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Maintenance: Taking Care of your Outdoor LED Lighting System

Outdoor LED Lighting Systems enhance property curb appeal, backyards, patios, and pergolas at night and deliver safety and peacefulness after a hard day’s work. While LED lights can withstand outside elements and other unavoidable factors, they require regular upkeep, repair, and adjustments. Protect outdoor lighting systems with regular upkeep and annual maintenance checks.

1. Replace Bulbs

Halogen bulbs generally burn out within a year. Most LED bulbs have a 5-year lifespan. However, it is recommended that you regularly check and replace burned-out or at-fault bulbs. Bulbs under warranty that are found at fault or damaged will be replaced.

2. Clean Fixture Lenses

Plants, leaves, dirt, and even mud gradually cover fixture lenses. Over time, this blockage decreases fixture brightness and illumination. Regularly wiping lenses improves lighting performance.

3. Properly Align Fixtures

Over time, fixtures become unaligned, moved by ground soil, jostled by lawnmowers, and pushed over by playing kids. Reposition fixtures upward or install fixtures to highlight an area.

4. Examine Compromised Fixtures

Compromised fixtures should be replaced or repaired to ensure proper operation. Check fixtures for:

5. Clean Lenses and Internal Reflectors

Debris, spider webs, and dirt cover lenses and internal reflectors, blocking or misdirecting lighting. Cleaning them restores illumination and brightness.

6. Remove New Plant Growth

Regularly check fixtures growing alongside small shrubs, flowers, and trees as their growth obstructs and potentially damages fixtures. Cut or trim tree branches and leaves blocking illumination and position fixtures to obtain the best light.

7. Inspect Exposed Wires

Wiring systems are intended to be underground. Check for cables and wires exposed to prevent guests, gardeners, or pets from accidentally tripping over or damaging electrical wiring. Compromised wires should be repaired or replaced before burying them.

8. Remove Loose Debris

Debris, such as dirt, mud, fallen branches, and leaves, can block or partially cover fixtures. Cobwebs, nests, or wasp nests can also hinder fixture lighting.

9. Replace Burned Out Bulbs

Check for inoperative or dimmed  bulbs. Bulbs with dimmed lighting are easily spotted. Consider replacing these bulbs before they burn out completely, particularly along walking pathways, steps, or walkways that can pose a hazard.

10. Inspect Operational Control Systems and Automatic Timing Settings

Fixtures are designed with programmable controlled systems and timers to brighten outdoor lighting systems. Damaged operational control systems and automatic timers are noticed when bulb lighting is not following other bulbs. Replace or install new bulbs as needed.

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Outdoor LED Lighting Systems are an investment worth protecting. Lanai Lights has long been providing premium LED lighting products and affordable maintenance services to residents and commercial businesses in Florida.

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