Southern Landscape Lighting Systems services Atlanta, GA and in the cold winter months they have found that their clients in the area have concerns about their outdoor lighting installations and landscape lighting maintenance. This winter Southern Landscape Lighting Systems is sharing some of their top tips to keep outdoor lights in Atlanta’s home shining brightly.
The long winter nights mean that outdoor lights are on for longer than during summer making their maintenance a top priority. As Lindsey Rodericks, co-owner of Southern Landscape Lighting Systems points out, “Just because it’s a bit colder outside, it doesn’t mean that our clients don’t want to spend time outside. But earlier sunsets mean that safety becomes a concern, making effective outdoor lighting that is well maintained a priority.”
Rodericks went on to note the four key areas to focus on for landscape lighting winter maintenance. First, the lights should be clean. Southern Landscape Lighting Systems has had clients calling in over the last couple of months asking about why their lights appear to be dimmer. This often happens with the inclement weather as dirt may be blocking the light. It’s important to remember to turn off the power supply before beginning cleaning.
Second, there may be light bulbs that need changing. Due to extreme swings in temperature, the lifespan of a bulb may be shortened. If a bulb burns out, it should be changed as soon as possible as nearby bulbs will be receiving more voltage which can also shorten a bulb’s life. Rodericks went on to note, “In cases like this, it almost always makes sense to switch to LED bulbs as they require less maintenance because they have a longer life and perform better in the cold.”
Third, the longer nights mean that the garden is in darkness for longer periods in a 24-hour cycle which mean that a lighting inspection should be a priority so that clients are kept safe when walking in their outdoor areas at night. Here, an Atlanta landscape lighting company should be called in to inspect the property to ensure that all lights are still correctly positioned and that there are no exposed wires.
The last thing that should be looked at is adjusting the timers for your outdoor lighting installation. Most outdoor lighting installations have an automatic timer that switches on outdoor lights when night falls. With the end of daylight saving time, as with the clocks in your home, the timer also needs to be adjusted accordingly. It’s easy to forget to do this, but it is important if you are going to be arriving home in the dark and need to safely navigate your way to the front door and into your home.
It’s also important to note that power failures due to bad weather are more common in winter, so keep in mind that landscape lighting timers will need to be reset if this happens.
Southern Landscape Lighting Systems servicing Atlanta, GA, as well as Sandy Springs, is well-known for their design and installation of quality outdoor lighting that is uniquely customized to the requirements of their clients. Their bespoke lighting installations are designed to accentuate the unique features of each client’s outdoor area while keeping a focus on the area’s security needs.
The company has a strong track record for offering professional design and installation solutions using only the highest quality products. Their commitment to customer service is exemplary, and they have distinguished themselves as a leading outdoor lighting company in Atlanta, GA.