Do you feel as though you constantly have to get your parking lot lights replaced or fixed? Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with your light bulbs, and you simply want to find ones that have greater energy efficiency. Whatever the reason may be, you would ultimately not want your current lights, and when getting rid of old lights, you have to decide if you should fix or replace them yourself or if you should get an electrician to help you.
Lighting jobs can get highly technical, so we suggest you get an electrician to help you through the repair or replacement process. Here are the reasons that only a professional should replace or fix up your parking lot lights.
They Have the Necessary Tools and Manpower
It is technically possible to repair or replace parking lot lights on your own. The problem, however, is that there are all sorts of tools you’ll need for the job. Without experience working with lights in the past, you may not know what tools are necessary, and this could result in a repair or replacement job going wrong.
In addition, even if you have the right tools, you’ll need experience working with them. If you aren’t certain of how to use the tools necessary for lighting repairs/replacements, the job won’t get done successfully.
This is a reason that hiring a professional electrician is so important. They have worked with parking lot lights for years, and not only will they know which tools to use, but they will also understand how to use said tools to complete whatever job is at hand.
Ensuring a job well done is important because mistakes would end up costing additional money and time.
Should You Retrofit or Replace Your Parking Lot Lights?
When deciding if it’s better to replace or retrofit your parking lot lights, you should consider the condition of your lights and how much work goes into maintaining them. HID bulbs (also known as high-intensity discharge bulbs) tend to require group relamping after three years. This doesn’t even take into consideration that you’ll need a replacement ballast and possibly a few other upgrades.
If you get brand new LED parking lot lights, there won’t be nearly as many maintenance tasks. Also, while you do spend money installing these new lights, they save more energy, meaning you’ll save money in the long run.
For those who aren’t keen on spending so much money upfront replacing their lights, you can retrofit your parking lot lights to accomplish similar goals.
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