Posted on May 16, 2013 by John Bruce
So you have an old outdoor lighting system? Many homeowners find themselves in a similar situation, needing assistance with an old system. Whether the system was installed when you purchased your property or was installed years ago and simply degraded, the end need is the same. You need to do something to it so your property will shine. Because you want the best that outdoor lighting has to offer your home, you are probably looking for a company to help you make decisions about your next steps. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City takes an approach to older systems that is similar to our approach for new systems. We like to give our clients options. Because of this we have three R’s that describe our solutions for old outdoor lighting systems – Rewire, Reposition, or Revamp.
Rewire. Sometimes degradation in an old system can be rectified simply by rewiring. An old system contains old components that may just need to be replaced with new, higher quality components. This could include whole fixtures or the system’s wiring. Faulty wiring can lead to a decreased light output from your fixtures, and replacing that wiring can make a big difference in the appearance of your property. Old fixtures can become dimmer over time as well, and of course, some stop working. A few quick replacements can make a huge difference.
Reposition. Occasionally, replacing old system components is not enough. Perhaps, the original design of the old system was not well developed, or your property has undergone changes like additions to your home or new landscaping. We may need to add additional fixtures and relocate old ones in order to better showcase your home and gardens. Repositioning allows us to add lights where needed and make position adjustments to your older lights.
Revamp. From time to time, starting over can be the best option. If a system is too old, too degraded, and too outdated, you may be better off to go back with new, higher quality wiring and fixtures that are more energy-efficient. You will also have one of our designers working with you so that we develop the best lighting system for your property.
Rest assured that no matter what option is needed for your old system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City is committed to getting the look you want from your lighting. So if you have an old system, give us a call. We not only pride ourselves on our ability to design and install beautiful outdoor lighting systems but also on our ability to make our clients happy.
John Bruce, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City
To see more photos of our rewiring, repositioning and revamping, visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery on our website.