Looking to give your home a lighting lift this winter? Not all DIY lighting projects need to take up your entire weekend, so here are a few suggestions on how you can lighten and brighten both your outdoor and indoor space in no time at all.
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Make your outdoor areas safe
The weather has started to turn a little frosty over the past week, so you can bet that the ice and snow aren't too far away.
With slips and trips one of the leading causes of trips to A&E over the winter months, making sure that family and visitors to your home have excellent levels of light outdoors can help safeguard them against nasty falls on icy patches.
Many of our outdoor lights are easy to install in under an hour with the right household tools, so it's a simple project that you can do in no time at all.
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Save money with LED lightbulbs
If you've been putting off changing your traditional lightbulbs for some time, then you're probably paying more to light your home than you should be!
LED lightbulbs are easy to install, available in a wide range of fitting types and cost-effective, so if you do one lighting project this year then swapping out those old energy-guzzling bulbs for LEDs should be it!
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Illuminate your garden
Our gardens often don't get the TLC they deserve over the winter, but if you've got any small trees or shrubs that you quite like the look of, then its not a bad idea to add a little extra illumination to make the most of your outdoor space.
With coloured outdoor floodlights, you'll be able to transform your garden into a winter wonderland and add a pop of vibrant colour to your evergreens just in time for the festive period.
**Get smart **
Smart home technology has been making our lives so much easier lately, so if you want to give the impression that someone's home when dusk falls or just stop family members going home to a dark house, smart lighting could be the solution you've been looking for.
Ideal for use with a simple app or combined with Alexa or Google home, these clever smart light switches can illuminate your place without leaving your seat, helping you to deter thieves and save money at the same time.
Created by Gary Baker on 5th January, 2021