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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay Knows Dock Lighting and How to do it Best!

Clearwater & Tampa Bay Dock LightingIf you are one of the fortunate homeowners lucky enough to live by the water, you know the beauty that ensues looking out at  your property’s most prominent feature — the view.  Having the backdrop of the ocean changes the entire aspect of your home and your property. It would be a shame to not be able to take in the lovely waterfront views at night. By adding outdoor lighting to your pier or dock you can easily remedy dark evenings spent staring into the void.

Clearwater and Tampa Bay dock lighting enlivens the oceanfront views and adds function to your space!

Clearwater and Tampa Bay dock lighting enlivens oceanfront views and adds function to your space!

Dock lighting, however, does more than accentuate the breathtaking views, it also enhances the function of the dock itself. Outdoor dock lighting will open the door for more opportunities to utilize the area at night giving way to many evening recreational opportunities. For example, your grandson is down for a vacation and he wants nothing more than to learn how to fish. The best time to fish is usually around dusk. Having the capacity to safely fish off your deck or pier at night with your grandson is reason alone to install  outdoor lighting. Not only will these treasured moments in time not have to be cut short because of nightfall, you can linger in the memory you are creating without the worry of not being able to see what is around you or have enough light to make it safely back to the house. You may even get that “big bite” you have been waiting on and not miss your grandson reeling in his first fish! Dock lighting also provides more light when returning from evening boat trips or excursions. Ample illumination ensures sure-footing upon your return and lighting “task” or “work” areas on your dock will guarantee your fresh catch of the day stays that way!

Clearwater and Tampa Bay dock lighting

We recommend adding subtle path lighting allowing for safe travel to the dock or pier, then we like to use fixtures on the dock or pier that will emit a soft wash of light instead of blaring light. We achieve this through careful fixture selection for your individual dock or pier. All of this adds up to the perfect illumination to enjoy your seaside dock at night.

Illuminating task areas

Notice how we added lighting to the task/work area of this dock to enhance functionality.

There are so many reasons that deck lights are wonderful to use on a dock or pier. From aesthetic appeal to safety, to time spent outdoors that would otherwise not happen. In general, lighting a pier or dock can have it’s obstacles but the benefits make it worth overcoming those obstacles.  Most of the time the area you are lighting is farther away from the house, and requires innovative design to achieve the desired effect for such a setting. We can make adding lighting and coming up with innovative designs easy with our experience and knowledge of dock and pier lighting.  One of our most recent dock lighting installations shows how we used path lighting along the railing of the dock for added ambiance and security. We also paid close attention to add lighting around the “task” area where the homeowner and his crew clean fish from their catch. Stay tuned for more images from this amazing dock lighting design and installation, more to come…

Clearwater FLA dock lighting

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay to learn more about our innovative dock and pier lighting designs aimed at making the most out of your oceanfront space!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayRobert van der Putten, Owner  727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340 email:olpclearwater@outdoorlights.com.

 

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Uniquely versatile…Luminous Accents fill the night with a beautiful glow.

Imagine how imaginative and fun your outdoor space can be with Luminous Accents!

Imagine how imaginative and fun your outdoor space can be with Luminous Accents!

Creating the perfect outdoor lighting solution is all about using the proper fixture with the best design. As award-winning professionals in this field, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is thrilled to have Luminous Accents by Casuwel available for our clients. These exquisitely innovative contemporary light forms will add just the right amount of ambient light to all your evening outdoor activities.

Luminous Accent lighting from Casuwel

Just like our architectural lighting shows off your home’s most desirable features, and our path and landscape lighting safely draws your guests into your luxurious spaces, the Luminous Accents collection has a uniquely shaped piece that’s just right for the ambient lighting you wish to achieve. Each piece has the color changing light show capability (easily programmed with the Luminous Remote Control) including 5 different hues: white, blue, green, red and purple and has multiple program options for single color lighting or your choice of color combinations with a gradual transition from color to color. And with no wiring or electricity required, the placement and use of these marvelous accents is limited only by your imagination.  Take a look at this video that showcases the fun color changes available:

  • The Luminous Accents collection includes:

The Luminous Lantern, with its teardrop shape evenly distributes a soft glow that perfectly casts an inviting arch of light either on the coffee table or by the pool for a late night swim. The convenient top handle makes this lantern easy to move no matter where you need it.

The Luminous Sphere is a 14 inch diameter glowing orb which will set the mood effortlessly as the center piece of your dining table or as a softer lighting accent at the threshold of the door.

The Luminous Vessel is a more durable version of the festive Chinese Paper Lantern. With a 12 inch diameter, 18 inch height and small wire handle, this versatile lamp can be used singularly on a shepherds hook in almost any spot or several can be hung along a line stretched across your patio or deck.

The Luminous Vertical Tower, available in two sizes, XXS (6x6x7 in) and XS (6x6x11 in), resemble pillar candles without the heat and potential fire hazard of a traditional candles, giving them an infinite list of possible uses on tables, stairs, benches or railings.

The Luminous Wine Cooler has a generous 13 inch opening and 17 inch height. Now you can keep the bottle chilled while easily illuminating the table, casting everything and everyone in a romantic glow. Chilling your favorite bottle of spirits has never been so luminous!

Luminous Accents collection.

Luminous Accents collection.

Setting a romantic mood for your next quiet evening for two or lighting the night for your best cocktail party ever will be a breeze with this myriad of lighting options from Casuwel. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is your exclusive source for Luminous Accents by Casuwel and all your outdoor lighting system needs throughout the Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. Contact us today, so we can help you light up your nights!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayRobert van der Putten, Owner  727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340 email: olpclearwater@outdoorlights.com.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay gives this neighborhood entrance a makeover!

Clearwater and Tampa Bay entrance lighting

Clearwater and Tampa Bay entrance lighting at it’s best.

In keeping with one our most recent posts, “Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting is helping neighborhoods make a grand entrance!“, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay just finished up a dramatic neighborhood entrance makeover through lighting!

When we initially met with the President of the Home Owner’s Association in this particular neighborhood, he indicated that the existing outdoor entrance lighting had some issues. These issues stemmed from the age of the system and underlying plant growth around the fixtures. Upon consultation, some of the fixtures were hidden under the foliage of the shrubbery.  Once we were able to locate all of the existing fixtures we then noted many were corroded and in poor operating condition.

