Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay

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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

Tampa’s Best Outdoor Lighting Displayed on Houzz

Houzz siteWhat does your fall home improvement list encompass? Does it involve redecorating, remodeling or redesigning areas of your home and outdoor spaces? If so, you’ll want to be sure your gather ideas from the best social media site for all of these, the site for interior design, landscape design and home improvement called Houzz. And, if additional landscaping is on your list, your want to check out Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay’s page within Houzz to see how our outdoor lighting designs can enhance that landscaping and all your outdoor living spaces.

Browse through our Houzz site to see how we’re illuminating homes, docks, lanais, landscaping and many other areas around homes across the Tampa area. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has the experience and creativity to make all of your spaces look even better at night

We excel at solutions for unique lighting situations

We excel at solutions for unique lighting situations

with professional landscape lighting. We don’t just beautifully light pathways, architectural features, palm trees and pool areas like you will see on our Houzz site, we also come up with creative solutions where you may think none exists. We’ve installed our Tampa landscape lighting fixtures around a grill area with a separate switch to turn off and on when needed, we’ve illuminated mangrove areas beautifully without disturbing the scene, we’ve added lighting under a built in seating area around a firepit, and many more situations.

If you’ve been looking for a way to enhance your outdoor living areas, upgrade your old system to energy efficient LED or repair your worn out system that isn’t working properly, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and

Wrapping string lights around trees or hanging them around the area adds plenty of light.

Wrapping string lights around trees or hanging them around the area adds plenty of light.

Tampa Bay a call. We can do all of that for your. We can even custom design and install your holiday outdoor lighting for your home or business. As part of our holiday lighting program, we also come back after the holidays to remove, pack and carefully story those lights and decorations for you. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay is your one stop outdoor lighting company. We’ll work hard to ensure you receive an outdoor lighting system that goes beyond your expectations because it’s what we do day in and day out. We’ll come to your home for a free consultation to show you how amazing your home and outdoor living spaces can look with Tampa outdoor lighting.

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

 

What’s Your Tampa Holiday Outdoor Lighting Personality?

Someday I will make good on my threat to write one of those internet quizzes. Mine will be: “What’s your Tampa holiday outdoor lighting personality?” There are so many different colors, lights, shapes and sizes of holiday lights that what kinds you gravitate toward have to say something about the kind of person you are. Regardless of your holiday light personality profile, everyone can agree that having someone else do the work of installation is the easiest path to a stunning holiday outdoor lighting display.

 

Pre-lit garlands are beautiful both outdoors and in.

Pre-lit garlands and wreaths may be all that’s needed to decorate.

Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner (or both), the process for getting your Tampa holiday outdoor lights up is a snap when you work with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. We carry a treasure trove of unique and creative holiday lighting displays suitable for both residential and commercial spaces. Whether you lean toward string lights, snowflake lights, icicle lights, snowfall lighting, wreaths, garlands, or festive yard displays — you’ll love the variety we offer.

 

We’ll listen to your vision for the tone and mood you want to create with your outdoor lighting and make suggestions based on your input. The form of our design proposals will follow the function that you envision for your holiday lights. We even have some specialty and novelty lights appropriate to specific holidays like Hanukkah, Halloween, Easter and the 4th of July.

 

Schedule your holiday outdoor lighting installation today to get into the spirit of the season.

Schedule your holiday outdoor lighting installation today to get into the spirit of the season.

After you make your design selection, we will purchase your lights and set a date for installation. And…that’s it. No more work for you. We install them all according to plan. If you want an excuse to climb your extension ladder, you’ll have to come up with another reason because we’ve got the lighting covered.

 

When the holiday season ends, no additional thought has to be given on what to do next. We’ll be back to remove and store the lights for you in our climate-controlled environment until next year. Some of our clients find that they really enjoy the festive feel that holiday lights bring to their home or business. We can change or update your Tampa outdoor lighting to reflect your personal preference. Your Tampa landscape lighting should be exactly what you want it to be and with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, it can be beautiful and carefree.

Tampa Bay Holiday Outdoor Lighting

We’ll make all your outdoor spaces look festive for the holidays.

