Regarding low voltage lighting systems, Edward's Enterprises can help our Oak Park customers with:
Timers installed & adjusted
Low voltage cables replaced
Spot & path lights installed
Lamp bulbs & sockets replaced
Install post lights
Replace carriage lights
Solar landscape lighting installed
Up lighting installed at trees
Malibu & other brands serviced
Light transformers reset
Spot lighting added for security
Whether you have a large or small property, lighting can be the perfect enhancement to welcome you & your family home. We work with brands like Malibu, Hampton Bay, Smart Solar, Duracell, & Lithonia Lighting. Little do homeowners know, light can transform your home. We provide simple to complex designs that will create a lush effect without having to do a total remodel! Is your landscape lighting system properly wired & timed?
We want to talk with you about your poolside lighting repair ideas. Try us by phone to go over the details of your low voltage LED conversion or accent lighting removal plans!
- Handy Tips
- Did You Know?
- Other Work
- DIY FAQs
Other than replacement, Landscape lighting fixtures have a fairly low need for maintenance. Landscape lights can be cleaned when they become dirty. First, use a dry cloth & wipe away any loose dirt & debris. Then, use a bucket full of water & a small amount of dish detergent to wipe off the fixtures. Finally, use clean water to rinse off the soapy mixture. If dirt is tough to get off, you can use a soft bristled brush to remove dirt from crevices & hard to reach areas. If this still does not work, then use a Magic Eraser to remove stubborn dirt & grime. Afterwards, dry the fixtures thoroughly with a clean towel. Let any moistness or humidity dry off on its own afterward.
Often people would like to know how their lighting system is controlled. The answer is a timer which is located inside the transformer controls the system. You are able to set desired on & off times & can also manually over ride the system with a simple flip of a switch. A quick tip to remember is that Landscape fixtures are supposed to be replaced after an average life of 2000 hours. With this being said, it is important to monitor your lighting system & determine how often you use your lamps. Keep a record, log, or journal to help you be ever – more accurate & precise in this regard.
Transforming Your Outdoor Space Into a Beautiful Relaxing Area:
If you are contemplating transforming your outdoor space into a place to relax, entertain or just enjoy the outdoors consider upgrading the outdoor lighting.
When developing your outdoor space, your priority should be safety. The main time for entertaining outdoors is the evening, lighting is an important safety factor. Evaluate where it is best to illuminate for easy visibility. Whether you choose post-mounted lanterns or wall mounted lighting to provide safety & welcome your guests.
Step lights will not only enhance paths or stairs it will help navigating through your property. Inspect all railings, steps, decks & porches for safe access.
Creating a Comfortable Space:
Installing an awning will bring color & style to your outdoor space along with providing shade to your sitting area. Installing a pond or birdbath at a distance from the entertaining areas will help keep mosquitoes away. Instead of incandescent lights you can also install lighting which will not attract the mosquitoes along pathways.
Another way to provide comfort from the heat is to mount an outdoor rated ceiling fan, the fan improves the design of your outdoor living space.
Conserving Energy savings:
When purchasing outdoor lighting, be sure to invest in energy efficient lighting to keep your energy bills at a minimum. The new (LED) lighting is low-maintenance & cost effective.
A Splendid Living Space:
The design & style of the inside of your home should be brought to the outdoors. Adding flowers that attract butterflies & humming birds will make the space much more enjoyable by adding color & the activity of the butterflies & humming birds. Accent lighting will create a warm relaxing space for your family & friends to enjoy.
What is the best wattage for outdoor lighting?
– Hall & foyer – the position, size, & type of lights should be welcoming to the guests.
– Dining room – the diameter of lights & height should be precise.
– Kitchen – use flush-mount ceiling fixtures & under-cabinet fixtures.
– Bathroom – single-light scones are enough.
The primary considerations of lighting your outdoors are
– Amount of light
– Mounting height
Ensure that you get different designs for each of the following areas
– Front doors
– Garage doors
– Back doors
– Post lanterns
– Patio/deck lighting
– Energy savings
– Dark sky
– Construction materials
– Care & cleaning
– Installation tip
– UL listing
Why do my landscape lights flicker?
How to fix a flickering LED lights
There are several benefits of LED lights, including saving you cash & saving you the hassle of replacing units & relamping. Even though LED lights are always excellent, they can begin to flicker & these are steps you should follow to ensure that you get them working correctly.
1. Check your current setup i.e., wiring & connection.
2. Identify other potential possibilities of failure – incompatible switches, driver components, relaxation oscillators, & changing voltage levels.
3. Attend to the malfunctioning issues
4. Purchase a new LED fixture or replace the T8 LED tubes