The manager of an apartment building contacted us recently regarding an issue their building was having with their outdoor lights and landscape lighting. They had been investigating the available options for an outdoor lighting company in Clemson and came across our name. We assured him that we were an expert landscape lighting designer and maintenance company. The manager wanted to get to the bottom of their problem and fix it before a new wave of tenants was to move in. He asked if we would be able to come out to their location to take a look.
Shortly after, we sent someone over to investigate and diagnose the problem. It was clear once we arrived that there was likely a problem with the installation of the current landscape lighting system. Their outdoor lights were lining the sides of the building, and as you moved down the line, the lights got progressively dimmer until you reached the end and the light was almost nonexistent. Some of the lights were also completely burnt out.
This indicated to us that the previous system had been installed using the daisy chain method for the wiring. This method doesn’t allow for an equal dispersion of voltage among all the lights on the line, which results in some lights burning out prematurely, as well as a general disparity in the brightness of the lights as a group.
Landscape Light Repair Needed
Though certainly a bothersome situation, it presented a clear solution to us in order to remedy the problem. We would need to rewire the lights using a method other than the daisy chain. We presented our findings and an estimate to the building’s manager, who was impressed with our knowledge of outdoor lights and agreed to the plan and estimate.
We got started on the landscape lighting contractor work in Clemson immediately, beginning by rewiring the system completely. The new system we installed used wiring that ensured each light would receive an equal voltage and thus would not cause premature burnouts in certain lights. It also seemed prudent to switch the apartment units to LED bulbs, as these would not burn out as quickly as the incandescent bulbs they used previously and would ultimately require less maintenance.
The manager was immensely pleased with the finished project and was glad to be rid of the troublesome problem of the incorrect wiring. He asked to set up a regular outdoor lighting maintenance plan for us to return a few times a year to ensure the outdoor lights were still working correctly and didn’t require any further work.