In the UK our summers always seem so short and as the evenings begin to draw in it can be a shame not to be able to use your garden as much. With some outdoor lights, you can stay outside a little longer, entertaining guests, relaxing or partying into the night.
Outdoor lighting can enhance your home and garden for a number of reasons. Security lights will give you peace of mind as they illuminate people approaching your house at night. Lights around your front door can also be welcoming to guests or add a touch of theatre to the architecture. They can be a safety feature as well, lighting up paths that may be slippery or tricky in the dark. And of course, some are purely decorative, adding a comforting glow to your patio.
How to Power Outdoor Lights
Your lights will either need to be wired into the mains, plugged in inside or battery powered. When connecting cables outdoors, it important to make sure it is done in a completely safe way. Connections need to be housed in a container that is weatherproof and waterproof to avoid any electrical dangers. You may need to invest in a connection box such as a DriBox.
Some battery powered lights are solar powered, which is particularly useful in the garden. They charge up through panels in the day and then illuminate either automatically when it gets dark, or when switched on manually. These are very handy and safe, as there are no cables to worry about tripping over or accidentally digging into.
Where to Put Your Lights
Lights can go almost anywhere in your garden. Security lights are best on walls and fence posts, or even attached to gutters. Flat LED lights can be sunk into decking so you can walk over them. If you want to illuminate a path or border, you can stake lights into the ground. For festive decoration, or indeed at any time of year, lights strung up in trees can create a beautiful atmosphere. There are even a variety of underwater lights to give your pond or water feature a spectacular glow.
One of the great things about garden lighting is that it’s often easy to move around, trying out different combinations and styles. You can choose many different colours of lighting to create the right mood. Ornaments with built in lights are perfect for - literally - brightening up your garden. There are even some LED candles that you can use safely outside as the evenings get darker.
The Primrose Promise
You’ll always get good service when you buy with Primrose, whether it’s garden lights or any other product. We guarantee to match the best price available, cover everything with a 2 year warranty and offer 60 days to return items.