25 May

Lighting Tips to Prepare for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to really start thinking about improving your outdoor spaces for the upcoming season. One important aspect of your outdoor space is your landscape lighting. Good lighting can enhance the beauty and safety of your property, while also providing a welcoming atmosphere for guests. In this post, we will provide some tips on how to prepare and maintain your landscape lighting for summer.

Inspect Your Lighting Fixtures

At regular intervals throughout the year, it’s important to inspect your outdoor lighting fixtures. We recommend doing so at the beginning of each season. Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as rust or cracks in the lenses. Make sure that all the bulbs are working properly and that the wiring is intact. If you notice any issues, replace the fixtures or call in a professional to make repairs. If you use Decorating Elves’ Full Service Lighting for your landscape lighting systems, we’ll handle everything in this post for you – inspections, cleaning, repairs, replacements…everything! Call us at 727-474-2628 for more details.

Clean Your Lighting Fixtures

Your lighting fixtures can accumulate dirt, dust, and other debris throughout the year. Before the summer season begins, take some time to clean your lighting fixtures. Wipe down the fixtures with a soft cloth and a mild cleaner. You may also want to remove the lenses and clean them separately. This will help to ensure that your lighting fixtures are working at their best and will look great throughout the summer.

Adjust Your Lighting Plan

As the seasons change, the angle of the sun changes as well. This means that the lighting plan you used during the winter months may not be as effective during the summer. Take some time to evaluate your current lighting plan and make adjustments as necessary. For example, you may need to reposition your fixtures to account for the different angles of the sun. You may also want to add additional lighting to highlight certain areas of your outdoor space.

Switch to LED Lighting

If you’re still using traditional incandescent bulbs in your outdoor lighting fixtures, now is the time to switch to LED landscape lighting. LED bulbs are more energy-efficient and last longer than traditional bulbs. They also produce less heat, which is something we could do with a little less of here in central Florida! By switching to LED lighting, you can save money on your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and have a safer landscape lighting system.

Use Timers and Motion Sensors

To maximize the effectiveness of your outdoor lighting, consider using timers and motion sensors. Timers can be set to turn your lights on and off at specific times, while motion sensors can detect movement and turn your lights on automatically. This can help to increase the security of your property and can also be more convenient for you.

Call Decorating Elves in Tampa to Get Your Landscape Lighting Ready for Summer

Already have enough tasks on your to-do list? Let Decorating Elves take care of some of those for you with our convenient Full Service Lighting program. We’ll handle all your landscape lighting care and maintenance for a great price, so you’ll never have to worry about your lighting not working or being unsafe. Contact us at 727-474-2628 to get more information or sign up today!