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Lights Out: Step-by-Step Troubleshooting your Fort Myers Outdoor Lighting Outage

gfci imageWhile we pride ourselves in our reliable LED outdoor lighting systems, there are many uncontrollable circumstances that may have your lighting system leaving you in the dark. After heavy rains, an electrical storm, hurricane, or rogue landscaping equipment, your lights may not come back on. While we are pleased to have you call us and let us check it out, it may be an easy flip of a switch to get you back up in running. In that case, we’d love to give you a checklist of switches and items to check before you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples so that you can get your lights back on sooner.

  • Check to make sure your transformer is plugged in. There are many reasons a transformer can become unplugged and forgotten.
  • If you have a timer or lighting control automation system make sure the timer is plugged in. It may need time to restore the programming after a power outage.
  • Check your Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) by pushing the Reset button.
  • Check for a tripped breaker inside your transformer.
  • Check for a tripped breaker inside your main electrical panel.
Kurt Shearer, Owner Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples 239-263-9975

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

If all of these items are checked and seem to be on and your system is still not turning on, call us. We’ll come out to check your system from A-Z. There are many issues that can happen that are beyond our control. From issues within your home’s electrical system, outlets shorting out, garden tools cutting wires and lightning strikes can cause a host of scenarios that could leave you in the dark. We’ll be sure to find the reason behind your outage and make sure to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Call today. We’ll be happy to answer questions over the phone or come out for a maintenance inspection. 239-263-9975

Naples Outdoor Lighting Nighttime Demonstration

Test driving a car has become the standard when it comes to purchasing a vehicle. While home renovation and improvement remains a hard service to preview, here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we’ve found a way to make sure you get to see exactly what you’re going to get from us before you commit to anything or spend a cent.

Outdoor Lighting Demonstration

Billy_Scales_Night_Demo_InstallOur complimentary nighttime demonstration allows you to see our outdoor lighting design, custom created just for you. It even allows you to make changes and additions where needed – seeing these changes first hand, on-the-spot. We can tell you how great outdoor lighting is all day but nothing will resonate the way it does when you walk amongst the lights for yourself. Previewing your new Fort Myers landscape lighting is the best way to know what you’re getting.

When you call our office the first time, we’ll set up a convenient time for one of our outdoor lighting experts to meet you at your home or business – wherever you are considering adding outdoor lighting. We’ll have you show us around your property, listening and asking questions to get a true sense of how the space is used and what your goals are for lighting the outdoor space.

Custom Outdoor Lighting Design

After taking a few pictures, scheduling your nighttime demonstration and jotting down some notes, our outdoor lighting designer will come back to the office and create a custom outdoor lighting design for you. We’ll consider each fixture, its effects, its placement and the overall results that will be attained. Our design team will consider the outcome from the practical aspects of achieving goals for the function of the space, while also discovering ways to make the space beautiful, comfortable, warm and inviting.

The art of outdoor lighting is not something we will ever let go for the sake of functionality. Every light can be used to create beautiful artistry with light and shadow, while simultaneously achieving function such as task lighting, safety lighting and security lighting. Bonita Springs outdoor lighting achieves multiple practical goals while achieving night time beauty.

Night Time Demonstration

When we come out to your home or business on demo day, we’ll arrive approximately 30 minutes to an hour before dark (depending on the size of the outdoor lighting design). We show you the design and listen to any additional thoughts you may have come up with since we first met. Then we’ll let you get back to your life while we place our demonstration lights around your property according to the outdoor lighting design we’ve created.

Seeing is Believing

Iconic Florida beauty - enjoyable all night long.

Iconic Florida beauty – enjoyable all night long.

As sunset approaches we will bring you outside and hand you the remote. As the darkness blankets us, you can flip the switch when you’re ready to see your landscape, home, deck, patio or business illuminated with the beauty of our outdoor lighting system for the first time. As you take it all in, we’ll let you notice each fixture and what it is accomplishing. At this point we will collaborate with you and potentially move or add lights, turn some on and others off giving you the ability to test out first-hand what you really want. Collaborative custom outdoor lighting is the best way for each individual to get everything they want from their Estero landscape lighting.

