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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

The Deck Light That Makes A Huge Difference in Your Tampa Bay Yard

Deck lighting adds ambiance and safety.

Deck lighting adds ambiance and safety.

Our families at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay are just like yours – we love spending time out in the beautiful Florida weather, even when the sun goes down. In fact, this past Memorial Day weekend, many of us spent the holiday grilling out in the backyard and hanging out on with friends and family on the deck. And there’s one thing we noticed that made a huge difference in our homes’ appearances and our guests’ enjoyment: our Clearwater & Tampa Bay professional outdoor lighting.

In the backyard, it’s all about lighting up your landscaping and dressing up your fence line after dark. It’s important to illuminate the borders of your property after dark not just for a better, more polished look, but for the safety of your guests as well. Make sure you’ve taken care of your backyard and fence with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay outdoor lighting.

If you’re entertaining on the deck, there are a number of options. Some customers are all about making a statement with bright flood lights washing the entire area with light. This is a great option for hosting large crowds in your home, since too many bodies can easily block out the light from smaller, dimmer fixtures.

Our deck light is solid copper and can be used in wet locations.

Our deck light is solid copper and can be used in wet locations.

However, if you’re looking for a softer, subtler look to host small groups or just hang out with the family in the backyard, we love getting creative with some of our smaller fixtures. For example, the BB08 is a tiny outdoor lighting fixtures that packs a huge punch. When it comes to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay deck lighting, we highly recommend installing the BB08 if you’re looking for:

Subtlety: The BB08 hides discreetly behind deck rails and in other tight spots. You’ll love the warm glow this Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay deck light provides without giving away its location. It’s perfect for dressing up your deck, dock or other areas with just enough light to warm up the space without overpowering the scenery or the occasion.

 

Flexibility: The BB08 deck light is so small and compact that it fits almost anywhere you need it to. Light up otherwise hard-to-reach locations, such as tight corners and other trouble spots by having an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay professional evaluate your deck and choose the absolute best placements for your overall design.

Atmosphere: Get creative with the style and look of your Clearwater & Tampa

The small light is perfect for dock lighting as well.

The small light is perfect for dock lighting as well.

Bay deck lighting. We’ll help you craft an elegant relaxing atmosphere similar to that of your favorite four-star restaurant’s patio, or we can help you design your deck lighting or dock lighting to have a more rustic, outdoorsy feel. Regardless of your personal style and taste, we can bring your vision for your outdoor deck lighting to life.

Learn more about stylish and handy outdoor lighting fixtures available from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay today by giving us a call.  Our design consultations are always free and we’d love to show you how to enhance 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

 

 

 

3 Tampa Bay Landscape Lighting Tricks for Harder To Reach Spaces

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, we’re pros at helping you light up the tough spots, such as fire pits and decks, for a beautiful, dramatic transformation – And we make it look easy. This week, we’re sharing just a few of the Tampa Bay landscape lighting tricks we’ve perfected over the years – to learn more you’ll just have to call!

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Use outdoor lighting fixtures that cast a wider glow to easily brighten up harder-to-reach spaces like fire pits.

The BB8 deck light: This top-of-the-line outdoor lighting fixture is designed in a half-moon, crescent shape and casts a rich, ambient glow on your deck, fire pit or retaining wall. This deck light is the best choice if your Tampa Bay landscape lighting calls for a wide, indirect wash of light, brightening up larger areas without overpowering the atmosphere.

 

Our wall light fits perfectly in small spaces.

This tiny deck light is perfect for creating a soft, subtle atmosphere while blending into the background.

The BB02 wall light: On the opposite end of the spectrum, this wall light is perfect for narrower areas. If your deck has slim rails or you need to blend your fixtures in with other features in your backyard, the BB02 is the best option to keep it discreet. It keeps the mechanics of your outdoor lighting system behind the scenes while giving your outdoor spaces, such as the details around your fire pit the spotlight they deserve. In short, it’s one of the tiniest lights in our arsenal with one of the biggest effects on your outdoor space.

