In the past few years, the technology used in the landscape industry has changed and evolved significantly. Many people don’t remember that some of the earliest landscape lights were developed from fruit juice cans, painted coffee canisters, mayonnaise jars, and 12-volt batteries.
Thank goodness that technology intervened and today, you have access with sleek, compact, and aesthetically pleasing options in an array of materials and styles. The materials used for landscape lighting have a direct impact on how well the fixtures will be able to withstand the elements they are exposed to. For example, copper fixtures are a great option for the snowy, cold weather conditions found in Kansas City.
At some point, you will have to consider if it is time for you to upgrade your landscape fixtures. Some of the top
signs that the time has come to make this investment can be found here.
Repairs Needed More Often Than Usual
Moisture and the outside elements can cause serious problems for your landscape lighting fixtures. Due to this wear and tear, at some point, you will be making repairs more often than usual. When this situation occurs, you have to decide if it is better to continue the ongoing repairs or just replace them altogether.
All landscape lighting fixtures include a socket that the bulb will screw or plug into. Similar to anything that you leave outside, older fixtures may start to let moisture in. This may eventually result in corrosion and the lamps not working properly. You will know that a socket is bad if you begin to see signs of corrosion and rust. You may also notice that the bulbs are flickering or only working intermittently. In these situations, replacing the fixture altogether is the best option.
You Want to Save Energy
Modern outdoor lighting fixtures offer an array of energy-saving benefits. With new fixtures, you will have landscape lighting that uses LEDs rather than the traditional, energy-wasting incandescent bulbs. LEDs use just a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs because they aren’t wasting energy by creating heat. Approximately 90 percent of the energy used for powering an incandescent bulb is turned into heat. Also, LED bulbs last much longer than incandescent bulbs, which reduce what you have to spend on replacement bulbs.
Is it Time to Upgrade to New Landscape Lighting?
As you can see, there are several signs that will let you know when it is time for you to upgrade your landscape lights. If you don’t want to handle this process on your own, or aren’t sure how to go about it, contact us. Our team at The IDL company can provide you with new landscape lighting installation and ensure you get the long-lasting, aesthetically appealing landscape lighting features that you want.