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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.

Upgrade your Naples Outdoor Lighting System to LED Before the Long Nights of Winter Arrive

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesThere are many great benefits to having LED outdoor lights. Compared to incandescent and halogen outdoor lighting options, LED offers lower energy use, lower energy cost, longer bulb life and high quality beautiful illumination with plenty of flexibility.

While all of those features are fantastic, I have to admit, seeing the significantly lower electric bill at the end of each month is my favorite part. There is no use in having a gorgeous outdoor lighting system at your Naples home if you are turning them off because you are concerned about the electric bill. If you’re considering installing a new outdoor lighting system, LED outdoor lights are the only way to go.

Retrofit Existing Naples Outdoor Lighting Systems

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we don’t just install new outdoor lighting. We repair, maintain, retrofit and upgrade existing outdoor lighting systems. If you already have an outdoor lighting system installed by someone else, there is a very good chance we can come in and retrofit it to LED. By upgrading your outdoor lighting to LED you’ll save up to 80% on your electric bill without having to have an entire new system installed. With LED you get gorgeous light that matches your previous light, but with less electricity to get you there. A standard halogen’s light temperature is 2700-3000K and considered soft white. We primarily use 3000K LED light, matching perfectly.

Naples home with various outdoor lighting techniquesLonger Nights, Means Running More Lights. More Lights, Means more Electricity.

The winter is a lovely time of year in Naples. With the nights being longer, but the weather still being warm, you’ll be running your outdoor lighting even more. Winter evenings are a great time to enjoy your Naples lanai or deck. Don’t wait until the shortest day of the year to realize you’re missing out on a cost savings by not having LED outdoor lights. Now is the time to call us to have your outdoor lighting system upgraded to LED, before the nights get long and the electric bill goes up.

An LED Retrofit Means More Capacity

One of the benefits of upgrading your outdoor lighting system to LED means that your transformer is handling less wattage. With less wattage being used, if your transformer was previously maxed out, you will be able to add more lights that you may have originally decided against. For instance if you currently have seven 35 watt halogen lights and your transformer is full, replacing those with 6 watt LEDs (for a comparable effect) means you can now fit a total of forty 6 Watt LED lights on that transformer. Meaning with just some additional wiring but no new transformer you can add 33 more lights, if you wanted to.

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

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

Learn more about energy and cost saving outdoor lighting upgrades when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. Call 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.

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

Outdoor Lighting – Naples’ Warm Holiday Welcome

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Seasonal residents have returned to Naples, and those who live here year-round are thankful for fall’s mild temperatures. Cooling weather and longer nights mean the holidays are coming, and what better place to spend the holidays than where the cold doesn’t hurt! Now that all of our residents have returned home, it’s time for everyone to start their holiday planning. What have you done so far? Made gift lists? Tested that new cookie recipe? Thought about outdoor lighting? Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, outdoor lighting is actually key to a beautifully decorated home. And while you could certainly include festive holiday lighting in this consideration, I really mean architectural lighting, landscape lighting, entryway lighting…(the list goes on), though you may consider these to be simply “normal” outdoor lighting. They make a profound difference in the ambiance and atmosphere of your home, and the very best outdoor holiday lighting designs incorporate both “normal” outdoor lighting and festive lighting.

Why would a regular outdoor lighting design put others in the holiday spirit? Because of the feelings lighting can inspire – feelings of welcome, warmth, and comfort. Warm, natural light contrasts sharply with dense darkness surrounding it, and the reasons it stirs up positive feelings are probably instinctual. For countless years, human beings have been making our own light so we can better function after sunset. Our ancestors built campfires where they and their kin gathered for warmth and protection. Today, we don’t build as many fires, but we are still drawn to oases of warm light at night. Outdoor lighting can make your property warm and inviting – a space that draws your guests in.

DSC_0030And those feelings of warmth and welcome are what we strive for during the holidays. We want to foster positive emotions that make everyone feel good. In creating this welcoming atmosphere, landscape lighting, driveway lighting, path lighting, and entryway lighting will be essential. Such lighting gives your guests direction, as well as that cozy feeling.

With the holidays only a few weeks away, it’s time to take a serious look at your property and your lighting, and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We are a full service outdoor lighting company that specializes in outdoor lighting alone. With years of experience and a stellar reputation in Southwest Florida, we would love to help you welcome your family and guests with holiday cheer. Let’s talk about it today.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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

Increase Autumn Security and Safety on Your Estero Property with Outdoor Lighting

Unsavory characters are less likely to target a home that is well lit because they have fewer places to hide.

Unsavory characters are less likely to target a home that is well lit because they have fewer places to hide.

The Southwest Flordia summer swelter is finally breaking, and we are getting some of those milder temperatures that are the envy of many areas of the country. With nighttime temperatures in the 70s, it’s the perfect time to be in Estero. Though we are now spending more time outdoors than during the summer, you’ve probably already noticed how much more quickly the sun is setting. Days are getting shorter, and nights are already getting longer. With additional hours of darkness, you may be worried about security and safety on your property, and you have every reason to be. Unsavory characters are harder to spot in the dark, and it’s much easier to trip on an out of place tool or toy when your drive is shadowed. But all of these risks can be minimized by simply adding outdoor lighting.

