How to Repair and Maintain Landscape Lighting in Your Yard

Using an emery board to clean contacts on landscape lighting.
Using an emery board to clean contacts on landscape lighting.

The metal contacts in low voltage landscape lighting in your yard can become corroded over time, causing them to not light properly. To solve this problem:

  1. Turn off the power to the outdoor lighting fixture.
  2. Remove the bulb from the faulty fixture.
  3. Trim an emery board with scissors so it fits in the fixture.
  4. Lightly file the contacts in the fixture with the emery board.
  5. Spray the contacts in the fixture with automotive ignition sealer to prevent future corrosion.
  6. Replace the bulb in the fixture.
  7. Turn the power back on to the landscape lighting.

Watch this video to find out more.