The big stick: OK, it might not sound very glamorous, but the big stick packs a powerful punch and is one of our secret weapons used for lighting the spaces that typically would have to be left in the dark. While your fire pit, deck or other outdoor space might otherwise be a tight fit for other fixtures, they’re perfect for this one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting fixture.

Want to learn even more secret Tampa Bay landscape lighting tricks that could help you transform your home at night? Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay 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

Tampa Bay Outdoor Lighting: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Surround Mom with beauty this Mother's Day. Give her outdoor lighting!

Surround Mom with beauty this Mother’s Day. Give her outdoor lighting!

Attention, Clearwater and Tampa Bay! We are giving you a heads up now. This Sunday, May 11th, is Mother’s Day. Don’t forget it! Your mom brought you into this world and has been your biggest fan ever since. She deserves some kudos. So what gift can you actually give such an amazing woman that would even come close to saying “thank you” enough? Honestly, there probably isn’t one, but you can still give her a gift that shines, one that she can experience every night of the year, one that can surround her with the beauty she deserves – outdoor lighting.

 

Okay, so outdoor lighting probably wasn’t on top of your list of gift options. Rather, it probably included flowers, perfume, a massage, or jewelry. While all of these can be wonderful, none of them will be able to elevate the atmosphere of her home, deck, or garden like Tampa Bay outdoor lighting. Imagine her walking through a beautifully illuminated garden. Pools of light fall along the pathway. Her flowers shine under a calm glow, and her trees pose dramatically. On her deck, there is a sense of serenity and calmness that allows her to relax and let her worries go. When the neighbors pass, they will awe at how striking the front of her home looks, with its architectural features highlighted and the entryway shining with welcome.

 

She'll enjoy outdoor lighting night after night.

She’ll enjoy outdoor lighting night after night.

Not only will Mom be surrounded by beauty night after night, Tampa Bay outdoor lighting will increase the safety and security of her home. Trip hazards, like steps, will be clearly lit, helping to prevent falls. Additionally, unsavory characters like thieves and vandals will be more likely to avoid her home because light will eliminate places they can hide. Outdoor lighting will give her peace of mind and will give you peace of mind as well.

 

No, it’s not a traditional Mother’s Day gift, but you know that the best gifts are unexpected and show a little creativity. Don’t wait. Get Mom something that is beautiful, functional, and useful all year long. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay today. We promise you’ll treasure the look on her face when the lights turn on.

 

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

Our New LED Wall Light Brings Big Illumination to Small Tampa Bay Lanais

There’s nothing quite so relaxing as a night spent on the lanai in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas. Cool breezes and salt air rejuvenate you, and time slows down. While you can certainly experience these moments with only moonlight to illuminate this outdoor living space, you may well knock your shin against the coffee table or trip over a potted plant hidden in the shadows. Outdoor

Create a relaxing atmosphere with lanai lighting.

Create a relaxing atmosphere with lanai lighting.

lighting is the remedy for this, but occasionally, clients hesitate to add lanai lighting because their lanai has a unique design or size. Based on their knowledge of outdoor lighting fixtures and designs, they believe their vision for the area cannot be realized because of the constraints of the space, but no matter the size or style of your lanai, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay has a solution for you.

 

If your lanai is small, we have the perfect solution for you.  Our new wall light is like our other durable fixtures, but this light is crafted from brass, and its antique finish gives it an especially stylish look. It will be admired if it is noticed. However, the fixture is only 1.75 inches wide, so it is most likely that you will only notice its effect, not the fixture itself. The BB-02 has a powerful output that can accommodate a 1.5-3 watt LED or a 10-20 watt halogen bulb. With a 2,700K color temperature rating, it provides warm illumination that is soothing, elegant, and can go almost anywhere.

 

Our wall light fits perfectly in small spaces.

Our wall light fits perfectly in small spaces.

