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LED Outdoor Lighting Maintenance For Snowbirds Heading North for the Summer

 

Are you heading up north for the summer? Closing your Fort Myers home for the summer can be a daunting task. Outdoor lighting is a great way to secure your home while you are away. We have a few ideas to help you keep your home secure all summer long and ensure your outdoor lighting system is running while you are away.

Fort Myers LED Outdoor Lighting Upgrade

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesIf your current outdoor lighting system is low-voltage and you usually shut it off for the summer, we have a great upgrade option for you. Upgrading to LED outdoor lighting in Fort Myers is easier now than ever. LED will use 80% less energy and is much more reliable than low-voltage, allowing you to leave it on the entire summer for added security and a natural appearance that you are home. We can convert most Fort Myers outdoor lighting systems into LED for immediate energy savings.

Quarterly LED Outdoor Lighting Checkups

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

We can make sure your outdoor lighting is working properly when you are up north

With reliable and long lasted LED outdoor lighting systems there is not a ton of maintenance required. Because of this lack of repairs and lamp changes, it can be easy to neglect much-needed adjustments and maintenance. To keep your LED outdoor lighting system running and looking great we offer a quarterly LED outdoor lighting checkup. We’ll come out to your place, turn your entire system on and check the entire system from A-Z. We’ll check every fixture, line, lens, transformer and the entire lighting design. We’ll rebury lines that have been exposed, trim away foliage that is interfering with the design, clean lenses, adjust aim and repair any issues (with approval).

How Does An LED Inspection Help When I Have Gone North for the Summer?

With the right timing, our LED outdoor lighting system check-up can be perfectly timed for ensuring your system is still running smoothly while you are away. Electrical storms, heavy rains and winds can cause a circuit to trip, landscaping to erode or tree branches to fall and interrupt your lighting design. When We can come out and make sure your system is not only running but looking good and performing its job as security lighting for a secure home while you are away.

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

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

We encourage you to use your LED outdoor lighting system with our lighting control automation to keep your home safe and secure while you are away for the summer. If this makes you nervous just call us here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we’ll check your system for you so you can enjoy your time up north without worry. Call today (239) 263-9975 to schedule your Fort Myers LED outdoor lighting quarterly inspection.

Leave a Light On For When You Come Home – Update Your Outdoor Lighting Installation Even While You’re Away

It’s almost fall again, which means many Naples residents are starting to plan their trips back home for the winter. Make sure your return home is as bright and easy as possible by scheduling your outdoor lighting updates now with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples.

Why should I update my outdoor lighting?

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

Bring out the best of your beautiful yard with professional outdoor lighting.

There are many reasons you should consider servicing your outdoor lighting system before you come home. For one, things change in Southwest Florida. Many customers had to make some mandatory renovations to their home and yard after the series of tropical storms last year. This year, while the deluge of rain may have washed out the summer, it also resulted in some truly beautiful, lush greenery cropping up all over Naples neighborhoods. If your home looks a little different now than it did when  you first installed your outdoor lighting, it’s important to revisit a few old fixtures and placements in order to make sure your home is still looking its absolute best.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples offers a wide variety of upgrade options, so it’s important to work one-on-one with an expert to make the best choices for your home. It’s easy to revisit your home and move some fixtures around for the best placements, check that the right bulbs are being used to display the best color and spread for your home’s features and more.

If you’re thinking about adding on to your outdoor lighting system, we can create a new custom plan for you. An expert will visit your home, analyze the best way to build on your existing system and come up with a brand new design to reflect your style and bring out the most impressive features of your home

Consider switching to LED outdoor lighting for a brighter look.

Another option to consider is switching to brighter, more energy-efficient LED fixtures. These bulbs are an absolutely stunning way to light up your favorite features of your home, and they use nearly 80% less energy than halogen bulbs. Plus, LED lighting is in it for the long-haul: this type of bulb often lasts as long as 50,000 hours, or 25 years.

