Spring is here, time to get outside!

April 19, 2018 4:18 pm Published by

Can you see it? That fiery ball in the sky! We have been waiting since October for it. Spring has definitely sprung! With Spring follows Summer. Which means we will be out in our gardens, hosting BBQ’s and drinking with friends and family.

This is where you can stand out as the party host. Forget retreating into the house when dusk comes, you can stay outside well into the early hours.

How? With outside lighting. After all, the typical British weather ensures that Spring and Summer do not last long, so make the most of it.


I am sure we have all bought those cheap solar powered LED lights. You might as well use a tealight. They really do not throw that much light into the garden. The same can be said for those oil lamps.

Our gardens are usually the largest space we have in our homes and are becoming “another room”. So why not use lighting like you would in an inside room?  You can accentuate any landscape or architectural features. Patios and decking become an inviting place to sit and eat. There is also the bonus of illuminating pathways so not to trip over in the dark if retrieving items from the shed.

What is the solution to those poorly illuminated solar lights?

The answer is plug in or mains wired electrical lighting. They are competitively priced and effective.

You can go for the shabby chic look with plug in festoon lights and fairy lights. They do have a certain appeal and will give some depth of light.

The best solution for more light really is mains wired lighting. Here are some examples of lighting to try:

  • LED Decking lighting
  • Up and down wall lighting.
  • Brick lights
  • Post lights
  • Spotlights

Get outside, let your mind imagine that illuminated garden and make it happen. Because, before you know it, you will be putting up the lights on the Christmas tree.

As with any electrical work installing outside lighting is not a DIY project and recommend a professional electrician to carry out the work. Give us a call on 01275 267979 so you can be the host with the most!


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This post was written by Richard Jay

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