External lighting health checks in the winter

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with companies and clients across a wide range of sectors to provide high quality, effective electrical solutions. This includes external lighting like security lighting. But in the winter months, how can you make sure that this external lighting is still working? And what are the important steps for external lighting health checks in the winter?

What are the important considerations for external lighting health checks in the winter?

There are several factors to consider when conducting an external lighting health check in the winter, and these include:

  • Looking for damage- visual inspection of your external lighting fixtures can be important in the winter. You will need to look for any visible damage, such as broken or missing parts, cracks, or dents. If you notice any of these, it is important to repair or replace the fixtures as soon as possible to ensure that they are functioning properly.
  • Check the illumination levels- its important to make sure that your external lights are providing sufficient illumination for the area they are intended to light. If the light output is too low, consider replacing the bulbs or fixtures to ensure that the area is adequately lit.
  • Check the placement of external lighting- due to high winds and poor weather, light fixtures may have moved from their original position. You should make sure that your lighting fixtures are placed in locations that provide optimal lighting for the intended purpose. For example, if you have a security light, it should be placed in a location that provides good coverage of the area you want to protect.
  • Clean fixtures and lenses- dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate on lighting fixtures and lenses, reducing their effectiveness and increasing energy consumption. Clean the fixtures and lenses regularly to ensure that they are functioning at their best.

For more information or for any electrical installation, servicing, repair or maintenance, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.