 

For a free in-home consultation to show you the striking improvements expert installation of well-designed outdoor lighting can bring to your property, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay at 727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340.

New Landscape Lighting Fixture for Your Tampa Lanai

Landscape lighting in your lanai can extend your hours of enjoyment.

Landscape lighting in your lanai can extend your hours of enjoyment.

Living in the Tampa area for so long I sometimes forget that many people outside of Florida do not know about lanai’s. To Florida natives, lanai’s are often the favorite parts of our homes. Whether it’s a small space for just a table and some comfortable chairs or a larger space that contains an outdoor kitchen and pool area, lanais are as common in Florida as is the amount of sunshine we receive.

 

In most cases, lanais contain a covered area that is supplied with plenty of light. But, if you have pool with a screened enclosure, often times it is difficult to get sufficient lighting in that area. That’s where Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay can help. We have a landscape lighting fixture that fits perfectly into any type of lanai.

 

Our wall light fits perfectly in small spaces and on lanai structures.

Our wall light fits perfectly in small spaces and on lanai structures.

We often talk about our Tampa landscape lighting fixtures for their quality, beauty and durability in the salty Florida elements. All of those features remain true with this deck/wall light and in addition to these attributes, it also gives off a powerful amount of light for such a small fixture. This slender option can be integrated into the lanai structure, attached to the framing to give off enough ambient light to let the entertainment safely continue long into the night. It’s brass finish in antiqued to be discreet and blend in with its surroundings. If all this weren’t enough, this little outdoor lighting fixture comes with our advanced LED technology to provide energy efficiencies.

 

We often talk about the energy efficiencies of our LED outdoor lighting fixtures because that is one of the deciding factors that steer our clients towards LEDs. The technology burns cooler than halogen bulbs and last much longer, up to 50,000 hours. And, because of the advanced technology, maintenance costs are much lower than with halogen systems. And because LEDs use less wattage, they can easily be tied into your exiting Tampa landscape lighting system and quite possibly the same transformer.

 

Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa BayIf you’re looking for ways to spend more hours of your evenings outdoors under the serene surroundings of your lanai, give us a call. We’d be happy to design a Tampa outdoor lighting plan that highlights your pool area, landscaping and architectural features.

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

The Superior Difference Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Makes in Tampa

LED bulbs

LED bulbs

Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are definitely becoming more mainstream these days. In fact, almost all of our new Tampa outdoor lighting installations use LED fixtures and many of our clients are upgrading their halogen systems to LED. The questions from our customers used to be about the advantages of LED; the energy efficiencies, lower carbon footprint, longevity of the “bulbs” and lower maintenance costs. Now that consumers are learning more about LEDs, the questions asked are about what sets our LED outdoor lighting systems apart from the competition. That’s a question we are happy to answer.

 

Experience. Just as it is best to go to a doctor for medical advice, it is equally important to go to a professional outdoor lighting company for landscape lighting advice. There are companies out there advertising outdoor lighting installation and they may even be less expensive, but chances are they install landscape lighting in their slower seasons or as a side business. You want a company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay that installs landscape lighting all year around, it’s all we do! We have the experience of 16 years under our belt, we’ve corrected problems caused by these companies and we’ve offered solutions not provided by them.

 

Our copper fixtures withstand the elements.

Our copper fixtures withstand the elements.

High Quality Fixtures. The salty environment we live in can wreak havoc on metal and make painted fixtures chip, peel and corrode. Our high quality outdoor lighting fixtures are made from solid copper, brass and heavy duty pvc. They withstand the elements in our air and the copper eventually turns a beautiful patina finish to blend in with your landscaping so all you’ll notice is the lighting effect, not the fixture. Plus, our landscape lighting fixtures can be upgraded from halogen at any time and the LED can even be replaced if it reaches the end of its life span of 50,000 hours. Other lighting manufacturers need to replace the entire fixture at the end of their LED life.

