Now that summer has arrived, everyone wants to spend a little more time outside. The problem often comes when it gets dark and there isn’t enough light to see by.
BLT Direct, the UK’s leading online lighting expert, has released a list of tips to help its customers create a glow for the summer evenings; perfect for dining al fresco or having drinks with friends and family.
To keep the atmosphere intimate, BLT Direct’s first top tip is to have candles dotted around for a romantic glow. For those who don’t want the hassle of watching a naked flame, the pros suggest investing in LED candles. Powered by batteries, they’re perfect for scattering around gardens to bring it to life. And what’s more, in the winter time, they look just as effective left alone on a fireplace or placed inside jars.
Fairy lights are BLT Direct’s second tip. Fantastic for summer parties that require something more than basic lights, they can be woven through trees and hooked onto buildings and sheds for BBQs and celebrations with the whole family. However they can also be curled up and placed inside small vases for a more romantic look.
Speaking about fairy lights, Steven Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct, said, “Fairy lights have become really trendy over the last few years. Illuminating homes and gardens alike, their effects really cannot be mirrored. Used for formal gatherings, such as outdoor weddings and anniversaries, as well as more casual family parties, they are perfect for creating atmosphere at a relatively low cost.”
Solar lights, BLT Direct’s final tip, capture the light from the sun in the day and release it when it gets dark. Essentially the greenest way of lighting outdoor spaces, they come in a range of styles ideal for multiple uses. Perfect for fixing to walls to illuminate property details, close to flowers and trees to make them stand out, and of course ground lights to minimise the chances of injury, they’re pefect for the cost and environment-conscious.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 13th July, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct