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Landscape Lighting in Estero

The very best landscape lighting is created by professional designers.

The very best landscape lighting is created by professional designers.

Beautiful Estero – a unique community just north of the Naples area, the community prides itself on the atmosphere they have been able to create, and rightly so. Estero is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA because it is a wonderful place to live. This community has been able to maintain such a high standard of living because of community involvement before growth began. The people of Estero care deeply about their community. Living in Estero, your property is held to high standards, and this is where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can help. As the premier outdoor lighting company in the Naples area, we are the perfect outdoor lighting designer to create your Estero landscape lighting.

From residential to commercial, we have many years of experience designing, installing, and maintaining the best outdoor lighting Southwest Florida. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples creates custom designs for each of our clients’ landscapes. This results are outdoor lighting designs that complement the features of the property rather than being one of those “straight out of the box” solutions that leaves you wanting more. We understand how lighting effects mood and utilize techniques to evoke ambiance. We pay careful attention to what our clients want to feel when they are in or viewing these spaces. This allows us to create a beautiful scene and the perfect mood.

Beautiful tree lighting is essential to exquisite landscape lighting.

Beautiful tree lighting is essential to exquisite landscape lighting.

Trees are an important component of the Estero landscape, and with many large trees, it is important that your outdoor lighting designer understand how to light older trees and trees of different species. For example, palm trees, with their unique shapes, require different lighting than oaks. The positions of fixtures are especially critical for not only achieving optimal lighting, but also for eliminating “burn out” – extremely bright spots on tree trunks where detail and textures are lost. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples understands all of the peculiarities that can mean the difference in great landscape lighting and landscape lighting that leaves something to be desired.

If you are currently building in Estero, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can give you landscape lighting that is a perfect complement to your property and is a perfect fit within the Estero community. Remember that installing your landscape lighting while your landscaping is being designed will allow for more lighting possibilities and will minimize the time that your property is in construction disarray. The holidays may be upon us, but we are here to serve you. Don’t hesitate to call.

 

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 Outdoor Lighting – A Gift Dad Can Enjoy for Years to Come

Give Dad a relaxing getaway in his backyard for Father's Day.

Give Dad a relaxing getaway in his backyard for Father’s Day.

It’s June, and Father’s Day is just a little over a week away – June 15th. So what do you have planned to celebrate Dad this year? Maybe you’re thinking of getting him a new set of golf clubs, a power tool, or new grill tools. All of these gifts would probably please him, but how about something a little different? Give Dad the gift of outdoor lighting, and he can enjoy mild, Naples nights relaxing on the patio or deck. Now that temperatures are consistently in the mid to upper-80s, nighttime is the best time to spend outdoors.

 

What are some good areas to light up for Dad? How about the lanai? He can spend evenings in conversation, drink in hand, enjoying mild Naples breezes. Or consider deck lighting. The deck is the perfect spot for an outdoor dinner. You can even give it a trial run on Father’s Day when you and the family go for a visit. Dad works hard in the yard. Be sure all of that hard work is noticed by adding landscape lighting. Even at night, the neighbors will be able to see the lawn, shrubs, and trees he tends week after week. Or you might add pool area lighting. After a hard day’s work, Dad can relax by the pool long after the stars have appeared. He won’t miss out even if he’s working late.

 

Be sure all of Dad's hard work in the yard is noticed with outdoor lighting.

Be sure all of Dad’s hard work in the yard is noticed with outdoor lighting.

For all he does, Dad deserves a little rest and relaxation. Outdoor lighting creates an atmosphere that is soothing and serene. Dad can let all of the cares of the day slip away. Outdoor lighting will elevate his outdoor living spaces and make them functional and safe all at once. Best of all, he won’t even have to maintain it. With design, installation, and the Annual Maintenance Plan from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, all Dad has to do is sit back and enjoy. We take care of everything, and if you choose an LED outdoor lighting system, his energy costs will be considerably less than if you choose a traditional halogen system. Of course, none of outdoor lighting’s beauty and elegance is lost by choosing our high quality LED fixtures and components.

 

A tie, cologne, or gift card – yes, you could give any of these gifts, and Dad would appreciate them. But why not give him something he can enjoy all year for years to come? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ve got Dad’s gift covered this Father’s Day.

 

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

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

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

A Hidden Naples Retreat in Your Own Backyard Made Possible with Outdoor Lighting

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Royal Palm Trees

Imagine your own backyard softly illuminated with outdoor lighting.

It’s time. You’ve had your nose to the grindstone for far too long and you deserve a rest. Vacationing is on your mind, but before you browse through those flashy pamphlets, take a moment and think. You can spend copious amounts of money running off to a strange place to pursue relaxation, dealing with unknown circumstances and hoards of people, or you can simply turn your own backyard into a private getaway. After all, we have the perfect atmosphere for an outdoor oasis in our area, so why hesitate? Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we want to show you how you can avoid the hustle and bustle of overpriced vacations and create the most entrancing, relaxing outdoor living space you’ve ever seen.

