Investing in landscape lighting is a great way to illuminate the best features of your home and help secure your yard at nighttime. When fixtures begin to flicker or fail, uneven coverage may occur. This can create an unappealing and almost sinister look in your yard. If you want to avoid this issue, it is good to know what the most common landscape lighting issues are. This is also going to let you know when to call the professionals for repairs.

Lights That Are Dimmer Than Before

Dim lights are an indication that the fixture must be cleaned or that the bulb must be replaced. If the light still seems dim, the fixture may not be getting enough power.

There could also be an issue with the wiring. You may also have the wiring attached to too many lights. The professionals can inspect the fixture to figure out what needs to be done to fix the problem.

Exposed Wiring

Regardless of how well your lights are working, it is a problem if the wire is exposed. You may cut the wiring when mowing, or it could be impacted during bad weather.

In some situations, if the wiring happens to cause a spark, it may ignite dry leaves and cause a fire. You can have damaged wiring replaced. It is also smart to invest in electrical casings to help hide and protect the installed lighting system.


If water gets into your fixtures, it can cause corrosion on your wires and the electrical components inside them. This is going to weaken the system, and eventually, it will fail.

Inspect your lighting system, wires, and fixtures regularly. If you see damage or rust, it is a good idea to replace the component. Cheaper aluminum or plastic fixtures will not last as long, which means it may be more affordable to buy higher-quality replacements made of stone or steel.


If your lights have started to flicker, it may be because of a damaged connection or a dying bulb. The wiring may have to be replaced, or the bolts that connect the components may need to be tightened. When you do this, it will help to keep moisture out of the system and fixtures and prevent other problems.

As you can see, there are more than a few signs that it may be time to call for landscape lighting repair or replacement. If you notice any of the issues above, don’t wait to call the professionals for help. Our team at The IDL Company can provide a full evaluation of your lighting setup and find any issues that may be present. We can then provide the repairs or replacements needed to restore your landscape lighting setup.