Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Tips

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance Tips

When was the last time you considered the lighting of your commercial establishment? Upgrades may be long overdue!

Commercial lighting not only brings attention to your business, but it provides safety and sometimes, even elegance. Outdoor lighting must always be well maintained as a reflection of the quality of your brand and the care that you put into it, and how much you care about your customers and employees. If you’ve noticed that the outdoor lighting of your commercial space is dull, lackluster, or just outdated, follow these tips to bring more brilliance to your lights.

Upgrade Lamps

Approaching a business and seeing burned-out bulbs or lamps is immediately noticeable and makes the business look less professional than it should. These areas create the perfect places to start your maintenance. LED lighting is a great, upgraded option that is both energy efficient and long-lasting. When changing the bulbs, consider the climate in which your business is located. Cold climates make compact fluorescent bulbs less effective. In the future, follow a set schedule for changing your bulbs so that no area of your business will ever go dark.  


It could be possible that your bulbs are still burning strong, but not as brightly as they could because of dirty fixtures. Check your fixtures for any built-up grime and dirt on the surface. Even bugs and flies that are attracted to light will create a residue that blocks the light. Wipe both sides of the glass or plastic lenses and internal reflectors. Fixtures that are exposed to high levels of moisture and corrosion need more maintenance to keep up with their appearance. There are options available that are more resistant to these environments. Also, check the gaskets to ensure that they are operating correctly.


After examining your commercial lighting systems and you see an excessive amount of corrosion, grime, or that the lights are broken, have missing parts, and are beyond cleaning and repair, then it’s time to consider replacing the lights. Have a lighting technician take a look at what you have and recommend replacements that would be both cost-effective and energy efficient.


Are you in need of electric or lighting services for your commercial facility? CMI Companies is here to help! With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Google +FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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