While people do love their summers, fall has to start sometime, but it’s a season that you can still enjoy highly. In lieu of pool parties and barbecues, fall offers opportunities for colorful leaves and all things pumpkin spice. Another part of fall is the fact that the days grow shorter, meaning there is less light outside throughout the day. For this reason, many people turn to outdoor lights as an option to keep their landscapes visible and usable, even after dark. To prepare your outdoor lights for fall, here is what you’re going to want to do.
Inspect Your Outdoor Lights
Your outdoor lights might not be at the forefront of your mind until something goes wrong with them. You will not want to delay until problems arise before calling attention to these lights. Instead, it’s better to check on them frequently to ensure everything is in working order and that arising issues are handled before they can scale in size.
Test Your Outdoor Lights at Night
Outdoor lights are necessary to keep your landscape safe at night. The last thing you want is for your lights to fail when you need them. That’s why you should take time to test your lights. Take note of any bulbs that are either dim or not turning on entirely. If you have bulbs that are too dim or don’t light up at all, you should replace them. When replacing your lights, you should also make sure that the lights you use as replacements are able to work in colder environments since temperatures drop during fall.
Take Your Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Inside
We just mentioned that you should get lights that will function even when temperatures drop for the fall season. However, we understand that not all lights are able to work under colder temperatures. For lights that don’t prefer the cold, take them inside until temperatures go back on the rise.
Examples of light fixtures that are best kept inside include fixtures made from glass. Glass is a delicate material that could have a tough time enduring colder temperatures. If you don’t know which lights you can leave outside, consider contacting a hardscaping company. They work with outdoor lights all of the time, so they should know which types of lights work best in different areas of your landscape.
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