And the best part? You don’t even have to be there! If you’re still soaking up the last few days of summer before you come home for the changing season, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can work with you to perform all of your upgrades while you’re away. It may easily be one of the most convenient things you can check off of your to-do list this fall, and the results will light up your home beautifully every night of the winter.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

LED Outdoor Lighting Fixtures for Every Area of Your Home

Last week we talked about the advantages of LED outdoor lighting and why this technology is becoming the popular choice among homeowners.  It’s all about the longevity of the bulbs, the energy it saves, and the low impact on our environment.  We do understand that the ultimate decision is based on the effect of the outdoor lighting.  After all, the benefits are a bonus, but you still want your outdoor lighting to look exceptionally nice.

Attractive outdoor lighting, with the benefits of LED technology, is where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples comes in.  Our advanced LED technology looks just as good as traditional halogen lighting.  Not all outdoor lighting specialists can say that.  It has to do with the Color Rendering Index or CRI.  CRI is a scale used to measure a light source’s ability to reproduce the colors and textures as closely as natural light would, and you can read more about that in a previous story we wrote called Why Color is so Important for Outdoor Lighting in Naples.  Our CRI is rated high and that is what makes your palm trees, pool areas, landscaping, driveways and every other area you want to see at night look so great.  After all, you’ve taken a lot of time and care of your outdoor spaces, so outdoor lighting should make them look as classy and elegant at night as they do during the day.

Our LED outdoor lighting produces stunning results with energy efficiencies.

Our LED outdoor lighting produces stunning results with energy efficiencies.

We offer a complete line of LED lighting fixtures to illuminate these areas.  Our LED well lights offer a strong light while remaining hidden and out of the way.  They can be used to graze or wash a home’s exterior or majestic columns, or shadow and silhouette taller features such as your palm trees. Our copper and brass LED path lighting fixtures are as attractive as they light they produce.  These fixtures are elevated above the ground and spread the light, making them ideal for illuminating your flower beds or adding safety to your path and walkways, steps, and driveway.  Flood lights give a wide spread of light while spot lights provide a more focused beam.  These types of fixtures are used for safety and security, although they can also be used for more unique situations such as lighting a grill, basketball goal, sculpture, fountain and archway.  We also have a variety of LED deck lights that wash ambient light along deck posts.  Our sconce lights shine up and down simultaneously and our step lights are ideal for long, winding steps or sculptured paths.

No matter what you want to shine at night, we can create a custom lighting plan that includes our LED outdoor lighting fixtures.  You’ll appreciate the benefits of LED lighting while enjoying your outdoor spaces longer.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

Kurt Shearer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of  Naples
239-243-6713

 

 

Why the Popularity of LED Outdoor Lighting Keeps Increasing

LED is becoming a very popular option in lighting systems all around.  You may have heard the term LED before, but are not sure of the benefits beyond the energy savings.  While efficiency is the most important benefit for many homeowners, there are several more that add to the lighting equation, and that’s inclusive of our outdoor lighting systems as well.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has been manufacturing light-emitting diode, or LED, outdoor lighting fixtures using the U.S. made CREE brand chips for a couple of years now.  These

LED lighting technology

LED lighting technology

top-quality chips give our LED technology the longevity, efficiency and environmental friendliness

that make our lighting stand out, literally.  How do they do all this?  Here’s how:

Longevity: The process by which LEDs produce light differs from traditional lighting.  LEDs produce a cold light while traditional bulbs use heat to produce a light.  That means LEDs will not overheat, and the life of the bulb will be extended.  In fact, our LEDs last up to 50,000 hours – 40 times longer than traditional bulbs.  In addition, they are more resilient than other types of outdoor bulbs, and react better to changes in temperature and other environmental elements.

Efficiency:   Energy-efficiency is probably what you know best about LEDs.  LEDs do in fact use less energy, and ours use up to 80% less energy, which saves you money.

Environmentally-friendly: Since our LEDs last longer, they reduce the amount of waste every year.  They are also easier to dispose of and recycle since they contain NO mercury, and they give off much less carbon dioxide emissions.  All of these factors combined lead to a smaller carbon footprint left on our environment.

LED Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NaplesAdding the equation together shows that LEDs really are the way to go, but the final decision ultimately comes down to the effect of the lighting.  When you are making an investment in quality outdoor lighting, you want to be sure the light output looks natural and is highlighting the uniqueness of your property.  Unlike older LED technology that gave off a blue tint and inadequate illumination, our LEDs produce a warm color and brightness that is indistinguishable from traditional halogen outdoor lighting.

