The cost savings and quality assurance benefits of indoor residential lighting maintenance contracts cannot be ignored. Maintaining one’s home lighting design is paramount to ensuring both return on investment and quality of life. This investment should never be regarded as an additional expense begrudgingly made, but rather as a valuable form of insurance against catastrophic loss and unexpectedly high service bills which can come at the worst of times if one is unprepared. It is much better to make arrangements to have lights periodically adjusted, relamped, and tested to ensure that all high voltage and low voltage recessed light fixtures working safely and effectively, and that any issues discovered can be proactively addressed before they compound into major problems.
One of the most important elements of an indoor residential lighting maintenance contract is the periodic inspection of each light in order to ensure against degradation of quality. All lamp bulbs have a lamp life, and many begin to degrade in color rendering capacity and lumens output as they near the end of their life span. For instance, low-voltage MR16 lights used in fine art lighting are made with dichroic reflectors that draw infrared rays and heat backward to create a cool-burning light that is safe to use when lighting fine art. As these fixtures age, however, dichroic reflectors degrade and the light will begin to shift in color to either red or green. This shift is both incremental and gradual, and often tricks the homeowner’s eyes due to the human tendency to notice only very sudden changes in the environment. However, when trained lighting professionals check these lights under an indoor residential custom home lighting or maintenance plan, they can quickly spot the discrepancy and replace these fixtures under the cost-effective, reduced contract rate.
Another excellent service one can take advantage of under a residential lighting maintenance plan is fixture upgrades. More than likely, there are high-voltage fixtures in each room that switched out with- low-voltage equivalents. This Houston home lighting repair immediately results in lower electrical costs and less frequent replacements, and it more than pays for the services through accrued savings over time. Lighting design service professionals also inspect previously installed low-voltage lights in order to be sure they are working up to specification. Any necessary adjustments will be made during the service call, and any problems that are uncovered during the course of the inspection will be itemized and discussed with the client. Service professionals have been trained to not only spot such trouble spots, but to recommend replacements and alternatives that will perform longer, create a higher quality of light, and cost less money to power.
High-voltage lighting fixtures are thoroughly inspected as both an aesthetic and safety priority. Major luminaires such as chandeliers operate with many lamps that can and do individually burn out. Homeowners who relamp these fixtures themselves often inadvertently purchase the wrong replacement bulbs. Even though each light fixture has a label that says you cannot exceed the wattage, this label is often missing, or unreadable. Self-relamping will probably not harm the chandelier itself, but it will harm the quality of lighting and may also create unseen safety hazards. Architectural custom lighting service professionals need to check all the lamps in each major fixture covered in the lighting maintenance plan in order to make sure that all fixtures are consistently lamped with the same type and quality bulb, and per the correct wattage specification.
It is also necessary to make certain that every light is operating safely and performing at an expected level of aesthetic quality. Consistency is king when it comes to servicing any high-output general lighting fixtures, because energy costs and replacement costs can quickly get out of hand and result in exorbitant expense when too many things are neglected over a long period of time. Finding small problems immediately with interior lighting designs is the only way to prevent them from growing into larger ones that will result in major, unexpected expenses in the future.
Contact us today to talk to a lighting design professional about a custom indoor or landscape lighting maintenance contracts that will specifically cover all high and low voltage lights in your home. Our rates and options vary per client, so clients on a budget more than anyone else should call and take advantage of this special service and savings opportunity. Simply email customer service, request a proposal or call 713-863-1133 to get started today. We will tailor an indoor lighting and maintenance contract specific to your lighting system, and we will visit you as promised, when promised, to ensure it continues to produce the very best lighting effects possible throughout the year, for years to come.