As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, it’s the perfect time to give your outdoor lighting some attention. Fall is a season of change, and your outdoor lighting should adapt to meet the needs of the season. Here at Decorating Elves, we’ve put together a list of essential tasks to help you make the most of your outdoor lighting this fall:
Clean All Outdoor Light Fixtures, Bulbs, and Wiring
Summer storms and the general wear and tear of the outdoors can take a toll on your light fixtures, bulbs, and wiring. Start by turning off the power to your outdoor lighting. Then, gently clean the fixtures and bulbs with a soft cloth and a mild cleaning solution. Check the wiring for any signs of damage and replace it if necessary.
Cut Back Plant Growth That Occurred Over the Summer
Summer is a time of lush growth for your garden, but sometimes that growth can obstruct your outdoor lighting. Take some time to trim back any branches, leaves, or other plant growth that may be blocking your light fixtures. This will not only improve visibility but also enhance the beauty of your garden.
Adjust Outdoor Lighting Timers
As the days get shorter, you’ll need to adjust your outdoor lighting timers to match the new sunset and sunrise times. This ensures that your outdoor spaces are well-lit when you need them to be, without wasting energy.
Install Extra Outdoor Lighting to Improve Visibility and Safety
With less daylight, the importance of effective outdoor lighting becomes even more critical. Consider installing additional pathway lights, floodlights, or even motion-activated lights to improve visibility and safety around your property.
Add Lighting to Outdoor Fire Features
If you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, adding some strategic lighting can make it even more inviting this autumn. Consider installing low-voltage lights around the seating area or even some string lights for a cozy atmosphere.
Try Out a Fall Holiday Lighting Design
At Decorating Elves, we can design an outdoor themed lighting design for any occasion or season. We offer full service Halloween designs including design, set up, break down and storage for next year. Let your imagination run wild!
Switch Your Outdoor Lighting to LEDs
LED lights are not only more energy-efficient but also longer-lasting than traditional bulbs. Making the switch can save you money in the long run and is better for the environment. Plus, recent regulations have relegated incandescent lighting the way of the dinosaurs; time to get into the 21st century!
Contact Us for a Free Estimate
If you’re a local resident in the Tampa Bay area, we invite you to contact us at 727-474-2628 or online to schedule a free estimate for your outdoor lighting design, installation, and maintenance needs. We also offer a preventative maintenance program that includes routine inspection, maintenance, and repair services for outdoor lighting in both residential and commercial settings. If you have been putting off your semi-annual service, now is the time to schedule!
Don’t let the beauty of your outdoor spaces fade as the days grow shorter. Let Decorating Elves light up your life this fall with Tampa Bay’s best outdoor lighting services!