If you like what you see, if you like the final results, we’ll schedule your outdoor lighting installation. If you still want to take time to think about it, we’ll leave without putting any pressure on you whatsoever. In outdoor lighting our goal is to illuminate your life with beauty and function, not to pressure you into buying something you’re not ready to buy. The best part is, our nighttime outdoor lighting demonstration is completely free – you have nothing to lose. Call today!

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

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

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today 239-263-9975 today for a free consultation or email us at naples@outdoorlights.com – Don’t forget to visit our website at naples.outdoorlights.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Upgrade your Naples Outdoor Lighting System to LED Before the Long Nights of Winter Arrive

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesThere are many great benefits to having LED outdoor lights. Compared to incandescent and halogen outdoor lighting options, LED offers lower energy use, lower energy cost, longer bulb life and high quality beautiful illumination with plenty of flexibility.

While all of those features are fantastic, I have to admit, seeing the significantly lower electric bill at the end of each month is my favorite part. There is no use in having a gorgeous outdoor lighting system at your Naples home if you are turning them off because you are concerned about the electric bill. If you’re considering installing a new outdoor lighting system, LED outdoor lights are the only way to go.

Retrofit Existing Naples Outdoor Lighting Systems

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we don’t just install new outdoor lighting. We repair, maintain, retrofit and upgrade existing outdoor lighting systems. If you already have an outdoor lighting system installed by someone else, there is a very good chance we can come in and retrofit it to LED. By upgrading your outdoor lighting to LED you’ll save up to 80% on your electric bill without having to have an entire new system installed. With LED you get gorgeous light that matches your previous light, but with less electricity to get you there. A standard halogen’s light temperature is 2700-3000K and considered soft white. We primarily use 3000K LED light, matching perfectly.

Naples home with various outdoor lighting techniquesLonger Nights, Means Running More Lights. More Lights, Means more Electricity.

The winter is a lovely time of year in Naples. With the nights being longer, but the weather still being warm, you’ll be running your outdoor lighting even more. Winter evenings are a great time to enjoy your Naples lanai or deck. Don’t wait until the shortest day of the year to realize you’re missing out on a cost savings by not having LED outdoor lights. Now is the time to call us to have your outdoor lighting system upgraded to LED, before the nights get long and the electric bill goes up.

An LED Retrofit Means More Capacity

One of the benefits of upgrading your outdoor lighting system to LED means that your transformer is handling less wattage. With less wattage being used, if your transformer was previously maxed out, you will be able to add more lights that you may have originally decided against. For instance if you currently have seven 35 watt halogen lights and your transformer is full, replacing those with 6 watt LEDs (for a comparable effect) means you can now fit a total of forty 6 Watt LED lights on that transformer. Meaning with just some additional wiring but no new transformer you can add 33 more lights, if you wanted to.

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

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

Learn more about energy and cost saving outdoor lighting upgrades when you call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today. Call 239-263-9975 today for a free consultation or email us at naples@outdoorlights.com – Don’t forget to visit our website at naples.outdoorlights.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Outdoor Lighting makes The Trianon Hotel an evening gem in downtown Naples

Commercial outdoor lighting in downtown Naples

Right in the middle of downtown Naples you will find a treasure in the boutique style Trianon Hotel. With the addition of commercial outdoor lighting the Trianon’s exterior architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds are getting the attention they deserve well after the Florida sunset sizzles into the sea at sundown.

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Old Naples

Dubbed “Trianon Old Naples”, the owners wanted to highlight the front of the property to improve curb appeal and add to the landscaping. Highlighting the beautiful Palm trees, statues, portico and the Florida charm of the front façade was the key to making that goal a reality. With the added benefit of unique architectural features like the balconies, roof line and the different reliefs along the front, we were able to capture the “Old Naples” splendor with this commercial outdoor lighting design.