If we’ve piqued your interest and you’re ready to talk LED, give us a call.  We can answer any questions you may have or discuss your options.  Even if you own a halogen lighting system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples or someone else, we talk about retrofitting it with the new LED technology.

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

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

Cost-Effective, Energy Saving Shopping in Southwest Florida

Commercial lighting projects are not talked about as often as residential outdoor lighting but, we have recently completed a commercial project that highlights so many of the reasons they are done.  Most commercial outdoor lighting projects are large in scope and are aimed at addressing poor lighting conditions that are more costly than newer technology.  That was the case with a property in Cape Coral, FL that we just retrofitted.

The property had several worn out, energy consuming lighting fixtures that were more costly to maintain than they were worth.  The property owners wanted to reduce their monthly energy consumption and maintenance costs while increasing visibility and safety for their tenants and customers.

The current lighting fixtures in use were working at varying degrees.  The MH lamps were showing their age in terms of diminishing brightness and color.  Some were giving off a white hue, while the older lamps were dim or showing a green effect as they degraded.  Even the lamps that were not producing any light were costing them 35-40% electricity to power up.  This made the shopping plaza’s walkways dark, uninviting and potentially hazardous.

Our resolution was to retrofit the structure with new induction lamps and custom reflectors to keep a comparable look to the property.  The newly designed reflector and base plate allowed more spread of light for an enhanced illumination of the walkway while producing brighter, crisper lighting as show in the photos below.

 

The comparison shows the difference our outdoor lighting makes. There are also cost advantages and energy savings.

The retrofit shows a significant increase in light level, safety and security as well as the aesthetics and curb appeal.  Not only did it increase the satisfaction of the tenants and their customers shopping experience, it also dramatically reduced the energy consumption and on-going maintenance of the property.

Properties like this can almost always benefit from our commercial outdoor lighting products.  If you are interested in learning more about commercial outdoor lighting, give us a call.  We can talk about the options Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples can offer you as well as the energy and costs savings that can be realized.

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

 

 

Why Color is So Important for Outdoor Lighting in Naples

A couple of weeks ago, while writing about our technologically advanced LEDs, we touched upon CRI or the Color Rendering Index.  We’d like to explain how CRI works to show you why we are so excited about the rating in our lighting fixtures.

Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a scale used to measure a light source’s ability to reproduce the colors and textures of an object as closely as natural light would.  The CRI scale ranges from 1-100;

Southwest Florida’s outdoor lighting looks like natural light when the CRI is above 80.

the higher the number, the better the score.  Poor color, or where color does not show, rates at a 79 or lower.  Good color is achieved in the range of 80 – 94, and great color rates at 95 or above.

That may sound a little technical, but it can be boiled down to this: every light source generates color and the color of light your outdoor fixtures produce should look as natural as possible.  If you recall the comparison photo in our past story, our low-voltage halogen lighting and our advanced LED lighting were very comparable.  That’s because the CRI of both lighting sources is over 80.  LED technology, until recently, rated low on the CRI scale.  The new LEDs from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples are rated at a CRI of 80, and in some cases 90 and above. That means our LEDS will show textures and colors the same way you would see them during the day, making LEDs a great choice in outdoor lighting. Not only will your lighting give off a natural glow, it also costs about one-tenth of the price to run as traditional lighting.  And, our LED “bulbs” have a rated life of 50,000 hours. That’s years’ worth of continuous operation.

Energy-efficiencies, long bulb life and a high CRI rating are great reasons to be excited about our LEDs.  What’s more is that our LED technology can be retrofitted into your existing system.  Give us a call to talk about getting a system installed at your home.

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

 

It IS Easy Being Green in Southwest Florida

Back in the 70’s, Kermit the Frog sang a tune “It’s not easy being green.”  Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples we couldn’t disagree more with that signature line.  Today, we have an outdoor lighting system that would make even Kermit think it is easy to be green.