Fixtures removed from entrance

Fixtures of old system removed from entrance.

New entry lighting

Closeup of one our high-quality LED fixtures.

Our reccomendation included upgrading their existing line voltage system to a ultra-efficient LED system using our high quality fixtures. We also trimmed the existing shrubbery in accordance with keeping them full and beautiful, but in a way that would allow the new system to illuminate the entrance appropriately. By upgrading to an LED system, this Homeowners Association will get not only a consistently beautiful entrance every evening to welcome residents and guests, they will also save tremendously each month in electrical costs. Their “old” system consisted of 75 watt fixtures, which we upgraded with 10 watt LED fixtures. In addition, our high-quality LED fixtures provide a wider span/spread of light requiring less fixtures and still illuminating the area cohesively!

Clearwater LED neighborhood entry lighting.

Clearwater LED neighborhood entry lighting.

The difference is clear! Upgrading to an LED system will save money, promote a more eco-friendly lighting over traditional systems, and deliver unsurpassed beauty to your neighborhood night after night, consistently.

Now is the perfect time to evaluate the conditions of your neighborhood entry and common areas. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay to learn more about our timeless outdoor lighting designs today!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayYou can reach us at (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340 or by visiting clearwater.outdoorlights.com

“We help people enjoy their outdoor living experience after sunset by adding beauty, safety & security.”

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay wants to know the condition of your outdoor lighting system?

Copper deck light by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives copper deck light — quality you can see and feel!

With a great deal of impetus placed on new, or “from scratch” outdoor lighting installations from other outdoor lighting providers it is refreshing to know that we are different. Not only do we cater to new installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay also specializes in bringing your existing lighting system up to code and operating properly.

Recently, we visited a property here in Clearwater, FL, where the existing outdoor lighting system is in need of abundant repairs and recommendations to bring it to safely operable standards. I took many photos while visiting the property during our first service call so I may show homeowners the pitfalls of poorly maintained outdoor lighting systems, abandoned properties and systems not installed by a professional.

  • Here is just a peek into some of the elements in need of attention or repair:

exposed wiresProblem – Exposed Wires: Exposed wires present a safety problem. Not only are the visible wires an eyesore from an aesthetic perspectives, they can also become a hazard prone to cause trips and falls. In addition, wire exposures can easily cause damage to your system during routine lawn and garden maintenance. Weed eaters, trimmers and lawn mowers can easily splice or damage the wiring. All cables and wires leading to the fixtures from the transformer should also be put in conduit to prevent any possible damage by landscape maintenance.

Exposed wiring can cause accidents

Exposed wiring can cause accidents.

Recommended resolution: We recommend inspecting the existing wiring for nicks or tears that may influence proper operation. In addition we advise burying the wire at the appropriate depth to ensure no exposure and ensure safety.

Dilemma – Corroded fixtures: Fixture corrosion is an issue for many Floridians. The heavy content of salt present in the air, combined with humid and moist conditions make the perfect catalyst for corrosion on exterior surfaces.  Outdoor lighting fixtures can take a beating if not constructed from the right materials. Many inferior fixtures are made from PVC, composites and spun aluminum. These materials cannot stand up to living in a coastal climate, and over time, will begin to degrade. In some cases degradation can begin very quickly.

More corroded fixtures damaged by sea air

Recommended resolution: Fixture replacement/upgrade: Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay our fixtures are made exclusively for us and are made of only the highest quality materials, including  solid copper and solid brass. Our fixtures stand up well to salt-corrosive environments. Our copper fixtures even patina beautifully blending seamlessly into the landscape.

Dilemma – Rusty and overloaded transformer: This one is important as the transformer serves as the “brains” behind the operation of your entire system. Rust and corrosion can cause transformers to fail. As you can also see from the picture to the left, haphazard wiring is present as well which can also become a safety concern.

rust and corrosionRecommended resolution: The only way to rectify this element is replacement of the existing transformer with a new transformer which is appropriate for the voltage being carried for this particular system.
Exploring each of these elements individually gives you the best perspective of how each of these implements impact the entire outdoor lighting system as a whole. Like pieces of a pie, professional outdoor lighting is cohesive as each piece of that pie unify to create a safe, functional and beautiful system. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of using a professional, experienced outdoor lighting design and install company for your outdoor lighting needs.

Our high-quality transformers.

Our high-quality transformers.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayIf you have an aged, abandoned or failing outdoor lighting system or even a system that has not been properly maintained during its lifetime, we can help. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can inspect your existing system and recommend repairs and upgrades to get your existing system running like new! Contact us today to learn more  at (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340

 

Casuwel Outdoor Furnishings and Accessories Comes to Clearwater and Tampa Bay!

Metropolitan collection by Casuwel

Metropolitan collection by Casuwel.

It is with great pleasure and much excitement we announce our association with Casuwel outdoor living furniture and accessories. Our addition of this exclusive line of outdoor furnishings will give our clients even more options to enhance their spaces and we’re thrilled to be able to present these high quality products to our customers at preferred pricing with a 10% to 15% discount.

As the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area’s leading custom designer of systems which illuminate your home and enhance your outdoor living areas, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is excited to also offer the best in outdoor furnishings and accessories, giving you the ultimate in selection for your customized backyard retreat.

Casuwel Charleston Collection table closeup

Casuwel Charleston Collection table closeup.

Casuwel, your premier choice for outdoor furniture and accessories, is built to withstand the elements while providing the ultimate in style and comfort. Designed to help homeowners in all climates celebrate the good life outdoors, these versatile furnishings were created with a unique weaving process and details distinctive to each of the four collections. To complement your selections and express your personal style, customize the Premium Comfort Cushions with any of the dozens of Sunbrella® fabrics, renowned for their sustainable qualities, and accessorize your ensemble with a coordinating outdoor rug, umbrella or one of the luminous accents available in this line.

We invite you to take a closer look (below) at each of Casuwel’s outdoor furniture collections and the wide range of accessories available through Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay and see which one would best suit your outdoor living area.

Bermuda dining set

Bermuda dining set.

The Bermuda Collection: The style and design of this collection captures the very essence of our tropical climate here in the Tampa Bay area. The clean, sleek lines of this collection give it the feel of an island retreat, which will have you reaching for a margarita the moment you sit down. Just right for spaces designed with a contemporary edge, but versatile enough for any setting. The Bermuda Collection’s crisp classic profile will set the mood for your rest and relaxation in the warm tropical breezes while you escape the grind on your deck, patio or porch.

bermuda collection by Casuwel

Bermuda collection by Casuwel.

