A garden is an extension of your home and it can offer an escape into the healing beauty of Nature, away from the problems and vexations of routine life.
When you return home after a long day at work, nothing could be more pleasant than to sit out on a patio overlooking your property with a cup of tea and allow the calm loveliness of the garden soothe your worries and tensions away.
Is the enjoyment of your garden to be limited by the hours of daylight? The answer to such a dilemma is outdoor lighting. With efficient an outdoor lighting fixture, night can transform your garden into a magical nightscape, giving extra depth and dimension with the play of light and shadow over the grounds. And with the technology of solar outdoor lighting, you can save money on your electrical bills as well!
Outdoor lighting is no easy task and is best left to a professional, while proper lighting can bring your landscape alive with a subtle beauty, the wrong kind of lights and lighting techniques could turn your ‘garden’ by day into a barren desert at night. To avoid that scenario, when you design and plan a lovely sanctuary for your self and family, it is natural you would want the very best for your time, money, and efforts, with no compromise on quality. With skillful planning, any plot of land can be transformed into a beautiful Eden!
Outdoor lighting can be electrical, gas, or even lit by oil. Invested with a timeless charm, gas lights are best suited for garden parties, providing soft yet adequate illumination. An advantage of the gas light is that, when electricity fails, it can be used for emergency lighting purposes.
Oil lights are another attractive choice for gardens. Oil lights emit a warm, flickering light that appears most beautiful when glinting amid garden shrubbery. With light, the oil lamp also gives out heat, making it an excellent choice for outdoor occasions in chilly weather.
Solar lights are environmentally friendly and help conserve energy. However, because of their cheap and efficient nature, electric lights are the most popular and are the usual choice for outdoor lighting.
Electrical outdoor lighting is very versatile, and comes in different types of lights and light fittings that can enhance the visual appeal of any landscape. The Bollard outdoor light incorporates electrical light fittings in a standard bollard. There are tall and short bollards that offer different lighting effects. These lights can be used to line garden paths and driveways for lighting and adornment.
Exterior wall lights are usually installed in garages, porches, entry ways, and sides of houses; where stronger light is called for. With In ground lighting fixtures, skillfully uplight trees, walls, or any other special outdoor feature, the light can be installed on ground level in concrete, tiles, wood and even on the lawn.
The Step Light is the perfect lighting system to illuminate steps and grounds, where required. Step lights can be fitted flush into masonry or woodwork. Pool Lights are a range of light fittings to light up your swimming pools and garden ponds, for that surreal aqua radiance.
Using a wide range of outdoor lighting products, it is possible to combine a range of lighting effects to create an impressive panorama. Washing, shadowing, downlighting, and uplighting are different lighting techniques that are used to highlight those special features in a landscape. In fact, lighting products can be so ornate and elegant that the light fittings themselves can appear as focal points in a garden!
Some of the established brands that supply quality outdoor lighting equipment are Denman, Hadco, Hunza, Konstsmide, Martin Muller, and Steinel.