Outdoor Light Fittings For Your Garden & Backyard
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Outdoor Light Fittings For Your Garden & Backyard

Dreaming about having a stunning landscape in your garden and backyard? If your answer to this question is positive, then you are ready to start the adventure and make your selection from the wide selection of inventive outdoor lighting solutions available on the market today.

Since the offer of outdoor light fittings is absolutely great, there are few things to consider before and during the selection. Hence, before investing in your future outdoor lighting, you need to ask yourself what is the purpose of your garden and backyard illumination. Is it the desire to create a romantic, soft mood in evening hours? Or you need to increase the security level in the shadowy corners of your garden? Or maybe you just want to highlight certain features of your garden, like the pond or water fountain, for example?

Let's take a look at few “to-dos” when choosing the perfect outdoor light fittings for your garden & backyard.

  • Make A Sketch Of Your Garden

Sketching the garden refers to sketching the existing lights, trees, shrubs, benches and of course, buildings. Ah, and let's not forget the vegetation and rest of decoration in the garden as well. Note that each of these 'items' will either absorb light or reflect it. Hence, you need to estimate the height of each of them, particularly when it comes to the foliage.

  • Decide Which Direction You Want Your Outdoor Lighting To Go

Your reason for outdoor lighting has to match to specific locations in the garden or backyard. Thus, if you want to illuminate the bench along the path, you may consider a pole-type lamp placed right behind the bench. If you opt for soft, garden mood, the easiest way to create it is to install your outdoor lighting under the shrubs. In case you want to illuminate the path, a series of short, stake lights along the path's border will perfectly do the job. If having a water fountain in your garden or backyard, you can enhance its look with an alluring spotlight.

  • Determine The Lighting Power You Need

Outdoor light fittings with maximum voltage power are those at 120V. When installing 120-V outdoor lights, the wiring must be buried at a depth of at least 45cm or encased in the conduit in order to protect it from the water. For completing this task, a licensed and experienced electrician is highly recommended. When it comes to low-voltage outdoor lighting, the 'necessary features' are a transformer and outdoor receptacle. One of the easiest and most popular outdoor lighting solutions of the modern day is solar lighting. Apart from being the most cost-effective lighting option, solar lighting features no cords to be hidden.


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