 

Superior Technology. When it comes to technology, not all is created equal. The LED outdoor lighting fixtures manufactured for us right here in the United States are superior. While most landscapers would offer you a MR16 LED bulb in their fixtures, you’ll get a higher quality PAR LED bulb with ours. The difference is in the technology. MR16 bulbs were originally created for indoor use, not to be used in an enclosed fixture. The problem with it being enclosed is the build up of heat that will affect the bulbs lifespan. Our PAR LEDs are sealed so they do not need a cover to protect them from the elements. Because of the larger surface area, the air itself can cool them. That helps dissipate the heat but the large heat sink included in each bulb does the majority of that work to spread the generated heat out and away from the lighting effect.

 

There are other PAR bulbs in the market but ours have been manufactured to produce consistent and superior results. There is no socket that can fail and because it is sealed, it remains completely waterproof. Our PAR bulbs have a rated life of 50,000 hours or about 19 years if you run your Tampa outdoor lighting system for 7 hours a day. And since we are still in the infancy of LED, that hour range could actually prove to be longer. Most importantly for our clients, the color or our LEDs is a warm white that enhances the beauty and unique characteristics of your Tampa home and landscaping.

Halogen vs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED outdoor lighting

When it comes to the investment you will make in a Tampa outdoor lighting system, consider the advantages Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can provide. We have been custom designing and installing superior outdoor lighting systems around the Tampa area for over 16 years. We’ll be here when you need us with the advanced technology and superior lighting effects you’ll fall in love with. Give us a call today to set up your free consultation so you can see how good your home will look 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

Tampa Bay Outdoor Lighting Solutions as Unique as Your Backyard Gazebo

There are many types of gazebos and with each gazebo comes a vast array of possibilities to enhance it with Tampa Bay outdoor lighting. Gazebos are used to provide shade from the hot Florida sun all the while providing an ornament element to your outdoor spaces. Some gazebos are freestanding while others are attached to a deck or patio and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

 

Whether you use your gazebo as a cozy, quiet place to escape or a separate outdoor dining area, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has many landscape lighting options that will improve the time you spend under it so you can get the most out of your investment. Here we talk about three very different lighting options that may work for your gazebo, trellis or pergola.

 

Gazebo lighting allows you use of the area after dark and enhances the structure's appearance.

Gazebo lighting allows you use of the area after dark and enhances the structure’s appearance.

If lush, tropical landscaping surrounds your structure, you probably want to incorporate the foliage in your outdoor lighting plan. Uplighting on the landscaping around and on the structure can enhance the space without becoming the focal point. Well lights or our LED stick light, which fits in small spaces but gives off a powerful source of light while remaining energy efficient, is a perfect choice. A warm wash of light is provided while the Tampa Bay outdoor lighting fixtures blend in beautifully with the landscaping.

 

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.

String lighting or our new café lighting can create a romantic feel to your gazebo or structure when hung across the roofline and even wrapped around the sides. While string lighting has often been used on gazebos, our café or festival lighting has larger bulbs that give a more unique look while not being too overpowering.

 

Our copper sconce light provides ambient light from the top and bottom.

Our copper sconce light provides ambient light from the top and bottom.

A third type of lighting was used on a recent gazebo installation we just completed. The Tampa Bay sconce outdoor lighting fixture is the perfect fit for just about any type of gazebo. The copper LED sconce light is typically mounted on a post or wall and it provides ambient light up and down simultaneously. Because of the way these pillars happened to be installed, we added a copper plate across the two and secured the sconce light to the plate.

 

Those are the types of solutions you will find when working with a professional outdoor lighting company like Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. Because of our experience in outdoor lighting, we have and can continue coming up with unique solutions to give you the best Tampa Bay outdoor lighting design for your spaces. If you have a unique outdoor lighting dilemma, give us a call. I bet we can come up with a solution you will love 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

 

Celebrate the Many Faces of August with Tampa Bay Outdoor Lighting

Family nights are better with outdoor lighting

Family nights are better with outdoor lighting

August is not just the last month of summer, it has also been designated as the official month for such diverse topics as: curb appeal, catfish, family fun, golf, eye exams, picnics, peaches, water quality and romance awareness. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, we wondered how many different ways we could celebrate the dog days of August with Tampa Bay outdoor lighting.

 

In August we have about 13 hours of natural light to show off our homes and light our paths, but that decreases by about a minute and a half each day as we move from summer into fall and winter. If you want to enjoy your outdoor living spaces to the fullest, you would be wise to consider the benefits professional Tampa Bay LED outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting systems offer improved safety and security, in addition to enhancing nighttime curb appeal.

