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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.

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is on Houzz

Houzz-LogoIt’s an exciting week for us here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples as we launch our presence on Houzz. Have you heard of it? Houzz is a home remodeling and design platform. Whether you are using a computer or a mobile device like your smartphone or tablet, Houzz allows you to browse thousands of home design photos, save them to an “Ideabook”, ask for remodeling advice, and find professionals in your area. Signing up is free, and so is the app. In just a matter of minutes, you can have a wealth of home improvement ideas at your fingertips, including ideas for outdoor lighting.

 

Get inspired on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples' Houzz profile.

Get inspired on Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ Houzz profile.

Once you’ve landed or downloaded on Houzz, search for us or follow the link to our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples page. This week, we’ve posted photos from nine of our projects. Flip through them and save what you like best to your Ideabook. We have some Ideabooks built too. These include photos of specific types of outdoor lighting such as tree lighting, patio lighting, or accent lighting. The photos come from different projects. Saving what most appeals to you not only helps you discover the styles you want for your property, it also helps us as your designer. When you begin conversations with us about a new outdoor lighting system or adding to your current one, show us your Ideabook. We will be better able to understand what you are looking for. While we can never guarantee your new system or addition will look just like those in the pictures, we will use those pictures to help us design a system for your property using the same style, tone, and mood.

 

Houzz is a great new tool and a wonderful place to find inspiration. We are very excited to showcase our best outdoor lighting in this arena. So if you’re considering adding any type of outdoor lighting to your property, take advantage of it. Once you are sufficiently inspired, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. Because even though “a picture is worth a thousand words”, experiencing the real thing is so much better than talking about it.

 

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Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Helps You Fall in Love Again

A romantically lit patio or deck could be just want you need to ignite that spark again.

A romantically lit patio or deck could be just want you need to ignite that spark again.

So Friday is Valentine’s Day – that wonderful, but often controversial day of love. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it’s good to celebrate what you love, whether that is another human or just something you are passionate about, like an activity or you home. In all relationships that last, it is sometimes easy to fall into a routine and go through the motions. We lose some of the emotional investment and excitement, and often, we just need something a little out of the ordinary to bring back the spark. So this Valentine’s Day, do something out of the ordinary. Add outdoor lighting to your outdoor living spaces. It may be just what you need to make extra special experiences or your loved one and your property.

 

There is nothing quite like a romantic, private evening to help you and your spouse fall for each other all over again, and such occasions shouldn’t just be limited to Valentine’s Day. Now imagine this evening being a dinner at home, possibly even home cooked, on an enchantingly lit lanai or patio. Of course, you could light dozens of candles, but to produce enough illumination, you would have to use so many it would create a fire hazard. But instead, lanai or patio lights will cast a romantic glow that provides visibility and safety and sets the perfect mood. Bathed in warm light, you and your spouse will want to linger and enjoy each other’s company long into the night.

 

Outdoor lighting can help you remember why you fell in love with your property in the first place.

Outdoor lighting can help you remember why you fell in love with your property in the first place.

 

Not only can outdoor lighting set the mood for you to fall in love with each other again, it can also help you and your family fall in love with your home again. All types of outdoor lighting showcase the very best features of your property, and with unique fixture placements and light coming from multiple sources, these familiar features will also look different, distinctive, and striking. You will be able to recapture the magic you felt when you first fell in love with your home.

 

 

So if you are ready to set the perfect mood to fall in love again, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. There’s no better time to give the gift of romance to your spouse, and no better time to see your property in a new way. Let us help you make it a night to remember.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

New Year, New Look: Naples Outdoor Lighting Ideas for 2014

2013 is one for the books, and 2014 is bright with possibilities and opportunities. For many homeowners, New Year’s Day is the perfect time to plan the improvements we want to make during the coming year. For Naples residents, this can be particularly exciting since our winter season is the best time to be outdoors. With mild temperatures and fewer storms, outdoor living in Naples thrives while most of the nation is shivering and hunkered down by the fireplace. So while you are planning your 2014 home improvements, don’t forget the outdoors! Now is the best time for these outdoor improvements. That way, you have plenty of time to enjoy them before the summer swelter sets in. And what better way to enjoy your outdoor spaces than under the inviting glow of outdoor lighting?

The New Year's Day is a great time to plan your home improvement projects for the year.

The New Year’s Day is a great time to plan your home improvement projects for the year.

 

Perhaps you are thinking of adding a lanai, reworking your garden, or improving your pool area. Whatever you plan for your outdoor spaces, outdoor lighting adds a touch of elegance, improved functionality, and safety in the area after dark. And outdoor lighting is the only way you can obtain these benefits.

 

So what are some outdoor lighting improvements you can make to elevate your outdoor living spaces? Consider the following:

 

1.     Water feature lighting – Your water feature accentuates southwest Florida’s mild temperatures all day with it splashes and gargles. Don’t lose its visual effect at night. Add underwater lighting to your pond or waterfall. Underwater lights create stunning effects, especially when water is mobile.

Uplighting highlights tree textures.

Uplighting highlights tree textures.

2.     Uplighting for trees – Because trees contain so many textures, uplighting heightens their grandeur. This is especially true for palm trees. The shadowing created by branches and leaves is particularly eye-catching.

3.     Path lighting – If you have a garden, path lighting can illuminate both your walkways and your flowers as long as they are placed strategically. These pools of light are beautiful and can save you and your family from trips and falls as well.

4.     Focal lighting – As its name implies, focal lighting brings focus to a particular area or object, so it encompasses a wide range of applications. It can be used in a garden to highlight particularly striking foliage, on a gazebo or trellis, or in a pool area or lanai to showcase plants or architectural features.

Lighting on this patio  helps separate the area from the rest of the landscape.

Lighting on this patio helps separate the area from the rest of the landscape.

5.     Patio/Deck lighting – Patio and deck lighting techniques are used to set a sitting area apart. When standing back from the area, the light should help create boundaries between this space and the rest of the outdoors. As a result, some techniques can be used to create boundaries in an area without the physical confines of railings or walls.

 

While you’re making 2014 improvement plans for your outdoor spaces, don’t forget the difference that professional outdoor lighting design and installation can make. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has been serving our area for years. We know Naples’ styles and tastes, and we know outdoor lighting. So give us a call. We’d love to give your outdoor spaces the new start they deserve.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

2013: A Year of Aesthetics for Naples Outdoor Lighting

The end of 2013 is approaching much quicker than I anticipated. When we were kids, time seemed to creep along so slowly, especially around the holidays. But somehow as we age, time speeds up.  It’s hard to believe that the end of 2013 is already here. Like so many, at the end of the year, I enjoy reflecting on what the year has brought and how our company has performed. While I do this personally, I also do this as the owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. So what has this year brought to outdoor lighting in our area? 2013 has been the Year of Aesthetics.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples uses light to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples uses light to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces.

It is no mystery that the people of Naples, Florida have elegant tastes. It is evident in our architecture, gardens, style, and especially our outdoor lighting. While outdoor lighting will always have practical applications that should never be ignored, we have been privileged to focus on how we can best utilize light to elevate the overall beauty of a property or specific outdoor area. For some of our most outstanding projects this year, we used outdoor lighting to blur the boundaries between the interior and exterior realms in gardens, lanais, and pool areas. By blurring these boundaries, we have created areas that are enticing and warm and connect our clients to the natural beauty all around them. This year, we’ve invested great effort into studying the techniques that will create such effects. We have experimented with our fixtures, so we are well aware of how to optimize their abilities. That work has paid off, enabling us to create several outdoor lighting masterpieces this year.

 

In 2013, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has been so very fortunate to employ a remarkable team that shares a mission to highlight the unique beauty of each client’s property. Our work reflects our commitment to producing outstanding outdoor lighting, maintaining the highest level of professionalism, and realizing our clients’ visions.

 

An emphasis on aesthetics has defined our work in 2013.

An emphasis on aesthetics has defined our work in 2013.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has also been blessed with outstanding clients this year. You have entrusted the beauty of your properties to us. Without this trust, the Year of Aesthetics would not be possible. You enable us to continue lighting Southwest Florida, teasing out the beauty that’s already there, and integrating it into a stunning scene.  So thank you, Clients, for allowing us to do what we love best.

 

Beginnings are exciting, and as we approach 2014, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is eager to see what this year brings. But whatever comes, we remain committed to providing you with the very best outdoor lighting design, products, installation, and maintenance available. Even though we are right before the holidays should you have any outdoor lighting issues that need to be addressed, please give us a call this week. And if you simply want to wish us happy holidays, we’d love to hear that from you as well.