Having such small dimensions, the BB-02 allows us to place light in positions that were inaccessible before as they were too small to accommodate our other fixtures. With this light, even railings can be the perfect location for a fixture. So no matter the size or design of your lanai, a beautiful lighting design is possible. You just need fixture options that can make it a reality.

 

So call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay for a complete custom outdoor lighting design. We work with six categories of fixtures, and each category contains 10-30 different lights. The new wall light is only one of them. With years of expertise, we can pick the perfect fixtures to fit your lanai and your vision for the area. All you have to do is give us a call. We’ll take care of the rest, and soon, you will be soaking up Tampa Bay nights in your own outdoor sanctuary.

 

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

Unique Outdoor Lighting Design for a Unique Outdoor Living Space

Last week, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay showed you how, with just a little creativity, we can turn any pool area into a personal oasis with Tampa Bay pool area lighting. This week, we want to show you more details of that install. Why? It is a uniquely styled space, and these clients didn’t stop in the pool area. With outdoor lighting, they transformed their backyard into inviting, elegant outdoor living spaces that are sure to be the envy of many. So let’s walk through the area and see what they added to create their perfect outdoor living area.

 

Since we discussed the pool area last week, let’s start there. Here, we stand near the pool and patio. Strategically placed path lights throw light onto the walkway around the pool, giving a clear view of the walkway. The clients’ palm trees stand out sharply against the night sky. Using uplighting techniques and spotlights, we were able to highlight the particular beauty of their leaves.

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Let’s move on to the fire pit area. Here fixtures have been anchored underneath the seating, allowing light to shine on the ground surrounding the fire pit and helping guests avoid missteps.

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Lighting was also needed at the back deck. Like the pool area, step lights were embedded in the side of the deck so that the path and pool edges can be clearly seen.

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Uplighting was used again for this triad of trees. Positioned near the wall, this technique not only highlights the trees but also creates mesmerizing shadows behind them.

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Notice that all of the lighting utilized in this design is positioned and aimed low, with the exception of the tree lighting. The design emphasizes the beautiful, minimalist lines of the walkway, decks, and pool. It also helps bring this rather large outdoor living area together. Low lighting helps to underscore the style of the area, which is beautiful simplicity rather than drama.

 

If you are adding or reworking an outdoor living space this season, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. We relish the opportunity to design for your unique space.

 

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 Pool Areas Transform with Outdoor Lighting

It is almost pool time here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas. With temperatures consistently in the 70’s, it’s just a matter of time. So why not take that time to spruce up your pool area? Adding pool area lighting increases the number of hours you can use your pool and helps keep the area safe by illuminating edges. But most of all, it transforms this area into a personal oasis where you can relax and rejuvenate. This past week, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay finished up an installation in a lovely pool deck area, and it has definitely put us in a summer time frame of mind.

 

Step lights transform this serene deck into relaxing night time refuge.

Step lights transform this serene deck into relaxing night time refuge.

The deck itself was very minimalist with a Zen-like style. As such, there were no rails on which to anchor lights. Our solution? Step lights embedded into the deck itself. The copper finish of these lights blended seamlessly with the natural wood of the deck itself, and the fixtures cast ample light for the clients and their guests to have clear visibility of the edges. Of course, we did not stop after the deck was illuminated. Using well, deck, step, and path lights, we bathed the entire pool area in a relaxing glow, including the landscape, trees, and fire pit.

 

The lights we used in this installation were all halogen lights, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay carries LED version of all of these fixtures. A total of 27 lights were used, but with LED, the client could have added even more without needing a larger transformer. So if you wanted your pool area to be bright and cheerful rather than subdued and relaxing, such a mood would be well within your reach using LED, given the same transformer.

 

Beautiful copper blends seamlessly with the deck's natural wood.

Beautiful copper blends seamlessly with the deck’s natural wood.

Outdoor lights are like paints in many ways. By using them strategically, we can create the mood of your choice, making the area a private refuge for you, your family, and your guests. There, you can soak in our Florida summer once the setting sun has made temperatures more agreeable. Warm water and enchanting light will rejuvenate you, and it will all be made possible by outdoor lighting.

