Is it Time to Upgrade your Outdoor Landscape Lighting

January 21, 2022

Is it time for an outdoor landscape lighting update? There are a variety of reasons to upgrade your current outdoor lighting design. Do you have a poorly installed landscape lighting system? Is your landscape lighting being maintained properly? Are your fixtures and materials damaged or outdated? Has your outdoor space changed? Are you ready for something new? A new year means new projects. Many homeowners will renovate, upgrade, or simply change their outdoor living space, which requires an evaluation of the outdoor lighting design.

If you fall into one of the following categories, an upgrade might be right for you!

Poorly Installed Outdoor Landscape Lighting System

Installing an outdoor landscape lighting system is a huge project that requires expertise and specific knowledge. If your system was installed by an inexperienced team, is not being maintained properly, or you are unable to reach them after your install date, it’s time to consider your options. The right landscape lighting professionals will evaluate your current system and recognize where changes need to be made. 

Neglected Or Out of Date Lighting System

If you have an older system with halogen lights, you may want to consider upgrading to an LED outdoor landscape lighting system. Low-voltage LED lighting uses a fraction of the electricity that halogen bulbs use. LED bulbs emit less heat and have a long lifespan, so they require minimum maintenance and less replacements. If you have neglected your system for some time, lots of lights do not work, or you’re having issues with your transformer, then it’s time to fix those issues and renovate your outdoor lighting.

Change In Your Outdoor Space

So, you’ve got an amazing outdoor living space with the perfect outdoor lighting design to enhance it all. Then after some time, you’ve remodeled or changed your space, but not your lighting design. To keep your landscape lighting functional, it’s important to refresh your lighting design to accommodate any renovations of your space. Custom lighting can elevate a newly transformed space in so many ways! It is best to work with design experts that have a solid understanding of lightscaping and the enthusiasm to fulfill your vision. 

Navigating Your Property After Dark Is Difficult

This sounds simple enough, but you would not believe how many homeowners settle for mediocre or non-functional lighting around their properties. By installing custom landscape lighting, you and your guests can safely navigate the outside of your home with ease. Clear visibility allows you to see your walking path, illuminating any tripping or falling hazards. By using various lighting techniques, shadows that obscure vision can be removed, steps can be highlighted, and zone lights can illuminate specific areas that need special attention. Enjoy your property after dusk by removing any potentially hazardous stumbles due to lack of visibility.

Your Electricity Bill Is Higher Than Ever

Is your electricity bill growing each month? If so, the problem could be related to your outdated lighting system. Even with a low voltage halogen system, your landscape lighting costs can be pricey. With the addition of energy-efficient lights, you can save a significant amount of money. In some cases, damaged fixtures, faulty circuitry, frayed wiring, or broken cords can cause electricity leaks and spikes in electrical costs. An expert lighting technician will evaluate your property, take time to carefully inspect your current system, and discuss a plan of action.

Dimming or Flickering Issues

One of the most obvious signs of a problem with your landscape lighting is if you have dimming or flickering lights. This is an indication that there may be an electrical short somewhere in your system. It’s best to consult with a professional if you are experiencing these issues, because any attempt at a DIY repair could pose a serious electrocution risk. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Consult the expert team at Mobile Illumination to help refresh or renovate your existing landscape lighting system. Our professionals are available to discuss the best process to improve and optimize your outdoor lighting design. Click here to set up an appointment today! 

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