Our outdoor LED or light emitting diode is extremely energy-efficient making it more beneficial than traditional halogen lighting.  The popularity of indoor LEDs has been increasing and now with our technologically advanced outdoor LEDs, the trend is spreading quickly.

One reason for the increase in popularity is the fact that LED lighting is designed to be up to 85% more efficient than typical halogen systems.  The initial cost of the fixtures is a bit higher but the operating costs quickly make up for that.  On average, it will cost about $20 a year to operate a 15-fixture LED outdoor lighting system.

The life cycle of the bulbs is also longer.  Traditional halogen bulbs have a rated life of 4,000 to 5,000 hours while our LED rated life is 50,000 hours, or 19 years if you have them on for 7 hours a day. Plus, in the past, once the LED surpassed its useful life, the entire fixture had to be discarded and another installed. Our new LED’s are replaceable in the lighting fixtures. You simply switch out the bulb, not the entire fixture.

Another obstacle in the past was the CRI or color rendering index from the older LEDs.  Every light produces color and that level or CRI was not adequate with the older LEDs.   The color and warmth from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ LEDs is virtually indistinguishable from our halogen bulbs because the CRI is the same.  Take a look at the photo below.  Can you tell the difference?

The only thing we do agree with in Kermit’s song is that green blends in with so many ordinary things.  Our lighting fixtures are manufactured with brass and copper that age beautifully over time and are designed to blend in with their surroundings so all you see is a warm ambient light.

If all these benefits make you wish you had installed our LEDs, the option may still be available.  Your current halogen lighting, either Outdoor Lighting Perspectives or someone else’s, can actually be retrofitted with our new LED technology.  Retrofitting is as easy as calling us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. We’ll take care of the retrofit, check your transformer and adjust the voltage, re-cover any exposed wiring from your existing system, reset timers and review any other needs you may have at that time.

Knowing the energy efficiencies your outdoor lighting system is producing may make your neighbors green with envy. We’re happy to help you get there.  Give us a call today to get started.

 

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

 

4 Simple Maintenance Options from the Naples Outdoor Lighting Experts

Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw your outdoor living spaces lit up after the professionals at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples installed your lighting system?  The result was remarkable and you fell in love with your space all over again. Do you look at your lighting now and think it just doesn’t look as stunning as it did that first season? That may be true.  Although our halogen lights do have an average life of 5,000 hours, they will begin to dim slowly with time and you may not have noticed the change.

Maintaining your system isn’t just about keeping it looking its best. It also helps your system run safely night after night.  Our fixtures are designed to be low maintenance, not no maintenance, so small adjustments are necessary to keep your outdoor lighting system at its best.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples offers 4 simple maintenance solutions for your outdoor lighting system:
1. First and foremost, make sure that recent storms, winds, wildlife or children have not covered your outdoor lighting fixtures with debris or anything else that can keep the heat produced from the bulbs from escaping.

 

2. Have our cost-effective tempered glass lens covers installed. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples tempered glass lens covers help keep debris from collecting on the bulb or from insects

Glass lens covers help keep debris away from the heat source

making nests inside the fixture. Glass lens covers are much more cost-effective than replacing a fixture due to malfunctions from obstructions.

 

3. Going green has never been more attractive. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples patent-pending LED lighting technology provides an 80% energy savings over traditional halogen systems. Our LEDs, which can be retrofitted in your existing fixtures, have an average rated life of 50,000 hours and a 5-year warranty. The color and illumination is virtually indistinguishable from traditional halogen lights.

 

4. The most convenient option is to give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to sign up for our thorough Annual Maintenance Plan. With this plan, we will come to your house on a yearly basis and replace all halogen light bulbs (LED bulbs last longer and do not need replacing), repair any damaged wire, straighten fixtures, inspect the transformer, reset or check the timer, trim or adjust for plant overgrowth, and perform simple changes to enhance the effects of your lighting. Throughout the year, you receive priority response and repairs with no service charge. Your lighting system remains headache-free and operating beautifully.

 

Keeping your system looking as beautiful as the day it was installed is simple with Outdoor Lighting Systems of Naples.  Give the professionals a call at 239-263-9975 to discuss your 4 simple maintenance options today.

Kurt Shearer

Kurt
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples
239-263-9975

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