Outdoor lights can be tricky. Sometimes the challenges they present are minor, easy fixes; while other times, lighting problems can be dangerous. Because of this, it’s a good idea to know how to identify issues and prevent any problems from turning dangerous. At DeFazio Company, we take pride in providing safety and visibility around Cleveland area homes, so today we’re discussing the most common issues we see and what you can do about them.

Common Outdoor Lighting Issues

1. Burned-Out Bulbs

Of course, no lightbulb lasts forever. But, if you’re noticing that your outdoor light bulbs seem to be burning out too frequently, there may be a problem with their installation. The power supply voltage may be too high for that particular type of bulb, or the bulbs may be too loose or connected improperly. The best way to combat this issue is with routine maintenance by a trusted light crew to ensure your bulbs are properly installed.

2. Pest Problems

It’s common knowledge that insects are attracted to bright lights and they actually can wreak havoc on your outdoor light fixtures. Bugs can get inside outdoor light fixtures, especially those that are installed in the ground, sometimes even penetrating fixtures that have been tightly sealed. Other pests have also been known to get into transformers and cause considerable damage. To get rid of these unwanted visitors, we recommend working with a pest control company before they destroy your lighting investment.

3. Corrosion

Corrosion occurs when moisture builds up inside exterior lighting fixture sockets. Typically, the heat that the bulbs generate is enough to eliminate moisture and prevent corrosion from happening. However, when bulbs burn out or when the connection is faulty, corrosion can occur. You can prevent corrosion by ensuring that the base of each bulb has protection from moisture buildup. The easiest solution is to use rust-resistant or waterproof fixtures.

For help with these or any other issue with your outdoor lighting, trust the experts at DeFazio Company. Our expert crew is trained in all aspects of your custom outdoor lighting, including complete installation, full-service repair, and maintenance. Contact us today at (440) 652-6545 or request an estimate online.