Fairmont collection double lounger by Casuwel - Copy

Fairmont collection double lounger by Casuwel.

The Fairmont Collection: Ultramodern sophistication sheathes the comfy foundation of this collection. Wide sloping arms coupled with generous deep seating are inviting and encourage extended visits and conversation. You can’t help but unwind as you are enveloped in the comfort of this collection. Either by the pool, or on your patio, porch or deck, it will continue to beckon you to take solace from the stresses of your day.

Fairmont Collection dining.

Fairmont Collection dining.

Charleston Collection loveseat

Charleston Collection loveseat .

The Charleston Collection: As delightful and elegant as the beautiful city, Charleston, SC, this collection is simply divine. Created to resemble the look of vintage wicker furnishings, the classic curves and cozy comfort of these pieces will have you longing to enjoy breezy summer nights or lazy Sunday afternoons. The Charleston Collection, the low-maintenance version of the Southern-inspired classic would complement any outdoor living space above or below the Mason-Dixon Line!

Dining table and chairs from Casusel's Charleston Collection

Dining table and chairs from Casusel’s Charleston Collection.

The Metropolitan Collection: Fashionably modern yet timeless, this collection easily coordinates with many outdoor living space styles, and tastes. The generously proportioned frames of this bestselling collection are roomy and stylish crowd pleasers! The coffee table/storage ottoman, available in this collection, is the perfect example of its marriage of modern innovation with timeless style.

Metropolitan collection

Metropolitan Collection.

 

Fabric and pillows from CasuwelCushion Fabrics & Decorator Pillows: With dozens of Sunbrella® outdoor fabrics available, our exclusive Premium Comfort Cushions and decorator pillows can be customized to match your style and enhance the look of each collection.  Decorator square pillows come in both twenty inch and twenty-four inch sizes.

Casuwel rugsOutdoor Rugs: Tie your outdoor décor together with a finely crafted outdoor rug specifically designed to survive the elements. Available in the most requested sizes and a wide variety of color and designs.

Shade Umbrellas: We’ve got you covered with our lovely assortment of nine-foot round, eleven-foot round, rectangular and cantilever umbrellas available in your choice of shape, size and color.

Cauwel's umbrellas provide ambiance and shade

Luminous Accents: These exquisitely innovative contemporary light forms will add just the right amount of ambient light to these collections for evening outdoor conversations.

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Casuwel brings together stylish outdoor furniture design with the finest craftsmanship and moderate pricing; helping you buy smart and live well. As an added bonus, white-glove delivery and setup service comes with each order of any of these incredible selections of outdoor furnishings, accessories and accent lights.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayThis exquisite line of outdoor furnishings and accessories will enhance the beauty and function of your outdoor living space and we’re proud to offer such high quality products to our customers. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay today to learn more about Casuwel and our outdoor lighting designs. (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340.

See the whole amazing Casuwel line by watching their YouTube video:

Is your Clearwater or Tampa Bay pool dark and dangerous in the evening?

Clearwater and Tampa Bay Pool LightingMore than just a few Clearwater and Tampa Bay residents have a backyard pool. In our area, many homeowners would call a pool a necessity, while folks who live further North would consider it a luxury. Our mild climate allows for almost year-round use of a backyard pool or spa. The area that surrounds the pool, whether you have a patio or deck, becomes a versatile extension of our home as well.

Pools and spas aren’t just limited to enjoyment in the daylight hours either. Pool owners find the evening one of the most conducive times for taking a dip or enjoying a restful soak in their spa. With this in mind, shouldn’t the addition of lighting in and around these areas be just as important as having lights within the interior of your home? For obvious reasons you wouldn’t prepare a meal in your home’s kitchen, or shower and dress without lighting, would you? Of course not.

Lighting your pool and spa area is important for safety’s sake, to extend function and of course, what could be more beautiful than light and water in unison…

Pool and spa lighting is loaded with practical and aesthetic benefits, here are just a few:

  • A well-lit pool is a safer place to swim – Pool and spa lighting is a mesmerizing addition to any swimming area. If you love to swim when it’s dark, a poorly lit pool or spa  can lead to potentially dangerous situations. Professionally design and installed  lighting  can ease minds, knowing children and adults will have a clear view during their swim. This is especially helpful with larger pools so no one is lost or left in the dark. Too many accidents happen in and around pools, which can be  prevented with proper lighting.
  • Step lights transform this serene deck into relaxing night time refuge.

    Step lights transform this serene deck into relaxing evening refuge.

    No constraints for utilizing your pool or spa – A well-lit pool opens doors to endless possibilities. Consider an evening  swim party with friends enjoy a weekend “staycation” with family. When it comes to swimming after dark, a couple of laps or a quick cool down can be enjoyed on a whim!  With our warm climate, lighting will extend your playtime by the pool even as days grow shorter and there is less daylight.

  • Flaunt your creativity – We view your property as a blank canvas for expressing your individual style. Lighting will accentuate your landscape, outdoor living areas, outdoor furnishings and even your accessories. Lighting control automation will enable your lighting to  respond to movement, switch on and off easily or simply always keep your pool looking inviting.
  • Pool Lighting

    Lighting around the pool to focus on architectural features add to the allure of the area,

    Pool and spa lighting make a huge impression when entertaining – Although pool and spa lighting is becoming more common, it still packs a massive WOW factor for your landscape and home! Your backyard will quickly become the envy of the neighborhood, with new opportunities to entertain in style!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayTo learn more about adding the magic of outdoor lighting to your pool or spa call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay today for a free consultation  (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340.

 

 

Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting is helping neighborhoods make a grand entrance!

 

Neighborhood-Entrance lighting in Clearwater and Tampa Bay

Professionally lit neighborhood entry.

Have you ever visited a friend or family member for the first time in a community or subdivision you aren’t familiar with? It is true that today’s technology makes “finding” their home a little easier with the luxury of GPS — but, trying to find a new neighborhood in the evening can be tricky nonetheless. You want to exercise caution while driving, but in many cases pinpointing the exact location can become a cat-and-mouse game of having to revert to your smartphone.

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Notice how the entrance to this gated community is well-lit and easy to locate.