 

Dimming your LED outdoor lighting can create a romantic mood.

Dimming your LED outdoor lighting can create a romantic mood.

You can kill two birds with one stone if you install LED outdoor lighting fixtures on a dimmer on your porch, deck or patio. You increase your curb appeal and increase your romance awareness. What could be more romantic than an outdoor dinner à deux with artfully designed lighting to cast you and your sweetheart in a warm, appealing glow? Serve grilled peaches with a sprinkling of brown sugar on top and you’ve also given a nod to National Peach Month.

 

An evening outdoor picnic by the pool or on the grass is a fun family activity made possible by an energy efficient installation of outdoor lighting that highlights the spaces in your yard that you enjoy most. Put catfish on the menu and you’ve ticked off three more celebration opportunities. If you have a pool, fountain or other water feature, we can show off your peerless water quality with lighting from below the waterline or above. You decide what kind of mood you want to evoke and we will design the right solution for your project.

 

A few of our clients have putting greens where they fine-tune their short games. There is no excuse for not lighting an amazing asset like that. For the rest of us, keep your grass trimmed and your yard well lit and almost any yard can be a fun place to practice a chip shot, just stay away from the windows!

 

Tampa Bay Unique Tree Lighting

Down Lighting in trees casts soothing and comforting shadows.

We here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay are a pretty creative bunch and almost made it through the entire list of ways to celebrate the many faces of August using professionally installed outdoor lighting, but eye exams totally stumped us. Give us a call if you can think of a way to tie those two subjects together. In the meantime, we would love to show you some of the many ways that Tampa Bay outdoor lighting will improve not only your curb appeal, but how you can make your yard an extension of your home, suitable for almost any activity you can imagine.

 

For a free in-home consultation to show you the striking improvements expert Robert van der Putten, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bayinstallation of well-designed outdoor lighting can bring to your property, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay at 727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340.

Tampa Bay’s Most Trusted Outdoor Lighting Company

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay strives for excellence in each of our clients custom outdoor lighting designs and installations. From the initial consultation to the custom landscape lighting design and professional installation for the courtesy customer service and proactive maintenance, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay is ready to give you the best experience in outdoor lighting.  Here’s what some of our customers have to say about their experience.  To read more, visit our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay website, then give us a call today to start your own.

 

Robert and his team were a joy to deal with – they are professional, responsive, prompt, reliable, and very, very knowledgeable. They created a beautiful plan for outdoor lighting for my entire property. They worked with me to finalize that plan and then installed within a few days. From the time I contacted them to the time the lighting was installed was a very short window. The outcome is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend them and would use them again. Deborah H., Clearwater, FL

 

Robert is terrific! As a contractor I provided my own fixtures. His design and employee did a super job installing my outdoor lighting. I will “definitely” use Robert again in the future! He is a pleasure to have met and a real pleasure to do business with. At Robert’s suggestion I am ordering additional fixtures now that will make my home landscape even more incredible! Dave C., Dunedin, FL

 

Left for work the morning of the install and returned that evening to a beautifully lit, updated home. The job was completed in one day… both yards were clean, couldn’t tell they had been there. Kind of magical…. The lighting effect is beautiful, much better than I expected. Robert and his crew is very professional. He was always very courteous and conscientious about scheduling around household routines. Cathy A., Clearwater, FL

 

Not only did Robert fix my bungled attempt at repair, he explained what and how he resolved the issue. In minimum time and with expert wit and wisdom, he resolved the issue (tripped breaker within the transformer and reattached an outdoor fixture). Once again OLP (Robert) provided service that exceeds expectations and at a very reasonable charge. OLP is on our call list for any outdoor lighting issues. Robert S., Palm Harbor, FL

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives were fantastic. They were great. They are incredibly professional, prompt, and good guys to work with. They were having issues threading the wire under my driveway and they worked all day and then came back Saturday because they couldn’t finish up that day. They also fixed some landscaping that my landscaper couldn’t get to till today and so they just went ahead and did it. They went above and beyond. They were fantastic and I will definitely use them in the future. Kim M., Gulf Port, FL

