Right now I have some Malibu brand outdoor lighting. Since that's all I ever hear about I assume they're the main brand. However I am having an endless battle keeping them lit. And it's always the important lamps that go out. For example I have four in front of my house. Two spotlighting the front door, and two accenting other things. The two on the door are the important ones yet they are constantly going out. The other two, which only just even out the lighting, I never have a problem with. One I replaced a few weeks ago and it's since gone out and I just can't get it going again. It's not a light bulb issue, and there's no damage to the wires. I doubt it's a connection problem as they all worked at one time, plus I've slit the cable to allow better connection and they still don't work. The few other houses in the neighborhood with lighting never seem to have a problem. When I take a closer look at their lighting they all seem to have the same ones I have. Does anyone else have year round lighting? What brands do you use? Any other thoughts or suggestions welcome.