I was recently invited over for dinner by a dear friend who had just moved into a new home, in a new subdivision here in Tampa Bay. I was not personally familiar with the location, so I needed directions. I punched the address into my smart phone, and set off for my visit. Like clockwork, my GPS routed me correctly turn-by-turn. With just one final turn left to reaching my destination into the neighborhood, unfortunately the moon was shrouded behind some clouds that evening and the entrance to the neighborhood was not lit. This caused me to miss my turn, pull over and call my friend to confirm the location. The missed turned made me 15 minutes late, and could have been avoided had the neighborhood entry signs been properly lit.

Neighborhood Entrance lighting

Another professionally illuminated neighborhood entrance– beautiful and clearly visible.

Neighborhood visibility is important for visitors and homeowners alike.  Here in Clearwater and Tampa Bay we have been asked by many Home Owners Associations (HOA’s) for lighting consultations for new installations at a dark entrance, or to upgrade an entrance dimly lit with old fixtures, worn out bulbs and bad wiring.

We also design, install and maintain your communities' recreational and common areas.

We also design, install and maintain the lighting for your communities’ recreational and common areas.

Improving the safety of a neighborhood entrance is vital, but making your community more appealing in the evening is also important. Professionally designed and installed outdoor lighting within a community makes a lasting first impression with prospective homeowners. We specialize in creating a memorable outdoor lighting design for your neighborhood’s entrance, community centers and even amid the landscape that is prevalent within the common areas of your neighborhood.

The entrance to your neighborhood is meant to welcome residents and visitors all year. Along with entry, landscape and architectural lighting we can also illuminate your neighborhood during the holidays to enliven the warmth and holiday spirit of your community!

This entrance is full of holiday cheer!

This entrance is full of holiday cheer!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayFirst quarter is when many community HOA committes meet with homeowners to discuss recommendations and upgrades for the coming year. Now is the perfect time to evaluate the conditions of your neighborhood entry, common areas and clubhouse. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay to learn more about community outdoor lighting. We can design, install and maintain all your lighting needs!

You may reach us at (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340 or by visiting clearwater.outdoorlights.com

“We help people enjoy their outdoor living experience after sunset by adding beauty, safety & security.”

Robert van der Putten and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay Receives the 2014 President’s Award

Presidents Award awarded to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayIn the Outdoor Living Brand network of companies, no higher honor can be bestowed upon a franchise and its owner than to receive the President’s Award. One recipient is chosen among all Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchises, nationwide, and is based upon top-line sales growth, leadership, outstanding client service and the ability to build a strong team. This year, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay is both humbled and overjoyed to receive this prestigious award.

OLP President's Award for 2014

We are the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area’s premier outdoor lighting design company. We draw on our many years of design and installation experience to create some of the most beautiful, elegant outdoor lighting designs in the area. With a passion for perfection while adhering to the business practices established by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives corporate, we strive to continually produce excellent outdoor lighting design and installation experiences for each and every client using premium quality materials, unsurpassed attention to detail and our consistently responsive customer service skills.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay team members

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay team members.

We feel it is our team focus in regards to a combination of the aforementioned objectives that enable us to uphold our commitment to reach beyond our current achievements in revenue growth, customer satisfaction and sales closings. In fact, over the last four years we’ve averaged double-digit growth and in 2014 achieved a Net Promoter Score in the 90th percentile. We cannot help but feel intense honor and pride in receiving survey comments from our clients which consistently included descriptions for our team and our work such as: professional, quality work, prompt, responsive and delightful. These achievements are earned through hard work and not given out lightly.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay services all systemsRealizing the importance of networking and trade alliance development in the growth of business, several years ago I became a member of Business Network International (BNI), attending weekly meetings, participating in national conferences as well as serving a term as president of our local chapter. Through my relationships with BNI members including local builders, nurseries, landscape contractors and landscape architects, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay now receives project referrals which constituted over 25% of our 2014 revenue.

The Night is Ours in Clearwater &Tampa Bay with outdoor lighting

The Night is Ours in Clearwater &Tampa Bay with outdoor lighting

Although my business is showing substantial growth, I have faced challenges in both my personal and my professional life. Throughout any of my successes and my challenges, it is my unwavering personal goal to maintain a positive outlook and to operate Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay as a respectful, fair and honest business owner.

Again, I am elated to be awarded this year’s President’s Award, representing and affirming our successes in all that we do, not only amongst our corporate executives and our peers, but most importantly amongst our clients over the past 16 years. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay strives for excellence in each of our client’s custom outdoor lighting designs and installations. From the initial consultation to the custom landscape lighting design and professional installation, all the way through to the proactive maintenance and the consistent customer service.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayWe are ready to give you the best experience in outdoor lighting. Contact us today to learn more about the multitude of stylish outdoor lighting fixtures available from, literally the best in the business, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay.  Our design consultations are always free and we’d love to show you how to enhance your outdoor living spaces.

You may reach us at (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340 or by visiting clearwater.outdoorlights.com

“We help people enjoy their outdoor living experience after sunset by adding beauty, safety & security.”

How to bring out your “hopeless romantic” through Clearwater outdoor lighting

valentines_day Valentines Day is just around the corner; isn’t it time to choose a gift for your beloved one that truly signifies the feelings you have for them? Let’s face it, flowers, as lovely as they are will quickly wilt and lose their vigor. Much is the same with chocolates because if  not enjoyed in a timely manner, will lose their indulgence and flavor over time. Looking ahead to the future and choosing a gift that would make a bold statement about the depth of your emotions this Valentines Day and every day thereafter for years to come will speak volumes about your feelings and adoration — this is why outdoor lighting makes the perfect gift for that special someone in your life no matter what the occasion!

Backyard pergola lighting

Imagine adding light to your romantic outdoor designations for year-round enjoyment?

Putting this idea into perspective, the very nature of outdoor lighting lends itself to romance. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay we use soft washes of light to enhance your home, your landscape, your garden and all the outdoor destinations you and your Valentine frequent. Our lighting is designed to not overpower the focal point of illumination, but rather to create ambiance within the focus of what you are illuminating. The effect is a home and landscape that brings beauty, relaxation and romance to mind — in essence our professional outdoor lighting is like “mood lighting” for your home. 

Clearwater and Tampa romantic  outdoor lighting designs.