Picture your yard. Envision the well-kept pool, the neatly trimmed trees, and the finely mowed lawn. Things of beauty you’ve worked hard to establish. Now, picture them with outdoor lighting. Copper path lights softly illuminate the way from your backdoor into your yard on a warm summer’s night. Their light is subtle yet strong, providing safety and structure. They guide you easily to the pool area where several fixtures have been set. They light around the water making it look memorizing and could rival the look of any commercial pool around the world. The glow is bright enough to lightly bathe the entire area surrounding it without overpowering. The scene is completely soothing. But your home won’t let your pool area take the entire spotlight. Against its exterior, floodlights wash the home walls and bring out the stunning texture. Shadows create striking contrast that keep your eyes entertained for hours. If you can pull your eyes away from them for a moment, the trees in your yard are begging for your attention.  Well lights beam

Outdoor lighting takes your places to new levels at night.

Outdoor lighting takes your places to new levels at night.

upward and turn your trees into creative pieces of art. The up lighting effect is breathtaking! Every fixture is expertly placed and creates the most illustrious atmosphere in your own backyard.

Now, complete the picture by adding yourself. The ambiance is perfectly set with landscape lighting and all you have to do is enjoy it. Your yard has gone from a simple space to an outdoor oasis. There’s no need to pay hundreds of dollars for a fleeting weekend trip when you could put that money towards a more enduring treat. Naples outdoor lighting will withstand for years to come, making sure your yard-turned-retreat can be enjoyed whenever you desire.

Bring that relaxing vision to life and give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples a call at 239-263-9975. We will come to your home and demonstrate exactly what we can do to help you transform it. You’ll be stunned at what we can do. So toss the pamphlets into the trash and take a look out your window. That’s where your next vacation is going to be. And your next, and your next, and your next.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

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

 

 

 

 

For more ideas on how to turn your backyard into a private retreat, visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our pool and underwater lighting photo gallery on our website.

 

A Late Night Stroll in Your Naples Garden: Brought to you by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Outdoor lighting can take you to another place in your own Naples backyard

Trees become dramatic statements at night with outdoor lighting.

The kids are finally tucked in their beds, and the house is quiet. You take a deep breath exhaling the challenges of a long, hard day. You need an escape, a chance to unwind before you turn in for the night. The early spring weather makes the temperature just right for a late night stroll in your Naples garden with the warm garden lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

 

The air feels cool and clean as you move onto the garden path. Around knee height, beautiful copper fixtures cast pools of light onto it, making your steps sure. You walk past a stately palm, its fronds and bark highlighted by dramatic spotlighting, the upward angle creating mysterious shadows that counter point the light. A live oak’s sprawling branches throw shadows into the grass beyond, and its tall crown blends seamlessly into the shadow of the sky. Night birds call, and the wind whispers past as your cares of the day slip away.

 

The sound of cascading water reaches your ears before you approach the water feature – a small pond accented by waterfalls. Light bounces off stones and shines through the water, causing it to glow golden. You pause and all of your tension dissipates.

Naples Garden Lighting to relax you

Garden lighting can change the tone and mood of your Naples garden.

 

Garden lighting truly can make a difference in the tone and mood of your garden, and it profoundly affects how you experience this outdoor space, which you work so hard to perfect. If you would like to experience your garden in this way, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We will help you create a haven so nighttime in your garden will rejuvenate your soul.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
(239) 263 – 9975
email: kurt@outdoorlights.com

 

 

To see more photos of our garden lighting, visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery on our website.

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples Specializes in Bringing your Evening Home and Landscape to Life

Most Naples residents will agree that this is their favorite time of year to spend time outdoors. While most of the country is under freeze warnings and shoveling snow off the sidewalks of their homes, we are enjoying highs in the low eighty degree range with plenty of sun and light breezes. January in Naples means mild, comfortable outdoor conditions that make relishing in the great outdoors ripe for the picking. Since many homeowners are spending more evenings outdoors it makes the perfect time of year to add outdoor lighting into the scenario.

Enhancing form and improving function

Landscapes throughout the Naples area resemble a tropical paradise that has stepped right out of the pages of a magazine. The yards of many area homeowners showcase a host of exotic palm trees, many native to the area, alongside tropical perennials such as Hibiscus and Bougainvillea

Palm tree lighting adds a dramatic flair to ordinary spaces

Palm tree lighting adds a dramatic flair to ordinary spaces

that are full of colorful cascading blooms. These elegant trees, shrubs and flowers create the perfect settings for landscape and garden lighting. Adding outdoor lighting to your yard will enhance the form and foliage of your choice landscape specimens and create a focal point of interest within your landscape

Outdoor lighting can also enhance your outdoor evening experiences in many ways. Outdoor lighting will increase the beauty and ambiance in your outdoor setting and within your landscape and will also increase the opportunity for extended function. This is especially true with outdoor spaces such as pools, patios and decks. Outdoor lighting will enable you to linger in these spaces longer, taking advantage of the presently mild weather. By adding

Adding outdoor lighting allows you to use your favorite places after the sun goes down.

Adding outdoor lighting allows you to use your favorite places after the sun goes down.

outdoor lighting specific to the outdoor areas you utilize during the evening hours, such as pool and underwater lighting, deck and patio lighting, and path lighting, you can feel secure taking that midnight swim, or hosting that dinner party on your deck. Outdoor lighting will increase the safety, security and beauty in any outdoor setting.

Don’t spend another evening wishing you could linger a little longer, only to be forced indoors with the setting sun. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to learn more about getting more pleasure out of your home and landscape after the sun goes down. Call today to schedule your evening demonstration.

 

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

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