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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

Sound and Light – Bring Out the Best of Your Naples Water Feature

Being able to see your water feature, as well as hear it, enhances its calming effect.

Being able to see your water feature, as well as hear it, enhances its calming effect.

Its sound is comforting, relaxing, and connects us to the natural world. It soothes and washes away cares that are not important, and we cannot live without it. Water – there is something very elemental about this liquid that has such power over us. Whatever the reason, the presence of water makes our lives better. Here in Naples Florida, water is plentiful and touches all of us. Some are lucky enough to live on the gulf and can hear the crash of waves day in and day out. For many who do not, koi ponds, streams, and waterfalls are important features in our backyards. Water features are soothing and bring peace just that much closer. While the sound of water transfixes all who take time to hear it, combining visuals with sound elevates water features so they become mesmerizing. Of course, you can see your water feature during the day, but once the sun goes down, the visual of water is lost – unless you have installed water feature lighting.

Perfectly placed lights augments moving water rather than overpowering it.

Perfectly placed lights augments moving water rather than overpowering it.

 

Lighting water features is an art form. While anyone can put a light beside a waterfall and angle the beams onto it, experience and knowledge is required to place lights so that the feature is best accented and clearly visible. With a misplaced light, the water of your feature could take on a bright white glow that blinds you rather than enchants. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has the experience you need to create the most beautiful feature. We use a combination of lights to accomplish this. Perfectly angled lights can accent rocks or other structural elements, while underwater lights can be installed within the feature itself, creating a golden glow within the water. We even install lights so that they illuminate the points where a waterfall strikes the pond or stream, enhancing the dramatic effect.

Water comes alive under the golden glow of outdoor lighting.

Water comes alive under the golden glow of outdoor lighting.

 

So now, you sit in the lanai, your favorite drink in hand. You hear the water run. It trickles and splashes creating a symphony of sound. You can see the water dancing. Your outdoor lighting reflects off the rippling water, throwing light beams in all directions, and a golden glow shines from the depths of the water. Now, your water feature boast looks to match its stunning voice.

 

If you are ready to create such an experience for those relaxing around your water feature, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Naples today. Not only will the sound of water transfix you, but its movement will as well.

 

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.

 

Enjoy your Naples garden against the Florida night sky with our enchanting garden lighting designs

As spring quickly approaches our thoughts turn to greener lawns, spending more time outdoors and especially in the garden. Spring is the season of renewal. As homeowner’s we anticipate the arrival of colorful bulbs, blooming perennials and trees to mark the beginning of the outdoor season. As the days progressively become longer and warmer we spend countless hours within our landscapes adding color to our yards.  Private gardens such as water gardens and flower gardens are a favorite among Naples residents. Our extended warm weather allows cultivation of flowers and plants that are unique and exciting. Hibiscus, Bougainvillea and other tropical additions are enjoyed year round here in Naples, where in other climates they are only seasonal favorites. With all the excitement surrounding buds and blooms the addition of garden lighting can bring your spring gardening to a new level of enjoyment.

Benefits of garden lighting in your flower garden

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples garden lighting

Watch the magic of your garden unfold under the night sky with outdoor garden lighting.

One of the biggest benefits of adding garden lighting within your flower garden is the way it enables you to use your garden at night. Most avid gardeners are already aware of the impact outdoor lighting can make within a flower garden. Being able to watch as the magic unfolds as plants and flowers explode with color against the night sky is truly mesmerizing. Some flowers are strictly night blooming, such as the fragrant Brugmansia, also known as an “Angel’s Trumpet”. These plants close their colossal trumpet-like blooms during the day. In the evening the Brugmansia opens fully and exudes an aroma that is sweet and unforgettable. Your garden will take on a whole new look and feel with the addition of garden lighting; colors like purple and blue appear more vivid than during the day. The act of simply walking through a well-lit garden in the evening can lift your spirits and heighten relaxation.

Benefits of lighting your water garden

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples water garden lighting

Lighting a water garden makes a beautiful focal point at night.

