LIGHT-emitting diode (LED) garden lighting, such as pedestal lights, deck lighting, spotlights, garden wall lights, in-ground lights, lantern lights, floodlights, pathway lights or hanging lights, can enhance your outdoor living.
The better your garden lighting, the more time you can enjoy outside as they illuminate your front entrance and driveway.
Garden lights can bring your sense of interior style seamlessly in outdoor spaces. The key to successful garden lighting is flexibility.
Choose wisely! If your garden is big, get the right size and high quality lights. Done right they can light up your house effectively, plus you get a beautiful garden when the sun goes down.
Don’t put too many big bright lights as you don’t want to upset your neighbours.
Tips for garden lighting:
• Choosing a starting point for your circuit is an important consideration when creating your plan to illuminate the garden. Make sure the lights are not too far away from a transformer, otherwise they will be very dim. Also, don’t overload the circuit with lights. For every 100 sq ft of space, 150 watts would be required. But get advice from your electrician first before starting!
• You can use pedestal lights, decking lighting, lamps or any other forms of lighting you find suitable to illuminate paths, trees and plants. If you have a pond or fountain, get underwater lights as you don’t want anything to short circuit.
• Some find garden lighting too expensive and may only install one or two bulbs on their porch or patio. Don’t think too much about the cost as there are plenty of energy-saving lights in the market. Do a bit of research on the different types of lighting and then decide which one you want. LED outdoor lighting uses much less energy than traditional light bulbs, plus they last longer. Further, you don’t need to switch them on all the time. Maybe light up all only for special occasions.
• Your garden lights will need to handle all types of weather. Get those that can stand heat and rain. Try using sturdy lighting, one that’s made of high-quality and weather-resistant materials.
• For a small garden and a modest budget, consider string lights, solar spotlights, or LED candles. They will create a nice ambience.
• Garden lights not only provide ambience, but also security. Mount a wall lantern on each side of the front door or install a single fixture above. For added security, illuminate the garden or backyard with spotlights.
• When lighting outside living spaces, make sure the lights complement rather than detract from the lighting in the rest of the exterior.