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  • Writer's pictureLisa Van Hoever

Common Outdoor Lighting Malfunctions

At Blingle! of Greater Lexington, we know that maintaining outdoor systems is critical to the proper functioning of your lights for years of enjoyment and getting the most out of your investment. We are equipped to assess malfunctions and repair many common problems on the spot even if we did not originally install the lighting system.


Here are a few of the most common outdoor lighting system malfunctions:


  1. Faulty Wiring: Poorly installed or damaged wiring can cause intermittent or complete loss of power to the lights. This could be due to improper installation, exposure to moisture, a cut line, or damage from pests.

  2. Transformer Issues: If the outdoor lighting system is low-voltage, the transformer could malfunction, resulting in inconsistent power supply to the lights or no power at all.

  3. Timer Malfunctions: Outdoor lights controlled by timers may experience issues if the timer is not programmed correctly or if it malfunctions due to electrical problems.

  4. Overloading: Connecting too many lights to a single circuit can overload it, causing lights to dim or fail. This can happen if additional lights are added without considering the capacity of the circuit.

  5. Water Damage: Exposure to water, whether from rain, sprinklers, or flooding, can damage outdoor lighting fixtures, wiring, and connections, leading to malfunctions.


Especially when dealing with wiring and electricity, it’s important to engage the repair services of a trusted professional to avoid safety hazards. Give us a call if you notice problems with your lights to ensure you’re ready to enjoy your outdoor time to the fullest extent.

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