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Colored Lens Covers Create Unique Naples Outdoor Lighting Designs

Create a tropical atmosphere in your backyard with green colored filters on your outdoor landscape lighting fixtures.

Create a tropical atmosphere in your backyard with green colored filters on your outdoor landscape lighting fixtures.

Your home is as unique as you are. It’s not like every other house of the block. It’s beautiful, stylish, and striking, and best of all, it’s not predictable. If you have trusted Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples with your outdoor lighting system, you already know that we share your love of uniqueness. We truly enjoy developing designs that are one-of-a-kind and compliment your property’s strengths. Because not every property is the same and different homeowners want to create different ambiance on their properties, we want to be sure you are aware of our colored lens cover options.

 

Many of our outdoor lighting fixtures, specifically our well lights and spotlights, feature clear lens covers that are removable and interchangeable. This means that you can replace them if they become worn, but it also means you can change the color of your lighting. These colors can complement your landscaping in distinct ways and create festive moods that are only possible with color. Because these lens covers are simple to change, it’s easy to alter your Naples outdoor lighting whenever you want. You can choose blue for an elegant, enchanting garden party, or red, green, and yellow for a Carnival celebration that is bold and daring. Colored lens covers can even make decorating for the holidays easy. With just a snap, your trees and shrubs can be bathed in festive red, green, or blue light.

 

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Using colored light within a design that uses natural light bring focus to important areas.

Splashes of colored light can make a big statement when surrounded by natural colored light. The color will bring focus to a specific area, altering the way people view it. We often talk about how light transforms your property. Naples outdoor lighting has this power because we are able to manipulate it. Sunlight shines down and makes the world around us look “normal”. By manipulating light sources and their directions, your property will look both the same and different. Colored lens covers give you even more transformative power by also changing how the light looks.

 

As beautiful as your outdoor lighting is, colored lens covers give you the ability to create and recreate truly unique lighting. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. We can let you know which of your fixtures have changeable lens covers and can help you decide which colors will be best suited to your property. We can even help you determine which colors would best complement specific events or holidays. With colored lens covers, your outdoor lighting can be truly unique.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Naples’ Light Sculpting Specialists Bring You an Inspired Night

Warmth, enchantment, excitement, and refinement – these are just a few tones that truly inspired outdoor lighting can bring to your home. Areas of light and shadow contrast, creating focus and rhythm. Colors pop out in the dark. Your trees, flowers, and architecture come alive. These elements are the same yet different under the mesmerizing glow. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we do more than just illuminate your property. We create mood and tone, form lines, craft texture, and direct sightlines. We are craftsmen and light sculpting specialists.

You may be wondering what a Light Sculpting Specialist is. This is an outdoor lighting professional who goes beyond simply illuminating an object. A light sculpting specialist manipulates light in order to create an effect, much like a sculptor manipulates clay to create a likeness. A light sculpting specialist scrutinizes detail and must be able to carefully control the light he/she uses.

 

Consider this lanai. Beautiful trees grow both in and outside the lanai, but the use of light blurs the viewer’s perception of this division. Trees and foliage plants both in and outside are illuminated with dramatic uplighting. The small, palm casts shadows up onto the cage ceiling making the vegetation seem even denser. As a contrast, downlighting is used to highlight the foliage plants on the right and balance out the scene. Lighting in the foreground and background is more subdued, manipulating sight lines and giving depth and serenity.

 

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For this installation, particular attention was given to the line created by the stairs leading down to this pool area. Light is most intense and dense in the area between the stairs and the pool. It bounces off the palms down into the pool area, giving the space a warm, welcoming glow. However, the area above the stair line is more shadowed. Light fades until darkness dominates the upper right of this scene. This divisive technique shows separation between the outdoor living area and the world beyond. Balance is created in a fashion reminiscent of yin and yang.

 

In this patio and pool area, pools of light reveal gathering areas – the table, water feature, and the pool itself. The water feature, which is most removed, is illuminated more intensely imparting to it the ability to reach across distance and beckon. The table area uses a combination of uplighting and downlighting, giving functionality to the table while still drawing attention to the majestic tree sprawling overhead. Finally the light at the edge of the pool is the mid point on which the scene balances, as such its brightness is neither intense nor subdued.

 

As you can see, sculpting with light requires in-depth planning and masterful control over fixtures. The results of such labor are breath taking. Are you ready to transform your outdoor living areas into works of art that you can enjoy night after night? If so, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today and see what happens.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Light Up Your Naples Home for the 4th of July

Light and shadow make summer fireworks a captivating sight.

Light and shadow make summer fireworks a captivating sight.

Ah the sights and sounds of summer! Good food sizzling on the grill, bright sunlight reflecting off of the ice in your drink, and the kids shrieking as they push one another into the pool. The kids are lucky. For them, summer is one long holiday, but at least we adults get some holiday too. The 4th of July is a mere two and a half weeks away. Hopefully, you are getting ready. Independence Day is characterized by our favorite way to celebrate in America – good food and fireworks. What better way to celebrate than by throwing fire and light into the night sky? With a pop, crackle, and flash, fireworks mesmerize us and leave us with a sense of child-like awe. It’s a good feeling. Now what if you could make those feelings and that air of celebration last? With outdoor lighting, you can.

 

While it won’t flash and flicker (and you really don’t want it to!), outdoor lighting can bathe your property in warm, dramatic light that will capture the attention of those who pass by. Like fireworks, outdoor lighting uses areas of light and shadow to attract notice, cause pause, and elevate mood. Outdoor lighting can bring a celebratory atmosphere to your home this 4th of July and every holiday afterward. Unlike fireworks, outdoor lighting is long lasting. Carefully maintained, outdoor lighting systems can last a lifetime, continuing to elevate the look and feel of your property night after night.

 

Outdoor lighting uses light and shadow to create an atmosphere that captivates like fireworks.

Outdoor lighting uses light and shadow to create an atmosphere that captivates like fireworks.

Your outdoor lighting system can be as big or small as you like. Perhaps you want to start with a certain area – like the front of your home or your lanai or pool area. Like a small fireworks show, a small outdoor lighting system is still beautiful and captivating, and of course, if you want to expand later, that is possible. Whether your neighbors are out for a stroll or you are hosting a summer gathering, your outdoor lighting system will lift the spirits of all those who see it. And in addition to improving the quality of your outdoor time, it can even add resale to your home should you ever choose to sale.

 

Light captivates. Be sure you are taking advantage of this characteristic and get your property celebration ready for the 4th of July and all other holidays after. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspective of Naples. As the area’s premier outdoor lighting provider, we will use light to make your property unforgettable – without unsettling pops and explosions.

 

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

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