Outdoor lighting has a myriad of benefits for your home. For starters, exterior lighting can add to the overall value of your home. Outdoor lighting surrounding your landscape adds to your home’s curb appeal and can help keep you and others safe at night. When placed in the right areas in your outdoor living space, you can enjoy the outdoors at night in your backyard. For proper maintenance of your outdoor lights, refer to the following suggestions.
Clean Around Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
Your light fixtures are likely to incur some damage over time. Frequently, your lights can get obstructed by its surrounding landscape. Elements like dirt, mud, grass, and leaves can decrease the effectiveness of your lights, especially at night. You can cut and or trim any grass or plants that may get in the way.
Clean Internal Reflectors
The internal reflectors in your outdoor lights play an integral role in protecting your light bulbs. They reflect light in whatever direction that you want them to. Your lenses often get drenched with watermarks, dirt, debris, and spider webs. All these things can dull the brightness of your lights, but with a good cleaning, you can maximize the brightness.
Check For Damaged Outdoor Lighting
Your lights can also get damaged by corrosion, or you can have disconnected wires that don’t allow your lights to work. Wires should never be exposed at any time. Broken and damaged lighting can be a safety hazard to your children and pets. If a fixture shows any signs of damage, even if it is “working,” you should look to replace it as quickly as possible.
Replace Lights That Aren’t Working Properly
Any lights that aren’t working within your outdoor lighting system should be replaced. You can opt to replace them with LED lighting. This lighting option is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly for your surrounding landscape. If certain lights appear to be dim, then you should also look to replace those as well.
Timers For Outdoor Lighting
Timers can save a lot of wear and tear on your lights. Using timers, you can keep your lights off when they are not needed. If your lighting system has the option, you can set your lights to come on at dusk and go out at dawn immediately.
Get In Touch With Aqua-Bright Irrigation And Illumination Today!
Whatever the cause of your outdoor drainage or lighting woes, the professionals at Aqua-Bright can help you come up with a solution. For a consultation and to hear what we can do for you, give us a call at (410) 489-9009 or visit us online.