintenance options today.

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975