Nitescapes Of Knoxville

Outdoor and Landscape Lighting


Fall Maintenance

Posted by turfmaster02 on September 4, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Early fall is the peak season for Outdoor Lighting installations.  With the days getting shorter, many homeowners will realize the need for lighting and have it installed.  For homeowners who have existing systems, they will enjoy and get more use from their lighting.  Now is a great time to have your system checked and to re-lamp each fixture.  Most halogen and incandescent lamps are rated for 3000 to 4000 hours.  The average run time for most systems is 6 to 8 hours, which meets the life hour rating.  If you place two fixtures side by side, one with a new lamp and one with over 3000 hours, you will easily notice the difference.  The new lamp will be more intense and have a more consistent spread.  This is the perfect opportunity to re-lamp each fixture with LED drop ins or integrated components.  Not only will the life hours increase to 40,000, but you will reduce energy consumption by nearly 75%.  This leads to lower running costs and takes a noticeable amount of strain off the transformer.  Our re-lamp service also includes cleaning each fixture and its components, checking for corrosion or potential problems, and measuring the amperage at each tap on the transformer.  This ensures that the system is running properly and efficiently.  Lighting is like any other investment, it requires maintenance to run properly and prevent issues in the future. 

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