 

Pool area lighting is by far the best improvement you can add to your pool. It enhances beauty, functionality, and safety. So if you are ready to transform your pool area into a haven that would make even big resorts jealous, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. We stand ready to make nights by your own pool the very best part of your summer.

 

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

A Fresh Start for Your Outdoor Lighting System

Spring is the season of new beginnings. During the spring, we celebrate life and newness. This season, while you are planting new flowers, dying eggs, and trying to catch a glimpse of baby birds and bunnies, think about a new beginning for your outdoor lighting system. This new beginning will bring savings to you and is easier on the environment (including the baby birds and bunnies). It provides pristine, natural illumination and outlasts any other outdoor lighting system on the market. This new beginning is LED outdoor lighting.

Halogen vs. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives LED outdoor lighting

While many of our new system installs are now LED, an upgrade to your existing Outdoor Lighting Perspectives system is easier than you may think and possibly even less costly. Our OLP halogen fixtures can be retrofitted to accommodate LED components. If this is the case with your fixtures, you may not have to replace them when you upgrade to LED. LED requires less voltage to operate than halogen, so when we upgrade, we may even be able to add more fixtures to your existing transformer if you want.

 

LED outdoor lights are energy efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly.

LED outdoor lights are energy efficient, durable, and environmentally friendly.

So why would you want this new beginning for your system? LED outdoor lighting is 80% more energy efficient than halogen, meaning you will see a dramatic difference in your energy costs each month. LED components last 10 times longer, so you will not have to replace them as frequently. Additionally, our fixtures will last longer than many competitors’ because they are made of high quality copper and brass, the materials used for centuries in maritime equipment.  This is especially important here in Clearwater and Tampa Bay because corrosion from our salty air takes a toll on any metal object that is subjected to the elements. But because of the material they are made from, our fixtures will not corrode. With its energy efficiency and durability, LED is also easier on the environment as it conserves resources and reduces waste in landfills. And best of all, LED outdoor lighting looks no different than halogen.

 

So what are you waiting for? Give your outdoor lighting system a new beginning this spring – one that will benefit you and the world around you. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about LED outdoor lighting and upgrading.

 

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

Quality Path Lighting Makes a Big Difference in Tampa Bay

They are cheap, plastic, black, and just a little creepy. The light they emit has an ever so slightly blue tint. You know the ones I’m talking about, the path lights that look like they belong in a science fiction movie. There are way too many of these fixtures in our world, and I am making it my mission to reduce to overall count. Path lighting can be beautifully exquisite and an asset to your home. That said, poorly designed, cheap path lighting looks just that – poorly designed and cheap. If you are considering adding path lights this spring, please don’t go the cheap, plastic route, for reasons other than my aversion to them.

 

Quality path lights create the perfect, serene scene.

Quality path lights create the perfect, serene scene.

Many homeowners who choose the cheap route do so because it is not a big investment. They can set these lights themselves quickly and easily and do not have to invest the money they would for a professionally installed outdoor lighting system. However, over time, such lights really aren’t such a bargain. Remember that you get what you pay for. Cheap, plastic path lights may last a season, but they won’t stand the test of time, especially here in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area where our salty sea air will take its toll on them. While in the short term they cost less, having to replace them frequently will begin to make up the difference in price.

 

All path lighting fixtures from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay are made from long lasting copper. Such materials have been used to craft maritime equipment for centuries because they are resistant to corrosion. Our fixtures will last many years and will become even more beautiful with age as they develop a fashionable patina finish. They are also made here in the United States.

 

Our beautiful copper and brass path lights have a lifetime warranty.

Our beautiful copper and brass path lights have a lifetime warranty.