Water gardens add a feast for the senses within the landscape. Koi ponds, waterfalls and dry streams enchant you with the sound of trickling and circulating water. In almost all water gardens the area at the base or surrounding the structure itself is accented by flowers, low growing shrubs and ornamental grasses. The water feature paired with the water garden which surrounds it supplies double the pleasure and enjoyment. Take these two elements, and add water garden lighting into the mix. The results from adding outdoor lighting to your water feature and water garden include seeing the light dance off the movement of the water. Adding lighting will also enhance the beauty of all planting materials used in your water garden design. Colors are brighter and greens appear greener with outdoor lighting. If your water garden is not in close proximity to an outdoor space such as a deck or patio, add an elegant bench nearby so that you may get the full enjoyment of this winning combination – your water feature +  a surround of plants and flowers + water garden lighting = unforgettable!

Whether you enjoy gardening as a hobby, or consider yourself an avid gardener, beautiful landscaping and gardens are a great way to add beauty and curb appeal to your home. If you are looking for a way to make the fruits of your labor more beneficial this spring, consider outdoor lighting. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to learn more today (239) 263 – 9975

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
Email: kurt@outdoorlights.com

 

 

 

 

Please visit our landscape and garden lighting photo gallery and our pool and underwater lighting photo gallery which are blooming with inspiration. Both galleries are located on our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples website.

 

 

Naples Outdoor Lighting Takes You Away To Relaxing Places

Outdoor water features have the ability to transform your surroundings and take you to calming, tranquil places.  Think about the most peaceful settings you have visited.  Was it the atmosphere, sounds or comforts that were soothing to you?  Most likely there was a trickle of water lulling you into a soothing relaxation.

Outdoor water features make a graceful statement by creating a pleasing and welcoming setting.  As magnificent as water can make you feel, the addition of underwater lighting can turn your water feature into the focal point of your outdoor living space.

 

Creating a majestic effect through the use of outdoor lighting can charm your senses.   The right lighting can turn a beautiful daytime feature into a night time work-of-art.  The experienced designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples know the right fixtures positioned at the best angle to take you to a place of solitude.  We consider the width and height of your water feature and focus on the most important aspect – the water.

 

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples specializes in lighting water features and waterfalls. We can meet with you and help you create a safe, tranquil and inviting lighting design that will tantalize all your senses.  Call us today at 239-263-9975 and get ready to be taken away.

 

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

 

 

Changing the Way We Light Up the Night

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED lights provide a warm glow and 80% energy savings.

LED or light emitting diode lighting is quickly becoming the new trend in homes and outdoor living spaces everywhere. Until very recently, LED lights were not suitable for outdoor applications.  The colors of LED bulbs for outdoor lighting purposes were not as attractive as the traditional halogen bulbs used in most lighting fixtures and the directional capabilities were poor. But today, the look of LED lighting is almost undistinguishable and has many more benefits. The biggest benefit that consumers see is an 80% energy savings by simply switching to LED.

Traditional halogen bulbs used most frequently in outdoor lighting have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours.  The environmental friendly LED lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples has a rated life of 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day! The energy efficiencies save electricity and the long burn rate lowers maintenance costs. The color is warm and will illuminate all the best characteristics of your home and landscaping and the bulb is backed by an outstanding warranty.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples also offers more flexibility than all competing models on the market.  For most LED outdoor light fixtures, once the LED surpasses its useful life, you needed to discard the entire fixture and install another. However, the LED’s are changeable in Outdoor Lighting Perspectives’ fixtures. If you need to replace the LED–or decide you need a broader or narrower light beam–you simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

LED Lights from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can be retrofitted into your existing fixtures

Or, if you already have halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, we can actually retrofit those fixtures with our new LED bulbs.  LED retrofitting is just as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We will come to your home, retrofit your existing lighting fixtures, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

We would love to show you how to save up to 80% of your lighting costs with our new products. Call us today at 239-263-9975 for a free consultation and we’ll show you how to light up your night.

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975