Maintenance One thing the consumer should look for in selecting a company to install a low voltage lighting system is whether or not the company offers ongoing maintenance after the sale. Low voltage lighting systems are generally low maintenance, however, light bulbs may need to be replaced from time to time, shrubs need to be maintained so that they don't overtake the lighting fixtures, lenses should be cleaned.
Bulb Replacement: Traditional low voltage lighting normally come with either halogen or xenon bulbs. The average life of such bulbs is anywhere from 4000 hours to 10,000 hours. The new state of the art Kichler LED fixtures come with bulbs that carry a minimum of 40,000 hour bulb life. With an average system operating at 2000 hours per year, you can see the advantage of selecting an LED system. We design your lighting system using various bulb wattages and spreads to achieve the desired look for your home or business. Re-lamping your system without paying attention to those wattages and spreads can alter the performance of the system.
Daylight savings time: Each system installed generally will operate with an Astronomical digital timer that comes equipped with a 10 year lithium battery. These timers will track Dusk throughout the year and turn the lighting system on at precisely the proper time all year long. They even will make the adjustments for Daylight Savings Time. Enhancements include Zone controlled timers, push button remote control and more.
Some times your fixtures will have to be located in your landscape beds in order to properly light up your home. That means the lighting fixtures will be completing for space in the landscape beds with plants that are constantly growing. Regular maintenance requires someone to annually visit the site and groom back plants that may be encroaching on the lighting fixtures.
Maintenance contracts: Lighting bugs offers affordable optional maintenance contracts that provide the protection and ease of maintaining the integrity of your lighting system. We provide for regular visits during the year to check the integrity of the system . We also offer annual re-lamps of the system for traditional halogen/xenon systems. .