We’re inching closer to summer every day, and that means there will be more people out and about late at night since the temperatures will be more comfortable. Because more people are out at night, lighting is going to be more important now. If you want your lights to function as they should, you need to take the right precautions to preserve them. Here is what you can do to make sure your lights are kept safe.
Start By Selecting the Right Kind of Lights
When selecting light bulbs to use, you want to pick ones that have a good reputation for the lighting they offer. LED lights are often a great investment for this reason. LEDs don’t lure bugs to your property either, which is an added bonus.
The only concern you’re going to have is that you will need the appropriate hardware for supporting these lights. If you’re putting your lights outside, you also have to use bulbs that are meant to be installed in outdoor areas.
Most lighting fixtures will indicate what the maximum wattage they can handle will be. This wattage limit has to be respected because you can run into problems with overheating if you don’t.
Keep Lights Away From Flammable Materials
There’s more to protect than just the lights themselves; you also have to protect the surrounding area. That’s why we advise you to keep lights away from anything that is flammable. Light bulbs have the ability to become quite hot, and flammable items could respond dangerously to such heat. The farther that flammable items are from the heat of light bulbs, the better.
Be Careful When Cleaning
Light bulbs will need to be cleaned if you want them to shine brightly. However, just be sure you’re careful while cleaning them. Your bulbs should be turned off before you clean them, and you should only use the proper cleaning tools for the job. Don’t use cleaners that can remove the finishes from your metal lamps.
Pick Out Waterproof Receptacles
For lights that will be outside, you don’t want them to be harmed by the harsh elements of nature. Because of this, you should get the right waterproof receptacles for keeping them safe against corroding and other types of damage.
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