Ouch! Every year the “spring forward” hurts just a little bit, but the payoff of extra sunlight hours in the evening are certainly worth it. While we may be springing forward, it’s actually time for your outdoor lighting system to “fall back”. Of course you don’t want to be illuminating your house, yard, and
gardens while the sun is still doing it for you. Some of you have a timer that will need to be adjusted so that your lights turn on later in the evening. It’s an easy task to overlook, but staying on top of it will save you energy. So don’t forget to adjust your timer this week.
If you don’t have time to change your timer, can’t quite remember how, or aren’t comfortable doing it yourself, give us a call at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus. We would be happy to help you reprogram the timer or do it ourselves. It may be a good time for a service call if you have some bulbs that are not working or some fixtures that need straightening. Call us today, and we’ll be on our way.
Another, exciting option for your system is our astronomical timer. This timer is smart. It makes all needed adjustments for you. Containing a computer chip like the GPS in your phone or car, it can be programmed with your GPS
coordinates, and once we have entered those along with the current day, month, and year, the timer will automatically adjust so that your lights come on when the sun sets. Not only will this timer make daylight savings adjustments, it will also adjust for seasonal differences in sunlight duration. Of course, as with all of our products, we are always ready and willing to troubleshoot should any problem arise.
Amid all the extra fun you will be having with the extra hour of daylight this week, don’t forget to keep your energy costs low. Save that beautiful outdoor lighting for when it can be seen, and adjust your timer. Remember that Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Columbus is just a call away, and we are always happy and ready to help keep your property illuminated and bright at all the right times.
J.K. Smith, Owner