There is a bewildering display of outdoor lighting options. Some are functional and practical, others providing a stylish backdrop. Getting the mix right is no longer a nightmare. Just read on…
Possibly but start with the backlighting, add spotlight for focal points and add lighting that also introduces a practical element and you have the perfect lighting mix.
For too long, outdoor lighting was seen as only being useful if it was a deterrent for those who intended on looting your garden shed or garage.
The result? Garden security lights that flick on when they detect movement and/or heat. Blinding would-be burglars into submission, they are still useful and practical, especially if you want to be able to see your way to the front door without tripping over garden hazards.
Use them on a timer or opt for a less-glaring alternative in the shape of a solar-powered unit.
We defy you to find anything more magical than the gentle twinkling of fairy lights. Not just for Christmas, a string or net of fairy lights make a pretty addition to any garden.
The net variety can be artistically thrown over your hedging or even used to give the garden fence a little bit of extra swagger in the winter months.
Better still, they don’t need connecting to the mains;
Whilst LED lighting is relatively affordable, depending on the what you opt for, you will need an electrician to make sure that any outdoor garden lighting is safely connected to indoor terminals.
However, once done, the range of LED garden lighting options are almost limitless. Super-efficient, these magic little bulbs don’t give off heat so they can literally be installed anywhere. Just make sure you opt for the LED lighting that can be used outdoors.
There is another means of adding light to your garden, perfect for when you have guests and are entertaining. But, all those naked flames present a fire hazard so keeps your eyes peeled and be prepared to take action.
That said, who can deny the romance of a flickering flame? Your guests enjoy the view from your garden wooden benches will certainly love the extra touches;
Anna is the marketing and office manager for Garden Benches – a premium supplier of high-quality wooden benches and other outdoor furniture.