The HOA updates and modernizes the external lighting with photocells and high-efficiency LEDs.
One reason we love Crestwood is uniqueness and charm. But often that same quality leads to some unconventional situations and quirkiness. Such is the case with the outdoor lights. Photocell issues, timers problems, and wiring trouble combined creating issues for the outdoor lanterns that are part of Crestwood’s character as well as the backdoor lights.
The good news is there is a happy ending. The photocells for the backdoor lights have been replaced so they are off during the day. Here’s more info on the external lighting.
External Lanterns are now on a photocell.
The external lanterns have been moved from outdated timers to photocells. This change was complicated because two conflicting timers were trying to control the external lighting. These devices were old and failing. Timers have proved to be undependable and a maintenance issue. If the power goes out someone must remember to adjust the timer. And they need updating for daylight savings time.
All other lights on the property are on a photocell. So, it only made sense to do the same for the external lanterns.
Back-wall Sconces Repaired
The back-wall sconces were repaired without major electrical work. This was a big relief as the initial assessment indicated this could have been a huge wiring issue.
We are the process of replacing the lantern lights with LEDs. This will save on power bills for the building. Finding external LEDs that fit the Crestwood lanterns has been a bit of a challenge, but we are making progress.