 

Robert was TERRIFIC to work with. We were working under a very tight timeline. We called OLP on Friday afternoon and scheduled a Tuesday appointment. Robert showed up promptly, listened to our needs/wants, and gave us an estimate that evening that met our budget. That Thursday, the work was complete and the lights look GREAT! Very high quality. While Robert was here, he even helped relocate a power source (outlet) in our back yard which was not originally part of the estimate. He went above & beyond our expectations and our family is certainly enjoying our newly lit up trees! Thank you Robert! Steven H., St. Petersburg, FL

 

It was excellent. They were easy to work with, and did everything they said they would do. I would recommend them. Holly C., Oldsmar, FL

 

Everything has been wonderful with this company. He is very responsive and reliable. He will answer all of your phone calls. They are very professional and knowledgeable as well. I have been using this company for four years now. They are very easy to deal with. Robert is very pleasant to be around. I would highly recommend using this company to anyone. Lawrence W., Belleair, FL

 

The experience turned out perfect with this company. There quote was competitive with rest of the competition. They were very professional during their estimate. The crew was very knowledgeable and everything has been working perfect since. I would recommend this company to anyone. Brian P., Land O Lakes, FL

 

First Robert came over and we discussed what we would like. He added good suggestions in order to get the best effect. He returned the next evening and gave us a demonstration, setting up the lights as we had discussed. What a great way to see what you are actually going to contract for. We made a date for the following week to install. He was punctual and very professional in his work. We are extremely happy with the end result. All of the light fixtures are of excellent quality. Robert is very personable and it was a pleasure to work with him. Nancy M., Palm Harbor, FL

 

Robert completed the work on schedule, at stated cost, and with quality and attention to detail. His estimates were both realistic and less than other providers we asked for estimates. Harold P., Clearwater, FL Robert has been handling our outdoor lighting needs for about 8 years. He has performed maintenance on our existing landscape lighting and has also installed beautiful copper landscape lights in our backyard. He is very prompt, courteous, and provides a good quality product. We’ve been very happy with the company. Laura M., Gulfport, FL

 

 

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

 

Working Together: Clearwater Outdoor Lighting Installation and Outdoor Living Construction

Allowing your contractors to communicate can help an outdoor living project go much more smoothly than if they don't.

Allowing your contractors to communicate can help an outdoor living project go much more smoothly than if they don’t.

While there are many tasks you perform solo, working as part of a team has many benefits – different perspectives, knowledge of assigned tasks, and (hopefully) a faster result. These principles apply when you are engaged in home improvement, especially outdoor improvements where outdoor lighting is involved. Often homeowners spread a project out over time. For example, they will install a pool. A few months later, they will add a deck, and even further down the road, they add outdoor lighting. They focus on one aspect of the project at a time. However, if possible, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay encourages you to get all of your contactors involved in the project together. Approaching an outdoor living addition or modification project as a whole has benefits.

 

  1. Collaboration – When various components of a project are installed separately, work must often removed or altered and subsequently redone. For example, if you are installing stone pillars and walls around pool or patio area, you will probably want outdoor lighting installed. If your mason does not know this, he/she may not install conduit for wiring when the column is constructed. However, if your mason and your outdoor lighting designer can collaborate, your new column won’t have to be drilled to create this space.

    Installing a masonry wall and outdoor lighting at the same time can eliminate the need to drill the wall to accommodate wiring.

    Installing a masonry wall and outdoor lighting at the same time can eliminate the need to drill the wall to accommodate wiring.

  2. Possibilities – Positioning is essential to most components of an outdoor living project. Allowing your contractors to communicate allows everyone to participate in creating an overall effect rather than each creating his/her own and hoping it comes together in the end.
  3. Minimal Down Time – One of the hardest parts of a project is dealing with the mess until it is completed. By having multiple contractors involved at the same time, your property won’t be in disarray quite so long. If landscaping is completed then outdoor lighting is installed, your yard will be a mess twice rather than just once.
  4. Connections – Outdoor living professionals know each other because we work on many of the same projects. We are involved in trade alliances and can put you in contact with other contractors to help you finish your project. Examples include landscape architects, pool companies, outdoor kitchen experts, and sculptors, just to name a few.

