How to Care for My Landscape Lights

landscapelightsIf you have landscape lights installed outside your home, you know that they require some type of basic maintenance to keep them in good working order. All landscape lights are an investment; even affordable ones add up. That’s why caring for these lights is important, as they will extend the life of your lights and offer better security and protection in the meantime.

DIY Landscape Light Cleaning

Landscape light maintenance starts with a good spring cleaning. Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to go outdoors and evaluate the condition of your lights. Start by straightening and moving any lights that were moved during the winter, and clean the lenses according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Generally, a mild cleaning solution of warm water and dish soap will do the trick. Also be sure to check all the bulbs to make sure they are working. If not, replace them.

If you choose to clean more than the lenses, you will need to take apart each light and soak the pieces in warm, soapy water. The pieces should then be rinsed, dried and put back together. Metal parts can be waxed and polished, while the glass parts may be cleaned with glass cleaner for a streak-free shine. All bulbs can be wiped down with a damp rag. Make sure everything is completely dry before connecting the lights. Although this level of cleaning is a lot of work, it will give you a new set of landscape lights without having to make another purchase!

Service Contracts = No Hassle, No Fuss!

Since caring for landscape lights takes a lot of time and effort, some people choose to sign up for a service contract. A landscape lighting company will have several options to choose from so that you can select a service that meets your needs. Basically, the service contract ensures that your landscape lights will be properly maintained and cared for. Some of the services included in these contracts are:

  • Spring and fall cleanings
  • Lens cleanings
  • Fixture cleanings
  • Lights straightened
  • Lights relocated
  • Bulb replacements
  • Timers reset

Service contracts can be well worth the money. Contact Horizon Landscape for your free quote!