Homeowner’s Guide to Professional Landscape Light Maintenance
If you want to maintain your system like a pro here is your homeowner’s guide to professional landscape light maintenance. These steps are copied almost verbatim from our technician-training manual.
Tools and equipment needed
- Screwdriver (Philips and standard).
- Diagonal plyers (wire cutters).
- Wire strippers.
- Wire nuts (see image below).
- Buriable stranded wire (make sure you have appropriate gauge wire).
- Glass cleaner (such as Windex).
- Non-abrasive power cleaner (such as Bartender’s Friend).
- A bucket of lukewarm water with a mild household soap solution.
- Another bucket with water only.
- A towel.
- A soft cloth.
- Heavy-duty paper towels.
- Electric silicone grease or spray.
- Electrician’s grease.
- An old toothbrush.
- Cotton swabs.
- WD-40 or similar.
- Voltmeter (must be able to measure AC).
- Replacement stakes.
Survey the system
Landscape light systems run on 12 volt AC power. Make sure you have purchased bulbs that are rated for AC (not DC).