It’s true. Once you install a smart landscape lighting system, there is no going back. The beauty and convenience it adds to your evenings cannot be matched. However, while smart landscape lighting is a no-hassle way to illuminate your space, you must maintain it like any other electrical equipment.
In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you through everything you need to know to keep your smart landscape lighting system, including color changing outdoor lighting, running smoothly. We will walk through an understanding of the different components, tips on maintaining fixtures, troubleshooting common issues, and ensuring safety precautions. With our expert tips, your smart landscape lighting system will always function optimally and provide the perfect atmosphere for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.
To transform your property into a showpiece and ensure proper maintenance and care, you need a complete understanding of your smart full color landscape lighting system's components. By knowing how your system works and what each component does, you can troubleshoot issues, get the desired lighting results, and ensure your system runs smoothly.
For example, our 9 Series Pro smart outdoor lighting system has several key components, including the smart transformer, the smart hub, and individual light fixtures. The smart transformer is the system's brain, and the smart hub acts as a control center, allowing you to manage your system through a mobile app. Individual light fixtures, such as our path lights and bistro lights, connect to the hub and can be programmed to turn on and off automatically at pre-scheduled times or controlled manually through the app.
Regularly maintaining your smart landscape lighting fixtures ensures longevity and optimal performance. However, fixtures may become damaged, corroded, or ineffective without proper maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your outdoor lighting fixtures:
By selecting fixtures that withstand the elements and require minimal maintenance, you can save time on repairs. Our system includes fixtures with protective coatings to withstand harsh weather. For example, our drill lights have a special powder coating that protects them from the elements, making them easier to maintain.
While designed to be low-maintenance, smart landscape lighting systems may occasionally require troubleshooting. Understanding how to diagnose and address these issues can help you avoid costly repairs and keep your system running smoothly. Here are a few troubleshooting solutions to keep in mind:
It's also helpful to have educational resources, like Haven’s YouTube channel. Along with our show Light Talk With Rob and Chris, we also have helpful tips, tutorials, and educational videos covering everything from how to wire your landscape lighting to resolving wire corrosion. By using these resources, homeowners can troubleshoot most issues and make necessary repairs without always calling a technician.
When working with an electrical system, especially one as advanced as a smart landscape lighting system, it's essential to understand the precautions involved. Choosing the right installer, as discussed in this Light Talk video, can provide valuable insight into recognizing necessary precautions, but it is still important to take additional measures when working with an electrical system. Here are a few tips:
To provide customers with an extra layer of security, all Haven products and systems are low voltage, meaning they operate at a lower voltage than traditional lighting systems.
By following this checklist, you can help ensure your outdoor lighting system stays in top condition and continues to provide the beauty, security, and functionality you need:
From intimate outdoor dinners to lively gatherings with loved ones, your outdoor space should reflect your style and personality. Smart landscape lighting can help you achieve the perfect ambiance, but keeping your system in top condition is essential. By following the tips and tricks in this guide, you'll be able to enjoy your beautifully lit landscape all year round. And if you're looking to upgrade your system, check out Haven's patent-pending 9 Series Pro smart full color landscape lighting interface.