outdoor lighting maintenance jackson delta electrical

Most of us love our outdoor space, especially in the summer. After the heat of the day and the sun starts to dip below the horizon, spending evenings out on your porch, deck, or just in your backyard is something you look forward to to unwind from the day. To make your time outdoors even more relaxing and soothing, outdoor lighting can really help make your yard or office space beautiful.

Delta Electrical is a residential and commercial electrician in Jackson that can help with your outdoor lighting installation or repair. With over a decade of serving the people of Jackson, we pride ourselves on professionalism, honesty, integrity, and fairness. Below, we’ll offer up some outdoor lighting maintenance tips, and if you need help with your outdoor lighting at your home or office, give us a call today!


Keep Plants Away

Plants have a tendency to grow indiscriminately, no matter what may be in the way. If you let them, your landscaping plants will grow to cover your outdoor lighting, and if you have solar lighting, they can even block the solar panel, making your outdoor lighting glow less bright. Also, the roots of plants can grow underneath your lighting, causing damage to your fixtures. Trim your landscaping plants and trees regularly around your light fixtures to avoid damage and to allow the light to shine bright.

Clean Your Outdoor Lighting

Just like anything else you own, your outdoor lighting fixtures will get dirty, perhaps more so since they are exposed to the wind, dirt, rain, and other falling debris, as well as dead insects. Delta Electrical in Jackson recommends that you regularly clean your light fixtures. This will help them to not only shine brighter, but will keep them in good working order as you can readily fix something once you notice it.

Ensure Wiring is Not Exposed

Over time, the soil over your outdoor lighting can wear away or wear down, exposing the wires to the elements, which can quickly damage them. Furthermore, if you have dogs or kids who like to play in the dirt, your outdoor lighting wiring can also become exposed and even damaged if your dog likes to chew things.

If you discover your once buried electrical wiring is now exposed, check them for damage. If you see no damage, rebury them. However, if you see exposed wiring or you can tell wiring has definitely been damaged (one tell-tale sign is if your dog has wiring it their mouth!), it’s best to call your local electrician, Delta Electrical in Jackson to inspect the wiring, replace it if need be, and then rebury it for you. Electricity poses too much of a safety hazard if you don’t know what you are doing.

Replace Bulbs When Needed

If you have LED lights, you won’t need to change your light bulbs regularly. However, if you have older lighting, you may need to do so. Furthermore, if you notice light bulbs are burning out frequently, it may be time for an outdoor lighting upgrade. Your certified electrician, Delta Electrical in Jackson, offers outdoor lighting installation services. We can replace your outdoor lighting quickly and easily. Using a local electrician to replace your outdoor lighting is a good idea because he or she can then inspect your outlets and look for signs of damage, such as corrosion or broken parts.


Delta Electrical offers residential, industrial, and commercial outdoor lighting installation, repair, and maintenance services in Jackson. In addition, we offer electrical services for all of your needs, whether you need a new electrical panel installed, or you are looking to add on an addition to your home and need the electrical work done. We can upgrade your electrical work as well, so you are safe and secure.

Our electricians are certified and have many years of experience in the electrical business. We offer our services for a wide service area, from West Tennessee to Northern Mississippi. We strive to go above and beyond with our electrical services. We work diligently to ensure your electrical problems are resolved. Contact Delta Electrical in Jackson to learn more!