Clearwater and Tampa romantic outdoor lighting designs.

Imagine languishing in the moment on your romantically lit deck or patio, or long walks through your professionally lit garden admiring the seasonal blooms from plants and flowers you worked together to nurture? You can even take the moment a step further by adding splashes of color to chosen areas of your home through colored lighting filters, or LED string lights. White string lights may be a timeless staple for Christmas lighting, but they can also be used all year round with small modifications to fit the celebration. String lights are also available in pink and red for an even more festive Valentine’s Day light display — the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to adding the gift of light around your home to honor cherished moments and holidays!

Our custom garden lighting evokes romance.

Our custom garden lighting evokes romance.

Your home is a testament of the life you have built with your significant other. A sense of pride in the life you have created together is evident through the care you have taken in making your home and landscape something you can be proud of. What better way to pay homage to that commitment than to add outdoor lighting to the scenario? While chocolates and flowers will be enjoyed for a week, or maybe 10 days, outdoor lighting can be enjoyed 365 days a year.! Outdoor lighting is the gift that will keep on giving for many years to come, for many Valentines Day’s into the future!

Celebrate with holiday lighting throughout the year.

Celebrate with holiday lighting throughout the year.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay today to learn more about our romantic outdoor lighting designs.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayRobert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340

 

 

Outdoor Lighting Excellence Designed With Our Snowbirds in Mind!

Palm trees in Tampa Bay circular drives can be illuminated by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay embraces our snowbird residents.

Did you know that Florida is one of the top states in the nation for retirees as well as snowbirds? Thousands of  winter residents reside in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area each year. Florida, of course, is a draw to snowbirds for its miles of beaches, semi-tropical climate, idyllic landscape, scenic splendor and wide range of activities to participate in. Many residents call Clearwater their “second” home by maintaining dual ownership of a winter home here and a home somewhere else, usually further north, and split their time between both residences. With this in mind it is important to make your “other” home or winter home just as vital and functional as your primary residence.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay acknowledges our snowbird residents and the vital role they play in the community and welcomes them with open arms. We have been installing lighting applications for these residents for quite some time now by creating stunning outdoor lighting for the winter weary.

Our LCA can be set to make it look like you are home even when you are not.

Our LCA can be set to make it look like you are home even when you are not.

The focus for many of our winter residents is to have outdoor lighting at their second homes for safety and of course, to promote beauty and ambiance. We can accomplish both through our outdoor lighting designs. With the use of LCA (lighting control automation)  you can even control your lights for your winter home from your primary residence via your smart phone from clear across the country. This technology provides added safety at your winter residence when your away. We can design a lighting application for efficiency and safety which will ensure that your lights will be on when you are away during key times to keep intruders at bay.

Pool and jacuzzi steps propery lit by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

You’ll love what our outdoor lighting can do for your outdoor living spaces.

One must not forget that a vacation home, or winter home needs to “feel” like such; a getaway from the cold, an annual escape. We can turn your property into a spa-like sanctuary which sets the mood for relaxation through our mesmerizing landscape lighting, water feature lighting and deck and patio lighting just to name a few. Since Florida remains warm for the majority of the year it makes perfect sense that a great deal of the entertaining goes on outdoors. Whether you are entertaining friends by the pool or grilling out on your patio or porch, well thought out and planned outdoor lighting can extend the hours you can spend outside from late afternoon until late night — resulting in no limit to your outdoor enjoyment!

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay we can convey an effect through our professional lighting installations. Whether you are lighting a vacation or winter home or your primary residence. We can design your outdoor lighting the right way. Our professional designers and installers have the knowledge to know which fixture will work best in each setting you wish to illuminate. We use our own quality copper and brass fixtures that are exclusives within the industry. 

If you are ready to experience outdoor lighting at it’s best contact us today! 

Robert Van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of ClearwaterRobert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay (727) 785-6000 or (813) 237-0340

Shine a Light on Clearwater and Tampa Bay Oaks

Oaks are beautiful trees that deserve recognition.

Oaks are beautiful trees that deserve recognition.

Here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, we take pride in our tropical foliage, especially our palm trees. However, there are many other types of trees that thrive here, and they are especially beautiful too. (Just maybe not what people think of first when they someone says “Tampa Bay”.) Chances are, you probably have an oak tree on your property. You may have a few of them. Oak trees have been iconic trees for many years. They appear in myths and legends and are frequently represented in art and literature. With their deeply textured bark, lush foliage, and gnarled branches, it’s not hard to see why. Oak trees carry with them an ancient, primal beauty that is striking, and if you have them in your landscape, you really should highlight them. There is no better way to do this than with outdoor lighting.

 

Uplighting highlights the bark, gnarled branches, and foliage of this old oak.

Uplighting highlights the bark, gnarled branches, and foliage of this old oak.

Because each oak tree is very unique and many are extremely old and large, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay uses special techniques to light them. First, we place fixtures around the bottom of the tree being especially careful to illuminate the angles from which the tree will be viewed most often. Fill lights can be added if beam spread is insufficient to cover the tree and dark spots occur. We illuminate oaks from the bottom up – a technique called uplighting. Because of the unique shape of trees and more area to light at the top than the bottom, this lighting technique provides optimal lighting for viewing the textures of the trunk and the colors of the foliage. Even after foliage falls during autumn, the unique, gnarled structure of oak branches is quite striking and benefit from uplighting.

 

Moonlighting creates beautiful pools of light and shadows on the ground.

Moonlighting creates beautiful pools of light and shadows on the ground.

A special tree lighting technique that works well with oak trees is called moonlighting. Moonlighting involves setting fixtures within the tree’s branches so that the light beams shine down on the ground below. This technique creates exquisite shadows on the ground, mimicking full moonlight shining down from above, and provides good, functional light for a fire pit or patio area. However, if you want to see the structure of the tree, we will need to add uplighting as well.

 

Just because oak trees aren’t the first tree that pops to mind when our area is mentioned doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring out their beauty if you have them. If your oak trees are hidden and shrouded by shadows, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. We can bring much deserved notice to these regal giants, so they can contribute to the ambiance of your landscape.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Landscape Additions and Outdoor Lighting Make a Great Team

Landscape additions and outdoor lighting work best when installed together.

Landscape additions and outdoor lighting work best when installed together.

