Maintaining Your Landscape Lighting System


Maintaining your landscape lighting system. Expert installation is the first and most important step in creating a great landscape lighting system. However, maintaining your low-voltage lighting system investment is just as important.

The low-voltage lamps we install typically have an average life of about 4,000 hours – which is equivalent to 12-18 months of life. However there is no written guarantee from the manufacturer. So, to make sure all of your lights are working properly, we recommend a 100% bulb replacement every 12 months for outdoor lighting systems that are bulbed with halogen lamps due to their short life span. When a lamp burns out, it reduces the voltage draw on the system and causes the others to burn brighter than normal, eventually causing successive burnouts.

Likewise, just as your home, your plants and your irrigation system require maintenance, so too does your outdoor landscape lighting system. As your landscape grows and matures, or if you make changes to your landscape, adjustments to your landscape lighting system may also be required. We offer basic, full, and comprehensive maintenance packages for your lighting systems to handle these issues on a regular, periodic basis.

Why annual service?

  • Worry free operation of your landscape lighting system
  • Regular incandescent light bulbs have an average lamp life of 8-15 months
  • Dirty fixtures and old bulbs diminish in brightness
  • Failed lamps often go unnoticed
  • Improper replacement of the correct light bulb can result in blown fuses.

What are the advantages of an annual maintenance contract?

Southern Lights Landscape Lighting can make sure that your lighting always looks spectacular and is checked on an ongoing basis to prevent problems. Our busy clients, and those who travel and entertain frequently, tell us that the maintenance contract is worth every penny. Having the security of knowing that your home and landscape are properly lit offers a peace of mind to those that may be worried about break ins or criminal activity. No longer do they have to remember to check their lighting. A maintenance contract eliminates their concerns; it ensures that their new lighting system will perform like new for years! All hassle-free! These services guarantee that your system will always look as good as it did the day it was installed. All lamps replaced under our maintenance contract are guaranteed for one year meaning your Southern Lights lighting system is worry free. Our ten-year warranty on (wire, connections, and transformer) is also extended each year a maintenance agreement is signed. Southern Lights Annual Service Agreement will ensure a year without interruptions and operate at an optimum level throughout the next year.

What is the cost for annual service?

Contact us for a FREE quote on maintaining your outdoor landscape lighting system today. Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights- Architectural and Landscape Lighting serves properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Charlotte, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge,  Brown Summit, etc.

Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC. See why our clients choose us. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone 336-451-4969.

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