If you have a post mounted lightings – such as a street lamp-style light fixture, pole light or similar lighting piece – you likely understand the need for protecting your light fixture from damage. With glass parts and sometimes easily-damaged structures, these lights are often vulnerable to damage by the elements, animals or even mischievous passersby. What can you do to protect your light fixtures? Here’s q quick guide to keeping your outdoor lighting beautiful and functional for years to come.
Placement Equals Protection
Where you place your lighting can prevent it from sustaining the amount of damage it otherwise might if placed closer to roads and common areas. If you need lighting for your yard, consider placing your post mounted lamps closer to your home, well inside the boundaries of your property. This will discourage damage from both wandering animals and those who might wish to break your fixtures simply because they can.
Strong and Sturdy Fittings
Having the proper post top fitters will help to protect your lamp’s bulbs and globes and prolong their life. The sturdier your fitters are, the better your actual light fixtures will be secured to the lamp itself. This offers obvious protection from collision-type damage, as well as prevents elemental damage from storms and more.
It’s important to know what you’re buying, and make sure your investment in outdoor lighting for your home or garden is well made. When you purchase your post mounted lighting, inquire with your lighting merchant about the post top fitters. How well secured is the actual fixture to the lamp post, and will you need to enhance these fittings to provide additional protection for your lighting? Knowing this ahead of time will allow you to make the smartest purchase, and install the best quality lighting on your property. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy your lamp for years to come!