 

Completing landscaping and outdoor lighting at the same time minimizes the number of days your property will be in disarray.

Completing landscaping and outdoor lighting at the same time minimizes the number of days your property will be in disarray.

No, your outdoor lighting designer isn’t going to tell your paver how to lay the walkway, and the contractor installing your waterfall isn’t going to tell your outdoor lighting designer where to set lights. However, each contractor can communicate his/her needs, and that can make a huge difference in the efficiency of your installations and the look of the end product.

 

If you are about to begin an outdoor living project, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay even if your backyard is still just an open space of grass. The sooner we are involved, the smoother the process will go, and we may even be able to put you in touch with someone else you need. Call us today!

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

 

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Focal Lighting Brings Tampa Bay Sculptures to Life

Tampa Bay Focal Lighting

Put dramatic shadows on your sculptures at night with outdoor lighting.

You take pride in all the components of your lawn and gardens – the grass, trees, shrubs, flowers, and water feature. All of these bring beauty and serenity to your property. So does your sculpture. You put care into choosing it. It is a primary focal point of your yard, but at night, it gets lots in the shadows. Even though sculptures aren’t trees or gardens, outdoor lighting allows you to continue enjoying them after dark. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay uses focal lighting techniques to highlight their beauty and keep them in focus no matter the hour.

 

Tampa Bay Sculpture lighting

Tampa Bay outdoor lighting can compliment your sculptures at night.

As with any other project, when we light sculptures, we create a unique lighting design that complements the piece. One design and one fixture type definitely do not fit all. The sculptures on our client’s properties can range from Classical to Abstract. Thus, their forms and requirements are very different. However, in every case, our designs bring focus to the piece and help it stand out within the landscape. Sculptures are an investment. You deserve to have that investment be noticed night and day.

 

Uplighting on Tampa Bay sculpture

We’ll select the perfect combination of fixtures to highlight your sculpture.

To assist us in creating the best lighting for your piece, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has access to a variety of fixture options. This allows us to select the perfect combinations to highlight your sculpture. Typically, a type spotlight or well light is chosen. Of course, all depends on the demands of your unique piece. In addition to our fixtures being extremely durable and long lasting, we are able to control their beam spread. This allows us to better focus light beams, which in turn helps us create perfectly suited lighting no matter the size or dimensions of the sculpture. Even oddly shaped pieces can be accommodated and transformed under the warm glow of outdoor lights.

 

Sculptures bring character and refinement to your property. Focal lighting brings attention to them. By highlighting textures and lines, outdoor lighting will bring your sculpture to life. It’s summertime, meaning people are out and about at night when the weather is milder. Outdoor gatherings are most enjoyable this time of year. Be sure your sculpture is the talk of your next event by contacting Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay today.

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

 

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Lighting Control Automation Takes the Hassle Out of Securing Your Home for Vacation

Lighting Control Automation gives the appearance of you being home, even when you're not.

Lighting Control Automation gives the appearance of you being home, even when you’re not.

Summer is here, and it’s the season of travel. Of course, we live in a natural paradise here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, but that doesn’t mean we don’t’ enjoy a little time away. If you are getting ready for a vacation, you’re probably doing more than just packing bags. Properties always need a little extra attention before you leave them for days, weeks, or even months. Your plants will need watering. The mail will need to be picked up regularly. This will keep your mailbox from exploding all over the road, but it’s also an important security preparation. So what else will you do to keep your property secure? The best way to deter thieves is to make them believe you are home even when you’re not, and this is possible (and easy!) with Lighting Control Automation.

 

Lighting Control Automation (LCA) is a lot like a timer for your outdoor lighting, but it is so much more. LCA actually allows you to control and program all of the electrical circuits in your home, including those indoors. So when you are away on vacation, your outdoor lighting system will continue to turn on and off normally, and we can even program interior lights to turn on and off, mimicking your normal patterns. It will appear as if you are still home, making your home less likely to be targeted by thieves or vandals.

 

LCA makes adjusting for Daylight Savings Time changes so easy you won't have to do anything.

LCA makes adjusting for Daylight Savings Time changes so easy you won’t have to do anything.

