Do you have an outdoor lighting system? Custom landscape lighting is a great investment in your home that increases its resale value and aesthetic appeal, but poor maintenance can dim the value and life of your lighting system. Keep your system free of dark spots by following these simple maintenance steps.
- Lighting Fixtures: Choosing the right type of light fixture is more than an aesthetic decision. The right fixture can actually help protect the actual bulb and wires. Fixtures that are resistant to corrosion, such as brass or copper, are ideal for long-lasting outdoor lighting system, but other materials can work just as well with proper maintenance. Clean fixtures periodically and check the seals to ensure they are working properly.
- Timers and Controllers: Timers and controllers determine the amount of time that your system will be on or off. Adding controls to your lighting system can reduce the amount of energy required to power your system. In addition to helping you save on energy costs, a timer can also help you get the most efficient use of your light bulbs, increasing their lifespan.
- Light Bulbs: Even with good protection and efficient use, using a light bulb for the wrong application can be a costly decision. Different light bulbs are used for different tasks, so make sure you use them according to their designated function. Some light bulbs of the same type are rated for different fixtures, so read the fine print before using one. Once you find the right bulb, check for quality, not price. Generic lights can be a viable option, but they may contain inferior materials and last for much less time.
For more information about landscape lighting and outdoor lighting, visit Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Lighting. With over 10 years of experience, Silver Moon Lighting has designed and installed custom landscape lighting throughout the Dallas area and provides through maintenance services. If you live in Plano, Frisco, McKinney, or the DFW area, call us today at (972) 525-8152 to schedule a design consultation.