Technology has changed substantially in the past twenty years. For example, the first outdoor lighting fixtures were developed from mayonnaise jars, painted fruit juice and coffee cans, automobile lamps and 12-volt batteries; while today lighting fixtures are more compact, sleek, and are available in a variety of different materials.
The materials used can have a significant impact on how well the fixtures themselves hold up in their environment. With that being said, as with similar investments you make, there comes a point where you will need to consider upgrading your outdoor lighting fixtures.
Here are just some of the reasons why it may be time to consider an update, from the Atlanta outdoor lighting experts.
When Repairs Are Needed More Often
When it comes to any type of mechanical equipment that you invest your hard earned money into, there comes a point where you might find yourself needing to make more regular repairs.
This is when you must decide if it is better to simply replace that item or continue having it repaired. Every outdoor landscape lighting fixture contains a socket that the bulbs screw or plug into.
Just like with anything that is left outside in the elements, some very old lighting fixtures can start to allow moisture in, which can lead to corrosion, and the lamps ceasing to work or function correctly.
If the sockets are bad they will show signs of both corrosion and rust. The bulbs might flicker, or only work intermittently. These are a clear indicator of a bad socket, and possibly even a bad fixture. Sadly, there is no point in replacing a socket in an old lighting fixture if it is going to continue leaking.
The latest technology allows lighting fixtures to be much more watertight than in the past. Plus, most of them carry lifetime warranties.
When You Want to Conserve Energy
New outdoor lighting fixtures also allow us to utilize LED lamps as opposed to energy-wasting incandescent bulbs.
LED’s use a fraction of the energy of an incandescent due to the fact that they do not waste energy making heat. Approximately 90% of the energy used to power an incandescent bulb is transformed into heat.
Additionally, LED bulbs have the benefit of better longevity in comparison to incandescent. Upgraded lighting fixtures allow us to fully utilize this beneficial technology.
When You Want to Update The Look of Your Home
All of the new fixtures are designed for durability and attractiveness. As previously mentioned, the low voltage lighting fixture industry has exponentially grown in the past decade or so.
Today, there are landscape lighting fixtures that are significantly more aesthetically pleasing and durable than older versions. You can even pick custom outdoor lighting fixtures to perfectly fit the look of your home and your personal style.
At the end of the day, new exterior lighting fixtures encourage a better performance of your overall system. If you suspect your exterior lighting fixtures may be starting to show signs of degradation, please feel free to contact NightVision Outdoor Lighting on our website or give us a call directly at 678-828-2999.
We can either have one of our outdoor lighting technicians or designers evaluate your home’s system and advise you on a solution that best suits your needs.