Another Day In The Life Of A Garden Lighting Designer

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As we mentioned in our last post – no two days are ever the same and today will prove this as we install lighting around a client’s lake.

The landscape is beautiful with the lake being over 150 yards wide. It’s complimented with a lovely island in the middle and two Jettys and a small boat for getting across.

What has been our biggest challenge for the project?

Getting power down near to the waters edge is always a challenge. In this ...

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Can You Have TOO Many Garden Lights?

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Can you have TOO many garden lights? Often the size of your garden space will determine how much garden lighting you should place around it. This seems an obvious statement, but if you try to put too many in a smaller space then you can very easily overdo it and the last thing you want is a garden lit up like the Blackpool illuminations!

Good exterior lighting is very much about subtlety as well as getting the right spacing and feel. ...

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Winter Garden Lighting

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Winter garden lighting is an important consideration as the seasons change and your garden lighting takes on a different purpose than during the summer months. The summer evenings are all about being outside socialising, family gatherings, barbecues or just staying outside later enjoying the warmer weather and your garden space. The autumn and winter period offer completely different benefits for garden lighting.

Firstly, the security element is so important. In the dark winter evenings a properly lit garden offers a sense of warmth and a real feeling of safety and security. After all, who ...

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Lighting Your Pond & Rockery

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Pond lighting and fountain lights are no doubt a great addition to any garden. It might be that you are trying to create a centrepiece with a warm, romantic feel to your pond, or just want to enjoy watching your fish moving about in the evening!

So what do you need to consider when planning your pond lighting?

Underwater

It goes without saying that water and high voltage electricity can be a dangerous combination, so take care when choosing lighting for in and around ...

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Garden Lighting and Security

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When it comes to your front and back gardens, it’s important you also consider the security aspect of garden lighting.

Traditionally we have always used floodlights with a PIR fitted (passive infrared sensor) as they detect movement and flood the area with light when something activates it. However, although very effective, if they are not installed correctly and not enough thought goes in to what and where they are lighting, they can actually have a very detrimental effect on the neighbours, wildlife and also create light ...

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