Naples Trianon entry

Commercial Outdoor Lighting Design

Down lighting on two big oak trees provides the right amount of shadow and light to create a majestic effect on the smaller trees and shrubbery below. The palms, shrubs, and other greenery gain a glow from above that makes for a mysterious affect when uplights and path lights are added nearby. Seeing the depth and beauty in every branch and every leaf at night gives guests at the Trianon a warm and friendly invitation to enjoy the grounds at any time.

With approximately 20 low voltage uplights to highlight all of the beautiful palms and the front façade, we created striking shadows along the front of the boutique hotel. The shadows created from the tall tree canopy, the ornate balcony railings and the palm leaves create a unique majestic Florida feeling with drama and grace from every angle.
Naples Trianon center entry
As you see in the picture there is a sidewalk running in front of the main entrance. The client wanted more light on the sidewalk. Rather than opting for typical task lighting we elected to install fixtures up in the trees to have the light cascade down. Having four very tall shade trees in the Florida heat is a valuable feature during the day. By using the trees to cast interesting shadows across the sidewalk and property at night we were able to maximize their presence after the sun goes down. The creation of shadows and patches of light results in a very aesthetically pleasing and original night time affect.

By converting existing uplights along the front fascade to LED we were able to illuminate the Trianon in a whole new light. The addition of outdoor LED lights to the property is a win-win for the owners, as the lights provide brilliant illumination while spending less energy, less running expense, less maintenance and longer warranties than traditional 120 volt.

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

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975
kurt@outdoorlights.com

If you are ready to add exceptional commercial outdoor lighting to your hotel, golf course or other commercial property give us a ring at 239-263-9975 for a free consultation.
Visit our website: naples.outdoorlights.com or Email us: naples@outdoorlights.com We look forward to your call!

 

 

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

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.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

Outdoor Lighting – Naples’ Warm Holiday Welcome

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Welcome your holiday guests with the warmth of outdoor lighting.

Seasonal residents have returned to Naples, and those who live here year-round are thankful for fall’s mild temperatures. Cooling weather and longer nights mean the holidays are coming, and what better place to spend the holidays than where the cold doesn’t hurt! Now that all of our residents have returned home, it’s time for everyone to start their holiday planning. What have you done so far? Made gift lists? Tested that new cookie recipe? Thought about outdoor lighting? Though it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, outdoor lighting is actually key to a beautifully decorated home. And while you could certainly include festive holiday lighting in this consideration, I really mean architectural lighting, landscape lighting, entryway lighting…(the list goes on), though you may consider these to be simply “normal” outdoor lighting. They make a profound difference in the ambiance and atmosphere of your home, and the very best outdoor holiday lighting designs incorporate both “normal” outdoor lighting and festive lighting.

Why would a regular outdoor lighting design put others in the holiday spirit? Because of the feelings lighting can inspire – feelings of welcome, warmth, and comfort. Warm, natural light contrasts sharply with dense darkness surrounding it, and the reasons it stirs up positive feelings are probably instinctual. For countless years, human beings have been making our own light so we can better function after sunset. Our ancestors built campfires where they and their kin gathered for warmth and protection. Today, we don’t build as many fires, but we are still drawn to oases of warm light at night. Outdoor lighting can make your property warm and inviting – a space that draws your guests in.

DSC_0030And those feelings of warmth and welcome are what we strive for during the holidays. We want to foster positive emotions that make everyone feel good. In creating this welcoming atmosphere, landscape lighting, driveway lighting, path lighting, and entryway lighting will be essential. Such lighting gives your guests direction, as well as that cozy feeling.

With the holidays only a few weeks away, it’s time to take a serious look at your property and your lighting, and call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We are a full service outdoor lighting company that specializes in outdoor lighting alone. With years of experience and a stellar reputation in Southwest Florida, we would love to help you welcome your family and guests with holiday cheer. Let’s talk about it today.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

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.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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

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