It’s that time of year when our neighbors from up north begin their decent back down to the Palm Beach area, where the weather is warmer and the scenery is more beautiful. There’s no doubt if you are one of these snowbirds, you’ll be ready to soak up some of that warm sunshine that is still in our area. And when you arrive back at your home in the south, you’ll want to be sure it is in tip-top shape. That includes your Palm Beach outdoor lighting system.
It would be nice to return to your Palm Beach home with everything in perfect working order. But it may have been 6 months or so since you were last here. You may have either turned services off or they may have been running the entire time you were gone. Either way, its’ a good idea to get things such as your Palm Beach outdoor lighting system serviced. Just like a luxury car, our quality fixtures are built to last and withstand the environment elements but they should be serviced on a regular basis to keep them in the best working order.
You may notice upon your arrival that some of your bulbs have burnt out in your Palm Beach landscape lighting system. Halogen bulbs need to be replaced every year or so. Before they burn out they will start to dim and you may see a difference in a new halogen bulb and one that is getting near the end of its lifecycle. Burnt out bulbs will make your outdoor lighting system look unbalanced. There may be a dark corner or a tree that is not adequately lit. The right balance needs to be achieved to keep your system looking its best.
Our shrubbery and tree growth changes on a regular basis. Something that may have worked in conjunction with your Palm Beach landscape lighting system last year may now have grown so much it is either blocking the light output from your fixtures or may have even grown over your fixtures. If that is the case, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches can either reposition those fixtures or redesign your entire system if need be. We can also add on to your system at that time if more lighting is needed.
If you’re ready to make the change to an LED system, where “bulbs” last up to 50,000 hours, we can retrofit your current system, even most systems not installed by us. In addition to the longer bulb life, you’ll also realize energy-efficiencies because it uses one fourth of the energy of other low voltage lighting. And our LEDs illuminate with the warm color you’ll see from our halogen systems. They also now have the directional capabilities you’ve come to know from our halogen fixtures.
As you settle back into your home and get everything in order, be sure to call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beach. We’ll come out to see if we need to replace, reposition or upgrade your system, even if it was not installed by us. We’ll get your home looking as beautiful as it was when you left it earlier this year.
Greg Jett, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches