Luckily, here in Sacramento, we don’t often see below freezing temperatures and hardly any snowfall (thank goodness). However, when the winter season hits, we do see a lot cooler temperatures than what we’re used to, which is why we need to ensure we properly maintain various aspects of our homes — including our outdoor lighting systems.

At our lighting store in Sacramento, we offer some of the best lighting products from the best manufacturers in the nation. We’ve served the local community since our lighting store’s founding in 1909, and every year, we broaden our lighting selection and continue to learn about modern lighting trends. Shop outdoor lighting solutions at Hobrecht Lighting today.

In this blog post, we’ll go over five winter outdoor lighting maintenance tips you should practice every year when the weather starts to get cold outside.

1. Clean your outdoor lights.

First and foremost, it’s easy for dust and debris to collect on the glass surface of our outdoor lights. Using a cloth and CDL cleaner, scrub these bad boys to ensure your outdoor areas are getting proper illumination. We guarantee you’ll immediately notice a difference!

2. Replace your light bulbs.

Believe it or not, the weather has an effect on the lifespan of your outdoor light bulbs. In fact, the colder it is outside, the shorter your light bulbs will likely last you. Take the time to check all of your outdoor light bulbs and replace any extremely dimmed or completely shot ones.

3. Inspect your lighting system.

It can be easy to avoid maintenance for several of your home’s systems when it’s cold outside, especially since nothing is more tempting than a cozy, warm blanket and some hot chocolate. Please take the time to inspect your outdoor lighting system and ensure there aren’t any exposed wires or major potential issues that could go wrong.

4. Adjust your timers.

In the summer, we are blessed with long days, which means the sun serves our primary light source until about 8 p.m. Now that it’s winter, the sun sets around 5 p.m. every night, meaning our timers are probably set to turn on too late. Adjust your outdoor light timers to ensure you come home every night to a properly lit home.

5. Swap light fixtures (if necessary).

Exterior light fixtures experience more wear and tear than our interior light fixtures due to their exposure to inclement weather conditions. If you notice that some of your outdoor lights have seen better days, it may be time to replace them. Luckily, we have a large selection for you to choose from at our lighting store in Sacramento!

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If you’re currently in the market for some new outdoor lighting fixtures for your home, look no further than our selection at Hobrecht Lighting. Our Sacramento lighting store offers an array of lighting products to the local community, ranging from everyday exterior lights to elaborate indoor chandeliers.

Let one of our experienced and knowledgeable lighting experts help you find the perfect lighting solutions for your Sacramento home and schedule a consultation with us today. If you happen to know exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to stop by our lighting store whenever is best convenient for you.