A perfect project for the summer garden is the installation of garden lights. Technology has come a long way in the last 5 years and the quality of 12-volt garden lights that you can install yourself rivals a professionally installed system.
There are a few tips to getting outdoor lighting right:
Think about the function of the lights to be installed. Are they directional lighting, e.g. for pathways or will they be used to create ambiance in the garden?
Consider lighting features in the garden with up-lights. Highlighting features such as tree trunks, interesting foliage or the structural form of plants will add an extra dimension to the night garden.
LED lights are bright, so don’t install them so the light shines directly into guest’s eyes to blind them. Up high and casting light over an area is preferred.
LED lights are now available in different colours and in many combinations. Ask yourself, will the use of colour add an extra feature to the garden?
Are there any hazards, e.g. uneven ground or steps that should be lit at night?
Consider the size of the outdoor area to be lit and install the number of lights to create the mood you are seeking.
Don’t skimp on maintenance, a properly maintained system will last for many years.
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