LCA also takes the complexity out of outdoor lighting timers. Remember coming home to a dark house after Daylight Savings Time ended last year? Lighting Control Automation uses the GPS coordinates of your home to determine precisely when the sun sets. Your lights can be programmed to turn on at dusk, despite DST shifts and the week-to-week variation of daylight hours. This means your system will illuminate your property precisely when you want it to each night and not a moment too soon or too late.

 

LCA gives you complete control of your lighting.

LCA gives you complete control of your lighting.

Lighting Control Automation is all about control. Through an app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet, you can manually turn any circuit on or off. This allows you to override programming if you desire. Perhaps you decide to turn the air conditioner off while you are away to save energy. You can program the system to turn back on in ample time to cool your home before your arrive. But what if your return is delayed? With the app, you can override your setting, keep the system off to accommodate your delay, and continue conserving energy.

 

With LCA technology, controlling your outdoor and indoor lights is easier than ever and is an investment in your home’s security. Add it to your outdoor lighting system today. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. We are ready to answer your questions and give you control over your beautiful, secure home.

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

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Unique Lighting Solutions for Clearwater and Tampa Bay Pool Areas

Here in Clearwater and Tampa Bay, we love our pools. As summer’s swelter sets in, we need a place to cool off, and like kids, we don’t want to leave the pool once the sun sets. Actually for many of us, we may not even have an opportunity for a dip until evening, after work and dinner is done. So pool area lighting is the perfect addition for our homes. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has been installing pool area lighting for many years, and we have often written about it. You already know that we use a variety of fixtures and techniques to illuminate this outdoor space, but today, we want to talk about two fixtures you may not have considered for your pool area before.

 

The BB-02 is perfect for small spaces in the pool area.

The BB-02 is perfect for small spaces in the pool area.

The BB-02 Antique Brass Deck Light – This little fixture packs a powerful punch. It is extremely small 1.75” x 3.18”, but when mounted three feet off the ground, it can illuminate up to six feet! Because of its compact size the BB-02 will fit in areas that were previously too small to accommodate an outdoor lighting fixture. It can also be placed in a wet location, which makes it perfect for the pool area. Splashes won’t damage it. Finally, the BB-02 is an LED fixture, making it energy efficient and long lasting. It is an excellent choice to place under a small waterfall or along railings.

 

Path lights along the edges of this jacuzzi deck illuminate the area and highlight the foliage beyond.

Path lights along the edges of this jacuzzi deck illuminate the area and highlight the foliage beyond.

Path Lights – Your pool area may have more decking than actual paths, but path lights can be utilized in a variety of areas that are mulched or graveled. Path lights are beneficial in that they provide optimal illumination along the ground. This is very important in the pool area where a trip could mean an injury or a frightening experience if a guest does not know how to swim. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay has a variety of path light options, giving you a number of height and style options. Path lights are the perfect near the edges of the pool deck, especially if flowers or foliage are nearby.

 

Whether you just haven’t gotten around to adding pool area lighting or your pool area is unique enough you thought lighting would be problematic, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay today. No job is too challenging, and we relish the opportunity to design for such properties. Our inventory of fixtures gives us many options, so no matter the challenge, we can elevate the look of your pool area while making it safer to navigate. Don’t let nightfall close your pool this weekend. A captivating, safe pool area is within reach.

 

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

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Tips To Keep Your System In Top Shape

It’s easy to forget that even when you choose a top-of-the-line system from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, maintenance is a must. Sure, you take notice of how it looks at night when you’re hanging out outside with the family, but other than that, are you really paying attention to the shape your Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting system is in? If not, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

Think of your outdoor lighting system the same way you think of your car. Sure, you gas it up every week or so to get where you’re going, but you’ve also got to keep the oil, brake fluid and other important factors in mind if you want to avoid huge repair costs down the road. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, service and maintenance is easy if you know what you’re looking for. Here are 3 common outdoor lighting maintenance issues that could cause big problems if neglected for too long:

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay services all systems

Our outdoor lighting professionals can help you keep your system looking as great as the day it was first installed.

