Will Your Landscape Lighting Adjust to Daylight Saving Time?

This Sunday, November 5th at 2 a.m., we will end Daylight Saving Time by setting our clocks back an hour. This will give us one less hour of Florida sunshine, which means many of us will be driving home in darkness after work. If you don’t adjust your landscape lighting timer, you’ll also arrive home to a dark house.

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 counter-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.

Talk to Brilliant Nights About an Automatic Landscape Lighting Timer

If you don’t want to reset your landscape lighting timer whenever there’s a time change, we offer an astronomic timer that automatically adjusts itself for daily dusk and dawn times. That way when daylight saving begins and ends each year, you won’t be scrambling to turn off your lights while it’s still daylight, or turn them on when it’s already dark. There are also weekday and weekend setting options. We can provide quick and convenient installation of the automatic timer to make your life a little easier!

Enjoy the Extra Hour of Sleep, and Call Us if You Need Help With Your Timer!

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!