Landscape Lighting Bulbs Replacement For Dallas Homeowners
If your landscape lights seem to burn out faster than ever before, it may not be the fault of cheaper materials or shoddy workmanship; the fault may be in the method you use to change the bulb. Landscape lighting bulbs have to fight the elements. There are so many elements that can cause them to lose their brightness and fail.
This video shows how to replace landscape lighting bulbs.
You can install a new MR-16 light bulb and watch it fail in a matter of days. What did you do wrong? You installed it with your own bare hands and it still failed. Well, it failed because you probably did not know that this type of bulb is susceptible to the oil on human hands. So when you changed it with your own bare hands the oils on your fingers caused it to overheat and burn out and now you are changing it again.
Many modern landscape lights use halogen bulbs, both for inexpensive use and for the brighter light they give. If you touch a halogen bulb with your bare hands, the oils from your skin can transfer to the bulb. These oils will heat up and burn on the surface of the bulb, creating a thin spot in the glass that will cause it to burn through much more quickly than usual. Take precautions when changing halogen bulbs, and your landscape lights should last through the season.
Step 1: Turn off the power supply to the landscape lights. Allow the lights to cool down for at least 10 minutes if adjacent bulbs are still working.
Step 2: Unscrew the fasteners holding frame and glass lens on the light. Set these aside, making sure you place the screws where they will be found and not kicked by children or pets.
Step 3: Put on a pair of thin cotton or plastic gloves. Do not use rubber or latex gloves. These gloves are often made using petroleum products, and these oils can be transferred to the bulbs.
Step 4: Remove the bulb by grasping it gently, then pulling straight up. The bulb should pull free from the socket. Dispose of the bulb in the garbage.
Step 5: Pick up the new bulb with your protected hand and slide it into the socket. Push down gently but firmly until the bulb snaps or clicks into place.
Step 6: Replace the glass lens and frame and tighten the screws to hold them in place.
Importance Of Landscape Lighting Bulbs
When it comes to properly lighting your home it’s important to consider the exterior for many reasons including safety, security and because it just looks nice. In this articles we’ve outlined these benefits of outdoor lighting. Call (214) 238-8353 us for your home service and repair needs.
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