When will you use it?**
If you want your lighting to add to enjoyable summer evenings, you can play with the kind of lights you put in. Enjoy fairy lights, wall lights and even in-ground lights.
If you’re just concerned with security, stick with solar lighting that will give your garden a glow all night long, dusk-to- dawn bulbs which burn all night long, or floodlights with a built in sensor.
What do you want to highlight?
If you’re proud of how your garden grows, put spike lights underneath trees and interesting plants to create cool shadows and draw attention.
How strong should the lights be?
Think about how strong you need your lighting to be. Too bright and you can wash out the garden, annoy your neighbours, and create light pollution. Too dim and you won’t get the full effect.
How much maintenance does your garden need?
Go for cordless lights if your lawn is always being mowed, or you can cut right through the cables. But if your lights are dotted around the house more than the garden, cords are probably fine.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 29th September, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct