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Reviving Your Lighting System

Outdoor landscape lighting

Over the previous season we encountered a handful of landscape lighting systems that, since installation, had been left untouched.  Needless to say, each of these sites required some attention.

At Moon Glow we take a great deal of pride in our ability to install a great design for you. But equally as important to us is our capacity to service systems that we may or may not have installed.

Regular maintenance is crucial

Like your furnace or air conditioner, a scheduled maintenance is a good way to keep everything in perfect working order. We understand that life gets hectic, so having your system in perfect working order ensures complete enjoyment during your down time.

It starts with:

  • Safeguarding seals and sockets to ensure that dampness issues don’t arise.
  • Cleaning the lens of a light fixture allows the bulb to present itself like it was new.

We also check to see that the bulb is in perfect working order.

From this service we move along to straightening and possible relocation.  In our Canadian climate, the freeze/thaw cycle means ground-mounted lights may shift out of position.

Moving fixtures may be necessary as the garden matures.  Plants grow.  Your lighting may require adjusting with this.

This could even mean a bulb change or the addition of another fixture to capture a now-larger specimen.

Tree-mounted lights need extra care and attention

We highly value the importance of servicing tree-mounted lights.

As trees grow, it is vital that we adjust the fasteners to keep the fixture from being in direct contact with the tree to maintain plant health.  Wire fasteners see the same service.

And last but certainly not least, don’t forget to replace the batteries in your timer!

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If your system is in need of a tune-up, please call Moon Glow today.

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Lighting Never Takes an Off-Season

One of the biggest misconceptions about landscape lighting is that it disappears in the Winter. Quite the contrary – it actually just changes. As it does in Spring, Summer and Fall. Lighting is a four month display that highlights different aspects of your property with each interval of the year.

Every season brings about a new look:

Spring offers a fresh, new look with beautiful blooming flowers, vibrant colours and a reset of all things growing. Lighting showcases these features with an effective glow. As trees fill out lighting will highlight their foliage.

Summer is a time to enjoy the patio, a campfire or just a nap in the hammock. Your landscape lighting system will draw you back to the yard after dark to extend your outdoor enjoyment. Friday and Saturday nights in the summer never looked so good!

Fall brings about a new set of colours. Yellow, orange and red tones are set-off by warm, welcoming light. As the days get shorter, your landscape will come alive earlier in the evening hours. Soaking up the last barbeque or glass of wine never felt better with fall lighting.

In the Winter, there is good reason to use a variety of effects such as down-lighting, moonlighting and path lighting. The reflection from snow coupled with these features brings new life to the landscape despite the cold temperatures. Bare trees take on an elegant silhouette appearance unlike any of the other seasons. Lighting brings a glow to those long winter nights.

No matter the season, landscape lighting gives your property a great nighttime look. Call us today to start your four seasons of light!

Lighting for Special Events

Are you looking for a way to WOW your guests this year? Have you considered lighting as part of your special event?

It seems obvious that you need light to carry the party into the evening, but how much emphasis have you placed on this very important component?

At Moon Glow, we specialize in two basic categories of lighting – landscape and holiday. Both of these formats can complement your function regardless of the time of year.

Holiday lighting can extend its usefulness into the warmer months for outdoor weddings, parties and other events.

  • A selection of trees lit with closely wrapped white strands adds a warmth and balance to the festivities.
  • Temporary or permanent up-lighting of trees and other subjects invites your guests outside to enjoy the evening hours.
  • Path lighting will guide your friends, family or colleagues to a wonderful night!

Contact us today to bring light to your event.