How to plan kitchen lighting
The first step is to make a plan of where you will place your lights. Work out all the features you want to highlight, then what type of lighting is going to have the best effect. Some areas might need to be brighter and others softer; for example, floodlights are perfect for large areas while paths only need subtle, diffuse lights.
Coloured lights are a simple but effective way to create different effects in your garden. Yellows and reds add warmth, green boosts the colour of your plants, and white or blue can make an area seem fresh and cool.
Where you can, try to make use of lighter coloured, reflective surfaces like walls to extend and spread light.
You'll want to make sure all your security and task lighting is fairly bright, but with accent or ambient lighting, less is definitely more. The idea is to make your garden look its best, not shine a light on every little corner.
All the best features of your garden, like pergolas, arches, trees, pools or statues, can really come to life after dark with spotlights. Or for something different you could try wrapping a tree in fairy lights.
Always get a qualified electrician to complete any electrical work. If you are not a qualified electrician, then performing electrical work is not only illegal but very dangerous.
We can help you organise a licensed electrician to replace your outdoor lights with our Outdoor Lighting Installation service.
We've got a great range of outdoor lighting in a huge array of styles that are perfect for any garden.
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