It’s relamping season here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus. Many of our clients are noticing dark spots in their outdoor lighting system where halogen bulbs have burned out. These more noticeable now because there are so many more hours of darkness during the evening than there were even a couple weeks ago. After this Sunday, there will be even more. Daylight Savings Time will fall back at 2am November 2nd, meaning you will be returning from work in the dark. Because we have more hours of darkness, it’s important to be sure the bulbs in your system are fresh and ready to shine warmth on your home this fall and winter. So if your outdoor lighting system needs relamping, give us a call – even if we didn’t install it.
Our technicians will come out to replace bulbs, recover wiring, and make minor fixture adjustments. Throughout the spring and summer, your system was subjected to wind, rain, roughhousing pets and children, and landscaping equipment. All of these elements can cause shifts in fixture placement and erosion that uncovers wiring. Landscaping debris can collect in your well lights, leading to overheating, burnout, and the need for relamping. So in preparation for fall, let us give your outdoor lighting system a tune up.
While you are getting your system ready for fall and the Daylight Savings shift, ask yourself if you are happy with your timer. Timers help make turning your system on and off much easier. However, when night falls earlier, especially after the “fall back”, there will be some discrepancies between your timer and true nightfall. Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus, we use an astronomical timer that is too smart to be fooled by Daylight Savings. When we set up this timer, we program it using your GPS coordinates. The timer will adjust itself daily to turn your system on precisely at sundown. It will even adjust itself to accommodate Daylight Savings Time with no additional effort on your part.
This weekend we will lose an hour of sleep, and from then on out, dark will come much sooner each night. Be ready by getting your system relamped this week and by taking a serious look at your outdoor lighting timer. It may be time for a change that will ensure your system is shining brightly when the sun sets – no matter the time of year. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus today.
J.K. Smith, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus