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Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Landscape Lighting

Having a beautiful landscape is always a great idea, but you need to put in some work when it comes to keeping it looking great! Landscape lighting has become essential for every homeowner and garden enthusiast as it enhances the beauty and atmosphere of your yard. Proper and consistent maintenance of your landscape lighting will not only make your outdoors look stunning but also prolong the lifespan of your lighting fixtures! 

Our Summer Rain team is here to share some maintenance tips for long-lasting landscape lighting that will come in handy.

Regular Cleaning 

To keep your landscape lighting in top shape, regular cleaning is necessary. Dirt, debris and other elements, such as cobwebs, can accumulate on your lighting fixtures, affecting their performance and shortening their lifespan. A damp cloth and warm water are all you need to wipe off accumulated debris! 

Replace Burnt Bulbs 

Burnt bulbs are not ideal for your landscape lighting. They dim the overall brightness of your lights and affect the ambiance of your outdoor space. These are not only less efficient but may also contribute to the premature failure of other bulbs. If you have damaged or flickering bulbs, consider changing them as soon as possible. 

Check Voltage Constantly 

Checking the voltage of your landscape lighting is an essential maintenance tip that you need to keep in mind. Over-voltage can cause bulbs to burn out, while low voltage can lead to poor light performance. Seek a professional’s help to ensure that your voltage levels are appropriate. 

Inspect Wires For Wear And Tear 

To ensure that your outdoor lighting operates optimally, inspect the wiring now and then. Wires can wear out due to harsh weather conditions, such as exposure to sunlight, water and the cold. As the cables wear out, it may result in intermittent performance or, worse, a complete system failure. Check for bare wires, nicks, or exposed sections of your system and address them to avoid system failure and ensure your home has a proper landscape lighting system set up. 

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lighting Fixtures 

Switching to energy-efficient lighting fixtures effectively reduces costs associated with outdoor lighting while still enjoying bright lights! LEDs and solar lighting are environmentally friendly and cost-efficient alternatives that you can use to enhance the beauty of your outdoor space. LED bulbs consume 80-90 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, which translates to lower electricity bills. 

Let Us Help You Illuminate Your Outdoor Space Today 

For more information on how to protect, improve and enhance your yard, contact us at Summer Rain Sprinklers. From landscape lighting to electrical repair and emergency servicing, we’re happy to help you find a solution that fits your unique home and budget.