November 14, 2012

Entry Lighting Repairs

To get past the unreliable lighting and constant repairing/replacement of light fixtures at the entry,  the current open fixtures are being replaced with closed fixtures that are elevated 24 inches off the ground, away from the water, dirt, and ants that foul the fixtures,

This inexpensive setup -- $10 sealed 75w halogen light fixture extended on a $0.38 piece of standard EMT conduit  -- should greatly improve the lighting look, the reliability as well as reduce annual repair and electric costs.

The old open fixtures that are mounted at ground level keep failing because they hold water, mud gets in the fixture and corrodes the brass, and ants often occupy the warm soil created by the surface fixture.