LED lighting systems for outdoor areas can improve curb appeal and safety, as well as provide a peaceful environment after a long day. Although LED lights are weather-resistant and can withstand other elements, they require upkeep, repairs, and adjustments.
Regular upkeep and an annual maintenance check are necessary to protect outdoor lighting systems.
Bulbs need to be replaced
Most halogen bulbs last for one year. While most LED bulbs last for five years, it is recommended to replace damaged or worn-out bulbs as soon as possible. Bulbs that are defective or damaged under warranty will be replaced.
Clean Fixture Lenses
Plants, dirt, and even mud gradually cover fixture lenses. The blockage can cause a decrease in fixture brightness and illumination. Lighting performance is improved by regularly wiping the lenses.
Correctly align Fixtures
Fixtures can become misaligned over time. They are moved by ground soil, jostled with lawnmowers, and pushed over when children play. Install fixtures to highlight an area or reposition fixtures.
Examine Compromised Fixtures
To ensure proper operation, it is important to replace or repair any damaged fixtures. For:
- Breakages, damage, or dents
- Disconnected wiring systems
- Low wattages
- Water safety function loss
Clean lenses and internal reflectors
Dirt, spider webs, dirt, and other debris can cover lenses and internal reflectors. This can block or misdirect light. Cleansing lenses and internal reflectors will restore brightness and illumination.
Remove New Plant Growth
Check fixtures that are growing near small shrubs, flowers, and trees. They can cause obstructions or damage to fixtures. To get the best light, trim or cut branches and leaves from trees.
Examine Exposed Wires
Underground wiring is best. To prevent pets, gardeners, and guests from inadvertently damaging or tripping on electrical wiring, make sure you check for exposed cables. Before burying, it is important to repair or replace any damaged wires.
Take out all loose debris
Dirt, mud, fallen branches, and leaves and other debris can all block or partially cover fixtures. Lighting fixtures can be affected by cobwebs, nests, or wasp nests.
Bulbs that are worn out should be replaced
Inoperative or dimmed bulbs should be checked. You can easily spot dimmed bulbs. These bulbs should be replaced before they become dangerously dimmed, especially along walkways, steps, or pathways.
Examine Operational Control Systems (ACS) and Automatic Timing Settings
The fixtures are equipped with timers and programmable control systems to enhance outdoor lighting. When bulb lighting is not in harmony with other bulbs, it can be detected that the operational control systems or automatic timers have been damaged. Install new bulbs or replace damaged ones as necessary.
This article was written by a lighting specialist at LD lighting. LD Lighting was Established in 2017 and is located in Central Florida, LD Lighting offers services in screen enclosure lighting, pool lighting, outdoor entertainment, and landscape lighting in St Petersburg FL. We promise to give you the best quality of work and bring your ideas to life.