3 Tips for Maintaining Your Exterior Lighting

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Exterior Lighting

Keep your exterior lighting looking new.

Exterior lighting serves many purposes for home and business. It provides safety, ambiance, and direction. Maintain the condition of your exterior lighting with these three tips.  

Invest in Upgrades

Pick a day to go out and inspect the condition, quality, and brightness of your exterior lighting. If you do this at night, it will easier to pick out the lamps that have burned out. If you’re currently working with incandescent, screw-based lamps, you should consider upgrading to HID or even LED lights.  These options are the kings of their category. They are long-lasting, which makes them better on your pockets, and energy efficient. Another great tip moving forward is to establish a schedule when you’ll change out all the lamps at the same time. This will save you time and money and make the process of keeping up with the condition of your exterior lighting much more efficient.    

Do Some Cleaning

There are many types of bugs and insects that are attracted to light. With that comes residue, dead insects, and all other kinds of environmental debris that will make your lighting appear less bright than it should be. Check on the cleanliness of your fixtures as they’ll likely at least need to be wiped clean. In many cases, the fixtures will require a deeper clean. Start with the glass or plastic and be sure to remember to clean the internal reflectors. The gaskets will also need your attention to make sure that they are working properly. If your exterior lighting is located in a coastal town or area where there is a lot of moisture in the air, you may encounter more corrosion than in other areas. Use corrosion-resistant paints and materials for longer lasting fixtures.

Replace Where Needed

If the cost of repairs reaches a high number or if other damage is more than can be fixed, then it’s probably time to consider replacing your exterior lighting system. In the long run, it will probably make more sense financially to replace the fixtures. This also gives you an opportunity to opt for more efficient options.  


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