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Transform your outdoor space with the use of garden lighting

Garden lighting is both functional and decorative and good lighting can drastically change the look of your outdoor space. Strategic and well-planned lighting also reinforces safety, as it illuminates certain hazards in your garden that people may need to watch out for at night.


To have a beautifully landscaped outdoor space that integrates lighting, all it takes is a little bit of planning, creativity and research about the options available out there in the market. 


Indirect and Low Voltage Lighting 

  • Utilizing fixtures that point light indirectly to the walls or are positioned downward produces a softer effect. 
  • It’s recommended for landscape lighting since bright, harsh light can be distracting. 
  • When lighting a path or framing the edges of a flowerbed, consider low voltage lighting since these areas only need a subtle glow most of the time. 
  • If you've got stairs leading to your garden or they’re a feature in your landscape design itself, why not illuminate them with soft ambient lights? Not only will it help in avoiding accidents, they also add a touch of drama and sophistication. 


Solar Lights

  • Using solar lights that recharge through the sun's rays in the morning are not only energy efficient; they’re easy to install. 
  • Since solar lights don’t need to be connected to a power source (no wires!) you can just plant them firmly on the ground and voilà, you’re done! 


Floodlights & Spotlights

  • As the name suggests, spotlights are used to put emphasis on a focal point. They emit a narrower gleam of light, approximately less than 45 degrees wide. 
  • Using spotlights will highlight your chosen point of interest, adding a dramatic look to your space. Floodlights, on the other hand, diffuse the light, making it spread across a space. 
  • Their beams are usually 120 degrees in width and affect a wider area, which is why they’re often used to illuminate walls. 


Choose a focal point Choosing a focal point in your landscaped garden that can be put in the spotlight, literally. This will make the space more dynamic. This can be a water feature or a tree. It is advised to position the spotlight upward, making sure that the light is focused solely on the chosen focal point to make it easier on the eyes.

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