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Spring Clean Up Tips For Your Exterior Lighting

Spring Clean Up Tips For Your Exterior Lighting

Spring is around the corner and now is the perfect time to start thinking about… Spring Cleaning! As the weather begins to warm up, you might begin thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home. One area that often gets overlooked is exterior lighting. After a long winter of snow, ice, and harsh weather conditions, your outdoor lighting fixtures may be in need of a little TLC. Here are some tips to get your exterior lighting in tip-top shape this spring and ready to keep your yard and home bright all through the summer.

Keep your home updated and electrician approved with A Comprehensive Spring Electrical Maintenance Checklist For A Safer Home.

Spring Clean Up Checklist For Your Exterior Lighting

  1. Turn off the power
    Before you start cleaning your outdoor lighting fixtures, make sure to turn off the power to the fixtures. This will ensure that you stay safe while cleaning them. You can turn off the power at the main breaker box or by unplugging the fixtures from their power source.
  2. Inspect the fixtures
    Take a close look at each of your outdoor lighting fixtures to see if there is any damage or wear and tear. Look for cracks, dents, or rust on the fixtures. If you notice any damage, you may need to replace the fixture. It’s better to catch any issues early on before they turn into bigger problems.
  3. Remove any debris
    Over the winter months, debris can accumulate on your outdoor lighting fixtures, such as leaves, dirt, and buildup. Use a soft-bristled brush or a cloth to remove any debris from the fixtures. Make sure to be gentle so that you don’t scratch the surface of the fixture.
  4. Clean the fixtures
    Once you’ve removed any debris from the fixtures, it’s time to clean them. Use mild soap and warm water to clean the fixtures. You can also use a vinegar and water solution for a more natural cleaning option. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the solution and gently scrub the fixtures, making sure to get into all the crevices. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the fixtures.
  5. Check the wiring
    After you’ve cleaned the fixtures, it’s a good idea to check the wiring. Look for any frayed wires or loose connections. If you notice any issues, you may need to call an electrician to make the necessary repairs.
  6. Replace light bulbs
    While you’re inspecting your outdoor lighting fixtures, make sure to check the light bulbs. If any bulbs are burnt out or not functioning properly, replace them with new bulbs. Consider replacing old bulbs with LED bulbs. This will ensure that your outdoor lighting is working properly and will also save you money on your energy bill.
  7. Trim trees and shrubs
    Overgrown trees and shrubs can block the light from your outdoor fixtures, making them less effective. Take some time to trim any trees or shrubs that are blocking the light. This will not only improve the effectiveness of your outdoor lighting but will also improve the overall appearance of your home.
  8. Consider upgrading your fixtures
    If your outdoor lighting fixtures are old and outdated, it may be time to consider upgrading them. There are many new and innovative outdoor lighting fixtures on the market that are energy-efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Upgrading your fixtures can improve the overall appearance of your home and can also save you money on your energy bill.
  9. Install a timer or motion sensor
    Installing a timer or motion sensor for your outdoor lighting can save you money on your energy bill and can also improve the security of your home. Timers allow you to set specific times for your outdoor lighting to turn on and off, while motion sensors detect movement and turn the lights on automatically. This can deter potential intruders and can also provide added safety when coming home late at night.
  10. Hire a professional
    If you’re not comfortable cleaning or inspecting your outdoor lighting fixtures yourself, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional. An electrician or lighting specialist can inspect your fixtures, identify any issues, and make the necessary repairs. They can also provide recommendations for upgrading your fixtures or installing a timer or motion sensor.

Learn how to improve your home electricity use by reading Rising Electricity Costs: How An Electrician Can Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient.

Time For A Spring Spruce Up? Call FM Lighting And Electrical.

Taking the time to clean and inspect your outdoor lighting fixtures in the spring can improve their performance, save you money on your energy bill, and enhance the overall appearance of your home. By following these spring clean-up tips, you can ensure that your exterior lighting is ready for the warmer months ahead. Don't neglect your outdoor lighting, as it can have a significant impact on the safety, security, and beauty of your home.

For Spring maintenance and all of your electrical needs, hiring a professional electrician is the best approach. If you have any concerns about your current electrical system, asking an electrician can save your home from electrical fires and can reduce the risk of electrocution or property damage. At Fluorescent Man Lighting and Electrical, we offer comprehensive electrician services to improve your home, replace your wiring, and perform repairs of all sizes. Providing over 25 years of electrical services in the Chestermere and the Calgary area, Fluorescent Man Lighting and Electrical can offer you top-quality commercial and residential electrical services. We provide efficient and affordable service with a team of electricians with at least 5 to 8 years of experience each. To get a free in-home quote, contact Fluorescent Man Lighting and Electrical at 1-403-863-8529 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: How much does a consultation cost?
A: FM Lighting and Electrical offers a free consultation that includes:

  • An assessment of your electrical needs
  • Recommendations of the best products for your home or business
  • An effective and efficient solution design
  • A no-obligation quote

Q: How do you know who is the right electrician to hire?
A: A great electrician is licensed, reputable, knowledgeable, and specializes in energy conservation and LED lighting. Read Choosing The Right LED Lighting Electrician to learn more.

Q: Can I do my electrical work myself?
A: Having yourself or a friend do your electrical work can be incredibly dangerous. If someone without their license or insurance does electrical work on your home or business and something goes wrong, you can be liable. You might not qualify for an insurance claim and you could be out a lot of money.

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