 

To Southwest Florida residents and all of our clients, we wish you the happiest holidays, and a bright, beautiful New Year.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Spotlighting Makes Outdoor Holiday Decorations Shine

The holiday hustle and bustle has descended on Naples. Stores are filled with shoppers seeking perfect gifts, holiday tunes are dancing through the air, and decorations are going up. Our city is becoming merrier by the minute. If you are still in the process of decorating, you’re probably trying to figure out how to make your home stand out from the rest. I mean after all, who doesn’t want to be the most festive house on the block? And if you have already decorated, you may still be on the hunt for an extra special addition to really make your decorations pop. Have you noticed your outdoor decorations that aren’t pre-lit get lost in the shadows at night? If any of this sounds familiar, the solution you are looking for is spotlighting.

 

Homes that incorporate spotlights into holiday decor stand out from those that don't.

Homes that incorporate spotlights into holiday decor stand out from those that don’t.

When we talk about holiday lighting, spotlights certainly aren’t the first fixtures that come to mind. Rather, we think of string lighting or 3-D pieces composed of string lights. Spotlights are the unsung heroes of holiday lighting and often overlooked, but just consider a home that utilizes both string lighting and spotlighting. You really can tell the difference between those that do and those that don’t. Spotlighting highlights wreaths, garlands, or other 3-D decorations that are not pre-lit. As beautiful as string lights are, they don’t emit enough light to fully illuminate decorations such as these. So if you want each leaf, branch, berry, and icicle to stand out, spotlighting is for you.

 

At this point, you may be ready to go grab a few spotlights and extension cords from a home improvement store and get to work. Of course, this is an option for you, and we discussed this in another post a few weeks ago. Consider that extension cords are temporary and even those rated for outdoor use shouldn’t be left out in the elements for weeks. They can sustain damage or become dislodged from the outlet, creating fire hazards. Extension cords draped over a lawn are unsightly. Remember, you are trying to make the property look amazing. Often, extension chords must run over pathways, and with everyone rushing about, you really don’t want someone tripping and having to take holiday detour via the emergency room. And finally, with few fixture and placement options, you may end up with light your eyes every time you open the front door. That said, temporary spotlighting is probably the cheapest way for you to incorporate spotlights into your holiday décor.

 

Using colored lens covers in your spotlights can help you decorate without hanging anything!

Using colored lens covers in your spotlights can help you decorate without hanging anything!

Here’s another option for you – call a professional outdoor lighting designer like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. Sure you’ll pay a little more, but with extensive fixture options, buried low voltage wiring, and professional designers, you can avoid all the pitfalls associated with temporary spotlighting. The spotlights we use can also help you decorate. Perhaps, you haven’t hung ornaments in trees or put a wreath in each window. Did you know that our lens covers can be changed out for colored ones? They can. With just a snap, trees, shrubs, and the eaves of your home can be bathed in festive red, green, blue, or yellow light, creating a festive mood without hanging a single decoration. Whether you pick natural or colored spotlighting, your home will be dazzling, and our spotlights can continue to illuminate your home long after the holidays have passed.

 

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of the holiday decorating trick that will make your home stand out from the rest. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We would be happy to work with you to make all of your decorations shine this holiday season.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Elegance and Elevation: How Outdoor Lighting Enhances Southwest Florida Nights

Outdoor lighting brings aesthetic elevation.

Outdoor lighting brings aesthetic elevation.

It is not the first time I’ve said, “We’re so lucky to live here.” It won’t be the last. There is no denying that Southwest Florida is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Stunning white beaches, the shining gulf water, and towering palm trees come together creating what most would call paradise. Personally, I count myself lucky not only to live here but also to bring out Naples’ remarkable beauty at night. While outdoor lighting is functional, as it enables use of spaces and keeps them safe after dusk, it also elevates aesthetic aspects of your property, and such elevation can only be accomplished at night. It is this characteristic that makes outdoor lighting so enticing to homeowners in our area.

 

Using several different fixtures and lighting techniques, this pool area becomes an enchanting oasis.

Using several different fixtures and lighting techniques, this pool area becomes an enchanting oasis.

Recently, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples installed a system that encapsulates Southwest Florida beauty after dark. Like many in Naples, the client has an enclosed pool area and spectacular palm trees. The property is also located on the water. This client wanted the pool area illuminated with elegant and dramatic lighting but also wanted to highlight the trees outside of it. By doing so, we were able to craft the illusion of being completely outdoors under these magnificent trees but without the annoying insects.

