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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A Day In The Life!

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Here at Light My Night, no two days are the same. Today, we thought we’d share a little ‘Day In The Life’ of what we’ve been up to!

We’ve come to West Oxfordshire, a beautiful area of the UK with rural downland and forest, and the main activities being farming and associated trades. We’re currently working with a special client who has a beautiful converted barn and a small but stunning and visually impactful back garden. A border runs down each ...

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Lighting your garden for BBQ entertaining

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If you have a BBQ area, you may want to consider lighting your garden or the BBQ area itself so you can make the most of the long summer evenings!

Installing the correct lights isn’t straight forward and often BBQ areas present challenges. We recently installed lights for a customer who had a raised decking area for their BBQ. Without adequate floor lighting, this step up becomes a major trip hazard in the dark.

Our solution was ...

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Landscape Lighting

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As we move into spring and get out into our gardens, why not think about landscape lighting? When your garden has the right lighting, it means you can enjoy it at any time of day and make the most of outdoor dining!

When lighting your outside space we recommend installing a good quality LED 12 volt system.

There are many benefits of this system:

  • Easy and quick installation
  • Very safe to use
  • Exceptionally low energy consumption
  • It’s very versatile

The 12 volt spotlight pictured below is produced from solid natural ...

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Gobo Projectors

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One of the most exciting new areas of garden lighting is being able to use waterproof outside Gobo projectors. These projectors can be mounted on to trees and poles and they project giant images onto a surface, creating a WOW factor.

What is a Gobo Projector?

The Gobo itself (meaning “goes before Optics”) is a small stenciled circular disc that is placed on the projector lamp and then projected out on to the surface.

There are now thousands of ...

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Is Modern Garden Lighting Intrusive?

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You may be concerned that having garden lights may cause an annoyance for your neighbors. However, obtrusive light only occurs when it is badly designed and incorrectly installed.

Still very popular in the U.K are high wattage flood lights which when badly positioned can cause huge problems. They are often used to illuminate a large area for security with a cold, white blinding light which can glare into bedrooms and can not only ruin a good nights sleep, but that of ...

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Light My Night Featured In ‘In Business’ Magazine

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Our very own Steve Wing was featured in In Business magazine last month, talking about his passion for quality garden lighting!

He reveals that the concept of Light My Night was born from a chance conversation with a fellow passenger on a flight 11 years ago, who talked about how much Canadian’s love lighting up their backyards. Steve realized how beneficial this could be, for people wanting to spend more time enjoying the fruits of their labour in their ...

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How To Maintain Your Garden Lights

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When you have invested time and money into a garden lighting transformation it makes sense to ensure it is maintained properly. Taking care of your lights helps prolong the life and reliability of the system you have had installed.

Most exterior lighting is exposed to the elements all year around, so care and maintenance protection is needed.

How Do I Maintain My Garden Lights?

  • Clean the lights & lenses
  • Change the bulbs
  • Re-adjust the angles of the lights seasonally

What Do I Use To Clean Them?

Lightly ...

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Light My Night featured in OX HC Magazine

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We were thrilled to be featured recently in OX HC Magazine as their Business Spotlight!

Each month, they shine their ‘Spotlight’ feature on a small-to-medium scale enterprise who they think embody a true passion for attention to detail, artistry and pride in what they do as well as celebrating the best of Oxfordshire’s small business!

We talked over all things garden lighting, how the company was founded and all about the complete installation service we offer.

Read the full interview HERE!

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