Servicing your outdoor lighting system from bugs!!!

Hey guys I had the opportunity to go out today and conduct service on some of our clients lighting systems.  I ran across something very interesting out on the trail today and I wanted to pass it along to you guys.

During one of my service calls the entire system was not working and everything looked to be installed properly – and it was. As I investigated further I found the issue – Ants!! Yes ants had invaded the lighting transformer and rendered the timer/controls useless. 

So with that being said – I wanted to pass along a small tip.  Make sure when you are out doing yard work to spray or sprinkle some ant repellant around our outdoor lighting transformers, irrigation timer, or outdoor outlets.  (I have found ants to get in anything electrical and cause problems!)

Hope this small tip helps keep your lighting, electrical, and irrigation systems running smoothly during the summer months!!

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We would like to welcome everyone to our weblog.  Please check back often to find great ideas, suggestions and a wealth of information on everything to do with landscape lighting.  We will begin posting more information soon on a wide variety of topics, including trouble-shooting your system, the advantages of Lighting Control Automation (LCA), and the benefits of increased home security from having our lighting installed.

Scott Bellamy

President, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio