15 Jun The SOS Garden Lighting Guide
Garden lighting comes in handy when the weather improves as you will be able to spend a lot more time enjoying summer evenings and nights outdoors. Garden lighting can provide other functions as well as producing a nice setting so you might need to consider all of these factors before you purchase.
Here are a few tips when choosing your new lighting
Security is one of the main factors to consider when choosing garden lights. Lights can help illuminate dark areas and deter any potential thieves from entering your garden.
Security is one of the main factors to consider when choosing garden lights. Lights can help illuminate dark areas and deter any potential thieves from entering your garden. You can use low energy bulbs wall lights and switch them on at dusk and switch them off at dawn. You can also choose to have mini floodlights with sensors which will turn on automatically if someone approaches. Some products allow you to adjust sensitivity so that the lights aren’t triggered by passing pets.
Safety is another important factor. You can have the option to light up your garden, paths and steps for added safety. Highlight any areas such as pools and ponds to ensure people can see these before an accident occurs.
If there is a sharp decline on a pathway, it’s a good idea to illuminate this to avoid people losing their balance. You can use post lights or low level mini spot lights which can indicate where to walk.
You also have an option of using recessed deck lights which are relatively easy to install. They are ideal for highlighting the edge of a deck and show a change in the level. If you do not wish to have the lights on continuously, you can use a sensor which can go on when you approach and then switch off after a set time.
For all of your garden lighting needs, get in touch with SOS Electricals today for some friendly and helpful advice.