Believe it or not, winter officially begins in less than two weeks! If you want your landscape lights to survive the harsh winter weather, you need to give them the attention they need over the next few months. Landscape lighting is important in that it deters potential intruders, enhances the curb appeal of the property, and creates safe pathways around your property. Keep reading and discover a few tips for maintaining your landscape lights during the winter season.
Adjust Your Lighting Fixtures
It is inevitable that your landscape lighting fixture will move out of place over time. This can happen from the weather (wind, rain, snow), or landscaping efforts. It is a good idea to spend some time adjusting light fixtures that need it. It is also worth mentioning that you can take some precautionary measures to ensure that your fixtures don’t become damaged during the winter season. It is very common for outdoor lighting to be broken during snow removal. One of the best ways to prevent this is to use reflective flags or poles to make them more visible.
Clean Off Your Lenses
It is essential to keep your light lenses clean. You will not receive the optimum lighting effect if dirt and other forms of debris are blocking the light from the fixture. Now is an excellent time to clean off your lenses using a non abrasive cloth with a calcium lime rust cleaner. Also, it is a good practice to wipe off any snow that lands on top of your landscape lights after a snowstorm hits.
Check Your Bulbs
It takes only a few minutes to check the lightbulbs of your landscape lights. Frigid temperatures can damage light bulbs and shorten their life. It is in your best interest to replace any burnt out bulbs as soon as possible.
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