Now that fall temperatures have arrived in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, it’s time to spruce up your landscaping. With sap low, it’s time to prune trees, bushes, and vines, reseed the lawn, and apply fertilize. It is also the best time to plant for many varieties. Even though there aren’t as many flowers blooming, there’s still a lot to do in the yard and garden. Once done, you’ll want these new additions and modifications to shine, especially this spring, so don’t forget the outdoor lighting. If you have a system, it’s time for some additions. If you don’t, it’s time to show off your property.

 

Get us involved early for the most creative and easy-to-install landscape lighting.

Get us involved early for the most creative and easy-to-install landscape lighting.

Though you may it would be better to do one project at a time, there are actually benefits to installing outdoor lighting while you are doing new landscaping project. Lighting needs to be integrated into your landscaping in order for illumination to be the best. This can be accomplished at any time. However, it is better for your trees and shrubs if you can minimize the trauma they experience from being moved or dug around. By installing outdoor lighting while you are making landscaping additions, your trees and shrubs will be much better off. Often landscaping modifications involve creation of structures like garden walls. Conduit for wiring can be laid during construction of such elements, reducing the need for drilling, cutting, and chiseling. Giving your outdoor lighting designer the opportunity to work with your landscaper and other contractors allows for more outdoor lighting possibilities with less work time. It’s easier on everyone involved.

 

Be sure your new landscaping is seen at night - Call us today!

Be sure your new landscaping is seen at night – Call us today!

Addition of outdoor lighting during these constructions and installations also minimizes the amount of time your property will be in disarray. All construction and installation causes a little chaos on your property. Areas are dug up, mulch lies in piles, and there are holes dotting the lawn. If outdoor lighting can be installed during this construction, you won’t have to deal with such disorder all over again when we come to install your wiring, transformer, and fixtures.

 

We know there is a lot going on during landscape additions, but taking care of your landscape lighting now can save you headache later on. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. We will work closely with you, your landscaper, and other contractors to be sure your property is looking its best when spring arrives. Contact us today!

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Outdoor Lighting Captures Holiday Ambiance All Year Long

Outdoor lighting can help you capture the warm ambiance of the holidays - all year long.

Outdoor lighting can help you capture the warm ambiance of the holidays – all year long.

Don’t you love the holidays? Enticing smells, sounds of laughter, and oh-so-many lights lift our mood and make us feel good about the world. The holidays remind us of the good things in life and help us remember to wish others well and to work for peace on earth. As an adult, these are cherished times. As a child, they were full of magic (perhaps they still are). Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the good feelings and joy associated with the holidays could last all year? Believe it or not, you can capture holiday ambiance, and the best way to do this is with outdoor lighting.

 

There are many factors that cause off our good holiday feelings, but one that is most powerful is the lighting. While everyone uses lighting throughout the year in a functional way, during the holidays more homeowners use it to effect mood. We drape our homes with string lighting, set 3D sculptures made of lights out on the lawn, and even wrap our trees and shrubs in festive lighting. Everywhere you look during the month of December, lights shine and twinkle. These warm bright spots against a cold, dark night have a very powerful effect on our moods and emotions. Warm lights evoke feelings of security, warmth, and happiness. Humans have been gathering around light throughout history, be that firelight or underneath incandescent bulbs in the kitchen, so our attraction to it is deeply rooted.

 

Even after the holidays, your home can inspire joy.

Even after the holidays, your home can inspire joy.

Outdoor lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can illuminate your home in a striking, artistic way that transcends seasons but still elicits all the good feelings you associate with the holidays. Imagine pulling into your drive and up to a home bathed in warm light. The special features of your home are highlighted. There is careful balance of light and shadow. Dramatic uplighting showcases your trees, and your Royal Palms appear even more regal under these beams. Path lights splash pools of light along your walkways and into your flowerbeds. Your entryway shines a welcoming glow.

 

Though we see light’s effects more often during this season, outdoor lighting isn’t just for the holidays, and its effects on ambiance and mood can be felt all year long. Don’t lose that special warmth and welcome once your outdoor holiday lights come down. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, and come home to beauty and elegance night after night.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Out With the Old, In With the New Lamppost Lighting

Converting your gas or line voltage lamp post to LED will save you money.

Converting your gas or line voltage lamp post to LED will save you money.

Gas lighting used to be the most popular type of outdoor lighting. It was used for centuries because of its cost effectiveness but now that electricity is economical, gas lighting is used primarily to display an old-world charm. The problem that remains is the cost of the gas and keeping those lights running. Whether in a neighborhood, downtown district or in your own yard, your gas lanterns can now be converted to energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay.

Chances are if you have a gas or line voltage lamppost in your yard or community, it was installed while the neighborhood was being built. That may have been a long time ago and parts may have worn out. The lamppost may still look great but if you want it to work again, you may have to dig up your yard for new wiring. It probably is also consuming a significant amount of energy or gas every month. Consider upgrading your lamppost to a low-voltage LED. The color of the light looks warm and welcoming and it will cost you pennies a day to run.

Energy-efficiencies and lower maintenance costs come along with LED.

Energy-efficiencies and lower maintenance costs come along with LED.

Upgrading your lamppost to our energy-efficient LED outdoor lighting brings with it all the benefits we’ve talked about with our Tampa landscape lighting. Besides giving you the same color of lighting, and brighter than gas can produce, it will also save you money on your energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and a smaller carbon footprint on our environment. We’ll also put your new LED lamppost on a timer with a photocell so it will turn on and off with dusk and dawn. You won’t have to leave the gas post lit the entire day and night.

Don’t let your line voltage or gas lamppost sit unused in your yard or community. Let Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay convert it to beautiful and energy-efficient LED so that it blends in with the rest of your landscape lighting system to show off your home at night.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Up and Down and All Around, Tampa Outdoor Lighting Can Do It All

When it comes to unique lighting situations, it is best to use a professional outdoor lighting company. Why? Because companies like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can come up with creative ways to use outdoor lighting fixtures. Professional installation also ensures the fixtures will look great and no wiring will be showing. Take a look at a recent installation we’ve completed using our top of the line outdoor lighting fixtures to light up and down and all around this Tampa residence:

 

Sconce lighting provides a warm wash of ambient light.