 

Dramatic uplighting was used on the trees outside the pool area, making them stand out against the darkness behind them. Several small palm trees within the area were also illuminated in this way. The uplighting and their shadows reflect off of the glass roof, adding a striking layer of depth and creating an even denser “forest” look. Other islands of foliage and flowers were lit with overhead lighting and path lights. The end result was enough ambient light to make the area functional and enough shadows to create a captivating mood. Now, our client can lounge around the pool soaking up iconic Florida beauty and the mysterious elegance the new system inspires.

Iconic Florida beauty - enjoyable all night long.

Iconic Florida beauty – enjoyable all night long.

 

What is most beautiful about your property? A pool area like the one above; a tropical garden of trees, foliage, and flowers; or awe-inspiring architecture? Whatever your best area may be, there is an elegance and wonder that can only be teased out at night under the very best outdoor lighting. If you would like to unlock this beauty in your home and elevate it, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. You have seen what we can do, and I promise the potential is already there. After all, we live in Naples.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Particular Tree Lighting for the Particular Palms

While most of the country has experienced much chillier temperatures this week, here in Naples our thermometers are reading in the 70’s and low 80’s, which is perfect for being outdoors. Our warmer yearly temperatures are also perfect for palm trees. They flourish here. And while people in colder regions of the country may envy our temperatures (especially this week), they probably envy our palm trees even more. Every year, homeowners in other areas of the country pay hefty sums to purchase the trees that are native to Florida. You probably have several of them in your own yard and value their contribution to your landscape. They are regal and majestic. But are you able to truly experience their famous beauty after dark? Are they illuminated by your outdoor lighting system? If not, they should be, so they can continue to add value to your landscape at night.

 

Uniquely shaped, palm trees need different treatment to get the best illumination.

Uniquely shaped, palm trees need different treatment to get the best illumination.

Just as with other areas of outdoor lighting, there are correct and incorrect ways to light palm trees. And while you could get general contractors or landscapers to install your tree lighting cheaply, they are not lighting specialists and may not understand how to bring out the best of your palms. To be able to illuminate palms correctly, it is important to understand their anatomy. Palm trees have a unique crown shape, and the proportion of crown to trunk also differs from other tree species. Additionally, some palms have a crownshaft connecting the crown to the trunk. Because palm trees are so different from other trees, they need a special approach to lighting.

 

For proper illumination, palms not only require proper positioning of lights, but they also need a variety of bulb wattagess and beam spreads. This ensures the whole palm is illuminated and that parts of the crown aren’t getting lost in the dark. Without these special wattages and spreads, fixtures cannot be properly positioned to create optimal illumination. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples uses multiple bulb wattages and beam spreads to bring out the very best of your palms. General contractors and landscapers tend to use the same bulbs in all fixtures.

 

With proper lighting, leaves and trunk are clearly visible.

With proper lighting, leaves and trunk are clearly visible.

Using dramatic uplighting (angling a well or spotlight upward toward the crown), the individual leaflets or segments of your palm leaves shine against the dark shadows beyond. And with the proper bulbs and spreads, your palms’ trunks can flaunt their wealth of texture at the same time. A fitting showcase for one of the most identifiable symbols of our state. If you are ready to bring out the very best of your palm trees after sunset, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. By coming to your property to view your trees first hand and discovering what you are looking for, we can ensure these giants are as iconic at night as they are in our brilliant Florida sunlight.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Using Spotlighting to Accentuate Your Best Holiday Décor

Halloween has come and gone, the air continues to cool, and the daylight savings shift last week made it even more obvious that fall is fully upon us. Very soon, we will begin to see holiday decorations going up around the neighborhood. Perhaps you are one of the early birds, or maybe you wait until after Thanksgiving to do your Christmas or Kwanza decorating. This year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are overlapping! So those who celebrate Hanukkah have a lot to get ready for – quickly. No matter what holiday you celebrate, lighting will probably play a large role in your decorating. With all the focus that turns to how our homes look during the holidays, many not only use string lighting to accent their homes and décor, but they also incorporate spotlighting for wreathes, garlands, or 3-D decorations nestled within their landscape. Using such lighting highlights your décor and keeps it from getting lost in the shadows.

