How To Series: Replacing Malibu Landscape Lighting
(Please note, I am not a Malibu Lighting expert nor a landscaper. My expertise is in residential real estate in Phoenix, Arizona. If you have any questions about Malibu Lighting, please consult your local hardware store or Malibu lighting dealer.)
I find myself continually working on some sort of project. Since I’m good with my hands, I usually take on a project without hesitation and do the best I can to complete it as quickly as I can while maintaining some semblance of quality. The project I chose today was repairing “malibu” style outdoor landscape lighting. I put this one of for a long time because I didn’t know how difficult it might be. Some of the projects we DIY guys choose end up costing far more in time than material, and then we hire someone in to pick up the pieces.Malibu lighting, or landscape lighting, is one of those jobs that fits in the “simple fixes that you can do rather quickly” category, as long as you know how to hold a screwdriver on the right end.
Around the house there were about 9 lights that had quit working. I wasn’t sure why, but they weren’t on, ever. So, I hauled on over to The Home Depot to see what lights would cost. The quality of lighting is completely up to you, but there was a wide variety ranging in price from $5.95 per light up to $99.00 per light. The home that these are being installed on does not require high end lighting. In fact, since I just needed the job to be done, I went for bargain basement pricing and picked up a number of the cheapo lights for $5.95 each as pictured in Figure 1 above.
As I write this, I am reminding myself that choosing a plastic light