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Big Box Stores Are Not Your Best Source For Quality Outdoor Lighting

Cardboard BoxI have to admit, I too find shopping at big box stores fun and often fascinating. After all, who can deny the appeal of having a locale that can rotate your tires while you pick up supplies for a summer barbecue?! The convenience of big box stores (also known as superstores, megacenters and supercenters) saves time and money over multiple trips to multiple retail stores. However, this is not the type of place you want to turn to if you are seeking QUALITY outdoor lighting for your Clearwater, Tampa or St. Petersburg home.

The packaging, pricing and promises printed on the labels of outdoor lighting fixtures sold at big box stores may be tempting, but over time, just like the spent packaging, will leave you empty. To get the quality and aesthetics you deserve it is best to enlist the help of an outdoor lighting professional, and here’s why:


When you purchase outdoor lighting off the shelf, how do you know where to put it? Do you know which key areas to illuminate to gain the most benefit? Do you know which areas to avoid? We realize the importance of providing a quality design and service experience to our customers from the initial phone call inquiry to years down the road. I am devoted to not only meet my clients’ expectations but exceed them so that they know they can count on us.


Nothing brings more warmth to a home after dark than perfectly balanced outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting warms and welcomes as it enhances the curb appeal of your entire property. The philosophy behind our custom outdoor lighting designs is the core idea of focusing on the effect, not the fixture. This means your home’s architecture, outdoor living spaces and landscape can be illuminated using fewer fixtures than the amount you would need if using off-the-shelf fixtures.

Exterior House Lighting

As experienced lighting designers, we believe that less is more. In our installations, you won’t find solar lights that mimic the look of an airport runway, blaring flood lights or high-wattage lamp posts (which can cause eye-irritating glare and produce inferior aesthetic results). Instead, we favor subtle lighting with less obtrusive fixtures that blend into your existing landscape and become one with your property. By using a handful of our high-quality LED fixtures we can illuminate an area better and more cohesively than another outdoor lighting provider– and by using fewer fixtures and with much more elegance. You’ll not only have far more attractive, better functioning light, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills too!


Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay only uses the highest-quality fixtures for all our installations. When it comes to choosing hardware for your outdoor lighting system, we set the highest standards with our corrosion-proof outdoor lighting fixtures, wires and lamps which can weather the toughest coastal conditions. The craftsmanship of our fixtures is evident year after year.

Person Installing Lighting Fixture


The average median American home size is between 2,436 and 2,641 sq. feet. In order to properly have this size home’s facade illuminated with professional outdoor lighting, you are looking at an investment of approximately 10 lights or less, in most cases.

Outdoor lighting serves as more than just a spontaneous purchase, it is an investment in your home. Professional lighting can show off your home’s architecture, beautiful façade and add depth and interest to the colors and textures present within the landscape itself. It can also increase the safety, security and livability of your property.


We are a full-service outdoor lighting company with over 20 years experience in the art of outdoor lighting. This is not a sideline or secondary service, because outdoor lighting is ALL we do. We are fully licensed and insured and our menu of services ranges from design, installation, LED outdoor lighting, maintenance and service. Our menu also encompasses all genres of outdoor lighting including landscape lighting, architectural & facade lighting, pool and water feature lighting, decorative lighting, holiday outdoor lighting and much more.

Waterfall Lighting

All our fixtures are made specifically to our standards unlike those available at the big box stores. Ours are made of brass, copper and stainless steel that will last for years to come, particularly in our tough Florida weather of extreme heat, humidity and salty air. We use the highest gauge wire available and every system comes with a timer that allows you convenient control over every aspect of your system. If there is a problem or you need servicing, we are there to take care of any issue when you need us. Each of our systems, no matter how small or large, are professionally installed and are outfitted with fixtures that will provide you with years of enjoyment and peace of mind.

Robert Van Der Putten of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Get to know Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Clearwater & Tampa Bay and learn why we are the outdoor lighting company you trust and keep –You can reach us at (727) 513-3420 or email us at

After all, do you really want to buy your outdoor lighting from
a store that also sells a gallon-sized container of mayonnaise?