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Relaxing garden lighting

Relaxing garden lightingWith LED technology, lighting has a bright future, and for garden areas, this is wonderful news. Low-power solutions that reflect the eco-friendly trend the world is going through, enable one to really enhance an exterior space, creating a unique ambience. Here are some ideas to help turn that quiet corner into a place where everyone wants to be.

 

Moods

Lighting is a major factor is a person’s mood, so for complete relaxation, and the right combination of shade and light can create a warm environment. The clever use of outdoor lights can transform a garden, and with state-of-the-art switching, one can finely tune the lighting to complement the occasion.

 

Strip lighting

Light Emitting Diode, or LED strip lights are both economical and environmentally friendly. They use as much as 85% less than incandescent or halogen bulbs, and with a rated life span of 50,000 hours, are very economical. With a choice of colour and effect, one can create the ideal outdoor lights setting for that summer barbeque.

 

Day time use

With a bright, sharp light, LED strips can be used effectively during the day. They can highlight a tree, or that climbing plant that runs up the side of the house, and look stylish at floor level, each side of the drive.

 

Remote application

With a single remote, one can control the entire lighting for the garden and drive area. Light sensitive sensors can automatically switch on sections, while giving the occupant complete control to override. Remote technology allows for so many of the tedious tasks a house owner had to perform, to be effortlessly executed. Things like opening the garage door, turning on the home heating or a/c, opening the gates to the property, and last but not least, controlling the outdoor lights.

 

Deck lighting

This is an innovative way to illuminate pool or dining areas, with the LED units set in timber slats, and they come in a range of shapes, colours, and sizes. Deck lighting is very effective along pathways, and in front of the main entrance, with the floor-level lighting providing a new source of light emission, which will change how the property looks.

 

Spotlights

These are an exterior designer’s best friend, and with a wide range of power ratings, one can focus the light on a particular object, with stunning effect. A choice of colours and finishes allow for the creative juices to flow, so consider some spotlights in your exterior lighting plan.

 

Floodlights

Essential around pool and sporting areas, a floodlight can effectively illuminate a large area, without causing too much glare. The exact location of the floodlight would play a large part in how the light is dispersed. Whatever the reason, if one wants to light up an area at night, a couple of well-placed floodlights will do the trick.

The garden is a place for rest and relaxation, and with the right lighting, can be the kind of place a person wants to be. Ideal for parties and other social events, exterior LED solutions can enhance a property, while providing eco-friendly lighting.

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