As Daylight Savings time begins, property managers need to be cognizant of their property owners’ exterior lighting. Exterior common area lighting is typically controlled by a time clock, a photocell, or a combination of the two. With the beginning of daylight savings time, property managers need to be aware of the types of lighting controls at the properties they manage and ensure they are properly adjusted for the change in daylight hours. While property managers can make the changes themselves, it can be helpful to have an electrical/lighting professional make the necessary changes.
The benefit of engaging a lighting/electrical professional is that they can also perform a lighting inspection while onsite and make any necessary repairs to ensure the exterior common area lighting is fully functional. Having electricians coordinate their quarterly lighting inspections around the beginning and ending of daylight savings time will keep costs down and ensure the exterior lighting is fully functional.