Be Sure to Adjust Your Landscape Lighting for Daylight Saving Time!

Saturday night when we go to bed, we’ll look forward to a longer Sunday in Tampa. After setting our clocks an hour ahead for Daylight Saving, we can finally enjoy an extra hour of Florida sunshine for the next 8 months. The only problem (besides losing an hour of sleep) is if your landscape lighting timer doesn’t get adjusted, you could be paying to illuminate your property in daylight. Here’s how to be sure your lights adjust.

How to Change a Manual Landscape Lighting Timer

If you have a manual timer on your outdoor lighting system, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Find your transformer, located outside near your utilities or inside your garage. ¬†Unlatch the transformer box to find your timer.
  • To adjust the time, rotate the dial clockwise one hour (you’ll see the correct time in the window in the middle of the timer).
  • The green pin indicates when the timer is set to turn on and the red pin is when it will turn off. So you can also adjust these pins to change the times that you want the lights to turn on and off.

An Automatic Landscape Lighting Timer Will Change on Its Own

If you opted to have an astronomic timer when you had your outdoor lighting system installed, your lights will not turn on until dusk. The astronomic timer automatically adjusts itself for daily dusk and dawn times.

Don’t Have an Astronomic Timer? Brilliant Nights Can Help

We can easily install an automatic, or astronomic, landscape lighting timer so you don’t need to worry about adjusting your lighting as days get longer and shorter. The timer also has weekday and weekend setting options. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to recommend a brand we trust and schedule an appointment to install it for you.

Brilliant Nights has been designing, installing, and servicing landscape lighting systems for Tampa residents and businesses since 2004. Whether you’re thinking about having a new system installed or just have a question, we’re here to help!