Whether you are lighting the walkway to your front door, using lights as a guide along your driveway, or placing them around your pool deck, gazebo, or seating area, our path lights will add beauty for years to come. Their color blends into the natural landscape of gardens and creates beautiful accents for shell, stone, or mulch covered paths. Maybe you already own some of the cheap, plastic path lights and have come to realize they can’t meet your expectations. We can fix it for you, and our designers will ensure your lights are perfectly placed to create the most attractive scene.

 

The paths we walk are important. They lead us home, guide us through natural beauty, and usher us into the places we can relax and be ourselves. Be sure that these areas shine with elegance by choosing the very best path lighting. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay 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 Perpsectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay Can Transform Your Old Outdoor Lighting System

Do you find that your old outdoor lighting system is not producing the same lighting effects it did when it was first installed?  Has your landscaping grown so much that it now blocks your fixtures from illuminating properly?  Or, has the Florida environment corroded your metal fixtures beyond recognition?  If any of these are true, give Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay a call.  We can transform your outdoor lighting system to make your home and outdoor living spaces come alive at night.  Here’s how we helped this Tampa Bay homeowner:

We would love to talk to you about enhancing your outdoor living areas.  Call us today for your own custom designed outdoor lighting plan.

 

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

727-785-6000 or 813-237-0340

Frustrated With Resetting Timers For Daylight Savings Time? Upgrade Your Tampa Bay Outdoor Lighting System Today

While Daylight Savings Time signals the start of a brighter, warmer season, it also comes with a long list of headaches. If you’re like us, you’re probably spending most of this week wondering what time it really is and discovering more clocks around the house than you remember ever owning. On top of that (and losing an hour of sleep over the weekend), many homeowners’ outdoor lighting systems are a little out of wack, turning on while the sun’s still out and leaving them in the dark when they head off to work early in the mornings. However, when you upgrade your system with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, you can cross that problem off the list of Daylight Savings frustrations.

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

Outdoor lighting timers make your life easier and boost your home’s safety even when you’re not there.

“Set it and forget it” – Digital outdoor lighting timers

These high-tech devices only need to be programmed once to control your entire outdoor lighting system on its own. It adjusts to time changes, seasonal changes and even the leap year. If you ever do need to make a change to your digital outdoor lighting timer, simply call a trained expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay – we can adjust your settings in a matter of seconds online. Plus, call today to learn about even more benefits of digital outdoor lighting timers, such as programming it in a vacation setting to boost your home’s safety while you’re away. With Spring Break upon us and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time for one of these smart outdoor lighting upgrades.

Upgrade your outdoor lighting system with Lighting Control Automation

This advanced upgrade makes it easy to control your home’s outdoor and indoor lighting by accessing every electric outlet in the house. Imagine turning off every single lamp in the room with just one switch, or dimming the room perfectly for movie night with the touch of one button. With Lighting Control Automation, you have complete control. A trained expert at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay can help you divide the lights in your home into separate zones for optimum utility and energy savings.

Lighting a fire pit area is similar to lighting a patio.

Upgrade to photocell outdoor lighting timers to relax outdoors through the afternoon and into the evening without even having to get up to turn on the lights.

Photocell outdoor lighting timers and more

Daylight Savings Time isn’t the only time you’ll have to adjust for longer days. As we get closer to summer, the days will continue to get longer, and if your outdoor lighting system hasn’t been upgraded you’ll find yourself having to tweak it several times a week. Instead, take the easy route: Outdoor lighting timers equipped with photocell technology can detect sunlight and automatically control your system accordingly.  So regardless of how our hours of daylight fluctuate this season, you’ll be ready.

Learn more about other smart upgrades available from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay when you call today.

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

Spring Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Reveals a Slithery Surprise

No, we don’t see this every day, but occasionally, Mother Nature throws some unconventional wear and tear on the outdoor lighting systems installed and serviced by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. This past week, we were called out for maintenance and found a snake had made this client’s transformer box into its winter condo. It had even left behind a change of “clothes” when it checked out. Wrapped around some wiring, the snake probably created the heat buildup that caused part of the transformer to burn up. Of course, this knocked out whole system. With a simple part replacement, we had the system up and running in no time. Hopefully, the snake has no plans to return for the summer season.