This homeowner had a beautiful pool area that was spacious and luxurious. The problem was that it was difficult to see around the area at night. They didn’t want just any lighting to portray a warm, cozy atmosphere at night. When we consulted with them, we talked about several fixtures in our line that would work in the lanai and pool areas. What we decided upon was using our up and down copper and brass LED sconce light to wash light upward and downward on the columns in between the window openings. We continued this type of lighting on both levels of their lanai for a consistent look.

Tampa Bay Lanai Lighting

We then stepped out onto the long driveway where we staggered our copper path lights. Staggering the lighting gives a sufficient amount of light without making the area look like a runway. The path lights we used create an artistic design along the drive. Driveway lighting also increases safety in your area – can you imagine how dark and scary this driveway could be to a guest without any outdoor lighting?

Tampa Driveway Lighting

Finally, we used focal lighting to highlight the water feature in the front of their home. The beautiful three tier concrete water feature can now not only be heard at night but the trickling water can also been seen. Even from afar the structure is beautifully lit. It’s important when lighting a feature like this so close to the house that the light doesn’t shine in the windows or your eyes when you open the front door.

Tampa Water Feature Lighting

If you’re ready to highlight an area around your home, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay a call. We can come up with creative lighting solutions for all of your outdoor living spaces.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Professional and DIY Outdoor Lighting: What’s the Difference?

path_lighting_There is a big difference in the look of high quality LED or halogen lighting and solar._tampa_bay

There is a big difference in the look of high quality LED or halogen lighting and solar.

When homeowners decide that it’s time to add outdoor lighting to their property, path lighting is typically a first step. Seeing the beautiful outdoor lighting on a neighbor’s property can often prompt homeowners to pick up a few lights while roaming the home improvement store over the weekend. Enticed by the energy savings that solar lights can provide, they pick up solar path lights, do a quick install, and eagerly await sunset. Unfortunately, once darkness falls, they are disappointed. The path looks a lot like an airport runway with malfunctioning lights. Their new path lights are dim and a cold blue color. That’s not what they wanted at all, and now they’re out the cost of the less than satisfactory fixtures.

 

Not all outdoor lighting is created equal, and with current technology, solar lighting does not provide the illumination and color that is associated with quality outdoor lighting. In order for your paths to be clearly illuminated and to inspire feelings of warmth and welcome, you will need to consider low voltage halogen or LED outdoor lighting and eliciting the services of a professional outdoor lighting designer.

 

An experienced outdoor lighting designer can help you avoid the "runway" look.

An experienced outdoor lighting designer can help you avoid the “runway” look.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay is the area’s premier outdoor lighting design company. We draw on our many years of design and installation experience to create some of the most beautiful, elegant outdoor lighting in the Tampa Bay area. Using the highest quality fixtures and components, we can create path lighting that turns heads and increases your curb appeal because of our knowledge of light and the fixtures that produce it. Rather than that cold bluish light that reminds you of glow sticks, you can have clear visibility and beautiful light that bathes your paths and highlights your flower and foliage beds. We will strategically place your path lights so that illumination spills onto your path, and the design doesn’t attract small planes. Additionally, our beautiful copper BB-07 path light will blend into your landscape, doing its job without drawing attention to itself.

 

Can you have outdoor lighting with just a quick trip to the home improvement store and a couple hours worth of work? Certainly, but that lighting won’t live up to your expectations. Rather than waste time and money and experience disappointment, simply call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. Put your outdoor lighting in professional hands and watch your property come alive with exquisite illumination.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Smart Timers Help Your Outdoor Lighting Drive Away Dark, Spooky Nights

Come home to a warm, welcoming property despite the DST change.

Come home to a warm, welcoming property despite the DST change.

Are you ready for dark, spooky nights? Even though all of the little goblins and ghouls will be back in hiding this Sunday, darkness will be creeping up on us earlier and earlier. Daylight savings will fall back at 2am this coming Sunday (November 2nd), which will put you coming home from work to a dark house. No one cares for this scenario. It’s hard to see, you fumble with the lock, and your property just seems so cold. But even though longer nights are here for a while, you don’t have to stumble around in the dark. Outdoor lighting can provide the visibility and welcome you want when arriving home, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay’s innovative lighting timers can make this lighting automatic.

 

You may already know that timers can make outdoor lighting easy. Rather than having to turn your system on and off, the timer can do it for you. However, problems arise when daylight hours change and when Daylight Savings Time effects sunset time. Traditional timers have to be reset, and often the homeowner’s reminder of this is coming home to a shadowed property. As changes are made so infrequently, it is easy to forget how to even go about changing your timer’s settings. Fortunately, our timers are a little smarter than average. Our astronomical timer automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings with no effort on your part, and it will even adjust for variations in sunset time at your home. We simply enter the GPS coordinates of your property, and your outdoor lighting system can be programmed to turn on at sundown in your precise location. Once this is configured, no further adjustments are needed, even when the sun begins to set earlier in the evening.

 

Our timers are smart enough to make DST adjustments for you.

Our timers are smart enough to make DST adjustments for you.

Lighting Control Automation (LCA) has all of the automatic features of the astronomical timer but also incorporates greater control of all the electrical circuits in your home. With LCA, electrical circuits are set up in zones. This includes your exterior lighting, interior lighting, and other electrical appliances, like your television or heating/cooling system. Perhaps you want to conserve energy by turning off your heating/cooling system while you are at work and the kids are a school. With LCA, you can program it to turn off after everyone has left the house and turn back on a couple hours before you return so the temperature can normalize. If you and your family are away for the holidays, you can program your exterior and interior lights to turn on and off in patterns that mimic your normal ones. That way, thieves and vandals won’t realize you’re away from home. And yes, there is an app for that! You can control your LCA from any smartphone or tablet, so you can make changes even if you are away from home.

 

The Daylight Savings time shift may add hours of darkness to our evenings, but it doesn’t have to add hours of darkness to our properties. If you are tired of attempting to reset your outdoor lighting timer, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay today. We’re sure we can find the right timer solution for your outdoor lighting system.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

The BB-02: Getting Outdoor Lighting in all the Tight Spaces

Don't let the BB-02's size fool you. It is a very powerful fixture.

Don’t let the BB-02′s size fool you. It is a very powerful fixture.