 

Incorporating spotlighting into your holiday lighting scheme can make your home stand out.

Incorporating spotlighting into your holiday lighting scheme can make your home stand out.

If you are planning to incorporate spotlights in your holiday lighting this year, how do you plan to accomplish this? Realistically, you have two options available to you: 1) Pick up some spotlights and extension cords at your local home improvement store or 2) Call an outdoor lighting professional.

 

The most obvious benefit to setting spotlights yourself is that it is more cost effective. The fixtures and cords you purchase at the store will be cheaper, and your initial investment will be less than if you hire a professional. However, remember that you get what you pay for. Running electricity to spotlights with extension cords creates some inherent hazards. Even if a cord is rated for outdoor use, extension cords are easily nicked by foot traffic, landscaping equipment, or even children playing, which can in turn cause a fire. Additionally, cords create trip hazards and are just unsightly when draped across the yard.

 

Beach home with various outdoor lighting techniques

Trusting a professional to do your spotlighting ensures that your wreaths and garlands will be visible this season and all year long.

Having a professional, like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, install your spotlighting may be more expensive up front, but it is well worth the investment long term. The lighting we install utilizes a low voltage transformer and completely buried wiring, which effectively eliminates your risk of spotlight related fires and people tripping over cords. By having a professional install your spotlighting, you will also get the optimal look for your property. Professionals understand how light and shadows work together to create mood and effect. They know how to eliminate bright “burn out” spots by putting the proper distance between a fixture and the object illuminated. And they are conscious of all angles from which someone might view your property. Finally, once the holidays have passed and the festive lighting and decorations have been put away, a professionally installed system will continue to bathe your home in beautiful light that will captivate your neighbors and guests.

 

So if you are thinking about adding spotlights to your holiday lighting, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We will be happy to discuss your property’s options and even come out at dusk to show you how our outdoor lighting can make your home stand out this holiday season and all year long.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Arresting Beginnings: Key to the Finest Outdoor Lighting Experiences

Beginnings are important. Like a good movie, a great day, or a first impression, the best beginnings keep us engaged and wanting more, and they set the stage for great experiences. Without a great beginning, we would lose interest and move on to whatever comes next, but with the hook at the start, we stick around for the whole experience. Funny thing about beginnings – when we focus on the overall effect, we sometimes overlook them. Your outdoor lighting is an experience for everyone who sees it whether that person is family, friend, or simply passing through the neighborhood. So stop and think about your outdoor lighting for a moment. Does it have a dramatic beginning that sets visitors up for the beauty that follows when night falls on your home? If it doesn’t, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can help.

Beginnings, such as your driveway, set the stage for your dramatic outdoor lighting.

Beginnings, such as your driveway, set the stage for your dramatic outdoor lighting.

Where are the beginnings for your outdoor lighting experience? Your driveways and entryways. As the entrance to your property, the driveway is the beginning, and it is a place that is often overlooked by homeowners and even outdoor lighting professionals. Of course, your distinct architectural features and towering palm trees should shine, but just as in a story or film, the overall effect is better if we build up to a big reveal. A subtly illuminated driveway arrests the attention of guests and accentuates the more dramatic architectural and landscape lighting highlighting your property’s best features. Enticing gate lighting can also make a bold statement that will impress and foreshadow the magnificent lighting guests can expect deeper into your property.

 

Entry way features, such as these palm trees, should not be overlooked. Beautifully lit, they draw attention to the dramatic architecture lighting of this home.

Entryway features, such as these palm trees, should not be overlooked. Beautifully lit, they draw attention to the dramatic architecture lighting of this home.

What fixtures and techniques can be used to create a “hook” for your drive or entryway? If your driveway features landscaping or architectural elements at the entrance, spotlights and well lights can be used to be sure these are noticed. Driveways can be lined with path lights to shine a soft, welcoming glow. And remember – when lining a drive with lights, it is important to stagger the fixtures on either side. After all, you don’t want to attract small planes with the “landing strip” look.

 

A successful outdoor lighting design creates a cohesive look and mood, just as a successful story leaves the reader or viewer with a feeling of completion, elation, terror (the list could go on for some time). And just as with a story, the beginning plays a crucial role. If you would like to be sure your property beginnings are drawing guests in, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We have orchestrated many stunning outdoor lighting experiences, and we would be happy to do the same for you.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975