 

Snake skin in a client's transformer. Looks like this creature had made itself right at home.

Snake skin in a client’s transformer. Looks like this creature had made itself right at home.

While the quality of our fixtures and components are the best on the market, some problems simply can’t be avoided. Through the years we have worked in this field, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay has also found wasp nests, fire ants, and frogs in transformer boxes. Any creature taking up residence in such a place can cause problems with your outdoor lights, just as this snake did. This is one of the reasons that routine maintenance is an important part of keeping your outdoor lighting system performing at its best.

 

This component burned up because of heat caused by the skin, which took out the whole system.

This component burned up because of heat caused by the skin, which took out the whole system.

Since you’re probably doing spring-cleaning anyway, now is the perfect time to do maintenance on your system. If you have an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives system and opted for the Annual Maintenance Plan, this work is already covered. All you have to do is set up a time with us. During this visit, we will reposition any fixtures that may have moved throughout the year due to weather, landscaping, or pets colliding with them. We will replace any bulbs that have burned out, check your wiring and transformer, and even adjust your timer to accommodate the Daylight Savings Time shift coming up this weekend. If you don’t have an Annual Maintenance Plan, consider adding one. With it, you’ll never have to worry about fixing up your outdoor lights. We’ll handle it for you.

 

Keep your outdoor lighting shining beautifully with routine maintenance.

Keep your outdoor lighting shining beautifully with routine maintenance.

Perhaps you’re not an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay client. Maybe your system is from a different provider or contractor. That’s okay too! We can service systems we didn’t install, and you can be assured your outdoor lights are now in professional hands with many years of experience in the Clearwater and Tampa Bay area. Ask around. People know who we are and can attest to the quality of our work.

 

So in between airing out the house, cleaning out the closet, and freshening up the paint, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. While you clean up the house, we will clean up your outdoor lights. Then you can spend the rest of the night relaxing in the serene, elegant glow that is your 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

Versatile Outdoor Lighting All Your Tampa Bay Spaces

Pulling string lights off the palm tree

Pulling string lights off the palm tree

Sometimes creating the perfect outdoor lighting solution can be as simple as finding the perfect fixture. Recently, we completed a commercial job for a restaurant that is a wonderful example. The project involved illuminating a lovely palm tree located in an island out front of a busy restaurant. The area is surrounded by pavers and walking paths. Many people stroll through this area regularly, so we needed to be certain nothing we did would create trip hazards. The palm tree was originally lit by string lighting and one general streetlight provided by the city, so it certainly wasn’t living up to its potential.

 

The solution? Uplighting with four well lights – specifically our BB-03 well lights with brass lens covers. Not only do the covers help protect the lights in a high traffic area with landscaping, but they also look lovely. The BB-03 is a wonderfully versatile fixture. It works well in both commercial and residential locations, and its light beam is adjustable so we can increase or decrease the brightness as demanded by the project. It can be used to light trees (as in this case), other landscaping elements, or even architectural elements.

 

So now the tree is stunning, and everything looks great, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of

Your palm trees can stand out at night with the right kind of outdoor lighting fixture.

Your palm trees can stand out at night with the right kind of outdoor lighting fixture.

Clearwater and Tampa Bay was able to make the situation even better for our client. For this lighting, we used LED bulbs rather than halogen or induction lights. This means that not only is the area strikingly beautiful but it isn’t costing the restaurant as much as these other lighting types would. LED outdoor lights consume up to 80% less energy than halogen lights. That translates into substantial energy savings. The bulbs also last up to 25 times longer, so the lights are less costly to maintain. In addition, they are more environmentally friendly because they consume less energy. And there we have it – beautiful light and a perfect solution. We just had to find the perfect fixture for the job.

 

No matter what your outdoor lighting challenge may be, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater and Tampa Bay. With years of experience, a fantastic crew, and the highest quality products, your perfect solution is just a phone call away.

 

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