Properties in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area come in all shapes and sizes. This is not limited to the layout of homes. Lots vary greatly too. Just because a lot is small doesn’t mean that it is not well-landscaped, gardened, and tended with care. But when it comes to outdoor lighting, small spaces do present unique challenges. Fixtures become hard to place, correct angles for light beams can be difficult to achieve, and sometimes, fixtures are simply too big to fit into available space. Owners of smaller properties, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has good news for you. Within our inventory, we have a unique, small fixture that is perfect for illuminating the exterior of homes with spatial constraints.

 

The BB-02 Mini LED Light is the answer to your needs. A stake-mounted fixture with multiple options, it is easy to change the height and angle of the BB-02 mini. The fixture is a mere 1.22” slim, so it will fit in almost any space. With the ability to focus the beam, we can generate a lot of light output from this very tiny fixture. It can be used in place of our larger well lights or floodlights in order to illuminate architecture, trees, or hedges and gardens. Perhaps your landscaping is dense, or your palm trees have tight, impenetrable root systems. If you live on a small property, there may not be a lot of space between your landscaping and your home. In each of these situations, traditionally-sized outdoor lighting fixtures may simply not fit, but the BB-02 mini can get the job done. Even in between close bushes or shrubs, this fixture provides the brightness and intensity your landscape needs in order to be seen.

 

No matter how tight the space may be, this 1.22" fixture can generate the illumination you need.

No matter how tight the space may be, this 1.22″ fixture can generate the illumination you need.

In addition to being sleek and versatile, the BB-02 mini LED gives you all of the benefits of high quality LED outdoor lighting. The color of the light output is clear and natural and, like all other OLP LED fixtures, can blend seamlessly into a halogen system. Additionally, the fixture only uses 6 watts but replaces a 33-watt halogen equivalent. Not only will your small spaces be beautifully illuminated, but your wallet will appreciate the efficient energy consumption.

 

Outdoor lighting is for every property – both large and small. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, we have a wide range of fixtures at our disposal to get you the lighting you want despite spatial constraints. So don’t wait. Call us today. An elegant, mesmerizing home is within your reach, no matter its size.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Enjoy Fall Nights in Clearwater and Tampa Bay with Outdoor Lighting

Keep enjoying your outdoor living spaces this fall by adding outdoor lighting.

Keep enjoying your outdoor living spaces this fall by adding outdoor lighting.

In just a little over two weeks, little goblins and ghouls will be running through our neighborhoods energized by the bags of sugary, chocolaty treats they carry with them. Even now, nights are getting longer in preparation for all the spooky fun. Then, right after Halloween is done, the Daylight Savings’ fall back will leave us in the dark for many more of our waking hours. Though fall’s mild temperatures are welcomed here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas, our properties, landscaping, trees, and outdoor spaces become shadowed and creepy unless you have outdoor lighting.

 

Outdoor lighting transforms your property at night.

Outdoor lighting transforms your property at night.

During the spring and summer, the Florida sun bathes our landscape in beautiful, warm light well into the evening hours, but the further we get into the fall season, we have fewer of these hours each day. In order to enjoy your property when you return from work, you need outdoor lighting. Just imagine being able to walk through your garden after work this November. Warm light illuminates your palms, shrubs, and pathways. Dramatic uplighting accentuates your sculpture. You can breathe in relaxation in this beautiful elegant space and don’t have to worry about tripping because of poor visibility.

 

nolm-logo@2xIn addition to hosting Halloween, October is also National Outdoor Lighting Month. It is an effort dedicated to informing homeowners about the transformative effects of outdoor lighting, especially if that outdoor lighting is designed by a professional. These effects can be most clearly seen in the fall because nights are so much longer than they are any other time of year. Whether you have an outdoor lighting system or not, October is the perfect month to explore how outdoor lighting can change the way you and others look at your property. Rather than being cold and spooky, your home and gardens can shine with warmth and welcome that your friends and neighbors will find magnetic.

 

Adding holiday lights to your gazebo shows your holiday spirit.

Adding string lights or cafe lights to your gazebo give the area a unique look and feel.

From garden lighting to holiday lighting and special event lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can give you the ability to make incredible memories in your outdoor spaces this fall. Download our free guide to holiday, festive, and special event lighting. Then, give us a call. Whatever your needs are this season, we can help you create the perfect atmosphere for all of your events and your quiet evenings at home with the family. Don’t wait. October is almost half way over already!

 

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

 

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Outdoor Holiday Lighting

Professional holiday lighting dresses up your home for the holidays.

Professional holiday lighting dresses up your home for the holidays.

As temperatures cool, we come closer and closer to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is less than two months away, and Christmas is less than three! At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, we love the holiday season, so we’re already counting down. You can too! Stay on top of how many days are left before Christmas with the Christmas Clock because, by the time you read this post, we’ll be even closer. Though all of this may seem a little premature, you know, as well as we do, how quickly the holidays can sneak up on us. So believe it or not, it’s not too early to begin planning and preparing. If you haven’t made a holiday to-do list, it’s not a bad idea to go ahead and do that, and while you’re at it go ahead and add outdoor holiday lighting to it.

 

Outdoor holiday lighting is hard with string-upon-string of lights, extension cords, and rickety ladders. The perils of installing this lighting are immortalized in films and are the fodder of comedians across the country. Yes, outdoor holiday lighting is a lot of trouble, but you do it anyway because of how beautiful, magical, and festive your home looks when all is said and done. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay brings you good tidings of lighting this year. You don’t have to fight it this season. You can simply trust it to us.

 

We can design the perfect lighting for a wide range of styles and preferences.

We can design the perfect lighting for a wide range of styles and preferences.

You know us for our beautiful landscape and architectural lighting, and our ability to transform outdoor living spaces into relaxing beautiful areas where you and your family spend quality time. When we design outdoor holiday lighting for our clients we use a very similar approach. Getting input from the clients, we determine what products will best complement the property and capture the mood and style that is important to the client. After design, our clients give feedback, and we alter it, if needed, until they are happy. On a scheduled date, we will arrive and install the lighting. Our clients don’t even have to hunt for a ladder, let alone climb up on one. Then, finally, after the holidays are over, we will return to the property, remove the lighting, and store it for next year.

 

Tampa outdoor holiday lighting really can be that simple – just a quick call to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay.  So add it to your holiday to-do list. Then, go ahead and mark it off. The holidays are closer than you think, and the days will fly by quickly. Get your outdoor holiday lighting installation on our schedule before we book up, and watch the magic of the holidays unfold.

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

 

Robert van der Putten, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340