It’s no secret that thieves and vandals avoid properties that are well illuminated and target those that are shadowed. Shadowed homes provide them plenty of places to lurk and not be seen. They can target your home and not be noticed, but outdoor lighting minimizes the shadowy places where those with ill intent can hide, making your property more secure and safer for you and your family, especially you are returning home after dark.

Illuminate your driveways and entryways to help prevent trips and falls.

Illuminate your driveways and entryways to help prevent trips and falls.

Estero outdoor lighting also reveals dangers that shadows conceal. Maybe someone left a garden hose stretched across the driveway, or a child or grandchild left toys lying on the porch. If you are bringing a guest home, he/she won’t be aware of that particularly high first step to the front door. Without clear visibility, such trip hazards could cause your otherwise pleasant evening to end in an ER visit, but with Estero outdoor lighting, your pathways, driveway, and entryways can be illuminated, allowing you to see hazards before they create problems.

Most of us stopped being afraid of the dark many years ago. We recognize there are no monsters in the closet or underneath the bed, so nighttime isn’t that scary. However, kids do have some valid concerns. Darkness can conceal is existence of hazards, and because of this, Estero outdoor lighting is an important autumn addition to your home. For the best outdoor lighting in the southwest Florida area, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. With years of experience, our specialists can design, install, and maintain a unique outdoor lighting system for your property, one that will protect you from the things that “go bump in the night” and one that will transform the look and ambiance of your property.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Colored Lens Covers Create Unique Naples Outdoor Lighting Designs

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 is as unique as you are. It’s not like every other house of the block. It’s beautiful, stylish, and striking, and best of all, it’s not predictable. If you have trusted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples with your outdoor lighting system, you already know that we share your love of uniqueness. We truly enjoy developing designs that are one-of-a-kind and compliment your property’s strengths. Because not every property is the same and different homeowners want to create different ambiance on their properties, we want to be sure you are aware of our colored lens cover options.

 

Many of our outdoor lighting fixtures, specifically our well lights and spotlights, feature clear lens covers that are removable and interchangeable. This means that you can replace them if they become worn, but it also means you can change the color of your lighting. These colors can complement your landscaping in distinct ways and create festive moods that are only possible with color. Because these lens covers are simple to change, it’s easy to alter your Naples outdoor lighting whenever you want. You can choose blue for an elegant, enchanting garden party, or red, green, and yellow for a Carnival celebration that is bold and daring. Colored lens covers can even make decorating for the holidays easy. With just a snap, your trees and shrubs can be bathed in festive red, green, or blue light.

 

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Splashes of colored light can make a big statement when surrounded by natural colored light. The color will bring focus to a specific area, altering the way people view it. We often talk about how light transforms your property. Naples outdoor lighting has this power because we are able to manipulate it. Sunlight shines down and makes the world around us look “normal”. By manipulating light sources and their directions, your property will look both the same and different. Colored lens covers give you even more transformative power by also changing how the light looks.

 

As beautiful as your outdoor lighting is, colored lens covers give you the ability to create and recreate truly unique lighting. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can let you know which of your fixtures have changeable lens covers and can help you decide which colors will be best suited to your property. We can even help you determine which colors would best complement specific events or holidays. With colored lens covers, your outdoor lighting can be truly unique.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting is the Perfect Addition for National Curb Appeal Month

Curb appeal adds value to your property.

Curb appeal adds value to your property.

August brings us the final days of summer. The kids are enjoying their last bit of freedom, and many of the rest of us are looking forward to cooler days. But this August is bringing something else as well – National Curb Appeal Month. National Curb Appeal Month is an entire month dedicated to sprucing up the front of the house, or any side that many be visible from the road. Curb appeal should be viewed as one of your home’s assets. It is of utmost importance if you are considering selling your property. Not only can it increase the marketability of your home, but it can even add value. Of course, if you are not planning to sell, great curb appeal makes your home stand out in the neighborhood and gives you a feeling of pride. So what are some ways you can increase your curb appeal in August? Of course, you could repaint the trim or do some new landscaping, but consider adding outdoor lighting.

 

No matter how beautiful your property may be, night will swallow that beauty without outdoor lighting. No one will see your colorful flowers, your unique roofline, or the beautiful textures of your architecture. Your palm trees will become one with the shadows. But outdoor lighting brings the best features of your property to light. It highlights these features, and even transforms them by changing the way you look at them. This is possible because outdoor lighting is directional. It is not simply light shining down from overhead, like the sun. By controlling the light sources that illuminate the front of your home, a good outdoor lighting designer can manipulate mood in ways that other home improvements cannot.

 

Outdoor lighting enhances curb appeal like no other home improvement.

Outdoor lighting enhances curb appeal like no other home improvement.

What types of outdoor lighting are typically used to increase curb appeal? Architectural lighting is an essential component. It ensures that your home is visible and its unique architectural elements are noticed. Landscape lighting is also utilized. It highlights the best portions of your landscape – from trees to flowers to shrubs and foliage. Entry way and path lighting ensure that visitors know where to go when they approach your home. This includes lighting pathways to the door and door itself. Of course, you may also need porch lighting if your home has one.

 

By using some or all of these types of lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can make your home magnetic, and that is true curb appeal. Your home can turn heads and make you happier to return to it through the addition of a few lights. So celebrate National Curb Appeal Month by calling us today. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples make your home the most appealing on the block.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

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