John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples was recently presented with the 2017 AOLP Bronze Award for the Best Small Residential Lighting Project at the 2017 Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) Conference.
This Pelican Bay home's lush, tropical landscape and stunning cobblestone driveway were an inspiration to expert outdoor lighting designer, John Gillespie. Using strategically placed up-lighting, Mr. Gillespie and the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples team highlighted the grandeur of two large oak trees on each side of the driveway. (Credit: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives)
For the third year in a row, John Gillespie of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples, was awarded an AOLP Award for Best Residential (Small) Lighting project. He was presented with the Lighting Award of Merit – Best Small Residential Lighting in 2016 and 2015. Mr. Gillespie was honored to hear the news of receiving the award. “I am so humbled that my colleagues in the AOLP have chosen to highlight my work for the third year in a row,” stated Mr. Gillespie. “To receive the Bronze Award for the Best Small Residential Lighting Project is truly an honor.”
The landscape lighting project was for a Pelican Bay custom built estate home. The home’s lush, tropical landscape and stunning cobblestone driveway were truly inspiring to Mr. Gillespie. Using strategically placed up-lighting, Mr. Gillespie and the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples team were able to highlight the grandeur of two large oak trees on each side of the driveway. To create a softer glow on the stone drive, the team applied integrated LED down lighting, which beautifully contrasts the dramatic presence of the vegetation.
In all, the team installed 18 high-quality, integrated LED bronzed brass outdoor lights, illuminating potted palms and other low-lying plants. Thanks to the beautifully-crafted landscape lighting design, the charming Southern-California architecture and lush garden stun day or night. For more detail on their award winning outdoor lighting display, visit Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples’ blog.
“John Gillespie is an integral part of our Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Naples team,” said Kurt Shearer, the owner of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples location. “As his clients can attest, he truly is a light sculpting specialist, and we’re proud he was selected for this award.”
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, established in 1995, is the first and largest full service outdoor lighting company. With over 100,000 installations and over 50 locations across the United States and 3 international locations, the franchise is known for skillful, custom design and their free nighttime demonstration.
Featured in Architectural Digest, Garden Design, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Coastal Living and Martha Stewart Living, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives features stunning handcrafted copper and brass outdoor lighting fixtures which blend in with the natural outdoor environment so that all you see is the effect of the outdoor lighting.