With the widespread adoption of LED lamps, bulbs are not being replaced every year or two which is great for energy savings. However, replacing the old halogen bulbs provided the opportunity to inspect the fixtures and wire regularly.
Regular maintenance of your outdoor lighting system not only ensures its longevity but also enhances the safety and aesthetics of your outdoor spaces. Landscape lighting systems should be reviewed by a professional every two years for preventive maintenance, routine adjustments, and potential improvements. Continue reading to see our outdoor lighting maintenance checklist!
When placing lighting in tree fixtures, we adjust the fixture and wire to prevent the seasonal growth of the tree from damaging the fixture and wire. Damaged or exposed wiring can be a safety hazard. Regular inspections help identify issues early, allowing for timely repairs or replacements to maintain a safe lighting system.
Proper positioning of fixtures is vital to achieve your desired lighting effects. Regularly assess if fixtures need repositioning to highlight specific areas or architectural features effectively.
Metal fixtures can corrode over time. Cleaning and applying protective coatings, such as paint or sealant, as needed, can extend their lifespan and maintain their appearance. If you have solar-powered lights, clean solar panels to maximize energy absorption. Dirty panels can reduce the efficiency of your solar lights.
Regular cleaning is essential to maintain optimal light output. Dirt, cobwebs, and debris can block light and reduce visibility. Cleaning the glass or plastic lenses ensures the quality of the light is not compromised.
Overgrown shrubs and perennials can obstruct light paths and create shadows. Regularly trim plants and trees to maintain the intended lighting effects and prevent safety hazards.
Burned-out or dimming bulbs should be replaced promptly to maintain consistent lighting levels. Energy-efficient LED bulbs reduce the frequency of replacements and save on energy costs, but that doesn’t mean they never need to be replaced either.
As you live in and use your outdoor spaces, experience lighting from the inside out, and approach your home at night, it is common to add or adjust fixture locations to continuously enhance the look and feel and add interest, safety, and comfort in the evenings
For expert support regarding your outdoor lighting maintenance or any inquiries related to lighting, turn to Eichenlaub for all your landscaping requirements. Our dedicated design team meticulously crafts each landscape plan, taking into account the unique characteristics of your property and your specific requirements. We're committed to assisting you in cultivating and sustaining the ideal outdoor lighting atmosphere.