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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

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

Nighttime Insects Less Attracted to our LED Outdoor Lighting

Annoying bugs can be drawn to lights in your oasis.

Annoying bugs can be drawn to lights in your oasis.

In Naples, nights on the lanai, sitting by the pool, or lounging on the patio are the highlight of the day. There, we can escape the heat and relax in the milder evening temperatures. For this reason, nights outdoors are cherished times in this region, and outdoor lighting is key to making those nights beautiful, elegant, and safe. Of course, no night is perfect. Under the warm glow of your deck lighting you may well have heard the hum of a mosquito in your ear or been dive bombed by a psycho moth. It is no secret that bugs are drawn to lights. Whether an outdoor fixture or a child’s flashlight, bugs just can’t seem to resist the glow.

Why? Most light, whether natural or artificial, contains not only what we see but also UV rays. These rays are invisible to the human eye but very present and very attractive to insects. Bugs that are most active at night, when most natural light falls in the blue/violet end of the spectrum, are especially attracted to UV rays because they use them to navigate and find food.

Our Cree LED bulbs do not emit the UV light that draws insects.

Our Cree LED bulbs do not emit the UV light that draws insects.

Now, there is another great reason to upgrade to the LED fixtures installed by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples. The Cree bulbs we use in our LEDs are actually less attractive to insects than other bulbs. In a recent study conducted in the Department Etymology at The University of Georgia, Dr. Marianne Shockley Cruz and Rebecca Lindner were able to identify the UV waves insects find most attractive. Fortunately for our customers, Cree LEDs do not emit these wavelengths. As a result, bugs don’t care that much for them. So in addition to saving energy, outlasting their halogen counterparts, and illuminating your home in the warm glow you have come to expect from outdoor lighting, LED bulbs attract fewer bugs. This, of course, means a more enjoyable night for you and your family unwinding in the lanai or on the patio. Does this mean you won’t get bit by a mosquito if you install our LEDs? Of course not. But it does mean, bugs will find your outdoor lights less inviting, and you will even spend less time cleaning dead bugs out of your light covers, which is not a fun task for anyone.

So reclaim your nights. If you haven’t made the switch to using LED bulbs in your outdoor lighting system, contact us today. We can make your outdoor areas less attractive to annoying bugs and more attractive to you.

 

Kurt Shearer Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples

 

 

Kurt Shearer, Owner

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