Help! My Landscape Lighting System Won’t Turn Off


Let’s guide you through the process of troubleshooting your landscape lighting when it won’t turn off. We’ll explore common issues, potential causes, and steps to help you regain control of your outdoor lighting.

Identify the Problem: The first step in troubleshooting your landscape lighting system is to identify the problem. Is the entire system staying on, or is it just specific fixtures that won’t turn off? Is it happening consistently or intermittently? These details can provide valuable clues about the underlying issue.

Check the Timer or Photocell: The timer and photocell are crucial components of your landscape lighting system. Start by inspecting these elements:

Timer: Ensure that the timer is set correctly. Sometimes, a simple adjustment of the timer can resolve the issue. If you suspect a timer malfunction, it may need replacement.

Photocell: The photocell detects ambient light levels and triggers the lighting system accordingly. Dirt, debris, or direct exposure to artificial light sources can interfere with its function. Clean the photocell and ensure it is positioned correctly.

Assess the Transformer: The transformer regulates the voltage supplied to your landscape lighting system. An issue with the transformer can result in lights staying on. Check for any visible damage or unusual sounds coming from the transformer. If in doubt, consult a professional for a thorough inspection.

Seek Professional Assistance: If you’ve attempted these troubleshooting steps and your landscape lighting system still won’t turn off, reach out to us, we’d love to help troubleshoot your system and get it back up and running properly for you. We also offer upgrades for digital facepack-controlled transformers with astronomical timing and event-based programming capabilities pre-installed, so there is no need for plug-in accessories such as timers and photocells.

In conclusion, a landscape lighting system that won’t turn off can be a frustrating situation, but with systematic troubleshooting, you can often identify and address the underlying problems. Regular maintenance and professional assistance, when needed, will help ensure your outdoor lighting system remains reliable, efficient, and a valuable addition to your property.

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