Broken/Out-of-place fixtures

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting fixtures are built to last. We only use high-quality, solid copper fixtures to help prevent fading, chipping and other weather damage other systems experience. However, our outdoor lighting systems aren’t immune to the kids’ roughhousing in the backyard, small animals or falling limbs.

We advise every client to take a few minutes every couple of weeks to inspect each outdoor lighting fixtures in their yards. Look for broken fixtures or cracked bulbs, fixtures that may have been bumped or jostled, and any lights that might be blocked out by overgrown landscaping. In all of these cases, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay maintenance professionals can come to your house and make the necessary repairs quickly and easily.

Corrosion can limit the light output in your fixtures

Corrosion is a common outdoor lighting maintenance issue in Florida due to high humidity and salty air.

Corrosion

Another important issue that may cause your entire outdoor lighting system to malfunction is corrosion. Cheaper aluminum materials are subject to the Florida humidity and salty air, and corrosion is a common maintenance problem when not using our corrosion-proof fixtures.  Since this could not only cause your system not to function properly, but could also spark safety concerns, it’s extremely important to be on the lookout for any signs of corrosion on your fixtures and to notify an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay maintenance professional if you spot any.

 

We can rewire or replace your existing outdoor lighting to make your home look beautiful again.

Look familiar? Call an outdoor lighting maintenance profesional if you notice frayed or sliced wires in your system.

Sliced wires

Finally, one of the most serious concerns when it comes to  maintenance is sliced wires. This could result from a slip of the lawn mower, a small animal gnawing on your wires or a number of other scenarios. Since any damage to your wires could result in electrical fire, notify your Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay service professional immediately if you notice this in your system.

Remember, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting fixtures are top-of-the-line, reliable products. However, just like a BMW requires the same maintenance considerations as any other car, your outdoor lighting system may also require some service and maintenance every now and then, and it’s easy to keep it at peak performance.

Learn more about Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay service and maintenance plans when you call today!

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Outdoor Lighting Brings the Resort to Dad This Father’s Day

Dad can have his own resort at home with outdoor lighting!

Dad can have his own resort at home with outdoor lighting!

Wouldn’t you like to give Dad a gift he’ll remember, one that will enrich his life? Dad has done so much. Day in and out, he has sacrificed his own fun and relaxation for the well being of his family. He deserves a gift that rewards him, allows him to escape the rat race, and rejuvenates him. While he probably can’t take the summer off and vacation in Bora Bora, you can give him a getaway that he will enjoy night after night, all year long, with the gift of outdoor lighting.

 

Decks and lanais are transformed as well.

Decks and lanais are transformed as well.

Here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area, we are blessed with beautiful beaches, palm trees, and salt sea breezes. Many would call our corner of the world paradise. The main difference between Dad’s home and a resort is ambiance. A resort is relaxing, serene, romantic, and dramatic. It encourages us to relax and enjoy ourselves by creating an appealing atmosphere. While decorations and amenities play a role, a huge contributor to this atmosphere is the lighting. Consider the pool area. Dramatic uplighting casts warm glow on palm trees. Light shimmers on the surface of the pool, enticing you to step in. Path lights illuminate walkways. Chances are you don’t really even see the light fixtures. You simply see beauty and feel the mood it creates. Now consider Dad’s pool area. Chances are there are pathways and palm trees. The big difference is the lack of pool area lighting. With just a few fixtures, Dad can have a resort-like pool area where he can unwind and rest.

 

Show off all of Dad's beautiful yard work with resort-like landscape lighting.

Show off all of Dad’s beautiful yard work with resort-like landscape lighting.

The same is true in other areas of the property. Outdoor lighting can transform the deck or lanai into a romantic dining area or intimate sitting area. Dad’s gardens and landscaping, under the best outdoor lighting, take on that resort calm. Architectural lighting shows off features of the home of which he is so proud. It also makes the property more secure.

 

Sure, an exotic vacation would be wonderful, but you can help Dad escape the everyday mundane by giving him outdoor lighting for Father’s Day. So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. We will take care of everything, even maintenance. That way, Dad doesn’t have to. We’ll work with him closely to ensure he is happy with the look and feel of the spaces. Trust us, it will be a gift he’ll treasure.

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

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340