Have you noticed that some of your landscape lighting is not working? You have changed the bulbs, and there is still a problem. So, you do an Internet search and most of the sites say the problem is probably a bad connection. eHow.com states “landscape lighting wire is buried under the ground and has splices. The ground is a hostile environment that will corrode and damage wire splices, interrupting the electrical connection.”
Ok, so that makes sense. But, how do you find the bad splice, if that is the problem?
You could dig up around that light to find the splice, and then fix it. But, that is only if you want to tear up your lawn and if you know how to fix an electrical splice SAFELY.
Of course, it might not be the splice. It might be one or a combination of several problems:
- Programming on the controller which does not require digging up your lawn. If you assumed a splice was the problem, you would have dug up areas of the lawn for nothing.
- There might be a connection problem in the controller. Fixing this does not require digging up the lawn, but does require knowledge of electricity.
- It might not be the splice to a particularly light, but just the connection.
So, we are back to the original question – Have you noticed that some of your landscape lighting is not working?