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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

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.

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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.

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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

Outdoor Lighting Captures Southwest Florida Nights

Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is attractive your guests.

Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is attractive your guests.

Tis the season. Well in reality, we do have a couple months before the holiday season gears up, but during this time of year, the swelter of summer is fading. Now is the time Southwest Florida residents are out and about. Parties are moving outdoors. We linger outside at night for conversations or strolls by the water, and some of our favorite moments occur on the patio or lanai while relaxing with family and friends. Whether it’s the holiday season or just the outdoor season that comes before, lighting is a big part of celebration, and there is no lighting more festive than outdoor lighting.

 

Since humans are not nocturnal, we are drawn to light, especially if that light shines in a space that is otherwise dark. From campfires to candlelight to lamps glowing in widows, light has helped civilization progress and thrive by allowing us to function once the sun goes down. Light also makes us comfortable and evokes feelings of security and happiness. Around lights, people have gathered to celebrate for generations, and with outdoor lighting, that tradition continues today.

 

Path lighting is not only safe. It is also enchanting.

Path lighting is not only safe. It is also enchanting.

Chances are, you’re not going to build a bonfire in your backyard for your next gathering. Though you may have a fire pit, a fire large enough to supply light for your property just isn’t practical or safe. But with outdoor lighting you can have the warm, striking glow that makes your guests feel comfortable and right at home. That light is what people crave. Well-positioned path lights illuminate your walkways, floodlights wash the walls of your residence, and spotlights cast dramatic uplighting onto your palm trees, live oaks, and outstanding architectural features. Relaxing and forgetting cares of the day, you and your guests will find yourselves laughing, sharing, and enjoying the night.

 

Add outdoor lighting, and you will capture all the benefits that it brings to your home – safety, curb appeal, and resale value. But above all, outdoor lighting captures mood and aesthetic in a way that no other home improvement can because no other home improvement speaks to us on such an elemental level. If you think it’s time to make your outdoor areas the place everyone will want to gather this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting company, we will help you capture the night so you can make the most of it.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting Make Homes More Competitive in a Reviving Market

Summer is here, school is out, and everyone is focused on vacation and taking it easy. It’s the season of relaxation and family time. Did you know that it is also the season for buying homes? It’s true. The housing market experiences an increase in the spring and summer, and this year the housing market in Southwest Florida is looking promising. We are showing signs of improvement, and buyers are even being competitive with each other, something that has been a rarity in recent home-for-sale-signyears. Brokers are beginning to see multiple offers on homes at the same time. It really is an exciting time to be in the market. Perhaps you are planning to sell your home this year, or you may be looking to buy. Either way, adding outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples is an improvement that will benefit your property in many ways.

 

If you are in the market to sell, you are probably sprucing up your home with new paint, flooring, landscaping. When staging your home for show, first impressions are extremely important. Just as people do with each other, we make value judgments within the first few seconds, so that first impression matters. Be sure that your property is striking from the moment a perspective buyer rounds the corner. Add outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting gives you curb appeal in ways that other improvements can’t. It creates elegance and style. Your lighting system could make your home look regal and refined or mysterious and enchanting. By working with our designers, you can have the house that stands out on the block, the house that perspective buyers will have a hard time walking away from.

Naples home with various outdoor lighting techniques

If you are in the market to buy, you will probably begin customizing your home as soon as you move in. Redecorating and restyling a new home is what makes it personal, and many new homeowners start this process with landscaping. The yard will make the first impression on your family and friends as you being to show off your new property. Consider adding outdoor lighting as you are doing landscape work. If our designers have the opportunity to work with your landscape designers, we can prevent many potential challenges, and your property will be “under construction” for less time.

 

Selling or buying, one of our lighting packages is a great place to start. You can add additional lights, if desired, to better accommodate your property. So call us today. No matter what your aim in this year’s market, outdoor lighting is the right choice.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

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

 

 

 

For more on adding curb appeal to your home, visit our architectural lighting photo gallery and our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

 

Outdoor Lighting Inspirations in Southwest Florida

Words sometimes cannot express the same emotions as a photo. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we carefully design our clients outdoor lighting plans around Southwest Florida’s natural inspirations. See how we craft each plan to show the subjects texture and shape at the best angle, just as you would a masterpiece. Enjoy!

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

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Adds Beauty to Your Holiday Home and Beyond

The holidays are a time when many homeowners host celebrations of family, friends and even employees and co-workers in their home. With this in mind it is important to have your home looking its best from the inside out. This includes making sure your landscaping is fluffed and your holiday decorations and lighting are all aglow. One important key to enhancing your home and landscape is the addition of outdoor lighting. Professional outdoor lighting brings so much to the table in terms of adding curb appeal and beauty to your residence. It can also help create a first impression that is truly memorable when those holiday guests come to call.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives installation of architectural lighting showcases the intricate features of this entry way.

Among the two best genres of outdoor lighting that make the most impact within a professional outdoor lighting design is landscape lighting and architectural lighting. Each element used in professional outdoor lighting is made to work hand in hand with one another. For example, architectural and facade lighting can be enjoyed in unison with path lighting to enhance the path to your door. The goal of a successful outdoor lighting design is to lead your senses from the curb to the door of your home without missing a step of your homes appeal.

Accentuate the positive

Everyone wants their home to appear just as beautiful in the evening as it does during the day. A well-appointed outdoor lighting design will do just that, and more. Our formula is simple, we take the most unique and individualized features of your home and accentuate them with soft washes of light. This can include dormers, eaves, columns, custom trim, millwork, masonry and stone which is part of your home’s architecture. Architectural lighting is also used to enhance the height, width and depth of your homes dimensions.

Along with enhancing any architectural areas of interest, and using light to add dimension to your home and landscape our outdoor lighting is tailor made to highlight all the best features of your property. What features make your specific property unique can be as varied as the people who reside in them. Your landscape may include a water feature that can be brought to life in the evening by adding outdoor lighting, or even a treasured rose garden that you work diligently to cultivate during the day. The addition of landscape and garden lighting to this same rose garden will maximize the fruits of your labor because you can drink in all the lovely blooms even under the veil of the night sky.

The Naples area is part of a tropical climate with a constant flow of warm wind blowing in from the

Landscape lighting on these majestic palm trees add presence to the yard.

Gulf of Mexico. This type of weather makes for some gorgeous landscaping by our area residents. Along with long-blooming tropical perennials, and lush vegetation, palm trees are a staple in most Naples landscapes. Taking advantage of the unique shape and form of palm trees with outdoor tree lighting is a great way to add presence to your yard. A line of palms becomes magical with the addition of up- lighting giving your property an air of mystery and creating a hauntingly beautiful lighting effect.

If you are ready to add professional outdoor lighting to your home and landscape contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can turn your home sweet home into an elegant work of art just in time for the holiday rush and for the months ahead. If you already have an existing outdoor lighting system give us a call to make sure your system is running top-notch throughout the coming year.

 

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

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