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An Outdoor Lighting Package Perfect for Southwest Florida

If you’ve been on our website lately you may have noticed a new graphic advertising our outdoor lighting package deal.  And, if you’ve been thinking about installing outdoor lighting fixtures on or around your deck, patio, water features, dock or home, this may be a perfect package for you.

The offer includes your choice of 7 halogen up-lights or deck lights.  If you’ve researched outdoor lighting, you probably already know that our fixtures are manufactured to be exceptionally durable and are tested to the highest standards. Our copper and brass deck fixtures weather the elements gracefully and age to a beautiful patina finish.  Our well or up-lights blend in with your landscaping so all you see is the illumination.

In addition to the 7 halogen lights, you also receive a 300-watt transformer, 200 feet of the thickest wire used in the outdoor industry and a digital timer that can be set from dusk to dawn or any variation you choose.  All of these options plus a custom design, professional installation and all taxes are included for just $1499.

The package is a great start to enhancing your outdoor areas.  If you’re not sure which type of lighting fixtures to choose, we can help.  Up-lights, or well lights, are adjustable for brightness and typically used to highlight your home’s exterior or a striking tree.  Deck lights can be used on your deck of course, but are also perfect for securing atop retaining walls or along handrails and bench seating.  They cast a widespread glow that boosts visibility.

You may have heard a lot of buzz about LED lighting lately.  The growing trend is now spreading to outdoor lighting, and we offer outdoor LED fixtures like no other.  Our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs are designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer with a rated life of 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. We’d be happy to discuss an LED package with you if your interest takes you that route.

What’s even better is that, if after seeing your custom design, you would like to add outdoor lighting to other areas of your home or yard, we can help you with that as well.  It all starts with a call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.  You let us know what you want to light and we’ll take it from there.

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

It IS Easy Being Green in Southwest Florida

Back in the 70’s, Kermit the Frog sang a tune “It’s not easy being green.”  Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we couldn’t disagree more with that signature line.  Today, we have an outdoor lighting system that would make even Kermit think it is easy to be green.

Our outdoor LED or light emitting diode is extremely energy-efficient making it more beneficial than traditional halogen lighting.  The popularity of indoor LEDs has been increasing and now with our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs, the trend is spreading quickly.

One reason for the increase in popularity is the fact that LED lighting is designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is a bit higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  On average, it will cost about $20 a year to operate a 15-fixture LED outdoor lighting system.

The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer.  Traditional halogen bulbs have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours while our LED rated life is 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. Plus, in the past, once the LED surpassed its useful life, the entire fixture had to be discarded and another installed. Our new LED’s are replaceable in the lighting fixtures. You simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

Another obstacle in the past was the CRI or color rendering index from the older LEDs.  Every light produces color and that level or CRI was not adequate with the older LEDs.   The color and warmth from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ LEDs is virtually indistinguishable from our halogen bulbs because the CRI is the same.  Take a look at the photo below.  Can you tell the difference?

The only thing we do agree with in Kermit’s song is that green blends in with so many ordinary things.  Our lighting fixtures are manufactured with brass and copper that age beautifully over time and are designed to blend in with their surroundings so all you see is a warm ambient light.

If all these benefits make you wish you had installed our LEDs, the option may still be available.  Your current halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, can actually be retrofitted with our new LED technology.  Retrofitting is as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ll take care of the retrofit, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring from your existing system, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

Knowing the energy efficiencies your outdoor lighting system is producing may make your neighbors green with envy. We’re happy to help you get there.  Give us a call today to get started.

 

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

Outdoor Tree Lighting Creates Comfortable Surroundings in Southwest Florida

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples shows how professional outdoor lighting design can turn your Southwest Florida trees into stunning masterpieces, transforming your entire outdoor areas.

Click on the photo below to view our video on tree lighting.

Outdoor Tree Lighting

Give the outdoor lighting professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples a call and we will show you how.

 

Kurt Shearer

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

Lighting Trees in Southwest Florida with Style

 

We’ve talked about the benefits of outdoor lighting and how it can transform your Southwest Florida living spaces, making them more useful and safer.  We’ve also touched on focal lighting for water features and architectural elements around your pool or lanai.  Today we would like to talk more about outdoor lighting for trees which is much different than outdoor lighting for homes, paths or other landscaping.

 

Outdoor lighting for trees is different because of the nature of the object being lit.  Tree lighting can be tricky if not done by a professional outdoor lighting designer.  At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we know the best angle for the light so that it will illuminate the tree and not shine into people’s eyes.  We also know the proper distance the fixture needs to be installed to light the full canopy of the tree without the beam being interrupted by the underside of the canopy. And we know the best place to mount the fixtures so that it will not disrupt foot traffic and will protect the fixture and the home’s residents and guests.

 

You always want outdoor lighting to look natural, emulating the trees daytime appearance.  The trunk size and canopy need to be considered when deciding on proper lighting technique.  Depending on the height of the tree and the desired effect we can light your trees by using either uplighting or downlighting.

Uplighting reveals the trees magnificent elements

 

The most common type of tree lighting is uplighting.  Uplighting trees, especially palm trees so prevalent in the Naples area can make a very dramatic statement. With uplighting, we install a fixture very close to the tree to direct light up the trunk, under the canopy, illuminating the entire subject.  Placing fixtures at ground level and pointing upward reveals the trees magnificent elements and makes all of its surrounding more stunning.

 

Another option for tree lighting is called downlighting or moon lighting.  Downlighting is an effect

Downlighting casts light through the leaves and branches of the tree simulating shadowing created by the sun.

that is not as commonly used but is impressive with the right type of tree. The lighting fixture does need to be mounted in the tree and can be tricky depending on the tree size.

 

Downlighting is designed to cast light down through the leaves and branches of the tree simulating the look and shadowing created naturally by the sun. Natural lighting effects like shadowing are familiar, comforting and soothing.

 

We can help you decide the best type of lighting for your property and trees to get the most natural and beautiful look for your home.  Give us a call today and we would be happy to show you how beautiful your trees can look with a free nighttime demonstration.

Kurt Shearer

 

Kurt
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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples shows you to how enjoy your outdoor spaces even more with our dramatic lighting design.

 

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Temporary Lighting Makes Naples Events Enchanting

It is the perfect time of year to hold an outdoor event in Southwest Florida.  Entertainment opportunities from outdoor weddings to graduation parties to birthday parties and more pop up throughout the spring and summer.  The list of celebrations is as big as your imagination.

When planning for you next event, make sure outdoor lighting lands at the top of the list.  Outdoor lighting not only provides added ambience but it also enhances the safety of the area and can actually expand your useable space. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Temporary outdoor event lighting can be easily added to highlight the best attributes of your property.  Our battery operated path lights will brighten your walkways, drawing your guest into the party, while also enhancing the safety of the area.  Our spot and flood lights turn special landscaping and water features into beautiful focal points.  Floating light spheres in various colors and holiday string lights can hang from palm trees and make your event beautifully enchanting.

Our outdoor lighting design will highlight all the best features of your property. You will be as impressed with the look of your space as your guests are.

Give us a call to talk about lighting your next special event.  We would be happy to design your dream space with outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Kurt Shearer, Naples Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

 

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975