The time has arrived when many of our snowbird residents are arriving in the area. In case you aren’t familiar with the term snowbird, a snowbird is a terminology used to describe a person who moves from the higher latitudes and colder climates of the northern United States and Canada and migrates southward in winter to warmer locales such as Florida.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay, we love our snowbird community. Though they live part of the year in cooler parts of the country, they choose to spend their winters right here in Clearwater, Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg at their second homes. These homeowners get all the benefits of warm winters, but there are also challenges faced with living in a separate residence part-time.
Snowbirds are eager to have their second homes look lived in while they are away for the purposes of keeping their properties safe, but they also want their vacation homes to be warm and equally inviting both when they are in the Clearwater, Tampa and St. Pete’s region or not. A high-quality outdoor landscape lighting system ensures a second home looks stunning every night of the year, and it keeps thieves away because the home is well lit and looks occupied.
Our LCA (lighting control automation) timers enable our snowbird customers to control their outdoor and indoor lights no matter where they are via their computers or mobile devices. They can turn lights on and off or program them to automatically go on at different times each day just as someone who lived in the home would. This lets would-be intruders assume that the home is occupied, and lets them know your home is not a good target. Our LCA timers can also control indoor lighting and appliances as well for a full effect that truly gives a lived-in feel to your vacation home.
When you are at your second home, you will have the feeling of a wonderful vacation oasis where you can see and appreciate your landscape, pool and water features, hardscape and outdoor living spaces. We can add illumination to an outdoor fireplace, your deck and patio, and light up the entire perimeter of the property. We will make sure your home has incredible dimension and focus with expertly designed lighting that adds flair and ambiance that make your roofline, eaves and façade pop in the night sky.
If you have special ornamental or palm trees that you’d like to make a focal point, we can add uplighting or downcast moon effect lighting that will make your landscape glimmer. We can add task lighting to your outdoor kitchen so you can cook and see everything clearly well into the night, too. We will make sure your second home is an entertaining mecca that will welcome family and friends thanks to outdoor lighting that fits your outdoor lifestyle whether you are there or not.
Keep your Clearwater, Tampa Bay – area residence as safe and beautifully appointed as your primary home. Let us show you how landscape lighting can enhance both your outdoor and indoor experience when you are enjoying your second home!
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay at (727) 513-3420or email us at clearwater.outdoorlights.com.